There are Three Departments in the Akademi. They are The Department of Teaching and Training, The Department of Research and Survey and The Department of Publications.
DEPARTMENT OF TEACHING & TRAINING :
DEPARTMENT OF RESEARCH & SURVEY
The department launched in 1969 a major project, 'Socio-linguistic Survey of Telugu Dialects in Andhra Pradesh', leading to the preparation of a comprehensive descriptive grammar for modern Telugu. The results of the survey were published so far as Seven monographs (Karimnagar, Cuddapah, Warangal, Srikakulam, Visakhapatnam, Guntur and Chittoor) and Fourteen bulletins (Karimnagar, Adilabad, Nizamabad, Kurnool, Mahboobnagar, Khammam, Chittoor, Guntur, Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam, Rangareddy, Cuddapah, Anantapur and Warangal). Four more bulletins (Medak, Nalgonda, West Godavari and Nellore) are under print. A study of syntactic variations obtaining in modern prose fiction was also made and the results are being published.
A study of GoonDii and Kooya languages was taken up in 1977 with a view to providing two primers each for the two tribal language in Telugu script. They were published in 1981.
An English Telugu Dictionary modelled after the Concise Oxford Dictionary and compiled by the S.V.University was scrutinized and published in early 1978. The dictionary is by far the largest bilingual dictionary in Telugu with more than a lakh of words. Two more dictionaries i.e., A Dictionary of Commercialese Telugu and a Telugu Dialect Dictionary, compiled by the Department, are under print.
Another major project taken up by the department in 1978 is the preparation of a large Telugu -Telugu Dictionary - Sabdasaagaram - in which every Telugu word used in the past and present will find a place. After indexing and alphabetizing 4.7 lakh slips, literary and inscriptional usages are being provided and the dictionary will have an estimated lakh and a half entries at the minimum.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLICATIONS :
This with the coordinated efforts of the above Three Departments, the Telugu Akademi has so far brought out 1800 publications in the form of Text Books at Intermediate level, Reading Material at Degree and Post-Graduate levels besides prestigious publications in the form of Reference Material, such as Bilingual Dictionaries, Sahitya Padakosas, Subject Dictionaries, Glossaries in all subjects pertaining to Humanities, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, Natural Sciences, Popular Series, Translations of standard works from English-Telugu, Dialectical Bulletins, Dialectical Monographs. The Telugu Akademi has so far conducted 37 Introductory Courses and 28 Advanced Courses pertaining to teaching Telugu to non-Telugu speakers. All the publications which have been so far published are immensely useful both to the students, teaching communities besides researchers in and around Andhra Pradesh.