Satavahana University has its roots in the erstwhile Post Graduate Centre of Osmania and Kakatiya Universities. In June 2008, the Post Graduate centre was upgraded as Satavahana University. The University is named after the Satavahana that ruled this region.
Foundation for University was laid in July 2008 in 200 acres of main campus situated in the immediate neighborhood of Karimnagar town on Malkapur Road.
The University offers many of its PG, UG and Professional Programmes through two of its Colleges called University College and University Post Graduate College, one situated in Karimnagar and the other at Godavarikani. Also, there are over 160 affiliated Government and Private Colleges spread far and wide over the entire Karimnagar and neighbouring districts.
The University presently has nine faculties and offers all major courses of Science, Law, Commerce & Management, Oriental Languages, Arts and Social Sciences. The University Constituent Colleges are presently offering the Programmes such as M.A.(English, Telugu, Urdu, Economics and Sociology), M.Sc.(Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science and Food Science & Technology, Physics (Instrumentation), Mathematics), M.Com., M.B.A, M.C.A and B.Pharmacy.