Govt. College Shillai, one of the premier institutions of Himachal Pradesh, having the motto ‘Medhavi Mahiyate’, was established on 5th September, 2005 to cater to the educational needs of the students from Shillai region of district Sirmour. However, the College became operational in 2006. Ever since its inception, it has progressively emerged as an institute of great repute. As time fled on its invisible and noiseless wings this college became the most favored educational destination for the students from Shillai and its adjoining areas to pursue their scholastic odyssey with great zeal. The College is situated on a hillock at Shillai from where an enthralling view of snow capped mountains and majestically flowing river Tons creating natural border with neighboring state Uttrakhand can be cherished. Crisp-clean and fresh mountain air, blue sky blazing red and orange at sunrise and sunset all conspire to create this place a slice of heaven on earth. Shillai town, located on National Highway No. 707, at an altitude of 1800 meters above the sea level, has gained name and fame worldwide for its quality ginger cultivation and culturally rich festivals like Bishu, Haryality and Budhi Diwali.
The college is spread over an area of 51.02 bighas. It has a beautiful building with magnificent design along with a sprawling campus. This college is enriched with infrastructures of all sorts: Spacious Lecture Theatres, Laboratories with Latest Equipments, Smart Class Rooms, Computer Lab, Special Reading Room, Sports Room, Canteen and a well Equipped Library with about 15000 books on different subjects and subscription to the various newspapers and monthly magazines. Recently, the fire extinguishers along with purifying water plant have been installed in the college campus.
This College is affiliated to Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. It offers Undergraduate Programmes in Humanities, Commerce, Science and Post Graduate Programmes in the subject of Hindi and English.
During the session 2017-18, 918 students got enrolled in this college with the majority of girl students. In the current session, the strength of the students is likely to go up. The college has a half unit of NSS and one unit of Rovers and Rangers that inculcate social and moral values in students including leadership qualities, sense of responsibility and dignity of labour to lay grace on their overall personality. The college publishes its magazine “Chandrika” annually which provides a perfect platform for the students with a flair for writing to give vent to their thoughts and seminal ideas.
The geniuses among many talented faculty members of the college, with earnest endeavor, are committed to guide academic marches efficiently and make students full of ethical and moral values, self-confident, highly self-disciplined and self-reliant. The college is tirelessly working to promote higher education with conducive-environment for quality education. With the patronage of the state government, this institution is all set to become an excellent centre of education to the students from rural areas.