Surrounded by green forest & natural environment at a distance of 700 metres off Chandigarh-Ambala National Highway Government College, Dera Bassi started its Journey on 15th of January, 1975 in the Primary School building of Dera Bassi Town, due to the sincere efforts of the then local MLA and Finance Minister Sh. Hans Raj Sharma with a strength of 126 Students. At present, the College has about 1363 students and the number is increasing every year. The College was shifted to the present building on 7th February 1984. At present the College is running Arts, Commerce and Science (Non-Medical) streams. The College at present runs self financing courses under HEIS including B. Com. Honours and B.C.A. The
College especially encourages and guides the students to participate in Cultural, Fine-Arts, Music, Sports, N.S.S. and Literary fields. Being a Co-Educational College, a civilized and courteous behaviour is expected from students.
The college is affiliated to Punjabi University,Patiala. It has a spacious and beautiful campus with manicured lawns, fully equipped modern laboratories ; a highly rated well-stocked Library with wide collection of books, periodicals, journals and magazines. The college has sprawling playground,a gym and a Canteen. The Computer labs consist of latest version of computers with broadband internet facility, LAN and required software. The college has highly qualified, experienced and devoted faculty. Students' full participation and involvement is encouraged in curricular and extra-curricular activities like Youth Welfare, NSS and Red Cross and cultural activities. Efforts are also made to inculcate various healthy practices and values among the students. The Administrative Block is Wi-Fi enabled.
The college aims to internalize among the students a strong commitment to human values and social justice and sensitize them to evolve a scientific temper and spirit, as reflected in the Motto of the college - Deh Shiva Var Mohe Shubh Karman te Kabhu na taro- Nishche kar apni Jeet karo (“Grant me this Boon, O God, May I never refrain, from righteous acts, may I fight without fear, all foes in life’s battle with confident courage, claiming the Victory”)
The mission is to create a progressive model of lifelong learning, teaching and evaluation which is in sync with the changing needs of industry, commerce, public & private sector. The mission of the college is to create a progressive and creative cadre of youth, able minded, dynamic and epitome of ethical values; being in tune with the evolving demands of society and sensitive to regional, national and international aspirations.
The objectives of the institution are:
Providing Job-oriented and Professional courses besides easy access to quality education in the traditional courses in Science, Humanities, Commerce and Computer to meet the long standing demand and expectations of the predominantly rural and backward population of the area.
Widening the scope of education at both vertical and horizontal levels.
Providing educational empowerment to female population, especially from rural areas and from economically and socially weaker sections.
Internalizing a strong commitment to human values and social justice among the youth and sensitizing them to evolve a scientific temper and independence of mind and spirit as reflected in the motto of the college.
To mould students into rational thinkers, competent workers and socially aware citizens.
To sensitize the students towards inclusive social concerns, human rights and environmental issues.
The vision, mission and objectives of the institution are communicated to the students, teachers, staff and other stakeholders through college prospectus, notices and with formal & informal interactions during Orientation Programmes, P.T.A meetings, HEIS Board of Governors’ meetings & Staff meetings.