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Undergraduate/Postgraduate Programmers: Vice Chancellor's Message


Vice Chancellor's Message


Welcome to Government College University Lahore, the leading educational institution in the Indo – Pak Subcontinent, ever since its inception in 1864.GCU carries a legacy of 150 years of academic excellence, cultural diversity and national perspective.


By choosing to enroll in GCU Lahore you enter into a lifelong relationship with this great seat of learning. There are many reasons to study at GCU --- but the one to consider most is that you will become part of the Ravian fraternity and get the opportunity to become part of a tradition where eminent scientists, literati, philosophers and Nobel Laureates once studied and later taught.


The faculty at GCU will ensure that your stay is an experience to remember and will also assure that help and advice is readily available as required by you during your stay. Your learning will be participative - a partnership of enquiry and interaction between you and your teachers. It is our commitment that you will be provided with quality academic guidance which will help you to hone in on your skills and prosper.


In an increasingly competitive world you need access to opportunities and resources to develop your employability and we will help you plan the next step towards your career. The time spent at GCU will shape your ambition for the future by motivating you to do something better with your life and to progress. Once you graduate life will look more promising and enterprising.


Therefore, seize the opportunities that will shape your future. Our motto “Courage to Know” will challenge you to unleash your potential, help you to identify your strengths and guide you to acquire much needed skills for academic and social interaction.


Prof. Dr. Hassan Amir Shah, SI

Vice Chancellor





PG Block, SCSC, CASP, New BlockGovernment College Lahore began its journey on January 1, 1864, with a class consisting of nine students. It was twelve years later with 115 pupils, a staff of able scholars, painstaking tutors and prescient educationists having a vibrant vision for the future, that GC was shifted to its present location in Anarkali. After 138 years of meritorious evolution and achievement, Government College, Lahore was raised to the status of a University in 2002. It was renamed as GC University Lahore. This institution takes pride in being the oldest educational institution of higher learning in Pakistan, having presently 10,726 students and 367 teaching faculty. It is a centre of academic excellence and intellectual development in the country. Graduates from the University continue to be leaders in all walks of life, steered by three basic guiding principles: efficiency, relevance and quality. We shall continue to produce graduates who are equipped to contribute to the intellectual, social, political, moral and material development of the societies in which they are to live; and to recognize that the development of contemporary societies reflects diversity alongside consensus and acknowledgement of the past as well as concern for innovation.


You will find GCU an inviting place to pursue your academic goals while practicing personal, recreational and scenic exploration. The academic programmes at the University aimed at imparting interdisciplinary knowledge, a broader vision and a critical awareness of current issues. Students at GCU discover new insights and employ logical approaches to solve problems.


GC` University Lahore has attained a distinguished place among Pakistani Universities due to its strong commitment to teaching and research pursuits. Committed to specialized and discipline education, at the Undergraduate level, the University offers BA/BSc 4-Year (Hons.) Degree Programme in 26 disciplines of Science & Technology, Arts and Social Sciences and Languages. At the Postgraduate level, the University offers MA/MSc, MBA and EMBA, MPhil/MS and PhD Degrees in various disciplines of Science & Technology, Arts & Social Sciences and Languages in a highly research-conducive environment.


All departments are well equipped with the necessary resources required for research work. Computer labs., Internet facility, multimedia, overhead projectors, a massive collection of books, journals, professional periodicals, digital library, research labs and seminar rooms are available to our scholars.


The University is a liberal, co-educational institution, providing a congenial atmosphere to students to study and conduct research in areas of their choice. The University believes in undertaking research, consultancy and other forms of services to local and regional communities which will enrich our teaching and advance our quest for wisdom and truth.


GCU has long established traditions of consistent, first-rate academic and co-curricular activities and has made life at GCU quite colourful and vibrant. The University takes pride in its pioneering work in histrionics under the GCU Dramatics Club, its inspiring orators from the Debating Society, its galaxy of respected editors of the prestigious publication The Ravi, editorial boards of The Gazette and The Scientific Ravi, its sports galas, and in its other bustling co-curricular activities round the year. The University thus provides ample opportunities to its students to discover themselves, to realise their potential and prepares them for the challenges of life.





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