Government Degree College Sopore since its inception has played a pivotal role in providing the quality educational opportunities to the rural areas surrounding it. The College opened its doors in June 1949 and has completed its 71 years of its existence by promoting excellence in the field of education. This Institution has earned its reputation for being a premier Institution in the State which is well known for academics, sports and other extra- curricular activities.
The college aspires and envisions producing learned and skilled youth fit for the competition that awaits them outside the campus. The college endeavors to impart meaningful and purposeful skills besides knowledge of facts. In this direction, the college keeps organizing exposure Programmes that help students get the know-how of the practical part of learning. Besides tours, seminars and awareness Programmes, the college arranges talks from learned and known figures of fields. The college, with the singleness of purpose which is imparting quality education and skilled knowledge, arranges campus recruitment Programmes from time to time. The college has successfully introduced the new undergraduate courses like BBA, B.A Honours in English, Physics and Economics as well as post graduate courses like M.Sc. Zoology and M.A. Kashmiri. Thus, the college has kept pace with the growing demands for the introduction of new relevant courses. Furthermore, the college is also in process of attaining the affiliation of various other Honours and Post Graduate courses in near future.In order to improve IT infrastructure and teaching methodology, the College has also installed 60 multi-media projectors,Interactive Boards and Podiumsin the different class rooms and Science labs.
This premier college is also housingIGNOU Study Centre since January, 2000 that provides platform for providing education to large segment of population through distance mode. Besides the Collage also offers various part time carrier oriented(ADD-ON) courses which include;
1) Travel and tourism
2) Post Harvest Disease management of Fruits and Vegetables.
3) Retail Management
4) International Business Management
5) Tourism and Hospitality
6) Information Technology