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Posted on : 2021-11-30
VC stresses system of assessment that taps diversity at TEDxGCU
The third annual TEDxGCU Lahore was held here at Government College University Lahore celebrating the sharing of ideas in the form of well-curated, powerful talks.This year, event featured Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi’s talk on why can’t we have Institutions like Oxford, Cambridge or Harvard in Pakistan. He went on to highlight that our educational institutions need to have a system of assessment that taps diversity of talents among the students. We need a culture in the classroom that generates an effective engagement between the... Read More

Posted on : 2021-11-29
GCU vintage campus turns into magical Hogwarts school of wizardry
This winter, around one and half century old vintage campus of the Government College University Lahore has been turned into magical Hogwarts school of wizardry as week-long Harry Potter festival on Monday begins on the campus. The festival that the University will host till December 5 also marked the grand release and screening of Pakistan’s first Harry Potter fan movie titled ‘The Last Follower and the Resurrection of Voldemort’,This comes a decade after the last Harry Potter film, ‘The Deathly Hallows Part-2’, was released in ... Read More

Posted on : 2021-11-26
GCU Lahore, YBU Turkey sign accord
A memorandum of understanding was signed here on Thursday between the Government College University Lahore and Yozgat Bozok University (YBU), Turkey for research collaboration, faculty training and student exchange.GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Asghar Zaidi and YBU Turkey Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Ahmet Karadag signed the accord online.  The 10-point accord signing was followed by a video conference among the heads and officials of both universities. The honourable Consul General of the Republic of Turkey Lahore, HE Mr. Emir Ozbay, Director Yo... Read More

Posted on : 2021-11-23
GCU holds Seminar on - Funding Opportunities for Scientists under Pakistan Science Foundation
A seminar on "Funding Opportunities for Scientists under Pakistan Sciences Foundation" was held here at the Government College University Lahore under the auspices of the Office of Research Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC). Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi chaired the seminar. Mr. Irfan Ahmed, Deputy Manager Technology, Innovation & Commercialization and Incharge of Research Support Section, Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) Islamabad was the resource person of the seminar.In her welcome address, GCU ORIC Director Prof. Dr. F... Read More

Posted on : 2021-11-22
Majority supports Single National Curriculum at GCU Youth Referendum
The Debating Society of Government College University Lahore has conducted a Youth Referendum on Single National Curriculum among the participants of the first All Pakistan Summit of Student Societies 2021. Students from more than 32 universities participated in the summit.According to the results, about 60 percent of the country's youth believes that the Single National Curriculum would help reduce the socio-economic disparities of the education system.Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi said the main objective of the was to gauge the stude... Read More

Posted on : 2021-11-21
GCU holds an exhibition of Sadequains Paintings
Distinguished painter and art historian, Dr Ajaz Anwar, has inaugurated the Art Gallery at the GCU’s Department of History of Art with an Exhibition of Sadequain’s paintings.The opening ceremony was addressed by Sadequain’s nephew Sultan Ahmad, who donated the prints of paintings for the permanent collection of the Gallery.Sultan Ahmad highlighted that Sadequain belonged to a group of artists who believed in the art for life. His art reflected the problems of a common man. He strongly believed in a continuous struggle. Sadequain’s paint... Read More

Posted on : 2021-11-18
Jan Sher Khan accorded historic welcome at GCU Summit
Universities’ students on Thursday accorded a historic welcome to Jan Sher Khan form the main gate of Government College University Lahore to its to clock tower as the squash legend arrived to attend the First All Pakistan Summit for Students’ Societies. Hundreds of students participating in the summit from different universities stood on both side of road and welcomed the legend.The GC University also named its Squash Complex after Jan Sher Khan in recognition of his tremendous services for Pakistan. Jan Sher Khan along with Vice Chan... Read More

Posted on : 2021-11-18
GCU holds policy dialogue on Status of Human Rights in Pakistan
A policy dialogue on “Status of Human Rights in Pakistan: Role of Academia and Parliament’ was held here on Thursday at the Government College University Lahore.Punjab Minister for Human Rights and Minority Affairs Ijaz Alam Augustine chaired the policy dailouges which was also addressed by GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Asghar Zaidi, LUMS Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Arshad Ahmad and Member Punjab Assembly Ms. Umul Banin Ali.The dialogue was part of week-long first All Pakistan Summit for the Students’ Societies being hosted by GCU.In his opening... Read More

Posted on : 2021-11-18
Seminar on Fikr-e-Iqbal aur Nasl-e-Nau
Speakers at a seminar on Fikr-e-Iqbal aur Nasl-e-Nau have said that Pakistan could not progress until we reduce our reliance on foreign goods.Punjab University Oriental College Principal Prof. Dr. Ghulam Moinuddin Nizami chaired the seminar which was also addressed by Justice (r) Nasira Javid Iqbal, Vice Chancellor Prof. Asghar Zaidi and scholar Dr Saadat Saeed and Dr. Ahtisham Ali from GCU Urdu Department. The dialogue was part of the week-long first All Pakistan Summit for the Students’ Societies being hosted by the Government College ... Read More

Posted on : 2021-11-18
GCU holds policy dialogue on “Status of Human Rights in Pakistan”
A policy dialogue on “Status of Human Rights in Pakistan: Role of Academia and Parliament’ was held here on Thursday at the Government College University Lahore.Punjab Minister for Human Rights and Minority Affairs Ijaz Alam Augustine chaired the policy dailouges which was also addressed by GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Asghar Zaidi, LUMS Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Arshad Ahmad and Member Punjab Assembly Ms. Umul Banin Ali.The dialogue was part of week-long first All Pakistan Summit for the Students’ Societies being hosted by GCU.In his opening... Read More

Posted on : 2021-11-17
Panel discussion on mental health of students at GCU
A panel discussion on mental health of students was held here on the fourth day of All Pakistan Summit for Student Societies at the Government College University Lahore.Eminent psychologists and academicians participated in the discussion titled “How to attain mental health, patience, stress management of in higher education institutions by introducing Spiritualism”Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi said that mental health shouldn't be made a stigma and should be treated as any other disease. “We will keep on suffering until this stig... Read More

Posted on : 2021-11-16
GCU holds All Pakistan E-literary Competition
The Government College University Lahore on Tuesday held All Pakistan E-literary Competition under the auspices of Kashmir and Palestine societies. Mushaal Hussein Mullick, the Chairperson of Peace and Culture Organisation, awarded cash prizes to the winner of the competition. Sunaiha Adeel from Kinnaird College Lahore won first prize in English Essay Competition, while Hafsa Noor and Maha Bilal from Lahore College Women University stood second and third respectively.In Urdu Essay Contest, Adnan Ali from SZABIST Karachi, Muhammad Mustafa f... Read More

Posted on : 2021-11-16
GCU holds discussions on gender mainstreaming, SDGs and minority rights
As many as three panel discussions were held here on Tuesday at the Government College University Lahore on the topics related to tolerance, gender mainstreaming and sustainable development goals (SDGs) besides dialogue on minority rights for inclusive and prosperous Pakistan.Member Punjab Assembly Mahindar Pal Singh, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi, journalist Salman Abid, Prof. Ashok Kumar Khatri and rights activist Samson Salamat addressed the dialogue on minority rights, while Ms Muneeza Hashmi, the chairperson of Lahore Arts Council... Read More

Posted on : 2021-11-15
Panel discussion highlights need to empower students in universities affairs
A panel discussion on “Student Centric Approach to Higher Education” was held here at the Government College University Lahore where speakers stressed that students need to empowered in universities affairs through a vibrant system of clubs and societies and their due participation in governing bodies i.e. academic councils, finance and planning committees, syndicates and the Senates.The panel discussion is part of week-long first All Pakistan Summit for the Students’ Societies being hosted by the GCU in collaboration with the UNESCO Crea... Read More

Posted on : 2021-11-14
GCU Vice Chancellor participates in marathon with youth
Students from different universities on Sunday participated in the five-kilometer Marathon on The Mall that began from the Governor House, while faculty members stood under the Clock Tower of Government College University Lahore to cheer on those who crossed the finish line.The marathon marked the beginning of the week-long First for the Students’ Societies hosted by the GC University Lahore in collaboration with the UNESCO Creative Cities Network: Lahore-City of Literature through Commissioner Lahore, Superior University and non-government o... Read More

Posted on : 2021-11-13
Students’ Societies Summit begins at GCU today
The First All Pakistan Summit for Students’ Societies, a conglomeration of youth enrolled in the public and private sector universities, is going to commence today on Sunday with a 5-km Marathon on The Mall from Governor House to GC University Lahore.The week-long summit is being hosted by the GCU Lahore in collaboration with the UNESCO Creative Cities Network: Lahore-City of Literature through Commissioner Lahore and non-government organizations (NGOs) Bargad Organization for Youth Development and Shaoor Foundation for Education and Awarenes... Read More

Posted on : 2021-11-11
GCU holds seminar on understanding social implications of monetary policy
A seminar on "understanding social implications of monetary policy in Pakistan" was held here at the Government College University Lahore on Wednesday under the auspices of its Economics Department.Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi chaired the seminar which was addressed by Dr. Sajid Amin Javed, the Research Fellow at Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI).In his key note address, Dr. Sajid Amin said that monetary policy should be treated as the public policy, and there should be not be any political intervention in the business o... Read More

Posted on : 2021-11-09
GCU VC pays homage to Allama Iqbal
A delegation from the alma mater of Allama Muhammad Iqbal, led by Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi, on Tuesday visited the Iqbal’s mausoleum to pay homage to the great Old Ravian philosopher on his birth anniversary. Vice Chancellor Prof Zaidi, Deans Prof. Ahmad Adnan and Prof. Dr. Riaz Ahmad, Controller Examinations Muhammad Shahzad, Treasurer Abid Shahzad and others also offered fateha for the soul of the great national poet and laid a floral wreath. The Vice Chancellor recorded his views in the visitors’ book.The Vice Chancellor sa... Read More

Posted on : 2021-11-09
Swimming pool construction begins at GCU
The construction for 25x21 meter swimming pool on Tuesday began at the Government College University under the auspices of the Punjab Sports and Youth Affairs Department.The University’s staff and faculty celebrated the ground-breaking at the Cricket Ground where the swimming pool would be constructed at a corner site with a separate entrance.Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi inaugurated the construction at the site, saying that the total cost of the swimming and fitness club is Rs. 300 million, out of which 100 million are granted by the... Read More

Posted on : 2021-11-06
Accord signed to power GCU with clean energy
The Government College University Lahore has initiated a project to power its main campus with clean energy.  An accord was signed here on Thursday to install solar power panels across the rooftops of the University’s main campus.Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi and a reputed solar company, Shams Pvt Limited, Chief Executive Officer, Omer Malik signed the agreement for purchase of solar equipment after fulfillment of all codal formalities in collaboration with Punjab Energy Efficiency and Conservation Agency (PEECA).Abdur Rahman, t... Read More