Facilities & Services
Hostel facility is available to both boys and girls, though for a limited number of students. Students from outside Visakhapatnam can seek admission into the hostels by applying to the Chief Warden of the Hostels.
Both allopathic and homoeopathic medical centres are functioning on the campus. There are two allopathic medical centres, one in the North Campus and the other in the South Campus. The homoeopathic medical centre is situated next to the telegraph office.
A Cyber Laboratory with internet facility has been established next to the Department of English for the benefit of students, scholars and staff. Anyone wishing to make use of this facility can do so by becoming a member. For further details, Prof. Vijayaprakash, Department of Anthropology may be contacted.
The University Library, officially designated Dr. V.S. Krishna Library, is one of the biggest libraries in the country with about 4,00,000 books. The library subscribes to many national and international journals in all disciplines. There is a Reading Room attached to the Library for the benefit of the students. The Reading room and the Text Book section are kept open round the clock.
Games and Sports
There are two play grounds, viz., The Silver Jubilee play ground and the Golden Jubilee Play ground on the campus. There is a department of Physical Education too. In addition, there is also a Gymnasium.
There is a Yoga Village on the beach road, attached to the Institute for Yoga and Consciousness, where various training programmes in yoga are conducted.
Psychological assessment and counseling is available in the department of Psychology and Parapsychology. Those who wish to avail the services are required to take a prior appointment in person or by making a call to telephone No. 2710031 or 2844430.
There is an NSS unit in the University, situated near the School of Distance Education, to encourage students to be involved in social service activities.
Assistance to Foreign Students
There is a Foreign Students' Advisor on the campus, who coordinates and monitors the requirements of the foreign students. Prof. U. Tataji of the Department of Sociology is the present Foreign Students' Advisor.
Students are encouraged to take part in the campus Beautification Programme including gardening and horticulture, and also in the Janma Bhoomi Programme and the Clean and Green Programme of the Government of Andhra Pradesh.
Other Academic Programmes
A remedial Course in English is conducted by the Department of English to cater to the needs of students with a rural background and to improve their communication skills.
Support Services Available
Bulletin of AU Research Forum
The University constituted a Research Forum in which the lectures are delivered by the Senior Faculty Members and other dignitaries once in a week. These lectures expect a better interaction in research among the teachers of different departments. The Research Forum brings out a monthly bulletin called Bulletin of AU Research Forum to cover the summaries of lectures delivered and extended abstracts of paper presented or published by the Faculty at the National and International Seminars of Journals.
Best Research Award
Andhra University Awards BEST RESEARCH AWARD every year at its Convocation to teachers who made rich research contributions during the last couple of years. Such a felicitation is aimed for promoting serious research among the teachers.
Best Employees Award
Andhra University also awards BEST EMPLOYEES AWARD to all categories of non-teaching members have been introduced by Honorable Vice-Chancellor for the past two years on the eve of Independence Day and Republic Day Celebrations along with a Cash Award of 1,116/- each for recognizing their meritorious services rendered to the University.
Recently the authorities have installed a telephone facility (coin facility) at the premises of the Arts College, Registrar's Office, and at various Hostels, exclusively for the benefit of students and the guests who visited the Campus. The same facility is being extended to the Office of the Principal, AU Colleges of Arts and Commerce in due course.
Complaint/Suggestion box has already been installed at the Office of the Registrar and in due course, there is a proposal to install a Complaint/Suggestion Box at the Office of the Principal, AU Colleges of Arts and Commerce. All such complaints or suggestions will be attended to by the concerned officers as per the directions of the authorities from time to time and some of the suggestions will be forwarded to the Vice-Chancellor for consideration and effective implementation.