Govt.Degree College, Marripalem is affiliated to the Andhra University, Visakhapatnam and is the first tribal women college in the ITDA region. This college was established under ST sub-plan for the welfare of the tribal women in the academic year 2011-2012 vide G.O.M.S number 51 dated 8 th June 2011 of Higher Education, Andhra Pradesh. Firstly it was accommodated in the Govt.Degree College, Chintapalli . Later it was shifted to the permanent own building with 6.03 acres of land at Downuru Marripalem of Moolapeta Panchyat in the academic year 2014-2015 . It has 6 class rooms alongwith Library with 3675 books. This is a major tourist and historic area in the Visakhapatnam District. Every year lakhs of tourists from all over India come here during the winter season. The temperature in this area often falls down to -2oC. Tourists come here to enjoy the cold winter nights and early morning snow fall. The Govt. Degree College, Marripalem is affiliated to the Andhra University, Visakhapatnam vide proceedings R.C .No. NOC-II/I/NDC/2011-2012 dated 1-10-2011. There are 315 women students presently pursuing their under graduate course in this college. The students are accommodated in the attached hostel of the college campus.