Principal Speaks

Principal of Sri Durga Malleswara Siddhartha Mahila Kalasala Dr. T. Vijaya Lakshmi

The Academy Siddhartha of General & Technical Education started Sri Durga Malleswara Siddhartha Mahila Kalasala – Degree College in the year 1983. The college was named after the presiding deities of the city – Goddess Durga and Lord Malleswara.

This is an autonoums college in the jurisdiction of Krishna University.Choice Based Credit System and Grading System are introduced from 2005-06. The college was accredited at B++ level by National Accreditation Assessment Council (NAAC), Bangalore in May 2006.

The college which was started with 140 students in 1983 is now increased to 1550 student strong. There are 73 Teaching Staff & 54 Non – Teaching Staff. The college presently offers 11 courses at UG level & 2 courses at PG level. Besides the conventional courses the college also offers vocational courses. To provide opportunities of self-employment to the students, college introduced 11 certificate programmes and 17 Diversified Courses. This helps the students to earn while they are learning and makes them self – confident.


In order to make the students confident to face the competitive world, the college offers the two U.G.C sanctioned Career Oriendted Certificate Courses in Medical Lab Technology & Hotel Management & Front Office. Students can pursue these courses along with their Under Graduate Programmes.

The College has entered into partnership with IGNOU – Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi to Support the scheme of Convergence of Open and Distance Learning and Conventional System and to contribute to the expansion and quality of Higher Education. The students can opt for Dual Degree Programme under this scheme. The College offers 12 programmes to the women students only.

The college is provided not only with all facilities but also with well-experienced, qualified and dedicated team of teachers and the percentage of passes since its inception has been uniformly excellent. The students have won a good name for themselves and fame for the institution in cultural, curricular, extra-curricular and sports activities adding new dimensions to the college year after year.

The college received WELL MAINTAINED COLLEGE AWARD from the District Collector during the year 2000 – 01 and A COLLEGE OF LIFE SAVIOURS AWARD from His Excellency Dr. C. Rangarajan, Governor of Andhra Pradesh in 2001 – 02. Two SECOND BEST ECO-FRIENDLY COLLEGE AWARDS from Acharya Nagarjuna University in 2007-08 & 2008-09. The SECOND BEST LIBRARY AWARD from Acharya Nagarjuna University in 2008-09 and three FIRST BEST ECO-FRIENDLY COLLEGE AWARDS from Acharya Nagarjuna University in 2009-10 and 2010-11 and 2011-12.

Miss G. Parvathi, II B.SC/ MSCS from Unit- II received the Best N.S.S volunteer award at State Level from the Minister for Higher Education on 24-10-10 at Hyderabad.

The N.S.S Unit- II received THE BEST N.S.S UNIT AWARD from Acharya Nagarjuna University for 2009- 2010 among all affiliated colleges of the University. As Swami Vivekananda, advocated here we aim at “an education by which character is formed, strength of the mind is increased and the intellect is expanded”. As the tradition as our inner strength, we march ahead to meet the modern demands.

Academic activities like seminars, guest lectures workshops and group discussions are organised. The creative abilities of the students and staff are nurtured by such activities conducted by each department.