Situated on the right bank of river Beas, Govt. College Kullu provides a perfect ambiance for teaching learning activities. The glorious journey of the college began five decades ago in the year 1967 with 57 students. The opening of this institution of higher learning proved to be a boon for young men and women of Kullu district, Lahaul & Spiti and adjoining areas of Mandi district as prior to this they had to go to other places to pursue their studies. In 1971 classes in science stream also began. Within a span of nine years in 1976 the strength had increased manifold i.e. from 57 to 700. The college at present offers different under graduate programmes in Humanities, Science, Commerce, Computer Application and post graduate courses in English, Economics and Political Science. The college also runs self financing courses in BCA and BBA. In the year 2018 vocational courses in Retail Management and Tourism & Hospitality also began. This institution has emerged as one of the premier institutions of higher learning of Himachal Pradesh with a strength of about 5000. The college is covered by 2f & 12(B) by the UGC and has been reaccredited B++ by NAAC.
Spread over an area of 5 acres, the college has Science Block, Library and Administrative Block, New Arts Building which has a well equipped conference hall, multi-purpose hall, smart class rooms and canteen. Construction work of another building is in progress. The college has tribal hostels both for boys and girls. Solar panels have been installed on almost all buildings. The college provides facilities for indoor games along with gymnasium for exercise. Basket-ball court has also been constructed recently. The college has well equipped science labs and computer labs with internet facility. The college library which had 1067 books in 1967 now has more than 29000 books. The college library is registered for N-list programme of INFLIBNET. SOUL software has also been installed in the library. Construction of indoor stadium with the budgetary provision of more than 4 crore will start soon.
Different activities in the college like Sports, NCC, NSS, Rovers & Rangers enhance the vibrancy of the institution and help in developing the personality of the students. It is a matter of great pride that Govt. College Kullu got the first unit of NCC Air Wing in the state in 1968-1969. The college celebrated its Silver and Golden Jubilee in 1992 and 2017 respectively. The college is proud of its alumini who have excelled in different walks of life. Efforts are always being made to live up to the college motto “विनीतो ज्ञानवान् शुचि:” “Education makes one humble, knowledgeable and pure in thoughts and deeds”. The college strives to inculcate these values in the learners who enter the portals of this magnificent institution.