The A. V. Education Society is one of the oldest and pioneering educational societies in the erstwhile Nizam’s State of Hyderabad. This society was established in the year 1944 (Reg.No.7/52) with an objective to extend educational opportunities to backward sections of the region, which were deprived of basic education during the rule of the Nizam.Stalwarts and philanthropists like Sri Raja Bahadur Venkatrama Reddy Sri Suravaram Pratap Reddy
Sri Konda Venkata Ranga Reddy (Former Deputy Chief Minister), Sri Madapati Hanumantha Rao and Sri J.V. Narsing Rao (Former Deputy Chief Minister) who took part in the Freedom Struggle, Women’s Education Movement, Library Movement and Press Movement were instrumental in founding this great educational society. It was the dream of the founding fathers to start educational institutions that would impart education in the mother tongue i.e., education in Telugu became a reality with the establishment of Andhra Vidyalaya High School, the first Telugu medium school in the erstwhile Nizam’s Dominion.
The A.V. College was established in the year 1968 as a composite college offering plus two and UG courses. It grew to occupy the status of a multidimensional institution with PG courses. The PG courses were first offered in the year 1991. K.V. Ranga Reddy Law College was set up in the same year.
The Management of the College has been stewarded by great luminaries like the late Justice K. Madhava Reddy, former Chief Justice of High Courts of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. The present Management Committee consists of Sri. K. Pratap Reddy, a Senior Advocate of Andhra Pradesh High Court, as Chairman, Prof. K. Ramchandra Reddy, an eminent Professor of Psychology, as the Secretary, Sri K Raghuveer Reddy, a technocrat by profession and a distinguished educationist, as the correspondent and Dr S.V.N.Reddy, former Principal of A.V. College and former Director of Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences, as Treasurer.
The Magazine ‘India Today’ has consecutively rated A.V. College as one of the best colleges in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. The college is centrally located in the heart of Hyderabad, with Hussain Sagar Lake and the A.P. Government Secretariat in its vicinity. It has a sprawling campus of 7.33 acres with a built up area of 1,28,937sq.ft with beautiful landscaped gardens and a green belt.