Chanda Kanthaiah Memorial Arts & Science College, popularly known as CKM College, is one of the old colleges of Warangal that has been carrying on the spirit and yet competing with the mushrooming corporate colleges. The college was established in the year 1968 with Rs. 1 lakh donated by the family members of late Acharya Chanda Kanthaiah Shresti with a view to serve the poor students of the region who were having lesser opportunity for education then.
Started with a few Degree and Intermediate courses, subsequently it rose to the level of PG Centre with courses offered in Chemistry, Botany, Telugu, Hindi and Commerce.
Dr. M. Sadasiva Shankar, principal, and Dr. S. Upendra Sastry, Head & Director of Commerce & Management, said the college had been raising the employability skills of the students through two certificate courses offered by the Departments of Commerce and Management and Chemistry in the fields of Bank Management and Pharmaceutical Chemistry.
Financial assistance extended by the UGC to the tune of Rs. 3.00 crore and Rs. 15 lakh by the State Bank of Hyderabad under Community Services Banking has added to the strength of the college.
Located on 6.38 acres of land with 80 class rooms, 14 laboratories, spacious play ground and a rich library with amazing collection of 60,000 volumes and 50 national and international journals and a spacious reading room, girls waiting rooms, photography club, language lab, E-class rooms, career guidance cell, parking place, Jawahar Knowledge Centre, banking facility through State Bank of Hyderabad, NSS and NCC wings, women's hostel and women empowerment cell, the college has opened new vistas in learning and has become one of the most sought after institutions in the entire State, even in these days of mushroom growth of private educational institutions.
The college has the distinction of 50 - minor and 2 - major research projects carried on by the faculty funded by UGC, besides 6 faculty members recognised as ‘Research Supervisors' for guiding Ph.D. scholars of Kakatiya University in Commerce & Management, Chemistry, Economics, Telugu and Hindi.
Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao,