History


Rajamahendravaram of Rajahmundry as it is known today situated on the banks of the sacred river Godavari, has produced a galaxy of eminent Poets, Writers, Social Reformers and Educationists. The names of Rao Bahaddur Kandukuri Veeresalingam Pantulu and his wife Smt. Kandukuri Rajyalakshmi stand out in dazzling colours. The noble couple waged a herculean battle and paved the way for social reforms and for Women education.

Sri Kandukuri Veeresalingam donated all his life time earnings and started the Hitakarini Samaj. The trust was set up in 1907 and has been instrumental in the establishment a chain of educational institutions which have been providing education from K.G. to P.G. in different fields of education. In the face of stiff opposition, fighting difficulties and obstacles, Smt. Addepalli Vivekananda Devi, Social worker and great educationist, Founder Secretary, and Sri Krovvidi Lingaraju, Founder President, Freedom Fighter made this college a reality.

It was the First College meant exclusively for Women. It was inaugurated by Sri P.V. Narasimha Rao, the then Education Ministries and later Prime Minister of India.

In 1968, It had an initial strength of 30 students and 11 Teachers and was located in a rented building. The next year, the College was shifted to its present premises, the Ananda Gardens. P.U.C., B.A. and B.Sc. courses were started. Over the years the college has grown by leaps and bounds and has become one of the largest womens colleges in the State.

The College owes much to the First Principal Miss K. Rukmini who was here on deputation. She streamlined the administration and worked for the all-round development of the College till 1973. When the college was admitted into grant in aid, Smt.L. Buchi Sundari then become the principal. Since then, the efforts of citizens, well wishers, donors, philanthropists’ and elite of Rajahmundry, who have helped in the growth of the College, and with the funds need from time to time, and with UGC funds received from time to time College is now offering a large number of courses, Traditional, Vocational and Restructured and P.G. in Zoology, D.Ed & MBA Courses, thus catering to the need of large number of students from different cross sections of society.