Govt Degree College Bhadarwah was established in the year 1955 when Mr. Bakshi Ghulam Mohammed, the then Prime Minister of the J&K State laid the foundation of the College. The College was started with few subjects of Science and Arts. It got recognized by the U.G.C in August 1955 under section 2F & 12B of U.G.C Act, when U.G.C itself was established. Initially the college started with 52 students on its roll and now its strength has risen to 1200.The Government Degree College, Bhadarwah is managed by the department of Higher Education, Govt of J&K. At present the College is imparting education in the subjects like Sciences, Arts, Commerce, Economics, Computer Sciences, Electronics and Literature. Apart from this the College has been upgraded in the year 2004 to level of P.G and is offering Master Degree in Chemistry and Urdu.
Presently the college has a limited intake capacity and the admission is open to both male and female students. In fact college has the honour of being the nodal college for other institutions of two hilly districts Doda and Kishtwar. Since its establishment college has been an epitome of academic excellence, adhering to the ever-changing demands, quality and needs of the students.
The College is situated in the lap of the Himalayas in a beautiful cup shaped valley of Bhadarwah surrounded on one side by Kaplas and on the other side by Ashapati Mountains- a tall range separating this beautiful valley from District Chamba of Himachal Pardes