Vallabh Government Post Graduate College Mandi has registered its affiliation under the University of Himachal Pradesh (HPU), Shimla. The college reaccreditation is under process by NAAC. The college is named after Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, ‘The Iron Man’ the architect of modern India. It was established in 1948 as the first degree college of erstwhile Himachal Pradesh. Now it is among the best colleges of the state dedicated to the cause of learning. Since its inception, the college has endeavored to harmonize the streams of tradition and modernity in its functioning. It aims at imparting education that will inculcate a sense of devotion and service among the students.
The College has a good library with 38184 books. A circulation of 7 newspapers in Hindi, 5 in English and 40 journals and magazines enrich the students and teachers as well. Library also has a Book-Bank which helps the poor SCI ST students.
The college has a Girls Hostel with a capacity to accommodate 100 students. Hostel is allotted strictly on academic merit basis.