A.S.D. Government Degree College for Women, Kakinada, was started with the motto: ‘Sthree Vidya Pravardhataam’ – ‘Women Education Shall Prosper’. The idea came up with the inspiring words :

“A Man’s education being the education of an Individual,

a Woman’s education is the education of a Family”

~ Mahatma Gandhi

The College made a humble beginning in the year 1962 with the efforts of the eminent women personalities of the town who constituted into a committee called ‘Women’s education society of Kakinada’. The committee handed over the College to the Annavaram Devasthanam Trust in the year 1963 and it was managed by the Trust Board for about five years. Subsequently, in the year 1968 the College was taken over by the Govt.of Andhra Pradesh. In the year 1996 the College was bifurcated into Junior College and Degree College. Then onwards it has been named as ‘A.S.D.Govt. Degree College for Women, Kakinada’. The institution is in a prime location of Kakinada town with campus area of 7.75 acres connected with good transport facility.

The College has 21 classrooms and 11 well equipped laboratories. A computerized library has around 40,000 books. It has 48 faculty working to support the principal. The strength of the college is 1028. The college offered 07 conventional courses, 02 Self-finance courses, 03 Market-Oriented courses and 01 vocational course of Arts, Commerce and Sciences in UG till 2022-2023. From the Academic year 2023-24 onwards, 12 Under Graduate Honours programmes were introduced in the college following the NEP 2020. As per that, the college offers 12 Honours programmes with Majors in B.Sc.(Mathematics),B.Sc.(ComputerScience),B.Sc.(Physics),B.Sc.(Chemistry),B.Sc.(Botany),B.Sc.(Zoology),B.Sc.(Home Science),B.Com(General),B.Com(Computer Applications), B.Com(Digital Marketting), B.A.(Economics),B.A.(Political Science).

Post Graduation Programmes like M.A.(Special Telugu),M.Com.,M.Sc.(Organic Chemistry),were offred in our College. In addition to the P.G. Courses, 61 Certificate courses, Skill Development Diploma and Training courses are offered in collaboration with Govt. organizations,CISCO and NGOs. Jawahar Knowledge Centre(JKC) of the College is imparting training for employability batch-wise all through the year and organizing Campus Drives. The College is receiving funds from RUSA and UGC for construction of additional rooms, upgrading existing infrastructure to establish e-classrooms and labs. Along with their curriculum, students were benefitted through many certificate based skill enhancement programmes like TCS-ION, IIT-Mumbai Spoken Tutorial, IBM P-Tech and CISCO Certification courses. Students were encouraged to complete MOOCS Courses offered through Coursera, Udemy,Infosys Springboard and other Online platforms available.