Sri Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy
Hon’ble Chief Minister
Andhra Pradesh

Dr. Audimulapu Suresh
Hon’ble Minister, HRD
Andhra Pradesh

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. P. Bhaskara, 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. P. Kalavathi

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.S. 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. B.V. Tirupanyam

          Academic Cell Members
S.No. Name of the Officer District In-charge Assigned Works Contact No.
1 Dr. A Ram Gopal Srikakulam, Vizianagaram NAAC & NIRF, Restructured/Market-Oriented Courses, Collectors' Conference Notes, PPT for all Meetings 9441247706
2 Dr. G. Srinivas SPSR Nellore JKC Budget, Trainings, Placements, JKC Coordinators Nomination, JKC Activities, Shreyas and APSSDC 8143337376
3 Dr. S. Madhavi Krishna, Guntur WEC, Anti Ragging, Internal Complaints Committee (ICC), All Government Programmes, IRCS, RRC, Solar, Academic Audit, Extracurricular Activities 9440969636
4 Smt P Kusuma Kumari East Godavari 9912328736
5 Dr. G. Giribabu Chittoor LMS, Cadre Strength, AISHE, TISS-APUSESDP,
Ek Bharat Shresta Bharat
6 Sri. R. Ravikiran 9640656432
7 Dr. B. Sudhakara Rao YSR Kadapa, West Godavari ELL Budget, ELL Establishment, Nadu-Nedu, Mana TV, and UGC Schemes 9441825153
8 Sri P. Sreedhar Anantapuramu, Vishakhapatnam e-office, APFIBERNET, Technical Assistance to Online Admissions, Digital Classrooms & Virtual Classrooms, GB Meetings of Autonomous Colleges 7337377709
9 Smt Jangam JS Mani Kurnool, Prakasam Learning Management System(LMS) 9849871123
10 Sri G. D. Rajender Website Maintenance, Biometric Attendance 9866399182

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 Sri B. Nageswara Rao

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