Government College (A) is conferred with prestigious CPE status from 1st April, 2016 to 31st March, 2021. Because the college is fulfill the following Pre-requisites to get the CPE status.

  • The UGC granted Autonomous status to this college up-to 2020
  • The college was accredited at Grade ’A’ by NAAC in 2004 and again has been re-accredited with ‘A’ grade in November, 2011. It is aspiring higher grade in next re-accreditation during 2016 - 2017.
  • The academic excellence of this college has well been recognized by the state government by presenting the Commissioner’s rolling shield for excellence in academics successively since 2011 from its inception.
  • The college has been recognized under Section 2(f) & 12(b) of the UGC Act.
  • The college was established in 1853 before the inception of the UGC and completed 163 years of its mammoth service in the field of Higher Education. It is the first and the oldest college in Andhra Pradesh imparting quality education over the decades.

About CPE

During the IX Plan period, University Grants Commission (UGC) introduced a Scheme called “Universities with Potential for Excellence” (UPE) to encourage selected universities to reach world-class standards in their chosen domain(s) by providing additional funds to them under the Scheme. The Scheme helped the selected universities to improve their achievements in terms of teaching and research during the IX, X and XI Plan periods.

It was realized that apart from universities, there were also a number of colleges in the country where teaching and research were of high quality. These colleges had achieved good standards in teaching and research by harnessing human and physical resources in innovative ways. Many of these colleges had potential for academic excellence. Recognizing the need to pay special attention to such colleges, the UGC introduced a Scheme for colleges, corresponding to the one for the universities, during the X Plan called “Colleges with Potential for Excellence” (CPE). The Scheme was to identify colleges which had attained high standards in teaching, research and extension activities and hold promise of excellence. A college selected under the CPE Scheme was to be provided additional funds to improve and strengthen its infrastructure that would help it in attaining further higher academic standards.

Objectives of the Scheme

The colleges selected under the Scheme are expected to achieve the

following objectives:

  • To strengthen the academic and physical infrastructure for achieving excellence in teaching, research and outreach programmes that would be comparable to global standards.
  • To enhance the quality of learning and teaching process at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels with the help of a flexible credit based modular system and the whole range of innovations currently accepted globally.
  • To promote academic programmes relevant to the socio-economic needs of the nation in general and the region in particular.
  • To improve undergraduate education in colleges by interfacing of Thepostgraduate programmes.
  • To promote networking with university departments, research centres and laboratories in the country.
  • To promote skill oriented programmes.