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Posted on : 2021-10-13
Naat, Qirat and Speech Contest begins at GCU
A provincial-level Inter-University Naat, Qirat and Speech Competition on Tuesday began here at the Government College University Lahore in connection with the Shan-e-Rehmatul lil Alameen (SAW) Week.Students from different universities of Punjab are participating in the competition being held under the auspices of the Punjab Higher Education Department.The competition among students of Lahore Division started on Tuesday. Amima Ashraf from University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore secured the first position in Qirat contest in t... Read More

Posted on : 2021-10-07
GCU Lahore, UTM Malaysia sign accord for faculty exchange
A memorandum of understanding was signed here on Wednesday between the Government College University Lahore and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UTM), one of the largest public sector universities of Malaysia, for research collaboration, and the faculty and student exchange. GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Asghar Zaidi and UTM Malaysia Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Roziah Mohd Janor signed the accord online.  The 16-point accord signing was followed by a video conference among the heads and officials of both universities.High Commission of Pakistan i... Read More

Posted on : 2021-10-02
Pakistan needs law experts with strong character: GCU VC
An open house session for aspirants of admission to law degree program was held here at the Government College University Lahore under the auspices of its newly-established Allama Iqbal Law School. Eminent lawyer and Old Ravian Naeem Bokhari chaired the session which was also addressed by Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi. In his inaugural address, VC Prof. Zaidi said the country needs law experts with strong character, so the University’s Allama Iqbal Law School would also focus on ethics, character building and personality de... Read More

Posted on : 2021-10-01
GCU VC lays stress on introducing vibrant tutorial system in universities
Grooming the students by focusing on their psychological, emotional, and intellectual needs can be best served through a vibrant tutorial system in universities and colleges. This was stated by Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi, the Vice Chancellor of GC University Lahore, in his address to the newly appointed tutors and additional tutors at the inception of the new academic session.The Vice Chancellor said tutors will carry a great importance in their work and this is nothing short of a national service in view of risk of information warfare our youth is ... Read More

Posted on : 2021-09-21
GCU becomes part of Lahore - City of Literature
The Government College University Lahore has become a partner with the city district government in 'Lahore - 'City of Literature' project to promote literary activities in the provincial metropolis. Vice Chancellor Prof. Asghar Zaidi and Commissioner Lahore Capt. (r) Muhammad Usman signed the accord while the eminent poet Amjad Islam Amjad was also present on this occasion.   Lahore has been designated as the 'City of Literature' by UNESCO in 2019. This makes it part of an international Creative Cities Network of 246 cities, next... Read More

Posted on : 2021-09-19
Depriving girls of education is also a form of violence: Chief Justice
Depriving girls of education is also violence and we need to stop this violence through our individual and collective efforts, said Lahore High Court Chief Justice Mr Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhatti on Sunday.He was addressing the concluding session of the 19th convocation of the Government College University Lahore. The chief justice along with Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi awarded Rolls of Honour and degrees to the outstanding students. Mr Justice Masud Abid Naqvi was also present.The Chief Justice said it is our solemn duty to sta... Read More

Posted on : 2021-09-18
2,293 students awarded degrees at GCU convocation
As many as 2,293 students are awarded degrees at the 19th convocation of the Government College University (GCU) Lahore being held in four sessions to follow SOPs of COVID-19. Out of the total 2,293 students, 41 received PhD, 814 MS/M.Phil, 381 MA/MSc degrees, while 1057 others are being awarded BA/BSc (Hons) degrees at the three-day event.Commissioner Lahore Capt (r) Muhammad Usman and Dr Amjad Saqib, the founder of Akhuwat, were chief guests at the second and third session of the convocation on Saturday, where they along with Vice Chance... Read More

Posted on : 2021-09-16
Governor establishes Syed Ali Geelani Chair at GCU
Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar has announced establishing a research chair at the Government College University Lahore in the name of the late Syed Ali Shah Geelani, the veteran Kashmiri separatist leader and former chief of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference. The governor was addressing a condolence reference for the late Syed Ali Geelani which was organized by the Kashmir Society of GCU Lahore. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi, Dr. Syed Mujjahid Gilani, the grandson of Syed Ali Geelani, and eminent journalist Salman Ghan... Read More

Posted on : 2021-09-13
Conference on environment and sustainable development begins at GCU
A three-day international conference on “Environment and Sustainable Development” on Monday began at the Government College University Lahore under the auspices of its Sustainable Development Study Centre (SDSC) to discuss the significance of sustainable development goals (SDGs) and their impact on the country’s future.Member National Assembly Riaz Fatyana, the Convener of National Parliamentary Taskforce on SDGs, chaired the inaugural session of the conference marked by key note addresses from Prof. Dr. Shahbaz Khan from UNESCO China and... Read More

Posted on : 2021-09-11
GCU VC briefs Senator Azam Nazeer Tarar about LLB programme
Senator Azam Nazeer Tarar, an eminent Old Ravian and the Chairman of Legal Education Committee of Pakistan Bar Council, on Saturday visited the Government College University Lahore. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi along with the senior faculty members briefed Mr. Tarar about the faculty and facilities set up for the Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal Law School of GCU Lahore.It is pertinent to mention here that the GCU Lahore this year for the first-time opened admissions to the five-year LLB programme. The last date to apply is September 17, 202... Read More

Posted on : 2021-08-23
GCU to hold entrance tests from 28th
The Government College University Lahore has announced the schedule of its entrance tests for undergraduate admissions in 27 disciplines, clarifying that it wouldn’t be able to adopt the Higher Education Commission’s Undergraduate Studies Aptitude Test (USAT) for admissions this year.Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi said that GCU’s entrance tests for undergraduate admissions would take place in small groups from August 28 to September 1, 2021, to ensure strict implementation of SOPs for prevention against COVID19.  He said speci... Read More

Posted on : 2021-08-16
GCU to establish multidisciplinary Institute of Chemical Sciences
The Government College University Lahore is going to establish a modern Institute of Chemical Sciences which would initially offer Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) and BSc Chemical Engineering.Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi said that the Institute, approved by the University's Syndicate and Academic Council, will comprise of three departments: Chemistry, Pharmacy and Chemical Engineering."This modern institute would help meet the growing needs of research and quality human resource in different fields including medicines, affordable energy ... Read More

Posted on : 2021-08-14
GCU celebrates Independence Day
The Government College University (GCU) Lahore on Saturday celebrated the Independence Day at a ceremony marked by colorful musical performances, and debating and quiz contests.Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar along with Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi and academic heads hoisted the national flag at the University’s Amphitheatre while students and staff were in attendance.Addressing the ceremony, the Punjab governor said that in our Independence Day celebrations, we should not forget our brothers and sisters of occupied Kashmir ... Read More

Posted on : 2021-08-11
GCU celebrates National Minority Day
A seminar was held here on Tuesday at the Government College University Lahore on the eve of the National Minority Day to commemorate the contribution of minorities in the progress of Pakistan.Punjab Minister for Human Rights & Minority Affairs Ejaz Alam Augustine chaired the seminar which was also addressed by Member Punjab Assembly Ramesh Singh Arora and Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi.In his address, Punjab Minister Mr Augustine said they all (minorities) are proud Pakistanis and celebrate August 14 with more zeal and zest than Mi... Read More

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