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Posted on : 2022-06-24
Punjab govt. approves funds for GCU’s Sports Centre of Excellence
The Punjab government, in its Annual Development Plan 2022-23, has approved funds for Government College University Lahore’s Sports Centre of Excellence to be built within the next year, at the University current cricket ground.GCU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi said the Sports Centre of Excellence would offer top-quality residences for 150 talented male/female students to nurture them for the future national teams and championships. “It will be a unique sports COE in the middle of Lahore, with pavilion, gym, running tracks, cricket ... Read More

Posted on : 2022-06-17
Protest march at GCU condemns hurtful remarks of BJP leaders
An on-campus protest march was held here at the Government College University Lahore to condemn the blasphemous statements of India's ruling Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) leaders regarding the Holy Prophet (PBUH). A large number of teachers and staff members attended the protest march from the University's Clock Tower to Main GateVice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi led the march and addressed a demonstration at the University's Oval Ground on the sanctity of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). He said the honour and respect of the Holy Prophet (PHUH) was ... Read More

Posted on : 2022-05-31
GCU seminar deliberates on strategies for combating drug use in educational institutions
A seminar titled "commit to quit" was held here at the Government College University, Lahore on Tuesday under the auspices of its Anti-Narcotics Society to deliberate on strategies for combating drug use in educational institutions.Major General Ghulam Shabbir Narejo, the Director-General of Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) Pakistan, and Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi addressed the seminar which was marked by musical and theatrical performances and speeches by the University's students.   In his address, Major Gen Shabbir Narejo said... Read More

Posted on : 2022-05-18
GCU VC Initiates State of the University Address
Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi, the Vice-Chancellor of GC University Lahore, has explained all his initiatives and development plans to the university students at the first "State of the University" address in one of the oldest universities in Pakistan.Addressing the first of its kind meeting with students at the University's Bukhari Auditorium, the Vice-Chancellor revealed that they are going to spend an amount of Rs. 50 million in the next fiscal year to upgrade student services and facilities on the campus."We're going to establish a high-tech centra... Read More

Posted on : 2022-05-11
GCU holds poster exhibition on environmental issues
A poster exhibition highlighting environmental issues has received a warm response from students and art lovers at the Government College University Lahore. Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi inaugurated the exhibition organized by the university’s Biological Society.Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Zaidi said GCU is formulating a policy to make its campus environment friendly. He said they have banned the use of plastic bags on the campus, and now encouraging their students to use electric motorcycles. He appreciated that students not only... Read More

Posted on : 2022-05-10
Musical evening highlights message of Sufi saints
A mystical musical evening was held here at the Government College University Lahore at the conclusion of the fourth International Conference on Mevlana Rumi and Hadrat Sultan Bahoo. Attended by Iranian Consul General Agha Mohammad Reza Nazeri, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Asghar Zaidi, Sahibzada Sultan Ahmed Ali, Sahibzada Syed Israr-Ul-Hassan and other eminent scholars, the musical evening highlighted the message of peace, brotherhood and harmony of eminent Sufi saints.Rising Sufi singer Raja Hamid Ali and talented students of GCU Nazir Ahmed M... Read More

Posted on : 2022-05-10
GCU body recommends increase in remunerations, allowances for staff
The Finance and Planning Committee of Government College University Lahore has recommended an increase in extra-duty and overtime remuneration for the non-gazetted staff besides a special allowance at the rate of 25 percent for the employees BPS 1-19.The 30th meeting of the committee was chaired by Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi while Finance Department Deputy Secretary Muhammad Arif Khan Naizi, GCU Dean Prof. Dr Raiz Ahmad and Economics Department Chairperson Prof. Dr. Babar Aziz were also present. GCU Treasurer Abid Shahzad Aslam prese... Read More

Posted on : 2022-04-27
GCU achieves its highest international ranking to date
The Government College University Lahore has achieved its highest ever position in the international ranking to date and is named among the world's top 401-600 universities in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Impact Rankings 2022.GCU's overall score has increased to 66.9 in 2022 as opposed to 30.5 in 2021 and 24 in 2020," Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi said. "We were ranked in the 1000+ banding last year in 2021, but this year our ranking has jumped to 401-600 ranking which is no doubt a tremendous achievement," he ... Read More

Posted on : 2022-04-23
GCU receives Rs 20m donations for new mosque, Islamic center
The Government College University Lahore has received donations of about rupees twenty million from its alumni, staff, philanthropists and students for the establishment of new mosque and Islamic center on its main campus. Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi hosted an iftar dinner on Friday where philanthropists pledged around five million rupees more for the mosque, while donations of almost fifteen million rupees had already been received by the University.  Speaking on the occasion, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Zaidi said that the ... Read More

Posted on : 2022-04-18
Hamza is 11th Old Ravian to serve as Punjab CM: GCU VC
It is indeed a moment of pride for Government College University Lahore as an Institution that Hamza Shehbaz Sharif is the 11th Old Ravian to serve as the Chief Minister of Punjab, said GCU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Syed Asghar Zaidi on Saturday while passing on the good wishes to the CM Hamza on his election.The first chief minister of the province, Nawab Iftikhar Hussain Khan Mamdot, 1947-1949, was also an alumnus of Government College Lahore, while other eminent chief ministers Mian Mumtaz Daultana, Malik Feroze Khan Noon, Malik Khuda Bakhsh ... Read More

Posted on : 2022-04-13
Governor Punjab visits his alma mater
Punjab Governor Omer Sarfraz Cheema on Wednesday visited his alma mater i.e. Government College University Lahore.  Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi welcomed the governor on the campus where he met teachers of his student life, and also addressed the representatives of the University's student societies. Governor Punjab was a student of Government College Lahore in the 1980s.In response to a question from journalists, Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi said that political affiliation doesn't matter for for educational instit... Read More

Posted on : 2022-04-11
GCU makes substantive increases in research incentives for faculty
The Government College University Lahore has made a substantive increase in the research incentives for its faculty, and also linked these lucrative incentives to the impact factor of the research. The University also recommended opening its laboratories/testing facilities for industry, private firms and individuals to generate funds and linkages to the industry.These crucial decisions were taken at the 51st meeting of the University’s Advanced Studies and Research Board (ASRB), which continued for four days on the University’s main campus.... Read More

Posted on : 2022-04-05
GCU holds T-10 Super League
The Government College University Lahore Directorate of Sports has held the first T-10 Inter Departmental Cricket Super League among the students of its academic departments. Besides male students, about 28 departmental teams of female students also participated in the sports league for the first time.Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi was the chief guest at the finals held at the University's Oval Ground.Eminent former test cricketers Ali Zia, Abid Ali and Salman Butt were also present.In the finals among girls, a team of Sustainable Develo... Read More

Posted on : 2022-03-31
Two million Pakistani students to participate in Electronic World Marketing Summit
About two million students from all across Pakistan will participate in it the world's biggest Electronic World Marketing Summit (EWMS) that going to be held in November this year under the auspices of Kotler Impact Inc, a strategic marketing community named after Prof Philip Kotler."Kotler Impact has established partnership with the Government College University Lahore in Pakistan to distribute two million tickets gratis to the youth," said GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi and Kotler Impact Chief Executive Officer Dr Fahim Kibria at ... Read More

Posted on : 2022-03-30
GCU Dramatics Club stages Urdu play Jaalinoos
An Urdu play "Jalinoos", staged by the Dramatics Club of Government College University Lahore, takes a dig at religious hypocrisy prevailing in our society. Different cheap tactics, used by Baba Jaalinoos to achieve his vicious ends, are the central plot of this play.The script, penned by veteran actor and writer Khalid Ahmed, is an Urdu adaptation of "Tartuffe", a four centuries old theatrical comedy by Molière.Renowned actor and director Usman Pirzada and playwright Asghar Nadeem Syed came to see the performance of students.Speaking on the o... Read More

Posted on : 2022-03-21
Investment in health education campaigns stressed to combat TB
A seminar was held here at the Government College University Lahore on Monday on World Tuberculosis (TB) Day where speakers laid stress on investment in health education campaigns to combat this disease, saying that “tuberculosis kills more people than COVID-19 every year in Pakistan despite the availability of treatment.”Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi hosted the seminar which was addressed by eminent health experts including Director General Health Services Punjab Dr Haroon Jahangir, WHO Pakistan National Professional Officer (TB) ... Read More

Posted on : 2022-03-17
Seminar on Pak-India relations held at GCU University
An invited talk on "Neither a hawk nor a dove: an insider's account of Pakistan's foreign policy" by former foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri was held here at the Government College Lahore.Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi hosted the event held under the auspices of the University's Book Club, Kashmir Society and Nazir Ahmed Music Society.Addressing the large gathering of students and media persons, Mr Kasuri talked in detail about the Pakistan-India relations under Narendra Modi's regime, the Russia-Ukraine war, stability in Afghanis... Read More

Posted on : 2022-03-16
Waqas Khan wins prestigious title of Mr. GCU 2021-22
Waqas Khan, a student of BSc (Hons) Physical Education, won the prestigious title of Mr GCU 2021-22 at the bodybuilding championship organized by Government College University Lahore Sports Board.Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi graced the occasion as chief guest and announced a cash award for Waqas Khan, while Director Sports Muhammad Waseem and Controller Examinations Shahzad Ahmed were also present on the occasion.Waqas flexed his rippling muscles to win the title in the finals of the competition adjudicated by Mr. Asia Gold Medalist B... Read More

Posted on : 2022-03-16
GCU celebrates Pashtun Culture Day
The Pashtun students of Government College University Lahore on Tuesday held different colorful activities including cultural walk, traditional dance “Attan” and cultural night to create awareness of the Pashtun culture and their vibrant traditions.The Pashtun Culture Day celebrations, held under the auspices of GCU Society for Cultural and Heritage (SOCH), were marked by the beating of drums, Rubab, Tabla and flute playing performances, and the traditional Pashtun dance known as “Attan” and dressed up in traditional Pashtun attire.The ... Read More

Posted on : 2022-03-16
GCU, UHS join hands for research collaboration
A memorandum of understanding was signed here on Wednesday between the Government College University (GCU) Lahore and University of Health Sciences (UHS) for research and academic collaboration.GCU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi and UHS Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Javed Akram signed the 15-point accord at a graceful ceremony here at GCU Syndicate Committee Room. Senior faculty and staff members of both the universities were also present.Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Javed Akram said it’s a proud moment for me as he is alumni of the Go... Read More