In Chakmoh, a rural and economically backward place in the district of Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh, the late Mahant Shri Shiv gir established Baba Balak Nath College in August 1984. The college is a premier higher education institution of this economically and socially backward region. The Legislative Assembly of state of Himachal Pradesh passed the H.P. Hindu Public Religious Institutions and Charitable Endowments Act, 1984 for providing better administration to Hindu public religious institutions and charitable endowments and for protection and preservation of properties pertaining to such Institutions and Endowments. In 1987, Himachal Pradesh government took over the management of Baba Balak Nath Temple situated at Deotsidh including the management of BBN College, Chakmoh under the same Act. The college, which is being run by a Managing Committee, the Commissioner of which is the Deputy Commissioner, Hamirpur and the Chairman of which is the Sub-Divisional Officer (C), Barsar, at Mehre, dist. Hamirpur, is affiliated to H.P. University, Shimla-5.The college has already secured the recognition of the UGC under sections 2 (f) and 12 (B) of the UGC Act-1954. The college overlooks the snowy peaks of the inner Himalayas, the wooded hill slopes and deep myriad - hued ravines all at one glance. Bathed in salubrious climate and bright sun, the institution is an ideal place for education of children and their overall development. The sequestered sylvan perch ensures it a calmness and serenity of mind which is conducive to study and thought. The institution commits itself to co-operate with the local people to raise on this soil enlightened youth-men and women of character- who could be of best service to humanity.