Government Degree College Kulgam is one of the biggest co-educational colleges in the J&K State enrolling more than 4000 students.  It was established in the year 2004 and was housed in four rooms of Govt. Higher Secondary School Kulgam. The college began its maiden session by enrolling 596 students in Arts stream. Twelve room lecture block (Arts Block) came to existence in year 2006 accommodating 2400 students at that time. Govt. Higher Secondary School Kulgam was shifted and its entire infrastructure was handed over to college in 2008 that made the college temporarily self-sufficient. A two stories Administrative Block was constructed and its first floor is being utilized for college library. A Beautiful Science Block and 12 classroom block are near completion of construction. Foundation work of Auditorium cum Library Block is in progress.

At the inception only a couple of Arts subjects were taught in the college. With subsequent development of infrastructure diversity was added to the programmes and courses taught in the college. The Science, Commerce and Management streams were included during the academic session 2010 and Computer Science was incorporated in 2013. Kashmiri as a subject in humanities was also introduced in 2010. Bio-chemistry and Geography was added to Science Stream from 2014.

The College is located on Kulgam – Chawalgam Road at a distance of 1.5 Kilometers from Kulgam Bus Stand. The college is presently spread over 92 Kanals of land. The location & scenic beauty of this college renders the entire process of teaching – learning into a desirable and pleasurable activity.

The college offers good range of courses at undergraduate level in four streams: Science, Arts, Social Science and Commerce, besides, Bachelors Course in Computer Applications and Management for which selection is made through written test conducted by the University of Kashmir. Our highly qualified, experienced & dedicated teaching faculty members are committed to academic excellence and innovative teaching as per current global scenario. In addition to teaching, our teachers try to inculcate higher moral values of life among students to help them in becoming good and responsible citizens of the society.

The college is known for its excellence in academic and infrastructural facilities. As soon as the Science Block starts functioning, the Science Departments would be shifted to capacious and well equipped laboratories available for all science subjects to acquaint the students with latest techniques and scientific developments. The Bio-Chemistry, Geography and Computer Science Departments are well equipped to meet the present challenging demands in these subjects. The college has an enriched library having about 10,000 books available on myriad subjects and goog number of journals / periodicals for use of students & staff. Moreover, the college has facilities like EDUSAT, IT Section, UGC Network Resource Centre, and Internet to disseminate the knowledge and information using modern technology. Similarly, Career Counselling Cell, Physical Education Department, Canteen etc. and other students support services are also available. The college has a vast playground in which various sports activities are carried out.

The college stands affiliated to UGC under section 2(F) and 12 (B) of 1956 Act. The preparations are on for getting the institution Assessed & Accredited by National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC) Bangalore. After accreditation, the college will be eligible to seek more assistance from UGC for its future developmental plans and expansion.

The college is on its way to broaden the entire spectrum of Higher Education in the light of modern perspectives under the dynamic leadership of Principal Prof. Bashir Ahmad Rather.

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