But with the rise in enrollment, a decision was made to approach the UGC for building grants and accordingly plans were drawn up, costs estimated and approved by the Governing Body. In 1980, through the initiative of Mr. Gupta, the Principal then, the College received some funds from the UGC, and with added material assistance from the Government a building complex for the college was constructed.

The College which began its journey in 1967 had 127 students on its roll. The subjects taught were English, Alt. English, Economics, History, Philosophy and Political Science. Later on Philosophy was dropped for want of students opting for the subject and Education was introduced in its stead. Another milestone was achieved when in 1988 the College pioneered in introducing Tenyidie as a subject of study in the Pre - University level and subsequently upgraded to the degree level. To date, it is the only college in the state that offers Tenyidie Honours.

The College was taken over by the Government of Nagaland with effect from 1st February 2006. Mr. C. Khalong Ao heads the College as its Principal in the present set up. Another new development after the takeover of the college by the Government was the shifting of the college to the new campus located in the scenic hillock of Kruoliezou, a fast growing sector in Kohima Town. The new campus is a state of the art set-up with all modern amenities, one of the first of its kind in Nagaland. Covering a total area of 10,680 (in sq. m.), the College has a three-storied building having three blocks. Within the last 5 years, it has made positive and conscious decisions to acquire and increase infrastructural facilities so as to enable students to enjoy a wider spectrum of their educational experience. A 200 accommodation capacity girl's hostel alongside the College building at the new campus has been completed and is operating presently. There are also plans to have additional constructions for new classrooms for more intake capacity of students, staff quarters, and more hostels for both boys & girls.

The College is affiliated to the Nagaland University for the three year Graduate Degree Course in Arts Stream only and offers General and Honours courses in BA. The Admission policy of the College is transparent and regarding students coming from economically- weaker sections of the society, it has been doing yeoman service giving admission largely to students from disadvantaged communities regardless of race, tribe or social standing. Despite the fact that the majority of the students hail from families with low academic and poor financial backgrounds, their performance at the university examination is good and some have bagged ranks in certain subjects.

Ever since its humble origins the college has made tremendous strides. Over the years it has produced 8000 graduates and over 1200 Honours graduates. Today the College can boast of being the biggest college in the state catering to more than 1500 students per academic session.