About College

The Government Degree College, Penukonda, a historical place ( Second Capital of Srikrishnadevaraya of Vijayanagara Dynasty) in the Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh was established in 1980 with the objective to bring social change and development through education in this backward Rayalaseema region. The College was shifted to the present building in 2003. Previously it was run on shift basis in the existing Government Junior College buildings in the heart of the town. Sri.A.Ramappa  was the founder Principal of the college.  In due course the college was named after the bereaved local popular leader Late Sri. Paritala Sreeramulu. The College is affiliated to   S. K. University and is recognized by the UGC under its sections 2f and 12B in November, 1994.

            Located in a rural site with a campus area of 18.84 acres  the college aims at providing higher education to all,  particularly to the poor and the under privileged sections of the region. The College offers 04 Undergraduate Courses and Two Certificate Programmes on self financing basis.  The Arts faculty offers B.A, with Economics, Political Science, History as electives; B.Com., General  and B.Com. Computer Applications  and  B.Sc. with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics,  Botany, Zoology, Computer Science.

 So far, the college has been administered by 22 Principals since its inception.  Among them   one noteworthy  person is Dr.Asavadi Prakasha Rao, a well-known Telugu Laureate and a Shatavadhani.   The College has 14 (1 female) permanent, 13 (5 female) temporary teachers. Out of these teachers 5 have Ph.D and 5 have M.Phil degrees and 8 have been qualified in UGC-NET and APSET. There are 09(4 female) non teaching staff in the College. The total strength of students is 942 (418girls) in UG. The temporal plan of academic work in UG is annual. The College has support services like library, computer centre, canteen, grievance redressel cell, Gym and sports facilities. 40 students have qualified in PG CET and 20 in the B.Ed CET. The total number of working days of the College and its library is 220. The total number of teaching days is 180. The library has 12,502 books and 06 journals. The College has 50 computers. Many teachers are honored by the local organizations.