The year 1836 was a milestone year when the Robertson College was founded in Sagur (M.P.) as an institution to nurture higher education in the province. Later on the college was shifted to various places at Jabalpur and finally the Robertson College came to an existence in the Civil Engineering Department of the Jabalpur Engineering College, near the bank of the beautiful lake at Gokalpur area of Jabalpur. Later on, the college was transferred to the present building in the year 1956 and bifurcated to the Arts and Science colleges, respectively.
The Govt. Science College is one of the prime institutions of India devoted to higher learning in almost all premier disciplines of science. The college has had a galaxy of distinguished legendries in the area of science, arts, culture and many more. Some of the notable personalities are famous actor Ashok Kumar, Acharya Rajneesh, Premnath, Pt. Ravi Shankar Shukla etc. The Noble Laurite Prof. C.V.Raman also visited to old Robertson college in the year 1938 and delivered a talk on Raman Effect for which he was conferred with the Noble Prize in Physics.
The college owes a prime rank in science education and research at both the national and international levels. The college has a tremendous volume of research activities and a lot of significant achievements are credited to its various departments. The college has highly dignified faculty members with distinguished profiles with great devotion making endless efforts to disseminate science education to students.