Accommodation has always been an acute problem for the students who come from outside Lahore. Government College University has the distinction of housing maximum number of such students. It has four hostels – three for boys and one for girls. lqbal Hostel (built in 1891) and Quaid-e-Azam Hostel (built in 1993) accommodate about 150 and 200 Intermediate students respectively. New Hostel (built in 1921) houses about 400 Degree students. Fatima Jinnah Girls Hostel (built in 1975) accommodates about 240 girl students.

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

  • Intermediate Students
  • Postgraduate Students
  • Fatima Jinnah Girls Hostel
  • GCU Faculty Mess

For Intermediate Students

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

  • There are two hostels for Intermediate students hailing from areas other than Lahore.
  • Due to limited accommodation facilities, the students are admitted only on merit.
  • The student of Intermediate classes, wishing to reside in these hostels, should obtain the Application Form from the office of the Quaid-i-Azam Hostel and submit it to the same office for the admission year 2018. The schedule of admission to the hostels will be notified on the Notice Board of Iqbal Hostel and Quaid-i-Azam Hostel.
  • Allocation of seats on open merit and reserved quota in the lqbal Hostel and Quaid-i-Azam Hostel will be made according to the policy. Admission to the hostel is given on merit for ONE Academic Year only. The hostels’ authorities have the right to refuse admission to a class Xl resident in class XII, if his conduct or behaviour during the previous year has been unbecoming, or he has been found guilty of infringement of hostel rules.
  • The Iqbal Hostel built in 1891, originally known as ‘The Quadrangle’ and the Quaid-i-Azam Hostel built in 1993, are situated on Main Campus of the University and are reserved for Intermediate students

Room Rent (Payable to GCU Account)

Cubical 9000/-
Bi-Seater 7200/-
Dormitory 5400/-
Caution Money (Refundable) 1000/-

Iqbal Hostel and Quaid-i-Azam Hostel

  Head of Account Amount (Rs)
Mess Security (Refundable) 8000/-
Service Charges 33198/-
Common Room 600/-
Library/Computer 600/-
Magazine/Directory 600/-
Maintenance Fee 1000/-
Welfare Fund 780/-
Admission Fee 1000/-
Total 45778/-
Electricity Charges = Rs. 800/- per month


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

  • Residence is at all times subject to good behavior and can be withdrawn at any time in the interest of hostel discipline.
  • Every resident is expected to maintain discipline and good order in the hostel, and should respect the rights of other residents.
  • Drinking, keeping liquor, drugs or weapons (licensed or unlicensed) and smoking in the hostel is strictly prohibited and entails expulsion from hostel.
  • Students suffering from severe psychiatric or physical diseases such as schizophrenia, paranoid disorders and blood disorders like hemophilia or any other chronic ailments requiring continuous supervision will not be given admission to the GCU hostels.
  • No religious, social ceremony or political activity, injurious to the feelings of any resident, is permitted.
  • Every part of the hostel premises shall remain open for inspection to the authorities at all hours.
  • Membership of the hostel mess is compulsory for every resident.
  • The resident has to pay his monthly dues by the 10th of each month. The defaulter will pay a fine of Rs.50/- per day for late payment.
  • No guest/outsider is allowed to enter into the hostel premises except parents/guardians. In any case, no guest/outsider is permitted to stay in the hostel.
  • The hostels will remain closed during vacation/holidays or when University is closed for more than three days.
  • In case of withdrawal/expulsion due to indiscipline or misbehavior, all deposits will be forfeited.
  • Other details given in the hostel “Rules of Residence” Hand Book, issued from time to time, have to be observed strictly.

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

  • No outsider be allowed to enter the hostel premises.
  • Strict surveillance and security system be established on all the entry gates to restrict the entry of non-residents.
  • Strict discipline be maintained amongst the inmates of the hostels and nobody be allowed to destroy precious time of his fellow students on account of political backup or financial or social status.
  • In case of violation of discipline of the hostel by any student, no hesitation should be felt to strike him off till the time he mends his ways.
  • Students should not be allowed to take ammunition of any kind in the hostels and in case of involvement of anybody in such act; he may be banned for all the time to come.
  • Parents of the students be also apprised about the conduct of their children. Further, parents be also bound down to visit the hostel/institution of their children off and on to know about the activities of their children and in case of any deficiency they should take due care and caution.

For Postgraduates Students

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

New Hostel

The boys Hostel for Undergraduate/Postgraduate students is known as New Hostel. Accommodation facility is open for all BA/BSc (Hons.), MPhil and PhD students, although it is limited.

Fatima Jinnah Girls Hostel

The hostel accommodation facility is very limited and available for the BA/BSc academic year 2018-2019. The hostel accommodation facility is not available for Phd, MS/MPhil, MA/MSc (Morning/Evening) and diploma / certificate programme.

Mess Deposit (refundable) Rs. 8,000
Service Charges Rs. 41,580
Common Room Charges Rs. 600
Library / Reading Room Rs. 600
Magazine Fund / Directory Rs. 600
Maintenance Fund Rs. 1000
Welfare Fund Rs. 780
Admission Fee Rs. 1000
Total Charges Rs. 54,160
Mess Security Rs. 8,000
Service Charges Rs. 33,198
Common Room Charges Rs. 600
Library / Reading Room Rs. 600
Magazine Fund / Directory Rs. 600
Maintenance Fund Rs. 1000
Welfare Fund Rs. 780
Admission Fee Rs. 1,000
Total Charges Rs. 45,778

Annual Room Rent for New Hostel & Fatima Jinnah Girls Hostel

Room Rent  
Cubical Rs. 9,000
Bi-Seater Rs. 7,200
Dormitory Rs. 5,400
  • Hostel admission is offered for one academic year only, extension for another year is based upon good conduct and academic performance.
  • No concession is offered to students in the hostel annual dues.
  • Absence of a student from the hostel for fifteen days or more without a notice will entail cancellation of hostel admission.
  • The hostel will remain closed during the vacations/holidays or when university is closed for two or more days. None is allowed to stay in the hostel during holidays.
  • Hostel gates are closed at 10:00 pm and no student is allowed to enter or leave the hostel after the closure time. Every resident must follow the hostel closing hours; anyone falling short of the discipline in this regard will be strictly dealt with.
  • If any student has to attend any function/party/trip of the University after the closing
  • Visiting hours are from 07:00 am to 10:00 pm. Visitors (even parents) are not allowed to have an overnight stay in the hostel. Violation can entail expulsion.
  • Study period is observed from 10:00 pm until midnight. Every resident is required to be present in his room during the study period, and is not allowed to play games, music etc. during this time. Moreover, students are not permitted to visit each other’s rooms during this period.
  • Every resident is expected to be present in his room at the time of attendance.
  • Resident must register his entryto and exit from the hostel at the reception.
  • A boarder must pay his mess dues by the 10th of each month. In case of failure to pay the mess dues, mess facility will not be offered and a fine of Rs. 50/- per day will be charged for the late payment.
  • Right of residence will be withdrawn in case of failure to pay the hostel dues if those exceed the amount of mess security.
  • A payment of minimum 50% of the monthly mess dues and flXed charges in full is mandatory while a student remains admitted to the hostel.
  • Smoking, drinking, use of liquor and drugs and keeping of weapons, licensed and unlicensed) is strictly prohibited in the hostel and entails expulsion.
  • Each and every part of the hostel premises can be inspected at all hours by the hostel administration.
  • Residents should not keep costly items and excessive cash with them. Hostel administration will not be responsible for any losses.
  • Resident must not damage the hostel properties. Violation would invite the recovery of losses, heavy fine and may even lead to expulsion from the hostel. Security deposit will also be forfeited in this situation.
  • Hostel administration can impose a penalty or expel a boarder in case he fails to keep his room clean and tidy. Moreover, if a room servant does not work or works improperly then it is the responsibility of a boarder to inform the hostel administration.
  • Every boarder is required to observe discipline and maintain brotherhood and tranquility during his stay in the hostel.
  • No one is allowed to misbehave with the administration and employees of the hostel in any situation. Violation may entail expulsion from the hostel.
  • Resident must not disturb or cause inconvenience to other boarders and should ensure peace.
  • Musical instruments are not allowed in the hostel.
  • No political and (religiously) extremist activity is allowed in the hostel. Formation of any form of student associations/unions is also strictly prohibited, and strict action will be taken against boarders found involved in such actMties.
  • In case of expulsion from the hostel due to indiscipline or misconduct, security deposits will be forfeited in full.
  • Residents who have been expelled from the hostel will not be eligible for re-admission.
  • Additional rules and regulations issued from time to time must be fully observed as well.


The Girls’ Hostel of Government College University Lahore has been named after Mader-e-Millat Fatima Jinnah. A notification in this regard has been issued on Thursday with the approval Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi. A boys’ hostel of GCU Lahore was already named after Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Old Ravians and the female students highly appreciated the decision.

Vice Chancellor Prof. Zaidi said that Fatima Jinnah was a beacon of light for the Muslim women; she was an inspiration for them to stand and work shoulder-to-shoulder with men.

“Apart from leading the nation at a critical hour in its history, Miss Jinnah’s genius helped developing of a modern Muslim female persona,” he said.


The Government College University Lahore Quaid e Azam Hostel (GCU-QAH) has launched a literary magazine “The Quaid” at its silver jubilee celebrations. Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir, QAH Warden Prof Dr Ahmad Adnan and Superintendent Dr. M. Nouman Sarwar Qureshi cut the cake of the hostel’s silver jubilee at the annual dinner along with the students, and they also unveiled the first edition of “The Quaid”. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Nouman Qureshi proudly said that QAH had served as home away from home for many toppers, bureaucrats, army officers, entrepreneurs and poets over the last three decades. He said that the hostel arranged different in-house cultural, co-curricular and sports activities every year for the character-building and personality development of its boarders. He said that the main objective of the “The Quaid” was to explore and bring out literary talent among the students and promote hostels cultural activities. Vice Chancellor Professor Hassan Shah lauded the publication of The Quaid, saying that the magazine would serve to focus attention on the literary and cultural life of the QAH and provides the boarders with a medium of self-expression.


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dr Sultan Shah
New Hostel

Prof. Dr Babar Aziz
Quaid-i-Azam Hostel


Dr. Ahmed Adnan


Iqbal Hostel

Tel: + 92 (42) 99213369

Dr Shazia Bashir


Fatima Jinnah Girls Hostel

Church Road, Near Punjab Civil Secretariat, Lahore

Tel: + 92 (42) 99210592

GCU Faculty Mess
Adjacent Quaid-i-Hostel, GCU Lahore.

Dr. Muhammad Ibrahim
+92 (42) 111-000-010 Ext: 285
Dr. Mohammad Nouman Sarwar Qureshi
+92 (42) 111-000-010 Ext: 460

Prof.Dr Babar Aziz
New Hostel
Tel: + 92 (42) 99210679

Dr. Mohammad Nouman Sarwar Qureshi
Quaid-i-Azam Hostel
Tel: + 92 (42) 99213370

Dr. Khalid Mahmood Sanjarani


Iqbal Hostel

Tel: + 92 (42) 99213369

Mrs. Rubina Murtaza


Fatima Jinnah Girls Hostel

Church Road, Near Punjab Civil Secretariat, Lahore

Tel: + 92 (42) 99210592

GCU Faculty Mess
Adjacent Quaid-i-Hostel, GCU Lahore.

Dr. Muhammad Ibrahim
+92 (42) 111-000-010 Ext: 285
Dr. Mohammad Nouman Sarwar Qureshi
+92 (42) 111-000-010 Ext: 460