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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

Posted on : 2021-11-05
GCU students celebrate Gilgit-Baltistan Independence Day
The 74th Independence Day of Gilgit-Baltistan was celebrated here at the Government College University Lahore with traditional zeal and fervor.A grand cultural event was held at the University’s Amphitheater, under the auspices of a student body, SOCH (Society of Culture and Heritage), which was marked by music concert and unique cultural dance performances the students of Gilgit-Baltistan.Vice Chancellor Prof. Asghar Zaidi and eminent scholar Dr. Moeen Nizami also graced the event. The venue was jam packed with the students and teachers who ... Read More

Posted on : 2021-11-04
64 international students admitted to GCU
As many as 64 international students from 13 countries are admitted to the Government College University Lahore this year in different disciplines. These international students include 13 females as well. It was revealed by Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi while chairing a meeting of the University’s International Students Office to review arrangements for these foreign students. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi pledged to provide maximum facilities to these international students including on-campus hostel accommodation... Read More

Posted on : 2021-10-28
GCU holds seminar on digital media
A seminar on the future of digital media was held here at the Government College University Lahore on Thursday under the auspices of its Business Incubation Center.Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Information Hassan Khawar chaired the seminar which was also addressed by Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi, eminent journalist Aftab Iqbal and Ms. Marium Chaudhry, the founder of social media website, The Current.In his address, Hassan Khawar said social media has empowered people and practically made governments answerable to them. He als... Read More

Posted on : 2021-10-27
GCU holds seminar let’s rise for the Kashmir
A seminar titled “let’s rise for the Kashmir” was held here at the Government College University Lahore on Wednesday under the auspices of its Kashmir Society.Punjab Governor Ch Muhammad Sarwar chaired the seminar which was also addressed by Member Punjab Assembly Mr. Ramesh Singh Arora, Freedom for All Executive Director Munzir Elahi, writer Prof Dr Uzma Shujaat and Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi.Punjab Minister for Energy Dr. Akhtar Malik was also present.Addressing the seminar via video link, Mushaal Hussein Mullick, the chairp... Read More

Posted on : 2021-10-26
GCU holds seminar on mental health in unequal world
A seminar on ‘mental health in unequal world’ was held here at the Government College University Lahore on Tuesday where speakers highlighted increase in mental health diseases especially depression.The speakers said exercise and healthy diet do not only keep people physically fit but is also vital in keeping them mentally healthy.GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi chaired the seminar which was jointly organized by the University’s Psychology Department and Punjab Food Authority in connection with the Mental Health Day 2021.“Ment... Read More

Posted on : 2021-10-25
GCU students highlights social issues through artwork
The Government College University Fine Arts Department students on Monday put on display their annual thesis highlighting different social issues including self-awareness, water shortage, importance of consent and environment pollution.GCU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi was chief guest at the thesis display. As many as 19 final-year students of Bachelor in Fine Arts (Hons) displayed their projects comprising complete awareness and promotional material, including posters, documentaries, pamphlets and social media pages for raising awarene... Read More

Posted on : 2021-10-21
GCU holds breast cancer awareness walk
The Government College University (GCU) Lahore on Thursday held a walk and seminar to raise awareness about the breast cancer, and denounce myths and eliminate social stigma attached to it.Besides a large number of students and faculty members, Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi along with his wife and daughters also attended the seminar held in collaboration with the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Center (SKMCH&RC).Speaking on the occasion, SKMCH cancer surgeon Dr. Amna Khan said it is still considered a taboo e... Read More

Posted on : 2021-10-20
GCU holds debates contest on fighting corruption
The Government College University Lahore Debating Society has organized a declamation contest on the theme of fighting corruption of the request of National Accountability Bureau.  GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi chaired the contest and awarded shields and certificates to winners.In Urdu speech Awais Shah won the first prize, while Abdur Rehman and Rizwan Cheema was adjudicated second and third. In English category Daud Kharral, Esa Qamar and Jazib ud Din secured the first, second and third positions, respectively.Speaking on th... Read More

Posted on : 2021-10-18
GCU to hold entrance test for inter admissions
The Government College University Lahore has announced holding entrance test and interviews for admissions to its intermediate programs.Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi said that the University has changed its intermediate admission policy, and this year admissions would not be offered on the basis of matriculation results alone.He said that entrance test and interviews of candidates would be conducted for the candidates to develop merit for FA/FSc/ICom admissions this year.The Vice Chancellor clarified that the test would be prepared by ... Read More

Posted on : 2021-10-16
Naat, Qirat & Speech Contest concludes at GCU
A provincial-level Inter-University Naat, Qirat and Speech Competition on Saturday concluded here at the Government College University Lahore. The competition was orgainsed by the Higher Education Department Punjab in connection with the Shan-e-Rehmatul lil Alameen (SAW) Week.Students from different universities and colleges of Punjab participated in the competitionSecretary Higher Education Syed Javed Iqbal Bukhari and Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi distributed prizes and shields among the winners of the competition.Addressing the clos... Read More

Posted on : 2021-10-13
Naat, Qirat and Speech Contest begins at GCU
A provincial-level Inter-University Naat, Qirat and Speech Competition on Tuesday began here at the Government College University Lahore in connection with the Shan-e-Rehmatul lil Alameen (SAW) Week.Students from different universities of Punjab are participating in the competition being held under the auspices of the Punjab Higher Education Department.The competition among students of Lahore Division started on Tuesday. Amima Ashraf from University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore secured the first position in Qirat contest in t... Read More

Posted on : 2021-10-07
GCU Lahore, UTM Malaysia sign accord for faculty exchange
A memorandum of understanding was signed here on Wednesday between the Government College University Lahore and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UTM), one of the largest public sector universities of Malaysia, for research collaboration, and the faculty and student exchange. GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Asghar Zaidi and UTM Malaysia Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Roziah Mohd Janor signed the accord online.  The 16-point accord signing was followed by a video conference among the heads and officials of both universities.High Commission of Pakistan i... Read More

Posted on : 2021-10-02
Pakistan needs law experts with strong character: GCU VC
An open house session for aspirants of admission to law degree program was held here at the Government College University Lahore under the auspices of its newly-established Allama Iqbal Law School. Eminent lawyer and Old Ravian Naeem Bokhari chaired the session which was also addressed by Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi. In his inaugural address, VC Prof. Zaidi said the country needs law experts with strong character, so the University’s Allama Iqbal Law School would also focus on ethics, character building and personality de... Read More

Posted on : 2021-10-01
GCU VC lays stress on introducing vibrant tutorial system in universities
Grooming the students by focusing on their psychological, emotional, and intellectual needs can be best served through a vibrant tutorial system in universities and colleges. This was stated by Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi, the Vice Chancellor of GC University Lahore, in his address to the newly appointed tutors and additional tutors at the inception of the new academic session.The Vice Chancellor said tutors will carry a great importance in their work and this is nothing short of a national service in view of risk of information warfare our youth is ... Read More

Posted on : 2021-09-21
GCU becomes part of Lahore - City of Literature
The Government College University Lahore has become a partner with the city district government in 'Lahore - 'City of Literature' project to promote literary activities in the provincial metropolis. Vice Chancellor Prof. Asghar Zaidi and Commissioner Lahore Capt. (r) Muhammad Usman signed the accord while the eminent poet Amjad Islam Amjad was also present on this occasion.   Lahore has been designated as the 'City of Literature' by UNESCO in 2019. This makes it part of an international Creative Cities Network of 246 cities, next... Read More

Posted on : 2021-09-19
Depriving girls of education is also a form of violence: Chief Justice
Depriving girls of education is also violence and we need to stop this violence through our individual and collective efforts, said Lahore High Court Chief Justice Mr Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhatti on Sunday.He was addressing the concluding session of the 19th convocation of the Government College University Lahore. The chief justice along with Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi awarded Rolls of Honour and degrees to the outstanding students. Mr Justice Masud Abid Naqvi was also present.The Chief Justice said it is our solemn duty to sta... Read More

Posted on : 2021-09-18
2,293 students awarded degrees at GCU convocation
As many as 2,293 students are awarded degrees at the 19th convocation of the Government College University (GCU) Lahore being held in four sessions to follow SOPs of COVID-19. Out of the total 2,293 students, 41 received PhD, 814 MS/M.Phil, 381 MA/MSc degrees, while 1057 others are being awarded BA/BSc (Hons) degrees at the three-day event.Commissioner Lahore Capt (r) Muhammad Usman and Dr Amjad Saqib, the founder of Akhuwat, were chief guests at the second and third session of the convocation on Saturday, where they along with Vice Chance... Read More

Posted on : 2021-09-16
Governor establishes Syed Ali Geelani Chair at GCU
Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar has announced establishing a research chair at the Government College University Lahore in the name of the late Syed Ali Shah Geelani, the veteran Kashmiri separatist leader and former chief of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference. The governor was addressing a condolence reference for the late Syed Ali Geelani which was organized by the Kashmir Society of GCU Lahore. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi, Dr. Syed Mujjahid Gilani, the grandson of Syed Ali Geelani, and eminent journalist Salman Ghan... Read More

Posted on : 2021-09-13
Conference on environment and sustainable development begins at GCU
A three-day international conference on “Environment and Sustainable Development” on Monday began at the Government College University Lahore under the auspices of its Sustainable Development Study Centre (SDSC) to discuss the significance of sustainable development goals (SDGs) and their impact on the country’s future.Member National Assembly Riaz Fatyana, the Convener of National Parliamentary Taskforce on SDGs, chaired the inaugural session of the conference marked by key note addresses from Prof. Dr. Shahbaz Khan from UNESCO China and... Read More