Established in 1988 and affiliated to the University of Kashmir the Govt. Degree College Kupwara has completed 26th academic calendar. The college is recognised by UGC under section 2(F)and 12 (B). In the year 2000, the college shifted to its present and permanent campus at Bohipora 1.5 KM from main town. Spread over 160 kanalas of land the college has an administrative block two lecture blocks each with eight spacious and well ventilated halls, a library block ,a science block and a few smaller buildings to run courses in Arts, Science, Computer sciences and commerce streams. A spacious and well furnished auditorium equipped with an advanced type of public address system is available to organise the various types of seminars, symposia, debates and other cultural programmes. The foundation of an additional double story lecture block with 170 /40 feet dimensions has been laid recently to meet the future accommodation requirements. Two hostels one for boys and other for girls with an accommodation capacity of 30 students each are available for students hailing from far off places.
The college is funded by the state government and receives grants from UGC. Initially created with an intake capacity of 320 students, the current enrolment of the college is about 3500. Out of this roll the girls proportion has increased to 33% a healthy sign of women empowerment.
Presently the college offers Bachelors degree in Arts, Science, computer applications and commerce. The college is striving to live up to the expectations of the people and students and is geared up to work as an instrument of change in the area. The college has the honour of being the first among young colleges of the valley to get NAAC accreditation grade B+ in 2004.
The college firmly believes that only academic exercise is not enough to ensure the all round development of the students. The different curricular and co-curricular activities held in the college throughout the year, provide an excellent opportunity for expressing and developing literary, leadership and other skills under the guidance of faculty. Our students are now making it to various competitive exams at state and national level.
The college has an effective organizational setup involving teaching faculty, non teaching staff and students in the management through various committees.