The combined Colleges of Arts, Science and Technology was established in the year 1931-32 with Padmabhushan Mamidipudi Venkata Rangayya as the Founder Principal. Afterwards the College of Arts & Commerce was carved out from the combined colleges in the year 1966. Strong foundations for this college were laid by the eminent personalities like Sir.J.C. Coyajee, Prof. V. S. Krishna, Prof.B. Sarveswara Rao, Prof. G. Parthasarathi, Prof. K.V. Sivayya and by all other Principals. Due to their efforts, this college is emerged as the biggest constituent college of the Andhra University. Currently the college is having 203 teaching faculty members and 105 administrative and supporting staff members. At present, a total number of 2841 full-time students and 480 Part-Time Students ( in different diploma and evening courses) are on rolls besides 356 Full-Time and 720 Part-Time Research Scholars. Every year a good number of research scholars are being qualified for UGC NET, JRF and A.P.SLET examinations. Significant number of research scholars are awarded with UGC and ICSSR Post Doctoral Fellowships. Besides, 432 M.Phiil Scholars are pursuing research programmes. It is significant to mention that about 60 scholars hailing from different countries like Ethiopia, Nepal, Bhutan and Srilanka have been doing research for their doctoral degrees. The College is equipped with 23 academic departments i.e. Anthropology; Commerce & Management Studies ; Economics; Education; English; Fine Arts; Hindi; History and Archaeology; Human Resource Management, Journalism and Mass Communication; Library and Information Science, Linguistics ; Music and Dance,; Philosophy, Political Science & Public Administration; Psychology and Parapsychology; Physical Education; Sanskrit; Social Work; Sociology; Telugu, Theatre Arts and Urdu.
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Dr. K. Rama Mohana Rao is presently serving as Principal, College of Arts & Commerce, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. He was born in 1958 and did his Post Graduation in M.Com., and MBA and Ph.D. from Andhra University. He had 32 years of teaching and research experience in the Department of Commerce & Management Studies, Andhra University. He guided 15 Ph.D.'s and 10 M.Phil.'s in the faculty of Commerce and Management Studies. He published 8 books including three Text Books- one on Services Marketing and second on ‘Consumer Protection in India’ and the third on Interactive Marketing. He is associated with many Professional Organizations and Universities and also offering consultancy services. Prof. Rao got a prestigious ET NOW National Education Leadership Award as best Professor in Marketing in 2013.
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