Brief History of the College
SKR & SKR Government College for Women (A), Kadapa was established in the year 1973 with an aim to cater to the higher educational needs of women students in the landscape of Rayalaseema region and to Empower women folk to face the global challenges with competencies for their sustainability. The total campus spread in an area of 3.5 acres with mammoth infrastructure with attached hostel. Outcome based education policy is implemented in reaching the expectations of the women students. College obtained UGC 2F and 12B status on 01.04.1994.At present the college is offering 15 UG programs and 02 PG programs in Conventional and Re-structured (Self-finance) programs. It is renowned for its quality and in the vicinity in and around Kadapa District. The institute has completed two NAAC cycles and ready to go for third cycle in Dec, 2022. Under the leadership of eminent Principal and experienced staff, the college attained Autonomous Status for a period of six years and completed its first four academicyears in Autonomous pattern in the Academic years 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21 successfully.
Since its inception the college in1973, it has made significant progress in quality and quantity under the able guidance of 32 renowned Principals.
been exhibiting phenomenal growth and development in terms of academic excellence, co-curricular and extra-curricular aspects. While serving the educational needs of the students of socially, economically and academically poor background, this institution has genuinely attempted to contribute its optimum towards the noble cause. In a bid to impart quality education to the students, the highly learned faculty of this college has been sincerely extending services with unswerving commitment to the institution. The basic amenities required are effectively provided to the students. Student centric and innovative teaching pedagogies are being adopted successfully for the better teaching learning practices in a blended manner i.e., both online and offline. The college is endeavoring to reach the excellence by providing all pervasive education through various activities linked with academic prosperity such as classroom seminars, field study projects, guest lecturers of the scholars, science exhibitions, national festivals, cultural programs, JKC training, RRC, NCC, NSS, sports and games. The college has been identified for its best discipline and strict policy of conduction of various examinations.
Late Major Nadeemulla, the then Principal of Govt. Arts College, Kadapa (1972), Smt. K. Rama Subbamma, a lady freedom fighter and Sri K. Koti Reddy, freedom fighter and Member of Parliament, Member-Town Development Committee, Kadapa, took out a delegation to the then Governor of A.P. for the establishment of Degree College for Women in Kadapa town. The Govt. was pleased to sanction a Degree College for women.
The College was started in 1973 in the left off old judge court building with B.A., Group (TM & EM) and B. Sc Group (TM & EM). Most of the classes were conducted in the open air under the shade of the trees, symbolic to that of Tagore’s Shanthinikathan. Later the college shifted to new building constructed with an amount of Rs. 30 lakhs in the year 1999.
Late Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhar Reddy, the then Honorable Chief Minister of A.P. sanctioned an amount of Rs. 3.5 crores for the construction of new college building. The foundation stone was laid down by the then Chief Minister on 23-12-2005 and the building was completed in 2008. The New Majestic Building with all the facilities owes its existence to Late Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy.
In due course of time need based and job oriented courses were introduced from time to time. Now the college is offering 16 UG Courses and 1 P.G course in English to the young women of Kadapa and its surroundings.With Adequate infrastructure facilities with a team of dedicated and hardworking teachers under the able leadership of the Principal Dr. P. SubbaLakshumma transact the curriculam content to the student’s year long. The progress of learning is constantly evaluated by Continuous Internal Assessment and External Assessment in semester pattern of examination to achieve the outcomes.
At present the college is offering 15 UGprogrammes(10 Restructured and 5 Conventional courses and 2 PG programmes M.A. English and M.Sc. Zoology. Moreover the student intake capacity also enhanced continuously. In all UG programmes the enrollment of student for the academic year 2020-2021 is 1st year 689, 2nd year 682, 3rd year 593 and with total strength 1964. In all PG programmes1st year 26, 2nd year 37 and with total strength 63.In all UG programmes the enrollment of student for the academic year 2021-2022 is 1st year 705, 2nd year 652, 3rd year 670 and with total strength of 2042. In all PG programmes 2nd year students strength is 22 (10.07.2022).
The institution adapted appropriate and latest methodologies in teaching, learning and got fruitful results in evaluation process. Accordingly, college achieved 93.3 % UG courses and