Kadapa City

Kadapa (Telugu: కడప), formerly Cuddapah, is a city in the south-central part of Andhra Pradesh, India and is the headquarters of Y.S.R District). The city's name originated from the Telugu word "Gadapa" meaning threshold or gate. It was spelled "Cuddapah" but was changed to "Kadapa" on 19 August 2005 to reflect the local pronunciation of the name.[1]

Kadapa is famous for great personalities in medieval times e.g., Vemana, Pothuluri Veera Bramham, Annamacharya, Pemmasani Thimma Nayudu and patronised Telugu lovers such as C P Brown, Bishop Caldwell etc.,

Kadapa is one of the important cities in Rayalaseema, Andhra Pradesh, and is situated in the south-central part of the Andhra Pradesh State. It is located 412 kilometres (256 mi) south of state capital, Hyderabad and is situated 8 km south of the Penna River. The city is surrounded on three sides by the Nallamala and Palakonda hills. The city is named "Threshold" because it is the gateway from the north to the sacred hill-'Pagoda' of Shri Venkateshvara (also spelt as Venkateswara) of Tirupati.

Kishkindakanda, one of the 7 kandas of the Ramayanam, is believed to have happened in Vontimitta, Kadapa. Vontimitta is 20 kilometres from the city. The Anjaneya Swamy Gandi may also be part of the Ramayanam; it is believed that the Statue of Anjaneya Swamy in Gandi is made by Sri Rama on a hill stone with his arrow's point to acknowledge Anjaneya's help in finding Sri Sita Devi.

Saturday, December 18, 2010


Schools and colleges in the Kadapa and the surrounding area include:
  • Govt.College for Men Kadapa
  • S T Joseph's Junior College,Mariapuram,Kadapa
  • Annie Besant Municipal High School, Proddatur (Est. 1913)
  • Ideal english medium school (kadapa).
  • KBSM High School porumamillA
  • Sri Rama Krishna High School
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Technological UniversityPulivendla
  • IIIT, kadapa.
  • Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa
  • Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Putlam palli, Kadapa
  • Kandula Srinivasa Reddy Memorial College of Engineering (Est. 1978)
  • Balavikas English Medium High School,Yerramukkapalli,Kadapa
  • Vidyamandir English Medium High School
  • Akshaya Bharathi Institute of Technology
  • Nirmala English Medium High School
  • Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Rajampet
  • Nalanda Public School, now called Nalanda High School, Proddatur
  • Municipal Urdu Boys High School, which has both media English and Urdu mother of all experts around the world.
  • Municipal Telugu High School, which is famous school and mother of all experts around the world.
  • Little Flower High School, APHB Colony, Kadapa
  • Nagarjuna High School, Maruthi Nagar, Kadapa
  • Sri Sarada PostGraduate Institute of Research and Technological sciences,kadapa
  • Vivekananda Educational Academy, Chittoor, Anantapur, Kadapa
  • Sri Venkateswara Degree College, KADAPA
  • Kandula Obula Reddy Memorial College of Engineering
  • Annamacharya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Rajampeta (Est. 1998)
  • Vaagdevi Institute Of Technology and Science, Proddatur
  • Madina Engineering College (Est. 1998) (Muslim Minority College) www.madinaengg.in
  • Sri Sai Institute of Technology and Sciences, Rayachoti
  • G.I.T.S , Chennur
  • Fatima Institute of Medical Sciences, Kadapa
  • SVIST College of Engineering, Kadapa
  • A.P. Residential School, Mukkavaripalli, Kadapa
  • P. Rami Reddy Memorial College of Pharmacy, Kadapa
  • P. Rami Reddy Memorial College of Physiotherapy, Kadapa
  • P. Rami Reddy Memorial Institute of Technology, Kadapa
  • Indira Priyadarshini College of Nursing, Kadapa
  • Prasad College of Education, Kadapa
  • Sankar Information and Management Sciences,Kadapa
Sadhana degeree college,proddatur, kadapa 

The state government of Andhra Pradesh has completed a multi crore (about Rs.125 crores) health project Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) at Kadapa comprising of a 750-bed super specialty hospital, a medical college (intake of 150 students) and a nursing college for 100 students to cater for the needs and improve the health of the backward, drought-prone area of Rayalaseema Region. The project is located in near the Palakonda hills in a site of 182.25 acres (0.7375 km2). The hospital is planned with a permanent helipad to airlift patients in emergency to Hyderabad or any other large city.

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