Cultivating the sense of discipline and dedication in addition to the intellectual, moral and cultural development is the overall mission of Durgapur Government College. The members of the staff offer their best to help students to keep in sync with the competitive world by providing quality higher education to ensure their smooth absorption into the subsequent phases of life. The focus is on overall personality and skill development in a healthy academic atmosphere inside classrooms and on campus. A lot of thought goes in organizing activities for cohesion among staff and students hailing from diverse socio-cultural and economic background.
The laying of the foundation stone of Durgapur Government College on 22.01.1969 was the follow-up of an effort to set up a co-educational government-funded institution of higher education at the gradually emerging industrial town of Durgapur. The College, besides being the first institution of its kind in town, was the only Government College not only in the home district of Burdwan (now officially known as Paschim Bardhaman), but also in the neighbouring districts of Bankura, Purulia and Birbhum.
The College initially offered Humanities courses, and gradually expanded its horizon through introduction of subjects in demand. The institution began with a dream of cultivating students with the best education possible, instilling values to go forth into the world as good human beings, and to be equipped to meet the challenges of the world outside the campus walls. Presently, Durgapur houses a number of government-aided and private colleges.
Durgapur Government College continues to function in Durgapur as the only public-funded institution offering degrees primarily at the undergraduate level at nominal tuition fees, with an aim to include and empower students from various categories of society and from remote rural areas.