Government First Class College Mangalore, Carstreet was established by the Government of Karnataka at the request of the then MLA and Chairman of the College Development Committee, Mr. Yogesh Bhatt, for the purpose of realizing the dreams of higher education of economically disadvantaged students during the academic year 2007-08. Initially, temporary classes were started in the building of the Government College, Balmatta, and later in 2008, moved to Carstreet's own building. The institution, which had just 270 students in its inaugural year, reached 1,700 in just 10 years, with 1,285 students in 2016-17, 1,675 students in 2017-18, 2,151 students in 2018-19, and 2,435 students in 2019-20. Witnessed the arrival. They are successful in attracting students from within the district and neighboring Kasaragod district by providing quality education.
G.F.G.C Carstreet has a very well equipped laboratory for the students to learn and research more on their interested fields. Students get complete exposure to different science experiments with the help of their highly educated faculties.
This college has a very quiet & well maintained library with lot of books related to researches, different subjects, and many other educative and informative books. The place is perfect for the students to study.
The college has a vast playground and they are trained here for various games. This college has many athletes who plays state and national level games. They give equal preference to student's physical health as well.
This college has a very good computer lab with very high end systems that are useful for the computer science students to learn their coding and different technical activities. The students trained here are are placed in renowned IT companies as software developers.