The university is situated about 15 kms away from the historic Kadapa City on the Kadapa –Pulivendula road amidst serene surroundings and has a sprawling campus of about 700 acres.
With a humble beginning, the university made rapid strides towards overall development and has sufficient infrastructural facilities such as buildings with academic ambiance, library, modern science and research laboratories equipped with sophisticated instruments, supercomputer facility, agri-science park, spacious hostels, gym, daycare center, Botanical Garden and a vast playground.
At present, the university has on its rolls 115 faculty members and about 200 non-teaching staff. The young faculty has rich research experience in India and abroad besides teaching. Presently about 1800 students are pursuing postgraduate and research programmes. Majority of the science faculty have obtained research projects from central funding agencies such as DST/ CSIR/DBT/MNRE / ISRO/UGC/MoES /BRNS /APCOST and a considerable number of projects are under progress. The university was accorded 2 (f) recognition in 2007 and 12 (B) status in 2011 by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi. Presently it is an affiliating university with about 100 Postgraduate, degree, law, B.Ed, MCA, MBA and Physical Education colleges under its jurisdiction.
In tune with the contemporary societal, scientific and technological needs the university with 27 departments is offering conventional and inter-disciplinary courses in basic and applied sciences, humanities, social sciences, and management. The university launched two five year M.Sc integrated courses, namely Earth Sciences and Biotechnology & Bio-Informatics in 2007. The University also started research programmes leading to Ph.D. in the year 2010 and currently, about 170 research scholars are pursuing research in 27 different Departments. To give a fillip to engineering education, the university in the year 2008 started YSR Engineering College in Proddutur, a major town in Y.S.R district and an industrial hub. Currently, it is offering graduate courses in Engineering disciplines of Civil, Mechanical, Electrical & Electronics, Electronics & Communication, Computer Science and Metallurgy & Materials Technology, and about 850 students are on the rolls.