The antecedents of Sir M V Government Arts and Commerce College, Bhadravathi are interesting. The institution was established forty years ago in 1968-69 by the Bhadra Education Society carrying the name Bhadra College. The college which began functioning in the New Colony Welfare School was shifted to an alternative campus on the New Town Board road shortly afterwards. Prof. R B Nayak was the founder Principal of the college. The BA course was started in 1968-69 itself and in 1973-74 the B Com degree course was introduced. To cater to the needs of the industries and equip the students in modern management skills BBM was introduced in the year 2001-02. The two premier industries of the town, the Visvesvaraya Iron and Steel Limited (VISL) and the Mysore Paper Mills (MPM) took over.
Canteen: The college has hygienic canteen that offer refreshments for students and staff members of the college at subsidised rates. Spacious canteen is available in the premises for the students and staff with 110 seating capacity.
Computer and Networking Lab: A well - equipped computer lab is provided to the college students. It has 100 computers with NT Network Lab. internet facilities will be provided at Faculty and students can access on-line resources through UGC - Infonet based NLIST for their studies and research activities and also can download and take print outs at minimum charges.
Wall Magazines: Many of the departments regularly bringing out individual wall magazines to encourage students’ views and to publish their creative and critical perspectives
C. V. Raman scholarship
Jayammanni Venugopal memorial scholarship
Sanchi Honnamma scholarship