RBVRR College of Pharmacy has its roots in RBVRR Women’s College and Hyderabad Mahila Vidya Sangam (HMVS). The college is named after Raja Bahadur Venkatram Reddy, former Commissioner of Police in the erstwhile Hyderabad State under the regime of Nizam, as a befitting honor and tribute for his yeoman services in the causes of women’s education. Raja Bahadur Venkatarama Reddy, OBE, was born on August 22, 1869, in a middle class family at Rayanpet in Wanaparthy. He lost his parents early in his childhood and was brought up by his uncle, William Wahab, who had a great influence on him. He had great passion for education which made him pursue further studies, in spite of opposition from his relatives. The Nizam of Hyderabad honored Sri Venkat Rama Reddy with the title of “Raja Bahadur” in recognition of his services to the state. King George of England conferred the title of “Order of British Empire’ for solving the Indian labour problem. A statue has been installed in his memory in the city which is a rare for a police officer. A pioneer in the field of education, he took several measures to spread literacy among the people of the Telangana region and to promote Telugu as the medium of instruction. The education of backward area of Telangana Girls, in particular, received powerful impetus from him. It is this pioneering spirit of his, which made him take the first step in establishing a college for women in the early days of 1949.
Hyderabad Mahila Vidya Sangam (HMVS)
HMVS was registered as a non-profit educational society in the year 1954 with the sole aim of endeavoring for social, cultural and economic advancement of women. With the active support and inspirational guidance from the successive governing council members and office bearers Life Members, has today grown into a mighty banyan tree spreading its tentacles in the fields of Pharmacy, Bio-Informatics, B.B.M.T, MBA and Computer Science to equip women to become economically independent. Today HMVS is engaged in providing Primary, Secondary and Higher education and Hostel facility to the women under its several units as detailed below:
- Madapati Hanumantha Rao Girls High School
- RBVRR Women’s College
- RBVRR Women’s College of Pharmacy
- K.V Ranga Reddy Girls Hostel
The successive managements have been rightly recognizing the need for a new approach to education and had been introducing several courses including short term and certificate courses which are relevant to the present day needs of the society in various fields. Today as many as 14 courses at UG and PG level and also short term certificate courses are being conducted successfully.