Vignan University

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Vignan's Foundation For Science, Technology & Research University
విజ్ఞాన్ విశ్వవిద్యాలయం
Vignan logo
Vignan University logo
Former names
Vignan's Engineering College (1997-2008)
Motto Giving Young Dreams the Wings They Need
Established 2008
Type deemed university
Chairperson Lavu Rathaiah
Vice-Chancellor C. Tangaraj
Students 7000+
Undergraduates 6000+
Postgraduates 1000+
Location Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
Campus Rural
Nickname VFSTR University
Affiliations UGC

Vignan's Foundation For Science, Technology & Research University is a private university in the Guntur district Andhra Pradesh, India. It is in the rural area of Vadlamudi, on the southeastern part of Guntur City, a major centre with several colleges preparing students towards prominent entrance exams.


The campus is located about 15 km from Guntur City. The main entrance is on the Guntur-Tenali Highway. Straight away, Administrative Block, A-Block is situated. Vignan NTR Library is just 10 meters from the main entrance. There is another entrance on the Guntur-Tenali Highway: Lara Entrance.


Undergraduate academics[edit]

  • Bio Technology
  • Chemical Engg.
  • Civil Engg.
  • Computer Science and Engg.(CSE)
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Electronics & Communications Engg(ECE)
  • Electronics & Computer Engg.(ECM)
  • Electrical & Electronics Engg.(EEE)
  • Mechanical Engg.
  • Mechatronics
  • Automobile Engg.
  • Textile Technology
  • Agricultural Engg.
  • Bio Informatics
  • Food Technology
  • bio-medical engineering

Postgraduate academics[edit]

Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering

  • Embedded Systems
  • VLSI Design
  • Image Processing and Machine Vision
  • Data Communications & Networking

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Machine Learning
  • Computer Networks & Information Security

Department of Information Technology

  • Information Technology
  • Master of Computer Applications

Department of Electrical Engineering

  • Power Electronics & Drives
  • Power Systems

Department of Mechanical Engineering

  • Machine Design

Other academic activities[edit]

Partnership with other universities[edit]

The university maintains vast academic friendship with other educational institutes around the world through faculty exchange programs. The institute has signed Memoranda Of Understanding (MOUs) with several foreign universities, resulting in cooperative projects and assignments of mutual benefit.

  • Vignan University has signed an MoU with University of Massachusetts Lowell in the fields of Engineering and Management.[1]
  • Vignan University has a faculty exchange programme with Fraser Valley University in Canada and Napier University in Edinburgh, UK and many more.

Research programs[edit]

The university has several departments across the disciplines of Engineering and Pure Sciences. A number of conferences, symposiums and workshops are organized by the faculty, attracting scholarly participation from all over India.

  • Medical Image Registration of Brain Images
  • Portable ECG System Design
  • Modernization of Embedded and Real-time Computing Lab
  • Garbage compactor
  • Lifter for Mango Plucking
  • Biliquid Solar Cooker
  • Modernization of Power Converter Lab
  • Hybridized Auto Rickshaw
  • Solar Electric Battery Charger
  • Energy Efficient Starter for DC Motor
  • Automated Solar Street Light System
  • Solar Power LED Lamp
  • Hydroponics systems/soil less cultivation
  • Anti microbial screening studies of selected medicinal plant species
  • Experimental studies on edible mushroom varieties for nutrition value
  • Extraction of biological fibers from selected plants and screening of their anti microbial activity
  • Anti microbial screening studies selected medicinal plant species
  • Bioremediation of textile dyes
  • Micro controller based Intensive Care Unit
  • Mobile Distributing / Vending Machine
  • Pedal Powered Battery Charge
  • Digital Water Level Indicator
  • Path Finder
  • Kely Len Auto Entry System
  • ERP Development Software for the institute

and many more

Student activities[edit]


Mahotsav is an annual youth festival of Vignan University. In Sanskrit utsav means festival. Mahotsav draws the meaning "The Great Festival" for youth. The festival is traditionally held over three days. Sports, technical exhibition, cultural and literary competitions form part of the celebrations at which some 14,000 students from all over the country attend.

Vignan University, Vignan’s Lara Institute of Technology and Vignan Pharmacy College jointly host the colourful event in which students from Engineering, M.B.A, M.C.A and Pharmacy disciplines are expected to participate.[2]

College magazine[edit]

Vignan University students run a magazine called Voice - in which several technical, literal, and cultural matters, along with the university news, are discussed.

Departmental festivals[edit]

Several departments organize department festivals. Among those,MEA Fest(Mechanical Engineers Association) organised by students of Mechanical Department. ASSET (Association of Skillful and Sophisticated Electrical Technocrats) of Vignan, organised by EEE Students .VCODE, organised by CSE students. ECE students departmental event is VOICE. IT students departmental event is VLOGIC. RACE (Royal Association of Civil Engineering) organised by students of civil.


NTR Vignan Library[edit]

The artistically designed octagonal library with more than 40,000 volumes, plenty of audio-visual materials and about 200 national and international journals, is indeed a rich repository of knowledge facilitating prospects for future research. The library is completely air-conditioned with a seating capacity of about 600 students. A separate enclave is provided for research students. In addition, a reading room facility is provided.

The library is managed with a fully integrated multi-user library management software. Using this software, cataloguing as well as circulation services have been fully automated.


The UCO Bank along with its ATM operates from its premises near the Vignan Intermediate college which is opposite to the main gate.

Notable Alumni[edit]

  1. sridhar babu Addanki I.A.S , author.[3]
  2. V. Sambasiva Rao (BAARC, Mumbai).[4]


  1. ^ "MoU with UMass". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 21 July 2009. 
  2. ^ "Vignan Mahotsav-10 gets under way". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 28 February 2010. Retrieved 29 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Sridhar babu addanki". 7 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "RTI Act, 2005 - Alphabetic List of BARC Non Gazetted Employee – Bhabha Atomic Research Centre ( BARC )". Retrieved 2015-07-04. 

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