Shaheed Captain Vikram Batra Govt. College, Palampur(Kangra) came into existence as Govt. College Palampur vide Govt. of Himachal Pradesh, Education Department Notification No. Chha(15), 3/86-Shiksha ka-II Dated 07-04-1995. The college affiliated to Himachal Pradesh University, Summer Hill, Shimla-5.The college is making the optimal use of the infrastructure. The college has a well equipped Computer lab with 38 Pentium-IV Computers, Three Printers, One Xerox machine and One Overhead Projectors. All Head of Departments in all faculty have been provided with an office Computer connected through LAN with INTERNET Connectivity.
The Palampur is very well connected to various places through railway and road and feeding area is very large, At present the College is imparting education in Science, Commerce, Humanities streams in UG level & Economics in PG level and some Professionals courses like BBA, BCA, Journalism. In future it is planned to start few others professional courses like MBA, MCA, PGDCA, BJMC and Tourism &Travel management.