Why GCU?

Why Govt College University Lahore (GCUL)?

Government College University Lahore is a unique educational institution that enjoys a rare distinction of having lived through the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. It bears witness to change without compromising on the liberal traditions guided through its motto, Courage to know.


At GC University, Lahore, students hailing from divergent ethnic, sectarian and cultural backgrounds have always studied together in the most congenial atmosphere in order to be groomed as the finest individuals known for their spirit of inquiry, tolerance and an enviable sense of sacrifice. It is a centre of academic excellence and intellectual development in the country. Graduates from the University continue to be leaders in all walks of life, steered by three basic guiding principles: efficiency, relevance and quality.


The academic programmes at the University focus at imparting interdisciplinary knowledge, a broader vision and a critical awareness of current issues. Students at GCU discover new insights and employ logical approaches to solve problems.


The University believes in undertaking research, consultancy and other forms of services to local and regional communities which will enrich our teaching and advance our quest for wisdom and truth.


GCU has long established traditions of consistent academic excellence and co-curricular activities and has made life at GCU quite colourful and vibrant. The University thus provides ample opportunities to its students to discover themselves, to explore their potential and prepares them for the challenges of life.