University, Anantapur, came into existence on July 25, 1981 fulfilling
a silent demand and a long cherished dream of the people of Rayalaseema.
The University is named after a great patron of learning and the
arts, Sri Krishnadevaraya, of the glorious Vijayanagara empire
of the sixteenth century. The University is an offshoot of the
erstwhile Postgraduate Centre of Sri Venkateswara University started
in 1968. Subsequently in 1976, the S. V. U. Postgraduate Centre
attained autonomous status. In 1987, with a capital outlay of Rs.
1.2 crores, Sri Krishnadevaraya Institute of Management was started
with funding from the UGC. In 1988, the University which was originally
a unitary, residential institution, became a full-fledged affiliating
University. Yet another landmark in the history of the University
is that the Postgraduate Centre at Kurnool under the jurisdiction
of Sri Venkateswara University was made over to Sri Krishnadevaraya
University in 1993. Thus the University has an academic history
of 33 years. Situated in rural environs in an extensive campus
of over 500 acres of land, the University has ample scope for development
as also an infrastructure which includes a University Science Instrumentation
Centre, a Computer Centre, a Health Centre, a Gymnasium, an Outdoor
Stadium, an Auditorium and adequately built up space to accommodate
departments of studies, laboratories, hostels, and housing for
the staff, teaching and non-teaching.