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Andhra Christian College

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Type  College
Principal  Dr P Mutyam
Phone  081858 58112
Established  1885
Campus  Urban
Founded  1885
Andhra Christian College
Chancellor  President, Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church(AELC)
Affiliations  Board of Intermediate Education, Abids, Hyderabad 500 001 Acharya Nagarjuna University, Nagarjunanagar 522 510, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India
Address  AC College Rd, Sambasiva Pet, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh 522001
Motto  Et Cognoscetis Veritatem Et Veritas Liberabit Vos. English: ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free. (Latin)
Notable alumni  N T Rama Rao, Kallam Anji Reddy, Jaggayya, Jesudasu Seelam, B V Subbamma
Similar  Acharya Nagarjuna University, Hindu College (Guntur), Andhra Muslim College, Jagarlamudi Kuppuswamy Chowdar, Gossner Theological College

Andhra christian college guntur 1978 83 reunion


The Andhra Christian College or A.C. College is one of the oldest colleges India: It started in 1885. AC College is part of the education enterprise of the Protestant churches. It admits intermediate, undergraduate and graduate students and awards degrees through the Acharya Nagarjuna University, Nagarjunanagar to which it is affiliated.

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Saint George is its patron saint. At the entrance of the college, there is a statue of the saint slaying the dragon.

Elected officials of the Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church administer the college.

Andhra christian college alumni song


History

AC College was established in 1885 in Guntur City and was one of the first colleges in India to offer graduate programs. Protestant missionaries from the U.S.A established the college.

The then United Lutheran Church in America (ULCA) through Rev. Fr. John Christian Frederick Heyer (known as Father Heyer) established the Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church on 31 July 1842.

Administration

Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church (AELC) through its Board of Education administers the college.

The school consists of three entities:

  • Day College
  • Evening College
  • College of Law
  • Intermediate

    Pre-university or Intermediate courses are offered. The college is affiliated to the Board of Intermediate Education, Hyderabad, a regulatory authority for pre-university courses in Andhra Pradesh.

    The following course combinations are available:

  • Biology, Physics, Chemistry
  • Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry
  • History, Economics, Commerce
  • Civics, Economics, Commerce
  • Graduate programmes

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.)
  • Post-graduate programmes

  • Master of Arts (M.A.) English and History
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) Chemistry and Zoology
  • Science & Technology

  • Dr Vellanki Seshagiri Rao former Associate Director & Distinguished Scientist ISRO SHAR
  • Business

  • Dr. K. Anji Reddy
  • Education

  • Dewan Bahadur T. S. Paulus
  • Film

  • Sobhan Babu
  • Vasanthi
  • N T Rama Rao
  • Kongara Jaggayya
  • Jaya Prakash Reddy
  • Literature

  • Jandhyala Papayya Sastry, poet who wrote Pushpa Vilapam
  • Politics

  • Podila Koteswara Rao
  • Bhavanam Venkataram
  • Kasu Brahmananda Reddy
  • N. G. Ranga
  • NT Rama Rao
  • juvviguntla ratna pushparaju
  • S. V. L. Narasimham
  • Jesudasu Seelam
  • Nakka. Anand babu
  • Theology

  • Rev. Dr. P. Victor Premasagar
  • Rev. Dr. B. V. Subbamma
  • Rev. Dr. Dass Babu
  • Rev. Dr. N. V. Luther Paul
  • In film

    Pilla Zamindar, a Telugu movie, was filmed at the college. It was named Mangamma Memorial College in the movie.

    References

    Andhra Christian College Wikipedia


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