Andhra University is not just one of the oldest educational institutions in the country, but is also the first to be conceived as a residential and teaching-cum-affiliating University, mainly devoted to postgraduate teaching and research. The mission of Andhra University is to leverage global knowledge networks to help India and International Community in developing human resources capable of leading creative developments by upholding intellectual traditions and human values. Keeping in pace with the global needs and challenges under the leadership and guidance of successive Vice-chancellors, the University offers several new Courses of relevance and Contemporary significance. The Andhra University has always subjected itself for continuous self-evaluation for maintaining standards and to reach set targets. Further, to assure quality in Higher Education the University has gone through the process of assessment and accreditation by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in April 2002.