Government First Grade College came to be established in 1982 with the sole intention of making higher education accessible to the students of the region. Earlier students had to go to distant places like Chikmagalore, Mangalore, Shimoga, Mysore or Bangalore like cities in order to fulfill their aspirations for higher education. But, the same was beyond the reach of common people. Students from lower rung of the society were bereft of the education for this reason. In such a scenario, educationists, political leaders and philanthropists of Koppa made consorted efforts to get a government first grade college sanctioned. As a result, the dream of getting a degree college at Koppa was materialized in the year 1982.