In this competitive environment, some institutions established themselves by taking the early lead in the high performance academic segments. One such example is Government College University Faisalabad. The university standing magnificently at the Jhang Road Faisalabad is a head-quarter of knowledge and learning.
GCUF provides an academic environment all- equipped with quality research and professional growth services. The exceptional education delivered at the university has stepped up the institution in HEC ranking from 59th to 7th position. GCUF achieved the status of degree providing institution in 1933.
However, postgraduate courses were introduced in 1963. The decades- long journey has reached its peak when the institution was approved as an independent University in October 2002.
Multidisciplinary courses are taught at the university including Engineering, Pharmacy, law, Natural and Physical Sciences, Information Technology, , Food and Home Sciences, Management and Business Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, Fine Arts, Bioinformatics & Biotechnology and Medical Sciences. Besides the main campus, there are four more campuses of the university including Layyah campus, Jhang Road Campus, civil line campus and Sahiwal campus.
The University has always played a major role to pursue research activities. Its R&D policy has heightened the research productivity of the University. An Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) has been established at GCUF in accordance with HEC guidelines.
The GCUF Business Incubation Center (BIC) supports emerging entrepreneurs and for this the university pilots two batches of Innovation Hub program a year.
The Government College University was formerly a primary school in 1897 residing in the present building of Govt. College for Women, Karkhana Bazar, Faisalabad. It was later promoted to High School and Intermediate College in 1905 and 1924 respectively. Furthermore, the high-class education and excellent tutoring has elevated the institute to the degree level in 1933.In 1963 postgraduate disciplines were introduced and lastly it was accepted as a University in October 2002. The university has the honor of employing notorious scholars and distinguished personalities like Mr. Abdul Hameed, Mr. W.H.F. Armstrong, Mr. Lala Chattan Annand, Mr. Hashmat Khan, Mr. Taj Khyal and Mr. Namdar Khan who served this institution in various academic fields. Similarly, the university has produced outstanding students who are allocated at various high positions in and out of the country.
The 37 acres land comprises the main campus, whereas a new campus is under-construction on an area of 200 acres, about 3-4 kilometers away from the main campus at Jhang Road. The University is a showcase of beautiful buildings with lush green grounds. Government College University Faisalabad has a well-organized Library system comprising a Main Library and associated eighteen Libraries in different Faculties, Departments, Institutes and Colleges. Other facilities and buildings for sports and recreational activities are well-planned at the campus. The University Medical Health Centre/Dispensary provides first aid and outdoor medical facilities to the students. The university Hall Council office consists of three girl’s hostels for about 650 students. However construction of four hostels was also planned in the new campus. A fleet of buses is available for students to help in commuting to and from campus and around the city.
GCUF has a firm mission to provide students an interactive learning and discussion –based environment. Government college university Faisalabad is designed with excellent academic and physical infrastructure that is striving to groom students with outstanding moral and ethical values. The mission would be achieved via establishing healthy relationship between faculty members and students of GCUF.
Moreover, The University is looking forward to get seated among the top 1000 best universities in the world and among the top 3 universities in Pakistan by the year 2021. The University is working to introduce Engineering and Medical education in its domain very soon. It aims to design a state of the art First Pakistan’s Technology Park around the campus.
Government College University, Faisalabad is always busy in the accomplishment of the development plans both in physical and academic set-ups. The university believes in an educational philosophy that involves modification of approaches leading towards academic success and these methodologies would function in accordance with the social, moral and religious values.