Andhra Pradesh is a fast-growing State in all aspects and is acquiring importance both at National and International level. The fields of Architecture, Engineering, Fine Arts, Management and Pharmacy have become essential for the growth of our country. To meet the need of experienced professionals with practical, creative and real life problem solving skills in art, design and architecture, Dr. YSR Architecture and Fine Arts University is established to offer quality and state-of-the art education.

Earlier,Under the special policy of providing a systematic education in Art and Architecture to the present needs of design industry, Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University was established under the Act of Andhra Pradesh State Legislature No.31 of 2008 by Late Dr. YS. Rajasekhara Reddy garu Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. After the separation of Telugu state into two namely Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, Government considered to establish a separate Architecture and Fine Arts University in the state of Andhra Pradesh by the honourable Chief Minister Sri. Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy Garu and the State Government. Under thedynamic leadership of the Chief Minister a new University is established under Sub Section (2) of the Section (1) of the Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University (Amendment) Act, 2019 of A.P Legislature Act No.15 of 2020 paving way for Dr. YSR Architecture and Fine Arts University, Kadapa.

The University comprises of Ten versatile departments offering Under graduate, Post graduate and research programs in two specialized constituent bodies namely School of Planning and Architecture (SPA) and College of Fine Arts (CFA). Its teaching programs aim to build thoughtful professionals and its research programs deepen the understanding of human settlements.

Human habitat and environment being the basic concern of the University, the spectrum of academic programmes is being continuously extended by providing programmes in new fields and emerging areas. The University also undertakes advisory projects to further the goal of making built environment more functional and sustainable. Through its education, research and advisory activities, and improve the impact of habitat professions in enriching the lives of people in A.P’s Villages, Towns and Cities.