Origin of the Department

Prior to 30.06.1975 Education at all levels in the State was being managed by one Head of the Department called Directorate of Public Instruction (DPI). There was enormous growth of educational Institutions, both at Secondary and Collegiate levels. With a view to streamline the functioning of the monolithic Directorate of Public Instruction and making it function more effectively, the Government have issued orders, bifurcating the department into the Directorate of School Education and Directorate of Higher Education in the year 1975 vide G.O. MsNo. 788 Edn., dated 30.06.1975. The Directorate of Higher Education was entrusted with the responsibility of the Management of Degree and Junior Colleges in the State.

Directorate of Collegiate Education

Over the years due to enormous increase in the number of Junior colleges on one hand and the Degree Colleges on the other, administration of these two sectors of Higher Education became difficult for a single Head of the Department. Therefore to give special attention to these two areas of education, The Directorate of Higher Education was further divided into Directorate of Collegiate Education and Directorate of Intermediate Education vide G.O.Ms.No.343-Edn, Dated: 31.10.1989.Thus the Directorate of Collegiate Education came into existence on 01.11.1989 as a separate entity to deal exclusively with the matters of Undergraduate and Post-Graduate Colleges in the State.

Purpose for creation of the Department

The Department is created to promote Collegiate Education, giving special attention to the areas located in Backward and Rural areas, to strengthen Women education at undergraduate and post-graduate levels to create educational opportunities for weaker sections of the society and to introduce need-based vocational courses replacing the conventional courses in a phased manner.

Evolution of the Department

In the year 1969 the State Government had introduced 10+2+3 systems of education and started number of Junior Colleges in the State to impart Intermediate Education. The number of these colleges increased immensely after formation of Directorate of Higher Education on 30.06.1975. Consequently, the administrative responsibilities of Director of Higher Education have enormously increased and the centralized management of all the colleges from the State capital had become very difficult. Thus the need was felt to decentralize the organization which has resulted in the creation of four regional offices in the State to oversee the functioning of colleges in the respective regions in the year 1981. The four offices of Regional Joint Directors are located at Rajahmundry, Gutur, Kadapa and Warangal.

Officials Working

The Commissioner of Collegiate Education (CCE)


The Chief Controlling Authority and Head of the Department of Collegiate Education, Government of Andhra Pradesh.


Controls all administrative units including the Regional offices and all Degree Colleges in the state of Andhra Pradesh


Implements all the policies of the Government relating to the Department of Collegiate Education


Ex-officio Member of the Executive Councils of all Universities in the State


Implements executes all the academic administrative matters relating to the department

Commissioner of Collegiate Education Dr. Pola Bhaskar, IAS

Joint Director (JD)


Assist the Commissioner of Collegiate Education and supervise the work of personnel and functionaries under their control. Conduct enquiries and inspections. Attend the work assigned by the CCE.


Conduct enquiries and inspections. Attend the work assigned by the CCE.

Joint Director Dr. R David Kumar Swamy

Regional Joint Directors (RJDs)


Competent authority under A.P Education Act for Private Aided Colleges in the region


Appointing authority to the posts of Senior Assistants and other categories below the cadre of Senior Assistants in Govt. Degree Colleges.


Inspects the colleges and conducts enquiries in their juridiction


to deal with the matters delegated by the Commissionerate of Collegiate Education.

RJDCE Rajahmundry     Dr. Krishna Chappidi

RJDCE Guntur               Dr. V. Rama Jyotsna Kumari

RJDCE Kadapa             Dr. D. Nagalinga Reddy

Deputy Director (DD)


Assist the Commissioner in all administrative matters of the department such as appointments, transfers, disciplinary cases, court cases etc.

Deputy Director Sri B.N. Sankara Rao

Academic Guidance Officer (AGO)


Assists the Commissioner in all academic matters of the department such as introduction of restructured courses, assessment of workload in the colleges, analysis of the results, monitoring of academic affairs of the colleges and computerization of data of the department. He is assisted by Lecturers in discharging his duty.

Academic Guidance Officer Dr. Ch Tulasi

          Academic Cell Members
S.No. Name of the Academic Officer Subject District In-charge Assigned Works-General Quality Assurance Parameters assigned for Guidance & Monitoring as per NAAC's Quality Indicator Framework. Contact No.
2 Sri P.Sreedhar
Co-ordinator: Technical Wing
Computer Science Anantapuramu

1.Online Admissions admissions related issues.
2. CCEs Conference facilitation,
3. Energy Conservation cell water conservation measures.
4. Digital Virtual Classroom Budget.

Physical infrastructure and IT infrastructure integration into TLP
Infrastructure Utilization maintenance monitoring - namely,
1. Physical Infrastructure-Class Rooms , Laboratories.
2. ICT enabled class room maintenance utilization:Virtual Class Rooms, Digital Class Rooms, e-class rooms.
3.Digital Infrastructure monitoring its utilization- Computers, Seamless maintenance of Internet and Wi-Fi.
4.College websites, well maintenance and updation G-suite facility -supervision ofutilization.
3.Paperless office Office automation.
5 Dr.G. Srinivas Zoology Nellore
1. JKCs maintenance programme facilitation Budget
2.APSSDC activities
3. RUSAscheme implementation
4. ISO Certification
Implementation of programmes related to concept of rolling out Work ready graduates:
1.Employability skills Development programmes and related trainings .
2. Facilitating Placement drives
2. Life skills, Internships, Apprenticeships and related training programmes.
3.EstablishmentofIncubation, innovation Entrepreneurships Centres in colleges and monitoring related activities.
4. Maintenance of information on students selected for various jobs.
6 Dr. A. RamGopal
Asst.Co-ordinator: Academic Wing
Chemistry Srikakulam Vizianagaram 1. Gearing up colleges for NAAC Asssessment accreditation, providing budgetary provision and related issues.
2.Autonomous colleges activities - GB meetings, appointment  of nominees, etc.
3. UGC related communication
3. Tech-2018
4. Monitoring and guiding Students Grievance Redressal Cell activities.
TLP- Quality Curriculum transaction Governance.
1. IQAC constitution as per NAAC guidelines, monitoring meetings of IQAC,  Institutional plans Activity implementation - Code of conduct implementation for students, Principal staff.
2. Programme rationalization and Curriculum design and development
3. Enhancing learning experiences of students:Setting benchmarks in TLP -Monitoring transaction of curriculum as per Time table,  coverage of syllabus,Ensuring Quality in pedagogy for experiential and participative learning, ensuring and monitoring quality instruction delivery in class rooms; Institutionalizing and Monitoring higher-order teaching and learning practices,
4. Monitoring organization of Filed Trips, Project works, exhibitions, etc.,
5.Vision and Mission of College,institutional perspectiveplan development implementation
6. Governance Leadership: Facilitating students and staff to take active part in administration throughparticipative Decentralized management system.
7. Promotion of e-Government initiatives in colleges
10 Smt. J.Jyothi
Asst.Co-ordinator: Technical Wing
Computer Applications Prakasam
1. LMS-Technical ( Issues with vendor, updation of new features)
2. Calendar preparation organizing events and festivals.
2. NIRF implementation
3. Google sheet/form placement
4. District Resource Centre (DRC)
5.Result analysis.
Studentssupport and Progression Amenities management:
1. Career Guidance: Establishment of Career Guidance Cells, activating its functions - Organization of professional lecturers, Guiding and monitoring studentsvertical and horizonatl progression,P.G entrance examinations coaching.
3. Monitoring functions of Mentoring - Ward System- learning level assessment - Learning level based designing of special programmes.
4. Conduct of Certificate Courses (MOOCS), Value added courses
5.Facilities and amenities maintenance monitoring-Drinking water facility, wash rooms or toilets, women waiting halls,etc., - Diffrently abled friendly infrastructure.

Chief Accounts Officer (CAO)


Assists the Commissioner in financial matters such as preparation and control of budget, preparation of office records to A.G.’s audit


Conduct inspections in Colleges and RJDCE offices in terms of Financial matters.

Chief Accounts Officer Smt. T.Anuradha

Assistant Directors (ADs)


Assist the Deputy Directors, Joint Directors and the Commissioner.


Supervise the sections under their control. They deal with the Service and other matters allotted to them.

Assistant Director - 1 Sri J. H. Thomas

Assistant Director - 2 Sri P. S. M. G. Sagar

Assistant Director - 3 Sri M.V. Ramana Rao