Sri Sathya Sai University Anantapur

(Deemed University)



The National Assessment and Accreditation Council has granted accreditation at the A++ level to the University of Higher Learning for five years, from 2002-03. This places the University in the top bracket of the Indian Universities.

The Sri Sathya Sai University (formerly Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning) was founded on November 22, 1981, by Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. An autonomous body, it has been recognized by the Ministry of Education, Government of India, and the University Grants Commission (UGC), as a Deemed University vide their notification no.F9-11/81-U.3 dt.10.11.1981. The University has been admcitted as a regular member of the Association of Indian Universities vide their letter no. Meet/Reg.Memb/86/97596 dt.20.4.1986.

Date                                        Event
22nd July 1968   Inauguration of Anantapur Campus
09th June 1969   Inauguration of Sri Sathya Sai Arts   and Science College for men at   Brindavan.
28th November 1978    Baba laid the foundation-stone of the   College of Arts, Science and   Commerce at Prasanthi Nilayam
22nd November 1981   Inauguration of Deemed University
20th November 2000   Inauguration of Sri Sathya Sai Mirpuri   College of Music

Courses Offered


Undergraduate Courses: (Duration: 3 years)
1) B.A. (with one of the following subjects being the major subject during the third
year: History & Indian Culture, Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Optional
English or Optional Telugu)
2) B.Com.(Hons.)
3) B.Sc.(Hons.) Mathematics
4) B.Sc.(Hons.) Physics
5) B.Sc.(Hons.) Chemistry
6) B.Sc.(Hons.) Biosciences
7) Bachelor of Home Science

Postgraduate Courses: (Duration: 2 years)
1) M.A. (English Language & Literature)
2) M.A. (Telugu Language & Literature)
3) M.Sc. (Biosciences) with specialization in:
(a) Biotechnology and (b) Mycology & Plant Pathology
4) Master of Home Science with specialization in
(a) Food Science and Nutrition and (b) Food Technology.

Professional Course: (Duration: 1 year)
B.Ed. (Bachelor of Education)

Research Programmes:
1) M.Phil. – Duration: 1½ years
2) Ph.D.


Undergraduate Courses: (Duration: 3 years)
1) B.Com.(Hons.)
2) B.Sc.(Hons.) Mathematics
3) B.Sc.(Hons.) Physics
4) B.Sc.(Hons.) Chemistry
5) B.Sc.(Hons.) Biosciences


Undergraduate Courses: (Duration: 3 years)
1) B.A. (with one of the following subjects being the major subject during the third year:
Economics, History, Political Science, Optional English)
Note: Those students who show exceptional academic performance in the first two years
may be offered B.A.(Hons) in Economics in the third year.
2) B.A. (Hons.) Economics
2) B.Sc. (Hons.) Mathematics
3) B.Sc. (Hons.) Physics
4) B.Sc. (Hons.) Chemistry
5) B.Sc. (Hons.) Biosciences
6) B.Sc. (Hons.) Economics

Postgraduate Courses: (Duration: 2 years)
1) M.A. Economics
2) M.Sc. Mathematics with specialization in: (a) Pure Mathematics (b) Applied
Mathematics (c) Computer Science (d) Functional Analysis & Applications
(e) Decision Theory
3) M.Sc. Physics with specialization in: (a) Photonics (b) Nuclear Physics
(c) Electronics
4) M.Sc. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
5) M.Sc. Chemistry
6) M.Sc. Biosciences with specialization in: (a) Biotechnology
(b) Mycology & Plant Pathology

Professional Courses:
1) M.B.A. – Duration: 2 years
2) M.B.A. (Finance) – Duration: 2 years
3) M.Tech. (Computer Science) – Duration: 1½ years
4) M.Tech. (Applied Optics: Fiber Optics
and Digital Image Processing) – Duration: 1½ years

Research Programmes:
1) M.Phil. – Duration: 1½ years
2) Ph.D.
Note: The M.A. & M.Sc. courses have been designed as part of the comprehensive five-year courses, leading from the UG level to the Master’s degree. Candidates admitted to the UG courses are eligible for admission to the PG courses, provided they secure a
minimum CGPA as prescribed by the University in the Bachelor’s degree.

Admission Process

Eligible candidates will be short-listed by the University based on the marks of qualifying examinations. Only such candidates will be called for Admission Test.
In the case of candidates who have not received the marks statements of the final year of the first degree examination, their marks in the previous years/semesters should not be less than 60% in aggregate and 50% in General English. They should have taken their
final year/semester qualifying examination before the date of the admission test.
Admissions are made as per the guidelines issued by the Govt. of India and UGC with regard to Reservation of seats. Candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes are entitled to a relaxation of 5% marks.

Admission to all the above courses will be on the basis of Admission Test and Interview which will be held in May 2009, at Prasanthi Nilayam, Andhra Pradesh.
Application form along with Information Handbook will be available from 1st December 2008 to 28th February 2009.

Interested candidates may apply to the Registrar, Sri Sathya Sai University, Vidyagiri, Prasanthinilayam – 515 134, Anantapur District, A.P. along with I.P.O. or Bank Draft for Rs.70/- for Undergraduate Courses and Rs.100/- for Postgraduate Courses/M.B.A.
/M.B.A.(Finance)/M.Tech.(Computer Science)/M.Tech.(Applied Optics)/B.Ed. Courses. The Bank draft should be drawn in favour of Sri Sathya Sai University, payable at Prasanthinilayam/Puttaparthi.

Since the application forms are different for each programme, candidates must indicate in the requisition letter the details of course/subject of study for which they seek admission.
Also, the name, postal address, phone number, and Email ID of the candidate should be mentioned clearly in the requisition letter.
Alternatively, candidates may visit the website for downloading the application form and Information Handbook and fulfill the necessary requirements.


Entrance Test
Admission to all Programmes of the University will be through a Written Test, followed by an Interview.  Candidates should note that the written tests and the interview would be in English.

The written tests and the interviews will be conducted at the Prasanthi Nilayam Campus.
The exact dates for the Written Tests and the Interviews for the various courses would be communicated later. Usually, the tests are conducted in the period from the last week of April to the second week of May

In the case of candidates applying for the M.B.A/M.B.A.(Finance) Programmes, there would be a Group Discussion (GD), in addition to the Counseling.

In the case of candidates applying for M.Tech(Computer Science) programme, there would be Practical and Oral Test, in addition to the Written Test.  Interview will be restricted to candidates securing a certain minimum percentage of marks in the Written Test.

In the case of M.Tech.(Computer Science) candidates, the eligibility would be a certain minimum score in the written plus the Practical and Oral Tests.

In case of M.B.A./M.B.A.(Finance) programme the composite index that consists of score of the written test, academic performance, personality assessment, work experience, non-academic accomplishments.
Short-listed candidates will be called for both the group discussion and interview

Affiliated Colleges

The three Campuses are:
1) Anantapur Campus (for women)
2) Brindavan Campus (for men)
3) Prasanthinilayam Campus (for men)


Sri Sathya Sai University
(Deemed University)

Prasanthi Nilayam,
District Anantapur
Anantapur 515 134
Andhra Pradesh

Tel : 08555-286191, 287239
Fax : 08555-286919
Email : [email protected]/[email protected]
Website :

VC: Prof. Viswanath Pandit
Reg: Prof A V Lakshminarasimham

Anantapur Campus
Anantapur Campus
Sri Sathya Sai University
Anantapur – 515 001, Andhra Pradesh
Phone: (08554) 272567 Hostel: 273122
Email: [email protected]

Brindavan Campus
Brindavan Campus
Sri Sathya Sai University
Kadugodi P.O.
Bangalore – 560 067, Karnataka
Phone: (080) 28452329 Hostel: 28452233
Email: [email protected]

Prasanthinilayam Campus
Prasanthinilayam Campus
Sri Sathya Sai University
Prasanthinilayam – 515 134
Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh
Phone: (08555) 287235 Hostel: 287234, 287474
Email: [email protected]