Sri Venkateswara University was founded in the temple town of Tirupati to cater the educational needs of backward Rayalaseema Region and Nellore District and was inaugurated by Sri Tanguturi Prakasam Panthulu and Sri Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, the then Chief Minister and Dy. Chief Minister of Andhra State respectively with six departments on 2nd September 1954. Dr. S. Govindarajulu was appointed as the first Vice-Chancellor. The first University convocation was held on 14 February 1958 and Sri Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, the then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, was honoured with honourary doctorate (D.laws). The Old Students’ Association (OSA) of S.V. University College which was founded in February 1958 by the first batch students (i.e. on the day of Convocation) has now been renamed as S.V. University Alumni Association (SVUAA) since July 2006.
The S.V.U. Alumni Association is not-for-profit organization and it is registered under Societies Registration Act, XXI of1860 with registration no.474 of 2003. The Association has been granted tax exemption status u/s 12A of Income Tax Act,1961 and donations to the Association attract 50% tax relief u/s 80G of Income Tax Act
(IT Commissioner’s Order:H.Qrs.I (216)/CIT/TPT/2006-07 dt.23-3-2007).
The Primary purpose of S.V.U. Alumni Association is to engage in charitable and educational activities by raising funds for setting up Endowments, creating scholarships, alumni awards, and student merit prizes and extending financial and medical support to poor students, rewarding teaching and research and generally promoting the development of resources at S.V. University, Tirupati. SVU Alumni Association also aims to strengthen the ties, friendship and communications amongst former students, current students, faculty and friends of S.V. University. It provides a platform for people to stay connected with each other and S.V. University.
The activities of SVUAA at Tirupati are managed by the Executive Committee elected and/or nominated to a term of two years by the statutory body of the Association.
Objectives of SVU Alumni Association enshrined in the bye-laws.