Govt. Degree College Bijbehara is one of the developing co-education colleges in the south Kashmir. It was established in 2005 and started its functioning from the academic session 2006-2007. It is located at Nilandrus on Bijbehara Pahalgam road. It is at a distance of ten kilometers to north from district headquarter Anantnag. The College has a vast catchment area spanning over four districts namely Anantnag, Kulgam, Pulwama and Shopian. Starting with a small enrollment of just 41 students in 2006-2007, the College has witnessed a huge surge in the enrollment reaching upto more than 2100 mark. Students from various localities throng to this newly established college where they find fresh and invigorating environment free from pollution and highly conducive to teaching-learning process. It has got Science and Arts Streams with fully equipped Science laboratories. The college has dynamic physical education department. The sports facilities are being upgraded. Development of volleyball court and leveling of sports ground are under process. Indoor badminton hall, cricket practice pitch, and cricket dressing room are under construction. The NSS and NCC also play their active part in honing the talent of incoming students and metamorphosing them into able and capable citizens of the society. Most departments of the have regular teaching faculty serving the students community and in case any department lacks in the permanent faculty, a good number of academically competent candidates are engaged by the Higher Education Department on contractual basis to compensate the deficiency so that the academic arena is abuzz with useful teaching-learning activities.
To accommodate the huge rush of students, the existing physical infrastructure of the College is being augmented. Government has sanctioned additional 8-Classroom Block, Canteen Building and two lavatory Blocks for Boys and Girls. Main College building has a unique architectural design to provide all the facilities under one roof. It has a grand auditorium with a large seating capacity, two computer laboratories, a splendid Library Cum Reading room, a number of airy and open lecture halls and spacious science laboratories. In addition a few pre-fabricated huts are present in campus which serves the purpose of additional class rooms. There is a vast area in the basement where parking facility for vehicles is available. The College has developed a good canteen in a newly constructed wooden hut were diverse kinds of services are provided to the students including tea, bakery items, various beverages and other stationery things on reasonable rates. The College has approached the Higher Education Department for introduction of new subjects e.g. Horticulture, Commerce, and Statistics. Hopefully they shall be started in the coming academic year. In spite of all this, the College is ever vigilant to grab every opportunity whereby new and novel facilities will be procured and consequently made available to the student community.
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