The UGC – Academic Staff College (ASC), was established in Sri Venkateswara University on 31st August 1988, has been one of the first few Academic Colleges established in the country and it has thus distinction of having its Silver Jubilee completed in August, 2013. Ever since its inception the ASC has organized 73 Orientation Programmes and 169 Refresher and other Courses. Apart from the training programmes for teachers, the Academic Staff College conducts Professional Development Programmes for Principals and other academic administrators and teachers.

Objectives of the ASC-S.V. University are to enable newly appointed and Serving Lecturers to:
  1. understand the significance of education in general, and higher education in particular, in global and Indian contexts
  2. understand the linkages between education and economic and socio-economic and cultural development, with particular reference to Indian polity where democracy, secularism and social equity are the basic tenets of society
  3. acquire and improve art of teaching at the college/university level to achieve goals of higher education
  4. keep abreast of the latest developments in their specific subjects
  5. understand the organization and management of a college/university and to perceive the role of teachers in the total system
  6. utilize opportunities for development of personality, initiative and creativity
  7. promote computer literacy as well use of ICT in teaching and learning process.


The functions of Academic Staff College, S.V University are to plan and organize Orientation Programmes for newly appointed college and university lecturers, Refresher Courses for Serving lecturers, short duration courses and workshops for academic administrators and teachers, training programmes for non-academic staff and Research methodology courses for research scholars.

Academic Staff College - Faculty

Photo & DesignationNameQualificationSpecializationProfile
Photo of Dr.P Kothandarami Reddy
Dr.P Kothandarami ReddyM.A, Ph.D, M.B.AEconomics(Rural banking and Rural Development) & Human Resource Management


The Academic Staff College, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati has access to all the infrastructural facilities of the University like the Computer Lab, Central Library and other sophisticated laboratories. Besides these, the Academic Staff College itself has a good library with more than 3,000 books and magazines and a computer lab with 25 systems to train the participants.

Orientation Courses

The Orientation Courses are meant basically for enhancing the professional competence in teachers who have just entered the profession. These courses are for duration of four weeks, structured in the following modules:

  • Linkage between education and society and development
  • Philosophy of education and pedagogical skills
  • Research Methodology / Subject Up-gradation / Computer Literacy
  • Professional Skill Development and Management related areas

Refresher Courses

The refresher courses are organized for a duration of three weeks. The objective of these courses is to update the teachers with recent developments in their concerned disciplines. Each Refresher Course has definite thrust area depending on the need and the developments in the concerned subject. Every Refresher Course will have a component in Computer Literacy.


The lecturers will be allowed in to the courses as per UGC guide lines.

For Application

Teachers desired to apply for any course in ASC, can download the application available from the University website.


The Director
UGC-Academic Staff College
Sri Venkateswara University ,
Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh,India.
Phone : Office: 0877-2289513, Director: 2248620 & 2289328