Acharya Nagarjuna University, an affiliating University inaugurated on 11th September 1976 by the former President of India, Sri Fakruddin Ali Ahmed, started with only 10 post-graduate courses in the university college. Since then, it has achieved tremendous progress through quantitative expansion and qualitative improvements on various academic fronts. The University at present offers post-graduate education in 47 courses (39 on the University campus, 4 at University PG Campus at Nuzvid and 5 at University PG Campus at Ongole) besides Post-graduate courses in affiliated colleges. The University has two post-graduate centers one at Nuzvid, Krishna District and the other at Ongole, Prakasam District.
University has got over 450 affiliated colleges in Krishna, Guntur and Prakasam Districts. Acharya Nagarjuna University has been continuously achieving progress, in terms of introducing new subjects in the University College. This University has also pioneered the introduction of self-financed courses in the country, which is in conformity with the thinking of the national education policy makers such as the University Grants Commission. The University is making concerted efforts towards resource mobilization on different fronts.