The Foundation-Stone of the Old Main Block was laid on 4th May,1912, by the then Punjab Governor Sir Laois Done
Brig Sherjung Thapa , Hero of Skardu(1948), the first awarded Mahavir Chakra, was student in the College in 1926
It was the initiative of the then principal Shri Gomti Prasad that subject Geology started at this college even before the department began functioning in Punjab University Chandigarh. When it comes to Masters degree in Geology, Dharamshala College was the First College in Himachal Pradesh to introduce it in 1984.
In order to cater to the growing demand of computer awareness among the youth, this College has introduced a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA) from 2007-08 academic session
Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) programme was introduced by the Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla in the University College of Business Studies with the objectives of training and meeting man power requirements for junior management positions.