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Affiliated to the University of Jammu

Recognized by UGC & NAAC Accrtd. 'B' Grade

College Profile

Govt. Degree College (Boys) Udhampur was set up in 1961 as a three year degree course in Science & Arts with a pre – university class attached to it. The first batch of 30 students was admitted on 27 June, 1961 and interestingly no. of girls (17) was more than no. of boys (13). The majestic campus of this decades' old college is situated in the outskirts of Udhampur town on a hillock overlooking the Devika, the sacred Ganges of Jammu region. Since its inception the college has achieved major landmarks, and is at present one of the leading institutions of higher learning in the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

The college was upgraded in 2012 to teach up to Masters Degree level by the UGC vides order no. 8- 595/2011 (CPP-1/C) dated 23 rd Jan, 2012. At present, the College offer courses in the disciplines of Arts, Commerce, Science (Medical and Non-medical), BCA and BBA. We also offer three PG Courses i.e. PG Chemistry, PG English & PG Hindi. As a policy matter, more emphasis is being given on imparting skill based education to students for gaining employment. In this regard, many courses have been started with the help of NIELIT and other institutions such as certificate courses in Tourism Management/THSC, Computer Application, Tally, Internet of Things and Data Entry & Office Automation. From the academic session 2018-2019 onwards and till date, some new subjects are also granted affiliation by Jammu University to run the courses viz., Chemistry at PG level, Philosophy, Functional English, Public Administration & Geology at UG level. It has also been selected for prestigious Star College Scheme by the Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India to upgrade the laboratories of many science related subjects. A sizable section of students joining this institution comes from such families that mainly depend on agriculture and are economically as well as socially weak. The College carefully caters to the educational needs of this particular section of the society and puts in every effort to ensure a gradual and meaningful development of the students, both in curricular and extra-curricular domains. In this endeavor, students are encouraged to actively participate in inter-college competitions in sports, cultural, symposiums, debates and also the programmes of academic importance. A sizable number of experts from corporate world are visiting the college campus and this adds new initiatives and commitment for students at large, placement drives are also being organized from time to time.

The College has a highly qualified and experienced staff, well-equipped laboratories, rich library, play- fields, Boys’ hostel, Multi-purpose hall, Conference hall, Smart Classrooms with interactive and LED panels, Browsing Centre, e-content studio and other infrastructural facilities. In a first of its kind in the Government colleges of the J&K state, college has set up a Virtual class room for initiating innovation in teaching with the digital revolution so as to provide the best available knowledge and information to the students for technology based ‘intuitive learning’. All departments and college library is wi fi connected for providing internet access to the stakeholders. Besides, the lush green splendid campus of the College equipped with all basic amenities (with a back drop of the Gangeda Hills) provides ample reasons of attraction and a conducive environment for optimum learning to the students. To conserve every drop of water and give back to Mother Nature, the college has recently built up a Rain harvesting system in its botanical garden as water conservative measure.

The College has a splendid playground for Cricket, Football, Hockey, Tennis, Volley-ball, Kabaddi and Badminton. Games are played regularly and every student is expected to play at least one game. The college also organizes State Level Annual Silver Rolling Volleyball Trophy for Men and Women. To cater to the transport needs, the college has two dedicated buses for the girl students. Hostel facility is also available for male students in two Boys’ Hostels, i.e., Tagore Hostel and Gaddi Sippy Hostel. In order to inculcate a sense of discipline among the youth and to develop their character, the ideal of service, capacity for leadership and a spirit of comradeship, the College provide facilities for N.C.C training to the volunteer students through two wings of NCC Infantry. Besides, to foster a spirit of comradeship and love for humanity in general and rural folk in particular, facilities are provided to volunteers with a desire for social service to put in their best for alleviating the sufferings of the sick, the helpless and the down- trodden, the College has two units of NSS.

The alumni of the college are spreading its hue and fragrance in various fields of nation’s service and across the globe including education, administration, entrepreneurship, politics etc. The prominent alumni are Sh. Pawan K. Gupta, Former MLA Udhampur, Sh. B.S Mankotia, former MLA Udhampur , Padam Shree Prof.(Dr.) R.N.K Bamezai, former VC SMVDU, Lt. General P.S Mehta, Sh. Farooq Khan, IPS, Sh. Ashok Kumar, Director Sports SMVDSB, Prof. Kusam Gupta, Sh. Mahender K. Sharma, Addl. District sessions Judge Jammu, Sh.Anoop Kumar, CJM, Prof. Tara Nath, Prof Yash Paul Sharma, Prof Parkash Chand Anthal, Sh.Ravi Kesar, IFS, Sh.Varinder Slathia, KAS Sh. Arvind Sharma, KAS Sh. Rakesh Jamwal and many more including many a member of faculty in different colleges and universities of the J&K state the country and abroad.

At present, the College provides instruction in the disciplines of Arts, Commerce, Science (Medical and Non-medical), BCA and BBA. We also offer two PG Courses i.e. PG English, PG Chemistry & PG Hindi. A sizable section of students joining this institution comes from such families that mainly depend on agriculture and are economically as well as socially weak. The College carefully caters to the educational needs of this particular section of the society, and puts in every effort to ensure a gradual and meaningful development of the students, both in curricular and extra-curricular domains.

The College has a highly qualified and experienced staff, well-equipped laboratories, rich library, play-fields, Boys’ hostel, Multi-purpose hall and other infrastructural facilities. Besides, the lush green splendid campus of the College and equipped with all basic amenities and (with a back drop of the Gangeda Hills) provides ample reasons of attraction and a conducive environment of optimum learning to the students.

Vision

Govt. Degree College Udhampur envisions to commit itself as a dynamic Institution of Higher learning for the intellectual enrichment of minds to produce valuable and harmonious human resource suitable to serve the community.

Mission

1.To grow as a centre of generating intellectual wealth by offering high quality, varied and relevant academic programs that foster critical thinking among the youth to create a knowledge society.

2.To promote and instill the ethics of social, cultural, national and global significance among the youth through higher social interactions and extension programmes that make them enlightened and responsible citizens.

3.To ceaselessly audit, introspect and evaluate the existing mechanisms, upgrade them to make them relevant and innovating to achieve educational excellence.

Objectives

To impart education in different academic streams, professional stream for employment, self-employment avenues eligibiling them for higher studies and research.

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