|In the cultural history of Andhra Pradesh, Movva, an ancient temple village enjoys a special significance. The village is named after the local deity Movva Venugopala Swami, who was worshipped by the much praised Kshethrayya, a great composer of ”Khethrayya padas”, who hailed from this place. There are many places of historical and cultural significance in the vicinity of Movva, like Gantasala, Srikakalum, Pedakallepalli, Mopidevi etc. In Gantasala there are very famous Buddhist monuments. Kuchipudi, a small neighbouring village to Movva is acclaimed internationally for its Dance form. Vemuri Sundara Ramayya Government Degree College is situated in Movva village in Movva Mandal, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh lies on the highway which connects “Diviseema’’ to Vijayawada, a city famous for its cultural, historical significance and Machilipatnam, the district Headquarters. The village is ideally located to cater to the academic needs of all the students in general and the under privileged students of the area in particular.The college was established due to the efforts of Kshetraiah General & Technical Educational Society, especially Sri Mandava Janaki Ramaiah who mobilized large amounts of money in the form of donations to extract G.O.M.S.No.509, Edn, dt. 28/11/1984, which sanctioned a degree college to Movva village.
The college was inaugurated by Dr. M.V. Ramasarma, the famous educationalist who hailed from the same village, on 12/12/1984. Thus the college was started with 60 students with Arts & Commerce departments in the Kshetraiah Govt. Junior college building. On 01/01/1988 the Vice Chancellor of Nagarjuna University, Prof. G.J.V. Jagannadha Raju (D.Sc. Doctorate (Budapest) SEE, Chemical Engineer) laid foundation for separate degree college building. After 6 months i.e., on 01/07/1988 Smt.V. Vanajakshi, Commissioner, Collegiate Education, laid foundation for laboratory buildings.
Sri Mandava Janaki Ramaiah, Chaiman, Kshetraiah Educational Society, toured abroad to collect donations to complete the college building. The following members donated to build class rooms and other infrastructure.
1) Adusumilli Narayana Rao 1,00,000.00
2) Mandava Kanakaiah & Family 1,00,000.00
3) Mandava Janaki Ramaiah 75,000.00
4) Gorrepati Venkatarao & Family 50,000.00
5) Gutta Bhadrachalam & Family 40,000.00
6) Ghanta Radha Krishnaiah 40,000.00
7) Ghattamaneni Lakshmi Prasad 25,000.00
8) Renduchintala Bhaskara
Rama Rao & Family 25,100.00
9) Cultural Home, Movva 25,000.00
10)Jasti Lakshmi Narayana & Family 25,000.00
11) Mandava Koteswara Rao & Family 25,000.00
12) M. Koteswara Rao & Family 25,000.00
13) Kolli Raja Ratnamma & Family 20,000.00
14) Chigurupati Venkata Ratnam
& Family 28,000.00
15) Kolli Venkatadri & Family 26,000.00
16) Mandava Atchaiah & Family 25,000.00
17) Mandava Lakshmi Narayana
& Family 25,000.00
18) Mandava Venkata Krishna Rao
& Family 25,000.00
19) Kolli Dhana Suryavathi & Family 25,000.00
20) Mandava Kotaiah & Family 20,000.00
21) Veeramachaneni Venkata
Gangadhara Rao & Family 20,000.00
22) Tummala Basava Purnamma 20,000.00
These and many others helped the completion of ground floor in the college.
During 1997-98, B.Sc. with Maths, Physics, Computer Sciences/Electronics with English Medium & B.Com Computers were started. In 1998 Mr. M. Janaki Ramaiah, Principal of the college, built compound wall towards the south. Also the Kshetraiah Committee built Arch at R & B main road. In 1998 under Janma Bhumi Scheme, the CPDC Committee built open auditorium. In 2001 under Neeru-Meeru Scheme ground leveling was done in the college campus & under Janma Bhumi Scheme compound wall was built on North & West sides. In 2002 flooring was done in the class rooms & the ground floor construction was finished. In the same year ladies waiting room was also built.
In 2003 M.Com with 40 seats & MPC with 60 seats was started. The landscape was beautified with Rs. 1,00,000.00.
In 2003 donations flooded into the college through Kshethraiah Committee. The details are as follows :
1) Cultural Home, Movva 10,000.00
2) Gullapalli Kotaiah & Family 1,00,000.00
3) Dr. Tummala Bulli Anjaiah 1,00,000.00
4) Sri Vemuri Sundara Ramaiah
& Family 12,00,000.00
5) Sri P. Ramaiah, MLA 2,00,000.00
6) MP LAD funds of Sri
Ummareddi Venkateswarlu,MP 1,00,000.00
In 2005 M.A. Economics course with 40 students was started. In 2007 JKC was established in the college followed by English language lab in 2008. In the same year, B.Sc. with Bio-technology, Botany & Chemistry was started. In 2009, B.Sc. with Electronics, Computers & Maths was started. Now the college was running with 633 students studying 8 different U.G. courses and 2 P.G. courses.