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Posted on : 2021-08-10
PRCS donates handwashing stations to GCU
The Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS), Punjab on Monday installed handwashing stations and hand sanitizers machines at the Government College University Lahore for students and faculty members.PRCS Punjab Chairman Justice (r) Sheikh Ahmed Farooq also handed over the sanitizers and antiseptic to Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi at a graceful ceremony on the university campus where the University’s senior faculty members were also present.Vice Chancellor Prof. Zaidi said there is a historical connection between PRCS and GCU; both the h... Read More

Posted on : 2021-08-08
GCU Syndicate approves new initiatives and reforms
The 64th meeting of the Syndicate of Government College University Lahore was held here at the University’s Postgraduate Block, which approved new degree programmes including LLB (Hons), BFA (Painting), BS (Management Studies), MPhil (Disaster Management) and PhD (Geography).Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi chaired the meeting which was attended by around 15 honourable members. Eminent civil rights activist Hina Jilani and noted academician Prof. Sajida Haider Vandal attended the meeting online.Members of Punjab Assembly Ms Shawana Bashi... Read More

Posted on : 2021-08-06
Webinar on Life under Occupation - The Misery at the Heart of the Conflict
A webinar on Life under Occupation: The Misery at the Heart of the Conflict was held here at the Government College University Lahore under the auspices of its Palestine Society.Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi chaired the webinar which was addressed by Mr. Refaat Alareer, who lives in Gaza and is the editor of “Gaza Writes Back,” a collection of short stories.In his key-note address, Mr. Alareer shed light upon the gravity of the situation in Palestine, saying that “it’s time to stand against the injustice happening over the land... Read More

Posted on : 2021-08-05
GCU confers honorary PhD upon humanitarian Anwaar Ahmad Khan
The Government College University Lahore on Wednesday conferred the honorary doctorate of philosophy (PhD) degree upon eminent philanthropist, dedicated social worker and compassionate humanitarian Mr. Anwaar Ahmad Khan for his thirty years meritorious services to the society. Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar chaired the special degree awarding ceremony at the Governor’s House Lahore where he along with Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi awarded the Honoris Causa Degree of Doctor of Philosophy to Mr. Anwaar A. Khan. The ... Read More

Posted on : 2021-08-05
Workshop on aligning academic research with SDGs
A workshop on Aligning Academic Research with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was held here at the Government College University Lahore under the auspices of its Sustainable Development Study Centre (SDSC) and Environment Protection Society (EPS). Faculty members from different academic departments of GCU took part in the workshop.In his key note address on "SDGs and their relevance for older persons'", Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi emphasized on the importance of integration of SDGs in academic research. He said that all departme... Read More

Posted on : 2021-08-03
GCU to start LLB (Hons) this year
The Government College University Lahore has announced establishing the Law Department this year to open admissions to the five-year LLB (Hons) in Fall 2021.Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zadi said that the five-year LLB (Hons) programme is very carefully designed under the valuable guidance of best legal minds including honorable former chief justice of Lahore High Court, Justice Mamoon Rashid Sheikh, and honorable sitting judges of the Lahore High Court including Justice Masud Abid Naqvi and Justice Jawad HassanProf. Zaidi said the vision i... Read More

Posted on : 2021-08-02
GCU announces establishing Media Studies Department
The Government College University Lahore has announced establishing the Department of Media and Communication Studies which will offer BS (Hons), MPhil and PhD degree programmes.Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi said that the University would open admissions to BS (Hons) Media and Communication Studies this year in Fall 2021. “GCU has been offering Mass Communication as a minor subject since 2002, and now realizing its significance, we ought to establish a complete Media and Communication Studies Department,” he said.  “Med... Read More

Posted on : 2021-07-30
GCU to hold Exams Online
The Government College University (GCU) has postponed its convocation besides shifting to the online mode of examination from August 5, 2021.Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi said the difficult but necessary decisions are taken as precautionary measures because the risk of COVID-19 is rising again. The Vice Chancellor urged students "we need to maintain social distancing & follow SOPs to help prevent the spread."Prof. Zaidi announced postponing the University’s 19th Convocation, saying that the convocation was expected to be attended b... Read More

Posted on : 2021-07-30
VC requests Governor to approve allowance for GCU staff
 Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi, the Vice Chancellor of Government College University Lahore, has requested Governor Punjab Chaudhry Sarwar to approve the disparity allowance 2021 for his university employees to reduce discrimination in salaries.In the letter, Vice Chancellor Prof. Zaidi wrote that “a structure of Unified Pay Scale was established in 1972 for all government servants. However, since 2009, disparities in salaries have occurred after various government establishments were allowed 100pc to 300pc of the basic pay as allowance”. ... Read More

Posted on : 2021-07-27
GCU establishing Unit for Forgiveness Education and Practice
The Government College University Lahore Psychology Department is going to establish a Unit for Forgiveness Education and Practice. First of its kind in Pakistan, the Unit will offer a certificate course on "Forgiveness Psychology and Practice" and will function in collaboration with the International Institute of Forgiveness at Wisconsin. We will collaborate with Dr Robert Enright, founder of the International Forgiveness Institute in Wisconsin, who offers special focus on self-forgiveness as well as interpersonal forgiveness.Prof Dr Asghar Za... Read More

Posted on : 2021-07-26
GCU to establish Institute of History
The Government College University Lahore is going to establish the Institute of History which would offer graduate and postgraduate programs in History of Art, Archive Studies and History.  Chairperson of the Academic Council, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi revealed on Sunday that the University's Academic Council recommended for approval the establishment of the Institute which would offer BS, MPhil and PhD degrees in the History of Art, and MPhil and PhD degree programmes along with a certificate course for professionals in A... Read More

Posted on : 2021-07-26
Academic Council approves reforms in GCU admission policy, accdamic programmes
The Academic Council of Government College University Lahore has approved major reforms in the university's admission process and structure of academic programmes.The Council approved a policy of entrance test and aptitude interview for admissions in undergraduate programmes of all disciplines except Physical Education and Fine Arts, where practical are necessary.Apart from the entrance test carrying a weight of 30%, and aptitude interview 20%, intermediate results will receive the weight of 40% and another 10% will be given to matriculation.Sa... Read More

Posted on : 2021-07-25
GCU adopts open-book examination system
The Academic Council of Government College University Lahore has unanimously approved the University's new examinations policy to be implemented in Fall 2021 for all undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.This makes GCU the first public sector University of Pakistan to allow its teachers to conduct project-based and open-book exams.Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi, VC GCU, said: We have come to this policy after a lengthy consultative process. The COVID-19 experience provided us with an opportunity to review our learning methods. Over the last one and a... Read More

Posted on : 2021-07-19
Seminar on fighting corruption at GCU
A seminar on anti-corruption was held here at the Government College University Lahore under the auspices of National Accountability Bureau (NAB).Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi chaired the seminar which was addressed by NAB Director Syed Muhammad Hasnain Ahmed Shah.  In his address, Syed Hasnain Shah said corruption is the biggest hurdle in the prosperity of Pakistan. He added that the accountability bureau doesn't take any pressure from government or any section of the society and it recovered around Rs. 500 billion of public... Read More

Posted on : 2021-07-15
Ambassador briefs GCU students about scholarships in Indonesia
Speaking on the occasion his Excellency Mr. Adam Mulawarman Tugio said different Indonesian universities have been considered among the 200 best universities of the world. Pakistan and Indonesia are brotherly Islamic countries and there are vast opportunities for cooperation between the two in various fields, he added.  He pledged to act as a bridge between GCU and different reputed universities of Indonesia for academic and research collaboration.  The ambassador said China Pakistan Economic Corridor was good opportunity fo... Read More

Posted on : 2021-07-15
GCU holds policy dialogue on youth leadership
A provincial level policy-dialogue was held here at the GC University Lahore among students, policy makers and academicians on the topic of "Youth Leadership on Campuses". The day-long dialogue, organized in collaboration with the Bargad Organization, discussed and identified the development challenges faced by young people in Pakistan and less participation of female students in the working of student societies on campuses. The young students gave their input to the stakeholders on how to increase ... Read More

Posted on : 2021-07-14
India conspiring to demolish 500 mosques in occupied Kashmir: Mushaal
Mushaal Hussein Mullick, the Chairperson of Peace and Culture Organisation and wife of jailed Kashmiri Hurriyat leader Muhammad Yasin Malik, has said that India is conspiring to demolish 500 mosques in the occupied Kashmir. These mosques have already been demarcated and there are plans to construct temples on the land of these mosques for the Hindus settlement in Jammu Kashmir, said Mushaal Mullick while addressing a seminar at the Government College University Lahore. The seminar was organised by the University's Kashmir Society (GCU... Read More

Posted on : 2021-07-13
GCU holds Youth Leadership Training
A two-day training workshop for intermediate students on "Youth Leadership and Civic Education" on Monday began at the Government College University Lahore in collaboration with Shaoor Foundation for Education and Awareness (SFEA). Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi chaired the inaugural session of the training workshop which was also addressed by Mr. Zahid Islam, the former President of FAFEN, and Mr. Raja Shoaib Akbar, the Director Programs of SFEA, as the key trainers.As many as 23 girls from University of Home Economics (UHE) and s... Read More

Posted on : 2021-07-12
GCU Selection Board recommends appointment of 18 Lecturers
The 80th Selection Board of Government College University Lahore has recommended the appointment of 18 lecturers in seven departments and promotions of 13 faculty and staff members of the university .Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi chaired the meetings of the Selection Board which were attended by subject experts, representatives of the Syndicate and other permanent members.The Selection Board recommended the appointment of lecturers in Chemistry, Microbiology, Botany, Economics, Geography, Computer Science, English Literature and Sociolo... Read More

Posted on : 2021-07-09
GCU faculty, staff donate Rs. 3.5m for University mosque
The Government College University Lahore faculty and staff on Friday initially donated Rs. 3.5 million as Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi opened fundraising for the construction of a grand mosque on the main campus.The fundraising campaign was started at a weekly Durs-e-Quran session where the university staff and faculty unanimously decided not only to construct the mosque but also made initial donations for the mosque.Vice-Chancellor Prof. Zaidi made the first donation, which was followed by donations announcement by Registrar Shaukat ... Read More