Annavaram Satyavathi Devi Government Degree College for Women, Kakinada, E. G. District 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 19 classrooms and 11 well equipped laboratories. A computerized library has around 40,000 books. It has 22 regular faculty members and 3 contract faculty working to support the principal. The strength of the college is 1319. The college is offering 07 conventional courses, 02 Self-finance courses, 03 Market-Oriented cousres and 01 vocational course of Arts, Commerce and Sciences in UG.

A.S.D. Government Degree College for Women (Autonomous), Jagannaickpur, Kakinada is offering a Parallel Degree Programme in collaboration with TATA Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) sponsored by the Govt. of A.P., and Commissioner of Collegiate Education, A.P., Hyderabad from the Academic Year 2016-17. This will enable students get training in 7 identified Components namely English Communication, Digital Literacy, Legal Literacy, Financial Literacy Introduction to Entrepreneurship, Youth Leadership and People Skills to ensure employment in renowned MNCs, other companies and industries. A.S.D. Govt College for Women (A) is one of the few selected Govt. colleges in A.P. to offer this Training cum Degree program with the 2016-17 admitted batch.

The College started M.Com (Self finance) course from 2016-17 batch with 30 seats. In addition to the P.G. Course several Certificate courses, Skill Development Diploma and Training courses are offered in collaboration with Govt. organizations 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 structures and to establish e-classrooms, labs etc.

ASD Government Degree College for Women (Autonomous), Jagannaickpur, Kakinada is the only Government College for Women for having Autonomous Status and for offering Home Science course in both East &West Godavari districts together. The College is offering B.A. (H.E.P.; T.H.P., H.E.T.), B.Com (TM, EM, & Computer Applications), and B.Sc (MPC[E.M. & T.M.],MPCS, CBZ
[E.M. & T.M.],CBMB, CZAqT & H.Sc, B.Sc(Horticlture) in combination with Chemistry and Botany at UG level under Semester System, and M.Com (EM) Self finance course at PG level. Along with the UG Degree, TISS Parallel degree is the additional advantage from 2016-17 admitted batch. Admissions are in progress on merit basis. Hostel facility is available both on the campus and in the near vicinity of the College. B.Voc. Courses namely Hotel Management, Medical Laboratory and molecular diagnostic techniques and Digital Marketting and E-Commerce,  will be started from the academic year 2021-22 onwards. Along with their curriculum, students will be benefitted through many certificate based skill enhancement programmes like TCS-ION, IIT-Mumbai Spoken Tutorial, IBM P-Tech and CISCO Certification courses.