Acharya Nagarjuna University (ANU), Guntur is an autonomous university established more than four decades ago by the great Buddhist philosopher Acharya Nagarjuna in 1976.

The university has over 450 affiliated colleges in Krishna, Guntur and Prakasam districts offering undergraduate, postgraduate, engineering, education, law, pharmacy and Oriental languages courses.

Interested students can apply to this college both in online and offline mode. The admissions to B.Tech, B.Sc and B.Pharm programs are based on JEE Main and AP EAMCET scores. Admission to the B.Arch program is based on the candidate’s score in NATA. Admissions to all other UG courses are based on the candidate’s merit in the last qualifying exams. For PG courses, the admission is based on several entrance examinations such as AP PGECET, AUCET, ANU PGCET and AP PGLCET.

The college also has a good placement record. The average package offered is INR 3.4 lakh per annum. The top recruiters are ICICI, TCS, Wipro, Cognizant, Dharani Info Tech, etc.

The colleges ranked 64 for Pharmacy by NIRF 2020 and ranked 801 for Overall by THE WEEK 2020. ANU recently became India’s First Public University to achieve QS I-GAUGE LEAD CERTIFICATE.

Acharya Nagarjuna University Highlights

Established | Institute Type 1976 | Autonomous
Approved by UGC, NAAC
Courses Offered UG, PG, Doctoral, PG Diploma
Admission Criteria Merit & Entrance based
Modes of education Full-time, Distance Learning
Application mode Online/Offline
Facilities Available Library, Hostel, Auditorium
Top Recruiters ICICI, TCS, Wipro, Cognizant, Dharani Info Tech, etc
Official Website

Acharya Nagarjuna University Ranking

Acharya Nagarjuna University is one of the best universities in India and is ranked highly by every major ranking institution. They are tabulated below:

NIRF 64 (Pharmacy) 2020
NIRF 50 (Pharmacy) 2019
THE WEEK 801 (Overall) 2020
THE WEEK 601 (Science) 2019

Acharya Nagarjuna University Courses

Courses offered by Acharya Nagarjuna University are tabulated below

B.A Economics, History, Sociology, English, Mathematics, Statistics, Politics, Computer Application, Telugu, Administration, English 3 years
B.Com General, Computer Application 3 years
B.Sc Electronics, Physics, Information Technology, Computer Science, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany, Statistics, Zoology, Costume and Fashion 3 years
B.Tech Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering 4 years
BCA Computer Application 3 years
BHM Hospital Management 3 years
M.A Economics, Hindi, Journalism and mass communication, Sociology, History, Ancient History, Rural Development, English, Telugu, Sanskrit, Public Administration, Political Science, Mahayana Buddhist Studies 2 years
M.Sc Aquaculture, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Botany, Chemistry, Electronics & Instrumentation Technology, Environmental Sciences, Foods & Nutritional Science, Geology, Mathematics, Microbiology, Nano-Biotechnology, Nano-Technology, Physics, Statistics, Zoology 2 years, 5 years (Nano-Technology)

Acharya Nagarjuna University Admissions

The admissions to B.Tech, B.Sc and B.Pharm programs are based on JEE Main and AP EAMCET scores. Admission to the B.Arch program is based on the candidate’s score in NATA. Admissions to all other UG courses are based on the candidate’s merit in the last qualifying exams. For PG courses, the admission is based on several entrance examinations such as AP PGECET, AUCET, ANU PGCET and AP PGLCET.

How to Apply?

  • Go to the official university website of ANU, Guntur
  • Scroll down and select the directorate of admissions option from the ‘other menu’ below.
  • Find the online application form from that page.
  • Fill in all the details in the application form.
  • Scan and unload the required documents to submit with the application.
  • Pay the application fee using the payment methods accepted.
  • Submit the application form.

Acharya Nagarjuna University Cutoff

The cut off for ANU Guntur AP-EAMCET is given below

Courses General SC ST
Male Female Male Female Male Female
B.Tech Computer Engineering 12244 13477 52270 39600 61699 75118
B.Tech Electronics & Communication Engineering 13334 11798 39081 35782 50258 64888
B.Tech Mechanical Engineering 12516 29384 62845 88342 79631 112578
B.Tech Civil Engineering 15538 33718 64398 115425 83365 61614
B.Tech Electrical and Electronics Engineering 12691 17604 59218 64544 59992 107891

Acharya Nagarjuna University Placements

ANU Guntur has a dedicated placement cell that is responsible for bringing companies for campus placement and providing assistance to the students regarding internship and placements.

Highlights of the 2020 placements are listed below:

  • Placement percentage – 70% (According to various student reviews)
  • The highest package offered – INR 4-5 LPA
  • The average package offered – INR 3.4 LPA
  • Top recruiters – ICICI, TCS, Wipro, Cognizant, Dharani Info Tech, etc.

Acharya Nagarjuna University Scholarships

Acharya Nagarjuna University provides a lot of schemes to its students from backward classes to encourage them to continue their higher studies. Schemes are provided in the form of a Direct Benefit Transfer or Central Plan Scheme Monitoring System.

The schemes are listed below:

  • Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority Students
  • Scholarships for professional courses in Post-graduation for SC/ ST students
  • Post-graduation Indira Gandhi Scholarships for single Child
  • Post-graduation Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holder
  • Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC/ST Candidate

Acharya Nagarjuna University Facilities

The facilities provided by ANU Guntur is listed below:

  • Library:The University has a vast library with over 3000 books of both national and international authors. Also, the library consists of e-Books, daily newspapers, print-only journals
  • Internet:The college provides internet facilities for students so that they can access all the websites and materials needed for their academic education.
  • Hostel:Acharya Nagarjuna University has both a boy’s hostel and a girl’s hostel. The hostel is an on-campus hostel, so students save a lot of time that will be otherwise utilised for transportation.
  • Computer Centre:the university provides a computer centre or computer lab with fully functional Wi-Fi facilities.

Acharya Nagarjuna University Faculty

The university is filled with exceptional and highly qualified faculty members. some of them are listed below:

  • Principal, University College of Arts, Commerce & Law
    • Prof. Ratna Shiela Mani Koppula
  • Principal-University College of Science
    • Prof. K. Rosaiah, M.Sc., M.Phil., PhD
  • Principal-Physical Education & Sports
    • Dr P.Johnson, PhD
  • Principal-Architecture & Planning Principal
    • Prof. P.Siddaiah
  • Principal- College of Pharmaceutical Sciences
    • Prof. A. Prameela Rani, M.Pharm, Ph.D


Ques: Which college is the best, Acharya Nagarjuna University or VR Siddhartha?

Ans: Both are good universities and provide excellent education. It really depends on what you want. If you want to study in a great environment, then Nagarjuna University is the right place for you. The college has a great library and lots of extracurricular activities such as NCC and physical education.

Ques: How can we benefit from completing a BTech from Acharya Nagarjuna University Guntur?

Ans: Studying B.Tech at Nagarjuna University has a lot of pros such as the great library, labs with all the modern equipment and facilities. The cons are that they do not have good placements and the food in hostels are not good.

Ques: Is Acharya Nagarjuna University recognized by UGC?

Ans: Yes, the Acharya Nagarjuna University is recognized by University Grants Commission and it is accredited by NAAC ‘A’ Grade for the quality of education that the university provides.

Ques: How do I get transcripts from Acharya Nagarjuna University?

Ans: The step-by-step process is given below:

  • Take copies of your Mark lists and original degree certificates. You need at least two copies of both.
  • For graduation and PG, go to Pariksha Bhavan on the first floor and ask for whichever division you need (UG or PG).
  • If you go to the department, they will verify your xerox copies and ask you to pay an amount as challan at the SBI branch in ANU.
  • After you have paid challan, submit it to the respective department.
  • They will start the attestation process and give you the transcripts.

Ques: Does Acharya Nagarjuna University provide distance education facilities?

Ans: Yes, Acharya Nagarjuna University does provide distance education facilities for MBA, BBA, PG Diploma, M.Com and Diploma. The students who are interested can enrol online for the distance education courses.