Sri Goluguri Bapi Raju, a philanthropist without having education founded the Anaparthi Educational Society in 1979. The society established Degree college under the aegis of Anaparthi Educational Society in 1980. With the strenuous efforts of Sri Goluguri Bapi Raju, and Sri Padala Ammmi Reddy, the then MLA of Anaparthi Constituency, one junior college and one Degree College were sanctioned by Sri Marri Chenna Reddy, the then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. The name of the college was changed to Goluguri Bapi Raju Degree College in 1985. By the generous donations from this region people, the college was developed year by year with the strenuous efforts of Sri Goluguri Bapi Raju, Sri Goluguri Venkata Reddy, advocate, Visakhapatnam and Prof. G. Golla Reddy, Professor Andhra University, Visakhapatnam helped the Institution in collecting the donations and in getting permission from Andhra University.
The first correspondent was Sri V.V. Subba Rao, popularly known as Syndicate Subba Rao. After his tenure Goluguri Bapi Raju was the Secretary and Correspondent till 1996, afterwards Rtn. Tetali Adi Reddy (Konda babu) has been acting as Secretary and Correspondent of the GBR Educational Institutions.
The college was first affiliated to Andhra University, Visakhapatnam later it is now affiliated to Adi Kavi Nannaya University, Rajamahendravaram.
The college is recognised by University Grants Commission under 2(F) and 12(B) in 1985 and in the same year it became a Grant – In- Aid college. The college extends its wings to Post Graduate course (M.B.A) in 1996 and English Medium sections in B.Sc. in the year 2016. The college caters to the educational needs of rural youth around 30 villages of Anaparthi village.
The college is located in rural area, which is spread over area of more than 27 acres. The college receives grants from the State Government and UGC. Three programmes in UG and One Programme in PG level are offered in the faculties of Arts, Science, Commerce Management and Computer Science. Programmes B.Sc and B.Com offer both in English and Telugu media, Where as B.A in Telugu Medium only. P .G course (MBA) is offered under self – financing scheme.
The college has 14 departments with a total of 65 faculty members and supporting staff, out of which 11 Departments come under aided category. The progression of the college is more than 60% in the area of admissions into higher P.G. courses and placements in several Government administration agencies, Medical, Pharmaceutical, Law , Educational Institutions, Industries, Banks, Railways, Police Department, R.T.C., I.T. Poultry and Rice Mill Industry. The faculty of college proved their academic excellence.
Moto of the college is to create best citizens of the nation. The College conducts curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities like Seminars, debates, group discussions, field trips, historical tours, blood group identification and blood donation camps, Voters awareness programme and Training Programmes in collaboration with District administration, District Youth Welfare Office, YRCS and University NSS Unit. The students are trying to enhances the fragrances of the college by participating in various games and sports at university, state and national levels