Dimapur College was started at the initiative of some prominent citizens of the town to provide an opportunity for higher studies to those who could not afford to go outside Dimapur/Nagaland.It was established in the year 1966 and was affiliated to Guwahati University, Guwahati, upto Degree Pass Course in Arts and Commerce. Mr. N. Kithan, the then Education Minister of Nagaland, inaugurated it on 25th of July 1966.The College was under the North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) Shillong, from 1974 to 1993. It is now affiliated to the Nagaland University, which was established in July 1994.The College was taken over by the Government of Nagaland on 1st of February 1989 and named as Dimapur Govt. College.
Library: The key to identify sources of information and fast circulation of knowledge can be traced to a well-equipped information centre and library. The welcoming appearance of the library plays an important role in the information management. We have to always remember : “Library is the place where people, one frequently finds, lower their voice and raise their minds.”With this objective in mind the college library humbly started functioning in a single room in the main block along with the classrooms. The library had its own separate building in 2006 constructed with grants from the UGC. The main function of the library is to serve and meet the academic needs and requirements of students, teachers and to some extent non-teaching staff.