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Posted on : 2023-01-12
Equality on the field: Cricket Match promotes womens leadership, participation
A cricket match was played between the US Consul General (CG XI) and Vice-Chancellor (VC XI) to promote gender equality and empower women to lead through sports.The team of CG XI, led by US Consul General Lahore William K. Makaneole, included staff of the US Consulate and girls cricketers, while Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi led his team, which comprised female faculty members and members of the GCU Women’s cricket team. There were an equal number of male and female participants in each team.The match, organized by Galaxy Sports Acad... Read More

Posted on : 2023-01-12
GCU Women basketball team wins opening match of Intervarsity Championship
The Government College University Lahore's women's basketball team has performed exceptionally well in the opening match of the All Pakistan Intervarsity Women Basketball Championship 2022-23, hosted by Kinnaird College for Women University, Lahore under the umbrella of Higher Education Commission.The GCU team defeated the University of Haripur with a score of 29-18 at the Kinnaird College court. It's worth noting that GCU last year opened admissions to women on a sports basis and this achievement by the women's basketball team is an indication... Read More

Posted on : 2023-01-10
Ramiz Raja receives GCU Lifetime Achievement Award, reflects on college days and cricket career
The Government College University Lahore conferred its Lifetime Achievement Award upon former international cricketer, commentator, and chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Ramiz Raja, at a ceremony on Tuesday at the University’s Bukhari Auditorium. The award recognizes alumni who have made outstanding contributions in their field and is one of the highest honours GCU bestows. The award was originally announced for Raja and nine other alumni at the university's 20th Convocation in November, but he was unable to attend the convocation ... Read More

Posted on : 2023-01-09
GCU launches Diploma in Forgiveness Psychology and Practice
For the first time, the Government College University Lahore (GCU) has introduced a Diploma in Forgiveness Psychology and Practice. This one-year diploma, which has been approved by the University's Board of Studies, Academic Council, and Syndicate, is now accepting applications.According to Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi, "We are excited to introduce this new program, which is designed to help students develop the skills and knowledge they need to understand and practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is a powerful tool for self-growth and c... Read More

Posted on : 2023-01-02
GCU celebrates Founders’ Day
The Government College University Lahore, one of the oldest seats of higher learning in Pakistan, has completed 159 years of academic excellence. Founded on January 1, 1864, with the first batch of nine students in the Haveli of Raja Dhyan Singh in the Walled City Lahore as the liberal arts and science college, it served as a nourishing stream to the generations of talented men and women.A grand ceremony was held at the University’s Bukhari Auditorium where Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi and Old Ravian & Adviser to the Chief Minist... Read More

Posted on : 2022-12-29
HE Minister XI beats GCU VC XI by four runs
The Higher Education Minister XI beat the Government College University, Lahore (GCU Vice Chancellor XI) by four runs at a friendly cricket match at the Universitys Cricket Ground. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi led the GCU VC XI while Punjab Higher Education Raja Yassir Humayun was seen in action from HE Minister XI. Earlier, winning the toss HE Minister XI chose to bat first and posted 91 runs in just 12 overs. Minister Raja Humayun played an unbeaten inning of 24 runs. IT University Lahore vice-chancellor Prof. Dr Sarfraz... Read More

Posted on : 2022-12-21
Punjab Career Expo - GCU brings 75 employers to campus
The Government College University Lahore on Wednesday brought more than 75 employers to its campus for students to discover opportunities, career pathways and connect with the local industry and future employers to understand their skillset requirements.The day-long Punjab Career Expo was jointly organized by Punjab University and GCU Lahore and it received an enthusiastic and overwhelming response from students of both universities.Hundreds of graduates and final-year students flocked to the Fair to explore employment and internship opportunit... Read More

Posted on : 2022-12-14
GCU initiates self-assessment of postgraduate programs
The Government College University Lahore has initiated a self-assessment of its all postgraduate programs for policy reforms to ensure the highest quality standards.Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi constituted the Assessment Teams comprising senior professors from GCU and different other universities who will review the implementation of 31 standards of the self-assessment program under the Higher Education Commission (HEC) guidelines.Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi on Wednesday visited the Botany Department along with the Assessment Team and review... Read More

Posted on : 2022-12-14
14 African universities vice-chancellors visit GCU
A delegation of the Alliance of Islamic Universities of Africa (AIUA) comprising vice-chancellors from fourteen African and Central Asian universities on Tuesday visited the Government College University Lahore and signed a tri-party memorandum of understanding (MoU) for research and academic collaboration with universities from Nigeria, Kenya, Kazakhstan and Uganda. Speaking on the occasion, GCU Lahore Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi said that the tri-party accord, signed among AIUA, COMSTECH Consortium of Excellence and GCU Lahore, wou... Read More

Posted on : 2022-12-07
Tech solutions put on display at GCU Innovation Fest
As many as 52 business ideas and technology, science-based solutions were put on display at the Innovation Fest 2022 by the students of Government College University Lahore.The Innovation Fest, organized by the University’s Business Incubation Center (BIC), is part of the week-long Second All Pakistan Summit for Students’ Societies attended by students of 25 universities across Pakistan.Inaugurating the Innovation Fest, Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi said these early ideas are evidence of the immense talent our young minds possess. ... Read More

Posted on : 2022-12-06
Governor chairs panel discussion on challenges for higher education
A panel discussion on "challenges and opportunities for higher education" was held here on Tuesday at the Government College University Lahore which was chaired by Governor Punjab Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman.In his inaugural address, Vice Chancellor Prof. Asghar Zaidi said that structural lags impede progress in higher education; even large universities don’t have autonomy over their financial and administrative affairs."We don’t have the authority to hire professors from top universities; we have to follow specific service statutes and pay s... Read More

Posted on : 2022-12-05
Universities should have autonomy for political and social discourse
Universities should have autonomy for political and social discourse for empowerment of students. It was said by Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi, the Vice Chancellor of GC University Lahore, on Monday raising a question that we talk a lot about “jamhorait” (democracy) but are we truly giving awareness to “jamhor” (people)?Prof. Zaidi was addressing a panel discussion titled “empowering youth for future leadership” at the University’s Bukhari Auditorium.Punjab Minister for Higher Education Raja Yassir Humayun chaired the panel discussion whi... Read More

Posted on : 2022-12-05
Definition of good woman needs to be changed
The definition of a good woman needs to be changed in our society; we called those women good who take domestic abuse and violence but remain silent.It was said by a spokesperson for the Punjab Chief Minister, Musarrat Jamshed Cheema, while addressing a panel discussion titled “Times up, unite activism to end violence against women” at the GC University Lahore which was also addressed by rights activist Kiran Zehra Zaidi, White Ribbon Pakistan CEO Umar Aftab, Dr. Faiza Tayyab and Secretary Social Welfare Ms. Sumaira Samad.The panel discussi... Read More

Posted on : 2022-12-04
GCU Marathon - Students run for promoting justice, peace & tolerance
Hundreds of students from more than 25 universities across the country participated in marathon on The Mall with an aim to promote peace, tolerance and justice.Commissioner Lahore Mr. Amir Jan flagged off five-kilometre marathon started from the Governor House and ended at the Government College University (GCU) Lahore.This year, female students also participated in marathon but for a shorter run of almost three-kilometre from GPO Chowk to the University’s clock tower. Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi, 59, who also participated in th... Read More

Posted on : 2022-12-01
Universities role critical to get Pakistan out of the political, economic crisis: GCU VC
Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi, the Vice Chancellor of GC University Lahore, sees the critical role of educational institutions especially universities to get Pakistan out of the social, political and economic crisis.“A nation or a country sans excellence in research and innovation can’t progress. The kind of situation Pakistan is passing through, a strange kind of chaos and severe economic crisis; it’s time for educational institutions to do self-accountability to see where they lacked and how they can play their role now to improve our economy a... Read More

Posted on : 2022-11-25
Open-mic debate held at GCU on ICJ Climate Justice Resolution
An open-mic debate was held here at the Government College University Lahore on Thursday where youth overwhelmingly spoke in the favor of International Court of Justice (ICJ) Climate Resolution to place human rights at the centre of climate change decision-making. The young students stressed that climate justice is a fundamental human right which is being undermined every second. They, however, believed it’s high time to fix this.  The students, joined by GCU Lahore vice-chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi and Kohsar University Mu... Read More

Posted on : 2022-11-23
Enhancing graduates employability is biggest challenge for universities - Vice Chancellor GCU
The biggest immediate challenge to universities is enhancing the employability of their graduates, said Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi on Tuesday while addressing an international conference at the GC University Lahore."We have been told by the industry that you send us your best graduates and we have to teach them again," said Prof. Zaidi, adding that they have to upskill their graduates to make them useful for the industry in Pakistan and abroad.  The two-day international conference on “fisheries and aquaculture” is org... Read More

Posted on : 2022-11-13
GCU confers Lifetime Achievement Award on distinguished alumni
Eminent lawyer Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan, leading nuclear scientist Dr Samar Mubarikmand and other distinguished alumni on Sunday were awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Awards by their alma mater i.e. Government College University Lahore.  The distinguished Old Ravians including Akhuwat founder Dr Muhammad Amjad Saqib and former foreign secretary Shamshad Ahmad received the coveted award from Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi at the concluding session of the University’s 20th Convocation.Esteemed educationist Dr Arfa Say... Read More

Posted on : 2022-11-12
GCU awards co-curricular Rolls of Honor to 55 students
The Government College University Lahore on Saturday awarded Rolls of Honor to 55 students and medals to 15 for their exceptional performance in co-curricular activities during 2021-22. Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Agshar Zaidi along with Distinguished Professor Dr. Zaheer-ud-Khan awarded the rolls of honor to students on second day of convocation.   As many 2303 degrees are being awarded at the GCU’s 20th Convocation which is spread over three days. It includes total 67 PhD degrees and 692 MS/MPhil degrees. As many as five studen... Read More

Posted on : 2022-11-11
GCU to confer Lifetime Achievement Awards on Distinguished Alumni
The Government College University Lahore will confer the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Awards upon its ten distinguished alumni from different walks of life to recognize their career-long outstanding work and achievements.The announcement was made by Vice-Chancellor Prof Asghar Zaidi on Thursday, saying that the prestigious award would be presented at the 20th convocation of GCU to be held from November 11 to 13.Prof. Zaidi revealed that the ten distinguished Old Ravians to be honored this year are the founder of Akhuwat Dr Muhammad Amjad Sa... Read More