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
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.
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
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.