About PVKN Govt Degree College, Chittoor
The college was established in the year 1961 with Arts and Science groups. It was granted affiliation by Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati. Apart from the day courses, evening courses were also started in Arts and Commerce in 1966-67 in order to provide educational opportunities for the in-service employees. Initially, the college was named as ‘Government Arts and Science College’. It was renamed as “Govt. College’ after the introduction of commerce courses in the year 1971-72. The college was again named as PVKN. Govt. College in 1981-82 in commemoration of Sri Papudesi Venkata Krishnama Naidu (PVKN), a philanthropist and the founder president of the college committee. The college was inaugurated by Sri. D. Sanjeevaiah, the then Hon’ble Chief Minister of AP in the presence of Sri Govindarajulu Naidu, former Vice-Chancellor of S.V.University, Tirupati. Temporary accommodation was provided in the old Judge’s Bungalow. The college was shifted to the spacious and sprawling campus at the outskirts of Chittoor in 1969.
The college was located in the midst of 112 acres of land surrounded by the hillocks in the serene atmosphere.
Some portion of land was granted to NPS College for Women and Krishnaveni Jr. College. In addition to the conventional courses, restructured courses, relevant subjects like computer science, computer application, Micro-biology, Bio-technology, Bio-chemistry, Tax procedure and practice; Advertising sales promotion and sales management were added subsequently.
The long felt need of the public of chittoor was fulfilled by the starting of Post Graduate courses in this college from the academic year 2001-02. At present the following PG courses are taught ie.,
M.Sc., (Organic Chemistry) M.Sc., (Mathematics)
M.Sc., (Botany) M.Com., (General)
M.Com., (Finance Management) M.A., (Economics)
Total no teaching faculty is 62 and faculty student ratio is 1:59.
Why to join PVKN Govt. Degree College, Chittoor?
1. Supportive environment for development: PVKN Govt. College has 26 departments that are built with spacious classrooms. With a well-stocked library, equipped laboratories, broadband facility, Eco Club, Consumer Club, Red Ribbon Club, Literary Club and many others, the college is complete with contemporary infrastructure. By accessing these facilities, students are ensured of their future growth and development.
2. Multiple activities for participating: The college has formed several committees to offer services to students. Among them, examination cell, women empowerment cell, employment info center, career counseling center, equal opportunity cell, grievance and redressal centre, anti-ragging committee are some of the prominent ones. By actively joining these cells, students gain confidence and a positive outlook towards life.
3. Exposure through national seminars and workshops: The college actively participates in seminars and workshops held across the country. In addition, there is a University Grants Commission Cell to take care of academic activities. There are various publications, both national and international, wherein college faculty has actively participated and contributed.
Vellore Road, Valliappa Nagar
Chittoor - 517002
Andhra Pradesh , India