Shaheed Captain Vikram Batra Govt. College, Palampur(Kangra) came into existence as Govt. College Palampur vide Govt. of Himachal Pradesh, Education Department Notification No. Chha(15), 3/86-Shiksha ka-II Dated 07-04-1995. Later it was renamed in the memory of Capt. Vikram Batra (Param Veer Chakra) the martyr and Hero of Kargil war, 1999. The College was recognized by UGC under section 2(f) & 12(B) of the UGC Act. 1956, vide latter no. 8-471/2008(CPP-I) dated 29 Sep, 2009. The college affiliated to Himachal Pradesh University, Summer Hill, Shimla-5.
The college functioned in a small rented accommodation till 18-06-2008 and now this College had been shifted to its own spacious building on 19-06-2008. Consisting 12 Lectures Room and 06 Lecture theaters, separate Labs for Botany, Zoology, Physics, Chemistry, Geography, Math and Computer Department. A Boy Hostel has been newly constructed with the capacity of 105 occupants. The college is making the optimal use of the infrastructure. The college has a well equipped Computer lab with 38 Pentium-IV Computers, Three Printers, One Xerox machine and One Overhead Projectors. All Head of Departments in all faculty have been provided with an office Computer connected through LAN with INTERNET Connectivity. The Science Labs are spacious, well furnished and well equipped. The College Library has more than 4000 books of all subjects. It also subscribes 11 daily News papers & 20 Magazines. Installation of SOUL 2.0, a library software for library automation is in process. E-System with the help of NME (National Mission for Education) project has been working successfully which help to explore the world with knowledge resources in boom of e-books, e-journals and open education resources.