Jowai Government College was established on 15th September 1967. The College was re-named as Kiang Nangbah Government College after the local freedom fighter Mr. (Late) Kiang Nangbah on 30th December 1983. Kiang Nangbah Government College is a premier institution of higher education in Jaintia Hills District (at present fall under West Jaintia Hills District) of Meghalaya. Till date, it is the only college in the whole of East and West Jaintia Hills Degree offering Degree course in science stream. It is also offers Degree courses in Arts and Commerce stream as well.