Education in Andhra Pradesh

The state of Andhra Pradesh, situated on the country's south eastern coast, is referred to as one of the favored centers of higher education in India. This south Indian state has spread quality education at each and every level of the entire education system prevalent there. Almost all the towns as well as the villages are covered under this educational jurisdiction. The Government of Andhra Pradesh introduces and pioneers many projects and programs so as to enhance the education system in the state. Apart from that many educational schemes are introduced by the state government to facilitate basic education among the underprivileged students. One of the most famous among them is the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, where free education is provided to the poor students. All of these initiatives have resulted in the growth of the state's literacy rate. According to the Census report of the year 2011, over a period of 10 years, the average rate of literacy of this state has increased to 67.77 % from 61.11 % in Census, 2001.

Educational Institutes in Andhra Pradesh

Apart from around 69, 500 schools ranging from the pre-primary to the senior secondary ones, the state is home to a number of institutes, which impart higher education. These higher education institutes include many colleges, universities, polytechnic institutes, medical colleges, engineering colleges, research institutes and many more. Given below are the approximate total numbers of the different educational institutions in Andhra Pradesh:

  • Pre-primary School: 18
  • Primary School: 51, 836
  • Elementary School: 8, 713
  • Secondary School: 8, 897
  • Senior Secondary School: 97
  • Junior College or Pre-degree College: 2, 231
  • Board of Secondary or Intermediate Education: 2
  • Degree College (Arts or Science or Commerce): 923
  • Engineering College: 38
  • Medical College: 31
  • University: 20
  • Deemed University: 3
  • Teacher Training School: 25
  • Teacher Training Institute: 74
  • Polytechnic Institutes: 101
  • Technical Institutes: 459

Schools in Andhra Pradesh

The following table provides names and location of some of the best schools that impart quality school level education in this state of the Republic of India:

Sl. No. Name of Schools Location
1 A. P. Residential School Gorantla
2 A. P. Residential Boys School S. M. Puram and Bobbili
3 A. P. Residential Boys Higher Secondary School Pochampad
4 A. P. Residential Girls Higher Secondary School Pochampad
5 Bhashyam High School S. R. Nagar, Hyderabad
6 Narayana Olympiad School Krishnaveni nagar
7 Poornodaya Higher Secondary School Krishna Devaraya Nagar
8 Ratnam Higher Secondary School Nellore
9 Sarada Vidyalayam Thimmapuram
10 Vidyodaya High School Jammikunta

Engineering colleges in Andhra Pradesh

Following are some of the well known engineering colleges in the state:
  • Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology
  • G. R. I. E. T. (Gokaraju Rangaraju Institute of Engineering and Technology)
  • Muffakham Jah College of Engineering and Technology
  • M. V. S. R. Engineering College
  • Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology
  • Vasavi College of Engineering

Management Institutes in Andhra Pradesh

The 2 most esteemed management institutions in this state are:
  • I. S. B. (Indian School of Business)
  • The Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition

Universities in Andhra Pradesh

Being the location of the reputed Osmania University, which is among the oldest Indian universities, the state is known among the domestic as well as external students for higher education. To name a few other universities in Andhra Pradesh are:
  • Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University
  • Andhra University
  • English and Foreign Languages University
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University
  • Kakatiya University
  • Nagarjuna University
  • Nalsar University of Law
  • N. T. R. University of Health Sciences
  • Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University
  • Rayalaseema University
  • R. G. U. K. T. (Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies)
  • Sri Krishnadevaraya University
  • Sri Venkateswara University
  • University of Hyderabad
Other Institutes of Higher Education in Andhra Pradesh

Apart from the ones mentioned above, following are some of the other renowned institutes imparting higher education in this state of India. The city of Hyderabad, being the capital of Andhra Pradesh, most of these institutions are located there:
  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Hyderabad
  • C. C. M. B. (Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology) in Hyderabad
  • I. I. C. T. (Indian Institute of Chemical Technology) in Hyderabad
  • Indian Institute of Technology (I. I. T.) in Hyderabad
  • I. I. I. T. - H. (International Institute of Information Technology in Hyderabad)/
  • N. I. T. (National Institute of Technology) in Warangal
  • School of Planning and Architecture
  • Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Hyderabad

Last Updated on 20 June 2013