Established in 2008, Vikrama Simhapuri University (VSU) was initially created to promote higher education in the Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh. The university offers PG, Integrated M.Sc and Ph.D. courses in various specializations under its three constituent colleges. Courses offered include MA, M.Sc, M.Com, M.Ed, M.P.Ed, MSW, Integrated M.Sc, MBA, BFA and Diploma, and lastly, Ph.D. courses. Admissions to the various courses are either merit-based or entrance based. 

Vikrama Simhapuri University Important Date

VSUPGCET Counselling Phase-I Jan 18 - 22, 2021

Vikrama Simhapuri University Highlights

Established | Institute Type 2008 | Public
Approved By UGC, AICTE
Constituent Colleges VSU College of Science & Technology VSU College of Arts, Commerce & Management VSU PG Centre
Courses Offered 6 PG, 4 Integrated, M.Phil and Ph.D
Application Mode Online
Admission Criteria Entrance-based, Merit-based
Entrance Test VSUPGCET and APRCET
Facilities Available Sports & games facilities, Hostels, NSS & NCC, Library, Medical facilities, etc. 
Official Website

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Vikrama Simhapuri University Courses

Vikrama Simhapuri University offers admission to candidates into various postgraduate courses (M.A., M.Sc., M.Com., M.S.W., and M.Ed.) at its constituent and affiliated colleges. It also offers Integrated M.Sc/ MBA/ BFA/ Diploma courses, in addition to Ph.D. and M.Phil courses. The details of the courses are as mentioned below: 

Course Details
M. A. Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Graduate in relevant specialization
Specializations: English, Telugu, Economics, and Political Science & Public Administration
Selection Criteria: VSUPGCET
Fees per annum: INR 7870
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M. Sc. Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Graduate in relevant specialization
Specializations: Applied Mathematics, Botany, Computer Science, Biotechnology, Zoology, Physics, Food Technology, Marine Biology, etc.
Selection Criteria: VSUPGCET
Fees per annum: INR 11350
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M.Com Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Graduate in relevant specialization
Specializations: Banking and Finance, and General
Selection Criteria: VSUPGCET
Fees per annum: INR 9395
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Integrated BBA + MBA Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: 10 + 2
Specializations: Tourism Management, and General
Selection Criteria: Merit-based
Fees per annum: INR 20,000
MSW Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Graduate’s Degree
Selection Criteria: VSUPGCET
Fees per annum: INR 7870
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BFA Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: 10 + 2
Specialization: Painting and Graphics
Selection Criteria: Merit Based
Ph.D. Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: Master’s Degree with 55%
Specializations: Computer Science, Business Management, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Marine Biology, Social Work, Physics, English, Commerce, Zoology, and Economics
Selection Criteria: APRCET + Interview
Fees per annum: INR 10920
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Vikrama Simhapuri University Admissions

Admissions to the various PG courses are based on the examination, followed by its counseling. For the Integrated M.Sc, BFA, and Diploma, the candidates will be selected on the basis of merit followed by document verification. For Ph.D. programs, students have to qualify in APRCET followed by an interview. The application form can be filled online followed by submission at the university office in person or through the post.

How to apply?

Follow these steps to apply to any course in VSU:

  1. Visit the official website of VSU and click on the ‘Apply Online’ link.
  2. Fill all personal and professional details.
  3. Pay the application fee of INR 500 (INR 400 for SC/ST/PH) by Credit/ Debit Card or Net- Banking. The application fee can also be paid through SBI or HDFC generated challan.
  4. Submit the form and take the printout.
  5. Send the printout of application form along with photocopies of desired documents in person or through registered post/ speed post to:

Convener, VSUPGCET,

Vikrama Simhapuri University,

Kakutur, Nellore – 524320

Documents Required

  • VSUPGCET-2020 Rank card and Hall Ticket. 
  • Marks statements and Provisional/Degree Certificate of the qualifying examination 
  • Transfer and Conduct certificates 
  • SSC and Intermediate Pass Certificates
  • Two Passport size photographs
  • Study certificates from IX class to qualifying examination
  • Caste certificate
  • Income Certificate 
  • Discharge Certificate and Service Certificate of the parent in case of a child of armed personnel.
  • Residence Certificate of parents to stay in the state of A.P. 
  •  Migration Certificate 

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Vikrama Simhapuri University Placements

VSU has a dedicated placement cell which aims to provide students with jobs in top multinational companies. The university provides students with placement assistance through employment and entrepreneurship counseling. The following table shows the details of placements in the year 2018-2019.

Course No. of students who graduated No. of students that were placed Avg. salary of the placed students
PG (2-year) 300 92 INR 180000
PG (3-year) 20 15 INR 180000

Vikrama Simhapuri University Facilities

VSU consists of 3 colleges in 2 college campuses. The university provides the following facilities to its students.

  • Hostel: The university has 2 hostels, one for boys (Pinakini) and another one for girls (Swarnamukhi). Only first time PG applicants can avail hostel facilities. Ph.D. scholars cannot be accommodated in hostels. Both campuses have separate hostels for boys and girls.
  • Library: The VSU library has a huge library that consists of over 12000 books, more than 100 journals and magazines. It also has a subscription to 10 newspapers.
  • Sports and Games facilities: With a big 10-acre campus area, the university campus has a big sports ground with 11 play courts for different sports and games. The PG center also has a sports ground on its campus. 

Vikrama Simhapuri University Faculty

The University consists of 42 faculty members in all. All the faculty staff is highly qualified, with doctoral degrees in their relevant specializations. The entire faculty is comprised of:

  • 8 Professors
  • 30 Assistant Professors
  • 4 Associate Professors

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Vikrama Simhapuri University FAQs

Ques. How do foreign students apply to VSU?

Ans. Foreign students can apply to VSU without appearing for an entrance test. However, they should satisfy the eligibility criteria and must produce an appropriate ‘STUDENT VISA’ for the study duration at VSU.

Ques. How do we contact the college for further details?

Ans. The mailing address of the college is 

Ques. What reservation is available?

Ans. The reservation of seats is as follows: 
Category Reservation (%)
SC 15
ST 6
BCB 10
Extra-Curricular Activities (NCC) 1
Games & Sports 1
Children of Armed Personnel (CAP) 2

Ques. What are the important VSU PGCET dates? 

Ans. The important dates for the examination are as follows: 
Event Date
Application 12 Apr - 10 May 2020
Entrance Exam  23 May - 26 May 2020
Declaration of Result 31 May 2020
Counseling 18 Jun - 25 Jun 2020

Ques. Does VSU provide Scholarships?

Ans. VSU has designed a very economical fee structure for the student where the regular course students are given some government aid (scholarship). Only the self-financing courses do not provide government aid and the students have to pay the entire tuition fees.