A warm welcome to the official website of the Govt. Degree College for Women, Pulwama. Established in the year 2008, this college has a bright prospect for becoming a premier institution for the female students in Science, Home Science, Arts and Commerce streams at the undergraduate level.

Women empowerment is one of the main objectives of socio-economic planning strategies being pursued in our state and there is no better way to empower our women folk other than by giving them education. But what do mean by educating our womenfolk? Does it mean simply to enable them to read and write or enable them to earn degrees and diplomas? In actual it is something more than that. Education means that women attain self-awareness. Our job as a teacher is to help students to be creative in their practical lives. The purpose of education is not fulfilled unless it brings about among the students, a positive change in their attitudes towards life. After all, our students are our future, a future of this society we live in. As teachers, it is our duty to build the future of the society we are living in. Somebody has very aptly put it that we may not build our future for our youth, but we can build the youth for our future. Especially our female folk who are socially at a comparative disadvantage in a male-dominated society and have to be geared up to face the challenges of life. But all this is endeavored to be done without making any compromises with our rich and cherished cultural and moral values system. Secondly, we cannot overlook the fact that we are living in an age of information technology. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has brought about a substantial impact on every sphere of our life in the present times. Education and dissemination of knowledge is no exception to it. So we cannot afford to be IT illiterate otherwise we shall run the risk of losing the race. Hence our focus is IT–literacy so that our students are abreast with the day-to-day developments taking place in the contemporary digital world. In this regard, the college runs various courses including the Computer Applications subject with different Science and Arts subject combinations.

Although there is a lot more to be done to the development of this college. Yet with a spacious campus a good deal of the faculties in terms of the development of infrastructure, staff, sports, library, ICT, etc. I as the head of this family solicit the support and cooperation of all the stakeholders of this college in realizing the dreams outlined in the far going paras.

Prof Mushtaq Ahmad Lone

Prof. Mushtaq Ahmad Lone