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Velagapudi Ramakrishna Siddhartha Engineering College (VRSEC) is the first Private Engineering College in the united state of Andhra Pradesh (AP) and was established in the year 1977. VRSEC is offering 9 UG Programmes (B.Tech) and 5 PG Programmes (M.Tech) in Engineering with various specializations. In addition, the institute is offering PG Programmes of Masters in Business Management (MBA) and Masters in Computer Applications (MCA). 6 UG programs in engineering are accredited by NBA in Outcome Based Education Format (OBE). Autonomous since 2006 and extended for 10 years, upto 2027-28 without visit to the collage, first in Andhra Pradesh. Ranked below 200 by NIRF, GOI, successively for the last five years and adjudged as one of the best engineering college in the country by national survey agencies such as India Today and Data Quest. VRSEC was accredited by NAAC with ‘A+’ grade and certified with ISO 9001:2015. The institute has totally 326 faculty members with 155 Doctrates from various premier institutions. Six engineering departments are recognized as Research Centres by JNTUK, Kakinada. The faculty and students are regularly publishing their research articles in indexed journals and conferences across the globe. The institute has strong industry partnership and signed 60 MOUs with various organizations. The institute has established various advanced Labs and Center of Excellence in collaboration with industries like Siemens, DASSAULT Systems, IBM, Oracle, Cisco, ADRIN-ISRO, National Instruments, Avantel and University of West Alabama.

Vijayawada is located on the banks of river Krishna in Krishna district of south coastal Andhra Pradesh. Vijayawada is about 300 km from Hyderabad, with a population of over a million. It is a major commercial hub. Some of the best educational institutes, be it high schools or engineering or medical colleges are situated in the city. Looking at the number of institutes, the city is often referred to as Vidyalawada (place of education). The Kanaka Durga Temple, a famous shrine dedicated to the Goddess Durga is located in Vijayawada.

Vijayawada is one of the biggest railway junctions in south India. It is the pivotal point in the Golden Quadrilateral connecting south to the north and east of India. Vijayawada has the second biggest and busiest bus terminal in Asia. The second largest wagon workshop of Indian railways is at Rayanapadu near Vijayawada. More than 90% of total volume of books in the state are printed or published from Vijayawada.

Kondapalli toys are world-famous for their special wood that adds a touch of aesthetics to drawing rooms with their finely created figurines. This 400-year old tradition has passed on from generation to generation. Kondapalli toys are famous for their light weight, vibrant colors and age-old production techniques.

i) Durga Temple:

The Durga temple is surrounded by the gentle hills of Indrakeeladri, right along the banks of the Krishna River. This ancient temple finds mention in many sacred texts and vedic literature as well and is a revered temple among devotees and followers. The temple was thronged by lakhs of pilgrims for worship during “Navarathri” festival which is celebrated with religious fervor, pomp and festivity. The deity is said to be Swayambhu or self-manifested.The goddess appears in her Mahishasurmardini form here, along with the slain demon king Mahishasura. The imposing image of Kanakadurga is a humbling and unforgettable sight. The deity’s face and body colour are of molten gold shade and she is also bedecked with golden jewellery from which the temple gets its name Kanaka Durga – Kanaka in Sanskrit means gold.

ii) Amaravathi:

Amaravathi is the capital city of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The city is located on the southern banks of the Krishna River in Guntur district with in the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region. The city of Guntur and the metropolitan area of Vijayawada are the major parts of it. The history of Amaravati dates back to the 2nd century BC and it was once the capital of the Satavahanas and also the Pallava kings. Amaravati is also an important place for Buddhism. The Buddhist stupa was built by Ashoka in 200 BC.

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