Akkineni Nageswara Rao College was established in the year 1950 and it is affiliated to Acharya Nagarjuna University. The College offers B.Ed course that is open for a graduate in any stream. The college is accredited by N.A.A.C. with B++ Grade. Andhra University and the college was formally inaugurated under the name "The Gudivada College" by Prof. V.S.Krishna, the then Vice-Chancellor of Andhra University in 1950. The college was temporarily located in a fine building on the main road. The Secretary of the Organising Committee Sri Kaza Venkataramaiah became the Correspondent of the college and Sri A.F. Thyagaraju, M.A.(London) was deputed by the Vice-Chancellor, Andhra University, to be the First Principal. The college offers courses at intermediate, undergraduate and post graduate level.