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Posted on : 2022-02-10
GCU holds seminar on role of women in science and technology
A seminar on the role of women in science and technology was held here at the Government College University Lahore on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.GCU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar also attended the seminar which was addressed women leaders from different walks of life.The speakers highlighted the absence of women's voices in decisions and stressed getting more women into leadership roles.Prof. Dr Bushra Mirza the Vice-Chancellor of Lahore College for Women University (LCWU), opened the discussion at the seminar, held u... Read More

Posted on : 2022-02-03
ECP holds seminar on importance of voting at GCU
A seminar was held here at the Government College University Lahore on Thursday under the auspices of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to raise awareness among students about the importance of voting.Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi hosted the seminar which was addressed by District Election Commissioner Lahore Syed Basit Ali, ECP Director Media Coordination Qaratul Ain Fatima, Senior Public Relations Officer Huda Ali Gohar and Deputy Director Gender Affairs Maham Qadir. Speaking on the occasion, the ECP senior officials said... Read More

Posted on : 2022-01-31
GCU conference discusses experiences of people who witnessed partition
Speakers at a virtual conference on “the Partition of India and Settlement” have said that historians and researchers must make due effort to explore the human side of the 1947 Partition of India where men, women, and children suffered considerably. The historic event involved trauma, humiliation and brutal killing. The partition historiography is witnessing a shift from High Politics to the lived experiences of the people who have gone through the process of displacement. The pain and sufferings of the people involved, directly and in... Read More

Posted on : 2022-01-31
GCU, DGA sign accord for promoting tourism and archaeological knowledge
The Government College University Lahore and Directorate General of Archeology, Tourism Department have joined hands for promoting tourism, research collaboration and joint surveys. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed here on Monday in this regard among the University’s Institute of History, Department of Media and Communication Studies and Directorate General of Archeology (DGA). Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi and Director-General Archeology Usman Ali Khan signed the accord at a graceful ceremony on the university’s ... Read More

Posted on : 2022-01-28
GCU students design creative promotional campaigns
The students of the Government College University Lahore Fine Arts Department have designed very creative promotional campaigns for different food, clothing and jewellery brands besides social issues, as their final semester thesis.Minhal Saeed, a final year student, designed sensor-based illuminated posters for a famous jewellery brand; pictures of jewellery on posters illuminate as a viewer walks towards them. Similarly, other students also used different creative ideas for their promotional campaigns.  Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Asgh... Read More

Posted on : 2022-01-27
GCU initiates replenishment project to accelerate groundwater recharge
Groundwater serves as a critical resource for clean water used for multiple crucial purposes but Lahore continues to experience dwindling groundwater supplies because of over extraction.Keeping in view, the Government College University Lahore has initiated an on-campus groundwater water replenishment project in collaboration with WWF-Pakistan to artificially accelerate the groundwater recharge for future generations in Lahore.Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi said that all the runoff water gathered in different parts of the main campus dur... Read More

Posted on : 2022-01-26
Educate youth to understand older persons sensitivities
Ageism, i.e. discrimination on the basis of age, is as bad as racism and sexism are, so we must educate our youth to understand the sensitivities of interacting with older persons and change how older people are represented in the media to have a wider impact on the public's attitudes.This was stated by GCU Lahore Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi, who is also a senior research fellow at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, while addressing a seminar on “Perceptions about Aging and Ageism”. Prof. Zaidi has recently been selected ... Read More

Posted on : 2022-01-24
LUMS, LGS win GCU Parliamentary Style Debates
The shining orators from the top 35 educational institutions of the country participated in the three-day 26th GCU Parliamentary Style Debates 2022 hosted by the Debating Society of Government College University Lahore.  A team of orators from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) on Monday lifted the prestigious Prof Dr Khalid Aftab Trophy for the Best English Team, while Lahore Grammar School (LGS) – Johar Town Campus won the Urdu Parliamentary Style Debates.In the individual category, Arad Shair Chadarh from LGS was dec... Read More

Posted on : 2022-01-20
GCU forms committee to prepare agenda for Syndicate meeting
The Government College University Lahore has constituted an eight-member committee for the preparation of an agenda for the upcoming meeting of its Syndicate.The committee will not only consult all relevant departments on their different matters to be placed before Syndicate, but for the first time set the tradition of consulting the Syndicate members in advance of the meeting to include the most pertinent agenda.  Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi, the Vice-Chancellor and Chairman of the Syndicate, approved the composition of the Committee with... Read More

Posted on : 2022-01-20
Security team wins GCU Staff cricket tournament
The Security Staff of the Government College University, Lahore has won the 7th GCU Staff Inter-Departmental Cricket Tournament 2022 defeating the team of Treasurer Office in the finals by 42 runs. As many as 17 teams took part in the tournament. Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi was the Chief Guest at the final match, while Registrar Dr. Shaukat Ali, Controller Examinations Muhammad Shahazad and Director Sports Muhammad Waseem were also present.The Security team decided to bat first after winning the toss. They scored 178 runs in just 8 ove... Read More

Posted on : 2022-01-12
GCU, White Ribbon sign MoU to fight patriarchal mindset
A memorandum of understanding was signed here on Tuesday between the Women Development Center of Government College University Lahore and White Ribbon Pakistan to eliminate domestic violence particularly violence against women and patriarchal mindset prevailing in the society.Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi and White Ribbon Pakistan's Chief Executive Officer Mr. Omar Aftab signed the accord at a graceful ceremony at the University’s Women Development Center. Ms. Sumera Khalil, the Focal Person of the Women Development Center, was also ... Read More

Posted on : 2022-01-11
GCU, Punjab police sign MoU for internship opportunities to students
A memorandum of understanding was signed here on Tuesday between the Government College University Lahore and Punjab Police’s Research & Development Branch for sharing qualified Human Resources, facilitating research projects and providing internship opportunities to students.Inspector General of Police, Punjab Rao Sardar Ali Khan and Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi signed the accord at a graceful ceremony at the Central Police Office.Speaking on the occasion, IG Punjab Rao Sardar Ali Khan announced that as many as 50 students of G... Read More

Posted on : 2022-01-01
GCU celebrates 159th Founders’ Day
The Government College University Lahore, one of the oldest seats of higher learning in Pakistan, has completed 158 years of its 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 Amphie Theatre where Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi cut the 159th Founders’ Day cake along with th... Read More

Posted on : 2021-12-31
Construction of new mosque begins at GCU
The construction of the new Jamia Masjid on Friday began at Government College University Lahore.Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi and a large number of teachers and staff members were present on this occasion.Speaking on the occasion, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Zaidi said construction of a new mosque had become very crucial for the University. He said GCU students, teachers, and staff have donated more than rupees 10 million for the construction of the mosque, while a large number of Old Ravians also wished to participate in this sacred cause.... Read More

Posted on : 2021-12-28
GCU forms a new students society - the Medi Care Club
The Government College University Lahore on Tuesday formed the Medi Care Club, a students’ society, to work for the health care of the Ravian community and beyond.The University of Health Sciences Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Javed Akram, an eminent Old Ravain, is appointed the co patron-in-chief of the Medi Care Club who also chaired its inaugural ceremony.GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi administrated oath to the first executive committee of the Club comprising of the university’s top students.Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Zai... Read More

Posted on : 2021-12-27
International Conference on Sufis Sacred Material Worlds at GCU
We must focus on the Sufis’ relationship with the material world to understand multiple perspectives associated with Sufism and to counter growing toxicity in our societies. Sufism has different meanings for different people, and it is a globally connected yet locally embedded phenomenon. These views were expressed by the speakers in an international virtual conference on the theme of “Sufis’ Sacred Material Worlds”.The conference was organized by the recently established Abu Al-Hassan Ash-Shadhili Research Centre on Sufism, and the Ins... Read More

Posted on : 2021-12-27
Mayor of Rochdale visits GCU
Mayor of Rochdale, the UK, Aasim Rashid, an eminent Old Ravian, on Monday visited the Government College University, Lahore and met with Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi. The University’s senior faculty members including Deans and Chairpersons were also present.The mayor and vice chancellor discussed in detail education and research opportunities for students and faculty in UK. He said that they would work with the overseas Pakistanis, Pakistani High Commission in London, British universities and British Council to find best education fa... Read More

Posted on : 2021-12-27
GCU staff cricket tournament begins
The GC University Lahore 7th Inter-Departmental Staff Cricket Tournament on Monday began at the university’s Cricket Ground. Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi inaugurated the tournament by participating in the opening match.As many as 17 teams including of librarians, engineering cell, security guards, drivers and purchase cell are participating in the week-long cricket tournament.Speaking on the occasion, Vice Chancellor Prof Zaidi said that sports must be promoted among the people of all age groups. He said that the most unique aspect of... Read More

Posted on : 2021-12-21
GCU Book Fair offers receives overwhelming response
A book fair offering up to 50 percent discounts by 35 publishers has received an overwhelming response from students and teachers on the first day of its opening at the Government College University Lahore.Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi inaugurated the three-day Book Fair organized by the University’s Library at the Abdus Salam Hall where eminent publishers set up their stalls. GCU Chief Librarian Muhammad Naeem and Controller Examinations Shahzad Ahmad also attended the inauguration ceremony.Talking to media, Vice Chancellor Prof. Za... Read More

Posted on : 2021-12-17
Christmas celebrations held at GCU
The Government College University Lahore faculty, staff members and students on Friday celebrated the Christmas with the university’s minority community. Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi cut the Christmas cake with the university’s Christian staff and faculty members.The faculty members and administrative heads of university were also present.Speaking on the occasion, Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi said we not only accept the minorities but also celebrate them; they have same rights as we have in Pakistan. He added that GCU had a... Read More