The Government College of Arts, Science and Commerce, is located amidst picturesque surroundings at Khandola, radiating from NH4A (Panaji – Ponda), Banastarim-Marcela-St. Estevam Road. The college was established in the academic year 1989-90, initially with B.A. and B.Com. programmes. In the subsequent year (1990-91) the Science faculty was introduced. Recently, the college has introduced the post graduate programmes in Geography and Microbiology. PG in Chemistry and Commerce subjects was introduced from 2017 onwards. The Research Centres in Chemistry and Geography will enable students to pursue their PhD studies from 2018 onwards. This consistent growth of the institution is a reflection of the tireless efforts of the teaching faculty and efficient supporting staff.
The college has a well-designed building and the extension of building with all modern amenities and state of art auditorium is under way. All the three streams of the college (Arts, Science and Commerce) are permanently affiliated to Goa University and recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC) under 2(f) and 12(B). The college is currently accredited with “A” grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore, a U.G.C. body that grants accreditation to colleges and universities. The college has also been ranked in the NIRF Rank Band 101 to 150 for the academic year 2018-19.