Kasthurba Gandhi Degree & PG College :

  

Kasturba Gandhi College for Women was established in the year 1973. The establishment of the College was possible, when the neighbouring “New Club” agreed to part with 4 acres of its leased land along with some temporary structures, to the Exhibition Society. Shri Madan Mohan and Sri Panwalkar, senior members were responsible in persuading the New Club in taking this decision. However, no major construction could be undertaken in the premises for want of land ownership. The conversion of lease into free hold of 3.85 acres on a nominal payment of Rs.5 lakhs was possible due to untiring effort of Dr. V.Raman Rao, I.A.S. (retired) as Chairman of the College from 1999-2002. He headed a representation made in this regard to the then Hon’ble Chief Minister of A.P., Sri Nara Chandrababu Naidu and pursued with Sri P. Narsa Reddy, the then Revenue Minister and President of Exhibition Society, took keen interest in this case and saw that orders were issued transferring 4 acres of leased land at a very nominal cost in the name of Exhibition Society for establishing a girls' college. The college was fortunate to have late Dr. Sridevi as the founder Principal, who made pioneering efforts in women's education and worked relentlessly for its development during its infancy. To start with, B.A., B. Sc. And B. Com. conventional degree courses and intermediate classes were accommodated together, but in the year 1990, the Junior College was separated from the degree college.

The institution was started with a modest strength of 175 students and today it has grown to a level where it caters to over 3000 students, with 150 faculty members on roll working in 25 departments. It has under-graduate and post graduate courses in several disciplines.