Some believe that the region got its name from its first ruler- King Visakha Varma while some opine that the city was named after the second son of Lord Shiva. There are several adaptations forwarded by the historians about the early history of Visakhapatnam, each narrating an intriguing tale of the city’s past. Several Hindu kingdoms such as the Vengi, Chalukyas, Pallavas and Cholas held their dominance over the land. However, with the fall of the Cholas, Visakhapatnam fell under the supremacy of the Mughal Empire.
Vizag is experiencing growth in the IT sector, contributing to the local economy. Incubation center in Visakhapatnam is named as Sunrise Startup Village, the Technology Research and Innovation Park, promoted by the Government of Andhra Pradesh and Startup Village in Private Public Partnership basis at Hill 3 Rushikonda IT Park in Visakhapatnam on the line of Startup Village kochi.
Andhra University College of Engineering (Autonomous), The GITAM University and the Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering are other technical-education institutions in the city. The Indian Maritime University was established as a central university by the government of India by an act of Parliament (Indian Maritime University Act 2008).Vizag also has the National Institute of Oceanography.
Visakhapatnam (Nicknamed Vizag) is the largest city, both in terms of area and population in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is located on the coast of Bay of Bengal in the north eastern region of the state. Visakhapatnam is the principal commercial hub of the state, and contributes to its economy in many sectors such as heavy industries, tourism, industrial minerals, fishing, and information technology.