Government Women’s College, Bhawanipatna was established in the year 1981, as Kalahandi Mahila Mahavidyalaya under a private management with noble purpose of spreading women education at the higher level in the backward district of Kalahandi. Subsequently recognizing its importance, the Government pleased to takeover the management of the college within a short span of the two years with effect from 22.08.1983.
The college imparts education in Arts subjects only in English, Odia, Political Science, History, Economics, Geography, Education, Home Science and Psychology at +2 level and English, Odia, Political Science, History, Geography and education at +3 level. From the session 2008-09 the college has started imparting Honours at +3 level in the subject of History, Political Science and Education.
The students in general are active, not only in academic but also in various extracurricular activities.