Named after thinker, poet, sage and yogi, Vemana, Yogi Vemana University was established in 2006 for imparting higher education to the students and researchers of the backward region of Rayalseema region in general and Y.S. R district in particular. Sri Venkateswara University Post Graduate Centre was elevated to a University to encourage and promote quality research among the students in the region. The University has 27 departments offering conventional and inter-disciplinary courses in basic and applied sciences, humanities, social sciences and management. The university launched two five year M.Sc integrated courses, namely Earth Sciences and Biotechnology & Bio-Informatics in 2007. The University also started research programmes leading to PhD in the year 2010 and currently about 170 research scholars are pursuing research in 27 different Departments. Currently it is offering graduate courses in Engineering disciplines of Civil, Mechanical, Electrical & Electronics, Electronics & Communication, Computer Science and Metallurgy & Materials Technology, and about 850 students are on the rolls.