Vijayawada: The University Grants Commission (UGC) had accorded autonomous status to Usha Rama Engineering College, said the College Principal Dr GVKSV Prasad here on Saturday. College Chairman Sunkara Rambrahmam, correspondent Sunkara Anil, vice-chairman Lanka Arun appreciated the faculty, and director Dr K Rajashekar Rao for their contribution in getting the autonomous status to the college. Also Read – Goldsmith steals gold by polishing jewelry in Bhimavaram Advertise With Us The principal said by receiving autonomous status, the college can take decision in preparing syllabus, course and exam under the guidance of the UGC. As per the prevailing situation, the college can include subject with industrial connect to create employment to students after completing the course, he said. He further said the college was established in 2008 and in 2013, the college received ISO certification, in 2016, NAC A Grade and received JNTU-K permanent accreditation.