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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

Posted on : 2022-11-11
GCU confers PhD degrees, medals on first day of 20th convocation
The Government College University Lahore on Friday conferred the doctorate of philosophy (PhD) degrees on 52 scholars in various disciplines besides academic and co-curricular medals on the first day of its three-day 20th convocation. Punjab Governor Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman chaired the first session of the convocation which was also addressed by Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi. Besides medals and rolls of honour, a total of two thousand degrees would be awarded this year during the three-day convocation which included 490 MS/M... Read More

Posted on : 2022-11-01
One Day Seminar on Importance of Intellectual Property Rights in Academia
Office of Research Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) organized one day seminar on Importance of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) in Academia on Thursday, 22nd September, 2022 at GC University Lahore. Faculty members and PhD scholars of various departments attended the seminar. After a welcome note by the Director ORIC, Prof. Dr. Faiza Sharif, the Guest of Honor Mr. Ali Raza Khan, Additional Director STI, Pakistan Scientific & Technological Information Centre (PASTIC) briefed the faculty and students about the importance of intellectual... Read More

Posted on : 2022-10-31
Mental Health Conference at GCU
Two Days 18th Annual International Conference of Muslim Psychology on Mental Health and Well Being: A Global Priority was held on 18th and 19th October, 2022 organized by the Department of Psychology GC University Lahore in Collaboration with the Society of Advancement for Muslim Psychology. The Honourable Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Syed Asghar Zaidi was the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony. The honourable Vice Chancellor appreciated the theme of the conference and stressed on the role of the religiosity and spirituality in promoting the me... Read More

Posted on : 2022-10-12
Mental Health Conference 2022
It's okay to talk about your mental health, says academicians, psychologists and medical professionals on Wednesday at a conference at GC University Lahore, urging people to keep conversations going to remove the stigma and to normalize the way we look at mental health disorders.GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Asghar Zaidi chaired the mental health conference titled "its okay not to be okay" organized by the University’s Medicare Club.“Mental health is always and almost ignored in Pakistan till it reaches to the level of suicidal ideation,” Pro... Read More

Posted on : 2022-10-11
GCU to initiate technological, skill-based learning courses for students
The Government College University Lahore on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Enablers, a reputed training organisation, to initiate technological and skill-based learning courses for its students."It is a continuation and first step towards practical implementation of "Taleem Aur Hunar Sath Sath"; the drive we started in collaboration with the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) to create awareness and opportunities that foster skills along with formal education," said Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi.He was ad... Read More

Posted on : 2022-09-30
GCU student portrays transgender as reputed professionals
A fine arts student of the Government College University Lahore, Sehrish Ahmad, on Friday in her annual thesis display portrayed the transgender in different reputed professional fields i.e. as a lawyer, police officer, teacher, politician, poet, doctor, housemaid and businessman to fight taboos and misconceptions that prevail in our society.Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi inaugurated the thesis display at the University's Abdus Salam Hall, where Sehrish Ahmad and 18 other GCU Fine Arts Department final-year students put on display the pr... Read More

Posted on : 2022-09-28
Australian High Commission delegation visits GCU
Australian High Commission Islamabad First Secretary Development Katherine Twomey on Tuesday visited Government College University Lahore.She met with Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi and discussed various research and cooperation opportunities of GC University with Australian universities.Australian High Commission Islamabad water specialist Abu Rehan, GCU Sustainable Development Study Center Director Prof Dr Faiza Sharif and Academic Planning & External Links Director Dr. Hafiz Haider Ali were also present.Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. ... Read More

Posted on : 2022-09-22
Dementia Awareness Day at GCU
A seminar was held here on Wednesday at the Government College University Lahore on World Alzheimer's Day to raise awareness about Alzheimer's disease and dementia and discover strategies to combat them.  Alzheimer's is a condition that falls under dementia, a condition that impairs people's mental health capacity.Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi chaired the seminar which was also addressed by eminent researchers, doctors and psychologists including Prof. Dr Athar Javaid, Dr Ali Hashmi, Dr Hussain Jafri and Alzheimer's Pakistan Presid... Read More