About us


Prior to the formation of Ranga Reddy district, Vikarabad was in Hyderabad district. The numerous educational institutions clustered in Hyderabad city catered to the needs of the city dwellers leaving no scope for the unfortunate poor residing in the interior of the district.

Dr. M. Channa Reddy, former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and former Governor of Tamil Nadu, realized the necessity of starting a college in Vikarabad and providing adequate Educational and Medical facilities to this backward rural area. In order to achieve the twin purposes, he had organized the local elite, farmers, traders and leaders into "VIKAS MANDALI", a voluntary organization in the year 1965 and very soon the dream of the rural population of this area came true with the establishment of a college at Vikarabad. Very fittingly, the college so founded in 1968, was named after Lord Anantha Padmanabha Swamy, as the institution 'Sree Anantha Padmanabha Arts, Science & Commerce College' came to be located right at the foot of the Ananthagiri Hills. Its location in a campus of 43 acres (174015 Sq. meters) is an ideal one. It has provided an opportunity for those residing in the nearby villages to pursue higher education without much hardship. It has been imparting higher education with affordable fee structure to the students of economically backward areas of Rural Ranga Reddy district and parts of adjoining Medak and Mahaboobnagar Districts.

The college was inaugurated by Sri K. Brahmananda Reddy, then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh on 31st July, 1968. Sri Shravan Kumar IAS, then Collector of Hyderabad district and Sri. M. Bhoji Reddy, Chairman, Zilla Parishad, Hyderabad district under whose Chairmanship, the College made the initial strides of progress in the right direction with Sri. Srinivasan,Sri. M.Veera Mallappa, Senior political leader and businessman and Sri A. Lal Reddy, Senior advocate as Secretaries. When the college was started, there was no building for the college and the classes were held at Zilla Parishad High School, Vikarabad in limited rooms. The Management then raised funds through dance performances in 1968 by Ms Yamini Krishnamurthy, famous Bharathanatyam exponent and by Ms Chandrakala, cine actress in 1973, apart from getting funds from Telangana Regional Committee. This was in addition to the funds raised by the “VIKAS MANDALI”. With all this, the construction of College building was taken up in different stages. After the completion of ground floor in 1970, the college was shifted in December, 1970. Subsequently the building was extended in1978. The Office block was completed and inaugurated in 1987 by Dr. Marri Channa Reddy.

In the year 1988 Sri Marri Ravindra Reddy took over as the Chairman of the Managing of the College. Since then elaborate planning and execution was taken up for all round developmental activities. To commemorate the Silver Jubilee Year of College i.e. 1993-1994, the foundations for the construction of Administration Building, Gymnasium, Additional Class Rooms, Canteen were laid down. Dr. M.Channa Reddy, the then Governor of Tamilnadu and President of Vikas Mandalai, Sri.K.Vijayabhasker Reddy, then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, several Cabinet Ministers and Vice Chancellor and other dignitaries of Osmania University participated in the Silver Jubilee celebrations and inaugurated the projects. By the completion of the construction of all the buildings, the plinth area has increased from 29,000 SFT to 74,400 SFT. To mark the Silver Jubilee year of the College the PG courses in Commerce and Mathematics were started during the year 1993-1994 fulfilling the long cherished desire of the people of this area. Meanwhile a separate was constructed for PG courses with a plinth area of 6636 SFT.

After demise of Dr. Marri Channa Reddy in the year 1996, Sri Marri Ravindra Reddy was elected as President of Vikas Mandali and continues to hold the position. On our sponsorship, Osmania University has established its PG Center in our premises with MBA Course. In the land allotted by us, the Osmania University had constructed permanent PG Building. The Management Committee of the College is striving to achieve the main objective i.e. providing higher education to students of this economically backward area of Ranga Reddy District.


The University Grants Commission recognized the college and enlisted under sections 2(f) and 12(B) of the UGC Act, 1956 for the financial assistance to develop UG education. The College received substantial grants from the UGC for the construction of Gymnasium complex, Additional Class Rooms and Library.

The UGC approved and sanctioned the schemes of Remedial Coaching classes for SC/ST and Minority students, which are being effectively implemented in the college for the improvement of their academic standards. The Career Oriented Add on Programmes: English Language and Communication Skills, Retail Management and Refrigeration are started with the financial assistance from the UGC. Recently the UGC also sanctioned three Add-on Certificate Courses in Tourism, Web designing & Printing and Animation. The college is regularly receiving the grants under Developmental assistance to Colleges. The UGC also sanctioned grants for purchase of permanent sports equipment and flood lighting to Volley Ball and Basket Ball Courts.

National Service Scheme was introduced in the college in 1975.
The college has four NSS units with 400 volunteers including a Girls' unit.