Government Degree College, Gummalakshmipuram, also known as, GDC GLP in short, is the first government degree college established in the ITDA area belonging to Vizianagaram district. Since its establishment in the academic year 2007-08 through the proceedings of Commissioner, Collegiate Education, Andhra Pradesh, the college has been trying to impart quality education to all sections of students irrespective of their region, religion, caste and gender. The college has been recognized by UGC under section 2(f) and has its affiliation to Andhra University Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh since its inception. Despite having several locational disadvantages such as difficult terrain, insufficient transportation, communication hitches and lack of proper infrastructure, the college has been doing quite well in disseminating knowledge through a multitude of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. The college also takes immense pride as being one of the trend setting institutes in the region to take part in social responsibility through a variety of innovative programs and government schemes.