Government College for Women, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu, affiliated to University of Jammu was established in September 1969 by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir in response to the growing demand for women education in Jammu. The college spreads over 186 Kanals of land. The main building was inaugurated in 1974. Before that the College was housed in the building of Government Girls High School, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu. In the beginning, only the subjects of humanities were offered. It was in 1980 that in response to popular demand, Science Deptts. were added to the College. Simultaneously a full fledged Home Science Deptt. with modern laboratories was established. The College at present imparts instructions in streams like Medical and Non-Medical, B.Sc.Home Science, Humanities and vocational courses in three years Degree Course.
Independent buildings for the Department of Psychology, Geography, Music, Food Science & Quality Control and Statistics have also been established in the College. The Science Laboratory facilities have been upgraded. The College has a well developed sports field. The air conditioned College Auditorium is one of the best of its kinds in the State.
The College has highly qualified and competent faculty. It is the prime target of the teaching faculty to inculcate in the students strong Intellectual, Moral, Physical and Aesthetic attitudes and ideals. The College is now a Premier Educational Institute second to none in the State. It stands for making new generation of women capable of responding to the challenges of life in every possible way. For attaining excellence in the field of Higher Education the College underwent an exercise of National Accreditation & Assessment by National Accreditation & Assessment Council, Banglore. It has been assessed A (3.11).
The college has the pride of being hub for EDUSAT (The Tele Education Project for J&K launched by ISRO). From this hub, the education is imparted to all the SIT’s of Jammu province. For this, a studio has been established in the college premises which acts as virtual class room for 45 SIT’s from Higher, Technical & School Education Departments.
The College became a study center for IGNOU programme for M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management since 2005.
In order to enable women to rise above all constraints a women’s studies center has been established in the College under the auspices of UGC.