Satavahana University has its roots in the erstwhile Post Graduate Centre of Osmania and Kakatiya Universities. In the months of June 2008, the Post Graduate centre has been upgraded as Satavahana University. The University is named after the SATAVAHANA dynasty that ruled this region.
Foundation for the establishment of the University was laid in July 2008 in 200 acres of main campus situated in the immediate neighborhood of Karimnagar Town on Malkapur Road. The sprawling University campus is a beautiful forest-like environment with idyllic surroundings. The University started functioning from the main campus from September 2013 and purposes to shift the entire PG Programmes into main campus by July/August 2013 in a full-fledged manner.