By | August 31, 2015

Acharya Nagarjuna University is a university in the region of Namburu, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India. It is one of the major universities in the country covering many colleges and institutes of districts in the region.

Acharya Nagarjuna, the profounder of the Madhyamika Buddhism is one of the greatest philosophers India has ever produced.  The Buddhists of China, Japan and Tibet river him to be the Second Buddha, who once again set in the motion the wheel of Dharma.  He endowed with metaphysical profundity and logical acumen has reaffirmed the basic ideas of Buddhism, apart from providing reinterpretation, clarification and amplification of new concepts of Buddhism. He focused on the fundamental problems of human existence, human aspiration and human actions.  He found solutions to them through intuition and reflective thought.  He applied and practiced these solutions and his doctrine and experience become a norm to motivate rational and sensitive minds of different generation in different countries with varied cultural environment. Hanayama Shinsho recognizing Nagarjuna’s contribution has opined that ‘he may well be called the progenitor of Mahayana thought’.

The Madhyamika-karika testifies to the historicity to their author Nagarjuna, the great Buddhist philosopher, who extolled the path of Prajnaparamita. He wrote the Karika in order to expound the basic teaching of the Prajnaparamita-sutras.  The recent archaeological discoveries at Amaravati corroborate to certain extent the broad facts about Nagarjuna’s life on which his traditional biographies agree.  He was born in a Brahmin family in Andhradesa  at Vedali.  Based on the Chinese author Tao-an (A.D.568) and Kumarjivas’ account and his date for Buddha’ nirvana and other material of a Japanese Scholar Hakaju concluded that Nagarjuna lived about 113-213 A.D.  The fact being his friendship with a Satavahana King Gautamiputra Satakarni (130-150 A.D.) and his having spent the latter part of his career in the monastery built for him by this king at Bhramaragiri (Sriparvata).  The Manjuasrimulakalpa and Tibetan sources contend that Nagarjuna had the Amaravati stupa renovated, enclosed and ornamented with the assistance of this King.  Dhanyakataka and Sriparvata were the Centers of his activity.  Rajatarangini of 11 th century treats him as a contemporary of Kanishka.

College of Arts, Commerce & Law
S.No.   Course of study Intake Duration of the Course
1. M.A. Economics     45  2 years
2. M.A Rural Development   25 2 years
3. M.A Political Science   25 2 years
4. M.A Public Administration 25 2 years
5. M.A Sociology 25 2 years
6. M.S.W (Master of Social Work) 40 2 years
7. M.A History 25 2 years
8. M.A Ancient History & Archaeology 25 2 years
9. M.A Mahayana Buddhist Studies 14 2 years
10. M.A Telugu 40 2 years
11. M.A Sanskrit 15 2 years
12. M.A English 40 2 years
13. M.A Hindi 40 2 years
14. M.Com 45 2 years
15. M.B.A 90 2 years
16. M.B.A (International Business) 50 2 years
17. M.B.A (Hospital Administration) 30 2 years
18.  M.H.R.M 35 2 years
19. M.T.T.M(Master of Tourism and Travel Management) 35 2 years
20. LL.M 40 2 years
21. M.A Journalism & Mass Communication 30 2 years
22. M.Ed., 35 2 years
23. P.G. Diploma in Ambedkar Studies 30 2 years
College of Sciences
S.No.   Course of study Intake Duration of the Course
1. M.Sc. Aquaculture  30  2 years
2. M.Sc Bio-chemistry 24 2 years
3. M.Sc. Biotechnology 24 2 years
4. M.Tech Biotechnology 20 2 years
5. M.Sc. Botany 40 2 years
6. M.Sc. Chemistry 42 2 years
7. M.Sc. Electronics & Instrumentation Technology 16 2 years
8. M.Sc. Environmental Sciences 24 2 years
9. M.Sc. Foods & Nutritional Science 28 2 years
10. M.Sc. Geology 18 2 years
11. M.C.A. 30 2 years
12. M.Sc. Mathematics 55 2 years
13. M.Sc. Microbiology 28 2 years
14. M.Sc. Nano-Biotechnology 24 2 years
15. M.Sc. Nano-Technology 40 5 years
16. M.Sc. Physics 40 2 years
17. M.Sc. Statistics 25 2 years
18. M.Sc. Statistics (QR & OR) 20 2 years
19. M.Sc. Zoology 42 2 years
College of Physical Education and Sports Sciences
S.No.   Course of study Intake Duration of the Course
1. B.P.Ed 50 1 year
2. M.P.Ed 40 2 years
3. P.G. Diploma in Yoga for Human Excellence (Regular) 50 1 year
4. P.G. Diploma in Yoga for Human Excellence (Part Time) 50 2 years
College of Engineering & Technology
S.No.   Course of study Intake Duration of the Course
1. B.Tech (ECE) 60  4 years
2. B.Tech (EEE) 60 4 years
3. B.Tech (Civil) 60 4 years
4. B.Tech (ME) 60 4 years
5. B.Tech (CSE) 60 4 years
6. M.Tech (CSE) 18 2 years
7. M.Tech (ECE) 18 2 years
College of Pharmaceutical Sciences
S.No.   Course of study Intake Duration of the Course
1. B. Pharmacy 60 4 years
2. M. Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical Chemistry) 20 2 years
3. M. Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical Analysis) 24 2 years
4. M. Pharmacy (Pharmaceutics) 24 2 years
College of Architecture and Planning
S.No.   Course of study Intake Duration of the Course
1. B.Arch 80 5 years
S.No.   Course of study Intake Duration of the Course
1. M.A. Economics 40  2 years
2. M.A. History 40 2 years
3. M.S.W. (Master of Social Work) 40 2 years
4. M.Com 40 2  years
5. M.B.A 60 2 years
6. M.Ed 35 1 year
7. M.Sc. Mathematics 40 2 years


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Centre for Distance Education – ICT Division,
International Students Cell
Acharya Nagarjuna University ,
Nagarjuna Nagar – 522510,
Andhra Pradesh, India
Call us on: 8688 338 338
sms: ANUOP to 56767

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Centre for Distance Education – ICT Division,
International Students Cell,
Acharya Nagarjuna University,
Nagarjuna Nagar,
Guntur – 522510,
Andhra Pradesh, India
Call us on: 8688 338 338
sms: ANUOP to 56161


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