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Courses started and their Significance

    The courses are designed keeping in view the demand for the subject, scope for the intellectual development of the student within the disciplinary boundaries, the relevance of the course broadly for the region and the nation, employability of the student, and his ability to contribute, through the skills and practical training acquired at the University, to regional and national development and to national wealth. That Nellore is fast metamorphosing itself into an industrial city with a concentration of major industries around a twenty kilometer zone of the area where the University is going to be located and that the district administration is gearing itself up to prepare a HR Atlas for the purpose are also factors taken into the reckoning in the matter of course design. Thus the perspective is futuristic. Further, a student should evolve himself into a useful citizen contributing not only to the productivity of the nation but also to the promotion and upholding of citizenship values. Hence the focus is on holistic training.

The University currently, is offering Ten courses
  1. MCA
  2. MBA
  3. MBA Tourism Management (TM)
  4. M.Sc Organic Chemistry
  5. M.Sc Marine Biology
  6. M.Sc Biotechnology
  7. M.Sc Microbiology
  8. M.A English
  9. M.A Telugu
  10. Master of Social Work

Two Regular courses and two PG Diploma Courses are being offered from this year 2012.
  1. M.Com Banking and Finance
  2. M.Sc Food Technolody
* PG Diploma courses are
  1. PG Diploma in Fire and Safety
  2. PG Diploma in Environment and Health
* These PG Diploma Courses are offered through an MoU with Krishnapatnam Sercurity Services (Pvt) Limited, Krishnapatnam, Muthukur Mandal.

PhD Programmes were started in 2010 in Six Departments
  1. Computer Science
  2. Business Management
  3. Biotechnology
  4. Chemistry
  5. Marine Biology
  6. Social Work

It is proposed that Research Supervisors from Affiliated Colleges will also be entitled and enlisted for guiding the PhD students in the ensuing notification.

The University has launched Ph.D. programmes in Eleven disciplines, namely, Computer Science, Business Management, Biotechnology, Chemistry, English, Commerce, Economics, Physics, Zoology, Marine Biology, and Social Work, with effect from the academic year 2010 -11. The Ph.D. programmes are entirely in conformity with the latest UGC guidelines as contained in the UGC (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Awards of M.Phil/Ph.D. Degree) Regulations 2009 and admissions were made by conducting an Entrance Test and through a viva.

VSU RESET 2012 has been conducted with an addition of five subjects: English, Commerce, Economics, Physics, Zoology.

Territorial Jurisdiction

   Sri Potti Sreeramulu Nellore District is the jurisdiction of the University. Vikrama Simhapuri University was, to start with, a unitary University. Giving the University a full-fledged status, the Government of Andhra Pradesh, in a letter from the Principal Secretary to Government, Higher Education Dept. No.9855/UE-II/2008-4 dated 09.04.2010, has authorized the University to exercise its powers of affiliation under the A.P Universities Act, 1991, to bring UG/PG/Professional/Oriental, etc., colleges in Sri Potti Sreeramulu Nellore district under its jurisdiction from the academic year 2010 - 11. Thus 126 colleges hitherto affiliated to Sri Venkateswara University have been brought under the fold of Vikrama Simhapuri University, Nellore with effect from the academic year 2010 - 11.

   Sri Potti Sreeramulu Nellore District is one of the nine coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh situated in the southern most point. It lies between 300 -25m and 150-55m of the northern latitude and 790-9m and 800-14m of the eastern longitude. The boundaries of the district are the Bay of Bengal on the East, Veligonda Hills separating it from the Kadapa District on the West, Prakasam District on the North, and Chittoor District and Tamilnadu on the South. It spreads over an area of 13,076 sq kms and this accounts for 4.7% of the total area of the State.

   The literacy rate of the district has increased, as a result of the initiative of the Govt. of A.P to 67.08%, which is higher than the State literacy rate which stands at 60.47%. Thus the district has great opportunities for enrolment to higher education. The district has a coast line of 169 km, covering 12 mandals.

   Taking the potential of the district for development and resource generation, the Government of India has approved the creation of four SEZs. These are as many as 47 large and medium industries with a total investment of 11039.56 crores employing 15,883 as many as 30869 small scale/tiny industries, 208 units of cottage industries with an investment of 43451 lakhs in the district.

   In the light of the rapid industrialization and the establishment of the Special Economic Zones especially in the sectors of textiles and tannery products, Vikrama Simhapuri University has started courses of study which are relevant to region, which integrate work skills with the curriculum, and which strives to promote the employability of the students.