Government Degree College Bharmour was established in 2005 vide Government Notification No. EDN-A Kha (16) dated 03.8.2005. The College is affiliated to Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla and serves as an examination center for the University. It switched to Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) for Under Graduate classes from the academic session 2013-14 under the guidelines of Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), which is a holistic scheme for the developmentof higher education in India, initiated in 2013 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
The college is situated near the renowned Chaurasi (84) temple complex in Bharmour—a historically significant and picturesque valley of Chamba district, Himachal Pradesh. Surrounded by a panorama of snow-capped mountains, and flanked by the Budhil River, Bharmour derives its name from the historic Brahmapur kingdom, and served as its capital before the administration was shifted to Chamba. In 1948, the princely state of Chamba was merged into the Indian Union, and became a district of the newly-formed state of Himachal Pradesh.