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Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati (Tirupathi), Andhra Pradesh
Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati (Tirupathi), Andhra Pradesh
Tirupati (Tirupathi) (District Chittoor)
Andhra Pradesh, IndiaPin Code : 517502
Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati (Tirupathi) is a University recognised by UGC. Status: State University.
Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati (Tirupathi) is situated in Tirupati (Tirupathi) of Andhra Pradesh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati (Tirupathi) is +91-877-2249611, 2249532, 2249666.
Residence Phone No(s) of concerned peron(s) of Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati (Tirupathi) is (are) : 877-2289470, 877-2244252.
Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati (Tirupathi) are 857227604.
Website of Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati (Tirupathi) is www.svuniversity.in, www.svudde.org.
Vice Chancellor : Prof N Prabhakara Rao, Telephone: +91-877-2289412, Fax: +91-877ï¿½2289555.
Registrar : Prof Y Venkatarami Reddy, Telephone: +91-877-2289545, Fax: +91-877-2289544.
Contact Details of Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati (Tirupathi) are : Telephone: +91-877-2248647, 2248661, 2249727, 2289412, 2289555, 2249666
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VC race turns very hot in SV UniversityWith the last date for applying for the coveted post of the vice-chancellor of Sri Venkateswara University, the premium university in Chittoor district, the home turf of Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy ended on January 24, over half a dozen contenders are in hectic fray, each trying to outsmart the other with their political influence or otherwise, while some of them are shuttling between Tirupati and Hyderabad.
With the last date for applying for the coveted post of the vice-chancellor of Sri Venkateswara University, the premium university in Chittoor district, the home turf of Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy ended on January 24, over half a dozen contenders are in hectic fray, each trying to outsmart the other with their political influence or otherwise, while some of them are shuttling between Tirupati and Hyderabad.
The vice-chancellor post fell vacant in the university after the tenure of Prof. N. Prabhakara Rao ended on November 21 last year. During his three-year period, Prof. Prabhakara Rao came under intense criticism for his timid nature, always cowed down politically by his subordinates.
At present, the university registrar Prof. J. Pratap Reddy, a close relative of YSR Congress state leader Bhumana Karunakar Red-dy, is said to be in the forefront to usurp the coveted post, by pressing into service all his might in Hyderabad.
Prof. Pratap Reddy is largely considered students and staff-friendly, having streamlined the varsity administration during the last one-and-a-half years.
The others in fray include Prof. M.A.K. Sukumar, department of English; Prof. C. Subbarami Reddy and Prof. Rajasekhar Reddy, both from department of statistics; Prof. W. Rajendra, department of zoology and Prof. Buddhu-du, department of physics.
Interestingly, the two retired professors – Prof. Chandramouleswara Rao and Prof. Ratnaiah – are also making their trails based on caste equations. The yardstick allowing 65 years limit for the contenders gave them the much required impetus for being in fray.
Meanwhile, the speculation in the university circles is that Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy is said to be favourable to the candidature of Prof. W. Ra-jendra based on their long-standing family friendship.
Fill vacant VC posts, state toldThe former minister and Nagari legislator, Mr Gali Muddukrishnama Naidu, rebuked the state government for its inability to appoint vice-chancellors for various universities in the state, even when the institutions are without heads for a long time.
Speaking to media persons at the Press Club here on Sunday, Mr Naidu said that it is an indicator of the inefficiency of the present government. He alleged that the Governor is also unable to correct the situation.
He said that research and teaching, which are prime activities in the universities, have been hit because of the absence of vice-chancellors. He expressed surprise over vacant VC posts in SV University, Dravid-ian University, and Sri Padmavathi University, located in Chittoor district, event though the Chief Minister, Mr N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, belongs to the same district. The Telugu Desam leader questioned the rationale behind the delay, even where there are scores of talented and eligible academicians, available to fill the posts.
He took a dig at these universities for not announcing the results for the exams held some months back.
Mr Naidu said that the administration in these universities is not even paying pensions to the retired employees, and salaries are also not paid regularly to the NMRs. He also pointed to 3,000 lecturer posts lying vacant in various universities in the state, while blaming the government for not allotting budget to fill the posts.
He said that higher education was affected seriously, because of the unfilled posts of vice-chancellors and lecturers.
The TD legislator threatened to launch an agitation if the state government fails to allocate sufficient budget for higher education.
Copying rampant in exam centreSeveral irregularities are reportedly taking place at an examination centre at Gandlapenta relating to the degree and post-graduation exams of Sri Venkateswara University distance education (open university system).
Several irregularities are reportedly taking place at an examination centre at Gandlapenta relating to the degree and post-graduation exams of Sri Venkateswara University distance education (open university system).
Candidates are being reportedly given the option of writing their examination at home and bringing answer sheets if they pay Rs.500.
If they are not even interested in writing the examination, dummy candidates are being arranged for payment of Rs.2,000 for each subject.
Candidates are reportedly being given degree certificates if they pay ` 25,000.
The examination centre coordinator is reportedly giving these offers to candidates.
Mass copying is taking place at a private college in Gandlapenta relating to the degree and PG exams of SV University distance education.
Candidates are reportedly being given the question paper one day before and they are coming armed with answers and copying them. Several employees from Kurnool, Chittoor, Nellore and Kadapa districts are coming to write the exams at this centre to get degrees for promotion. They are paying money to the exam centre coordinator.
When mediapersons visited the exam centre on Friday, they found candidates copying answers. When contacted, the exam centre coordinator claimed that they had permission from higher-ups. A total of Rs.30,000 is being collected from PG students. Degree, PG, B.Tech an MBA students are acting as invigilators in the examination centre.
The same exam centre coordinator had previously conducted exams at a college in Kadiri.
Later, he shifted the centre to Gandlapenta due to allegations of mass copying.
Housemaid held for prof. murderThe Tirupati police arrested a housemaid, Pavitra, 30, for the murder of a woman professor of SV University here on June 30 last.
Shyamala, 45, working as professor in the department of education, was found dead under mysterious circumstances at her university quarters.
Her husband, Mr Janardhan, who took VRS as a bank employee, runs an old age home in Vizag. The police had then registered a case of suspicious death.
The breakthrough came when, based on a tip-off, police nabbed Chengaiah, 45, an attender, who revealed that Pavitra had given him jewellery for sale. It turned out that Chengaiah and Pavitra were living together.
Investigations revealed that the professor had refused to give Pavitra a loan. She had also scolded Pavitra as her children were playing on the sofa. Enraged by this, Pavitra attacked Shyamala. When she tried to escape, Pavitra strangled her and hid the body in the house.
Maid held in SVU professor murder caseThe Tirupati police on Sunday arrested a housemaid, Pavitra, 30, in the murder of a woman professor of S.V. University here on June 30.
It may be noted here that Shyamala, 45, working as professor in department of education, was found dead under mysterious circumstances at her varsity quarters in the Red Buildings, on July 2.
The police said that Pavitra had been working in the professor s house for several months.
On June 30 evening, Pavitra finished her job and while going home sought Shyamala to provide her some money. Shyamala had not only declined her request, but also chided the children of Pavitra for playing on the sofa. This enraged Pavitra, who started beating the professor.
In panic, Shyamala tried to run out of the house, but fell down, and sustained a head injury.
Immediately, Pavitra strangled the professor to death and dragged body into the house and fled from the scene.
Goon hacked to death inside gym
Before that, she relieved gold ornaments on the professor s body and took away the other jewellery, all worth about Rs.5 lakh.
On August 20, based on a tip-off, the police took one Chengaiah, 45, an attender of S.V. University, while he was trying to sell gold ornaments at a jewellery shop. He confessed that the gold was given to him by Pavitra for disposing it. He also revealed that it was the housemaid who murdered the professor.
Based on the information, the police nabbed Pavitra also. The police also took Chengaiah into custody, for willingly hiding the criminal information. Both Chengaiah and Pavitra are living together, after entering into an illicit relation.
Director duo makes wavesFilm-makers D. K. Krishna and Raj Nidimorus innings in the film world is just beginning and that too with a bang. They have been in the news lately for writing and directing the critically acclaimed Shor in the City and directing an ad with skipper M. S. Dhoni and his wife Sakshi. DK quips, Dhoni is an absolute natural and professional. Sakshi was a bit nervous, but was soon fine. Though we tried to wrap-up early, we only ended up playing galli cricket with Dhoni. It was a memorable experience.
The two were classmates at SV University and then went to the US, where Raj finished his Masters and Krishna worked with a software firm. During our stay in the US, film-making became part of our day-to-day routine. We attended workshops and seminars, wanting to learn every part of the craft, says Raj. When they were ready they shot a number of documentaries and short films, where they did everything from producing to directing to editing. Flavours, an Indo-American comedy film, was born as a result.
They began pursuing cinema full-time in 2009 with 99. It had actors like Boman Irani, Kunal Khemu, Soha Ali Khan and Cyrus Broacha and turned out to be a sleeper hit. For Shor, they tried to set a benchmark with the kind of cinema they wanted to portray. When you talk about visual brilliance, a grand multi-million set comes into your mind. In Shor, we wanted it gritty and edgy, while presenting it visually, says Raj.
Film-making was something they were always interested in doing and having worked together for so long, they hardly have any difference of opinion. In Andhra everyone is a film-maker. Everyone has an opinion about films and we were no different. Only, we took this a little a more seriously. We do have a lot of creative differences, but it doesnt make it to the set, say both of them.
Their advice to the youngsters today is very simple, Be it film-making, acting or editing, there should be a fine line drawn between realism and passion. Check your bank balances as well! they joke.
Though based in Mumbai, Hyderabad holds a special place in their hearts. Whenever in the city, they follow a routine which has now become a ritual. Night at 10 Downing Street, and midnight at Green Park hotel, relishing the biryani, they say.
YSRs nephew sacked from jobThe secretary of the AP State Council of Higher Education, Mr M.D. Christopher, has been removed from the post on Friday. He is the nephew of the late chief minister, Dr Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy. The joint director of APSCHE, Dr N. Rajasekhar Reddy, has been given additional charge as secretary.
Though Mr Christopher was scheduled to retire in July this year, the government on Friday issued orders directing him to quit the office on administrative grounds and report to his parent department in the Sri Venkateshwara University, Tirupati, where he worked as reader before his appointment to the APSCHE.
His appointment itself was controversial as the government amended the rules to appoint him as secretary. While the APSCHE norms specify professor-level candidates to be eligible for secretary post, it was relaxed to reader-level to accommodate Mr Christopher. He was given second term for three years in July 2008 during YSR regime.
Mr Christopher has been facing allegations of causing loss to the state exchequer during his six-year tenure by making purchases worth crores of rupees without following the standard tender procedures to set up nearly 60 helpline centres across the state. These helpline centres were meant to facilitate web-based counselling for Eamcet, Icet, Edcet and other entrance exams.
The department of higher education had received specific complaints against him on purchase of computers, servers, furniture and other equipment to set up the helpline centres. Though the decision to order an inquiry was taken by the then CM, Mr K. Rosaiah, in November 2010, the orders were not issued. The issue has been pending since then. With the formation of the new Cabinet in December the file had been again referred to the new minister for higher and technical education, Mr Damodara Rajanarasimha.
The minister approved the file recommending the CMO to order an inquiry by the vigilance and enforcement department against Mr Christopher.
Profile of UniversitySri Venkateswara University, Tirupati was established in 1954, in the world famous temple town of Tirupati on the sprawling campus of 1000 acres with a panoramic and pleasant hill view. This University stands as a testimony to the wisdom and foresight of great visionaries Late Sri Tanguturi Prakasam Pantulu, the then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and Late Sri Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy, to cater to the educational needs and aspirations of the people of Rayalaseema area. With a great wisdom, the founder of this University have rightly coined the motto 'Wisdom lies in proper perspective' for it. The University has grown excellently from strength to strength over the past fifty-two years, as a premier institute of higher learning under the able and committed leaderships of successive Vice-Chancellors starting from Prof. S. Govindarajulu to the present Vice-Chancellor Prof. N. Prabhakar Rao. It has gone through greater strides in the transformation of the University with acquiring necessary and modern sophisticated instrumentation to catch up with the world competition in academic and research programmes.
Right from its inception, the University has been laying more emphasis on teaching, research and extension activities in different subjects. The range of subject departments, courses and research programmes undertaken and promoted during the last fifty-two years reflect the Sri Venkateswara University's commitment in promoting socially relevant and inter-disciplinary programmes. The University was started with six departments of Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Botany, Zoology, Economics and Philosophy. The University has eight constituent colleges concerning various conventional and advanced subject, in order to provide good academic and smooth administrative service to one and all. Besides these colleges, it has a PG centre at Kavali. The University has 58 departments, wherein 71 different PG courses and several Diploma and Certificate courses are being run with a total academic faculty strength of 400 and 1500 non-teaching and a student strength of 5000, including research scholars. Several novel and newly emerging PG courses have also been introduced during this academic year. The University has been moving forwards in achieving academic excellence with a strong commitment and dedicated approach, by clearly setting up of a vision of its own. The initiatives taken by the Vice-Chancellor have already started yielding excellent results, in terms of research funding, extension activities and thus keeping the University on the path of excellence.
Mission And GoalsMission :
The "Mission" is to develop qualified and competent citizens through teaching and training, expand the horizons of knowledge through research, to lend knowledge and support to various organizations for their effective functioning, to contribute to the creation of a happy and healthy society through fruitful interaction with it, and to participate in the development of the society.
# Designing and implementing educational and training programs of high standard.
# promoting research in an environment conducive for exploration, experimentation and expansion.
# Creating awareness and disseminating knowledge through various media, forums and programs.
# Undertaking extension activities, providing consultancy to various organizations for solving their problems and improving their functioning.
# Organizing extracurricular activities to develop sporting skills, promote literary and cultural interests, social service, national integration and discipline.
Action Plan* Strengthening of existing courses/ and starting of new courses in emerging areas of demand with emphasis on self-supporting mode.
* Strengthening the Directorate of Distance Education with new courses.
* MOU with organizations (Universities foreign/ National, Industries, etc.,)
* To develop counseling centers to offer coaching for NET, SLET, GATE, GRE, JEST, TOEFL etc.
* Developing Internet and Intranet facilities, Website Home Page updating/software center.
* Specialized training courses in Functional English and developing communication skills.
* On-line education and improving audio-visual aids in teaching.
* Functional autonomy in the execution of Research/Extension projects.
* Liberalization of rules for carrying out Research Projects.
* Resource mobilization.
* Modernization of curricula with a paper on computer applications as a core-paper.
* Administrative Reforms
* State of the art laboratory facilities
* Promotion of Doctoral/Post-Doctoral Programmes in innovative fields.
* Transformation of existing Library into Digital Library.
* Career Development Programmes of the Faculty through Academic Staff College.
* Remedial coaching programmes for socially disadvantaged students.
* Improving Industry-University Interaction.
* Establishment of consultancy cell for Extension Activities.
Admission Procedure1. A candidate seeking admission into P.G. Courses shall have to qualify in the entrance test conducted by Directorate of Admissions (Ph :0877-2248589), S.V. University every year.
2. A candidate seeking admission into M.Phil. / Ph.D. (Full time/ Part time) shall have to qualify in the Research Entrance Test conducted by S.V. University. (SVU RESET) . Candidates who have passed UGC/CSIR/NET/SLET/GATE examination need not write RESET examination, however they have to apply in response to the notification.
3. The selection of the candidates for P.G. Courses and M.Phil. Programme is based on the marks obtained in the S.V.University Entrance Test and availability of seats in the concerned discipline. Whenever there is a tie in giving ranks for those who secure the same marks in the test, the elder person will have the priority. The usual rules of reservation will be followed in the allotment of seats.
4. The Selection of a candidate to the Ph.D. Programme is based on :
* eligibility in the entrance test,
* availability of a seat with a teacher and
* consent of the teacher to guide the student.
HistoryEstablished in 1954, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati has witnessed tremendous growth over the past fifty-two years, as a premier institute of higher learning. The university has coined the motto 'Wisdom lies in proper perspective' for it.
Sri Venkateswara Univer is located in the vicinity of the world famous temple town of Tirupati. The University was established to fulfill the purpose of catering to the educational needs and aspirations of the people of Rayalaseema area, envisioned by Late Sri Tanguturi Prakasam Pantulu, the then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and Late Sri Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy.
Educational StreamsSri Venkateswara University has several constituent and affiliated colleges offering courses in different streams. Besides these colleges, a Postgraduate Centre is also associated with the university. The Computer Centre takes care of the computational requirements for the entire University. For getting admission in PG Courses, candidates need to qualify in the entrance test conducted every year by Directorate of Admissions, SV University. For M Phil / PhD (Full time/ Part time) admissions are conducted via the Research Entrance Test conducted by SV University. Selection for PhD Programme is based on their scores in the qualifying examination and the entrance test.
Sri Venkateswara University has separate hostels for male and female students. The campus is equipped with modem laboratory facilities and a library resource system to facilitate research activities. The library provides services such as book lending, reference, reprography and inter-library loans. One can also look for e-journals in the library. The students get free medical help at the university health centre.
Directorate of Student Welfare and Cultural Affairs promotes cultural integration in the campus. Branches of State Bank and Andhra Bank are located in the university campus. A regular post-office and a telecom center providing telephone, fax, e-mail and telegraphic services are also in the campus. SVU Consumers' Co-operative Stores supplying essential commodities, cosmetics, textiles etc and cafes are located at convenient locations.
Faculties/DepartmentsCollege of Arts
* Ancient Indian History Culture and Archaeology
* Fine Arts, (Music)
* Political Science & Public Administration
* Population Studies
College of Biological & Earth Sciences
* Fishery Science & Aquaculture
* Home Science
College of Commerce, Management & Information Sciences Commerce
* Computer Science
* Library & Information Sciences
* Management Studies
College of Education & Extension Studies
* Adult Education
* Women's Studies
College of Humanities
* Linguistics & Foreign Languages
* Telugu Studies
College of International Studies
* Human Rights & Duties
* South East Asian & Pacific Studies
College of Mathematical & Physical Sciences
* Environmental Science
* Instrumentation Centre
S V U College of Engineering
* Chemical Engineering
* Civil Engineering
* Electrical & Electronics Engineering
* Electronics & Communication Engineering
* Mechanical Engineering
* Computer Science & Engineering
* Chemical Engineering
* Civil Engineering
* Electrical & Electronics Engineering
* Mechanical Engineering
In all disciplines of Engineering
Colleges affiliated with this UniversityTotal number of colleges affiliated with this University = 24
1 Bheemeshwar Degree College, Puthalapattu
2 BT College, Madanapalle
3 CNR Degree College, Gudipala
4 Dr Ambedkar Law College, Tirupati
5 Dr CR Reddy College of Arts and Science, Thottambedu
6 Krishna Teja College of Hotel Management, Tirupati (Tirupathi)
7 Krishnamalli Degree College, Puttur
8 Madhurai Meenakshi Degree College, Chittoor
9 Sai Charvith Degree College, Chittoor
10 SEICOM Degree College, Chinnagottigallu
11 Seshachala Degree College, Vadamalpet
12 Seshachala Venkata Subbaiah Degree College, Narayanavanam
13 Shree Ramana Degree College, Puttur
14 Shree Seshachala Degree College, Puttur
15 SKIIMS Degree College, Thottambedu
16 Sri Lakshmi Venkateswara Degree College, Gurramkonda
17 Sri Sreenivasa Degree College, Thamballapalle
18 Sri Sreenivasa Degree College, Irala
19 Sri Ujjaini Degree College, Gurramkonda
20 Sri Vari Degree College, Peddamandyam
21 Sri Vedanarayana Degree College, Narayanavanam
22 Sri Venkateswara Degree College, Gurramkonda
23 VCR Institute of Management Studies, Chittoor
24 Veda Vyasa Degree College, Narayanavanam
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