Government First Grade College, Periyapatna was established in the year 1991 with a motto of providing higher education for the rural students largely coming from the agricultural background. The Periyapatna taluk is known for tobacco cultivation across the country and rich in economic and socio-cultural aspects. Though, it is still an educationally backward taluk in Mysore district. To overcome this, with the effort of Late Sri. Kalamarigowda, former MLA, the Government First Grade College was established in 1991. Because of the effort of Sri. Kalamarigowda, former MLA, Sri. H.S. Basavaraju, former MLA, current sitting MLA of Periyapatna constituency Sri. K. Venkatesh, and teaching and non-teaching staff, the college has seen tremendous growth in recent years. It was started with only 41 students now it has reached to almost 800 students.
Primary Health Care Centre :Takes care of basic health problems of the students.
Canteen :Provides wholesome food to the students at subsidized rates.
'SAHAKARI' - Mid-day Meal Program :Funded and supported by the college faculty enables over 100 students who come from BPL families to have free mid-day meals.
Hostel Facilities for both male and female students