The to-day’s Govt. Postgraduate College Kohat was established as an Intermediate College in 1953 to impart quality education and to develop various facets of students’ personality with particular emphasis on education, discipline, character-building and patriotism. Since then, it has tried its level best to ensure the intellectual advancement, develop the leadership qualities, moral up-gradation and physical fitness of its students.
The college started functioning with the scant number of 23 students in F.A. taught by six lecturers in a rented building in the city. In the year 1954, regular teaching started in the newly-constructed magnificent building on thePindi Road Kohat. In 1955, the first batch of F.Sc students was admitted to the College. In the same year, degree classes were also initiated. Since then, this institution has been progressing by leaps and bounds. In 1988 the college was once again upgraded to postgraduate level as master classes in the subjects of Chemistry and Economics were launched. In the year 2000students were admitted to M.A. English in order to quench the thirst for knowledge of the people of the area.
The college spreads over an area of 109 Kanals, having a state-of-the-art and spacious building, well equipped laboratories, digital library, a magnificent mosque, spacious play grounds; lush green lawns wherein stands face ward a white-faceted vision board boasting of the highly coveted targets; cherished bya team of highly inspired faculty ofthis college. Education lies at the heart of almost all the challenges that the country confronts that is why it is to be treated as a strategic imperative and not just a desirable social goal. It is the key that will unlock almost every problem.Thus our college has excelled in producing a high-profile intelligentsia in different fields such as defense, civil services, politics, engineering, medicine and education etc.
The college is one of the selected colleges of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa offering international level graduate degree programme ― BS 4-Year― in eight disciplines since 2010.
Govt. Postgraduate College Kohat takes pride in matching the national idealism by adopting a highly acquisitive role of grooming students at Inter Level who won ICT scholarship and also gotthe prestigious scholarship of the ‘STORI DA PAKHTUNKHWA PROGRAMME’, twenty students of our BS Programme have been awarded laptops under the ‘The NAWAY SAHAR PROGRAMME’.