As a part of the endeavours for the promotion of Telugu, the Parishath started Oriental College on 10-8-1965. Recognised by and affiliated to the Osmania University, Hyderabad, the College is fully aided by the State Government. The College facilitates candidates to pursue their language study and then improve their job opportunities. The College conducts 3 courses i.e. (1) Pre-Degree Course (PDC) - 2 years; (2) B.A.(L) - 3 years and (3) M.A.(L) - 2 years. Candidates who passed Visarada Uttarabhaga examination of the Parishath are eligible to seek admission in the P.D.C. I year of the Oriental College. Annual intake of the course will be around 300. The College maintains high academic standards. Several Students of MA(L) got distinction and medals from the Osmania University. It publishes a magazine entitled “Nelavanka” annually.
Telugu Pandit Training College
It is no exaggeration to claim that Telugu Pandit Training course of the Parishath enabled large number of trainees to get appointments as teachers and thus secure livelihood. The course was inaugurated on 22-10-1964. P.D.C. + Visarada, B.A. with Modern Language Telugu as one of the three optional subjects / B.A.(L) Telugu / M.A. Telugu / M.A.(L) Telugu have been the qualifications required of the candidates seeking admission in the training course.
Candidates are admitted to the course after getting through a State Level entrance examination(LPCET). The College attuned its structure complying with the pattern set by the National Council for Teacher Education. The Council’s Regional Office is in Bangalore. The syllabus is comprehensive. It equips the trainees to serve as competent teachers. The syllabus is as follows :