Pithapur Rajah’s College, Kakinada ranks among the earliest institutions of Higher Education in South India. It is located in East Godavri District of Andhra Pradesh. P.R.College was established in August, 1884 by Sri Rajah Rao Venkata Mahipathi, Gangadhara Rama Rao, Bahadur. First it was started as a middle school, and became a full fledged College. The present District Central Library, Super Bazar and DEO’s Office were part of P.R College campus once.
P.R College has two campuses, Science College campus is near main road and Arts College Campus with sprawling grounds of nearly 28 acres is situated near Government General Hospital. McLaren High School is on the eastern side, District Collectors Office, Zillaparishad and C B M School are on the western side of P.R College. P.R College is the first college to encourage women’s education with total exemption of fee for girl students.
Girl students were given many incentives to pursue their higher education. In 1952, when the college was taken over by the Government, it became P.R Govt. college. This century old college had its centenary celebrations in March, 1984. Considering the development of P.R Govt. College, UGC conferred autonomous status, with the concurrence of Andhra University and the approval of the Government of Andhra Pradesh.
To provide the right academic environment paving way for intellectual excellence, humane feelings and social commitment. The college believes in providing quality education for the socially disadvantaged, economically weaker sections of the society and thereby help them move up the ladder of success and social order.
- To impart holistic education with special emphasis on character, culture, updated knowledge and skill oriented learning.
- To make the students enjoy the fruits of globalization without prejudice to their local and cultural environment.
- To impart necessary life skills so as to make them face any challenge in the bigger world – Social, ethical, psychological or professional.
- B.A. – (Conventional)
- B.Com. – (Conventional)
- B.Com. – (Restructured)
- B.Sc. – (Conventional)
- B.Sc. – (Restructured)
- B. (Voc.) under NSQF
- Community College