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Accommodation has always been an acute problem for the students who come from outside Lahore. Government College University has the distinction of housing maximum number of such students. It has four hostels - three for boys and one for girls. lqbal Hostel (built in 1891) and Quaid-e-Azam Hostel (built in 1993) accommodate about 150 and 200 Intermediate students respectively. New Hostel (built in 1937) houses about 400 Degree students. Girls Hostel (built in 1975) accommodates about 50 girl students.


GC University Lahore has taken the initiative to establish GCU Faculty Mess for visiting faculty and officers of the other universities and institutions. Lodging and messing facilities are available in the newly established GCU Faculty Mess.

Accommodation (for Intermediate students)


Every student is expected to live in harmony with his parents. The student who is desirous of living with some close relative, other than the parents, should produce a written permission letter signed duly to this effect by his father or guardian. The name of the relative, his occupation, designation, address and precise relationship must be specified. It will not be enough to write that the student is going to reside with his cousin, etc.



Admission to Hostels


  1. There are two hostels for Intermediate students hailing from areas other than Lahore.

  2. Due to limited accommodation facilities, the students are admitted only on merit.

  3. The student of Intermediate classes, wishing to reside in these hostels, should obtain the Application Form from the office of the Quaid-i-Azam Hostel and submit it to the same office for the admission year 2016. The schedule of admission to the hostels will be notified on the Notice Board of Iqbal Hostel and Quaid-i-Azam Hostel.

  4. Allocation of seats on open merit and reserved quota in the lqbal Hostel and Quaid-i-Azam Hostel will be made according to the policy. Admission to the hostel is given on merit for ONE Academic Year only. The hostels’ authorities have the right to refuse admission to a class Xl resident in class XII, if his conduct or behaviour during the previous year has been unbecoming, or he has been found guilty of infringement of hostel rules.

  5. The Iqbal Hostel built in 1891, originally known as 'The Quadrangle' and the Quaid-i-Azam Hostel built in 1993, are situated on Main Campus of the University and are reserved for Intermediate students.


Hostel Charges


a) Iqbal Hostel and Quaid-i-Azam Hostel


  Head of Account

Amount (Rs)

Mess Security (Refundable)


Service Charges                                            


Common Room




Maintenance Fee


Welfare Fund


Admission Fee




Electricity Charges = Rs. 800/- per month


Room Rent (Payable to GCU Account)



Bi-Seater 4800/-
Dormitory 3600/-

Caution Money (Refundable)




       Hostel charges can be changed/amended due to cost of living/revision of pay scales or other administrative compulsions.


Hostel Rules & Regulations


  1. Residence is at all times subject to good behavior and can be withdrawn at any time in the interest of hostel discipline.

  2. Every resident is expected to maintain discipline and good order in the hostel, and should respect the rights of other residents.

  3. Drinking, keeping liquor, drugs or weapons (licensed or unlicensed) and smoking in the hostel is strictly prohibited and entails expulsion from hostel.

  4. Students suffering from severe psychiatric or physical diseases such as schizophrenia, paranoid disorders and blood disorders like hemophilia or any other chronic ailments requiring continuous supervision will not be given admission to the GCU hostels.

  5. No religious, social ceremony or political activity, injurious to the feelings of any resident, is permitted.

  6. Every part of the hostel premises shall remain open for inspection to the authorities at all hours.

  7. Membership of the hostel mess is compulsory for every resident.

  8. The resident has to pay his monthly dues by the 10th of each month. The defaulter will pay a fine of Rs.50/- per day for late payment.

  9. No guest/outsider is allowed to enter into the hostel premises except parents/guardians. In any case, no guest/outsider is permitted to stay in the hostel.

  10. The hostels will remain closed during vacation/holidays or when University is closed for more than three days.

  11. In case of withdrawal/expulsion due to indiscipline or misbehavior, all deposits will be forfeited.

  12. Other details given in the hostel “Rules of Residence” Hand Book, issued from time to time, have to be observed strictly.


Guidelines for Compliance


These guidelines are based on the directive from the Chief Minster Punjab [No. So(A)/CMS/II-77/2011, Dated: 31st December 2011] in the light of orders passed by the Honourable Lahore High Court (Dated: 01-11-2011).

  1. No outsider be allowed to enter the hostel premises.

  2. Strict surveillance and security system be established on all the entry gates to restrict the entry of non-residents.

  3. Strict discipline be maintained amongst the inmates of the hostels and nobody be allowed to destroy precious time of his fellow students on account of political backup or financial or social status.

  4. In case of violation of discipline of the hostel by any student, no hesitation should be felt to strike him off till the time he mends his ways.

  5. Students should not be allowed to take ammunition of any kind in the hostels and in case of involvement of anybody in such act; he may be banned for all the time to come.

  6. Parents of the students be also apprised about the conduct of their children. Further, parents be also bound down to visit the hostel/institution of their children off and on to know about the activities of their children and in case of any deficiency they should take due care and caution.

ACCOMMODATION (for Postgraduate Students)



Every student is expected to live with his/her parents. A student who wishes to live with some close relative other than his/her parents should produce a written permission letter signed by his/her father or guardian that s/he can do so. The name of the relative, his occupation, designation, address and precise relation must be specified. It will not be enough to write that "the student is going to reside with his/her cousin", etc.





New Hostel


The boys Hostel for Undergraduate/Postgraduate students is called New Hostel. This year accommodation facility is open for all BA/BSc (Hons.), MPhil and PhD students.


Girls Hostel


The hostel accommodation facility is available for the BA/BSc academic year 2014-2015. For MS/MPhil students accommodation is subject to the availability of rooms/seats. The criteria for admission in the hostel will be based on the academic merit.

Annual Charges For New Hostel & Girls Hostel  


Admission Fee Nil
Mess Security (Refundable) Rs. 8,000
Service Charges Rs. 23,000
Reading Room Charges Rs. 400
Welfare Fund Rs. 650
Development Fund Rs. 500
Common Room Charges Rs. 500
Miscellaneous Rs. 800
Computer Lab Charges Rs. 500
Total Charges Rs. 34,350


Room Rent Detail


Room Rent  
Four Seater Rs. 3600
Caution Money for Room Rent Rs. 1000
Total Rs. 4600





  1. No visitors shall be accommodated in the hostel under any circumstances.

  2. Monthly Hostel dues have to be submitted by the 10th of every month.

  3. Any damage to the hostel property shall be the responsibility of the boarder.

  4. No boarder shall be allowed to poses precious item and excessive money in the hostel. The hostel administration shall not be responsible of any lose or damage in this regards.

  5. Weapons and drugs of any kind are strictly prohibited in the hostel. Such possession shall lead to immediate expulsion.

  6. The hostel gate shall be closed at 10:00pm daily with the exception of Saturday and no boarder shall be allowed to enter or leave the hostel after that time.

  7. Any activity resulting in upsetting the hostel discipline shall be dealt with strictly.

  8. Musical instruments of any kind are prohibited in the hostel and they shall be confiscated if found and shall not be returned.

  9. Boarders shall not behave rudely or in an impolite manner with the hostel servants or any member of the hostel administration.

  10. Political, Religious Ethic, and Student Grouping and following in is not allowed in the hostel.

  11. In case of more then two holidays in the university, the hostel shall also remain closed and no boarder shall allowed to stay.

  12. Failing to following hygienic condition and cleanliness shall need to fine or explosion for the hostel.

  13. In case of damages to Hostel Property, Hostel Security shall not be refunded and the boarder responsible shall be expelled.


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Security exercise performed at GCU


The law enforcement agencies staged a security drill on Saturday morning at Government College University (GCU) to improve preparedness for any kind of security situation, says a press release. Besides City Division Police, quick response force, bomb disposal squad and Rescue 1122, the security guards of the university also participated in the drill and countered mock terrorist attack on the university.


Later, SP City Haroon Joiya addressing the boarding students of the university said it was a routine security drill and it didn't mean there was any specific or immediate threat. He said exercise was just aimed at providing optimum security to the future of the country. He called on the students not to fear evil saying they were on a sacred mission to get education for their enlightenment and prosperity of the country. The SP City requested the students to always remain vigilant. He shared all the emergencies with the students asking them to report any suspicious activity immediately to the police. He also briefed them about the Standard Operating Procedures for any emergency or security situation.


Speaking on the occasion, Vice-Chancellor Prof Hassan Shah lauded special efforts of police for providing security to GCU. He said chief minister also held a detailed meeting with vice-chancellors to ensure safety and bright future of the youth of the country, while Higher Education Department was providing extensive support to the students.


The students also showed great enthusiasm and requested the police to provide NCC training to them. 





Iqbal’s first residence in Lahore discovered

The ambiguity that surrounds the first residence of Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal in Lahore has finally ended as a committee comprising distinguished professors and experts have discovered the room where Poet of the East had shifted to from his hometown Sailkot in 1895 and spent five crucial years of his student life till 1900.

The cubical, located at the then Boarding House (now Allama Iqbal Hostel) of the Government College (University) Lahore most astonishingly, is still in the same condition as was during the Allama Iqbal’s stay, and no renovation or alteration has been made to it during the last 120 years, said GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah while inaugurating the Iqbal’s room along with his grandson Muneeb Iqbal.

The committee comprising Distinguished Professor Dr Khursheed Rizvi, Distinguished Professor Dr Zaheer Ahmed Siddique and Iqbal Hostel Superintendent Dr Khalid Mahmood Sanjarani, who is PhD on Iqbal from Germany, searched and reviewed all the available literary and historical references to ascertain the room at the GC Boarding House where Allama Iqbal spent the most memorable and precious time of his youth.

Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah and Muneeb Iqbal, the grandson of Allama Iqbal, inaugurate the

Allama Iqbal’s room discovered through an article of Ghulam Bhik Nairang at the Government College University Lahore.

The most authentic evidence which helped in tracing the room was an article of Iqbal’s contemporary at the Government College Lahore and close friend, Ghulam Bhik Nairang (September 26, 1876 - October 16, 1952), who had elaborately sketched Iqbal’s personality as student and the exact location of his cubical in the college’s Boarding House which was later named after Allama Iqbal.

Addressing the inauguration, Muneeb Iqbal said it was one of the last wishes of his father (the late Justice Javed Iqbal) that the room of Allama Iqbal at the Boarding House of GC be ascertained and preserved. He said this room was first residence of Allama Iqbal in Lahore and it was here his journey to become Poet of the East had started and flourished. Muneeb said no other residence of Allama Iqbal was 100 percent preserved as this room where not a single brick was replaced. He wished that he could spend time in this room and feel the spirit, feelings and thoughts of his grandfather. 

The Vice Chancellor said it was a national obligation on the part of the university administration to discover and preserve this national heritage site. The committee has recommended to the Vice Chancellor that instead of converting this room into a museum; it should be maintained in its original condition and the academic toppers be given opportunities to stay in the room for shorter periods.   

A list of poems written by Allama Iqbal during his stay at the Government College Lahore was placed in the room along with the books and manuscripts of his poetry. The excerpts from the article of Ghulam Bhik Nairang are also exhibited in the room. Even, the wooden chair and table placed in the room was also from the hostel’s furniture stock of 1890s.

Dr Khalid Sanjarani said it had always been evident from college records that Allama Iqbal had stayed at the GC Boarding House but nobody knew about the exact room. He said that the complete hostel had been declared the National Heritage Site by the Pakistan Archeology Department.

Professor Khusrheed Rizvi said Ghulam Bhik Nairang had given a crystal clear location of Iqbal’s room and without his article, it was impossible to locate this national heritage. He said that there were other articles about student life of Iqbal in the books of history and literature but nobody had elaborated the location of Iqbal’s room in the hostel.

Later, Vice Chancellor Prof Shah and Muneeb Iqbal inaugurated the 125 years celebrations of the Boarding House which was established in 1891 and named after Allama Iqbal in the year 1967. Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Director General (licensing) Javiad Iqbal and former superintendents and wardens of the hostel also attended the celebrations.







New Hostel

Mr. Khadim Ali Khan


(for undergraduate and postgraduate students only)


Tel: + 92 (42) 99210679


Quaid-i-Azam Hostel

Dr. Mohammad Nouman Sarwar Qureshi



Tel: + 92 (42) 99213370


Iqbal  Hostel

Dr. Khalid Mahmood Sanjarani



Tel: + 92 (42) 99213369


Girls Hostel

Mrs. Rubina Murtaza,


Church Road, Near Punjab Civil Secretariat, Lahore


Tel: + 92 (42) 99210592


GCU Faculty Mess

Adjacent Quaid-i-Hostel, GCU Lahore.

Dr. Muhammad Ibrahim


+92 (42) 111-000-010 Ext: 285

Dr. Mohammad Nouman Sarwar Qureshi


+92 (42) 111-000-010 Ext: 460




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