Adikavi Nannaya University was established on 22nd April 2006, by an Act of the Andhra Pradesh State Legislative Assembly to meet the higher education needs of East & West Godavari districts. It is an affiliating residential university with territorial jurisdiction over East & West Godavari districts of Andhra Pradesh. named after the first poet of Telugu culture, Nannaya (the eleventh century translator of Mahabharata from Sanskrit to Telugu), the court poet of Rajah RajahNarendra, (the Eastern Chalukya King). The University was established to fulfil the cherished dream of the people of this region, on the sacred banks of River Godavari
This University aims to combine the pristine cultural ethos and the contemporary demands of educational excellence in its vision. To uphold the simple but profound motto, SarvatraVidyaVardhatePraja - Expansive education leads to enrichment of the people, Adikavi Nannaya University will nurture its students as the citizens of the globe on the rich fundamentals of Indian culture while respecting all its diverse ideas. Combining class room and field/lab learning process, nurtured through academia industry relationship, the student shall embark on a journey of intellectual transformation. The University is committed to achieve its mission through outstanding research and scholarship, education and practice by free exchange of ideas with the support of its ethical, interdependent, diverse community of faculty, staff, students and alumni.