Sri Krishnadevaraya University (SKU), Anantpur was established in 1968 and had its beginning as the post graduate center of Sri Venkateswara University. It has gained autonomy in 1976. The autonomous post graduate center was given the status of the university in 1981. Initially, Sri Krishndevaraya University functioned as a unitary residential university. It was conferred the status of an affiliating University in 1987. The college is accredited by NAAC. Sri Krishnadevaraya University is contributing to higher education through 112 affiliated degree colleges of which 7 are meant exclusively for women. The university envisages its growth in terms of promoting equity and access, relevance, quality and accountability to redeem the irredeemable backwardness of the region through a massive educational uplift and contribution to a knowledge society, which alone offer the key to social change and economic emancipation. In a short span of two decades of its existence, Sri Krishnadevaraya University gained recognition as a centre of academic excellence, as it is accorded a four star status by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council.