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Vikrama Simhapuri University, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh


Vikrama Simhapuri University, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh
Address:V.R.College Campus, Sri Potti Sriramulu
Nellore (District Nellore)
Andhra Pradesh, India
Pin Code : 524001

Vikrama Simhapuri University, Nellore Andhra Pradesh is a University recognised by UGC. Status: State University.
Vikrama Simhapuri University is situated in Nellore of Andhra Pradesh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of Vikrama Simhapuri University, Nellore Andhra Pradesh is +91-861-2352357.

email ID(s) is Vikrama Simhapuri University Nellore Andhra Pradesh

Website of Vikrama Simhapuri University, Nellore Andhra Pradesh is www.simhapuriuniv.org.

Chancellor : Prof. C.R.Visweswara Rao, V. Narayana Reddy.
Vice Chancellor : Prof CR Visweswara Rao, Telephone: +91-861-2352366, 2352377, Fax: +91-861-2352356.

Registrar : Prof V Narayana Reddy, Telephone: +91-861-2352377, Fax: +91-861-2352357.

Contact Details of Vikrama Simhapuri University, Nellore Andhra Pradesh are : Telephone: +91-861-2352366, 2352377, 2352356


Vikrama Simhapuri University, Nellore Andhra Pradesh runs course(s) in Business Management, Computer Applications, Science, Arts stream(s).
M.Sc.,Marine Biology=30 seats, M.Sc.,Organic Chemistry=30 seats, M.A.,English=30 seats, M.S.W.,Master of Social Work=30 seats, M.B.A, Business Management=40 seats, M.C.A., Computer Science=40 seats, The courses area designed keeping in view the scope for development and the resources available in the region. The importance of Marine Biology to the region having a vast seacoast has been duly taken note of. Writing for the Media will be an important specialization for the M.A. English students, given the proactive role played by the media in enlightening the public on the social and economic development of the nation. Similarly, Disaster Management will be one of the constituent units of the MSW course. It has been decided to initiate in the next couple of years more courses involving a dialogue with the pharmaceutical sector, bio-technology sector, and SHAR, thereby ensuring employment to the students. At present, the University is temporarily located in the premises of VR College at Nellore.

Profile of Vikrama Simhapuri University

Vikrama Simhapuri University, Nellore, came into being, fulfilling the long-cherished dream of the people of Nellore district, re-christened Potti Sriramulu Nellore district since 2008, by G.O.Ms. No. 89, Higher Education (U.E.II) Department, dated 25.06.2008. This GO makes history in the field of Higher Education in Andhra Pradesh since it paves the way for the establishment six new Universities in six districts in Andhra Pradesh.
Nellore finds mention in Dongalasani epigraph of 1160 AD. The name is said to have been derived from Nelli trees (Perma Latifolia) which were abundant in the region. The name Nellore has a Tamil origin as well. Nellu in Tamil means paddy, indicating that the place is known for its rich harvest of paddy. Hence Nellore was also known as Dhanyapuri.
The name Vikrama Simhapuri derives itself from literature and inscription of 12th century AD which mentions the place as Vikrama Simhapuri. This name is linked to an early Pallava ruler, Simha – Vishnu (575 – 600 AD), though the Pallava inscriptions either of Simha – Vishnu or of the latter period did not refer to Simhapuri in spite of the fact that Nellore remained a part of the early Pallava territory of pre- and post- Simha Vishnu period. Nellore was under the reign of the Pallavas, Cholas, Chalukyas, Kaktiyas, and the Vijayanagara empire. The city was known as Vikrama Simhapuri and was the capital of Manumasiddhi of Nellore Cholas in the thirteen century. Tikkana, the poet, it was conjectured, was a Minister in the court of Manumasiddhi and with the help of the Kakatiya Kings with whom he forged enduring relationship through his poetry he was instrumental in getting military support from Warangal for his King unveiling a saga of heroism. Thus the name Vikrama Simhapuri University suggests how time past is present in time present and is carried forward hopefully into time future, by this new University.
Nellore has a rich and varied history of the confluence of cultures. Historical evidence shows through some Jaina vestiges in and around Nellore that in Kanuparthypadu and Krishnapatnam, apart from a number of other places, Jainalayas and pallis (monasteries) were found, as evidenced from a record of Kulottunga III (1178-1226 AD). Nellore is referred to also as Palli Vikrama Simhapuri. It is interesting to note that Vardhamana Jainas lanchana(emblem) was Simha, the lion.
Further, that a major part of Nellore district and the river Penna were generally assumed to form the southward extent of Mauryan Empire is well attested to by the discovery of silver punch-marked coins in the villages of Duvvuru and Alluru. This again shows how the history of Nellore reveals a mosaic of absorption.
After the founding of the city of Nellore by the Pallavas in the sixth century AD, it rapidly gained in political and commercial importance. The Telugu Cholas have a crucial importance in the cultural and social history of Andhra in the translation / transcreation of the Mahabharata into Telugu by Kavibrahma Tikkana who made his Mahabharata a vehicle of a message of amity between the warring creed of Saivism and Vaishnavism. Inaugurating a movement of the introducing the spoken Telugu idiom into poetry, Tikkana revolutionaized the poetic idiom and language. Molla, the author of Telugu Ramayana, Ketana, known as Abhinava Dandin, and Marana who translated Markandeya Purana into Telugu are among the immortal poets of the district.
Archaeological material remains seen at the Telugu Chola temples in Krishnapatnam, the Vijayanagara temple at Mallam, the cave temples at Bhairava Kona are important sources that speak volumes about the cultural and art history of Nellore district and the holistic traditions that Nellore has absorbed, reflected, and transmitted to future generations.
The district is also known for its maritime trade and and Krishnapatnam has come back into the mainstream of maritime trade again as an emerging port city. The valuable contribution the district has made in pre- and post-Independence period through letters, memoirs, autobiographies, diaries, translations, and other writing of a number of celebrities is also remarkable. 2008 marks the centenary year of the stalwart statesman and man of letters Dr Bezwada Gopala Redddy. Contemporary journals of Nellore have enriched the understanding of the political, social, historical, and cultural aspects of human endeavour.
Vikrama Simhapuri University is thus situated in an ambience of great cultural awakening, fascinating journeys of the mind, and rapid economic development. In the globalized context of development of the district with its beacons of modernity like the SHAR, Krishnapatnam Port, SEZs, etc., the locale demands of the University a vision and a mission that reflect this saga of progress. The University is thus tuned to help knowledge dissemination and skill development in frontier areas to enable the empowerment of the youth.

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Vision and Mission of the University

* To educate, to train, and to conduct research in areas of knowledge that contribute to the nation's knowledge-wealth production

* To be in constant quest for quality and excellence in the field of higher education

* To aim at the production of a human resource base that meets global manpower requirements in frontier areas of knowledge

* To train the youth in the values of secularism, humanism, tolerance, ethical values and the momentous tasks of the reconstruction of humanity

* To lead the students towards participating in the nation's socio-economic development with competence and character by training them to play a lead role in a knowledge society drawing upon the fruits of the Information and Communication Technology revolution

* To conduct teaching and research and address issues in areas that reconcile national developmental needs and regional priorities and resources

* To promote and propagate innovative teaching and research programmers and create specialilized centers of learning / training

* To create the ambience for the University-Industry interaction to foster in the students the outlook for acquiring the know-how and the do-how associated with the development and utilization of cutting edge technologies

* To develop collaborations with leading national and international agencies in areas of knowledge that enrich the students' mind and enlarge their horizon so as to provide rewarding campus experience to them

* To develop paradigms of public-private partnerships for the development of academic and infrastructure development of the University

* To foster a sense of the importance of the third dimension of education and to harness and mobilize youth power to serve humanity and the community at large

* To help strengthen the values of egalitarianism and democracy

* To help the students launch on a path of self-discovery


Vikrama Simhapuri University, Nellore, was established to fulfill the long-cherished dream of the people of Nellore district.

Vikrama Simhapuri University, located in the historical town of Nellore in Andhra Pradesh, was established to fulfill the dreams of the local people for having a separate university for the region. Headquartered at Nellore, the University has its educational jurisdiction spanning across an area of 10 miles around the region of Nellore. Vikrama Simhapuri has derived its name from Andhra literature of 12th century AD.

Educational Streams

Vikrama Simhapuri University offers several courses in conventional, non-conventional and career oriented fields. The university takes utmost care to updates the syllabus and also introduce new courses. Subjects like Disaster Management are part of the curriculum of Master of Social Work (MSW). Curriculum of these courses has been designed keeping in view the scope for development and the resources available in the region. The university conducts job-oriented courses like Business Management (MBA) and Computer Application (MCA).

The University provides all necessary amenities required for higher education in specialized fields. Students and faculties get all information they need like reference books and support material from the library. The University promotes extra curricular activities amongst its students and provides with the necessary equipments and facilities for indoor and outdoor games.

CM beats NJR in battle of wits

During his tour to Nellore on Sunday, attempts by people s representatives to seek sops for the district from the Chief Minister, Mr N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, by repeatedly referring to him as the son-in-law of Nellore, failed to yield the desired result. (The Chief Minister s wife is from Nellore).

The first to use the son-in-law card was former chief minister and Rajya Sabha member, Mr N. Janardhan Reddy.

You have the responsibility to do something for Nellore, as you are a son-in-law of the district, Mr Janardhan Reddy said, seeking Mr Kiran s support to set up a Centre for Oceanography in Nellore district.

However, contrary to the expectations of the seasoned politician, Mr Kiran took shelter under the same son-in-law card and said that the custom is to offer something to the son-in-law and not demand anything from him. His response made the crowd laugh.

The Chief Minister surprised NJR by advising him to mobilise Rs 2 crore from each MP while assuring a matching grant for the Oceanography centre.

The Chief Minister added that the government has been planning to set up Rajiv Education and Employment Mission to revamp the professional courses suit the employment needs and create 5 lakh jobs every year.

He said this while laying the foundation stone for various blocks of Vikrama Simhapuri University at Kakutur near Nellore.

Meanwhile, a snake sneaked into a vehicle, which was part of the CM s convoy, giving the jitters to the police. The vehicle was part of a group of 19 vehicles arranged for the CM s convoy.

It was parked close to the helipad at Kakutur. Mr Kiran was supposed to travel in the Sumo from the helipad to the venue. A security guard noticed the snake entering into a bottom portion of the vehicle 15 minutes before the arrival of the CM.

Rajarami Reddy takes charge as VC of VSU

A native of Nellore district, Prof G. Rajarami Reddy assumed charge as the vice-chancellor of Vikrama Simhapuri University (VSU) here on Friday. He is from an agricultural family and was born on June 1, 1953 at Vendodu village in Gudur mandal of SPSR Nellore district.

A native of Nellore district, Prof G. Rajarami Reddy assumed charge as the vice-chancellor of Vikrama Simhapuri University (VSU) here on Friday. He is from an agricultural family and was born on June 1, 1953 at Vendodu village in Gudur mandal of SPSR Nellore district.

A postgraduate in M.Sc, he did his Ph.D in zoology from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati. He has specialised on Neuros-cience, Toxicology and Pharmacology. He brings to bear to the office of the vice-chancellor his rich and varied experience in te-aching, research and development for over 32 years.

When appointed as vice-chancellor of VSU, he was a professor in the department of zoology, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati. He has years of prolific research behind him and 84 national and international publications in journals across the globe. He attended and presented his research insights in 18 national and 14 international conferences and seminars. He has also authored three books. His research projects have been pursued with collaboration drawn from the USA and DRDO India.

Speaking to media persons after taking charge here on Friday, Prof Rajarami Reddy said that his aim was to get national and international recognition to the VSU in the area of quality research. He maintained that the VSU was in an advantageous position compared to other new universities, referring to the allotment of land and funds for the construction of a university building and other infrastructure near Nellore.

He said that his immediate task was to seek a grant from the Defence Research Labs during their forthcoming visit to the organisation on November 29.

Mr Rajarami Reddy said that he has plans to have MoUs with state, national and international institutions.

His parents, Mr Gotipolur Siddha Reddy and Ms Ratnamma, and VSU registrar Prof V. Narayana Reddy were also present among others.

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