National Post Graduate College was established in the year 1974 by the then Chief-minister of Uttar Pradesh, Late Chandra Bhanu Gupta. The college is situated close to the banks of river Gomti in the heart of the city has lush green campus and is surrounded by a number of major institutions - Academic and Administrative.
In a city of 16 Universities and more than 150 degree colleges, National P.G. College is the only college which enjoys the highest status of CPE (College with Potential for Excellence) and Autonomous Status. The College offers under-graduate and post-graduate courses in Arts and Commerce faculties and under-graduate courses in Science and Computer faculties. The college also offers under graduate and post graduate programs for skill development under Deen Dayal Upadhyay Kaushal Kendra established with the special grant from University Grants Commission (UGC). There are six programs being offered under the scheme - two one-year programs under Community College and two degree and two post graduate programs under Deen Dayal Upadhyay Kaushal Kendra are being offered. DDUKK has components of ICT, ITES and Banking, Insurance and Financial services.
Well-equipped labs, computerised rich library, e-library, data analysis centre and air-conditioned reading room are some of the basic state of the art educational facilities.