It gives me an immense pleasure to welcome you all and more especially those who are seeking admission in this temple of higher learning. It will not be out of place to congratulate the people of the area in general an the public representatives in particular, who irrespective of their political affiliations, have been instrumental in getting the separate college for women in Kathua.
We have beautiful college building and the campus is spread in the vast area of about 60 Kanals. We have well-qualified and dedicated staff, sufficient infrastructure facilities like Seminar Hall, Open-air Theatre, Computer Lab with internet/WiFi facilities and ultra-modern, well equipped science laboratories with sufficient infrastructure which enbables our students to have practicals of national standard. It gives me immense pleasure to say that College has newly constructed Multipurpose Hall which is being used by students for orgaqnising various activities like Seminar, Symposia, Debates and Cultural Programmes. The Multipurpose Hall will go a long way in the development of overall personality of our students who were previously deprived of such activities due to its non-availability.
We at the Govt. Degree College for Women Kathua are commited to the task of achieving academic excellence by enhancing the skills of the faculty. Our mission is to provide value-based education, which has contemporary and global relevance and reach. The College has the objective of training young women/ girls to excel in professional and personal life.
Our objective is to strengthen the quality of education by holding frequent interactive sessions, workshops and seminars etc, which provide an opportunity to our students to make fullest use of their potential. With continuous support and encouragement from the Higher Education Department J&K Government and also parentsd & citizens of Kathua, we hope to emerge as a role model in providing quality education to young women.
This institution of higher learning was established in May 2005 having one combination (English, Political Science, Computer Applications, and Applied Math) with an enrolment of 10 students only. Initially the college was started in Government Girls Higher Secondary School Kathua. The college shifted to its own building after it was inaugurated by Hon'ble Chief Minister in 2008. In the session 2007-08 some more subjects frpm the discipline of Arts such as Education, Modern Indian Languages (MIL), Sociology, Economics etc were introduced. Science streams of Medical and Non-Medical were introduced in the session 2009-10. It has reached the present glory due to the administrative acumen, academic excellence, and dedication of the college staff.This is the only women institution in Kathua district with strength of 1123 students at present.
In its endeavour for new strides, the college was given 2(f) & 12(b) status by UGC in April 2011. The bountiful Almighty has been gracious enough to us due to which we have many success stories to share. We are conscious of the fact that this is just a humble beginning.