Vijayanagar College was established in year 1964. The then vice-president Dr.Zakir Hussain inaugurated the college on 01.06.1964. Delivering the inaugural address he hoped that the college would work for the improvement of a lot of students of this backward area. True his words the college has taken great strides in the development of the educational scenario of this area. Beginning with a handful of students in that year, today its strength has reached 4000. it offers courses in many disciplines along with P.G. course.

Vijayanagara College was assessed and accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore in September, 2004 and awarded ‘B’ Grade on 16th September, 2004. The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) was established on the recommendations of the Peer Team for enhancing the quality of academics in the college. On 28th March, 2010, the College was assessed and accredited for its second cycle by NAAC, Bangalore. NAAC awarded ‘A’ Grade to the college with 3.04 CGPA.