VKV Government Degree College, Kothapeta was established in 1979 in the name of Viswa Kavi Vemana who is popularly known as Praia Kavi-poet of the People. It is affiliated to Adikavi Nannaya University. Up to 1979, higher education was a distant dream for these rural people. The youth of this area had to go either to Rajahmundry or Amalapuram for higher education. At the time of inception, the college had two programmes of study viz., B.A(Economics, History and Political science) and B.Com. In the year 1985-86, two science programmes B.Sc (Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry) and B.Sc(Botany,Zoology and chemistry) were added. The college is in its 43rd year of Existence. At present the college offered 7 programmes B. A(HEP),B.A(HET),B.Com (Gen),B.Com(CA),B.Sc(MPC),B.S.c(MPCs) and B.Sc(BZC). In 1998 Dr. B.R.Ambedkar Study centre was opened by the then honourable minister for Higher Education, Sri GMC Bala yogi. The college provides good infrastructure facilities such as well stocked Library, Well equipped lab, beautiful plantation, Hostel accommodation. Government (VKV) Degree College has professionally trained and highly qualified faculty. The college provides guaranteed placements facilities to the students. Government (VKV) Degree College offers several undergraduate courses in Arts, Science, and Commerce disciplines. At present Sri Dr.K.Peddi Raju is the principal of the college.