The prime goal of the Planning & Development department is to implement the University mission statement in letter and spirit. The university mission statement is given below:-
"GC University Lahore is a modern, demand-driven, futuristic, quality conscious and affordable public sector university. The University wishes to build its future through internationally recognized research work, scholarship and learning within a distinctive scholarly environment."
Planning & Development Department was established in 2000 as per guidelines of Higher Education Commission, Pakistan. The Department is a backbone of the University which plays a fundamental role for its development. The Department assesses the current and future needs for Physical Infrastructure and Human Resource Needs and prepares plans accordingly.
The Department works under the supervision, guidance and leadership of the Vice Chancellor and University statutory bodies.
The main objective of the Department is to follow long term development plans as per Vision 2025 / Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) / Medium Term Development Frame Work (MTDF), Punjab Growth Strategy for promoting integrated planning and development processes and activities at University.