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Posted on : 2021-05-04
Old Ravian donates for COVID-19 infected GCU employees
Eminent Old Ravian and businessman Mr Nasir Ali on Monday announced an amount of rupees twenty-five thousand for each staff member of Government College University Lahore who is infected by COVID-19 and require extensive treatment. A few days earlier, the Board of Management of GCU Benevolent Fund Employees had also unanimously approved the amount of Rs 50,000 for each employee infected with this virus. Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi expressed gratitude to Mr Nasir Ali on behalf of the GCU emp... Read More

Posted on : 2021-05-04
Beyond Our Dreams
"Let's come together and build a place where our students are empowered in fulfilling their dreams and where they can make a big difference in shaping our country, because they are our greatest asset." Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi (T.I) Vice Chancellor GCU, Lahore Khayaali Production Presents In Association with Government College University, Lahore Dedicated to all the students of our country. ... Read More

Posted on : 2021-05-03
GCU holds international webinar on - Disaster Risk Reduction
The Government College University Lahore Disaster Risk Management Society (GCU-DRMS) has organized a one-day international webinar on "Disaster Risk Reduction" in collaboration with the University of Peshawar and Jacksonville State University, USA. The webinar, chaired by Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi, focused on strategies for disaster risk reduction including policies framework and mitigation. Dr. Alessandra Jerolleman from the Jacksonville State University and Dr Atta-ur-Rahman from the ... Read More

Posted on : 2021-04-27
GCU has zero tolerance policy for plagiarism: Vice Chancellor
The Government College University Lahore has zero tolerance policy for plagiarism in online examinations, said Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi negating a myth that students can only be assessed properly in the conventional mode of examinations. "Our experience is different. We prepare questions in such a way that test the students' ability to consult and comprehend multiple sources, analyses the information they gather and make a critical argument," said Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi in a press state... Read More

Posted on : 2021-04-23
GCU to offer salaries to top postgraduate students: Vice Chancellor
The Government College University Lahore will offer salaries to postgraduate students to attract brightest minds across the world from September 2021. These studentships will comprise not just monthly salaries but also fee waivers for the selected top MPhil and PhD scholars. MPhil students will be offered Rs. 40,000 per month and a fee waiver, while PhD scholars will get Rs. 60,000 per month plus a fee waiver. The required funds will be generated from additional seats in the undergraduate program... Read More

Posted on : 2021-04-21
Research of GCU�s VC leads to enactment of law on old citizens
A moment of great pride for the faculty and students of Government College University Lahore as the research carried out by their Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi has led to a very crucial legislation on the welfare of senior citizens in Pakistan. The research project titled "Moving from the Margins: Promoting and Protecting the Rights of Older Persons in Pakistan", led by Prof. Zaidi, provided the essential data that fed into the drafting of the Is... Read More

Posted on : 2021-04-20
GCU holds webinar on Ramadan in the time of COVID-19
A webinar on "Ramadan in the time of COVID-19" was here held on Tuesday under the auspices of Disease Awareness and Prevention Society of Government College University Lahore. Eminent laparoscopic surgeon and motivational speaker Dr. Javaid Iqbal, Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi and clinical nutritionist Dr. Arooj Gillani addressed the webinar attended online by a large number of faculty members and students. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Javed Iqbal laid a stress on changing lifestyl... Read More

Posted on : 2021-04-19
GCU pursues futuristic Online Education Policy
A team of Government College University Lahore academics, who graduated from top universities of the world, prepared the University's Online Education Policy after studying various models adopted by the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford, and Singapore. The policy is approved by the University's Academic Council. Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi, Vice Chancellor of GCU, said: "We can comfortably claim to have devised one of the best, forward-looking online education policies in South Asia. This policy is an integ... Read More

Posted on : 2021-04-17
GCU introduces zero-semester policy
The academic departments of Government College University Lahore have formally adopted the policy of zero-semester and non-credit mandatory courses/training for students who require extra-attention. The policy is approved by the Academic Council. According to the policy, the admission committees and students' academic advisors will identify courses for students. Non-credit courses will be of foreign languages such as Persian, Arabic, Chinese, French, communication skills, and basic courses related to... Read More

Posted on : 2021-04-14
GCU empowers Students in the Universitys decision making process
GCU has significantly increased the role of its students in the University's process of decision-making by providing them with an opportunity for attending official meetings. Representatives of various societies of the University will also be given an opportunity to provide feedback on University's administrative and academic matters. According to Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi, Vice Chancellor of GCU, Students are our main stakeholders in the University's affairs. It is unfortunate we do not involve ... Read More

Posted on : 2021-04-12
GCU initiates capacity building workshops for staff
The Government College University Lahore has initiated an innovative capacity-building training programme for its administrative staff to create a more effective working environment suitable to meet the emerging challenges in the higher education sector. The University has engaged its linguists, psychologists and social scientists for training of the staff of Registrar's office, Examinations Branch, Treasurer and Library. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi said that the training programme is ... Read More

Posted on : 2021-04-11
Punjab governor administers oath to Old Ravians Union executive-committee
An oath-taking ceremony of the new executive committee of Old Ravians Union (ORU) was held here on Sunday at Governor's House Lahore. Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar administered oath to the newly-elected committee while Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi was also present. DIG Security & Administration Special Branch Lahore Jahanzeb Nazir Khan was sworn in as the new President of the union while Dr. Abdul Basit and Advocate Syed Hussain Rizvi took oath for the posts of General Se... Read More

Posted on : 2021-04-10
GCU introduces a new student advisory system
The Government College University Lahore is going to introduce a new student advisory system on the pattern of leading global universities to ensure that informed academic advice is available all the time to every student of the University. As per the university new system, the University would assign an academic advisor from faculty to each undergraduate and postgraduate student. Academic advisors will provide students with advice on academic careers, scholarships, choice of subjects, and strategies to o... Read More

Posted on : 2021-04-09
GCU accepts 235 to the last class of MA/MSc
The Government College University Lahore has admitted 235 students to the last class of MA/MSc in nine disciplines including Chemistry, Mathematics, English and Political Science. A virtual orientation ceremony was held here on Friday for these newly admitted scholars where Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi talked in detail about the glorious traditions of the college (now university) since its inception in 1864. GCU faculty deans Prof. Dr. Ahmad Adan and Prof. Dr Raiz Ahmad were also p... Read More

Posted on : 2021-04-08
GCU to establish a grand library in its New Campus
The Government College University Lahore has planned to establish one of Pakistan's largest libraries spread over 12.5 acres in its new campus located at Kala Shah Kaku. The proposed state-of-the-art Library Complex will have capacity of more than 12,000 readers in its five blocks. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi confirmed they have completed the initial working on the PC-1 of the project with the input from the university's library staff and Directorate of Planning and Development. Modell... Read More

Posted on : 2021-04-01
An Old Ravian Mr. Danyal Barkat Syed, donated rupees one million to GCU-EFT
An alumni of Government College University Lahore has set a golden example by initiating a perpetual scholarship, in the name of his teacher, with a donation of rupees one million to the University's Endowment Fund Trust (EFT). An overseas Pakistani and Old Ravian, Mr. Danyal Barkat Syed, donated rupees one million to GCU-EFT to initiate the Golden Scholarship in memory of his mentor and teacher Muhammad Asghar, saying that he wanted to say thank you to his... Read More

Posted on : 2021-03-24
GCU Vice Chancellor awarded Tamgha-i-Imtiaz
Governor Punjab Ch Muhammad Sarwar on Tuesday conferred Tamgha-i-Imtiaz on Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi, the Vice Chancellor of Government College University Lahore, for his meritorious contributions in the field of research and education especially attributing to his innovative research on population ageing. Prof. Zaidi was awarded Tamgha-i-Imtiaz at a graceful ceremony at Governor's House Lahore. Working along the lines of the Human Development Index of Dr Mahbub ul Haq, Prof. Zaidi developed two glo... Read More

Posted on : 2021-03-19
Old Ravian Dr. Farooq Ahmed donates Rs. 2M to GCU-EFT
Dr. Farooq Ahmed, an expatriate Old Ravian, has donated rupees two million to the Government College University Lahore Endowment Fund Trust (GCU-EFT) for the scholarships of deserving students. Vice Chancellor, and Chairman GCU-EFT, Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi and GCU-EFT Executive Committee President Mr. Iqbal Z. Ahmed expressed gratitude to Dr. Farooq Ahmed, saying that the University would initiate two perpetual golden scholarships from his generous donation. "Each golden scholarship will cover univers... Read More

Posted on : 2021-03-16
GCU convocation postponed
The Government College University Lahore has postponed its Convocation that's scheduled to be held on Friday, March 19 and Saturday, March 20, 2021. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi said that the Convocation is postponed due to a prevailing situation of COVID-19 in Lahore. A new date will be announced in due course of time. Prof. Zaidi also announced that all scheduled examinations are postponed immediately for at least two weeks. These initiatives are taken as precautionary measures aga... Read More

Posted on : 2021-03-08
GCU holds seminar on role of women in male dominated society
A seminar on role of women in male dominated society was held here at the GC University Lahore in connection with the Women's Day to discuss the different stereotypes and challenges faced by females range from an uncomfortable sense of being viewed as less rational, excessively sensitive and less capable of performing certain activities, to the difficulty of reconciling work with motherhood. Eminent jurist Justice (r) Nasira Javed Iqbal, Lahore High Court judge Hon'ble Justice Ms. Ayesha A. Malik, hu... Read More