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Dr NTR University of Health Sciences

The Government of Andhra Pradesh has the distinction of establishing the first University of Health Sciences fulfilling the recommendations of several committees.Thus the “Andhra Pradesh University of Health Sciences” was established by the Act.No. 6 of the Andhra Pradesh legislature and was inaugurated on 9-4-1986 by the late Sri N.T. Rama Rao, the then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.The University of Health Sciences started functioning at Vijayawada from 01-11-1986. After the death of its founder Sri N.T. Rama Rao the University was named after him as NTR University of Health Sciences, Andhra Pradesh with effect from 2.2.98 vide Act No.4 of 1998.


The University was established with the objectives of

  • To improve the standards of Medical Education including Research.
  • By conducting a common entrance examination to the courses in all the institutions affiliated thereto;
  • By implementing uniform curriculum in all courses.


The University office was temporarily accommodated in the Siddhartha Medical College building and functioned in that limited space till March, 2002. In April, 2002 it moved into its building which is having spacious accommodation for the office and staff, and waiting area for students and other visitors. Separate counters for admissions, examinations etc., are provided in the hall. There is a library and computer center from where the library network is operated. Guest house facility is available with different categories of accommodation for the faculty, examiners etc. The Examination section is housed in a separate area with special security. Because of electronically controlled access, the examination section is accessible only to authorized staff and officers working in the section. Bio-metric Electronic Attendance recording is also installed.


The University is governed by the Executive Council, the Finance Committee, the Boards of Studies, the Academic Senate and the Planning Board. The University has Graduate, Post-Graduate Degree and Diploma and Super Specialty courses in Modern Medicine, Graduate and PG Degrees Courses in Dental Surgery, Nursing, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, and Unani, Graduate degree courses in Naturopathy, Physiotherapy and Medical Lab Technology and PG course in M.Sc.Applied Nutrition.


The total number of colleges affiliated to the University at the time of its establishment was 27. Now the affilated colleges has now gone up to 184.

The Degrees awarded by the University are recognized by the Statutory bodies like the Medical Council of India , the Dental Council of India, the Central Council of Indian Medicine and the Central Council of Homoeopathy and Indian Nursing Council .


MOU: The University has a MOU with the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (SIUSOM) Springfield. Illinois, USA. As a part of the MOU a highly successful International Conference on Medical Education and Technology was held in January, 2002 in collaboration with the SIUSOM. Further, as a follow up to that, workshops have been conducted in several Medical Colleges in which the faculty participated with great enthusiasm, and derived great benefit.


As a part of the MOU three members of the faculty have been given a placement in that University for training in Medical Education Technology under an ECFMG-FAIMER Fellowship.

NTR University of Health Sciences is conducting interactive Programme on Research Methodology which will focus on Medical Research with the following objectives:


  • Identify the potential areas for research in their field of specialization.
  • Effectively guide the research scholars in the preparation of project proposals, monitor the research project work and guide them in successful completion of research project.


The University has introduced Ph.D. Courses for those having PG degree in subjects of Modern Medicine and is planning to start the same in Unani and Nursing faculties soon.


In the faculty of Modern Medicine even the students possessing MBBS, M.Sc. Medical Sciences or M.Sc. Science groups of pre clinical and para clinical subjects may be considered for admission to Ph.D. based on performance in an Entrance Examination specifically conducted for the purpose.The qualifying marks shall be 60% since this provision is intended only to encourage the excellent candidates without MD, MS, DM or M.Ch. degree to pursue research in the field of Modern Medicine. For other than in-service candidates a grant of fellowship from CSIR, NET, ICMR, UGC etc. is a pre requisite. Duration of the Ph.D. course will be two years for candidates with MD, MS, DM or M.Ch. degree, while it will be 4 years for candidates having M.Sc. and MBBS 3 years for candidates having M.Phil.


Vice Chancellor Details

Dr. C.V. Rao, M.S., M.Ch. MBA (HA), P.G. Diploma in Yoga.


Dr. N.T.R. University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada,

About Director

Hailing from a modest agricultural family in Prakasam District, A.P. with rural background, his educational achievements are an excellent reflection of his dedication and commitment. After graduating in 1975, from RMC, Kakinada, he obtained PG qualification in General Surgery from Guntur Medical College, Guntur  in 1978. Pursuing a career in super specialty was not the order of the day in those days, but he had the vision to look beyond  and secured  M.Ch qualification in Plastic Surgery at Safdarjung hospital, New Delhi in 1981.

He opted to join Govt. service and contributed his share in the service of the poor and the needy. His commitment to high ethical & moral values in the practice of medicine, made him dear to all students  and  faculty.  His  initial  tenure  as  Assistant  Professor  of  Plastic  Surgery  at  KMC- Kurnool, GMC-Guntur and RMC-Kakinada won him good name as a doctor and his skills in surgical procedures motivated several budding doctors, to pursue a career in Plastic Surgery. In the year 1989 he was elevated to the post of Professor  of Plastic surgery and posted to Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam and worked till his retirement from Govt. Service, in May
2008. During his tenure as HOD, the department of Plastic Surgery at King George Hospital developed beyond anybody’s expectation from meager bed strength of 7 to 40. Impressed by his commitment & devotion to the profession, philanthropists came forward with donations to set up a 20 bedded exclusive burns ward in KGH.

In recognition of his services to the poor and the needy in general and the contributions made to the specialty of Plastic surgery in particular, (like for example repair of cleft lips and treating burns patients) the Plastic Surgeons Association of India has selected him for National and International travelling fellowships. His area of special interest has moved him to get special training under Late Dr. Jamal of Tanjore (TN), in reconstructive surgeries in the management of Filarial elephantiasis. In 1993 he underwent special training in United States of America on

“Cosmetic Surgery”. He is a regular participant to National Plastic Surgeons Conferences with scientific presentations.

Appreciating his seminal contribution in the day to day functioning of KGH, he was appointed as Deputy superintendent of King George Hospital in the year 2002. In 2005 he served the Plastic Surgeon’s Association of Andhra Pradesh as ‘President’. He is also the recipient of ‘Special merit certificate’ from the Director of Medical Education, Government of Andhra Pradesh, in recognition  of his  contribution  to the field  of medical  Sciences.  In  the  year 2006,  he was promoted to the cadre of Addl. Director of Medical Education by the Government of Andhra Pradesh and posted as Principal, Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam. As Principal, he made many innovative changes  in Academic and Student welfare activities. He brought  in Administrative  reforms  and  developed  various  departments  on  par  with  Institutions  of Excellence. His commitment to the protection of public property was evident by the fact that the sports ground of men’s hostel, which was partially under occupation by unauthorized elements for several years was evicted and reclaimed during his tenure.

After retirement he took over as Director of Gitam Institute of Medical Sciences and Research and contributed to the formation of first Deemed University in Medical sciences in A.P.

Before assuming charge as Vice-Chancellor of Dr.NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, he worked as Director of Visakha Institute of Medical Sciences (VIMS), at Visakhapatnam.

Dr.C.V.Rao, known for his simplicity, dedication, straight forwardness and administrative skills, is an asset for any organization. He is fond of avoiding hierarchy system and loves to work in tandem with colleagues



Registrar Details

Dr.S.Appala Naidu, M.D., FIPHA

Dr.NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada


Date of Birth :       08-10-1965

Education Qualification:






Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam



Guntur Medical College, Guntur


Fellow in Indian Public Health Association

Previous Experience:

  Medical Officer in Singareni Collieries
  Health Officer in Singareni Collieries
  Research Faculty in Institution of Health Systems, Hyderabad
  Assistant Professor in Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam -1998
  Associate Professor in Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada -2004
  Professor in Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada -2009
  Professor & Head of the Department of Community Medicine in
Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada -2010
  Professor & HOD of Community Medicine in Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam from 2012-2014.
  Professor in Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam up to 03-08-2016.



  Joint Secretary of South Indian Public Health Association



            Indian Public Health Association,
            Indian association of Preventive and Social Medicine,
            Association for prevention and Control of RABIS in India,
            Indian Medical Association,
            Joint  Secretary  South  of  National  Executive  Body  of  Indian  Health
Public Association.


  Dissertation submitted for MD examinations.
Title:  A  comparative  Study  in  Children  Health  Covered  by  ICDS  and  not covered by ICDS – Slum in Guntur City.
  Knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) on Vitamin – A prophylaxis on MPHW
(Multi Purpose Health Workers) at Guntur District in 1995-96.


  Worked as Medical Officer in Signareni Colleries Company Ltd. (SCCL)in 1994-
95 and 1998.
  NSS  Programme  Officer,  Andhra  Medical  College,  Visakhapatnam  since
December 2000.
  Assistant Director (Admin) I/c,, AMC, Visakhapatnam from January 2002 to
  Co-ordinator, Medical Education Cell, Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada from 01-07-2010 to       12-07-2012


  As Undergraduate  Examiner since 2001 in various universities   of Andhra
Pradesh, Tamilanadu and Karnataka.
  As  Postgraduate  Examiner  since  2006  in  various  Universities  of    Andhra
Pradesh, Tamilanadu and Karnataka.
  As MCI Inspector for Assessment of Physical and the other teaching facilities available at Keulpak Medical College, Chennai for starting of MD (Community Medicine) course in Tamilnadu Dr.MGR Medical University, Chennai in the year 2013.


  As Assistant Professor in Department of SPM, Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam from
30th October 1998 to 11th August 2004
  As Associate professor in Dept. of Community Medicine, Rangaraya Medical
College, Kakinada

from 12th August 2004 to 2rd November 2009.

  As Professor in Dept. of Community Medicine, Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada from
3rd November 2009 to 30th July 2012.
  As Professor, Dept. of Community Medicine, Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam from 13th July 2012 to Till Date.


  Professional Development Course (PDC) training by NIHFW, Hyderabad from
December 2008 to February 2009.
  Participated in the MICS (Multi Indicator Cluster Survey) Training Programme conducted by Osmania Medical College and UNICEF, Hyderabad from 25th to
31st March 2000 and one day orientation training programme on 30th July
  Participated in the 43rd National Course on Educational Science for Health professionals, in JIPMER, Pondicherry from 18th to 28th September 2000.
  Participated  in  the  Refresher  Course   organized  by  NSS  training  and orientation centre, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam from 3rd to 7th February, 2001.
  Participated in the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, CVP at PATH training and coverage Evaluation Survey at Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad from
04-06-01 to 07-06-01.
  Participated in the training programme on “Sensitization of Public Health personnel in Reproductive and Child Health”. Sponsored by WHO, Govt. Of India
  Participated Officers – Training Computers from 18-02-02 to 17-03-02 at NIIT, Visakhapatnam assisted by District Training Centre, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh.


  Public Health Emergencies and Disaster Management and preparedness Training Programme Conducted from 26th to 30th April 2010 organized by IIPH, Hyderabad and Health Protection Agency (HPA), United Kingdom.
  Training on “Syndromic Case Management on STI/RTI” as Regional Resource faculty at IIHFW, Hyderabad from 14th to 16th September 2009.
  As facilitator in the District Level IMNCI training at RTC(Female) from 6th to
13th and 24th to 31st August 2009.

  As resource person to conduct training under IDSP in 2006 at Kakinada, E.G.District.
  Training Programme for physicians on Integrated Management of Neonatal
and Childhood illness (IMNCI) supported by UNICEF in the year 2008.
  Training Program on “Sensitization of Public Health Personnel in Reproductive and Child Health from 27th to 28th September 2001 at OMC, Hyderabad.
  The training course on Health Systems research from 19-08-96 to 24-08-96.


Conducted  survey  on  Impact  of  Nutritional  Supplementation  on  other services, of ICDS in Mangalagiri Project (Rural), Guntur District in 1996.
  Participated  &  Evaluation  of  Pulse  Polio  Immunization  Programme  since
December 1995.
  Participated  as  Resource  person  in  Kona  Seema,  West  Godavari  District during flood relief operations in 1997.
  Provided Training along with the DM&HO at Sub District level for Medical
Officers  &  Para  Medical  workers  in  ORT/ARI  &  GE  in  May  1999  at
Vizianagaram district.
  Conducted House Hold Survey of MICS in Visakhapatnam district sponsored by UNICEF in the year 1999 and in Srikakulam District in the year 2000.
  Conducted national House Hold Survey for Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Andhra
Pradesh in the year 2001.
  Provided   RNTCP   training   to   Medical   Officers   at   District   Level   in
Visakhapatnam District in October 2002.
  Provided training regarding MICS to investigators and Supervise the MICS House Hold Survey in Visakhapatnam  district during February  and March


  Presented a paper on Assessment of Demand for Accreditation services in Hyderabad during HIS workshop on State of Private Health Sector in Andhra Pradesh, May 1998.

  Organized IAPSM State Conference, Andhra Pradesh Chapter under Dr.S.Narasimha Reddy, Professor & HOD of SPM, Siddardha Medical College, Vijayawada in 1996.
  Organized and Participated in Workshop on State of Private Health Sector in
Andhra Pradesh, May 1998, IHS, Hyderabad.
  Conducted   on   Investigation   and   Evaluation   of   Various   Epidemics   in
Vizianagaram, Srikakulam and Visakhapatnam District.
  Actively involved in the implementation of the “Janma Bhoomi Programmes”
being organized In Visakhapatnam District in the year 2000.
  Monitored  as  District  Monitoring  Officer  in  Pulse  Polio  Immunization Programme and gave report and feed back to the DM & HO and Surveillance Medical Officer(SMO) in December 2001 and January 2002 in Vizianagaram District.
   HIV Sentinel Surveillance  2012-13 by APSACS
  Project Co-ordinator for Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada for Universal
Salt Iodization project sponsored by UNICEF, Hyderabad.
  SDS for immunization in Visakhapatnam & East Godavari District sponsored by PATH.
  Rapid Response Team, NPSP Unit, Meerat, Uttar Pradesh to support eradication of polio in Uttar Pradesh from 02-05-2005 to 26-05-2005
  As Senior Investigator in the study “Assessment of Injection practices in India” organized by India CLEN Programme Evaluation Network (IPEN) in the year 2002-2003

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