Named after a renowned philosopher- thinker, poet, sage and yogi, Vemana, Yogi Vemana University, established in the year 2006,
by an Act of A.P state legislature is a blessing and boon for the students and researchers of the backward Rayalseema region in
general and Y.S.R district in particular. The erstwhile Sri Venkateswara University Post Graduate Centre was elevated to a University
with a humble and noble intention of providing a more conducive environment to impart value-based education and promote quality research
and service. The University is committed to nurture and uphold healthy academic standards which contribute to the social, intellectual and moral development.
The University is situated about 15 kms away from the historic Kadapa City on the Kadapa –Pulivendula road amidst serene surroundings and has a
sprawling campus of about 700 acres. With a humble beginning, the University made rapid strides towards overall development and has sufficient
infrastructural facilities such as buildings with academic ambience, library and modern science and research laboratories. The University has 100 regular staff,
82 Academic Consultants on its rolls besides 307 non-teaching and 125 outsourcing staff. One of the unfailing strengths of the University is its faculty,
relatively young with wide overseas exposure in research endeavors and rich experience in teaching. The faculty includes Humboldt and Ramanujam Fellows,
Young Scientist awardees and recipients of UGC Raman Fellowships (17 No. of C.V. Raman Fellowships, 2 No. of Humboldt fellows and 1 No. of Ramanujan fellowship holder).
The young faculty has rich research experience in India and abroad besides teaching. Teachers have been encouraged to enrich their pedagogical practices using
technology. Presently about 2000+ students are pursuing postgraduate and research programmes. Around 125+ Research scholars have received research fellowships from
various agencies. The University has bagged 88+ research projects worth Rs.29.0 crores from various funding agencies such as
DST / CSIR / DBT / MNRE / ISRO / UGC / MoES / BRNS / APCOST / MIC, etc. Since its inception the University prioritized research arena and with the support of the
Government, funding agencies and enthusiastic faculty, the University has been successful in obtaining the above research projects. Yogi Vemana University received
UGC 2(f) and 12(B) statuses in 2007 and 2011, respectively. In a bid to subject the institute to objective evaluation SSR for NAAC was filed in November 2014 and the
University accomplished NAAC ‘B’ grade with 2.54 CGPA in January 2016 in the 1st Cycle. The University enrolled for the NIRF initiative of MHRD, Government of India and
was accorded 92nd rank at National level and 3rd rank at the State level. University Grants Commission sanctioned Rs.8.0 crores towards Development Assistance to Yogi
Vemana University, Kadapa during XII Plan period. With NAAC accreditation in 2016, RUSA has sanctioned Rs.20.0 crores for the development of infrastructure in the
University. In tune with the contemporary societal, scientific and technological needs the University with 28 departments is offering conventional and inter-disciplinary
courses in basic and applied sciences, humanities, social sciences and management. The University launched two five year M.Sc integrated courses, namely Earth Sciences and
Biotechnology & Bio-Informatics in 2007. At present as many as 169 colleges offering undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses are affiliated to the University,
which include 13 P.G., 93 U.G., 02 Law, 55 B.Ed., 03 B.P.Ed. and 03 D.P.Ed.
To give a fillip to engineering education, the University in the year 2008 started YSR Engineering College at Proddutur, a major town in Y.S.R district and an industrial
hub. Currently it is offering graduate courses in Engineering disciplines of Civil, Mechanical, Electrical & Electronics, Electronics & Communication, Computer Science
and Metallurgy & Materials Technology, and about 850+ students are on the rolls.
Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE) has entrusted the task of conducting the Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Common Entrance Test (APPGCET-2022) to
Yogi Vemana University for the candidates seeking admission into first year of general Post Graduate programs such as M.A., M.Com., M.Sc. etc. offered by the State
funded Universities under the administrative control of Higher Education Department and their Constituent/Affiliated [Government and Private (Aided/Unaided)] Colleges
including Minority Educational Institutions in the State. The APSCHE has instilled confidence and faith in Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa for the smooth conduct of the
APPGCET-2022 in Online mode in the State of Andhra Pradesh.