Sri Venkateswara University
University Type: State University / Public University
University Chancellor: Biswabhusan Harichandan
University Established: 1954
University Website: https://www.svuniversity.edu.in
University Address: Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati-517 507
University Affiliation: UGC, NAAC, NIRF
University Courses Mode: Distance and Regular
University Courses: Under Graduate, Post Graduate, Diploma and Certificate Courses
University History: Sri Venkateswara University (commonly referred to as S. V. University or SVU) is a state university in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India. It was founded in 1954 by chief minister Tanguturi Prakasam Pantulu. The first vice-chancellor was S Govindarajulu Naidu. The university is named after Lord Venkateswara whose shrine is located in the city. The university campus covers a large area on land donated by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams. It is located on the West side of Tirupati, surrounded by the other universities in the city, namely Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam, Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University, Sri Venkateswara Vedic University, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences and Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha. It holds a NAAC rating of "A+" with a score of 3.52 out of 4. It was the 31st university to be built in India, and after the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 it is the second oldest university in Andhra Pradesh, after Andhra University.
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