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Adikavi Nannaya University (AKNU), Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh


Adikavi Nannaya University (AKNU), Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh
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Rajah Rajah Narendhra Nagar
Rajahmundry (District East Godavari)
Andhra Pradesh, India
Pin Code : 533296

Adikavi Nannaya University (AKNU), Rajahmundry Andhra Pradesh is a University recognised by UGC. Status: State University. Adikavi Nannaya University (AKNU), Rajahmundry Andhra Pradesh is also known as AKNU University, Adikavi Nannaya University Rajamahendravaram. Adikavi Nannaya University (AKNU), Rajahmundry Andhra Pradesh was established on / in 2006.

Adikavi Nannaya University (AKNU) is situated in Rajahmundry of Andhra Pradesh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of Adikavi Nannaya University (AKNU), Rajahmundry Andhra Pradesh is +91-883-2472615.

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Website of Adikavi Nannaya University (AKNU), Rajahmundry Andhra Pradesh is wwwn.annayauniversity.info.

Vice Chancellor : Prof K Nirupa Rani, Telephone: +91-883-2472618, Fax : 0883 � 2472615 .

Registrar : Dr NBR Mohan Rao, Telephone: +91-883-2472616, Fax : 0883�2472615 .

Contact Details of Adikavi Nannaya University (AKNU), Rajahmundry Andhra Pradesh are : Telephone: +91-883-2472617
Other address: 25-8-4/2, Jaya Krishna Puram
Prof. S. Teki, Dean, Academic Affairs, emailid: tekisunny@gmail.com

Profile of Adikavi Nannaya University (AKNU)

Adikavi Nannaya University is a state university located in Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh. Adikavi Nannaya University was established in March 2006 through the Government of Andhra Pradesh Act No. 28 of 2006. It is named after Nannayya, the first attested author of a text composed in the Telugu language. The university attends to the educational needs of both Godavari districts. Currently, all seventy-four post-graduate institutes as well as the 350 degree colleges located within the aforementioned districts maintain their government-mandated university affiliation with Adikavi Nannaya University. These colleges were previously affiliated with Andhra University. The university initiated a program in Geo-Informatics and Petroleum Exploration, the first of its kind in Andhra Pradesh and one of the few in the country. In the second phase, keeping in view of the government policy of encouraging five-year integrated courses, the university designed and offered a new course in Mathematics and Computing, with the objective of providing trained programmes to the I.T. industry.

State Deputy Chief Minister N China Rajappa and Rajahmundry TDP MP Murali Mohan were present on the occasion. They laid the foundation stone for works worth Rs 17 crore in the university situated at Raja Narendra Nagar in Rajanagaram mandal of East Godavari district. The university will be developed in a grand manner and will be beneficial to students of Guntur, Krishna and East Godavari districts, China Rajappa said. Over 74 post graduate and 350 degree colleges in East and West Godavari districts are affiliated to the university.

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Vision & Mission

Adikavi Nannaya University vision has a dream of achieving excellence in the near future and becoming a forerunner of designing and initiating novel programmes that are relevant to the demands of the Godavari districts.

In its year of inauguration during 2006, the University initiated a potentially job oriented program in Geo-informatics, the first of its kind in Andhra Pradesh and one of the few in the country. In the second phase, keeping in view of the Govt.'s policy of encouraging 5 year integrated courses, the University designed and offered a new course in Mathematics and Computing, with the objective of providing trained programmes to I.T Industry.

The University realizes that, besides being institutions of Human Resource Development, the University should be a active research center involved in solving the problems of the industry and occupations around and particularly the Godavari districts. A new University must be able to foresee the thrust areas for future research and tailor its curriculum aimed at generating trained manpower to be involved in such a research.

Any plan of action cannot overlook the fact that the Godavari districts constitute a modern laboratory, wherein millions of tons of sediments and organic matter is regularly transported to the sea paving the way for formation of rich hydrocarbon reservoirs of the future. The Krishna - Godavari basin has proved itself to be a rich source of natural gas. The ONGC has it office in Rajahmundry, and several gas based industries and power plants are being planned in Andhra Pradesh.

Godavari districts are known for their fertile lands yielding profitable outputs of paddy, sugarcane and cotton. However, being in the proximity of the Bay of Bengal, these districts are vulnerable for cyclones and floods. Hence there is a need to develop strategies for proper weather predictions and for mitigating the affects of cyclones and floods. The heavy doses of chemical pesticides are being transported to the sea resulting in marine pollution. Finding biological agents that can replace the pesticides is therefore a necessity. The Godavari districts house the Dandakaranya forests, with huge tracts of mangroves known for several plants of medicinal value. Efforts should then be made for optimal utilization of these natural resources. On the cultural and literary front, these districts are credited with a higher literacy rate and a higher per capita income.

Several of the courses are planned to be run with active cooperation and involvement of the industry and organizations around. For example, to run the course in Petroleum Exploration, the cooperation of the ONGC will be sought, which may even partly finance the course, besides offering field training. Similarly the courses in 'Agro-chemistry' and 'Chemistry of Foods and Drugs' will be operated with cooperation from Pharmaceutical industry. Field work / Project work will be a compulsory component in each course, and industrial / field training is obligatory for a few months. Several electives in each course will be made available, from which the students can opt a few on choice based credit system. This provides for student's mobility across disciplines and also helps them to gain trans-disciplinarity of outlook.

When the University becomes full fledged, it should be possible for the University to offer regularly and continuously through out the year - quite a few programs to impart skills to the various sections of the society for alternative livelihood and to improve the skills of the technical personnel of the industry. A separate cell for this purpose called 'Community College' will be carved out, and the expertise of the faculty will be utilized. The University, by this activity, not only spreads information and improves the skills, but also earns some money.

Similarly the University plans to create centres like (i) Centre for Communication, (ii) Centre for Comparative Cultures and Philosophy, (iii) Centre for Performing and Visual Arts to encourage communicational skills and to sustain the Indian Culture and Philosophy, and (iv) Content Development and Evaluation Centre to constantly evaluate the curriculum and to evolve curricular innovations in tune with contemporary trends, industrial needs and national level eligibility tests for placements. The University also plans to establish a sports complex and training centre.

The Godavari districts house 74 P.G. Colleges and 350 degree colleges at the present that are sooner or later to be affiliated to the Nannaya University. With the encouragement of the Govt. to introduce liberally 5 year integrated programmes after 10+2 level in the Universities, and with the focus of the Nannaya University to concentrate on specialized branches of study, the students of the affiliated colleges after 10+2+3 level may find it difficult to be admitted into the University. As a result the bondage between the University and affiliated colleges becomes thin, with the University becoming a mere degree awarding agency. To arrest this, Nannaya University contemplates a plan of action that the bondage not only remains in tact, but becomes even thicker.

In the years to come, the affiliated P.G. Colleges will be encouraged to start P.G. Courses liberally in conventional subjects, to compensate for the denial of admission of their students into the University. Sanctions to these courses will be made continuously in such a way the courses are not duplicated in every college, and the supply is not in excess of the demand. These colleges, for all practical purposes, will be considered the 'wards' of the University, and every care will be taken to maintain standards of teaching. A separate cell in the University is contemplated to arrange regular training to P.G. College teachers to update their information and teaching skills. With the establishment of laboratories for practical courses and with internet facilities, it shall not be difficult for the college teachers to undertake minor research projects. Institutions involved in continuous research can provide a better training to students than those blind to research. Accordingly, Nannaya University encourages the colleges supporting research by sanctioning more P.G. courses and increased strength. Project work for the students will be made compulsory. Teachers will be encouraged to orient their teaching in order to improve the analytical skills of students, and special orientation programmes to this effect will be organized. Question papers at the semester end examinations will be redesigned to test the analytical skills.

Keeping in view of the agricultural background of the students in these districts, attempts will be made to introduce adequate components of agriculture, farming, animal husbandry, forestry, aquaculture, sericulture, etc into the curriculum, either as full courses or as a special paper to make the courses more relevant to their occupations. The colleges will further be encouraged to offer part-time diploma courses in nursing, clinical testing, bee-keeping, in order to make the output readily usable in marketing, clinical laboratories, nursing homes, etc. The student will be encouraged to opt for these programmes in addition to their regular degree courses. The principle of the vision is to opt for Gandhian ideology without forsaking pressures of modernization.

University Profile

Adikavi Nannaya University, established in March 2006 through the Government of Andhra Pradesh Act No. 28 of 2006 at Rajahmundry, is a unique addition to the existing Universities in India. Named after Adikavi of Telugu literature Nannayabhatta, the eleventh century poet laureate who initiated a freeway authentic translation of the great epic Mahabharata from Sanskrit to Telugu, the University aims to combine the pristine glory and the contemporary demands of educational excellence.

In the new millennium when the paradigm has shifted to making India a Knowledge society, Adikavi Nannaya University strives to be an active contributor to the ever-expanding field of knowledge. University attends to the educational needs of both the Godavari Districts and very soon all the Post Graduate and Degree Colleges in these districts are going to get affiliated to this University. The ardent hope is that the fledgling University of today will soon become a crowning jewel among the Indian and global Universities.

Rajahmundry is becoming IT hub

With the IT boom back on the rails in the global arena, the activity has picked up momentum in the Godavari districts in last one year, particularly at Rajahmundry, the commercial city.

With the IT boom back on the rails in the global arena, the activity has picked up momentum in the Godavari districts in last one year, particularly at Rajahmundry, the commercial city.

With just one company to its credit two years ago, the strength has risen to six at present with five more at various stages of commencing activity in and around the city. Tier-II status for the city also helps it to develop as a new IT destination in East and West Godavari districts. Road, rail and air connectivity has given it an added advantage for development as an IT hub.

With the software technology park of India (STPI) based at the East Godavari Collectorate, IT activity is likely to spread its wings in new areas like Bhimavaram and Tadepalligudem, besides Eluru in West Godavari.

At present an IT SEZ over 15 acres and an IT park with 70,000 square feet in Kakinada surrounding areas, cater to the needs of new entrepreneurs in East Godavari.

It may be mentioned that Union minister of state for defence, Dr M.M. Pallam Raju, a software expert himself, had shown keen interest in the development of IT in the Godavari districts and succeeded in setting up the STPI at Kakinada in 2007.

The presence of more than 100 professional and engineering colleges in both the districts and Adikavi Nannaya Univer-sity has given an added fillip to the activity.

The STPI authorities are planning an IT hub at the Adikavi Nannaya Univer-sity (ANU) Campus College and negotiating with institutions at Bhimavaram and Tadepalligudem to take up the activity.

The STPI deputy director (DD), Mr B. Suresh, said that negotiations were on with Adikavi Nannaya University Camp-us College principal, Mr Suresh Varma, and other heads of institutions in West Godavari.

The STPI, as the monitoring agency of IT in both these districts is getting several sops for units. These are exemption of excise duty on imports and CST reimbursement on purchases and other benefits, the deputy director said.

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