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Shri Vishwasrao Chowgule was known in the business world as an architect of modern Goa and the founder of higher education in this state. Shri Vishwasrao Chowgule had a special feeling for this college - as he had for his beloved mother. Because of his involvement, guidance, help and blessings, we could now have greener and colourful college premises. It was in 1962 that Chowgule House got permission to house a college in the Military barracks. In four weeks, Chowgule House converted the barracks into a college.

The Bombay University Committee consisting of Prof. G.D. Parekh, Rector, Prof. A.N. Kothare, Prof. G. Banerjee visited the college site. Based on the strength of the report they made to the University authorities, the college became affiliated to Bombay University in June 1962. Founded in memory of a woman, the college was inaugurated by a woman too; Smt. Lakshmi Menon, the External Minister at that time. Since then, the college has come a long way under the able guidance of the Trustees of the Chowgule College Society and has achieved numerous milestones in the field of education, sports, academic and cultural events.