About SGS College
The S.G.S. College Committee started S.G.S. College on 1st August 1968 with the noble aim of imparting the benefits of higher education to the poor and down-trodden sections of the society in and around Jaggayyapet in this backward area of West Krishna of Krishna District. It is situated 77 kms. away from Vijayawada on NH 65 (9) towards Hyderabad. Jaggayyapet with its rural surroundings is a historically prominent place, for it was a Buddhist Centre of learning and culture in the past. The College was started to meet the educational needs of this area with B.A, B.Com and P.U.C (Pre-University Course) courses with an initial strength of 105 students. The long-cherished dream of founding a college in this backward area was realized with the generous donation of land of about 15acres by a philanthrophic agriculturist of the village of BALUSUPADU, Sri Gentela Ranga Rao. In order to show the gratitude to the principal donor, the committee named the college after his wife, SRIMATHI GENTELA SAKUNTALAMMA and afterwards the college came to be known as Smt. Gentela Sakuntalamma College (S.G.S. College). The establishment of the college indeed opened a new chapter in the history of the region.
The College was admitted to grant-in-aid in the year 1973. It is presently affiliated to Krishna University, Machilipatnam. The College has been growing from strength to strength introducing all need-based courses. The college is managed by the S.G.S. College Committee and the Governing body takes care of all the administrative and academic activities with its good governance and leadership.
Since its inception, the college has been catering to the higher educational needs of the people of this area with the hard-working and committed faculty. It has so far produced thousands of graduates who, after their further studies, have -settled well in various walks of life in the motherland and abroad. In the year 2010, the college was credited with the “B” Grade with the CGPA of 2.70 by the NAAC Banglore. Subsequently, in its II Cycle the college was rated at B++ with the CGPA of 2.81 by the NAAC in July 2017.
To cater to the higher educational needs of the rural youth in this undeveloped region in the West Krishna and make them globally acceptable, competitive and employable.
- To impart affordable education in Arts, Commerce and Sciences in this rural and backward area to all the marginalized sections of the society.
- To disseminate knowledge and establish knowledge society.
- To inculcate a value system among students and make them responsible future citizens of the country.