Constituted in the year 2001,Shaheed Durga Mal Government Post-Graduate College, Doiwala, Dehradun is a government institution of higher education that caters to the need of the students residing in thee foothills of Garhwa region. Situted near the state capital of Uttarakhand, Dehradun that is habited by a wide and varied populace, the institution is an important center of learning offering accessible education to the students belonging especially to the economically weaker section of society. The college plays a major role in educating, enabling and empowering 75% of women population of the area pursuing higher studies. In the beginning, the College was run in Primary School, Lachchhiwala, Doiwala. At present, this college is situated near Saung river bridge in Bhaniyawala, approx. 20 kms away from Dehradun. Initially, the college started with eight subjects which included Hindi, English, Economics, Sociology, Political Science, History, Psychology, and Geography. Later on, in 2010, subjects like Home Science, Sanskrit, and Drawing were also included at graduation level. The college has a lush green campus, well furnished labs and a rich library. The college has highly qualified and dedicated faculty and disciplined students. Commerce and Science classes began at graduation level in 2010-2011. And since 2011-12, post-graduate classes commenced in Hindi, English, Political Science, Economics, and Geography in Arts Stream. From session 2015-16, post-graduate classes in the subjects, like, Sociology and History have also begun. The college has started providing classes in Defence Studies at graduation level from 2015-16. Vide government order number 2268(1)XXIV(7)23(dec.)/2011 dated 22nd December, 2011, the name of the college was changed from Government Degree College to Shaheed Durga Mall Government Degree College on the name of famous freedom fighter, martyr Shri Durga Mall.
To develop, create and nurture an academic environment that is conductive for the intellectual growth of the students. So that they can emerge to be who could be a committed and educated mass contributing towards nation-building, realizing their full potential and its utilziation in national development with a deep sense of professional ethics and values. Render a value based education through modern educational techniques to achieve the objectives of higher education at national level.
To provide optimum higher educational opportunities to the students coming from the rural and economically weaker section of the society. To create a quality based education system in accordance to the demand of the time and making them aware of the employment and self-employment opportunities for fullfilling social responsibilities. To promote a scientific temper amongst the students. To provide and environment of teaching, learning, research, innovations in various field of study and to provide quality-education to the students. To encourage students of the pursuance of higher education and to inculcate in them leadersip quality and self-confidence for state and nation-building. To develop in the students desicion-making and leadership quality for the social, economic and cultural upliftment of the society.