Government of Andhra Pradesh

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Sri Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy

Hon’ble Chief Minister,

Andhra Pradesh

Sri Botcha Satyanarayana

Hon’ble Minister for Education,

Andhra Pradesh


Sri J.Syamala Rao IAS

Principal Secretary to Govt. of A.P.,

Dept. of Higher Education.

Dr. Pola Bhaskar IAS

Commissioner of Collegiate Education,

Govt. of Andhra Pradesh



Department Profile

The Directorate of Public Instruction (DPI) that managed all educational Institutions, both at Secondary and Collegiate levels was bifurcated as Directorate of School Education and Directorate of Higher Education in the year 1975 vide G.O. Ms. No. 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. Over the years, due to the enormous increase in the number of Junior colleges and the Degree Colleges, administration of these two sectors of Higher Education became difficult for a single Head of the Department. In order 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. The Directorate of Collegiate Education came into existence on 01.11.1989. The Head of Collegiate Education deals with the matters of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Government and Private Aided Colleges in the State.


     To provide a holistic platform for students and teachers to develop 21st century thinking skills, moral values, and leadership qualities for building a futuristic nation


  • To upgrade the institutions as quality centers through continuous monitoring and guidance.
  • To develop a sense of commitment through self-motivated monitoring mechanisms.
  • To promote student centered teaching through capacity building of teachers.
  • To provide eco-friendly and skill-oriented campuses for holistic blooming of body-mind and soul of the students.
  • To produce job-friendly graduates through skill-based courses and internships.

Status-GDCs Count
No. of Government Degree Colleges 168
Autonomous Colleges 15
Women’s Colleges 24
Nodal Resource Centers 18
Colleges with Valid NAAC Grade 40
NAAC “A” Grade Colleges 15
College with Potential for Excellence (CPE) Among Autonomous Colleges 3
Department of Biotechnology (DBT) Star Colleges 1

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Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Colony,
Mangalagiri - 522503
Guntur Dt.,
Andhra Pradesh.
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