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Founded in 2008, Krishna University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the rural setting of the large town of Machilipatnam (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Andhra Pradesh. Officially accredited/recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Krishna University (KU) is a coeducational higher education institution. Krishna University (KU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. KU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.

About University

In pursuance of the recommendations of Knowledge Commission, Krishna University was established, vide Andhra Pradesh Act.No.4 of 1991, G.O’ Ms. No.89 Higher Education (U.E.II) dated 25/06/2008 and G.O Ms. No.109, Higher Education (U.E.II) department dated 14/07/2008 at Machilipatnam, as the town is the head-quarters of Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh. On 23/04/08, The then Hon’ble Chief Minister Dr.Y Rajasekhara Reddy laid the foundation stone for the University. A Feasibility committee headed by Prof. K. Viyyanna Rao visited Machilipatnam for establishing the University.

Krishna University has adopted the emblem etched here, which symbolizes the university in spirit and sanctimonium. The name “Krishna” is derived from its etymology signifying the “blackness” from out of which the perfect manifestation of the Universe and Divinity can be visualized. The energy of light can be absorbed into “Krishna”, which embodies cosmic consciousness. The name of river Krishna, the lifeline of the Krishna basin and its lower deltaic regions of the Krishna District, is evident etymologically in “Krishna”, and the entire district forms the territorial jurisdiction of Krishna University. The lighthouse in the emblem symbolizes the pathfinder and the beam of light emerging from it personifies the vital energy manifesting in different forms of life.It also recalls the geographical location of the varsity, viz. Machilipatnam, a historic and an ancient port city, which existed since 3rd century BC.

The water represented by the blue colour on the lower half of the emblem is the veritable life principle, symbolizes the power of transition from ignorance to ultimate knowledge. The Purna Kumbha recalls the prototype from Amaravati sculpture from the early centuries signifies sasya (fertility), Santana (increase) and samriddhi (plentitude). It also indicates that human beings are part of Mother Nature and when nature thrives, human beings too flourish.

The open book on the lower part of the emblem edifies the endless knowledge. The dharma chakra (law wheel) or Asoka Chakra lying at the bottom evokes national integration and Gautama Buddha’s preachings on dharma. The fish juxtaposed on either side of dharma chakra, represent the Blue Revolution of Krishna district as this district is endowed with one of the largest fresh water lakes of India viz. Lake Kolleru., The leaves at the base on either side of dharma chakra denote the productive green revolution of Krishna district, the rice bowl of Andhra Pradesh.

The technical education and the dissemination of latest advances in scientific knowledge are symbolized by the outer serrated wheel. This brilliant insignia highlights the equal emphasis laid by Krishna University on Humanities, Life sciences, Science and Technology. Ultimately, the motto of Krishna University is spardhayaa vardhate vidya, preaching that education flourishes through competition and scholarly wisdom, and it can be acquired through dharana (acquisition), visleshana (analysis), anvaya(application) and bodhana (teaching).


To develop the University as a highly reputed higher education institution of perennial source of knowledge like river Krishna, for a just and sustainable knowledge economy and society.


The University is committed to:

1. Provide more inclusive access to affordable quality higher education.
2. Promote quality research in diverse areas of development and change appropriate to the local context.
3. Engage in application of knowledge for community development.
4. Strengthen interface between Affiliated Colleges and University for common good.
5. Provide a responsive, accountable, transparent, participative, and results based management system.
6. Develop network with industry and other academic and research institutions to meet the expectations of various stakeholders.
7. Use ICT extensively for enrichment of teaching-learning process and for effective governance.

Quality Policy:

Krishna University (KRU) is committed to ensure world class standards of excellence in teaching, research, consultancy and public engagement activities to realize the vision and mission of the university. The quality objectives and practices include:

  • To put in place the internal quality assurance system for conscientious, continuous, catalytic and planned action towards efficient academic and administrative performance.
  • To create an environment for quality enhancement and sustenance by institutionalization of best practices and internalization of quality culture.
  • To develop quality benchmarks for various academic and administrative activities of the University to put in place quality practices in all its day to day operations by developing standard operating procedures for various activities.
  • To guide, facilitate and encourage affiliated colleges in quality-related activities.
  • To design a system for assimilating feedback on educational programmes from the stakeholders such as teachers, students, employers, government and non-government organizations.
  • To undertake training and development activities for all staff to build their capacity for operationalization of quality practices.
  • To organize inter and intra institutional workshops, seminars and conferences on quality related themes and promotion of quality circles.
  • To develop and maintain institutional database and design a sound Management Information System (MIS) for ensuring institutionalwide quality assurance.
  • To prepare the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) of the University based on the quality parameters/assessment criteria developed by quality assurance bodies.
  • To develop bi-annual Quality Radars (QRs) and Ranking of Internal Units of KRU as a part of Quality Monitoring and Guidance.
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