K.V.R. Govt. Degree College is one which caters to the higher educational needs of the women of Rural Rayalaseema Region with an attached Student Managed Hostel boarding consisting of nearly 1100 students. It came into existence from 27th July 1958 by Government of A.P. through the initiative of the founder donor Sri Kasireddy Venkata Reddy and named after him. K.V.R Government college has been working for the cause of women education and women empowerment since its inception. It is located in over an area of 13 acres of land near Railway Station in Kurnool.
It had a humble beginning with just three science groups and four Arts groups and gained momentum in 1998 with the introduction of restructured courses followed by two PG courses M.Com Professional and M.Sc. Computers in 2001 and M.Sc.(Chemistry) in 2009-10. The college which is striving hard to educate the women students of Rural and Urban Rayalaseema, completed 60 years and celebrated its Diamond Jubilee in July 2018. In 2007 Jawahar Knowledge Center (lICC) unit of this college was given the status of Nodal JKC of Kurnool District. It acts as liaison between Commissioner of Collegiate Education and all the colleges of Kurnool Dist. ICICI training center was established in 2007. Students of JKC got selected in Infosys, TISS, ICICI, CIPLA and other companies. The college is designated as the District Resource Center and deputes its lecturers to the other Government colleges in the district to give guest lectures. It conducts National Seminars, Workshops, Training Programmes to enable its lecturers to share and exchange their skills and experiences with lecturers of other colleges. In 2008 the college entered into an agreement with Indira Gandhi National Open University, (IGNOU), Delhi, to start a Partner Institution in the campus. It offers various diplomas, Add on courses and Certificate Courses, in order to meet the demands of the students and to make them aware of the allied and latest trends in their subjects. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University - Women Study Centre was established in the year 2005 on Sept. 25th with only one group i.e. B.A. and the strength is 500 students to cater the needs of the women in Kurnool District. Urdu medium is also there for our UG students.
Our Library has a collection of books and Journals, besides providing e-library facilities and computer literacy to students. MoUs are to improve employability and obtaining software under Microsoft Campus Agreement (MSCA) and Participatory governance.