Government Degree College, Yeleswaram was established in the Year 2009, as per G.O. Ms. No. 22 Dated 28-02-2009 based on the representations of various People’s Representatives. It is located in East Godavari District and 60 Kilometres away from the District Head quarters Kakinada. People of Yeleswaram in and around mostly depend on Agriculture. Government Degree College, Yeleswaram is affiliated to “Andhra University and Adikavi Nannaya University and gave permission to start four Conventional courses viz., B.A (History, Economics and politics), B.Com. General, and B.Sc (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry) & B.Sc. (Botany, Zoology and Chemistry) from the academic year 2009-10 onwards.
East Godavari district is a residuary portion of the old Godavari District after West Godavari District was separated in 1925. As the name of the district conveys, East Godavari District is closely associated with the river Godavari, occupying a major portion of the delta area. The Headquarters of the District is located at Kakinada. East Godavari District lies North – East Coast of Andhra Pradesh and bounded on the North by Visakhapatnam District and the State of Orissa, on the East and the South by the Bay of Bengal and on the West by Khammam and West Godavari Districts. Area of the District is 10,807 Sq. Kms. The District is located between Northern latitudes of 16o 30′ and 18o 20′ and between the Eastern longitudes of 81o 30′ and 82o 30′. It has a population of 48.73 lakhs as per 2001 Census. The District consisting of 5 Revenue Divisions viz., Kakinada, Rajahmundry, Peddapuram, Rampachodavaram and Amalapuram.