Sri Venkateswara University (SVU) was established in 1954 in Tirupati Andhra Pradesh as a public institution in an area of sprawling 1000 acres in a placid picturesque atmosphere by laying the foundation stone by then the CM of Andhra Pradesh Tanguturi Prakasam Pantulu to cater to the needs and aspirations of the people of the Rayalaseema. It is accredited with an “A+” by the NAAC and the colleges around Chittoor and Balaji district in Andhra Pradesh are affiliated with this university.
In this analysis, we are going to check out all the details about the institute’s students’ stats, faculty, courses offered, graduation outcomes & placements, median salary & top recruiters, infrastructures, and fee structures. All the details are authentic since we got these from the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) where SVU gave its reports.
Students Intake at SVU Tirupati
SVU admitted a considerable number of 534 students in 2021, 498 students in 2020, and 533 students in 2019 at UG programs, and admitted 216 students each in 2021 and 2020 at PG programs, respectively.
SVU has 100 distinguished professors at its faculty and the faculty-to-student ratio is 1:20, that is, one professor is available for every 20 students.
SVU Tirupati Annual Expenditures
SVU spent Rs. 2.34 crores as capital expenditure in 2021, of which 1.04% on procuring books, journals, and e-resources for the library, a considerable 33.75% on buying new equipment and software for quality research, a modest 8.76% on engineering workshops, and the remaining 56.45% on the creation of capital assets. In 2020, the capital expenditure was Rs. 3.63 crores and it was around Rs. 30.04 crores in 2019.
SVU spent over Rs. 19.18 crores in 2021 as operational expenditure, of which a massive 96.42% on paying salaries to professors and supporting staff, merely 1.21% on maintaining academic infrastructure, and the remaining 2.37% on Seminars/Workshops/Conferences. Spending as operational expenditures were Rs. 18.02 crores in 2020 and Rs. 25.65 crores in 2019.
SVU Tirupati Research Details
As SVU has some distinguished professors and research scholars at its faculty, many big companies are willing to sponsor this institution, and therefore, it received Rs. 3.82, Rs. 2.74, and Rs. 2.66 crores through 2, 1, and 3 sponsored research projects from 2, 1, and 2 companies in 2021, 2020, and 2019, respectively.
As SVU has some distinguished professors and research scholars at its faculty, many big companies are willing to get a consultation at this institution for their projects, and therefore, it received Rs. 49.51 lakhs through a massive number of 434 consultancy projects from 30 companies in 2021, and it received Rs. 76.69 and Rs. 89.5 lakhs through a huge number of 629 and 678 consultancy projects from 270 and 30 companies in 2020 and 2019, respectively.
SVU Tirupati Graduations & Placements
UG Graduations & Placements
At SVU, a fair number of 400 students got admission to UG degree courses and a bulky 88.75% of them graduated, of whom 35.71% got placements at top companies, and 61 were selected for higher studies in 2021; a significant 81.53% of students graduated, of whom 66.06% got placements and 69 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and a fair 73.47% of students graduated, of whom 28.35% got placements and 34 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PG Graduations & Placements
At SVU in the PG programs, a bulky 86.09% of them graduated, of whom merely 3.2% got placements at top companies, and 5 were selected for higher studies in 2021; a significant 87.57% of students graduated, of whom 61.15% got placements and 5 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and a considerable 80.46% of students graduated, of whom merely 5.84% got placements and 3 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
Ph.D. Research Programme
In Ph.D. research programs, a huge number of 313 students have pursued research studies till 2021, of whom 23 students graduated in 2021, a considerable number of 36 students graduated in 2020, and 29 students graduated in 2019.
Median Salary & Top Recruiters
Median Salary of UG Graduates: Rs. 3.5 LPA in 2021 and also in 2020 and Rs. 3.25 LPA in 2019 at top companies.
Median Salary of PG Graduates: Rs. 3.5 LPA in 2021, Rs. 4.5 LPA in 2020, and Rs. 4 LPA in 2019.
The top recruiters of SVU are Yahoo, TCS, Voltas, L&T, GVR Infra Projects Ltd., HML, Andhra Bank, Wipro, HCL, HAL, etc., who are looking for fresh graduates at this institution for their companies.
Students Diversity at SVU Tirupati
At SVU, 1987 students are currently pursuing their degrees, of whom 60.04% are boys and a decent 39.96% are girls, a huge number of 1960 students are from within the state, merely 18 students are from other states, and the remaining 9 students are from foreign countries.
Facilities on SVU Campus
SVU has a lot of facilities that are available for students. It has hostels, hospitals, labs, libraries, cafeterias, a gym, a sports complex, an auditorium, IT infrastructures, a wi-fi campus, guest rooms, alumni associations, banking facilities, lifts/ramps, etc., that are available for students to utilize.
Campus Festivals at SVU Tirupati
SVU celebrates Annual Inter-Collegiate Youth Festival on its campus where many cultural events are organized to enthrall the energetic students from colleges around Chittoor and showcase their inner talent in art and extra-curricular activities. Besides these, many technical symposiums and fests are organized in all the engineering departments to induce the interest of the students, give them a platform to showcase their technical prowess and make them well-versed in the trending technologies.
As SVU is in Tirupati, a spiritual place and one of the important cities in Andhra Pradesh, it has a good transport system along with a railway station and an airport. Both Renigunta Junction Railway Station which is at a distance of 14.1 km away and Tirupati Railway Station which is 1.5 km away from the institution are available to commute to this institution, for air travel, Tirupati International Airport is available which is at a distance of around 17.9 km away from the institution. Therefore students from anywhere can commute to this institution easily.
How to Get Admission at SVU Tirupati
For UG Course: Candidates who passed or appeared in the +2 or any other equivalent exam thereto with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics need to take and clear AP EAMCET to get admission to UG courses at this institution.
For PG Courses: Candidates who passed a UG degree in the respective stream or an equivalent AMIE, AMIICHE, or AMIETE thereto with a minimum of 50% marks need to take and clear GATE/AP PGECET to get admission to PG courses at this institution.
Fee Structure at SVU Tirupati
The student needs to pay approximately Rs. 1.25 lakhs as total fees for the UG course at SVU, however, the saving grace is they can get a fair salary of Rs. 5.5 LPA at top companies, so they get back this amount in a year.
SVU Tirupati Scores by NIRF
Teaching, Learning, and Resources: SVU has a good faculty and good infrastructure for conducting innovative research, therefore it scored 41.76%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Research and Professional Practice: SVU has some distinguished professors and research scholars, however, its research and professional practice is not quite impressive. Therefore it scored 25.59%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Graduate Outcome: As SVU has a conducive atmosphere for study, a significant number of students have graduated at the minimum stipulated time allocated. However, it has placed a minimum number of students at top companies on-campus interviews. Therefore it scores 37.58%, which accounts to 20% of overall NIRF scores.
Outreach and Inclusivity: SVU has students from every section and every part of India and the world, and it has admitted a decent number of girl students, however, it has admitted fewer students from other states. Therefore it scored 43.31%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.
Perception: SVU has good faculties, good infrastructures, and a conducive atmosphere, and its graduation outcomes and placements at top companies are good, however, it has not yet got much popularity like first-generation IITs and NITs. Therefore it scored 3.56%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.