Harapanahalli a taluk headquarter formerly in Bellary district now in Davanagere District is close to Hampi a crowned symbol heritage with reminiscences of glorious Vijayanagara empire. Historically Harapanahalli was ruled by Palegar of Harapanahalli Raja Somasekhara Nayaka. Harapanahalli has a rich cultural heritage though, economically a backward area. Harapanahalli is popularly known as Hurupina Halli. The prominent people of this town keenly felt the need of education for the people of Harapanahalli and villages around. Before the establishment of this institution the people of Harapanahalli were deprived of the opportunity of sending their children to get higher education as there was no college near by. Inspire of the financial constraints, the A.D.B. First Grade College was established in the year 1972, by Veerashaiva Vidhyavardhaka Sangha, Bellary a pioneer educational organization. A.D.B.First Grade College a third rural college of V.V.Sangha, Bellary located at a place where the fort Raja Somashekhara Nayaka flourished on an elevated place. Backed by donation of Rs. One lakh by Late.Sri.Ambli Mallappa and a gift of 6.93 acres of site with ready basement for a building by Sri. Shah Seshaji Hastimal Jain, the college was started in its most ideal location. The stalwarts of V.V.Sangha Bellary, Sri. Allum Karibasappa, Sri. N.Thippanna, and Sri.D.Mariyappa with prominent persons of Harapanahalli, Sri. T.M.Gangadharaiah, Sri.K.Divakar, Sri.Katti Sethu Ramachar, Sri. Arundi Ningappa, Sri. Gajapurada Kotrappa, Sri.Bidari Virupakshappa, Sri. Ambli Shivashankarappa, Sri.L.Kotreshappa, Sri. Kotgi Malkappa and other lovers of education of the town tookup the cause of higher education and established this institution. It is because of their self-less sacrifice, service to humanity and their vision to cater to the needs of Harapanahalli and villages around, A.D.B.College came to existence in 1972 blessed by Veteran leader Sri. S.Nijalingappa.
Contact Details of Ambli Dodda Bharamappa First Grade College, Davangare
Contact No:08398 281298
Address:Shimoga-Harihar-Hospet Rd, Harpanahalli, Karnataka 583131