The Government Degree College, Avanigadda was initially established as an institution,
under the Andhra University, during August 1977. The colleges were later brought under the jurisdiction of Nagarjuna University during 1984-85. The College was accorded permanent affiliation in September 1988 and was included under sections 2f and 12B of the University Grants Commission from the year 2000. The college is affiliated to Acharya Nagarjuna University Guntur till the academic year 2010-11. From 2011-12, it is affiliated to Krishna University Machillipatnam, Krishna District.