The Government Degree College Kulgam (GDCK) was established in the year 2004 with a vision to spread value-based education to this vibrant district of fresh water streams in the south of Kashmir Valley.
Over the last more than 18 years, GDCK has become the leading higher education institution of the district currently catering education to more than 6000 students including male and female students for the undergraduate programme. The institution has strived to foster a balance between pursuit of basic knowledge and applying the same to produce skilled workers, entrepreneurs and professionals. The reputation and pre-eminence of the institution have been key in attracting the students from the distant and far-flung areas of the district.
The GDCK’s subject combinations are diverse, multidisciplinary and cut across the traditional boundaries. The college presently offers more than thirty subjects under different programmes including professional (BBA, BCA), non- professional (BA, BSC, BCOM), UGC sponsored Add-on courses, Vocational courses under RUSA, Short- term courses, Skill Enhancement Courses and Ability Enhancement Courses under CBCS and NEP-2020 Schemes.
The GDCK has a very beautiful vibrant campus spreading over 100 Kanals of land with an elevated landscape whose beauty is fortified by the peaks of Pir-Panchal mountain range. The college has got Science Block equipped with state–of-the-art laboratories, Arts Block, several classroom blocks, a multipurpose block, an Administration cum library block and a fitness centre. The construction of an auditorium and a separate library block is in the final stage. Believing in fit India slogan, availability of a huge playground enables us to organise most of the sports activities within the college campus. In coherence with Green Energy Initiative, all college buildings are illuminated using solar energy power plant. The college library is enriched with diverse and updated editions of around 30,000 books. Three spacious computer laboratories and a Browsing Centre equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and sufficient power backup are functioning in the college.
To access the online resources of learning including e-content, digital libraries and online learning management system the college campus is Wi-fi enabled. Further, the classrooms and laboratories are installed with digital interactive panels to make the teaching-learning process more effective, attractive, interesting and engage students via online mode. Intriguingly, the campus has recently been empowered by a GSI and a language laboratory.
At present the College has 36 permanent and 40 Academic Arrangement faculties. They are highly dedicated, diligent, tenacious and always open to welcome the quires from the students during the classroom discussions and elsewhere. They are always keen and open to collaborative learning and research.
For the 360 degree development of our students the college has dedicated units of NCC (male and female), NSS, incubation and innovation centre besides a multidisciplinary research centre.
In the coming years, GDCK aims to position itself among the country’s foremost academic institutions. We will focus on building our core research strengths in all frontiers of science, develop exemplary teaching programmes, nurture translational research and encourage the incubation of successful start-ups. We will continue to empower researchers from our diverse disciplines to work together to solve pressing challenges. We will also continue to carry out activities with direct social impact, such as adopting rural villages and schools, training school teachers, disseminating sustainable rural technologies, and research in areas like climate change, healthcare, water management, and renewable energy. At the same time, we seek to embrace modern professional practices, and take challenges and benchmark ourselves against international standards.
As we go ahead to transform this vision into reality, we envisage to create plethora and endless opportunities for students, innovators, teachers, researchers and more in the coming years. We are looking forward to you all stakeholders to join us in this exciting journey.