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Govt. Degree College, Nowshera is located in Nowshera town. Nowshera is a sub-district falling under the jurisdiction of district Rajouri. The main town is located on the bank of the Manawer River just 2 miles inwards from the Taayin Bridge on Jammu-Poonch national highway. Nowshera has a vast area spreading over 1352 sq. kms. It is a nature bound beautiful area in lower Himalyan ranges and having plenty of small forests especially among the Line of Control with Pak-occupied Kashmir. The Mangla Mata Temple, Mangla Devi Fort, Fort of Darhal – Qilan Darhal and the Chhati-Pathshahi Central Gurudwara of Nonial are the main tourist attractions of this town. Besides, this town has a very high literacy rate of 79 per cent that is much higher than the national average of 73 p.c. The male literacy is 82 p.c. while female literacy nearly parallels it at 76 p.c.


Government Degree College Nowshera is one among the other four newly established degree colleges located in this sub-district having its own well-equipped infrastructural facilities. Opening of a degree college in Nowshera was a long pending demand of the people of Nowshera since they have a deep inclination towards imparting education to their children and wards. It was in 2008 when Govt. Degree College, Nowshera was established under Prime Minister Reconstruction Programme and started functioning from the premises of the Govt. Middle School, Nowshera with a strength of 233 students. So far ten batches of students have passed out with their graduation degrees from this college. In fact, the college is playing an important role to promote higher education among the students of Nowshera, Qila Darhal, Sunderbani and parts of Kalakote Tehsils especially the girl students. It is pertinent to mention here that the enrolment of the girl students surpasses the number of male-students in all semesters. In the session 2016-17, the college shifted to its new campus built at Darshan Nagar. With this, the science stream also started for the students of this area. From the session 2018-19, Geography and Sanskrit subject have been introduced. The student enrolment has now been raised to 870 during the session 2020-21 that is further expected to rise in the upcoming session. The college has already demanded two more subjects, Philosophy and Physical Education this year to provide more options for the students to choose their subject combinations.