Defence Authority Degree College started functioning in the then SKBZ High School building in September 1988, with the aim of providing excellent facilities to the students in a healthy academic environment. The College was shifted to its present campus on 3rd September 1990. In a short period of time the college made a name for itself as one of the best colleges in Karachi. Ideally located on Khayaban-e-Rahat, in Phase-VI of DHA, the stately campus, provides a quiet and peaceful atmosphere for all academic and co-curricular activities.
The college, with great ideals and achievements is still growing fast and moving from strength to strength, establishing excellent standards and new records. Like other educational institutions of Defence Housing Authority, this College is also running under the DHA Administrator, who is a serving Brigadier from Pakistan Army. Commander 5 Corps Karachi is the President of the Executive Board of the Authority and all the educational institutions of DHA function under his guidance.