About Andhra Pradesh:

Andhra Pradesh is emerging in the information technology. IT-ITeS industry in Andhra Pradesh has witnessed significant growth over the years. Major cities like Visakhapatnam, Kakinada, Tirupati, Anantapuram have been identifiedas potential IT hubs because of cost advantage and other conducive factors like connectivity to other IT hubs such as Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Chennai. Andhra Pradesh also has a high availability of talent, an enabling business environment due to supportive policies by the State Government and excellent infrastructure facilities which have attracted many large IT-BPO companies to the state.

Pharmaceuticals, textiles, agro and food processing, automobile components and minerals based industries are the main contributors to the economy of the state. The upcoming greenfield capital Amaravati as well as other major proposed projects such as Visakhapatnam Industrial Hub, Sricity (Tirupati-Nellore-Chennai), Hindupur, 3 industrial corridors [Visakhapatnam – Chennai (VCIC), Chennai – Bengaluru (CBIC), Bengaluru – Kurnool] and NIMZs in Pamuru, Anantapuram and a large PCPIR are expected to pave the way for a long term economic and industrial growth in the State.

AP was ranked 1nd and identified as an ‘Aspiring Leader’ for investor-friendly ease of doing business setup. The State government is continually updating its investor ecosystem to make it more user-friendly, robust and conducive to business. The 1st Sunrise AP Meet held in Visakhapatnam saw participation from over 1400 delegates (300 foreign from 41 countries) wherein 328 MoUs were signed for investments of INR 4.67 lakh crore1.

State Capital Amaravathi
Area of the State 1,60,205 Sq. Kms
Population (2011 Census) 4,93,86,799
Sex Ratio 996 (Females per 1000 Males)
Urban Percentage 29.06
Literacy rate 67.4%
Districts (13) Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna, Guntur, Prakasam, Nellore, Chittoor, Ananthapur, Kadapa, Kurnool
Major cities  Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Tirupathi, Guntur, Kakinada, Nellore and Kurnool
Total No. of Households 1,70,04,305
Languages Spoken Telugu, English, Urdu and Hindi
Coastline length 974 Kms
Major Rivers Krishna, Godavari, Thungabadra
Religions followed Hinduism, Islam and Christianity
Total Railway track length 5107 Kms.
Number of Railway Stations 620
Annual Rainfall (Average) 940 mm
Total road network 46,440 Kms
Number of National Highways(12) 4,302 kms
State Highways 7,255 kms
Airports Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Tirupathi
Major Sea Ports Visakhapatnam, Gangavaram deep water port
Minor Sea ports Kakinada, Krishnapatnam, and Machilipatnam.

  • Local Reputed Institutions
  • Central (IIM, Central Labs, NSTL, SPA, NID, IIIT – SC, IIIT – Nuzivid, IIT – Tirupathi, Sameer, AMTZ, AIMS etc.)
University Location Type Established Specialization
Acharya Nagarjuna University Guntur State 1976 General
Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University Guntur State 1964 Agriculture
Adikavi Nannaya University Rajahmundry State 2006 General
Andhra University Visakhapatnam State 1926 General
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University Visakhapatnam State 2008 Legal
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Srikakulam Etcherla State 2008 General
Dr. Y.S.R.Horticultural University, Tadepalligudem Tadepalligudem State 2007 Horticulture
NTR Health University Vijayawada State 1986 Healthcare
Dravidian University Kuppam State 1997 Dravidian languages
Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM) Visakhapatnam Deemed 1980 (2007) Technology, management
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Anantapur Anantapur State 1946 (2008) Technology
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada Kakinada State 1946 (2008) Technology
K L University Guntur Deemed 1980 (2009) Technology
Krishna University Machilipatnam State 2008 General
Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies, Nuzvid (RGUKT Nuzvid) Nuzvid State 2008 Technology
Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha Tirupati Deemed 1961 (1987) Sanskrit
Rayalaseema University Kurnool State 2008 General
Sri Krishnadevaraya University Anantapur State 1981 General
Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam Tirupati State 1983 Women’s only
Sri Sathya Sai University Puttaparthi Deemed 1981 (1981) General
Sri Venkateswara University Tirupati State 1954 General
Vignan University Guntur Deemed 1997 (2009) Technology
Vikrama Simhapuri University Nellore State 2008 General
Yogi Vemana University Kadapa State 2006 General
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“One lakh new IT jobs for the youth will be created in the state within a couple of years. Five lakh jobs would also be created in the electronics, manufacturing sectors etc. “

Shri Nara Lokesh
Minister , Information Technology

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