The Government College, Sarkaghat,, was established by the Himachal Pradesh government as a multi-faculty, co-educational institute in the year 1985. Now, it has been renamed Rabindranath Tagore Govt. Degree College Sarkaghat. Since its inception, it has progressively emerged as one of the leading institutions of higher learning in the rural area of Himachal Pradesh. The college is affiliated with Himachal Pradesh University, recognized by UGC under 2f & 12B and NAAC accredited. Located at a distance of 60 kilometers from the district town of Mandi (H.P.), this college is situated on the outskirts of Sarkaghat town, in a lush green area in the foothills of Chandrakhri, Maseran, and Maseran & Bhatoh ranges. With a campus spread over almost 20 acres of landmass, the college has a big playground with facilities for all the major outdoor games. The college has a vast infrastructure, including spacious classrooms, well-equipped science labs, facilities for outdoor games, computer labs with an internet facility, a library, a girls’ common room, a girls’ hostel, and a big multipurpose hall. IGNOU study center is also functional on the college premises. This college offers undergraduate courses in Humanities, Science, Commerce, Journalism & Mass Communication, Tourism, and Travel, along with postgraduate programs in Economics and Political Science. The college is also running a Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA), Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), and a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA) under a self-financing scheme. Over the years, the college has acquired an excellent reputation by exhibiting outstanding performance in academics, sports, cultural and co-curricular activities. Two units of the National Service Scheme (NSS), one unit of the National Cadets Corps (NCC-Naval Wing), one unit of Rovers and Rangers, and the Red Ribbon Club offer optimum opportunities for the students to develop a sense of social service, communal harmony, discipline awareness, mutual co-operation, leadership, and responsibility. The faculty members are committed to quality teaching and the all-round development of the students.