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Government College University Lahore (GUCL)

 Government College University Lahore

In 1864, Government College University Lahore was established by the British government in India. After being elevated to university status in 2002, it has advanced into one of the top ten largest institution in Pakistan.  GCU is ranked among the most prestigious academic institutions in Pakistan.
Government College University Lahore (GCU Lahore) stands tall as one of Pakistan's most esteemed educational institutions. Government College University Lahore (GCU Lahore) stands as a beacon of educational excellence in Pakistan, offering a wide range of academic programs, state-of-the-art facilities, and a conducive environment for learning and research. Its commitment to quality education, coupled with a rich history and a distinguished alumni network, makes GCU Lahore a top choice for students seeking a transformative educational experience. By providing a holistic approach to education, GCU Lahore prepares students to excel in their chosen fields and contribute positively to society.

Academic Programmes Offer at GCU Lahore:

  • M.A./M.Sc
  • M.Phil/PhD

For Undergraduate / Postgraduate:
  •      Mathematical & Physical Sciences
  •      Computer Science
  •      Environmental Science
  •      Statistics     
  •      Physics
  •      Chemistry and Life Sciences
  •      Microbiology 
  •      Biotechnology  
  •      Botany
  •      Psychology 
  •      Zoology
  •      Arts & Social Sciences 
  •      Economics 
  •      History  
  •      Political Science
  •      Languages, Islamic and Oriental Learning.

For Intermediate:
  • F.A Humanities
  • F.A General Sciences
  • F.Sc Pre-Engineering
  • F.Sc Pre-Medical
  • ICS
  • ICOM
Cultural and Co-Curricular Activities:

GC University Lahore provides students with distinct and huge set up of Extra-Curricular activities. There are more than fifty departmental and university level societies and clubs. GCU Lahore encourages students to engage in cultural and extracurricular activities, fostering their overall development. The university hosts various events, including debates, sports competitions, theater performances, and cultural festivals, providing students with a platform to showcase their talents and broaden their horizons beyond academics.

Notable Alumni:

Government College University Lahore has produced several notable alumni who have achieved remarkable success in their respective fields. From Nobel laureates and prominent politicians to renowned scholars and acclaimed artists, GCU Lahore's alumni network is a testament to the quality education the institution offers. These accomplished individuals serve as a source of inspiration for current and future students of GCU Lahore. Alumni of the Government College University, Lahore (GCU), including alumni of its predecessor Government College, Lahore, are called RaviansFollowing is the list of notable Ravians:

  • Dr. Har Gobind Khorana: Nobel Prize in Medicine.
  • Dr. Abdus Salam: Nobel Laureate in theoretical physics; astrophysicist.
  • Dr. Alama Muhammad Iqbal: Poet, philosopher, politician, lawyer, architect of the idea of Pakistan.
  • Mirza Athar Baig: Novelist, playwright and philosopher.
  • Muhammad Zafarullah Khan: First Foreign Minister of Pakistan; former President of United Nations General Assembly; former President of International Court of Justice.
  • Nawaz Sharif: Ex Prime Minister of Pakistan.
  • Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali: Former Prime Minister of Pakistan.
  • Yousaf Raza Gillani: Former Prime Minister of Pakistan and speaker.
  • Moeen Qureshi: Former interim Prime Minister of Pakistan.
  • Shehbaz Sharif: Current Prime Minister of Pakistan.
  • General Raheel Sharif: Former Chief of Army Staff.
  • Air Chief Marshal Mushaf Ali Mir: Former Chief of Air Staff.
  • Major Shabbir Sharif, NH, SJ - Recipient of sword of honour and only person to receive both Sitara-e-Jurrat & Nishan-e-Haider.

Campus Facilities:
  • Accommodation:
Accommodation has always been an acute problem for the students who come from outside Lahore. Government College University has the distinction of housing maximum number of such students. GCU Lahore offers safe, affordable and comfortable accommodation to its students. GCU is much concerned about the financial constraints of students therefore hostels operate on no profit model. Mess charges are calculated as per the actual cost incurred on food preparation. University provides free accommodation facility to special students in all hostels of GCU. It has four hostels for Boys and one for girls.
Transport facilities are available for the students on specific routes on payment. Rs.24000 will be charge in per academic year. Its routes are available all over Lahore. 
Financial Aid / Scholarships
For smooth execution of scholarship programs, a separate Student Financial Aid Office (SFAO) was established in GC University Lahore in collaboration with HEC in 2005. Initially Rs. 409,000/- were provided by HEC for the establishment and operational cost of SFAO for the period of one year only. In the financial year 2012-2013, the HEC allocated Rs. 5.0 million for the strengthening of Finacial Aid Office. In this regard, SFAO was shifted to its new separate premises in basement of Student Service Centre.There are number of scholarships available to assist students with their educational expenses on need and merit basis. 
For Full details about Financial Aid and Scholarships in GCU Lahore click below. For list of scholarships, Guidelines for Apply and for Eligibility Criteria click below.

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Admission For Intermidate and Undergraduate:

GCU Lahore Undergraduate admission 2023 are open. Now apply here. The last date is 10th July 2023.  

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