Degree College History

The Bandla Bapaiah Educational Institutions have a glorious history for the past 85 years. The donor, Rao Saheb Bandla Bapaiah Setty Garu founded the Educational Institution named as Bandla Bapaiah Hindu Middle School, Vetapalem on 4.11.1921.

The Middle School was established by him and was developed gradually. It was upgraded as High School in 1946, and Higher Secondary School in 1961. It was converted into Junior College in 1969. The Junior College progressed by leaps and bounds and thereby paved the way for starting of Degree College in 1981. In this context, we recognize Late Bandla Venkateswara Rao garu, formed president of the college committee for his valuable services rendered for the starting of degree college as well as in development of other institutions.

It is my duty to recognize the services of the former Secretary & Correspondents of college committee who rendered their efficient services to the Bandla bapaiah Vidya Samstalu. They are; Late Bandla Veera Swami garu, Late Banda Sree Ramulu garu, Late Gutti Venkata Subbaiah garu, Late Gollapudi Radha Krishnaiah Sreshti garu, Late Adusumalli Srinivasa Rao pantulu garu, Late Gutti Venkata Subba Rao garu, Late Sri Bandla China Bapaiah garu, Late Bandla Bala Venkateswarlu garu, likewise Dr. Batta Vara Prasada Rao garu, Sri Karna Lakshmana Rao garu, Sri Gollapudi Seeta Ram garu.

Vetapalem is a village in the coastal area of Prakasam district. In this village handloom weavers, fishermen, agricultural and other workers are living in large numbers. The Bandla Bapaiah Educational Institutions have earned good name and fame at the District as well as State level.

It is gratifying to state that some of the students who studied in this institution have occupied great positions in the country as well as in abroad.

The following courses are offered in the degree college.

S No Coruse Group Medium Year of Introduction
1 B.A E.P.P Telugu 1981
2 B.Com General Telugu 1981
3 B.Sc Maths, Statistics & Computers English 1991
4 B.Sc Maths, Physics & Chemistry Telugu 1996
5 B.C.A Computer Applications (with deawn) English 1999
6 B.Sc Maths, Physics & Chemistry English 2002
7 B.Sc Maths, Compueters & Electronics English 2002


The Management has provided adequate equipment, laboratories, Class Rooms and furniture for all these courses and appointed all the necessary teaching and Non-teaching staff for the respective posts with required qualifications.

A spacious library building was constructed with financial assistance from the U.G.C. In the library, nearly 7,000 books on different subjects have been provided for the use of students as well as staff. In this connection we feel proud to state that there is a National level library by name 'SARASWATA NIKETANAM' in Vetapalem. The staff and students have been using this library to improve their talents.

The Degree College possesses 14.53 acres of land. A part of this being used as playground and developed. An auditorium is constructed under the scheme of MPLADS to a tune of Rs.5 lakhs given by late Pragada Kotaiah then the member of Rajya Sabha.

In the 1985, under the scheme of "TELUGU GRAMEENA KRANTIPATHAM", the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh had sanctioned Rs.5 Lakhs as matching grant for the construction of college buildings. The then local M.L.A. Dr. Sajja Chandra Mouli and the then District Collector Dr. Jaya Prakash Narayana, I.A.S. had helped a lot for the sanction. The generous people had contributed the remaining part of matching grant for the construction of said buildings. I express my gratitude to all them.

The College has obtained permanent affiliation from Acharya Nagarjuna University in 1991 and it was recognized Under 2F, 12B Act of U.G.C. in 1992. The college has been receiving grants from U.G.C. right from VIII Plan period as follows.

1. During 8th Plan   Rs. 4,60,800/-
2. During 9th Plan   Rs. 8,00,000/-
3. Special Grant for
    Internet Resource Center
  Rs. 1,50,000/-
4. During 10th Plan   Rs. 8,18,448/-
5. Special Grant
    College Located in Backward Areas
  Rs. 10,00,000/-
6. During 11th Plan   Rs. 31,43,448/-
Total   Rs. 63,72,736/-


With the financial assistance of U.G.C. we have constructed Library, Lab, Class rooms etc., buildings. Purchased lot of subject Books and Computers, Electronics, Chemistry & Physics laboratory equipments and also Photo copier machine, Generator, O.H.P., L.C.D. Projector etc.,

We have started Mega Gymnasium with full equipment worth Rs.3,00,000/- with the help of ministry of HRD, New Delhi in the year 2004.

The learned and dynamic lecturers are moulding the characters of the students through their excellent teaching minding their P's and Q's. In this connection we feel very happy to state that the following staff members have achieved A.P. State Best Teacher awards from Govt. of A.P.,

By achieving good results in the university Examinations, the students of this college are ahead of their competitors in the university area. For instance, Kum. K. Aparna got First rank in B.Com. degree Course and awarded Gold Medal at University level. Like wise, Kum. G. Madhavi got third rank B.Sc.(Computer Science) at university level.

We feel proud to make it known that the students of this college have got many prize in various competitions like sports and games and cultural events at the District, University and State levels In the academic year 1995-96 our students have achieved overall championship at University level in Athletics. Mr. B. Srinivasa Reddy, established University record in Decathlon event Many of our students represented Acharya Nagarjuna University at various Inter-University tournaments. The college has N.S.S. and N.C.C. Units and are doing appreciate programmes.

In the Janmabhumi Programme, under the leadership of Principal, the students and staff of this college, took part with dedication and commitment. Besides receiving compliments from the officers concerned, we achieved the Best College Award for which a cash prize of Rs.2 Lakhs was given by the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh.

It gives me great pleasure to state that GOLLAPUDI RADHA KRISHNAIAH SRESHTY "FREE MIDDAY MEAL HOSTEL" located at Vetapalem has been providing free midday meals to the poor students who are coming from neighboring villages. It has been supporting in this way to promote education among the poor students of this rural area and we must all be proud as it is the only one of its kind across the state.

This college, which is well known for its discipline, excellent instruction and achievement of good results, always contributes to the progress of education in this region.

In addition to the above achievements, there is a cell for co-curricular and extra - curricular activities to Co-ordinate sports, games, quiz, essay-competitions and many others. There are several additional units and branches such as career guidance cell, I.Q.A.C., Public Information Cell, placement cell and so on.

It is the dream of dedicated Executive Committee consisting of Sri B. Ankaiah Setty garu President of the Committee, Sri K. Ekambaareswa Babu garu, Vice-President of the Committee, Sri B. Sarath Babu garu, Secretary & Correspondent, Kum.K. Nagamamba garu, Joint Secretary, the principal to create a versatile team consisting of Teaching and Non-teaching staff who are always responsive to progress and who are even ready to make any kind of contribution. The results is the innovative development of the college.

Quality Initiatives of B.B.H College, Vetapalem