Description: It was in 1943, on the suggestion of Sri V. Raghunatha Reddy, former Chairman of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Committee resolved to start a first grade degree college at Tirupati to cater to the academic needs of a vast number of students belonging to the Rayalaseema districts of Andhra Pradesh.
Thus, came, into existence in 1945, Sri Venkateswara Arts College, more popularly known as S.V. Arts College housed in tirupati with a modest strength of 80. It was initially affiliated to Madras University and offered Intermediate & B.A. Courses. Prof. K. Rami Reddy was its founder Principal.
It was one of the first colleges to get affiliated to S.V.University in 1954. The magnificent three storied structure in which the college is functioning at present was occupied on 12-10-1967.
Over the years, the college has grown to the present strength of 3000 students under the able leadership of 34 successive principals and offered old Intermediate (1945-58), P.U.C. (1957-70), Pre-Professional Courses of M.B.B.S, Ag.B.Sc, B.V.Sc, (1962-64), new Intermediate (1970-72), evening college (1966-88), B.C.A. (1999-2004) in addition to continuing the conventional degree courses of B.A., B.Com. and B.Sc. since its inception.
In view of the changing trends across the Country in education scenario, new need based courses involving subjects like Computer Science, Electronics, Dairy Science, Microbiology, Bio- Technology are introduced.
At present, the college is offering B.A. with Six combinations, B.Com General & Computer Applications and B.Sc. with Nine combinations. From 2008-2009 two P.G. courses, M.Sc. (Organic Chemistry) and M.F.M. (Master of Financial Management) are introduced in the college.
The college has 22 well equipped laboratories, a separate library building with 80,000 volumes on its stacks, a spacious play ground with 14 stages Gym and well maintained hostel with three blocks. It is a recognized centre for Ph.D. programme.
The alumni of the college have been occupying several illustrious positions across the world. Sri N. Chandra Babu Naidu, former Chief Minister of A.P. is one of the alumni of the college. 15 faculty members have been adjudged as Best Teachers by Govt. of Andhra Pradesh.
Accreditation with the prestigious ‘A’ Grade in 2006 by National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC) is a milestone in the history of S. V. Arts College.
The Present Principal is planning to achieve this premier institution of T.T. Devasthanams as a centre of academic excellence with the co-operation of one and all.