Vice Chancellor: Prof. (Meritorious) Dr. M. Khaleeq-ur-Rahman, Izaz-i-Kamal

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GCU M.PHIL CHEMISTRY STUDENT EARNS DISTINCTION

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Muhammad Hasnain Haider currently studying in M. Phil in chemistry has been selected for fully funded merit scholarship in one of the largest research group in the world based in United Kingdom. Haider stood first not only among Pakistanis but also among the students from different countries competing for this scholarship. The research group is working on industrial applications of different organometallic compounds. He got Gold Medal in his Masters from GC University Lahore. He also served Chemistry department of GC University Lahore as internee Lecturer. Haider has opined that “Pakistanis especially Ravians are on the top in all over the world”. 

(22-10-2008)

Punjab Government Appoints Dr. Akram Kashmiri as Chairman BISE Lahore

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The Punjab government has appointed Dr Muhammad Akram Kashmiri, Professor of Chemistry, GC University, Lahore, as Chairman Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Lahore. Prof Akram Kashmiri joined Government College Lahore in 1976. He served the Chemistry department as chairman for 12 years and dean faculty of Science GCU Lahore for five years.

(18-09-2008)

National workshop on Crystallography concludes

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The closing ceremony of 2-day National Workshop on Crystallography was held under the aegis of the Department of Chemistry, GCU Lahore. There were about 100 participants who attended the lectures, delivered by renowned Crystallographers of the country, and received hands-on-training on the latest Single Crystal X-ray Diffractometer installed in the Department with financial support of HEC. Prof. Dr. Jamil Ahmed and Prof. Dr. Muhammad Nawaz Tahir made their presentations on “Symmetry and Single Crystal Structure Solution and Refinement”. Prof. Dr. Amin-ul-Haq, Dean of Sciences and Technology, GCU Lahore, gave away shields to the guest speakers and certificates to the participants of the workshop.

(27-08-2008)

 

Advance Research Based Education Stress: 2-Day Crystallography National Workshop Held at GCU

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Prof. Khairat M. Ibne Rasa Ex-Vice Chancellor Punjab University has said that the present day world is moving so rapidly in the realm of scientific and technological advancements that we need to focus on advanced research based education in our country to compete the rest of the world. He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of the 2-Day national workshop on Crystallography (Single Crystal Structure Determination) being held here under the auspices of the Chemistry Department at the Fazal-e-Hussain Hall of the university. He stated that those countries who are technologically advanced also dominate politically. “We have to pay attention to the scientific development and in this context, we need to raise the level of academics and research activities” Dr. Khairat said and added that GCU Lahore is working befittingly in the promotion of research based educational activities and would contribute to the scientific knowledge to make the country strong.

Speaking on the occasion Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab said on the occasion that Pakistan need to realize the human capital deficit besides other deficits because the pace at which the present day world is moving is far too fast. He said that we have very few people highly educated in the country as we have failed to ensure sufficient facilities to promote higher education. “The future obviously is in the hands of bright and productive scientists of Pakistan and GCU Lahore is endeavoring to promote quality education at the campus, the VC said and lauded the working of the research group in Chemistry lead by Dr. Islam Ullah Khan”.

Earlier, in his welcome address, Chairperson Chemistry Department GCU Lahore Dr. Muhammad Saeed Iqbal apprised the participants about the objectives of the workshop. He also told about the state of the art laboratory established at GCU with the generous funding of the Higher Education Commission. He further told that this laboratory has so far produced 40 research papers.

(26-08-2008)

 

PROF. DR. ISLAM ULLAH KHAN RECEIVES BEST UNIVERSITY TEACHER AWARD

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Prof. Dr. Islam Ullah Khan Department of Chemistry Government College University Lahore, has received the Best University Teacher Award for the year 2007 in a ceremony arranged by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) at Islamabad.

 

Chairman HEC Prof. Dr. Atta-Ur-Rehman presented a certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 100,000/- to Dr. Islam Ullah Khan on the occasion. The Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab has commended Dr. Islam Ullah Khan for attaining the award and has hoped that he would continue enhancing his academic and research activities in the realm of Chemistry in future as well.

(21-05-2008)

 

 

GCU AWARDS PH.D  TO MUHAMMAD IKRAM IN CHEMISTRY

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The GC University Lahore has awarded Ph.D degree to Muhammad Ikram in the subject of Chemistry after the approval of his thesis titled “Chemistry of Straw Based, Chemi-Thermo Mechanical Pupling Black Liquor and its Chemical and Biological Treatment”. Prof. Dr. Akram Kashmiri supervised the thesis.

 

(20-05-2008)

 

 

Academic programs need to be more effective and qualitatively efficient Vice Chancellor speaks on the joint presentation of Chemistry and QEC

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Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor has said that in order to ensure quality education in all the discipline at the GC University Lahore, all efforts are being made to match up the requisites of the aforesaid necessity.  He was addressing participants of an exit meeting with the Department of Chemistry arranged by the Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) of the GCU. The meeting focused on the presentation on ‘Program Quality Assurance Report’ (PQAR) for B.Sc (Hons) 4-year Program (2005-2009). He appreciated the efforts made by the department and QEC which has covered this mileage and hoped that the quality assurance exercise and academic planning go together in furthering the academic excellence. “Academic programs need to be more effective and qualitatively efficient and all the departments need to carry out rigorous efforts in this regard”, he said and added that studies in the disciplines of sciences need to be evaluated rationally.

Earlier, Chairperson Chemistry department of the GCU Prof. Dr. Akram Kashmiri made a detailed and comprehensive presentation on the preparation of Program Quality Assurance Report (PQAR). He informed the participants that the curriculum of Chemistry is based upon the theme of experimental sciences and has the aim to produce useful citizens for the state and the society. He said that the mission of the department Chemistry is to take a leading role in discovering useful knowledge, preparing Chemistry graduates for future challenges in education, research, entrepreneurship and social sectors of our society. He also described the outcomes of the PQAR and stressed upon the importance of Industry-Academia Linkage. Prof. Dr. Saeed Iqbal also spoke on the occasion and detailed the development and maintenance of the course files. He also highlighted the importance of strengthening of labs and infra-structure facilities, periodical reviews of curricula and introduction of a feed back system.

The Dean faculty of Sciences and Technology Prof. Dr. Amin ul Haq Khan applauded Dr. Kashmiri and his team efforts for rigorously carrying out the exercise and setting the standard form for the other departments of the university. He also stressed upon the fact that now the QEC and all the other departments can co-exist in order to ensure quality. Dean of Arts and Social Sciences, Director, and Consultant QEC were present on the occasion.

(25-02-2008)

 

GCU ORGANIZED LECTURE

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The Sustainable Development Study Center organized a lecture presentation by Dr. Malik Asghar Naeem in the Fazal-e-Hussain Reading Room. The guest speaker apprised the participants about the SIDA-AIT Urban Research Planning Project which is launched in ten countries including Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Phillipines, Thailand and Sri Lanka. He also detailed the chalked out research themes and cross cutting themes for the sustainable cities project. Dean of Sciences and Technology and Director SDSC Prof. Dr. Amin Ul Haq thanked the guest speaker for his insightful lecture presentation. A large number of students attended the program and asked various questions relating to the concerned topic.

(13-11-2008)

GC University-ECI (Oxford University) Pak field research program: British Scholars presents research work

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The Sustainable Development Study Center (SDSC) of the GCU Lahore organized research presentation of two international scholars from Oxford University UK and Imperial College London in the Fazal-e-Hussain Reading Room.

Ms. Emily Woodhouse of the Imperial College of London, while making a presentation said that there is the deepening understanding of the linked socio-ecological system of Keti Bander in the context of climate change. She said that the coastal communities are at high risk and there is lack of research in Pakistan. She also elaborated resilience theory in detail and talked about the aims of her project study. The research scholar of the Oxford University Youshey Zakiuddin made his presentation on his research work carried on Kunjerab National Park, Deosai National Park and mountain areas. He apprised the participants that the central Karakorum National Park is one of Pakistan’s most fascinating landscapes and has within its boundaries the country’s highest peak the K2. Talking about the Deosai National Park (DNP), he said, it is located on among the highest plateaus in the world.

Ali Hassan Habib, Director General WWF Pakistan said on the occasion that they are delighted to partner with GCU. He said that WWF encourages international scholars and scholars from within the country in carrying out their research work and described nature conservation is not a short term prospect rather it requires long term planning.

The chief guest Director General ASSMS GCU Lahore Dr. A.D. Raza Choudary highly appreciated the research work of the scholars and said that their activity would help in gathering maximum information in perspective of their dissertations. Earlier, Dean, Faculty of Sciences and Technology Director SDSC Prof. Dr. Amin-ul-Haq introduced the guest speakers and told about the objective of their presentations.

(25 -07-2008)

SDSC WILL ORGANIZE PRESENTATION under the GCU-ECI Pak Field Research Program ON 4th JUNE, 2008 AT Fazal-i-Hussain READING ROOM

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The Sustainable Development Study Center (SDSC) is organizing research presentation of two international scholars from Oxford University and Imperial College UK in the Fazal-e-Hussain Hall on 4th June 2008 (Wednesday) at 10:30 A.M. The SDSC of the GCU Lahore is organizing this program under the GCU-ECI (Oxford University) Pak Field Research Program. Emily Woodhouse is an academic researcher and will be carrying out research on the effects of climate change on coastal ecology and communities in Keti Bunder, Thatta in collaboration with Indus for All Program WWF-Pakistan.

(03-06-2008)

 

 

Poverty ROOTS cause of environment degradation: Dr. Abid Qaiyum Suleri DELIVERS A LECTURE ON “Policy led Poverty Environmental Nexus”

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It has been observed in 20 districts of the country that 40% people are poor, illiterate and they are facing serious problems like insecurity of food and drinking water, it was expressed by Dr. Abid Qaiyum Suleri today in a special lecture on “Policy led Poverty Environmental Nexus” here organized by Sustainable Development Study Center (SDSC).He also said that Agriculture sector is being ignored in our country which is the major employment-providing segment. He emphasized on the individual responsibilities of every citizen so that pressure from the bottom could be shifted to higher authorities to take effective steps and modify their policies to eradicate poverty which is the root cause of environment degradation and un-sustainability in developing countries.  He quoted the river as water pollution in this regard. Dr. Nuzrat Yar Khan briefed the vision of Sustainable Development Study Center. Prof. Dr. Amin-ul-Haq Khan Director SDSC thanked the speaker and presented a souvenir shield to the guest speaker.

 

(23-01-2008)

 

 

GCU NINE Faculty members awarded Research PRODUCTIVITY ALLOWANCE

 

Pakistan Council for Science & Technology (PCST) has announced to award nine faculty members of GC University Lahore with the Research Productivity Allowance for the year 2007-08. The allowance has been awarded to these scientists because of their outstanding research contribution in Physic and Biological Science which was published in international impact factor journals of high repute. The scientists who have been given this allowance include: Dr. G. Murtaza, Dr. Hassan Amir Shah, Dr. Riaz Ahmad, Ms. Nazish Rubab, Mr. Shahid Ali (Physics), Dr. Ijaz Mujtaba Ghauri (Physics, CASP), Dr. Abdul Wahid (Botany), Dr. Muhammad Athar Abbasi (Chemistry) and Dr. Sikandar Ali (IIBT)

 

It is pertinent to mention here that out of the nine faculty members who would be awarded the productivity allowance five awards have gone to the Physics Department. It is interesting to note also that two Ph. D students, Nazish Rubab and Shahid Ali have also been awarded the PCST productivity award. This is a special moment of pride for the Physics Department which over the last few years has established itself as a leader in research at GCU. The Physics Department is active in research in the area of Plasma Physics, Material Science and Nuclear Medical data analysis. The Physics Department has five Tenure Track positions and three foreign faculty members under the HEC Program.

 

The Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab has congratulated these scientists on their extra ordinary achievement in research and assured that all out resources would be utilized to promote research culture of international standard in the university.

(11-06-2008)

DR. SYED MUHAMMAD QAIM DELIVERS A LECTURE ON FUNDAMENTAL STUDIES OF ACCELERATORS

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Physics department organized a special lecture of Prof. Dr. Syed Muhammad Qaim, German National of Pakistani origin. He discussed about the different accelerators used in the medical applications. He also briefed the audience about fundamental studies of accelerators in the field of physics and other allied sciences. A large number of students and faculty attended the lecture.

 

(08-03-08)

 

 

Prof. Salimullah Plasma Physics expert says that Age of universe is about 20 Billion years

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The age of our universe is 20 billion years and the present conventional theory of the creation of the universe is the big bang. This was said by Prof Salimullah, Professor of Physics in the faculty of the GCU’s Physics Department, while delivering a special lecture at the Fazl-i-Husain reading room. He sketched in detail about geo-graphical and historical perspective of the universe and described the super clusters of galaxies. He also described the Cosmic Background Explorer (CBE) findings and detailed the astronomical and cosmological implications of the creation of the universe. The lecture was attended by students of the department while a question answer session was also held in the end.

(17-01-2008)

 

DR. NUSRAT JAHAN WILL ACT AS ACTING CHAIRPERSON IN JULY 2008

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Dr. Nusrat Jehan Associate Professor of Zoology will look after the work of Chairperson Zoology Department from 4-07-2008 to 31-07-2008

 

(08-07-2008)


Two Zoology Faculty members to participate in research Program on fish immunology at Aberdeen University

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The Chairperson Zoology Department of GC University Lahore Prof. Dr. Muhammad Sharif Mughal and Assistant Professor Ms. Ayesha Shuja will leave for the University of Aberdeen, Britain from July 4, 2008 on a four week visit to participate in the research on “Fish Immunology”. They two are proceeding to UK under the Higher Education Commission-British Council Research Link Program between the Zoology Department of GCU Lahore and the School of Biological Sciences of the University of Aberdeen, UK.

(03-07-2008)

GCU ZOOLOGY DEPARTMENT HOSTS ANNUAL LUNCH

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The Zoology Department today arranged its annual lunch at the university campus. Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor along with deans, academic and administrative heads of departments and large number of post graduate students of the Zoology Department attended the ceremony.

 

(19-04-2008)

 

 

GCU STUDENT COMPLETES A RESEARCH PROJECT ON “SETTING UP A COUNSELING SERVICE AT A PRIVATE SCHOOL” 

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Ms. Mehreen Shahid completed a research project for MS in clinical psychology entitled “setting up a counseling service at a private school” under the supervision of Dr. Asir Ajmal of GC University. The results shows that an effective school psychology program can be setup with in a school with the cooperation of the administration and teachers, Further Findings are that a major improvement in students’ behaviors based on individual therapy that was administered to them during the study it also showed that younger teachers were interested in improving their teaching styles in order to create a healthier class room environment. It was effectively demonstrated using workshops and lectures that providing reinforcement is a stronger approach in changing student behavior than punishment.

 

(30-04-2008)

 

DR. ASIR AJMAL ELECTED PRESIDENT PACP

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Prof. Dr. Asir Ajmal Department of Psychology has been unanimously elected the President of Pakistan Association of Clinical Psychologists (PACP) for the years 2008 -2010 in the general body meeting of the association. The Association (PACP) was founded in 1980s and Dr. Muhammad Ajmal father of Dr. Asir Ajmal was elected its first President.

The Vice Chancellor GCU Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab has congratulated the newly elected body of the Clinical psychologists and hoped that they would do their best effort to promote the culture of Clinical psychology for better Pakistani society.

(08-04-2008)

 

Vice Chancellor Inaugurated 2nd Day of Clinical Psychology Conference

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Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore said “Every society in modern age has its share of troubles and tribulations and every person has his share of the social distress of one kind or another. In such circumstances, people need the guidance of Clinical psychologists to cope with their personal problems.” He was addressing the inaugural session of the 10th National Conference on ‘Clinical Psychology in the Service of Community’ held here today in the Bokhari auditorium of the varsity. “The GCU has introduced number of professional training courses including MS Clinical Psychology” he added.

 

“We would like to see the Clinical Psychologists working for those segments of society which are generally neglected, the underprivileged, the abandoned, the marginalized, and the oppressed”, Dr. Khalid hoped and said that the Clinical Psychology is a young profession and it has a long way to go to improve its knowledge and skills. “If the Clinical Psychologists wish to establish themselves as professionals, they will have to pay attention to ethical issues when interacting with clients and others”, he further said. The VC urged the Clinical Psychologists to their pool their knowledge and expertise for the greater good of the community.  

 

Prof. Dr. Zahid Mehmood President Pakistan Association of Clinical Psychologists and Director Clinical Psychology Department GCU Lahore and said that that psychology exists within a social-cultural context therefore we have to develop an indigenous knowledge base for ourselves.  “The states like anxiety, stress, depression and other signs of distress are becoming more and rifer in the community” he added He told about the training programmes and services of his department during the earthquake and its aftermath.

 

The General Secretary of the PACP presented the annual report of the Pakistan Association of Clinical Psychologists.

The scientific session-I in the day’s proceedings was chaired by Dr. Ruhi Khalid. Clinical Psychologists made their presentations on ‘the stigmatization of psychiatric illness, management of learning disabilities in Pakistan, assessment of adaptive behavior: utility and relevance in Pakistani context, differential impact of home-based and school-based training programs on down’s syndrome children and social anxiety among adolescents living with single parent families in this session,.

(05-04-2008)

 

 

10TH NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY STARTS WITH WORKSHOPS

 

The 10th National Conference on “Clinical Psychology in the service of Community” started at GCU Lahore. Four workshops ‘Healing through Hypnosis’ ‘Management of Depression’ ‘a Mini Marathon’ ‘Stress Management’ were addressed by Maqbool Babari, Asma Ayub, Nauman Qureshi and Rubina Mehmood respectively.

 

“These training workshops aimed at providing the expertise and skills to the trained and the novice alike” Prof. Dr. Zahid Mehmood Director Clinical Psychology Department GCU said. “Workshops are open to the members of the Pakistan Association of Clinical Psychologists and students of Psychology from other institutions of the country, he added.

(03-04-2008)

 

GCU TO HOLD 10TH NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

 

The Clinical Psychology Department is organizing its 10th National Conference on “Clinical Psychology in the Service of Mankind” from April 3 to 6, 2008 at the Bokhari Auditorium. Prominent psychologists across the country will present their research papers.

 

The inaugural ceremony of the conference will be held in the Bokhari Auditorium of the varsity on 5th April 2008 at 9:00 a.m. The Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab would be the chief guest. President Pakistan Association of Clinical Psychologists and Chairman Clinical Psychology Department GCU Lahore Dr. Zahid Mehmood would present the welcome address. The scientific session-I of the conference would be held at Bokhari Auditorium and chaired by Dr. Ruhi Khalid.

 

Scientific session-II and III of the conference would be held in the Fazal-e-Hussain Hall of the varsity on 6th April 2008. The key-note speakers would make their expressions in perspective of the clinical psychology in the service of mankind. For details please Click Here.

 

(01-04-2008)

COLLABORATION AMONG EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS URGED

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Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore has underscored the need to promote cooperation and collaboration among the educational institutions in order to encourage research on key economic issues and challenges and fill the gap that currently exists in terms of qualified human resource.

Prof Dr Khalid Aftab stated this while addressing the inaugural session of the PIDE’s (Pakistan Institute of Development Economics) Golden Jubilee Seminar jointly organized by the GCU Department of Economics and PIDE.

He said the shortage of quality manpower was the biggest deficit. He referred to the experiences of British Universities which were coming together and pooling resources to produce quality graduates and research for the greater benefit of the society. He appreciated PIDE’s contribution in the field of economic and social research and hoped that collaborative research would be encouraged in educational institutions in future.

PIDE Vice Chancellor Dr Rashid Amjad highlighted the contributions made by institute in recent years after attaining the status of the university. He said the PIDE had served as a good intellectual hub for economists of the country.

Dr Ijaz Nabi, Dean Faculty of Social Studies Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), underlined the need to research on fiscal and current account issues which were big problems of the economy. The inaugural session was followed by a panel discussion on “Food Security Issues in Pakistan.” In the end, GCU vice chancellor proposed to launch another discussion on the political economy of the agriculture in order to address the questions raised by the students focusing on mismanagement of resources and lack of will on the part of the policy makers to implement policies in letter and spirit.

(22-12-2008)

(Courtesy: The NEWS Lahore)

Dr. Eric Rahim delivers lecture on “Entrepreneur in Schumpeter’s Theory of Development-I”

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The Economics Department organized a special lecture on “Entrepreneur in Schumpeter’s Theory of Development-I” delivered by Dr. Eric Rahim of the Business School Strathclyde University, UK at the PG Library Auditorium. Dr. Eric highlighted the Schumpeter’s Theory of Development. The central focus of his thought provoking lecture was to discuss the characteristics and role of an entrepreneur. Dr. Eric also discussed the entrepreneur as a leader. He further highlighted entrepreneurs as an innovator. He also detailed the idea of “creative destruction”. Later, Dr. Eric answered questions put up by the students. The program proceeding was   conducted by Aqueel Imtiaz Wahga, Assistant Link Co-coordinator, GCU-Strathclyde University Higher Education Link (2007-09).

(31-10-2008)

GCU HOLDS SEMINAR ON WTO NAMA NEGOTIATIONS

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Dr. Muhammad Saeed Commercial Counsellor, permanent mission of Pakistan to the WTO, Geneva has said that multi-lateral route is the only option for the countries like Pakistan and ambitious outcome in NAMA negotiations are extremely important for Pakistan’s future economic growth. He was addressing to the seminar on the issues and challenges associated with WTO NAMA negotiations, Pakistan’s position and perspective in the Fazl-e-Husain Reading Room of the University. The lecture was organized by the GCU’s Economic Department.

 

The guest speaker discussed in detail the Pakistan’s objective in NAMA and apprised participants about the simple “Swiss Formula”. He said Pakistan is peculiar on account of its export Basket concentrated in textile and clothing. He said that ambitious NAMA outcome can promote or export through additional market access, by reducing the existing tariff gap, reduction of input costs and diversification of exports markets and products. He further said that benefits of international policies can be best reaped by pro actively adjusting our national policies.

 

Vice Chancellor GCU Dr. Khalid Aftab while expressing his views on the occasion said that ultimate success of manufacturing sector would depend on the productivity i.e. efficiency and technological capability and we have to ensure quality of more inputs and enhance the level of efficiency to compete in the outside world. Dr. Khalid further said that there is a need to perceive the challenges of post WTO era and we at GCU are endeavoring to run short courses on market demanded discipline studies besides degree courses. Dr. Khalid Aftab appreciated the efforts made by the Economics department for running the WTO course.  

 

Mr. Inam-ul-Haq, Ms. Mehnaz Baur and Prof. Salah Uddin participated in the panel discussion. Kinnaird College, Lahore College for Women University and  GCU economics department students attended the seminar.

 

Later Dr. Khalid Aftab and Dr. Muhammad Saeed awarded certificates to the participants of the WTO short course.

(26-04-2008)

 

 

GCU ARRANGES SPECIAL LECTURE ON WTO

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The Economics Department organised a special lecture on "WTO Challenges and Opportunities: Policy Makers Perspective" in the seminar room of the department.

Nasim Qureshi of the Ministry of Textiles, the key-note speaker, made a comprehensive presentation on the WTO historic perspective, its rules and principles and he described in detail the role of WTO in the international trade scenario.

Delivering his lecture, Nasim Qureshi said that in the environment of competitiveness, both the developed and the developing countries needed to concentrate on quality assurance of their export goods. He also talked about the WTO agreements and apprised the audience about the structure of the WTO. He said, "WTO strengthens the basis of international trade and its member countries have to accept all the multilateral trade agreements." Nasim Qureshi further said that WTO agreements promised trade liberalisation, integration of economies into the global trading system, removal of tariff and non tariff barriers and easier access to markets. He also described the current situation being faced by the Pakistani traders in the global trade perspective.

Later, Prof Salahuddin presented a souvenir to Nasim Qureshi.

18-03-08)

(Courtesy: The Nation)

 

 

Invited Lecture on “Policymaker’s Perspective on the Threats and Challenges of WTO in Pakistan

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The Economics Department is holding a WTO Invited Lecture on “Policymaker’s Perspective on the Threats and Challenges of WTO in Pakistan” on March 22nd 2008. Mr. Nasim Qureshi of the Ministry of Textiles Pakistan would be the speaker.

 

(20-03-2008)

 

 

Dr. Kemal DELIVERS A LECTURE ON Trade Policy Options to Pakistan

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The Economics department arranged a special lecture of Dr. A. R. Kemal followed by question answer session. The topic of the lecture was Trade Policy Options to Pakistan. The guest speaker highlighted the various factors essential for the boost of country’s exports and detailed those factors which are involved in pushing the country’s economy at languishing position. He said that in order to attain the higher standards in the production of goods, we need to create a conducive business environment. He said we need to strengthen supply capacity and establish conformity assessment infrastructure, remove regulatory, uncertainty, consolidation of labour levies, improving law and order situation, credible regulatory agencies and development of export promotion zone. He further said that we need to remove insufficiency in custom procedures and should strengthen freight, shipping and transport infrastructure. “Pakistan still relies on a handful of products for exports and her exports mainly are destined to the developed world”, Dr. Kemal said and added that we have not been able yet to explore the trading markets in Africa.

(11-02-2008)

 

 

GCU Lahore - Cranfield University 3-Year Study Link Programme Concludes

SMEDA-GCU DEAL ON SMALL INDUSTRIES

 

The small and medium enterprise development authority (SMEDA) has signed a Memorandum of understanding with the GC University to extend cooperation in training programmes and research projects, especially in the field of SME management and entrepreneurship.

 

According to the MoU signed by SMEDA CEO Shahid Rashid and Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor GCU here on Tuesday, both the institutions have agreed to undertake joint initiatives for development of educational and training programmes in entrepreneurship and SMEs, conduct collaborative research projects on entrepreneurship, SMEs and technology transfer issues, hold national and international conferences, symposia and training workshops. The agreement also allows internship for GCU students at SMEDA and exchange of research and other information material of mutual interest.

 

(03-12-2008)

Courtesy: Dawn

 

 

GGS organizes a LECTURE ON EARTHE QUAKE

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The Garrett Geographic Society, Department of Geography GC University Lahore arranged a special lecturer on Earthquake at Fazl-e-Hussain Reading Room on 18th December 2008. Prof Mrs Azra Mohsin, Ex-Head of Department, Gulberg College for Women Lahore, delivered the lecture on earthquake. She discussed history, causes and distribution of the earthquake in Azad Kashmir (2005) and Quetta (2008).

 (19-12-2008)

(Courtesy: The Post Lahore)

ICAST 2008

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Institute of Geographical Information Systems - National University of Sciences and Technology Islamabad (IGIS-NUST) is organizing 2nd International Conference on Advances in Space Technologies “Space in the Service of Mankind” 0n 29-30 November 2008 at Islamabad Click Click Here for details.

(12-06-2008)

 

CERTIFICATE AWARDING CEREMONY OF DIGITAL CARTOGRAPHY COURSE AT GCU

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The Certificate Awarding Ceremony of the 6-day refresher course on Digital Cartography was held on Sunday evening at Fazal-e-Hussain reading room. Addressing on the occasion, Dean of Sciences and Technology GCU Lahore Prof. Dr. Amin-ul-Haq said that the introduction of GIS and digital cartography will be very useful in many different fields of study like biology, geology, ecology, mineralogy, geography, urban studies and regional planning etc. The dean also commended the efforts for organizing the course on digital cartography in a befitting manner.

 

Chairperson Geography department of GCU Lahore Prof. Ali Iqtidar Mirza said that the refresher course consisted of a series of lectures and lab exercises with hand on training arch view GIS technology. He further said that the major objectives of the course was to introduce the essential elements of the geography information system to the participants and added that the other objective of the course was to stimulate internet in GIS activities that vital role in modern development and cartography. He particularly thanked the resource person Prof. Dr. Jamil Hassan Kazmi for his extending services and guidance to the course participants.

 

Later the chief guest of the ceremony awarded certificates to the course participants.

 

(02-06-2008)

 

Geography department organizes Six-day refresher course on digital cartography

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A six day refresher course on digital cartography with hands- on training on Geographical Information System (GIS) started today in the main lab of the computer science department GCU Lahore. Prof. Dr. Jamil Hassan Kazmi Head of the Geography department Karachi University chaired the inaugural ceremony of the course. Addressing on the occasion chairperson geography department said that the newly launched graduate program has full year specialization/internship-based program in GIS (Geographical Information System), the students after getting honors degree, would also be capable in the areas of remote sensing, spatial planning, geomantic digital cartography and digital image processing. He informed the participants that the Geography department has developed external links with Punjab Housing and Town Planning Agency for a comprehensive internship based program. He said that the Vice Chancellor Dr. Khalid Aftab always be very kind and helpful in the promotion of the subject.

The participants who attended the course included: Inam-Ul-Haq, Geologist  Directorate General of Mines and Minerals, Punjab, Lahore,  Prof. Dr. Tabassum Jamal, Professor, Department of Geography, University of the Punjab, Khadija Shakrullah,  Center for South Asian Studies University of the Punjab, Nayyer Nawaz, Ijaz Hadayat, Assistant Director, Allah Yar, Manager Geology Mapping (Punjab Mines & Minerals department),  Lahore, Mumtaz Khan Niazi, Survey and Drawing Officer, Lahore Region, Lahore. Imran Siddique Kokab, Assistant Registrar (Admin-I), University of the Punjab, Lahore, Ambreena Mubashir, Lecturer, Department of Geography, Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore, Luqman Haider, GIS Developer, Punjab Municipal Development Fund Company, Muhammad Arslan Asim, Lecturer, UET Lahore. Muhammad Ashraf Javid, Lecturer, UET Lahore, Zahid Hussain Javed Akhter, Assistant Director (Arch), PHATA, Lahore, Riaz Ahmed, Assistant Director (TP), PHATA Lahore,  Kashif Shafique, Sohail Ahmed Umar Lecturers, Department of Geography, FCC University Lahore, Tallat Naseem, Deputy Manager Cartography & Survey, Directorate General of Mines and Minerals, Punjab  Lahore, Tayab Siddiqui, Geologist,  109-Rizwan Block Awan Town, Lahore, Khalid Javed, Deputy Director (T.P), MDA, Multan, Ch. Muhammad Asghar, XEN, Traffic Survey and Transport, MDA, Multan, Aqeel Victor, Lecturer, Sustainable Development Center GCU Lahore, Muhammad Samee Ullah Khan, Assistant Director (Building Control), RDA, Rawalpindi, Mumtaz Ahmed, Deputy Secretary, HUD & PHED and Anwar Mueen-ud-din, Deputy Director (E&DC), FDA, Faisalabad.

Prof. Dr. Amin-ul-Haq , Dean of Science and Technology would be Chief Guest of the concluding ceremony to be held on June 01, 2008 at Fazal-e-Hussain reading room.

(28-05-2008)

 

GCU GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT STARTS internship program for Spatial Planning WITH PHATA

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A comprehensive internship program for Spatial Planning in the Punjab Housing and Town Planning Agency (PHATA) has also been started by the geography department. The Vice Chancellor has highly appreciated this development and termed it a break through in the discipline of Geography. 

(26-04-2008)

 

GCU PLANNED REFRESHER COURSE ON “DIGITAL CARTOGRAPHY”

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The Department of Geography of GC University has planed to organize a refresher course in digital cartography. This course has been designed while keeping in view the rising market demand as it would help in the promotion of sophisticated tools in the process of map making.  

 

The Chairman Department of Geography told that the course would also include ARC view interface, Arc-view operation, Global Positioning System (GPS), image data processing and would particularly help in the creation and presentation of map. The course would start from May 27, 2008.

(26-04-2008)

 

GCU’s B.Sc (Hons) in Geography eligible to GET ADMISSION IN M.Sc (CD&EP) UET Lahore

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The students of Geography department of GCU after earning their B.A/B.Sc (Hons.) degree with geography as major subject would be eligible for getting admission in M.Sc program in the Community Development and Environment Planning offered by the Department of City and Regional Planning (CRP) University of Engineering and Technology Lahore (UET).

(25-04-2008)

 

 

Geography DEPARTMENT ARRANGES A LECTURE ON 'advace geomorphology'

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Dr. Aftab Ahmad Butt delivered a lecture on the topic of 'Advance Geomorphology'. He discussed the Examples of Relief in Potohar and Shawalk range (Margla Hills). The guest speaker described that MEANDERS are present in old age of (river patron) but these features also shown in mountainous region especially in Kunhar River near Muzfarabad. He told the participants that if you travel through G.T road from Lahore to Rawalpindi you can see many features in Potohar region. Prof. Ali Iqtadar Mirza Chairperson Geography department said that the lecture certainly would help the students in adding to their knowledge and intellect. He thanked the guest speaker for his productive lecture and presented him souvenir.

(23-01-2008)

 

 

HEC taking steps to promote social sciences IN PAKISTAN - Dr. SOHAIL NAQVI SAYS ON THE INAUGURAL CEREMONY OF NATIONAL CONFERENCE AT GCU 

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Pakistan education planning could not focus on social sciences for three decades and we lost the whole generation but now Higher Education Commission (HEC) is taking all possible measures in order to promote social sciences and enrolment in universities from to 4 to 7 percent. All out funds are being mobilized in order to provide maximum foreign scholarships to provide better faculty and ameliorate the quality of education in the country. For this purpose, HEC has developed a new program of 1500 foreign scholarships which has been sent for approval to the higher authorities. It was expressed by the Executive Director HEC Dr. Sohail H. Naqvi in the inaugural  ceremony of the one day national conference on the “State of Social Sciences in Pakistan”  organized by faculty of Social Sciences GCU Lahore in collaboration with HEC Pakistan held in the Bokhari Auditorium of the GCU. He also lamented the low quality out put of colleges on account of declining standard of their graduates and told that HEC was improving the standards of curriculum and faculty by improving access in research and moulding curriculum in line with the national and global market needs and that merit based scholarships were being replaced by need based scholarships. He further said that a lot of scholarships for post doctorate are available but HEC doesn’t find suitable candidates for them. As many as 316 people have already been sent to various foreign universities for post doctorate.

The Vice Chancellor GCU Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab in his welcome address said that new universities in Pakistan, in recent years, have started defining their goals against the demands of time which is very harmful for the universities, as the primary role of the universities is to act as agent of social change and ensure cultural enlightenment. He stressed on launching of the  skill oriented programmes as  the greatest challenges for the dynamic universities is to strike a balance between the demands of the business world and that of the society. He expressed his concerns about the direction of the education and hoped that education would resolve the conflict between freedom and security and integrate morality and life. He said education is not confined just to the sciences rather it is lightening of fire in the minds through exposure of students to culture, literature, music and lot more.

He also criticized the “Policy of Guided Development” from above and declared it a barrier against institutional growth. “The real problem with Guided Model is that it dose not lead to an integrated and holistic institutional development”, he added.

Dr. Inayat-ullah, President Council of Social Sciences Islamabad made his presentation on the “state of social sciences in Pakistan 1947-2001”. The inaugural session was chaired by Dr. Pervaiz Tahir, Mehboob-ul-Haq Professor of Economics GCU Lahore.

The inaugural session was followed by research papers presentation session which was chaired by Prof. Dr. Zahid Mehmood Director Clinical Psychology GCU, Lahore. Dr. Ishrat Hussain, Chairman SS&H Development Committee HEC and Former Governor State Bank of Pakistan, while speaking on “Public Policy and Social Sciences” talked about public policy challenges, governance deficit, distributional inequalities, identity crises, food-water-energy crises and responsibility of Social Scientists. He said that social science discipline might have little market value but they generate externalities and lay the foundation for a socially and morally conscientious citizenship and humanistic understanding of the state, society, culture and institutions. He also said that social sciences courses should be mandated for even students of engineering, medical, agricultural, physical and biological sciences and business administration.

Shahid Javed Burki from Washington D.C, USA presented his paper on “Significance of the Development of Social Sciences for Effective Public Policy”. Prof. Mirza Athar Baig spoke on “The Possibility of indigenous theorization in social sciences: a Transition from Trans-disciplinary to Post-disciplinary Paradigm”

The third session consisted of discussants and was chaired by Prof. Dr. Anjum Saleemi and participated by Dr. Muhammad Waseem (LUMS), Dr. Muhammad Anwar (SSRC), Dr. Saba Gull Khattak (SDPI), Dr. Najma Najam (PU), Dr. Tahir Kamran and Dr. Asir Ajmal (GCU Lahore). The prominent participants of the conference included Sartaj Aziz, Prof. Dr. Sohail Ahmed Khan, Prof. Ahmed Hussain, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Khalid Pervaiz, Prof. Dr. M.A. Kashmiri, Sahibzada Faisal Khurshid and Prof. Dr. Kausar Sohail. A large number of students and faculty from all the public and private universities attended this conference.

(28-03-2008)

GCU MARKS WORLD PHILOSOPHY DAY

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Brett Philosophical Inter-disciplinary Society of GCU observed World Philosophy Day with a lecture delivered by Prof Dr Absar Ahmed, former Chairman of Punjab University Philosophy Department.

The focus of the lecture was the philosophical relation between power and human rights. He said human rights were not a Western concept; in fact Islam had been preaching this for 1400 years. He further stated that there was a perfect balance between power and human rights in Islam because only God was considered sovereign and supreme. A large number of students attended the lecture. The in-charge of the society, Ms Javeria, and other faculty members of the Philosophy Department were also present on the occasion.

(21-11-2008)

Open House Seminar on M.Phil Philosophy degree programme

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GC University Lahore, Department of Philosophy & Interdisciplinary Studies, is hosting an open House Seminar on the title M.Phil Degree Programme. The University plans to launch the programme in the academic session 2008-2010. An informal introduction of the M.Phil Philosophy Degree Progremme, covering broad areas of interest will be presented. The candidates holding postgraduate degree in the Philosophy and other disciplines may attend the seminar.

 

Schedule:

Date & day:    March 20, 2008 Thursday

Timing:          01:00 pm

Venue:          Department of Philosophy & Interdisciplinary Studies

 

Please send your confirmation by: March 19, 2008

 

E-mail for confirmation on : mirzaatharbaig@guc.edu.pk, dr.sobiatahir@gcu.edu.pk

For queries please contact: Dr. S. Alhaq: 0334-9794233,  Dr. Sobia Tahir: 0321-4700710

(12-03-2008)

 

 

Dr. Asir Ajmal will be acting chairperson from 28 July to 18 August 2008

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Dr. Asir Ajmal, Foreign Professor of Psychology will look after the Psychology Department in the absence of Dr. Kausar Suhail who is proceeding abroad to visit U.K. from 28-07-2008 to 18-08-2008.

 

(30-07-2008)

 

 

GCU’s Psychology Department WINS British Prime Minister’s Initiative for International Education (PMI2) Research Award

 

The Psychology Department of the GC University Lahore has won a prestigious British research award, the Prime Minister’s Initiative for International Education (PMI2). The Prime Minister’s Initiative supports and funds international research projects after vetting numerous applications from universities the world over. The Project Manager at the British Council described the quality of the bids put in by various universities as “very high”, adding that GC University, Lahore was selected from among an overwhelming number of applicants. The UK project partner is Swaran Singh, Professor of Social & Community Psychiatry at Warwick Medical School at University of Warwick, UK             

 

The Psychology Department of GCU will receive funding for its project titled “Cross-cultural Analysis of Expressed Emotions Construct in Families of Schizophrenic Patients: Development of Cultural Norms and Counseling Strategies”.

 

The PMI2 is a two-year funding program (2008-2010) for collecting data and carrying out research in Pakistan. However, Dr Kausar Sohail, Chairperson Department of Psychology, GCU Lahore has said that data will also collected from the UK, if ethical permission is obtained from British authorities, for comparing it with the information gathered locally. Dr. Kausar Sohail would be the project In-charge and two Ph. D students from her Department and one post doctoral faculty member will be involved in this project.

 

(23-06-2008)

 

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY EFFECTIVE FOR AUTISTIC CHILDREN

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A study conducted at GC University Lahore has shown that individual therapy and education may be highly effective with autistic children. It was revealed in a research project titled “Evaluation of multi-pronged intervention with autistic children conducted by Ms. Saliha Anjum. This particular action research has been supervised by Prof. Dr. Asir Ajmal and the findings show a prominent change in the child’s daily functioning including social interaction, compliance, self help, concentration, on-seat behavior, verbal communication and non-verbal behavior as result of individualized therapy and education on one to one basis.

(15-04-2008)

 

MENTAL HEALTH WEEK ENDS WITH INTER-VARSITY QUIZ, POSTER COMPETITION AND STAGE PLAYS

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With the ongoing Mental Health Week activities being held under the auspices of Dr. Ajmal Psychological Society, Inter-universities quiz competition was arranged at the Bokhari auditorium.

 

In the quiz competition teams from MAO College Lahore, Fatima Jinnah Women College Lahore, Garrison Degree College Lahore, Government Islamia College Civil Lines, Lahore and the host GCU Lahore participated. The topic of the quiz competition was ‘Psychological Assessment’. The Garrison Degree College team won the first position in the intervarsity quiz competition while Fatima Jinnah Women College and Government Islamic College Civil Lines got second and third positions respectively. Dr. Hamid Sheikh former Chairman Applied Psychology Department Punjab University Lahore gave away prizes to the winning teams. Expressing his views, Dr. Sheikh said that the Psychology Department of GCU Lahore has arranged the mental health activities in a befitting manner. He said the students of different colleges have made their excellent performances and shown keen interest towards understanding the different psychological aspects through their intelligencia and quick response during their quiz competition. Chairperson Department of Psychology GCU eulogized her department for making excellent arrangements of the Mental Health Week activities like the previous years and said that this has been the hall mark of the GCU Lahore that provides a congenial ambiance of academics.

 

The second part of activities was the Poster Competition in which  M. A. O College Lahore, Government Islamia College Civil Lines Lahore, Kinnaird College Lahore and the host GCU Lahore participated. The posters depicting diverse ideas pertaining to social life were on display.

 

The last activity of the day was stage plays. The four performances titled “Hawa Ke Beti”, “Macbeth” and “Roh Ka Natak” and Mime on Shikwa Jawab-e-Shikwa were staged. The young students of GCU staged their versatile performance in a wonderful manner and earned applause from the audience.

 

In the evening a dinner in honor of the Old Ravians Psychologists was arranged. The faculty of the Psychology Department also participated in the dinner.

 

(29-03-2008)

DR. AJMAL PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF GCU ORGANIZES 2-DAY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PSYCHOLOGY & LITERATURE

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Prof. Dr. M. Shamim Hanfi Head department of Urdu Jamia Milia Islamia New Delhi India in his presidential address in the inaugural ceremony of the 2-day International Conference on Psychology & Literature has said that man comes across glittering realities of life only through self denial and utter silence prevailing all around the human being of this age, is his greatest Psychological issue. In order to understand literature properly, it is necessary to explore its Psychological dimensions. He also said that the present contrary is known as the century of conflicts, disputed personalities and differences as we are breathing in an environment which is badly polluted by Psychological sickness.   Those who inspired literature in during 20th century include Darwin, Carl Marx and Sigmund Freud as these persons left un-erasable impressions on human history.

Dr. Sohail Ahmed Khan, Acting Vice Chancellor and Dean Faculty of Languages, Oriental and Islamic learning also spoke on the occasion. He said that a student of literature should have close contact with relevant discipline like Sociology and Psychology as the knowledge of various dimensions of these disciplines unfold many layers of interpretation an reveal hidden meanings of the words before him. Psychology was not only a way of mental treatment but also a source of understanding deep realties of literature. He said that writing such a fiction as might be full of Psychological insight and vision is pretty difficult task. He observed that the need of the new paradigms in all disciplines was increasing and stressed that South Asian people can’t contribute new ideas to the realm of sociology or psychology unless they relate them  to their social circumstances.

The chairperson of the department of psychology Prof. Dr. Kausar Sohail in her welcome address said that her department had the privilege of conducting symposiums and conferences on un-explored areas of Psychology in Pakistan.  She said that the relationship between Psychology and Literature was deep routed and sadness, panic, loneliness, emptiness, existential neurosis, childhood fears, anxiety toward body changes and others words used both in psychology and literature reflect that both disciplines are inseparable. She said that every good writer and poet is a psychologist but every psychologist dose not necessarily have a good understanding of human nature as a poet is swayed rather by sentiment than by reason and always teaches his subject in a partial fashion.

The literary session was presided over by Dr. Rafia Hassan and Dr. Intizar Hussain whereas speakers included Dr. Sohail Ahmed Khan, Siddiq ur Rehman Qidvai, Dr. Khalid Sanjarani and Dr. Asir Ajmal. Panel discussion was also held which was co-ordinated by Dr. Asir Ajmal and presided over by Prof. Shamim Hanfi and Dr. Ruhi Khalid. The discussant of the panel session included Shahzad Ahmed, Dr. Naumana Amjad, Asghar Nadeem Syed, Mirza Athar Baig, Amjad Tufail, Masood Asher and Khalid Saeed.

The conference was organized by Dr. Ajmal Psychological Society of GCU.

(29-03-2008)

MENTAL HEALTH WEEK PROGRAM AT GCU

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The psychology department of the GCU University Lahore is holding its annual mental health week program under the banner of Dr. Ajmal psychological society. The main activities include a symposium and panel discussion on “psychology and literature” to be held on 28th March 2008, quiz competition based on psychological assessment, poster competition and plays/skits/mime on psychology and literature on 29th March 2008.

(26-03-2008)

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON PSYCHOLOGY AND LITERATURE

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The Psychology Department is holing an “International Symposium on Psychology and Literature” in reference to “Mental Health Week 2008” on Friday, March 28, 2008 in Bokhari Auditorium at 9:00 a.m. Mr. Shamim Hanfi will be the Chief Guest. For detail of sessions please Click Here.

(25-03-2008)

 

 

Dr. Asir Ajmal will be acting chairperson from 01 to 12 March 2008

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Dr. Asir Ajmal, Foreign Professor of Psychology will look after the Psychology Department in the absence of Dr. Kausar Suhail who is on Ex-Pakistan leave from 01-03-2008 to 12-03-2008.

 

(01-03-2008)

 

 

CONDOLENCE

 

Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore Dr. Khalid Aftab, Chairman Statistics Department Dr. Muhammad Khalid Pervaiz and faculty of the Statistics Department have expressed their condolence on the sad demise of the daughter of former head of Statistics Department Prof. Sher Muhammad Chaudhary. In a condolence message to the bereaved family, the Vice Chancellor and Chairman Statistics Department have prayed to Almighty Allah to bless the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss with fortitude.

 

(29-10-2008)

 

Mr. Sharoon and Mueen SELECTED as principal candidates FOR Fulbright SCHOLARSHIP

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Two staff members of Statistics Department of the GCU including Mr. Sharoon Hanook and Mueen ud Din Azad have been selected as principal candidates for the Fulbright/HEC/USAID PhD Scholarship Program for Fall 2009. Earlier Younathan Abdia of the GCU was also granted Fulbright P.hD scholarship. Prof. Dr. Khalid Pervez Dean Faculty of Arts has appreciated the faculty for acquiring the Fulbright scholarship.  

(10,14-10-2008)

(Courtesy: The Nation)

HEC Declares Dr. Khalid Pervaiz Best GCU Teacher for Year 2004

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Prof. Dr. Muhammad Khalid Pervaiz, Dean Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Chairman Statistics Department GCU Lahore declared best university teacher of the year 2004 by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.

In a ceremony held at HEC Auditorium Islamabad Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman has bestowed the best university award to Dr. Khalid Pervaiz. Rs. 100,000 cash along with the certificate of distinction was also given to recognize his valuable services for the promotion of statistical sciences, excellent research work and his contribution to the university.

(13-12-2007, 29-01-08)

(Courtesy: The Nation)

 

 

Mr. Khan Muhammad Chawala, Visiting Professor of Arabic will look after the Department of Arabic/Islamic Studies in the Absence of Dr. Sultan Shah, Chairperson, Department of Islamic Studies who is on leave from 23-06-2008 to 02-07-2008.

(28-06-2008)

GCU FACULTY AWARDED “SEERAT AWARD

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The care taker Prime Minister of Pakistan has conferred “National Seerat Award” on Dr. Muhammad Sultan Shah. Chairman Department of Arabic and Islamic studies GC University Lahore on his book “poverty alleviation in the light of the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)” at National Seerat Conference 2008 held on 21 March 2008 at NLP, Islamabad.

(26-03-2008)

BRAZILIAN WRITER VISITS THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT

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Ivan San’ Tanna, a Brazilian writer visited the English Department and met head of the English Department, Prof. Dr Nosheen Khan and faculty members. He discussed with them various aspects of Pak-literature in perspective of plays and short stories. Ivan informed the faculty about his creative writings He said the purpose of his visit was to know about the plays and people of Pakistan.

(10-10-2008)

GCU announces M.A. English Result

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The GCU Lahore has announced the result of Master of Arts (English) Part-II Final Examination 2008. According to a notification issued from the office of the Controller of Examinations of GCU Lahore, 32 candidates appeared in the examination and out of them 23 were declared successful. The pass percentage in this subject remained 71.88. In this examination Kiran Suleman got first position by securing 835 marks out of 1000 marks while Akifa Ijaz and Ana Ashraf remained at second and third positions respectively. The Roll numbers of the successful candidates are 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 12R, 14, 15, 16, 18, 21, 23, 24, 26, 28, 29, 32 and 34.

(04-05-2008)

 

 

Dr. Farhan Ebadat will look after the department from August 4 to 16, 2008

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Dr. Farhan Ebadat Yar Khan, Assistant Professor of English will look after the Department of English in the absence of Dr. Nosheen Khan who is proceeding on leave from 04-08-2008 to 16-08-2008.

 

(04-08-2008)

 


 

PROF. Dr. Nosheen Khan donates Rs. 3 million to GCU library

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The Chairperson of the English Department of GC University Lahore Prof. Dr. Nosheen Khan has donated Rs. 3 million to the GCU Library Lahore. The library will set up a special Amtul-Arifa corner in Postgraduate library. Amtul Hayee was the wife and Arifa Khan was the daughter of Prof. M.A. Khan former Principal Government College Lahore.

 

The library will purchase books on the topics in the disciplines of History, Political Science, Psychology and English Literature. It is worth mentioning here that Amtul Hayee was the alumni of the History Department of GCU in 1945-1947. The GCU library has the honor to receive 38 personal collections to date. All the books of these collections have been donated by the literary figures like Ashfaq Ahmed, Dr. Waheed Qureshi, Abdullah Malik, Syed Waqar Azim, Malik Meraj Khalid, Arshad Mir, Dr. Khalid Aftab and Dr. Zaheer Siddiqi. Vice Chancellor  GC University Lahore  Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab has highly appreciated the donation extended by Dr. Nosheen Khan and hoped that the Old Ravians would continue their support to their alma mater for the academic uplift of the institution.

 

It is pertinent to mention here that Dr. Nosheen Khan accomplished her Ph. D in English Literature from the University of Warwick, UK and did her M.A English from Keele University UK. Dr. Nosheen Khan started her academic career as a Lecturer in English in 1977 at the Lahore College for Women, Lahore. She remained there till she attained the position of Dean, Faculty of Arts, Lahore College for Women, Lahore in 1990-2000.

(04-03-2008)

 

 

DR. SAMAR MUBARAK MEETS VICE CHANCELLOR GCU

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Distinguished Old Ravian and renowned scientist Dr. Samar Mubarak today visited GC University Lahore and called on the Vice Chancellor Dr. Khalid Aftab in the Syndicate Room. The Vice Chancellor briefed Dr.  Samar Mubarak about the on going research programs in the realm of sciences at GCU. Dr. Samar Mubarak eulogized the academic growth of the GCU and said that the mutual cooperation in the field of research activities between National Centre of Physics (NCP) Islamabad and Centre for Advanced Studies in Physics (CASP) GCU Lahore would be enhanced. Dr. Samar hoped that the scientists of both the Centers would gain from each other’s experiences. It is pertinent to mention here that Dr. Samar regularly contributes to his alma mater in a number of ways.

Dean of Sciences and Technology Dr. Amin-ul-Haq, Director CASP and Prof. Hassan A Shah were also present on the occasion.

(08-07-2008)

GCU NINE Faculty members awarded Research PRODUCTIVITY ALLOWANCE

 

Pakistan Council for Science & Technology (PCST) has announced to award nine faculty members of GC University Lahore with the Research Productivity Allowance for the year 2007-08. The allowance has been awarded to these scientists because of their outstanding research contribution in Physic and Biological Science which was published in international impact factor journals of high repute. The scientists who have been given this allowance include: Dr. G. Murtaza, Dr. Hassan Amir Shah, Dr. Riaz Ahmad, Ms. Nazish Rubab, Mr. Shahid Ali (Physics), Dr. Ijaz Mujtaba Ghauri (Physics, CASP), Dr. Abdul Wahid (Botany), Dr. Muhammad Athar Abbasi (Chemistry) and Dr. Sikandar Ali (IIBT)

 

It is pertinent to mention here that out of the nine faculty members who would be awarded the productivity allowance five awards have gone to the Physics Department. It is interesting to note also that two Ph. D students, Nazish Rubab and Shahid Ali have also been awarded the PCST productivity award. This is a special moment of pride for the Physics Department which over the last few years has established itself as a leader in research at GCU. The Physics Department is active in research in the area of Plasma Physics, Material Science and Nuclear Medical data analysis. The Physics Department has five Tenure Track positions and three foreign faculty members under the HEC Program.

 

The Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab has congratulated these scientists on their extra ordinary achievement in research and assured that all out resources would be utilized to promote research culture of international standard in the university.

(11-06-2008)

PAEC AWARDES TWO TALENT SCHOLARSHIPS TO THE GCU’S STUDENTS

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Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) has awarded two talented scholarships to Malik Muhammad Khan and Muhammad Hassan of B. Sc Engineering & Telecommunications program of the Centre for Advanced Studies in Physics (CASP) of GC University Lahore. The scholarship would cover tuition fee, hostel dues, regular monthly stipend for 4-years and yearly book allowance.  

 

The Director CASP Prof. Dr. Ijaz Mujtaba Ghauri, in a briefing today held at the CASP said that the students have been selected after All Pakistan strenuous competition. He said that on the completion of their course, PAEC will also provide them job opportunity for five years at least.  Dr. Ijaz has said that the success of the young students was simply due to the continuation of an ongoing tradition of excellent performance and achievements of Ravians. He further told that GCU launched ever first Engineering program in 2006 and different scientific agencies have started recognizing its standard of research and academic excellence even before its pioneer batch has completed .

 

Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab has commended the brilliant achievement of the GCU students for acquiring “PAEC Talent scholarship Scheme batch-I” and hoped that the students of CASP would continue their efforts in bringing laurels and gaining academic benefits for themselves and for their alma-mater.  Dr. Khalid Aftab has hoped that in the recent past, the newly installed pelletron nuclear accelerator in CASP is an addition to those facilities which already existed there for the academic research purposes and this has been the hallmark of the varsity academic components that are well established and providing the scholars with latest and modern academic and research facilities not only to the GCU students but also to the students of other institutions and research organizations of the country. He also assured that all possible financial support would be extended in order to facilitate researchers and promote scientific activities.

(28-04-2008)

 

 

Newly installed Pelletron Accelerator at GCU would transform CASP into a hub of research in Physics: Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab

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Center for Advanced Studies in Physics (CASP) has completed installation of its nuclear accelerator funded by the Higher Education Commission. The Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab said on the occasion that this accelerator would be used as an effective device in order to detect, diagnose and treat the patients suffering from cancer. He said that it is a great addition in the GCU laboratories as it will transform CASP into a hub of research in Physics and would help researchers in excelling in the realm of research based activities.

 

Director CASP Dr. I. M. Ghauri said that the atomic accelerator has been purchased from the National Electrostatic Corporation of USA with the cost of 69.68 million rupees allocated by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan for the rejuvenation of High Tension Laboratory of GCU Centre for Advanced Studies in Physics. It is a 2-million volt latest device based on modern technology, he added. He said that CASP is already bedecked with latest devices like ND Yag Laser Transmission electroscope and scanning electron microscope and has already been extending facilities to the students of University of the Punjab, Agriculture University Faisalabad, BZU Multan and Islamia University Bahawalpur. Ho told that this Pelletron nuclear accelerator is ever first machine in the country to be installed in any university. This machine has enabled CASP to introduce M. Phil and Ph. D programs in applied sciences and technology. He further said that with the installation of the accelerator, our students would conduct modern research in environmental sciences, archaeology, medicine, agriculture and medical sciences besides facilitating the researchers in nuclear Physics and atomic sciences, he maintained. One of its wonderful use is there in developing the Nano technology and in the diagnosis of cancer patients. He said that the accelerator would be used for the production of short-lived isotopes which can be used for scanning the whole body of a cancer patient. He further said that the accelerator produced isotopes would be injected into the body of the cancer patient which emit radiations and produce perfect image of the cancer effected tissues without damaging the normal tissues of human body, he continued.  He also gave a comprehensive detail of the usage of the accelerator in the manufacturing of Semi-Conducting Wafers which are very widely used in the production of micro-electronics. He further told that experts from National Centre of Physics Islamabad consisting of Dr. Abdul Waheed, Dr. Anwar and Eng. Atta Muhammad have also got training of Palletron accelerator from the American Engineers.

 

Dr. I. M. Ghauri Director CASP thanked the Vice Chancellor for taking keen interest in providing generous funds for the development of CASP infra-structure and its laboratories. He said that a technical team was working on nuclear accelerator including Dr. Ali Ahmed, Prof. Faizan ul Haq, Shehzad Saadat, Engr. Haider Ijaz, Engr. Khurram Mehmood Butt, Sub-Engr’s Raja Jamil, Muhammad Khalil and Shahnawaz. The American Engineers of the National Electrostatic Corporation, USA Robert. E. Templin and Kurt. A. Kapfhamer installed the pelletron accelerator in the CASP.

 

(14-01-2008)

 

4th World Conference on 21st Century mathematics 2009

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March 4-8, 2009 Lahore Pakistan

for more details please Click Here

 

4th National Mathematics Olympiad 2008

 

The National Center for Mathematics (NCM) and Abdus Salam School of Mathematical Science (ASSMS). GC University Lahore are jointly organizing ... (more)

 

(20-08-2008)

 

GCU’s ASSMS PRODUCES TWO MORE PHDS IN MATHEMATICS

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Two more students of the Government College University's Abdus Salam School of Mathematical Sciences qualified as PhD schol­ars. With the new addition of Kashif Ali and Muhammad Husain the number of PhDs produced this year reached sev­en as five students of the school had already been qualified for the same degree. They two students have been working un­der the supervision of Prof Dr Edy Tri Baskoro. The two theses were evaluated by foreign mathematical scientists Dr Mirka Miller and Prof Dr Joe Ryan from Australia and Prof Antoni Nuntaner-Batle of Spain.

(01-07-2008)

FIVE GCU STUDENTS EARN PHDS IN MATHEMATICS

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Five students of the GCU Abdus Salam School of Mathematical Sciences (ASSMS) were declared successful as PhD scholars in mathematical science after evaluation of their theses by world’s mathematician. Those who qualified as doctors are Muhammad Arshad, Imran Siddique, Saifullah, Sarfraz Ahmad and Imran Anwar. They completed their PhDs in about three years and a half, which included vast coursework spanning over 60 credits.

Prof. Dr. Alexander Suhanov of Russia, Prof. Dr. Wlodzimert of Poland, Prof Dr Alexander Fradkov of Russia, Prof. Dr. Jurgen Kurths, Prof. Dr. Bend Martin and Prof. Dr. Marko Roczen of Germany evaluated the theses. They were especially invited from their respective countries for the purpose. Director General ASSMS said 20 more PhD students of the school would be completing their coursework this year and mathematicians of international repute would evaluate their theses.

(08-04-2008)

 

 

Admission to M.Phil/Ph.D Programme at ASSMS

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Applications for admission to the M.Phil/Ph.D Programmes are invited from the individuals having a strong aptitude for research. the applicant must have the one of the following degrees.

  • M.Sc in Mathematical Sciences or equivalent

                                    OR

  • 4 year B.Sc with Major in mathematics.

Following STUDENTS ARE ALSO ELIGIBLE TO APPLY

  • Students waiting for the results of their final exams.

  • Students in the final semester of the M.Sc or 4 years B.Sc Program.

For further information click Abdus Salam School of Mathematical sciences (ASSMS) website at www.sms.edu.pk or contact at

 

Abdus Salam School of Mathematical Sciences

35-C/II Gulberg III, Lahore.

Tel: 042-9263018, Fax 042-9263020

 

(26-03-2008)

 

 

GCU’s ASSMS KANGAROO MATHEMATICS CONTEST 2008 ON MARCH 20

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The fourth international Kangaroo mathematics contest will be held on March 20 for students of grades III to XII studying in Pakistan. The last date for registration of schools interested in enrolling their students for the contest has been fixed at February 23, 2008. This will be the fourth year of the country's participation in the world's largest mathematical event to be held by the GCU's School of Mathematical Sciences, now named after Pakistan's first Nobel laureate, the late Dr. Abdus Salam.

All the students of FA/FSC (Part I & II) and BA/BSC/BS(CS)/BSc (Engg.) Part I only are eligible to participate in this contest. The participation fee is Rs. 300/- per student. Interested eligible student are directed to contact Mr. Babar Ali Khan Assistant Registrar (Academic).

The last date for registration is Monday, February 18, 2008. Please Click Here for more details.

(24-01-2008)

 

GCU Endowment Fund Trust hold Fund Raising Iftar Dinner

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The GCU Endowment Fund Trust arranged a fund raising Iftar Dinner at the university campus with the aim to generate funds to help GCU’s deserving students and development projects. 

Kamran Lashari, the President of Old Ravians Union stressed the participants to contribute to their alma mater with the true Ravian spirit while President, Endowment Fund Trust Javed Tariq Khan also urged the need that philanthropists besides Old Ravians should also contribute to the Endowment Fund so that the deserving students of the institution could be helped. Khalid Manzoor Butt, honorary secretary of Old Ravians Union of GCU said on the occasion that the profit of the funds would be utilized for deserving students and GCU development projects. He thanked Javed Tariq Khan, Kamran Lashari and Mian Misbah-ur-Rehman for their participation and cooperation in this regard.

Souvenirs were distributed among the donors who contributed in Iftar Dinner last year. It is worth mentioning that GCU is the pioneer educational institution which has Endowment Fund Trust.

(09-09-2008)

GCU to arrange fund raising Iftar Dinner

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The Endowment Fund Trust GC University Lahore is arranging a Fund raising Iftar Dinner on September 7, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. The funds collected through this Iftar Dinner would be used to extend financial support to the deserving and needy students and development projects of GCU. The Vice Chancellor GCU, Dr. Khalid Aftab and President of the Endowment Fund Trust, Mr. Jawaid Tariq Khan would distribute the souvenirs among the donors who contributed in Iftar Dinner 2007. Mr. Iqbal Z. Ahmed, Mian Misbah-ur-Rehman, Iqbal Ahmad Qarshi, Mian Muhammad Ashraf, Dr. Akmal Ch., Mr. Riazwan Ullah, Mr. Javed Noel, Mian Muhammad Anwar, Mr. Javaid Oberoi, Mr. Javed Altaf, Mr. Hamza Sufi, Mian Daud Afzal, Ms. Seemi Elahi, Dr. Zaheer Ahmed Siddiqi, Mr. Mustafa Khan, Mr. Shameem Ahmad, Mr. Sikandar M. Khan, Syed Bashir, Mr. Shafqat Rana, Prof. Ahmed Hussain, Mr. Parvaiz Bhandara and Mr. G. M. Piracha are the important donors who would receive the souvenirs.

(06-09-2008)

GCU holds reunion dinner for 1960’s old Ravians. Rs 4 million donated to Endowment Funds for future developments

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The GCU Lahore Endowment Fund Trust (GCUEFT) organized a re-union of the Old Ravian luminaries who remained associated with then Government College and now CUU during the decade of 1960s. Dr. Saeed-ul-Hassan donated one million and another also donated Rs One million on behalf of his parents.  Three other institutions also announced one million rupees each. While scholarships of Rs. One Million were sponsored by Syed Babar Ali in the name of his brother Syed Amjad Ali.

 

The Vice Chancellor, Dr. Saeed-ul-Hassan, Dr. Pervez Hassan

and Sh. Aftab Ahmad are speaking in the GCUEFT dinner

 

Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab while speaking on the occasion said that his administration was trying to set new academic standards by introducing time driven and market oriented disciplines and by equipping the scientific laboratories, adding more staff members, developing the campus and extending modern research facilities at the campus. He said that all these activities required generous funding for which the Old Ravians should pay back to their alma-mater. The Vice Chancellor urged the Old Ravians to contribute to the endowment fund of the GC University Lahore as he quoted “an institution is as good as its resources”, he also told that GCU allocated Rs. 10 million for the poor and the deserving students of the institution. While talking about the exceptional achievements of the institution Dr. Khalid Aftab said that GCU remained a premier institution as college and later as a university with excellent academic performance throughout its 144 years of existence and its tradition is of excellence has maintained its perpetual continuity as it has been placed at 6th position by HEC amongst 70 public and private universities of the country. He said that GCU being a public sector institution has to compromise its urgent developing needs due to paucity of funds and to bridge the resource gap. The Endowment Fund Trust (EFT) has been set up to raise funds to carry on the fast pace of development in line with the need of time.  He also said that the GCU was the only institution in the country which has not seen any turmoil during the last 144 years of his tenure and GCU has been arranging dramas, invited lectures, seminars, workshops, conferences, training sessions, discussions and symposiums in order to develop the innovative and creative nature of the students and staff further.

 

The Vice Chancellor also presented “Mark of Honor shields” to philanthropists including Syed Babar Ali and Dr. Saeed-ul-Hassan for their generous donation to GCU Endowment Fund Trust. Dr. Pervaiz Hassan received the shield on behalf of Syed Babar Ali.  

 

Dr. Pervaiz Hassan Vice President GCU EFT Executive Committee said that GCU bestowed upon him confidence and vision and he had firm determination to pay back to his alma-mater. He also said that new campus at Kalashah Kakoo would be the state of the art campus with latest laboratories. Dr. Saeed-ul-Hassan also addressed and urged the GCU administration to make strong academic plan in order to become one of the top 500 universities of the world. He said GCU Lahore had illustrious history of splendid traditions and a chain of men of letters from all walks of life and this feature distinguishes the institution from others. He said be it sports, academics, politics, science or arts, this university has always produced men of high caliber and acquired greater reputation at national and international level.

 

Earlier, Aftab Ahmed Sheikh Fund Manager GCUEFT in his welcome address briefed regarding the mechanism of the utilization of donated fund and said that any contribution received whether small or big will remain intact forever as the fund shall be invested in no risk investment schemes and annual profit thus earned would be utilized for GCU deserving students, faculty development and initiation of new development projects.  

 

Later, a wonderful musical program was also organized. Nida Faiz made her mesmerizing performance by singing Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s Ghazlas of 1960’s. Members of GCU Nazir Ahmed Music Society (NAMS) also presented melodious songs of 1960s in order to remind the Old Ravians the music of their time. The singers of the NAMS included Rabia Akram, Azmat Saeed, Faraz, Asif Ali Amin, Yasir Mehmood, Imran Fida, Ms. Iqra, Aasma Gillani, Inam Ali Khan, Zain Irshad, Saad Farooq, Shoaib Abas, and Zahid Farani.

(14-04-2008)

 

 

GCU Endowment Fund Trust organises Old Ravians reunion on April 12, 2008

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The GC University Lahore Endowment Fund Trust is organizing a reunion of Old Ravians who were studying in the sixties at the Bokhari auditorium on April 12 (Saturday) at 7:30 pm. Madam Farida Khanam and members of GCU Nazir Ahmed Music Society will sing melodious songs of 1960s to arouse nostalgia in the audience.

The distinguished old Ravians of the class of 1960 include Mian Nawaz Sharif, Mian Shahbaz Sharif, Mir Zafarullah Jamali, Aitzaz Ahsan, Khawaja Asif, Sardar Asif Ahmad Ali, Sardar Latif Khosa, Khurshid Mahmood Qasuri, Mian Mohammad Azher, Arif Nizami, Najam Sethi, Majid Khan, Aftab Gul, Ilyas M. Chaudhry, Mian Muhammad Mansha, Saleem Sehgal, Tariq Saeed Sehgal, Iqbal Qarshi, Yousuf Salahuddin, Wasif Ali, Izzat Majid, Sarmad Amin, Khawaja Nadeem Ahmad, Saeed Baksh, Mian Maher Ahmad, Mian Humayon Naseer, Mushtaq Sufi and Shahid Nadeem.

All those Ravians from the 1960s who want to participate in the reunion function may contact Aftab Ahmad Sheikh, Fund Manager of GCU Endowment Fund Trust, on phone numbers: 9210555 or 0300-8463075.

(08-04-2008)

 

ANNUAL GCU SWIMMING GALA 2008 HELD AT FC COLLEGE POOL

The Annual Swimming Gala 2008 of GC University Lahore was held at the swimming pool of FC College Lahore. A total number of 10 events were held in an enthusiastic manner in which the GCU swimmers exhibited their performance in a speedy way.

In 100 M. Back Stroke, M. Haider Awan stood first with a time of 1 minute 25 seconds while Qasim Ali and Imran Khan remained at second and third positions respectively. In the 50 M. Breast Stroke, Qasim Ali Amjad stood first a time period of 39 seconds while Sanaullah got second and Shehar Yar Khalid got third position respectively. In the 50 M. Free Style, Qasim Ali Amjad secured first position with time duration of 31 seconds while M. Haider Awan and Sanaullah bagged second and third positions. In the 50 M.  Free Style (Old Ravians, above 35 years age) Zoraiz Lashari got first position with a time period of 34 seconds while Waqar Azeem and Jumah Gul remained at second and third positions. In the 100 M. Free Style, Qasim Ali Amjad got first position while Haider Awan and SanaUllah obtained second and third positions respectively. In the 50 M. Free Style, Hassan Ali Awan got first position while Shahab Basharat and Khasif Fayaz got second and third positions. In the 100 M. Free style, Shahbaz Khan bagged first position while Sikandar Khan and Syed Moid Mustafa got second and third positions. In the 50 M. Free style, Jumah Gul got first position while M. Aamir and Ishrat Nisar got second and third positions. In the 50 M. Butterfly, Qasim Ali Amjad secured first position while SanaUllah and Haider Awan got second and third positions. In 4x50 M. Free Style Relay, Rohail Waqar, Sulman, Anis and Naveed got first position while the team included Ishrat, Hassan, Aamir and Juma Gul remained runner up. Qasim Ali Amjad was declared the best swimmer of the 2008 Gala.

Mian Misbah-ur-Rehman Chief guest of the ceremony along with the Chairman Sports Board GCU Dr. Ikram Ul Haq and Director Sports GCU Khadim Ali Khan awarded shields to the winners. The chief guest assured his full assistance to his alma mater for the up-gradation of sports activities at GCU. Director Sports GCU Prof. Khadim Ali Khan said that the GCU Lahore under the leadership of its Vice Chancellor Dr. Khalid Aftab is endeavoring for the promotion of sports activities in the best possible manner.

(27-10-2008)

GCU ANNUAL SWIMMING GALA 2008

 

The Sports Board is holding its Annual Swimming Gala 2008 in the Swimming Pool of FC College University Lahore on 25th October 2008 (Saturday) at 2:30 p.m. Distinguished Old Ravian and Chairman Gymkhana Club Mian Misbah-ur-Rehman will be the guest of honor of the event. Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore Dr. Khalid Aftab will also be present on the occasion. The details of the events are: 100 M. Back Stroke (GCU students), 50 M. Free Style (Faculty Member’s Children), 50 M. Free Style (GCU students), 50 M. Free Style (Old Ravians, above 35 years age), 100 M. Free Style (GCU students), 50 M. Free Style (GCU Staff Members), 50 M. Butterfly (GCU students), 50 M. Free style (Old Ravians, up to 35 years age), 50 M. Free style (GCU students) and 4 x 50 M. Medley Individual (Open).

(25-10-2008)

 

GCU WINS FIRST LSE Tennis Tournament 2008

 

GC University Lahore Tennis team has won the first Lahore School of Economics (LSE) tournament by defeating the host LSE team by 2-I. LSE got second and LUMS secured third position in this tournament. The other participant teams of the tournament included UMT, UET Lahore BNU Lahore, and FAST.

 

The Vice Chancellor GCU Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab and Director Sports have highly appreciated GCU tennis coach Muhammad Shahbaz and his team on this achievement.

 

(28-06-2008)

 

 

GCU WINS ALL PAKISTAN HOCKEY TOURNAMENT PLAYED AT OKARA

The GCU Hockey team has won the All Pakistan Hockey Tournament final match by beating Young Tiger’s Club Buurewala played at Okara. The match started in a sensational mood and both the teams managed to score two goals each within the stipulated time period. From the GCU side Zeeshan Akram and Azhar Hussain scored goals while Nisar Aslam and Nadeem Ahmed from the young tiger’s club scored goals. The GCU won the match on penalty strokes by five nil. The Vice Chancellor Dr. Khalid Aftab has congratulated the GCU hockey team for winning the all Pakistan hockey tournament. In a message to the team members, Vice Chancellor has said that the university offers very good sports facilities to its students besides congenial academic environment.

(02-06-2008)

OLD RAVIAN XI WINS GCU ANNUAL HOCKEY MATCH

 

Old Ravian XI has won the GCU Lahore annual festival hockey match by beating Vice Chancellor XI with a score of 3-2 in an exciting match played at the Oval ground of the University.

Both the teams demonstrated excellent hockey drill and presented quality play during the game. Khawaja Junaid of the Old Ravian side scored two goals while Khawaja Owais scored one goal enhancing the score tally to three. The Vice Chancellor XI also presented excellent play with the hockey and their Qaiser Imam and Zeeshan Akram scored goals. The sensational and thrilling game ended in a note of Old Ravian success.

Dean of Sciences and Technology, GCU Lahore presenting souvenir to the Chief Guest. The others in the picture (L-R) are Shahid Mirza, Director Sports and Chairman Sports GCU Lahore

 

The chief guest Shahzada Shahrukh, a distinguished Old Ravian and former Vice Captain Pakistan Hockey Team in the 1948 Olympics while expressing his views on the occasion said that this age is entirely different from his age and the present GC University has brought about lot of changes in terms of providing excellent sports facilities to its students. He highly eulogized the GCU Lahore Sports Gymnasium where all the latest sports facilities are extended to the varsity students. He urged the students to benefit from the sports facilities and earn name for their nation.

 

Khadim Ali Khan Director Sports GCU Lahore said on the occasion that GCU students are performing amicably in all the discipline of sports and our squash team and athletics teams stood first and second in the HEC championship respectively. The GCU hockey team stood second in the inter-varsity hockey championship 2007-08.

 

Prof. Dr. Ikram ul Haq Chairman Sports Board GCU presented souvenir shield to Mansoor Feroze Khan in memory of his father Feroze Khan for his services rendered to the GCU hockey team.

 

The chief guest Shahzada Shahrukh gave shields to the players of the two teams.

 

(05-05-2008)

 

 

HEC award ceremony for outstanding National players held at GCU

 

Prof. Dr. Riaz-ul-Haq Tariq Member Academics Higher Education Commission Islamabad said that the Commission (HEC) will continue its efforts to provide better sports facilities to all the universities across the country and has the firm commitment for the promotion of sports and academics. He was speaking the HEC award ceremony for outstanding National players held at the Bokhari Auditorium of the GCU Lahore.

Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab VC-GCU Lahore presents a souvenir to Member Academics HEC Dr. Riaz-ul-Haq Tariq

He said that a good sportsman should also be excellent in studies and HEC efforts are proving fruitful in encouraging students players to perform well in their respective sports activities likewise.

 

He commended the sportsmen and sportswomen of the different universities of Pakistan for providing proper sports training to their student players and for attaining positions by their sportsmen at the national level. He also thanked the Vice Chancellor GCU for extending cooperation and coordination for holding this ceremony at GCU campus.

 

Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore Dr. Khalid Aftab while expressing his views on the occasion said that GCU has very strong tradition of sporting activities and is a nursery for grooming young and talented sportsmen in the arena of their respective sports fields. He urged the young sportsmen to excel their expertise in sports and do not violate the rules of game, keep patience while they are in the competition and try to perform to the best of their excellence. He commended the players of different universities for demonstrating outstanding performances in their relevant sports.

 

Later the chief guest of the ceremony Dr. Riaz-ul-Haq Tariq along with VC-GCU Dr. Khalid Aftab honored the players including Bisma Idrees, Sana Abid, Hira Atta, Sidra Gull, Nisha Mariyum, Qura-tul-Ain and Saara Akber from Lahore College for Women University Lahore respectively for winning bronze medals in the volley ball (w) event. Zeba Manzoor, Ayesha Ikram, Zunaira Tasleem, Rubina Kausar and Sania Ehsan of the University of the Punjab Lahore respectively were honored for winning bronze medals in Volley Ball (w) event. Sania Ehsan, Kashif Hadi, Ali Farooq, Azher Abbas, M. Shakeel, Abu Bakar Humayoun, Israr Ahmed, Hassan Ali Butt, Hafiz M. Sharafat, Hassan Abid, M. Irfan, Moeez Mehmood and M. Jabbar respectively were honored for attaining bronze medals in the Rugby event. Fareena Ashgar of the LCW and Razia Nazir, Samina Kausar and Nazish Saqib of GCU Faisalabad, Rabia Batool, Nayyar Nasir of the university of Sargodha, Shomaila Sattar, Benish Amin, Saba Awan, Saba Perveen, Naeema Mukhtar and Shakila Rehman of the university of the Punjab respectively were honored for securing bronze medals in the Basket Ball (w) event. Sar Mansoor of the University of the Punjab was honored for getting silver medal in tennis (s) event. Shahid Hussain, M. Bilal, Zunair Bin Zaheer of the University of central Punjab and M. Mustafa, M. Inam and Hafiz Shahid Afzaal of the University of the Punjab respectively were honored for securing bronze medals in the senior wrestling event. M. Bilal of the university of central Punjab, Muhammad Inam, Mustafa and Ghulam Fareed of the university of the Punjab respectively were honored for securing bronze, silver and gold medals in the wrestling junior event. Ahfaz-ullah Khan of GCU Faisalabad and Ahmed Zaheer of the University of Sindh, Jamshoro were honored for securing silver and bronze medals in the boxing events respectively.  Manager Volley ball team (w) of the Lahore College for Women University Mrs. Shaheena Ishtiaq, Manager Basket ball (w) GCU Faisalabad Ms. Sumaira Sattar, Manager Wrestling junior team AUF M. Shafiq, Manager boxing team Sindh Agriculture university Anwar Hussain Khanzada, Manager/coach wrestling senior team Arshad Sattar of the university of central Punjab, Manager Tennis (w) Riaz Muhammad Alvi of HEC, coach wrestling junior team Muhammad Riaz of university of central Punjab, coach basket ball (w) Zaffar Iqbal of Karachi university, coach volleyball (w) M. Aslam of Lahore college for women university Lahore and coach boxing team GCU Faisalabad Imran Ullah respectively were honored for their excellent coach services to their respective institutions.

 

(28-04-2008)

 

 

HEC AWARD CEREMONY FOR OUTSTANDING NATIONAL PLAYERS AT GCU

 

The Directorate of Sports of the GC University Lahore is organizing HEC award ceremony for outstanding players who bagged medals at national level in different events.

 

HEC Member Academics Riaz ul Haq Tariq will be the chief guest of the ceremony and would give away cash prizes among the players. VC-GCU Dr. Khalid Aftab would be the guest of honor. The ceremony will be held on 28th April 2008 (Monday) at 10:00 a.m. sharp in the Bokhari auditorium of GC University Lahore.

 

(26-04-2008)

 

 

HEC APPOINTS Khadim Ali Khan chairman ATHLETICS selection committee

 

The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan is going to hold National Athletics Championship 2008 on 21st April at the Punjab University Athletic Track. HEC has constituted selection committee for choosing the suitable teams on trial bases. Prof. Khadim Ali Khan, Director Sports of GC University Lahore has been appointed the chairman of the selection committee. The other members include Dr. Javed Asghar, Director Sports, University of the Punjab Lahore, Arshad Sattar, Director Sports, University of the Central Punjab Lahore, Mr. Shahid Mirza, Assistant Director Sports, GC University Lahore and one representative of HEC.

(15-04-2008)

 

 

GCU lifts INTER-VARSITY Basketball Trophy

 

The GCU Lahore Basketball team has won the inter-varsity Basketball tournament by defeating Lahore University of Management sciences (LUMS) in the final match held in the Basketball court of LUMS. Seven teams including GCU Lahore, LUMS, Punjab University, FCU, UCL, LSE and Iqra University participated in the tournament. The GCU team was led by Hammad Masood. The GCU team won the match by securing 40 points while the LUMS team remained runner up by securing 35 points. Hassan Raza of the GCU Lahore was declared the best player of the tournament. The GCU team was awarded with the winning trophy and a cash prize of Rs. 10000.

(15-04-2008)

 

GCU Sports Directorate organizes a ceremony for the outstanding sportsman 2008

The GCU sports directorate organized a prize distribution ceremony for the outstanding sports students of the year 2008. Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor was the chief guest on the occasion. Addressing the ceremony the Vice Chancellor said that a sportsman gets fame much earlier than a scholar due to information packed ever expanding media disseminations. GCU is putting in all out resources to promote sports by providing more facilities and latest equipments necessary for their physical fitness.

 

 

 

 

The Vice Chancellor presents prize to an out standing sportsman. The others seen are Chairman & Director Sports GCU.

 

He further said sports activities are as important as academics and the young sportsmen should excel in the respective sports by acquiring latest techniques and physical fitness.  “In our times, we had very few sports facilities during college days but the young sportsmen of the present age are  blessed with many sports facilities and they should definitely get benefit from these facilities to polish their sports career in accordance with the international standards. Dr. Khalid Aftab said that the sports own much greater importance in the present age and we at GCU are endeavoring to place the latest sports necessities within the campus. The Vice Chancellor congratulated the GCU sportsmen for attaining top positions in the field of sports during 2007-2008.

Director Sports GCU Khadim Ali Khan said on the occasion that GCU has planned to establish sports fitness centers both for the male and the female sportspersons of the varsity. He said, this year the varsity sportsmen and sports-women have attained wonderful results by demonstrating their performance in the inter-universities competition held under auspices of HEC and Lahore Board. He said, GCU has exempted fee of the 100 deserving sportsmen and also added that sports exercises are carried round the year to keep the GCU sports standard in line with the national and international requirements.

Later, the Vice Chancellor GCU awarded shields and cash prizes among the GCU sports students. Those students who were awarded shields included Muhammad Haroon,  Sohail Akram, Umar babar, Mohid Sharif, Ali Shafi, H. M. Adil, Usama Tahir, Danish maqsood, Umair Hafeez, Umar Raza, Nafees Gulzar, Shahiq Ahmed, M. Hassan, Wasif Iqbal, Ahsan Sarwar, Kashif Jabbar, Usman Javid, Ehsan Watto, Usman Azam, Atif Hussain, Fawad Hussain, Aqib Hanif, Hamza Ahmed, Abdul Ali Khan, Sameer ud Din Khan, Rashid Minhas, Yassar Mehmood, M. Safdar, Wasiq Azhar, Jawad Ali Lone, Adil Hussain,  H. Umer Ihtasham, Muhammad Arshad, Muhammad Shoaib, Mudassar Mushtaq, Fahad Khaliq, Hiba Arshad, Faiza Liaquat and Sajida Tabbasum.

Those who were given cash award included Jawad Ali Lone, Farhan Ahmed, Usman Hafiz, Bakhtawar Khan, Nasir Iqbal, Usama Salahud-uddin, Aqib Hanif, Hafiz M. Safdar, Mudassar Mushtaq, Qasim Ali, Umar babar, Zulfiqar Ahmed, Aftab Ahmed, Saqib Yousif, Muhammad Ashfaq and Yasir Mehmood.

(08-04-08)

VICE CHANCELLOR-GCU PLEDGES TO PROMOTE SPORTS ACTIVITIES

Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor appreciated the achievements of the GCU teams for winning in many events of All Pakistan Inter-Varsity Sports Competition 2008 held under the auspices of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. He said that all out resources would be mobilized in order to upkeep and promote the standard of sports at the GCU campus. The Vice Chancellor pledged to mobilize all out resources in order to promote sports activities at the GCU campus and apprised about the development of new sports horizons, fresh appointments of sports  instructors and the provision of the sophisticated facilities for the sportsmen and athletes of GCU.

(01-04-2008)

 

 

Jawad Ali Lone Wins Mr. GCU Title 2008

 

Mr. Jawad Ali Lone, a student of 3rd year class declared Mr. GCU Lahore 2008. The Bodybuilding Contest organized at open air theater of the university. The contest comprised of 4 weight categories including 65 kg, 70 kg and 75+ kg. Over all 20 bodybuilders participated in the contest and. The chief guest Hamza Tariq awarded Mr. GCU title to Jawad Ali Lone. He also distributed the prizes among the winners. Chairman Sports Board GCU and Director Sports were also present on the occasion.

(26-03-2008)

LSE WINS 6TH GCU ANNUAL TENNIS TOURNAMENT 2008

The Lahore School of Economics tennis team has won the GCU Lahore 6th annual tennis tournament. The host GCU tennis team got second position. For the 3rd position, University of Engineering and Technology Lahore (UET) beat LUMS tennis team.

The chief guest Rashid Malik, distinguished Old Ravian and former Captain Pakistan Tennis Team gave away winning trophy to the LSE team. Later president GCU tennis club Dr. Amin-ul-Haq along with Prof. Khadim Ali Khan presented souvenir shield to the chief guest.

(26-03-2008)

GCU LAHORE 108TH ANNUAL SPORTS CONCLUDE

Former Captain Pakistan Cricket Team and distinguished Old Ravian Javed Burki has said that the institutions like Government College University (GCU) nurture students’ career building in a manner that they could bring fame to their country in every sphere of life, particularly sports.

Prize winning athletes of GCU Annual Sports with Chief Guest Javed Burki &

Vice Chancellor GCU Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab

Addressing at the concluding ceremony of the 108th Annual Gymkhana events of the (GCU) held at the Oval Ground on Sunday. He appreciated the youngster for their excellent performance in the field of sports besides their commendable performance in the academic arena. He said GCU have produced liberal minded people and this place has always remained a wonderful place on earth. He lamented the prevailing condition of the country and said one of the reason that our paradise-like country was suffering was that no Ravian was there amongst the top ruling elite during the last few years: He said GCU has the potential to produce men of excellence it every field and emphasized the need that this institution should ask its alumna’s to contribute for its development.

Prof Dr Khalid Aftab, Vice Chancellor GC University said on the occasion that they had taken special measures to promote the culture of compassion and healthy mind guided by profound vision among the students at the varsity. He said the GCU sportsmen have demonstrated excellent performance at the national and international level. The Vice Chancellor appreciated the sports directorate of GCU for high spots gala in befitting manner.

Prof Khadim Ali Khan, Director Sports GCU in his welcomed address apprised about the achievements of the sports board during the year’s 2007-08.

On the last day 20 events were contested in which the team including Naqqash, Usman and Umar got first position in the 4-leged race of boys while the team including Sharjeel, Faisal, Zaki remained runner up and the team including Umair, Salman and Fahad got third position. In the cricket ball throw girls competition, Iram Akbar obtained first position while Sumerah got second position and Amina Ahmad remained third. In the pillow fighting boys event Adnan Awan secured first position while Zohair Latif and Rashid Minhas remained second and third respectively. In the wheel barrow race for the boys the team including including bakhtawar khan and M. Rehman, Rashid Minhas Zohair Latif and Furqan and Jibran stood 1st 2nd and 3rd respectively. In the 60m race (selected athletes) Qasim Ali, Saddam Sajid and Nasir Iqbal got 1st 2nd and 3rd position.

In the 60m race (girls) Madiha Hassan got 1st position Sajida Tabassam secured 2nd position and Sumaira Butt got 3rd position.

M. Mukhtar, M. Usmana Naseer and Nasir Muhammad got 1st 2nd and 3rd position in Stilt race (boys). In Sack race (boys) M. Imran, Hafiz Almas and M. Mukhtar got 1st 2nd and 3rd position respectively. In Chati race (ladies open) Farah Amin secured 1st Hafsa Riaz and Saima Noreen/Marium Ehsan got 2nd and 3rd positions respectively. Nasir Iqbal, M Shahzad got 1st and 2nd position in obstacle race(boys). In Musical chair Rabia Saeed got 1st Masooma Bokhari secured 2nd position while Sana Feroze secured 3rd position.

In staff members handicap race Dr. M. Akram Kashmiri, Dr. M. Sharif Mughal and Dr. Idrees got 1st 2nd and 3rd position respectively. In staff race (male) Dr. M. Mohsin, Dr. Nouman Ahmed and Abdul Qudus secured 1st 2nd and 3rd position respectively.

Staff race (female) was won by Sumbal Nazir, Saba Zara remained runner up while Sadia Fatima and Naseem Akhtar got 3rd position respectively In the Old Ravians handicap race Humayun Rasheed got 1st position while Prof Ahmed Hussain and Col. Ikram got 2nd position and Col. Azhar Khan got 3rd position. The tug of war event was won by GCU sports board by beating Old Ravians. Mr. Qasim Ali and Nasir lqbal were declared the best athlete for the year 2008 as both of them achieved 20 points. At the end the chief guest Javed Burki distributed gold medals among the outstanding sportsmen of GCU.

The gold medal winners were Jawad Ali for being declared Mr. Pakistan Universities 2008, Usman Hafeez for participating in indoor cricket World Cup in England-2007, Yasir Mehmood for being top gymnast in Pakistan Inter-Varsity Gymnastics Championsbip-2008, Qasim Ali for winning gold medal in Pakistan Inter-Varsity Championship-2008, Muhammad Nasir for being declared Best Athlete in HEC Inter-Provincial Sports Gala-2007. Muhammad Shoaib, Muhammad.Aamir, Bakhtawar Khan, Abdul Matin, Najaf Lateef, Syed Azhar Hussain, Mudassar Mushtaq and Ali Jawad were also given medals of appreciation. Hafiz Muhammad Safdar was awarded medal for being the winner of three gold medals in Pakistan Inter-Universities athletics championship 2008. Hafiz was also declared the fastest man of the championship2008.

(18-03-08)

(Courtesy: The News)

 

GCU Sports Calendar 2008-09

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 Sr. #

Events 

Month 

01.

GCU Annual Swimming Gala

September

02.

Lahore Board Inter Collegiate Championships

September to February

03.

Annual Festival Hockey Match

March

04.

HEC Inter Universities Championships

November to May

05.

Inter Class Sports

October to February

06.

Annual Festival Cricket Match

February

07.

Mr. GCU Bodybuilding Contest

February

08.

GCU Invitation Tennis Tournament

March

09.

Annual Sports

February

10.

Athletics Summer Camp (Girls & Boys)

July to August

11.

Cricket Summer Camp

July to August

12.

Squash Summer Camp

July to August

13.

Gymnastic Summer Camp

July to August

14.

Basketball Summer Camp (Girls & Boys)

July to August

15.

Tennis Summer Camp (Girls & Boys)

July to August

16.

Volleyball Summer Camp (Girls & Boys)

July to August

17.

Hockey Summer Camp

July to August

18.

Football Summer Camp

July to August

 

 

11 events concluded on 2nd Day of GCU ANNUAL SPORTS, farhan breaks another record

On the second day of the GCU annual sports 2008, the athletes kept on demonstrating their sports skill in a wonderful manner and maintained their sports temperament high.

The events tabled on the second day included 110 meters race which was won by Mudassar Mushtaq while Usman remained second and Qasim Ali obtained third position. In the 5000 meters race, Nasir Iqbal stood first while Nasir Munawar got second position and Qasim Ali remained at third position. In the triple jump competition, Zulfiqar Ahmed got first position, Qasim Ali remained runner up and Naveed basher got third position. In the Pole Vault event, Ashfaq Ahmed got first position while Usman Hafeez obtained second position and Bakhtawar remained at third position. In the Discuss Throw event, Salar Anjum got first position, Imran khan remained runner up and Mudassar Mushtaq got third position. In the 200 meters race, Hafiz Safdar got first position while Qasim Ali remained runner up and Nasir Iqbal remained at third position. In the Hammer Throw competition, Abubakar stood first, Imran Khan got second position and Saad Ali remained at third position. In the 1500 meters race, Farhan set another new record by covering the distance in 4minute and one second while Nasir Iqbal stood second and Saqib Ijaz got third position. In 4x100 Inter-Class Relay race, Nasir Iqbal got first position while Farhan Ahmed and Akmal got second and third position respectively. The last event of the day was the 4000 meters bicycle race, Zeeshan Ali got first position while Fahad Raza got second and Syed Atif Hussain got third position

In the 4x100 meters inter department staff race, Hafiz Naeem stood first while Dr. Mohsin and Abdul Quddus obtained second and third positions respectively.

(17-03-2008)

GCU’s 108th annual sports begin: Farhan sets new university record in 800 Meter

Winning athletes with Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor,

Chairman Sports Board and Director Sports at the inaugural ceremony of

GCU annual sports 2008

The 108th edition of the Government College University (GCU)’s annual sports commenced at the Punjab University’s Athletics Track here on Friday. GCU vice chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab took salute from the marching athletes. Prof Khalid Ali (GCU director sports) and Dr Ikramul Haq (GCU sports board chairman) were also present on the occasion.

Farhan Ahmad set a new university record in the 800metre sprint. He took one minute and 55 seconds to break the 44-year old record by a margin of just 3 seconds. Nasir Iqbal was the runner-up while Muhammad Akmal remained third. Twelve events will be held on the second day of the sports gala, including 400 meters hurdles race, pole vault, 5000meters race, discus throw, 110meters hurdles race, 200meters race, 400 meters girls race, triple jump, hammer throw, 1500meters, 4x100meters relay (staff race) and 4x100meters inter-class relay.

The results of the Ist day are:

  • 800m race: Farhan Ahmad (1st), Nasir Iqbal (2nd) and M Akmal (3rd)

  • 400m race: Nasir Iqbal (1st), M Akmal (2nd) and Qaisar Imam (3rd)

  • 100m race: Hafiz M Safdar (1st), Qasim Ali (2nd) and Saddam Sajjid (3rd)

  • 100m race (girls): Bushra Yasin (1st), Mariam Azeem (2nd) and Sara Arshi (3rd)

  • 400m hurdles: Muddasar Mushtaq (1st), Nasir Iqbal (2nd) and Saqib Ijaz (3rd)

  • 3000m race: Rashid Munawar (1st), Muteeur Rehman (2nd) and M Akmal (3rd)

  • 4x100 relay: Hafiz Safdar,Nasir, Qasim, Muddasar (1st), Zulfiqar, Abubakar, Imran, Tanzeel (2nd), Saddam, Nosherwan, Qaiser, Rehman (3rd)

  • Shot put: Imran Khan (1st), Ali Zeshan (2nd) and Saad Ali Hassan (3rd)

  • Long jump: Qaisar Ali (1st), Zulfiqar Ahmad (2nd) Naveed Bashir (3rd)

  • High jump: Qasim Ali (1st), Naveed Bashir (2nd) and Hanan Raza (3rd)

  •  Javelin throw: Imran Khan (1st), Zaeem Munawar (2nd) and Muddasar Mushtaq (3rd)

(15-03-08)

Directorate of sports GCU organizes annual sports from 14-16 March 2008 

 

Annual sports of the GCU will be held on the 14 & 15 March 2008 at Punjab University Ground (Old Campus). The Gymkhana events and prize distribution ceremony will be held on 16 March 2008 at the Oval ground of the university. The inaugural ceremony would be held on 14th march 2008 at 9:30 A.M. Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor GCU would take salute from the marching athletes on the opening day. Javed Burki former Captain Pakistan Cricket 1962 will be the Chief Guest of the concluding ceremony.

(10-03-2008)

GCU LAHORE SECURED SECOND POSITION WITH 100 POINTS IN ALL PAKISTAN INTER-VARSITY ATHLETIC CHAMPIONSHIP 2008

30 teams of the universities of Pakistan participated and Punjab University won the competition held at Punjab University New Campus Lahore.

(01-03-08)

(Courtesy: The Nation)

 

GCU Lahore lifts All Pakistan Inter-Varsity Squash Trophy

 

The GCU Lahore squash team has won the All Pakistan Inter-varsity Squash championship 2007-08 by beating GCU Faisalabad in straight sets. The match was played here in the newly constructed GCU squash complex. As many as 18 teams from different universities of the country participated in the fixture. The players demonstrated their squash skills in a befitting manner.

 

The chief guest of the ceremony Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab applauded the winning teams for their tremendous performance in the championship. He said that GCU Lahore has the glorious academic traditions and we also focus on producing great players in different sports. He said we spent millions of rupees on the construction of this squash complex and the sports directorate of GCU arranged this sports gala in an amicable manner. “A sports man develops sportsmanship in his personality and contest in a manner, either to win or loose get appreciation from the audience”, Dr. Khalid Aftab asserted. He also appreciated all the participating teams of the championship and hoped that GCU would continue to arrange such sports events in future as well.

 

Later the chief guest awarded winning trophy to the GCU Lahore, while GCU Faisalabad received runner trophy and Punjab University team got trophy for securing 3rd position. The GCU Lahore team comprised of Aqib Hanif (captain), Hamza Ahmed, Sameer-u-din, Abdul Ali and Taimor Ali.

(09-02-2008)

 

GCU SQUASH TEAM IN ALL PAKISTAN Inter-varsity SQUASH FINAL

GCU squash team qualified for the final of the All Pakistan Inter-varsity Squash Championship 2007-08 being played at the Squash com­plex of the GCU Lahore that saw some thrilling and nail-biting contests.

It is pertinent to mention that it is first ever occasion in the history of GCU that the team reached in the semi final by defeating the Punjab University Lahore and qualified for the final match of the championship.  

The Vice Chancellor GCU Prof Dr Khalid Aftab will be chief guest of the final match of the fixture and the closing ceremony on February 9, 2008.

(09-02-2008)

(Courtesy: The Nation)

OLD RAVIANS WIN GC UNIVERSITY’S ANNUAL FIXTURE

Old Ravians XI beat Vice Chancellor’s XI by 56 runs in the GCU Annual Festival Cricket match played at Oval ground. Former Chairman Pakistan Cricket Control Board Lt. Gen (R) Tauqir Zia led the Old Ravians team, which scored 240 in the allotted 20 overs with Amir Sohail former captain Pakistan Cricket team making a quick fire 68. The Vice Chancellor’s XI was never in the hunt due to losing wickets at regular intervals and was eventually bowled out for 184. Former Pakistan test captain Majid Jahangir Khan, himself a distinguished Old Ravian was the chief guest on the occasion. Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab presented souvenir to the Chief Guest and Khan Muhammad a member of Pakistan’s cricket team defeated England in Oval test.  He also appreciated the achievements of GCU Sports Board.

(03-02-2008)

(Courtesy: Daily News)

 

 

GCU INKS MOU WITH SDPI

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The GC University Lahore has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Islamabad in a ceremony held at the Syndicate Room of the University. Both GCU Lahore and SDPI agreed to collaborate in carrying out research, foster dialogue among scholars, experts and policy makers, conduct trainings on diversify subjects, offer joint diploma and certificate course, to organize workshops, symposiums, seminars and mutual sharing of knowledge and expertise. Executive Director, SDPI Dr. Abid Qaiyum Suleri, Dr. Mehmood Khawaja (Research Fellow) and Mr. Zill-e-Ehsan (Manager Training) SDPI, participated in the MoU signing ceremony while Dean of Sciences and Technology and Director Academic Planning/ External Links represented GCU.

(04-10-2008)

Need to enhance co-operation between GCU and United States Educational Foundation stressed
 

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Executive Director of United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) Dr. Grace Clark today visited GC University Lahore and called on the Vice Chancellor Dr. Khalid Aftab in the Syndicate Committee Room.

 

The Vice Chancellor apprised Dr. Grace Clark about the historical perspective and glorious academic traditions of the institution.

 

Dr. Khalid Aftab asked to have mutual academic cooperation between GCU Lahore and the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan. Dr. Clark told about the Fulbright Scholarship facility available to the students of Pakistan and hoped that USEFP would further extend the educational facilities in Pakistan.

 

Dean of Sciences and Technology, Dean of Arts and Social Sciences and Director Academic Planning and External Links Ms. Fouzia Shahin briefed the guest about the academic and research work of their respective offices.

 

(08-07-2008)

 

 

CENTRAL COLLEGE GLASGOW DELEGATION MEETS THE VICE CHANCELLOR

 

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A two member delegation consisting of Paul GK Little Principal Central College Glasgow and Roy Gardner Marketing Manager Central College of Commerce Glasgow today visited GC University Lahore and called on its Vice Chancellor Dr. Khalid Aftab in the Vice Chancellor’s committee room. The  matters pertaining to mutual academic interest between the two institutions came under discussion.

 

Vice Chancellor Dr. Khalid Aftab apprised the delegation about the historic perspective and academic profile of GCU.  He also informed the delegates about the academic linkages which GCU Lahore has formed with the various National and International Universities.

 

Paul Little Principal Central College Glasgow took keen interest in the glorious academic ambiance of GCU and proposed to have academic linkages of his institution with the GCU Lahore in various discipline Studies. He also invited VC-GCU Dr. Khalid Aftab to visit Central College Glasgow so that further progress could be made for better academic understanding and mutual collaboration between the two institutions could be made.

 

Dean of Sciences and Technology GCU Lahore Dr. Amin-ul-Haq informed the delegates about the various projects initiated at the Sustainable Development Study Centre of GCU. Director Academic Links was also present on the occasion.

 

(02-06-2008)

 

 

University of Glasgow's DELEGATION led by Director International and Postgraduate Service CALLS ON THE VICE CHANCELLOR GCU LAHORE

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A three member delegation of the University of Glasgow UK led by Ms. Sharne Procter Director, International and Postgraduate Service visited GC University Lahore and called on the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab. The matters pertaining to academic Links between the two universities in the disciplines of Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Industrial Bio-technology and Environmental Science came under discussion. The delegation showed keen interest for academic collaboration with the respective departments of the GCU for mutual research and training programs. The Vice Chancellor agreed with the proposal and told the visiting guests about the ongoing academic discipline studies in the realm of sciences underway at the GC University Lahore. He apprised the members about the various academic links established by the GCU Lahore with the number of National and International universities and institutions. He quoted the GCU Abdus Salam School of Mathematical Sciences where six foreign students are doing their post doctoral studies and has 44 foreign faculty staff members from different countries including US, UK, Germany, France, Ukraine serving there. The deans, heads of the concerned departments of GCU briefed the delegates about the ongoing research projects in their departments and their academic links with other reputed universities and research organizations.

 

Prof. John McGrady, department of Chemistry and Prof. Stephen Phillips of Biomedical and Life Sciences apprised the Vice Chancellor about the academic working of their departments. Later, the Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab gave souvenir shields to the guest delegates. This tour was organized by Director Academic Planning and External Links GCU.

 

The delegation also visited the Chemistry Department of GCU. Chairperson Chemistry Department apprised them about the designing of curriculum of new subject green chemistry.

 

(12-04-2008)

 

 

GCU HOLDS RECEPTION FOR DELEGATES OF INDIAN DIPLOMATS ASSOCIATION

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The society is saddled with a situation of no tolerance and no dialogue between apposing points of view simply because essence of teaching has become the practice of giving students the arrogance of dogma, and not the tolerance of true knowledge. It happens only when we allow the tradition of open minds to die out and let the place be taken by men with narrow outlook and closed minds. It was expressed by the Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore. Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab in his welcome address to a 10-member delegation of the Association of Indian Diplomats who came to visit GC University Lahore today. The delegation, led by Ishrat Aziz, comprised K P Fabian, R Rajagopalan, N N Desai, A N D Haskar, S R Hashim, L L Mehrotra, Gurbachan Singh and G R Wakankar A reception in honour of the Indian diplomats was arranged in the Bokhari Auditorium.

Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab in his welcome address greeted the delegation members and apprised them about the academic profile and historic perspective of his institution. The real spirit of GCU is its creative energy, which is born of the great ideal of “Courage to know” the Motto of our Alma Mater, he added. The foundations of GC were steeped in the English tradition of Liberalism. From this philosophy emerged the concept of liberal arts in education. As a major centre of liberal arts in the sub-continent, GC produced scientists, thinkers, poets, political leaders, administrators and other persons of great eminence, he maintained. Dr. Khalid said, GCU Lahore was the witness of three centuries and a unique educational institution which inspired the arts and all other kinds of creative activities in their best forms. The Vice Chancellor further apprised the delegation about the profile of Principals of Government College during the first 75 years since its inception i.e. they all came from Britain. Dr. Khalid Aftab further told the diplomats that the renowned Ravian diplomat was Prof. Patras Bokhari who went straight to the UN as Pakistan’s Permanent Representative from the Principal’s office in 1950 where he rose to the rank of Under Secretary General (Information). Dr. Khalid Aftab said that it was necessary to create an ambiance in which the good could flourish talent could find recognition and genius could earn his reward. He said, “we follow open door policy for our neighbouring institutions, organizations and associations in order to share knowledge and experiences through the mutual exchange of students and faculty.”

A former Indian diplomat, member of the delegation, and distinguished Old Ravian Mr. Gurbuchan Singh told that he used to study at the then Government College Lahore in 1939 and his academic journey continued till 1945 when he passed post graduation in economics. He nostalgically remembered the golden memories of his past as a student of GC Lahore. ”I used to be editor of the Ravi and the total strength of GC students at that time was only 1100. I am surprised and very happy to see how the present Vice Chancellor has marvelously continued its wonderful traditions along with transforming it into a great seat of learning with the strength of more than 6000 students”, he added. My father, Sardar Mohan Singh was also a distinguished Old Ravian and he was, here at the campus in 1919, he further told. He disclosed that the present Fatima Jinnah University Rawalpindi was his family residence till 1945 and its Vice Chancellor’s office used to be his living room those days.

The delegation members were presented the documentary titled Government College to GC University Lahore The delegation visited the GCU library and showed keen interest in the library museum. The Vice Chancellor presented souvenir gifts to all members of the delegation. The leader of the delegation Ishrat Aziz also presented a souvenir to Vice Chancellor GCU on behalf of Indian Association of Diplomats. The Vice Chancellor was assisted by the Deans, the Registrar and Director Academic Planning and External Links.

(05-04-2008)

National Management College Lahore delegation visits GCU

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A 11-member delegation of the National Management College Lahore visited the GC University Lahore and called on the Vice Chancellor Prof. Khalid Aftab in the committee room.

 

The Vice Chancellor welcomed the guests and apprised them about the academic and historic perspective of the University. Prof. Khalid Aftab said that GC University Lahore is a modern, demand driven, futuristic, quality conscious and affordable institution with focus on quality education and research work besides co-curricular, debating, dramatics and sports activities.

 

Talking about the foreign faculty working at GCU, Prof. Khalid Aftab said that we have got 56 foreign faculty members through courtesy Higher Education Commission, Pakistan working at GCU and we have taken certain steps in the realm of Plasma Physics, Institute of Industrial Bio-Technology, Sustainable Development Study Center, Abdus Salam School of Mathematical Sciences, National Center for Mathematics, Industrial Chemistry, Computer Science, MBA,  ESME and Telecommunications to produce skilled manpower. He further said that there are 48 faculty members of GCU working under Tenure Track System which is the highest number in any Public Sector University of Pakistan.

 

While appraising the delegation about the GCU faculty and the students, he said that when the Government College was setup in 1864, it had 9 students and 3 teachers whereas at present, the GCU has got more than 6400 students and 437 faculty members and out of them, 148 hold Ph.D degrees, he added.

 

The Vice Chancellor also appraised the delegation about the academic agreements which GCU has singed with the national and international institutions. “We want effective and productive academic interaction with the institutions and we are endeavoring to achieve sustainable and remarkable academic achievement, Dr. Khalid said and hoped that in the year 2015, GCU Lahore should be placed among the top institutions of South Asia”. The VC-GCU Prof. Khalid Aftab also informed the delegation about the recently acquired 365 acre of land for the GCU new campus.

 

Shahid Majeed, Faculty In-charge of the National School of Public Policy, National Management College thanked the Vice Chancellor  GCU Prof. Khalid Aftab for giving his delegation the warm reception. The members of the delegation including Dr. Imtiaz Kazi, Mrs. Anjum Assad, M. Ali Baloch and Ali Raza Bhutta asked the Vice Chancellor GCU about the varsity faculty and administration related questions.

 

The Deans, Registrar and Director Academic Planning and External Links assisted the Vice Chancellor. The delegation also visited the postgraduate library and CASP.

 

(02-04-2008)

 

 

ASSOCIATION OF INDIA DIPLOMATS AND NATIONAL MANAGEMENT COLLEGE LAHORE DELEGATIONS TO VISIT GCU

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A delegation of National Management College will visit GC University Lahore on 2nd April 2008 and would call on Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab, Vice Chancellor GCU in the committee room. The delegation members will discuss the matters of mutual interest with the Vice Chancellor. The delegation would be taken to the Management Studies and Computer Science Departments, PG Library and CASP.

 

Association of Indian Diplomats delegation will also visit GCU Lahore on 4th April 2008. After the meeting with the Vice Chancellor, the delegation members would be taken to the Bokhari Auditorium, where they would be shown GCU video documentary. The delegation would also visit Computer Science and Management Studies Department and Post graduate Library.

 

(01-04-2008)

 

 

GCU signs Academic MoU with Jamia Milia Islamia New Delhi

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The GC University Lahore today signed a memorandum of understanding with the Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi in a ceremony held in the Vice Chancellor’s committee room of the varsity. Both varsities agreed the exchange of teaching and research staff, exchange of students, short term and long term mutual visits, exchange of archives, publications and information, collaborative research projects and holding of joint seminars, workshops and conferences.

 

The Vice Chancellor Jamia Millia Islamia was accompanied by Prof. Rakshanda Jalil. The Vice Chancellor GCU Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab was assisted by the Deans and Director External Links. This agreement will remain effective for three years.

 

The Vice Chancellor GCU has said that the agreement has been signed in order to promote academic linkages with the foreign universities for the sake of sharing mutual academic research and experiences. He informed the guest Vice Chancellor regarding the socio-cultural contribution of GCU Lahore at national level.

 

(08-03-2008)

 

 

GC UNIVERSITY, Turkish Varsities to Ink Academic Agreements

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Education and Economic development of a nation go side by side as the academic amelioration leads to economic prosperity, democratic and cultural up-gradation and social uplift. The Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab said this while talking to a Turkish Delegation led by Harun Koken, Chairman Rumi Forum (Turkey) and Turgut Puyan, chairman Pakturk Businessmen Association accompanied by Aslam Bhatti today visited GCU today.

The Vice Chancellor said that it was not the literacy rate but good quality education at primary, secondary and tertiary level that promotes understanding, among individuals of a society to create ideal tolerant social life.  He quoted an example of Sri Lanka whose literacy rate is very high but still society is facing lot of security problems and asserted that education should be aimed at stabilizing a society through promotion of culture of tolerance and mutual respect for each other’s ideas. The Vice Chancellor GCU also apprised the Turkish delegates regarding the academic profile and historic perspective of the varsity and proposed to launch Turkish language courses at the campus in order to promote lingual and cultural ties between the two countries. The delegation was informed that in order to make GCU a world class institution, all out resources were being mobilized and particularly in social sciences his institution needed foreign faculty of high repute and he asked the delegation to send to GCU the Turkish scholars and social scientists in the disciplines of Political Science, Economics, History, Computer Sciences, Management Studies and Psychology to come to GCU Lahore under HEC foreign faculty hiring program. He said that it is the quality education that makes the difference and we at GCU are putting up our concerted efforts in attaining the standards of academic excellence. The Vice Chancellor emphasized on the collaborative research that can be carried on between GCU and Turkish universities and pointed out the areas of collaboration. He also told that ASSMS is a unique Centre of Excellence in mathematical sciences where more than 43 foreign professors are currently serving the cause of promotion of research in Mathematics and Turkish people can benefit from this Centre.  

Harun Koken Chairman Rumi Forum agreed to the proposal floated by the Vice Chancellor and assured that all out human resources in this regard would be provided by Turkey. He also briefed about the activities of the Rumi Forum in developing the awareness regarding the “art of living together” with special focus of Pakistani society and in order to promote inter-cultural harmony and to contribute to the global peace. The Turkish delegation informed the Vice Chancellor that the Turkish government is holistically spending money on education sector and there is 94 percent literacy rate in Turkey. To achieve more excellence in education sector, the Turkish government has established 39 universities over the short span of five years. He also told that Turkish government was taking keen interest in the promotion of sophisticated information technology and 600,000 computers and internet facilities have been provided to the public sector schools of the country during the last one year.

It was agreed that one day conference on ‘The art of living together’ will be held at GCU in collaboration with Pak-Turk Business Association and Rumi Forum in March 2008. Later, the mutual exchange of academic souvenirs was ceremonised.

(16-02-2008)

 

QEC’S INTERNAL ACADEMIC AUDIT MEETING ON DECEMBER 24, 2008

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After successful journey toward developing Programme Quality Assurance Report for one of the Academic Department at GCU Lahore, now QEC has replicate the same exercise with more refined version on three  Academic Departments. QEC has already held three meetings with the relevant Departments and 4th meeting has been scheduled on Wednesday December 24, 2008.

It is pertinent to mention that QEC has initiated first ever Internal Academic Audit Visit which was scheduled as per the directive of the Vice Chancellor. Now the QEC members are on their follow up visits to the Academic Departments to ensure the compliance with earlier recommendations. The continuous effort by QEC members and support by the Vice Chancellor has toppled the resistance to change for the better tomorrow.

(16-12-2008)

QEC arranges Presentation on Internal academic Audit

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Quality Enhancement Cell GC University Lahore organised a presentation on “Internal Academic Audit 2008”. Prof. Khalid Aftab, Vice Chancellor and Academic and Administrative Heads were present in the presentation. He appreciated the effort of the QEC and directed to keep up such exercise. He also wished to carry out follow up visits to ensure continues improvement.

Director QEC Ms. Iram Sohail gave an inclusive presentation on the topic. In her intro of presentation she added “Audit is an overall health of any institution, and it should not be taken as an offence”. She said that the purpose of the academic audit is to assess the strength of quality culture, determine the commitment to continues improvement, appraise the system in place to determine academic standards, and evaluate the system to ensure that measures taken to maintain and enhance quality are appropriate and effective. Deputy Director QEC conducted the program and referred the quotation of MaoTse Tung “to hide truth is to nurture fear and fear stops ones’ flight, and today’s presentation is a try not to hide the truth”.

(16-10-2008)

SESSION ON QUALITY ASSURANCE

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The Quality Enhancement Cell GCU organised a session on Programme Quality Assurance Report (PQAR). The Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Khalid Aftab along with heads of academic and administrative departments participated in the session. He also appreciated the efforts of the GCU cell and hope to attain standards in future also.

(30-09-2008)

(Courtesy The News Lahore)

Human Resources Development Program organizes by QEC starts AT GCU

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The Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) of the GC University Lahore today organized the inaugural ceremony of a 4-day Human Resources Development Training Program. Acting Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Sohail Ahmed Khan while addressing the inaugural ceremony said that in order to meet the higher educational standards, quality assurance in academics play pivotal role. He said that our teachers need to acquire latest academic skills and keep themselves with the modern technology so that they could deliver to the students to the maximum of their potential and skill. He further said that the quality enhancement cell of the GCU Lahore has demonstrated good performance so for in the Human Resource Development Training of the varsity’s faculty. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Khalid Pervaiz Dean of Arts and Social Sciences that the performance of the GCU teachers after passing through vigorous training exercises has been enhanced the QEC initiative has been extending all possible help to the varsity’s teachers in improving their academic skills.

Akbar Rehmatullah Consultant QEC gave a detailed introduction of the Programme Quality Assurance Report (PQAR) and Teaching and Learning Framework (TALF).  Prof. Dr. Akram Kashmiri (Chemistry) discussed in detail about Preparing for the PQAR Exercise at GCU in an academic department. Director QEC Ms. Iram Sohail said that both research and QEC were very important in the making of universities. She explained to participants the objectives behind holding the program and urged the faculty members to focus on acquiring maximum academic benefit from the training program.

(22-07-2008)

QEC arranges four days HRDC training program

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QEC has arranged a four days HRDC training cycle III program in the Fazl-e-Hussain reading room of the university. Please click for the schedule, names of resource persons and of participants.

(18-07-2008)

GCU HOLDS TEACHER’S TRAINING PROGRAM

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A three day Teacher Training Program under the auspices of QEC of the GC University concluded at the Fazal-e-Hussain reading room of the University. The training program is part of the GC University Quality Policy, as approved and strictly enforced by the Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Khalid Aftab, where faculty development has been targeted as a high priority area.  All new teaching and research staff must undergo a three tear training and development cycle – Pre service training, In-service training and mandatory attendance of the HRDC training program. The main elements of teacher training program included focus on academic and administrative issues. Topics ranged from Higher education academic setting by Akbar Rahmatullah, Purpose and Functions of QEC and Classroom Management by Iram Sohail, Role of Psychology in Education by Prof Sohail Ahmed Khan, Grading System by Dr Khalid Pervaiz. .

 

Other Guest speakers included Sahibzada Faisal Khursheed, Prof Anjum Saleemi, Mr. Abdul Waheed, Prof. Dr Islamullah Khan.

(28-04-2008)

IN-SERVICES TEACHER’S TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR THE YOUNG LECTURERS

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The Quality Enhancement Cell is organizing the In-Service Teachers Training Programme-Group II for young lecturers, research assistants and teaching assistants on March 29, 2008 from 08:30am to 05:00 pm at PG Library Seminar Room. The purpose of the training is to acquaint the young inductees the working of various administrative  and  academic  offices.  For  further  details  and  schedule please Click Here.

(29-03-2008)

Academic programs need to be more effective and qualitatively efficient Vice Chancellor speaks on the joint presentation of Chemistry and QEC

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Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor has said that in order to ensure quality education in all the discipline at the GC University Lahore, all efforts are being made to match up the requisites of the aforesaid necessity.  He was addressing participants of an exit meeting with the Department of Chemistry arranged by the Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) of the GCU. The meeting focused on the presentation on ‘Program Quality Assurance Report’ (PQAR) for B.Sc (Hons) 4-year Program (2005-2009). He appreciated the efforts made by the department and QEC which has covered this mileage and hoped that the quality assurance exercise and academic planning go together in furthering the academic excellence. “Academic programs need to be more effective and qualitatively efficient and all the departments need to carry out rigorous efforts in this regard”, he said and added that studies in the disciplines of sciences need to be evaluated rationally.

Earlier, Chairperson Chemistry department of the GCU Prof. Dr. Akram Kashmiri made a detailed and comprehensive presentation on the preparation of Program Quality Assurance Report (PQAR). He informed the participants that the curriculum of Chemistry is based upon the theme of experimental sciences and has the aim to produce useful citizens for the state and the society. He said that the mission of the department Chemistry is to take a leading role in discovering useful knowledge, preparing Chemistry graduates for future challenges in education, research, entrepreneurship and social sectors of our society. He also described the outcomes of the PQAR and stressed upon the importance of Industry-Academia Linkage. Prof. Dr. Saeed Iqbal also spoke on the occasion and detailed the development and maintenance of the course files. He also highlighted the importance of strengthening of labs and infra-structure facilities, periodical reviews of curricula and introduction of a feed back system.

The Dean faculty of Sciences and Technology Prof. Dr. Amin ul Haq Khan applauded Dr. Kashmiri and his team efforts for rigorously carrying out the exercise and setting the standard form for the other departments of the university. He also stressed upon the fact that now the QEC and all the other departments can co-exist in order to ensure quality. Dean of Arts and Social Sciences, Director, and Consultant QEC were present on the occasion.

(25-02-2008)

GCU Establishes a Centre for Special STUDENTS

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The inaugural ceremony of the newly setup Centre for Special Students (CSS) at the GC University was held here at the campus on Tuesday.

The centre is well equipped with latest IT based lab facilities for the special students. The lab has been designed and equipped keeping in view the specific needs of the blind/visually impaired students.

Syed Babar Ali, Advisor Packages Limited Lahore and Former Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs and Planning, Pakistan inaugurated the centre by cutting a ribbon. Syed Babar Ali, while expressing his views dilated upon his reminiscence during his college days at GCU and said that he did his graduation from the institute during 1944-45. He suggested that GCU to keep track record of its students so that when they enter into practical life, they could be the major source of contribution to their alma mater.

Speaking on the occasion, GCU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Khalid Aftab said that the varsity had allocated Rs 10 million for deserving students. He said that all out facilities would be extended to the GCU disabled students so that they could be provided with equal academic opportunities. Dr Khalid Aftab thanked Mr and Mrs Muhammad Salahuddin for their guidance and support in establishing the centre. Dr Khalid Aftab also thanked Syed Babar Ali for his compassion for the underprivileged.

Chief Executive Aziz Jehan Begum Trust for the blind, Muhammad Salahuddin said that GCU is an educational institute of international fame. He said that without proper training and education, a blind person is a burden on society. Talking about Aziz Jehan Begum Trust for the blind he said that English is the medium instruction and computer study is a compulsory at the trust. He paid tribute to the Vice Chancellor for his vigorous efforts for making the varsity a unique educational institution.

(12-03-2008)

BLOOD DONATION CAMP AT GCU

 

The Blood Donor Society in collaboration with the Fatimid Foundation   organized a blood donation camp. A large number of GCU male and female students donated blood for the thalasseamia and haemophlia patients and other diseases.

 

Later, Consultant Haematologist Agha Khan University Hospital Karachi and Honorary consultant Fatimid Foundation Lahore Dr. Raihan Sajid delivered lecture on the thalasseamia syndromes. Dr. Raihan said that thalasseamia is a hereditary disorder and preventable by doing a simple blood test. He further said that children once born with this disorder require life long blood transfusion to sustain life. In-charge, Blood Donor Society was also present on the occasion.

 

(18-03-2008)

 

GCUDC Presents “Be Saya Log” an Urdu adaptation of Jean Paul Sartre

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GC University Lahore Dramatics Club in keeping with its more than century old tradition of presenting quality plays is staging “Be Saya Log” "بے سایہ لوگ" an Urdu adaptation of Jean Paul Sartre’s masterpiece (Men Without Shadows) from December 17 to 19 in the Bokhari Auditorium of the varsity.

 

The Play was written by Sartre after the Second World War and it is adapted for audience in Urdu in such a way that it becomes relevant in today’s troubled times. The cast include Madiha Gul, Mohsin Manzoor, Moosa Abbas, Fahad Lodhi, Usman Butt, Rizwan Mehdi and others. The play is adapted in Urdu by GC University Lahore Dramatics Club team headed by Dr. Farhan Ebadat Yar Khan and is directed by Dr. Farhan Ebadat and Madiha Gul.

(15-12-2008)

GCU DRAMATICS CLUB ORGANIZES THEATRE WORKSHOP

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The GCUDC of the GC University Lahore in a combined effort with Interactive Resource Center (IRC) held a theatre workshop which was headed by Director IRC Muhammad Wasim. The main purpose of the workshop was to promote the idea of Theatre of the oppressed and introduce the students to the art of Interactive Theatre. The first phase of this workshop included theatrical exercises that helped students to improve their performing skills. The exercises focused on spontaneity and improvisations. The 2nd phase of the workshop focused on the principles of the  interactive art and the technique to engage the audience as spec-actors. Script building techniques were them taught to enable the students to build their own stories from every day life. The 3rd phase focused on image formation and the creation of short theatrical pieces that were performed in the Bokhari Auditorium.

The interaction with audience and their presence on stage as spec-actors challenged the conventional idea of theatre and introduced the concept of theatre for development. More than 35 students participated in the workshop. The GCU dramatics club advisor Dr. Farhan Ibadat Yar Khan thanked the Director Muhammad Wasim for the innovative workshop.

(18-10-2008)

GCU DRAMATICS CLUB CONDUCTS SUMMER CAMP FOR THEATRE

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The closing ceremony of English Summer Camp for Theatre was organized at the Bokhari Auditorium. The camp covered the duration of more than four weeks. Young enthusiasts, between the ages of 14 to 27, got themselves registered for this course.

Dr. Farhan Ebadat Yar Khan Staff Advisor GCU Dramatics Club imparted training to the participants in voice inflection, foot work, stage movement, character improvisation, prompting management of stage props, lighting and background music. The course participants performed selected scenes from well-known scripts penned down by local as well as foreign dramatists.

 

Acting Vice Chancellor GCU Prof. Dr. Sohail Ahmad Khan watched the performance of budding thespians and appreciated their hard-work and commitment. The Acting Vice Chancellor gave away certificates to all participants.

 

Courtesy: Daily Dawn, News Lahore

(07-08-2008)

GCU TWO STUDENTS HAVE BEEN SELECTED TO REPRESENT PAKISTAN IN USA

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Daniyal Talat, President GCU Dramatics Club and Umar Zia ud Din President GCU Debating society have been selected as the representatives from Pakistan for the Study of United States for Student Leaders Program 2008. They will be going to the University of Vermont, Vermont, USA on the 29th of June, 2008 for the Six weeks program. The program focuses on the study of USA and students from all over the world are selected to represent their understanding of US. The program also targets at enhancing the leadership abilities through different workshops including a short period community work with a non–profitable organization and many other activities.

(28-06-2008)

President GCUDC has been selected as the Representative from Pakistan for the Study of USA for Student Leaders Program

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Daniyal Talat, President GC University Lahore Dramatics Club has been selected as the Representative from Pakistan for the Study of United States for Student Leaders Program 2008. He will be going to the University of Vermont, Vermont, USA on the 29th of June, 2008 for the Six weeks program. The program focuses on the study of USA and students from all over the world are selected to represent their understanding of US. The program also targets at enhancing the leadership abilities through different workshops including a short period community work with a non – profitable organization and many other activities.

(28-06-2008)

PAK-INDIA INTER-COLLEGIATE DRAMA FESTIVAL CONCLUDED AT GCU

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The Indo-Pak Inter-Varsity Drama Festival concluded. The GC University Dramatics Club presented Ashfaq Ahmed’s play Behan Bhai (sister brother).

 

Bano qudsia was the chief guest of the concluding ceremony. The weeklong festival witnessed 17 performances. Six Indian and nine Pakistani universities participated in the event. The festival provided students with an opportunity to understand their cultures and show theatrical skills.

 

Addressing the ceremony Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor GCU said that it was second consecutive year that GCU offered its stage for holding Pak-India Drama festival with the objective to understand the social issues of both countries through Drama as Drama is an outstanding means of expression of thought. He said that city of Lahore makes creativity possible and we try to do the things very seriously for the developing creative thought among the students. “GCU has never compromised on the freedom of expression as it is the continuity of our unique tradition and un-detachable institutional legacy”, he added. Prof. Dr. Khlaid Aftab said, “Theatre has always been acknowledged as the premium contrivance of social change and entertainment. It leaves indelible imprints on the mind and soul of the theatergoers.” He said the GCU Dramatics Club had created great playwrights like Imtiaz Taj, Hakim Ahmad Shuja, Rafi Peer, Sufi Ghulam Mustafa Tabbasum and Muhammad Safdar Mir. He also appreciated the wonderful performance of young artists from six Indian and ten Pakistan Dramatic teams.

 

Renowned literary figure and writer Bano Qudisa while addressing the concluding ceremony said that humility and humbleness should be the prominent features of every successful person. He should not think that he deserved the success; rather he should attribute every success to the beneficence and kindness of Almighty Allah. She further said that students should choose their career after long and strong deliberations and should go for the profession for which they can reflect persistency and steadfastness. She also went in detail of her long life literary interaction with her late husband Ashfaq Ahmed who urged her to be a writer. 

 

Prior to it, The GCU Dramatic Club staged Ashfaq Ahmed’s play titled ‘Behan Bhai’ with the GCU young artists including Mian Faraz, Myra Rathore, Mohsin Manzoor, Rizwan Mehdi, Ms. Malhi, Farooq Adnan, Madiha Gul. The Drama was produced by Daniyal Tallat and Zain Khan, and  directed by Madiha Gul. The GCU students exhibited brilliant performance and rocked the stage with their versatile performance, earned thunderous applause from the audience.

 

The Pakistani and the Indian Dramatics Team leaders expressed their profound gratitude to the Vice Chancellor for providing all out facilities and also thanked for the kind hospitality of Pakistan. The Indian students said that they were taking pleasant memories with them and enjoyed the GCU stage environment which produced healthy artistic ambiance.

 

 Later, Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor GCU along with the Chief Guest Bano Qudsia gave away souvenir gifts to the representatives of the participated universities.

(10-03-2008)

 

2nd Pak-India Inter-collegiate drama festival starts at GCU

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The second Pak-India inter-collegiate drama festival began at the Bokhari Auditorium of the GCU Lahore. Governor Punjab Lt.Gen.(R) Khalid Maqbool was the chief guest at the opening ceremony. On the first day of the festival, the GCU dramatics club staged Henrik Ibsin’s play “A Doll’s House”. Before the play commenced, students from Pak-Indian universities lit the candles.

Addressing the ceremony the Governor said that world over intellectual movements have been created by the universities and cultural activities play pivotal role in fostering peace, love and harmony among the human beings. He further said that drama presents the intricacies of life and added that we come to know about the bitter facts and harsh realities of life after going through the medium of poetry and drama. He wished that GCU should have its own Performing Arts Department. The governor further said that this part of the world has been famous for the cultural activities and Lahore in particular has been the hallmark in this regard. The Governor complimented the Vice Chancellor and In-charge Dramatics Club for arranging the festival in a befitting manner. 

Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab detailed the academic history of the varsity and informed about the luminaries of show biz of both India and Pakistan who had been associated with this great institution. He said that theatre has always been acknowledged as the premium contrivance of social change and entertainment as it leaves deep imprints on the mind and soul of the theatergoers. “Apart from its reformative purpose, is taken to be a subtle expression of a community’s culture and values, which has the potential to appeal to the masses irrespective of their ethnic and sectarian affiliations”, he added.

Prof. S.K.Vij of the Delhi University highly appreciated GCU for arranging the drama festival which he said is a platform for the students of the both countries to demonstrate their dramatic skills. He said that the mutual exchange of cultural activities through teacher and students can play vital role in brining the people of the two countries together. 

Prof. Dr. Suchitra Gupta, Dr. S.K.Vij along with the Vice Chancellor Dr. Khalid Aftab and Governor Punjab Khalid Maqbool cut the cake and inaugurated the ceremony. Later, the Governor presented floral bouquet to the Indian guests and they presented special gifts to the governor, the Vice Chancellor and In-charge Dramatics Club Dr. Farhan Ibadat Yar Khan.

(4-03-2008)

GCU’s Annual Play 2008

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The GC University Dramatics Club is going to Stage Henrik Ibsen’s play “A Doll’s House” at the Bokhari Auditorium on 27, 28 & 29 February, 2008. The play will be staged at 6 PM on the dates mentioned above. The Play is produced by the Advisor Dramatic Club, GC University, Lahore.

(22-02-2008)

 

GCU DONATES RELIEF GOODS worth 1 million for QUAKE victims.  Vice Chancellor and DCO lauds Welfare Society efforts

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Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore handed over relief goods worth one million Rupees to DCO Lahore for the earthquake affected people of Balochistan in a ceremony arranged at the GCU campus today. These relief goods have been gathered by the students in a camp installed by the Welfare Society at the campus. The relief goods included Quilts, Blanket, Pulses, Dry Milk, Biscuits, Rice, Flour, Sugar and Medicines.

 

The Vice Chancellor while speaking on the occasion said that the institution has enriched academic traditions. He said that GCU students have always been supporting to the peoples who are affected by the natural calamities in recent times. He appreciated the volunteers of Welfare Society for contributing to the cause of humanity.

 

Sajjad Bhutta DCO Lahore also spoke on the occasion. He said that contribution to the welfare of humanity is the legacy of human beings. He further said that to feel for others is a sign of sympathy and the GCU Lahore Welfare Society students, their in-charge have done an excellent team work. The DCO also eulogized the Vice Chancellor GCU Dr. Khalid Aftab for his guidance to the Society in fostering relief goods contribution to the quake affected people.

 

(14-11-2008)

 

WELFARE SOCIETY OF GCU ORGANIZES MUSIC PROGRAM

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The Welfare Society organized a music program at the Bokhari auditorium in context of the society’s efforts launched for raising funds for the earthquake effected people of Balochistan. The students of the music society of GCU and Old Ravians Musarrat Abbas and Zaheer Abbas made their performances. Shafqat Amanat Ali was also present on the occasion. The Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore Dr. Khalid Aftab appreciated the efforts of the volunteers of the Welfare Society and Prof. Khalid Manzoor Butt for their four day consistent effort in raising funds with the motive to help their Balochi brethren who have been affected by the recent quake.

(11-11-2008)

GCU CANDLE LIT FOR QUAKE VICTIMS

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UNDER the directions of Vice Chancellor Government College University (GCU), the welfare society of the university lit up candles at Amphi Theatre to show solidarity with the victims of earthquake of Balochistan. Popular pop singer Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan was also present on the occasion. Members of the society have launched a campaign to collect funds and goods for the victims of earthquake.

(07-10-2008)

(Courtesy: The NEWS)

GCU students should contribute their efforts for the help of earthquake victims: Vice Chancellor

The Vice Chancellor Prof. Khalid Aftab has emphasized the need that students should contribute their efforts for the help of earthquake victims of Balochistan. He stated this while addressing the volunteers of the welfare society of GCU Lahore. He said that at the national and humanitarian level, we must do whatever we can for the help of our Balochi brothers. He further said that a camp would be installed at the GCU campus for the help of the earthquake victims. Advisor of the Welfare Society Prof. Khalid Manzoor Butt thanked the Vice Chancellor Dr. Khalid Aftab for his inspirational guidance to the society students.

(05-11-2008)

GCU secures second prize in chrysanthemum show 2008

The Government College University (GCU) Horticultural Society has secured the second prize in the chrysanthemum show, 2008, held at the Race Course Park.

Other participants included Aitchison College, Millat Tractor, Jinnah Bagh and various others.

GCU students secured the three top positions in the category of individual prizes in the central table, and won the second prize in the corner table competition. The winners of the show include Sidra Waheed, Izzah Shahid, M Atif Khan, Saher Khalid, Joinda Khan and Zaheer. National Bank Chairman Javaid Iqbal Awan awarded the shield and certificates to the winners.

(12-12-08)

(courtesy: Daily Times)

 

The Horticulture Society starts Spring Plantation Drive at GCU

 

The Horticulture Society organized a plantation ceremony with the onset of the spring season. With the ongoing plantation drive across the country, the Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab planted Aerocaria in the new building lawns of the campus. The Dean of Science and Technology Prof. Dr. Amin ul Haq, Emeritus professor Dr. Khalid Hameed Sheikh and Chairperson Botany Department Dr. Zaheer ud Din khan also performed the plant laying ceremony.

(04-03-2008)

 

THE LIBRARY SOCIETY ORGANIZES OATH TAKING CEREMONY

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The Library Society organized oath taking ceremony of its office bearers for session 2008-09 at the Post Graduate Library Auditorium of the University. Renowned cartoonist and pride of performance Javed Iqbal was the chief guest on this occasion. The chief guest administered oath and shared his experiences with the office bearers and encourage the team. Chief Librarian GCU Lahore Abdul Waheed appreciated the literary work of Javed Iqbal and thanked him for being the chief guest of the ceremony. 

(04-11-2008)

USIS Lahore Organizes a SPECIAL LECTURE AT GCU Library

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The Library Society in collaboration with USIS organized a session including a lecture and two documentaries covering biographies of US presidential candidates. Ms. Traci Mell, Public Affairs Officer of the US Consulate, Lahore also spoke on the occasion and answered the questions of the students. Addressing on the occasion held at the PG library seminar room she said that the Americans would be electing the 44th President of USA in the forthcoming US elections. She highlighted the procedure of the US presidential elections and hoped that the strong partnership between the USA and Pakistan would continue in future as well. She said that democratic candidate Senator Barack Obama and Republican Senator John McCain, two presidential candidates contesting in the forthcoming in the US elections. She highlighted that not just Americans but also people around the world will be watching the election process to be held on November 4, 2008. She also answered the questions put up by the students. Earlier, documentaries on the biography of Senator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain were presented.

 

(29-10-2008)

 

 

GCU Library Society Visits NMC and LUMS Library

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A group of twenty five students of the Library Society, GC University, Lahore visited National Management College (former Pakistan Administrative Staff College) and LUMS Library on Tuesday, 11th March, 2008. The visit was lead by Mr. Muhammad Naeem and Mr. Abid Iqbal, Advisors of the GCU Library Society. Ms. Talat Sher Ali, Chief Librarian NMC gave introduction to history, functions and services given to the top civil servant officers of Pakistan. She also briefed the role of the library in the NCM courses. Mr. Ashraf Sharif, Senior Librarian - Reader Services & Systems at LUMS welcomed the visit. He put in the picture the functions and services of the LUMS Library. He also highlighted to the students about the print and electronic resources available at the LUMS Library. In the end the visitors thanked the LUMS Library management for their hospitality.

 

(11-03-2008)

 

 

 

 

LECTURE ON “Art of Translation”

Prof. Dr. Khurshid Rizvi former chairman Arabic Department of GC University Lahore has said that the translation is one of the basic needs of human beings and it plays pivotal role in bringing people, countries and societies understand each other. He was speaking on “Art of Translation” in a special sitting arranged by the Sondhi Translation Society of GCU Lahore. He said that translation had always extended great help to the arena of knowledge and literature.

(30-01-2008)

Office Bearers 2008-2009

In-charge: Prof. Dr. Saadat Saeed

President: Adnan Akbar

Editor: Muhammad Sadiq

Co-editor: Saleem Hassani

Office Secretary: Saiqa, Madiha Hassan

BUSINESS ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE SOCIETY HOLDS LECTURE ON ECONOMIC CRISIS

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Government College University (GCU) Business Accounting and Finance Society arranged a special lecture on present Economic Crises which was delivered by Prof. Dr. Khawaja Amjad Saeed Principal Hailey College of Commerce at GCU library Seminar room.

During his lecture he said that Pakistan was facing number of crises and political crisis was more dangerous then economics crisis. "Pakistan's biggest challenge was poor economic condition which as the result of political crises," he added.

He said that the Capitalism and Communism had been failed and now there was a need to develop Islamic Economic System. While discussing the export condition he said the business community was increasing imports and paying no attention on exports while a number of very small countries have more exports than Pakistan.

Dr. Amjad Saeed said that major issues of the economy were agricultural industry and infrastructure sector. He said that in Pakistan poverty was increasing day by day. "The whole world is facing economic crisis and the number of foreign banks are going to be closed," he concluded.

(20-12-2008)

(Courtesy: The Post Lahore)

 

 

ARABIC SOCIETY ORGANIZES QIRAT AND NA’AT AND COMPETITION

 

The Arabic Society organized Qirat and Na’at competition. In the Na’at contest, Anmol Zuhra stood first, Nauman Ali and Saad Hameed remained second and third respectively. In the Qirat competition, Hafiz Obaid-Ullah attained first position while Saad Hameed got second and Hafiz Muhammad Altaf acquired third position. The chief guest chairperson islamic studies distributed the prizes among the winners.

(24-01-2008)

 

GGS organizes a LECTURE ON EARTHE QUAKE

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The Garrett Geographic Society, Department of Geography GC University Lahore arranged a special lecturer on Earthquake at Fazl-e-Hussain Reading Room on 18th December 2008. Prof Mrs Azra Mohsin, Ex-Head of Department, Gulberg College for Women Lahore, delivered the lecture on earthquake. She discussed history, causes and distribution of the earthquake in Azad Kashmir (2005) and Quetta (2008).

 (19-12-2008)

(Courtesy: The Post Lahore)

The GGS arranges a lecture on “ADAVANCE GEOMORPHOLOGY“

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The Garrett Geographical Society arranged a lecture on “Advance Geomorphology” in the Postgraduate Library auditorium. Dr. Aftab Ahmed Butt an old Ravian and Higher Education Commission eminent scholar delivered the lecture. He discussed the physical features made by different geomorphic agents with special reference to Pakistan land forms. He also described the advanced applications in the field of geomorphology.

 

(23-01-2008)

GCU BAGS 3RD POSITION IN KALSOFT’S ALL PAKISTAN PRODUCT IDEAS AND CONCEPT COMPETITION

 

The GCU Lahore has bagged third position in the first PINNAKAL 2008-Kalsoft’s all Pakistan product ideas & concept competition held at Karachi. As many as 46 I.T universities of Pakistan participated with their innovative product ideas related to different verticles of human life. The GCU Lahore came up with the idea title “Interactive Ads with GIS Navigation” and was placed in the third position. Raza Haroon Minister of Information Technology Sindh awarded GCU team with a cash of Rs. 30,000/- and gave away shields and certificates to the team members. The Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab has lauded the performance of the GCU students in the competition.

 

(6-09-2008)

 

 

LECTURE ON BIG BANG AT GCU

 

THE Jones Physics Society of Government College University (GCU) Department of Physics on Monday organised a special lecture on “Big Bang to CERN”.


According to a press statement the lecture was delivered by Dr Nisar Ahmed, Ex President Pakistan Nuclear Society and currently holds Rafi Muhammad Chair in CASP GCU, with reference to the 12th death anniversary of Nobel Laureate Dr Abdus Salam.


While speaking on the occasion Dr Nisar Ahmed highlighted European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) which was established in 1954 in Geneva. He said that the CERN was one of the world’s largest Research Centre in the scientific research.

 

He further informed that at CERN the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments were used to study the basic constituents of matter and physicists learn about the laws of Nature after studying what happen when these particles run over. He added that the collisions were expected to produce Higgs particles and to enhance our understanding about the basic forces of nature. These Higgs particles were predicted by Salam Wiengberg Glashow theory.


Besides GCU Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab a number of faculty members and students were also present on the occasion.

 

(25-11-2008)

(Courtesy: The News)

 

MENTAL HEALTH WEEK ENDS WITH INTER-VARSITY QUIZ, POSTER COMPETITION AND STAGE PLAYS

 

With the ongoing Mental Health Week activities being held under the auspices of Dr. Ajmal Psychological Society, Inter-universities quiz competition was arranged at the Bokhari auditorium.

 

In the quiz competition teams from MAO College Lahore, Fatima Jinnah Women College Lahore, Garrison Degree College Lahore, Government Islamia College Civil Lines, Lahore and the host GCU Lahore participated. The topic of the quiz competition was ‘Psychological Assessment’. The Garrison Degree College team won the first position in the intervarsity quiz competition while Fatima Jinnah Women College and Government Islamic College Civil Lines got second and third positions respectively. Dr. Hamid Sheikh former Chairman Applied Psychology Department Punjab University Lahore gave away prizes to the winning teams. Expressing his views, Dr. Sheikh said that the Psychology Department of GCU Lahore has arranged the mental health activities in a befitting manner. He said the students of different colleges have made their excellent performances and shown keen interest towards understanding the different psychological aspects through their intelligencia and quick response during their quiz competition. Chairperson Department of Psychology GCU eulogized her department for making excellent arrangements of the Mental Health Week activities like the previous years and said that this has been the hall mark of the GCU Lahore that provides a congenial ambiance of academics.

 

The second part of activities was the Poster Competition in which  M. A. O College Lahore, Government Islamia College Civil Lines Lahore, Kinnaird College Lahore and the host GCU Lahore participated. The posters depicting diverse ideas pertaining to social life were on display.

 

The last activity of the day was stage plays. The four performances titled “Hawa Ke Beti”, “Macbeth” and “Roh Ka Natak” and Mime on Shikwa Jawab-e-Shikwa were staged. The young students of GCU staged their versatile performance in a wonderful manner and earned applause from the audience.

 

In the evening a dinner in honor of the Old Ravians Psychologists was arranged. The faculty of the Psychology Department also participated in the dinner.

 

(29-03-2008)

DR. AJMAL PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF GCU ORGANIZES 2-DAY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PSYCHOLOGY & LITERATURE

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Prof. Dr. M. Shamim Hanfi Head department of Urdu Jamia Milia Islamia New Delhi India in his presidential address in the inaugural ceremony of the 2-day International Conference on Psychology & Literature has said that man comes across glittering realities of life only through self denial and utter silence prevailing all around the human being of this age, is his greatest Psychological issue. In order to understand literature properly, it is necessary to explore its Psychological dimensions. He also said that the present contrary is known as the century of conflicts, disputed personalities and differences as we are breathing in an environment which is badly polluted by Psychological sickness.   Those who inspired literature in during 20th century include Darwin, Carl Marx and Sigmund Freud as these persons left un-erasable impressions on human history.

Dr. Sohail Ahmed Khan, Acting Vice Chancellor and Dean Faculty of Languages, Oriental and Islamic learning also spoke on the occasion. He said that a student of literature should have close contact with relevant discipline like Sociology and Psychology as the knowledge of various dimensions of these disciplines unfold many layers of interpretation an reveal hidden meanings of the words before him. Psychology was not only a way of mental treatment but also a source of understanding deep realties of literature. He said that writing such a fiction as might be full of Psychological insight and vision is pretty difficult task. He observed that the need of the new paradigms in all disciplines was increasing and stressed that South Asian people can’t contribute new ideas to the realm of sociology or psychology unless they relate them  to their social circumstances.

The chairperson of the department of psychology Prof. Dr. Kausar Sohail in her welcome address said that her department had the privilege of conducting symposiums and conferences on un-explored areas of Psychology in Pakistan.  She said that the relationship between Psychology and Literature was deep routed and sadness, panic, loneliness, emptiness, existential neurosis, childhood fears, anxiety toward body changes and others words used both in psychology and literature reflect that both disciplines are inseparable. She said that every good writer and poet is a psychologist but every psychologist dose not necessarily have a good understanding of human nature as a poet is swayed rather by sentiment than by reason and always teaches his subject in a partial fashion.

The literary session was presided over by Dr. Rafia Hassan and Dr. Intizar Hussain whereas speakers included Dr. Sohail Ahmed Khan, Siddiq ur Rehman Qidvai, Dr. Khalid Sanjarani and Dr. Asir Ajmal. Panel discussion was also held which was co-ordinated by Dr. Asir Ajmal and presided over by Prof. Shamim Hanfi and Dr. Ruhi Khalid. The discussant of the panel session included Shahzad Ahmed, Dr. Naumana Amjad, Asghar Nadeem Syed, Mirza Athar Baig, Amjad Tufail, Masood Asher and Khalid Saeed.

The conference was organized by Dr. Ajmal Psychological Society of GCU

(29-03-2008)

GERMAN AMBASSADOR LECTURES ON “SECURITY CONCERNS ABOUT PAKISTAN: THE EUROPEAN VIEW” AT GCU

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Pakistan has always been cooperating with the West in many aspects and has very important location globally and regionally, a bridge between South Asia, Central Asia, China and Western Asia that makes it unique in terms of its security significance. German Ambassador in Pakistan Dr. Gunter Mulack said this while addressing a special lecture on “Security Concerns About Pakistan: The European View” oragnised by the Quaid-e-Azam Political Science Society in the Bokhari Auditorium of the University.

Dr. Guunter delivering a lecture at Bokhari auditorium. The others are Chairman Political Science department and President of QAPSC.
 

“We should co-operate and try to bring balance into the international politics preserving peace and stability around the world”, Dr. Gunter said and added that European countries were arch enemies but since 1945, number of changes have taken place in the European countries in terms of socio-economic development, inter-marriages and student studying in different universities. He said, people with superficial knowledge beget wrong interpretation of religious teachings and create danger for society and we need to teach people about inter-cultural and inter-civilizational harmony by giving them true knowledge not fictitious one as this kind of knowledge creates radicals who pose threat not only to Pakistan and Afghanistan but also to Europe, he added. 

He said, pluralism, tolerance, acceptance, respect for others can lead to international peace and stability. He further said that we are facing today also multitude of new risks and challenges due to the phenomena of globalization. Dr. Gunter said that the evolution in progressive networking of international flows of trade, investment, travel, communication and knowledge are opening up new opportunities. Europe’s economic prosperity heavily depends on raw materials, goods and has an elementary interest in peaceful competition and open world trade system and unrestricted transportation facilities and access.

Talking about the present political situation in NWFP, FATA and Balochistan, Dr. Gunter said there was a need to engage dialogue with the Girgas in order to improve the situation. He further said that all of us particularly in the access to energy, climate change and environmental issues require also a multidimensional approach. He said in Pakistan over the couple of years have many private TV channels which are spreading news more or less without censorship. Dr. Gunter Mulack said that it is the time to review United Nations policies and to adopt them with 21st century set challenges. He said that EU want to have a voice in security issues of global and strategic importance and this requires more common strategically thinking and clear political objectives and despite all endeavors to achieve European Political Union to create European identity, the Trans Atlantic Partnership will remain one of the important components of European politics. 

Dr. Gunter said that the European Union provided 125 million Euros after the earthquake 2007 and another 100 million Euros as humanitarian aid. His own country Germany does not finance Pakistan for the war against terrorism like USA, but for the development of the people of Pakistan. He said Pakistan is facing energy and water crises and poverty problem and it needs to develop comprehensive strategy to overcome them so that Pakistani people could march with the developed nations in future.

One of the big mistakes was that after the withdrawal of Russia from Afghanistan the situation was not handled properly nor the fighters were taken care to settle them down in early 1990’s otherwise the situation might not have been the same. The west has failed after the victory over Soviet Union to continue work to rebuild a peaceful state of Afghanistan and as result we including Pakistan, America and Europe had to pay heavy price for it. Answering a question on use of head scarf by the Muslim girls living in Germany, he said Muslim girls in all universities and colleges are allowed to cover themselves or wear head scarf and this is the freedom which is not given to them even in certain Muslim countries like Tunisia and Turkey.  He said, Islam has become a European religion and it is growing at fast pace as there more than 3.5 million Muslims living in the continent. There are many institutions in Germany where different Muslim sects get together and discuss their religious affairs freely.   

The Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab thanked Dr. Gunter for his insightful lecture. He said, GCU Lahore has the golden tradition of inviting eminent scholars for their lecture presentations so that the varsity students might be apprised about the knowledge based activities besides academics. Later, Vice Chancellor presented the university shield to Dr. Gunter Mulak.

The GCU deans, faculty and large number of students attended the lecture. 

(09-04-2008)

PAKISTANIS HAVE STRONG INVENTIVE AND INNOVATIVE POTENTIAL:  JUSTICE (RTD) JAVED IQBAL DELIVERS A SPECIAL LECTURE ON “IDEOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF PAKISTAN” AT GCU

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Quaid-e-Azam Political Science Society organized a special lecture on the topic of “Ideological Foundations of Pakistan”. Old Ravian Justice (R) Dr. Javed Iqbal delivered the lecture. Speaking on the occasion he said Pakistanis have strong inventive and innovative potential and they need to explore their latent faculty, as every individual is valuable and can change his own world. Islam has given us a principle of liberation as far as human are concerned but we have given them a status of age of ignorance.

 

Sectarianism, Monarchy, Mullaism & Peeri are the major causes of deterioration of the Muslim civilization as anarchy shifts the citizens into subjects, mullaism closes the doors of ‘Ijtihad’ and innovative ideas, and Peeri compels the people to worship graves and takes them away from practical life. History is the detailed account of human actions of the past, it should not be made part of religion as religion is a set beliefs.

 

He said that the creation of Pakistan was not meant for a specific Muslim section but for the every Muslim of the sub-continent and the prime objectives of the creation of this state were to make it a model for other countries and to unite the Muslim world. He said that the Muslim leaders were of the firm belief that the Muslim majority provinces enriched with natural resources, after their independence would be sufficient for the socio-economic development and prosperity of the Muslims. He said that Quaid-e-Azam and Allama Iqbal had the strong belief that the federal parliamentary system of government ensures human rights, uphold the rule of law and treat all the citizens on equal basis. Dr. Javed Iqbal further said that soon after the partition, the demise of Jinnah and assassination of Liaqat Ali Khan created a leadership gap in the country and the bureaucrats like Ch. Muhammad Ali and Sikander Mirza, who had nothing to do with Islamic Ideology came into power. He said, all the political characters who played any role in the fall of Dhaka, met their nemesis ultimately. Sheikh Mujeeb and Indra Ghandi were shot down by their own people. He also stressed that the muslims should neither accept the western ideas completely nor reject them starkly; they should try to reconcile innovative western ideas which are not in clash with their ideology and could lead to their socio-economic uplift and national development.  He said that Pakistan remained under the military rule in the major part of its life since its inception and the democracy in the country has to face number of setbacks. He strongly criticized Zia’s process of Islamization in the country. He said, our present youth need to be given proper and modern education so that they could be helpful in the nation building process. He further said that there are three mediums of study in Pakistan i.e., English, Urdu and Madressas system extending education. The lack of symmetry in the educational standards have been the result of differences and the less standards in higher education have halted the innovative capacity building activities among the students, he added. 

 

Vice Chancellor GCU Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab in his welcome address said that the largest deficit which the country is facing today is the educational deficit. “Our educational planners would have to make proper planning especially at the primary and the secondary level”, he observed. He said “we will have to bring about radical change in our system of education if we want to materialize the dreams of Allama Iqbal and Muhammad Ali Jinnah. He also said that it was necessary to promote democratic values and democratic thought in order to make Pakistan a modern state. Dr. Khalid Aftab thanked the guest speaker for delivering knowledge packed and thought provoking lecture and hoped that he would continue enlightening the GCU students with his thoughts in future as well.

 

Later, Dr. Khalid Aftab presented a souvenir shield and Prof. Muhammad Azhar Chaudhary presented a floral bouquet to guest speaker.

 

Earlier, upon arrival of Dr. Javed Iqbal, he was received by the Vice Chancellor GCU Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab in his office where he had a formal meeting with the Vice Chancellor and exchanged views on issues of mutual interest.

(20-03-2008)

 

 

Former Governor Punjab Shahid Hamid speaks on “Role of civil bureaucracy in the socio-political Environment of Pakistan”

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Bureaucracy can play a multipronged role in cementing the inter-provincial understanding and harmony the multilingual, multiethnic entities of the country. It was stated by the former Governor Punjab, renowned intellectual Barrister Shahid Hamid during his special lecture on “Role of civil bureaucracy in the socio-political environment of Pakistan” arranged by the Quaid-e-Azam Political Science Society.

The Vice Chancellor is Presenting souvenir to Shahid Hamid, Former Governor Punjab

He said that there are 3.20 million public employees and ninety to ninety five percent employees are in Grades I to 16 whereas at the apex, there are about 20 posts of Grade 21 and Grade 22 in federal and provincial governments and more than 1500 officers are serving in Grade 20.

Even than, the delivery of the services to the common man is not up to the mark and more than 40 million people are living below the poverty line. In context of the socio-political environment of Pakistan various comprehensive measures like maintenance of law and order, economic uplift, increase in revenue collection and promotion of inter-provincial harmony are the major tasks to be accomplished by the bureaucracy.

Barrister Shahid Hamid while counting the nexus with the national security said that economic well being was a core value and a threat to economic welfare could jeopardize internal as well as external security as continuance of poverty at alarming level could lead to civil unrest and could cause civil breakout. He also lamented the poor governance based on economic mismanagement creating shortage of water, gas and electricity and without control over rising prices of essential commodities. He also pointed out the inter-provincial estrangement on certain national issues like sharing of financial and water resources, movement of food grains especially wheat, construction of Kala Bagh Dam and termed it a threat to national integration. He said, poor law and order irrespective of its causes is another grave threat to the national security particularly if it is colored by ethnic and provincial motivations or animosities. He gave a detailed account of the history of the civil bureaucracy from 1947 to 2008. He also discussed about the features of the socio-political environment of the country and said that bureaucracy did not function in a vacuum but in a socio-political environment. He also pointed out the multi-pronged role of bureaucracy that it can play in cementing the inter-provincial understanding and harmony among the multi-lingual, multi-ethnic entities of the country.

Barrister Shahid Hamid further said that one of the problem with Pakistani society is the weak political parties “One de-stabilizing and undesirable manifestation of weak political parties is the flexibility of loyalties i.e., lotaism”, he added.  He bewailed that the culture of tolerance was not evident in the interaction between the political parties in government as against those in opposition with the result that there arises voice for an extra-constitutional and extra-parliamentary remedies and this process destabilizes the political culture. He also pointed out external factors like the protracted situation of confrontation with India which has required a disproportionate allocation of resources for defense at the cost of development expenditures. He mourned that more than 50 percent of the people are uneducated and more than one fourth are living below the poverty line and they don’t provide a sound base for a stable political or administrative system. He asserted that Pakistan will have to revolutionize education and health in order to meet the futuristic national and international challenges.

The Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab highly appreciated the in-depth analysis and knowledge packed lecture of Shahid Hamid and hoped that the students of GCU could have benefited from the clarity of thoughts and reasonable ideas expressed by the speaker. Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab said that GC University is endeavoring to promote quality education since its inception and in future as well, we would be following the course of better academics and institutions. Later, Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab presented a souvenir shield to the guest speaker.

(22-02-2008)

THE YJS has elected its office Bearers

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The Young Journalists Society of the Mass Communication Department of GC University Lahore has elected its office bearers today. The office bearers 2008-2009 include:

 

Name

Designation

Maria Qanita

(President)

Nida Tahseen

Vice President

Hira Naeem

General Secretary

Amina Ahmad

Joint Secretary

Jamal Pasha

Information Secretary

Naeem Razzaq

Finance Secretary

(11-11-2008)

 

 

GCU DPR IQBAL ANJUM GIVEN FAREWELL

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A farewell party was organized by the Young Journalists society here in the honor of Director Public Relations Muhammad Iqbal Anjum as he is leaving for Canada to earn his Ph.D degree. He served the institution for more than a decade in dual capacity as a teaching faculty of the Mass Communication Department and the Director Public Relations.  Prior to joining Government College Lahore, he served as Deputy Director Public Relations in the Government of the Punjab..

 

(30-06-2008)

YJS arranges a lecture on “Western Media and the Muslims” followed by shield awarding ceremony for the previous year office bearers

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The Young Journalists Society of GC University Lahore organized a special lecture on “Western Media and the Muslims”. The guest speaker was Prof. Dr. Maskeen Ali Hijazi former Chairperson Department of Mass Communication of University of the Punjab. On this occasion, a shield awarding ceremony for the previous year office bearers was also staged. Speaking on the occasion Prof. Dr.Maskken Ali Hijazi said the most important problem being faced by the muslim ummah today is the western media which projects negative image of the muslims across the world. Talking about the information imperialism, Dr. Miskeen said that due to the technological advancements the western media, after the collapse of USSR targeted the muslim ummah to achieve their own interests. He said, there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, but it was the western media led by Americans that projected about the possibility of the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq just to augment reason for invading Iraq. “Media plays pivotal role towards shaping the opinion of the society”, Dr. Miskeen said and apprised about the torture being faced by the muslims in Plaestine and Kashmir”. He further said that there are many national governments in the muslim countries who also help in strengthening the western media. Prof. Hijazi said many expansions in media have taken place over the last thirty to forty years. The institution like GCU should also elevate the mass communication studies to master’s level, he hoped.

 

Prof. Dr. Sohail Ahmed Khan Dean of Languages, Islamic and Oriental Learning thanked the guest speaker for his speaking on the important topic. He said that this is the age of information and we cannot aloof ourselves from media as this is an important source of dissemination of information. GCU would soon elevate the mass communication studies up to master’s level. The In-charge of the Society thanked Prof. Dr. Miskeen Ali Hijazi for gracing the event with his thought provoking and knowledge packed lecture to the young students of GCU.

 

Later, Prof. Dr. Sohail Ahmed Khan along with Dr. Miskeen Ali Hijazi awarded shields to the office bearers of   the society.

(05-01-2008) 

 

The Vice Chancellor for promoting inter-cultural harmony GCU Lahore SOCIETIES performance reviewed

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A meeting to review the concepts and strategies for improvement in the GCU Lahore societies was held in the Fazal-e-Husain Reading Room Hall of the university. 

Chairman Societies Board GCU Prof. Mirza Ather Baig highlighted the working and performance of the GCU societies. He described various suggestions regarding improvement in the working of societies. He said that the societies give a human and cultural face to all the paradigms inherent in the idea of a University and in this context they are devices for show casing the vision of a university in a society. He informed the participants that there are 16 university level societies and urged to promote inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary interaction through collaboration among societies He suggested that the societies should evolve both conceptually and in terms of modality to cope with the challenges posed to a university by the spirit of the changing time.

Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore while speaking on the occasion said that the university is striving to correlate importance to the co-curricular activities with the academics to help enhance knowledge orientations of its faculty and students. He said that GCU offers many discipline studies which have specific links with the industry and we need to improve the societies and civil society interactions to help promote inter-cultural harmony. He urged the in-charges of the societies to enhance their interactions with each other and set higher standards to improve their performance and efficiency.  He also suggested the faculty to carve out history of their respective departments. He quoted the recently held various conferences at GCU which got people from different countries and their participation was as useful as the local audience, he added.

Dean of Languages Islamic and Oriental Learning Dr. Sohail Ahmed Khan also spoke on the occasion. and described the functioning of various societies of the university, especially Majlis-e-Iqbal. Dean of Sciences and Technology Prof. Dr. Amin-ul-Haq also attended the meeting besides heads of the GCU societies were also present on the occasion.

(19-04-2008)

EDUCATION SOCIETY AND NAMS JOINTLY ORGANIZES A PANEL DISCUSSION

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Education Society in collaboration with NAMS arranged a panel discussion on the topic of “Is Performing Art in GCU a Powerful Medium of Education” Prof. Mirza Ather Baig President Society Board GCU was the chief guest on the occasion. Representatives of the GCU Societies shared their views. Mr. Tariq Farani concluded this discussion by saying this line “Performing Art is the only medium of education.” Mirza Ather Baig acknowledged this discussion and suggested to conduct it on the university level. President Education Society conducted the proceedings.
 

(09-06-2008)

 

TARIQ FARANI DELIVERS TWO LECTURES ON MUSIC

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A lecture was arranged by Education Society in collaboration with NAMS on the topic of “Music and its Prevailing Genre”.  The lecture was delivered by Mr. Tariq Farani. In continuation of the previous series Mr. Farani also delivered another lecture on the topic of “Grammatic Eastern and Western Scales and their Applications”. President Education Society introduced the key speaker. The students took keen interest in the lectures.

(09-06-2008)

 

THE EDUCATION SOCIETY ARRANGES A DOCUMENTARY PRESENTATION ON COSMOLOGY NAMED GALACTICA

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The Education Society arranged a documentary presentation on Cosmology named Galactica, which was viewed by a large number of science students of the university. The objective of the documentary presentation was to aware the students about the various paradigms of the universe with special reference to our earth and the sun

The documentary covered detailed information regarding the mighty universe, its movement, position and reverse calculation. The documentary depicted the various paradigms related to the sun, the moon and the earth’s structural modules and the sizzling temperature of the sun, the atmospherically changes of the earth and the future prospects of life on earth were projected to the students. The outer layer of the sun is 6,000degree Celsius while its inner temperature is 150 million degree Celsius.

Chairperson Chemistry Department of the GCU Lahore Prof. Dr. M A Kashmiri appreciated the Education Society for presenting such an excellent documentary. He said that such documentaries should be shown to the students because these presentations enhance the horizon of the students and urged them to delve deep into the subject matter in order to further their knowledge in their relevant field. He said, our solar system is fining around its axis and galaxies are receding from one another. Dr. Kashmiri further told that the heart of the universe was pulsating and there is super symmetry in this universe.

Dr. Kashmiri said that the Vice Chancellor’s vigorous efforts pertaining enhancement of the academic caliber of the university are commendable and the GCU Lahore has always been in the limelight of high profile academic place for its quality standard education.

(30-01-2008)

EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY STARTS ITS ACTIVITIES WITH A PANEL DISCUSSION

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Educational society organized a panel discussion on the topic of university’s society role in academic culture. Dean of Social Sciences Dr. Khlaid Pervez was the Chief Guest. The representatives of all the universities and departmental level societies discussed issues related with their societies and proposed some measures to improve the role of the societies in academic life of the GCU. The Chief Guest appreciated the society to organize such programme.

(18-01-2008)

 

 

 

 

 

Urdu Department GCU Lahore to produce 5 PhDs in Urdu this year

 

The GC University, Lahore Urdu Department held its annual meeting chaired by Prof. Dr Saadat Saeed Chairperson Urdu Department to review its performance. The meeting was told that as many 299 students are studying in the department from B.A (Hons) to PhD. However, 47 students are affiliated in PhD programme, out of which more than seven have already submitted their thesis. About 105 students are registered in M.Phil classes. He said that the GC University had implemented the Higher Education Commission’s modern educational system  under which students are directly got admitted in MPhil after four-year B.A (Hons).

 

He said that the department has organized a large number seminars and lectures besides other literary activities for the promotion of Urdu language in the recent years. He said that the Majlis-e-Iqbal is the literary society of the department. It provides a vista for creative thinking and literary pursuits to the GCU students. Dr Saadat Saeed said that the department publishes its research journal Tehqiq Nama' on an annual basis. It publishes research articles by scholars from Pakistan and abroad.

 

(21-10-2009)

 

 

URDU DEPARTMENT, GC UNIVERSITY LAHORE ARRANGES CONDOLENCE REFERENCE FOR DR. WAHEED QURESHI

 

Urdu Department, GC University Lahore organized a condolence reference of noted Urdu poet, critic and intellectual Dr Waheed Qureshi, an emeritus professor of Urdu GC University, Lahore. The department acknowledged the services of late Dr Waheed for Urdu Literature and the University stating that Pakistan and Urdu had lost a great educationist, researcher and a teacher. On this reference they offered Fateha for the departed soul. Dr Qureshi was an Old Ravian. He had written about 80 books which are considered master pieces of Urdu. It is pertinenent to mention here that Dr Waheed had gifted his personal library to the GC University Lahore.

 

(20-10-2009)

 

 

A SPECIAL SESSION OF MAJLIS-E-IQBAL WITH Dr. Khurshid Rizvi

 

Majlis-e-Iqbal GC University Lahore arranged a special literary session with Dr. Khurshid Rizvi emeritus professor Persian at N. M. Rashid auditorium of Pg library. more.

 

(08-06-2009)

 

 

PROF. Dr. Sohail Ahmad Khan left us with melancholy: Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore

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Majlis-e-Iqbal and Urdu Department jointly organized a literary reference for late Prof. Dr. Sohail Ahmad Khan Dean Faculty of Language, Islamic and Oriental GCU Lahore. Addressing the reference Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor said Dr. Sohail Ahmad Khan was a strong believer of teaching inter-disciplinary subjects to students and with his help and guidance we got it done”. He said that we have been deprived from an excellent teacher and a great scholar. Dr. Khalid Aftab said “He left us with melancholy and deep void silence”.

 

Vice Chancellor GCU, Intazar Hussain and Khuram Ahmad Khan (L to R)

 

Renowned short story writer and critique Intizar Hussain said that he Dr. Suhail was not only a poet but also a great teacher and a scholar of urdu literature. He said that his relationship with Nasir Kazmi, Amanat Ali Khan and Munir Niazi had a deep impact on his work. ‘Dastaan Nawisi’ has not been given much importance during 1857 to 1947. After independence Ahmad Hassan Askari and Shams-ur-Rehman Farooqi contributed lot of work, however Dr. Sohail Ahmad Khan explored its various dimensions was unique. He further said late Sohail had a deep knowledge of symbols in ‘Dastaan’. He not only had a command on eastern literature but had an equal command on western thoughts. Khuram Ahmad Khan revealed many aspects of Dr. Sohail’s personal life. He said that he was not only a scholar and a teacher but also a journalist. He also published a newspaper. Dr. Asghar Nadeem Sayed said that Dr. Sohail Ahmad Khan was the unique example of those literary figures that not only used the modern and classic literary techniques but also disseminated it to his students. On the occasion Masood Ashar, Prof. Aqeel Ahmad Rubi, Zulfiqar Tabish, Riaz Chaudary and Prof. Tariq Zaidi addressed the reference. Many literary personalities, teachers and a large number of students attended the reference.

 

(28-03-2009)

 

 

Dr. Saadat Hussan Saeed will look after the office of Chairperson Department of Urdu

 

The Vice Chancellor has been pleased to order that Dr. Saadat Hassan Saeed, Professor of Urdu, will look after the office of Chairperson, Department of Urdu, till further orders.

 

(16-03-2009)

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PROF. DR. SUHAIL AHMAD KHAN DEAN FACULTY OF LANGUAGES, ISLAMIC AND ORIENTAL LEARNING PASSES AWAY

 

Prof. Dr. Suhail Ahmad Khan Dean faculty of languages, Islamic and oriental learning and chairman of the Urdu Department passed away on Friday. He was 61. His funeral was held at Jamia Masjid Z-Block, DHA, Lahore and attended by the Vice Chancellor, the GCU staff, a large number of scholars, academics, friends and students. He is survived by a widow and three daughters. He was associated with GCU Lahore as Dean of Languages Islamic and Oriental Learning/Chairperson Department of Urdu since July 2003.

 

He started his career from department of Urdu University of the Punjab in March 1969 as a lecturer after getting Gold Medal for first position in M.A. Urdu. Prof Khan had won a gold medal for his distinction in M.A. Urdu in 1968 and completed his PhD in 1979. The title of his PhD dissertation was “Urdu Daastanon Ka Alamati Mutala’a”. He completed his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ebadat Breavli. He taught postgraduate classes for four decades while spending many years at the Punjab University Oriental College as a professor and later as its principal. He also taught Urdu language and culture at Tokyo University, Japan. He has seven books of poetry and literary criticism beside hundreds of literary articles to his credit. He organized and attended several international conferences and seminars on literature and supervised quality research at PhD, M.Phil and MA levels.

 

In his condolence message, GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Khalid Aftab paid a tribute to Prof Khan for his invaluable services to the university in particular and the academic world in general. “He was a pedagogue of international stature,” the Vice Chancellor said and prayed for the departed soul.

 

(14-03-2009)

 

GCU planning RASHID AND FAIZ CENTURY CELEBRATIONS

GCU has planned to arrange century celebrations of Faiz Ahmed Faiz and Noon Meem Rashid in the year 2010 and 2011 respectively. Prof. Dr. Sohail Ahmed Khan Dean Faculty of Languages, Islamic and Oriental Learning has said that GCU Lahore has the excellent traditions and the renowned literary figures like Noon Meem Rashid and Faiz Ahmed Faiz had been associated with the then Government College Lahore. He said international seminars and conferences, cultural programs, publishing of books, would be the part of the celebrations.

(18-08-2008)

 

GCU awards two Ph.D degrees in urdu

 

Mr. Saqif Nafees (Assistant Professor) and Muhammad Shafique Ajami (Associate Professor) Urdu department of GCU have been awarded Ph.D degrees in the subject of Urdu. The titles of two theses were "Mirza Muhammad Saeed Dehlvi Hayat aur Fun (مرزا محمد سعید دہلوی حیات اور فن)" and "Iqbal Shanasi ki Rowayat main Rafi-ud-Din ka muqam (اقبال شناسی کی روایت میں ڈاکٹر رفیع الدین کا مقام)". They completed their theses under the supervision of Dr. Sohail Ahmad Khan.

 

(29-07-2008)

 

 

Harmonisation of LANGUAGE HELPS IN NATION BUILDING AND URDU keeps its doors open for the other languages – RENOWNED INDIAN AND Pakistani SCHOLARS addresses Int’l Urdu moot AT GCU

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Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore has said that Urdu is a comprehensive language and keeps its doors open for the other languages. He was addressing at the inaugural session of the international conference on “Language, Culture and Society” which was held at Bokhari Auditorium of the university. “Language is a reality which is directly linked with the living styles of human beings.” he added. The Vice Chancellor said GCU had staged the conference to provide an opportunity to the eminent scholars to discuss and interact on the various important aspects of language. He welcomed the scholars from within the country and India,   participating in the one day conference.

Aslam Azhar in his address told the participants that the first language of the human being came into being some 80,000 years back and with the passage of some time; people came to know about its importance. He said that in the present day world among the culture of languages, most stress is on the scientific research which caters to increasing the dictionaries in the respective languages. He said that a man’s memory rests in his language. “The English language is more influential in our society and we have not been able to raise Urdu language at universal level” Azhar added.

Prof. Mashirul Hasan Vice Chancellor Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi said that language is a means of communication and is linked with nationality and citizenship. He said that the root of conflict rose in the assertion of linguistic identity. He said that in 1947, language had the potential to break India. Prof. Mashirul Hassan said that in the nation building process and harmonization of language has become very important. He further said the plurality of Indian society has become attainable process and we have achieved higher level of secularization in our society. He said that without resolving the language issue, we cannot visualize the accomplishment of a secular society and added that we should accept globalization as reality. “Since we are part of the global world, we are dependant on each other.  In the years to come, we will have to develop collective consciousness.” he added.

Renowned literary personality from India Prof. Gopi Chand Narang said on the occasion that the third world countries are faced with serious problems which are surfaced with the emergence of globalization. He said, we fulfill our social interactions by using the tool of language and language is the interface of a civilization. He said without language, the civilization has not identity. He further said that Urdu has emerged as a vibrant tool in South Asia. He said there are 60 to 70 languages being spoken in India. He asserted that the Urdu language speakers are in minority in Pakistan.

Intizar Hussain, the chief guest of the inaugural ceremony said on the occasion that language played a pivotal role in shaping trends in societies. He appreciated Indian scholar Prof. Gopi Chand Narang for his vision and work in the realm of promotion of Urdu language. The conference proceedings were conducted by Prof. Asghar Nadeem Syed. Ms. Rafia Hassan daughter of Khalifa Abdul-Hakeem presented a copy of Baghwat Geeta translated in Urdu.

The second session of the conference was held in the Fazl-i-Hussain Hall of the university which was chaired by a renowned journalist from India Kuldeep Nayyer. Mehtab Rashdi, Kishwar Naheed, Rakshanda Jalil, Dr. Anwar Ahmed, Masood Asher and Gopi Chand Naran presented their research papers.

The key-note speaker of the second session Kuldeep Nayyer while expressing his views on under discussion topic of the conference said that UNESCO study on languages has disclosed that Punjabi Language would die out in the next fifty years and when a language dies, it takes away the culture of the nation as well. He further said that the federal government should only keep the departments of foreign affairs, defense and communication only; rest of the departments should be given to the provinces for their complete autonomy. “This is one way, how the national integrity and integration is preserved,” he added. He termed globalization as an economic exploitation tactic on the part of the western powers and stressed that South Asian region should hands to counter this tactic properly. He also hoped that a day would come when this region would be recognized not on the basis of local entities but as South Asia only spreading from Afghanistan to Myanmar.

Scholars from all across the country including faculty members from Lahore College for Women University and KC Lahore also participated in the conference.

(10-03-2008)

 

GCU holds workshop on Career Planning

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The Career Guidance & Placement Centre GC University Lahore today organized a workshop on Career Planning titled as UExcel-Leadership for the Future in the Bokhari auditorium which was participated by the students of B. Sc Applied Management, MBA & Executive MBA, M. Sc Economics, BCS, M. Sc Telecommunications and B.SC/M. Sc Physics (Major in Electronics).

The Career Guidance and Placement Center organized this workshop UExcel which was launched by the School of Leadership in collaboration with UFONE to present avenues to students for self development, foster positive mindsets, confidence, empowerment and meaningful expression.

Director Quality Enhancement Cell GCU Ms. Iram Sohail On behalf of the Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore thanked the participants of the workshop. She also thanked the representatives of UExcel for making their presentations to the students in a befitting manner. She said, the students have learnt the communicative skills and the knack of appearing in the interviews. Muhammad Waqar conducted the proceedings of the program.

(21-10-2008)

DESCON CHEMICALS CONDUCTS ON CAMPUS SELECTION TESTS AT GCU

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On-Campus test and Interview for the positions of “Marketing Internee” was conducted by Descon Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. at the Career Guidance and Placement Center of the GCU. The activity was organized for the students of MBA and ESME.

 

 

On-Campus Tests & Interviews for the positions of “Scientific Officers” by A. Q. Khan Laboratories team

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On-Campus Tests & Interviews were conducted for the positions of “Scientific Officers” by “A. Q. Khan Laboratories Kahota” at GCU Lahore. This activity was organized for the students of BSc (Hons), MSc and MPhil in Chemistry. The test was taken in two batches. In both two batches 44 & 22 students took tests. Successful students were interviewed at Career Guidance & Placement Center, GC University Lahore.

 

 

Waqt TV organizes On-Campus Auditions for the “Anchor Persons”

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“Waqt TV” team has conducted On-Campus Auditions for the positions of “Anchor Persons”.  The team was led by Ms. Lubna Zaheer (Producer). The “Waqt TV” team established their set up i.e. lights and make-up arrangement, camera setting, etc in the Career Guidance & Placement Center. The guest team conducted the auditions of 48 students belonging to the university. The team leader highly commended the academic ambiance of the GCU and hoped that their on-campus activity would help in establishing a permanent link between GCU and “Waqt TV”.

 

 

CG&PC GCU FACILITATES MULTI-NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS FOR PLACEMENTS

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On-Campus Presentation & Test were executed by “Wateen Telecom Pvt. Ltd” for the positions of “Technical Support Representatives” at Post Graduate Library Seminar Room exclusively for the placement purposes of the BCS students (final Semester).

 

Abbott Nutrition International also conducted tests for the positions of Territory Managers at CG&PC from the GCU’s students of MSc Chemistry, Botany & Zology classes. Abbot team was led by Sheeraz Asif, District Sales Manager.

 

(28-06-2008)

GC University's CG&PC arranges Career Fair for the first time to help its graduates to secure job placements

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The Career Guidance and Placement Center of the GCU Lahore organized Career Fair 2008 in Bokhari Auditorium in which The Bank of the Punjab, Greenwich Bell, Descon Chemical, Nishat Chunian, Netsol, Allied Bank Ltd, Fysal Bank, McDonald’s, Auto Soft Dynamics, Qarshi Industries, ABN Amro, Berliz, Mobilink, Fazldin, PELL, Nestle, Fatima Memorial Hospital, PARCO and Women Empowerment Group placed their stalls. The students of the Management Studies, Economics, Chemistry, Computer Science, CASP and Statistics Department attended the fair. The companies conducted interviews of the GCU students and received their resumes for internship and job placement purposes.

The Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore Dr. Khalid Aftab while addressing the closing ceremony of the Career Fair said that strong bond between the institution and the graduates help in creating an ambiance of creativity and intellect and the individual’s commitment, sincerity and focus on studies lead to acquiring better  future job placements. Dr. Khalid said that as an institution, GC provides a congenial learning environment to its students for the sake of providing potential and bright graduates to the industry so that they could exercise their talent and expertise and demonstrate their performances to the best of their excellence. “An outstanding graduate nurtures good administrative qualities and excellent academic track record and his performance for his institution speaks volumes in terms of his performance”. He further said that GCU arranged this Career Fair for the first time to help its graduates secure job placement and we would like to strong this link with these financial institutions and multinational organizations in future as well. The Vice Chancellor presented souvenir shields to the executives of the companies and banks.

Director Academic Planning and External Links thanked the participating companies for their coordination. Placement Officer GCU Lahore conducted the proceedings of the program.

(25-04-2008)

CGPC organizes interactive sitting with State Bank of Pakistan officials

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The Career Guidance and Placement Centre of the GCU arranged a special interactive presentation programme between GCU student and a delegation of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) in the Bokhari auditorium of the university. The SBP team included Director MPD Dr Hamza AH Malik, Co-Director Training and Development Mehar Ali Uqali, Joint Director Talent Management Division Sikandar Hayat Malik and Yasir Durrani. During the interactive discussion, the students were informed about their future career prospects in the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). Students of MSc Banking and Finance, MSc Economics and MBA classes participated in the programme.

(18-03-08)

(Courtesy: The Nation)

 

 

NESA Undergraduate Exchange Programme

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The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan will be selecting undergraduates from Pakistan to study at a university in the U.S. Students in their first or second year of university (or the equivalent of years 13 and 14) are invited to apply for a one-semester exchange program. Students in their 3rd and 4th year of university (equivalent to years 15 and 16) are invited to apply for a one-year academic exchange program.  Applications must be received by USEFP by 4:30p.m. on Monday, March 3, 2008.  For detail Please Click Here.

 

(14-01-2008)

 

CG&PC coordinate programme on recruitment and selection procedure in Pakistan Navy

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The GCU’s Career Guidance and Placement Center arranged a special lecture followed by brief presentation about the recruitment and selection procedure in Pakistan Navy in the Bokhari Auditorium. Lt. Commander Nauman and Sub-Lt. Sadaf gave the lecture and made their presentations about recruitment and selection criteria in Pak-Navy. Ms. Atifah, Student Counselor of GCU conducted the proceedings of the program.

(14-01-2008)


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