Government Degree College, Sumbal was established in the year 2010. The foundation stone was laid by Hon'ble Chief Minister, Mr. Omar Abdullah on 7 July 2011 and the inaugration was done by Hon'ble Minister for Education, Mr. Akbar Lone on 19 Oct 2014. Classwork in the college started with the first principal of the college being Prof. Anjli Razdan.
Government Degree College, Sumbal is a Government College of the State of J&K. It is under the control of Ministry of Education, Department of Higher Education, Government of J&K. The college is academically affiliated with the University of Kashmir, Hazratbal, Srinagar. Funding of the college is carried out by the State Government & R.U.S.A.
GDC Sumbal, being a newly established college, is still in the process of establishing basic infrastructure within the campus. Nevertheless, considerable progress has been made here and the college at present has the capacity of accomodating 2000+ students.
The college has a fully furnished three storeyed main building with 12 lecture halls, 4 large capacity event halls, a library, and laboratories for all science subjects taught in the college. Numerous other rooms house staff and various teaching departments. The college campus has 6 prefabricated huts that house two gymnasiums, a store and classrooms. A newly constructed and large two-storeyed auxilliary building has additional classrooms and will soon house a well-equipped and spacious canteen. A dispensary is also functional in the premises for providing emergency medical attention and first-aid to our students
A large building is in the process of construction and will house an auditorium and a library of significant size. The building is expected to be completed in the next year.
A capacious Indoor Stadium has been completed in the college complex and upon being fully furnished will be capable of housing all sorts of indoor game tournaments, including Tennis, Basketball, Badminton, Skating, Pool, Snooker, Carromboard and so on. The college has 2 large sports grounds within the main complex.
The college has 24 academic departments conducting classes in Science, Arts and Commerce disciplines. It has a strength of 55+ qualified faculty members, out of which 17 are permanent. The college has upwards of 2,000 students admitted in various undergraduate programmes on the campus.
The Library houses a large collection of approximately 5,500 modern textbooks and reference books. It also houses a large reading room with a good collection of local and national newspapers, journals, magazines and periodicals.