S K B R Government Degree College is situated in Macherla of Guntur District in Andhra Pradesh. The name Macherla has its origin in the old name “Mahadevacharla” constructed by the king “Mhadeva Raju” probably from the presiding deity pf the village.Lord chennakesava Swamy temple the river Chandravanka, the great people like Brahma Naidu, Balachandrudu, Kannamadasu,NagamaRaju,Nagamma Manachala and  above all the great war palanati Yuddham (1176-1182AD). Acharya Nagarjuna lived and propagated Buddhism from this area.

                Palanadu is full of miserable economic conditions but abounding in stones and limestone. The stones are called Napa Rallu(The black and White stones used for flooring). The Nagarjuna sagar multi purpose dam changed the economic conditions of the people completely. The barren lands of palanadu became fertile . People raised not only fine rice  but even commercial crops like chillies and Cotton.The living standards were raised . Macherla has become  a tourist center also with the nearby Nagarjuna Sagar dam (25 Km).Nagarjuna Konda (, The Museum , Anupu(16Km)., the famous water falls Ethipotala(8Km).Ethipothala  historically was used as a secret place to hide freedom fighters during the freedom struggle.Factories and Industries began sprawling.The KCP Cement factory , The Ambuja Cements etc. Began providing job opportunities Macherla began humming with commercial activity as well.It occupied a central place in the busy highway leading to Hyderabad from Guntur and Other places.

S K BR Govt College was established in August 1966 with an initial corpus fund of Rs.2,00,000/- earmarked from the funds of Sri.Kasu Brahmananad Reddy Stadium , Guntur with title Government Arts and Science College, macehrla. The College began rowing with the active support and sustenance extended by a few nationalists, Educationalists and philanthropists. Later in 1970 the college was named after Sri Kasubrahmananda Reddy , The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and from then college is known as S K B R Government Degree College .The college was started in the buildings provided by Public works Departemnt . The buildings and the infrastructure available then were found insufficeient. The Government of AP allocated 64 acres of land two kilometres away from the buzzing town.Buildings werer constructed and the college was shifted to its own buildings in 1990.The college owes its gratitude to Sri Bhavanam Venkatram the then Chief Minister for liberally granting funds for the construction of the buildings .Initially the college was offering PUC, B.A, with HEP , B.Com with general Subjects and B.Sc with Maths , Physics and Chemistry, Botany and Zoology and it was affiliated to Andhra University.

          In 1997the college was bifurcated into S K B R Govt Degree College and S K B R Govt Junior College sharing the campus. We wish to take this opportunity to place on record the valuable services rendered by previous Principals and devoted faculty members and the elite of Macherla town for developing the college to its present status. We are highly indebted to the political leaders of this area for their kind timely help and to the alumni of this college for their contributions to its development. Now the college owns a land of 54 acres. Now the college is offering BA with HEP, B.Com with general and computer subjects and B.Sc with computers , Maths , Physics and chemistry , Botany and Zoology, M.Sc Data Science and now the college is affiliated to Acharya Nagarjuna University.