The SML Govt. Degree College, Yemmiganur is a premier institute of the division. It was established in the year 1982 by the Government of A.P.  and started functioning in the Govt. Junior College Campus through the initiative of the Association of  local elite under the guidance of dynamic leadership of Sree Machani Ramanna  by collecting Corpus fund. The Govt. Degree College has come into existence to cater the educational needs and higher learning of the rural strata of Yemmiganur. It was shifted to its own building by the Philanthropic contribution of  Sri Raichooti Ramaiah, the then MLA, , recipient of Priyadarshini Award, an ardent  devotee of Avadhoota , Her Holiness Bhagavan Sri Mahayogi Lakshmamma Avva by donating land for building construction.  Sri Raichooti Ramaiah has donated 10.35 Acres of land for the construction of College building and it was named after his beloved deity of worship i.e. Sri Mahayogi Lakshmamma Avva. It started functioning in its own building from 11th June 1989. Sri Mahayogi Lakshmamma Govt. College was located near Hanumapuram village, 3 Kms away from Yemmiganur town on the way to Adoni. It is situated in an environment of Green Lustier and free from the hustle and bustle of the town and resembles Shanthiniketan. 

It had a humble beginning with two UG Programmes i.e. BA HEP and B.Com in the year 1982 and gained momentum in 1998 with the introduction of Science Programmes i.e. B.Sc. BZC and B.Sc. MPC. and restructured Courses B.Com. CA and MPCs in the year 2011-12 followed by two PG Programmes i.e. MA Telugu and MA Economics in the year 2015-16. The institution got 2F & 12 B status of UGC from 26.06.1992. It has been affiliated to SK University, Anantapur up to the year 2010-11 and to Rayalaseema University, Kurnool from the year 2011-12 and onwards. It has completed 25 years by the year 2007 Dr. BR Ambedkar Open University study center was started in the year 2012-13. The Jawahar Knowledge center, the Campus placement Mission along with its English Language Lab was started in the year 2013-14 to train the students with Communication skills, life skills, take away skills and to unleash the potentials of the students. The College was accredited with NAAC "B" Grade in its first Cycle of Assessment and Accreditation in the year 2014. The Ministry of Human Resource Development has sanctioned an amount of Rs 2 Crores for the infrastructure development. Under this scheme a new Administrative Block and compound wall are being constructed this year. The A.P. Skill Development Corporation has started Skill development training programme in the year 2017-18. A Virtual Class room in the year 2017-18 and three Digital Class rooms in the year 2018-19 were started to create a virtual learning environment on campus.


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