Govt. Degree College Mathra came into being in May, 2001 in the old Elementary college building at Mathra. It is situated at the distance often kilometers from Peshawar in the historic town of Mathra. Mathra is the name of two important places one in India and the other in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Peshawar Pakistan. Mathra is a Sanskrit word that means "Mith, Kushtun (Kill)". "Ra" means "Rakshas (wild men)". In short Mathra means a place where so many Rakshas have been killed. It is interesting that there are many places having the same names both in Pakistan as well as in India like Mathra which is a famous city also there in India, known for the birth place of Krishan and Kanhayya. A famous city located on the bank of River Jamna, a holy place of worship for Hindus.
On the top of all this, college exposes its students to a variety of activities to ensure an innovative and creative expression blended with tolerance and social values. A healthy interaction between teachers and students continues outside classrooms through practicals, sports and a range of co-curricular activities. The G.D.College, Mathra values the interest of students and welcome their passion for learning. Its purpose and stimulating ambience is all set to give its students a cutting edge in todays world of competition.