Past Management of the College
|Vidya Poshaka Vutukuri Ramayya Sreshti
Founder, Chief Donor & Life President
|1951 – 1965
|Sri Yarlagadda Ranganayakulu Naidu
1951 – 1962
1965 – 1985
|Sri Jagarlamudi Sivarama Prasad
|Sri Jagarlamudi Ramakrishna
|1984 – 1986 and 1992 – 93
|Dr. Y.V. Pratap Kumar
|1986 – 89
|Dr. Y.E.C. Vidya Sagar
|1989 – 92
|Smt. Yarlagadda Uma Devi
Vidya Poshaka Vutukuri Ramayya
Founder, Chief Donor & Life
President (1951 – 1965)
Vidya Poshaka and Vidya Data Sri Vutukuri Ramayya Sreshti
was the founder and Chief Donor who
sowed a sacred seed forVutukuri
College) in 1951 for
promotion of higher education in this backward region of Chirala. He
made an initial donation of Rs. 50,000/- and established the
College. The College committee was registered on 4th
1951 with Sri
Vutukuri Ramayya Sreshti as life President and his son-in-law Dr.
Solasa Satyanarayana as the Secretary and Correspondent. The College
was inaugurated by Sri Bezawada Gopala Reddy, the then Finance
Minister of composite
and a close friend
of Sri Vutukuri Ramayya Sreshti. The College was housed in the
Kotaiah Memorial Hall in the formative years. Sri Vutukuri Ramayya
Sreshti and Dr. Satyanarayana have worked relentlessly for the
development of the college and they have acquired 110 acres of
spacious land away from Chirala and they could complete permanent
buildings on war footing by the year 1956. Auditorium is one of the
beautiful structures constructed in those times along with other
In 1959, Vutukuri Ramayya Sreshti thought of involving
Yarlagadda family of Karamchedu in the further development of the
College because of his close association with that family. As a
result, in 1962, Sri Jagarlamudi Sivarama Prasad has donated Rs.
1,00,000/- from the Yarlagadda Ranganayakulu Charities for the
College. This has fulfilled the ambition of long cherished goal of
his grandfather Sri Yarlagadda Ranganayakulu Naidu for the cause of
education. Sri Vutukuri Ramayya Sreshti also donated another Rs.
50,000/- at the same point of time to strengthen the financial
position of the College. Consequently,
has been renamed
VRS & YRN
. Undoubtedly it
was the generosity of Vutukuri Ramayya Sreshti that brought this
institution into existence. Sri Ramayya Sreshti continued as Founder
President of the College till his last breath in the year 1965 and
Dr. Solasa Satyanarayana succeeded him as the President.
Sri Vutukuri Ramayya Sreshti a visionary has dedicated his
life for the promotion of education in Chirala town. He is known for
philanthropy and made many charities to the social causes and he was
inherited of these qualities from his ancestors. His father Vutukuri
Kotaiah donated 7 acres of land to
Hospital for just
receiving medical treatment from the Hospital. That was his
generosity to a social cause.
Sri Vutukuri Ramayya Sreshti was a friend of Andhra Ratna
Duggirala Gopala Krishnaiah and he generously supported his movement
in 1921 and helped many people during freedom struggle by serving as
Guntur District Congress Board Member. In 1931, he served as Chirala
Municipal Chairman as peoples’ leader who received appreciations
from all sections of Society for his selfless services. Sri Vutukuri
Ramayya Sreshti constructed Vutukuri Kotaiah Memorial town hall in
Chirala in 1944 and he was closely involved in the installation of
statues of Mahatma Gandhi and Andhra Ratna Duggirala
Gopalakrishnayya in the town. He magnanimously donated money to
High School, Rama
Mandiram, Arya Vysya Sangham and
Temple. He was a lover of
arts and Culture and served as President of Chirala Lalithakala
Smithi. In 1956, the then Governor appointed Sri Vutukuri Ramayya
Sreshti as Senate Member of Andhra University for his distinguished
services in the field of education. Sri Madandhra Vidya Peetham a
religious organisation awarded him as Vidya Poshaka for his
exemplary services for promotion of education. The entire elite of
Chirala town honoured him for his selfless services and Charity on
the occasion of his completion of 60 years in the year 1964. He
passed away in June 1965 by creating a void for the college, family
and the people of Chirala. Behind a progressive institution of this
magnitude, there is driving force of a great visionary like Vutukuri
Yarlagadda Ranganayakulu Naidu
Sri Yarlagadda Ranganayakulu
Naidu, renowned Industrialist and a great Philanthropist was
born to Sri. Yarlagadda Ramanna of Karamchedu. After having realised
the importance and promotion of education, Sri. Yarlagadda Ranganayakulu
Naidu created a Trust in 1941 and got it registered. He promptly
ensured that some portion of his income was credited every year to
the Trust. Even before the Trust was formed, he donated some amount
to Andhra University Waltair. Since 1941, Sri. Yarlagadda Ranganayakulu
Naidu liberally donated to various institutions. Some of them
were: Annamalai University, Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada,
Bapatla College of Arts and Sciences, Nagarjuna Education Society,
Guntur, KDRM Junior College, Turumella, Pedanandipadu Education
Development Society, Lions Montissory School, Pedanandipadu, VK
College, Buddavaram, Montissory Mahila College, Vijayawada, PSC
Municipal High School, Chittor, Yarlagadda Ranganayakulu School,
Vodarevu, PBN College, Nidubrolu, SV University, Tirupati etc; He
constructed a Chowltry at Karamchedu to provide free food to the
poor people and established Sri Yarlagadda Ramannonatha School at
Parchur in his father’s name. Sri Yarlagadda Ranganayakulu
Naidu was a close friend of Sri Vutukuri Ramayya Sreshti and he
wanted to give his helping hand to
. He passed away
in the year 1959 without fulfilling his ambition.
Solasa Satyanarayana, MBBS
Secretary and Correspondent – 1951 – 1962
Dr. Solasa Satyanarayana,
an Educationalist and a great Philanthropist was born to Sri
Solasa Bapanaiah garu in 1909 at
Rajahmundry, a place
well known for people of service and sacrifice. Dr. Satyanarayana studied
Intermediate at Kakinada
College and MBBS in
College at Vishakapatnam
in 1936. On completion of his medical course, he worked as Civil
Surgeon at Eluru and Narsapur and later served in ILTD division of
ITC at Chirala for two decades and attained popularity as an eminent
Doctor. Dr. Satyanarayana
was given an extension of another 6 years in ILTD in recognition
of his accomplished services.
father Sri Solasa Bapanaiah was a freedom fighter, a Nationalist and
also served as Municipal Chairman of
Rajahmundry. Dr. Satyanarayana got
married to Smt. Suseela, the only daughter of Vutukuri Ramayya
Sreshti who was also the Chairman of Chirala Municipality. He has
three sons and three daughters. His eldest son Sri V.V. Ramachandra
Vasu, the present President of Governing Body. His second son Sri.
Siva Prasad recently retired as the Head of the Physical Education
Department of the College.
Dr. Solasa Satyanarayana
continued the mission of Education with service motive and
foresight along with his father-in-law as the Secretary and
Correspondent from the year 1951 to 1962.He was instrumental in
acquiring 110 acres of spacious land away fro Chirala town for the
construction of permanent buildings.
Dr. Solasa Satyanarayana
laid the foundation stone for the first building in February
1953 in the college campus. By 1956, some buildings were constructed
and a magnificent Auditorium and Gymnasium had come up. Now, the
auditorium after renovation work has been named after Dr. S.
Satyanarayana and Sri. J. Sivarama Prasad. After the demise of his
father-in-law Sri Vutukuri Ramayya Sreshti, Dr. Satyanarayana became
the president in 1965. During tenure, PG building of ground floor
and first floor was constructed. The college was recognised as the
lead college in Prakasam District. In 1977, Modi Eye camp was
organised under the able guidance of Dr. Satyanarayana in the
college campus where hundreds of poor people were provided free
treatment for their eye ailments. During 1977 College Silver Jubilee
Celebrations were held under his presidentship with all gaiety and
grandeur. Several outstanding people from the Government and the
academics participated in the celebrations and he was well
appreciated for the success of those celebrations.
Positions Held by Dr. Solasa
Secretary, Indian Medical Association, Chirala
President, Rotary Club, Chirala.
College , Chirala.
President, Karumuri Seetaramanujamma and
Sheshavataram Charities, Chirala.
President, Geetamandiram, Chirala.
Member, Vasavi Trust Board, Chirala.
President, Satyasaibaba Seva Samithi,
Dr. Solasa Satyanarayana
has liberally donated Rs. 1,00,000/- for the construction of
Kalyanamandam in Sri
Temple complex. He was a
staunch devotee of Satya Sai Baba and was so religious and used to
give discourses to the staff and students. He was a man of simple
living and high thinking with a great vision for future. He served
the College as founder Secretary for one decade and as President for
two decades with all distinction and strived hard for its growth. He
passed away in 1985 by leaving the College, family and the people of
Jagarlamudi Sivarama Prasad
Correspondent 1962 – 1984
Sri Jagarlamudi Sivarama Prasad
son of J Ramaiah Choudary had his primary education at
Karamchedu and high School Education at Chirala. Later he studied
Intermediate at Loyola
College, Chennai and B.A. at
University. He was the
First Graduate from
Village in those days.
After his education, Sri
Sivarama Prasad carried his business in Fertilizers, Tobacco and
Coal along with Agriculture.
After the untimely death of Yarlagadda Ramanadha Babu Son of
Yarlagadda Ranganayakulu Naidu, Sri Sivarama Prasad
shouldered the responsibility of the Trust created by Sri
Ranganayakulu Naidu, his grandfather. He donated Rs. 1,00,000/- from
the Trust to VRS College in the pursuit of its growth Sri Ramayya Sreshti also
gave Rs. 50,000/-to improve the financial position of the College.
Subsequently, the college has been renamed as
College. Sri Jagarlamudi Sivarama Prasad
became the Secretary and Correspondent in 1962 and he
successfully steered the administration of the College quite
effectively. The College has grown manifold in various respects
under the able leadership of Sri Jagarlamudi Sivarama Prasad
and Dr. Solasa Satyanarayana, the then
President of the College Committee. Opening of a well furnished
hostel, Auditorium and Gymnasium, Introduction of M.Com course in
1974 – 1975, B.Sc.(Oil Tech) course in 1980 and MBA course in 1984
were some of the landmarks during their tenure. The College has
pioneered in starting self finance courses under their guidance.
College Silver Jubilee Celebrations were held in 1977 on completion
of 25 Years of eventful service in the field of Higher Education
with all gaiety and enthusiasm under their leadership.
Positions held by Sri Jagarlamudi Sivarama
Secretary and Correspondent of
of Arts and
Founding Member of Bapatla Arts and
Ramanna High School , Parchur.
Secretary; AP Private Colleges Management
Sri Jagarlamudi Sivarama Prasad
was a friend of Acharya Ranga and Kotta Raghuramaiah veterans in
politics. He used to help the poor students financially when
approached. He took keen interest in promoting sports and games in
the College. He visited
at the instance of Lions and Rotary Clubs. Sri Jagarlamudi Sivarama Prasad
passed away in 1984. He has put his indelible mark in the
development of the College with his visionary zeal.
Jagarlamudi Ramakrishna Prasad
Correspondent: 1984 – 1986 and 1992 – 93
Sri Jagarlamudi Ramakrishna
Prasad was the third son of Sri J. Lakshmi Narayana, Ex-MLA and
the elder brother of Sri J. Sivarama Prasad. Sri Ramakrishna Prasad was
adopted to Sri J. Sivarama Prasad. He was alumni of the college and
took B.Com degree in 1967. After the demise of his father Sri J.
Sivarama Prasad in 1984, he assumed the office of Secretary and
Correspondent of the College. He served as Secretary in two spells
i.e. during 1984 – 86 and 1992 – 93. He served the College till his
last breath with distinction.
Dr. Y.V. Pratap Kumar,
and Correspondent: 1986 – 89
Dr. Yalamanchi Veera Pratap
Kumar had his primary education at Turumella in
Guntur district. He
completed his Intermediate course at
College later MBBS at
College in Vishakapatnam.
On completion of his medical course Sri Pratap Kumar has set up
Sudha Nursing Home at Chirala in 1950. Since then, he has been
serving the people of Chirala and surrounding areas with all
commitment and gradually proved himself to be an efficient doctor.
Dr. Pratap Kumar proved medical facilities to the staff and students
of the college in the capacity of general body member of the college
from 1952 to 1986. Dr. Y.V.
Pratap Kumar served as Secretary and correspondent of the
College for three years from 1986 to 1989 and contributed his wisdom
in its development.
Positions held by
Dr. Y.V. Pratap
Adhoc Secretary of YS Govt. College for women,
Memorial Junior College Committee.
Secretary of Lions Club, Chirala.
Secretary of IMA Chirala Branch.
Secretary of Chirala Cultural Association.
President of Chirala Women’s Educational
Dr. Y.V. Pratap Kumar takes
lot of care for maintaining good health of the people of Chirala and
surrounding areas and offers his help for the development of
Dr. Y.E.C. Vidya Sagar,
Correspondent: 1989 – 92
Eswarachadra Vidya Sagar was born to Sri Nannapaneni Gopala Rao
of Tenali. He was an adopted son of Sri Yarlagadda Ramanadha Babu
Son of Yarlagadda Ranganayakulu Naidu. He had his high school
education at Karamchedu and PUC at
completing MBBS course at Rangaraya
Kakinada, Dr. Vidya Sagar worked as Orthopedic
Surgeon for 5 Years in United Kingdom and returned to
by gaining considerable experience. He extended free medical
services to the people in his place after his return from abroad. He
worked hard to transform the Chowltry constructed by Yarlagadda
Ranganayakulu Naidu into a beautiful Kalyana Madapam in the Village.
He was known for philanthropy and he was very simple in his style of
living despite his affluence. Dr. Vidya Sagar served as
Secretary and Correspondent of the College during
1989 – 1992.
He provided all moral support and administrative skills to his
sister Smt. J. Lakshmi Bhavani, the present Secretary and
correspondent of the college in the initial years of her assuming
the Secretaryship of the college. HE passed away in January 1996. He
was popularly known as Sagar Babu.
Smt. Yarlagadda Uma
Yarlagadda Umadevi wife of Late Sri Y.E.C. Vidya Sagar is the Chief
Donor representative and present Governing Body Member of the
College Committee. She is the only daughter of Sri. Jagarlamudi
Lakshmaiah Chowdary. Smt. Umadevi has been a source of strength to
the College and she actively worked for the successful conduct of
Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the College in the year 2001. She is
known for Philanthropy and