Government College University (GCU), Lahore

 Public Sector Ι Chartered by Government of Punjab


Government College University is one of the oldest colleges in Pakistan and 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. The department of physics and mathematics of GCU 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, Abdul Salam, and philosopher Muhammad Iqbal to studied and became an alumnus of the institute.
MOTTO  The motto of Government College University Lahore is “Educating People for tomorrow”.
AFFILIATION The Government College University Lahore is affiliated with Higher Education Commission (Pakistan), Pakistan Engineering Council, Pakistan Bar Council.

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Admissions and selection in Government College University Lahore is purely on merit and selection criteria is described below;
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.

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Government College University offers different scholarships for deserving students to pay their academic fees. These scholarships have helped students to have access to quality education. These 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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