The Education Department of Chandigarh Administration supervises the functioning of four Government Colleges in Chandigarh. These colleges, with spacious campuses, excellent infrastructure, latest laboratories, Equipments, sprawling grounds and Auditoria, cater to the needs of a cross section of the student community not only from Chandigarh but also from S.A.S. Nagar and Panchkula. Some students of other states namely Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh also seek admission in these colleges for quality education.
All these colleges are affiliated to Punjab University. The highly qualified faculty and dedicated ministerial and other staff have made these colleges enviable centres of higher education. The colleges run courses in Arts, Commerce, Science, Computer Education, Biotechnology, Information Technology and Business Administration. Three of these colleges have postgraduate courses in Information Technology, Economics, English, Public Administration, Commerce, Music Instrumental, Music Vocal and Dance. Besides, a number of job oriented subjects such as Functional English, Functional Hindi, Principles and Practices of Insurance and Advertising, Sales Promotion and Sales Management are also available in these colleges.
The college libraries are well stocked with books and journals to equip the students to keep pace with the latest information and knowledge.
The NCC units of the colleges impart training to the NCC cadets and instill in them discipline and leadership qualities.
The colleges also organize a regular number of blood donation camps in collaboration with the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGI) Blood Bank Society.
In short, these colleges provide a spectrum of academic and co-curricular activities which are in consonance with the demands of the society and global educational competitiveness.