Government Sadiq College Women University (GSCWU) is a higher- education, public- research institution established at Bahawalpur, Punjab in 2013 on the initiative of Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif. The main purpose of building Sadiq College Women University Bahawalpur is to foster academic environment for the female education seekers of South Punjab. The GSCWU is committed to provide high quality in teaching and research to concoct cultured and learned females for a progressive Pakistan.
GSCWU runs 26 programs of BS, MA, and MSc under five faculties. The student enrollment has increased from 4500 in 2015 to about 6000 in 2021. The University includes qualified and trained faculty in the disciplines of sciences, engineering, information technology, management science, and humanities. The graduate, post graduate and doctoral courses that are taught at the university are no less than any international program. Dedicated and qualified mentors are serving at the university to deliver the most modern curriculum in every discipline.
According to HEC specifications, Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) is established at the university in September 2016 to promote the research culture in GSCWU.ORIC support all aspects of research and functionally create a link between the corporate world/industry and the academia. Continuous research is being carried out in life sciences, computer studies, information technology, and management sciences to reach the international standards in academics and technology understanding. The University is striving hard to be ranked amongst the best universities.
The University is named after its founder General Nawab Sadiq Muhammad Khan. He was the Nawab, and later Amir, of Bahawalpur State from 1907 to 1966. Nawab Sadiq had a keen interest in education. During his period in office, he allowed free education till A level and the State’s Government provided scholarships of merit for higher education. In 1951, the Nawab donated 500 acres in Bahawalpur for the construction of Sadiq Public School. Later, The Government Sadiq College Women University Bahawalpur act was passed by the Punjab Assembly on 27 December, 2012 and approved by the Governor of Punjab on 3rd January 2013. Prof. Dr. Talat Afza became the first Vice Chancellor of the GSCWU and took charge on 28th August 2015.
The Infrastructure and other Facilities:
The infrastructure developments are constantly increasing at the campus. All facilities are provided to the students like a University Cafeteria and Snack Bar is located at the Centre of the University where students enjoy meals and have social interaction. Health services are provided at an equipped dispensary. The main library has a wide collection of general reference books, periodicals, publications, newspapers etc. Co-curricular and extra- curricular activities like sports are regularly carried out to encounter national level challenges. Transport and hostel accommodations are also available at the university campus.
The university aims to prepare qualified as well as self-motivated women leaders and practitioners in teaching, research and entrepreneurship. The university is developing research collaborations with national and international researchers and organizations to serve as an international level research institute for the southern Punjab females.
The university is determined to groom all-rounder, competent and committed females who are highly qualified and can devotedly work for the sustainable development of Pakistan particularly forsouth Punjab.
Being at nascent stage of delivering higher education to the females of southern Punjab, The Govt. Sadiq College Women University is devotedly striving to strengthen Pakistani women through knowledge and skills .The university foresee its students as future leaders who participate actively in the socio-economic development of Pakistan; as well as the university is rendering religious, moral and ethical values through education. By these approaches, in future, the students at GSCWU will emerge as responsible, peaceful and tolerant citizens.