Lankapalli Bullayya (1918 - 1992) was an eminent educationist and Vice-chancellor of Andhra University, Andhra Pradesh, India.
He was born in Guntur district and educated by travelling long distances during school days.
He was graduated and did his B.A. Honours from Andhra University and worked as principal of B.Ed. College.
After the formation of Andhra Pradesh State in 1956, he joined Andhra University as Director of Public Instruction (DPI), he was instrumental in bringing about reforms in school education. He mooted the idea of 10+2+3 system in Andhra Pradesh even before it was recommended by the Kothari Commission. He was given the responsibility of strengthening the education system right from the primary to the university-level.
In 1968, he was appointed Vice-Chancellor and continued in that position till 1974. He was the first dalit to become the Vice-Chancellor of a university in India. He sympathised with economically poor students and contributed for their welfare.