Abbottabad, one of the most beautiful cities of Pakistan, is named after its founder Maj. James Abbott, who gifted with wordsworthian love of nature, picked this site for the headquarters of the district Hazara in 1853. Besides its scenic beauty and healthy environment, the city is currently known for its numerous highly reputed educational institutions, as ‘the city of schools and colleges’. The city now extends from Salhad, in the south, to Abbottabad Public School in the north, over a distance of about 12 kilometers. The old city is in close proximity to the southern outskirts, i.e. Salhad.
Mandian, which was once an ordinary peripheral area of Abbottabad, has quickly developed into the hub of the city with its rapid expansion northward. It is now an educational complex of more than a dozen reputed educational institutions. The sprawling, spacious and splendid campus of the Govt. Postgraduate College Mandian Abbottabad is situated in almost Centre of the complex.
The college was started in 1990 in a rented building at Kakul road to provide educational facilities to the students of district Abbottabad. Next year in 1991 it was shifted and housed in its present campus. Since then it is progressing by leaps and bounds. In 1999 it achieved covetable status of the Postgraduate College with establishment of a postgraduate department of Computer Science and is playing its effective and proactive role as a prestigious and modern seat of learning for the development of the nation. The college has the honour of being the first college of the province where M.Sc. Computer Science was started in the year 2000, followed by the commencement of BCS (4 Years) semester system of co-education in the year 2002. To promote and facilitate computer Science education the college has three state of the art Computer laboratories.
The latest achievement of the college is to provide education in modern science and learning opportunities to students of district Abbottabad in particular and students of the province in general by establishment of four years BS programs of modern Computational Sciences and Life Science. The college has a unique honour of being the first college of the country to start BS Bio-Informatics and first college of the province which offers BS Information Technology in addition to the BS Computer Science. To promote knowledge of the life sciences, the college enjoys the privilege of being the first college of the district in which the BS Zoology has been started in 2011. Efforts to establish state of the art laboratories for bioinformatics and Zoology with the help of the Provincial Government are at the advance stage. The Government is providing unprecedented funds and equipment to realize this end. It is hoped that the college will uphold its tradition of introducing modern disciplines in future.
The college has offered BS Microbiology and Sociology in 2013 for the first time at the college level. The college administration is making every effort to make the college a seat of learning in the field of modern computational and life sciences.
To achieve this goal, strict vigilance is exercised to ensure peaceful and uninterrupted educational and personality grooming environment in the college campus. The college provides facilities for indoor and outdoor games and regularly participates in sports and culture event organized by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (B.I.S.E) Abbottabad and Hazara University Mansehra.