Government Degree College, Dharamshala was founded in 1912 by the Dharamshala Education Board Trust (DEBT). The College is approved by University Grants Commission; HRD Govt of India and is affiliated by Himachal Pradesh University. At present the college has over 2,400 students along with 80 members on the Teaching staff. The College is offering Vocational courses, Admission in all the vocational subjects Computer Application and Tourism and Travels will be decided purely on merit.
For students seeking admission in Computer Application, 10% extra weightage will be given to those students who have taken computer as a subject at 10+2 level. Along with professional Courses as Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Post-Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA) and Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA). The College was accorded Govt.-Aided College status in 1949. The College has been accredited B+ by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council).
Government Degree College, Dharamshala offers courses as both 10+2 level schooling as H.S.C in Science, Commerce and Arts, and graduation courses. The college offers Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) with specialisation in Oriya, Sanskrit, Hindi, Economics, Political Science, Philosophy, Education, History and Also offers Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) With specialisation in English, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany, Zoology, Computer Sc., Mathematics. Government Degree College, Dharamshala provides great infrastructure with modern facilities. College Library has more than 55,000 books pertain to Arts, Commerce, Science, Management and IT.
The college campus has cafeteria, Post Office, Medical facility and ATM machine within the college campus for students. The Institute provides internet connectivity to students through internet labs and has Seminar halls with audio-video aid. The college runs an integrated placement cell for students to guide them through the recruitment process.