ANUCDE - Acharya Nagarjuna University Centre For Distance Education


ANUCDE – Acharya Nagarjuna University Centre For Distance Education was established by act 43 of 1976 of A.P. Sate Legislature.  At present, it is governed by act 4 of 1991 covering six Universities in the State. The university with just 10 departments initially, now has achieved tremendous progress through quantitative expansion and qualitative improvements on various academic fronts.  

The University at present offers post-graduate education in 44 courses (35 on the University campus, 4 at University PG Centre at Nuzvid and 5 at University PG Centre at Ongole) besides Post-graduate courses in affiliated colleges.

The head quarters of the CDE is located in Acharya Nagarjuna University campus, between Vijayawada and Guntur on Kolkata – Chennai National Highway ( NH – 5 ).

The university has been recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and Association of Indian Universities (A.I.U) and the Associations of the Common Wealth University (A.C.U) and accredited by National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC) in 2003 at B++ (80 – 85 points).

The university’s Centre for Distance Education is a pioneer centers offering various courses through distance mode of education.

Acharya Nagarjuna University Distance Education

Acharya Nagarjuna University’s Centre for Distance Education (CDE) came into existence form the academic year 2003-04. The CDE is a pioneer centre of the university that offers courses starting from certificate to research level.


Salient Features


  • Offers quality education at an affordable cost through a wide network of Study Centres
  • Pioneer in starting PG Science Courses under the distance mode
  • Pioneer in starting M.Phil and B.Tech. Courses Under the distance mode
  • Pioneer in starting B.Sc. (M.P.C.), (B.Z.C.), (M.S.Cs.), (M.P.Ele.), (M.Ele.Cs.)and B.B.M. with core syllabus, through distance mode
  • Offers LL.M. Course (4 specializations) with 2 years duration
  • Enrollment either through the Centre for Distance Education or through the Study Centre of Student’s choice
  • Admissions are made twice a year i.e., Academic Year Batch (July to June), Calender Year Batch (January to December)
  • Examinations are held twice a year in May and December
  • Supplementary examination and betterment facility to the CDE students
  • Weekend Classes / Practicals through Study Centres
  • Wide network of Examination Centres for the convenience of the students

ANUCDE Courses Offered

Master of Science (M.Sc.) in following disciplines:


  1. Psychology
  2. Information Technology (IT)
  3. Botany
  4. Zoology
  5. Physics
  6. Chemistry
  7. Micro Biology
  8. Mathematics
  9. Computer Science


Master of Arts (M.A.) in following disciplines:


  1. Economics (With Option Agricultural Economics and Rural Development)
  2. Social Work
  3. Journalism and Mass Communications
  4. Hindi
  5. English
  6. Telugu
  7. Economics (with option Economics of Industry)
  8. History
  9. Political science
  10. Sociology


Master of Commerce (M.Com.) in following disciplines:


  1. Accountancy
  2. Banking


Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in following disciplines:


  1. Marketing Management
  2. Financial Management
  3. Human Resource Management
  4. Banking & Insurance Management
  5. Hospital Administration


Master of Computer Applications (M.C.A.)

Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM)

Master of Laws (LL.M.) in following disciplines:


  1. Labour Laws
  2. Constitutional Law and Administrative Law
  3. Torts and Crimes
  4. Corporate and Securities Law


Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) with following subject combination:


  1. Economics, History, Politics
  2. Economics, Public Administration, Politics
  3. Economics, Public Administration , Sociology
  4. Economics, History, Sociology
  5. Economics, Politics, Sociology
  6. History,Politics, Sociology
  7. Public Administration, Politics, Sociology
  8. Public Administration, Politics, History
  9. Maths, Politics, Economics
  10. Maths, English, History
  11. Maths, Telugu, History
  12. English, Economics, Public Administration
  13. English, Economics, Politics
  14. English, History, Politics
  15. English, Politics, Public Administration
  16. English, History, Telugu
  17. Telugu, History, Sociology
  18. Telugu, History, Politics
  19. Maths, Economics, Statistics
  20. Maths, Statistics, Computer Applications
  21. Maths, English ,Statistics(MES)


Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.)


  1. General
  2. Computer Applications


Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) with following subject combinations:


  1. Botany, Zoology, Physics (B.Z.C.)
  2. Maths, Physics, Chemistry(M.P.C.)
  3. Costume Design & Fashion Technology(CD&FT)
  4. Information Technology (IT)
  5. Maths, Statistics, Computer Science (M.S.Cs.)
  6. Maths, Physics, Electronics
  7. Maths, Electronics, Computers
  8. Maths, Physics, Computers


Bachelor of Business Management (B.B.M.)

Bachelor of Hotel Management (BHM)

Bachelor of Library Information Science (BLISc)

PG Diploma Courses


  1. PG Diploma in Bioinformatics (PGDBI)
  2. PG Diploma in Biotechnology (PGDBT)
  3. PG Diploma in Hospital and Health Care Management (PGDHHM)
  4. PG Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM)
  5. PG Diploma in Marketing Management (PGDMM)
  6. PG Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM)
  7. PG Diploma in Financial Management (PGDFM)
  8. PG Diploma in Banking and Financial Management (PGDBFM)
  9. PG Diploma in International Business (PGDIB)
  10. PG Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management (PGDTTM)
  11. PG Diploma in Insurance Management (PGDIM)
  12. PG Diploma in Journalism & Mass Communication (PGDJM)
  13. PG Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA)
  14. PG Diploma in Information Technology (PGDIT)
  15. PG Diploma in Hotel Management (PGDHM)


Diploma in Food Production


  1. Certificate Courses
  2. Certificate Course in HIV/Aids Counselling
  3. Certificate Course in Hotel and Hospital House Keeping

ANUCDE Study Centres

Acharya Nagarjuna University Center for Distance Education (ANUCDE) sends education materials to learners through designated colleges working as study centers. These study centers help in course content delivery and conduct of examination etc. For details about ANUCDE Study Centers Click Here.

ANUCDE Admission Criteria

Acharya Nagarjuna University (ANU) has announced Admission 2011 – 12 for admission into various courses through distance education. Both Under Graduate and Post Graduate programs are offered. Application Brochure for entrance test and admission are available for download through university website. 

ANUCDE Contact Details

Centre for Distance Education
Acharya Nagarjuna University
Nagarjuna Nagar-522510
Guntur District
Andhra Pradesh, India
e-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 0863-2293356, 2346222, 2346208, 08645- 211023

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