Government Degree College Pulwama is one of the biggest colleges in the J&K State. This college being a co-educational institution has a total enrolment of more than 5000 students including 45% females. It was established in the year 1986, with a few Arts subjects at that time. As many as 252 students were enrolled for academic session 1986 and the college was housed in a Middle School building for fifteen long years. The college was shifted to the present campus in May 2001. The science subjects were introduced during the academic session 2002 and Computer Science was incorporated in the curricular network of the institution in 2006. The Commerce Stream got introduced during the academic session 2010. Geology, one more novel subject, was introduced in the year 2014. In addition, the college has introduced Biochemistry and Functional English as two new subjects from the last session and intends to introduce Interior Designing Training Programme (12 months’ duration, two semesters of six months’ duration each) as a subject in near future.
The college is located on Pulwama – Newa Road at a distance of 1.5 Km from the main town. The college is presently spread over 66 Kanals of land through which a fresh water stream flows bestowing scenic beauty to the campus. The location & scenic beauty of this college renders the entire process of teaching –learning into a pleasurable activity.
The college offers diverse courses at undergraduate level in four streams: Science, Arts, Social Science and Commerce, besides, bachelor’s course in Computer Applications for which selection is made through written test conducted by the University of Kashmir. Our highly qualified, experienced & dedicated teaching faculty is committed to academic excellence and innovative teaching. In addition, our teachers inculcate moral values among students to help them to become good and responsible citizens of the society.
The college is known for its excellence in academic and infrastructural facilities. Capacious and well equipped laboratories are available in Science Block for all science subjects to acquaint the students with latest instrumentations and scientific developments. The Geography and Computer Science departments are well equipped to meet the present challenges. The college has a grand library with around 24000 books on varied subjects. Besides, there are national and international journals and periodicals for the use of students. Moreover, the college has facilities like EDUSAT, IT Section, and UGC Network Resource Centre/Internet. Similarly, Career Counselling Cell, Physical Education, Recreation Hall, Dispensary, Canteen etc. and other student support services are also available here. The college has a vast playground where various sports activities are carried out.
The construction work of OBC Hostel is in progress and that of Auditorium is in full swing. The college stands affiliated to UGC under section 2(F) and 12 (B) of 1956 Act vide UGC letter Dated: 19 – 04 – 2003. It is a matter of pride that the college went through a successful NAAC inspection in the month of May, 2016 and was awarded grade B. This reflects the achievements and overall development the college has made over the years. But the efforts will not cease here. The college will strive even more than before to fetch grade A for it with the badge of potential for excellence. All the stakeholders including the student community have to come forward and work in unison in order to achieve this goal.