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News Archives 2010

 

BRITISH COUNCIL PRE-DEPARTURE BRIEFINGS

 

British Council Pakistan is organising pre-departure briefings for students who are planning to leave for the UK in September 2010. The purpose of these briefings is to help students with their pre-departure preparations and to guide them on how to settle down smoothly after their arrival in the UK.

 

UK alumni and current students who are on their summer break in Pakistan will share their experiences during the sessions.

 

Students will have chance to win Free One-Way ticket to the UK by participating in an “Essay Writing Competition”. The tickets are being sponsored by Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).

 

Essay Writing Competition topic:

 

“How will you promote friendship between UK and Pakistan whilst studying in the UK?”

 

Interested students can submit their essays through info@britishcouncil.org.pk by 28 July 2010. we encourage you to share this information with your students to attend the briefings.

 

Briefing session dates:

 

Karachi          02 August 2010

Lahore          04 August 2010

Islamabad      06 August 2010

 

Registration deadline: 28 July 2010

 

Please visit www.educationuk.org.pk for registration and detail of the competition.

 

(16-07-2010)

 

 

GC UNIVERSITY holds workshop ON PERSONALITY DEVELOMENT for PEEF scholarship holders

 

The GC University Lahore Saturday organized a special day-long training workshop titled ‘personality development and communication skills’ for the university’s students who have been awarded scholarships under the Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF). Shahzeb Khan and Siddique Awan were the course instructors.

 

As many as 81 students enrolled in the intermediate and undergraduate programmes of GCU attended the workshop conducted and designed by the university’s English Department on the special request of PEEF. The training was focused on interpersonal, presentation and interaction skills, time-management, critical thinking and the art of appropriate attire. The workshop instructors also conducted various activities with the students besides detailed multimedia lectures and question answer sessions. The instructors asked the students to make the list of their short-term and long-term objectives, happiness wishes and daily routine. Later, a detailed discussion was held on the efforts of students to achieve these targets.

 

Later, Punjab Educational Endowment Fund Manager Scholarships Naveed Akbar Cheema lauded the professional approach adopted by the workshop instructors and thanked the GCU for having conceived and conducting and innovative workshop which was first of its kind. At the end Babar Ali Deputy Registrar (Academics) GCU Lahore thanked the PEFF’s representative for an active liaison with the University. The participants of the workshop expressed elation for having attended this novel workshop.

(02-11-2009)

 

 

 

PROF. MURATZA DECLARED AS DISTINGUISHED NATIONAL PROFESSOR BY HEC PAKISTAN

 

Prof. G. Murtaza, Salam Chair Professor, GC University Lahore has been declared “Distinguished National Professor” by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, in recognition of his contributions in his field and honouring his achievements. He specialized in the Theoretical Physics, Thermonuclear Fusion and Particle Physics.
 

(23-12-2010)

 

Salam Chair and JPS GCU LAHORE jointly celebrates Dr. Abdus Salam’s 84th birthday

Salam Chair GCU has organized a special function in collaboration with the Jones Physics Society to mark 84th birth anniversary of Prof Dr. Abdus Salam, Nobel Laureate and on Old Ravian. The event was kicked off with screening of a documentary about the great scientist. A large number of photographs of Prof Abdus Salam and books also put on display on this occasion.

Prof. G. Murtaza gave detailed biographical account of Prof. Salam’s life, starting from his humble beginnings in his home town Jhang and from there to Government College Lahore and then on to Cambridge University UK.

Dr. Hassan Shah gave a brief introduction to the importance of the theme of unification in Physics. Dr. Asim Malik gave a talk on the electroweak theory, the work for which Prof. Salam received the Nobel Prize in 1979. G.M. Piracha who was a close personal friend of Prof. Salam from the College days spoke about Salam as a young College student.

(01-02-2010)

GCU wins HEC inter-university squash championship

 

The GC University Lahore Tuesday triumphed in the All Pakistan Inter-University Squash Championship 2010-11, held at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro under the auspices of Higher Education Commission. As many as eight teams from all over the country qualified for the final round of the championship. GCU outclassed a team of Punjab University in the finals by 2-0. Aqib Hanif of GCU defeated Adnan of PU in a persuasive fashion in the first game of the match by 3-0. In second game, Saqib Yousaf of GCU beat Haroon of PU by 3-0. Earlier, in the semi final, the GCU squash players outclassed Superior University by 2-0.  It is pertinent to mention here that GCU has not lost even a single game in the finals and semi-finals which shows the skills, fitness and talent of GCU Squash Players.

 

GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab has congratulated the university squash team on winning the championship.

(22-12-2010)

 

Pakistani experts talented enough to explore minerals: Dr Samar at 9th GCU Convocation

 

The copper and gold reservoirs are also located in North Wazristan, said nuclear scientist Dr. Samar Mubarikmand while addressing the ninth convocation of the Government College University Lahore. He said that Pakistan is one of the richest countries of the world in terms of mineral reserves and what we all need is proper exploration of these reserves. “If we put steps in the right way, Pakistan would be a developed rich state in next 10 to 20 years,” he said. Dr. Samar said that despite the fact that our coal reserves are located in powder form under water, Pakistan can produce 50,000 megawatt electricity and 100 million barrel diesel just through the gasification of these reserves. He said that our talented students have already carried out a successful project to make diesel from the coal gas at laboratory level. He said that according the recent evaluation the copper and gold reservoirs only in Balochistan are amounted to 273 billion dollars and besides, the same kind of reserves have also been discovered in North Waziristan.

 

Dr Samar said that Pakistan students are also competent enough to explore and utilize the mineral reservoirs of the country. However, we need thousands of mathematicians, chemical analysts, engineers and other experts for exploration of our mineral reserves at commercial scale. But, unfortunately, we have a very small of number of education institutes of higher education which are producing quality manpower. “The Government College University Lahore is one of them,” he added. The Nuclear scientists very proudly told the participants that out of 140 experts who carried nuclear explosions in 1998, as many as 60 were old Ravians and their team leaders who press the button for explosions were also the former student of the Government College Lahore. Dr. Samar advised the students the country can’t wait more for quality leaders. “Now, the youth should lead and work for the progress of its country,” he said.  He also criticized the nationalization policy of 1970s, saying that it stalled the country’s progress.

 

Addressing the convocation, GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Khalid Aftab said that the absence of quality education is the real cause of the overall social decline in the country. He said that poor quality education gives birth to general stagnation which, over time, may produce unmanageable problems, as is evident in our society. He said that there are very few educational institutions in the country which are providing quality education students.  He said higher education in Pakistan has a class bias against the students of low-income strata. However, Prof. Aftab also said as we expand access to higher education, standards must not be sacrificed. Our objective should be: expansion with diversity and excellence throughout the sector, so that we secure wider participation in a higher education system valued for its quality as a whole. The Vice Chancellor also highlighted that the country’s higher education is not fully tuned to the needs of modern economy and the same is evident in the existing mismatch between the demand for various skills and the availability of manpower produced by the universities.

 

He said that universities need to develop new higher education opportunities at various levels, particularly oriented to the employability skills, specialist knowledge and broad understanding of the new economy. He said that all over the world, universities are powerful drivers of technological and other changes. Pakistani universities therefore need to have incentives, particularly through a focused government support, to open up to business. They also need to become more entrepreneurial and aggressive in seeking new markets. He said clear vision, good curriculum and managerial efficiency can substantially improve the quality of university graduates, thus building up human resources which are essential for keeping Pakistan in a competitive position in the global market.

 

Presenting the university’s annual report, Prof. Aftab said that 22 teachers of GCU are at present studying for PhD degree abroad, while the University also has 42 foreign professors in various departments which is the highest number in any Pakistani university. Their presence is a big advantage to us. The Vice Chancellor said that the previous financial year was particularly difficult for the development work on the campus. Not only was the university’s requests for grant to initiate new development projects turned down, but the on-going projects also remained unfunded, thus creating many administrative problems. We are hoping that at least the on-going projects shall be funded in the current year. He said that at the advent of the award of the University status in 2002, we had set as our Millennium Development Goal, as it were, to bring the GCU at par with the top universities of the world in ten years. We believe that we are on course towards that and, despite the constraints of financial resources and paucity of quality teachers. Congratulating the passing-out students, the Vice Chancellor also advised them said that as they progress in life do keep in mind the debt you owe to their Alma Mater. Never forget to repay it as it would be the best investment for society’s future.

 

Later, Dr Samar Mubarikmand gives away medals and degrees to the position-holders. The university awarded the prestigious medals to its 22 best students for their outstanding performance in academic work and co-circular activities, while doctorate degrees were conferred on 31 scholars in various subjects. As many as 167 students were awarded with M.Phil degrees at the Convocation.

(06-12-2010)

 

 

 

GCU awards BA/BS.c degrees to 600 graduates

 

The GC University Lahore on Saturday awarded degrees to 600 students of BA/B.Sc (Hons) and co-circular and sports Rolls of Honor to 33 students and at the Degree Awarding Ceremony in Bokari Auditorium. GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr.Khalid Aftab was the chief guest.

 

Addressing the ceremony, Vice Chancellor Prof. Aftab advised the fresh graduates to go for specialization in their relative fields, saying that their journey of knowledge should not end here. He told the students that they owe deep debt to their country and Alma Mater and advised them pay it off as much as they can. Later, the vice chancellor and head of departments pose for photographs with the students. He hoped that the students would be benefited in their professional lives from what they have learnt at the university.

(06-12-2010)

 

 

GCU to award 31 P.hD, 167 M.Phil and 22 medals at 9th Convocation

 

GC University Lahore will award 31 P.hD, 167 M.Phil degrees and 22 prestigious medals to its best students at 9th convocation 2010 for their outstanding performance in academic work and co-circular activities. All 31 doctorate degrees include 13 in the Mathematics, 3 in Botany, 4 in Chemistry, 5 in Urdu and two in Physics. It was told at a meeting of the GCU Convocation Committee, chaired by Vice Chancellor Prof. Khalid Aftab. The meeting was informed that the co-circular medals to be awarded this year include Prof. G.D Sondhi Medal for overall excellent performance, Muhammad Idress Medal for Best Debater, Dauad Illyas Medal for Outstanding Intermediate Student and Dr. Saida Karamat Medal for the Best Female Graduate, while prestigious academic medals include Dr. Ajmal Medal, Qudsia Kardar Medal and Muhammad Hussain Chatta Medal. The Controller of Examinations told the meeting that 59 students would also be given Rolls of Honor this year for their academic, co-curricular and sports achievements, while 114 students have qualified for the certificates of distinction and certificates of merit.

(01-12-2010)

 

 

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 9th convocation on FRIDAY December 03, 2010

 

(29-11-2010)

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)

Pakistan lacks quality human capital: VICE CHANCELLOR GCU

 

“The most crucial challenge that Pakistan confronts today is a severe dearth of quality human capital, and it was a more graver crisis as compared to the financial crunch,” said the Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore while addressing the prize distribution ceremony organized in the honor of the 10 Ravians who have secured positions in the Lahore Board Intermediate Examinations 2010. The academics and administrative heads of the departments, the Controller of Examinations BISE Lahore and parents of the position holders were also present on the occasion.

 

Talking to the position-holders, Professor Aftab said that “semi literate” individuals fail to make a worthwhile contribution to the national progress and therefore are liability. The vice chancellor beseeched the talented youth to step forward and fill this void by attaining quality education with diligence and perseverance. The vice chancellor also laid a great stress on improving the quality of graduates being passed out from various universities of Pakistan. He said that the universities should produce the graduates who become assets for the country, not the graduates who become liability for the society. He believed that the higher the quality human capital is, the greater would be the overall achievement of the country.

 

Later, talking to the vice chancellor, the position holders said that they all got fired up when Pakistan is ranked among the third world countries and promised that they would study day and night to become an asset for Pakistan. Muhammad Ali Aun, the topper of 2010 exams, termed his stay at the Government College as “golden days of his life.”

 

Speaking on the occasion, GCU Controller of Examinations Ashraf Shabbir Bokhari said that 142 years have passed since the first graduate of the Government College Lahore, Sanjhi Mull, in 1868 left the portals of the alma mater to the enter the practical life for personal success and public acclaim. Since then, he said, the sons and daughters of this alma mater shaped the world around them and where ever they went, they distinct themselves by their courage to know the truth, decency, sanity, moderation in action and integrity.  The controller of examinations took pride in revealing that besides 10 positions; as many as 409 GCU students secured A+ grade in the intermediate examinations 2010. He said GCU students have the record of securing highest marks in the Board Examinations. “In 1999, GCU student Arsalan Munir broke the 12-year record of Lahore Board by securing 971 of 1100 marks. In 2008, a GCU student Ahsan Ismail broke the record of Arsalan Munir by securing 1026 marks. In 2009, our student Muhammad Akram Karimi set a new record with 1036 marks, and this year Muhammad Ali Aun has secured 1041 marks, Prof Bokhari said. 

(24-09-2010)

 

 

GCU best in intermediate results with 185 positions since 1992

 

The GC University Lahore has been winning the position of the best educational institution on the basis of intermediate results since 1992, and 2010 was the 19th year in a row that the university was placed on the top of all institutions with 10 overall positions in Lahore Board FA/FSc examinations 2010. The GCU secured the record 185 positions in the intermediate examinations in last 19 years. .. (more)

 

(06-09-2010)

 

 

GCU Students grab top slots in Inter Results: Aun tops over all BY SECURING 1041 MARKS

 

The GC University Lahore outshined all her sister institutions in the Intermediate Examinations 2010. The University bagged overall 10 positions with her student Muhammad Ali Aun having won the overall top position among 141,467 boys and girls... (more)

(06-09-2010)

 

 

 

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)

 

 

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)

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 PRODUCE 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 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)

 

 

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)

 

 

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)

 

 

CG&PC GCU organizes on-campus Professional Development Day

 

The Career Guidance and Placement Centre GCU Lahore organised “On-Campus Professional Development Day” in collaboration with the US Consulate Lahore and United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) to sensitise and educate its students about the best higher education opportunities. The trainings, presentation sessions were arranged to mark the day.

 

US Consulate Public Affairs Officer Jennifer Larson while addressing the students advised them to also keep in view the diversity on campuses while choosing a university for higher education aboard. “Education is not only about the courses you study and the examinations you take; it is also about the tolerance you learn and the relationships you build while studying in an environment of ethnic and religious and diversity” US diplomat said that her stay at International House at University of California, Berkeley had changed her entire life where she studied among 300 students of 60 different countries. 

 

US Consulate Lahore Consular Officer Jason Rief briefed the Ravians about visa procedures.  He said that the United States is still granting incredible amount of visas to Pakistani students every year. He ruled out that there is any upper limit of granting visas to Pakistani students, saying that “they grant as many visas as many eligible and genuine students apply every year.” In reply to question, he said that the key to obtain US visa is be precise, clear and accurate in your applications and only provide those documents which are required. He advised the students only to rely on official websites of US Consulate and USEF as the rest of internet websites are full of rumours which have nothing to do with reality.

 

USEFP Senior Adviser Mehreen Noon taught briefed the students about writing personal statements for admissions to the foreign universities. She said that the personal statement should not comprise of academic and professional records as they are already evident from transcripts and other certificates. The personal statement should be about your character development. She advised the students that they do not need to portrait themselves as perfect students and human beings. “The admission committees prefer the people who are also honest towards their weaknesses,” she added. She also briefed the methods to make personal statement interesting to read. Mehreen believed that the introductory paragraph should be like hook which make other read the second paragraph and pull them to third and fourth ones.

 

 

USEF Adviser Ms Luban Anwar made a presentation on “Roadmap to graduate study in US.” Ms Rukhsana Monnoo USEFP Education Adviser briefing the students about Fulbright Scholarship, revealed that last year, as many 165 students went to the States for high education on Fulbright scholarships. She said that the new priority areas for Fulbright Scholarships. She said that it is moral and legal obligation for full-bright scholarship holders to come back and serve their country for at least two years. American Information Resource Centre Director Muhammad Asif told the students about an amazing research facility at AIRC.

 

Later, the students were provided free token for appearing in the TOEFL examinations.

   

(10-12-2010)

 

 

GCU Students gets Scholarship under NESA Undergraduate Exchange Program

 

The following GCU undergraduate students have been nominated for Near East and South Asia (NESA) Undergraduate Exchange Program 2010-2011, also known as Global UGRAD program. It is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State. NESA offers to these students, one-semester program for non-degree undergraduate study at an accredited US institution.

 

Name

Department

Roll No

Status

Rafi Ullah Khan

Political Science

794-BH-PS-07

Principal candidate

Safyan Majid

Business Accounting & Finance

142-BH-BAF-08

Principal candidate

Aslam Khan

Political Science

422-BH-PS-07

 

Alternate candidate

Talha Bin Tariq

Computer Science

055-BSCS-08

Alternate candidate

 

Principal candidates have to appear at Washington DC on August 12, 2010 to attend an orientation workshop. Their return date from the U.S. to Pakistan will be December 18, 2010. Alternate candidates will join the program in January 2011. Participants will be enrolled full-time & US host institutes will be selected by IREX (International Research and Exchange Board).

 

The Career Guidance & Placement Center GCU provided guidance to the students throughout the process and arranging individual sessions with advisor from US Consulate.

(11-08-2010)

 

 

CG&PC GCU holds on-campus recruitment Program

 

The Career Guidance and Placement Centre has organised an “On-campus Technology Awareness and Recruitment Programme” in collaboration with the national and international companies to build a strong foundation for professional career of its students and to raise awareness among them about the ongoing advances in technology. Above 1,000 students and old Ravians have actively participated in the activity and submitted their Resumes for internships and jobs.

 

GCU Career Guidance and Placement Centre had already ensured placement of a large number of Ravians in well-reputed companies through job fairs and other on-campus recruitment programmes.

 

(25-06-2010)

 

GCU STUDENTS SIGNATURE CAMPAIGN AGAINST TOBACCO

 

The GC University Career Guidance & Placement Centre organized a ‘Signature Campaign Against Tobacco’ in collaboration with the Green Future to involve students in the fight against diseases, death and economic loss caused by the smoking. Above 500 students signed the anti-tobacco banners with pledges to play active role in convincing people not to smoke at least in universities, colleges, hospitals, restaurants, offices, parks and other public places.

 

GCU female students expressed on media that they profound pleasure on imposition of excise duty on cigarettes. However, they said that the government is needed to take more steps to discourage the smoking and after the imposition of new tax a cigarette was the cheapest commodity available at stores. Govt. should also put a check on the sale of cigarettes to teenagers and minors. The students further remarked that smoking culture is being developed in the teenagers. They hoped that such signature campaigns realized people of their responsibility towards environment and health of other citizens and they should be initiated in all universities.

 

(08-06-2010)

GC UNIVERSITY LAHORE holds Career GUIDANCE Fair

 

The Career Guidance & Placement Center (CGPC) organized the ‘Career Fair 2010’ at Bokhari Auditorium to explore the possibilities of placing its final year students and graduates in reputed organizations besides giving them opportunities to avail foreign scholarships.  As many as 24 international and national companies take part in the event. The written tests and on-campus interviews were conducted by the companies to shortlist the candidates. However, the stall of United States Education Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) remained the centre of attraction at the Fair. The foundation representatives briefed the students about the various foreign scholarships including the Fulbright and also guided them about the procedures, requirements and eligibility criteria.

 

CGPC In-charge Yousaf Bashir said that the Career Fair is organized to build a strong foundation for professional career of students, so that they can excel into market at a rigorous pace. Waqar Rahanja Placement Officer has said it become the regular annual feature as the CGPC has been conducting it for the last three years.

 

Later, GCU Dean of Arts and Social Sciences Prof. Dr Khalid Pervaiz gave away shields to the representatives of the companies. He also appreciated the active participation of the students and multinational companies in the fair.

(16-03-2010)

 

UNIVERSITIES FACING QUALITY–TRAINING CHALLENGES: VICE CHANCELLOR GCU LAHORE

 

A Professional Competency Enhancement Programme for Teachers (PECPT) concluded after lasting for 24 days. The intensive training, organised by QEC GCU and Higher Education Commission, brought together participants from six leading universities. The training was programmed on three broad areas of practice that were pedagogy, communication and research. Faculty members from GCU, Punjab University, Lahore College for Women University, FC College University, University of Veterinary and University of Health Sciences and King Edward Medical College University have actively taken part in the 70 training sessions.

 

Addressing the concluding ceremony, GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Khalid Aftab said that the biggest challenge being faced by the universities in the 21st century is the quality human resource, adding that such modern and quality based training programmes play vital role in meeting the challenge. He also called upon the teachers and professionals to actively participate in such trainings to keep themselves at par with modern needs of their profession.

 

Director QEC GCU Lahore said the training provided an opportunity to the teachers of almost all disciplines to know in detail about the personality development, multiple intelligence, planning and management skills, passion for teaching, fostering networks for academic sharing, microteaching, course designing, student assessment, guidance and academic counselling of students, teacher behaviour and appearance, motivation techniques, body language signals, research tools and academic supervision. Selected participants appreciated the choice of the resource persons. They said that the training had motivated their desire of teaching the future of this country. They further said that modern techniques taught to them during the training would certainly prove helpful in their working. Later, the Vice Chancellor gave away certificates to the participants.

 

(18-06-2010)

HEC establishes CPDC Centre at GCU

 

The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan has established the Continuous Professional Development Centre (CPDC) at the GC University Lahore for conducting Professional Competency Enhancement Programme for Teachers (PCEPT). The Centre will provide modern and world-class professional development to university teachers through conferences, seminars, workshops and training courses,” said GCU Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) Director Iram Sohail while addressing the inauguration of CPDC maiden training programme. She said that it was impossible to take such initiatives without the constant support and guidance of the vice chancellor. As many as 35 teachers from GCU and other universities are taking part in the training programme spread over 24 days / 70 sessions.

 

The inaugural ceremony was chaired by GCU Prof. Dr Khalid Pervaiz Dean Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. He also expressed pleasure on the establishment of CPDC and hoped that it would play an important role in faculty development.  

 

(19-05-2010)

QEC GCU LAHORE holds training for faculty members

Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) has conducted two-month training for its faculty members on Critical Thinking, Presentation Skills and English Grammar Teaching. As many as 48 lecturers and assistant professors of the GCU were imparted training during the two-month Staff Training Programme.

United States Consul General Lahore Ms Carmella Conroy was the Chief Guest at the concluding ceremony held at Fazl-e-Hussain Reading Room. Dean of Arts Dr Khalid Pervaiz and Head of English Department Ms Nosheen Khan were also present on this occasion.

The participants of two-month staff training programme with US Consul General Carmella Conroy.

Addressing the participants, Carmella Conroy highlighted the importance of critical thinking and lauded the efforts of QEC for conducting training sessions in this regard.

Ms Beth Trudell, said the best thing about the GCU faculty members is that they are open to new ideas and she had enjoyed teaching them. GCU Quality Enhancement Cell Director Iram Sohail said the University would conduct more training sessions for the faculty members, so that they can learn innovative ideas of teaching.

(30-01-2010)

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 provides ACADEMIC FACILITIES BY MANUAL AND ELECTRONIC MODES TO its 32 blind students

 

The GC University Lahore is the alma mater of the highest  number of visually impaired students as compared to any other university of the country and has set up of a state-of-the-art Centre for Special Students (GCU CSS), said GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab while chairing a meeting on the White Cane Day. The meeting reviewed the facilities being provided to the visually impaired students at GCU. The Vice Chancellor said that the white cane should not be taken a symbol of weakness; rather, it is a symbol of safety, mobility, resistance and independence of every visually challenged individual. “No university so far in Pakistan possess this infrastructure with the exception of schools for special children,” he added.

 

The Centre In-charge Salman Khalid, who is also visually-impaired and studied for six years at GCU, said that blind people are being ignored in our society but they at GCU laid special emphasis on their education. He said CSS is facilitating more than 32 blind students with latest reading and hearing facilities which include, Computer with reader (screen reading programmes/software) which enables the blind students to hear the text which is shown on the computer screen. This software allows blind students to access internet, web browsing and book reading. Moreover, the students can take exams independently on computer, unlikely to what they used to do earlier; taking help from the writer. The centre surprises its visitors when they see blind students sending and receiving emails, chatting and browsing without any help. He said that more than six Braille machines are also installed in GCU CSS which help the students to take exams and make on campus notes.

 

The CSS has imported an expensive Braille Embosser for the centre which can print any digitalised material in Braille. The centre has about 20 high-tech computers which can easily run heavy screen reading software. The centre management with the co-operation of the GCU Library is also providing the lectures to students in mp3 format after recording them, so that they can listen to them again and again. Recently a six volume English to Urdu Braille dictionary is acquired blind students. The GCU Library has also set up a “Braille Reading and Electronic Section” in the Centre with the collection of more than 3,000 books covering various disciplines such as Literature, Psychology, Political Science, Law and others is at hand.

 

(18-10-2010)

 

GC UNIVERSITY LIBRARY GETS THE HOLY QURAN IN BRAILLE FOR BLIND STUDENTS

 

The GC University Lahore Library has made available the full text the Holy Quran in Braille to the visually impaired students of the GCU Centre for Special Students (CSS). A copy of the Holy Quran in Braille is donated to the university library by the IQRA Educational Trust, UK Chairman Anees Qari.

 

The Chief Librarian GC University said that the donated copy of the Holy Quran is divided into twelve parts and has been placed in the Centre for Special Students (CSS). He said that the Holy Quran is published in Saudi Arabia and the Braille paper is acid-free. “Prof Dr Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor GC University has issued special directions to provide all kinds of facilities to the university’s special students,” he added. He further said the University has already digitalized curriculum and pleasure-reading books for the blind students besides printing them in Braille. The GCU CSS has high-tech computers who can easily run heavy screen reading software. The Chief Librarian told “The centre surprises its visitors when they see blind students sending and receiving emails, chatting and browsing without any help,”    

 

The GCU visually impaired students have expressed pleasure at the availability of the Holy Quran in Braille at the Centre, saying that it would provide them an opportunity to read the Quran, the greatest gift by the Almighty Allah to mankind.

(06-05-2010)

 

GCU wins BISE gymnastic championship

 

GCU Lahore has won the Lahore Board Inter-Collegiate Gymnastic Championship 2010 held at the GCU Sports Hall under the patronage of Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Lahore.

 

GCUL student performs at the Lahore Board

Inter-Collegiate Gymnastic Championship 2010.

 

GCU student Khalil Mir was declared the Best Gymnast of the Championship for his splendid display of balance and flexibility.

(30-11-2010)

 

 

GCU muscleman set three records in weightlifting

 

GC University Lahore muscleman set three new national records in the Inter-Universities Weightlifting Championship held under the auspicious of the Higher Education Commission. Musateem Butt of GCU broke the record of Imran Dar of the University of Central Punjab and set a new record in Snatch of 135 kilogram. Musateem Butt also made a new record in Clean and Jerk of 170 kilogram. The pervious record in this category was of 155 kilogram.  The GCU student also set record in Total by lifting the 310Kg weight. Waseem Sajjad of GCU also won the gold medal in this category.

(15-11-2010)

 

Ansar wins Mr GCU title 2010-11

 

The GC University Lahore amateur musclemen competed for the title of Mr GCU Lahore 2010-11. Ansar Abbas, a student of BA (Hons) History, won the title of Mr GCU Lahore 2010-11. Sheikh Farooq Iqbal, General Secretary Pakistan Bodybuilding Federation, Imran Qureshi, Khalid Ali and Arshad Malik adjudicated the competition. former Mr. Asia Mushtaq Butt was the Guest of Honour on this occasion.

 

 

Ansar Abbas first bagged the top position in the category of musclemen with over 75+kg of weight. Muhammad Waqas managed to beat tough competitors in the 65Kg category. Umair Ali was significant secured second place in 70Kg category. Bilal Butt bagged the top position in the 75kg category.

 

Addressing the ceremony, GCU Director Sports Khadim Ali Khan said that health is wealth.” Those who understood its importance try to keep themselves fit. Sports inculcate good qualities in students and create an environment of healthy competition. 

 

GCU Sports Board Chairman Dr Ikramul Haq and former chairman GC Sports Board Prof. Ahmad Hussain gave away the prizes to the winners.

(10-11-2010)

GCU wins Inter-Collegiate Football, Badminton championships

 

The GC University Lahore won the Inter-Collegiate Football and Badminton Championships 2010 held under the auspices of Punjab Olympics. The GCU footballers beat Punjab College of Commerce in the hard-fought finals in which score remained level. Even, massive attempts by both the teams in extra time fail to bring any results. Both the teams also failed to goal on penalty kicks. However, the match was later decided in favor of GCU in the penalty kicks mode of Sudden Death.

(08-11-2010)

GCU wins Best Contingent Trophy

The GC University Lahore has won the Best Contingent Trophy at the opening ceremony of All Punjab Inter Collegiate Games held under the auspices of Punjab Olympics. The contingent led by GCU Director Sports Prof. Khadim Ali Khan outshined the contingents of 32 colleges across Punjab and secured the top position. As many as 150 sportsmen of the university were the part of the contingent. It is worth remembering that GCU was declared the Best Contingent in 2009-10 games also.

(03-11-2010)

GCU wins 5 medals in Punjab Games 2010 weightlifting

 

The GCU Lahore musclemen have won one gold and four silver medals in the weightlifting competition in Punjab Games 2010. GCU student Alamghir out-muscled his rivals and won a gold medal in 105Kg Category. Asaduallah secured silver medal in 105+Kg Category. Muhammad Aslam was declared third in 94Kg category.  Shahzeeb Khan and Muhammad Waqas bagged sliver medals in 70Kg and 55Kg categories respectively.

 

(03-11-2010)

 

 

GCU STUDENT WINS PUNJAB OLYMPIA BODYBUILDING COMPETITION 2010

 

Khawaja Ammar has out-muscled the bodybuilders from across the Punjab and won the Gold Medal at the Mr. Punjab Olympia Bodybuilding Competition 2010. Khawaja Ammar flexed his rippling muscles and beat his tough competitors from the districts of Gujranwala, Sailkot and Rawalpindi in the finals of the 80-kg weight category and won the gold medal. He is also Mr Pakistan Universities 2009-10.

 

(27-10-2010)

 

 

Aisam visits his alma mater GCU, Lahore

 

Aisamul Haq Qureshi Pakistan’s tennis ace and former student of Government College University Lahore, visited his alma mater, where the university’s Sports Board hosted a reception in the honour of US Open finalist. GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab headed the ceremony which was attended by a large number of Old Ravians, GCU faculty members and the parents and friends of Aisam-ul-Haq.

 

Addressing the reception, Aisam-ul-Haq said that he owed his success to his alma mater and teachers who during his college life always encouraged him to play professional tournaments at the national and international level. “I think that was the support which elevated my confidence and backed me in the pursuance of my goals,” he added. Recalling his college days, Aisam proudly said that he is a recipient of Roll of Honour and a Gold Medal in Tennis from GC University Lahore. “While playing for GCU, I also won the Inter-Collegiate Tennis Championship in the year 1997-1998,” he added.

 

He also remembered that he had attended a very few classes at the Government College University, Lahore as he had always been busy in training at the university tennis court or  playing tournaments for his alma mater and Pakistan. Aisam said that GCU inculcates great values of tolerance, respect for others views and faiths, and compassion along with imagination. He said he is proud to be "Ravain” and “Pakistani”. He thanked the GCU Vice Chancellor, Old Ravians Union and Sports Board for giving such a warm reception in his honour. He also proudly told the Vice Chancellor that his father is also an Old Ravian.

Aisam ul Haq receives a souvenir from the Vice Chancellor,

Chairman and Secretary Sports Board GCU are also seen

 

GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr. Khalid Aftab, while speaking on the ceremony, said that even when Aisam was at GC, he was hardly here. “He was always on Duty Leave for training or for sports. Perhaps, Aisam was sanctioned the maximum number of duty leaves by me among all the sportsmen in my tenure of office,” he added. “I was somewhat concerned about this future in those days and discussed his case with his coaches and teachers but they always belied my concerns by saying that “he is a star in the making” —. And now he is a big star and we are all very proud of him,” the vice chancellor said. Prof Aftab said Aisam is now also acknowledged as an Ambassador of Peace of Pakistan — something that we wish every Ravain to be. “He is a true Ravian,” he added. The vice chancellor also said that the university is compiling its 146-year sports history in which Aisam ul Haq’s name will prominently appear.

(28-09-2010)

 

SPORTS ARE NOT WASTAGE OF TIME: GCU VC

Sports are not wastage of time. It enhances the physical and mental abilities and efficiency of students, said GC University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr. Khalid Aftab while addressing the prize distribution ceremony of GCU Inter-departmental Games 2009-10. The ceremony was largely attended by the chairpersons of various academic departments and students.

The History Department successfully defended their trophy with its tremendous performance in sports events and once again declared first whereas Department of Urdu remained Runners-Up in boys’ event. It was encouraging to see the equal yet enthusiastic participation of girls in inter-departmental games. In girls, Computer Science department bagged first position whereas Bio-Technology after neck to neck competition remained the Runners-Up.

Addressing the ceremony the Vice Chancellor said that inter-departmental games were organised so that all students and teachers could mark their active participation in games.

He said that the university is as good in sports as in academics. However, he believed in fair play and true spirit of sportsmanship. “Sports make a person better and teach tolerance,” he added.

The Vice Chancellor said that the university offers seats on sports basis every year to encourage the best sportsmen. However, he also said that the GCU sports merit is as high as its academic merit.

GCU Director Sports announced that 3rd Inter-Departmental Games will commence from September 2010 and called upon the students as well as faculty members to prepare themselves for the event.

(24-06-2010)

GCU HONORS ITS 51 SPORTSMEN

 

The GC University Lahore honored its 51 best sportsmen with shields, cash prizes and titles like ‘Mr Super Fit’, ‘Man of Mountains’, ‘Mr Muscular’, ‘Cheeta’ and ‘The Wall’ for their outstanding performances in national and international competitions during the sports calendar of 2009-2010. The GCU Sports Board organized a special ceremony on the directions of the vice chancellor to acknowledge the talent of these sportsmen. Dean of Sciences and Technology Prof. Dr Ikramul Haq chaired the ceremony. A large number of Old Ravians sports legends attended the ceremony.

Wahab Irfan Butt set nine new records and won the Gold Medal in the Inter-Collegiate Weightlifting Championship. He has also qualified for the World Olympics by securing two Bronze Medals in the South Asian Qualifying Round. Besides it, he also secured Gold Medal in the National Weightlifting Championship. Imran Khan bagged two Gold Medals in the National Rowing Championship. Hafiz Irfan won the Chief Minister Inter-collegiate Badminton Championship and National Juniors Badminton Championship. 

 

Khawaja Ammar won the title of ‘Mr Pakistan Universities 2010’. He also won the Silver Medal in the National Senior Bodybuilding Championship. Waqas Malik represented Pakistan in five international tennis championships including Fergana Cup, and 25th Damascus International Junior Tennis Championship. Altaf Hussain Shah bagged the Gold Medal in the Javelin Throw at the Inter-Universities Athletics Championship. Hafiz M. Safdar, titled the Usain Bolt of GCU, was declared the fastest man of the Pakistan Universities. He received Gold Medal in the 200m event in the Inter-University Athletics Championship 2010. Usman Hameed was declared the Best Mountaineer in the Inter-University Mountaineer Championship. Irfan Zaman scored double century and helped GCU in piling up the highest score of any team in the Inter-Collegiate Cricket Championship with his fine knock of 228 runs. He has also played Lahore region U-19 cricket. Aqib Hanif was declared runner-up in the Inter-University Squash Championship. Ghazanfar was declared the Best Goal Keeper in Lahore Board for the year 2010. However, Adnan Nawaz titled the Best Footballer in Lahore Board for the session 2010.

 

 

Olympian Munir Dar gives away trophy to a GCU sportsman,

While Dr. Ikam-ul-Haq  and Director Sports

GCU isalso seen in the picture

 

Muhammad Umer Farooq secured second position in the Inter-University Rifle Shooting Championship. Khalil Mir was declared the Best Gymnast in the Punjab Games. Saad Ali Hassan was honored for his overall participation in almost all the games. He won silver medals both in rowing and weightlifting besides giving satisfactory performances in volleyball, judo, wrestling and handball. Waqas Zulfiqar won the Bronze Medal in the National Boxing Championship. GCU pace bowler Asfand Meharn picked up 15 wickets in the Lahore Board Cricket Tournament and his excellent bowling spells helped GCU lift the Champions Trophy in the Lahore. Azhar Abbas received the Gold Medal in the Lahore Board Inter-collegiate Athletics Championship. 

 

In his message on the auspicious occasion, GCU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Khalid Aftab congratulated the sportsmen on their achievements, saying sports are considered an integral part of physical fitness and mental training. These activities have a profound effect on the physical fitness and mental health of the students, which has ultimately enhanced their capabilities and efficiency. He also prayed for the bright future of these students

 

The Sports Board GCU especially acknowledged the efforts of its hockey players who brought the trophy of the Inter-University Hockey Championship to the University.

(21-06-2010)

 

 

 

Sports Department GCU Lahore to compile its history

 

The GC University Lahore has teamed up with legend Old Ravians to compile its glorious 146-year sports history. The decision to bring on record the services of GCU sports legends was taken at a meeting of GCU officials with former Olympians and gold medallists including Munir Dar, Javed Zaman Khan, Imtiaz Ahmed and Naqi Mohsin. Prof. Dr Khalid Aftab vice chancellor chaired the meeting. The meeting decided that the Indian Old Ravians, who have participated in subcontinent games before 1947, would also be taken on board for the crucial task.    

 

Prof. Khalid Aftab said that the GCU always provided full encouragement to sports right from the beginning. “Our sports history can be traced from the 1931-32 session when GC became the overall champion and won the general trophy of the Punjab University for the first time,” he said. He said that the Government College Lahore won 12 times overall general trophy and secured runners up positions four times from 1931 to 1947. After Independence, GC also kept on its outstanding traditions in the field of sports and maintained its excellence and edge over the rival institutions and won the general all-round trophy 20 times and remained runner's up for 22 times from 1947-48 till 1988-89 in national games. He said that GCU still has a leading position in sports, adding that Ravians have won the inter-universities hockey and bodybuilding championships this year besides securing positions in the other sports. The vice chancellor said that GCU is also giving special scholarships to sportsmen for their encouragement.

 

 

Addressing the meeting, former Olympian Munir Dar appreciating the efforts of GCU Sports Board took full responsibility of complying the record of Old Ravians hockey players who have represented sub-continent and later Pakistan after independence since 1928 Hockey Olympics till date. He specially gave reference of Late Jafar Shah who received Gold Medal in Hockey in 1932 and 1936. Former Captain Pakistan Cricket Team Mr. Imtiaz Ahmed while said that list of GCU Roll of Honour in Sports awardees have been complied and it would be extremely helpful to gather the required information. Ch. Muhammad Yaqoob Chairman Chief Minister Task Force for Sports suggested that the role of coaches and team managers should also be highlighted in the history. Dr. Ijaz Ahmed, Najum Latif, Col(r) Saeed Ahmed Khan and Prof Ahmed Hussain also attended the meeting.

 

Later, the vice chancellor announced forming the committees and sub-committees of various games for compiling the required data.

(17-06-2010)

 

 

 

GCU wins medal in Asian WEIGHLIFTING championship

 

GC University Lahore has basked into glory as its Intermediate student Irfan Butt had won two bronze medals at the Asian under-seventeen Weightlifting Championship, held in Uzbekistan. In the competition Uzbek weightlifter won gold and Chinese team secured the silver medal. Irfan Butt won bronze medals both in Jerk and Snatch category. He had also represented GCU in the Lahore Board Inter-Colligate Weightlifting Championship where he set nine new records. He also won the gold medal in National under-17 Weightlifting Championship.

 

GCU Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab congratulated Irfan on his achievement in the international event and wished him success in the future.

(24-04-2010)

 

 

 

GCU WINS INTER-UNIVERSITY HOCKEY TITLE 2010

 

GC University (GCU) Lahore clinched the trophy of the inter university hockey championship 2010 by defeating GCU Faisalabad 3-1 in Peshawar. About 60 teams took part in the Championship organized by the Higher Education Commission. GCU Lahore made it to the finals by defeating Peshawar University by 3-2 in the first semi final.

 

Zeeshan Akram emerged as the top scorer hitting eight goals in the tournament. Hikmatullah was declared man of the match in the final. Khadim Ali Khan Director Sports has said GCU won the tournament after four years.

 

GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Khalid Aftab has also expressed pleasure on the Victory.

 

(12-04-2010)

 

 

GCU 110th sports ends with Colourful Gymkhana events.

 

The History Department has lifted the prestigious general trophy at the closing ceremony of the 110th Annual Sports of the Government College University Lahore. Pakistan Olympics Association President Lt Gen (r) Arif Hassan was the Chief Guest at the closing ceremony of the 110th annual sports marked by a large number of colourful Gymkhana events at GCU Oval Ground. The department students bagged 12 Gold, 15 Silver and 5 Bronze medals in various inter departmental competitions to won the title. Altaf Hussein of the Political Science Department declared the Best GCU Athlete 2010 with three gold medals in Javelin Throw, Shot Put and Discuss Throw. Muhammad Zeeshan of GCU Geography Department was declared the Second Best Athlete. Urdu Department got second position while Economics declared third among 26 academic departments of the University.

 

The feminine competitions of Chatti Race and Musical Chairs, and Tug of War between elderly Old Ravains and GCU Sports Board senior officials remained the most enthralling events of the 110th Annual Sports Day. Kashif Faiz of Intermediate won the most difficult competition of the day, the Obstacle Race. Nazam Muhammad, an old Ravain, won the Stilt Race. Col (r) Khawaja Azhar stood first in Old Ravians Handicap Race. Iran Akbar secured the first prize in the Cricket Ball Throw. Maratab Ali won Naib Qasid Race while M Sharif came first in the Ministerial Staff Race. A group of Geography Department students won the Four Legged Race. The Oval Ground resound whistles, shrikes and shouts during the Pillow Fight and 60 Meters Race of Old Ravians won by Dr Mohsin.

 

(16-02-2010)

 

Second Day of GCU 110th annual sports ended with 22 events

 

The second day of GCU 110th annual sports ended with the participation of 427 students and teachers in 22 various track and field events Muhammad Zeeshan of Geography Department won the 5000 Meters Race by covering the distance in 18:29:06 seconds while Hafiz Tahir of FA (Part I) stood second with 18:36.10 seconds. Muhammad Zeeshan also won the 1500 Meters race by covering the distance in 4:29:10 seconds. GCU Intermediate student Nasir Ali won the Pole Vault. Itsham Saeed and Noor Khurram won the 4x100 Meters Relay for the staff members. Amir Ali Khan bagged the top slot in Triple Jump while Altaf Hussain stood second. Waqas Naeem of Islamic Studies Department won the 400 Meters Hurdles.

 

(15-02-2010)

 

 

GCU 110th annual sports get under way

 

The 110th annual sports of the Government College University Lahore Friday kicked off at an opening ceremony at Punjab Stadium. The ceremony began with a grand march past was attended by hundreds of students, university faculty members and old Ravians. U History Department bagged the prestigious trophy of Best March Past Contingent while GCU Institute of Biotechnology stood second. The GCU athletes also took oath that they will take part in annual games abiding by the rules and in the true spirit of sportsmanship for the glory of sport and the honour of their teams.

 

The sports event was marked by 800 meters race, 100 Meters Race, Long Jump Shot Put, 100 Meter Hurdle, 100 Meters (Girls), High Jump, Javelin Throw, 200 Meters (Heats) and 4x100 Relay for intermediate students. The main event of the day was 3000 meters race in which top eight GCU athletes took part. However, Zeeshan Akram bagged the first position by covering the distance in 10:37:81 seconds. Altaf Hussain of Political Science Department broke the previous GCU records in Javelin Throw by covering the distance of 64.86 meters.

 

In his message on the annual sports, Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab said sports make a person better, adding that it teaches tolerance and encourages the spirit of competitiveness. He advised the university students that they should never compromise on the standards of sportsmanship. “Sportsmanship is more important than wining an event, Dr Khalid Aftab said. He appreciated the participation of students in annual sports and congratulated the winner sportsmen of the competitions held at the opening ceremony.

 

(13-2-2010)

 

All Pakistan Intervarsity Volleyball Championship 2010: GCU LAHORE beats PUNJAB UNIVERSITY in Zone D finals

 

The GC University Lahore volleyball team has beat Punjab University Lahore by 3-2 after a close contest in the Zone D finals of the All-Pakistan Inter-universities Volleyball Championship 2010. The GCU team remained uneaten in all the eight matches and clinched the top slot in the Zone D. Punjab University stood second among the eight teams of the zone. As many as 16 teams, two from each of eight zones across the country, have reached finals. The GCU Lahore and Punjab University teams have qualified for the finals of All-Pakistan Inter-universities Volleyball Championship 2010 to be held at the Punjab University from February 24, 2010.

 

(11-02-2010)

 

 

Old Ravians beat Ravians at Annual festival cricket match

 

The Old Ravians squad beat the Ravians  by 30 runs at the annual festival cricket match at the Oval Ground. The Old Ravians scored 168 in 15 Overs at the lost of just six wickets. Mujhaid scored 43 for Old Ravians. However, Ravians 11 was bowled out for just 138 runs.

 

Col (R) Rafi Naseem former Secretary Pakistan Cricket Control Board was the Guest of Honour.

(01-02-2010)

GCU 110th Annual Sports 2010 at Punjab stadium

GCU 110th Annual Sports 2010 are going to be held at Punjab Stadium at 9.30a.m. on 12th and 13th February 2010, Gymkhana Events and prize distribution functions will be held on 14th February, 2010 at 01:00 p.m. in Oval Ground.

(26-01-2010)

 

GCU Lahore wins BADMINTON at Chief Minister Punjab Sports CUP

 

The GC University, Lahore badminton team won the Intercollegiate Badminton Contest at the Chief Minister Punjab Sports Cup. The University’s badminton players defeated Punjab College of Commerce, Faisalabad in the finals. GCU students Hafiz Irfan who is also the All Pakistan Underninteen Badminton Chapion defeated a strong rival from Punjab College of Commerce Faisalabad by 2-0 straight in the singles. In the doubles, Amir Butt joined Hafiz Irfan and they smashed the PCC sportsmen once again by 2-0 and bagged the title.

 

The Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab has congratulated both the players on their achievement.

 

(07-01-2010)

Pakistani experts talented enough to explore minerals: Dr Samar at 9th GCU Convocation

 

The copper and gold reservoirs are also located in North Wazristan, said nuclear scientist Dr. Samar Mubarikmand while addressing the ninth convocation of the Government College University Lahore. He said that Pakistan is one of the richest countries of the world in terms of mineral reserves and what we all need is proper exploration of these reserves. “If we put steps in the right way, Pakistan would be a developed rich state in next 10 to 20 years,” he said. Dr. Samar said that despite the fact that our coal reserves are located in powder form under water, Pakistan can produce 50,000 megawatt electricity and 100 million barrel diesel just through the gasification of these reserves. He said that our talented students have already carried out a successful project to make diesel from the coal gas at laboratory level. He said that according the recent evaluation the copper and gold reservoirs only in Balochistan are amounted to 273 billion dollars and besides, the same kind of reserves have also been discovered in North Waziristan.

 

Dr Samar said that Pakistan students are also competent enough to explore and utilize the mineral reservoirs of the country. However, we need thousands of mathematicians, chemical analysts, engineers and other experts for exploration of our mineral reserves at commercial scale. But, unfortunately, we have a very small of number of education institutes of higher education which are producing quality manpower. “The Government College University Lahore is one of them,” he added. The Nuclear scientists very proudly told the participants that out of 140 experts who carried nuclear explosions in 1998, as many as 60 were old Ravians and their team leaders who press the button for explosions were also the former student of the Government College Lahore. Dr. Samar advised the students the country can’t wait more for quality leaders. “Now, the youth should lead and work for the progress of its country,” he said.  He also criticized the nationalization policy of 1970s, saying that it stalled the country’s progress.

 

Addressing the convocation, GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Khalid Aftab said that the absence of quality education is the real cause of the overall social decline in the country. He said that poor quality education gives birth to general stagnation which, over time, may produce unmanageable problems, as is evident in our society. He said that there are very few educational institutions in the country which are providing quality education students.  He said higher education in Pakistan has a class bias against the students of low-income strata. However, Prof. Aftab also said as we expand access to higher education, standards must not be sacrificed. Our objective should be: expansion with diversity and excellence throughout the sector, so that we secure wider participation in a higher education system valued for its quality as a whole. The Vice Chancellor also highlighted that the country’s higher education is not fully tuned to the needs of modern economy and the same is evident in the existing mismatch between the demand for various skills and the availability of manpower produced by the universities.

 

He said that universities need to develop new higher education opportunities at various levels, particularly oriented to the employability skills, specialist knowledge and broad understanding of the new economy. He said that all over the world, universities are powerful drivers of technological and other changes. Pakistani universities therefore need to have incentives, particularly through a focused government support, to open up to business. They also need to become more entrepreneurial and aggressive in seeking new markets. He said clear vision, good curriculum and managerial efficiency can substantially improve the quality of university graduates, thus building up human resources which are essential for keeping Pakistan in a competitive position in the global market.

 

Presenting the university’s annual report, Prof. Aftab said that 22 teachers of GCU are at present studying for PhD degree abroad, while the University also has 42 foreign professors in various departments which is the highest number in any Pakistani university. Their presence is a big advantage to us. The Vice Chancellor said that the previous financial year was particularly difficult for the development work on the campus. Not only was the university’s requests for grant to initiate new development projects turned down, but the on-going projects also remained unfunded, thus creating many administrative problems. We are hoping that at least the on-going projects shall be funded in the current year. He said that at the advent of the award of the University status in 2002, we had set as our Millennium Development Goal, as it were, to bring the GCU at par with the top universities of the world in ten years. We believe that we are on course towards that and, despite the constraints of financial resources and paucity of quality teachers. Congratulating the passing-out students, the Vice Chancellor also advised them said that as they progress in life do keep in mind the debt you owe to their Alma Mater. Never forget to repay it as it would be the best investment for society’s future.

 

Later, Dr Samar Mubarikmand gives away medals and degrees to the position-holders. The university awarded the prestigious medals to its 22 best students for their outstanding performance in academic work and co-circular activities, while doctorate degrees were conferred on 31 scholars in various subjects. As many as 167 students were awarded with M.Phil degrees at the Convocation.

(06-12-2010)

 

 

 

GCU awards BA/BS.c degrees to 600 graduates

 

The GC University Lahore on Saturday awarded degrees to 600 students of BA/B.Sc (Hons) and co-circular and sports Rolls of Honor to 33 students and at the Degree Awarding Ceremony in Bokari Auditorium. GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr.Khalid Aftab was the chief guest.

 

Addressing the ceremony, Vice Chancellor Prof. Aftab advised the fresh graduates to go for specialization in their relative fields, saying that their journey of knowledge should not end here. He told the students that they owe deep debt to their country and Alma Mater and advised them pay it off as much as they can. Later, the vice chancellor and head of departments pose for photographs with the students. He hoped that the students would be benefited in their professional lives from what they have learnt at the university.

(06-12-2010)

 

 

GCU to award 31 P.hD, 167 M.Phil and 22 medals at 9th Convocation

 

GC University Lahore will award 31 P.hD, 167 M.Phil degrees and 22 prestigious medals to its best students at 9th convocation 2010 for their outstanding performance in academic work and co-circular activities. All 31 doctorate degrees include 13 in the Mathematics, 3 in Botany, 4 in Chemistry, 5 in Urdu and two in Physics. It was told at a meeting of the GCU Convocation Committee, chaired by Vice Chancellor Prof. Khalid Aftab. The meeting was informed that the co-circular medals to be awarded this year include Prof. G.D Sondhi Medal for overall excellent performance, Muhammad Idress Medal for Best Debater, Dauad Illyas Medal for Outstanding Intermediate Student and Dr. Saida Karamat Medal for the Best Female Graduate, while prestigious academic medals include Dr. Ajmal Medal, Qudsia Kardar Medal and Muhammad Hussain Chatta Medal. The Controller of Examinations told the meeting that 59 students would also be given Rolls of Honor this year for their academic, co-curricular and sports achievements, while 114 students have qualified for the certificates of distinction and certificates of merit.

(01-12-2010)

 

 

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 9th convocation on FRIDAY December 03, 2010

 

(29-11-2010)

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)

Pakistan lacks quality human capital: VICE CHANCELLOR GCU

 

“The most crucial challenge that Pakistan confronts today is a severe dearth of quality human capital, and it was a more graver crisis as compared to the financial crunch,” said the Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore while addressing the prize distribution ceremony organized in the honor of the 10 Ravians who have secured positions in the Lahore Board Intermediate Examinations 2010. The academics and administrative heads of the departments, the Controller of Examinations BISE Lahore and parents of the position holders were also present on the occasion.

 

Talking to the position-holders, Professor Aftab said that “semi literate” individuals fail to make a worthwhile contribution to the national progress and therefore are liability. The vice chancellor beseeched the talented youth to step forward and fill this void by attaining quality education with diligence and perseverance. The vice chancellor also laid a great stress on improving the quality of graduates being passed out from various universities of Pakistan. He said that the universities should produce the graduates who become assets for the country, not the graduates who become liability for the society. He believed that the higher the quality human capital is, the greater would be the overall achievement of the country.

 

Later, talking to the vice chancellor, the position holders said that they all got fired up when Pakistan is ranked among the third world countries and promised that they would study day and night to become an asset for Pakistan. Muhammad Ali Aun, the topper of 2010 exams, termed his stay at the Government College as “golden days of his life.”

 

Speaking on the occasion, GCU Controller of Examinations Ashraf Shabbir Bokhari said that 142 years have passed since the first graduate of the Government College Lahore, Sanjhi Mull, in 1868 left the portals of the alma mater to the enter the practical life for personal success and public acclaim. Since then, he said, the sons and daughters of this alma mater shaped the world around them and where ever they went, they distinct themselves by their courage to know the truth, decency, sanity, moderation in action and integrity.  The controller of examinations took pride in revealing that besides 10 positions; as many as 409 GCU students secured A+ grade in the intermediate examinations 2010. He said GCU students have the record of securing highest marks in the Board Examinations. “In 1999, GCU student Arsalan Munir broke the 12-year record of Lahore Board by securing 971 of 1100 marks. In 2008, a GCU student Ahsan Ismail broke the record of Arsalan Munir by securing 1026 marks. In 2009, our student Muhammad Akram Karimi set a new record with 1036 marks, and this year Muhammad Ali Aun has secured 1041 marks, Prof Bokhari said. 

(24-09-2010)

 

 

GCU best in intermediate results with 185 positions since 1992

 

The GC University Lahore has been winning the position of the best educational institution on the basis of intermediate results since 1992, and 2010 was the 19th year in a row that the university was placed on the top of all institutions with 10 overall positions in Lahore Board FA/FSc examinations 2010. The GCU secured the record 185 positions in the intermediate examinations in last 19 years. .. (more)

 

(06-09-2010)

 

 

GCU Students grab top slots in Inter Results: Aun tops over all BY SECURING 1041 MARKS

 

The GC University Lahore outshined all her sister institutions in the Intermediate Examinations 2010. The University bagged overall 10 positions with her student Muhammad Ali Aun having won the overall top position among 141,467 boys and girls... (more)

(06-09-2010)

 

 

 

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)

 

 

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)

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 PRODUCE 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 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)

 

 

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)

 

 

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)

 

 

1st National Rescue Challenge

 

On 12th-14th Oct 2009 the members of the Rover’s Club participated in the 1st National Rescue Challenge held by Emergency Medical Services Academy at Shamma Chowk Ferozpor Road, Lahore. Dir. Civil Defense Sarwar Afridi was the chief guest at occasion.

 

President Rover Scout Examination Test

 

One of our brilliant Rover .. Fahad Raza Gul passed the President Rover’s Scout examination which was held on 9th Dec. 2009 at NHQ Walton Lahore.

 

One Day Camping At Kasur Border

 

Rovers’ Club provides the opportunities to the members to learn new things and to enjoy their events. One day camping at Kasur Border was arranged under the super vision of Advisor Dr. Muhammad Mohsin Javed on 19th Dec, 2009. Major Sheraz (Wing 87) was invited as chief guest. This is a sort of recreational and informative event as we saw the flag ceremony at the Kasur Border and also visited the major places at Kasur (Buley Shah Mizar, Old and main Bazar etc.)

 

A Look of Kasur Border  Group Photo on the bank Of River Satluj at Kasur

 

Annual Oath Taking Ceremony

 

Oath has a quite importance because it keeps you on the right path and helps you in fulfilling the responsibilities. Oath taking ceremony was held at Seminar room of Biotechnology GCU. Tariq Qureshi Secretary Punjab boys Scout was invited as the chief guest.

 

Desert Hike

 

Rover’s Club has its own traditions and values. Rover’s Club provides the opportunities to the members to learn, to become a good citizen, a helping hand, and how to cope with the unusual circumstances. One example of it is Desert Hike of Bahawalpur Cholistan Desert; from Qila Darawar to Kheer Saar which was held on 25th-31st Jan. 2010., Attique, Fahad Raza, M. Fahad Iftekhar and Ghazanfar Wattoo were participants.

 

A group photo of participants of desert hike

 

Voluntarily duty of Rovers on 10th Muharam ul Harram

 

The motto of the Rover’s Club is “Serve Humanity without any Discrimination”. The Rover’s Club arranged the volunteer duties of the members on occasion of 10th Moharram ul Harram (First Aid and Security Checking) on 4th Feb, 2010 at Imam Bargah Abbot Road Lahore. At this occasion female members of the Club Also participated. Zeeshan Mehmood, Abbas, Fahad Raza Gul, M. Fahad Iftikhar, Attique, Zahra Zahid, Rabia Mehmood and Adeela Tanveer.

 

March Pass at 110th GCU Annual Sports

 

On the occasion of GCU 110th Annual Sports day the 17 rovers participated in the March pass on 12th Feb, 2010 at Punjab Stadium, near Qaddafi Stadium Lahore.

 

Emergency Medical Services

 

LUMS arranged an Emergency Medical Service Workshop at their campus and invited the GCU Lahore. Rover’s Club participated in the 2 day workshop at LUMS on 13th Feb. 2010; .. Baber was invited as the Chief Guest.

 

Annual Scouts Day Celebration

 

Al-Ajam Open Scouts group celebrates the Annual Scouts Day and invited the Rover’s Club GCU in the event. Zamir-ul-Islam Bukhari, Deputy Secretary Punjab was invited as the Chief Guest on 20th Feb, 2010.

 

Annual Baden Powel Hike

 

The Rover’s Club GCU Lahore participated in the annual Baden Powel Hike on the 23rd Feb. 2010. This Hike started from govt. High School Baghbanpura to Jallo Safari Park Lahore.  Anwar Ali Mujahid Distt. Scout Secretary was the Chief Guest of the event. Members of Rover’s Club actively participated in the event.

 

Snow Hike

 

GCU Rover’ Club Also participated in the Snow Hike at Murree, Galliyat on 21-25th Feb. 2010. . Ghulam Abbas and Zesham Mehmood were the participants.

 

GCU Rovers at the top Group photo of all participants of hike A beautiful scene of hike’s rout

 

Scouts Training Camp

 

Rover, Club arranged 2 day training camp on 5th & 6th Mar. 2010 for the members and to display Gadget work at the University.  All members of the Rover’s Club participated in the Camp and displayed gadget Work. Khadim Ali Khan Chairman Sports was invited as the Chief Guest to visit camp. He appreciated the work of the members.

 

3rd CLC Conference

 

Fahad Raza Gul, Fahad Iftekhar, Hafiz Asif, Hafiz Ghazanfar Participated in the Creative Leader Conference at the Dreamland Hotel Islamabad from 22 to 25th April, 2010.

 

3 Days Murree Tour

 

The Rover’s Club arranged the 3 day tour to Murree Scout Nesheman Ghora Gali on 23-25th Apr. 2010 to entertain the members and had a Hike there. Bukhari Dy. Seceretary Punjab was invited as the Chief Guest of the event.

 

Rovers in their Camp at Ghora Gali A group Photo at Murree Mall

 

Intervarsity Rovering Championship

 

The rover’ Club actively participated in the Intervarsity Rovering championship and got 3rd position through their hard work. It was held on 9-11th Apr. 2010 in International Islamic University, Islamabad. Abubakar, Ammar, Attique, Fahad Raza, Muhammad Fahad Iftikhar, Ghazanfar, Shrafat were the participants.

 

NVM Conference

 

On 24-28th May, 2010, Fahad Raza, Hafiz Ghazanfar, Shrafat Ali participated in the NVM Conference at Kasr-e-Zauk, Main Boulevard, Lahore. It is an interactive sort of the conference.

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.” The discussion was organised by GCU Welfare Society and Department of Political Science in collaboration with the US Consulate Lahore.

    

Prof. Walter Russell Mead said Pakistan have regional approach while America has a global agenda. The US wants to promote its global system of trade and commerce and is fighting against those who are threat to this system. The US scholar further said that approach towards power is another contrary aspect. He said that it is a common perception in Pakistan that US is a “superpower” and can dictate any country of the world to do anything; Pakistanis believe that if the US asks India to withdraw forces from Kashmir, the later would do it. However, Prof. Walter Russell Mead said, reality is all together different and even Pakistan refused to agree with the United States on several occasions. Every country keeps its national interests at priority. He added “No doubt the US is the most powerful country but it is not as powerful as people in Pakistan perceive,” 

 

The US foreign policy expert said that the US foreign policy is less centralized and carries methods to identify the national interests while on the other hand, Pakistan’s policies are more closely held with central authorities of the state.

 

In reply to questions of GCU students, Prof. Walter Russell Mead said that economically strong, democratic and enlightened Pakistan is in the interest of the United States for which the both countries are working.  He said that this year, the largest number of Fulbright scholars is from Pakistan. “It is yet another step to bring the people of both countries closer,” he said. In reply to another question regarding US foreign policy towards India, he said that the regional importance of India can not be denied. The lecture was appreciated by the students and faculty members of GC University Lahore.

(29-07-2010)

 

 

UNITED STATES spent $600 mILLION on education in Pakistan since 2002: Carmela Conroy

 

The Welfare Society organized a special lecture on “the role of the United States for promotion of education in Pakistan. Carmela Conroy U.S. Consul General Consulate General Lahore delivered the lecture followed by questions answers session. Prof. Dr. Khalid Pervez Dean Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences GCU was the chief guest of the program. She revealed that United States Agency for International Development (USAID) had invested over $600million to reform and revitalize Pakistan’s education system since 2002. She said that assistance to Pakistan for education went back to 1950s when US provided resources for the establishment of Peshawar University and Institute of Business Administration, Karachi and sent faculty to teach there. She said that US has been providing assistance of billions of rupees for establishing and developing academic institutions and research centres in Pakistan.  She remarked that 98 percent of the visa applications from Pakistan are rejected for being relied upon fake documents. “Even strong candidates made their cases doubtful by just attaching one fake document to their applications.

 

Addressing the GCU Welfare Society members, Carmela said that she is impressed by the human resource in Pakistan and combined with the incredible physical advantages that Pakistan possesses, rich land, strategic location, ports — there is no reason why Pakistan cannot be an economic and cultural giant. She said that the levels of international assistance to Pakistan can contribute to elevating to development, but it cannot be, and should not be, the main effort. The greater burden lies on the shoulder of Pakistanis. She stressed that Pakistan’s independent media and communities should expose the missing facilities in education sector. She assured the students that assistance to Pakistan for education would be increased. She also said that that US would invite 100 Pakistan students to spend a semester on the US campuses under the Near East and South Asia Undergraduate Programme. More hundred will be sent to US for one-year technical degree through the Community College Initiative. While another 110 students would be invited to the American High Schools and they will live with the American host families as part of the Youth Exchange and Study Programme. US diplomat also revealed that the there are plans to bring up 30 US scholars on the Fulbright Specialist Program on short term trips to Pakistan to serve as expert consultants on curriculum, faculty development and  other related programmes.

 

In reply to query about Professional Exchanges, she said that the US has invited 200 Pakistani leaderships on International Visitors Leadership Programme. Carmela also announced that they are inviting three English language fellows to Pakistan for training of English teachers in Pakistan.

 

The US diplomat also congratulated all the Ravians on the ranking of the GC University Lahore as the best university of Lahore and 5th best university of Pakistan.

 

Addressing the ceremony, Khalid Manzoor Butt Adviser GCU Welfare Society said that there should be more exchange programmes between US Pakistan not only political level but also at academic, sports and cultural level.

 

 

Public Affairs Officer Jamie Dragon, Dean Faculty of Science and Technology, Registrar, Chief Librarian, Prof. Dr. Zaheer Siddiqui, faculty members of GCU besides number of students were present on the occasion.

 

(21-07-2010)

 

GCU WELFARE SOCIETY ORGANIZED Bonfire AT AMPHIE THEATRE

 

Welfare Society organized Bonfire at the GCU’s Amphie Theatre. United States Consul General Carmella Conroy opened the gala by torching the bonfire while the eminent old Ravians including renowned singer Shafqat Amanat Ali, Federal Secretary Environment Kamran Lashari, Gymkhana Club Lahore Chairman Mian Misbaur Rehman and GCU Endowment Fund Trust President Iqbal Z Ahmed were the Guest of Honours on this occasion.

 

Sheryar Ali kicked off the music session with “Har Ghari Baadal Rahi Hai Dhoop Zindigi”. GCU Senior’s Club member Sheriyar Khalid added fuel to the fire with all time classic “Roup Teraa Mustana”. The Balochi dance of five students from Quetta also met with a loud applause. Raga Boys rocked the show with the fast pop tracks. Amphie Theater resounded with shouts, whistles and shrieks when Shafqat Amanat Ali reached the stage. He could not escape an unscheduled live performance due to the popular demand of the House and his old friends of GCU.

 

GCU lights up the night 

 

Shafqat gave a first live performance of his new song ‘Tera Nanaa’ at the Bonfire. He also sang a couple of other famous songs from his latest albums. Later, Saray Gama Paa Season 1 contestant Musarat Abbass raised the roof in his melodious voice. The performances of Imran Fida and Nadeem Abbass also won the applause. The students burst into laughter at the comic skits of GCU Welfare Society member Asad Sahi and his group present comic skits on this occasion. The event was also marked by various fun games including pass the parcel, musical chair for girls and dance competition for boys. The students who had the parcel when music stopped were asked to perform various skits. 

 

Speaking on the occasion, Kamran Lashari said that he is memorized and thrilled by the student’s performances and bonfire’s overall atmosphere. He called the Bonfire the true image of Pakistan. Iqbal Z Ahmed announced a special donation of Rs 50,000 for the organizers of the event.

(23-01-2010)

 

 

US COUNCUL GENERAL LAHORE opens art COMPITATION AT GCU 

 

The GC University Lahore amateur artists made scores of paintings, drawings, caricatures and art models on various topics including ‘Nobody can do everything but everybody can do something’, ‘Rupee or a Smile’, ‘Things can Change’, ‘Educate Pakistan’s Future’, ‘Together we can’, ‘Remove the Barriers’, Say no to discrimination’ and ‘Education is my right too’ to highlight the importance of helping education and deserving students.

 

United States Consul General Carmella Conroy was the chief guest at the art competition organized by GCU Welfare Society under its three-week fundraising and awareness campaign ‘Help the Helpless’. The students individually explained in detail the theme of their artworks to the Chief Guest. She highly appreciated the artwork and the cause of GCU students. US diplomat gave away cash prizes to the winners of the competition. Tanzeeluz Zaman, got the first prize, while Sikandar Nawaz and Muhammad Aqib secured second and third prizes respectively. Consolation prizes were given to Sana Naeem and Ameer Hamza Arshad.

 

The US diplomat also said that students after entering into their practical lives should pay back the scholarships to associations and educational institutions, so that the other students can be benefited from them. GCU Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab also expressed its extreme pleasure on the efforts of the university students, saying it is extremely important to promote the culture helping education in the society.

(18-01-2010)

 

200 GCU students volunteer for helping education

 

Two hundred students of the GC University, Lahore have volunteered for helping education and joined the ‘Help the Helpless’ – a campaign launched by the Welfare Society to raise awareness among people about the importance of helping education. GCU Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab also met with the volunteers at the university’s Fazl-e-Hussain Reading Room and appreciated their efforts, saying that there is need for developing the culture of promoting education in Pakistan. “The world over, societies have move forward by promoting education and developing educational institutions,” he added. The Vice Chancellor told the students that nothing in this world can match the happiness which comes after helping the deserving human beings.

 

Speaking on the occasion, GCU Endowment Fund Trust Secretary Khalid Manzoor Butt said the volunteers would convince the well-off during the campaign that they should come forward and help the deserving students. President GCU Welfare Society Harris Rasheed also spoke on the occasion.

(15-01-2010)

 

List of SELECTED office bearers Mehbub-ul-Haq society 2010-2011

 

Sr. # Name Designation Class

1

Rana SaifUllah Hassan

President

BH-III

2

Aliza Naseer Khan

Senior Vice President (girls)

BH-III

3

Hassan Sarwar

Senior Vice President (boys)

BH-III

4

Amna Shahid

Vice President (girls)

BH-III

5

Usman Sarfraz

Vice President (boys)

BH-III

6

Ayesha nazar

General secretay

BH-II

7

Maaz khalid cheema

Joint Secretary

BH-II

8

Anza Raza

Information Secretay (girls)

BH-I

9

Tausif Mahmood

Information Secretay (boys)

BH-III

10

Shoaib Iqbal

Office Secretary

MSD

11

Fareeha Tahreen

Finance Secretary

BH-II

12

Unza Ali Dar

Stage Secretary

BH-III

 

(03-12-2010)

 

 

Office Bearers 2009-2010

 

Advisor: Dr. Muhammad Jahangir, Assistant Professor

Co-Advisor: Ms. Sabahat Zehra Siddiqui, Lecturer

                                            

President

Ms Nuzhat Shafique

993-BH-06

Vice President

Fazal Mehmod Khan

196-BH-07

General Secretary

Sumbal Mehmod

656-BH-06

Joint Secretary

Samia Zaheer

189-BH-07

 

Ref#: 214/CHEM/10

(10-06-2010)

 

 

Salam Chair and JPS GCU LAHORE jointly celebrates Dr. Abdus Salam’s 84th birthday

Salam Chair GCU has organized a special function in collaboration with the Jones Physics Society to mark 84th birth anniversary of Prof Dr. Abdus Salam, Nobel Laureate and on Old Ravian. The event was kicked off with screening of a documentary about the great scientist. A large number of photographs of Prof Abdus Salam and books also put on display on this occasion.

Prof. G. Murtaza gave detailed biographical account of Prof. Salam’s life, starting from his humble beginnings in his home town Jhang and from there to Government College Lahore and then on to Cambridge University UK.

Dr. Hassan Shah gave a brief introduction to the importance of the theme of unification in Physics. Dr. Asim Malik gave a talk on the electroweak theory, the work for which Prof. Salam received the Nobel Prize in 1979. G.M. Piracha who was a close personal friend of Prof. Salam from the College days spoke about Salam as a young College student.

(01-02-2010)

 

 

 

(22-03-2010)

 

 

Punjabi Majlis Holds Mushaira

 

(21-01-2010)

 

 

 

 

 

Lt. Gen(R) Khalid Maqbool delivers a lecture on terrorism, talibanization in Pakistan at GCU

 

The Quaid-e-Azam Political Science Society GC University Lahore had organized a lecture-cum-discussion on ‘Terrorism and Talibanization in Pakistan’ at the Bokhari Auditorium. Lt.Gen(R) Khalid Maqbool former governor of the Punjab was the key speaker. GCU Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab was also present on this occasion.

 

Addressing a mass gathering of faculty and students, Lt.Gen(R) Khalid Maqbool called illiteracy, ignorance, anarchy and injustice the root causes of terrorism and militancy in the country. However, talking about the Talibanization, he said Pakistan except very few areas overall is not good breading place for extremist ideas and militancy, adding that people by large are liberal, cultural and tolerant.  “The nation has rejected the ideas of terrorists and militants. There was the time when the people, government and even army were in the state uncertainty about these militants. There were talks about peace through dialogues. But now people of even tribal areas are pointing out the hideouts of militants. Those who are silent are in state of fear,” Khalid Maqbool said. He traced the history militancy in the Islamic world in detail. He told the students how militancy groomed in Pakistan when General Zia took over. He also discussed the impacts of the Afghan war on Pakistan.

 

“The religious parties’ government in NWFP from 2002 to 2007 proved somewhere helpful for militants to settle down in the area which had been traditionally out of the jurisdiction of the Pakistan government,” Khalid Maqbool said. He, however, termed the overall situation of the region alarming. The retired lieutenant general said that Pakistan has to define for itself its own course of path. We are surrounded by the countries who do not wish us well. We have to think that what would happen if the America fails in Afghanistan or if they leave the country in the state of anarchy or if India is chosen to be the main arbitrator in Afghanistan. Khalid Maqbool believed that the survival of Pakistan’s nuclear capability is directly linked with how it comes out of the situation.

 

Speaking the occasion, Dr Khalid Aftab said that lack of education and unemployment are the biggest causes. The tribal areas have a large army of unemployed youth. They don’t have any hope. What militants did is that they equipped the ignorant youth with arms and provided them the biggest necessity of life which is food,” he added. The GCU Vice Chancellor laid a stress on strengthening the education system of Pakistan and increasing job opportunities for the youth.

 

(20-01-2010)

Dr. Robert Reid a scholar from US conducts a workshop on creative writing under the auspices of SMELC

 

Safdar Mir English Literary Circle (SMELC) organised workshop on “Creative Writing” Dr. Robert Reid a writer and scholar from the United States conducted the workshop. The faculty members of the English Literature Department attended the workshop. Speaking on the occasion Dr. Reid said the writers should pen stories in their native languages. The language in which images appeared to them in their subconscious mind and then translate those stories into English for a wider audience, he added. Dr. Reid also read his story 'Thaddeus' and then invited comments and questions from the audience. He also explained the young writers the importance of description and the patterns that describe developing action as the keys to communication in general and particular.

 

The participants shared with Dr. Reid the problems confronted by them while writing and inscribing their experiences in the form of short fiction. Dr. Reid emphasised the need and importance of accuracy in creative writing. . In response to a question he mentioned that not every story has to be autobiographical, infact it shouldn't be but that every story must be accurate, in terms of its portrayal and representation of experience.

 

In the second part of the workshop the participants were asked to write a piece of short fiction employing the various devices and techniques explained to them. All participants felt enthused to share their work with other members of the workshop.

 

(05-01-2010)

 

 

 

 

YJS Society Visited Cartoon Exhibition at Lahore Press Club

 

Young Journalist Society arranged a tour of Cartoon Exhibition of ANWAR ALI (Known as NANNA) in Lahore Press Club. This exhibition was arranged to pay tribute to Anwar Ali who was the first among the early cartoonists of Pakistan who uses his talent to give awareness about social and political issues to the general public through his talent.

 

Shaukat Mehmood, Ijaz Anwar, Nasrullah , Sarmad Bashir, Fiqa , Javed Iqbal, Junaid Khawaja and Hameed Akhtar paid homage to Anwar Ali. Dr. Ijaz Anwar told about cartoons and creations of him and his father. At the end Aurangzaib thanked and appreciated the Society.

(30-11-2010)

 

 

 

YJS ORGANIZES Inter-University Documentary Making Competition on social issues

 

GCU Lahore Young Journalist Society Monday organized Inter-University Documentary Making Competition 2010 on the theme of Social Issues. Above 70 amateur producers and directors from ten educational institutions including University of the Punjab, FC College University, University of South Asia, and Allama Iqbal Medical College took part in the competition and presented documentaries on prevailing social issues including terrorism, pick-pocketing and poverty    .

 

Fatima Jinnah College for Girls won the competition for their documentary “Zindagi Tamasha Bani”. The documentary showed the darker side of the life of ignored individuals (eunuchs) who have been rejected by the society socially, politically and economically. The ten minute documentary also includes interviews of eunuchs which were based on very bold questions. National College of Arts “JAM” bagged the second position in which the dilemma of traffic mess in Lahore was highlighted. The documentary also includes the interviews of traffic wardens and drivers belong to various age groups.  Showing the perceptions of various individuals in the documentary, attempt was made to rectify the traffic system and the psyche of drivers. The third position in the competition was secured by the Lahore College for Women University for their documentary titled “A by Standard by the Way”. The documentary shows the agony of child labour. It depicts how the talented children of this country are forced to work at an early age. Instead of having books in their hands, our society gave them filth to collect with their small hands. Education is not less than a dream for them. In a society where we see people anticipating to eradicate child labour, the documentary was an eye opening reality.

 

Prof. Mirza Ather Baig Chairperson Phiolosophy department GCU Lahore, Senior Producer GEO TV Agha Iqrar Haroon and Dr. Farhan Ebadat Yar Khan adjudicated the competition. 

 

Agha Iqrar Haroon while addressing the audience said the future of journalism in the country seems to be bright as the amateur artists have showed high professionalism in the making of the documentaries. He expressed pleasure that the amateur directors and producers have strong command on camera and on other technicalities. “  

 

GCU Dean Prof. Dr Khalid Pervaiz congratulated the team YJS for bringing young producers and directors from various educational institutions to the arena where they competed to gain supremacy in documentary making over each other. He also appreciated Fatima Jinnah College for Girls depicted a highly sensitive issue with great perfection. At the end the Dean distributed prizes to the winner teams.

 

(13-07-2010)

 

 

GCU YOUNG JOURNALISTS HOLD ESSAY WRITING CONTEST

The Young Journalists Society has organised the Essay Writing Competition 2010 to test the writing skills of the university students. As many as 80 students from various academic departments took part in the competition and produced masterpieces on the topics of “Does the element of social responsibility exist in Pak media?”, “Eastern Media versus Western Media’ and ‘Mobile Phones – boon or bane’?

In English category, Amina Obaid Khwaja of Psychology Department secured the first prize while Fawad Ali of Bio-Technology and Salman Mehmood of Physics Department declared second and third respectively. In Urdu essays, Hafsa Riaz declared first whereas Saira Razzaq and Syed Jamal Pasha secured second and third positions respectively.

Addressing the prize distribution ceremony, Prof. Dr. Khalid Pervez Dean Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences said that the competitions were a great way to build confidence, appreciate talent, and help to create new innovative ideas, while contributing to life growth. He congratulated the winners and appreciated the YJS for organising the competition.

(24-06-2010)

 

 

 

YJS ORGANIZES A LECTURE OF IMTIAZ ALAM ON TOPIC “IS FREEDOM OF MEDA-A THREAT TO DEMOCRACY?”

 

Young Journalists Society (YJS) of Mass Communication Department has started its journey of year 2010, by organizing a special lecture in the wake of country’s socio-economic and political condition on the topic “Is Freedom of Meda-A Threat to Democracy?” Director SAFMA (South Asia Free Media Association), Imtiaz Alam delivered the lecture at Sir Fazl-e-Hussain Reading Room.

 

The core objective behind organizing a lecture by media oriented society of GCU on the crucial issue like the one being mentioned is basically to come up with the solutions of the problems which are destroying the peace of our country, to assess the working of free media in the prevailing scenario and to what extent the freedom of media is justified. Imtiaz Alam, while sharing his views on the Freedom of Media and assessing the performance of Pakistani Media described the freedom of media in two categories. Dean Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Dr. Khalid Pervaiz graced the occasion with his esteemed presence as the Chief Guest. Imtiaz Alam also took questions from the audience and in the light of his invaluable experience, gave answers in terms of current socio-economic fiasco of the country and what steps should be taken to counter the prevailing crises.

(12-05-2010)

 

 

 

 

EK DIN SOHAIL WARRAICH KE SATH IN GCU

 

Young Journalists Society of Mass Communication Department organized another lecture; an eye opening session famous Anchor person of “Ek Din Geo Ke Sath”, Sohail Warraich. Being a media oriented society; YJS conducted a special lecture on the topic of “Kya Media Apni Hudood Se Tajawaz Tou Nahi Kar Raha” in the larger interest of country’s solidarity and the freedom of media.

 

While addressing the audience, Mr. Sohail Warraich categorically defined the role of media before and after 1985. He discussed the workings of media in the times of military rule as compared to the civilian rule in which “democracy” was believed to exist. He said that “Pakistani journalists are working for foreign news agencies including myself”. When question was asked about his parody in various programs, he expressed gladness that parody is done of the recognized personalities and he feels honor to be recognized for his distinct style of interviewing people.

(12-05-2010)

 

 

 

 

TRIBUTE TO POET OF THE EAST BY YJS

 

Young Journalists Society paid tribute to the revolutionary teachings of the Great poet and Philosopher Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal by holding a special lecture on the topic “Iqbal Bare Share Kyoun?” Principal Scholar Iqbal Academy, Pakistan Ahmad Javid was invited to deliver the special lecture. It was an honor for the students of YJS and GCU to have a well learned personality like Mr. Ahmad Javid with them who has a life long research on “Iqbaliyat”, and two of his programs on GEO T.V, Alif and Hamza-Nama are well acclaimed. Dean Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Dr. Khalid Pervaiz graced the occasion as a Chief Guest.

 

Ahmad Javid, while addressing the audience, comprehensively discussed the important yet distinctive aspects of Iqbal’s personality which gives him a unique place in the history and we regard him as a great poet. He said, before becoming a great poet and a great philosopher, Iqbal first became a great man. He told the audience that if one goes for the satisfaction of his philosophical and spiritual nature, there would be a definite change in him.

(12-05-2010)

 

 

 

 

Special Lecture on “The Role of Media as Fourth Pillar of State”

 

YJS successfully conducted its fourth event; a special lecture on the “Role of Media as the Fourth Pillar of State in current scenario “at Noon Meem Rashid Hall by Dr. Mehdi Hassan Dean School of Media and Communication BNU, Lahore. Prof. Mirza Athar Baig graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.

 

While addressing the audience, Dr. Mehdi Hassan comprehensively described and assessed the role of media ever since Pakistan achieved independence in 1947. He highlighted the role of newspapers and radio during the 1965 and 1971. Prof. Mirza Athar Baig expressed his views and thanked Dr. Mehdi Hassan for delivering a special lecture in the wake of burning issue. Dean Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Dr. Khalid Pervaiz expressed the desire to see the Society organizing many more thoughtful and constructive events.

(12-05-2010)

 

 

 

 

GCU LAHORE WELFARE SOCIETY LAUNCHES ‘HELP THE HELPLESS’ CAMPAIGN FOR DESERVING STUDENTS

 

The GCU Welfare Society in collaboration with the GCU Endowment Fund Trust has started a three-week campaign ‘Help the Helpless’ to raise awareness among students about the importance of helping their fellows and collect funds for the academic needs of deserving students.

 

The Advisor Khalid Manzoor Butt said the Welfare Society has planned various functions to make the campaign a success. The first major event of the fund raising campaign is a movie to be shown at GCU Bokhari Auditorium on January 9, 2010. A painting and art competition is planned on the theme of ‘Help the Helpless’ for January 16. The event is aimed at raising awareness among students about the importance of helping others through paintings. The winners of the competition would be given cash prizes. Another significant event of the campaign is Bonfire at the Amphie Theatre on January 23, 2009. Celebrities and artists of the city are being invited to the event.  Lectures on the importance of promotion of education are also part of the three-week campaign. The society’s volunteers would also visit the classrooms of the campus to motivate students to take part in the noble cause. They will also meet the members of civil society, business organizations and noted old Ravians and to request them to come forward and help the deserving students.

 

Talking about the awareness camping, GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Khalid Aftab said that the ‘haves’ have a responsibility towards ‘have-nots’ about which they at least be aware of. He said universities are not only meant for making students scholars, scientists and engineers, but also for making them good humans who care for others. The Vice Chancellor also called on philanthropists, industrialists, businessmen and old Ravians to come forward and help the university in the noble cause, so that the bright students can continue their studies without mental stress. “In 2008-09, the university allocated Rs 10 million for the needy students,” Dr Khalid Aftab said, adding that every year more than 2,000 students apply for financial aid to meet their academic expenses but only 20 percent of them are fully accommodated due to limited funds

 (08-01-2010)

 

HMC holds ANNUAL Award Distribution Ceremony

 

The Hiking and Mountaineering Club organized its Annual Award Distribution Ceremony to acknowledge the efforts of students which they have exerted through out the year in the arrangements of different events. Prof. Dr Ikram-ul-Haq Dean Faculty of Science and Technology distributed the awards among the students.

 

 (21-07-2010)

 

HMC holds ANNUAL photography exhibition

 

The Hiking and Mountaineering Club (GCU HMC) organized its Annual Photography Exhibition “Exploring Pakistan” wherein students put on display personal photographs of historical and recreational places of the country. Prof Mirza Ather Baig Chairman GCU Societies Board inaugurated the exhibition.

 

The exhibition houses the photographs of Noor Mahal, Sadiq Garh Palace, Shrines in Uch Sharif, Margalla Hills, Rawal Lake, Azad Kashmir, Derawar Fort, Lal Suhanra, Safari National Park, Banjosa Lake, Tooli Peer, Salt Mines, River Poonch, Tatta Pani, River Neelam, University of Azad and Jammu Kashmir and Rawalakot Airport.

 

(15-07-2010)

 

HMC ORGANIZES THREE DAYS TOUR TO RAWALAKOT AZAD KASHMIR

 

A group of thirty students of Hiking and Mountaineering Club organized a three days hiking training tour to adventurous mountains of Rawalakot Azad Kashmir from 25th  to 27th June, 2010. Dr Hamid Mukhtar, Advisor Hiking and Mountaineering Club accompanied the team. The group also visited Banjosa Lake, Tooli Peer, River Poonch, Tatta Pani, River Neelam, Lipa Ghaz, University of AJK and Rawalakot Airport. They also met with Deputy Commissioner District Rawalakot.

 

(30-06-2010)

 

A group of students visited MARGALLA HILLS AND RAWAL LAKE

 

Hiking and Mountaineering Club organized a hiking tour to Margalla hills and Rawal lake a place located at 2200 feet above the sea level on April 24, 2010. About 49 students participated in this hike. All the hikers completed the hike of about 15 km. Dr Hamid Mukhtar In-charge encouraged the active participation of all the hikers.

(10-05-2010)

 

 

HMC ORGANIZES THREE DAYS TOUR OF CHOLOSTAN

 

Hiking and Mountaineering Club GC University Lahore organized a three day trekking training tour to Cholistan desert during 26 to 28 March, 2010. Fifteen Members of the Club participated in the training program in Cholistan Desesrt. Dr Hamid Mukhtar, Advisor Hiking and Mountaineering Club accompanied with the team during the tour.

 

The team members also visited Noor Mahal, Sadiq Garh Palace, Shrines in Uch Sharif, Derawar Fort, Lal Suhanra, Safari National Park and various other places of historical places in Bahawalpur. They also met the Prince of former Bahawalpur State, Prince Usman Guzain Abbasi.

(12-04-2010)

109 artists take part in competition on ‘Climb the Mountains & Discover the Nature’ at GCU 

The amateur artists explored the joys of mountaineering and beauty of nature in their art works at paintings and posters competition on the topic of ‘Climb the Mountains & Discover the Nature’. As many as 109 amateur artists various educational institutions including National College of Arts, Punjab University, Kinnaird College University, Queen Marry College, Fatima Jinnah Medical College University Govt. College of Samnabad College Lahore took part in competition organised by the GCU Hiking and Mountaineering Club at the Salam Hall. A large number of schoolchildren including of Crescent Model School, Beconhouse, The Educators and Garrison Academy also participated in the competition. Prof. Mian Ijaz-ul-Hassan was the Chief Guest. He appreciated that most of the artists have successfully created a difference between foreground and background despite using dark shades in their paintings. Prof. Ms Rukhsana lauded the imagination and art skills of schoolchildren, saying that many of them have left the university students behind.

Later, prizes were given to the winners of the competition. In school category, Ali Bin Abid of Garrison Academy for Boys secured the first prize while Hira Tahir of Resource Academia and Sayed Ali of Garrison Academy stood second and third respectively. In the university level category Miraj Muhammad topped the competition, while Amna Baker and Razia Hammed got second and third positions.

(04-02-2010)

GCUHS clean sweeps Flower Show

 

GCU Horticulture Society has clean swept three-day Annual Chrysanthemum Flower Show 2010 organized by the Pakistan Horticulture Society at the Racecourse Park. The GCU Horticulture Society outshined students from scores of educational institutions and won 10 of total 12 positions in the contest, while the remaining two positions were secured by the Kinniard College, Lahore.

 

In “As You Like” category, Rida Zia won the first position, while Saadia Iqbal and Quratul Ain secured the second and third positions. In “Japanese Style” style category, Quratul Ain bagged the first position, while, Rida Zia and Saadia Iqbal stood second and third. In “Corner Table”, Rida Zia won the first position, while Iqra Abbass of Kinniard College secured both second and third positions in the category.

 

In “Centre Table”, Quratul Ain won the first position, while Saadia Iqbal and Shafaq Amir were declared second and third.

 

The Society’s Adviser Dr. Zaheer-ud-Khan lauding the efforts of the university students, said that the society has presented more that 32 models at the flower show.

(02-12-2010)

 

 

GCU HORTICULTURE SOCIETY ORGANIZES Walk ON World Environment Day

 

The world has enough to satisfy every man’s need but not every man’s greed, said the students and teachers of the Government College University Lahore Botany Department while holding a walk on the eve of the World Environment Day. The walk, organized by the GCU Horticulture Society, passed through various departments of the university and was concluded at the Botany Department. The participants were holding banners inscribed with caricatures and slogans including ‘go green or I will scream’, ‘better save than sorry’, ‘save earth — it’s the only one we have’ and ‘its your mother calling, don’t keep her on hold.’ The banners were also laying stress on planting tress and sustainable use of the world resources. GCU Botany Department Chairperson Dr Zaheerud Din said that the walk was aimed at raising awareness among the students about the environment related issues.

 

Addressing the students on current situation of environmental deterioration, GCU Dean of Sciences Dr Ikramul Haq said that the massive felling of tress in the past decades had endangered the biodiversity of the country. He said that now mass plantation of tress is the best way to reduce pollution from the environment. He suggested that such trees are needed to be planted which can absorb pollution from the environment.

(4-06-2010)

 

INTER-COLLEGIATE COMPETITION DRY FLOWERS BLOSSOM AT GCU

 

The dry and artificial flowers spring into blossom at the Government College University Lahore as the university’s Horticulture Society Wednesday organised the Artificial and Dry Flowers Inter-collegiate Competition at Dr Abdus Salam Hall. As many as 125 students of 11 educational including Govt Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Lahore College for Women University, Punjab University and Islamia College put on display scores of art pieces of dried and artificial  leaves, roots, stems, flowers and fruits decorated in stylish handmade baskets, pots and pans.

 

Speaking on occasion, GCU Dean of Sciences Dr Ikramul Haq lauded the skills of the participating students, saying that all these dried and preserved flowers, bouquets, pot pourri, floral crafts, decoration pieces and wreaths are masterpieces, adding that “the exhibition is sight for art and flower lovers.

 

GCU Botany Chairperson Dr Zaheerud Din said all dry flowers are aesthetically beautiful and they enhance liveliness of any place. “They add a touch of elegance and form a unique gift that adds an undeniable charm and brings a smile to just about any occasion,” he added.

 

Talking to media, Horticulture Society President Muhammad Fatima said dried flowers give pleasure to eyes as well as heart as they can be artistically arranged in any way.

 

Later prizes were given to the winners of the competition.  Gulberg College Lahore students secured the overall first prize while Samnabad College stood second and the team of Fatima Jinnah Medical College won the third prize. However, GCU as host did not compete for prizes.

 

(10-02-2010)

 

8,000 BOOKS SOLD OUT AT GCU BOOK FAIR

 

The three-day Book Fair, organized by the GC University Lahore Library Society, has proven that Pakistani youth has retained its interest in book reading in the cyber age. The Library Society’s survey reveals that students purchased over 8,000 books out of their meager pocket money from the Book Fair housing more than 80,000 on various subjects.

 

Addressing the closing ceremony, noted journalist and Old Ravian Khalid Ahmed said that reading and writing is a Muslim tradition. He said “read” is the first Quranic commandment of Allah for Muslims. The Prophet (PBUH) encouraged Muslims to leave their homes and proceed to destinations as far away as China to seek knowledge. It implied that one ought to part with one’s pre-conceived notions to approach a source of knowledge such as books, so that meaningful learning is not obstructed by one’s long standing prejudices.

 

GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Khalid Aftab said the university education entails unbiased learning which enables the youth to chalk out their destination based on their individual journey in the realm of intellect. He assured the audience that GCU would continue to take such initiatives in the future. He thanked the publishers for providing discounts to students on books. He also appreciated the role of GCU Library Society’s office bearers.   

 

GCU Chief Librarian Abdul Waheed said that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) monitors both the number and type of books published per country per year as an important index of standard of living and education, and of a country's self-awareness. However, he expressed dejection that no such record is available to UNESCO in connection with Pakistan.

 

Talking to media, the GCU students claimed that the Book Fair implied as if the fountain of knowledge itself had walked up to them to quench their thirst. A student of BA (Hons) English, said that she had bough seven books of literature. She said that she would have needed 10 days to find these if she buys them from Urdu Bazaar. She said that it is a blessing to have all the books one needs available on concession under one roof.

 

(10-01-2010)

 

GCU engages youth to promote reading culture

 

The GCU Library Lahore has engaged a team of university talented students to promote reading culture among the youth. The team named GCU Library Society Tuesday took oath to remain committed to their cause. Punjab Technical Education Board Chairman Dr. Muhammad Shafique, an Old Ravian, was the chief guest on this occasion.

 

Addressing the oath-taking ceremony, GCU Chief Librarian Abdul Waheed said that the oldest library in the history of mankind dates to around 2700 years ago in Sennacherib's Palace in Nineveh which shows how long ago the concept of leaving a piece of your wisdom behind started being formed into the organized collection to preserve the work. This hard-earned knowledge and information which mankind has accumulated in thousands of years remain preserved just because of the concept of libraries. Thousands of manuscripts had been written by the wise men of the very earlier times but many of them were destroyed due to the lack of proper means of preservation. He said that the culture of reading needs to be cultivated in the country. He said that these days our youth places greater value to burgers than it does on books!

 

The Adviser Library Society Samreen Lateef announced that the society would hold a mass Kitab Mela in January at GCU to promote the culture of reading.

(15-12-2010)

 

Office Bearers of Library Society 2010-2011

 

Following students are selected for the Office Bearers:

 

President                                 Arslan Warraich

Senior Vice President                 Ahsan Shakoor

Vice President (Boys)                Syed Atif Hussain

Vice President (Girls)                 Shan-e-Fatima

General Secretary                     Faizan Khan

Joint Secretary                         Sadaf ur Rahman

Assistant Secretary                   Usman Raza

Press Secretary                        Sohail Sarwar

Finance Secretary                     Usman Zamurrad

Stage Secretary (English)           M. Moaz Siddiqui

Stage Secretary (Urdu)              Khurram Mirza

Office Secretary                       Abdul Munim

Photographer                           Usman Tasaddiq

Information Section                   Ijlal Ahmed

 

Executive Members

 

Zaheer Nawaz, Muhammad Shahzaib, Arif Masud Baig, Usama Naqvi, Atif Ameer, Bilal Ahmed, Umara Ameen, Iqra Shoukat, Anam Jameel, Hafiz Erfa Khurshid, Muhammad Arslan, Hazrat Wali Kaker, Faiza Khaleel, Abdul Majid, Basan Khan, Syed Ahmed Raza, & Umair Asif.

 

(16-11-2010)

 

 

GCU Library Society organizes debates on role of media

 

The media has a responsibility. It should give priority to wider national interests than the popular public demand. You will not give people poison, even if they demand it, said noted columnist Muir Ahmed Qureshi, popularly know as Munno Bhai, while addressing a seminar on ‘the role of media in society’ organised by the GCU Library Society Lahore. A large number of students and teachers attended the seminar.

 

Munir Ahmed said that media should follow journalism’s code of ethics and laws of morality to bring a positive change in society.  In reply to questions by students, he said that print media is comparatively less popular just because of low literacy rate and lack of reading habits. He, however, said comprehensives of newspapers cannot be ignored altogether.

 

Addressing the seminar, noted researcher and GCU Chief Librarian Abdul Waheed summed up his debate, saying that media coaches the youth to gift roses on Valentine’s Day but it does not educate them to exchange or gift books. However, senior advocate Rashid Javed Lodhi discussed the positive role played by the media in shaping public opinion about the war on terror. He said that the major responsibility of media is to bring forth the truth impartially. He quoted Franklin D. Roosevelt “we cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.” At the last Muhammad Rafiq Advisor Library Society thanked the guests.

(29-03-2010)

 

میقات 2010-2011

مجلس اقبال (میقات 2010-2011 ) کے لیے مندرجہ ذیل عہدیداران کا انتخاب کیا گیا ہے۔

کلاس عہدہ نام
بی-اے آنرز سال چہارم صدر فروا شفقت
بی-اے آنرز سال چہارم نائب صدر خدیجہ امین
بی-اے آنرز سال سوم نائب صدر جمشید علی
بی-اے آنرز سال دوم سیکرٹری مبشر شہزاد
بی-اے آنرز سال سوم اسسٹنٹ سیکرٹری حسان احمد
بی-اے آنرز سال اول جوائنٹ سیکرٹری حافظ عبدالرحمن

(06-12-2010)

 

 

GCU PAY HOMAGE TO ALLAMA Iqbal

 

A group of teachers and students of the GCU lead by Dr. Prof. Tariq Zaidi has visited Iqbal’s mausoleum and laid floral a wreath. They also offered fateha for the soul of the great national poet. It is pertinent to mention here that GCU Lahore is the alma-mater of the great philosopher and poet. 

(10-11-2010)

GCU LAHORE literati pay tribute to Farkhana Lodhi

 

Majlis-e-Iqbal Government College University Lahore on Tuesday paid a glowing tribute to Farkhanda Lodhi a noted Punjabi and Urdu fiction writer and a recipient of President's Pride of Performance, at a national reference. Prof. Dr Saleem Akhtar chaired the reference which was attended by a large number scholars and students from all over the country. The family members of the late Farkhanda Lodhi including her husband Prof. Sabir Lodhi and daughter Siasha Khan also spoke on the occasion.

 

In his is message, GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Khalid Aftab says that Farkhanda Lodhi knew the art of surprising her readers. “She makes them share the same pain and feelings that was felt by her characters,” he said. Professor Khalid Aftab also paid her tribute for her services to the Government College Library.

 

Addressing the reference, Dr Saleem Akhtar said that that inequality, cruelty, injustice and corruption heightened the disappointment and sorrows of Farkhanda Lodhi and writing was the only means of ventilation.

 

The late writer’s husband, a noted writer, Prof. Sabir Lodhi said Farkhanda believed that women refine society and a country can not progress where a woman is supposed to walk a step behind man. Prof Sabir Lodhi told the audience that Farkhanda wrote ‘Parvati’ in reaction to the Indo-Pak war of 1965, as she was deeply depressed by the situation of the two countries and her emotions came out in form ‘Parvati’. “In this short story, Frakhanda highlighted that while the men went to war, it was the woman who suffered, regardless of who she was or which country she lived in,” Sabir Lodhi said.

 

Saisha Khan shared with the audience the very last moments that she spent with the late writer. She also said that her mother lived her life for others. 

 

GCU Chief Librarian Abdul Waheed highlighted the managerial qualities of Farkhanda Lodhi, saying that as the chief librarian at the Government College Lahore, Lodhi rearranged the library’s 150 years old record and preserved the centuries-old books for the generations to come. He said that she automated all the record of the library with the help her few students and colleagues in just two years as the services of IT specialists were not available to the library at that time.

 

Prof. Nabeela Kiyani paying tribute to the works of Frakhanda Lodhi said the birth of a novelist reflects the cultural level of the society. “It shows that the people in that society are not selfish and they feel of the sufferings of other people,” she added.

 

GCU Urdu Department Chairperson Saadat Saeed said that the death of Frakhanda Lodhi came as a big blow to the feminism movement in Pakistan as the renowned Urdu and Punjabi writer was the prominent voice of women in the country. However, he said that Farkhanda Lodhi was equally popular with Punjabi circles in India also.

 

Majlis-e-Iqbal Adviser Prof. Tariq Zaidi, Mahmood-ul-Hassan Bazmi and a large number of other scholars also paid tribute

 

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

(07-07-2010)

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)

 

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)

 

 

 

NAMS organizes a musical evening with Kalam-e-Iqbal

 

Nazir Ahmed Music Society organized a special evening to pay tribute with the poetry to Allama Muhammad Iqbal. The Advisor Nazir Ahmed Music Society opened the function by highlighting the various aspects of the Iqbal’s poetry. He said that Iqbal’s poetry is still relevant in the nineteenth century. Later, Muhammad Saad Farooq sang the Iqbal’s poem written during his stay in London, “Tu Abhi Rahguzar Mein Hai, Qaid-E-Makaam Se Guzar”. Imran Fida, a student of BA (Hons), performed on Iqabl’s poem “Auron Ka Payam Aur, Mera Payam Aur Hai” (my style is different from others). Rabbia Rafiq sang “Terey ishq ki inteha chahta hon, Meri saadgi dekh, kya chahta hon” in her low but very melodious sound.  Hassan Maqsood highlighted the Iqbal’s message by singing “Aik Hoon Muslim Haram Ki Pasbani Ke Liye.” With their last very triumphant group performance on Iqbal’s poem “Adam is received by the sprit of Earth”, the GCU Music Society made the event memorable forever. The musicians and singer of music society raised the roof “Khool Ankh Zameen Dakh Falak Dakh Fiza Dakh (Open eyes look above), Mushriq sa ubharte hue sooraj ko zara dekh (See the Sun rising from the East). Hassan Maqsood sang each verse as a solo and then everyone joined in on the chorus. Overall, it was an awesome performance.

 

GCU Majlis-e-Iqbal Adviser lauded the efforts of the students for organizing a wonderful evening to pay tribute to Iqbal. Program Officer and a large number of students were present on the occasion.

(29-11-2010)

 

office bearers of NAMS for the session 2010-2011

 

The following Students have been appointed as office bearers of the society for the session 2010 - 2011.

 

President

Hassan Maqsood B.Sc. (Hons) Part IV

Vice President

Imran Fida B.A. (Hons) Part II

Secretary

Mohsin Abbas B.A. (Hons) Part  I

Joint Secretary

Umair Ali Akber B.Sc. (Hons) Part II

Coordinator Society Affairs

Aqsa Lodhi B.Sc. (Hons) Part II

Organizer

Rabia Rafique MSBF. Part I

Assistant Coordinator

Kumail Abbas F.A Part II

(For Audio Video Visual)

Inam Ullah B.A. (Hons) Part  I

Press Secretary

Ehsan Raza B.A. (Hons) Part  I

Assistant Secretary

M. Hamza F.A. Part  I

Lady Executive

Sumaiya Khan B.A. (Hons) Part  I

Executives

Muhammad Qasim Raza F.A. Part  I, Asad Ali F.A. Part  I

Compere

Hina Amir Khan  B.Sc. (Hons) Part IV

 

(26-11-2010)

 

 

GCU NAMS WINS SYED WAJID ALI MUSIC TROPHY 2010

 

The GC University Lahore Nazir Ahmad Music Society (GCU NAMS) clean swept the All Pakistan Music Conference (APMC) with overall six distinctions and lifted and lifted the prestigious Syed Wajid Ali Trophy. All the competitors were seemed to be at uphill task and performed magnificently. They were also given a lot of appreciation by the multitude of audience. Following items were performed by the society members are Imran Fida, Vocal Semi-Classical(1st)(Gold Medal),,M. Saad Farooq, Vocal Classical(2nd), Hassan Maqsood, Vocal Folk(3rd), Mohsin Abbas, Vocal Classical(3rd), Umair Ali Akbar, Vocal Ghazal(2nd) and Stephen Aashiq, Instrumental Tabla(1st)(Gold Medal).

 

 

The GCU NAMS has secured the 40 years old running team trophy by winning it for the third consecutive time. It has been winning this trophy many times twice, but could not secure it by winning three consecutive times. This has happened for the first time in the history of All Pakistan Music Conference and the University.

 

 

Imran Fida secured first position in Semi-Classical Singing Contest. He enthralled the audience with the Kalam of Baba Ghulam Fareed “Sawanal Moor Moharrahan”.  Saad Farooq resounded the conference with the famous “Raag Kedar -Ye Naveli Naar, Ban Than Nikasi...” It was first sung by Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan. Mohsin Abbas sang the Raag Shamwanti. Umair Ali Akbar sang the famous Ghazal of Mehdi Hassan “Shoola Tha, Jal Bhujan Hon”. Hassan Masqsood enthralled the audience with traditional Punjabi Folk Song “Challa”.

 

GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab has congratulated the university students on their outstanding performance at the music conference.

(01-11-2010)   

 

NAMS WINS National Songs Competition

 

Kumail Abbas and Umair Ali Akber have secured 2nd position and got team trophy in the National Songs Competition organized by University of Central Punjab with the collaboration of Jang News Group held on 5th August 2010. Rustam Fateh Ali Khan, Rafaqat Ali Khan Abrar ul Haq were the judges of the competition. The judges appreciated the performance of the NAMS in the field of music.

(18-08-2010)

 

SAAD WINS NATIONAL SONG COMPETITION ORGANIZES BY MINISTRY OF HUMAN RIGHTS.

 

Ministry of Human Rights organized a National Song Competition at Alhamra Art Council Lahore. Federal Minister for human rights Syed Mumtaz Alam Gillani was the chief guest. Muhammad Saad Farooq a student of B.SC Biotechnology, GC University Lahore secured the second position and won the three thousand cash. The ministers of the four provinces for Human Rights were present on the occasion.

(26-05-2010)

 

NAMS pays Tribute to Mirza Ghalib on 212th Birth anniversary 

 

Nazir Ahmed Music Society (NAMS) paid a glowing tribute to Mirza Asadullah Beg Khan, popularly known as Ghalib, in connection with his 212th birth anniversary.  The Society held special music session at which students raised the roof with Ghazals and poems of the great poet. The faculty members and students of Urdu and Persian were present on the occasion.  Dr Saadat Saaed highlighted the various aspects of the Ghalib’s poetry. The faculty members and students of Urdu and Persian were present on the occasion.

(21-1-2010)

 

 

 

GCU WINS PAF RISALPUR DECLAMATION 8TH TIME

 

The Debating Society GC University Lahore has won the All-Pakistan Bilingual Declamation Contest hosted by the Pakistan Air Force Academy Risalpur for the 8th time in 16 years. The GCU team comprising Ali Zafar and Saad-ul-Hasan beat 71 teams from Karachi to Karakuram. The Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman was the Guest of Honour at the Final Speech Contest.

 

In the individual category, Ali Zafar turned out to be the Best English Humorous Speaker. Usman Leghari from the LSE was the Best English Serious Speaker. In Urdu, Rehan Tariq from UET Lahore and Saad-ul-Hassan from GCU Lahore were declared the top two speakers respectively.

 

(27-12-2010)

 

GCUDS wins 17 distinctions at CM Speech Contest

 

The Debating Society GC University Lahore has set an unprecedented record for wining overall 17 positions at the Chief Minister Punjab Speech Contest 2010. In the final rounds which were held at the Government Science College, Wahdat Road Lahore and Government Postgraduate College for Women, Wahdat Road Lahore, the GCU speakers won three distinctions.

 

In the Postgraduate English category, Muhammad Umer Jee Saleemi stood first and Ali Zafar secured the second position among the winners of the Division level, who represented the best universities of Punjab. In the Intermediate English category, Ahmed Chaudhry was declared the best speaker at the district, division and province levels.

 

Earlier, in the district and division level rounds, GCU bagged a total of 14 positions in various categories. Overall, GCU speakers won 17 positions and a total of Rs 0.5 million cash prize this year.

 

GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab congratulated the Debating Society for having performed exceptionally well at the Chief Minister’s Speech Contest for the last three years consecutively.

 

It is pertinent to mention here that GCUDS won the prestigious debating contest in 2008 and 2009.

(22-12-2010)

 

GCU dominates CM debates at the division level

 

The GCUD Society set a record by securing six out of total nine positions at the division level rounds of the Punjab Chief Minister’s English Speech Contest 2010-11 held at the Government Postgraduate College for Women, Wahdat Road Lahore and Government College for Boys, Gulberg Lahore.

 

In Intermediate level, GCU student Ahmed Ch won the first position while another Ravian, Kamran Hussain Hashmi, stood second in the category. In degree level debates, GCU students Muhammad Ali Gee Saleemi and Shoiab Ahmed bagged the second and positions respectively. In postgraduate level debates, Ali Zafar won first position and Muhammad Umer Gee Saleemi of GCU got second positions.

 

(25-11-2010)

 

GCUDS grabs 5 positions in Chief Minister Punjab debates

 

The GC University Lahore Debating Society has made its mark by grabbing as many as five positions in the district level debates at the Punjab Chief Minister’s Speech Contest 2010-11. Ahmed Ch topped among the youth of Lahore in English debates at the intermediate level, while Kamran Hussain Hashmi stood third in the category. Almas Sabeeh Saqib bagged first position in the Urdu debates at the degree level. Shoaib Ahmed stood first in the English debates at the degree level, while Ali Jee Saleemi secured the second position in the category. The competition at the post-graduate level is scheduled to be held on November 22, 2010.

 

The Vice Chancellor GCU Dr Khalid Aftab has facilitated the orators at their commendable performance, saying that the GCU orators have always been a source of pride for their alma mater.

(12-11-2010)

 

GCUDS wins 93 awards

 

The GCU Debating Society has won 93 oratory awards including 23 Team Trophies and 26 Best Speaker Awards at the 39 national and international debating competitions held across the country in the academic year 2009-10.

 

According to the GCUDS annual report 2009-10, the university’s orators lifted team trophies in the declamation contests held at the University of Central Punjab, Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chand Bagh Public School, Government Postgraduate College, Jhang University of ARID Agriculture Rawalpindi, Nazria-e-Pakistan Foundation, Government College for Women, Gulberg and Defense Degree College Lahore.

 

The GCUDS bagged the English Parliamentary Team Trophies at the Forman Christian College Lahore, Lahore School of Economics, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Technology and Lahore University of Management Sciences. The GCU Debating Society also won the Urdu Parliamentary Team Trophies at the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Technology, Urdu Challenge Cup and Lahore Grammar School Defense.

 

The GCUDS also lifted the team trophies at the recitation competitions held at the Allama Iqbal Medical College Lahore, Fatima Jinnah Medical College Lahore and Government College Shahkot.  It is pertinent to mention here that GCUDS teams also won four runners-up trophies and two third positions. Individually, the GCU orators also won 28 second position awards, eight third positions and two consolation prizes.

 

GCU Debating Society Co-Adviser Sadiq Awan has also expressed pleasure, saying that in the academic year 2008-09, GCUDS had won 148 oratory awards at the 61 debating competitions held across the country. However, he said, in the academic year 2009-10, only 39 debating events were held.

(08-11-2010)

The 3oth APAIBD CONTEST STARTS with 70 teams AT GCU 

The 30th All Pakistan Allama Muhammad Iqbal Bilingual Declamation Contest kicked off at the GC University Lahore with the speeches charged with chaste emotions and critical thoughts. The best orators from more than 70 educational institutions are contesting for the coveted trophy at the two-day event spread over eight sessions.  Students from all the strata of society joined this memorable event. Each participant, irrespective of his socio-ethnic roots, put up a great show of talent and skills in the arena of public speaking on serious and humorous topics to mark his/her domination over others.

The serious topics that remained closely contested by the teams were: “The evil that men do lives after them”, “I have almost forgot the taste of fear”, “Life is but a walking shadow”, “And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?” In the humorous category, the participants enthralled the audience with their wit and humour particularly on the topics: “We are a nuclear power with no electric power”, “If you can’t convince them, confuse them”, and “Made as China”.

In the Urdu category, the youth also presented their views in a manner that was reflective of their impartial analysis of our national dilemma and came up with imaginative remedies. They punctuated their speeches with fiery verses of Allama Iqbal, Faiz Ahmed Faiz and Habib Jalib.

All Pakistan Allama Iqbal Bilingual Declamation Competition has been a regular annual feature of the GC University Lahore since 1980. He further said that this year there is a very tough competition among English orators as the best English speaker will be awarded with the Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Medal and a cash prize of Rs25000/- . Govt. College former principal the late M.A Khan introduced the medal with a donation of Rs 500,000 in 2007.

Amir Aziz Syed, a distinguished old Ravian, will grace as the Guest of Honor the final round to be held on November 4, 2010.

(04-11-2010)

UCL wins GCU’s Iqbal Declamation CONTEST 2010

 

The University College Lahore (UCL) won the 30th All Pakistan Allama Muhamamd Iqbal Declamation Contest, hosted by the GCU Debating Society by beating the best orators of the 70 educational institutions of the country. Aamir Aziz Sayid was the Guest of Honor while GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Khalid Aftab also graced the final round of the event. UCL student and old Ravian Ummar Zia-ud-din was declared the Best English Speaker of the event and awarded with the Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Medal. The Lahore School of Economics (LSE) secured the overall second position while Military College of Signals, Jehlum declared third at the largest debating event of the year.

 

UCL team receives team trophy from the chief guest ,

Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor is also seen

 

In the final round, the serious topics that remained closely contested by the teams were: “Ambition should be made sterner stuff”, “My heart is in coffin”, “They have tied me to the stake, I cannot fly” and “Who is here so vile that will not love his country”. In the humorous category, the participants enthralled the audience with their wit and humour particularly on the topics: “It’s a mad, mad world”, “I took the wrong step years ago”, “Liar or Lawyer, what’s the difference” and “Marriage is the passport to hell”.

 

After a close contest in the final rounds of Urdu debates, Sumera Asghar of the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad was declared the Best Urdu Speaker of the declamation contest, while International Islamic University, Islamabad student Nafeesa Habib bagged the second position. Waheed Iqbal of PAF Academy, Rasalpura was awarded with the Consolation Prize. GCU Debating Society orator student Saad-ul-Hassan closed the House, while Ravians as host did not contest for any trophy or prize.

 

Addressing the orators from all over Pakistan, Vice Chancellor Prof. Aftab said that said that the co-curricular activities especially debates play a very vital role in grooming of students. He said such declamations taught students how disagree with others while paying respect to their faiths and ideas. Speaking on the occasion, former GCU orator   Aamir Aziz Sayiad said that the level of debating has gone very high in the country in last few decades. 

 

Later, the Chief Guest also gave prize to the winners of the Annual GCU Debates 2010 held last month.

(03-11-2010)

GCU wins Best Speaker Award at LGS

 

Government College University Lahore (GCUL) Debating Society has won the Best Speaker Award at the All-Pakistan Inter-collegiate Urdu Parliamentary Debates Competition hosted by the Lahore Grammar School, Defence. The topic of the debate was "Presidential Immunity." GCU orator Abbass Nazir beat around 48 speakers of the 16 top institutions and was declared the Best Speaker of the contest.

 

The university team comprising Muhammad Zulqarnain, Abbass Nazir and Ali Zafar also lifted the Runners-up trophy. GCU vice-chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab has also congratulated Abbass Nazir on winning the debating contest.

 

(14-10-2010)

(Courtesy Business Recorder)

 

GCU holds its annual English and Urdu debates 2010

 

The GCU Lahore Debating Society organised its annual debates in Bokhari Auditorium. The motion for the English Debates was “US withdrawal from the Muslim world will end terrorism,” while the topic of the Urdu debate was “Inn Tillon Mei Tial Nahi”.

 

Kamran Hussain was declared the Best English Speaker of the event, whereas Saba Dar and Muhammad Usman Shahidi were adjudged second and third. In Urdu Debates, Saad-ul-Hassan declared the best speaker, while Babar Arshad and Almas Sabih Saqib secured the second and third positions respectively.

 

The judges for debates were M. Siddique Awan, Aurangzaib Mubashar, Azher Iftikhar, Muhammad Umer Khan, Azhar Ifthikar and Sameer Ahmed.

(08-10-2010)

 

GCUDS wins All-Pakistan ENGLISH AND URDU Aitchison COLLEGE Debates 2010

 

The GC University Lahore Debating Society set a new record by clinching both the English and Urdu Declamation trophies at the All-Pakistan English and Urdu Declamation Contests hosted by Aitchison College Lahore. As many as 26 top intuitions from all over Pakistan contested for the trophies in the contest.

 

In English debates, GCU team comprising Ali Zafar and Muhammad Ali Jee Saleemi won the English Declamation Trophy, while GCU Debating Society General Secretary Ali Zafar also won the second prize in the English debates. In Urdu Debates, GCU team mates Ali Zafar and Saad-ul-Hassan lifted the Urdu Declamation Trophy, while Saad-ul-Hassan of GCU was declared the second Best Urdu Speaker.

 

(07-02-2010)

 

GCU wins debates contest hosted by Cadet College Batrasi

 

The Debating Society of GC University Lahore has won the Team Trophy at the All Pakistan Bilingual Declamation Contest hosted by the Cadet College Batrasi, Mansehra. Khaqan Arshad of GCU was declared as the Best Urdu Speaker while Kamran Hussain of GCU bagged the second position in the English debates. The GCU team was awarded the team trophy of the tournament.

(5-10-2010)

 

GCUDS HOLDS QIRAAT & NAAT CONTEST

 

GCUDS hosted the Inter-Collegiate Hassaan Bin Saabit Natt and Qiraat Competition at the Bokahri Auditorium which was won by the Minhaj-ul-Quran University. In Qiraat contest, Syed Khalid Hameed of Mihaj-ul-Quran University secured first position while Hafiza Madeeha Kaleem of Government Smanabad College stood second. In the Naat competition, Muniba Ejaz of Government Smanabad College stood first while Qari Anser Ali of Minhaj-ul-Quran University secured the second position. Muhammad Rafiqe Zia Qadri and Qari Waqar Ahmed were the worthy judges of the competition. The team trophy was lifted by the Minhaj-ul-Quran University for at the competition.

 

(22-09-2010)

GCU CLEAN SWEEPS QIRAT & NAAT CONTEST

The GCUD Society clean swept the first co-curricular event of the academic year 2010-11.The university team won the All-Pakistan Inter-collegiate Qirat and Naat Competition, hosted by the Allama Iqbal Medical College Lahore. Hafiz Obeadullah stood first in Qirat

(02-09-2010)

 

GCU represents Pakistan at int’l youth camp Korea  

 

GC University Lahore Debating Society has represented Pakistan in Youth Camp for Asia's Future held in August 2010 in Seoul. 270 delegates from 23 countries participated in the camp. GCU orator Usman Ali said that it was a cultural exchange programme between the youth of Asia and its theme was "Dreaming of New Asia". However, he said that he, as Pakistani young delegate, also raised political issues and tried to convince other Asian countries to increase trade with Pakistan. He said that he also had the honour of delivering a speech at the Seoul Traditional Festival Show.

(25-08-2010)

 

PAKISTAN NEEDS TO TIGHTEN ITS BELT: DR. ABBAS

 

The people and government of Pakistan need to tighten their belt and should seriously move towards self-reliance, said Dr. Syed Muhammad Ali Abbas a Pakistani economist working for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in New York. while addressing the Debating Society of the Government College University Lahore on “contrasting perceptions of the people of first world and third world.

 

Dr. Syed Muhammad Ali Abbas, the first President of the GC Debating Society and Rhodes Scholar, said “Pakistanis blame the West for their political and economic ills while the West perceives us as ones who are out to destroy their way of life which is marked with prosperity.” However, he also said that Pakistanis have love-hate relationship with the West. “We paint them as satire and yet refuse to miss the remotest opportunity to seek their nationality,” he added.  He also discussed in detail with the GCU orators the concept of tolerance and peaceful co-existence.

(08-07-2010)

GCUDS holds Poetry SIAT Recitation Contest 2010

The Debating Society organised Syed Imtiaz Ali Taj Intra-University Interpretive Reading and Poetry Recitation Contest 2010. As many as 52 students took part in the event. In the English category, M Ali Jee Saleemi secured first position. The second position shared by Ali Zafer, M Umer Jee Saleemi and Saba Dar. In the Urdu category, Habib-ur-Rehman Talib secured the first position, while the second position was shared by Almas Sabih, Waseem Zeb Khan and Yasmin Syed.

(02-07-2010)

GCUDS hosts N.M. Rashid debates

 

The Debating Society hosted the N.M Rashid Debates at the Fazal-e-Hussain Reading Room. In the English category, Ali Gee Salimi stood first, Shoaib Ahmad second and Saira Khan third. In the Urdu category, Almas Sabhie Saqib stood first, Ali Zafer second while Tahir Islam secured the third position.  

(21-06-2010)

 

GCUDS wins UoAA Rawalpindi declamation contest

 

The GCUDS has won the All Pakistan Bilingual Declamation 2010 at the University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi. Saad-ul-Hassan was declared the Best Urdu Speaker of the contest while Ali Zafar secured third position in humorous English debates. Meanwhile at a co-curricular contest of the University Hafiz Obied Ullah stood second in Qirat while Saad Farooq declared third in a singing competition.

(17-04-2010)

 

GCU DS WINS SIX POETRY AWARDS

 

The GCU Debating Society has won six awards at three national poetry contests hosted by Allama Iqbal Medical College (AIMC), King Edward Medical University (KEMU) and Rawalpindi Medical College (RMC). Rai Umair Ali Wasif stood first at AIMC and KEMU in the Ghazal category. Hafiz Habibur Rehman stood second at all the three contests in Nazam category. Saad Farooq secured the first position in singing category at the Rawalpindi Medical College. GCU Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab appreciated the performance of the students of Debating Society at the national contests.

(10-04-2010)

 

15th GC UNIVERSITY Lahore parliamentary debates end:  LUMS lifts Prof Khalid Aftab Trophy

 

The 15th GCU Lahore Parliamentary Debates hosted by the Debating Society ended with the victory of Lahore University of Management Sciences and lifted the ‘Prof Khalid Aftab English Trophy’. The University College Lahore won the Urdu Team Trophy. Syed Muhammad Ali Abbas Shield for the Best English Speaker went to Syed Haider Naqvi from LUMS while Shiekh Bilal Khalid from King Edward Medical University was declared the Best Urdu Speaker of the tournament. Rana Abdul Aziz and Dr Sameer Shaharyar were declared the best Urdu and English adjudicators respectively.  Over 200 orators, adjudicators and organisers participated in eight nail biting rounds of the tournament spread over four days.

 

 

The winning teams with Prof. Iffat Shah and Prof. Dr Khalid Pervaz

 

Prof. Iffat Shah, the pioneer of parliamentary debates in Pakistan was the Guest of Honour of the final round. She lauded the efforts of GCU Debating Society that won over 2,000 awards since its inception in 1993 by Prof. Khalid Aftab. She appreciated the decision of the GCU orators to name the All Pakistan English Parliamentary Debates Trophy after his name. Recollecting the earlier days of parliamentary debates, she said that it was very difficult to discover three decent speakers to form a parliamentary team. Over the years, this style of debating has flourished so much that now the number of good speakers runs in hundreds. The Dean Prof. Dr. Khalid Pervez presented souvenir to the guest of honour.  

 

The Vice Chancellor Prof.Dr Khalid Aftab expressed pleasure to see the best orators of the country having converged at the GCU tournament. GCU promoted the culture of tolerance and intellect through debates, seminars and publications. Being the bastion of liberal education in Pakistan, GCU has nurtured some of the most prominent luminaries of the world, the vice chancellor said.

 

The teams who made it the English final were: Aitchison College Lahore, University College Lahore, LUMS and Lahore Grammar School (LGS) Johar Town. The Urdu finalists were: Lahore School of Economics (LSE), King Edward Medical University, University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, and UCL. The English finalists argued ‘whether there should be uniform education system in Pakistan’ and the Urdu finalists debated the possibility of wining the war on terror.

(24-03-2010)

 

GCU CLEAN SWEEPS GIKI DEBATES 2010

 

The Debating Society has set an unprecedented record by winning the All Pakistan Inter-University Parliamentary Debating Championship at Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute, Topi, NWFP for the fourth consecutive year. As many as 80 speakers from 16 institutions from Pakistan were defeated by the Ravians in the Round Robin League matches. The team comprising Rana Hamza Ijaz, Umar Ziauddin and Muhammad Umer Khan outwitted the Lahore School of Economics in Final to the lift the English Debates Trophy. The GCU Urdu debaters, Sardar Junaid Bahadur Khan, Muhammad Najmuddin Farani and Abbas Nazir beat the orators from Allama Iqbal Medical College, FC College and Fatima Jinnah Medical College to lift the Urdu Debates Trophy. Owais Maqbool Bari was declared the best speaker of the tournament.

(25-02-2010)

 

GCU DEBATING TEAM SETS oratory RECORD

 

The GC University Lahore Debating Society has set a new record by winning 17 oratory awards from various national level competitions in just first eleven days of February. Keeping its tradition of oratorical excellence alive, the University has come out as the only educational institution that displayed remarkable consistency in winning declamation and parliamentary debates.

 

At the Lahore School of Economics, GCU won the All Pakistan English Parliamentary Debates after beating 40 institutions in eight closely contested rounds of debates. Rana Hamza Ijaz, Muhammad Umar khan and Abbas Nazir comprised the GCU team that beat Punjab College of Business Administration in the final round. Rana Hamza Ijaz, former President GCU Debating Society, outshined 160 speakers to clinch the Best English Parliamentary Speaker Award. At the Lahore School of Economics Bilingual Declamation, Adeel Anjum beat 36 national speakers from 18 top educational institutions of Pakistan to achieve the Best Urdu Speaker title. Ali Zafar from GCU stood second at the same event. At the All Pakistan Literary Gala hosted by Government College of Women Gulberg, GCU was awarded team trophy for excellence in Qiraat and Naat recitation. In the individual category, Hafiz Obaidullah stood first in Qiraat and Saad Farooq stood third in Naat category. Muhammad Ali Jee Saleemi stood second in the English Poetry Recitation Competition. GCU also won the team trophy for Urdu debates. In the individual category, Khaqan Arshad stood third and Salman Tariq achieved consolation prize. At the All Pakistan Urdu Debate Contest held at Defence Degree College for Women, GCU was declared the best team of the event and lifted the Team Trophy, while its student Almas Sabieh Saqib was declared the second best speaker of the event. At the All Pakistan Elite Contest hosted by Quaid-e-Azam Public College Gujranwala was Jawad Ali Abid stood second in the Urdu speech category and Usman Ali stood third in the English category.  At the All Pakistan Bilingual Declamation organized by Beaconhouse School Liberty Campus, Ali Zafar stood third in Urdu category and Usman Ali stood third in the English category.

 

It is pertinent to mention here that the GCU Debating Society set a record in 2009 by wining 148 oratory awards. Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab, Vice Chancellor GCU, showered accolades over the brilliant young Ravian orators who always keep the good name of their alma mater in the lime light throughout the year.

 

(12-02-2010)

 

 

RANA Hamza Ijaz GCU declared Best Urdu Speaker AT LGS Parliamentary Debates CHAMPIONSHIP 2010

 

Rana Hamza Ijaz Editor the Ravi was declared the Best Urdu Speaker at the All Pakistan Urdu Parliamentary Debates Championship held at the Lahore Grammar School.  Above 150 speakers from 32 education institutions took part in the event. He had won over 100 oratory awards in his six-year career as debater at the GC University, Lahore.

(27-01-2010)

 

GCU beats LUMS at FCC English Parliamentary debates

 

The GCDS basked into glory as it thrashed Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in the finals of the All Pakistan Inter-University English Parliamentary Debates hosted by the Forman Christian College University, Lahore. The GCU team comprising Adeel Sheharyar, Rana Hamza Ijaz and Ummar Ziaud Din lifted the team trophy. GCU Debating Society Co-Adviser Siddique Awan hoped GCU students would break their previous year record of 148 oratory awards in 2010.

The Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Khalid Aftab has expressed pleasure on the successive victories of GCU debaters.

(13-01-2010)

 

GCU Debaters three positions at Chief Minister Debates

 

The GC University Lahore Debating Society of made its mark by securing three positions in the finals of the Punjab Chief Ministers Speech Contest. Ravian Muhammad Zulqurnain Chenna stood first in the English Debates at the under graduate level after significantly defeating 27 best speakers from nine divisions of Punjab. Saadul Hassan was declared the Second Best Speaker at the postgraduate Urdu debates. However, Almas Sabieh Saqib was adjudged the Second Best Urdu speaker at the under graduate level. The three victorious orators are likely to receive over Rs 0.7 million rupees as cash price.

 

It is pertinent to mention here that 126,552 male and female students participated in the Chief Minister’s Speech and Essay Writing Competitions this year.

 

GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Khalid Aftab has facilitated the orators at their commendable achievement, saying that the GCU orators have always been a source of pride for their alma mater. 

(12-01-2010)

 

GCU DEBATERS WINS ALL PAKISTAN BILINGUAL DECLAMATION CONTEST 2010 AT UCP LAHORE

 

The GCU Debating Society team has lifted the team trophy at the All Pakistan Bilingual Declamation Contest 2010 organised by the University of Central Punjab. Babar Rashid bagged the title of the Best Urdu Speaker after defeating more than two dozens of debaters participating in the contest. University of Agriculture, Faisalabad student Muhammad Bilal secured second while a Lahore College for Women University Lahore student bagged third position in the Urdu debates. GCU student Hamza Tariq and Omer Saleem got the second and third positions in English debates.  The GCUDS team was also awarded with Zafar Medal for its overall performance in the Contest.

 

The Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab has congratulated the participating team on its achievement.

(11-01-2010)

 

 

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. They prayed to the Almighty Allah to bless the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage to the deceased family members to bear the irreparable loss with fortitude.

 

Prof. Khalid Aftab said that he was an eminent educator and great scientist, Dr. Tahir mentored noted physicists of Pakistan at the Government College University Lahore. He remembered that noted nuclear scientists Dr. Ishfaq Ahmad, Dr Hameed Ahmed Khan, Dr. Mansoor Baig and Dr. Samar Mubarakmand are also among the students of  late Prof. Tahir. The Vice Chancellor paying glowing tribute to Prof. Tahir on account of his meritorious services rendered to realm of physics and nuclear science said that it would be almost impossible to bridge the void created by his departure.

 

Prof. Tahir Hussain was born in Aligarh and received his education from Aligarh University. After Independence, he declined the Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's offer to join Physics Laboratories of India. Instead, after personally being requested by Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, he migrated to Pakistan in 1948. After completing his PhD, he came back to Pakistan. And started work with Dr. R. M. Chaudhry who founded the "Center for Advance Studies in Physics (CASP) at the Government College Lahore. In 1964, he was elevated as the Head of the Physics Department. In 1965, he became the director of the CASP. He was also Vice Chancellor Azad Kashmir University, Muzaffarabad. Dr. Tahir Hussain also contributed in setting up and development of the first Nuclear Research Laboratory in Pakistan. As a senior scientist he served PAEC and was significantly involved in mass calculations in isotopic radiation and ionization nuclear and atomic energy. In 1983, he rejoined GC Lahore as a professor emeritus of nuclear physics.

 

(21-12-2010)

 

 

National School of Public Policy delegation visits GCU LAHORE

 

The GC University Lahore has completed more than 113 development projects and civil works besides to introduce 53 academic programmes and 11 new disciplines in the last 13 years, said GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab while talking to a delegation of National School of Public Policy, led by Ahmad Yar Khan.

 

The delegation comprising senior bureaucrats, ambassadors and other participants of the 93rd Management Course visited the university to learn about its policy formulation and decision-making. The delegates discussed in detail the recruitment policy and other administrative reforms with Vice Chancellor in detail.

 

The Vice Chancellor told the delegates that out of total 113; as many as 54 projects were completed in the last four years which included establishment of Institute of Biotechnology, Sustainable Development Study Centre, Pakistan Botanic Gardens Network Secretariat and Students Service Centre. He credited financial support of Higher Education Commission and good managerial skills of its teammates for the timely and successful completion of these projects. He believed that the Government College was established by the British in 1864 with an aim to make it a world-class centre for the Higher Education which would be at par with the Harvard, Cambridge and other best institutes of the world. However, he said, that it was not provided with the proper funds for last many decades, which stalled it progress.

 

Talking about the academic reforms, Prof. Khalid Aftab said the 53 new academic programmes which had been introduced at GCU since 1997 included Microbiology, Biotechnology, Forensic Chemistry, Telecommunications, Electronics, Human Biology, Environmental Science and Electrical engineering. The Vice Chancellor said that GCU has as many as 98 high-tech science laboratories where students and faculty members are busy in research work. He said that most of the laboratories in the Centre for Advancement in Physics and Chemistry Department work round-the-clock due to work load and the university have installed heavy generators for these laboratories. “It is all due to the efforts of our researches that the university successfully carried out 106 research projects last year,” he added.

 

They delegation also visited science laboratories, sports complex and library of the university and met with the students.

(08-12-2010)

 

 

Pakistani experts talented enough to explore minerals: Dr Samar at 9th GCU Convocation

 

The copper and gold reservoirs are also located in North Wazristan, said nuclear scientist Dr. Samar Mubarikmand while addressing the ninth convocation of the Government College University Lahore. He said that Pakistan is one of the richest countries of the world in terms of mineral reserves and what we all need is proper exploration of these reserves. “If we put steps in the right way, Pakistan would be a developed rich state in next 10 to 20 years,” he said. Dr. Samar said that despite the fact that our coal reserves are located in powder form under water, Pakistan can produce 50,000 megawatt electricity and 100 million barrel diesel just through the gasification of these reserves. He said that our talented students have already carried out a successful project to make diesel from the coal gas at laboratory level. He said that according the recent evaluation the copper and gold reservoirs only in Balochistan are amounted to 273 billion dollars and besides, the same kind of reserves have also been discovered in North Waziristan.

 

Dr Samar said that Pakistan students are also competent enough to explore and utilize the mineral reservoirs of the country. However, we need thousands of mathematicians, chemical analysts, engineers and other experts for exploration of our mineral reserves at commercial scale. But, unfortunately, we have a very small of number of education institutes of higher education which are producing quality manpower. “The Government College University Lahore is one of them,” he added. The Nuclear scientists very proudly told the participants that out of 140 experts who carried nuclear explosions in 1998, as many as 60 were old Ravians and their team leaders who press the button for explosions were also the former student of the Government College Lahore. Dr. Samar advised the students the country can’t wait more for quality leaders. “Now, the youth should lead and work for the progress of its country,” he said.  He also criticized the nationalization policy of 1970s, saying that it stalled the country’s progress.

 

Addressing the convocation, GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Khalid Aftab said that the absence of quality education is the real cause of the overall social decline in the country. He said that poor quality education gives birth to general stagnation which, over time, may produce unmanageable problems, as is evident in our society. He said that there are very few educational institutions in the country which are providing quality education students.  He said higher education in Pakistan has a class bias against the students of low-income strata. However, Prof. Aftab also said as we expand access to higher education, standards must not be sacrificed. Our objective should be: expansion with diversity and excellence throughout the sector, so that we secure wider participation in a higher education system valued for its quality as a whole. The Vice Chancellor also highlighted that the country’s higher education is not fully tuned to the needs of modern economy and the same is evident in the existing mismatch between the demand for various skills and the availability of manpower produced by the universities.

 

He said that universities need to develop new higher education opportunities at various levels, particularly oriented to the employability skills, specialist knowledge and broad understanding of the new economy. He said that all over the world, universities are powerful drivers of technological and other changes. Pakistani universities therefore need to have incentives, particularly through a focused government support, to open up to business. They also need to become more entrepreneurial and aggressive in seeking new markets. He said clear vision, good curriculum and managerial efficiency can substantially improve the quality of university graduates, thus building up human resources which are essential for keeping Pakistan in a competitive position in the global market.

 

Presenting the university’s annual report, Prof. Aftab said that 22 teachers of GCU are at present studying for PhD degree abroad, while the University also has 42 foreign professors in various departments which is the highest number in any Pakistani university. Their presence is a big advantage to us. The Vice Chancellor said that the previous financial year was particularly difficult for the development work on the campus. Not only was the university’s requests for grant to initiate new development projects turned down, but the on-going projects also remained unfunded, thus creating many administrative problems. We are hoping that at least the on-going projects shall be funded in the current year. He said that at the advent of the award of the University status in 2002, we had set as our Millennium Development Goal, as it were, to bring the GCU at par with the top universities of the world in ten years. We believe that we are on course towards that and, despite the constraints of financial resources and paucity of quality teachers. Congratulating the passing-out students, the Vice Chancellor also advised them said that as they progress in life do keep in mind the debt you owe to their Alma Mater. Never forget to repay it as it would be the best investment for society’s future.

 

Later, Dr Samar Mubarikmand gives away medals and degrees to the position-holders. The university awarded the prestigious medals to its 22 best students for their outstanding performance in academic work and co-circular activities, while doctorate degrees were conferred on 31 scholars in various subjects. As many as 167 students were awarded with M.Phil degrees at the Convocation.

(06-12-2010)

 

 

 

GCU awards BA/BS.c degrees to 600 graduates

 

The GC University Lahore on Saturday awarded degrees to 600 students of BA/B.Sc (Hons) and co-circular and sports Rolls of Honor to 33 students and at the Degree Awarding Ceremony in Bokari Auditorium. GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr.Khalid Aftab was the chief guest.

 

Addressing the ceremony, Vice Chancellor Prof. Aftab advised the fresh graduates to go for specialization in their relative fields, saying that their journey of knowledge should not end here. He told the students that they owe deep debt to their country and Alma Mater and advised them pay it off as much as they can. Later, the vice chancellor and head of departments pose for photographs with the students. He hoped that the students would be benefited in their professional lives from what they have learnt at the university.

(06-12-2010)

 

 

 

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”...(more)

 

ANF Organizes a workshop on consequences of drug addiction at GCU  

 

Every year about 600,000 more people got addicted to drugs in Pakistan, said Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) Deputy Director General Muhammad Altaf Qamar while addressing the students of the GC University Lahore on consequences of drug addiction. Altaf Qamar accompanied by ANF Punjab Force Commander Brigadier Shahid Afzal also met with GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Khalid Aftab and discussed in details the various awareness campaigns and social policy to curb the menace of drug addiction. GCU Dean Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Dr. Khalid Perviaz was also present.

 

Talking the students, Altaf Qamar said that Pakistan has eight million drug users which are not only a source of humiliation for the Society, but also for their mothers, sisters and other family members. He also gave various real-life examples to realize the students that a drug-addict does not only spoil his life but also spoils the lives his family members

 

In reply to another question, the ANF deputy chief said that they have prepared some material against the drug addiction and it would soon be made part of school and college curriculum.  

 

Altaf Qamar requested the students to help the Anti-Narcotics Force in its fight against the drug peddlers. He quoted Napoleon that “the world suffers a lot, not because of violence of bad people. But because of silence of good people!”   He asked the student to always share information about the drug peddlers with the ANF if they have any.

 

Later, the ANF official discussed in detail with the GCU Vice Chancellor the negative impacts of drug addiction in our society. Prof. Khalid Aftab said the drug addiction is very critical issue and a realistic approach should be adopted to deal with it. He advised the ANF to conduct a study on Political-economy of drug business, saying that it would prove useful in curbing it. He said that the drug addicts should be treated as patients and the government and NGOs should work for their rehabilitation, so that they can made useful citizens of the country, who otherwise are burden on the society. The Vice Chancellor asked the ANF to involve a team of clinical psychologists to prepare a policy regarding the treatment and rehabilitation of the drug addicts.      

 

(15-11-2010)

 

 

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...(more)

 

(11-11-2010)

 

 

Javaid Tariq Khan first president GCUEFT remembered

 

GCU Lahore paid glowing tribute to late Javaid Tariq Khan, Old Ravian and GCU Endowment Fund Trust (EFT) first president, at a condolence reference organised by the EFT to acknowledge his invaluable services for his alma mater.Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab the Vice Chancellor GCU chaired the condolence reference and attended by a large number of people from all walks of life

 

Addressing the reference, Prof. Khalid Aftab said that the university would always remember the efforts, contributions and generosity of Mr. Javaid Tariq Khan. He remembered that  Mr. Javaid had supported the GCU debaters for participating in international competitions, raised funds for deserving students and provided all-out financial, intellectual and moral support for the establishment of the Endowment Fund Trust. “Besides this, Javaid Tariq Khan also motivated other Old Ravians to pay role in development of their alma mater,” Prof. Aftab added.

 

Tauseef Khan, the son of Javaid Tariq Khan, EFT President Iqbal Z Ahmad, EFT Trustee Perviaz Hassan, Gymkhana Club Chairman Mian Misbah-ur-Rehman, EFT Secretary Prof. Khalid Manzoor Butt  and large number of friends of Mr. Javaid also addressed the reference and highlighted various aspects of his personality. “Javaid established a pharmaceutical company in Pakistan when he came to know that his father died due to the use of poor quality medicines, said Anwar Aziz Khan, a very close friend of the late Mr. Javaid.

(25-10-2010)

 

 

 

GCU encourages difference of opinion and questioning: Vice Chancellor

 

The GC University Lahore Wednesday organized an orientation ceremony for the newly-admitted students of the B.A/B.Sc (Honors) to apprise them about the university’s academic culture, rules, historic perspective and educational ambiance at Bokhari Auditorium. Addressing the ceremony, GCU Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab said that GCU encourages questioning, difference of opinion and argument, besides teaching tolerance to students; tolerance towards the beliefs, faith, race, religion and ideas of other people. Prof. Aftab said that the foundation of evolution of human being lies in questioning. “It all started when we began to give rational and scientific answers to questions,” he added. He said that every person has his own faith, ideas and knowledge, adding that “it is not necessary that you agree with them but you should respect their knowledge and ideas.” Prof. Aftab also laid a stress on quality learning, rational and critical thinking and cultural values. Talking about the legendary and eminent old Ravians including Allama Muhammad Iqbal, noble laureates Dr. Abdul Salam and Dr. Hargobind Khorana, and Faiz Ahmed Faiz, the Vice Chancellor hoped the newly-admitted students would also follow in their footprints. He, however, said now students have to put in greater efforts due to the increasing competition and dynamic changes in the education system.  “Besides academic qualifications, your values and decency also counts,” the VC added. 

 

Later, the heads of different academic and distractive departments briefed the students about the objectives and working of their departments. 

 

(21-10-2010)

 

 

GCU Vice Chancellor expresses condolences on death of Javaid Tariq Khan

 

Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab GC University Lahore Vice Chancellor has expressed profound grief on the sad demise of Javaid Tariq Khan, an eminent Old Ravian, and first president of Endowment Fund Trust Executive Committee GC University Lahore.  

 

The Vice Chancellor paid glowing tributes to the late Mr. Khan on account of his indispensable services for raising funds to finance the studies of deserving students at GCU. Prof. Aftab fondly recalled the time when Mr. Khan offered his invaluable services for the institution of the Endowment Fund Trust at the GC University Lahore. Mr Khan’s established the basic infrastructure for the trust all through is personal savings. It was his dream to develop the fund on the lines of the endowment funds of Harvard and McGill universities. The vice chancellor said Mr. Khan’s initiative was particularly commendable since it was first of its kind in any university of Pakistan. He said that Mr. Khan will always be remembered for his immense generosity in addition to his benign disposition. He regretted that the void left behind by his untimely departure could not be filled for a long time to come. The GCU Vice Chancellor and faculty members prayed to the Almighty Allah to bless the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage to the deceased family members to bear the irreparable loss with fortitude.

 

Meanwhile, the Old Ravians Union issued a condolence message on the said demise of Javiad Tariq Khan. In a press statement, ORU President Kamran Lashari and Honorary Secretary Dr. Khalid Manzoor Butt said that Mr Khan was dedicated Old Ravian and a great supporter of GCU. He had always been very keen to help his Alma Mater. His services for the ORU and EFT would always be remembered.

 

(01-10-2010)

 

 

 

Aisam visits his alma mater GCU, Lahore

 

Aisamul Haq Qureshi Pakistan’s tennis ace and former student of Government College University Lahore, visited his alma mater, where the university’s Sports Board hosted a reception in the honour of US Open finalist. GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab headed the ceremony which was attended by a large number of Old Ravians, GCU faculty members and the parents and friends of Aisam-ul-Haq.

 

Addressing the reception, Aisam-ul-Haq said that he owed his success to his alma mater and teachers who during his college life always encouraged him to play professional tournaments at the national and international level. “I think that was the support which elevated my confidence and backed me in the pursuance of my goals,” he added. Recalling his college days, Aisam proudly said that he is a recipient of Roll of Honour and a Gold Medal in Tennis from GC University Lahore. “While playing for GCU, I also won the Inter-Collegiate Tennis Championship in the year 1997-1998,” he added.

 

He also remembered that he had attended a very few classes at the Government College University, Lahore as he had always been busy in training at the university tennis court or  playing tournaments for his alma mater and Pakistan. Aisam said that GCU inculcates great values of tolerance, respect for others views and faiths, and compassion along with imagination. He said he is proud to be "Ravain” and “Pakistani”. He thanked the GCU Vice Chancellor, Old Ravians Union and Sports Board for giving such a warm reception in his honour. He also proudly told the Vice Chancellor that his father is also an Old Ravian.

Aisam ul Haq receives a souvenir from the Vice Chancellor,

Chairman and Secretary Sports Board GCU are also seen

 

GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr. Khalid Aftab, while speaking on the ceremony, said that even when Aisam was at GC, he was hardly here. “He was always on Duty Leave for training or for sports. Perhaps, Aisam was sanctioned the maximum number of duty leaves by me among all the sportsmen in my tenure of office,” he added. “I was somewhat concerned about this future in those days and discussed his case with his coaches and teachers but they always belied my concerns by saying that “he is a star in the making” —. And now he is a big star and we are all very proud of him,” the vice chancellor said. Prof Aftab said Aisam is now also acknowledged as an Ambassador of Peace of Pakistan — something that we wish every Ravain to be. “He is a true Ravian,” he added. The vice chancellor also said that the university is compiling its 146-year sports history in which Aisam ul Haq’s name will prominently appear.

(28-09-2010)

 

 

 

Pakistan lacks quality human capital: VICE CHANCELLOR GCU

 

“The most crucial challenge that Pakistan confronts today is a severe dearth of quality human capital, and it was a more graver crisis as compared to the financial crunch,” said the Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore while addressing the prize distribution ceremony organized in the honor of the 10 Ravians who have secured positions in the Lahore Board Intermediate Examinations 2010. The academics and administrative heads of the departments, the Controller of Examinations BISE Lahore and parents of the position holders were also present on the occasion.

 

Talking to the position-holders, Professor Aftab said that “semi literate” individuals fail to make a worthwhile contribution to the national progress and therefore are liability. The vice chancellor beseeched the talented youth to step forward and fill this void by attaining quality education with diligence and perseverance. The vice chancellor also laid a great stress on improving the quality of graduates being passed out from various universities of Pakistan. He said that the universities should produce the graduates who become assets for the country, not the graduates who become liability for the society. He believed that the higher the quality human capital is, the greater would be the overall achievement of the country.

 

Later, talking to the vice chancellor, the position holders said that they all got fired up when Pakistan is ranked among the third world countries and promised that they would study day and night to become an asset for Pakistan. Muhammad Ali Aun, the topper of 2010 exams, termed his stay at the Government College as “golden days of his life.”

 

Speaking on the occasion, GCU Controller of Examinations Ashraf Shabbir Bokhari said that 142 years have passed since the first graduate of the Government College Lahore, Sanjhi Mull, in 1868 left the portals of the alma mater to the enter the practical life for personal success and public acclaim. Since then, he said, the sons and daughters of this alma mater shaped the world around them and where ever they went, they distinct themselves by their courage to know the truth, decency, sanity, moderation in action and integrity.  The controller of examinations took pride in revealing that besides 10 positions; as many as 409 GCU students secured A+ grade in the intermediate examinations 2010. He said GCU students have the record of securing highest marks in the Board Examinations. “In 1999, GCU student Arsalan Munir broke the 12-year record of Lahore Board by securing 971 of 1100 marks. In 2008, a GCU student Ahsan Ismail broke the record of Arsalan Munir by securing 1026 marks. In 2009, our student Muhammad Akram Karimi set a new record with 1036 marks, and this year Muhammad Ali Aun has secured 1041 marks, Prof Bokhari said. 

(24-09-2010)

 

 

THE VICE CHANCELLOR DISCUSSES FINANCIAL CRUNCH OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR universities

 

Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore has discussed in detail the issue of financial constraints in the public sector universities with its staff and faculty members and took them into confidence on the matter. The Vice Chancellor and faculty members expressed solidarity with their fraternity and hoped that the matter would be resolved amicably soon. Addressing a full-house meeting of the GCU teachers and staff in Bokhari Auditorium, Prof. Aftab called upon the government to immediately release funds at least for the scholarships of students and increase in the salaries of staff members. Later, Prof Dr. Khalid Aftab, on the recommendation of staff members and treasure office, ordered to constitute a committee comprising economics and management experts to chalk out a long term financial plan to make the university a self-sustained organization. However, he said that a good business plan can be made on paper in a short time, but it would need years to become a reality.

(24-09-2010)

 

 

VICE CHANCELLOR GCU advises students to focus on education

 

Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab GC University Lahore Vice Chancellor has advised the newly-admitted students to focus completely on their education for national building and prosperity of country. Addressing the orientation ceremony for the newly-admitted FA/FSc students, the Vice Chancellor said GCU provides freedom of expression, all kinds of curricular and co-curricular activities and congenial learning environment to the students so that they could equip themselves with all the norms of academia. He informed the students that successful people from all walks of life including Allama Muhammad Iqbal, Dr. Hargobind Khorana, Dr. Abdul Salam, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Patras Bukhari, Muhammad Hussain Azad, Sufi Tabassum and many others great personalities had their association with this great institution. Dr Khalid Aftab called the GCU motto “Courage to know” the motto of enlightenment. He said that enlightenment means ‘sharing knowledge’, not imposing knowledge. “Every person has his own faith, ideas and knowledge. It is not necessary that you should agree with them. However, you should respect their knowledge and ideas,” he added.

 

(23-09-2010)

 

 

GCU would continue its financial support for deserving students: Vice Chancellor

 

The Government College University will not leave its deserving students in the lurch and despite all the financial constraints would make all possible efforts to provide financial aid to them, said the university’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab while addressing members of the Higher Education Commission at the GCU Fazal-e-Hussain Reading Room.  The HEC team led by its Adviser Dr. Riaz Hussain Qureshi visited the university to discuss scholarships/financial aid for the university’s students.

 

Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Aftab said in the wake of ongoing financial crunch when the Higher Education is being pushed downward on the priority list, the public sector universities are in dire need to generate money from their won resources for survival. He said that the options which are available to the universities include fee raise, industry funding and finding the donors for building Endowment Funds.

 

The Vice Chancellor said the necessity and impacts of raising fee are debatable, but the options on which the universities should concentrate in the longer run are industry funding for research and endowment funds.  He said the world over universities have come forward by establishing their endowment funds of billion of dollars with the help of their alumni. “Harvard University has an endowment fund of about $37billion and even a small university like the University of Virginia has endowment fund of $3.219 billion,” he added. He said that these endowments have not swelled into billions in one day, adding they are result of hard work of many decades. So, he said, “we have to take the initiative now for our future generations.”

He said that GCU Endowment fund in few year of its inception has generated funds of Rs 50 million with help of Old Ravians and philanthropists. “I know it is not big amount but I believe the day would come when the Endowment Fund would be strong enough to support the development projects of the university, he said. He said that the GCU Endowment Fund has initiated 24 perpetual scholarships which would be given to deserving students on merit every year. Talking about the scholarships programme, the vice chancellor said that the GCU has a human approach towards all students and offers generous financial aid programme every year. He said GCU gave away scholarships of Rs 11.666 million to deserving from its own budget in 2010-11. He also thanked the higher Education who offered a large number of scholarships to its students every year.

 

Addressing the ceremony, HEC Adviser Dr. Riaz Hussain Qureshi said that the opportunity of acquiring higher education is available only to the 5 percent of 20 million youth of the country. He said that unfortunately Pakistan is spending on 0.23percent of its GDP on higher education which is a very small percentage. However, he said that despite all the constraints, the HEC is arranging scholarships for the bright and talented students of the country with the help of international donor agencies. He believed that supporting a youth in education means changing the life of whole family. 

 

A large number of boys and girls attended the ceremony and briefed the participants about their success stories.

 

(21-09-2010)

 

 

GCU best in intermediate results with 185 positions since 1992

 

The GC University Lahore has been winning the position of the best educational institution on the basis of intermediate results since 1992, and 2010 was the 19th year in a row that the university was placed on the top of all institutions with 10 overall positions in Lahore Board FA/FSc examinations 2010. The GCU secured the record 185 positions in the intermediate examinations in last 19 years.

 

According the data of Lahore Board of Intermediate Secondary Education, the GCU bagged 10 positions in the inter results in the year 1992, 10 distinctions in 1993, 09 in 1994, 10 in 1995, 14 positions in the year 1996, 13 in 1997, 08 in 1998, 11 distinctions in 1999, 08 in 2010, 11 in the year 2001, 10 in 2002, 14 distinctions in 2003, 08 in 2004, 08 in the year 2005, 07 positions in 2006, 08 in 2007, 09 in the year 2008, 07 positions in the year 2009 while the 10 GCU Ravians secured positions in the intermediate results declared on Saturday. The pass percentage of the GCU students has always remained around 95 percent in the last two decades.

 

It was also the GCU students who have always broken the record of maximum obtained marks in the intermediate results. GCU student Muhammad Akram Karimi topped the results in all groups in 2009 and set a record of highest score of 1,036 out of 1,100. However, this year the record was broken by another Ravian, Muhammad Ali Aun, who scored 1,041 marks out of 1100.

 

Talking to media on Sunday, GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab congratulated the Ravians for showing tremendous results for the nineteenth year in a row. He said that elders live through their children, adding that students’ success and achievements bring glory to their alma mater. In reply to question, the vice chancellor said that GCU use both formal and informal methods of teaching which include class teaching, tutorials, seminars, conferences, workshops, debates, drama and literary meetings. The purpose is to inculcate the Ravian spirit. The Vice Chancellor said that their motto is "Courage to Know" - which, to quote the great philosopher Immanuel Kant, "is the motto of enlightenment". Dr Khalid Aftab said that the university faculty remain committed to pass on the legacy of enlightenment to the generations of students; and in keeping with its past traditions, the university gives its students liberal education and tolerance and not the arrogance of dogma. He said that this has helped the generations of Ravians to take the high road to progress, which also greatly benefited the society.

 

(06-09-2010)

 

 

GCU Students grab top slots in Inter Results: Aun tops over all BY SECURING 1041 MARKS

 

The GC University Lahore outshined all her sister institutions in the Intermediate Examinations 2010. The University bagged overall 10 positions with her student Muhammad Ali Aun having won the overall top position among 141,467 boys and girls. Ali Aun scored 1041 marks out of total 1100. The overall second position also went to the GCU student Samran Asim with 1031 marks. Top three position holders of all the groups were given cash awards with gold medals. Those who stood first in their groups were given Rs 20,000 and gold medal. Those who secured second and third positions got Rs 15,000 with a silver medal and Rs 10,000 with bronze medal respectively. Muhammad Ali Aun as overall topper was also given Rs 20,000, a gold medal and a Pentium 4 Computer.

 

In the Pre-Medical group, all the three positions went to four Ravians. Muhammad Ali Aun and Samran Asim were also the top two position holders in this category while GCU students Rana Adil Farman and Muhammad Junaid Alvi shared the third position with 1020 marks.

 

In the Humanities group, the GCU students clean swept all the three positions. Mubarik Amjad stood first with 957 marks while Imtiaz Afzal got the second place with 944 marks and Hafiaz Aitzaz Ahsan earned third slot with 926 marks.

 

In the General Science group, Ravians achieved two distinctions. GCU student Bilal Faiz was declared second with 962 marks and Ahmed Manzoor third with 956 marks. 

In the Pre-Engineering group, a GCU student Muhammad Omer was declared second with 1020 marks.

 

Talking to media, the shining stars of GCU credited their 146-year-old alma mater, their parents and particularly their professors for their stunning achievement. Muhammad Ali Aun, the overall best student of GCU, was all praise for his teachers who, he said, had shown him the glorious path leading up to the top slot. “Without their experienced input in his academic refinement, I could never have developed the right skills for analysis and comprehension,” he added. He aspired to serve the ailing humanity by joining the medical profession. Having shown complete dismay in Pakistan’s political scene, he prayed for the well-being of our nation which is embroiled in the menace of wide-spread corruption and heaven-sent calamities.

 

GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab congratulated the Ravians for showing tremendous results for the seventeenth year in a row. He said that elders live through their children and students’ success and achievements bring glory to their institutions. The Vice Chancellor said that it was the fruit of students’ consistent hard work coupled with their immense talent that they managed to uphold the GCU tradition of excellence in the times of general social decline.

 

Prof. Dr Khalid Aftab said that it was due to the students’ unflinching commitment to their studies as well as the invaluable pedagogical input of the highly-qualified GCU faculty that the university has been declared the best institution every year since 1992.

(06-09-2010)

 

 

 

GCU MARKS INDEPENDENCE DAY OF PAKISTAN

 

On Independence Day of Pakistan a simple but impressive flag hoisting ceremony with special prayers for flood victims and prosperity of Pakistan was held at GC University Lahore. Addressing the august congregation of GCU academic and administrative staff, the Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr Khalid Pervaiz laid stress on the indispensable role of academia in nation building, particularly at the backdrop of the national calamity confronting Pakistan at the moment. He appreciated the philanthropic spirit of the GCU staff who voluntarily decided to donate their two-day salary for the flood victims. He paid glowing tributes to the martyrs, workers and leaders of the Pakistan movement whose sacrifices paved way for our independence. He recalled that the philosopher poet Allama Muhammad Iqbal was GCU’s most distinguished alumnus without whose vision and motivational poetry the Muslims of the Subcontinent could not have seen the dawn of independence.  At the conclusion of his speech, the Vice Chancellor hoisted the national flag while entire staff was attendance. It was followed by the broadcast of national anthem. 

(16-08-2010)

 

 

 

GCU donates another one-day salary to flood victims

 

The Government College University Lahore gazetted and non-gazetted staff members have donated another one-day salary for the relief measures of flood victims. The university treasurer said that the amount have been deposited to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for Flood Victims. Earlier, the university gazetted staff had donated Rs 658,548 to the Governor’s Flood Relief Fund.

 

Prof. Dr Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor said this year flood is one of the biggest tragedies in the history of Pakistan and huge efforts are required to recover from it. The vice chancellor also called on the faculty members to mobilise students to help the flood victims.

(12-08-2010)

 

 

GCU donates one-day salary for flood victims

 

The GC University Lahore 400 gazetted staff and faculty members have donated their one-day salary for the relief measures of flood victims with a pledge to do more for the calamity-hit families. The university treasurer said that one-day salary amounts to Rs 658,548 and has been submitted to the Governor Flood Relief Fund. The University administration has requested the students to make maximum monetary contributions to the relief funds in wake "life-threatening shortages" of food and medicines in flood-hit areas. The administration has also announced setting up donation and relief-goods collection camps and would mobilise students to extend maximum help to the flood victims.

 

In his message to the faculty members and students, GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Khalid Aftab said that it is the religious, national and moral duty of every Pakistani to help the people who are hit by the catastrophe. He said that nothing can match the happiness which comes from helping other people. He said that the recent flood is one biggest tragedy in the recorded history of the country and massive individual as well as collective efforts are required to recover from it.

 

(06-08-2010)

 

 

THE VICE CHANCELLOR GCU CONDOLES ON THE DEATH OF PROF. SYED MASOOD RAZA RIZVI
 

Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore and Old Ravians Union have expressed their condolences on the sad demise of GCU History Department former Chairperson Prof. Syed Masood Raza Rizvi. In a condolence message to the bereaved family, Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab prayed to the Almighty Allah to bless the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage to the deceased family members to bear the irreparable loss with fortitude.

 

(30-07-2010)

 

 

HEC DECLARES RESEARCH OUTPUT BY UNIVERSITIES: GCU Ranked top university of Lahore

 

The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan has ranked the GC University Lahore as the best university in Lahore for producing 282 research papers in 2009 besides placing it on the 5th position in the ranking among all public and private sector universities of the country. In the eighth year of its inception, GCU has outshined some of the finest and oldest universities of Lahore in the public and private sectors; such as the University of Punjab which was placed one step beneath GCU with 269 publications, while the University of Veterinary and Health Sciences, Lahore (UVAS) was ranked 12th with 101 research publications, whereas, the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore (UET) finished at 20th position for having generated 52 publications. The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) came up with barely 42 publications to achieve the 22nd place. Lahore College for Women University, King Edward Medical University and the University of Health Sciences secured 30th, 36th and 42nd position in the ranking. Please click here for details.

 

The Higher Education Commission has ranked all public and private universities on the basis of research publications which appeared in peer-reviewed journals indexed by Thomas-Reuters, lSI Web of Knowledge during 2009. The database of ISI Web of Knowledge used for this analysis are Science Citation Index (SCI-Expanded), Social Science Citation Index (SSCI), and Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI).

 

Expressing contentment at this achievement, GCU Vice Chancellor Professor Khalid Aftab said that the future of our country lies in the hands of bright and productive scientists and research scholars. He recalled that the HEC had placed GCU at the 6th position among all private and public sector universities in 2009 with 154 research publications. In spite of severe financial and infrastructural constraints traditionally confronted by a newly established university, GCU has consistently moved up on the progress index.  However, the vice chancellor said that the progress should not be measured in terms of statistical figures alone. It should rather be assessed with the view of qualitative analysis. It is significant to realize the socio-economic utility of the research being churned out by the Pakistani academia, Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab concluded. The Vice Chancellor also congratulated the researchers, teachers and staff members on the achievement.

 

(20-07-2010)

 

 

Vice Chancellor GCU is proceeding to UK 

 

Consequent upon the issuance of Governors’ Secretariat letter No. GS(UNIV)2-2/2006-376 dated 28-06-2010, Dr. Muhammad Khalid Pervaiz, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/Languages, Islamic and Oriental Learning of the University will look after the affairs of University during Ex-Pakistan leave of Dr. Khalid Aftab, Vice Chancellor, GC University Lahore to visit United Kingdom on private affairs w.e.f. 13-07-2010 to 19-08-2010.

 

(Registrar Ref-6-17/10 dated 13-07-2010)

 

 

 

GCU pays tribute to Prof. Khalid Saleem

 

GC University Lahore Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Khalid Aftab and staff members paid a glowing tribute to the services of the late GCU Staff Secretary Prof Khalid Saleem for the university, its students and teachers. Addressing a condolence reference in the memory of Prof. Khalid Saleem, the vice chancellor said the personality of Prof Khalid Saleem was role model for all of us. The gap created by his said demise can not be even filled in centuries. He said that late Prof. Khalid Saleem was one of those teachers who had devoted their life for others. Students, teachers, friends and colleagues all benefited from him. He prayed to Allah Almighty to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss.

 

(29-06-2010)

 

 

 

THE VICE CHANCELLOR CONDOLENCES ON THE SAD DEMISE OF SYED YASIR’S FATHER 

 

Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab and staff members have expressed condolences on the sad demise of Syed Mahmood Ali Shah; father of Syed Yasir Mehmood Gillani Deputy Director Planning and Development GCU. In a condolence message to the bereaved family, the GCU staff prayed to the Almighty Allah to bless the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage to the deceased family members to bear the irreparable loss with fortitude.

 

(28-06-2010)

 

 

GCU Lahore contributes first ever book from Pakistan to WDL

 

The GC University Lahore contributed the first ever digital book from Pakistan to the World Digital Library, a cooperative project of the Library of Congress and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The University shared with the world an historical book titled “The History of the Afghans” published in English in 1829. GCU Chief Librarian Abdul Waheed said that the Government College University Lahore Library was the only library in the world which houses the 181-year-old book and the same can be confirmed from the electronic catalogue of the World Digital Library.

 

The book is the first history of the Afghan people translated from a non-Western language to appear in a European language. The original work was composed in Persian in 1609-11 by Neamet Ullah in the court of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir. Neamet Ullah based his work on material compiled by Hybet Khan, an attendant of the Afghan General Khan Jahan Lodi. The translation is by the German philologist Bernhard Dorn (1805-81). The book covers the history of Yacoob Israel, to whom the work attributes the origin of the Afghans; the life of Yacoob’s grandson, King Talut (Saul), and the migration of his descendants to Ghor (in present-day Afghanistan); and the spread of Islam and the influence of Khaled ben Valeed, a celebrated army officer who converted to Islam and spread it in central and south Asia.

 

 

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The work then chronicles the reigns of rulers of two dynasties that gave way to the rise of the Mughal Empire, namely the sultans Behlol, Sekander, and Ibrahim of the Lodi family, and Sher Shah of the Suri family. The last section recounts the lives of Afghan dervishes-turned-saints, and the book concludes with accounts of the genealogy of the Afghan tribes that descend from Sarbanni, Batni, and Ghurghust, the three sons of the forefather Abd Ulrashid (also known as Pathan, a variation of the term “pashtun”), a descendent of King Talut. It is pertinent to mention here that the WDL is an online library which is in multilingual format and has significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world including manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, photographs, architectural drawings and other significant materials.

 

Abdul Waheed said that GCU now stands with seven institutes like Library of Congress, Yale University Library and Brown University Library which have shared material on Central and South Asia through the platform of World Digital Library. “Only 37 libraries of World have yet succeeded to add its digital book on World Digital Library electronic catalogue as its criteria is very tough,” the chief librarian added. Abdul Waheed said that not only the GCU students but others are also being benefited from the rich resources of WDL. He said that the University would also upload more books on literature and history of the subcontinent on WDL in the near future.  He said that 5,000 original digitized letters of literary figures in the stock which can also be shared with the WDL.

 

GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab has expressed pleasure on this achievement executed of GCU Library.

 

(28-06-2010)

 

 

PROF. KHALID SALEEM PASSES AWAY

 

GCU Lahore Staff Secretary Prof. Khalid Saleem has passed away. A number of the 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)

 

 

GCU offers I.Com in 2010 academic session

 

The GC University Lahore has announced offering Intermediate in Commerce (I.Com) coming academic session of 2010. The decision was taken at the meeting of Academic Programmes and Examination Regulations Review Committee chaired Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab, Vice Chancellor.

 

The University administration said that the admission schedule for intermediate would be announced after the declaration of Matriculation results by the Lahore Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education. The admissions office spokesman said that last year minimum merit for admissions to various discipline of Intermediate was 972 marks for Pre-engineering, 962 for pre-medical, 905 for computer sciences, 867 for general sciences and 792 for arts.

 

Talking to media, GCU Vice Chancellor Professor Khalid Aftab said that the GCU has upheld the tradition of excellence at all levels. Last year, the GCU intermediate students secured 07 out of 12 top positions. GCU student Muhammad Akram Karimi topped the results in all groups and got the highest score of 1,036 of 1,100. He said that 2009 was the 16th year in a row that GCU was placed on top of all institutions on the basis of the Intermediate level.

 

Prof. Khalid Aftab said that the GCU has appointed the Director Intermediate so that all FA/FSc students are supervised in a standard learning environment that meets the approved curricula of the Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education and the mission statement of GCU.

 

(18-06-2010)

 

 

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 ACADEMIC COUNCIL MEMBERS ELECTED

 

The elections for the categories of Assistant Professor and Lecturer members category of the GCU Lahore Academic Council were held under the supervision of Dean of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Prof. Dr. Khalid Pervaiz. Dr Humayun Abbass Assistant Prof (Islamic Studies) and Dr M. Nauman Qureshi Assistant Prof. (physics), Saeed Ahmed Butt Lecturer (History) and Nadeem Ahmad Lecturer (Political Science) were elected new members of the Council.  The Vice Chancellor Prof. Khalid Aftab congratulated the newly elected members into the Academic Council.

 

(12-05-2010)

 

 

UNIVERSITY TEACHERS SHOULD HAVE PHD DEGREES: VICE CHANCELLOR GCU

 

Prof Dr Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore highlighting the importance of quality research said that people teaching in universities should have PhD degrees in their relevant fields. “Days are not far, when the PhD would be the minimum required qualification for the appointment of lecturer in a university. So, make yourself ready for that time,” Dr Khalid Aftab said while addressing the faculties of arts, social sciences and languages at GCU Bokhari auditorium.

 

The Vice Chancellor urged the GCU young faculty members to get themselves enrolled in the PhD programmes and produce quality research. He assured them of all-out support from the university administration for their admissions to the PhD programmes locally and abroad. He also told the aspiring candidates about the various available scholarships of the Higher Education Commission and by other donor agencies. He said that as many as 28 teachers of GCU are at present studying for PhD degrees abroad. Two faculty members of the Statistics Department have been selected for the Fulbright PhD Scholarship. Out of a total of 413 faculty members, 140 hold PhD degrees while the rest are MPhil. The Vice Chancellor highlighted that the Tenure Track System is available to the productive research scholars and teachers.  

 

Later, the vice chancellor discussed in detail problems being faced by the young faculty members in getting registered in the PhD programmes. On the request of faculty members, the vice chancellor directed the Quality Enhancement Cell GCU to arrange workshops on writing research proposals for the PhD progammmes for the aspiring candidates. The Vice Chancellor said that the quality research is the demand of modern education system besides being mandatory for development of the country.

(07-05-2010)

 

 

THE VICE CHANCELLOR GCU CONDOLES ON THE DEATH OF FARKHANDA LODHI

 

Farkhanda Lodhi former Chief Librarian GC University Lahore, a noted novelist and educationist has passed away. Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor GC University, Lahore has expressed profound grief on her sad demise. Mrs. Farkhanda Lodhi received the Pride of Performance from the Government of Pakistan. She had served GCU as Chief Librarian for more than six years. The Vice Chancellor paying glowing tribute to her on account of her meritorious services rendered to realm of literature and library and information sciences said that it is almost impossible to bridge the void created by her departure.

 

Her contribution to Urdu and Punjabi fiction is also acclaimed at the international level. She was instrumental in the introduction and refinement of the service structure for the librarians serving in the public sector of Pakistan. She was highly respected literary figure whose contributions have been acknowledged by contemporary literary critics at large.      

 

In his condolence message to the bereaved family, Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab prayed to the Almighty Allah to bless the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage to the deceased family members to bear the irreparable loss with fortitude.

(06-05-2010)

 

 

The Vice Chancellor GC UNIVERSITY LAHORE condoles on the death OF Sahibzada Khalid Khurshid

 

Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore has expressed grief on the sad demise of the father of Sahibzada Faisal Khursheed, the Registrar of the University. In his condolence message to the bereaved family, he prayed to the Almighty Allah to bless the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage to the deceased family members to bear the irreparable loss with fortitude. The Vice Chancellor along with deans, academic, administrative heads and staff members attended the funeral held at Model Town Lahore.

 

A Quran Khawani will be held to pray for the departed soul at 143-D-IV Model Town, Lahore on Thursday at 5:00 pm.

(28-04-2010)

 

 

Dr. JAVAID Laghari CHAIRMAN HEC of PAKISTAN opens state of the art student services Centre at GCU

 

GC University Lahore has established the state-of-art Student Services Centre (SSC) which is offering counseling, medical, career guidance, internal advisory and job placement services to the university students. Higher Education Commission Chairman Dr. Javaid Laghari visited the all sections of the centre and discussed the working with the concerned staff and students.

 

CHAIRMAN HEC, VICE CHANCELLOR GCU & OTHERS

ON THE OCCASION OF INAUGURATION OF SSC

 

He unveiled the modern student services set up with the financial support of Rs 25.581 million from the commission. Barrister Kamal Azfar Former Governor Sindh and GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Khalid Aftab were also present on the occasion.

 

The Career Guidance and Placement Centre provides assistance and guidance to students in academic planning, making career choices and exploring future professions and placement opportunities. The centre offers a wide range of services including individual and group guidance, scholarships information, internal advisory services and job placement for which a Recruitment Section has also been built in the basement of the centre. Chairman HEC and accompanied by Prof. Khalid Aftab also visited the Medical Centre and inspected emergency healthcare facilities for the students. He was told that an ambulance is also available around the clock for students. Dr Javaid was told that Students Counseling Centre led by a clinical psychologist helps students who are experiencing emotional and psychological problems and learning difficulties. The centre helps such students through individual counseling, therapeutic groups and workshops.

 

 

VICE CHANCELLOR PRESENTING SOUVENIR TO CHAIRMAN HEC

 

The HEC chairman also saw the newly-established Girls Cafeteria, GCU Bookshop, Career Resource Library, Computer Lab, Seminar Room, Conference Hall and the offices of Director Intermediate Studies, Adviser Student Affairs, Environment Protection Society and Secretary Proctors Board located in the Student Services Centre (SSC).

 

Addressing the SSC inauguration, Dr Javaid laid a stress on universities for developing resources for generation of funds for their development projects. He said that the world over universities have developed their endowment funds of billion of dollars with the help of their alumni. Talking about the SSC, Dr Javaid said that the services being provided by the GCU to students are highly beneficial for future social networking between students and their alma maters. “If the educational intuitions take care of their students, they will return the debt after entering into their professional lives. Don’t look down on students, look up to them, they are the future CEOs, politicians and bureaucrats,” the HEC chairman said. He also advised the public sector universities to market their researches to generate revenue. Dr Javaid, however, also pledged Higher Education Commission support for the promotion of Quality education in the universities.

 

Speaking on the inaugural occasion, Prof. Khalid Aftab said a university is as good as its resources are and the public sector universities are dependent on the HEC and provincial governments for the financial support for their development projects. He, however, said that the GCU has established endowment fund in 2003 and it has been working for generating funds to help the needy students of the university and its development projects.

 

Later, addressing the luncheon hosted by Professor Khalid Aftab in the honour of the HEC chairman, Barrister Kamal Azfar said the GCU is the producer of great people as well as great ideas. He remembered the services of great old Ravians including Allama Muhammad Iqbal, Faiz Ahmed Faiz and N.M Rashid for the Muslims. Barrister Kamal Azfar also requested the HEC Chairman to provide funds to GCU for establishment of its new campus at Kala Shah Kaku.

 

(27-04-2010)

 

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 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)

 

NSPP Lahore delegation visits the GCU to discuss and learning about the policies and their implementation

 

A delegation of National School of Public Policy Lahore comprising the participants of the 92nd National Management Course visited the GCU to discuss and learning about the policies and their implementation.

 

Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab said the GCU had disbursed some Rs 11 million among the needy students during the ongoing financial year. He said there was need to do a lot more for the needy students, so that they can continue their education without mental stress. “The university status gave us an opportunity to revamp our education system, curriculum and opened new doors for development,” he added.

 

In reply to a question about the career guidance of students, the Vice Chancellor said, we did no’t leave our student in lurch after the completion of their education. The Career Guidance and Placement Centre and Directorate of External Links GCU made efforts for their internships and jobs in well reputed organizations. We also guide them about the available foreign scholarships and other higher education opportunities,” he added. In reply to another question, Dr Khalid Aftab said that GCU is apolitical campus. “It promotes the culture of tolerance and intellect through debates, seminars, conferences, lectures and publications. Being the bastion of liberal education in Pakistan, GCU had nurtured some of the most prominent luminaries of the world, the Vice Chancellor said. He called the GCU motto “Courage to know” the motto of enlightenment. He said that enlightenment means ‘sharing knowledge’, not imposing knowledge. “Every person has his own faith, ideas and knowledge. It is not necessary that you should agree with them. However, you should respect their knowledge and ideas,” he added.

 

 

The participants of 92nd National Management Course pose for a group photo with

the Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore during their visit to the university.

 

Later, GCU Director Academic Planning and External Links briefed the delegates about the recent achievements and development projects of the university.  The delegates also visited the CASP .They were also shown a documentary about the history of the Government College University, Lahore.

(30-03-2010)

 

THE VICE CHANCELLOR GCU CONDOLES PROF DR ARIF ALI ZAIDI’s death.

 

Prof. Dr Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore has expressed grief on the sad demise of Prof. Dr. Arif Ali Zaidi, the Vice Chancellor of Zia-ud-din University Karachi, who passed away on March 28, 2010 at Karachi. The vice chancellor paid tribute to Professor Arif Ali Zaidi for his services for the promotion of education in Pakistan and development of GCU Faisalabad as Vice Chancellor in particular. In his condolence message to the bereaved family, Dr. Khalid Aftab prayed to Almighty Allah to bless the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage to the deceased family members to bear the irreparable loss with fortitude.

 

(30-03-2010)

GCU AWARDS CASH PRIZES TO THE TEACHERS OF THE POSITION HOLDERS OF FA/FSC EXAMINATION 2009

 

The GC University Lahore has rewarded the teachers of position-holders with cash awards at a graceful ceremony at Bokhari Auditorium here on Tuesday. The Punjab government gave away about Rs 1 million to the institution for securing top nine positions in the BISE Intermediate Annual Examinations 2009 which GCU Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab disbursed among the concerned teaching staff.

 

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Khalid Aftab lauded the Punjab government for initiating special cash prize for teachers of the position-holders. He said that it would encourage the teachers and they would work hard on their students. He also appreciated establishing Punjab Educational Endowment Fund for giving scholarships to the students. The vice chancellor eulogized the outstanding performance of the GCU students in intermediate examinations, saying that “elders live through their children and students’ achievements bring laurels to their institutions.”

Controller of Examination A.S Bokhari also highlighted the importance of teachers by giving the examples of some renowned personalities including Alexander and Allama Muhammad Iqbal.

 

Later, above 28 teachers including Muhammad Umar Hayat, Uzma Hanif, Yahya Khurram, Rukhsana Kausar, Sabahat Zahra, Saima Sarwar, Ana Ashraf, Ms. Mahrukh Nishat,. Sumbal Maqsood, Azhar Ali Zafar, Nauman Aslam, Syed Rizwan Ahmad, Abdul Aijaz, Ahitsham Jan, Saeed Ahmed Butt, Tahir Jamil, Naila Pervaiz, Sahad Karim, Uzma Noreen, Zaheer Iqbal, Sadia Sharif, Ataul Haq, Inamul Haq, Haroon Qadir, Saeed Murtaza, Nasima Rehman and Ms. Saima Iram were awarded with cash prizes.

(17-03-2010)

GCU EFT announces 21 lifetime scholarships for students

 

The GCU Endowment Fund Trust Lahore (GCU EFT) announced initiating 21 lifetime scholarships for deserving students with the donations by the old Ravians and philanthropists.

 

Talking about scholarships and endowment fund, GCU Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab said the world over universities have come forward by establishing their endowment funds. “Harvard University has an endowment fund of $25.474 billion, Yale has $15.225 billion and a small university like the University of Virginia has endowment fund of $3.219 billion,” he added. He said that the culture of supporting education is also promoting in Pakistan. He said that GCU Lahore is might be the only public sector university which has active endowment fund. However, he said, that the Higher Education Commission directed the all universities to establish their endowments. Dr Khalid Aftab also said that every year around 2,100 GCU students from intermediate to PhD level apply for the financial aid, but the university due to limited finical resources accommodate only 20 percent of them.  He said that GCU established the endowment fund to bridge the gap. He expressed pleasure that the Old Ravians are actively taking part in supporting and strengthening the endowment fund of the University.  

 

GCU EFT Executive Committee Secretary Khalid Manzoor Butt said that the scholarships include 11 golden and 10 sliver scholarships. “A golden scholarship covers the university fee as well as hostel expenses of a student while a sliver scholarship covers the university fee only,” Mr Butt said, adding that the scholarships initiated on the special directions of Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab would be given to GCU students on merit every year. He said scholarships are named after those people who donate money for them.  “Charity begins at home,” It  is pertinent to mention here Prof. Dr Khalid Aftab has also donated Rs 500,000 to initiate a lifetime scholarship for deserving students. The other scholarships include three by Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry, three by Iqbal Z Ahmed, one of Bank Al Habib Limited, two by Infaq Foundation, one by Allied Bank of Pakistan and one scholarship of Mian Misbaur Rehman. 

(11-03-2010)

Prof Lusane delivers a lecture on “The Struggle of Inclusion: The US Experience in Advancing Women and Minority Rights” at GC UNIVERSITY Lahore

 

The image of Pakistan as portrayed by the international media is very much negative in the United States. The majority of Americans are ignorant about the real Pakistan. There is a need to highlight the true and broad image of the country abroad. This was stated by Clarence Lusane a professor at School of International Service, American University, Washington D.C. while delivering a lecture on ‘The Struggle of Inclusion: The US Experience in Advancing Women and Minority Rights.” at GCU Lahore. He traced the history of the blacks’ struggle from the slavery to the White House. He believed that it is history that made Barack Hussein Obama the President of United States; the history of the struggle of blacks for their rights. Prof. Lusane also briefed the students how women in the United States got their right to vote. He also discussed in detail with the students the USA electoral politics and race relations.

 

Later, Prof. Lusane met with GCU Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab and discussed the matters of mutual interests. Dr Khalid and Prof. Lusane showed great interest in the faculty and student exchange programmes between the two universities. Dr Khalid Aftab laid a stress on developing active academic linkages which would benefit the students of both universities. The Vice Chancellor also briefed the guest about the history of Lahore and the GCU Lahore. Prof. Clarence Lusane also visited the various departments of the GCU and appreciated the facilities being provided to the students.

(08-03-2010)

GCU Lahore to hold stress management workshops: Vice Chancellor

 

Prof. Dr Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore announced holding health and stress management workshops for the university staff members and students. He said that noted health experts would be invited to the university in this regard. He was addressing a general house meeting of the university staff members at Bokhari Auditorium. All the university staff members from lecturers to heads of departments were present on the occasion. He said the health is a great blessing of the Allah Almighty and it should be taken care of. He said that the stress and strains which people face in different matters of their life compile into various diseases. He also said that lifestyle, eating habits and exercise routine are the major factors which play role in our health management. He wished all staff members of GCU a healthy and prosperous life. 

(02-03-2010)

Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab Silver Scholarship

 

The Government College University Endowment Fund Trust has announced initiating a permanent Silver Scholarship with a donation of an amount of Rs 500,000 by the GCU Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab. The ‘Dr Khalid Aftab Sliver Scholarship’ would be given to a deserving and bright student of the GC University, Lahore on merit every year and it would cover the student’s full university fee.

 

Endowment Fund Trust Executive Committee Secretary said now it is the world over phenomenon that deserving talented students managed their academic expenses through the scholarships of endowment funds and alumni associations. He also requested to philanthropists and alumni to come forward and help the deserving students.

 

(18-01-2010)

Dishonesty diminishes self-confidence: VICE CHANCELLOR GCU

Prof. Dr Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore has advised students to always rely on their merit and hard work for success. “Nepotism, favours and dishonesty will ultimately give you nothing, rather it will diminish your self-confidence,” Dr Khalid said while addressing the bright students of intermediate final year at Fazal-e-Hussain Reading Room of the University. The heads of administrative and academic departments were also present. The vice chancellor’s detailed meeting with the students was aimed at guiding them and addressing their problems, so that they can win laurels for the university in the Lahore Board intermediate examinations 2009. Dr Khalid Aftab also took feed back from the students about the teaching standards and other facilities and issued necessary orders. It was also decided that counselling sessions and a stress and time management workshop will be held for the intermediate students to ease the stress of preparation for examinations.

The Vice Chancellor said elders live through their children and your success and achievements will bring glory to GCU. “You should enjoy learning instead of feeling any pressure,” said Dr Khalid Aftab. The students raised concerns over their marking in science practical, at which they were advised to make neat and tidy practical copies, as it impact on the examiners. The Vice Chancellor assured the students that special practical based classes would be held after the Board examinations.  

(14-01-2010)

GCU, KIU explore research collaborations

 

Karakoram International University (KIU), Gilgit-Baltistan Vice Chancellor Dr Najma Najam and senior faculty members visited GCU and called on the Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab to discuss and learn from the experiences of GCU which has emerged as one of top universities of Pakistan despite space and financial constraints. The Deans, Registrar and heads of different academic and administrative departments were also present on the occasion.

 

The KIU delegation was briefed in detail about the GCU examination system, curriculum, faculty assessment reports, co-circular activities, administrative and recruitment procedures. The meeting also explored various areas of collaborations between the both universities. KIU Vice Chancellor especially offered GCU research collaboration in the filed of Botany. She also discussed faculty exchange programmes for KIU English and International Relations departments. The KIU Vice Chancellor   also lauded co-curricular activities at GCU.  

 

Talking about the university’s international and national linkages, Prof. Dr Khalid Aftab laid a stress on developing active linkages with industries and educational intuitions instead of jut signing memorandums of understandings for number count. However, he says, it requires a lot hard work and personal efforts. He said that universities should be a political and neutral, so that students could only concentrate on educational, co-circular and healthy sports activities.

 

Later, Dr Najma Najam also shared the culture of Gilgit-Baltistan. She told that 30 percent faculty members and 40 percent students of KIU are females. She said that the literacy rate in most of the districts of the area is hundred percent at the primary level.

 

(13-01-2010)

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.

(EA-I/101-13/09)

(09-01-2010)

THE OLDEST EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION IN PAKISTAN GCU NOW 146 YEARS OLD

The Government College turned 146 years old on Ist January 2009. This institution is the oldest seat of learning in Pakistan. The Government College, Lahore was raised to the status of University in 2002 and was renamed as the GC University, Lahore. The university faculty members Friday celebrated the 146th Founder’s Day of the institution. GCU Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab cut a cake at a graceful ceremony at the GCU Dr Abdus Salam Hall to mark the auspicious occasion. The GCU deans, academic and administrative heads of departments were also present on this occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Khalid Aftab said the academic travel which was started in 1864 with just nine students and three teachers produced hundreds of scholars, scientists and literary figures including Poet of East Allama Muhammad Iqbal and Pakistan’s only Nobel Laureate Prof Dr Abdus Salam. “The GC University blends grand old traditions and modern educational standards to meet the ideals set by its founding fathers,” Dr Khalid Aftab said.  

The Vice Chancellor also remembered the efforts of Dr Leitner, the founder Principle of Government College, who established it on the pattern of College of London, UK. He hoped the GCU future generations would maintain its wonderful traditions of academic excellence, research, promotion of new ideas and above all, respect for others’ belief and views.

(02-01-2010)

GC UNIVERSITY LAHORE shines both in academics and co-curricular activities in 2009

The GC University Lahore last year set an unprecedented record in the history of Pakistani universities by winning 148 oratory awards at different national and international debating competitions besides producing 33 PhDs, 893 research theses and 491 papers in international and national journals.

19 PhDs in Mathematics:  Out of the total 33, GCU produced 19 PhDs in the field of mathematics. At present, 355 PhD students are enrolled with different GCU departments.

Oratory awards:  Out of the total 148, GCU Debating Society won 16 awards only in the first 15 days of February 2009. It also set a record by clinching both the English and Urdu team trophies at the International Parliamentary Debates held at Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering & Technology, NWFP. The society also won team trophy at the 6th All Pakistan Inter-Varsity Declamation Contest. GCU orators won two parliamentary debate contests in one day at LGS and LUMS.

Seven Positions in Board exams:  GCU intermediate students bagged seven of first 12 positions in the Lahore Board examinations. GCU student M Akarm set new record of highest score of 1,036 out of 1100. 

Best Teachers Award: GCU Assistant Processor Dr Farah Malik won the Best Teacher Award from the Higher Education Commission. 28 teachers of GCU went for PhD programmes abroad. Two were selected for Fulbright Scholarship.  

Biggest International Conference: The GC University Lahore hosted scores of international and national conferences in 2009. The GCU Abdus Salam School of Mathematics hosted 4th World Conference on 21st Century Mathematics. Delegates and scientists from 31 countries participated in the conference. GCU also organised international conferences on ‘Cultural and Mental Health’ and ‘Language, Culture and Society’.  

109 Seminars: Besides hundreds of lectures and training workshops, GCU last year organised 109 seminars on various topics.

Inter-varsity drama festival: The GCU organised 3rd Inter-Varsity Drama Festival in March 2009 in which fifteen teams from all over Pakistan participated. This Dramatics Club staged ‘Men without Shadows’ in Urdu ‘Bey Saya Log’. In May, the Club arranged a workshop on Short Film Making. The club president, Madiha Gul, was selected to represent Pakistan at Study of United States Student Leadership Program. In December 2009, GCU Dramatics Club staged “Kamraa”. The play focused on the desire for power inherent in human nature.

Best Library Website: International journal “Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems” GCU Library website “the best library website of Pakistan.” Besides, it was the first Pakistani university to become the member of the World Digital Library. 

Campaign for IDPs: GCU staff donated two-day salary amounting to Rs. 1.375 million for internally displaced persons (IDPs) of Swat Valley. The GCU Welfare Society dispatched a truck carrying 400 packets of relief goods for IDPs.

Music: The GCU Music Society won team trophies at All Pakistan Music Conference 2009 and the National Music Competition at the Chand Bagh School.

Academic Linkages: In 2009, the university’s academic linkages grew to 77 international and 48 national linkages with universities and industries.  

Great Losses: GCU lost two eminent scholars from his faculty in 2009.  The deaths of Dean Faculty of Languages, Islamic and Oriental Learning Prof Dr Sohail Ahmad Khan and Prof. Dr. Waheed Qureshi were not only a loss for GCU but for the whole national.

Hillary’s visit: US Secretary for State Hillary Clinton visited GCU and called it a distinguish place for learning with so much history and so many graduates who have made contributions s not only to Pakistan but also to the world. 

PM announces Rs 110m grant: Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani at the GCU 8th convocation announced a special grant of Rs 110 million for the university development projects and GCU Endowment Fund. 

Sports: GCU sportsmen won scores of competitions in 2009. The university secured second position in Lahore Board Inter Collegiate Sports Contest.

GCU Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab has expressed pleasure on the performance of different departments of the university in 2009.

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SILVER SCHOLARSHIP

 

All the students who have applied for the subject cited scholarship are directed to appear for interview in Registrar’s Committee Room at 02:00 pm on 10-01-2011 (Monday).

In case of failure, the application for scholarship will not be considered.

 

 

Scholarship: INTERNAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE STUDENTS OF GCU WHO ARE FROM DISTRICT BAHAWALNAGAR

ELIGIBILITY:

All the students of Bahawalnagar District who have passed their SSC (Matric), Intermediate (F.A/F.Sc/I.Com) examination (1st Annual/Spring) 2010 appearing from Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Bahawalpur and have joined next classes in GCU in the year 2010.

SCHEDULE:

  • Scholarship Application Forms can be obtained from the Student Financial Aid Office (Registrar’s office) from 23rd December 2010 to 5th January 2011 (during office hours).
  • Last date for submission of duly filled in application form with necessary documents (complete in all respects) is 10th January 2011.

NOTE:

No application form will be entertained after 10th January 2011 (incomplete form will be rejected)

CONTACT:

ANDLEEB ANWAR SARDAR

Case Analyst SFAO

caseanalystsfao@gcu.edu.pk

UAN: 111-000-010 Ext. 413

 

(23-12-2010)

 

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

 

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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