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Posted on : 2021-06-10
GCU, MTA join hands for promotion, publication of Urdu Literature
The Government College University (GCU) Lahore and Majlis-e-Taraqqi-e-Adab (MTA) have inked a memorandum of understanding for joint publication of manuscripts and rare books for promotion of literature in the country. GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi and Majlis Tarraqi-e-Adab Director Mansoor Afaq signed the accord at a graceful ceremony at the MTA’s office on Wednesday. Eminent journalist Sohail Warraich and GCU Persian Department Chairperson Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Shahid were also present. ... Read More

Posted on : 2021-06-09
Restrictions related to mask would be eased after vaccination: Governor
Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar has said that restrictions related to mask would be eased once a good number of the country's population is vaccinated. He was addressing the media during his visit to the special vaccination centre set up at the Government College University Lahore. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi was also present. The governor said that all teachers and students would be vaccinated for which special vaccination centres were being set up by the Health Departme... Read More

Posted on : 2021-06-07
Vaccination hesitancy threat to public health: GCU Vice Chancellor
Coronavirus vaccination is safe but unnecessary hesitancy exists in our people especially youth. This hesitancy is a threat to public health, and it needs to be addressed through effective commination strategies, said Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi, the Vice Chancellor of Government College University Lahore, on Saturday. He was addressing students at the second day of special Coronavirus Vaccination Centre set by the Health Department at the Government College University, Lahore. City Assistant Commis... Read More

Posted on : 2021-06-05
Coronavirus Vaccination Centre
A special Coronavirus Vaccination Centre was set up here at the Government College University Lahore under the auspices of District Health Department for the vaccination of the university’s employees and students. Speaking on the occasion, Vice Chancellor Prof. Asghar Zaidi hoped that the GCU Lahore would achieve the target of 100 percent vaccination of its employees by June 7, 2021. He said almost 2000 employees of GCU would be vaccinated at the camp besides students. Prof. Zaidi believed that t... Read More

Posted on : 2021-06-03
World Environment Day
Experts discuss financing arrangements for ecosystem restoration in Pakistan A seminar on 'Financing arrangements for ecosystem restoration in Pakistan' was held here at the GC University Lahore under the auspices of Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) in connection with the World Environment Day 2021. Addressing the seminar via video link, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Climate Change Mr. Malik Amin Aslam said that the government was focusing on nat... Read More

Posted on : 2021-06-01
World No Tobacco Day
A webinar titled "commit to quit" was held here at the Government College University Lahore on Monday in connection with the World No Tobacco Day under the auspices of the University's Anti-Narcotics Society and Disease Awareness and Prevention Society. Special Assistant to Punjab Chief Minister Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan was the chief guest at the webinar hosted by GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi, while students and teachers attended it online via zoom. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Firdo... Read More

Posted on : 2021-06-01
Phase-I of GCU's New Campus completed
The Government College University Lahore has successfully completed Phase-I of the construction in its 400 acres New Campus at the Kala Shah Kaku with a cost of Rs. 997.608 million. In the first phase, one academic block for 1200 students, a boys hostel with a capacity of 300 students, administrative block, residential apartments for staff and other facilities including road infrastructure have been constructed besides sewerage and roads infrastructure. GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi ... Read More

Posted on : 2021-05-31
GCU to host a global centre of excellence on Sufism
The Sheikh Abul Hasan ash-Shadhili Sufism, Science & Technology Research Centre is going to be established at the new campus of Government College University Lahore located at Kala Shah Kaku. The initiative comes from the Chief Minister Punjab and the Department of Higher Education, upon the vision and special interest of the honourable First Lady of Pakistan, Mrs Bushra Imran. A briefing about the Centre was provided to the First Lady by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi at the inagu... Read More

Posted on : 2021-05-27
GCU appoints new director of IIB
The Government College University, Lahore has appointed eminent biotechnologist Prof. Dr. Muhammad Nauman Aftab as the new director of its Institute of Industrial Biotechnology. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi said: “Our Biotech Institute is a premier centre of teaching and research in Pakistan. Each year, we receive applications of a large number of students who aspire to get admissions to the Institute. It has started showing its popularity to international students as well. Currently, the f... Read More

Posted on : 2021-05-27
GCU introduces ranking system for its academic departments
The Government College University Lahore has introduced an international standard ranking system to measure the performance of its various academic departments. The faculty and staff of the top three departments will be offered honorariums for their work. The key evaluation indicators of ranking system include efficiency of the department’s student advising system, designing of rubrics for assessment, updated course handbooks, seminars, conferences and training workshops, and collective teaching scor... Read More

Posted on : 2021-05-20
GCU initiates life skills workshops for students
The Government College University Lahore has initiated a series of life skills workshops that equips its students with the soft skills they need to get through life’s ups and downs. The program has adopted three skills as its core focus: critical thinking skills, social interaction skills and emotional intelligence. The first workshop in the series was held here at GCU on the “Art of Conversation” that focuses on verbal and non-verbal communications, barriers in conversations, handling difficult situ... Read More

Posted on : 2021-05-18
Newly established GCU Press begins publishing research journals
The Government College University Press has started publishing academic journals and other university publications. During its first year, the GCU Press has published scholarly journals in the disciplines of English, History, Persian, Punjabi and Psychology. It has also published university’s prospectuses and other similar documents. GCU Press is a not-for-profit organization. The university is now considering diverting a portion of research funds to the Press to commission innovative academic monogr... Read More

Posted on : 2021-05-09
GCU holds webinar on human rights violations in Kashmir
A webinar was held here on Sunday at the Government College University Lahore on human rights violations in Kashmir. Lord Nazir Ahmed, the former member of the House of Lords, the UK, joined the students and faculty live from the Syndicate Committee along with Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi and office-bearers of GCU Kashmir Society. Speaking on the occasion, Lord Nazir said that India was committing severe human rights violations and genocide of the Kashmiris in the occupied territ... Read More

Posted on : 2021-05-06
GCU decides to reform 22-year old grading system
The Government College University Lahore is going to replace a 22-year old relative grading system by a rubric-based absolute marking system. Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi, GCU VC, chaired the first meeting of the Committee to review the current relative marking system. The meeting was attended by Deans and faculty members. As the main stakeholder, students from each faculty were invited to share their views about the grading. The students highlighted that relative grading involves bringing together grading of ... Read More

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