The University is the brain child of Padmashree Dr. Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao a legendary figure and Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. It was inaugurated in 1986.The first chancellor of the university was none other than Late Dr. N.T.Ramarao . Presently, the Hon’ble Governor of Andhra Pradesh is the Chancellor.
It is a state university established with act NO .6 of Andhra Pradesh Legislative assembly in 1986 . This Act may be called the AP University of Health Sciences Act, 1986.
The name of the University of Health Sciences Act, 1986 was amended as “NTR University of Health Sciences AP Act, 1986” vide Act No.4 of 1998. The Change of the name came into effect from 2nd February, 1998 as notified vide G.O.Ms.No.24, dt. 24-1-98.)The name NTR University of Health Sciences substituted as Dr.NTR University of Health Sciences vide AP Gazette copy dt.16-01-2006.
To Bring all health related disciplines under an umbrella to impart quality in education, research and training to make technically competent, globally competitive and social relevant compassionate professionals with ethical value systemsMission :
As first Health University of country it will strive hard to play lead role in health care and related sectors through absorption of technological advances from time to time For the benefit of the community.The main objectives of university :
- Improvement of standards of Modern medicine, Indian system of medicine Nursing, physiotherapy, and Para Medical education and training.
- Maintenance of uniform curriculum in all the affiliated colleges.
- Conduction of good quality basic and applied research.
The University is offering various UG, PG, Super Speciality, Ph.D & PDF Courses in Modern Medicine, Dental Surgery, Ayurveda, Unani, Homeopathy, Naturopathy, Nursing, Physiotherapy and Para Medical Graduate Courses in its affiliated colleges. The total number of colleges affiliated to the University have gone up from 27 at the time of inception to 271 as on date.