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About GCW Parade, Jammu

With a view to make available the quality education to the students at the under-graduate level in consonance with the National policy, the J&K Govt. decided to declare some old colleges of the state as the lead Colleges. The Colleges to be identified for the purpose need to be multi-faculty institutions engaged in imparting education in different streams. The Colleges under the scheme shall be the model colleges where the intake Capacity of each branch of knowledge shall be identified, based on the availability of physical infrastructure and human resources. The launching of the scheme is being necessitated as the greater emphasis is to be laid on making higher education more relevant in terms of national demands. The quality assessment measures initiated at national level for assuring quality standards, following the establishment of a specialized institution for the purpose requires the internalization of quality environment in these institutions. Thus, the State shall work out strategies to infuse the quality atmosphere in all the 'colleges in a phased manner by way of changing their status to lead colleges.

DBT has identified Govt. College for Women, Parade Jammu with ambition and potential for excellence and has provided academic and physical infrastructure for achieving excellence in teaching and unique exposure of students to experimental science. Under the DBT scheme of Star College for improving critical thinking and 'hands on' experimental work in the cutting edge-technologies needed for modern biological studies at undergraduate (college) level in life sciences, the college has been provided the financial assistance for Science upgration of science teaching. It is hoped that as a result of such experiences, more students will take up life science as a career.


Located in the foot hills of 'Maa Vaishno Devi' and shore of Sacred 'Suryaputri Tawishi' in the Old Jammu City Area.
The College was established in 1944 (Pre-Independence).
Maharani Tara Devi established Maharani Mahila College during the rule of then Maharaja Hari Singh.
This is the First Women College of Jammu Province.

Women college of the Jammu Province until the year 1969. The college is situated in the heart of the city providing easy access to students to pursue their higher education. The college aims at empowering women students hailing from both local and rural areas, so that they become enlightened individuals, self reliant to contribute to the cause of society and nation as a whole.

Being alive to social and national obligations, this college has come a long way while establishing itself as quality torch bearer in higher education and has burgeoned into a dynamic centre that consistently strives for excellence in education. Replete with infrastructure, the experienced and highly qualified faculty do their best to channelize the pent up energies of the students and develop in them a keen eye for observation, critical thinking and sense of healthy competition to cope with the challenges of life with conviction and confidence. The academic milieu is enriched through organization of National and State level seminars to sensitize the perfection already latent within the students.

This college has acquired prestigious name in the field of higher education that offers largest number of courses from Arts to Science and Commerce to B.C.A (including short hand typing course) with 42 combinations, to students. A total of 5670 students are pursuing their degrees in various disciplines including P.G. in Computer Applications, English, Home Science, Music and Zoology.

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