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.
Library : GFGC-Periyapatna has a very good library with a collection of almost 20000 books on various topics of interest for both the faculty and student community. The library is functioning as a knowledge hub of the college.
Computer Lab: Our college has good computer lab with high speed broadband Internet connectivity. More than 15 systems have been put in place for using practical purposes.