Started in August, 1970, the erstwhile National College was taken over by the Govt. of Himachal Pradesh on 18th June, 1997 and re-christened as Maharana Pratap Govt.College, Amb. The institution offers under-graduate courses in Humanities, Science (Medical & Non-Medical) and Commerce.The institution is also running Post-Graduate degree courses in English and Commerce .In order to cater to the need of professional courses, the college administration in consonance with the spirit of the modern cyber age took a visionary decision in the session 2010-2011 to introduce BBA, BCA & PGDCA courses under the banner of Self–Finance Scheme. Presently, these courses are being run by the Higher Education Institute Society (HEIS) which is a registered body.

Situated at 32 kms away from district headquarters on Una- Dharamshala Highway at the footsteps of holy shrine of “ Maa Chintpurni”, the College is an ideal place for learning. It has a splendid complex with spacious and airy class rooms, a rich library, well equipped laboratories for science students, two units of NCC (Boys and Girls) & two units of NSS (Boys and Girls), a UGC resource Centre, one smart class-room well-equipped with projectors & latest i-Lectern podium, a Hardware & Maintenance computer lab and two Computer laboratories with LCD projectors, a gymnasium, canteen, a Career Guidance & Placement Cell.

Living up to the expectations of the people of the area, the college has been making a remarkable contribution in the sphere of education right from the day of its establishment. Landmark achievements of the college during all these years speak volumes for its horizontal and vertical growth. Owing to the phenomenal success and growth rate, our college today ranks among the best colleges of the state.