The Govt. College Karsog
The college is affiliated to Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. In addition to post-graduate courses in English, Hindi and Political Science, various under-graduate courses are being run under the streams of Science, Arts and Commerce. The courses at undergraduate level are offered on Annual system under the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) introduced by Himachal Pradesh University from the academic session 2018-19. The instructions in the Humanities are provided in English, Hindi, Sanskrit, History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, Public Administration, Music (I), Music (V), Geography, Physical Education and Mathematics as Elective subjects. The students of Science can opt for Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Physics, Mathematics or Computer Science as their electives. The faculty of Commerce offers various related subjects integrated into its overall framework. Besides these major subjects, students are required to take up various ability and skill enhancement courses, which cover contemporary and cross-cutting issues like Environmental Science, Communication Skills and specialized courses in the subject(s) of their choice to equip them for the personal, social and professional challenges in future.
The number of students admitted to the college is increasing every year because of the good infrastructural facilities, remarkable teaching standards and amiable environment of the institute where they get an opportunity for their all-round development. This year in order to enable IT based teaching learning the campus has been upgraded with Wi-Fi facility. Along with it, four classrooms have been converted into smart classrooms equipped with modern infrastructure for structured lectures. A Language-cum-Career Lab and latest Tally Pro software have also been installed in the college to improve the professional skills and competence of the students besides upgrading the library infrastructure, with a special corner for e-learning, and laboratory equipment in different subjects.
Apart from degree courses in three streams, the college provides students the advantage of IGNOU courses through its centre active in college from the year 2007-08. Students also get to participate actively in extra-curricular activities, NSS, NCC, and Rovers & Rangers and mark their winning participation at various state and national level competitions. The college magazine 'Kamaksha' provides opportunities to the students to express their creative skills. Various clubs and societies formed in the college give students a platform to show their brilliance and make the college experience memorable and unforgettable. The IT lab has been upgraded with the inclusion of new terminals. Here, the students get an opportunity to use the internet, thus, updating themselves with the latest trends in the modern global age. One IT room exclusively meant for teachers has been established. The infrastructural facilities that enrich the teaching-learning process and environment in the college include well equipped laboratories in the Departments of Chemistry, Physics, Botany, Zoology, Geography and Computer Science; a well-stocked library with spacious seating space for students to study; sufficient number of classrooms and lecture theatres; a well-furnished Seminar-cum-Conference Hall equipped with ultra-modern audio-visual facilities; a canteen and a hostel for girls having all facilities for their comfort.
The college is committed to qualitative, value based and progressive education. The emphasis is laid upon grooming the wholesome personality. The work-culture of college is in ambience with the mission statements and with the collaborative participation of everyone. The college is progressing every year towards new heights.
The college emblem means that "Knowledge is the Elixir of Life." So an attempt to attain a noble character and brilliance through knowledge is the motto of our college. The emblem reflects the objectives and goal of the institution. It comprise of an open book, a lighted candle, lush green trees, snow- capped mountains and the rising Sun. The open book communicates the message that the doors of higher learning are open. The lush green trees and snow covered peaks symbolize the rich ecological and cultural legacy of the region which needs to be preserved by making people aware about its importance. The lighted candle connotes destruction of ignorance and the rising sun epitomize the education as liberating force that leads one from darkness to the light of knowledge.