Students aspiring to pursue higher education in Andhra Pradesh have an array of options to choose from. AP boasts of a few best universities. Each university conducts an entrance examination to test student’s skills and qualification for admissions into various courses. Here is a list of top 5 universities in Andhra Pradesh.

1.Gandhi Institute Of Technology And Management (GITAM)

Gandhi Institute Of Technology And Management (GITAM),  Visakhapatnam
Gandhi Institute Of Technology And Management (GITAM), Visakhapatnam


Founded in 1980, Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management is a private higher education institution located in the port city of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. It is recognized by the University Grants Commission of India. GITAM offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study.

2. KL University

KL University, Vaddeswaram
KL University, Vaddeswaram

Established in 1980, K L University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban Vaddeswaram in Andhra Pradesh. It is recognized by the University Grants Commission, India. (KLU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.This 39- year- old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades.International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

3.Andhra University

Andhra University,  Visakhapatnam
Andhra University, Visakhapatnam


Founded in 1926, Andhra University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in Visakhapatnam. It is recognized by the University Grants Commission, India. This university offers courses and programmes leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. This 93 year old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

4.Jawaharlal Nehru Technology University (JNTU)

Jawaharlal Nehru Technology University (JNTU), Kakinada
Jawaharlal Nehru Technology University (JNTU), Kakinada

Founded in 1946, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada is a non-profit public higher education institution located in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh. It is recognized by the University Grants Commission, India. JNTU Kakinada is a coeducational higher education institution.It offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study.

5.Acharya Nagarjuna University

Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur
Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur

Founded in 1976, Acharya Nagarjuna University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. It is recognized by the University Grants Commission, India. It offers various offers and programms such as bachelors and masters degrees.

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