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Posted on : 2021-04-20
GCU holds webinar on Ramadan in the time of COVID-19
A webinar on “Ramadan in the time of COVID-19” was here held on Tuesday under the auspices of Disease Awareness and Prevention Society of Government College University Lahore. Eminent laparoscopic surgeon and motivational speaker Dr. Javaid Iqbal, Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi and clinical nutritionist Dr. Arooj Gillani addressed the webinar attended online by a large number of faculty members and students. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Javed Iqbal laid a stress on changing lifestyl... Read More

Posted on : 2021-04-19
GCU pursues futuristic Online Education Policy
A team of Government College University Lahore academics, who graduated from top universities of the world, prepared the University’s Online Education Policy after studying various models adopted by the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford, and Singapore. The policy is approved by the University’s Academic Council. Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi, Vice Chancellor of GCU, said: “We can comfortably claim to have devised one of the best, forward-looking online education policies in South Asia. This policy is an integ... Read More

Posted on : 2021-04-17
GCU introduces zero-semester policy
The academic departments of Government College University Lahore have formally adopted the policy of zero-semester and non-credit mandatory courses/training for students who require extra-attention. The policy is approved by the Academic Council. According to the policy, the admission committees and students’ academic advisors will identify courses for students. Non-credit courses will be of foreign languages such as Persian, Arabic, Chinese, French, communication skills, and basic courses related to... Read More

Posted on : 2021-04-14
GCU empowers Students in the University’s decision making process
GCU has significantly increased the role of its students in the University’s process of decision-making by providing them with an opportunity for attending official meetings. Representatives of various societies of the University will also be given an opportunity to provide feedback on University’s administrative and academic matters. According to Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi, Vice Chancellor of GCU, “Students are our main stakeholders in the University’s affairs. It is unfortunate we do not involve... Read More

Posted on : 2021-04-12
GCU initiates capacity building workshops for staff
The Government College University Lahore has initiated an innovative capacity-building training programme for its administrative staff to create a more effective working environment suitable to meet the emerging challenges in the higher education sector. The University has engaged its linguists, psychologists and social scientists for training of the staff of Registrar’s office, Examinations Branch, Treasurer and Library. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi said that the training programme is ... Read More

Posted on : 2021-04-11
Punjab governor administers oath to Old Ravians Union executive-committee
An oath-taking ceremony of the new executive committee of Old Ravians Union (ORU) was held here on Sunday at Governor’s House Lahore. Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar administered oath to the newly-elected committee while Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi was also present. DIG Security & Administration Special Branch Lahore Jahanzeb Nazir Khan was sworn in as the new President of the union while Dr. Abdul Basit and Advocate Syed Hussain Rizvi took oath for the posts of General Se... Read More

Posted on : 2021-04-10
GCU introduces a new student advisory system
The Government College University Lahore is going to introduce a new student advisory system on the pattern of leading global universities to ensure that informed academic advice is available all the time to every student of the University. As per the university new system, the University would assign an academic advisor from faculty to each undergraduate and postgraduate student. “Academic advisors will provide students with advice on academic careers, scholarships, choice of subjects, and strategie... Read More

Posted on : 2021-04-09
GCU accepts 235 to the last class of MA/MSc
The Government College University Lahore has admitted 235 students to the last class of MA/MSc in nine disciplines including Chemistry, Mathematics, English and Political Science. A virtual orientation ceremony was held here on Friday for these newly admitted scholars where Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi talked in detail about the glorious traditions of the college (now university) since its inception in 1864. GCU faculty deans Prof. Dr. Ahmad Adan and Prof. Dr Raiz Ahmad were also p... Read More

Posted on : 2021-04-08
GCU to establish a grand library in its New Campus
The Government College University Lahore has planned to establish one of Pakistan’s largest libraries spread over 12.5 acres in its new campus located at Kala Shah Kaku. The proposed state-of-the-art Library Complex will have capacity of more than 12,000 readers in its five blocks. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi confirmed they have completed the initial working on the PC-1 of the project with the input from the university’s library staff and Directorate of Planning and Development. Modell... Read More

Posted on : 2021-04-01
An Old Ravian Mr. Danyal Barkat Syed, donated rupees one million to GCU-EFT
An alumni of Government College University Lahore has set a golden example by initiating a perpetual scholarship, in the name of his teacher, with a donation of rupees one million to the University’s Endowment Fund Trust (EFT). An overseas Pakistani and Old Ravian, Mr. Danyal Barkat Syed, donated rupees one million to GCU-EFT to initiate the Golden Scholarship in memory of his mentor and teacher Muhammad Asghar, saying that “he wanted to say thank you to ... Read More

Posted on : 2021-03-24
GCU Vice Chancellor awarded Tamgha-i-Imtiaz
Governor Punjab Ch Muhammad Sarwar on Tuesday conferred Tamgha-i-Imtiaz on Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi, the Vice Chancellor of Government College University Lahore, for his meritorious contributions in the field of research and education especially attributing to his innovative research on population ageing. Prof. Zaidi was awarded Tamgha-i-Imtiaz at a graceful ceremony at Governor’s House Lahore. Working along the lines of the Human Development Index of Dr Mahbub ul Haq, Prof. Zaidi developed two glo... Read More

Posted on : 2021-03-19
Old Ravian Dr. Farooq Ahmed donates Rs. 2M to GCU-EFT
Dr. Farooq Ahmed, an expatriate Old Ravian, has donated rupees two million to the Government College University Lahore Endowment Fund Trust (GCU-EFT) for the scholarships of deserving students. Vice Chancellor, and Chairman GCU-EFT, Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi and GCU-EFT Executive Committee President Mr. Iqbal Z. Ahmed expressed gratitude to Dr. Farooq Ahmed, saying that the University would initiate two perpetual golden scholarships from his generous donation. “Each golden scholarship will cover univers... Read More

Posted on : 2021-03-16
GCU convocation postponed
The Government College University Lahore has postponed its Convocation that's scheduled to be held on Friday, March 19 and Saturday, March 20, 2021. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi said that the Convocation is postponed due to a prevailing situation of COVID-19 in Lahore. A new date will be announced in due course of time. Prof. Zaidi also announced that all scheduled examinations are postponed immediately for at least two weeks. These initiatives are taken as precautionary measures aga... Read More

Posted on : 2021-03-08
GCU holds seminar on role of women in male dominated society
A seminar on role of women in male dominated society was held here at the GC University Lahore in connection with the Women’s Day to discuss the different stereotypes and challenges faced by females range from an uncomfortable sense of being viewed as less rational, excessively sensitive and less capable of performing certain activities, to the difficulty of reconciling work with motherhood. Eminent jurist Justice (r) Nasira Javed Iqbal, Lahore High Court judge Hon’ble Justice Ms. Ayesha A. Malik, hu... Read More

Posted on : 2021-03-05
GCU candlelight vigil pays tribute to Ali Sadpara
A candlelight vigil was held here at the Government College University Lahore to pay tribute to Pakistan’s legendry mountain climber, Muhammad Ali Sadpara, who lost his life during an expedition to summit the world’s second-highest peak, K2, in the winter season. Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi also participated in the candle vigil organized by the University’s students from Gilgit Baltistan. Sajid Ali Sadpara, the son of Ali Sadpar, also joined the candlelight vigil through a video link. ... Read More

Posted on : 2021-03-04
40,000 plants donated to GCU
The Sophia Mahmood Ali Foundation has donated as many as 40,000 indigenous plants to the Government College University Lahore Horticulture Society to beautify the university’s 370 acres new campus at Kala Shah Kaku. The donation is made in the memory of Sophia alias Gulae, a beautiful girl who loves plants and roses, but she unfortunately lost her life at the age of 24. Dr. Ajaz and Mrs Shazia Ajaz, the Gulae’s parents, made this donation of plants to GCU. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi i... Read More

Posted on : 2021-03-02
GCU celebrates Baloch Culture Day
The Baloch Culture Day was celebrated here at the Government College University Lahore on Monday with zeal and fervor, as a large number of male and female students wearing traditional Balochi dresses, turbans and shalwar qameez and waistcoats paraded through the University’s Bukhari Lawns, performed folk dances and sang Balochi songs. Vice Chancellor inaugurated the Baloch Culture Day event, appreciating the enthusiasm of youth in removing misconceptions, protecting and promoting awareness about the... Read More

Posted on : 2021-03-02
GCU forms Girls Cricket Club
The Government College University Lahore has formed its first ever Girls Cricket Club, and appointed two distinguished Ravians and international cricket players Sidra Amin and Ayesha Zafar as coaches of its female cricket team. The announcement was made by Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi at the University’s Annual Inter-Departmental sports where Sidra Amin and Ayesha Zafar, our national women’s cricket team players, were the Guest of Honors. Speaking on the occasion, Vice Chancellor Prof. ... Read More

Posted on : 2021-02-28
GCU establishes Tariq Farani Center for Music
The Government College University Lahore has established the Tariq Salman Khan Farani Center for Music, besides erecting a portrait of the late music teacher at the University’s Bukhari Auditorium. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi along with eminent classical singer Ustad Hamid Ali Khan inaugurated the center named after the music maestro, the late Prof. Tariq Suleman Khan Farani, for his 50 years long illustrious contributions for the promotion of music at GCU Lahore. Musician-singer Jawad... Read More

Posted on : 2021-02-26
GCU starts yoga classes for female students
The Government College University Lahore has initiated regular yoga classes for its female students and faculty members. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi inaugurated the yoga classes titled “Let’s Get in Shape” organized by the University’s Directorate of Sports in collaboration with the Pakistan Yoga Council (PYC). Speaking on the occasion, eminent psychologist and yoga instructor Muqadas Riaz said that yoga is very crucial for young students as they suffer a lot stress due to hectic academic ... Read More