Smt & Sri Y.E.Rangaiah Setty Govt. First Grade College was established in 1984-85 at pavagada, Tumkur Dist. It lies about 150 k.m. to the north of Bangalore City. The college is striving hard to provide an opportunity to the rural and backward sections of students to continue their higher education at the lowest cost and to create graduates of excellence and competence who are free from cast, class, religious and gender prejudices. The location of this college being rural, it has proved itself to be a boon to the needs of the socio-economically and politically backward population of the border area of Tumkur district and the state of Karnataka.