Dr P D B H Government Post Graduate College Kotdwar

Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand


The Govt. of Uttar Pradesh founded Dr. Pitambar Dutt Barthawal Himalayan Govt. P. G. College, Kotdwar in July 1971. With just  Bachelor of Arts. commerce and science  Course. With 12 subjects (Hindi, English, Sanskrit, History, Geography, Poltical Science, Economics, chemistry, Physics, Biology, Maths, Botany, Zoology). Since then the college has gone through many changes and developments to meet the requirements of the youth of this region. College get the status of PG in 1974-1975. B. Ed course was started in 1979-80.  IGNOU study center was established in 1999-2000. The expansion and developments of the college has taken place within the broader guidelines of the National Education Policy and the plans of the Educational developments of the state. The college has now become a multi faculty institution providing Arts, Commerce and Science Coursed at Under Graduate and Postgraduate level. College is affiliated to Sri Dev Suman Uttarakhand University, Badhaithaul, Tehri Garhwal.

The College caters to the need of higher education of the students from surrounding rural hilly areas. A large number of students belong to the weaker and poorer section of the society. The majority of the students want higher education as means of getting, a job, especially in the Government Sector. The college has earned U.G.C recognition under 2f and 12B.

The college has now different  departments offering Under Graduate and Post Graduate courses in three faculties of Arts, Commerce and Science. The college was started with the aim of imparting higher education to the poor students of the surrounding backward hilly area. Being a multi faculty college it provides knowledge and skill through various academic and Professional programmes to shape the students as sensitive and and responsible citizens. Further the college has introduced a three-year degree course in B.Sc. Biotechnology and MSc Biotechnology course. Beside Open University Haldwani (Uttarakhand) has started study center for various courses. Uttarakhand Application center Dehradun has launched a satellite system (Edusat) to facilitate the dissemination of knowledge to the rural and remote population of Uttarakhand.

Prof. Janki Panwar (Principal)

“While educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their heart”

 – Dalai Lama 

My dear students,

It brings me great pleasure and a feeling of  accomplishment to address as the Principal of this prestigious college on  this college website gpgckotdwar.org  .A warm welcome to all of  you.  The college website is a platform where the student will provided with the important facts and figures about the college along with the information on the college mission etc..Since its inception in 1971,the college has been striving towards maintaining high academic standards and excellence in the field of higher education.

I am positive that in time to come, we will continue this journey with elevated enthusiasm and persistently provide a platform of holistic learning to the students.We strive to endow the student with a platform helping them to broaden their notion and in the process provide them with a wide varietiy of opportunities in order to help them attain their highest potentials.I am proud of my students who have achieved high standards in academic and various co-curricular activities.Our aim is to develop a deep understanding in the minds of the students regarding the spiirit of leadership ,integrity and social justice.To fill the objectives ,the institute has various extension activities like NCC,NSS,Rovers-Rangers ,Sports etc.

We have  a dedicated  team of  faculty  who display boundless energy and intense commitment which keeps the ethos of our college always shining brightly, by imparting the students with the latest knowledge and skill that would help to stand out in this fiercely competitive world. At the end I would like to extend my best wishes to all our staff members,students,parents and alumni.

Wishing you all the best!                               

Prof. Janki Panwar (Principal)


Kotdwar (Devanagari: कोटद्वार ) is …

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The College is imparting quality education and research
facilities in all the ____ faculties:

  • Faculty of Arts (Drawing and Painting, Economics, English, Geography, Hindi, History, Home Science, Political Science, Sanskrit, Sociology, … )
  • Faculty of Science (Botany,, Chemistry,  Geology. Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Zoology, … )
  • Faculty of Commerce (B.Com., M.Com.)

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