Government Degree College, Razole was established in the year 1968. Prior to it, students of Razole who wish to pursue higher education had to go to Rajahmundry, Kakinada or Vijayawada. Only elite people of the society could afford such luxury. Keeping this in view, many prominent personalities of this area dreamt and strived for the creation of a Degree College in this area. In 1966 Sri.Ponnada Hanumantha Rao, an young advocate of this area, organised a big meeting with all the sections of the society and created an awareness among them about the need of having a Degree College in Razole. Some of the prominent persons of this area like, the Honourable Minister Sri. Rudra Raju Ramalinga Raju, Sri. Mangena Sathyanarayana Murthy, Sri. Nainala Ganeswara Rao, Sri. Geddam Mahalakshmi, M. Venugopala Rao, Sri. Bolla Sathyanarayana, Sri. Akula Buli Swamy, Bodapati Narasimharao, Sri.Kanumuri Rangaraju, Nagaram Zamindar Md.Kalab Ali Baig, Sri. Jana Veera Badhra Rao, Sri. Vemparala Kameswara Rao, Sri. Vadrevu Subrahmanyam, Sri. Jalem Narasimha Murthy, Sri. K.T. Rajarao, Sri.Bikkina Janaki Ramarao, Ms. R V.V. Narasamma Wife of Dr. V.S. Krishna, Sri. B.V.R. Prasad etc. who formed as College Development Committee and started persuading the Government for the creation of a Degree College in this remote and educationally backward area. “The Razole Town Educational and Cultural Improvement Society” was registered with Dr. Bikkina Janaki Ramarao as President, Sri.Ponnada Hanumantha Rao as Secretary, Sri. Raja Subbarao as Treasurer and other members.
In those days for establishment of a Government Degree College, it was mandatory for the local people to show 3 lakh rupees as corpus fund and a minimum of ten acres land. The committee raised the funds from the local people. People donated for this noble cause irrespective of class and creed. Sri. Bolla Venkata Ratna Prasad contributed 1 lakh rupees. 10 acres belonging to Damu vari family. They humbly gave their valuable lands for a cheaper price for the establishment of the college.
Then the Government accorded permission for the establishment of the College on 8th August, 1968 vide GO.MS. No. 1524, Education Department dated 3-8-1968. Dr. V.S. Krishna the then Vice Chancellor of Andhra University who happened to be son in law of this soil, helped in according all permissions from Andhra University.
The College was started temporarily in Zilla Parishad Higher Secondary School. In August 1970 the College was shifted to newly constructed buildings. In 1974, Science Block was constructed. In 1991 Library building was inaugurated by the then Regional Joint Director of Education Sri. K. Venkata Reddy. In the year 2005 Seminar Hall and Two Class Rooms were opened by the then Razole Constituency MLA Sri. Alluri Krishnam Raju. He also took steps for granting 40 lakhs rupees fund for this college and with which a compound wall and 9 class rooms were constructed.
From 1968 to 1971 this college conducted PUC and Degree classes as per the syllabi prescribed by the Andhra University. Later on PUC course was dispensed with. From 1987 onwards common core scheme is being implemented. The college was bifurcated into Government Junior College and Government Degree College on 31st August, 1996. In October 1997 Dr.B.R. Ambedkar Open University started a Study centre in this college.
JKC Extension centre was launched in this college in the year 2007 with a view to enhance the employment potentials of the young graduates buy imparting communication skills Soft skills and Computer Oriented skills. On 19th, 20th and 21st February, 2007 NAAC members Sri. B. Hanumayya, Sri. John Kattakayam, and Sri. S. Shanmukha Sundaram visited the college and awarded “B” GRADE to the college. The college was reaccredited by visiting NAAC members Dr. P. S. Jayaramu, Dr.SiddheshwarTukaramGadade under chairmanship of Prof. B. L. Chaudhary, Former Vice-Chancellor, MohanlalSukhadia University on December 27-28, 2013. The college scored 2.50 CGPA and was awarded ‘B’ Grade.
Vision & Mission Statement
Ensure quality and value based education to the rural, downtrodden and poor students of this area and equip them with employable skills and technical knowledge to face the competition in the present globalization scenario and encourage them to pursue higher education.
- To mould the students as responsible citizens to fit in the complex and competitive society .
- To equip and empower students with relevant knowledge and competence to face global challenges with creativity.
- To disseminate knowledge and wisdom to the underprivileged sections of the society.
- To facilitate optimum use of human and natural resources for sustainable development.
- Serving the needs of rural students.
- To enable the poor and down trodden/under privileged sections of the society and access to gainful employment opportunities by imparting skill oriented education.
- To achieve the academic excellence.
- To inculcate human values and social responsibilities.
The vision, mission and objectives of the institution are communicated to the students, teachers, staff and other stakeholders through prospectus, college website, meetings with parents , villagers and other stake holders.