Sri Padmavathi Mahila University
Tirupati - 517 502
Andhra Pradesh, India
: + 91 - 877 - 224 8481, 224 9684, 224 8417
: + 91 - 877 - 224 8417
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Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam (Sri Padmavati University) is a women's university in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India. It was established as a state university by the Andhra Pradesh legislature in 1983, named after the goddess Sri Padmavati, the consort of Lord Venkateswara. The university has approximately 2,000 students.
The campus of Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam covers 138 acres (56 hectares) located in a semi-urban area at the foot of the sacred Tirumala Hills. Funds for the development are received from UGC, State Government and T.T.Devasthanams.
It is a State University admitting students from all three regions of Andhra Pradesh namely Rayalaseema, Telengana and Coastal Andhra. The University was established with the objective of promoting professional education to women so as to empowerg them economically and socially.
The University has established linkage with foreign universities and national organisations. The most notable ones are:
- Staff development programme with the Department of Education, Loughborough University, UK with financial assistance from the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education and the British Council through the overseas Development Administrative Programme.
- Women Entrepreneurship Development with the Department of Business Management and Entrepreneurship, Université de Montréal, Canada.
- An exchange programme with Chinese Government for the promotion of research in Sericulture.
Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam is a Unitary University with 16 departments having 52 programme options: 5 postgraduate diploma, 4 undergraduate, 16 postgraduate, 14 M.Phil. and 14 Ph.D. programmes. The university satisfies the mission of providing professional education to women of Andhra Pradesh to make them self reliant. The practice of giving remedial teaching to the academically weaker students and the organisation of pre-examination coaching to backward community students are undertaken by the University to promote equity.