G.Pulla Reddy Engineering College is the brainchild of Late Sri G.Pulla Reddy, (popularly known as Sweets Pulla Reddy in A.P.) the renowned philanthropist and a great humanist. Established in 1984-85, it is one of the earliest private engineering colleges in Andhra Pradesh state. GPREC has been functioning as an autonomous institution since 2006.

The college is being managed by G. Pulla Reddy Charities trust, Hyderabad. The trust was instituted by late Sri G.Pulla Reddy Garu in 1975 with the motto of rendering service to the society. The trust has established many educational institutions, hospitals, orphanages, respite homes and other social welfare organizations in various parts of Andhra Pradesh State. G.Narayanamma Institute of Technology & Science (GNITS) - Hyderabad, G.Pulla Reddy College of Pharmacy - Hyderabad, G.Pulla Reddy Dental College - Kurnool are some of the other institutions being managed by this trust.