Maharajah's College

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Maharajah's College
మహారాజా కళాశాల
Maharaja's College Logo.PNG
MottoRighteousness in the heart and beauty in the character
TypeAutonomous institution
PrincipalDr. M.D.Prasad Patnaik
ChairmanSri Pusapati Anand Gajapathi Raju
Undergraduates2,192 per year
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Maharajah's College, or M. R. College, (Telugu: మహారాజా కళాశాల) is one of the oldest Colleges in India.[1] It was established in 1879 by Sri Poosapati Vijayarama Gajapathi, Maharajah of Vizianagram. National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC) assessed and accredited the institution with "B" grade.[2]

There are 21 departments offering 19 undergraduate and postgraduate courses. There are about 150 permanent and temporary academic and support staff members with an annual intake of about 2,192 students in 2009.


The institution was founded by Sri Pusapati 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. Pusapati Ananda Gajapathi Raju has taken charge as Chairman and Pusapati Ashok Gajapathi Raju is the Vice-Chairman. Autonomous status was conferred on the college in 1987.


For a list of Principals, see the end of this article.

Name of the Principal Term begins Term ends
Sri C. Chandra Sekhara Sastry 1879 1887
Dr. K. Ramanujachari 1887 1920
Sri Y. Narasimham 1920 1922
Sri K. Janaki Rao 1922 1934
Sri U. Subbaraya Bhat 1934 1939
Sri S. Purushottam 1939 1945
Dr. K. R. Subrahmaniam 1945 1948
Dr. A. L. Narayan 1948 1956
Sri V. Venkata Rao 1956 1962
Dr. N. Ramlal 1962 1963
Sri V. Venkata Rao 1963 1969
Sri. V. Linga Murthy 1969 1976
Sri D. L. Satyanarayana 1976 1985
Sri. P. B. V. Raju 1985 1986
Sri K. Suresh Kumar 1986 1987
Sri M. V. Jagannadha Rao 1987 1988
Sri P. B. V. Raju 1988 1990
Sri G. V. R. Subrahmaniam 1990 1993
Dr. C. Madan Mohan Rao 1993 1994
Sri K. Ranga Rao 1994 1996
Sri. P. V. Sainadha Sastry 1996 1997
Sri P. Nagaraju 1998 1998
Dr. D. B. Subba Rao 1998 2001
Sri G. V. Suryanarayana 2001 2003
Dr. K. Subrahmanyam 2003 2004
Dr. A. Raghava Rao 2004 2004
Sri K. Atchuta Rao 2004 2005
Dr. A. Raghava Rao 2005 2006
Dr. A. V. D. Sarma 2006 2008
Sri M. V. Prabhakara Rao 2008 2008
Dr. D. R. K. Raju 2008 2011
Dr. Bh. Subrahmanyam 2011 2012
Dr. M. D. Prasad Patnaik 2012 2013
Dr. L. Ravi Kumar 2013 2015
Dr.G.A.Kalyani 2015 Still


The Maharajah's College is spread over 18 acres, hosting six buildings with a 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 hasn 50,00 books, and 20 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 playground with facilities for volleyball, basketball, Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, ball badminton, tennis, cricket, football and hockey. There are facilities for indoor games and a gymnasium. There is Andhra Bank branch in campus serving the needs of the staff and students.




  • Intermediate Course
    • Biology, Physics and Chemistry
    • Commerce, Economics and Civics
    • Geography, Economics and Commerce
    • Geology, Physics and Chemistry
    • History, Civics and Special Telugu
    • History, Economics and Civics
    • Logic, Economics and Commerce
    • Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
  • Diploma in Computer Skills
  • Diploma in Tally Accounting Executive Course
  • Bachelor of Arts
    • Economics, Politics and Philosophy
    • History, Economics and Politics
    • Industrial Relations, Economics and Politics
    • Social Work, Economics and Politics
    • Telugu, History and Politics
  • Bachelor of Business Management
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Science
    • Botany, Agriculture and Chemistry
    • Botany, Zoology and Chemistry
    • Geology, Physics and Chemistry
    • Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
    • Mathematics, Physics and Geology
    • Mathematics, Physics and Statistics
    • Zoology, Agriculture and Chemistry
  • Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry, Electronics, Organic Chemistry, Physics

Old Students's Association[edit]

Maharajah's College Old Students's Association (MRCOSA) has been functioning since the inception of college. Its organized the Maharajah Ananda Gajapati Sapada Sata Jayanti, the 125th Anniversary of Maharajah Ananda Gajapati Raju in 1976. It was revived when the college became Autonomous in 1987. It was made an integral part of the College in 1993.

Notable alumni[edit]

Alumni of the institution are listed alphabetically:


17. Profile of Dr. Pyla Narayana Rao at

External links[edit]

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