College University Lahore is governed by THE GOVERNMENT COLLEGE
UNIVERSITY, LAHORE ORDINANCE 2002 (Pb. Ord. XLVIII of 2002). The
Chancellor, who is Governor of the Province, is the highest authority of
the University. He presides over convocations, and meetings of the
University Senate. If he so desires, he also gives approval for
conferring an honorary degree, etc. The Chancellor, in most of the
matters, acts on the advice of the Pro-Chancellor, who is the provincial
Minister of Education.
The following text has been taken from the Government College
University, Lahore Ordinance 2002
(1) The Governor of
the Punjab shall be the Chancellor of the University.
(2) The Chancellor
or his nominee shall preside at the convocation of the University.
(3) If the
Chancellor is satisfied that the proceedings of any Authority or the
orders of any officer are not in accordance with the provisions of this
Ordinance, the Statutes, the Regulations or the Rules, he may, after
calling upon such Authority or officer to show cause why such
proceedings or orders should not be annulled, by order in writing, annul
such proceedings or orders.
(4) Every proposal
to confer an honorary degree shall be subject to confirmation by the
(5) The Chancellor
shall have the power to assent to such statutes as are required to be
submitted to him by the University or withhold assent or refer them back
to the University for reconsideration.
(6) The Chancellor
may remove any person from the membership of any Authority if such
(i) has become
of unsound mind; or
become subject to any incapacity which prevents him from functioning
as member of such Authority; or (iii) has been convicted by a court
of law of an offence involving moral turpitude; or
(iv) does not
attend three consecutive meetings of the Authority, without
intimation to the Vice-chancellor; or
absent from the country for more than six months without intimation
to the Vice-Chancellor:
Provided that no order under this sub section shall be passed
unless the person to be affected thereby is afforded an
opportunity of being heard.
(7) In the performance of his
functions under this Ordinance, the Chancellor shall act and be bound in
the same manner as the Governor of a Province acts and is bound under
Article 105 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
10. Revisional powers of the Chancellor.–
The Chancellor may, of his own motion or otherwise, call for and examine
the record of any proceedings in which an order has been passed by any
authority for the purpose of satisfying himself as to the correctness,
legality or propriety of any finding or order and may pass such order as
he may deem fit.
Chancellor may cause an inspection or inquiry to be made in respect of
any matter directly or indirectly connected with the affairs of the
University and shall, from time to time, appoint one or more persons to
conduct inspection of:–
University, its buildings, laboratories, libraries, museums,
workshops and equipment;
institution, college or hostel maintained, recognized or licensed by
teaching and other work conducted by the University; and
conduct of examinations held by the University.
(2) The Chancellor
shall in every such case give notice to the Syndicate of his intention
to cause an inspection or inquiry to be made, and the Syndicate shall be
entitled to be represented thereat.
(3) After the inspection or inquiry is completed, the Chancellor
shall cause his views as a result thereof to be communicated to the
Syndicate, and after ascertaining the views of the Syndicate, the
Chancellor may advise the Syndicate to refrain from taking an action or
to take such action, and within such time, as he may specify in this
(4) Where the
Syndicate fails to carry out the advice of the Chancellor given under
sub-section (3), the Chancellor may, after considering the explanation
or representation, if any, made by the Syndicate, issue such directions
as he may deem fit, and the Vice-Chancellor shall comply with such