Siddhartha Academy,the brainchild of a host of philanthropists with a pragmatic perception and holistic vision for a better tomorrow, was established in the year 1975 recognizing the need for imparting quality education complemented by skill based learning processes. A galaxy of stalwarts from different walks of life numbering about 250 founded this educational empire which contributes to fulfilling the academic aspirations of thousands of children and youth of the region. The academic scope of the institutions of the Academy speaks volumes for the quintessence of its educational philosophy that all the facets of education are significant and not just the money spinners.
The Academy sponsors 3 Junior Colleges, 3 Degree Colleges, 2 Engineering Colleges, 1 Medical College, 1 Dental College, 1 Pharmacy College, 2 Nursing Institutions, 1 Law College, 1 College of Education, 1 Hotel Management College, 2 Public Schools and a Training centre for Civil Services Examination. In addition, the Academy runs a Kalapeetham which has been rendering yeoman services to the world of art and culture and a Foundation which financially supports the needy for the promotion of education. Siddhartha offers education to about 21000 students out of which 11000 are boys and the rest are girls. The Academy has created employment in its educational institutions to more than 3200 people ranging from Doctorates to Matriculates and even below. 1500 strong teacher contingent and 1700 strong supporting staff happen to be the committed educational army of the Academy with noble and wise members of Governing body with their proven capabilities and highly reputable professional standing.
The main objective of the Academy is to establish and run educational institutions offering education at all levels in the fields of general, technical & professional education. The Academy started its strategic mission of spreading education in Vijayawada in Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh. The establishment of Siddhartha Educational Institutions followed by the establishment of other educational institutions in the last 38 years transformed this city into one of the major educational centres. As India's second largest Railway Junction and as one of the biggest Agro Commodity Trading Centres and as the commercial hub of Krishna region, Vijayawada has become the third important place in the state after Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam.
The Academy has been undertaking many pioneering ventures. Some of such records include Velagapudi Ramakrishna Siddhartha Engineering College is the First Private Engineering College in the state of AP, 1977 It is also the First institution in the private sector in the entire state to start M.Tech programmes (1999) Siddhartha Medical College was the First private Medical College in the state (1980-81) Kommareddy Venkata Sadasiva Rao Siddhartha College of Pharmaceutical Sciences (1994) is the First Private Pharmacy college in the state Parvataneni Brahmayya Siddhartha College of Arts & Science PG centre is the First Private institution to start PG programmes in Arts and science (1987) in Vijayawada.
All the educational institutions established by the Academy have been recognized by the relevant statutory bodies Parvataneni Brahmayya Siddhartha College of Arts & Science (Autonomous) has been awarded A Grade by NAAC for its conformance to quality standards Sri Durga Malleswara Siddhartha Mahila Kalasala, one of the few Autonomous women's Colleges in the entire state, has been accredited by NAAC with B+ Grade It is one of the very few women's Colleges in the state to have different certificate and diploma courses in addition to regular academics Velagapudi Ramakrishna Siddhartha Engineering College is one of the foremost engineering college to obtain NBA Accreditation in the state (1998) and Autonomy (2006) Velagapudi Ramakrishna Siddhartha Engineering College was the only college in the entire state to bag the TIFAC-Centre for Research and Excellence in Telematics, one of the most prestigious projects of the Government of India Velagapudi Ramakrishna Siddhartha Engineering college was awarded highest marks among private colleges for its IDP for the award of TEQIP Phase–II SC1.2, a World Bank project Velagapudi Ramakrishna Siddhartha Engineering College possesses the First Beach volleyball court in AP Veeramachaneni Paddayya Siddhartha Public School has been bagging All India prizes in several activities including academics KCP Siddhartha Adarsh Residential Public School is a mini-India in the sense that pupils from 15 states are studying there. In addition, students hailing from 3 countries make the institution truly international Placement activities are almost a regular feature in almost all the institutions of higher education of our Academy
There is a harmonious mingling of Education, Culture and Career orientiation for the students of Siddhartha. Siddhartha Academy contributes to both the hard skills and soft skills in a comprehensive manner. Our students have been registering resounding victories in co & extra-curricular activities, in addition to academics, braving stiff competition. Our Alumni have been recording astounding success in various walks of life........ from being Professors of eminence to CEOs of notable organizations ... from being Artists of excellence to Statesmen. North American Siddhartha Alumni Association (NASAA) based in Detroit, USA and such others amply represent successful global presence of Siddharthans.