Sri Sri Chitturi Indraiah Memorial Government Degree and Post graduate College of today was established in Tanuku in the year 1968 with the untiring efforts of Sri Chitturi Venkateswara Rao, The Chief Donor, who donated in the name of his illustrious late father Sri Chitturi Indraiah. The elite of the town left no stone unturned in making the dreams of establishing a Government College in Tanuku and the dreams turned in reality. The college has completed Forty Four years of Yeoman service to the noble cause of educating the rural and urban girls and boys in and around Tanuku. In 2008 the college became a partner institute of Indira Gandhi Open University (IGNOU) under convergence scheme and launched a good number of Job-Oriented Certificate courses.
Tanuku is an important town in west Godavari District. It is situated on the banks of river ‘Gostani’. The history of Tanuku goes back to 11th century A.D, when Adi Kavi Nannaya Bhattaraka , the Famous poet of Telugu literature has performed “YAGJNAM” near the jammi tree . Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the Nation visited Tanuku Twice during the Indian Independence struggle. The famous poet Devarakonda Balagangadhara Tilak and famous stage artist Balagandharva Sanmukhi Anjaneya Raju were also belongs to Tanuku. Andhra Sugars, the leading sugar factory was started in 1947 itself by Dr. MullapudI Harischandra Prasad. The Andhra Sugars is the Major producer and supplier of Rocket Fuel to ISRO.
The college offers instruction in conventional courses like B.A., B.Com., B.Sc in Telugu and English Media. Keeping in view, the changing trends in Higher Education, the institution has started Job-Oriented courses, Micro-Biology and Industrial Chemistry.
The academic year 2009-10, witnessed the long cherished dream of starting a P.G. course, with the introduction of M. Sc., Organic Chemistry in this college.
In 2007-08 Jawahar Knowledge Centre (JKC) has been started in the college to enhance the global skills, to impart Job-Orientation to the students and to train them to suit the educational and technical requirements of the National and Multi-National Companies and to enhance skills to improve global competence.
Besides this, the college is an Identified College of West Godavari District. It is Co-ordinating all the Government and Private Aided Degree Colleges in West Godavari District in academic , administrative and development matters.
Apart from Identified college, the college is serving as a District Resource centre, sharing expertise to the teachers and providing resources to the remote colleges in the district.
The college is heading towards Autonomous status. The college has been
Provision of MANA TV, having two NSS units, well-equipped Library, Eco-club, Consumer Club, Red-Ribbon Club, women empowerment Cell, Anti-ragging Committee, Cultural Association, Telugu Language, literature and cultural Wing and other organs to serve the students and Community.
The college is affiliated to Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, which decides and design the syllabus for it’s Under graduate and Post-Graduate Courses. From this year the first year courses were kept under the purview of Adikavi Nannaya University,Rajahmaundry.