The Government Science College finds its pride of place in the history of Karnataka by being one of the oldest institutions in providing higher education. Like the humble beginning of a great tree in a tiny seed, the origin of the college can be traced back to 1921. Started modestly as an Intermediate college, the institution has grown to include undergraduate and post graduate courses in science, and taken a leap into the future by offering research facilities.
A student stepping into the college has a wide range of course options to chose from - 16 combinations of subjects at undergraduate level, ranging from the basic sciences like Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology to focused areas like Bio-technology, Genetics and Computer Science. The college also offers postgraduate courses in Mathematics, Microbiology and Bio-technology.
Described as being "in the heart of the City, next to Vidhana Soudha", the college is steeped in an old world beauty of greenery and tranquility. Housed in this deceptive environment are the cutting edge laboratories, libraries, museums and a botanical garden. The college boasts of equally intriguing neighbours - University Visveshvaraiah College of Engineering, the Mythic Society, the mammoth State Central Library and appropriately amongst such age, YAVNICA, the state youth centre.