With the goal to spread the spirit of Telugu culture, literature and tradition to the future generations, Silicon Andhra was established 12 years ago.
Since its inception, Silicon Andhra has organized innovative cultural programs and has been a pioneer in bringing Telugu culture and tradition to thousands of people.
Along the same lines, Silicon Andhra has laid the foundation for another historic program today.
For the past 60 years or so, Indians have been migrating to the United States for better careers or life styles. There has been no Indian organization or Telugu community that has taken up such an initiative in all these years. Silicon Andhra family proudly announces the launch of ‘University of Silicon Andhra’.
With the intention to internationalize Telugu culture, arts and linguistics, the university will start offering courses starting in 2014. Masters (M.A.), Diploma and Certificate courses in Carnatic Music, Kuchipudi dance, and Telugu Literature will be the initial courses offered. Masters (M.S.) in Computational Linguistics, leading to new-found career opportunities, is also envisioned as a future course offering at the University.
University of Silicon Andhra has been incorporated in the state of California, in June 2013. We are working on obtaining all the relevant operational approvals. The executive committee consists of: Anand Kuchibhotla (Chief Executive Officer), Raju Chamarthi (Chief Academic Officer), Deenababu Kondubhatla (Chief Financial Officer), Dilip Kondiparthi (Chief Compliance and Audit Officer) and Ajay Ganti (Chief of Staff/Secretary).
This University will have an Advisory Board consisting of prominent Indian personalities and an Academic Advisory Council consisting of experts in academic field. The curriculum is being designed under the guidance of academic experts in Indian fine arts, literature and linguistics. These courses will be offered through a combination of online, as well as, offline learning modes.
July 20, 2013 an administrative office has been inaugurated in Milpitas, CA. Sri Marepalli Venkata Sastry performed the inauguration puja. Dr. Upadhyayula Appala Narasimha Murthy presided over this ceremony and lighted the auspicious lamp. In his speech, he appreciated this historic initiative, and suggested this would be very well received by every Telugu speaking person across the globe. Chief Executive Officer, Anand Kuchibhotla, in his speech shared the vision of the University, and requested the participation of each and every individual for the successful execution of this vision. This event was also attended by prominent leaders in the software industry and well-wishers from the Silicon Valley, California.