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Government College University, Lahore

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Government College University is one of the oldest colleges in Pakistan as well as one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the Muslim world. It was established in the year 1864 as an affiliated college of Calcutta University under the leadership of Gottlieb Wilhelm Leitner. The Government College University is a public sector university located in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.

The organization has converted into one of the largest universities in Lahore having 10,808 students and 376 faculty members with 103 PhDs amongst them offering undergraduate and post-graduate programs specifically targetting on science and arts. Its department’s physics and mathematics has an international reputation.

The university achieved its second place in the medium group by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) in 2013. It has the highest graduation frequency in the country, with an average of  95.5% per year. The GCU is known for its historical roots and attracted notable scholars such as Gottlieb Wilhelm Leitner, Abdus Salam and philosopher Muhammad Iqbal to studied and became an alumnus of the institute.

MOTTO 
The motto of GCU is “Educating People for tomorrow”.

AFFILIATION
The GCU is affiliated with Higher Education Commission (Pakistan), Pakistan Engineering Council, Pakistan Bar Council.

Admissions
Faculties & Programs
Scholarships

SELECTION CRITERIA FOR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

  1. 12 years of field related education, passed with at least second division from any registered institution.
  2. 50% marks in entry test.

SELECTION CRITERIA FOR GRADUATE PROGRAMS

  1. 16 years of education with at least second division with aggregate 45% in the annual system and 2.5 cgpa in semester system.
  2. 50% marks in entry test.

The academic departments of the GCU provide a vast choice of subjects with pliable study methods that fulfill the requirements and attractions of the students at intermediate, undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The University consists of the four faculties and a large number of departments and programs.

FACULTY OF CHEMISTRY AND LIFE SCIENCES

The GCU faculty of science and technology offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in the disciplines including Botany, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Microbiology, Zoology.

Department of Botany

ProgramsBSM.Sc/M.AM.S/M.PhilPh.D
Botany

Department of Chemistry

ProgramsBSM.Sc/M.AM.S/M.PhilPh.D
Chemistry
Forensic Chemistry

Department of Psychology

ProgramsBSM.Sc/M.AM.S/M.PhilPh.DPGDCertificate
Psychology
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Clinical Psychology
Child Guidance and Educational Counselling
Child and Adult Psychotherapy
NLP and Hypnosis in Psychotherapy

Department of Physical Education & Sport Sciences

ProgramsBSM.Sc/M.AM.S/M.PhilPh.D
Physical Education & Sport Sciences

Department of Zoology

ProgramsBSM.Sc/M.AM.S/M.PhilPh.D
Zoology

Department of Biotechnology

ProgramsBSM.Sc/M.AM.S/M.PhilPh.D
Biotechnology
Microbiology

FACULTY OF ARTS & SOCIAL SCIENCES

The faculty of arts and social sciences offers programs in various fields including B.Com, Education, Fine Arts, Geography, History, Law, Management Studies, Mass Communications, Philosophy & IDC, Physical Education, Political Science, Psychology, Economics, Sociology, and Statistics.

Department of Commerce and Finance

ProgramsBSM.Sc/M.AM.S/M.PhilPh.D
Business Accounting and Finance
Commerce
 Banking & Financial Economics

Department of Economics

ProgramsBSM.Sc/M.AM.S/M.PhilPh.D
Economics
Entrepreneurship and SME Management

Department of Fine Arts

ProgramsBSM.Sc/M.AM.S/M.PhilPh.D
Fine Art

Department of History

ProgramsBSM.Sc/M.AM.S/M.PhilPh.D
History

Department of Management Studies 

ProgramsBSM.Sc/M.AM.S/M.PhilPh.D
Management Studies

Department of Philosophy and IDC

ProgramsBSM.Sc/M.AM.S/M.PhilPh.D
Philosophy

Department of Political Sciences

ProgramsBSM.Sc/M.AM.S/M.PhilPh.D
Sociology

FACULTY OF LANGUAGES, ISLAMIC & ORIENTAL LEARNING

The faculty of languages, Islamic & Oriental learning offer various programs in  English, French, Islamic Studies,  Arabic, Persian, Punjabi, and Urdu.

Department of English

ProgramsBSM.Sc/M.AM.S/M.PhilPh.DPGD
English Literature
English
English Language Teaching

Department of Islamic Studies/Arabic

ProgramsBSM.Sc/M.AM.S/M.PhilPh.D
Islamic Studies

Department of Persian

ProgramsBSM.Sc/M.AM.S/M.PhilPh.D
Persian

Department of Punjabi

ProgramsBSM.Sc/M.AM.S/M.PhilPh.D
Punjabi

Department of Urdu

ProgramsBSM.Sc/M.AM.S/M.PhilPh.DCertificates / Diplomas
Urdu

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING

The faculty of engineering offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Electrical Engineering only.

Department of Electrical Engineering

ProgramsBSM.Sc/M.AM.S/M.PhilPh.D
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering (Computer Engineering)
Electrical Engineering (Electronic Engineering)
Electrical Engineering (Control Engineering)
Electrical Engineering (Telecommunication Engineering)

FACULTY OF MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Department of Computer Science

ProgramsBSM.Sc/M.AM.S/M.PhilPh.D
Computer Science

Department of Environmental Sciences

ProgramsBSM.Sc/M.AM.S/M.PhilPh.D
Environmental Sciences

Department of Geography

ProgramsBSM.Sc/M.AM.S/M.PhilPh.D
Geography

Department of Physics

ProgramsBSM.Sc/M.AM.S/M.PhilPh.D
Physics
Electronics

Department of Statistic

ProgramsBSM.Sc/M.AM.S/M.PhilPh.D
Statistic

Government College University offers different scholarships for deserving students to pay their academic fees. Those scholarships include Need-Based Scholarships, Punjab Educational Endowment Fund  (PEEF) Scholarships, HEC’s Provision of Higher Education Opportunities for the Students of Balochistan and Fata, Killa Gift Scholarship, Internal Merit District scholarship, Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal, Hijri/Quaid-e-Azam Scholarship,  Mohammad Raza Farooq Memorial Trust Scholarship and Ghulam Shabbir Scholarship.

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Research & Development
University Ranking

GC University, Lahore has played a very vital role in popularizing research and inquiry in the country, specifically in the disciplines of physical and biological sciences. The university has a repute of excellent academics based on the best record of achievement in teaching and research. The research done by GCU scholars in different departments has been checked internationally. The University has produced two Nobel Laureates named Dr. Hargobind Khorana in the field of Chemistry and Dr. Abdul Salam in the field of Physics.

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