Degree College Pulwama is one of the biggest colleges in the J&K State enrolling more than 6000 students. Being a big co-educational institution, more than 45% of total students enrolled are females. It was established in the year 1986, with a few Arts subjects at that time. As many as 252 students were enrolled for academic session 1986 and the college was housed in a middle school building for fifteen long years. The college was shifted to the present campus in May 2001. The science subjects were included during the academic session 2002 and computer science was incorporated in the curricular network of the institution in 2006. The commerce stream has been introduced during the academic session 2010.

The College is located on Pulwama – Newa Road at a distance of 1.5 Kilometers from Pulwama Bus Stand and 34 Kilometers in the south of Srinagar city. The college is presently spread over 66 Kanals of land through which a perennial fresh water stream flows bestowing scenic beauty to the campus. The location & scenic beauty of this college renders the entire process of teaching –learning into a desirable and pleasurable activity.

The college offers good range of courses at undergraduate level in four streams: Science, Arts, Social Science and Commerce, besides, bachelors course in Computer Applications for which selection is made through written test conducted by the University of Kashmir. Our highly qualified, experienced & dedicated teaching faculty members are committed to academic excellence and innovative teaching as per current global scenario. In addition to teaching, our teachers try to inculcate higher moral values of life among students to help them in becoming good and responsible citizens of the society.

The college is known for its excellence in academic and infrastructural facilities. The Science Departments function in the Science Block. Capacious and well equipped laboratories are available for all science subjects to acquaint the students with latest techniques and scientific developments. The Geography and Computer Science Departments are well equipped to meet the present challenging demands in these subjects. The college has an enriched library having about 21542 books available on myriad subjects and 500 journals / periodicals for use of students & staff. Moreover, the college has facilities like EDUSAT, IT Section, UGC Network Resource Centre, and Internet to disseminate the knowledge and information using modern technology. Similarly, Career Counselling Cell, Physical Education Department, Dispensary, Canteen etc. and other students support services are also available. The college has a vast playground in which various sports activities are carried out.

The construction of twelve room lecture block is complete to facilitate the college to cope up with accommodation problem. The construction work of Boundary Wall is expected to complete shortly. Work on ground floor of OBC Hostel is in progress. The College Dispensary, Lavatory Blocks and College Canteen building have been made functional during the last session.

The college stands affiliated to UGC under section 2(F) and 12 (B) of 1956 Act vide UGC letter dated: 19 – 04 – 2003. The preparations are on for getting the institution Assessed & Accredited by National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC) Bangalore. After accreditation, the college will be eligible to seek more assistance from UGC for its future developmental plans and expansion.

The college is on its way to broaden the entire spectrum of Higher Education in the light of modern perspectives under the dynamic leadership of Principal Prof. Abdul Hamid Sheikh.