The Department of Higher Education of Chandigarh Administration has established an enviable reputation for excellence through consistent emphasis on adoption of innovative teaching methodologies, provision of cutting-edge technologies and up-gradation of infrastructure in all its institutions of higher education.
There are nine Government Colleges and seven Grant-in-Aid Colleges under the purview of the Department of Higher Education, Chandigarh Administration. These include five Government degree colleges, of which two, namely PGGCG Sec-11 and PGGC Sec-11 were established in the 50's and have been designed on the pattern set by the architect Le Corbusier. PGGCG Sec-42, PGGC Sec-46 and GCCBA Sec-50, were established in the second phase of the growth of the city and have since been instrumental in providing conventional as well as modern specialized courses to meet the demand of the job market. Three colleges are devoted exclusively for imparting education in Home Science, Yoga, Health and Education. Government Home Science College Sector-10 is a pioneer professional institute in Home Science in Northern India, it was established in 1961. The State Council of Educational Research and Training and the Regional Institute of English impart training to in-service teachers.