Sri Krishnadevaraya University (SKU)
Sri Krishnadevaraya University was established in the year 1967-68 as a Postgraduate Centre and has come a long way ever since. It received its autonomy in 1976 and the status of a University in 1981. The University caters to the higher education needs of Rayalaseema region in general and Ananthapuramu District in particular. The Postgraduate Centre at Kurnool, which was brought under the jurisdiction of the University in the year 1993, became a separate University in 2008.
The University which initially started with just five departments of study and a hundred students, now has five colleges on the campus: SKU College of Arts, SKU College of Sciences, SKU College of Engineering and Technology, SKU College of Education, and SKU College of Pharmacy.
SKU College of Arts has 13 Departments offering 18 PG courses besides one UG course. SKU College of Sciences has 16 Departments offering 19 PG courses. SKU College of Engineering and Technology, started in 2006-07, offers M. Tech. in three branches and B. Tech. in five branches. SKU College of Education, started in 2007-2008, offers M.Ed. and B.Ed. programmes. SKU College of Pharmacy, started in 2008-2009, offers M. Pharmacy with three specializations and B. Pharmacy programmes.
Academic Courses in Sri Krishnadevaraya University
- Adult, Continuing Education, and Extension
- Applied Economics
- English & Comparative Literature
- Political Science
- Public Administration
- Rural Development
- Telugu & Comparative Literature
M.L.I.Sc. (Two Years Course)
M.L. Constitutional Law
M.L. Criminal Law
- B.Tech in Civil Engineering
- B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering
- B.Tech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
- B.Tech in Electronics and Communications Engineering B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering
- M.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering
- M.Tech in Electrical Power Systems
- M.Tech in Embedded Systems and VLSI Design
B.E. / B.Tech and B.Arch
SKU offers Bachelor’s degree in Engineering in five different specializations. All these courses are of a period of 4 years whereas, the duration of B.Arch. degree is 5 years.
The admission to B.Tech course is through a State-Level Entrance Test called "Engineering, Agricultural Sciences and Medical Common Entrance Test" (EAMCET), conducted by the Government of Andhra Pradesh.
The other undergraduate courses offered by SKU are:
Research in Sri Venkateswara University
The University has a strong research sell and has been encouraging research through constitution of Departmental Research Committees, Research Advisory Committee and Academic Standing Committee. It alos promotes inter-disciplinary research. Till date more than 60 seminars and 27 workshops were organised which witnessed scientists and researchers from all over the world presenting their papers. In addition, the faculty and research scholars have actively participated and presented papers in the National and International seminars and conferences.
The University has three centres of National and International recognition, viz. Aerosol and Atmospheric Research Laboratory (AARL), DBT-BIF Facility, and Herbarium.
The AARL was established in the department of Physics as the nodal centre with all infrastructure and research facilities and focuses on atmospheric aerosols, climate change and health effects, meteorological modelling and climate research.
The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India provided financial support for the establishment of Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility (BIF) for the promotion of Biology Teaching through Bioinformatics (BTBI) at the University as a central facility, under the Biotechnology Information Network (BTISnet) program.
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Central Library of Sri Krishnadevaraya University
The Central library of the University has a rich and varied collection of 114000 books, 190 periodicals and 118 magazines. With generous support from academicians, well wishers and UGC, the number of books have increased. The open access facility can be availed by the students from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm on all working days and between 10:30 am to 5:00 pm on all holidays. For more, click here
Sri Krishnadevaraya University
Andhra Pradesh 515003
Phone: 085542 55829