The Government College of Arts, Science and Commerce located amidst picturesque surroundings at Khandola on radiating from NH4A (Panaji – Ponda), Banastarim-Marcela-St.Estevam Road. The college was established in the academic year 1989-90, initially with B.A. and B.Com. programmes. In the subsequent year (1990-91) the Science faculty was introduced.

The college has a well-designed building and the extension of building with all modern amenities and state of art auditorium is under way. All the three streams of the college (Arts, Science and Commerce) are permanently affiliated to Goa Uni-versity and recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC) under 2(f) and 12(B). The college was accredited with B+ grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Banglore, a U.G.C. body that grants accreditation to colleges and universities in 2005.

The college has introduced several innovative courses over the years, viz Certificate Course in Tally, Sales tax, Library and Information Science etc. Infact this year too, Orientation Programme on Practical Banking has already been conducted. Various Certificate Courses are proposed with the primary objective of developing not just graduates but resourceful citizens. The college has a NSS Unit for 300 volunteers who will be engaged in socially beneficial projects.

Environmental awareness as well as nature’s bountiful treasures are meaningfully dealt in the activities of the nature club and NSS. Individual artistic talents are nur-tured and allowed to blossom under the aegis of the Students’ Council.

The college offers specialization in Microbiology, Chemistry and Computer Science, semi specialisation in Chemistry and Microbiology for B.Sc.; specialization in Advanced Accountancy, Cost and Management Accounting and Business Management for B. Com degree and semi specialization in Economics, Pol. Sc., Geography, Psychology, English, Konkani, Marathi and Hindi for B.A.