Siddhartha Academy of General & Technical Education, better known as Siddhartha Academy, came into being in the year 1975 with a Corpus Fund of Rs.25 lakhs (Rs.2.5 million) through the efforts of 250 Life members drawn from different walks of life having a philanthropic bent of mind. This was registered as a Society under the Societies Registration Act in the same year. The main objective of the Academy is to establish and run educational institutions offering education at all levels in the fields of general, technical & professional education. The Academy started its strategic mission of spreading education in Vijayawada in Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh. The establishment of Siddhartha Educational Institutions followed by the establishment of other educational institutions in the last 28 years transformed this city into one of the major educational centres. As Indias second largest Railway Junction and as one of the biggest Agro Commodity Trading Centres and as the commercial hub krishna region, Vijayawada has become the third important place in the state after Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam. Today, Siddhartha Academy is running 14 Educational Institutions, three colleges offering Intermediate(+2) and Degree (Under Graduate) courses for men and women along with a Post Graduate Centre (Graduate Programmes), two Schools one of which is fully residential, two Engineering colleges, a medical college, a college of Law, a college of Education(B.Ed), a college of Pharmaceutical Sciences and a college of Hotel Management & Catering Technology.All Siddhartha Institutions are duly approved by respective Central and State Governments and other concerned bodies.