K.G.R.L. College is located in Bhimavaram, a place hailed as ‘Second Bardoli’ by Mahatma Gandhi, a place where several thousands of Freedom fighters participated in the ‘Salt Satyagraha’ launched by Mahatma in the year 1930. The College enjoys a unique setting in the green fields. Its calm and serene atmosphere inspires the light of knowledge. It occupies a sprawling campus of 18 acres dotted with more than 25 buildings.
The Bhimavaram Education Society was established in July 1975 with a view to extend more education facilities to the people in and around Bhimavaram by establishing different Educational Institutions. As a response to the aspirations and enthusiasm of the people in general and the Bhimavaram Education Society in particular, Sri Kotikalapudi Govinda Rao came forward and offered munificent donation for the establishment of K.G.R.L. Degree College.
The college was inaugurated on 20th August, 1975 by Sri M.R.Appa Rao, the then Vice Chancellor of Andhra University. Sri Mandali Venkata Krishna Rao, the then Education Minister of Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, was the Chief Guest.
To start with, it had no home of its own. The college started in the premises of ‘Sri Adavi Bapiraju Municipal Elementary School’ near Veeramma Cheruvu nwith thirty six students of B.A. and B.Com. and five lecturers.
The institution had the good fortune of having the services of outstanding personalities like Sri E. Lakshminadha Rao (1975-76), Sri V. Narasimha Rao (1976-91), Dr. M. Lakshmana Rao (1991-2006), Dr. A.V. Satyanarayana (2006-08), Sri M. Sai Manikyala Rao (2008-11), Sri D.V.S. Chandraji (2011-12), Dr. K.V. Krishna Rao (2012-13), Sri M. Subba Raju (2013-14), Smt. M. Rani Ratna Kumari (2014-17), Sri R. Suryanarayana Raju (2017), Dr. S. Sai Durga Prasad (2017-19) and Prof. M. Trinadh as Principals. Due to the devoted and committed work of the management, principal, staff and students the college was developed into a mini university stage in the Andhra University area in a short span.
The management under the dynamic leaderships of past presidents late Sri Nachu Venkatramaiah, late Sri Kuriseti Satyanarayana Murthy, Sri Yerra Narayana Swamy, late Sri Kotikalapudi Govinda Rao and the present president Sri Nukala Ramanuja Rai and the founder Secretary & Correspondent Sri Mentey Padmanabham started the following Courses.
- B.Sc. with Mathematics (EM), Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Electronics, Fisheries, Computer Science
- B.A. with History, Economics, Politics, Public Administration, Geography, Social Work
- B. Com General (EM) with Two Elective Subjects, Computers
- P.G. Courses in the following subjects
- M.A English
- Master of Computer Applications (MCA).
- Master of Business Administration (MBA).
- M.Sc. Maths, Physics,Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Bio-Chemistry, Micro-Biology, Aqua Culture
The college, Aided by Govt. of A.P., celebrated its Silver Jubilee function with pomp and pageantry on 27th & 28th December 2000. Late Sri G.M.C. Balayogi, the then Honourable Speaker of the Lok Sabha, was the Chief Guest. A Galaxy of State and Central Ministers adorned the celebrations. As a commemoration of Silver Jubilee Celebration, Science Block, Integrated Computer Block, Natural Science Block, integrated Library Block and Administrative Block were constructed.
The college extends its thanks to Former and Present Parliament Members Sri Yerra Narayana Swamy, Sri Kottapalli Subbarayudu, Sri U. Krishnam Raju, Sri Dasari Narayana Rao and Sri Lal Jan Basha, who contributed M.P. L.A.D. Funds for the development of College.
The institution has achieved a hattrick by winning three “Best Teacher Awards from the Government of Andhra Pradesh during 2001, 2002, 2003 and in 2005, 2014, 2015 and 2018.
The Bhimavaram Education Society started K.G.R.L. College of Pharmacy (Affiliated to A.U., Visakhapatnam) from the academic year 2007-08 with the permission of AICTE & PCI, New Delhi.
In view of outstanding academic excellence maintained by the college since its inception, the college was conferred autonomy in the year 2007 by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi & Andhra University conferred permanent affiliation in the same year. Consequently, the college has academic freedom to introduce new courses.
The Bhimavaram Education Society started Mentey Padmanabham College of Engineering & Technology (Affiliated to JNTUK, Kakinada) from the academic year 2008-2009 with the permission of AICTE.
The college feels happy to announce that the NAAC assessed and awarded ‘A’ Grade with the CGPA 3.08 in the academic year 2012 – 2013.
The New Governing Body has been formed in the year 2015 under the dynamic leadership of Sri Kotikalapudi Govinda Rao (Chinababu) as a President, Sri Mentey Ram Manohar as Secretary & Correspondent and other elighted and eminent personalities as G.B Members to run the institution with Good Academic Excellence.
The Indian Higher Education Institutions have been moving from the conventional annual system to semester system. At present UGC has prescribed the choice Based Credit System (CBCS) which provides a ‘cafeteria’ type approach in which the students can take courses of their choice, learn at their own pace, undergo additional courses and acquire more than the required credits, and adopt an interdisciplinary approach to learning, it is desirable that the HEIs move to CBS and implement the grading system.
Our College has been selected as one of the Partnering Institution (PI) with prestigious National Institute, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD), Sri Perumbudur, Tamilnadu State in the year 2016 and offer One Year Post Graduate Diploma in Youth Development (PGDYD).
Further, we would like to share our hopes and expectations with one and all. The management and staff are pooling in best of their efforts to enrich the institution academically, to provide good infrastructure and a congenial, illuminating and inspiring learning environment. As a part of this, new courses are introduced to provide a rich source of knowledge traversing various disciplines like Humanities, Science and Management. Proportionately the strength of the students too has increased. It is our hoped, aim and goal to provide value oriented, best quality education to the students thereby assuring a bright future to each student in particular and the nation in general.