The institution was founded by Sri Poosapati Vijayarama Gajapathi Raju, the Maharajah of Vizianagram. It was started as a middle school in 1857 and upgraded to a high school in 1868. It was upgraded to a college in 1879. Graduation classes were started in 1881 under the patronage of Sri Pusapati Ananda Gajapati Raju. The Rajah Saheb P. V. G. Raju gifted the Royal Palace to the college in 1948. The MANSAS (Maharajah Alak Narayan Society of Arts and Sciences) came into existence in 1958. Dr. P. V. G. Raju died on 13 November 1995. His son Dr. Poosapati Ananda Gajapathi Raju has taken charge as Chairman and Poosapati Ashok Gajapathi Raju is the Vice-Chairman. Autonomous status was conferred on the college in 1987.
The Institution works to provide a complete, meaningful and relevant education to its students which will enable them to be intellectually well trained, morally upright, socially aware and spiritually inspired to become good citizens of the nation.
Courses Offered :-
Certificate Course in Computer Applications
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Business Management
Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Science
M.S. in Analytical Chemistry & Organic Chemistry.
The Maharajah's College is spread over 17.93 Acres of land hosting six buildings with construction area of 115,307 sq ft (10,712.4 m2). There are 51 class rooms, 21 laboratories and 10 staff rooms. There is a central library and 14 other departmental libraries. The central library hosts more than 50,000 books and 10 computers connected to the Internet. There are two Seminar halls and a Health centre. There is a boys hostel in the campus. There is a sprawling playground with facilities for Volley Ball, Basket B