This university was established on 20th July 1968 as a state university of Madhya Pradesh. The University has been named after a distinguished son of the soil and a freedom fighter Capt. Awadhesh Pratap Singh, a national leader and the first Prime Mi
ap Singh, a national leader and the first Prime Minister of Vindhya Pradesh. The university was recognized by the UGC in February 1972. The University is a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and All Commonwealth Association of Universities (ACAU). The University has 16 teaching departments which offer 49 traditional and professional programmes on self-supporting basis apart from the regular post graduate programmes. We also impart education through nearly 238 affiliated colleges within the University jurisdiction in Anuppur, Rewa, Satna, Shahdol, Sidhi, Singrauli and Umaria districts of Madhya Pradesh. The university also provides education to the people in the remote areas through distance learning mode. Our university is producing world class talent with optimum utilization of limited resources. Under the dynamic leadership of our present Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Rajkumar Acharya the university has set new goals and aspirations for itself and is aiming to achieve newer heights.