The Bhakra- Nangal Complex is a unique achievement of Independent India. The complex had remained without an institute of higher education during many years of its existence. Although efforts were made from time to time to start a college at Naya Nangal yet it could not see the light of the day till 1979 when this college came into existence. The College is situated at a site measuring about 16.5 acres in picturesque surroundings on the right bank of the Satluj, on the Nangal-Bhallan Road about 2.5 kms. from Nangal Dam. The College was taken over by the Government of Punjab on May 12, 1997. The College complex comprises three Teaching Blocks(Three-storeyed each), a Library-cum-Administrative Block , a students Centre, a Sports Complex and a Cycle Stand.
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 gymnasium and a Canteen. The Computer labs consist of latest version of computers with broadband internet facility, LAN and required softwares. The college has highly qualified, experienced and devoted faculty out of which 11 are Ph.Ds. and 08 are M. Phils. The College is efficiently run with the help of 38 members of administrative and technical staff.The college also promotes research work among its faculty. Students full participation and involvement is encouraged in curricular and extra-curricular activities like Youth Welfare, NSS, NCC and Red Cross and cultural activities. Efforts are also made to inculcate various healthy practices and values among the students.
The Library also has a UGC Network Resource Center with free Wi-Fi access to students. The Administrative Block is also Wi-Fi enabled. The college is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in every sphere.Percentage of success rate at the undergraduate level has been much higher than the University percentage which is quite impressive. At P.G. level the success rate is almost 100% with most of the students obtaining first classes. The Drop out rate is within 5%.