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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

Posted on : 2023-03-02
Muhammad Ubaid wins coveted Mr GCU Title at Annual Bodybuilding Championship
Muhammad Ubaid, a student of BS Physical Education, has won the coveted title of Mr GCU 2022-23 at the Annual Inter-departmental Bodybuilding Championship 2023 held at GC University Lahore. The event, organized by the University's Directorate of Sports, featured students from across the university competing in various categories based on weight, including 60 kg, 70 kg, 80 kg, and 80+ kg. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi graced the occasion as chief guest, and awarded the Mr GCU title to the most impressive bodybuilder at the competition,... Read More

Posted on : 2023-03-01
American Studies Center proposed for coordination with Californian universities
A delegation comprising members of the California State Assembly visited Government College University (GCU) Lahore on Wednesday where they met with students and heads of universities in Punjab.Led by California Legislative Assembly Appropriations Committee Head Chris R Holden, the delegation addressed a session on educational collaborations between universities in Punjab and California.During the session, GCU Lahore Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi proposed the establishment of an American Studies Center at GCU Lahore for effective coord... Read More

Posted on : 2023-02-27
All ages gather at GCU Yoga event for inner peace
The GC University Lahore on Sunday morning celebrated a grand yoga event for inner peace on the Oval Ground of its campus, with the participation of around 2,000 yoga practitioners from all across Pakistan, making it one of the largest yoga events in the country.The event, organized by the University's recently-established Ravian Yoga Club in collaboration with the Pakistan Yoga Council, aimed to promote mental and physical wellness in society while reducing stress and anxiety.Participants of all age groups, from five-year-old to eighty-year-ol... Read More

Posted on : 2023-02-27
GCU hosts Pet Show promoting animal welfare, responsible pet ownership
The Zoology Department of GC University Lahore has hosted a grand pet show th Zoology Department at GC University Lahore Hosts Grand Pet Show Promoting Animal Welfare and Responsible Pet Ownershipat celebrated the beauty and diversity of the animal kingdom while promoting animal welfare and responsible pet ownership. The event brought together a wide range of animals, including dogs, cats, birds, and even a rare white tiger, lion, monkey and hamster which drew the attention of the students, who were thrilled to see such exotic creatures up... Read More

Posted on : 2023-02-20
GCU wins All Pakistan Inter Varsity Gymnastics Champions 2023
The All Pakistan Inter Varsity Gymnastics Championship 2023 concluded on a high note with the GC University Lahore clinching the championship trophy. More than eleven universities participated in the tournament held under the auspices of Higher Education Commission at GCU Sports Hall.The Vice Chancellor of GC University Lahore, Professor Dr. Asghar Zaidi, Director of Sports Wasim Akhtar, and officials of Higher Education Commission, including Muhammad Asif, graced the ceremony with their presence.The team GCU emerged as the winners of the champ... Read More