The Andhra University Campus was established at Vizianagaram on 21.09.2004 with the aim of ensure better education to poor and backward coomunities in and around Vizianagaram. The Univeristy Campus starts with Departments viz. M.B.A, M.Ed. M.A.(English), MCA, M.A (Political Science). The Campus was started in 92 acres of land which is 5 K.M away from the town. The town is well connected with N.H-5, NH-43 and Rail Routs to Colkata and Raipur. The foundation stone was laid by the Honorable Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Late. Dr. Y.S. Rajaserkhara Reddy. The campus posess good Infrastructure and Instructional facilities. Qualified and Experience Faculty with good academic and research background. The present building consists of good number of class rooms, Special Officer’s Office, Computer Lab, Library, Office room and staff room. It is provided with sufficient sanitation and separate toilets for men and women. The Campus has a NSS Unit.
Vizianagaram is the main city of the Vizianagaram District of North Eastern Andhra Pradesh in Southern India. Vizianagaram translates to the "city of victory" and is also given the nickname of the "city of education". Vizianagaram district was formed on 1 June 1979, It is one among the north circars in Coastal Andhra with 34 Revenue Mandals, 12 Towns, 1524 Villages and 22,45,103 population. Vizianagaram is located at 18.12°N 83.42°E. The district is bounded on the east by Srikakulam District, on the west and south by Visakhapatnam district, on the southeast by the Bay of Bengal, and on the northwest by Odisha state.
The principal rivers flowing in the district are Nagavali, Vegavathi, Gomukhi, Suvarnamukhi, Champavathi and Gostani. The climate of Vizianagaram district is characterized by high humidity nearly all the year round, with oppressive summers and good seasonal rainfall. The District is predominantly an agricultural district. Rainfed farming is the primary practice in the district, The majority of crops grown are dry crops like Paddy, ragi, bajra, sugarcane, pulses, mestha, cotton and groundnut. District having Mineral resources like manganese, kankar, limestone, quartz and granite.
Many eminent personalities have added new dimensions of glory to Vizianagaram. The Pusapatis of Vizianagaram, the Ravus of Bobbili, Varicharlas of Kurupam, the Satrucharlas of Merangi and the aristocrats of salur were all the exalted Luminaries and multi-facial personalities. Their patronage of Art and Literature is highly laudable. They had loved and invited the democratic spirit much before the abolition of princely state by the Government Act 1948. The battle of Bobbili and the battle of Padmanabham are unforgettable and make the area the land of pride and valour. 500 Years of glorious past and rich cultural heritage made Vizianagaram the cultural capital of Andhra Pradesh. It acquired a separate statehood in 1979. The Raja Saheb Dr. P.V.G. Raju who inherits the socialistic fervor and the spirit of religious tolerance from his ancestors, renounced his Zamindari with out taking any compensation and their fort is now entirely became the citadel of education which houses on of the oldest colleges (Maharaja College 1879) in India. The social reformer , Sri Gurajada, the Poet singer Sri Adibhatla Narayana Das, the great wrestler Kodi Rma Murthy, the imaginative poet Sri Devulapalli Krishna Sastry were associated , with the college in some form . The talented musicians Dwaram Vekata Swami Naidu, Saluri Rajeswara Rao and of late R.P. Pattanayak hail from this place. The divine singers Gantasala and Suseela who were the proud students of Maharaja College of Music added indescribabale grace to the art of singing.
- Name : Prof. Ch. Appa Rao
- Designation : SPECIAL OFFICER (AU, Vizianagaram Campus)
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