Since its inception and humble beginning in 2005, Government Degree College, Beerwah has become a prominent place of higher learning in District Budgam. The College imparts education to the students coming from all the sections of Tehsil Beerwah. Though the College started functioning with a few students, however, with the strenuous efforts and steady commitment shown by the resourceful faculty and enthusiastic support offered by the society, the college has acquired flourishing academic and infrastructural heights. The college spreads on 58.07 kanals of land. In addition to a two storey main building, the college has a separate spacious three class room building. Located in the lap of nature, the college presents a beautiful view of the whole town of Beerwah. Being mesmerizing in natural beauty, the college is placed away from the hustle and bustle of the town offering a peaceful and serene surrounding to the students to explore and exploit their capabilities. The college offers programmes leading to bachelors of Arts, Science and Commerce covering almost all the subjects in these areas of study. At academic front, two more new attractive subjects (Bio-Technology and Social Work) have been added to the already existing variety of subject combinations. Besides academics, the college conducts co-curricular activities in the college campus to develop a culture of participation, competition and demonstration among the students. The college is committed to educate its students in all streams of Science, Social Science, Humanities and Commerce to emphasize reflection, discussion and intensive interactions between students and faculty and the co curricular activities exist primarily to serve all the educational purposes. The college is committed to make its student thoughtful and progressive to meet the challenges of both in their communities and as world citizens. More importantly the college aspires to make its students independent thinkers committed to serve, to make them physically active, mentally disciplined and motivated to continue acquiring knowledge and to make them educated to understand and appreciate ideas , societies, traditions, cultures and values that may be immediately less familiar to them.
The College is affiliated to the University of Kashmir and has received permanent affiliation status with effect from 2010. The University Grants Commission, New Delhi vide its communication No. F.No.8-246/2007 (CPP-I/C) dated 30th August, 2010 has included the College in its list of colleges under section 2(f) and 12(B) of the UGC Act, 1956. The College has started receiving grants from the UGC under various developmental schemes of academic and infrastructural nature.
The College is in the process of enriching its Library, Laboratories and I. T. services. A good number of computers and other related material have already been procured. The College has improved the facilities and infrastructure of the Laboratory of the Department of Computer Applications. General facility is also available in order to provide uninterrupted IT facility to the students and faculty. The Local Area Network of the college is fully functional connecting various departments and administrative units of the college. Internet facility is also available in all the Departments of the college. The Achievements/Assets raised during the year are:
- Construction of state of art Smart Classrooms
- Development of well equipped Biotechnology Laboratory
- Completion of ceiling of Laboratories and Classrooms
- Completion of damaged portion of College boundary wall
- Up gradation of College Laboratories and Classrooms