Government Degree College Nowshera is located in Nowshera town about 4 km inwards from the Taayin Bridge on Jammu-Poonch national highway. The place is a nature bound beautiful area in lower Himalayan ranges and has a plenty of small forests especially near the Line of Control with Pak occupied Kashmir. The Mangla Mata Temple, Mangla Devi Fort, Qila Darhal and Chhati Badshahi Gurudwara of Nonial are the main attractions of this town.
Government Degree College Nowshera was established in 2008 under Prime Minister Reconstruction Programme and started functioning from the premises of the Govt. Middle School Nowshera with strength of 233 students in arts stream only. The science stream was introduced in the college from the session 2016-17 when the college shifted to its own building. From the session 2018-19, subjects of Geography and Sanskrit were introduced. One more subject Physical Education will be introduced from the current session of 2022-23. The present enrollment of the college is above 1100. With the completion of Canteen block of the college, canteen facility will be provided to the students. Construction of Parking shed for students and staff and sports ground with basket ball court & badminton court are in progress. Recently the college has been sanctioned three more projects- Multipurpose Hall, Academic Block and Girls Hostel. The work on these projects will be started very soon.
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE COLLEGE
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.