The Year 1969 marks the beginning of college education in this area. With inspiration fo Shri Rameshwar Prasad Sharma, Chairman, Laxamaneshwar Shikshan Samiti, Kharod and by great efforts of Prof. Ram Narayan Shukla a night college in Bilaspur could be established. This college was affiliated to Ravi Shankar Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur in 1969-1970 and the College Education Department of M.P. Government also accorded its recognition. The college was inaugurated on September 11, 1969 by then Vice Chancellor of Ravi Shankar University, Shri Banshi Lal Pandey, I.A.S. Later as the result of strong demand by students, day teaching began in July-August 1970. Ravi Shankar University, Raipur accorded permission to change the name of night College and the college was called Degree College, Bilaspur. A few years late i.e. in July 1982 the College was named as D.P. Vipra College after the name of the eminent literary figure Pt. Dwarika Prasad Tiwari ‘Vipra’, ex-president of the college Management committee.
D.P. Vipra College has become a centre of attraction for the enlightened students who have, great zeal and thirst for knowledge. Teaching in all subjects is being done by able, experienced, skill and learned professors. The College has earned a name in academic, curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. Besides having a big well established central library we have two units of NSS and one unit of Red Cross which confirms commitment of the college towards social services. Likewise college has NCC unit of two platoons having strength of 107. NCC plays a vital role in shaping the personality of the students by teaching time discipline, societal service & self-help. Sports Department of the college is very active and always occupies enough space in media on students’ achievement. Dr. S.K. Tiwari, Head, Dept of English has been publishing & editing two research journals of repute since 2006. The College is known for its high academic standards, and the student’s bag university ranks on a continuous basis.
The college offers 05 UG and 03 PG programmes. The college offers Ph.D programmes in 10 disciplines. Till now 279 Ph.Ds. have been awarded, and 34 students have been pursuing their doctoral studies currently. Out of 87 permanent faculty, 28 are Ph.D. holders. The college has received funds and grants from funding agencies like UGC. The college also partners with MHRD in programmes like Ek Bharat Sresht Bharat. The College was sanctioned Rs. 2 crore for infrastructure development under RUSA. The infrastructural facilities include 32 ICT enabled class rooms, 01 seminar halls, 01 video conferencing hall, 18 well equipped laboratories, 03 computer labs, 01 digital library, etc. The college library has 48540 books and 30 journals. The Principal, Dr. Anju Shukla along with the staff with their vast experience and broad vision, support the dynamicism and perspective plan of Shri Anurag Shukla, Honrable Chairman of governing body, to take the institute to new heights.