A group of enlightened citizens of Malleshwaram felt a need to open a college in Malleshwaram particularly to provide facilities to girl students, who had to go as far as Maharanis College for their courses in higher learning. The founders Sri.G.A.Acharya, Prof.B.R. Subba Rao, Sri. M.Chinnaswamy, Sri M.R.Narasimha Iyengar, Prof.M.P.L.Sastry and Smt Vimala Rangachar responded to this need by starting an intermediate college in 15th Cross, Malleshwaram, and started the institution in 1956-57 with a student strength of 68.
Today there is a growing emphasis on job-oriented education which underlines the growing demand for training so that at the end of the course, ones placement becomes possible or one can secure gainful employment effortlessly. The present day hue and cry for relevance of higher education has to be understood in terms of whether a given course adds to employability of a trained person? Naturally core issues like creativity and criticality- the processes of higher education ought to be focused upon.