The Government College University is one of the leading and well-recognized public sector research universities in Lahore. The institute was initially found as a government college in 1864, but in 2002 it became a university. It is commonly known as "GCU" among students. The university offers academic programs of higher secondary education, known as intermediate, undergraduate, and graduate degree programs. The academic prospects at Government College University are in accordance with the advanced world to empower students and prepare them to tackle the emerging issues of life.

Due to its academic excellence, Government College University has several achievements in terms of teaching and research. The university has more than 10,000 students. Each of the academic program at the university is recognized by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. The university has several other affiliations to maintain its educational standards. Which include:

  • Pakistan Engineering Council

  • Pakistan bar Council

Study Programs 

The University offers intermediate programs, almost 28 undergraduate degree programs, 28 MS. and M.Phil. programs, and around 19 PhD degrees. 

  • F.A. /FSc.

  • B.A./B.Sc.(Hons)/BS(CS)

  • M.A./M.Sc./MBA/EMBA/M.Sc.

  • M. Phil.

  • Ph.D.

  • Certificates/Postgraduate Diploma

The departments that offer various undergraduate and graduate degree programs are mentioned below. 

  • Faculty of Chemistry and Life Sciences

  • Faculty of Language, Islamic & Oriental Learning

  • Faculty of Engineering

  • Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences

  • Faculty of Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Admission requirements 

The admission requirements vary among different degree programs. The basic admission requirements for admission at each level of education are mentioned below.

  • The admission requirement for intermediate is matriculation or equivalent studies with a minimum grade of 50%.

  • For higher education, the admission requirements of undergraduate degree programs are intermediate or equivalent studies with a minimum grade of 50%. Students are also required to appear for an entry test depending upon the academic program they look forward to applying to.

  • For admission to graduate degree programs, a student must possess 16 years of education in the relevant field with a minimum grade point. A graduate assessment test and an interview are also required for applying to a graduate degree program.

Scholarships

The University facilitates a number of students by providing different scholarship opportunities to a significant number of students. Some of the scholarships provided by the Government College University Lahore include:

  • HEC Needs Based Scholarship

  • GCU Financial Assistance

  • Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) Scholarships

  • Killa Gift Scholarship

  • Internal Merit District scholarship

  • Hijri/Quaid-e-Azam Scholarship

  • Pakistan Engineering Congress Scholarship

  • Ghulam Shabbir Scholarship

  • Balochistan and Fata Scholarships

Research Facility

In order to advance studies and research in the nation, the GC University in Lahore has taken an innovative approach. The Office of Research, Innovation, and Commercialization (ORIC) aims to enhance, diversify, and supervise all research initiatives while upholding worldwide research standards. All departments have all of the resources and equipment for conducting research. 

The University receives significant number of research grants from national and international organizations for research purposes. International organizations that provide research grants include:

  • Strathclyde University, 

  • Cranfield University, 

  • World Bank Researchers Alliance for Development 

  • British Council 

The national organizations that provide research grants are:

  • Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC)

  • Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF)

  • Khan Research Laboratories (KRL)

  • Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited

  • Higher Education Commission 

  • Ministry of Science and Technology 

Different departments have played their integral role in terms of research publications. For instance:

  • Faculty of Chemistry & Life Sciences has a total of 148 research publications

  • Faculty of Mathematical & Physical Sciences has around 19 research publications.

  • Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences has successfully achieved 25 research publications.

  • Faculty of Languages, Islamic & Oriental Learning has the most number of research publications of 70. 

Students and Alumni

There are around 10,662 students enrolled in the Government College University which comprises of 5,831 students in the undergraduate programs, 1,712 students in postgraduate degree programs, and 520 doctoral students. 

 The alumni of GC are known as "Ravians". The university has produced a number of notable alumni, including two noble prize winners, prime ministers of the country, Pakistani intellectuals, and many more.

Career Opportunities

The Career Guidance and Placement Center (CG & PC) at the Government College University office is run by a licensed clinical psychologist who works full-time. Its mission is to assist students in making career decisions, academic planning, and exploring potential careers and placement opportunities depending on individual needs and current opportunities.

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Intermediate Level Program at gcu

Course/Program Name Duration Fee Structure

FSc Pre Medical

2 years

 20,000

ICS Computer Science

2 years

 20,000

I.Com

2 years

 20,000

FSc Pre Engineering

2 years

 20,000

F.A (Arts)

2 years

 20,000

F.A (General Science)

N/A

 20,000

Bachelors Level Program at gcu

Course/Program Name Duration Fee Structure

LLB (Hons)

5 years

79,700

BS Management

4 years

102,000

BS Computer Science

4 years

91,700

BSc Electrical Engineering

4 years

110,100

B.Com (Hons)

4 years

55,800	

BA English Literature (Hons.)

4 years

62,800	

BA History (Hons.)

4 years

44,180

BA Islamic Studies (Hons.)

4 years

44,180

BA Persian (Hons.)

4 years

44,180

BA Philosophy

4 years

44,180

BA Political Science (Hons.)

4 years

 36500/-Rs

BA Punjabi (Hons.)

4 years

44,180	

BA Urdu (Hons.)

4 years

44,180	

BA Sociology

4 years

44,180

BFA Fine Arts

4 years

44,180	

BSc Botany (Hons.)

4 years

63,300	

BSc Chemistry (Hons.)

4 years

47,200

BSc Economics (Hons.)

4 years

47,200

BS Geography (Hons.)

4 years

47,200

BSc Mathematics (Hons.)

4 years

47,200	

BS Physics (Hons.)

4 years

47,200	

BSc Psychology (Hons.)

4 years

47,200	

BS Statistics

4 years

47,200

BSc Zoology (Hons.)

4 years

47,200	

BS Physical Education & Sports Science

4 years

47,200

BS Micro Biology (Hons.)

4 years

71,100

BSc Bio Technology (Hons.)

4 years

 50000/-Rs

BS Environmental Science (Hons.)

4 years

71,100	

BSc Electronics (Hons.)

4 years

71,100

BSc Medical Laboratory Technology

4 years

65,400

Bachelor Physics & Electronics

N/A

N/A

BS (Hons) Biotechnology

4 years

74,200	

BS Business Accounting & Finance

4 years

63,300	

B.Sc (Hons) Political Science

N/A

N/A

BS Media and Communication Studies

4 years

N/A

BA Arabic (Hons)

4 years

N/A

BS Art History

4 years

N/A

BS Disaster Management

4 years

N/A

Masters Level Program at gcu

Course/Program Name Duration Fee Structure

MSc English Literature

2 years

N/A

MSc English Language Teaching

2 years

N/A

MSc Urdu

2 years

N/A

MA Chemistry

N/A

N/A

MA Botany

2 years

N/A

MA History

2 years

N/A

MA Political Sciences

2 years

N/A

MA Physical Education

2 years

N/A

MA English Literature

2 years

N/A

MA English Language Teaching

2 years

N/A

MSc Political Science

2 years

N/A

MSc Psychology

2 years

59,500	

MSc Statistics

2 years

59,500

MSc Physical Education & Sports Science

2 years

59,500	

MA Urdu

2 years

51,500

MSc Botany

2 years

59,500

MSc Mathematics

2 years

59,500	

MSc Chemistry

2 years

59,500

MA Islamic Studies

2 years

51,500

MPhil Physical Education & Sports Science

2 years

N/A

MS Banking & Financial Economics

2 years

68,400	

MS Clinical Psychology

2 years

 78,000

MS Entrepreneurship & SME Management

2 years

 44,000

MS Forensic Chemistry

2 years

73,200

MS Geography

2 years

71,800	

MS Industrial Organization Psychology

2 years

88,300

MS Pharmaceutical Chemistry

2 years

 50,000

MS Electrical Engineering

2 years

92,000	

MS Information Technology

2 years

 118,000

MS Computer Science (MSCS)

2 years

96,000	

PGD English Language Teaching

2 years

N/A

MS Child Guidance and Educational Counselling

2 years

 44,000

EMBA

2 years

129,000

MBA Master of Business Administration

2 years

143,000

M. Phil Level Program at gcu

Course/Program Name Duration Fee Structure

MPhil Leading to PhD Mathematical Sciences

3/4 years

N/A

MPhil Geography

N/A

N/A

MPhil Forensic Chemistry

N/A

N/A

MPhil Archive History

N/A

N/A

MPhil in Art History

N/A

N/A

MPhil Applied Physics

4 years

N/A

MPhil Computer Science

4 years

N/A

MPhil Islamic Studies

4 years

N/A

MPhil Punjabi

4 years

N/A

MPhil Biotechnology

2 years

74,200	

MPhil Botany

2 years

74,200	

MPhil Chemistry

2 years

106,000

MPhil Economics

2 years

72,300

MPhil English Literature

2 years

98,800

MPhil Environmental Sciences

2 years

106,000

MPhil History

2 years

98,800

MPhil Islamics Studies

2 years

72,300	

MPhil Mathematics

2 years

74,200	

MPhil Microbiology

2 years

106,000	

MPhil Persian

N/A

72,300

MPhil Philosophy

2 years

72,300

MPhil Physics

2 years

106,000	

MPhil Political Science

2 years

 66000/-Rs

MPhil Psychology

2 years

106,000	

MPhil Statistics

2 years

74,200	

MPhil Urdu

2 years

72,300

MPhil Zoology

2 years

106,000

Ph. D Level Program at gcu

Course/Program Name Duration Fee Structure

PhD Persian

3 years

N/A

PhD Computer Science

3 years

99,800	

PhD Mathematics

3 years

N/A

PhD Islamic Studies

3 years

N/A

PhD English

3 years

N/A

PhD Psychology

3 years

59,500

PhD Biotechnology

3 years

94,000

PhD Environmental Science

3 years

N/A

PhD Physics

3 years

N/A

PhD Chemistry

3 years

N/A

PhD Zoology

3 years

74,200	

PhD Botany

3 years

106,000	

PhD History

3 years

N/A

PhD Microbiology

3 years

N/A

PhD Political Sciences

N/A

 58000/-Rs

PhD Urdu

3 years

N/A

PhD in Archive Studies

N/A

N/A

PhD in Art History

N/A

N/A

Others Level Program at gcu

Course/Program Name Duration Fee Structure

Certificate in Chinese Language

N/A

N/A

Certificate in NLP and Hypnosis in Psychotherapy

N/A

N/A

Certificate in Forensic Science

1

65,000	

GAT

N/A

N/A

Certificate in Painting

N/A

 16,500

Diploma in Child Guidance & Educational Counselling

N/A

 29,000

Diploma in Pakistan Affairs

N/A

 16,000

Diploma in Forensic Science

N/A

 53,000

Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Adult Psychotherapy

2 year

N/A

Latest Admissions in gcu

Admission Posted on 23-Nov-2022
Last Date to Apply 07-Dec-2022

Here is a list of the salient features of the university:

  • A student service center (SSC) which is housed in a custom-built building. The SSC provides career services, counselling services, mess facilities, health and emergency services, and a 24/7 internet connection. The SSC consists of a resource full library, a spacious seminar hall and a book store.
  • There is a masjid built inside the university to facilitate students to observe the religious practices.
  • The cafeterias are large and fully furnished to cater the students with fresh and hygeinc food on campus.
  • The students are provided a conducive learning environment so that they can be benefited academically, culturally and intellectually.

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