Govt. Degree College Surankote was established on 29 June, 2011 by Jammu and Kashmir Government Higher Education Department vide Govt. Order No: 264-Hr. Edu. of 2011 dated: 29-6-2011. It initially started functioning in the building of Government Higher Secondary School (Boys)Surankote with Arts stream only. Government Degree College Surankote is affiliated to the University of Jammu, Jammu vide letter No: CDC/2017/5800 dated 31-03-2017 issued by Director College Development Council, University of Jammu, Jammu and the process of recognition by UGC under section 2(f) and 12(b) is in pipeline. The college administration is all set to shift in the newly constructed college buildings. It is hoped that the current academic session 2018-19 shall be started in its own buildings. Dr. Muhammad Zaman Choudhary, a former professor of Geography, was its founder Principal. Now, the college is headed by the able and dedicated principal Prof. Tajinder Singh supported by active and innovative staff of the college.History
Government Degree College Surankote is located at Mirza Morr, Surankote that is just 1.5 kms away from the main Bus stand. It was temporarily established in the building of Government Hr. Sec. School (Boys)Surankote and is likely to be shifted in its new campus during the current academic session 2018-19. Government Degree College Surankote is situated at the foothills of the high mountains of Pir-Panjal region which adds to the beauty of the college campus. The college boasts of pollution free and a grand campus with a green cover in the surrounding areas of the Surankote town. Surankote valley is picturesque and next to Kashmir in natural beauty. It has many healthy tourists spots such as NooriChham, Peer Ki Gali, DKG, Dana Shahstaar, Girjan, Panjtari, seven sister lakes and connected with the historic Mughal Road.Principal's Message
It gives me immense pleasure to welcome you all who are seeking admission to Government Degree College Surankote during the current academic session 2021-22. Our college is affiliated to the University of Jammu and has been recognised by UGC under section 2(f) and 12 (b). We suffered a lot from the very inception of this college because of the lack of college buildings, hostel facilities and play-grounds. But I am thankful to Principals (over the times) and staff of Government Higher Secondary School (Boys) Surankote and district administration for providing a few class rooms for the regular conduct of classes and college activities. Government Degree College Surankote offers admissions in Humanities.This Institution provides quality education by equipping the students with skills, confidence and a positive approach leading to their all-round development. The environment of the college is extremely conducive to teaching learning process and provides ample opportunities for the students to grow and excel. We are fortunate enough to have a team of highly qualified, dynamic, multi-talented and dedicated teachers with total commitment towards achieving our mission and goals. The teaching faculty and non-teaching staff of the college are committed for enriching academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular standards of our students. Our teachers work hard throughout the year with the students to provide them high quality educational experience in the form of group discussions, symposia, seminars and cultural competitions and NSS activities. Eminent personalities are invited from all walks of life to address our students and expose them to new ideas and thoughts. We cannot always build the future of our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. I believe in:
"All odds, all challenges and all handicaps of life can be overcome with strong determination, persistent hard work, insurmountable patience and unshakable tenacity."