Mrs. A. V. N. College

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Mrs. A. V. N. College

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Mrs. A.V.N. College, founded in 1860, is an arts and science college in Visakhapatnam in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India.HistoryThe institution was founded in 1860 as a school and grew with the support of the public, especially the zamindars of the time. It gained the status of a high school in 1886 with a European head master, Mr. E. Winckler, who became the principal in 1878 when it was elevated to the status of a college in the name Hindu College.Other principals who succeeded him were Messrs H. H. Anderson, R. S. Sheppard, W. Ramaiah, and P. T. Srinivasa Iyengar. In 1892, Ankitam Vekata Narsinga Row, a landlord endowed thee amount of Rs one lakh, an11 acre site and a huge building, besides a building grant of Rs 15,000 in memory of his wife. The college thus came to be known by her name.The college was started with a strength of 50 in 1878. In 1938, the institution celebrated its Diamond Jubilee. In 1938–39, the strength of the college was 227 and of the high school was 732.AdministrationMs. Indrani Jagga Row, Vice-Chairperson, was appointed as Correspondent of the college on 1 December 1993. She made a holy beginning of her activities with the consecration of Lord Shiva in the temple constructed by Shri A. V. N. Jagga Row within the college premises.AcademicsIn 1960, the institution celebrated its centenary. In the beginning, the college had very few subject combinations at the Intermediate level, but now the college has many combinations of subjects both at Intermediate and Degree levels. In B.Sc., restructured courses were introduced like Bio-Chemistry, Fisheries, Electronics, Computer Science and Statistics. Every year, the college produces students achieving top ranks in IIT, EAMCET, EDCET, AUCET, LAWCET, Civil Services and university examinations.

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