Government Degree College, Sopore Kashmir arose out of humble origin as an intermediate college in 1949, then housed in present Boys Higher Secondary Institute Sopore with Late Prof. Mufti Jalal-ud-din as its first Principal. The foundation stone of the college was formally laid down by the Prime Minister Hon’ble Late Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah on 27th of September, 1951 starting with a meager roll of 50 odd students in 1951. The institution has presently 5500 students on rolls, with about 2500 girl students making it the biggest multi-disciplinary co-education institution of the valley. Since its inception, the college has been icon of academic excellence, adhering to the ever-changing aspirations and the modernity. Over the years under the able guidance of learned Principal and staff, the institution played host to an illustrious and an endless list of dignitaries and had produced men of great eminence and repute in diverse fields of social life. They have glorified the name of the institution far and wide and done proud to their alma mater.
Since 1951, college has developed into a multi-faculty institution with faculty of Arts, Science, Commerce and Management and Computer Applications, all manned by academicians with considerable potential, research and teaching experience.
This premier college is housing IGNOU Study Centre since January, 2000 that provides platform for providing education to large segment of population through distance mode.
Greenhouse, Fern-house and Herbal Garden are to be installed in the presently existing Botanical Garden. Solar Park for college, fair price shop equipped with stationary items and fast food facilities are coming up in the campus. Internet facilities /Broadband has been installed. An EDUSAT facilities connected with main hub at Srinagar has been made functional.
For e-governance of admissions, examinations and internet connectivity, the University of Kashmir has raised facility by erecting the towers and providing gadgetry support. Automation of library is in progress and shall be functional very soon. College website has been launched recently is being upgraded on daily basis.