Maharaja Alak Narayana Society of Arts and Science

MANSAS was founded by the Raja sahib of Vizianagaram, A philanthropist par-excellence Hon`ble Dr.P.V.G Raju.
On 12th November,1958.


The enduring legacy of the Vizianagaram family in north coastal Andhra is its commitment to education. In pre-independent India the then Maharajas of Vizianagaram were visionaries with clear, independent thinking. They patronized arts, culture and sports, besides encouraging social reform. Vizianagaram was also known as Vidyanagarm. The Maharajah’s College, The Music College and The Sanskrit College established in the 19th century are testimony to this.

Dr.P.V.G.Raju, the last coronated Maharaja of Vizianagaram, formed MANSAS (Maharaja Alak Narayana Society of Arts and Science) in 1958 by donating vast tracts of land, in memory of his father. Maharaja Alak Narayan Gajapathi Raju was known to be a fine human being with a scientific temperament besides being a passionate aviator. A little known fact of Maharaja Alak Narayan was that, he was a strong Nationalist and was among the earliest Royal families to host Mahatma Gandhi. He even donated a sum of Rs.1.00 lakh in 1933 when he hosted Mahatma Gandhi for his Harijan Fund. He recognized and understood that the only way society and the country could make strides forward was through education


  • To promote and advance the cause of education in general and in particular higher education in Arts, Literature, Science, Medicine, Engineering, Agriculture, Pharmacy, Technology, Industries, Oriental Studies, Music and other fine arts.
  • The Trust is published under Section 6 a (1) of A.P Charitable and Hindu Religious Institutions and Endowment Act 30 of 1987 and registration properties were approved by the Asst. Commissioner, Endowment Dept. Anakapalli in his R.Dis.No.B 4/4025/72, dated 19-5-1973.


  • Patronages 12 Educational Institutions from K.G. to P.G. including Engineering, Pharmacy, Law and Management Courses first of which started in 1857.
  • Caters to educational needs of more than 15000 students.
  • Has 1800 employees for providing academic & logistic services.
  • Made an uncompromising contribution to the nation by presenting the stalwarts like Sri V.V. Giri, former President of India, Prof. Swami Gnanananda, a renowned nuclear scientist, Major K.V.Krishna Rao etc.


  • Trust offers KG to PG level education in Arts, Sciences, Law, Pharmacy, Humanities Education, Engineering and Management and presently houses 12 Educational Institutions.

Maharajah's Colleges are one of the oldest Colleges in India.It was established in 1879 by Sri Poosapati Vijayarama Gajapathi, Maharajah of Vizianagram.

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Maharajah's College of Education
Round Mahal,Vizianagaram Fort,
Vizianagaram District,
Andhra Pradesh 535003.

Phone : (08922) 223840
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