The GOVERNMENT COLLEGE UNIVERSITY ,LAHORE is a public research university locted in LAHORE,PAKISTAN .Established in 1861 as the GOVERNMENT COLLAGE ,It opened its door in 1864 being elevated to a university status in 2002 ,it has advanced into one of the top ten largest institutions in Pakistan with student body of over 12000.GCU has 32 academic departments ,segregated into five faculties .There are seven resarch centers ,focused on academic and industrial resarch and development project.The university secured its second place in general category by HEC. It has largest graduation rate in the country with an avearge of 95.5% annually.
GCU is noted for its historical roots and attracted noteable scholers such as poets ,philospher Allama MUHAMMAD IQBAL ,NOEL LETRATES HAR Gobind Khorana and ABDUS SALAM former prsident of both the UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY and international court of justice Zaferullah khan scholar and novalist duo of BANO Qudsia and ASFHAQ Ahmed and many more to study and become alumnus of the institute.
The GCU offers degrees in intermediate ,undergraduate, and post graduate studiues .it offers 28 bacholer degrees ,28 MS\M PHIL DEGREES and 19 P.H.D DEGREES. These degrees are offered under following faculties
1. Faculty of chimestry and life sciences
2. Faculty of Mathematical and Physical sciences
3. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
4. Faculty of Enginnering
5. Faculty of language,islamic,@oriental learning
The university has five autonomus\semi autonoumes ,resarch oriented instittutes,focused on academic and industrial resarch and development project. The institutes are
l ABDUS SALAM SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
l CENTRE OF ADVANCED STUDIES IN PHYSICS
l INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY
l SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT STUDY CENTRE
l CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE OF CHINA STUDIES
GCU has always been a resarch lead university however in recent times it has shifted its focus towards quality output projects,which the university belives to be beneficial acadamically and industrially.OFFICE OF RESARCH ,INNOVATION AND COMMERCIALIZATION has set up to manage all resarch issues.The objective of the ORIC is to advance ,diversify ,and manage all resarch Programs and to upload international standards of resarch .
The university recives resarch grants from the forign universities like strathciyde University,U.K.,Cranfied University,UK,Work Bank Reasach and British Council,and from national institutes and organizatins like HEC and Ministry Of Science and Technology.
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