: 1935

Aided /Unaided

: Aided


: Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur

UGC Recognition  

: 1956

Post Graduate Courses

: 1991 


A Brief History of the college :

Started as a small Sanskrit School about 135 years ago, later developed into the Town High School.Great patriots like Sri T.T.Krishnamachari, Sri Kasu Brahmananda Reddy, Sri Kotha Raghuramaiah and Sri N.V.L.Narasimha Rao were students of the School.

Dr.Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the then vice-chancellor of Andhra University and later President of India inaugurated the Hindu college in 1935, with a few Science departments and departments of languages. It become a first grade College in 1947.Originally affiliated to Andhra University and later to Nagarjuna University, the College got UGC recognition in 1956

The College has to its credit maximum number of P.G. Courses sanctioned by the University

Founding Fathers :

Great men and leading Members of the Guntur Bar like Sri Desiraju Hanumantha Rao, Annamraju Sitapati Rao, Madhavapeddi Hanumantha Rao, K.Narasimha Rao, Tumuluri Nagabhushanam, Kompalli Kotilingam and P.S.T.Sai were some of the stalwarts responsible for constituting it into a multifaceted educational and later Hindu College and High Schools Council.We Owe it to their vision for what we are today.

200 years of British rule in India has produced only clerks -if not physically, mentally and attitudinally- and good-for-nothing “educated” householders. The need for ‘man-making' education, as Swami Vivekananda exhorted, had been felt all through the centuries in our country, especially in the Pre-Independence days. Guntur was no exception to the prevailing situation.

In those days, Guntur was a small, nevertheless important town inhabited by great people, politicians, lawyers, doctors, literary luminaries, businessmen and educationists. It was a nerve center of activity in several fields, especially political. The contribution of Guntur to Freedom struggle is quite substantial. The visits of the two towering personalities, Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru in the 1930s to Guntur and Vijayawada bear the amplest testimony to this.

Thus, when everything else was going on well, it was in the field of education that Guntur was just lagging behind. Madras was the only nearby city of reckoning for any well-meaning person to pursue higher education in those days of Composite Madras State. One can guess how affordable it was!

It is precisely with this background that Hindu College was established in 1935, by a group of highly educated, patriotic and philanthropic gentlemen of Guntur, with the loftiest ideal of ‘dispelling darkness' from the society and to prevent any further erosion of values and virtues from all walks of life. The motto of our college, “Tamasoma jyotirgamaya”, taken from the “Brithadaranyaka Upanishad”, sumps up all this!

Main Campus :
The beginnings and after:

1935 is a historic year in the annals of the ever-growing town, Guntur, which occupies a significant place in Andhra Pradesh. It was in the year 1935 that the Hindu College was started with an aim to serve the community through education by employing time-tested methods of teaching and raising the moral standards of the student community. It was due to the untiring efforts of a group of dedicated men who illustrated the truth that sincerity and teamwork would lead to success in any field. The college has achieved the great heights that its founding fathers envisaged, through a constant and consistent endeavor to give quality education to the student community. The college has been rendering yeoman services to this cause for over 71 years.


Though the college had its humble beginnings in 1935 from a small Sanskrit School, it soon became a full-fledged institution under the able, active and enthusiastic guidance of distinguished persons like Messrs. Kompalli Kotilingam, Desiraju Hanumantha Rao, Annamraju Sitapati Rao, Madhavapeddi Hanumantha Rao, Tumuluri Nagabhushanam, Majety Hanumantha Rao, Aka Dandaiah, M. Mastan Saheb, Tellakula Jalaiah, T. Venkata Rao, R. Bhaskara Rao, Maddi Sudarsanam,A. Lakshminarasimham, R.L. Somayaji, P.S.T. Sayee, Poluri Venkateswara Rao, N.S.R. Panthulu, Madhapeddi Radhakrishna Murthy and A.L.Narayana Rao, who served as Presidents, Vice-Presidents and Secretaries of the College Committee. Sri S.V.S. Somayaji, Chartered Accountant, served as Secretary and Correspondent till December 1998 during whose tenure a separate P.G. Campus was established in the year 1995. Sri S.V.S. Somayaji, the present President of the College Committee and Sri Ch. Ramakrishna Murthy, present Secretary and Correspondent are known for their service to the cause of education and their devotion to the all-round development of the College. It is no exaggeration that the College has reached its highest watermark of excellence due to their relentless efforts and unsparing personal attention, keeping up the well-established traditions and values of the College.


Messrs, Buddhiraju Ramachandra Rao, Vallabhajosyula Subba Rao, Vanguri Subba Rao, Y.S.R.Chandran, M. Upendra Sarma, O.S.N. Murthy, M. Gopalakrishna Murthy, V.V. Narasimha Rao, J.S. Sarma, P.V. Ramana Rao, Dr. P. Hanumantha Rao, P.V. Narasimha Rao, P.V. Appa Rao, Dr. Prasadaraya Kulapathi and Chakka Ramakrishna Rao, Sri B. Raghavendra Rao, Dr. P. Lakshmana Rao, Sri N. Kameswara Rao, Sri T. Nageswara Rao, Dr. R. Vararuchi, Sri A. Rama Rao, Sri S. Ravi Babu, Dr. K. Kanaka Durga, Dr. A. Rajasekhar, Dr. Y. Gowri Sankar, Sri G. Madhu constitute a galaxy of distinguished Principals who served the institution with great zeal, diligence and efficiency. By their ceaseless efforts they have brought unique name and fame to the college and established good academics and moral standards. They set themselves as models both to the teaching faculty and the student community by their exemplary conduct and performance.


The success of the institution is reflected by its alumni. The Hindu College can confidently be proud of its alumni who occupy various positions of distinction in different fields. Prof. N.Ganga Prasada Rao, a former Vice-Chancellor; Dr. Swaminathan, member, Planning Commission; Sri G.V.G.Krishna Murthy, Former Election Commissioner, Prof. B.H.Briz-Kishore, I.E.S., Member, University Grants Commission, Sri. J. Satyanarayana, I.A.S., Secretary, Department of Information Technology, Sri K. Rosaiah, Ex-Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and Ex- Governor of Tamilnadu and a host of others have spread the fame of the Alma-matter far and wide.


P.G. Campus :

Initially The P.G. Courses, M.Com(1991) and M.C.A.(1994) were launched on the College Campus. But in the year 1995 a separate P.G.Campus was inaugurated by shifting M.Com from the Main Campus. In the same year three more P.G.Courses viz., M.Sc in Maths, M.A. in Economics, M.A. in Political Science were sanctioned and commenced. Since then M.Sc. Physics (1997) M.A. History (1998), M.Sc. Computer Sciences (1999), P.G.Diploma in Management and Computer Applications (2000), M.Sc.(IS), M.Sc., Chemistry (2005) have been Gradually added. Bachelor of Computer Applications was also started in the P.G.Campus in the year 1998.All the courses run on the P.G.Campus were sanctioned by the A.P. State Council of Higher Education, Hyderabad, and affiliated to Nagarjuna University. To suit the needs of class rooms, a two-storied new building Brihaspati was constructed housing Commerce Block, Computers Block and Arts Block which were inaugurated by Prof. C. Subba Rao, Chairman, Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education, Hyderabad; Sri J.Satyannarayana, Commessionar & I.G. for Registrations,Govt. of A.P. and  Prof. C.V. Raghavalu, Vice-Chancellor, Nagarjuna University, respectively on 04th January, 1999.

Presently, 12 sister concerned institutions are catering education needs of Guntur and surrounding areas. The institutions cover Secondary, Higher Secondary, Graduate and Post-Graduate levels of education. The disciplines offered include Humanities, Sciences, Engineering, Technology, Education and Pharmacy indeed a wide spectrum of useful and employment worthy courses


1. Hindu College, Guntur

2. Hindu College High School                                     

3. Pattabhipuram High School

4. Sri Majety Guravaiah High School

5. Sri Majety Guravaiah Junior College

6. Sri Majety Guravaiah Degree College

7. B.H.H. Junior College for Girls

8. B.H.H. Degree College for Women

9. Hindu College of Pharmacy

10.Hindu College of Education

11.Hindu College of Engineering & Technology

12.Hindu College of Management


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