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Research necessary to meet demand for food: 2nd International Conference of Plant Scientists began at the GCU

 

The three day 2nd International Conference of Plant Scientists began at the GCU Lahore under the auspices of Pakistan Botanical Society and GCU Botany Department. Botanists from Germany, Egypt, China, Canada, and Turkey and across Pakistan have gathered at the Government College University Lahore to deliberate on scientific solutions to food and fuel challenges which are being predicted to be faced by human race in the 21st century. GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab chaired the opening session of the three-day conference. The conference features five poster and 19 technical sessions wherein more than 250 research papers would be presented on modern challenges related to Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology, Plant Physiology, Ethno-botany, Plant Ecology, Plant Physiology, Plant Anatomy, Biodiversity, Genetics, Plant Breeding, Plant Tissue Culture, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Plant Taxonomy, Paleo-botany and Mycology.    

 

Addressing the conference as a chief guest, GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab said the success of conference is often mistakenly gauged by the number of research papers presented in it and overall participation. He said quality of research papers should be given more weight. “We judge the quality of research by its ability to bolster claims, illuminate understanding, and add credibility to speech,” he added.

 

He said GCU would hold more international conferences in the near future as these conferences provide platform to scientists from various backgrounds to interact and exchange ideas, and such an interaction can lead to fruitful long term collaborations which would be beneficial for the development of science in Pakistan. Prof. Aftab also termed the conferences an opportunity for young scholars to interact with well known biologists and learn from their knowledge and experiences.

 

 

Addressing the opening ceremony, Prof. Dr. Ikram-ul-Haq President Pakistan Botanical Society (PBS) and Dean of Sciences and Technology GCU said that research in plant sciences has become very critical in the 21st Century as we need to produce more food and feed for animals to meet the dietary needs of an increasing human population. At the same time we also need to produce biomass and products from plants that can be used as sustainable industrial feed stocks. And all this has to occur against the backdrop of global warming, changes in weather patterns, increasing atmospheric CO2 concentration, continuing water shortages, loss of arable land and erosion of valuable topsoil. He called on the plant research community to rise to the challenge of producing novel crop varieties capable of high yields under a variety of climatic conditions. However, he also accepted that this challenge in many ways highlights the need for investment in plant sciences across the range of research from the fundamental to the applied. Dr. Ikram said a majority of the world’s energy need is met through fossil fuels that apart from causing atmospheric pollution are limited and, at the current usage rates, would be consumed shortly. He said plant biotechnology also offers an opportunity to contribute to providing renewable alternatives to non-renewable petrochemical outputs in terms of energy sources, polymers, plastics, pharmaceuticals etc. These applications of biotechnology to non-food crops are potentially much more “environmental friendly” than current petrochemical processes. Prof. Zaheer-ud-Din Khan General Secretary PBS conducted the opening ceremony of the conference.

 

Later, in the technical session Ozyigit from (Marmara University Turkey), U. Yasar (Bartin University Turkey), Ali (Zhejiand University China), S. Sakcali (Fatih University Turkey), Muhammad Qaisrani (NIBGE Faisalabad), Ms. T. Khanum and Mr. Aziz (KU) and Abid, M. A Qureshi (AARI Faisalabad), Ms Fatima and Muhammad Akbar (PU), M.A. Khan and Muhammad Javed (GCU Lahore) presented their research papers.

(24-11-2010)

 

 

FOUR DAY WORKSHOP ON BOTANY TECHNIQUES

 

Department of Botany organized a four day workshop entitles “Basic Techniques for Botany Teachers”. Thirty three teachers from various colleges of the Punjab participated. In the workshop the basic techniques regarding the plant structure study, tissue culture, micrometry, algal & fungal study and preservation, herbarium techniques, field methodologies of the vegetation analysis, DNA isolation and techniques to conserve plants through botanic garden.

 

 

(From Left to Right) Dr. Khalid Hamid Sheikh (Professor Emeritus),

Dr. Ikram-ul-Haq SI (Chief Guest) & Dr. Zaheer-ud-din Khan

(Chairperson, Department of Botany) during the Inaugural Session.

 

Prof. Dr. Khalid Hamid Sheikh (Professor Emeritus) was the chief guest of the inaugural session.  Speaking on the Prof Khalid Hamid encouraged the learning of basic techniques in Botany and to endorse these techniques at college level teaching. He appreciated the efforts made by the Chairperson Department of Botany and his colleagues to bridge up the gap between the university and the college teachers.

(03-02-2011)

 

PROF. Zaheer-ud-Din Khan gets HEC Best teacher award

 

Prof. Dr. Zaheer-ud-Din Khan Chairperson Department of Botany Chairperson GCU Lahore has been awarded the “Best University Teacher Award” by the High Education Commission Pakistan. The award consists of the certificate and a cash prize of Rs 0.1 million. Prof. Zaheer has been teaching Botany at the University since 1977. He has over 68 research publications to his credit, besides 13 conference proceedings. Prof. Zaheer has supervised around 101 theses at the postgraduate level.

 

GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Khalid Aftab has congratulated him on his selection for the award, saying the monetary benefit and national recognition for best teachers through awards would act as catalyst for change and encourage others to enhance their efforts in the fields of teaching and research.

(24-11-2010)

 

 

GCU’s M.PHIL BOTANY STUDENTS ORGANIZED A STUDY TOUR OF KARACHI

 

Department of Botany organized a study tour of M.Phil. Students to the coastal lines of the Karachi to collect marine algae and to carry out the field study of the mangrove forest vegetation in November 2010. During the field study, the students not only collected the marine algal specimens but they also got to know about the food chains of the pond ecosystem and the relationship of the species among each other. The collection was made from the Haji Ali Goth, French Beach and Paradise Beach with the support of Ms. Alia of Federal Urdu University of Arts Science and Technology, Karachi.

 

Students and Teachers at the Hawks Bay Dr. Ghazala, Dr. Safdar and students in action

 

The students also attended a lecture delivered by Dr. Babar Hussain of WWF on policies for the conservation of the marine turtles and the mangrove forest vegetation. On last day of the tour, a visit was made to Botany Department, Jinnah University Karachi. A very informative presentation was delivered by Dr. Ajmal Khan Director Halophyte Center, Karachi University during the visit of the Halophyte Center.

 

Dr. Ghazala Yasmeen Butt, Dr. Safdar Ali Mirza and Sohaib Muhammad supervised the study tour.

 

(22-11-2010)

GCU AWARDS two PhDs in Botany

The GC University Lahore awarded two Doctors of Philosophy in the filed of Botany. Roheena Abdullah completed her thesis on “studies on the production of alpha amylase by Aspergillus Oryzae using submerged fermentation” while Zahid Ali Butt did research on “utilization and improvement of Azotobacter Vinelandii for the production of Alginate.” Both the students completed their research under the supervision of GCU Dean of Sciences and Technology Dr. Ikram-ul-Haq.

 

(03-11-2010)

 

 

GCU awards PhD degrees IN URDU, BOTANY AND CHEMISTRY.

 

GC University Lahore has awarded five doctors of philosophy in the fields of Urdu, Botany, Chemistry and Statistics. Ms Samina Naeem as awarded the Doctor of Philosophy in Urdu on the completion of her thesis on ‘The Critical Analysis of Urdu Ghazal’ under the supervision of Dr Muhammad Khan Ashraf. Ms Shiasta Hameed Khan got the PhD degree for his research on Mulana Hamid Ali Khan under the guidance Prof. Dr Saadat Saeed. Mujhaid Hussain was notified Doctor of Philosophy in Botany after the approval of his thesis titled ‘Studies on the improvement of yeast strain for the biosynthesis of L-Phenylacetylcarbinol.” Hamim Bokhari was declared Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry on her work titled “Immobilized Enzyme and Cell Systems for Hydrolysis of Proteins.”

 

Vice Chancellor GCU Dr Khalid Aftab congratulated the researchers on the completion of their higher degrees. However, he advised the students that PhD should not be their final goal, rather it should be the beginning of a new goal for them. He said that GCU had produced 19 PhD scholars only in the filed of Mathematics in 2009.

(12-03-2010)

 

 

FIVE DAYS Int’l weed science conference on the theme of ‘Judicious Weed Management- Road to Sustainability’ begins at GCU

 

The 22nd International Asia-Pacific Weed Science Conference Tuesday started at the GC University Lahore. The experts from Indonesia, United States, Bangladesh, Australia, Sudan, Jordon, Iran and India are participating in the five-day conference being held on the theme of ‘Judicious Weed Management- Road to Sustainability’.

 

Addressing the opening session of the conference, Meritorious Professor of Weed Science Dr Khan Bahadar Marwat said the weeds lost in Pakistan amount to Rs 250 billion annually in the major field crops of maize, wheat and rice. Besides economic losses, invasive weeds are major threat to our biodiversity; many of the weeds cause allergies and also promote insect and disease proliferation. Dr Bahadar said that Canada thistle, a weed of sugarcane had developed resistance against specific herbicides and spread to other crops in Peshawar Valley.

 

GCU Dean of Sciences and Technology Prof. Dr Ikramul Haq said weed scientists were confronted with incalculable challenges in eradication of weeds injurious to crops. He said that the changing behaviour of weeds was also causing problems for vegetation managers, which was compelling the human attitude towards sustainable management of weeds.

 

Addressing the students, GCU Professor Emeritus Dr Khalid Hameed Shiekh said that all researches wee useless unless implemented. “The researches done in the filed weeds and seeds should be forwarded to the framers, so that they can draw benefits out of them,” he added.

 

Later, Colorado State University Professor Emeritus Robert Zindhal gave a comprehensive lecture on the ethics of weed science. Prof Dr Jamal R Qasem from University of Amman presented his findings on parasitic flowering plants in Jordon.

 

Around 150 presentations are scheduled to be held at the conference in the next four days of the conference. The conference will remain in session till March 12, 2010.

 

(10-03-2010)

 

 

 

22nd Asia Pacific Weed Science Society Conference will be held in GC University Lahore, Pakistan from March 8-12, 2010.

(01-03-2010)

 

 

 

Research necessary to meet demand for food: 2nd International Conference of Plant Scientists began at the GCU

 

The three day 2nd International Conference of Plant Scientists began at the GCU Lahore under the auspices of Pakistan Botanical Society and GCU Botany Department. Botanists from Germany, Egypt, China, Canada, and Turkey and across Pakistan have gathered at the Government College University Lahore to deliberate on scientific solutions to food and fuel challenges which are being predicted to be faced by human race in the 21st century. GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab chaired the opening session of the three-day conference. The conference features five poster and 19 technical sessions wherein more than 250 research papers would be presented on modern challenges related to Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology, Plant Physiology, Ethno-botany, Plant Ecology, Plant Physiology, Plant Anatomy, Biodiversity, Genetics, Plant Breeding, Plant Tissue Culture, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Plant Taxonomy, Paleo-botany and Mycology.    

 

Addressing the conference as a chief guest, GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab said the success of conference is often mistakenly gauged by the number of research papers presented in it and overall participation. He said quality of research papers should be given more weight. “We judge the quality of research by its ability to bolster claims, illuminate understanding, and add credibility to speech,” he added.

 

He said GCU would hold more international conferences in the near future as these conferences provide platform to scientists from various backgrounds to interact and exchange ideas, and such an interaction can lead to fruitful long term collaborations which would be beneficial for the development of science in Pakistan. Prof. Aftab also termed the conferences an opportunity for young scholars to interact with well known biologists and learn from their knowledge and experiences.

 

 

Addressing the opening ceremony, Prof. Dr. Ikram-ul-Haq President Pakistan Botanical Society (PBS) and Dean of Sciences and Technology GCU said that research in plant sciences has become very critical in the 21st Century as we need to produce more food and feed for animals to meet the dietary needs of an increasing human population. At the same time we also need to produce biomass and products from plants that can be used as sustainable industrial feed stocks. And all this has to occur against the backdrop of global warming, changes in weather patterns, increasing atmospheric CO2 concentration, continuing water shortages, loss of arable land and erosion of valuable topsoil. He called on the plant research community to rise to the challenge of producing novel crop varieties capable of high yields under a variety of climatic conditions. However, he also accepted that this challenge in many ways highlights the need for investment in plant sciences across the range of research from the fundamental to the applied. Dr. Ikram said a majority of the world’s energy need is met through fossil fuels that apart from causing atmospheric pollution are limited and, at the current usage rates, would be consumed shortly. He said plant biotechnology also offers an opportunity to contribute to providing renewable alternatives to non-renewable petrochemical outputs in terms of energy sources, polymers, plastics, pharmaceuticals etc. These applications of biotechnology to non-food crops are potentially much more “environmental friendly” than current petrochemical processes. Prof. Zaheer-ud-Din Khan General Secretary PBS conducted the opening ceremony of the conference.

 

Later, in the technical session Ozyigit from (Marmara University Turkey), U. Yasar (Bartin University Turkey), Ali (Zhejiand University China), S. Sakcali (Fatih University Turkey), Muhammad Qaisrani (NIBGE Faisalabad), Ms. T. Khanum and Mr. Aziz (KU) and Abid, M. A Qureshi (AARI Faisalabad), Ms Fatima and Muhammad Akbar (PU), M.A. Khan and Muhammad Javed (GCU Lahore) presented their research papers.

(24-11-2010)

 

GCU AWARDS two PhDs in Botany

The GC University Lahore awarded two Doctors of Philosophy in the filed of Botany. Roheena Abdullah completed her thesis on “studies on the production of alpha amylase by Aspergillus Oryzae using submerged fermentation” while Zahid Ali Butt did research on “utilization and improvement of Azotobacter Vinelandii for the production of Alginate.” Both the students completed their research under the supervision of GCU Dean of Sciences and Technology Dr. Ikram-ul-Haq.

 

(03-11-2010)

 

 

Licensing and Regulations Strategic Export Control Division delegation visits GCU research facilities

 

A delegation headed by Naeem Azid Director Licensing and Regulations Strategic Export Control Division (SECDIV) visited the GCU and observed the research facilities including chemistry labs, Institute of Industrial Biotechnology and Centre for Advanced Studies in Physics under the SECDIV Outreach and Awareness Programme. Dean of Sciences and Technology Prof. Dr Ikaram-ul- Haq and Director Academic Planning and External Links Fouzia Shaheen briefed the delegation about the university’s various research facilities. The delegation lauded the working of the GCU students and professors on various projects. Naeem Azid at an awareness lecture at the Fazl-e-Hussain Reading Room apprised the university professors and officials about the export control on various goods, technologies, material and equipment related to nuclear and biological weapons. He also answered the questions raised by the university faculty about the export and import of various chemicals used for research purposes. He said that the Government of Pakistan is committed to provide all kind of assistance to the universities’ scholars for research purposes.

 

The Heads of GCU academic and administrative departments and foreign faculty members from Abdus Salam School of Mathematics were also present on the occasion.

 

(6-03-2010)

GOVERNOR/CHANCELLOR NOMINATES PROF. DR IKRAM UL HAQ AS DEAN FACULTY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

The Governor/ Chancellor GC University, Lahore in exercise of the powers vested in him under Para 2(2) of the First Statutes appended as Schedule to the Government College University, Lahore Ordinance, 2002, is pleased to nominate Prof. Dr. Ikram Ul Haq, Professor of Botany/Director Institute of Industrial Biotechnology, as Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology with immediate effect till 04.03.2012.

(09-01-2010)

GCU STARTS CONSERVATION OF PUNJAB’S DRY LANDS ECOSYSTEMS

 

The GC University Lahore Sustainable Development Study Centre (GCU SDSC) and Pakistan Botanic Gardens Network Secretariat (PBGNS) have kicked off a project ‘Conservation of Dry Land Ecosystems in Punjab’ to protect the threatened natural communities in Harappa, Shakargarh and Soan Valley. The project, sponsored by the Botanic Gardens Conservation International, UK (BGCI), includes a special focus on community involvement in the conservation process.

 

Prof. Dr. Aminul Haq, PBGNS Director said land degradation is an emerging and serious environmental threat in Pakistan. He further said that the native species including Salvadora oleoides, Tamarix aphylla, Capparis decidua and Prosopis cineraria, Olea cuspidate, Acacia modesta and Butea monosperma are rapidly vanishing form Harappa, Shakargarh and Soan Valley and need immediate measures for conservation. He further added that the GCU PBGNC is working in close collaboration with World Wild Fund Pakistan, Forest Department and the Government of Punjab to execute the project of BGCI, UK. He also said that the GCU experts and students are also involving the local communities for enhancing the population of these species.

 

Dr Amin believed that habitat protection is the key to protecting our rare and threatened species because species cannot survive without home.  He said that dry lands does not only hold the key to overcome food scarcity but are also vital for the ecosystem, biodiversity and provision of employment to poor people.

 

Dr Amin said that preserving tracts of smaller units of land had helped countries of the world to maintain genetic and ecological diversity. He said that GCU PBGNC and Forest Department also held seminar on “creating demonstration sites (in situ) for conservation of Dry-Land Ecosystems” and their experts discussed the issues regarding the implementation of the BGCI project.

 

The PBGNS Director said that habitat protection can be done in a variety of ways. The first step is to identify where these vanishing species are found. Second is planning for species and habitat protection and management that how can these species can be best protected, and once protected, how can we make sure the species continues healthy in his protected home. He also told that each species and habitat is different and must be planned on a case-by-case basis.

 

He also stressed that legislation is now required to protect the identified remnant habits in Pakistan so that these special species and their habitat can be protected.

(02-08-2010)

SDSC ORGANIZES A Poster competition on the theme of “Many Species, One Planet, One Future”

 

Sustainable Development Study Center (SDSC) organized a poster competition in connection with World Environment Day on Friday echoed with an urgent call to conserve the diversity of life on the planet. The theme was ‘Many Species, One Planet, One Future’. More than 200 students took part in the competition. The posters highlighted that a world without biodiversity would be a bleak place. Millions of people and millions of species all share the same planet and only together can they enjoy a safer and prosperous future.

 

Prof. Dr. Amin-ul-Haq Khan Director SDSC said that humans were risking their own survival by destroying the natural habits of million of various species. He said that according to a UN report, around 17,291 species are threatened with extinction and many species have at times become extinct before they could be discovered. “2010 was declared as the year of conserving biodiversity, but in this year incidents like the oil leakage in the Gulf of Mexico have hit biodiversity the most. He said as per a United Nations report around 17,291 species were known to be threatened with extinction and however, many species have disappeared even before they are discovered. Nothing much has been done in Pakistan to save biodiversity,” he said, adding that the aim of the GCU SDSC behind arranging the poster competitions, seminars and workshops on environmental issues was to connect the youth with nature and turn them into responsible habitants of the earth.

 

 

 

Anmol Tabadsum and her friends secured the first position for their poster showing the earth saying that “Today it’s Me, Tomorrow it will be You”.Later, Dean of Sciences and Technology GC University Prof. Dr Ikram-ul-Haq gave away prizes to the winners of the competition.

 

(14-06-2010)

WAVES OF REVENGE IN POLLUTED RAVI

 

The GC University Sustainable Development Study Centre organized the World Earth Day. Secretary Environment Punjab Sajjad Saleem Hotinana, WASA Managing Director Dr Javid Iqbal, GCU Dean of Sciences Dr Ikramul Haq and a large number of young researchers attended the seminar were the speakers on the occasion.

 

Speaking on the occasion, noted environmentalist and Director SDSC Dr Aminul Haq said pollution ultimately comes back to those who initiate it, and the River Ravi is returning it to the citizens of Lahore in form of fatal diseases. “We have only two options; either we should set up hundreds of hospitals around the River Ravi or take steps to end pollution from the site,” he said. Dr Amin believed that the environment laws are there and the most effective way of controlling pollution is strict implementation of these laws. “All plans will ultimately fail, if these laws are not implemented,” he said.

The river Ravi has been shrunk just to a polluted river-bed and archaeological site where the river used to exists and seeing the pathetic condition, the Punjab environmental department has planned the conservation and restoration of the river. These views was expressed by  Sajjad Saleem Hotiana ,Secretary Punjab Environmental department at a seminar. He further said that universities should also come forward and give recommendations to the committee that which kind of technique and technology should be used to restore the glory of Ravi.

The GCU SDSC researchers proposed the government to install a special treatment plant on the river-beds which is designed by them to remove sewage from the river. “The total cost of the plant is just Rs 61 million. However, there is no need to buy any land as it will be installed on the river-beds,” they said.

 

GCU SDSC student Junaid Noor said that the project can be done even without government support if each low income household person of Lahore gives away Rs 5 and each high income household person donates Rs 50 for the installation of treatment plant. According to Junaid’s research, 77percent citizens are ready to pay for the project if an independent reliable private institution undertakes it. He said people lack trust on government. Meanwhile, some NGOs representatives suggested joining Ravi with other canals and rivers of Punjab to restore its glory.

 

Later, GCU student Saba Dar presenting a research paper on River Ravi said that most radical consequences of ecological disturbance in the river are vegetative spoilage and water-borne diseases. She said that long term application of sewage water on agriculture fields cause accumulation of toxic metals in soil which subsequently transfer to food chain.

 

GCU student Saad Farooq condemned the government support for illegal dumping of sacrificial waste on river-beds. Madiha Farooq, an MPhil Environmental Sciences student, said that leukemia virus has been found in the milk of cows and buffaloes which are located in the surroundings of the River Ravi.

 

Muhammad Ghous, an SDSC researcher, said that dumping of toxic materials in the river Ravi is also contaminating the underground water. “Malaria, Hepatitis C, allergies, Asthma, and intestinal infection are highly common in the slum community living on the bank of the river,” he said. GCU student Noreen Habib laid stress on building pressure on the government for restoring the glory of the site. She said that 42 types of fishes have been extinct form river which has caused a huge economic loss to the country.

 

Concluding the seminar, MD WASA Dr Javid Iqbal brought the attention of the students about the scarcity of pure water in the City. He said that the underground water level is decreasing by 3 feet in Lahore every year and if proper steps have not been taken, our future generations would face disastrous consequences. He said that a bill is being drafted to empower the WASA to stop the wastage of water.

(Dawn)

(23-04-2010)

GCU OPENS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT STUDY CENTRE

 

The research focus of the department is on highly critical issues including Environmental Health and Urbanization, Sustainable Livelihoods, Economics of Natural Resources, Conservation and Restoration Ecology and community development, said Government College University Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Khalid Aftab while addressing the inauguration of the Sustainable Development Study Centre (SDSC). The centre was established with a cost of Rs 25 million to address Pakistan’s sustainability issues through the innovative, integrated, collaborative, and trans-disciplinary studies. Dr Khalid Aftab said that Centre within a very small time has established a link with the Environmental Change Institute (ECI), University of Oxford. “The programme is designed to enable students to undertake guided research on environmental issues to fulfill their Degree requirements,” he added.

 

The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) approved Rs 9.975 million in July 2004 while the GC University Lahore also gave away an additional sum of Rs 16.025 million to set up the centre. The vice chancellor also reviewed the research projects recently initiated by the centre in collaboration with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Archaeology Department and some other national and international agencies.  

 

“GCU is the only university in Pakistan which has Sustainable Development Study Centre” Prof. Dr. Amin-ul-Haq, Director of the center briefed the guests. BSc (Hons.), MPhil, and PhD level courses in Sustainable Development, Environmental Science, Conservation Biology, Restoration Ecology, Public Health and Environment are being offered by the Centre.

 

(07-04-2010)

PROF. KHALID SALEEM PASSES AWAY

 

GCU Lahore Staff Secretary Prof. Khalid Saleem has passed away. A large of university teachers and students attended his funeral prayers at 225 Ravi Park.

 

GCU Vice Chancellor, paying tribute to the services of Prof. Khalid Saleem, expressed grief on his sad demise. In a condolence message, the vice chancellor prayed the Allah Almighty to give courage to the family of Prof Khalid Saleem to bear the irreparable loss with fortitude.

 

(21-06-2010)

 

Condolence Reference organized in the memory of Dr. Tahir Husaain

 

The GC University Lahore Physics Department has organized a condolence reference in the memory of Prof. Dr. Tahir Hussain, former Chairman Physics Department and former Vice Chancellor who had passed away last week at the age of 87. A large number of students and colleagues of the Late Prof. Tahir Hussain attended the reference chaired by GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Khalid Aftab.

 

Dr Abdul Majeed Awan, Dr G Murtaza, Dr Mustafa Yar Khan, Dr SA Siddiqui and Prof Asghar Hameed Khawaja also addressed the reference and paid a glowing tribute to the services of the late Prof. Tahir.

 

Later, the teachers and students prayed to the Allah Almighty for the salvation for the soul of Prof. Tahir and patience for their siblings.

(28-12-2010)

 

Prof. Dr. Tahir Hussain passes away

 

Prof. Dr. Tahir Hussain, professor of emeritus at the Government College University Lahore, has passed away on Monday at the age of 87. GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Khalid Aftab and faculty members have expressed profound grief on the sad demise of Prof. Dr. Tahir Hussain... (more)

 

(21-12-2010)

 

 

GCU PRODUCES PHD SCHOLAR

 

GCU Lahore has produced a Doctor of Philosophy in Physics. Ijaz Ahmad Khan completed his PhD under the guidance of Prof. Dr Riaz Ahmad Chairman Department of Physics. The degree is awarded in the field of Material Processing using Plasma Focus Device. He published five research papers in International Journal with impact factor.

 

GCU Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab congratulated Ijaz Ahmad Khan on completion of his PhD.

 

(21-06-2010)

 

 

GCU awards PhD in Zoology to NAZISH MAZHAR ALI

 

The GCU Examinations Department notified Nazish Mazhar Ali as Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology after the approval of her thesis on “Study on Bacterial Isolates for Amino Acid Production: Improvement in Production of Amino Acids of Commercial Importance”. She completed her research under the supervision of Dr Farah Rauf Shakoori. The Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Khalid Aftab congratulated Nazish Mazhar on the completion of her PhD programme.

(08-07-2010)

 

 

GCU’s Zoology Department hosts its annual lunch

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Zoology Department of GC University Lahore organized its annual lunch at Abdus Salam Hall of the University. Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor was the chief guest. The dean, academic and administrative heads, faulty and students of the department were present on the occasion. Prof. Dr. Sharif Mughal Chairperson presented bouquet to the chief guest.

(24-06-2010)

FINAL DISSEMINATION EVENT OF HEC-BC LINKS PROGRAMME-PHASE II RESEARCH IN FISH IMMUNOLOGY

 

Zoology Department, GC University, Lahore, had successfully completed the HEC-BC Joint Higher Education Link Programme (JHELP) run jointly by British Council and HEC. The Final Dissemination Event of HEC-BC Links Programme-Phase II was held on May 10, 2010 in Sereena Hotel Islamabad   Mr. Adam Thomson, British High Commissioner, Mr. David Martin, Country Director, British Council, Dr. Javaid R. Leghari, Chairman, HEC, Dr. Sohail Naqvi, Executive Director, HEC, and Dr.Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore graced the occasion. 35 Link Institutes were invited from all over Pakistan to put up their stalls. Zoology Department, GC University, Lahore, put up its stall in a very attractive and organized way. The presentation tools were very interactive which included the banners, pamphlets, reports, research publications, calendars and multimedia presentations. Mr. David Martin presented the shield to Dr. M. Sharif Mughal, the Link Coordinator on successfully completing the Link program.

 

Dr. Sharif Mughal is explaining about

the links to British High Commissioner

Mr. Adams Thomson

David Martin Country Director British Council

giving away sheild to Dr.M.Sharif Mughal

   

A pose of the Vice Chancellor, GCU,

with Uzma Siddiqui (Project Director

British Council Lahore) and Dr Sharif Mughal.

Participants of the event

 

 

The Pakistani Link Team including Prof. Dr. M.Sharif Mughal Chairperson Zoology GC University Lahore as Link Coordinator & Mr.Imran Sohail Lecturer Zoology Department GCU Lahore as assistant link coordinator.

 

The UK Link Team included Prof.Dr. C.J.Secombes Head School of Biological Sciences University of Aberdeen UK as Link Coordinator & Mr .Steve Bird of same university as Assistant Link Coordinator.   

   

This link provided Zoology Department, GC University, Lahore, with the opportunity to enhance its research and training capability by linking up with University of Aberdeen, UK. The collaboration of the two institutions cross-pollinated the research ideas and expertise of the two places. The link had proved to be very fruitful as the objectives were successfully achieved. The major achievements of the link  are enumerated as follows:

 

  • Honorary Fellowship of the University of Aberdeen UK for two faculty members of Zoology Department, GC University, Lahore.

 

  • 4 faculty members were trained for using latest protocols and techniques for Gene Isolation.

 

  • As a direct result of this link, 3 BSc, 7 MSc, 13 M. Phil and 1 PhD theses were produced.

 

  • A high-tech laboratory has been established at Zoology Department, GC University, Lahore.

 

  • 6 PhD academic courses of 18 credit hours IMMUNOLOGY were developed jointly which are in every way are compatible with international level. 16 PhD scholars have completed this course work. .

 

This has been an excellent programme allowing, young researchers the opportunities to be exposed to different research environment and develop their careers. The linkages established will greatly benefit both partners and helped improve research in  fish health for sustainable Aquaculture”, said Prof. Dr. C. J. Secombes, UK Link Partner. S.

 

(14-05-2010)

Dr. Nusrat Jahan, Associate Professor of Zoology will look after the work of Chairperson, Department of Zoology during Ex-Pakistan leave of Dr. Muhammad Sharif Mughal w.e.f. 28-01-2010 to 28-02-2010.

(26-01-2010)

WORKSHOP ON BUILDING SUSTAINABLE RESEARCH NETWORKS

 

A two days training on “Building Sustainable Research Networks” under HEC- BC INSPIRE Programme will be held on 30th – 31st December 2010. For further information Aqeel Imitaz Wahga (Coordinator) may be contacted on Cell: 0333-4589834 or UAN on  0423-111-000-010 Ext: 278. Please Click Here to download the registration form.

 

(15-12-2010)

 

 

GCU organizes workshop to trains researchers in building networks

 

The GC University Lahore trained the young Pakistani researchers in building sustainable research networks and writing grant winning research proposals at a two-day training workshop under the auspices of British Council-Higher Education Commission Pakistan joint venture “International Strategic Partnerships in Research & Education (INSPIRE) Programme”. Mark Robson, Director English and Acting Director Network, Executive Board, British Council, GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Khalid Aftab and British Council Pakistan Country Director David Martin also addressed the participants at the opening session of the training programme. The researchers from seven educational institutions across Punjab are taking part in the training which is aimed at enhancing the indigenous research culture in Pakistan and help broaden the impact of research projects and their sustainability. The participants of the training are also equipped with active thinking and learning procedures through lectures and hands on practice.

 

 

 

Speaking on the occasion, GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Khalid Aftab said the GC University Lahore has remarkably excelled in the filed of research in the last three years and the same is also evident from the fact that the Higher Education Commission has declared GCU the best institution of Lahore on the basis of its research output. He said that such training programmes have a very important role in strengthening research culture in the university.  

 

Talking to young researchers, Mark Robson said that the British Council is highly committed for capacity building of the Pakistani educational institutions and training of the youth of Pakistan. He said that the British Council would continue to support such trainings in the future. Robson believed that the Pakistani youth is highly talented and what they all needed are opportunities and guidance. He also showed interest in broadening the scope of academic programmes between the educational institutions of the United Kingdom and Pakistan.

 

Aqueel Imtiaz Wahga master trainer Exchange Programme (TRXP) and event coordinator said that this opportunity should be utilized for establishing research network among all educational institutions of the country.     

 

British Council Lahore office head of programmes Zahra Rizvi also spoke on the occasion.

 

(11-11-2010)

 

 

HEC, BC holding training AT GCU LAHORE for young researchers

 

The British Council Pakistan and Higher Education Commission are going told two-day training titled “Building Sustainable Research Networks” for the young researchers at the University to refine their skills to develop effective research proposals, successfully secure funding for their research and develop and maintain wider national and international networks. The training will kick off from November 10, 2010 Fazal-e-Hussain Reading Room under the auspicious of HEC-BC joint project International Strategic Partnerships in Research & Education (INSPIRE).

 

(08-11-2010)

Two days training on “Building Sustainable Research Networks”

Two days training on “Building Sustainable Research Networks” is being arranged at GC University, Lahore under HEC-BC INSPIRE Programme on 10th and 11 November 2010. The Purpose of the workshop is Capacity Building of early stage researchers to enhance the indigenous research culture in Pakistan. The participants of this workshop shall be equipped with active thinking and learning procedures through lectures and hands on practice. This shall help them refine (a) their skills to develop focused research proposals, (b) successfully secure funding for their research actives, (c) develop and maintain wider national and international networks so as to effectively cast significant impact on their institution and the country. This will also help broaden the impact of research projects and their sustainability. For further information kindly contact:

 

Aqeel Imitaz Wahga (Coordinator)

Cell: 0333-4589834

Off: 0423-111-000-010 Ext: 278

 

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(16-09-2010)

BC-HEC hold workshop to promote research culture at GCU  

 

The British Council in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission are going to hold 27 training workshops on research networking in the higher education institutions across Pakistan to promote the indigenous research culture. It was announced by the British Council (BC) Lahore Programmes Manager while addressing the participants of first workshop on “Building Sustainable Research Networks” at the N. M. Rashid Auditorium Pg Library GCU Lahore. The professionals from eight intuitions including State Bank of Pakistan, Punjab University, Kinniard College and Next Bridge Software House attended the first two-day training workshop. The purpose of the workshop was to guide academicians and young researchers on developing quality research proposals, which leads to improved proposal writing skills and consequently high quality research work. The workshop also taught modern techniques to early stage researchers for sustainable international collaboration, bidding for external sources of funding, inter-cultural communication and helped develop strategic skills like influencing, negotiating, presenting and embedding international partnership impact across institutions for developing and maintaining international networks.

 

British Council Programmes Manager Uzma Siddiqi said that the workshops are being held under the BC-funded project INSPIRE-Pakistan (International Strategic Partnership in Research and Education in Pakistan). She said that three of 27 workshops would be held at GCU for which Aqueel Imtiaz Wahga, a faculty member of Econonmics Department GCU has been selected as the master trainer and coordinator under Talented Researcher Exchange Programme.

 

Addressing the participants of the ceremony, GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr. Khalid Aftab highlighted the importance of research, saying that research by universities is the primary source of innovation and knowledge throughout the world. He said that Pakistan universities should also concentrate more and more on research as the creativity of academia deliver social, cultural and economic benefits to the society. He said that in the filed of research his expectations are higher from the young faculty members as they are more energetic and comparatively have high intellectual potential. He advised the participants to actively participate in such training workshops to keep themselves equipped with modern and rather practical knowledge.

 

Speaking on the occasion, Asif Saeed, Chairperson Economics Department GCU Lahore motivated the participants to make the best use of the learning opportunity to further strengthen their collaborative research skills as well as networking with other professionals for future projects. Later, Dean Faculty of Arts and Social Science Prof. Dr. Khalid Perviaz distributed certificates among the participants of the workshop.

 

(06-10-2010)

Hec & the British council nominates aqueel imtiaz wahga as master trainer

Aqueel Imtiaz Wahga, Assistant Professor of Economics, GC University, Lahore is nominated as Master Trainer by Higher Education Commission, Pakistan and the British council, Pakistan under International Strategic Partnerships in Research and Education (INSPIRE) Programme. He will conduct three training workshops on Building Sustainable Research Networks at GC University, Lahore for September to December 2010. The purpose of the workshops is Capacity Building of early stage researchers to enhance the indigenous research culture in Pakistan.

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(16-09-2010)

TWO-WEEK WORKSHOP AT GCU

 

Entrepreneurships should be encouraged to end unemployment in the country. Research, interaction, financial modeling, negotiations skills and decision making are the key five factors for the success of a new business. It was stated by experts at a two-week workshop on ‘Entrepreneurship Development and Business Creation Exercise in Pakistan’ at the GC University Lahore.

 

The training workshop, conducted by reputed trainers including Syed Almas Hydar, Synthetic Fibers MD, Imtiaz Khalid, Petrotec International Chief Executive and Director Rafiq Jaffer, Institute of Social Sciences, was organized by the GCU Economics Department to create awareness among future entrepreneurs about the key elements of entrepreneurial behavior The experts said Pakistan is the market of 170 million people which in itself an opportunity for the new businessmen and industrialists.

 

Addressing the concluding ceremony, GCU Economics Department Asif Saeed said that the dearth of the entrepreneurial and managerial skill is one of the most common problems being confronted by all under developed countries like Pakistan. He said Entrepreneurship should be encouraged to help alleviate the problem of unemployment, overcome stagnation through innovation and to increase the competitiveness and growth of business and industries in an economy.

 

Pakistan’s noted entrepreneurs including Nagina Group Director Shaukat Ellahi Shaikh, Emtecs Managing Director Tariq Rehman, K.M Ashraf and Sons (Pvt) Limited CEO Musharraf Iqbal Khawaja and Gujranwala Chamber of Commerce and Industry former president Rana  Shahzad Hafeez also shared their experiences with the participants. 

 

Prof. Dr Khalid Pervaiz, Dean of Social Sciences, Arts and Oriental Learning gave away the certificates to the participants of the course. He said this activity will pave the way for the would-be entrepreneurs to develop and grow new businesses. He also highlighted the achievements of the GCU in the field of research and development.

(02-08-2010)

Economics Department GCU organizes a presentation ceremony on “Fan industry of Pakistan: dynamics of small, medium and large size firms”

 

Economics Department has organized a ceremony of a research project based on “Fan industry of Pakistan: dynamics of small, medium and large size firms”. Three year duration research program completed under the supervision of GCU Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab and in collaboration with Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK is the output of the HEC-British Council Higher Education Link Programme. The report revels that Pakistan fan industry producing more than two million fans annually has a strong potential of competing against international brands besides it can beat India in the Indian market if the trade is opened with the neighbouring country. The owners and managers of the fan industry besides research experts from Higher Education Commission (HEC), academia, financial services and SME development attended the report launching ceremony.

 

The report says the local industry produced over 17.1 million fans in 2008. However, the production was only 7.1 million in 2000. The increasing trend can be attributed to increase in population, access to electricity, weather condition and fast growing construction sector across the world.  About 80 percent fan manufacturers believed that there is more room for investment in this sector.  The report recommended that there is a need for establishing common centres like quality testing labs and business advice centre. It states that special incentives be given to manufacturers for exploring the international market even further. It also proposes that the small and medium enterprises require technical up gradation. They are using out dated manufacturing plants which consumes more electricity. They also lack trained and skill labour which has the knowledge of modern techniques.

 

Taranum Fans CEO Muhammad Asalm said that the small and medium enterprises cannot afford to hire engineers. He demanded that the government should provide training to their workers at their factories so that their work is not affected. He requested the Vice Chancellor GCU to provide them the research report on fan industry in Urdu as 95 percent of fan manufacturers do not understand English.  He said that production of fans on electricity generators have increased their production cost. He said that they are producing high quality fans but they lacked export incentives and opportunities. He stressed the government should buy fans from them and then sale it in the international market.

 

Metro Group President Imtaiz Ahmed said there is a trade of fans of $5 billion in the international market annually, out of which Pakistan’s share is about 10 percent of it. However, he also demanded more export incentives from the government. He termed the research report extremely beneficial for Pakistan Fan Manufactures Association for expanding the business. 

 

Dr. Altaf Ali G. Sheikh Member Academics Higher Education Commission of Pakistan pledged more support from the Higher Education Commission for Industries-Universities linkages.

 

Speaking on the occasion, GCU Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab laid a stress on developing active linkages with the industries and foreign universities for research development. He said that economic growth is sustained and smooth where industrial activities are linked with the specialisation of individual areas. He said that fan industry in Pakistan evolve without a break from craft related to technology based activities. 

 

Asif Saeed Chairman Economics Department, Aqeel Imtiaz wagha and Uzair Ahsan also spoke on the occasion. 

 

(29-01-2010)

GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT GCU SIGNS MoU to develop PHATA database

 

The GC University Lahore Geography Department students will digitise manual maps and develop a database for the Punjab Housing and Town Planning Agency, Punjab (PHATA) by applying modern techniques of the Digital Cartography. GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Khalid Aftab and PHATA Director General Rashid Manzoor signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard. The senior officials of both sides were present also on the occasion. Chairperson Geography Deartment Ali Iqtidar Mirza and Director Academic Planning and External Links Ms Fauzia Shaheen highlighted about the MoU. The GCU will organise workshops for the officials and experts of PHATA to train them about the latest tools and technologies of Geographic Information System (GIS), Remote Sensing, Global Positioning System (GPS), Total Station and Automatic level. However, the PHATA will provide internship opportunities and research projects to the students of GCU Geography Department. The GCU and PHATA has also showed resolve to coordinate and cooperate with each other for joint planning and development ventures and exchange of research material and other relevant information. The university and planning agency will also collaborate to hold conferences and seminars on water resource management, disaster management and land use planning. 

 

Addressing the MoU signing ceremony, Vice Chancellor GCU Prof. Khalid Aftab laid a stress on interdisciplinary research, saying the challenges and problems of urban development are so diverse and complicated that experts of one discipline cannot address them. “There is dire need to bring together engineers, geographers, economists and experts of different disciplines on one platform to solve the issues,” he said. The Vice Chancellor revealed that the university is also planning to establish Urban Development Study Centre where experts of various disciplines would work on urban planning and resources management. He also laid stress on true implementation of projects planned by the experts without any political pressure. He said that public welfare should be preferred on self interests.

 

Rashid Manzoor Director General PHATA said that the mushroom and haphazard growth is the biggest challenge of the 21 century which cannot be addressed without the cooperation of the experts. He vowed that the university students would be provided all-out support for their research projects. He hoped that the formal link between GCU and PHATA would prove vital to boost result oriented research.

 

(28-06-2010)

 

 

observatory tour OF Khanas pur to know Socio-Economic and Landforms

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The Geography Department conducted a socio-economic and landforms three days study tour to Khanas Pur and Nathia Gali along with 50 students. The chairperson and faculty members were accompanied with the students.

 

A group photo taken during long trip to Khanas Pur

 

The purpose of the tour was solely to provide students sound basis of understanding geography by contacting with physical environment.

(24-06-2010)

 

 

THE GEOGRAPHY STUDENTS CONDUCTS Survey OF RAJGARH AREA OF LAHORE

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The Department of Geography conducted a land use survey of Rajgarh area of Lahore on 7th May 2010 along with B.Sc (Hons) final year students and faculty members. The purpose of the survey was to collect primary land use data. The students were divided into three main groups each having a team leader in order to accelerate the data collection process.

 

The students also conducted another survey to know socio-economic situation of Rajgarh area on 20th May, 2010. The purpose of the survey was to collect basic house-hold data (socio-economic). The final year students were provided special questionnaires related to social activities and they conducted about 350 interviews in same area within a short spam of three hours.

 

(24-06-2010)

 

 

THE GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT AND EPD JOINTLY ORGANIZES Air Pollution Survey OF KATCHERY SQUARE LAHORE

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As it has long been the tradition of geography department to provide sound education to the students parallel with practical implementations, therefore, the survey was conducted an air pollution of Katchery Square for B.Sc (Hons) final Year students on 9th April, 2010 with the collaboration of Environment Protection Department (EPD).

High Volume Sampler (HVS)

 

High volume sampler was installed along with the GC University, Lahore periphery which was set to ignition about 24 hours to capture suspended dust particles in the air. The Students were demonstrated over the underpinnings of HVS’s handling by the EPD staff.

(24-06-2010)

 

 

GCU GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT STUDENTS Visits to the Environment Protection Department

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A study tour of BSc (Hons) final year students to visit to Environment Protection Department was organized on 30th of April, 2010. The sole purpose of the visit was to provide sound platform to the students to understand corporate level interactions and to let them enable to acquire maximum knowledge pertaining to their research topics. The students were demonstrated Air Quality Lab, Water Quality Lab and GIS Lab. The students were also debriefed in latest mobile laboratory recently added into the main juncture of EPD.

(24-06-2010)

 

 

GPS Survey of Khewra Salt Mines and Kalar Kahar Coal Mines

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A one day long GPS survey of Kalar Kahar and Khewra Salt Ranges was conducted on 27th March, 2010. The Students were taken to Khewra salt mine to observe rock salt mining process and related physical features.

 

The students marked most important landmarks of the same area using GPS receivers and published them on satellite images later in lab work.

 

(24-06-2010)

 

 

GCU initiates MPhil Philosophy

 

GC University Lahore has announced initiating MPhil program in Philosophy. The decision was taken at a meeting with Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab in the chair. The two years MPhil program to be started in September 2010 and will comprise of eight courses besides research.

 

(26-04-2010)

Dr H. ALI Yurtsever delivers A lecture ON THE THOUGHTS OF Fathullah Gulen AT GCU 

 

Niagara Educational Services Instructional Coordinator Dr H Ali Yurtsever laid stress on holding interfaith and intercultural dialogues across the globe to promote peace and harmony. There are a lot of misconceptions about Muslims which are needed to be addressed and dialogues with non-Muslims are the best way to preach them the true spirit of Islam,” the Turkish scholar said this while addressing a colloquium at the GC University Lahore. The colloquium was aimed at discussing the thoughts of noted Turkish-based Muslim Scholar Mr Fathullah Gulen on his initiative ‘Civic Services without Borders’. He also highlighted the importance of intrafaith dialogues in Pakistan to end conflicts among the people of various sects, saying that ignorance, poverty and disunity are the three biggest enemies of Muslims. He said love and tolerance are the most essential spiritual sources which can prevent both social and individual conflicts before they are born. Terror cannot survive in a society, in which individuals have accomplished their inner peace, accept others as they are, with their personal thoughts and values and respect their individuality.

 

In reply to a question, Dr H. Ali Yurtsever said that for Muslims the democracy is most viable political system in the present times as it does not clash with the preaching of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). “Democracy is a process of consultation and the Prophet (PBUH) promoted consultation in all the matters of his life,” he added. He said that Fethullah Gullen has not left these principles as unattainable theories. Educational institutions established by thousands of his admirers, interfaith and intercultural dialogue meetings and award ceremonies have proved to be concrete steps taken to promote world peace.

 

Prof Mirza Ather Baig Chairperson Philosophy Department GCU also spoke on the occasion.

 

(04-02-2010)

BRETT PHILOSOPHY SOCIETY ORGANIZES EXHIBITION ON 'HISTORY OF CIVILIZATIONS'

 

The ancient civilizations from Greek to Romans and Islamic to European Friday ‘clashed’ at the GC University at the art exhibition and contest on the ‘History of Civilizations’. It was organised by the Brett Philosophy Society and more than 100 students took part in the contest.

 

Model homes and buildings of various ancient civilizations including Babylonian, Islamic, Chinese, Indus Valley, Egyptian, Greek, Roman Goddesses, salves and citizens of Athens and Vedic were displayed.

 

Models of Civilizations of Indus Valley, Chinese, and Babylonian were clinched 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions respectively. The model of Khanah Kaba remained the Centre of attraction at the exhibition. Instructors of GCU History of Civilization and Philosophy were also present on the occasion.         

 

Later, Dr. Khalid Pervaiz and Dr Farhat gave away prizes to the winners of the competition.

 

 (23-01-2010)

 

GCU Awards PhD on child labor

 

The Examinations Department GC University Lahore notified Khalid Manzoor Butt as the Doctor of Philosophy in the subject of Political Science. He completed his thesis on the topic of “Child Labor in Human Right Prospective: Case Study of Child Scavengers of Urban Areas of Lahore” under the supervision of Dr Farhat Mehmood.

 

Khalid Manzoor Butt said Pakistan is signatory of Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), yet a big numbers of children are mistreated, exploited and abused. He elaborately highlighted disadvantages of scavenging through children and suggested a model to tackle with the issue and transform child scavengers into useful and productive individuals. The thesis includes interviews of about 200 child scavengers.

 

Prof. Dr Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor congratulated Khalid Manzoor Butt on completion of his PhD, saying that PhD should not be his final goal, rather it should be the beginning of a new goal.

(26-08-2010)

 

 

PAK, US SHARE CONTRARY PERCEPTIONS OF FOREIGN POLICY

 

Pakistan and United States share contrary perceptions of foreign policy which is the biggest reason behind fluctuating relationship between both the countries, said world renowned US scholar Prof. Walter Russell Mead while addressing the students of GC University Lahore on “US Foreign Policy towards Pakistan.” ...(more)

(29-07-2010)

 

 

 

FIRST THREE DAY International conference on Emerging Trends in Psychology begins at GCU LAHORE

 

The first three day international conference on “Emerging Trends in Psychology” started at the GC University Lahore within an objective to introduce and encourage new paradigms of theory and research in psychology that better address the social and cultural issues of Pakistan.

 

Prof. Dr. Ikram-ul-Haq (SI) Vice Chancellor GCU was the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony of the conference being attend by psychiatrists and psychologists form all over the country. Dr. Naumana Amjad presented her key note address at the opening ceremony of the conference spread over four academic sessions.

 

Addressing the conference, Prof. Dr. Ikram-ul-Haq (SI) said that GC University is striving to work in three additional strategic directions; institutional collaboration, international links and open-learning to increase flexibility and interaction. He hoped that the conference would also deliberate upon where do we stand in relation to modern knowledge and what practical changes can we produce in our curriculum and research to remain an active part of ever innovative scenario of the discipline of psychology

 

Dr. Naumana Amjad in her key note address said that knowledge of human behaviors comes through practice and not only from the books. In her address, she pointed out a number of ethical considerations in psychology and concluded that psychology should be put to service of people.

 

Addressing the conference, Dr. Asir Ajmal Chairperson Department of Psychology GCU  stressed the need of developing indigenous psychology with local models so that we could better understand the country’s social and cultural problems. He said that the discipline of Psychology has undergone rapid expansion and consolidation in the past century. Modern Psychology, as we call it today, is a myriad of perspectives ranging from rigidly scientific and mathematical ones to those committed to their origins in philosophy and religion. However, Dr. Asir Ajmal said, these modern perspectives when applied in post–colonial contexts as Pakistan, seem unfit as either explanations or solutions to our current crisis around identity, religion, culture and gender. Notwithstanding the labels of ‘third world’ and ‘developing countries’ imparted by the complex hierarchies of modern scientific world,  the recent departure from modern to postmodern psychology allows a more creative engagement with local knowledge forms and rethinking about modern social science itself. 

 

(30-03-2010)

 

 

As Per Notification No REG-6-17/11 dated 10-01-2011 issued by the Registrar Dr. Muhammad Asir Ajmal will look after the office of Chairperson, Department of Psychology with immediate effect.

 

(11-01-2011)

 

 

GCU LAHORE AWARDS PhD in Psychology

 

The Controller of Examinations GC University notified Iram Fatima as Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology after the approval of her thesis on ‘Belief in a just world and subjective well-being in mothers of normal and down syndrome children’. She completed her research under the supervision of Dr. Kausar Sohail. The Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab congratulated Iram Fatima on the completion of her PhD programme.

(03-06-2010)

 

 

All Pakistan Performing Art Festival ORGANIZES in connection with the Mental Health Week, 2010

 

The students staged plays, dramas, mimes and skits at All Pakistan Performing Art Festival to highlight the terror which has struck the heart of the Pakistani society due to suicide bombings and increasing rate of crime. As many as eight institutions took part in the festival organized by the Psychology Department GCU as a part of four-day activities in connection with the Mental Health Week.

 

The play titled ‘Cry of a Child’ by the students of Centre for Social and Culture Studies, Punjab University met with a loud applause at the festival. They play highlighted the effects of terrorism on the lives and behavior of children. The play tilted ‘3 Murday, 3 Khayanian’ was also liked by the audience. It showed how innocent people are trapped and made terrorists through religious, social and financial black mailings. The students of Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad presented a skit highlighting the irresponsible attitude of youth towards their life. Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi team presented a mime to show the sufferings and situations that drive people to become what they don’t want to be. The GCU students also presented a mime on theme of effects of terrorism. It was a spellbound performance showing fear, depression and death anxiety among the survivors of terror attacks. The students of Centre for Clinical Psychology, Punjab University also underlined the psychological and social effects of terrorism through a mime. At the end GCU students also staged a thought-provoking play on the topic of ‘Crime and Punishment’.

 

(05-04-2010)

 

 

GCU ORGANIZES TWO PANEL DISCUSSIONS ON COPING WITH TERRORISM AND VIOLENCE

 

The Psychology department GCU organized two panel discussions on coping with terrorism and violence in society” at the second day of International Conference on Forensic Psychology: Issues and Interventions. The Participants discussed a wide range of issues pertaining to the topics. Oriya Maqbool Jan and Mubashar Luqman, academicians Saroosh Irfani, Prof Khalid Saeed, Amjad Tufail, barristers Mian Abdul Qudoos and Justice (r) Zufiqar Ali Bokhari participated. Director Shirkat Gah, Director Rescue 1122 Dr. Rizwan Nasir and Shahzad Asif also addressed.

 

(Participants of Panel Discussion)

 

The conference was spread over six academic sessions with a total of 30 research papers presented, two lectures namely ‘Terrorism: New Trends in Pakistan’ by Akhtar Ali Syed and ‘Suicide Risk and Prevention’ by Dr Safiullah Afghan and also a workshop on ‘Suicide Risk Management’.

(03-04-2010)

 

 

International Conference at GCU Lahore deliberates on terrorism

 

GCU Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab chaired the inaugural session of International Conference on Forensic Psychology: Issues and Interventions and called on the researchers to analyse the quagmire of terrorism and violence in our society and leave some words of wisdom which potentially contribute not only to the understanding of these issues but also to their solutions. He also appreciated the department’s efforts for arranging the mental health week to address to the current psycho-political scenario o our society and urged the mental health professionals to leave a word of wisdom to solve these issues. Participating teams and academicians from leading the institutions deeply appreciated Department Chairperson Dr Farah Malik’s efforts for organizing the event at a time when addressing the issue was needed.

 

In her keynote address, Prof. Dr. Najma Najam Vice Chancellor Karakoram International University, Gilgit said that the terrorists are not born out of one act but is indoctrinated through repeated physical and emotional training which turns him to a virtual human time bomb. She said that suicide bombers are not real terrorists, but the criminals are those who train them.

 

Dr. Farah Malik, Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab and Prof. Dr. Najma Najam

 

Eminent psychologists, researchers, psychiatrists and academicians deliberated on the perceptions about terrorism in Pakistan, its factors and coping strategies at the first day of the conference. The experts also discussed in detail depression, anxiety and stress among the survivors and family members of the victims of suicide bombings.

 

Bothers of Charity Services, Ireland Principle Clinical Psychologist Dr Akhtar Ali said that societies having political instability witness more violence and terror than others. GCU Department of Psychology researchers Dr Farah Malik, Rabia Khawar, Saima Saeed and Rabia Ifthikar highlighted the adverse effect impacts of War on Terror in terms of security threats, change in religious ideology and mental health problems among people. A research group of GCU Psychology Department also presented study on the Definition, Factors, Impact and Coping Strategies about terrorism. They study based on interviews from the people from all walks of life including religious scholars suggest that the definition of terrorism include major themes like horrifying, imposed, unbearable, devastating, unforgivable, mysterious, fear inducing, coercive and threat to religion and society. Factors include themes of economic and political instability, foreign invasion, fanaticism, social inequality and injustice, poverty, lawlessness, psychological distress and flawed government polices. Category of impact included mostly negative bust also some positive perception which include unity, determination and patriotism. The coping strategies which the study suggests include development, indiscrimination, justice, conscientiousness, improvement in foreign and national government polices and their accurate implementation.

 

National Institute of Psychology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad researchers Prof. Dr. Anila Kamal and Rabya Nayab presented a paper on ‘Terrorism Catastrophizing, Perceived Stress, Death Anxiety among the University Students.’ Their research also found that female students felt high terrorism catastrophizing and perceived high stress and death anxiety then male students. However, the study found equal found no significant difference among hostel residents and day scholars in all three variables.

 

Punjab University Department of Applied Psychology Prof. Dr. Yasmin Nilofer and Maria Habib presented a research paper on Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS) among Survivors of Lahore Suicide Bombings said that female scored higher on depression, anxiety and stress, even higher than security officials who were directly targeted by terrorists. Mudassar Ahmed from Punjab University briefed participants about his research based on interviews of families of terror attack victims. The study indicates that there was a significant negative relationship of time of blasts which causes high psychological distress among the members of these families. He said that females of these families use avoidance and religious focused coping strategies while males mostly prefer practical coping.

 

Amjad Tufial from MAO College Lahore called on the media to revise the pattern of the coverage of terrorist attacks as they are already aimed at creating panic and shaking the confidence of people. Hina Haq presented a research paper on psychological implications of terror attacks on traffic wardens.

(02-04-2010)

 

 

Mental Health Week AT GCU: ALL PAKISTAN POSTER Exhibition highlights effects of violence, terrorism  

 

The GCU Psychology Department organized the All Pakistan Poster Exhibition 2010 in connection with the Mental Health Week to highlight terrorism, violence, child abuse and drug addiction and their effects on mental health. As many as 200 posters inscribed with messages. ‘Crossing Eternal Peace’ ‘Stop Destruction’, ‘Still We Have the Chance’, ‘Misspelled Morality’, ‘Legal Terrorism by United States’, ‘ Our Future???’ ‘Stop Killing’, ‘Pain’ and ‘Tug of Peace’ were put on display at the Salam Hall. The newspapers clippings were used in a large number of posters to highlight the misery of people due to terrorism. 

 

Speaking on the occasion, GCU Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab, the chief guest of the event, said that the competition was aimed at mobilizing students to find ways to help the nation against terrorism and violence. He said that the students could play important role in enabling Pakistan to face the challenges the country is struggling with. He appreciated the artwork of the students, saying that the artistic expression was best way to create awareness among people.

Prof. Dr Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor

GCU Lahore looks at the posters

 

Talking to media about their posters, Allama Iqbal College for Women, Sailkot students said that they had used photographs published in newspapers to highlight Unemployment, Poverty, Injustice, Illiteracy, Religious Prejudice and United States aggression against Muslims as the major causes of terrorism in Pakistan. A student of Punjab University Lahore presented a thesis in a poster that terrorists kidnap children and train them as suicide bombers through brain washing and economic, religious blackmailing. The students of Home Economics College for Women, Lahore said that they designed their posters to show how child abuse and terrorism were inflicting emotional and physical damage upon our society.  The students from University of Education, Lahore worked on the menace of family violence on women in our society.  The Posters designed by the Punjab University Centre for Clinical Psychology got the top position at the competition. The student of the GCU, Lahore Psychology Department also put on display poster related the fields of Forensic Psychology, but they as hosts did not compete for the prizes.

(01-04-2010)

 

 

International conference & mental health week 2010 31st march to 3rd april 2010

 

 

 

Mental Health Week at Psychology department GC University Lahore 

 

The Psychology Department is going to mark the Mental Health Week from 31st March 2010 with an aim to help nation cope with the quagmire of violence and terrorism. The Mental Health Week, to be started with a poster competition on mental health, also includes a ‘four-day international conference on ‘Forensic Psychology: Issues and Interventions’.  The conference will focus on impact of terrorism on mental health, perceptions about suicide bombings, attitude and perceptions regarding war on terror, political stability and mental health, gender, violence tactics against women in Pakistani families, spousal violence, sexual harassment at workplaces, psychological correlates of crime, youth and family issues in forensic psychology and coping strategies and interventions regarding crime and terrorism.

 

Dr Najma Najam Vice Chancellor Karakoram International University, Gilgit, will deliver a key-note address while GCU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Khalid Aftab will be the guest of honour at the inaugural session of the conference. There will be seven academic sessions at the conference followed by plays, skits, mimes and alumni dinner on the concluding day, April 4. The department will also screen a movie to highlight the mental health issues in our society. A workshop on suicide risk management is also part of week long activities.

 

(31-03-2010)

 

 

Dr. Farah Malik speaks in s Seminar on ‘emotional intelligence’ held at NUST

 

The NUST Centre for Career Counselling & Advisory (NUST-C3A) held a seminar on ‘Emotional Intelligence’. Lt. Gen. Engineer Muhammad Asghar Rector NUST Islamabad was the chief guest on the occasion. Dr. Farah Malik, chairperson Psychology Department at GC University Lahore, Mauna Gauhar and Dr. Siham Sikandar were the key speakers on the seminar.

 

Dr. Farah in her lecture said that a lot of research has been done on emotional intelligence. “There are many factors of emotions and those are psychological arousal, conscious experience and behavioural expression. First we have to understand ourselves and then we can understand others. There are many negative emotions that can be perceived by stories, voices and music, which are directly not experienced. The main domains of emotional intelligence are interpersonal, intrapersonal, adaptability, stress management and general mood,” she said. The seminar was attended by a large number of students and faculty members.

(05-03-2010)

 

 

Rescue 1122 engages GCU expertise 

 

The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) has engaged the expertise of GC University Lahore clinical psychologists to work on post-traumatic stress among rescue workers, and develop modern psychological test system for selection of right people in the life saving emergency services. GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab and Rescue 1122 Director General Dr. Rizwan Naseer signed the agreement carried out between the GCU Department of Clinical Psychology and the Punjab Emergency Service. Department of Clinical Psychology Director Prof. Zahid Mehmood was also present. “Rescue workers are daily exposed to traumatic stress while helping people in emergency. Dealing with situations like terrorism, fire, car accidents and rape develop traumatic stress disorder in workers which reduces their efficiency and commitment,” said 1122 Director General while requesting the clinical psychologists of the university to help the Punjab Emergency Service in coping with the situation.

 

The GCU and Rescue 1122 have also pledged to work for development of safer communities in Pakistan through research projects and joint practical initiatives including conferences, workshops, awareness and training programmes and seminars. Both the intuitions have also pledged to share resources, knowledge and expertise for caring out the above mention joint projects. They would also conduct behaviour studies of communities to prevent road traffic accidents and injuries. 

 

However, GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Khalid Aftab said that the university professors and researchers should also work with the emergency service officials to manage post-traumatic stress among public after emergency or disaster. The vice chancellor and Rescue 1122 officials appreciated that Clinical Psychology Department have already successfully developed psychological tests for the Pakistan Air Force and these days it was working with the PAF on stress management in pilots. They hoped that the new psychological test system developed by the GCU for Rescue 1122 would help in selection of right people in the life saving emergency services and would reduce the drop-out percentage of rescue workers.

 

 

Director Planning and External Links GCU Ms Fauzia Shaheen told the meeting that under the agreement, the Rescue 1122 would also provide internship and research opportunities for students of GCU. She said all the Rescue 1122 data of accidents, fire incidents; crime and prank calls would also be available to GCU students for research.    The meeting also discussed in detail the fallouts of recent incident of “street justice” in Sialkot and termed the situation “alarming.” The GCU and Rescue 1122 also planned to hold a seminar in the university on the issue of “street justice.”    

 

(04-10-2010)

 

 

 

GCU ORGANIZES WORKSHOP FOR AUTISTIC CHILDREN

 

The Alumni Society of Clinical Psychology Department GC University Lahore organized a training workshop on “Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)”, a highly effective method of non-verbal communication with Autistic children who have delays in speech development. The clinical psychologists and professionals from various parts of Punjab attended the workshop.

 

Addressing the workshop attendee, resource person Sajjad Ahmad said that PECS used pictures instead of words to help children and had proved to be very useful in clinics and schools. He said a child could be trained in PECS by a parent, caregiver, or therapist who had learned the method. In the early phases of PECS training, the child chooses a picture of a desired food, and receives the food in exchange for the picture. Getting the food was the positive reinforcement for using the picture to communicate. He said that as the child begins to understand the usefulness of communication, the hope is that he would then begin to use natural speech.

 

(03-06-2010)

 

 

Annual Report on Campus Counseling Services (CCS) July2008-June 2009

 

Background:

 

The history of GCU campus counselling service goes back a long way. However, the reorganization of the service along professional lines started in 2006 when it formally became a part of the Department of Clinical Psychology. In 2007 a qualified clinical psychologist from GCU clinical training programme was appointed as the Campus Counsellor, with a remit to develop a comprehensive counselling service for the students of the University. Working under the administrative and professional supervision of the Head of the Department of Clinical Psychology, GC University, the foundation of a service was laid along professional lines. In 2008 the services were located in the newly built Student Counselling Centre.

 

It took a few months to complete the spade work for the service. Information leaflets were prepared and distributed throughout the University to publicize the new locale and the operation policy.  A generic brochure along with the service development plan, information leaflets for the students on common problem faced were prepared. Guidance and information material was prepared on study skills and strategies, time management, improving concentration, self motivation, presentation skills, dealing with exam anxiety, problem solving, decision making managing moods and this is an on going process.

 

The Mission Statement:

 

Our aim is to provide a readily accessible campus counselling service to all students of GC University with emotional, psychological and behavioural, social and academic problems and help them improve their level of functioning in all areas with proven techniques and skills.

 

The service:

The Campus counselling service is essentially a self-referral service open to all students of GCU. In addition, any one from the teaching staff or the medical staff can refer with the student’s consent. It is important that the student should contact the counselor directly for appointment.

 

At the initial assessment meeting every student is interviewed and asked to fill in a generic Problems Checklist developed for the Service by the Department of Clinical Psychology. The students may be asked to fill in other questionnaires if necessary for assessment. At this point a decision is made whether a particular student needs individual and /or group counselling. Individual session can start immediately which lasts about 60 minutes, and is followed by revision and documentation process which takes half an hour at least. Individual sessions are continued on weekly basis and normally 6-8 sessions are offered to each client. A thorough and regular record keeping is maintained on every student and all data are collated and a monthly report is submitted to the Head of the Department of Clinical Psychology for scrutiny.

 

Counselling approaches used are focal, short term and active. The techniques used in the service have efficacy demonstrated by research. Cognitive behavioural techniques along with social skills learning in a crisis intervention mould have been found to be very effective.

 

To-date 120 students have been seen on individual basis altogether for 950 sessions.

 

Group Counseling

 

Group counseling is not only a more efficient way of meeting the ever-growing demand for counselling it is also more effective and more appropriate with a number of problems. The most common of theses are Class Presentations, Exam Anxiety, Time Management and Effective Study Skills. The group counselling sessions planned on monthly basis and the schedule is publicized well in advance and students are invited to register for the group of their choice. A typical group consists of 8-10 students with similar problems briefed and assessed at the start of the group session and it may last. A group session lasts for two hours, group preparation takes 4-5 hours and evaluation of the outcomes requires three hours. All formats and the contents of the group counselling session are planned and discussed with the Supervisor.

 

To date 40 groups have been held totally attendance of 150 students.  

 

Service monitoring:

 

The service is regularly monitored for efficiency and effectiveness. Record keeping and monthly reports are prepared and presented to the Supervisor. A Service Evaluation Form is already in use for the student as the pre and post assessment of the problem is used with every client that also includes service satisfaction. The active feed back system has been incorporated with the service.

 

Supervision:

 

The professional quality and service efficacy are regularly and supervised by Dr Zahid Mahmood. Cases are discussed and data are collated and checked on monthly basis.

 

Teaching and Training:

 

The success of the service can be gauged by the fact the Campus Counselling Services has been incorporated into the M S in Clinical Psychology training programme. The service has generated a lot of interest in the trainee clinical psychologists and this year they have been offered Campus Counselling as an option in the course. Six trainees opted for placement in the Campus Counselling Service for a Semester. They were given lectures and workshops by the Campus Counselor and a Clinical Psychologist and both organized all the clinical work and supervised case management. If this facility is repeated every year it will expand the scope the service.

 

The Future:

 

It seems that as the service and it contribution is getting better known among the students and staff, the number of clients is increasing and we may have to plan for a wider range of services. The list of issues and problems for which students are seeking help is lengthening.

 

For the details of the related documents please see the Appendices.

 

Dr. Zahid Mahmood

Director Clinical Psychology

GCU, Lahore

Ayesha Majeed

Campus Counselor

GCU, Lahore

 

The next annual report will be presented in June 2010.

List of the current issues

  • Exam Anxiety

  • Time Management

  • Class Presentations

  • Performance Anxiety

  • Lack of Motivation

  • Lack of Study Skills

  • Performance in the Class

  • Difficulty in Studies

  • Underachievement

  • Peer group Difficulties

  • Adjustment Issues

  • Temperamental Issues

  • Relationship Problems

  • Homesickness

  • Feelings of Sadness

  • Limited Social Skills

  • Problems with Concentration

  •  Work Stress

  • Life Transitions

  • Career and Developmental issues

 

(13-01-2010)

 

 

GCU AWARDS PHD IN STATISTICS

 

The GC University has awarded PhD in the subject of Statistics to Ahmad Faisal Siddiqui. He completed his thesis title as “Child Labour: A Statistical Study using Multistage Probability Proportional Stratified Systematic Sampling” under the supervision of Dr. Khalid Pervaiz Dean of Arts and social Sciences GCU Lahore.

(05-03-2010)

 

 

GCU HOLDS MEHFIL-E-QIRAT OF  IRANIAN GROUP 

The Islamic Studies and Persian Department jointly organised a Mehfil-e-Qirat in collaboration with the Iranian Consulate, Lahore. A noted Iranian group, Twashiq, recited the verses of Holy Quran at the Mehfil-e-Qirat, which was attended by a large number of students and teachers.

(02-09-2010)

 

GCU STUDENT DELEGATION VISITS GURDWARA JANAM ASTHAN

 

A 30-member delegation comprising male and female students and staff of Islamic Studies Department of GC University Lahore paid a study visit to Gurdwara Janam Asthan Nankana Sahib. Later, Shakeel Ahmed Bhatti District Officer Coordination Nankana Sahib on behalf of the local district administration gave a tea party to the delegation.

 

(Courtesy Daily News Lahore 15-05-2010)

 

GCU LAUNCHES MPHIL IN ISLAMIC STUDIES

 

The GC University Lahore has announced initiating MPhil program in Islamic Studies. The decision was taken at a meeting with Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab in the chair. Dr Hamayun Abbass, Chairman of Arabic and Islamic Studies Department, said that the two-year MPhil Program would be started this year in September 2010. He further added that the department of Arabic and Islamic studies was one of the oldest departments of the GCU, Lahore. Dr G.W. Leitner established the department in 1864. He was the Professor of Arabic and the first Principal of then Government College Lahore as well.

(5-05-2010)

GCU exhibits paintings of Islamic Architecture

 

The Islamic Studies Department GCU Lahore on Wednesday organized a painting competition-cum-exhibition on theme of ‘Islamic Architecture’ at Abdus Salam Hall. The paintings of famous mosques and other Islamic structures including buildings of holy cities Mecca and Madina and famous Taj Mahal were put on display at the exhibition by the students of eight participating educational intuitions. Sobia Naseem of Islamia University Bahawalpur (IUB) bagged the top position, while Madhia Shah of Defence Degree College for Women, Lahore and Ifat Sadiq of IUB stood second and third respectively. Samina Zulfiqar of Punjab University and Mazahar Naveed of National College of Arts got consolation prizes.  

(19-03-2010)

GCU exhibits paintings of Islamic Architecture

 

The Islamic Studies Department GCU Lahore on Wednesday organized a painting competition-cum-exhibition on theme of ‘Islamic Architecture’ at Abdus Salam Hall. The paintings of famous mosques and other Islamic structures including buildings of holy cities Mecca and Madina and famous Taj Mahal were put on display at the exhibition by the students of eight participating educational intuitions. Sobia Naseem of Islamia University Bahawalpur (IUB) bagged the top position, while Madhia Shah of Defence Degree College for Women, Lahore and Ifat Sadiq of IUB stood second and third respectively. Samina Zulfiqar of Punjab University and Mazahar Naveed of National College of Arts got consolation prizes.  

(19-03-2010)

GCU HOLDS MEHFIL-E-QIRAT OF  IRANIAN GROUP 

The Islamic Studies and Persian Department jointly organised a Mehfil-e-Qirat in collaboration with the Iranian Consulate, Lahore. A noted Iranian group, Twashiq, recited the verses of Holy Quran at the Mehfil-e-Qirat, which was attended by a large number of students and teachers.  

(02-09-2010)

 

 

 

بشکریہ شعبہ فارسی

(06-05-2010)

 

 

PERSIAN DEPARTMENT GCU AND IRAN CULTURE CENTRE LAHORE JOINTLY ORGANIZES LAUNCHING CEREMONY OF DR. ZAHEER’s 21st Book

 

The modern poetry of Iran is the subject of Prof. Dr Zaheer Ahmed Siddique’s 21st book “Shair-e-Jadeed-e-Iran” (the modern poetry of Iran) which was launched at a graceful ceremony at the Fazl-e-Hussain Reading Room f the University. Dr Zaheer has translated the poems of 36 Iranian poets in his new book.

 

Addressing the ceremony, Dr. Abbas Famori Director General Iran Culture Centre said that Dr Zaheer’s work touches the hearts of the people, adding that it would play an important role in bridging the gap between the people of Pakistan and Iran.

 

GCU Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab laid a stress on making the educational and social relationships with Iran stronger. He said the book would help the people of Pakistan in understanding the emotions, literature and culture of Iranian people. He, however, emphasised on enhancing people-to-people contact with Iran.

 

Dr Syed Muhammad Akram Shah chairman department of Iqbaliyat and Prof. Dr.Moeen Nizami Chairman Persian department Punjab University Oriental College lauded the research work of Prof. Dr Zaheer Siddiqui.

(25-11-2009)

 

 

Persian Department Organizes Mehfil-e-Nazool-e-Quran

 

A group of Qaris” from Iranian city of Kundan recited the Holy Koran during a Mehfil-e-Nazool-e-Quran organized by the Department of Persian Language and Literature organized at Bokhari Auditorium. The members of the group included Qari  Muhammad Ali, Qari Ali Abbas, Qari Haider and Qari Ali. Chairperson Persian Department Dr Iqbal Saqib said that this is the Holy month of Ramadan which provide the opportunity to seek Allah‘s blessings. He highly appreciated the performance of the Iranian Qaries, who performed recitation of the Holy Quran in a befitting manner. He also thanked the Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore for his kind cooperation for holding the function in the month of Ramadan. Former Registrar GCU Dr. Zaheer Ahmed Siddiqi, Senior faculty members and a large number of students attended the event.

       (15-09-2009)

 

 

 

Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran Delegation visit GCU

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We are quality producer and we believe on quality education for which we are committed, The Vice Chancellor Government College University Lahore Prof. Khalid Aftab said. He was welcoming the four member of delegation led by Vice Chancellor of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran at Syndicate Room of the University.

The GCU Vice Chancellor said that there should be academic collaboration between Iranian and Pakistani Universities particularly with regards to exchange of teachers and students in different fields. He emphasized on establishing academic links with Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran in various fields such as Economics, Literature, Science and other fields. While mentioning the eminent personalities, Prof. Khalid Aftab said that successful people from all walks of life including Nobel Laureates Dr. Hargobind Khorana and Dr. Abdul Salam had their association with this premium institution. Prof. Khalid Aftab said Pakistan needed a good number of mathematicians and experts in various sectors of the national economy for its development. It was for this reason that the GCU has established the Abdus Salam School of Mathematical Sciences in collaboration with the government, people and academicians interested in the promotion of mathematics among the students of Pakistan.

The Vice Chancellor of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran Dr. Ali Raza Ashori said that we want to promote the bilateral relation with GCU and for this purpose we will exchange the scholars and PhD students of various academic fields. The Iranian Vice Chancellor elaborated academic and research programmes of his university and urged to strengthen links with GCU in the field of Mathematics, Physics and English.

(16-01-2009)

 

NEW DIRECTOR KHANA-E-FARHANG, JAMHURI ISLAMI IRAN, LAHORE VISITS PERSIAN DEPARTMENT

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A two member delegation led by the Director General Khana-e-Farhang, Jamhuri Islami Iran, Lahore today visited the GCU Lahore and called on the Vice Chancellor Dr. Khalid Aftab in the Syndicate Room. During the meeting, the Vice Chancellor apprised the guests about the academic environment of the University and hoped for mutual interaction between the Iranian Scholars and GCU students in the realm of Persian Language and Literature in particular and in the other disciplines of studies in general. He said, we need to accomplish our tasks by following the course of enlightenment.
Dr. Khalid Aftab also hoped to sustain cooperation between Khana-e-Farhang, Jamhuri Islami
Iran and GCU Lahore in future as well.

The Director General Khana-e-Farhang Nadir Baba thanked the
Vice Chancellor for his warm reception. He also hoped that Khana-e-Farhan would continue extending to support to the GCU Persian Department. He further said that he has felt pleasant moments since he is in
Pakistan and added that the doors of Khana-e-Farhang Iran are always open for friends.

Former Director General Khana-e-Farhan Abdul Raza Abbasi said on the occasion that he enjoyed warm relations with the GC University Lahore and hoped that we need to promote Iran-Pakistan relations. He said that Iqbal was a great poet and we need to follow the thoughts of Allama Muhammad Iqbal.

Earlier, the delegation members visited the Persian Department where Chairperson the Persian Department
Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Saqib apprised the guests about the on going academic and research activities of the Department. Distinguished Professor Persian Department Prof. Dr. Zaheer Ahmed Siddiqi and Prof. Anwar Warraich were also present on the occasion.

(13-11-2008)

 

GCU ARRANGES Nazool -e-Quran MOOT : IRANI QARIS PERFORMS RECITATION OF HOLY QURAN

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The Department of Persian Language and Literature organized a Mehfil-e-Nazool-e-Quran in Bokhari Auditorium. A delegation from Iran performed recitation of Holy Quran. The delegates were Qari Mujataba, Qari Muhammad Gohri, Qari Mashallah and Qari Abdullah.

Director Iran Culture Center, Lahore Abdul Raza Abbasi was also present on the occasion.  Speaking on the occasion, he said that Holy month of Ramadan provides the opportunity to seek Allah’s blessings. He highly appreciated the performance of the Iranian delegation. He also thanked the Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab for his kind cooperation for holding this function. Prof. Dr. Zaheer Ahmed Siddiqi, Chairperson Persian Department, faculty members and a large number of varsity students were present on the occasion.

(24-09-2008)

DR. ZAHEER AHMED SIDDIQI’s achievements eulogized

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We have decided to work at as splendid level as Dr. Abdus Salam did for the coming generation by ameliorating the academic standards and making the GCU ambiance more conducive for learning. Dr. Salam is a role model for Pakistani Physicist and Dr. Zaheer Ahmed Siddiqi is role model for the Ravians and omen of good luck for the institute. It was expressed by the Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore Dr. Khalid Aftab in his presidential address while paying rich tribute to Dr. Zaheer Ahmed Siddiqi distinguish professor and former registrar of the GCU in a ceremony organized by the staff of Persian department. Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab further said that his greatest achievement was establishing of Dr. Abdus Salam chair which symbolizes academic high point of his institution. He also said that administrative high profile work and excellent creativity hardy together but Dr. Zaheer Ahmed Siddiqi by writing 20 valuable books in Urdu and Persian have proved that creativity dose not  recognize any physical fatigue.

Dr. Zaheer Ahmed Siddiqi thanked the Vice Chancellor and said on this occasion that it was GCU’s creative environment which encouraged his creativity and research. He also described his 40 year long services at GCU Lahore and thanked for the affection and love that he found in his colleagues.

Earlier, Chairperson Department of Persian Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Saqib in his welcome address said that Dr. Siddiqi is a bright chapter of GCU history as his untiring services during the transitional phase of institution from GC Lahore to GCU Lahore a never forgettable. While talking about Dr. Zaheer’s achievements, he said, Dr. Zaheer Ahmed Siddiqi was declared the “Best Persian poet of the world” by the government of Iran in “Fajar International Festival 2006” whereas he was given the Best Persian Prose Writer of the world award   in the Farabi International Festival 2007. He also briefed about 20 books written by Dr. Siddiqi and thanked the guests.

Other participants of the ceremony included Dr. Khalid Hameed Sheikh, former Vice Chancellor Punjab University, faculty of Persian department Punjab University Oriental College Lahore, the deans, the registrar, academic and administrative heads of the GCU. The ceremony was followed by a lunch arranged by Persian department.

(17-04-2008)

 

GCU’S SYNDICATE APPOINTS DR. ZAHEER AHMED SIDDIQUI DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR

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The syndicate appointed Dr. Zaheer Ahmed Siddiqui the former Registrar, as Distinguished Professor recognition to his services in the discipline of Persian.

(21-02-2008)

IRAN'S ASSISTANT CULTURAL MINISTER VISITS GCU

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Jaffer Shamsian Assistant Minister of the Min­istry of Islamic Culture and Rela­tions, Islamic Republic of Iran visited the GCU and called on the Vice Chan­cellor Prof Dr Khalid Aftab. The Iranian minister was accompanied by Consul General of Consulate General of Iran, Lahore Iran Syed Kharazi and Director General Abdul Reza Abbasi.

Prof Dr Khalid Aftab Welcomed the Iranian minister at his office and offered to have cultural and academic faculty sharing programmes between the GCU and Iranian varsity. Jaffer Shamsian agreed on the proposal of the Vice Chancellor and said that GCU was an internationally recognized in­stitution and we would like to ex-tend our further cooperation with it in every academic sphere.

Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab invited Iranian Persian Language scholars and Physicists to come to GCU and render their cooperation to the varsity's Persian department and Center for Advanced Studies in Physics (CASP). The Iranian min­ister hoped to have more coordi­nation with GCU in future. The Iranians have made immense progress in the scientific field dur­ing the last three decades and we will be looking forward to have friendly relations with all the Muslim countries of the world", the Iranian Minister said and told that their country has very cordial re­lations with all its neighboring countries.

Later, the Iranian min­ister visited the Otaq-e-lran Shanasi of the Persian department, where he was ap­prised of the collection of Persian Literature placed there and the ef­forts underway for the promotion of Persian language at the GCU.

(09-02-2008)

(Courtesy News, Nation and Daily Times)

Dr. Zaheer Ahmad Siddiqui HONOURED IN IRAN

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Dr. Zaheer Ahmad Siddiqui was awarded the best writer of Persian language and literature at the 1st Farabi International Award held in Tehran, with the cooperation of the UNESCO and ISESCO. The award was bestowed upon Dr. Zaheer by the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmed Nijad in a ceremony held at Tehran. He was also awarded Pak Rs. 400,000.

 

(31-01-08)

 

 

Prof. Dr. Zaheer Siddiqi to be awarded Farabi statue, cash award and a golden pen at Farabi Int’l Festival 2008

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The Ministry of Science, Research and Technology (MSRT) in collaboration with various Iranian academies and international organizations like UNESCO and ISESCO is to hold the first edition of the Farabi International Awards Festival for Islamic and Social Sciences on January 26, 2008 in Tehran. Over 1000 works have been submitted to the secretariat of the gala in various spheres including Persian language and literature, history, geography, archaeology, political sciences and psychology.

Prof. Dr. Zaheer Ahmed Siddiqi with Commendation Plaque

 

Twenty two Iranian and 12 foreign works will be selected and awarded in the ceremony. These works focusing on Iranology, have been submitted from countries including Tajikistan, Pakistan, France, Jordan and Britain.

 

Prof. Dr. Zaheer Ahmed Siddiqi, a distinguished Professor of Persian and former registrar GC University Lahore will be awarded a commendation plaque, US $ 7,000 to 8,000 cash award, Farabi statue and a golden pen at the Farabi International Award Festival 2008. This award is being bestowed upon Prof. Dr. Zaheer Ahmad Siddiqi as recognition of his valuable research in his book titled “Ganjinat-ul-Ma’ ani” (Treasure of Ideas) which has been translated and published by Iranian’s government. Earlier, at the Fajr festival held in Iran last year. He was also declared the best Persian poet for the year 2007 and was awarded a cash prize of rupees 1,00,000 and gold coins for writing a poem on  “unity among muslims”.

 

Dr. Zaheer told that the Iranian Government has offered the GCU Lahore to acquire photocopy of seventy thousand manuscripts He also told that the GCU Lahore and the Kitab Khana Milli of Iran have already signed a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) in this connection.

 

The Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab has felicitated Prof. Dr. Zaheer Ahmad Siddiqi for his great achievement of winning the award. He said Dr. Zaheer Siddiqi is an intellectual personality having wisdom, and academic prowess and his writings are of worth excellence. He further said that Dr. Zaheer Siddiqi’s work is an asset of the institution.

 

(23-01-2008)

GCU ORGANIZES SEMINAR AND publishes six books on N.M. Rashid

 

Urdu department GC University Lahore has published six books on noted poet N.M Rashid on his centennial birth anniversary. The books were launched at the day-long national seminar at GCU Bokhari Auditorium highlighting the literary, critical and intellectual genius of Rashid who is acknowledged as the pioneer of modern free verse in Urdu. The seminar was chaired by GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab

 

Two of the six books: Rashid Aur Saqafati Mughairut (Rashid and cultural alienation) and Rashid Baqalam Khud (Rashid’s writings about himself) were written by Prof. Dr. Saadat Saeed, Department of Urdu, GCU Lahore. The other four books; Rashid Ravi Mein (Rashid’s publications in The Ravi), Bayaz-e-Rashid: Mazharyati Mutalah (Rashid’s personal journal of poetry), Naqd-e-Rashid (literary criticism about Rashid) and Intikhab-e-Nazm-e-Rashid (Anthology of Rashid’s poetry) were also complied by Prof. Dr. Saadat Saeed along with Nasreen Anjum Bhatti and Muhammad Rafique.

 

Delivering the key note address, Prof. Fateh Muhammad Malik Rector International Islamic University Islamabad lamented that the realm of Urdu scholarship has miserably failed to pay befitting homage to Rashid’s poetic prowess despite innumerable efforts.  

 

GCU Vice Chancellor Dr. Khalid Aftab opined that the concept of modern man as it appears in Rashid’s verse is reflective of universal values. Rashid paved way for the creation of an egalitarian society where man is recognized for his essence and not on the basis of his creed. The Vice Chancellor attributed the emergence of such literary luminaries as Rashid to the fertile cultural milieu of the historic Government College Lahore.

 

 

The prominent literati and Urdu Department

faculty with the Vice Chancellor.

 

Intizar Hussain, the oldest living writer of the Sub-continent, praised Rashid for having addressed intricate issues of human cerebrum in his innovative verse forms.   

 

Prof. Dr. Saadat Saeed said that his objective assessment of Rashid’s poetry has further strengthened his views that like a perceptive member of the intelligentsia, Rashid was firmly rooted in the ethical, political and religious values of human polity.

 

GCU Urdu Department Chairperson Dr. Shafiq Ajmi thanked Rashid’s daughter Nasreen Rashid who complied Rashid’s epistles addressed to his first wife. This, according to Dr Ajmi, will pave way for the critics to have a renewed insight into Rashid’s psyche. Dr. Tariq Zaidi, said that Rashid was inspired by Nietzsche, Iqbal and Allama Mashriqi. 

 

Dr. Tabbassum Kashmiri, Dr Fakhar-ul-Haq Noori, Dr. Zia-ul-Hassan and others presented their papers on Rashid’s life and works at the closing session of the seminar chaired by Prof Dr. Rasheed Amjad.

(23-12-2010)

 

DR MUHAMMAD SHAFIQ AJMI WRITES A BOOK ON IQBAL

 

A book in Urdu language titled as “Iqbal Shansi: Aalmi Tanazir Mein” (Understanding Iqbal in the International Context) written by Dr Muhammad Shafiq Ajmi Chairperson Urdu department, GCU, has been published by Pakistan Writers Cooperative Society, Lahore.

 

(13-12-2010)

 

GCU AWARDS FIVE PHDS

 

The GC University Lahore has awarded four PhD degrees in Chemistry and one in Urdu. Tariq Hussain Zaidi completed did his research on the topic of “A reflection of Muslim traditions in Urdu Ghazal” Peter John, Sammia Yasmin, Ayesha Mohy-ud-din and Syed Tanveer Hussain are notified PhDs in Chemistry after the approval of their thesis.

 

(29-11-2010)

GCU AWARDS TWO PHDS IN URDU

 

The GC University Lahore awarded two PhDs in the subject of Urdu. The Examinations Department notified Anem Tahir and Rehana Kausar as the Doctors of Philosophy in Urdu after the approval of their thesis.

 

The topic of Anem Tahir was “Muhammad Hassan Askari and modern literary sensibility” she completed her research under the guidance of Dr Muhammad Khan Ashraf. Rehana Kausar completed her thesis on “Dr Iftikhar Ahmed Saddique – life and literary services” under the guidance Prof. Dr Saadat Saeed Chairperson Urdu department GCU Lahore. The Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Khalid Aftab congratulated both the research scholars on the completion of their PhD degrees.

(24-08-2010)

جی سی یونیورسٹی لاہور، محمد حسین آزاد بین اقوامی سیمینار

 

جی سی یونیورسٹی لاہور کے شعبہ اردو نے محمد حسین آزاد کی صد سالہ برسی کے موقع پر ایک سیمینار کا انعقاد کیا۔ صدارت وائس چانسلر ڈاکٹر خالد آفتاب نے کی جبکہ مہمان خصوصی انتظار حسین تھے۔ سٹیج سیکرٹری پروفیسن طارق زیدی نے کہا کہ شعبہ اردو نے اس برس کو سال امن قرار دیا ہے کیونکہ 2010 مولانا محمد حسین آزاد کی صد سالہ برسی، میر تقی میر کی دو سو سالہ برسی اور ن م راشد کی صد سالہ سالگرہ کا سال ہے۔ لفظ امن میں الف آزاد کا، میم میر تقی میر کا، اور نون نون م راشد کا ہے۔ سیمینار میں سب سے پہلے بھارت میں مقیم نقاد، دانشور، افسانہ نگار، اور ناول نگار شمس الرحمن فاروقی نے خطاب کیا۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ محمد حسین آزاد ہی وہ شخصیت ہیں جن کے باعث ہم اپنے کلاسیکی شعراء سے آشنا ہے سکے۔ اس سلسلے میں کی گئی ان کی کوشش بہت اہم ہےاور پھر ان کا اسلوب بھی وہ ہے جس کی کوئی اور مثال ممکن نہیں۔ انہوں نے بتایا کہ آج ایک سو سال سے زیادہ کا عرص گزر گیا ہے اور اب اگر ہم ان کی کتاب میں کچھ ایسی باتیں دیکھتے ہیں جو آج کی تحقیق کے حوالے سے مناسب دکھائی نہیں دیتی تو ہمیںیہ یاد رکھنا چاہیے کہ وہ جن وسائل اور جس دور میں لکھ رہے تھے اس دور میں یہی باتیں سامنے آئی تھیں۔ انہوں نے مولانا محمد حسین آزاد کی مساعی کو خراج تحسین پیش کیا۔ ڈاکٹر اسلم انصاری نے "آزاد کے طرز احساس" پر اپنا مقالہ پڑھا۔ انتظار حسین نے مولانا کے ادبی کارناموں کا ذکر کیا۔

 

صدارتی خطاب میں وائس چانسلر نے اس سیمینار کے انعقاد پر اور اس حوالے سے شعبہ نے آزاد سے متعلق جو چھ کتب شائع کی ہیں اس پر شعبہ اردو کی تعراف کی اور مولانا محمد حسین آزاد اور گورنمنٹ کالج کے تعلق پر روشنی ڈالی۔ خانوادہ آزاد کے ایک فرد آغا سلمان باقر جو محمد حسین آزاد کے پڑپوتے ہیں نے مولانا کے کتب خانے سے ایک کتاب کا نسخہ جو تقریبا پانچ سو سال پرانا ہے جی سی یونیورسٹی کے وائس چانسلر کے حوالے کیا۔ وائس چانسلر نے آغا سلمان باقر کو سوینیر دیا۔

 

سیمینار کا دوسرا سیشن سر فضل حسین ہال میں ہوا۔ اس کے صدارتی پینل میں ڈاکٹر خواجہ محمد زکریا، ڈاکٹر اسلم انصاری، آغا سلمان باقر اور صدر شعبہ اردو ڈاکٹر سعادت سعید شامل تھے۔ اس سیشن میں جی سی یونیورسٹی کے اساتذہ کے بعد محمد عباس چغتائی، ڈاکٹر نجب جمال، ڈاکٹر روبینہ ترین، ڈاکٹر گوہر نوشاہی، ڈاکٹر سلیم اختر اور انتظار حسین نے اپنے مقالات پڑھ کر سنائے۔ ڈاکٹر خواجہ محمد زکریا نے صدارتی خطاب دیا۔

 

تیسرے سیشن کے صدارتی پینل میں انتظار حسین، ڈاکٹر تبسم کاشمیری، ڈاکٹر گوہر نوشاہی، ڈاکٹر روبینہ ترین، اور ڈاکٹر نجیب شامل تھے۔ یونیورسٹی اساتذہ کے مقالات کے بعد ڈاکٹر ابرار عبدالسلام، ڈاکٹر قاضی عابد، آغا سلمان باقر نے اپنے مقالات پڑھے۔ ڈاکٹر تبسم کاشمیری نے صدارتی خطبہ دیا اور آخر میں صدر شعبہ اردو نے آزاد پر گفتگو کے ساتھ مہمانان گرامی اور حاضرین کا شکریہ ادا کیا۔

 

بشکریہ روزنامہ پاکستان

(23-04-2010)

GCU pays tribute to Azad

 

The Urdu Department GCU organized an international seminar on Mulana Muhammad Hussain Azad in connection with his 100th death anniversary. Agha Salman Baqir, the great grandson of Azad, gave away 500-year old manuscript to GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr.  Khalid Aftab form the personal collection of Azad. He hoped that the precious manuscript would remain safe in the GC University Library and future generation would be benefited from it. Addressing the seminar, Prof. Khalid Aftab said Azad was a writer with unique literary sensibility. “His master piece Aabe Hayyat captures the literary traditions of the Muslims of subcontinent,” he added. Intizar Hussain, Dr Aslam Ansari, Dr Shamus-ur-Rehman Farooqui also spoke on the inaugural session of the seminar. Prominent literary figures and scholars were also present on the occasion.

(19-04-2010)

GCU opens Noon Meem Rashid Seminar Hall

 

Shahzad Ahmed Director Majlis-e-Taraqi-e-Adab Lahore inaugurated Noon Meem Rashid Seminar Hall at the Pg Library GCU Lahore, while Academy of Letters Chairman Iftikhar Arif handed over the literary chronicle maintained by N.M Rashid to the Prof. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore. Iftikhar Arif commended the role of GCU in preserving the literary heritage of the Sub-continent. 

 

Speaking on the occasion, Shahzad Ahmed stressed the need to explore the literary nuances in the poetic works of NM Rashid. He lauded GCU’s efforts in compiling an anthology of criticism on Rashid’s poetic art by a distinguished Urdu professor, Dr Tabassum Kashmiri, which was expected to be published at the centenary birth anniversary of the poet.

 

Presiding over the inauguration ceremony of the NM Rashid Seminar Hall, Professor Aftab recollected memories of GCU’s struggle to commemorate the invaluable services of legendary old Ravians of such rare vintage as Professor Abdus Salam, Faiz Ahmed Faiz and NM Rashid.


The Advisor Majlis-e-Iqbal Tariq Zaidi elaborated upon the literary contribution of Rashid and his passionate association with his alma mater, GCU. He also announced that the GCU Urdu Department would host an international seminar on NM Rashid in October this year. The ceremony was attended by the literati of Lahore in huge numbers.

(12-04-2010)

 

GCU opens Faiz Seminar Hall  

 

The GC University paying tribute to eminent Urdu poet has set up late Faiz Ahmed Faiz Seminar Hall at the University. “The GCU will keep the traditions of Faiz Ahmed Faiz alive. These have been handed over to us by a generation of good teachers and students and we will keep transferring them to the future generations. These traditions are like lamppost which guides us to prosperity, peace and progress,” The Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab said the   inauguration of the Faiz Ahmed Faiz Seminar Hall. He also highlighted the various aspects of Faiz’s personality. “Faiz was a very humble person. His love for humanity was free of the prejudice of race, colour or nationality, he said.

 

Speaking on the occasion, Hammed Akhtar, the chief guest of the ceremony, said that Faiz had a very positive approach towards life. “Apart from a revolutionary poet, he was also a poet of beauty and love, and there was no differed between the three, love, beauty and revolution had become identical in him,’ he added.  The ceremony was arranged by the Majlis-e-Iqbal. The GUC’s deans, academic and administrative heads, faculty and students were present on the occasion.  

(09-04-2010)

 

GCU URdu Department remembers Prof. Dr Sohail Ahmed Khan

 

The Urdu Department organized a memorial reference on the first death anniversary of Prof. Dr Sohail Ahmad Khan. A large number of scholars, faculty members and students attended the reference of Prof Khan who has seven books of poetry and literary criticism besides hundreds of literary articles and short stories to his credit.

 

In his message, GCU Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab paid a tribute to the late Prof Khan for his invaluable services to the university in particular and the academic world in general. “Dr Sohail left us with melancholy and deep void silence. We have been deprived from an excellent teacher and a great scholar of international stature,” the vice chancellor said.

 

Addressing the memorial reference, Intizar Hussain explored the various aspects of Prof Khan’s prose and poetry. He said the late Prof Sohail had deep knowledge of symbols. “His area of interest was eastern literature but he equally had an equal command on western thoughts,” he added. He called upon the Urdu literary circles to work on the short stories written by Prof Khan.

 

Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Dr Saadat Hassan Saeed said the most of the work of late Khan is yet to be complied, adding that the GCU Urdu Department would soon publish a book on the interviews and literary essays of Prof Khan.

 

Prof. Dr. Zia-ul- Hassan and Prof. Ghulam Hussain Sajid also paid tribute to the great scholar.

 

(15-03-2008)

 

GCU LAHORE TO OBSERVE DR SOHAIL’S FIRST DEATH ANNIVERSARY TODAY 

The first death anniversary of Prof. Dr Sohail Ahmad Khan, a noted poet and critic is going to be held today. The GU University Lahore has organized a reference to mark the death anniversary of Dr. Sohail Ahmad Khan who remained associated with it for six years as Dean Faculty of Languages, Islamic and Oriental Learning and the Chairman Urdu Department.

 

Dr Sohail has seven books of poetry and literary criticism besides hundreds of literary articles to his credit. He started his career from Department of Urdu, Punjab University in March 1969 as a lecturer after getting Gold Medal in M.A. Urdu in 1968. He completed his PhD in 1979 on “Urdu Daastanon Ka Alamati Mutala’a”. He taught postgraduate classes for four decades while spending many years at the Punjab University Oriental College and later as its Principal. He also taught Urdu language and culture at Tokyo University, Japan. He organized and attended several international conferences and seminars on literature and supervised quality research at PhD, M.Phil and MA levels.

 

(13-03-2010)

GCU awards PhD degrees IN URDU, BOTANY AND CHEMISTRY.

 

GC University Lahore has awarded five doctors of philosophy in the fields of Urdu, Botany, Chemistry and Statistics. Ms Samina Naeem as awarded the Doctor of Philosophy in Urdu on the completion of her thesis on ‘The Critical Analysis of Urdu Ghazal’ under the supervision of Dr Muhammad Khan Ashraf. Ms Shiasta Hameed Khan got the PhD degree for his research on Mulana Hamid Ali Khan under the guidance Prof. Dr Saadat Saeed. Mujhaid Hussain was notified Doctor of Philosophy in Botany after the approval of his thesis titled ‘Studies on the improvement of yeast strain for the biosynthesis of L-Phenylacetylcarbinol.” Hamim Bokhari was declared Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry on her work titled “Immobilized Enzyme and Cell Systems for Hydrolysis of Proteins.”

 

Vice Chancellor GCU Dr Khalid Aftab congratulated the researchers on the completion of their higher degrees. However, he advised the students that PhD should not be their final goal, rather it should be the beginning of a new goal for them. He said that GCU had produced 19 PhD scholars only in the filed of Mathematics in 2009.

(12-03-2010)

 

 

 

GC UNIVERSITY LIBRARY LAHORE receives Dastan-i-Amir Hamzah

 

The GC University Library Lahore has received the digital copies of Dastan-i-Amir Hamzah from the Center for Research Libraries, Chicago University, USA. (more)

 

(07-10-2010)

GCU AWARDS FIVE PHDS

 

The GC University Lahore has awarded four PhD degrees in Chemistry and one in Urdu. Tariq Hussain Zaidi completed did his research on the topic of “A reflection of Muslim traditions in Urdu Ghazal” Peter John, Sammia Yasmin, Ayesha Mohy-ud-din and Syed Tanveer Hussain are notified PhDs in Chemistry after the approval of their thesis.

 

(29-11-2010)

Dr. Akhyar Farrukh completed his 2nd postdoctoral fellowship on nanomaterials from Malaysia

 

Dr. Muhammad Akhyar Farrukh, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, completed his second postdoctoral research fellowship on nanomaterials in Malaysia which was awarded by the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS), Italy and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).

He was nominated as a Young Scientist from Pakistan by the Pakistan Academy of Sciences, selected by the Inter Academy Panel (IAP), Italy among the 60 outstanding Young Scientists around the world and finally invited by World Economic Forum (WEF) for the WEF's Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2010, "Summer Davos" in Tianjin, China. He was also selected as delegation amongst the group of Young Scientists from developing countries by Bibliotheca Alexandrian (BA), Egypt and The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) for TWAS/BioVisionAlexandria.NXT 2010 and BioVisionAlexandria, Alexandria, Egypt. He also participated as a Young Scientist from Pakistan by German Young Academy and Inter Academy Panel (IAP), Italy for the establishment of Global Young Academy (GYA) in Berlin in February 2010. His name also included in Marquis Who's Who latest edition.

(13-08-2010)

 

 

GCU SIGNED AGREEMENT WITH DESCON: an example of University-Industry Liaison

 

The Department of Chemistry, GC University Lahore has recently signed an agreement with Descon Chemicals Limited to provide expertise and technology for industrial production of chemicals being currently used in Pakistan.  The agreement was signed by Dr. Ikram ul Haq, Dean Faculty of Science and Technology on behalf of GC University Lahore and Mr. Taimur Dawood, Chief Executive of Descon Chemicals Limited.  The technology and expertise transfer agreement between Descon and GCU is the first technology transfer agreement of its kind signed between a local university and industry in Pakistan. According to the subject of agreement a team comprising of Prof. Mohammad Saeed Iqbal, Dr. Ahmad Adnan and Dr. Fahim A. Qureshi and some others experts from GC University will provide technical assistance to Descon for manufacturing and improving quality of industrial chemicals based on indigenous technology developed by GC University Lahore. Director, Academic Planning & External Links, Ms. Fouzia Shahin said on the occasion that partnership with industries, like DESCON will play a pivotal role to bridge the gap between academia and industry and will open up new vistas for researchers in generating new and widely available knowledge to enhance development.

 

The Vice Chancellor, GC University expressed his confidence in the original research and trouble shooting capabilities of faculty at GC University Lahore where new processes and working solutions are being developed for the local industry.

 

(05-07-2010)

 

 

PROF. SEIK WENG MEETS GCU VICE CHANCELLOR

 

The Universities all over the world have entered into a ranking race. Prof. Seik Weng Ng, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur said that the Universities have expedited their research programmes to ensure superior places in the list of top universities  in a meeting with Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor, GC University and senior faculty members. Prof. Seik Weng is the top scientist in the filed of X-ray Crystallography. He has came to the university on the request of GCU Department of Chemistry for one-week professional training programme for the university staff and research students on the recent advances in the filed of Crystallography. 

 

Prof. Seik Weng Ng said that modern machinery and software have made research in the fields of natural sciences easier. He said that researchers in some disciplines are producing two research papers daily. The foreign professor told the GCU researchers modern techniques of expediting the research work and retrieving more information from the machines through latest software programmes. Prof. Seik Weng Ng was briefed that the GCU Chemistry Department produced more than 100 papers in the filed of Crystallography in 2009 under the supervision of the Professor Salam Ullah Khan.

 

 

“The Vice Chancellor GCU, Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab, presenting the shield to Prof. Seik Wang”

 

Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab said the future of the country lies in the hands of bright and productive scientists, He further added that GCU is laying a particular stress on interdisciplinary research. He said that its time to dissolve the boundaries of academic departments within academic institutions and increase cooperation between various disciplines to cultivate an environment for research. Talking about the culture of GCU, Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab says “we don’t dictate. We guide students. We teach them tolerance and paying respect to the ideas, race and faith of other people.”   

 

Prof. Seik Weng, who has been spending most of the time in the university laboratories with students, showed interest in joint research ventures with the GCU researchers, for which he said that he is looking forward to come Pakistan again.

  

(26-05-2010)

 

 

 

GCU awards PhD degrees IN URDU, BOTANY AND CHEMISTRY.

 

GC University Lahore has awarded five doctors of philosophy in the fields of Urdu, Botany, Chemistry and Statistics. Ms Samina Naeem as awarded the Doctor of Philosophy in Urdu on the completion of her thesis on ‘The Critical Analysis of Urdu Ghazal’ under the supervision of Dr Muhammad Khan Ashraf. Ms Shiasta Hameed Khan got the PhD degree for his research on Mulana Hamid Ali Khan under the guidance Prof. Dr Saadat Saeed. Mujhaid Hussain was notified Doctor of Philosophy in Botany after the approval of his thesis titled ‘Studies on the improvement of yeast strain for the biosynthesis of L-Phenylacetylcarbinol.” Hamim Bokhari was declared Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry on her work titled “Immobilized Enzyme and Cell Systems for Hydrolysis of Proteins.”

 

Vice Chancellor GCU Dr Khalid Aftab congratulated the researchers on the completion of their higher degrees. However, he advised the students that PhD should not be their final goal, rather it should be the beginning of a new goal for them. He said that GCU had produced 19 PhD scholars only in the filed of Mathematics in 2009.

(12-03-2010)

 

 

 

Dr Akbar Ali delivers a lecture on “developing small molecule therapeutics against drug resistant HIV-1”.

 

Department of Chemistry organized an invited lecture of Dr Akbar Ali, currently working as Research Assistant Professor in Chemical Biology Program of University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester. The topic was “developing small molecule therapeutics against drug resistant HIV-1”. He also presented his research work on structure-based design and discovery of new protease inhibitors that are more effective against clinically relevant MDR protease variants. Dr Ali has more then twenty publications on natural product and synthetic research in high impact factor journals like Nature Biotechnology, JACS and J. Medicinal Chemistry.

 

The guest speaker Dr. Ali elaborated that HIV-1 currently infects an estimated 33 million people worldwide, and the numbers of infected people and deaths due to AIDS continue to rise despite the availability of antiviral drugs. HIV-1 protease inhibitor represents the most potent antiviral agents currently in use for the treatment of HIV-AIDS. The efficacy of these drugs, however, is increasingly compromised by the emergence of multi-drug resistant (MDR) protease variants. The lecture was ended with rigorous question-answer session. 

 

(12-01-2010)

 

 

 

Minorities Merit List of Candidates Eligible for Interview

Groups Marks
Pre-Engineering 642
Pre Medical 739
Computer Science 609
Commerce 687

First Merit List of Candidates Eligible for Interview

Groups Marks
Pre-Engineering 977
Pre Medical 968
Computer Science 927
General Science 883
Commerce 883
Arts 851
First Merit List of Candidates Eligible for Interview (Overseas)
Groups Marks
Pre-Engineering 911
Pre Medical 773
Computer Science 702
General Science 800
Commerce 711
Arts 658
Disabled Merit List of Candidates Eligible for Interview
Groups Marks
Pre-Engineering 678
Pre Medical 617
Computer Science 528
General Science 699
Commerce 731
Arts 435
O-Level Merit List of Candidates Eligible for Interview
Groups Marks
Pre-Engineering 576
Pre Medical 578
Computer Science 408
General Science 400
Commerce 440
Arts 361
 

 

28 June, 2010

 

Event: MoU Signing Ceremony: Academic and Research Collaboration between Punjab Housing and Town Planning Agency (PHATA), Lahore and Government College University Lahore

WHEN:

June 28, 2010 (Monday)

TIME:

11.00 a.m.

WHERE:

The Syndicate Committee Room, Vice Chancellor’s Office

WHO:

Rashid Manzoor, Director General, Punjab Housing and Town Planning Agency (PHATA), Lahore and his team;

Prof. Khalid Aftab, Vice Chancellor, GCU Lahore; the Registrar; the Deans; Chairperson and Faculty Members of Department of Geography, GCU Lahore

CONTACT:

In-Charge:

Ms. Fouzia Shahin,

Director Academic Planning & External Links

GC University Lahore

111 000 010/Ext 334

diracad-el@gcu.edu.pk

 

 

23 June 2010

 

Event:  Technology Awareness & Recruitment Program”

WHEN:

June 23, 2010

TIME:

10:00 am - 03:00 pm

Program

Sr#

Organization

Activity

Venue

Timings

1

Intel Pakistan (Events Architects Pvt Ltd)

 

"Intel World Ahead:

Trailer Activity"

In the lawns outside Bokhari Auditorium

10:00am – 02:00pm

2

Spectrum Global

 

Presentation and Short listing for Summer Internships

Bokhari Auditorium

01:00pm – 01:30pm

3

Women Empowerment Group

 

Presentation and Short listing for Summer Internships

Bokhari Auditorium

01:30am – 02:00pm

4

Technosoft Solutions Pvt  Ltd

 

Presentation & Test for Positions available at Technosoft

Bokhari Auditorium & Examination Hall

02:00am – 03:00pm

PARTICIPANTS:

GCU Graduates & Final Year Students of following disciplines:-

MS Banking & Finance, ESME, M.Sc. Banking & Finance, BA (Hons)/BSc (Hons) Economics, Business Accounting & Finance, Engineering & Telecommunication, Physics, MBA, BS Applied Management & MS(CS)

CONTACT:

Muhammad Waqar Ahmad (Placement Officer)

CG&PC, Student Service Centre

GC University Lahore

UAN: 042-111-000-010/Ext: 421

Email: waqar@gcu.edu.pk

 

22 June, 2010

Event: Agreement Signing Ceremony: Research Collaboration between DESCON Chemicals (Pvt) Ltd. and Department of Chemistry, GCU Lahore

WHEN:

June 22, 2010 (Tuesday)

TIME:

03.00 p.m.

WHERE:

Conference Room, Dean’s Office, Institute of Industrial Biotechnology, GCU Lahore

WHO:

Mr. Taimur Dawood , Chief Executive Officer, Descon Chemicals (Pvt) Ltd., Lahore and his team;

Prof. Ikram ul Haq, Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology; Chairperson and Faculty Members of Department of Chemistry, GC University Lahore

CONTACT:

In-Charge:

Ms. Fouzia Shahin,

Director Academic Planning & External Links

GC University Lahore

111 000 010/Ext 334

diracad-el@gcu.edu.pk

 

 

15 June 2010

 

Event: introduction to renewable energy and role of solid alcohol in pakistan

WHEN:

June 15, 2010 (Tuesday)

TIME:

10.30 am

WHERE

Sir Fazal-e-Hussain Reading Room

WHO:

Dr. Shuja Haider will be the guest speaker.

WHO:

Prof. Dr. Ikram-ul-Haq, Dean of Science and technology will preside over the ceremony. 

CONTACT:

Organizers:

Prof. Dr. Riaz Ahmad

Chairman

Department of Physics

GC University, Lahore.

Cell: 0333 4303912

 

Dr. Salamat Ali

Associate Professor

Department of Physics

GC University, Lahore.

Cell: 0333 4267247

 

 

08 June 2010

 

Event:  On-Campus Career Management Workshop” by “Telenor Pakistan”

WHEN:

June 08, 2010

TIME:

01:00 pm - 02:30 p.m.

WHERE:

Fazal-e-Hussain reading Room

Major area of Focus:

Career Management & Internship Opportunities at Telenor Pakistan

Participants:

GCU’s Graduated & Final Year GCU Students of following disciplines:-

·         MS Banking & Finance, ESME (First Year),

·         M.Sc. Banking & Finance, ESME (First Year),

·         BA /BSc (Hons) Economics, Business Accounting & Finance, Physics

·         BSc Engineering & Telecommunication,

·         MBA and BS Applied Management &

·         MS(CS)

 

CONTACT:

Incharge:-

Mr. Yousaf Bashir,

In-charge CGPC/ Student Advisor

Ext: 455

 

Organizer:-

Mr. Muhammad Waqar Ahmad (Placement Officer)

Email: waqar@gcu.edu.pk

 

Address:

Career Guidance & Placement Centre,

1st Floor, Student Service Centre,

GC University, Lahore 54000

UAN: 111 000 010/Ext 249/421

 

 

 

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(09-07-2010)

 

 

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·         Applications are invited from highly learned and eminent writers in Pakistan or abroad in the Urdu Language and Literature with extensive teaching/research experience, leading to publication of numerous research papers in the national and international research journals, for appointment against Ishfaq Ahmad Chair created after the name of the renowned writer Ishfaq Ahmad.

·         The applicant having won national and international awards from reputed organizations may apply for the “Chair”. His/her research work should have made a mark in the international community of writers and should have been cited extensively by other authors.

·         The successful candidate will carry out extensive research work on the various cultural and linguistic problems confronting the country and suggesting measures to bring harmony between the provinces. In addition to the above mentioned work, he/she shall deliver lectures to postgraduate students and shall prepare and submit annual progress report of the research project to the Vice Chancellor or a Committee constituted for this purpose.

·         The application on plain paper, complete in all respects along with bio data, photocopies of testimonials, reprints of research work and three recent passport size photographs should reach the office of the Registrar, GC University Lahore by 30-07-2010 during office hours.

·         Detailed information can be obtained from Registrar’s Office through: Phone No. 0092 42-99213340, Fax No. 0092-42-99213341 E-mail: registrar@gcu.edu.pk

 

The Criteria for the Chair:

 

The criteria for selection/appointment against Ishfaq Ahmad Chair in Urdu Language & Literature will be as under:-

 

1.      A learned, highly competent and renowned scholar in the field of Urdu Language & Literature will be appointed for this Chair.

2.      He is expected to make substantial contribution to the quality of Academic & Research Programmes of the Urdu Language & Literature.

3.      He will be instrumental in the institutional development work of the University.

4.      He will hold the office initially for a period of two year, which will be extendable.

5.      The salary package for this post will be equivalent to salary of Professor on Tenure Track.

(Registrar)

(19-07-2010)

 

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GC University Lahore invites highly qualified and eminent economists to apply for Dr. Mehboob ul Haq Chair. The applicants should have a track record of high class research capability and contributions to institutional development.

 

Interested persons are invited to send their detailed Bio-data/CV and other relevant information to the Registrar GC University Lahore by 30-07-2010.

 

Detailed information regarding qualifications, terms and conditions of the post can be obtained from Registrar office. Please contact on:

 

Phone No. 0092 42-99213340

Fax No. 0092-42-99213341

Email- registrar@gcu.edu.pk

 

The Criteria for Chair:

 

The criteria for selection/appointment against Dr. Mehboob ul Haq will be as follows:

 

1.  A learned, highly competent and renowned Economist will be appointed against this position.

2.  He will carry out research work, especially on the Economy of Pakistan, and be a mentor for the colleagues and students.

3.  He is expected to make substantial contribution to the quality of Academic Programmes of the Department of Economics.

4.  He will be instrumental in the institutional development of the University.

5.  He will hold the office initially for a period of two years, which will be extendable.

6.  The salary package for this post will be equivalent to salary of Professor on Tenure Track.

 

(Registrar)

(05-07-2010)

 

 

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  • GC University Lahore invites highly qualified and eminent Physicists to apply for Dr. Rafi M. Chaudhry Chair in Experimental Physics.

  • The University expects that the applicants should have track record of high quality research output and are capable of raising the standard of research and institutional development work associated with Dr. Rafi M. Chaudhry.

  • Interested Physicists are invited to send their detailed Bio-data/CV and other relevant information to the Registrar, GC University Lahore by 30-07-2010.

  • Detailed information regarding qualifications, terms and conditions of the post can be obtained from Registrar office. For further information please contact on:

  • Phone No. 0092-42-99213340 or Email- registrar@gcu.edu.pk

THE CRITERIA FOR CHAIR:

The criteria for selection/appointment against Dr. Rafi M. Chaudhry Chair in experimental Physics will be as under:

1.      A highly competent, learned and renowned scientist in the field of Physics will be appointed against this position.

2.      He is expected to make substantial contribution to the quality of Academic & Research Programmes of the Centre for Advance Studies of Physics (CASP).

3.      He will be instrumental in the institutional development work of the university.

4.      He will hold the office initially for a period of two years, which will be extendable.

The salary package for this post will be equivalent to salary of Professor on Tenure Track.

 

 

(Registrar)

(05-07-2010)

 

 

(14-07-2010)

 

 

 

(14-07-2010)

 

NOTICE

 

All the students of FA/FSc and BA/BSc (Hons.) Programme, who have been receiving scholarship from “Punjab Educational Endowment Fund Trust” are directed to contact:

 

Andleeb Anwar Sardar,

Case Analys, SFAO,

Registrar’s Office immediately.

(21-11-2009)

 

 

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GCU LAHORE ADOPTS HEC RULES FOR PHD ADMISSIONS

 

The GC University Lahore has adopted the new rules laid down by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) for admission to PhD programmes. As per the new rules, all the candidates interested to get admission in GCU’s PhD programmes must qualify relevant Subject GRE International / GAT (whichever is applicable) prior to the admission as mentioned below.

 

 

Subject GRE International

Biology (Botany, Zoology and Biotechnology)

Chemistry

Literature in English

Mathematics

Physics

Psychology

 

Subject GAT

Economics

Urdu

 

(19-03-2010)

 

 

Selection Criteria

 

Professor (Fixed Salary package of Rs. 175, 000/- PM) (Age 40-50)

(Electrical Engineering/ Electrical Power Engineering/ Electronics Engineering/ Computer Engineering and Telecom Engineering) 

 

Qualification:

PhD from a recognized and reputed institution.

 

Experience:

12-years professional experience in the relevant field in a national or international organization along with 5-years teaching experience.

 

OR

10-years post PhD teaching/research experience from an HEC recognized University or a post-graduate Institution or professional experience in the relevant field in a National or International organization.

 

Publications:

08 Research Publications in HEC/PEC recognized Journals or referred international conferences with ISN numbers.

 

Associate Professor (Fixed Salary package of Rs. 120, 000/- PM) (Age 30-50)

(Electrical Engineering/ Electrical Power Engineering/ Electronics Engineering/ Computer Engineering and Telecom Engineering) 

 

Qualification:

PhD from a recognized and reputed institution.

 

Experience:

7-years teaching/research experience from a recognized Institution/College/ University or 7 years professional experience in the relevant field in a National or International organization along with 2 years teaching experience..

 

OR

 

5 -years teaching experience with at least 4 years experience at the post PhD level from an HEC recognized University or post-graduate Institution or professional experience in the relevant field in a national or international organization after year 2010.

 

Publications:

5 research publications in internationally abstracted/refereed Journals recognized by the HEC or refereed International Conferences with ISN Number.

 

Assistant Professor (Fixed Salary package of Rs. 60, 000/- PM) (Age 30-45)

(Electrical Engineering/ Mechatronics and Control Engineering/ Electrical Power Engineering/ Electronics Engineering/ Computer Engineering and Telecom Engineering) 

Qualification:

PhD in Electrical Engineering/Mechatronics and Control Engineering/ Electronics Engineering/ Computer Engineering/ Telecom Engineering.

Experience:

No Experience Required.

 

OR

 

MS in Electrical Engineering/ Mechatronics and Control Engineering/ Electronics Engineering/ Computer Engineering/ Telecom Engineering.

 

Experience:

4 years teaching experience.

 

Lecturer (Fixed Salary package of Rs. 35, 000/- PM) (Age 21-35)

(Electrical Engineering/ Mechatronics and Control Engineering/ Electrical Power Engineering/ Electronics Engineering/ Computer Engineering / Telecom Engineering.

 

Qualification:

1st Class Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering/ Mechatronics and Control Engineering/ Electronics Engineering/ Computer Engineering/ Telecom Engineering. Provided he/she is enrolled in masters level Engineering Programme. No teaching/ professional experience required.

OR

 

MS in Electrical Engineering/Mechatronics and Control Engineering/ Electronics Engineering/ Computer Engineering/ Telecom Engineering. No teaching/professional experience required.

 

Lecturer (Computer Science & Mathematics)

(Fixed Salary package of Rs. 35, 000/- PM) (Age 21-35)

 

Qualification for Lecturer in Mathematics:

Master’s degree 1st Class or equivalent degree awarded after 16 years of education in the relevant filed with no 3rd division. However, if the applicant holds M.Phil/PhD or equivalent degree, one 3rd division in the academic career will be acceptable

Note:

Preference will be given to candidates with an additional degree in Computer Science and prior experience in teaching mathematical courses to Engineering Students.

 

Qualification for Lecturer in Computer Science:

Master’s degree 1st Class or equivalent degree awarded after 16 years of education in the relevant filed with no 3rd division, however, the applicant holding M.Phil/PhD or equivalent degree and one 3rd division in the academic career will be acceptable

Note:-

Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience in teaching Computer Courses to Engineering Students.

 

Lecturer in CASP (Physics) & Physical Education (BPS-18) (Age: 21-35)

Qualification:

Master’s degree 1st Class or equivalent degree awarded after 16 years of education in the relevant filed with no 3rd division. However if the applicant holds M.Phil/PhD or equivalent degree, and one 3rd division in the academic career will be acceptable

 

Deputy Director (QEC) fixed salary package of Rs. 30, 000/- PM

(Age: 35-45)

Qualification:

  • Master’s Degree from a recognized University, preference will be given to candidates having Training/Specialization in QMS (Quality Management System)

  • Four years experience in the relevant field in BPS-17 in Government/Semi Government Organization/ Autonomous body/ Recognized University/ Reputed Private Organization in required.

  • Candidate must possess good oral and written communication skills.

  • MS Office proficiency is a pre-requisite.

 

Purpose of the Position:-

 

This position is responsible for ongoing exercise of Self-Assessment Reports (SAR), Evaluation of teacher training etc. It also involves development and preparation of strategies for onward improvisation of Quality Assurance methods. It is mandatory for this position to create synergy through the members of entire cell and extract the optimum results in the best interest of the students, institution and country.

 

Key Responsibilities:-

  • Skill to analyze with profound observation for academic quality parameters

  • Instinctive visionary approach and ingenuity, composed personality with polite but firm demeanour.

  • Comfortable, working independently, and work as a team, with high level of interpersonal skills.

  • Knowledge of printing process, and tools

  • Proficient in Computing Skills

  • 4 years working experience at a Managerial Post.

 

Assistant Director (QEC) BS-17 (Age: 21-35)

Qualification:

Master Degree from a recognized university, preference will be given to applicants having Training/Specialization in QMS (Quality Management System)

 

Purpose of the Position

This position is responsible for operational works of the department. This position would implement the plans and programmes and will make sure that no impediments are left to over throw the purpose, objective and goal of the plan and programme initiated by the department.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Preparing the minutes of the departmental meetings

  • Responsible for correspondence with different organization and departments of GCUL required

  • Maintenance of all official files

  • Stock taking of the assets

  • Coordinating and Assisting in Continuous professional Development Programmes

  • Disseminating QEC’s information to other departments, such as Schedule of Meetings etc

  • The project GCU in News & Views; a monthly magazine of HEC

Skills

  • Good Interpersonal skills with good time management abilities

  • Result oriented approach

  • Report Writing Skills

  • Comfortable working independently, alongwith experience working in a team environment

  • Proficient in English Language communication skills (both oral and written)

  • Command over Computer Skills

 

Assistant Director (Sports) BPS-17 (Age: (21-35)

Qualification:

Master’s degree 1st Class or equivalent degree awarded after 16 years of education in the relevant filed with no 3rd division. However if the applicant holds M.Phil/PhD or equivalent degree, and one 3rd division in the academic career will be acceptable

 

Planning Officer (BS-17) Age: (21-35)

Qualification:

M.A/M.Sc Economics/ MBA/ M.Sc IT. Applicant with 2 years experience in PC-I preparation, project planning and project execution will be preferred.

 

Electrical Engineer in CASP (Centre for Advance Study in Physics) Fixed salary package of Rs. 25, 000/- PM (Age: 21-35)

Qualification:

  • B.Sc Electrical Engineering from HEC recognized Engineering University.

  • Hand on experience of operating scanning Electron Microscope/ Transmission Electron Microscope.

  • Must be registered with Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC)

  • Experience atleast 2 years.

  • Must have a sound knowledge/ background of Computer basic operating softwares.

 

Research Associate (Psychology) (BS-17) (Age 21-35)

Qualification:

M.Phil 1st Division or M.A/ M.Sc 1st Division in the relevant subject from recognized college/ university.

 

Research Assistant (Psychology)

Fixed salary package of Rs. 10, 000/- PM (Age: 21-35)

 

Qualification:

Master’s degree 1st Class or equivalent degree awarded after 16 years of education in the relevant filed with no 3rd division. However if the applicant holds M.Phil/PhD or equivalent degree, and one 3rd division in the academic career will be acceptable


Research Officer at Salam Chair in Physics (BS-17) (Age 23-30)

Qualification:

  • Master’s Degree from HEC recognized University/ Institution. (1st Division) in  the field of Physics with no 3rd division in the Academic Career

  • Good knowledge of Theoretical Plasma Physics and presently engaged in research in this area.

 

Computer Programmer (BS-17), (Age: 21-35)

Qualification:

Master's Degree (2nd Division) in Computer Science from a recognized University. Preference will be given to those who have experience in programming and who have good knowledge of important software packages.

 

Network Administrator (Fixed Salary Package of Rs. 25000/- (Age: 21-35)

Qualification:

Master's Degree (2nd Division) in Computer Science from a recognized University. Preference will be given to those who have experience in programming and who have good knowledge of important software packages.

 

Assistant Resident Auditor (BS-16), (Age: 25-40)

Qualification:

B.Com 2nd Division plus SAS Accounts or MS Banking & Finance or equal qualification having 10 years experience in Audit or Accounts

 

Network Support Supervisor

Fixed salary package of Rs. 20, 000/- PM (Age: (20-30)

 

Qualification:

MSc Telecommunication or Masters in Computer Science.

2 years experience of computer support/supervisor.

Preference will be given to candidates with training in MCSE, CCNA and RHCE. In case of MSc Telecommunication, preference will be given to candidates with PGD in Computer Technology and Communication.

 

Data Processor

Fixed salary package of Rs. 20, 000/- PM (Age: (18-25)

Qualification:

B.Sc. in Computer Science from a recognized institution or Graduate (2nd Division) from a recognized University and one year Diploma in Computer Science from Board of Technical Education or any recognized institution or Board of Technical Education.

 

Admin Assistant

Fixed salary package of Rs. 15, 000/-  PM (Age: 20-30)

Qualification:

 

Masters in entrepreneurship and SME

Candidates with professional experience of over 2 years will be preferred.

 

Lab Assistant (BS-14) (Age: 18-25)

Qualification

BSc in relevant subject and one year diploma in Computer application.

 

Animal House Keeper (BS-14) (Age: 18-25)

Qualification

BSc (AH) or BSc (Zoology, Botany, Chemistry) with experience in Animals Nutrition.

 

Library Assistant (BS-11) (Age:_18-25)

Qualification:

Graduate with Certificate in Librarianship.

Candidates with experience of managing Engineering Department Library and Computer knowledge will be preferred.

Caretaker (BS-11) (Age: 45-55)

Qualification

Intermediate with at least 5 years experience in the relevant field will be given preference.

 

Sr. Lab. Attendant (BS-09) (Age 18-25)

Qualification

FSc/DAE 2nd Div.    No experience required.

 

Accounts Clerk(BS-09) (Age: 20-30)

Qualification

Diploma in Business Administration/ Diploma in Commerce from a recognized Commercial Institution with 3 years experience in Accounts and knowledge of Computer.

 

Driver (BS-09) (Age: 18-25)

Qualification

Literate with valid L.T.V/ H.T.V. License.

 

Cook (BPS-9) (Age 18-25)

Qualification

Literate with 3 years experience

 

Rhythm Player (BPS-7) (Age: 25-40)

Qualification

Matric

Experienced and fluent in the classical and light (tals) to accompany singers and instrumentalist.

Preferable more than five years experience of working in some educational Institution.

 

Jr. Clerk (BPS-7) (Age 18-25)

Qualification

a)  Graduate from a recognized university

b)  Typing speed in English of 25 W.P.M. and knowledge of word processing or Secondary School Examination with 1st Division

OR

a)  Higher Secondary School Examination (2nd Div) and

b)  Typing speed in English of 35 W.P.M. and knowledge of word processing.

 

Book Binder (BPS-5) (Age: 21-35)

Qualification

Literate. Skilled worker with tree years experience in three relevant field.

 

Bus Conductor (BS-1) (Age: 18-25)

Qualification

Literate Skilled

 

Naib Qasid (BS-1) (Age: 18-25)

Qualification

Matric

 

Water Man (BS-1) (Age: 18-25)

Qualification

Literate

 

Sanitary Worker (BS-1) (Age: 18-25)

Qualification

Literate

 

CONDITIONS:

1. The selected candidates will be governed by the GC University Lahore Service Statutes, 2005.

2.  Applicants working in Government or Semi Government organizations/ Autonomous    bodies should apply through proper channel. However, the        candidates may send advance copies of their applications.

3. Application Forms for the posts can be obtained from the Confidential Branch, Registrar’s Office or click here to download.

4. A Bank draft/Pay Order/Postal Order of Rs. 500/- for Sr. # 1 to 6 and Rs. 200/- for Sr. # 7 and Rs. 100/- for Sr. # 8in favour of Treasurer, GCU  Lahore  has to be attached with application Form.

5. Applications on the prescribed forms with full particulars regarding bio-data, attested copies of degrees / certificates, etc should reach the Registrar Office, GC University Lahore by 14.6.2010.

6. Incomplete or applications received after due date will not be entertained.

7. The University reserves the right to reject any application without giving   any reason.

8. Preference will be given to those who have relevant experience. Age relaxation can be given in exceptional cases.

9. In case of an extraordinary candidate fixed salary package will be negotiable.

10. Two percent (2%) quota is reserved for disable persons. 

 

(Registrar)

(06-06-2010)

 

Certificate in Arabic Language

 

 

(11-05-2010)

 

 

GC University Lahore offers a full time M.Phil/P.hD programs in Mathematical Sciences

 

Abdus Salam School of   Mathematical Sciences GC University Lahore offers a full time M.Phil/P.hD programs in Mathematical Sciences. Application deadline is 12-06-2010. Please Click Here for details.

(12-04-2010)

 

 

20 May 2010

 

Event: opening ceremony of pakistan botanic gardens network secretariat (pbgn) and one day seminar on “conserving and restoring the undesignated remnants of natural plant communities”

WHEN:

May 20, 2010 (Thursday)

TIME:

09.30 am

WHERE

Botanic Garden GC University Lahore.

WHO:

#

Programme

Timing

1.

Chief Guest Arrival, Honorable Hameed Ullah Jan Afridi, Federal Minister of Environment, Government of Pakistan.

10:00 a.m.

2.

Opening Ceremony

10:00 a.m.

3.

Poster Session

10:00-10:40 am

 

Inaugural Session

 

4.

“Introductory Remarks” by Prof. Dr. Amin U Khan, Director, Pakistan Botanic Gardens Network Secretariat

10:40-10:50 a.m.

5.

Conserving the Natural Vegetation in Letter and Spirit : A way forward, by Mr. Ali Hassan Habib, Director General  WWF Pakistan.

10:50- 11:00 am.

6.

“Welcome address” by Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab, Vice Chancellor GC University, Lahore.

11:00-11:10 a.m.

7.

“Inaugural Address” by the Chief Guest.

11:10 – 11:15 a.m.

 

WHO:

Federal Minister of Environment Hameed Ullah Jan Afridi will be the Chief Guest.

CONTACT:

In-Charge:

Prof. Amin ul Haq Khan,

Director PBGN

UAN: 042-111-000-010 Ext: 256

Email: dr.aminulhaq@gcu.edu.pk

 

17 May 2010

Event: Seminar on Enterprising Research through University– Industry Portal–Jointly organized by GCU Lahore, IRP & LCCI

WHEN:

May 17, 2010 (Monday)

TIME:

01.00 pm

WHERE

Bokhari Auditorium

WHO:

#

Programme

Timing

1.

Welcome Address by Director, Academic Planning & External Links

01:00 p.m.

2.

Speech on "Window Of Opportunities For Universities Provided by LCCI " by Mr. Faisal Iqbal Sheikh,Vice President LCCI

01:10 p.m.

3.

Introduction by Mr. Abid H.K Shirvani CEO,IRP

01: 20 p.m.

4.

UIP Documentary on “Successful Innovative Research Cases from Pakistan and International”

01: 35 p.m.

5.

University Industry  Portal (UIP) Presentation by Hamid Malik on “Fostering Academia  & Industry Research Collaboration through  UIP”

01: 50 p.m.

6.

University Industry  Portal (UIP) Demonstration by Qamar Ali(LCCI)

02:00 p.m.

7.

Key note speaker, Dr. Farid A. Malik, speech on “Commercialization of Research”

02:30 p.m.

8.

Speech by Mr. Siddiq-ur-Rehman Rana , Chief Executive ,Technology Exchange & Coordination (Pvt.) Ltd. on “Role of Professionals in industrialization”

02: 45 p.m.

9.

Speech by Mr. Mushtaq Ahmad, CEO ,Life Technology  on “Biotechnology, Global Warming and Green Technologies“

03:00 p.m.

10.

Concluding remarks by Prof. Khalid Aftab, Vice Chancellor ,GC University Lahore

03:10 p.m.

11.

Presenting Souvenirs to Guests

03:20 p.m.

WHO:

Mr. Faisal Iqbal Sheikh, Vice President LCCI; Mr. Abid H.K Shirvani CEO, IRP; Dr. Farid A. Malik; Mr. Mushtaq Ahmad, CEO ,Life Technology

CONTACT:

In-Charge:

Ms. Fouzia Shahin,

Director Academic Planning & External Links

111 000 010/Ext 334; diracad-el@gcu.edu.pk

Coordinator

Ms. Leena Afzal , Deputy Director AP&EL

111 000 010/Ext 425; leenaafzal@yahoo.com

 

 

(31-05-2010)

(20-05-2010)

(22-04-2010)

 

Certificate in Drawing

 

(26-04-2010)

 

 

2-

(15-04-2010)

3-

 

 

(05-04-2010)

Registrar

 

 

English Communication Course

 

 

(25-03-2010)

26 April 2010

 

Event: Inauguration Ceremony of Student Service Centre

WHEN:

April 26, 2010 (Monday)

TIME:

11.00 a.m.

WHERE:

#

Timing

Programme

1

1100 hrs

Reception of the Guest of Honor outside the Vice Chancellor’s Office

2

1115 hrs

Inauguration and visit of Chairman HEC accompanied by the Vice Chancellor; the Deans; the Registrar; SSC Project Director; Campus Engineer and Director Facilities to various offices of Student Service Centre

3

1200 hrs

Ceremony at Faiz Ahmed Faiz Seminar Hall

4

1205 hrs

Welcome note by Project Director, Student Service Centre

5

1215 hrs

Presentation by Campus Engineer

6

1225 hrs

Address by Chairman, Higher Education Commission, Islamabad 

7

1240 hrs

Vote of thanks by Vice Chancellor, GC University Lahore

8

1250 hrs

Presenting Souvenir to Chairman, HEC and Barrister Kamal Azfar by the Vice Chancellor, GCU Lahore

9

1300 hrs

Lunch at Salam Hall

WHO:

Dr. Javed R. Laghari, Chairman, Higher Education Commission, Islamabad as ‘Guest of Honor’

CONTACT:

In-Charge:

Ms. Fouzia Shahin,

Director Academic Planning & External Links/

Project Director, Student Service Centre  

GC University Lahore

111 000 010/Ext 334

diracad-el@gcu.edu.pk

 

 

22 April, 2010

 

Event: EARTH DAY: RESUSCITATING RAVI: EXPLORING THE POSSIBILITIES

WHEN:

April 22, 2010

WHERE:

Bukhari Auditorium

CHIEF GUEST:

Secretary Environment Punjab Sajjad Saleem Hotiana

WHO:

Key Note Address:

WASA Managing Director

 

Speakers: 

Researchers,

Government Officials,

NGOs and SDSC Members

CONTACT:

Prof. Dr. Amin-ul-Haq Khan

Director,

Sustainable Development Study Centre

Science Block Building

GC University, Lahore

UAN: 111-000-010 Ext: 256

Ph: +92-42-9213357-62

E-Mail: akeco@yahoo.com, dr.aminulhaq@gcu.edu.pk

 

 

19 April, 2010

 

Event:  Career Guidance & Placement Centre, GC University Lahore has organized On-Campus Presentation & Recruitment” by “The City School” @ GC University Lahore

WHEN:

April 19, 2010

TIME:

01:00 pm - 03:00 p.m.

WHERE:

Bokhari Auditorium

Highlights:

Participants:-

Recent GCU Graduates & Final Year GCU Students of following disciplines:- MS Banking & Finance, ESME (First Year), M.Sc. Banking & Finance, ESME (First Year), BA (Hons)/BSc (Hons) Economics, Business Accounting & Finance, Engineering & Telecommunication, Physics, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Psychology, English, Zoology, Botany & Mathematics, MBA, BS Applied Management, Fine Arts, Geography, Urdu, BS (CS) (Hons.) & MS(CS)

 

Positions Available:-

1.      Teacher Internee

2.      Management Trainee

 

NOTE:-

1.      All Ravians & Old Ravians can attend this event

2.      Interested Participants MUST bring their resumes at the event

CONTACT:

Incharge:-

Mr. Yousaf Bashir,

Student Advisro/ Incharge CGPC

Ext: 455

 

Organizer:-

Mr. Muhammad Waqar Ahmad (Placement Officer)

UAN: 042-111-000-010             Ext: 421

Email: waqar@gcu.edu.pk

Career Guidance & Placement Centre, GC University Lahore

1st Floor, Student Service Centre, GC University,

Katchery Road, Lahore 54000

Gallery Information: 111 000 010/Ext 249/421

 

 

17 April, 2010

 

تقریب:  بین ا لاقوامی محمد حسین آزاد سیمینار

17 اپریل، 2010 بروز ہفتہ

تاریخ

بخاری ھال صبح 10:00 بجے

مقام

افتتاحی سیشن: صبح 10:00 بجے (بخاری آڈیٹوریم)

صدارت: ڈاکٹر خالد آفتاب وائس چانسلر جی سی یونیورسٹی لاہور

مہمان خصوصی: انتظار حسین

کلیدی خطبہ: ڈاکٹر اسلم انصاری (آزاد کا طرز احساس)

وقفہ برائے چائے: 11:30 تا 12:00 بجے

دوسرا سیشن: دوپہر 12:00 بجے (فضل حسین ریڈنگ روم)

صدارتی پینل: ڈاکٹر اسلم انصاری، ڈاکٹر رشید امجد، آغا سلمان باقر، ڈاکٹر سعادت سعید

مقالات: انتظار حسین، ڈاکٹر سلیم اختر، ڈاکٹر گوہر نوشاہی، ڈاکٹر روبینہ ترین، ڈاکٹر بجیب جمال، محمد عباس چغتائی، ڈاکٹر محمد خان اشرف، ڈاکٹر شفیق عجمی، طارق زیدی، ڈاکٹر خالد محمود سنجرانی، صائمہ ارم

وقفہ برائے طعام: دوپہر 2:30 تا 3:00 بجے

اختتامی سیشن: دوپہر 3:00 تا 5:30 (فضل حسین ریڈنگ روم)

صدارتی پینل: انتظار حسین، ڈاکٹر سلیم اختر، ڈاکٹر تبسم کاشمیری، ڈاکٹر گوہر نوشاہی، ڈاکٹر روبینہ ترین، ڈاکٹر بجیب جمال

مقالات: ڈاکٹر رشید امجد، ڈاکٹر آغا سلمان باقر، ڈاکٹر قاضی عابد، ڈاکٹر ابرار عبدالسلام، ڈاکٹر محمد ہارون قادر، محمد سعید، شازیہ مغل

اظہار تشکر: صدر شعبہ اردو، جی سی یونیورسٹی، لاہور

عصرانہ: 05:30 بجے 

 

ڈاکٹر جلال سوئیدان (ترکی)

ڈاکٹر اسلم انصاری، انتظار حسین، ڈاکٹر نجیب جمال، ڈاکٹر روبینہ ترین، ڈاکٹر رشید امجد ، ڈاکٹرگوہر نوشاہی، ڈاکٹر ابرار عبدالسلام، ڈاکٹر قاضی عابد، افتخار عارف

شرکاء

پروفیسر ڈاکٹر سعادت سعید

صدر شعبہ اردو

0334667134

رابطہ

 

13 April, 2010

 

Event: 2ND ONE DAY WORKSHOP ON CHARACTERIZATION OF NANOPARTICLES AND NANOMATERIALS

WHEN:

APRIL 13, 2010

WHERE:

Centre for Advanced studies in Physics 1-Church Road Lahore

WHO:

Speakers:

 

Structural Characterization and Particle size Analysis

by X-Ray Diffraction Technique

Saadat Anwar Siddiqi, University of the Punjab Lahore

Electron Microscope characterization of Nanomaterials

Irshad Hussain, LUMS Lahore

Static Secondary Ion Mass Spectroscopy and X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy for Nanomaterial Characterization

Syed Tajammul Hussain, NCP Islalmabad

Electron Microscopy and Characterization of Materials

Ejaz Ahmad, PINSTECH Islamabad

Formation and Characterization of Carbon Films on Metals

Sohail Ahmad Janjua, PINSTECH Islamabad

Atomic Force Microscopy

Shazia Bashir, GC University Lahore

CONTACT:

Dr. Nisar Ahmad S.I., Professor Rafi Mohammad Chaudhry Chair

Centre for Advanced Studies in Physics, GC University 1-Church road Lahore

nisarahmadsi@yahoo.com

+924299210576,+9299211589, +923215167697

 

 

10 April, 2010

 

تقریب: رسم افتتاح"ن م راشد ہال"

۱۰ اپریل ۲۰۱۰، بروز ہفتہ

تاریخ

۹:۳۰  بجے صبح

وقت

ن م راشدہال، پی جی لائبریری

مقام

صدارت: ڈاکٹر خالد آفتاب وائس چانسلر جی سی یونیورسٹی لاہور

شہزاد احمد

اس تقریب میں جناب افتخار عارف صاحب لائبریری جی سی یونیورسٹی لاہور کو "ن-م راشد کی بیاض"بھی عطا فرمائیں گے-

 

پروفیسر ڈاکٹر سعادت سعید

صدر شعبہ اردو

0334667134

 طارق زیدی

  نگراں مجلس اقبال

 0300-4141096

 

رابطہ

 

 

08 April, 2010

 

تقریب: رسم افتتاح فیض احمد فیض ہال

۸ اپریل ۲۰۱۰، بروز جمعرات

تاریخ

۹:۳۰  بجے صبح

وقت

فیض احمد فیض ہال

بمقام

حمید اختر

بدست

پروفیسر ڈاکٹر سعادت سعید

صدر شعبہ اردو

0334667134

 

 طارق زیدی

  نگراں مجلس اقبال

 0300-4141096

رابطہ

 

 

 

1-

Applications are invited from Pakistani Nationals for the following positions on TTS/BPS.

 

Sr. #

Position

1.          

Professors

Economics, English, Electrical Engineering Physics (Accelerator & Laser), Geography, History, Mass Communication, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology & Statistics

2.          

Associate Professors

Clinical Psychology, Economics; English, Electrical Engineering, Geography, History, Physics (Material & Accelerator), Psychology Philosophy, Political Science & Statistics.

3.          

Assistant Professors

Clinical Psychology, Electrical Engineering, Physics (Material & Accelerator) & Psychology

4.          

Lecturer/ Research Officer

Physics & Electrical Engineering

5.          

Project Monitoring Officer

6.          

Research Assistant (Physics)

7.          

Civil Engineer

8.          

Office Secretary

9.          

Technician (Generator)

10.      

Dispatch Rider

11.      

Naib Qasid

 

2- Selection Criteria

 

1.Professor (TTS/BPS) Age 35-50

 

(Economics, English, Electrical Engineering Physics (Accelerator & Laser),  Geography, History, Mass Communication, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology & Statistics)

 

Qualification for TTS:

 

The candidate must have a Ph.D degree from a recognized and reputed institution in the relevant field with 11-years post Ph.D teaching/research experience from a recognized University or a postgraduate institution or professional experience in the relevant field in a national or international organization and 15 research publications (with at least 5 publications in the last 5 years) in internationally abstracted journals recognized by the HEC.

 

Qualification for BPS

 

Ph.D from HEC recognized Institution in the relevant field. 15 years teaching/research experience in HEC recognized University or a postgraduate institution or professional experience in the relevant field in a National or International Organization.

15 research publications (with at least 5 publications in last 5 years) in Internationally abstracted Journals recognized by the HEC

OR

10-years post-PhD teaching/research experience in a recognized university or a post-graduate Institution or professional experience in the relevant field in a National or International Organizations.

15 research publications (with at least 5 publications in last 5 years) in Internationally Abstracted Journals recognized by the HEC.

 

Qualification of Professor (Electrical Engineering) on BPS

 

PhD degree in relevant field, recognized by HEC in consultation with PEC

 

Experience:

12-years professional experience in the relevant field in a national or international organization out of which 5-years must be teaching experience.

 

OR

 

10-years post PhD teaching/research experience in an HEC recognized University or a post-graduate Institution or professional experience in the relevant field in a National or International organization.

Publications:

8/ 12/ 15 research publications (with atleast 2/ 3/ 5 publications by the calendar years 2007/ 2008/ 2012, respectively in HEC/PEC recognized Journals.

 

Note

The Area of Specialization is given below for the post of Professor of Accelerator Physics & Laser Physics:-

 

i) Accelerator Physics:

Low Energy Physics, Surface Physics, Radiations Damage Studies, Nuclear Physics and Heavy lon physics etc.

 

ii) Laser Physics:

Laser Abolition Studies, Laser induced Plasma, Laser induced breakdown, Laser spectroscopy, Fiber laser development, Glass laser development, and Laser material processing

2Associate Professor  (TTS/BPS) Age 35-50

 

(Clinical Psychology, Economics, English, Electrical Engineering, Geography, History, Physics (Material & Accelerator) ,Psychology Philosophy, Political Science & Statistics)

 

Qualification for TTS:

 

The candidate must have a Ph.D degree from a recognized and reputed institution in the relevant field with 6-years post  Ph.D teaching/research experience from a recognized University or a postgraduate institution or professional experience in the relevant field in a national or international organization and 10 research publications (with at least 4 publications in the last 5 years) in internationally abstracted journals recognized by the HEC.

Qualification for BPS:

 

Ph.D in the relevant field from HEC recognized University/Institution 10-years teaching/research experience in HEC recognized University or a postgraduate Institution or professional experience in the relevant field in a National or International Organization. 10 research publications (with at least 4 publications in last 5 years) in Internationally abstracted Journals recognized by the HEC.

OR

5-years post-Ph.D teaching/research experience in HEC recognized University or a post-graduate Institution or professional experience in the relevant field in a National or International Organization. 10 research publications (with at least 4 publications in last 5 years) in Internationally abstracted Journals recognized by the HEC.

 

Qualification of Associate Professor (Electrical Engineering) on BPS

 

PhD in the relevant field from institution recognized by HEC in consultation with PEC

 

Experience:

7-years professional experience in the relevant field in a national or international organization out of which 2-years must be teaching experience.

 

OR

 

5-years post PhD teaching/research experience in an HEC recognized University or a post-graduate Institution or professional experience in the relevant field in a National or International organization.

 

Publications:

5/ 8/ 10 research publications (with atleast 1/ 2/ 4 publications by the calendar years 2007/ 2008/ 2012, respectively in HEC/PEC recognized Journals.

 

 

Note

The Area of Specialization is given below for the post of Associate Professor of Material Science, Accelerator Physics & Laser Physics:-

i) Material Sciences:

Fabrication and Characterization of Materials, Non-Destructive Testing, Tensile and Compressive Testing of Materials, Microstructural Analysis using SEM, TEM and SPM, Electrical and Optical Properties of Materials.

ii) Accelerator Physics:

Low Energy Physics, Surface Physics, Radiations Damage Studies, Nuclear Physics, Heavy Ion Physics etc.

 

iii) Laser Physics:

Laser Abolition Studies, Laser Induced Plasma, Laser Induced Breakdown, Laser Spectroscopy, Fiber Laser Development, Glass Laser Development, Laser Material Processing.

 

3.Assistant Professor (TTS/BPS) Age 30-45

 

(Clinical Psychology, Electrical Engineering, Physics (Material & Accelerator), & Psychology)

 

Qualification for TTS & BPS:

 

Ph.D in the relevant field from HEC recognized University/ Institution.

Experience:

No experience required

 

Qualification for Assistant Professor(Electrical Engineering)on BPS:

 

Master’s degree in relevant field.

 

Experience:

2-years teaching/research experience in a recognized institution/university/college
OR 2-years professional experience in the relevant field in a national or international organization.

 

OR

Qualification

PhD in the relevant field from an HEC recognized University/ Institution.

 

Experience:

No experience required for PhD degree holders.

 

Note

The Area of Specialization is given below for the post of Assistant Professor of Material Sciences, Accelerator Physics & Laser Physics:-

i) Material Sciences:

Fabrication and Characterization of Materials, Non-Destructive Testing, Tensile and Compressive Testing of Materials, Microstructural Analysis using SEM, TEM and SPM, Electrical and Optical Properties of Materials.

ii) Accelerator Physics:

Low Energy Physics, Surface Physics, Radiations Damage Studies, Nuclear Physics, Heavy Ion Physics etc.

iii) Laser Physics:

Laser Abolition Studies, Laser Induced Plasma, Laser Induced Breakdown, Laser Spectroscopy, Fiber Laser Development, Glass Laser Development, Laser Material Processing.

 

4. Lecturer/ Research Officer (Physics & Electrical Engineering) (BS-18) Age 21-35

Qualification:

Master’s Degree (1st Division) in the relevant field with no 3rd division in the Academic Career from HEC recognized University/ Institution.

Experience:

No experience required.

 

Lecturer (Electrical Engineering)

Qualification:

Master’s Degree/B.Sc(Engr.) (First Class) in the relevant field with no 3rd Division in the academic career from HEC recognized University/Institution. No experience required.

 

5. Project Monitoring Officer (BS-17) Age 25-40

Qualification

M.A. Economics/MBA/M.Com, preferably with 2 years experience in PC-I preparation, Project planning, preparation or project monitoring in Grade-17.

 

6. Research Assistant (CASP) (BS-17) Age 21-35

Qualification:

M.A/M.Sc at least 2nd Division.

 

7. Civil Engineer Age 35-50

Qualification:

B.Sc Civil Engineer with 15 years experience in the relevant field.

 

8. Office Secretary 25-35

Qualification:

B.A (2nd Division) with 2 years administrative experience plus diploma in Computer Science from Board of Technical Education or any recognized institution.

 

9.Technicians (Generator) (BPS-14) Age 18-25

Qualification

Three years Diploma in Associate Engineering Electronics/ Electrical/ Mechanical/ Air conditioning and Instruments etc from Board of Technical Education or any recognized Institution with 3 years experience in the relevant field.

 

10. Dispatch Rider (BS-05) Age 18-25

Qualification

Matriculation with valid Motorcycle driving License

 

12. Naib Qasid (BS-01) Age 18-25

Qualification

Matric

 

3- Terms and Conditions

  • Application Forms for the posts can be obtained from the Confidential Branch, Registrar’s Office or Click Here to download the form.

  • A Bank draft/ Pay Order/ Postal Order of Rs. 500/- for Sr.# l to 8 and Rs.200/-for Sr.# 9 to 11 in favour of Treasurer GCU Lahore has to be attached with the application form.

  • Last date for receipt of application is 13-04-2010.

    1. The selected candidates will be governed by the GC University Lahore Service Statutes, 2005.

    1. Applicants working in Government or Semi Government organizations / Autonomous bodies should apply through proper channel. However, the candidates may send advance copies of their applications.

    1. The applications on the prescribed forms with full particulars regarding bio-data, attested copies of degrees / certificates, etc should reach the Registrar Office, GC University Lahore by April 13, 2010

    1. Incomplete or applications received after due date will not be entertained.

    1. The University reserves the right to reject any application without giving any reason.

    1. Preference will be given to those who have relevant experience. Age relaxation can be given in exceptional cases.

    1. In case of an extraordinary candidate fixed salary package will be negotiable.

 

 

24–25 March, 2010

 

Event: All-Pakistan Quiz Competition, 2010 

WHEN:

24th March 2010 (AT SIMS Lahore) Qualifying Round

25th March 2010 (Final Round)

TIME:

1.30 PM

WHERE:

Bokhari Auditorium, GCU (Final Round)

CONTACT:

Dr. Saqif Nafees

Urdu Department

In-charge Quiz Society

 

GC University, Lahore 54000

UAN 111 000 010 Ext: 318

 

 

23 March, 2010

 

Event: ANNUAL EXHIBITION: FINE ARTS SOCIETY

WHEN:

Tuesday, 23rd February 2010

TIME:

12.30 PM

WHERE:

Salam Hall, GCU.

WHO:

Dr. Ajaz Anwar

CONTACT:

Erfan Ullah Babar

Chairman Department of Fine Arts

GC University, Lahore 54000

UAN 111 000 010 Ext: 331

Cell: 0300-8646096

 

 

20 March, 2010

 

Event: Annual Dinner of Old Ravians

WHEN:

Saturday, 20th March 2010

TIME:

08.00 PM

WHERE:

Oval Ground, GC University Lahore.

WHO:

Justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif, Chief Justice LHC will be guest of honour

CONTACT:

Khalid Manzoor Butt

Honarary Secretary,

Old Ravian Union, Salam Hall

GC University, Lahore 54000

UAN 111 000 010 Ext: 252

Tel+Fax (92 42) 99213373

E-mail: khalidmanzoor63@hotmail.com

 

19-22 March, 2010

 

Event: ALL PAKISTAN PARLIAMENTARY STYLE DEBATION CONTEST 2010

WHEN:

19 to 21st March Qualifying Round (At Main Block Class Rooms)

22nd March Final Debates (Bukhari Auditorium)

TIME:

19 to 21st March at 2.00 PM

Monday, 22nd March Urdu Final at 9:00 AM

Monday, 22nd March English Final at 11:15 AM

WHERE:

Final Debates at Bukhari Auditorium

WHO:

Prof. Iffat Shah, the Pioneer of Parliamentary Debate in Pakistan and Former Chairperson of English Department of Kinnard College will be Chief Guest.

CONTACT:

Dr. Haroon Qadir

In-charge

 

M. Siddique Awan

Co-Advisor

Department of English

GC University, Lahore 54000

UAN 111-000-010 Ext 267

Email: msa_gcu@yahoo.com

 

 

17 March, 2010

 

Event: MUSLIM CIVILIZATION: CHALLENGES & SOLUTION

WHEN:

Wednesday, 17th March 2010

TIME:

12.00 PM to 3:00 PM

WHERE:

Sir Fazal-e-Hassain Reading Room.

WHO:

Chief Guest: Prof. Dr Muhammad Khalid Pervaiz

Presided by: Dr. Mehmood-ul-Hassan Arif

Worthy Speakers

Dr. khurshid al-Hassan Rizvi

Dr. Ibrahim Muhammad Ibrahim

Abdul Khaliq Azad

Dr. Saad Siddiqui

Dr. Muhammad Yousaf Siddiq

Mr. Ahmed Nadeem

CONTACT:

Dr. Muhammad Farooq Haider

Incharge and Assistant Professor

Majlis Uloom-e-Islamiyyah

Department of Arabic & Islamic Studies

GC University, Lahore

Hafiz Haroon Javaid

President

Majlis Uloom-e-Islamiyyah

GC University, Lahore 54000

Mob: 0333-4462053

 

 

16 March, 2010

 

Event: Distribution of Prize Money among the Teaching Staff of Position Holders in Intermediate Examination  

WHEN:

Tuesday, 16th March 2010

TIME:

02.00 PM

WHERE:

Bokhari Auditorium

WHO:

The Vice Chancellor will preside over the function

CONTACT:

Ashraf Shabbir Bokhari

Controller of Examinations

GC University, Katchery Road

Lahore 54000

Tel: +92-42-99213345 UAN:111-000-010 Ext: 221

E-mail:examination_gculahore@yahoo.com

          examination.gculahore@gmail.com

 

 

 

15 March, 2010

 

Event: Visit of a Delegation of Bonn University, Germany to GCU Lahore

WHEN:

March 15, 2010 (Monday)

TIME:

01.00 p.m.

WHERE:

The Syndicate Committee Room, Vice Chancellor’s Office

WHO:

Dr. Conrad Schetter, Acting Director, ZEF & Senior Research Fellow; Ms. Katja Mielke, Research Fellow, Centre for Development Research, Bonn University, Germany

CONTACT:

Ms. Fouzia Shahin,

Director Academic Planning & External Links

GC University Lahore

111 000 010/Ext 334

diracad-el@gcu.edu.pk

 

Event:  “Career Fair 2010”  @ GC University Lahore

WHEN:

March 15, 2010

TIME:

10:00 am - 02:00 p.m.

WHERE:

Bokhari Auditorium

Participant Employers:

Nestle , McDonald’s, Qarshi Industries Pvt Ltd, Descon Chemicals,

PEL , KFC, US Education Foundation in Pakistan, SIZA International, Kashf Foundation, The Resource Group (TRG), Women Empowerment Group, Systems Ltd, CCL Pharma, Dawn Foods, Netsol Technologies & MANY MORE…….. 

Student Participants:

Recent GCU Graduates & Final Year GCU Students of BA/BSc (Hons) of following disciplines:-

Level

 

Subject

Level

Subject

 

 

 

 

BA (Hons)

2006 – 2010

 

Economics

 

 

 

BSc (Hons)

2006 – 2010

 

Chemistry

Statistics

Biotechnology

Political science

Physics

Psychology

Zoology

Banking & finance

Botany

 

Mathematics

Environmental Science

Microbiology

English

BS

2008-10

Applied

management

BS (CS) Hons

2006 – 2010

Computer Science

MBA

2008-10

Management

MS/Mphil

2009-2011

 

All Disciplines

MS/Mphil

2008-2010

 

All Disciplines

 

Note:- All Ravians & Old Ravians are invited to attend this event. All candidates MUST bring their resumes to make their participation valuable.

CONTACT:

Incharge:-

Yousaf Bashir,

Student Advisor/ Incharge CGPC

 

Organizer:-

Muhammad Waqar Ahmad (Placement Officer)

Email: waqar@gcu.edu.pk

 

Coordinator:-

Ms. Afshan Butt (Student Counselor)

Email: Studentcounselor@gcu.edu.pk

 

Career Guidance & Placement Centre

1st Floor, Student Service Centre,

GC University, Lahore 54000

Gallery Information: 111 000 010/Ext 255, 249,421 

 

 

8-12 March, 2010

 

Event: 22nd ASIAN-PACIFIC WEED SCIENCE SOCIETY (APWSS) CONFERENCE

WHEN:

Tuesday 09th March 2010 (Inauguration Ceremony)

TIME:

10:00 AM

WHERE:

Inauguration Ceremony will be held at the Bukhari Auditorium and other activities of conference will be confined at Botany Department, GC University Lahore.

WHO:

Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab, Vice Chancellor GC University, Lahore will preside over the function and Malik Ahmad Ali Olack, Minister for Agriculture Punjab  will be the Chief Guest.

CONTACT:

Dr Zaheer-ud-Din Khan

Chairman,

Department of Botany

GC University, Lahore 54000

UAN 111 000 010 Ext: 257

Tel+Fax (92 42) 99213375

E-mail: khan_zaheerpk@yahoo.com

 

05 March, 2010

 

EVENT: SECDIV Outreach and Awareness Programme, Ministry of Foreign

             Affairs, Islamabad

WHEN:

March 05, 2010 (Friday)

TIME:

10.00 a.m.

WHERE:

Sir Fazal e Hussain Reading Room

WHO:

Director, Strategic Control Division (SECDIV), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad

CONTACT:

In-Charge/ Organized by:

Fouzia Shahin

Director, Academic Planning & External Links

GC University Lahore

111 000 010/Ext 334

17 February, 2010

 

Event: a lecture on management post disaster scenario-social impact of ERRA’s strategies

WHEN:

Wednesday 17th February 2010

TIME:

01.30 PM

WHERE:

N. M. Rashid Auditorium PG Library, GC University Lahore.

WHO:

Lt. Gen. Sajjad Akram Deputy Chairman ERRA

CONTACT:

Siddique Awan

Assistant Professor (English)

GC University, Lahore

UAN 111 000 010/ext 276

 

14 February, 2010

Event: 110th Annual sports 2010: Gymkhana events and prize distribution ceremony

WHEN:

Sunday 14th February 2010

TIME:

1.30 PM

WHERE:

Oval Ground, GC University Lahore.

WHO:

Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Arif Hassan

CONTACT:

Prof. Khadim Ali Khan

Director Sports

GC University, Lahore

UAN: 0321-9414994

 

03 February, 2010

Event: Public Lecture (Civil SERVICE WITHOUT BORDERS IN THE THOUGHTS OF M FETHULLAH GULEN)

WHEN:

February 3, 2010 (Wednesday)

TIME:

11.00 A.M. – 12.40 P.M.

WHERE:

Fazal-E-Hussain Reading Room, GCU Lahore.

WHO:

Dr. H. Ali Yurtsever

Instructional Coordinator at Niagara Educational Services in Chicago, Illinois, USA

CONTACT:

Siddique Awan

Department of English

GC University, Lahore

UAN: +92 42 111-000-010 Ext. 317 

 

 

Applications are invited for the following positions likely to be permanent in the University from Pakistani Nationals:

 

Sr. #

Posts

1

Lecturer (BS-1 8) Mass Communication Age: 21-35

2

Deputy Director - QEC (Handsome salary package to suit the qualification & experience) Age: 30-45

3

Deputy Director - Publications (Handsome salary package to suit the qualification & experience) Age: 30-45

4

Assistant Director - QEC (BS-17) Age: 24-35

5

Assistant Registrar (BS-17), Age: 24-35

6

Public Relations Officer (fixed salary package of Rs.25,000/-)

Age: 21-35

7

Library Assistant (BS-11) Age: 18-25

8

Security Guard (BS-09) Age: 18-25

9

Sr. Lab. Attendant (BS-09) Age: 18-25

10

Library Cum Junior Clerk (BS-07) Age: 18-25

11

Library Attendant (BS-05) Age: 18-25

 

Application forms for the posts can be obtained from the Confidential Branch, Registrar’s Office or can be downloaded from click here.

 

A Bank draft/Pay Order/Postal Order of Rs.500/- for Sr.# 1 to 6 and Rs.200/- for Sr.#7 to 11 in favour of the Treasurer, GCU Lahore will have to be attached with the application form. Last date for receipt of application is 24.03.2010. Click Selection Criteria and Terms & Conditions for details.

 

Selection Criteria

 

1. Lecturer (Mass Communication) (BS-18)

1st Class Master’s degree or equivalent degree of 16 years of education in the relevant field with no 3rd division. However, if the applicant holds MPhil/PhD or equivalent degree, one 3rd division in the academic career will be acceptable.

2. Deputy Director  -  QEC

  • 1st Class Master’s degree from a recognized University.

  • Four years experience of work in relevant field in BPS-17 in a Government/Semi Government Organization/Autonomous body/Recognized University/Reputed Private Organization is required.

  • Candidate must possess good oral and written communication skills.

  • MS Office proficiency is a pre-requisite.

 

3. Deputy Director  - Publications

  • 1st Class Master’s degree from a recognized university

  • Four years experience of work in relevant filed in BPS-17 in a Government/Semi Government Organization/Autonomous body/Recognized University/Reputed Private Organization is required

  • Candidate must possess good oral and written communication skills

  • MS Office proficiency is a pre-requisite

4. Assistant Director -  QEC (BS-17)

  • MA/MSc at least in 2nd Division

  • No experience is required

5. Assistant Registrar (BS-17)

  • MA/MSc at least 2nd Division with 3 years teaching/administrative experience

6. Public Relation Officer (fixed salary package of Rs. 25,000/-)

  • MA (1st division) in Mass Communication, MA Journalism/Development Journalism from a recognized University.

  • Candidate with good command in English and Urdu languages, having work experience in print/electronic media or in the field of Public Relations shall be preferred.

7. Library Assistant (BS-11)

  • BA/BSc (2nd Division) from a recognized University with Certificate in Library Science and Knowledge of Computer

OR

  • Intermediate (2nd Division) with Certificate in Library Science & 5 years experience of Library work and knowledge of computer.

8. Security Guard (BS-09)

  • An ex-service man with excellent service record

OR

  • Matriculation (2nd Div) from recognized Board

  • Height=5’- 9”, Chest=32”- 34” and good physical condition

9. Sr. Lab. Attendant (BS-09)

  • FSc 2nd division with no 3rd division in academic record

10. Library-Cum-Junior-Clerk (BS-07)

  •  Higher Secondary School Examination from a recognized Board (subject to the condition that he will qualify typing test within six months of appointment) and knowledge of computer.

  •  Typing speed in English of 25 W/P/Min or knowledge of word processing. Preference will be given to those who have Certificate in Library Science

11. Library Attendant (BS-05)

  • Matriculation with Certificate in Library Science and knowledge of computer.

Terms & Conditions:

 

  1. The selected candidates will be governed by the GC University Lahore Service Statutes, 2005.

  2. Applicants working in Government or Semi Government organizations / Autonomous     bodies should apply through proper channel. However, the candidates may send advance copies of their applications.

  3. Application Forms for the posts can be obtained from the Confidential Branch, Registrar’s Office or can be downloaded from click here.

  4. A Bank draft / Pay Order/ Postal Order of Rs. 500/- for Sr. # 1 to 6 &
    Rs. 200/- for Sr.# 7 & 11 in favour of Treasurer, GCU Lahore will have to be attached with application Form.

  5. Applications on the prescribed forms with complete details with regard to bio-data, attested copies of degrees/certificates etc. should reach the Registrar Office, GC University Lahore by 24.03.2010

  6. Incomplete applications or applications received after the due date will not be entertained.

  7. The University reserves the right not to consider any application without giving any reason.

  8. Preference will be given to those persons who have relevant experience. Age relaxation will be given as per rules.

 

(17-03-2010)

Registrar

 

(30-1-2010)

2-

 

 

Upcoming Events

29 January , 2010

Event:  Salam-Day Celebrations (84th Birth Anniversary)

WHEN:

January 29, 2010 (Friday)

TIME:

2.30 pm

WHERE:

Junior Lecture theatre, Department of Physics, GCU, Lahore.

WHO:

Dr. G Murtaza, Dr Hasan A. Shah, Dr. Asim A. Malik, G. M. Paracha

CONTACT:

Dr. G. Murtaza

Salam Professor

Salam Chair in Physics, GC University, Lahore

Phone: 0092 42 99212245

Fax: 0092 42 99213374

Cell: 0331 4586520

E.Mail: murtaza_gcu@yahoo.com 

 

Ali Asif

Advisor Jones Physics Society

Department of Physics, GCU Lahore 

 

Event:  Closing ceremony of skill based training

WHEN:

January 29, 2010 (Friday)

TIME:

11:45 am.

WHERE:

Sir Fazal-i-Hussain Reading Room

WHO:

Ms. Beth Trudell (Senior Fellow in Language Teaching at the American Consulate)

CONTACT:

Ms. Iram Sohail

Director QEC

GC University, Lahore

Ph #:+92-42-99213602

UAN: +92 42 111-000-010 Ext. 328

Fax#: +92-42-7360446

E-Mail: directorqec@gcu.edu.pk

 

28 January, 2010

 

Event:  Research Report Launching ceremony: fan industry of Pakistan growth dynamics of small, medium and large enterprises

WHEN:

January 28, 2010 (Thursday)

TIME:

10.30 am

WHERE:

Bukhari Auditorium, GC University Lahore.

CONTACT:

Research Team

GCU- Strathclyde University, Link (2007-09)

Ph: +92-423-111-000-010 Ext: 278, 280

Email: aqueel_wahga@hotmail.com

 

16-19 January, 2010

Event:  GC University libraries archives Exhibition  

WHEN:

16 January 2010 (Inauguration Ceremony)

18-19 January 2010 (Exhibition)

TIME:

2:30 pm (16 January 2010)

10: 00 am – 2:00 pm (18-19 January 2010)

WHERE:

PG Library Museum

WHO:

Chief Guest

Prof. Dr. Khalid Hameed Sheikh

Emeritus Professor GC University Lahore

Ex-Vice Chancellor University of the Punjab

CONTACT:

Senior Librarian/Advisor Library Society,

GC University, Lahore

Phone: 0092 42 111 000 010 Ext. 246

E.Mail: rafiqlibrarian@gmail.com

 

13 January, 2010

 

Event:  Painting Exhibition Solo Show by Zahir Uddin Babar

WHEN:

13 January 2010

TIME:

01:30 pm

WHERE:

Minhas Art Gallery, New Block, GC University Lahore

WHO:

Mr. Mehmood Hassan Romi will be the Chief Guest

CONTACT:

Erfan Ullah Babar

Chairman, Department of Fine Arts

0300-8646096

 

 

12 January, 2010

 

Event:  VISIT OF A DELEGATION OF SENIOR UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS HEADED BY PROF. DR. NAJMA NAJAM, VICE CHANCELLOR, KARAKORAM INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY, GILGIT-BALTISTAN

WHEN:

January 12, 2010 (Tuesday)

TIME:

11.00 am

WHERE:

The Syndicate Committee Room, Vice Chancellor’s Office

WHO:

From KIU :Vice Chancellor; Registrar; Associate Dean; Controller of Examinations; Director Finance; Director Estate; Head of Department of Food Technology and Director IT & Electronics

 

From GCU: Vice Chancellor; Registrar; Dean, Faculty of Science & Technology; Dean, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences/Faculty of Languages, Islamic & Oriental Learning; Treasurer; Controller of Examinations; Director, Quality Enhancement Cell; Chairperson, Department of Computer Science; Director Facilities

CONTACT:

In-Charge/ Organized by:

Fouzia Shahin

Director, Academic Planning & External Links

GC University Lahore

111 000 010/Ext 334

 

 

02 January, 2010

 

Event:  inaugural ceremony of the accelerator & laser laboratories  

WHEN:

2 January 2010

TIME:

10:30 AM

WHERE:

Seminar Hall of CASP

WHO:

Dr. Samar Mubarakmand NI, HI, SI

CONTACT:

Prof. Ijaz Mujtaba Ghauri

Director CASP

GC University, Lahore

Off: +92-42-99211589

Email: ijazghauri@hotmail.com

 


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