Welcome to Maharajah's Post Graduate College

mr M.R.P.G College was founded under the auspices of the Maharajah Alak Narayan Society of Arts and Sciences (MANSAS) Trust. The MANSAS Trust was established in the year 1958, by Dr. P.V.G. Raju, Raja Saheb of Vizianagaram, by donating a major extent of his landed property to serve the cause of Education.

 

Maharajah's College, Vizianagaram, popularly known as M.R. College, which was established in 1879, introduced PG Courses in November 1987. In the First year, only three departments - the Department of Commerce, the department of Economics and the Department of History - occupied three small rooms in M.R. College for UG with 5 teaching faculty and 87 Students.


Subsequently in 1995 M.R. College for P.G Courses, as it was then called, shifted to the present campus. Since then the present M.R P.G College has grown steadily and healthily into a 14-department campus with a built-up area of 83,500 sq. ft. All the rooms are adorned either with equipment or with furniture. On any working day the college is vibrant with nearly 1000 students, 44 Non-Teaching staff and 64 teaching faculty.

M.R.P.G College was founded under the auspices of the Maharajah Alak Narayan Society of Arts and Sciences (MANSAS) Trust. The MANSAS Trust was established in the year 1958, by Dr. P.V.G. Raju, Raja Saheb of Vizianagaram, by donating a major extent of his landed property to serve the cause of Education.


 

To produce Knowledgeable and technically skilled healthy personnel with a sense of responsibility and global Competence.

About Founder of MANSAS (Maharajah Alak Narayan Society of Arts and Science)


The Raja Saheb of Vizianagaram


He grew up to be a prince among democratic socialists and a democratic socialist among the princes. He was the first Indian ruler who pleaded that all estates should be abolished even without paying any compensation to their holders.


That was Pusapati Vijayrama Gajapati Raju, the last crown prince of Vizianagaram, popularly known as PVG and reverentially called "Raja Saheb". As a true socialist, he proved that example was better than precept by leading the Inam Satyagraha at Karivena village in Kurnool in 1954 and participating in shramdaan for digging an agriculture canal at Annamarajupeta of Srungavarapukota during 1949-50. He was imprisoned for 40 days for participation in that agitation. He was also arrested in December 1955 for leading a protest demonstration on behalf of the displaced persons of the Nandikonda(Nagarjuna Sagar) project, when Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru came to lay the foundation stone for that project at Mahanandi. Along with Rammanohar Lohia, he was arrested and imprisoned for 45 days in the Purnia district jail in Bihar for leading a no-tax campaign of the farmers of Bihar.


Maharaja Alak Narayana Gajapathi

Born on May 2, 1924, at the Phool Baugh Palace, Vizianagaram, PVG was the eldest son of Maharaja Alak Narayana Gajapati and Maharani Vidyavati Devi. He was coached by pundits attached to the royal court and an English tutor, Bardswell, before he joined the St. Aloysius Convent School in Visakhapatnam in 1933. He studied at the Central College, Bangalore, between 1940-42, and in 1942, he joined the Presidency College, Madras.


Apart from having a bright academic career, he distinguished himself in sports, especially tennis and cricket. As a student of the Presidency College, he played cricket under the captaincy of the well-known cricketer C.K. Haridas. He promoted promising cricket players by sponsoring them. He also served as the president of the Andhra Cricket Association for a number of years.


At the time of his accession to the Vizianagaram throne in August 1945, the annual income of the estate was estimated at around Rs.30 lakh. However, well before the idea of estates abolition gained momentum, he championed the cause. He was deeply influenced by Mohan Kumaramangalam, Jayaprakash Narayan and Lohia.


PVG's popularity among the people can be gauged from the fact that he had won all the four elections to the Lok Sabha and five to the AP Legislative Assembly in which he contested from 1952 onwards. The electorate whether of Vizianagaram, Bobbili, Bheemunipatnam or Visakhapatnam had attached little importance to the political party represented by PVG. In 1952, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly as a Socialist candidate from Vizinagaram constituency and in 1955 as a Praja Socialist nominee from the same constituency. In 1957, he was elected to Lok Sabha from Visakhapatnam as an Independent candidate. However, in the same year, he was elected to the Assembly from the Bheemunipatnam constituency in a by-election, as a Congress candidate, which he successfully retained in the 1962 and 1967 elections also. In 1971, he was elected to the Lok Sabha as an Independent candidate from the Visakhapatnam constituency and in 1977, he represented the Bobbili Parliamentary constituency as a Congress candidate.


He survived a near fatal accident in May 1964. The car in which he was travelling to the Bhakra Nangal dam overturned and he sustained a severe head injury. The people in and around Vizianagaram prayed at the temples, mosques and churches for the recovery of their Maharaja.


He made an immense contribution to the fields of education, research and religion by donating large extents of his estate to educational institutions and temples. He was the hereditary trustee of the Simhachalam temple and over 100 other temples in his former estate. He purchased the Korukonda Palace and the 1000 acres of land surrounding it, from his uncle for Rs.5.5 lakh and donated it to the Central Government for establishment of the Sainik School.


In his doctoral thesis on "Tradition and modernity: A study of PVG Raju and his family in state and local politics", Karanam Narayana Rao describes PVG as `A true socialist and a commoner prince, who had surrendered his estate on the advice of Jayaprakash Narayan, without seeking any compensation'.


PVG founded the "Maharaja Alak Narayan Society of Arts and Science"(MANSAS) in 1958, in memory of his father, for the promotion of education. He donated almost all his properties to the trust. He had also donated liberally to Andhra University of which he served as Pro-Chancellor for some years.


The noble deeds of the Maharaja, who gifted almost all his wealth for the cause of public welfare, will continue to inspire the people for generations to come. The statue of this democratic socialist king stands majestically on Beach Road.



About Chairman

Sri. P. Ashok Gajapathiraju

(Minister for Civil Aviation, Government of India)

Sri. P. Ashok Gajapathiraju

Ashok Gajapathi Raju is the younger son of the last Maharaja of the princely state of Vizianagaram, Highness Pusapati Vijayarama Gajapathi Raju.

 

Not many know about Gajapathi Raju’s background work with charity and philanthropy. His family as such is known for their extensive social responsibility done on the north coastal Andhra, resurrecting and enriching the temple glory. Some of the famous temples that have been renovated and maintained include the famous Simhachalam. This apart, Gajapathi Raju runs a number of education institutions via his family trust, Maharaja Alak Narayan Society For Arts and Sciences (MANSAS).



Family Legacy With Indian Parliament and State Government

Ashok Gajapathi Raju is not the lone crusader who had invested a massive amount of life towards Indian governance. His father Maharaja Vijayarama Gajapathi Raju and brother Ananda Gajapathi Raju were also active ministers and parliamentarians in the past. This explains his inclination towards working for the well being of the masses.

Exceptional Political Career – The Pride of Vizianagaram

Mr Ashok Gajapathi Raju maintains a unique demeanor of calm, grit and perseverance. His journey with Indian Politics has been eventful.

  • Won the first coveted Vizianagaram Vidhan Sabha Constiruency representing Janata Party in 1978
  • Joined Telugu Desam Party in 1982.
  • Won the State Assembly Elections in 1983, 1985, 1989, 1994, 1999 and 2009
  • Held the position of Excise and Commercial Taxes Minister in NTR’s cabinet
  • Held Finance and Legislative Affairs and Revenue Minister in Chandrababu Naidu’s Cabinet
  • Respected Poliburo Member in the Telugu Desam Party
  • Won Indian General Election to the 16th Lok Sabha from Vizianagaram in 2014
  • Current Cabinet Minister for Civial Aviation

Well Educated and Simplicity Personified

Ashok Gajapathi Raju Garu is not just down to earth. He is a highly educated individual with exposure into various domains. An exceptional strategist and decision maker, it comes as no surprise that Gajapathi Raju is counted among the most bankable and dependable politicians in the country since years. His contribution to the country’s governance is unparalleled and continues with a majestic appeal.

About Chairman

Dr. P. Ananda Gajapathiraju

(Former Minister for Health and Education,Government of Andhra Pradesh) & (Raja Saheb of Vizianagaram)

Dr. P. Ananda Gajapathiraju

The great contribution of the Pusapati family to the growth and enhancement of the educational culture in Vizianagaram is well known phenomenon. The MANSAS organization which has brought fourth many an educational institution for the intellectual growth of the society being ably run by two stalwart sons of his great visionary Raja Saheb Dr.PVG Raju. The leader of his sons is Dr. P.Anand Gajapathi Raju, Chairman of MANSAS, who is a multifaceted man with exceptional qualities as a person as well as scholar. He is the man of intellectual integrity and humanism. He aspired to have clean politics to develop the nation a supreme power, both economically and socially.

 

He confides that roots for cherishing this lies in education. With a great vision of this he took the active role in politics and won 1983 elections and adorned ministry of Education and Health. During his tenure he tried his best to bring the education to the door step of the deserving people irrespective of economical and social positions by abolishing the capitation fee system in education. Further, he won the election in 1985 and 1991 as a Member of Parliament from Bobbili Constituency and brought the glory to the membership by his acumen imbued with political ideology.

 

After the demise of his father ,he has taken the reigns of MANSAS as a Chairman and been flowering it an epicenter of education by introducing engineering education and other professional courses under Trust and endeavoring to fulfill his father wishes. Culmination for his services to the cause of education has come in the way of conferment of Honorary Doctorate from Inter American University of Humanistic Studies, Florida, USA. He has been awarded with another Doctorate in Economics from Andhra University in 2009 towards the recognition of his contribution and works on economic policies in society.

 

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FACULTY ACHIEVEMENTS

1Smt. D. Priyanka & Miss P. Madhuriacted as Judgesin the events of district level CSC-2015 on 10-12-2015 at Gayatri High School Organized by SCERT, AP
2Ramanayyaacted as Resource PersonEmpanelled Training Institute AU
3VSK Varmawas awarded PhD on 14-12-2015Topic: Commercial Exploration on Solar Energy - Problems and prospects with special reference to Solar Ware Health
4S. Ambedkar Ashokwas awarded PhD on 17-08-2015The untouchables (DALITS) Protest Movement in Telangana Region in AP Dazing 1875-1975

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

1Srikanth 1st Year MBAWon 1st Prize in Short putIntercollegiate Athletic Championship competition held on MR College Stadium 10th to 15th December, 2015