On the land of Baba Gorakhnath in the 20th century the idea for a planned High School level School conceived in mind of few intellectuals of the City. Some great Citizens of Gorakhpur formed High School Gorakhpur Society on 6th December 1909 and laid the foundation of a Vidyalaya in a rented building with 22 students and Gorakhpur High School Society was registered in the year 1911. The development of main building of school took place in 1913 by the hand of the Magistrate Mr.Joseph Simpson and the main building was named as Ishwari Manzil. Gradually school progressed. In a resolution on 6th February 1948. It was decided that the name of school on last Ceremony day (Shraddha Divas) i.e. 12th of february 1948 would be Mahatma Gandhi Inter College
Mahatma Gandhi Post Graduate College is amongst reputed Post Graduate Colleges of Purvanchal(Eastern Uttar Pradesh).It is the single Post Graduate College of Purvanchal where only classes of science streams are being managed .This college is situated in the heart of the city west to State Bank of India. It was established in the year 1969 under the management of "National Educational Society" Gorakhpur, formerly Gorakhpur High School Society which was formed with the inspiration of Late Rai Bahadur Ram Garib Lal.

Mahatma Gandhi Degree College was established as a science college and subjects like Botany, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Zoology were started at graduation level.

Post Graduation courses were started in Chemistry and Zoology in 1992-93 and later on in 2005 two optional subjects Industrial Chemistry and Computer Applications were introduced at Under Graduate level. As per the educational policy of State Government M.Sc.(Chemistry), M.Sc.(Zoology), Industrial Chemistry and Computer Applications courses are taught under self finance scheme. The results of M.Sc. class for the last 5 years are 97% to 100% with more than 80% first divisions. The College has well equipped laboratories having modern facilities. Every PG Department has separate research wing. The college has National Service Scheme (NSS) unit to arise and nourish the feelings of nationalism.

To encourage the inherent qualities of students, there are various academic societies like Botanical Society, Chemical Society, Physico-Mathematical Society and Zoological Society. The College has a modern college Central Library and each department has its own departmental library.

Late Rai Bahadur Ram Narain Lal, Late Rai Bahadur Madhusudan Das, Late Babu Atma Ram Agrawal, Late Har Narain Lal, Late Kunwar Bahadur Srivastava (Principal), Late Awadh Narain Lal and other few dignitaries of that time felt the lack of educational facilities for girls and to provide education to girls a school was started in a rented building in Miyan Bazar and a society to govern this school was registered by the name of Gorakhpur Girls Educational Society in the year 1945. For long time this school was running in Miyan Bazar and in 1951 it was shifted in Raiganj Gorakhpur, there also it was in a rented building .The managing body decided to extend it upto high school and got recognition for high school in the year 1966-67.

After the death of its founder Rai Bahadur Ram Narain Lal on 19 Jannary 1960, the then Governing council, in its 73rd meeting decided to change the name of school after the name of its founder. Thus the Ram Narain Lal Girls Inter College came in existence.

The school had to face hurdles and obstacles of land and building which affected the academic progress. To come out from these problems the Gorakhpur Girls Educational Society requested to National Educational Society to take over this school, it was accepted on 26th of May 1989 and this school came under Managing Committee of National Educational Society, formerly Gorakhpur High School Society.
Keeping in view the importance of information technology few intellectuals of society thought about providing computer education to the students of this college and also to the students of M. G. P.G. College and Ram Narain Girls Inter College. To turn the thought in to reality the able and dynamic foresighted young secretary of National Educational Society Mr. Mankeshwar Nath Pandey established Prakash Narayn Institute of Computer Technology in the premises of M.G. Inter College which is providing computer education to the students of M.G. Inter College as well as students of M. G. P.G. College and Ram Narayan Lal Girls Inter College.

The Institute is well equipped with 70 latest Pentium - 4 computers, 01 Server, 3 A.C. Labs, 01 Multimedia room having latest Panasonic LCD projector. Internet surfing is very attractive to students. The society has a website to facilitate the easy access of information relating to admission, forms availability, results and other happenings in Prakash Narayan Institute of Computer Technology ,M.G. Inter College, M.G.P.G. College and Ram Narayan Girls Inter College.

The Institute has the latest and first of it's kind in Gorakhpur Geometer Sketch Pad (GSP) for mathematics and Computer Aided Experiences (CAX) for Physics praticals through animation to facilitate and enhance the knowledge of mathematics and Physics. The faculties of the Institute are well qualified and are getting training every year to update their knowledge.The trainings of the faculty are organised at NIIT, Delhi and at other reputed organizations /agencies.