Acharya Nagarjuna University (ANU) is a public university in the city of Guntur, southeast India.
Named after a Buddhist teacher and philosopher, the university was founded in 1976 with its main campus located within travelling distance of Guntur – a major industrial centre in the state – with two post-graduate centres located in Nuzvid in Krishna District and the other at Ongole in Prakasam District. The university also has affiliations with over 450 affiliated colleges throughout Krishna, Guntur and Prakasam.
ANU’s main campus plays host to the bulk of the university’s academic and recreational facilities, which include research facilities and accommodation for a large number of students.
The university comprises 39 academic departments, including Engineering, Education, Law, Pharmacy and Language courses. It also offers around 40 post-graduate courses as well as offering doctoral-level programmes.
ANU prides itself on a commitment to international exchange programs, and as such many students of the university have also enrolled at other institutions during or following their period of study.
As well as being a major city, Guntur is also known for the great natural beauty that can be found in its surrounding, which includes national parks and lakes. It is also home to a number of important cultural and religious sites.