The Department of Telugu was established in 1931.
Maharaja of Pithapuram Late.Shri.R.V.K.M .Surya Rao Bahadura lover of Telugu language and literature had been the source of inspiration to a number of telugu scholars.
SURYA RAYANDRA NIGHANTUVU( 8 volumes –telugu dictionary) is his memorable contribution towards telugu literature.
The Department of Telugu has its glorious history ever since its inception in this century old college well known scholars like
Devulapalli krishna sastry
Avantsa Somasundar hailed from this department.