About The University

About Acharya Nagarjuna University

Acharya Nagarjuna University, a state university established in 1976, has been constantly striving towards achieving progress and expansion during its existence for over three decades, in terms of introducing new courses in the University Colleges, affiliated colleges and professional colleges. It is one of the front ranking and fastest expanding Universities in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Its aim is to remain connected academically at the forefront of all higher educational institutions.

The university was inaugurated on 11th September, 1976 by the then President of India, Sri Fakruddin Ali Ahmed and celebrated its Silver Jubilee in 2001. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) awarded A grade to Acharya Nagarjuna University. It is named after Acharya Nagarjuna – one of the most brilliant preceptors and philosophers, whose depth of thought, clarity of perception and spiritual insight were such that even after centuries, he is a source of inspiration to a vast number of people in many countries.


Accreditation and International Rankings of ANU:-

  • Acharya Nagarjuna University is Accredited “A” Grade by National Assessment & Accreditation Council of India (NAAC).
  • Acharya Nagarjuna University is ranked among 201-250 as per BRICS World Ranking.
  • Acharya Nagarjuna University is among the Top 20 Universities in India as per Times Higher Education Ranking.
  • Acharya Nagarjuna University stands No. 1 among the Andhra Pradesh Universities as per Web of Universities Ranking.
  • Acharya Nagarjuna University stands in second position as per the ranking given by Andhra Pradesh State Government
  • Acharya Nagarjuna University stands in second position in Andhra Pradesh as per 4ICU.