Jawahar Lal Nehru College was established in the year 1967 with affiliated college status. It has been converted into a constituent of Ranchi University, Ranchi with effect from 24.11.1980 and latter on Kolhan University Chaibasa, West Singhbhum which was established on 12th August, 2009. The college has been included by the University Grants Commision, New Delhi in the list of colleges under section 2 (f) and 12(b) of the UGC Act 1956. It is a multifaculty college with vocational subjects. Honours in all major traditional subjects of Science, Arts and Commerce are available in the college.
The college has a well documented library containing over thirty three thousand
books including books of vocational subject. Vocational library has been separated in another
room. The physics and chemistry laboratories are endowed with all necessary apparatus and
chemical. There is fully equipped computer laboratories which are equipped with necessary
facilities like computer with latest configuration, Dot Matrix, inkjet, laser printer, modem,
scanner LCD projector etc.
The internet and wi-fi facilities are also available in the laboratory. All necessary
software including latest window operating system is available
At present hostel facilities are available only for ST/SC boys and girls run by Welfare
Department of the Government of Jharkhand. Some private lodge is available in the town for
girls and boys students.