Government College Lahore was established on January 1st, 1864, with a class consisting of nine students. 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. The academic life here has been re-shaped in accordance with its new challenges and we hope to fulfil the expectations that go with a University. GC University Lahore is committed to act as a promoter of quality education for all. This Institution is one of the oldest seats of learning in the sub-continent. As a seat of higher learning GC University, Lahore blends grand old traditions and modern educational standards to meet the ideals set by persons such as the first principal Dr. G. W. Leitner, the poet philosopher, Dr. Muhammad Iqbal and the Nobel Laureate, Dr. Abdus Salam. Through its majestic corridors have walked men and women who went on to become leading scientists, economists, bureaucrats and politicians. An introduction to GC University Lahore is incomplete without the mention of the Ravian Spirit. This spirit is best encapsulated in the word "quest" - a passionate spirit of inquiry and the ability to question, probe and endeavour. This institution' motto - Courage to Know - has over the time span of nearly a century and a half promoted the spirit of curiosity, inquiry and independent pursuit of knowledge among generations of students.
GC University Lahore is a modern, demand-driven, futuristic, quality conscious public university. The University wishes to build its future through internationally recognized research work, scholarships and learning within a distinctive scholarly environment. GC University Lahore has attained a distinguished place among Pakistani Universities due to its strong commitment to teaching and research pursuits. At the Undergraduate level, the University offers BA/BSc 4-Year (Hons.) Degree Programme in 25 disciplines of Science & Technology, Arts and Social Sciences and Languages. At the Postgraduate level, the University offers MBA, EMBA, MPhil/MS and PhD Degree in 24 Disciplines of Science & Technology, Arts & Social Sciences and Languages in a highly research-conducive environment.
GC University Lahore is now offering affiliation to institutions in the various programmes listed below in the light of its Ordinance 2002.