The college was founded by Sri. Kakaraparti Bhavanarayana Sresti (Late) with the foundation stone being laid on 6 November 1964 by Kasu Brahmananda Reddy, then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and popularly known as KBN College. The college opened in July 1965 with 220 students and 15 staff. The founder's Principal was S. Sundaram.
Kakaraparti Bhavanarayana College (KBN) is the outcome of a century old, charitable organization: S.K.P.V.V. Hindu High Schools Committee.
The school received a NAAC 'A' grade in 2013; with CPE in 2016 and All India 92nd Rank in NIRF by MHRD in 2017. The College is presently affiliated to Krishna University, Machilipatnam.
KBNCPGC - KBN College PG Centre affiliated with Krishna University. The college offers full-time diploma & degree courses for engineering students & to create manpower in society.