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Posted on : 2023-05-23
GCU Launches a Global Studies Department
Government College University (GCU), Lahore, has taken an initiative towards fostering global understanding and preparing students to become future leaders in an interconnected world. The university has announced the establishment of the Department of Global Studies, the first of its kind in Pakistan. The department will be part of the Institute of History, and will offer degree programs of BS, MPhil and PhD. In conjunction with this development, the Institute of History at GCU will be renamed as the Institute of Global and Historical Studies, ... Read More

Posted on : 2023-05-15
GCU approves establishment of Syed Babar Ali Department of Education
  The Government College University Lahore's board of studies has approved the establishment of the Syed Babar Ali Department of Education. This prestigious institution will offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs, including B.Ed. Hons, MPhil in Education, and B.Ed. in Special Education.The Board of Studies meeting chaired by Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi conducted thorough deliberations and unanimously agreed to name the Department after Syed Babar Ali. Syed Babar Ali, an esteemed alumnus, renowned educationist, ... Read More

Posted on : 2023-05-05
GCU Dramatics Club stages - Shair-e-Mysore
The Government College University’s Dramatics Club has staged its annual play “Shair-e-Mysore” on the life and legacy of Tipu Sultan. While Tipu Sultan is celebrated as a freedom fighter against the East India Company, the GCU play presented a much more nuanced, personal and darker side of Tipu Sultan. That is precisely what becomes the most refreshing aspect of the play.Vice Chancellor Prof. Asghar Zaidi attended the opening show and called it a historic occasion signalling the rebirth of student theatre.“I am so happy that we have put... Read More

Posted on : 2023-04-28
GCU launches - The Great Debate 2023
The GC University Lahore has launched "The Great Debate 2023," a forum for multi-stakeholder discourses, which is envisaged by the University as a constructive space for intellectual exchange of ideas and a means to discuss contemporary problems of national and global importance. “The forum aims to become a vehicle of democratisation, social awareness, and meaningful political change for the country. The iinaugural event of "The Great Debate" is scheduled for Saturday, April 29th, 2023, and will focus on Pakistan's National Economy: Iden... Read More

Posted on : 2023-04-26
GCU transiting to Hybrid Teaching Methods
The GC University Lahore has successfully transitioned to a hybrid teaching model that combines both online and in-person instruction during a single semester. During the holy month of Ramadan, all classes were held online using MS Teams and Zoom to provide relief to faculty and students.Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Syed Asghar Zaidi commended the faculty for the successful completion of online classes during Ramadan and announced that the administration is considering a permanent hybrid teaching model to address rising energy costs, pollution and... Read More

Posted on : 2023-04-19
GCU VC writes open letter to Speaker NA, Chairman Senate against proposed amendments in HEC Ordinance
The Vice Chancellor of the Government College University (GCU) Lahore, Prof. Dr. Syed Asghar Zaidi, has written an open letter to the Speaker and Chairman of the National Assembly and Senate of Pakistan on behalf of the University’s faculty, expressing concerns about the potential amendments to the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Ordinance. In the letter, the Vice Chancellor raised concerns over a private members' bill, being spearheaded by MNAs Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Bhatti, Dr. Samina Matloob, and Zahra Wadood Fatemi, saying that the amend... Read More

Posted on : 2023-04-11
GCU grants Special Eid-Honorarium to Teaching, Non-teaching Staff
  The GC University Lahore announced a special Eid-honorarium for its teaching non-teaching staff as a token of appreciation for their hard work and dedication. The announcement was made by the Vice Chancellor of GC University Lahore, Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi in a message to his colleagues.The special Eid-honorarium will be equivalent to one-half basic pay scale of 2017 for the non teaching staff and fixed amount for all the teaching staff. The move has been warmly welcomed by the staff of the University.According to Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi, ... Read More

Posted on : 2023-04-03
GCU launches Department of Agriculture on its New Campus
 The Government College University Lahore has announced establishing Department of Agriculture on its New Campus that will offer a range of degree programs, including BS, MS, and PhD programs, in the fields of Agronomy, Horticulture, Soil Science, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Plant Pathology, and Food Science & Technology.Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi said the department, approved by the University’s Academic Council and Syndicate, is aimed at modernizing the agriculture sector in Pakistan. He emphasized the importance of agr... Read More

Posted on : 2023-03-27
GCU introduces four-year BS in Turkish Language and Literature
The Government College University Lahore on Monday announced launching a new degree program in Turkish Language and Literature. Starting in Fall 2023, the four-year BS program has been approved by the university's Academic Council and Syndicate.Talking to media, Professor Dr. Asghar Zaidi, Vice Chancellor of GCU, laid the importance on the research and understanding Turkish culture, saying that it has played a significant role in the lives of Muslims in South Asia.In addition to the curriculum, Prof. Zaidi said, GCU is also planning to sign Mem... Read More

Posted on : 2023-03-22
GCU honours iconic singer Shafqat Amanat Ali with Lifetime Achievement Award
The eminent singer, Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan, was awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award by his alma mater, Government College University Lahore, at a grand ceremony held at the Bukhari Auditorium. The award was presented to the legendary musician by Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi amidst captivating performances of his iconic songs by the university's Nazir Ahmed Music Society. The event was attended by a large number of students and faculty members.In addition to receiving the award, Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan also joined the G... Read More

Posted on : 2023-03-20
Tayyab Rizvi elected as President of GCU Old Ravians Union
A new Executive Committee of the Old Ravians Union has been elected in a closely contested election held at Government College University Lahore. Syed Tayyab Hussain Rizvi, an eminent lawyer, has been elected as the new president of the Union, winning by a margin of just 22 votes. Mr. Rizvi secured 674 votes, while his opponents Mian Muhammad Ashfaq Mohlan and Dr. Farhan Ebadat Yar Khan got 652 and 36 votes. Due to the minor difference in votes, a recounting was requested, which Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi graciously allowe... Read More

Posted on : 2023-03-18
21st Convocation – Second Day
Former Minister for Foreign Affairs, Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri, and lawyer and television personality, Syed Naeem Altaf Bokhari, along with two other distinguished alumni were awarded the Lifetime Achievement Awards by Government College University Lahore in recognition of their significant contributions in their respective fields. The awards were presented during the second session of the 21st Convocation where medals and degrees were also conferred to 1265 BA/BSc (Hons) students. The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Dr. Asghar Zai... Read More

Posted on : 2023-03-17
21st Convocation - Minister praises the academic developments at GCU
Federal Minister for Education Rana Tanveer Hussain of Friday praised the Vice Chancellor and his team for the ongoing academic and infrastructural development at the GC University Lahore. He also announced a grant of Rs. 100 million for the University primarily to replicate the Universitys clock tower along with a building on its New Campus at Kala Shah Kaku. The minister was addressing an opening session of the Universitys 21st convocation where he along with Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Syed Asghar Zaidi awarded degrees and medals to o... Read More

Posted on : 2023-03-14
GCU announces Lifetime Achievement Award for 10 Alumni
The Government College University Lahore has announced the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Awards to be bestowed upon ten of its distinguished alumni who have made significant contributions to society in their respective fields.The university's Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Asghar Zaidi, made the announcement on Tuesday, stating that the awards will be presented during the 21st convocation of GCU scheduled to be held on March 17 and 18.The list of honorees includes renowned personalities from diverse fields, such as religious scholar Javed Ahmad Ghamidi, fo... Read More

Posted on : 2023-03-14
GCU holds panel discussions on Womens Leadership Roles
The Government College University Lahore on Tuesday hosted a panel discussion on Women in Leadership Roles: Breaking the Glass Ceiling, moderated by Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi. The panellists included Ombudsperson for Punjab, Nabila Hakim; Secretary of Women Development Department Punjab, Sumaira Samad; Founder of Alvir Airways, Huma Batool; Chairperson of Political Science Department GCU, Ms. Fauzia Ghani; Renowned Writer and Columnist Amna Mufti and Ms. Sumera Khalil, Incharge Women Development Center, GCU. The discussion covered... Read More

Posted on : 2023-03-13
GCU to integrate ChatGPT into teaching methods
The Government College University (GCU) Lahore plans to integrate ChatGPT, a powerful language model developed by OpenAI, into its teaching methods to enhance the quality and effectiveness of education. In an open letter to faculty members, the GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi, encouraged faculty to explore the various applications of ChatGPT, which can understand and respond to human language through state-of-the-art natural language processing. The Vice Chancellor told the faculty that ChatGPT could assist teaching in several ways. ... Read More

Posted on : 2023-03-10
Inclusive Tradition as physically-challenged students carry torch at Annual Sports
The 122nd Annual Sports of Government College University Lahore has commenced with a splendid opening ceremony held at the university's Oval Ground. The event is set to span over three days and will witness the participation of 10,000 students from 36 departments of the university, and it will feature an array of activities such as an athletics meet, gymkhana events, and a march past.This year, a new tradition was introduced, as physically-challenged students were given the honour of carrying the torch for the university's annual sports instead... Read More

Posted on : 2023-03-03
GCU to plant 38,000 trees on new 400-Acre campus
The Government College University Lahore (GCU) has recently launched a Mega Plantation Drive 2023 on its new 400-acre campus, with the aim of planting 38,000 trees. The initiative is being led by the Horticulture Society of GCU and was inaugurated by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi, along with students.The event was attended by Dr. Kanwal Nazim, the President of the Society for Environment and Mangrove Protection (SEMP), who donated plants to GCU as part of the plantation drive. Speaking at the event, Prof. Zaidi emphasized the impo... Read More

Posted on : 2023-03-03
Art Gala fights drug abuse at GCU
The Anti-Narcotics Society of GC University Lahore organized the Inter-University Thespian Art Gala to raise awareness about the grave consequences of drug abuse on youth. The gala featured a series of powerful performances by talented student artists from different universities, who skillfully portrayed the devastating effects of drug addiction on the lives of individuals and their families. The plays showcased by students from the University of Management Technology, Lahore Garrison University, University of Lahore, and Lahore College ... Read More

Posted on : 2023-03-02
GCU establishes Department of Translation Studies
The GC University Lahore has announced its new initiative; the Department of Translation Studies, the first of its kind in the city that will also offer a unique BS level program in Translation Studies.Emphasising its significance in bridging cultural and linguistic gaps in the increasingly globalized world, Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi translation is an amalgamation of divergent cultures, languages, and intellectual ethos that creates a new world of meaning and interpretation; so considering it an inferior art is misleading and unjus... Read More