MAHARAJA MADAKARINAYAKA FIRST GRADE COLLEGE FOR ARTS & COMMERCE has been established under the able leadership and guidance of founder Sri. D Borappaji in the historically rich but economically and socially backward chitradurga region in 1984. Initially the college was affiliated to Mysore University then to kuvempu university. Now it is affiliated to Davangere University. It was started with the aspiration of providing educational opportunities to SCs’, STs’OBCs’ and other catagories for their overall development. As a result of this, the beneficiaries of this college have occupied several prestigious social positions.It has paved a way for their vertical mobility. By imparting qualitative education and value education, the college has served the society for its upliftment.