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Posted on : 2023-10-01
GCU convocation concludes
The Government College University Lahore held its 22nd Convocation Ceremony, which took place over two days, 28th and 30th September 2023. The second day featured the presentation of the Vice Chancellor's detailed annual report and the conferring of degrees as well as Co-Curricular Rolls of Honour and the lifetime achievement awards to distinguished old Ravians and teachers of Government College University.The Ceremony began with Dr. Asghar Zaidi, the Vice Chancellor of Government College University, welcoming attendees on behalf of the Syndica... Read More

Posted on : 2023-09-28
22nd convocation of GCU to celebrate graduates achievements
The Government College University (GCU) Lahore has successfully commenced its 22nd Convocation Ceremony, a two-day event celebrating the academic achievements of its distinguished graduates. In the first session, the convocation was attended by former Chief Justice of Pakistan Tasadeq Hussain Jilani, Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Madad Ali Sindhi, Deputy Speaker Bahrain Dr. Adil Bin Abdul Rahman, and eminent religious scholar Qari Sohaib Ahmad Meer Muhammadi.The convocation was led by Vice Chancellor Government Colleg... Read More

Posted on : 2023-09-21
Career Fair 2023 at Government College University Lahore
 The Career Fair 2023 took place on Thursday at Government College University Lahore, with an impressive turnout of over 50 esteemed companies, including software houses and banks. The event was officially inaugurated by Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi, Vice Chancellor of GCU, who extended his sincere gratitude to all the participating companies for their invaluable presence. Dr Zaidi took the opportunity to stress the importance of thoughtful decision making for graduating students when it comes to choosing their future career paths. He urged them t... Read More

Posted on : 2023-09-18
GCU establishes Center of Excellence in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering on New Campus
The Government College University Lahore has established a Center of Excellence in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering at its New Campus in Kala Shah Kaku with a five million Euro grant from the German Science Foundation and British Council. The center aims to develop and commercially produce low-cost orthopedic implants in Pakistan.Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Syed Asghar Zaidi inaugurated the center on the University's 370-acre New Campus, which is also home to the Institute of Global and Historic Studies, Department of Agriculture, and Sheikh A... Read More

Posted on : 2023-08-30
Symposium held at GCU on women empowerment
A symposium titled "Strengthening Pathways into Employment for Women through Policy Making and Implementation" was held here at Government College University Lahore in partnership with the University of Sunderland, UK. Speakers engaged in a panel discussion that centered around gender-inclusive policies and strategies aimed at enhancing women's participation in the workforce.The focal point of the panel discussion was the theme of gender-related health policies. Participants deliberated on the necessity of formulating and executing suitable org... Read More

Posted on : 2023-08-24
`Yadgar-i Shuhada` Memorial at GCU to honor martyrs
The GC University Lahore has announced the establishment of the "Yadgar-i Shuhada," a memorial aimed at commemorating the sacrifices made by eminent alumni such as Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed NH SJ, and other former students who laid down their lives for the defense of Pakistan.This initiative, driven by profound love and devotion to the country, has received strong support from the university's Vice-Chancellor, faculty, alumni, and students.Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi stated that the memorial intends to serve as a tribute to those ... Read More

Posted on : 2023-08-19
A seminar on Kashmir-Aorta of Pakistan held at GC University Lahore
A seminar titled "Kashmir: Aorta of Pakistan" held here at Government College University (GCU) Lahore under the auspices of the University's Kashmir Society and the Ex Servicemen Society, Pakistan.A large number of eminent speakers including Lieutenant General (R) Abdul Qayyum, Chairman of the Ex-Servicemen Society, shared insights into the Kashmir situation.The seminar also incorporated artistic expressions to convey the harsh realities endured by the Kashmiri people under Indian military presence.Students from the Dramatics Clubs of Punjab Un... Read More

Posted on : 2023-08-16
GCU establishes three endowment funds
The Finance and Planning (F&P) Committee of GC University Lahore, its 34th meeting, recommended a record budget of Rs. 2.907 billion for the University for the financial year 2023-24. The committee recommended different measures to ensure the institution's financial stability, including the establishment of three endowment funds, worth Rs. 1.552 Billion.The meeting, chaired by Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Syed Asghar Zaidi, outlined comprehensive plans for the upcoming fiscal year. Member Syndicate Prof. Dr. Khalid Khan and representatives of ... Read More

Posted on : 2023-08-11
GCU Confers Lifetime Achievement Award upon Former Army Chief General Raheel Sharif
 The Government College University Lahore conferred the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award on General (Retired) Raheel Sharif, the former Army Chief of Pakistan and the first Commander-In-Chief of the Islamic Alliance against Terrorism, KSA.Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi presented the esteemed award to General Raheel Sharif, who spoke to the students about the importance of three Cs in life: Character, Courage, and Competence.The GCU award, presented in a graceful convocation-style special gathering, recognizes the most disting... Read More

Posted on : 2023-07-31
GCU`s 100 years old Natural History Museum opens to general public
The historical Stephenson Natural History Museum at Government College University Lahore opened its doors to the general public on Sunday, attracting a significant number of visitors, including nature enthusiasts and families with children. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi expressed great satisfaction with the turnout and promised more such exhibitions from GCU for general public in the future.The 100-year-old museum, considered a one-of-a-kind in Pakistan, has underwent extensive restoration and renovation funded by the University’s ow... Read More

Posted on : 2023-07-31
GCU to recreate its famous clock tower on New Campus
The Government College University Lahore (GCU) is set to recreate its iconic gothic-style clock tower on the new campus located in Kala Shah Kaku.Federal Education Minister Rana Tanveer Hussain and Vice-Chancellor Professor Asghar Zaidi on Monday laid the foundation stone of the Tower Complex during a graceful ceremony at the new campus administration block.During the event, the Federal Education Minister expressed his deep emotional attachment to his alma mater, Government College, and acknowledged the achievements of fellow alumni in various ... Read More

Posted on : 2023-07-25
GCU to introduce new teachers` assessment system
The Government College University Lahore has announced introducing a new thrice in semester teacher assessment system aimed at enhancing the quality of education by closely monitoring and evaluating the performance of educators.The announcement was made by Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Syed Aghar Zaidi during the inauguration of the Lecturers Training Programme 2023.The Vice Chancellor revealed the new assessment system will involve three levels of evaluation, and would be implemented from Fall 2023. According to him: “The initiative of taking th... Read More

Posted on : 2023-07-18
GCU launches mandatory four-week training for all senior faculty
 The Government College University Lahore has taken a significant step towards enriching the pedagogical skills of its senior faculty members by initiating a mandatory four-week intensive summer training program. A total of 95 Assistant Professors and Associate Professors of the University are participating in the training aimed at enhance teaching effectiveness, promote best practices and foster a culture of continuous professional development. In his keynote address at the inaugural session, Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zai... Read More

Posted on : 2023-07-18
From Problem to Opportunity - WWF President Urges Action on Climate Change
 Climate change is no longer a future issue; we are experiencing it right now, said Adil Najam, President of WWF International, who is also a globally recognized academic and policy expert. He was addressing an invited talk on "Now or Never: The Urgent Need to Take Climate Action for a Sustainable Future" at GC University Lahore. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi was also present.Adil Najam stated that it is high time we face the realities of climate change and take bold, immediate actions to protect our only home, planet Earth. He al... Read More

Posted on : 2023-07-13
GCU starts training workshops for newly inducted faculty members
The GC University Lahore organized a one-day training workshop on Thursday to educate its newly inducted faculty members about the HEC plagiarism policy and the effective use of Turnitin Software.The event was graced by the presence of Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi, who delivered a keynote address during the training session.Leading the workshop, Prof. Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Tahir, the designated focal person for Turnitin, provided a comprehensive overview of the HEC's plagiarism policy, highlighting its importance in maintaining academic ... Read More

Posted on : 2023-07-11
Renowned Scientist Dr. Atta-Ur-Rahman Urges Focus on Education and Technology for Pakistan`s Development
 Prof. Dr. Atta-Ur-Rahman, former Chairman of the Higher Education Commission and former Minister for Science and Technology, delivered an inspiring talk at GC University Lahore on exciting role of science.Prof. Dr. Atta-Ur-Rahman stressed that this world is driven by education, and it is crucial for us to channel our energies and allocate resources towards enhancing education, science, and technology, and by doing so, we can propel Pakistan onto the path of development and prosperity.During the event, a cutting-edge Prof Dr. Atta-Ur-Rahma... Read More

Posted on : 2023-07-04
GCU WDC turns two years strong
The Women Development Center of GC University Lahore's on Tuesday celebrated a significant milestone as it completed two years of its establishment empowering women and advocating for gender equality.The event was attended by Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi, social activist Mrs. Kiran Zehra Zaidi, and Women Development Center in-charge Ms. Samira Khalil.Amidst an atmosphere of joy and accomplishment, Vice Chancellor Prof. Zaidi symbolically cut a celebratory cake, highlighting the importance of the occasion. He emphasized that the GCU Wo... Read More

Posted on : 2023-07-03
GCU adopts HEC`S New UG Policy - offers Assoicate Degree and Double Major from Fall 2023
Government College University (GCU) Lahore has made a groundbreaking announcement, signaling a monumental shift in the undergraduate education system on offer at this circa 160 years old Institution of higher education. Starting from the Fall 2023 semester, the University will implement the Higher Education Commission's (HEC) new undergraduate (UG) policy, revolutionizing the university experience and aligning it with the esteemed well rounded education standards of top universities of the world.One of the most exciting aspects of the new UG po... Read More

Posted on : 2023-07-03
GCU breaks barriers with Free Education for all
No degrees, no examinations, and no tuition fees; Government College University Lahore has announced a project called "free education for all," opening its doors to individuals interested in acquiring knowledge."Free education for all" will be implemented in the University's Institute of History in the first phase as a pilot project starting in Fall 2023. It will later be extended to other departments in subsequent phases.Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi stated in a press statement issued on Monday, "Individuals interested in acquiring kn... Read More

Posted on : 2023-05-30
GCU’s new Institute to inspire high-level studies in Biological Sciences
Government College University, Lahore, announces the establishment of Dr. Nazir Ahmed Institute of Biological Sciences, dedicated to fostering excellence in the fields of Zoology, Botany, and Fisheries. Named in the honor of the GC’s principal, Dr. Nazir Ahmed, who served in the 1960s, and the Institute pays tribute to his student-centric approach and unwavering commitment to upholding high standards at GC, during challenging times of the aftermath of the Partition."The Institute of Biological Sciences at GCU will serve as a fitting trib... Read More