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SAR Focus Group-III (Self Assessment Report – an Orientation)

Trainings and Workshops 2009-

Staff Training Programme (STP)-January 2009

 

 

 

Trainings and Workshops 2009

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SCHEDULE OF TRAINING WORKSHOP BY MS. BETH TRUDELL

 

Quality Enhancement Cell is arranging Training workshop by Ms. Beth Trudell (Senior Fellow in Language Teaching at the American Consulate) in collaboration with Department of English for the faculty members. The Schedule of the programme is as follows:

 

Group: 1

 

S. No

Topic

Day/Date

Time

1

Critical Thinking

Friday, November 06, 2009

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

2

Presentation Skills  (Theory)

Friday, December 11, 2009

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

3

Presentation Skills  (Practice)

Friday, December 18, 2009

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

 

Group: II

S. No

Topic

Day/Date

Time

1.

Critical Thinking

Friday, November 13, 2009

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

2.

Teaching Grammar

Friday, November 20, 2009

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

3

Presentation Skills  (Theory)

Saturday, January 09, 2009

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

4

Presentation Skills  (Practice)

Saturday, January 16, 2009

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

 

(17-11-2009)

 

Faculty Training for Teaching New BA/BSc (Hons) English Compulsory Courses

 

The Quality Enhancement Cell is arranging five days training programme from Monday, July 06, 2009 to Friday, July 10, 2009 for the faculty of Department of English. The schedule of the training is as follows:

 

Sr. No

Day/date

Resource Person

Topic

1

Monday, July 06, 2099

Ms. Saima Jabeen

Teaching Grammar

2

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Ms. Beenish Sarfraz

Teaching Reading Skills

3

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Mr. Shahzeb Khan

Teaching Writing Skills

4

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Ms. Saira Fatima Dogar

Setting Question papers

5

Friday, July 10, 2009

Ms. Beenish Sarfraz

Standardized Assessment

 

Venue: Seminar Room, Department of English

Duration: Five days, daily Two Hours, i.e.  10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

 

(29-06-2009)

 

The PowerPoint presentations of 3 DAYS THREE DAYS TEACHERS’ TRAINING WORKSHOP ON ‘ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES’ (April 2009) organized by QEC in collaboration with Examinations department GCU Lahore are as under:

 

Department

Name

Topic

Year

Available Format

QEC

Ms. Iram Sohail

All About Assessment in Higher Education

2009

PowerPoint

QEC

M. Ali Hamza

 

Making Marking Schemes

 

2009

PowerPoint

Examinations

Ms. Huma Tariq

Questions in Question Scripts

 

2009

PowerPoint

 

 

Staff Training Programme (STP)-January 2009

 

1ST DAY WEDNESDAY - JANUARY 14, 2009

2ND DAY THURSDAY - JANUARY 15, 2009

3RD DAY FRIDAY - JANUARY 16, 2009

 

1ST DAY WEDNESDAY - JANUARY 14, 2009

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Resource Person

Topic

Duration

Time

1

Ms. Amna Tariq

Data Analyst

Quality Enhancement Cell

Registration of Participants

30 min

8:15 to 8:45 am

2

M. Ali Hamza

Deputy Director

Quality Enhancement Cell

An Activity (Pre-Training Queries)

15 Min

8:45 to 9:00 am

3

Ms Iram Sohail

Director Quality Enhancement Cell

Introduction to STP and GC Profile

45 min

9:00 to 9:45 am

4

Deans

§ Prof. Sohail Ahmed

    Dean of Languages, Islamic &

    Oriental Learning        

§    Prof. A.U Khan

    Dean of Science & Technology

§   Prof. M. Khalid Pervaiz

   Dean of Arts & Social Sciences

Introduction of Faculties and their Mission Statement

15 min each

9:45 to 10:30 am

Tea Break 10:30 to 10:45 am

5

Sahibzada Faisal Khurshid

The Registrar

Working of Registrar Office

and Service Rules

90 min

10:45 am to 12:15 pm

6

Mr. Sharif Mughal

Treasurer

Salary, TA/DA and other Financial Matters

60 min

12:15 to 1:15 pm

Lunch Break 1:15 to 2:00 pm

7

Prof. A.S Bokhari

Controller of Examinations

Assessment, Examination Policy, and Procedure

90 min

2:00 to 3:30 pm

 

2ND DAY THURSDAY-JANUARY 15, 2009

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Sr no

Resource Person

Topic

Duration

Time

1

Documentary of QEC

Introduction to QEC

30 min

9:00 to 9:30 am

2

Mr. Abdul Waheed

Chief Librarian

Effective use of Library and E-Library

60 min

9:30 to 10:30 am

3

Ms. Fouzia Shahin

Director Academic Planning and External Links

Introduction to New Academic Programmes and External Links

60 min

10:30 to 11:30 am

Tea Break 11:30 to 11:45 am

4

Ms. Iram Sohail

Director Quality Enhancement Cell

Inter and Intrapersonal skills

60 min

11:45 am to 12:45 pm

5

M. A Hamza

Deputy Director QEC

Quality Requirements from Teachers in Higher Education

60 min

12:45 to 1:45 pm

Lunch Break 1:45 to 2:30 pm

6

Prof. Asir Ajmal

Educational Psychology

60 min

2:30 to 3:30 pm

 

3RD DAY FRIDAY -JANUARY 16, 2009

TOP 

 

Sr no

Resource Person

Topic

Duration

Time

1

Ms. Amna Tariq

Data Analyst

 Quality Enhancement Cell

CAMS (What is course outline and how to develop it)

60 min

9:00 to 10:00 am

Tea Break 10:00 to 10:20 am

2

Prof. Hassan A. Shah

How to be Research oriented?

60 min

10:20 to 11:20 am

3

Ms. Beenish Sarfraz

Communication skills

60 min

11:20 to 12:20 pm

Lunch Break 12:20 to 1:00 pm

4

Ms. Iram Sohail

Director Quality Enhancement Cell

Reflection on Action

30 Min

1:00 to 1:30 pm

Lunch Break 12:20 to 1:00 pm

 

(03-01-2009)

 

GROUP COUNSELING SCHEDULE JUNE, 2009

 

 

Topics

Date

Time

1

Exam Anxiety & Test Taking Skills

June 4th ,  2009

10.00-11.00 am

2

Study Skills

June 11th , 2009

10.00-11.00 am

3

Time Management

June 18th , 2009

10.00-11.00 am

4

Presentation Skills

June 25th , 2009

10.00-11.00 am

 

Interested students can register for free.

 

Venue: Campus Counselor’s office.

Contact:

Miss Ayesha Majeed, Campus Counselor,

UAN: 111-000-010 Ext: 456,344.

Email: campuscounselor@gcu.edu.pk

(01-06-2009)

The Student Counselor Office and CG & PC jointly organizes ACCA Presentation on Career building

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The Student Counselor Office and Career Guidance & Placement Center of GCU jointly organized a presentation by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Pakistan at Fazal-e-Hussain Reading Room. The head of ACCA Arif Masud Mirza, Member ACCA Irfan Ilyas, Business Development Executive Shahid Khan and Student Affairs Manager Sabahat Khan made exclusive presentations on career building. The presenters briefed different direction to develop the career as accounting professionals. The students rigorously participated in the question answer session. The  ACCA team also met with the Vice Chancellor Dr. Khalid Aftab. Fouzia Shahin Director AP&EL GCU presented souvenirs to the ACCA team.

(18-02-2009)

ESSEX UNIVERSITY ARRANGES A SEMINAR AT GCU

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The Student Counseling and Career Guidance Centre of GCU organized a forum with the collaboration of University of Essex, UK. Mr. Dan Entwistle made a presentation about his University’s admission procedure. The representative of Essex University in Pakistan Dr. M. Saleem Rana highlighted the kind of academic opportunity available to the Pakistani students at Essex University. He also told about the success rate of those Pakistani students who are getting their education from the same university and informed about future perspective of attaining quality education from UK. Ms. Fouzia Shaheen, In-charge GCU Student Counseling and Career Guidance Centre, thanked the foreign delegation members for visiting GCU.

GCU digitalises books for visually impaired students

 

The GC University Lahore Centre for Special Children (GCU CSS) in collaboration with the GCU Lahore Library has digitised curriculum and pleasure-reading books for their blind students besides printing them in Braille. It was revealed at the meeting held to the review the performance of the centre and facilities being provided to the special children. The Centre is attached with GCU Library for IT based services and administrative affairs. The Centre has also started facilitating the GCU blind students in taking their exams. The centre trains them in using the computer with the help of screen reading software, so that they can solve their papers on the computer. If some students do not want to take paper on computer, the centre also has six Perkins Baillie machines for them. The GC University Lahore is the only university of Pakistan who has Centre for Special Children and is offering such kind of high-tech facilities to the blind students. The centre has also proving the lectures to students in mp3 format after recording them, so that they can listen to them again and again. The centre also has a six volume English to Urdu Braille dictionary for its blind students. As many as 23 blind students are studying at the university from the intermediate to postgraduate classes and their all curriculum-related books have been digitalised.

 

Prof. Dr. Dr Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor has been providing extensive funds to centre, so that it can provide maximum facilities to the special children. The Centre has recently imported an expensive Braille Embosser which can print any digitalised material in Braille. The centre has high-tech computers who can easily run heavy screen reading software. The centre surprises its visitors when they see blind students sending and receiving emails, chatting and browsing without any help.    

 

The GCU students can now memorise these books for their examination by listening to them through computer. “Now they don’t need any special help of other students. The Centre has digitalised their almost all curriculum books and now they can prepare for their examination just with the help of a computer,” said instructor Salman Khalid, who is MA English from GCU and also visually challenged, informed the meeting. The Centre has also started facilitating the GCU blind students in taking their exams. The centre trains them in using the computer with the help of screen reading software, so that they can solve their papers on the computer. If some students do not want to take paper on computer, the centre also has six Perkins Baillie machines for them.  He further said that the centre has also extended facilities its facilities to the students of other university on special requests. He said that all university of Pakistan should have such centres which enable blind students to lead an exemplary and honourable life. Salman Khalid said that the centre has also proving the lectures to students in mp3 format after recording them, so that they can listen to them again and again. The centre also has a six volume English to Urdu Braille dictionary for its blind students. He further said that the centre has also extended facilities its facilities to the students of other university on special requests. He said that all university of Pakistan should have such centres which enable blind students to lead an exemplary and honourable life.

 

The GCU blind students term the centre a blessing, saying that only visually-challenged student can understand its true importance.

(04-11-2009)

 

EPS Organizes Inter-varsity Environmental Painting and Poster Competition at GCU

Environment Protection Society of GCU organised the ‘Inter Varsity Environmental Painting and Poster Competition 2009’ at Salam Hall of the University. Around 20 schools, colleges and universities participated in the event with 144 entries on display. The theme of the event was role of community in environmental protection and conservation. Dr. Ijaz Anwer from NCA, Dr. Nuzhat Yar and Irfan Ullah Babar from the Fine Arts Department of GCU adjudicated the competition while Asif Saeed, Chairperson of Economics Department, was the chief guest. Asif Saeed appreciated the efforts made by EPS since 1992 and termed it a healthy initiative.

(27-03-2009)

SPECIAL LECTURE ON ENERGY CONSERVATION AT GCU

 

The Environment Protection Society organized a special lecture on energy conservation delivered by the Director General of PEPCO Tahir Basharat Cheema at Bokahri Auditorium of the university. He said masses to avoid unnecessary used of electricity during peak hours and now its time to change our habits to put the country on the path of progress. While highlighting the root cause of prevailing energy crises in the country he said energy consumption is increasing with every day passing but the production could not be increased accordingly owing to which electricity short fall is enchasing. He stressed upon the consumer to cooperate with PEPCO to handle the problem.

The Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab said that country was passing through a critical phase and has been facing enormous problems including energy crisis. He pointed out that without enhancing the energy production, country could not come out of energy crisis. In his address on the occasion said, we can’t overcome the problems until country has political stability. He emphasised on continuation of national polices by every coming government. He further added that improvement in political culture and politics of tolerance are the key factors for progress. On the occasion of large number of teacher and students were also present.

(09-01-2009)

GCU Lahore wins ALL PUNJAB NAB Essay Writing Contest

GCU Debating Society won the All Punjab Essay Writing Contest organized by the Punjab National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to enhance the awareness among students about combating corruption. Kamran Khan and Gulrukh Doultana stood first and second respectively in the English category. However, Haider Abbas, the editor of the GCU Gazette, stood first in the Urdu essay writing. GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Khalid Aftab has congratulated the students on winning the competition.

(23-12-2009)

GCU four debaters reaches in CM Punjab Speech Contest finals

The GCU Debating Society has performed well at the Chief Minister Speech Contest 2009-10 as its four orators have made their way to the finals by bagging top positions in various categories.

Muhammad Usman Ali stood first at the Division Level English Debates for the intermediate students. Muhammad Zulqurnain Cheema topped the Division Level English Debates for undergraduate students. Almas Saqib bagged first position at the Division Level Urdu Debates for undergraduate students. However, Saad-ul-Hassan stood third at the Postgraduate Level Urdu Debates. All these debaters have qualified for the final round of the Chief Minister’s debates which will be held in January 2010.

Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Khalid Aftab has lauded the victorious orators and wish them success in the final round.

(22-12-2009)

 

PAF ACADEMY WINS GCU LAHORE All Pakistan Allama Iqbal Bilingual Declamation Contest 2009

 

The orators at the 29th All Pakistan Allama Muhammad Iqbal Bilingual Declamation Contest 2009 hosted by the Debating Society GC University Lahore delivered the memorable speeches which were charged with chaste emotions and insightful and critical thoughts. The promising youth of Pakistan 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.

 

Saad Sohail was declared the best English speaker was awarded with Benazir Bhutto Medal and a cash prize of Rs 25,000. The Pakistan Air Force Academy Risalpur was declared the best team of the event.

 

Barrister Kamal Azfar, a distinguished old Ravian, former Governor of Sindh and a renowned scholar, was the Guest of Honour at the event while Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab was also present on the occasion. The GCU Debating Society president chaired the declamation contest.

As many as 36 teams of fiery and humorous orators competed for the coveted trophy. However, only teams from Pakistan Air Force Academy Risalpur, Military College of Signals, Rawalpindi, Punjab University Institute of Administrative Sciences and University College for Lahore qualified for the final round.

 

Usman Lagari, Saad Sohail, Syed Israrul Hassan and Muhammad Atif qualified for the Final round as individual speakers.

 

In the final the humours topics were “Iss Trahan Tu Hota Hai, Iss Tarhan Ka Kamon Main” and “Ya Solah Nahin Ho Sakti”. However, the mostly English speakers delivered speeches on the topic of “When liberty is statue and justice is blind.” GCU Debating team closed the House while they as host did not contest for the prizes. The speakers from GCU namely Ummar Ziaud Din spoke about the long awaited change in his English serious speech and Adeel Anjum made a historic humorous speech. The two speakers enthralled the audience by striking all the sight notes in the heart of the audience.

 

Later, Barrister Kamal Azfar presented shields and prizes to the winners of the contest. Addressing the ceremony, Barrister Kamal lauded the knowledge of the orators, saying that they highlighted very important issues in their speeches. He also gave special prizes to best English and Urdu speakers.  The Vice Chancellor GCU Prof. Dr Khalid Aftab presented a souvenir to the chief guest.     

(18-11-2009)

 

29TH GCU LAHORE ALLAMA IQBAL DECLAMATION CONTEST BEGINS 

 

The Debating Society of GC University Lahore on Monday organized the first round of two-day 29th All Pakistan Allama Muhammad Iqbal Bilingual Declamation contest 2009 at the Bokhari Auditorium. As many as 36 prime educational institutions from all over the country participated in the most coveted declamation of Pakistan. Teams from Pakistan Air Force Academy Risalpur, Military College of Signals, Rawalpindi, Punjab University Institute of Administrative Sciences and University College for Lahore qualified for the final rounds to be held on November 17, 2009. Usman Lagari, Saad Sohail, Syed Israrul Hassan and Muhammad Atif qualified for the Final round as individual speakers.

 

Ms Taskeen Gulzar, the Fulbright scholar, Mr Shahzab Khan, Mr Azhar Ifthikar, Mr Adnan Mohsin, Mr Imran Forez and Mr Siddique Awan constituted the panel of adjudicators.

 

 (17-11-2009)

 

GCUDS ORGANIZES ANNUAL INTERNAL PUNJABI, URDU DEBATES

 

The Debating Society, GC University, Lahore organised its internal Annual Urdu and Punjabi Speeches for the 2009-10. 26 students participated in the Punjabi and Urdu debates. The sub event of the event was the recitation of Holy Quran, Naat and brief introduction of the Society.

 

The topic for Urdu declamation in serious category was “Tera Dil Tu Hai Sanam Ashna, Tuja Kya Mila Ga Namaz Main” while the humorous topic was “Iss Tarhan Tu Hota Hai Iss Tarhan Ka Kamon Main”. The topics of Punjabi debate and declamation were “Aaj Science Umeed Da Nahin, Khoof Ka Name Hae” and “ Gal Sune Na Jandi Sachi.” respectively. The topic for humorous Punjabi contest was “Dil Da Mamla Ayaa”. Khaqan Arshad was declared the best speaker in the Urdu serious category followed by Babar Arshad who stood second and Saadul Hassan got third position. Habibur Rehman was declared the best Urdu humours speaker of the event. In Punjabi category, Mohib Raza was acknowledged the best serious speaker and Babr Gondal bagged the first position in the Punjabi Humorous category.

 

The adjudication panel was consisted of Siddique Awan Co-in charge GCUDS, Prof. Tariq Zaidi and Prof. Mehmoodul Hassan.

 

At the end In-charge Debating Society Dr. Haroon Qadir and Prof. Tariq Zaidi gave away the cash prizes to the triumphant speakers.

(09-10-2009)

 

 

GCU DEBATERS WIN AT LGS & LUMS

 

The Debating Society of GC University Lahore set an unprecedented record by winning two parliamentary debate contests in one day. They also beat their own record of 146 oratory awards across the country last year. The GCU lifted the team trophy at Urdu Parliamentary Debates Challenge Cup held at Lahore Grammar School Defence. The team comprising of Sardar Junaid Bahadur Khan and Najamuddin Farani defeated FC College Lahore in the final. The GCU team remained unbeaten throughout the five rounds of the contest. They managed to defeat some of the best debating sides of Pakistan. Sardar Junaid Bahadur Khan, President GCU Debating Society was declared the best speaker of the contest. In the same evening, GCU bagged the team trophy of the Annual University Style Parliamentary Debates Contest held at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), which regularly hosts one of the most prestigious university-style contests in Pakistan. GCU made it to the final after defeating some of the finest debaters of Pakistan. They successfully competed in the five-tier round robin league events to emerge as victors. The GCU team consisted of Umer Khan and Adeel Sheharyar. Adeel Sheharyar declared the best speaker of the entire competition. He also emerged as the best English parliamentary debater of Pakistan last years with seven best speaker awards of the tournament to his credit. It is pertinent to note that he has represented Pakistan thrice at the world under 19 debating championship where he rubbed shoulders with the fire brand orators from Britain, US and Australia. The Vice Chancellor, Professor Dr. Khalid Aftab congratulated the wining teams, saying that GCU will further improve previous records in the current year.      

(08-10-2009)

 

GCU Debaters Shine at PNA Karachi

 

The Debating Society won Runner-up Trophy at All-Pakistan Inter–Collegiate Bilingual Declamation Contest – 2009 hosted by the Pakistan Naval Academy Karachi. As many as 43 oratorical teams from all the four provinces of Pakistan competed in the event. Ummar Ziauddin, former President GCU Debating Society, was declared the second best English speaker of the tournament. GCU team was awarded Runner-up Trophy on the basis of the collective performance of Adeel Anjum in the Urdu Humorous category and Ummar Ziauddin in the English Serious category.

(28-09-2009)

 

GCU hosted Inter Collegiate Qiraat and Naat contest 2009

 

The Debating Society hosted the 1st Hassan Bin Sabit Inter Collegiate Qiraat and Naat Contest-2009 at Bokhari Auditorium. Prof. Mian Ghulam Mustafa, a distinguished Old Ravian was the Chief Adjudicator. Punjab University was declared the best team of the event. In the Qiraat category, Hafiz Hassan Raza of Punjab University got First, Hafiz Muhammad Adil Aijaz of Government College of Science Whadat Road Lahore got second, and Asma Mamoor of Garrison Post Graduate College for Women got third position. In the Naat category Hafiz Ansar Ali Qadri of Minhaj University Lahore acquired the 1st position; Ms. Sara Raza Khan from Kinnaird College Lahore shared the 2nd position with Ms. Beenish Malik of Punjab University.

(16-09-2009)

 

GCU DEBATING SOCIETY SETS A NEW RECORD BY WINNING 146 AWARDS

 

The Debating Society GCU Lahore (GCUDS) set a new record during the year 2008-09 by winning 146 awards from oratorical, qiraat, naat and poetry contests all over Pakistan. It is an unprecedented achievement in the history of GCUDS as well as its sister clubs and societies of other universities and colleges of the country. The Society won a total of 34 team trophies, 03 runner-up trophies, 51 Best-Speaker awards, 26 2nd positions, 23 3rd positions and 09 consolation prizes. In parliamentary style debates, GCU won 11out of 17 competitions held nation-wide. In conventional declamation category, GCU brought home 23 best-team titles.

 

Rana Hamza Ijaz, President GCUDS was the highest achiever at the individual level who won parliamentary debates both in English and Urdu. Close at his heels was Adeel Sheheryar to be followed by Ummar Ziauddin. In the Urdu category, the top three high-achievers were Adeel Anjum, Mohib Raza and Asim Lodhi respectively. Adnan Mohsin, Qari Obaidullah and Saad Farooq Ziai were the highest achievers in Nazm, Qiraat and Naat contests throughout the year. Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab, Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore, has felicitated the Debating Society in glowing terms for their unprecedented achievements and asked them to keep the torch high in years to come.

(29-06-2009)

 

GCU Debating Society 2nd ANNUAL DINNER

 

The Debating Society GC University Lahore hosted 2nd Annual Dinner to celebrate the marvelous performance of its orators all along the year. Renowned old Ravian debaters and the acclaimed members of the Society attended the dinner in large numbers.

 

Speaking on the occasion, the Vice Chancellor Government College University Lahore Dr. Khalid Aftab lauded the commendable contribution of the Ravian orators who have their alma mater proud by winning laurels from the renowned educational institutions of Pakistan. He expressed satisfaction over the preservation of congenial atmosphere in GCU which is marked with a culture of tolerance and peaceful co-existence despite the fact that opinionated orators hold divergent views about the various facets of life.

 

Former Foreign Secretary Shamshad Ahmad Khan, who is also a former president of the Government College Students’ Union, applauded the GCU orators using superlatives. He was particularly impressed by their diverse talent and sense of camaraderie. He also appreciated the culture of training imparted to the debaters by their seniors and peers. Mrs. Sonu Rehman, former president of the Debating Society of Pakistan, offered felicitations to the Society for having groomed such wonderful orators, poets, qaaris, naat-khaans and singers who were decidedly the best among their contemporaries from sister institutions.

 

Rana Hamza Ijaz, Muhammad Omar Khan, Ummar Ziauddin, Kamran Khan, Saram Israr, Adnan Mohsin, Abbas Nazir, Hafiz Obaidullah, Muhammad Nouman Malik, and Saad Farooq Ziai  show-cased their talent at the occasion. Siddique Awan Co-incharge Debating Society conducted the prize distribution proceeding. Gift-packs were distributed among the high-achievers of the Debating Society by the Vice Chancellor, Sonu Rehman and Shamshad Ahmad Khan.

 

(10-06-2009)

 

Hallym University Korea grants scholarship to GCU debater

 

Muhammad Umar Jee Saleemi, former Joint Secretary of the GCU Debating Society, visited the Republic of Korea to study their culture and education system for a period of 10 days. He was one of the two Pakistani students who were selected for the “Korean Government Invitation Programme for University Students - 2009.” On the basis of his performance during the visit, the Hallym University Korea has granted him scholarship to attend “Intensive Korean Programme” besides appointing him a representative of their university in Pakistan. Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab, Vice Chancellor GCU has congratulated him for his accomplishment.

 

(28-05-2009)

 

TREMENDOUS VICTORY OF GCU

 

The Debating Society of Government College University Lahore earned a tremendous victory by beating Forman Christian College Lahore at the 1st All Pakistan Inter-Collegiate Urdu Parliamentary Debating Championship 2009 hosted by the Salamat International Campus for Advanced Studies. The GCU team comprised Rana Hamza Ijaz, Rana Saram Israr, Abbas Nazir, Najam-ud-Din Farani, Haider Abbas and Muhammad Zulqurnain. President GCU Debating Society, Rana Hamza Ijaz was declared the Best Speaker of the Tournament, which was spanned over four nail biting rounds.

(14-05-2009)

 

 

GCUDS WINS 6th All Pakistan University of Central Punjab LAHORE DECLAMATION 2009

 

The Debating Society of GCU Lahore was awarded the Bilingual Declamation Team Trophy at the 6th All Pakistan Inter-Varsity Declamation Contest hosted by the University of Central Punjab. Shehroze Shaheen was declared the Best English Speaker in the individual category, while Wajahat Ali Dogar was placed third in the Urdu category.

(29-04-2009)

 

GCU DEBATING SOCIETY WINS FC COLLEGE LAHORE ALL PAKISTAN BILINGUAL DECLAMATION 2009

 

The Debating Society GCU team clean swept the All Pakistan Bilingual Declamation 2009 hosted by FC College (Chartered University) Lahore. Adeel Anjum declared the Best Speaker for his Urdu humorous speech. Asim Lodhi was adjudged third for the English serious speech. The team trophy was bagged by GCU for the second consecutive year.

(22-04-2009)

 

GCUDS WINS TROPHY IN DEBATES CONTEST

 

The Debating Society has won the team trophy at a co-curricular contest organized by Government Training College for the Teachers of Blind Lahore. Muhaib Raza was declared first in the Punjabi declamation while Adeel Anjum stood second in Urdu declamation. Wajahat Ali Dogar was stood second in English declamation.

(14-04-2009)

 

Punjab University and Aitcheson College Lahore Wins 14th GCU Lahore Annual GCU Parliamentary Debates Contest 2009

 

The Debating Society GC University Lahore hosted 14th Annual GCU Parliamentary Debates Contest 2009 at the Bokhari Auditorium. 48 debating teams from all over Pakistan competed in the event. Punjab University Lahore and Aitcheson College Lahore won the Urdu and English debates respectively. Imran Khan from Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad was declared the Best Urdu Speaker of the contest. Ayesha Ahmed from the Lahore University of Management Sciences got the award for the Best English Speaker of the contest.

 

The winners teams with the Mansoor Ahmad and

Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore

 

Mansoor Ahmed, a retired diplomat and distinguished Old Ravian, was the guest of honour at the final round. Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Mansoor Ahmed recalled the prime time of his youth which he had spent at Government College Lahore. He expressed joy and satisfaction that the traditions of excellence in academics and oratory have been carefully preserved. He appreciated the argumentative skills of the orators and wished them good luck for their future.

 

The Vice Chancellor GCU Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab said that the GCU has a tradition of liberal education and we are putting our concerted efforts to provide the students with the best educational facilities. He said that the motto of GCU is “Courage to Know” which is the best motto of enlightenment. He said that it was tradition at GCU that the students learned as much from the cultural milieu of their alma mater as they did from formal learning environment inside the classroom. He thanked the guest of honour, the participants and the adjudicators for making the event memorable. He congratulated the winners and the GCU Debating Society office bearers.

(31-03-2009)

 

GCU LAHORE DEBATERS BEAT F.C. COLLEGE LAHORE

 

The Debating Society GCU Lahore thrashed Forman Christian College (A Charted University) in the final of the All Pakistan Parliamentary Debate Urdu Challenge Cup held at Lahore Grammar School Defence and declared as the best team of the tournament.  The team GCU consisted of Rana Saram Israr, Sardar Junaid Bahadur Khan, Najam-ud-Din Farani, Umaimah Ghamdi and Haider Abbas. Along with the team trophy GCU also bagged the best speaker trophy with Rana Saram Israr resting on this coveted position.

(24-03-2009)

 

GCU LAHORE WINS INTER-VARSITY COMPETITIONS.

 

Ali Zafar won the 1st prize in reading competition hosted by School of International Studies in Science and Arts Lahore. The event was the only one of its kind in Asia and was attended by 30 participants from 18 leading educational institution of Pakistan.

 

The Qirat and Naat Society of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore organized an Inter-university Qirat and Naat competition. The team trophy was awarded to the GC University Lahore for best performance in the contests. In Qirat contest, Hafiz Obaidullah won the first position. In Naat competition Saad Farooq got first position.

 

(19-03-2009)

 

GCU BAGS 11 ORATORY AWARDS IN A WEEK

 

The GCU Lahore Debating Society won eleven oratory awards at various national debating events in a week.

 

Ali Zafar got 1st Prize in the Interpretive Reading Category in Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championship 2009, held at the School of International Studies in Sciences and Arts (SISA), Lahore. GCU got the Team Trophy at All Pakistan English Declamation Contest held at Chenab College Chiniot. Asim Lodhi was declared the best speaker of the event, while Shehrose Shaheen stood 3rd. The GCU team also declared the best Team in the Literary Gala by wining a majority of medals at M.A.O College Lahore. Muheeb Raza got the Gold Medal by bagging the first position in Punjabi Takra. Adnan Mohsin got Gold Medal in Nazm Category. Hafiz Obaidullah and Syed Israr-Ul-Hassan got Silver Medal in Qiraat and Ghazal category respectively. Asim Lodhi acquired Bronze Medal in the English category and Israr-Ul-Hassan stood 3rd in the Urdu category.

(07-03-2009)

 

GCU WINS TEAM TROPHIES AT MAO COLLEGE IN ALL PAKISTAN INTER-COLLEGIATE COMPETITIONS

 

GC University debating and quiz teams won team trophies by winning most number of gold medals in the debate, poetry and quiz competition organized by the Govt. M.A.O. College Lahore. In the weeklong competition Punjab University and Govt. College Gojra secured second and third positions respectively.

 (02-03-2009)

 

GCU DEBATERS CLEAN SWEEP GIKI INTERNATIONAL PARLIAMENTARY DEBATES

 

Debating Society of GC University Lahore set a new record by clinching both the English and Urdu team trophies at the International Parliamentary Debates held at Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering & Technology in Topi, NWFP. A total of 25 teams from all over Subcontinent participated in the event.

 

GCU beat Agha Khan University Karachi in the English final. The team comprising Muhammad Umer Khan, Rana Hamza Ijaz and Syed Mustafa Haider Rizvi, remained unbeaten throughout the tournament. Rana Hamza Ijaz President Debating Society was declared the best English speaker of the tournament.

 

GCU defeated FC College Lahore in the Urdu final. The team consisting of Sardar Junaid Bahadur Khan, Rana Saram Israr and Abbas Nazir won the coveted Urdu Parliamentary trophy for the third consecutive time. GCU has been awarded the Urudu running trophy also.

(24-02-2009)

 

UMMER ZIAUDDIN WINS CHIEF MINISTER’S PUBLIC SPEAKING CONTEST FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. ALSO RECEIVES CASH AWARD OF RS TWO LAKH

 

UMMER ZIAUDDINThe Debating Society has won the Chief Minister’s Public Speaking Contest for University Students. Ummar Ziauddin was declared the best English speaker of Punjab. The Chief Minister awarded cash prize of two hundred thousand rupees along with a branded lap-top computer. Chief Minister also gave hundred thousand rupees to the Vice Chancellor of GC University Lahore Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab for having groomed such a fine orator at their pristine seat of learning. It is pertinent to mention here that Ummar Ziauddin has previously won over one hundred prizes at national and international levels. Speaking at the occasion, Prof. Shanawar Dogar – the adjudicator of the contest – said that Mr. Ummar Ziauddin was a role model for all his peers since his oratorical skills were decidedly enviable. Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab congratulated the GCU Debating Society for their commendable services in training the debaters who in turn win laurels for their alma mater.

(19-02-2009)

 

GCU DEBATING SOCIETY WINS 16 PRIZES IN 15 DAYS

 

The GCU Debating Society won 16 prizes at various national debating events in a fortnight. It includes 4 team trophies, 6 best speaker awards, 4 second positions, 1 third position and 1 consolation prize.

 

At Salamat-ICAS Lahore, GCU Debating Society won the Annual Parliamentary Debating Championship 2009. The GCU team comprised Rana Hamza Ijaz, Adeel Sheharyar, Ummar Ziauddin, Umer Khan and M. Zulqarnain. Adeel Sheharyar was declared the Best Speaker of the tournament. At the 2nd International Parliamentary Debating Championship 2009 held at Lahore School of Economics, GCU lifted the team trophy. The team comprised Rana Hamza Ijaz, Umer Khan and Mustafa Haider. At the Annual Urdu Parliamentary Debating Championship 2009, held at Lahore Grammar School Kabana Campus, GCU won the team trophy. The team comprised Saram Israr, Sardar Junaid Khan, Abbas Nazir and Saad-ul-Hassan. Moreover, Abbas Nazir was declared the best speaker of the tournament. GCU lifted the team trophy at the Annual Literary Gala, held at Govt. Post-Graduate College Jaranwala. GCU speakers grabbed the following positions: Asif Mehmood (2nd Qira’at), Nauman Malik (1st Naat), Salman Tariq (1st Islamic Declamation), Saad-ul-Hassan (2nd Urdu Debate), Umair Ali Wasif (2nd Urdu Nazm), Zubair Latif (4th Urdu Ghazal), Asim Lodhi (1st English Debate), Usman Ali (2nd English Debate), Muheeb Raza (3rd Punjabi Nazm). At the 6th International Shahjiwana Parliamentary Debating Championship, held at University College Lahore, Rana Hamza Ijaz was declared the Best Speaker of the tournament. A total of 160 debaters took part in the event.

 

(11-02-2009)

 

M. Amna Taseer was the Chief Guest of the GCUDC annual Play on 2nd day.

 

Ms. Aamna Taseer, the wife of Governor Punjab Salman Taseer and Prof. Dr.Khalid Aftab  watched the annual play “Kamraa”, an Urdu adaptation of Manuel de Pedrolo’s Techinica De Cambra (The Room).

 

 

Aamna Taseer highly appreciated the performance of  the amateur artists. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Khalid Aftab underscored the significant role of theater in the society, especially in civilizing the youth.  

 

Later, GCUDC Adviser Dr Farhan Ebadat introduced the production team and cast of the drama to Chief Guest Aamna Taseer. The audience also showered accolades on the GCU Dramatics club actors for having put up a wonderful performance.       

 

(08-12-2009)

 

GCU DRAMATICS CLUB stages its annual play KAMRA

 

The GC University Lahore Dramatics Club staged its annual play “Kamra”, an Urdu adaptation of Manuel de Pedrolo’s Techinica De Cambra (The Room) the Bokhari Auditorium. The play takes place in a room neither in specified time nor place but in an extraterrestrial ultimate reality, that is the room where there is no thought of escape and the room is the world. Miscellaneous objects are placed in the room.  The plot revolves around a list of seven characters Ghulam Ali Sher (Click), Zohrain Bhaur (Volvo), Mohsin Manzoor (Sameer), Maham Naz (Kakansa), Afsheen Farooq (Kleda), Usman Butt (Ballet) and Rida Akram Chaudhary (Alvina) that end up in a room. One by one these people are introduced by an invisible voice of the landlady that can be heard fulsomely praising the comforts of the room.

 

 

As they come in, carrying an empty suitcase, they try to take under their possession some space in the room and the objects around.  But this room is the world, and there are neither enough beds nor enough objects to go around. Conflicts are then raised over the possession of the goods around. The play is a global allegory expressing an absurdist reflection on the reality of our existence. Dispute over tiny things as the lipstick, beds, paper pads etc added a comic element in the allegory. The desire for power inherent in human nature is the key element of the play. This room is the world to its inhabitants, who feel trapped in it and hate it, but usually have an even greater fear of what is outside. What we witness is the skeletal inner essence: reality seen bare, without the clothing of social movement.

 

 

The play was produced by Dr Farhan Ebadat Yar Khan and was directed by Moosa Abbas. Under the light of the catastrophic events in the country the club succeeded in developing an inner thought to the reality of our existence. The guests of honour on the opening night of the three-day event were all the presidents, secretaries and the actors who performed in the club in the past five years.

 

The play would be running for two more days on December 7 & 8, 2009.

 

(07-12-2009)

 

GCUDC to stage “Kamraa” on 6-8 December at Bokhari Auditorium

 

The Dramatics Club (GCUDC) is staging a play “Kamraa”, an Urdu Adaptation of Manuel de Pederolo’s play, from December 6 to Decmeber-8, 2009 at the Bokhari Auditorium. The play is an absurdist reflection on the reality of our existence. It focuses on the desire for power that is inherent in human nature and the consequences that come along the power process. The play reflects on how we spend our entire life pursuing materialistic goals which ultimately when attained seem meaningless. The purpose of life and its reality in its entirety is portrayed with a more abstract and absurdist tinge. The cast of the play includes Usman Mumtaz Butt, Afsheen Farooq, Rida Akram, Zohrain Bhaur, Maham Naz, Ali Sher and Faizan Ahmed Riaz. The Play is directed by GCUDC President Moosa Abbas. 

(24-11-2009)

 

3RD GCU INTER-VARSITY DRAMA FESTIVAL CONCLUDED

 

The 3rd GCU Inter-Varsity Drama Festival concluded on Saturday evening with the Urdu adaptation of Jean Paul Sartre’s famous play “Men without Shadows” presented by the GC University Dramatics Club (GCUDC). Fifteen teams from all over the Pakistan participated in the week long festival where amateur student performers showed their acting skills.

 

Intizar Hussain was the chief guest at the concluding ceremony. Speaking on the occasion, Intizar Hussain paid glowing tribute to GCUDC for having arranged such a magnificent cultural feast. GCU has traditionally patronized all forms of performing art ranging from drama to music. He acknowledged the visionary leadership of the Vice Chancellor under whose guidance theatre has flourished as the premium contrivance of social change and entertainment alike. In his concluding address,

 

Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore appreciated the commendable efforts made by GCUDC in hosting the drama festival for the third consecutive year. He believed that the connoisseurs of theater could find no better plate form to watch thought provoking amateur drama productions from all over Pakistan under one roof. He praised all the drama teams who made this grand event a huge success under the supervision of Dr. Farhan Ebadat Yar Khan.

 

(16-03-2009)

 

3RD INTER –VARSITY DRAMA FESTIVAL BEGINS AT GCU

 

The 3rd GCU Inter-Varsity Drama Festival started at the Bokhari Auditorium with GCU Dramatics Club (GCUDC) performance of Neil Simon’s Farcical Comedy Rumors. 16 plays by the leading educational institution from all the four provinces of Pakistan will be shown in the festival.

 

While addressing the opening ceremony of the festival, the Vice Chancellor Dr. Khalid Aftab said that GCU always played a vital role for promoting the curricular and co-curricular activities. He underscored the significant role of theater in civilizing the youth as part of liberal education. He recalled the glorious contribution GCU made in the evolution of theatre in the Subcontinent and such initiatives enable youth to think independently and be useful members of society. He welcomed the guest teams who consented to perform at the drama festival. He appreciated the invaluable efforts made by the GCUDC for the promotion of theatre in Pakistan. The audience showered accolades on the performers.

(11-03-2009)

 

GCU Dramatics Club stages Neil Simon’s Farce Rumors 5th and 6th March 2009

 

The GC University Dramatics Club is staging Neil Simon’s farce Rumors at the Bokhari Auditorium on 5th and 6th of March 2009. Neil Simon has shown his brilliance for comedy for more than 50 years in TV, theater and movies. "Rumors," a 1988 farce, is a commentary on the absurdities of urban affluent professionals who aren't sophisticated, nor are they secure in being members of high society. The play is a rocking comedy with some very fine acting by Moosa Abbas, Madiha Gul, Fahad Lodhi, Usman Butt, Afsheen Farooq, Kh. Yasin, Rida Iqtidar and Zohrain Bhaur. Mohsin Manzoor and Gul Mohar Tanveer were impressive in their brief roles. Directors of the play Dr. Farhan Ebadat Yar Khan and Madiha Gul maintained a brisk pace which is essential for comedies and kept the interest of the audience alive.

 

 

Information about play can be had from GC University Dramatics Club Box Office phone 0300-4880184.

 

(05-03-2009)

 

GCU Dramatics Club to Host 3rd Inter-Varsity Drama Festival from March 8 to 14, 2009

 

GC University Lahore Dramatics Club will be hosting 3rd GC University Inter-Varsity Drama Festival from March 8 to 14 at the Bokhari Auditorium of the University click here for details.

 

Teams from all the four provinces of Pakistan and teams from Delhi University India will be participating in the week long festival where amateur student performers will be showing their acting skills. GC University Dramatics Club took initiative of arranging the festival of this kind in 2007 when twelve teams from all over Pakistan and three teams from India participated. In 2008 in all sixteen teams ten from Pakistan and six from India participated in the festival and won accolades from theatre lovers of Lahore.

 

This year eighteen theatre groups of Pakistan and India will perform. The Festival will open with GC University Dramatics Club presentation of Neil Simon’s Farcical Comedy Rumors. This play will also be staged on March 5 and 6 in Bokhari Auditorium at 6 pm. The Festival will conclude on March 14 with GC University Dramatics Club performance of Jean Paul Sartre’s Men without Shadows Urdu adaptation Bey Saya Log.

(28-02-2009)

 

 

GCU WELFARE SOCIETY DONATES RELIEF GOODS TO THE IDPS OF NWFP

 

The Welfare Society dispatched a truck carrying 400 packets of relief goods for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of NWFP. The relief goods including pulses, dry milk, biscuits, flour, soap, tooth paste, cerelac etc were handed over to the DCO Lahore, to handing over to the concerned authority. The society took the initiative following to special direction of the Vice Chancellor GCU and collected goods and funds from the students of GC University Lahore after a one week long campaign. During the campaign students responded positively and contributed for the people now living as refugees in their own country. The Vice Chancellor appreciated efforts of Advisor Prof. Khalid Manzoor Butt and members of the Welfare Society on their successful fund raising campaign. 

(05-06-2009)

 

GCU STUDENTS COLLECT 2 LAC FOR IDPs

 

The Welfare Society of Government College University Lahore collected two hundred thousands rupees and relief goods for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of Swat. The Welfare Society started relief campaign for IDPs of the Swat by the special instructions of the Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore Dr. Khalid Aftab from May 20 to 26 2009. On the last day of the campaign a music concert was arranged in the Bokhari Auditorium of GCU. The income of the concert would also be given to the relief fund. CALL and RAGA BOYZ group entertained the audience with their performance. At the end of the show Advisor Welfare Society Prof. Khalid Manzoor Butt thanked and appreciated efforts of the students of GCU.

 

(28-05-2009)

 

The WELFARE SOCIETY STARTS RELIEF CAMPAIGN FOR IDPs OF SWAT

 

The Welfare Society started relief campaign for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of the Swat Valley on the special instructions of the Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore from May 18 to 23 2009. Two relief camps have been set up by Welfare Society at Sondhi Garden and Science Block for the collection of goods and funds. Motivational pamphlets will also be circulated in the campus during the campaign and plans for daily celebrity visits have been made in order to encourage the volunteers working at the relief camps. The Prize distribution ceremony will be held for the volunteers on May 23, 2009 to mark the end of fund raising event. It is pertinent to mention here that GCU Lahore already donated Rs. 1.38 million for the IDPs.

(19-05-2009)

 

 

A group of students visited Kattas

Hiking and Mountaineering Club organized a hiking tour to Kattas and Takht-e-Babre a place located in the salt range near Chakwal at 2200 feet above the sea level on December 20, 2009. About 60 males and 40 females 100 students participated in this hike. All the hikers have climbed the mountain of height about 1500 feet located in Kattas. Dr Mohsin In-charge encouraged the active participation of all the hikers.

(29-12-2009)

H&MC organizes oath taking ceremony

The Hiking and Mountaineering Club organized oath taking ceremony of its office bearers for session 2009-10 at the N.M. Rashid Library Auditorium of the University. The head of Botany department GCU Dr. Zaheer ud Din Khan was the chief guest on this occasion. The chief guest administered oath and shared his experiences with the office bearers and encourage the team.  Dr. Mohsin, Incharge of Hiking and Mountaineering Club, thanked the chief guest.

(24-12-2009)

HMC ORGANIZES QUIZ COMPITETION

 

The Hiking and Mountaineering Club arranged a quiz competition at the Postgraduate Library Auditorium. The theme of the quiz was to create awareness among the students about hiking and mountaineering. The chief guest of the event was Dr. Zaheer-ud-Din Chairperson Botany Department. In the end Dr Athr Hussain Shah the advisor of the club distributed certificates and shields among the winners and runners up.

(11-04-2009)

 

HMC AND YJS JOINTLY ORGANIZES LECTURE ON Sustainable Mountain Development

 

The Hiking and Mountaineering Club (HMC) and Young Journalists Society (YJS) jointly organized a special lecture on ‘Sustainable Mountain Development’ at Fazal-i-Hussain Reading Room by the renowned anthropologist and old ravians Agha Iqrar Haroon. The Ex-Advisor of HMC Dr. Zahir-ul-Hassan Naqvi was the chief guest. He gave a brief history of HMC and also shared his personal experiences at the occasion.

 

Agha Iqrar Haroon in his lecture urged students to take interest in the geography of Pakistan and also to explore its beauty. He was of the view that students should do research and take interest in the history, culture ecosystem and biodiversity of Pakistan. He shared lots of information about the mountains and their beauty. “Mountains do not need anything except peace” he added “They need foot steps and victory of people but not wrappers”. He further said tourism has been reduced in Pakistan because of so many factors but it is now our responsibility for its revival. He presented a Vienna Technical University Research Report prepared with the support of Ecotourism Society Pakistan (ESP) on Northern Areas of Pakistan, for GCU Library. At the end the advisors HMC and YJS of GCU thanked the speaker and guests.

 

(16-03-2009)

 

Tour of Katas and Khewra Mines

 

Hiking and Mountaineering Club organized an one day recreational and trekking tour for ladies to Katas (Distt. Chakwal Sargodha) and Khewra mines. A team of 25 members participated in this tour under the supervision of Ms.Arooj Ehsan (Co-Incharge HMC) and Syed Yasir Usman (Co-Advisor HMC). All girls students actively participated in the event.

 

 

Majlis-e-Iqbal GCU Lahore REMEMBERS FAIZ AHMAD FAIZ

 

The GC University on Friday resonated with the memory of Faiz, one of the most top poet of Urdu. Majlis-e-Iqbal GC University Lahore had organised a special function to pay tribute to the great Urdu poet Faia Ahmed Faiz on his 25th death anniversary. The GCU is Faiz’s alma mater from where he earned his BA and MA’s degrees. The function attended by a large number of students and university’s faculty members also included special music performances on Faiz’s poetry by the university’s students.

 

 

Faiz’s Poem published in the RAVI 1931,

a literary magazine of the GC University Lahore

 

Urdu Department Chairman Dr Saadat Saeed highlighted the different aspects of Faiz’s personality and his revolutionary poetry. He said Faiz had used the word ‘Mehboob’ as a metaphor in various ways. Prof. Nabeela Kyani from English department presented a paper on Faiz, saying that he was against fascism, oppression and illiteracy. “Faiz preached beauty, justice, equality and enlightenment throughout his life,” she added. Prof. Tariq Zaidi and Prof. Dr. Shafiq Ajmi talked about the revolutionary style of Faiz Ahmed Faiz. They said Faiz took the Urdu poetry into a new phase, adding that he introduced new methods of presenting thoughts. Faiz used metaphors which added to the richness of words. The two professors also shared the memories of their personal meetings with the great poet.

 

On this occasion, the members of Nazir Ahmad Music Society paid tribute to the poet by holding special music gala. The students sang the famous poems of Faiz. Saad Farooq raised the roof “Roshan Kahin Bahar Ka Imkan Hota Tu Hian” and  Nazia Hassan sang “Muj Sa Phele Se Mohabat Mera Mehboob Na Mang,”. Shan Abbass and Komail Hassan also performed.

(21-11-2009)

 

 

GCU MUSIC SOCIETY LAHORE RESOUNDS WITH KALAM-E-IQBAL

 

Nazir Ahmad Music Society organized a special music gala to pay tribute to the great national poet Allama Muhammad Iqbal. The Iqbal’s powerful mystic poetry coupled with strong compositions and students’ melodious voices held the audience spellbound.

 

Prof. Shafiq Ajmi Nazir Ahmed Advisor the Society opened the concert by singing the various famous verses of Iqbal’s poetry. As the music gala gains momentum, the students took over the driving seat.

 

Muhammad Saad Farooq, a BA (Hons) Part III semester, struck up the Iqbal’s poem that he has written during his stay in London, “Tu Abhi Rahguzar Mein Hai, Qaid-E-Makaam Se Guzar”.

 

Imran Fida, a student of BA (Hons) First Semester, sang “Auron Ka Payam Aur, Mera Payam Aur Hai” (my style is different from others). Hassan Maqsood highlighted the Iqbal’s message for Muslim Unity by singing “Aik Hoon Muslim Haram Ki Pasbani Ke Liye.” It was a tough poem to sing but, however, he manages to come up to the expectation of the audience.

 

The performance of Shan Abbass on the Iqbal’s ghazal “Yeh Gumbad- e-Minaii (the bottle of wine)” also met with a loud applause. Asifa Hina sang “Terey ishq ki inteha chahta hon, Meri saadgi dekh, kya chahta hon – Bhari mehfil main raaz ki baat keh di, Bara bayadab hon, saza chahta hon” in her low but very melodious sound. A large number of other students also sang the various poems of Iqbal.

 

With their last very triumphant group performance “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). Music Society Vice President Saad Farooq sang each verse as a solo and then everyone joined in on the chorus. Overall, it was an awesome performance.

 

Addressing the closing ceremony, Saddique Awan Co-advisor GCUDS and Prof. Tariq Zaidi Advisor Majlis-e-Iqbal lauded the efforts of the Music Event for organizing a wonderful evening in connection with the Iqbal’s birth anniversary.

(17-11-2009)

 

 

GCU FACULTY DISCUSSES IQBAL’S POETRY

 

The Majlis-e-Iqbal organised a seminar-cum-meeting in connection with the Iqbal Day. A good number of teachers of Urdu, Persian and Philosophy departments discussed and highlighted the services of Iqbal for Muslims and different aspects of his poetry. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Khalid Sajarani told the participants about the stay our great national poet in Germany and its effects on the whole Europe. Dr Shafiq Ajmi discussed the Allama Iqbal’s letters to different literary people. The speakers also said that the major portion of Iqbal’s poetry reflects Islamic teachings.

(12-11-2009)

 

 

MAJLIS-E-IQBAL DELEGATION VISITS IQBAL’S MAUSOLEUM

 

A delegation of teachers and students the University lead by 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.

(11-11-2009)

 

 

Majli-e-iqbal has organizes a lecture stay of Iqbal in Germany

 

Majlis-e-Iqbal GC University Lahore has organized a lecture-cum-discussion on the topic of ‘Iqbal and Germany’. Dr. Khalid Sajarani who has recently completed his Post doc on Allama Muhammad Iqbal from Germany was the key speaker. The lecture was ended with the critical questions by the University students. He told students that Allama Iqbal’s poem ‘Aik Sham’ was written on a stone at the Younger River. Dr Khalid also highlighted the cultural and historical importance of these places. He said that Iqbal’s dream of nationalism is being materialized in the Europe instead of Pakistan. He also told the students about the culture, political and educational systems of Germany. 

(20-10-2009)

 

 

A SPECIAL SESSION OF MAJLIS-E-IQBAL WITH Dr. Khurshid Rizvi

 

Majlis-e-Iqbal GC University Lahore arranged a special literary session with Dr. Khurshid Rizvi emeritus professor Persian at N. M. Rashid auditorium of Pg library. Dr. Saadat Hassan Saeed, chairperson of Urdu department presided the session. A brief introduction of Dr. Khurshid Rizvi literary, academic and research work was given to the audiences. In-charge Majlis-e-Iqbal conducted the session.

 

While addressing the audience Dr. Khurshid Rizvi said a balanced mind was a combination of many things and ideas. Regarding Urdu language, he said it was the only existing language exists that did not restrict to a region. However, he added that as far as teaching purposes were concerned, Urdu was one of the difficult languages in the world. Discussing about Jordan he said that Jordon started from Bilad-e-Sham in Islamic history and observed that Jordon was a country of peaceful and endurable people.  He told that there were many Islamic, Christian and Jew archeological sites which were source of revenue generation for Jordon.

 

(08-06-2009)

 

 

PROF. Dr. Sohail Ahmad Khan left us with melancholy: Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore

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Majlis-e-Iqbal and Urdu Department jointly organized a literary reference for late Prof. Dr. Sohail Ahmad Khan Dean Faculty of Language, Islamic and Oriental GCU Lahore. Addressing the reference Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor said Dr. Sohail Ahmad Khan was a strong believer of teaching inter-disciplinary subjects to students and with his help and guidance we got it done”. He said that we have been deprived from an excellent teacher and a great scholar. Dr. Khalid Aftab said “He left us with melancholy and deep void silence”.

 

 

Vice Chancellor GCU, Intazar Hussain and Khuram Ahmad Khan (L to R)

 

Renowned short story writer and critique Intizar Hussain said that he Dr. Sihail was not only a poet but also a great teacher and a scholar of urdu literature. He said that his relationship with Nasir Kazmi, Amanat Ali Khan and Munir Niazi had a deep impact on his work. ‘Dastaan Nawisi’ has not been given much importance during 1857 to 1947. After independence Ahmad Hassan Askari and Shams-ur-Rehman Farooqi contributed lot of work, however Dr. Sohail Ahmad Khan explored its various dimensions was unique. He further said late Sohail had a deep knowledge of symbols in ‘Dastaan’. He not only had a command on eastern literature but had an equal command on western thoughts. Khuram Ahmad Khan revealed many aspects of Dr. Sohail’s personal life. He said that he was not only a scholar and a teacher but also a journalist. He also published a newspaper. Dr. Asghar Nadeem Sayed said that Dr. Sohail Ahmad Khan was the unique example of those literary figures that not only used the modern and classic literary techniques but also disseminated it to his students. On the occasion Masood Ashar, Prof. Aqeel Ahmad Rubi, Zulfiqar Tabish, Riaz Chaudary and Prof. Tariq Zaidi addressed the reference. Many literary personalities, teachers and a large number of students was attended the reference.

 

(28-03-2009)

 

 

MAJLIS-E-IQBAL ARRANGES LECTURE ON CALLIGRAPHY

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Majlis-e-Iqbal of the GC University Lahore arranged a special Lecture on Calligraphy which was delivered by Mr. Khurshid Aalm Gohar, Head Department of Calligraphy of NCA. He discussed the different aspect of Calligraphy. He was of the opinion that by using the Calligraphy we can promote the cultural traditional and social values of the society but also can also highlight the beauty of the nature. On the occasion, a large number of teachers and students were also present.

(01-01-2009)

TREMENDOUS ACHIEVEMENTS OF QUIZ SOCIETY DURING THE WHOLE YEAR

 

The Ravians Quiz Society achieved six awards during the year 2008-09 and showed an excellent performance. The Ravians Quiz Society won Benazir Quiz Competition at Radio Pakistan Lahore, the Science Quiz Competition at National Museum of Science & Technology Lahore, All Pakistan Quiz Contest at Govt. College Township Lahore, All Pakistan Quiz Competition at M.A.O College Lahore, Bhutto PTV Lahore Quiz Contest and All Pakistan Quiz Contest at Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi. During the session Rana Asif Nazeer, Rafaqat Ali, Sadia Sattar, Haris Zia, Rana Faheem, Abdul Rafay, Rafaqat Ali, Nida Tahseen, Hira Naeem, Maryam Azeem and Obaidullah Sahi remained the part of the competitions. Besides these achievements, Ravians Quiz Society organized 13 major events within the University.

(11-06-2009)

 

BIO-TECHNOLOGY TEAM WINS GCU ANNUAL INTER-DEPARTMENTAL QUIZ CONTEST

 

The Ravians Quiz Society organized “Annual Inter-Departmental Quiz Competition 2009”at Sir Fazl-e-Hussain Reading Room of GCU. The competition was won jointly by Hira Naeem and Aneel Liaqat of Biotechnology Department. The Graduation Classes Team and the Physics Department got second and third positions respectively. As many as ten teams from different Departments of GCU participated in the competition. Prof. Dr. Saadat Saeed, Chairperson Urdu Department distributed the prizes among the winners of the competition.

 

(17-04-2009)

 

MASTER MIND OF GCU QUIZ COMPETITION 2009 ARRANGED

 

The Ravians Quiz Society arranged the Master Mind of GCU Quiz Competition 2009 in the Fazal-e-Hussain Reading Room. Rana Adil Farman of F.Sc. (Part II) won the title of Master Mind of GCU Quiz Competition 2009. Chairperson History Department appreciated the IQ-level and talent of the students and praised the efforts of the Ravians Quiz Society. The President of Ravians Quiz Society presided over the function.

(07-03-2009)

 

KEMC LAHORE WINS GCU ALL PUNJAB QUIZ COMPETITION 2009

 

The Ravians Quiz Society organized “All Pakistan Quiz Competition 2009” in Bokhari Auditorium of the University. As many as 8 teams of different institutions participated in the competition. King Edward Medical University Lahore won the competition, while Lahore Grammar School and Lahore College for Women University stood second and third position respectively.  Prof. Dr. Sohail Ahmed Khan Dean of Languages, Islamic and Oriental Learning GCU distributed the prizes to the winners and other participants of the competition. He also appreciated the talent of the students and praised the efforts of the Ravians Quiz Society of the GCU Lahore, for organizing such an effective competition.

(13-01-2009)

QUIZ SOCIETY ORGANIZES “QUAID-E-AZAM QUIZ CONTEST 2008”

Ravians Quiz Society arranged a Quaid-i-Azam quiz contest in the Fazal-e-Hussain reading room of GCU, Lahore as tribute to the birth anniversary of founder of Pakistan. Eight teams participated in the competition in the final round in which Azam Khan and Raees Afzal of BSc. (Hons) Year-I won the Quaid Quiz contest by securing 145 points in the final round, while Arslan Atta and Imtiaz Hussain of intermediate stood 2nd and 3rd. The chief guest Air Vice (R) Marshall Mr. Anwar Mehmood Khan appreciated the efforts of the RQS teams for arranging contest. He said we should promote the ideological approach of Quaid for the betterment of the society and nation. He distributed shields and certificates among the winners of the Quiz.

(01-01-2009)

WEEKLY QUIZ CAMPS

 

The Weekly Quiz Camp being held every Thursday at Staff Room has been a successful attempt to impart knowledge on every topic to the Ravians. Every week a new topic is covered in the form of Quiz. The topic for the next Weekly Quiz is announced at the end of the camp, so that students could come with complete preparation.

 

RAFAQAT ALI GETS GCU ROLL OF HONOUR

 

Rafaqat Ali the ex- President Ravians Quiz Society (06-07) and MASTER MIND OF GCU (2007-2008) received his Roll of Honour in Quiz in the Convocation 2008.  

 

(05-12-09)

 

 

GCU hosts 1st Annual Inter-Varsity Debate Contest on current issues of finance and economics

 

The Business Accounting and Finance Society hosted 1st Annual Inter-Varsity Debate Contest on current issues pertaining to finance and economics at the Bokhari Auditorium in which 8 teams participated. Hina and Saba Mehmood of Hailey College of Banking and Finance (HCBF) were adjudged first and second and also bagged the team trophy. Sara from FAST Lahore declared third. Prof. Dr. Khawaja Amjad Saeed Principal HCBF was also present with his team on receiving the team trophy. Chief Guest Mr. Umer Khan Marketing and Media Consultant Bank Alfalah Abu-Dhabi Group distributed the prizes among the winners. Dean Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences GCU, Chairperson Economics Department thanked the audience and the guests.

 

(7-04-2009)

ARABIC AND ISLAMIC STUDIES DEPARTMENT GCU JOINTLY HOLDS TWO-DAYS WORKSHOP ON FEATURES COMMON TO ARABIC, ISLAMIC STUDIES, SCIENCES AND LANGUAGES

 

The GC University Lahore Arabic and Islamic Studies Department organized a two-day special workshop to discuss the features common to the Arabic and other languages, Islamic Studies and modern sciences. Prof. Dr. Khalid Perviaz, Dean Faculty of Languages, Islamic and Oriental Learning GCU, was the chief guest.

 

Speaking on the occasion, Research Scholar Ahmed Nadeem (UMT) stressed on learning English language and termed it mandatory for preaching the teachings of Islam and countering propaganda by Non-Muslims against it.

 

Hafiz Iftikhar Ahmed Khan, GCU Faisalabad, discussed in detail the relation of Arabic with other modern languages. He said Arabic being one of the oldest languages had a great impact on the modern languages.

 

Prof. Muhammad Iqbal, Head of History Department Government Islamia College Civil Lines, discussing the historical books of Persian and Arabic languages including "Kashful Ma'ajoob", by Hazrat Ali Hijwary highlighted the features common to the books of both the languages.

 

Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Saqib, Head of Persian Department GC University Lahore, briefed the participants about the researches going on in Pakistan and Iran in relation to the features common to the Arabic and other languages, and Islamic Studies and modern sciences.

 

Prof. Dr. Asar Ajmal GCU Psychology Department said that psychology is the science of human emotions and behaviour whereas Islam purifies these emotions and puts human behaviour right.

 

UMT Department of Islamic Studies Dr Amjad Waheed said major portion of philosophy is entirely or partially related to the teachings of Islam. He quoted several examples to support his arguments. He, however, stressed on conducting more researches in this regard.

 

Professor Hafiz Muhammad Azmat dug out the common features of Islamic Studies and Economics. He said Islam has given a complete economic structure for an Islamic state. He said all modern economic concepts are entirely or partially seemed to be inspired by the Islam including the Tax system.

 

Prof. Dr. Khalid Perviaz, Dean of Social Sciences, remarked the workshop would open new horizons of research.

 

A larger number of scholars from different universities and colleges besides a large number of students took part in the workshop.

 

(11-11-2009)

GCU ARABIC AND ISLAMIC STUDIES DEPARTMENTS JOINTLY HOLDS A LECTURE ON ‘IMPORTANCE, NECESSITY OF ISLAMIC STUDIES’

 

Arabic and Islamic Studies Department jointly organized a special lecture titled as ‘Importance and Necessity of Islamic Studies’.  The key speaker was Prof. Dr. Zahoor Ahmed Azhar former Principal Punjab University Oriental College Lahore. While addressing on the occasion he said the basic reason behind the downfall of Muslims is that they are not following the teachings of the Holy Quran and Hadith.

 

The speakers urged all Muslims to seek guidance from the Holy Quran and the life of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) in their day-to-day affairs so that they can achieve successes in all the spheres of life. He further said that all the knowledge of world is actually the knowledge of Islam.

 

Dr Sadat Syed Chairman Urdu department also spoke on the occasion. He stressed that all students should read the Holy Quran with its translation in Urdu. A large number of students took part in the workshop.

 

(13-10-2009)

ARABIC SOCIETY ORGANIZES A SPECIAL LECTURE ON “SOCIAL INTEGRITY AND SUFISM”

 

The Arabic Society of Government College University Lahore organized a special lecture on “Social Integrity and Sufism” at Noon Meem Rashid Auditorium. Dr. Muhammad Sharif Sialvi Head of Arabic Department Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan was the guest speaker. Addressing the audience, he said that the only solution of our problems is to follow the Sufism which is based on Islamic code. He said that the saints (Sufis) promoted the Islamic values and became source of inspiration for non Muslims.

 

Addressing the ceremony,

Chairperson Urdu Department GCU Prof. Dr. Sadat Saeed who preside the ceremony said that people should follow the Islamic code of life to avoid problems. He stressed that people must follow the teaching of Quran and Hadith. At the end, In-charge Arabic Society presented souvenirs to Dr. M. Sharif Sialvi, Dr. Sadat Saeed and Dr. Hamayun Abbas Shams.

(27-06-2009)

GCU Inter-Collegiate and Inter-University Naat Competition

 

The Arabic Society organized Inter-Collegiate and Inter-University Naat Competition. Dr. Sultan Shah Chairperson Arabic and Islamic Studies department was the chief guest. Ansar Ali Qadri from Minhaj University got the 1st position, while Muneba Ijaz of Government College for Women Samnabad stood 2nd and Tahira Ibrahim of Lahore College for Women University got 3rd position. At the end shields were presented to the winners.

(01-04-2008)

Arabic Society Organizes a special Lecture of Dr. Ibrahim Muhammad Ibrahim

 

The Arabic Society organized a lecture on Iqbal thoughts and their impact on Arab World. Dr. Ibrahim Muhammad Ibrahim Head of Urdu Department Cairo University Egypt delivered the lecture. He said that Egypt is only country in the Arab World where Urdu was taught as a subject and people of Egypt were very much known with Urdu. Besides faculty members, a large number of students attended the lecture.

(06-03-2009)

GCU Arabic Society Qirat and Naat Competition 2009

The Arabic Society organized Qirat and Naat Competition 2009. Dr. Muhammad Saqib Iqbal Chairperson Persian Department GCU was the Chief Guest. In Qirat Competition Muhammad Asif got the 1st position, while Muhammad Rehan and Hafiz Burhan got 2nd and 3rd position respectively. Ayesha Akhhtar got the 1st position in Naat Competition while Muhammad Fayyaz and Afzal Qasoori got 2nd and 3rd positions. The chief guest appreciated the effort of Arabic Society. At the end shields were presented to the winners.

(26-01-2009)

The Biological Society GCU organizes Biological Model CONTEST

 

The Biological Society organized a “Biological Model Competition” to enhance the scientific knowledge of the students at Zoology Department of GCU. The main purpose of the model competition was to explore the hidden qualities of students, which showed their devotion and participated with a courageous spirit in that competition. Prof. Dr. Qazi M. Saeed Head of Orthopedic Department Fatima Jinnah Medical College and Ganga Ram Hospital Lahore was the chief guest of the competition. He said that students always refresh their mental abilities to promote the research activities. He added that such activities enhanced the working potential of students.

(24-06-09)

 

 

Biological Society organizes a SCIENCE FICTION MOVIE EVOLUTION

 

The Biological Society organized an entertainment activity for the students of science departments and showed them fiction movie “Evolution” at Biology Junior Theatre of GCU. In the movie a meteor, carrying alien’s organism hits the New Mexico Desert. The aliens multiply and evolve at an alarmingly fast rate threatening to take over the world. A team of scientists then decided to get rid of this strange creature. After long struggle, the team found that Selenium Sulfide was very effective to inhibit the growth of these organisms.

(17-06-2009)

 

 

The Mahbub-ul-Haq Economics Society organizes A LECTURE ON URBUN DEVELOPMENT

 

The Mahbub-ul-Haq Economics Society organized a special lecture on Urban Development. The lecture was delivered by Dr. Nasir Javed Project Director Urban Unit Planning & Development Department Govt. of Punjab. While delivering the lecture he said that without proper planning it’s difficult to promote urbanization in the country. He said “we are focusing on structural development and converting villages to cities but at the same time we must also protecting the culture of that area”. He said that the experience of the developed economics showed that urbanization and economic growth were co-related and Pakistan must ensure proper urban planning to achieve rapid economic growth.

 

At the end, Chairperson Economics Department Asif Saeed thanked the guest speaker and underlined the need for greater cooperation between researchers and practitioners in order to encourage research on the subject. Members of the Society, faculty and students attended the lecture.

(28-04-2009)

 

 

DUNNICLIFF CHEMICAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT GCU ARRANGED ITS ANNUAL DINNER

 

The Dean Faculty of Science and Technology and Director Sustainable Development Study Centre, GC University Lahore Dr. Amin-ul-Haq Khan said that the students of GCU especially Chemistry Department showing great interest in research which is the positive sign for the promotion of research activities in the country. He was addressing the Annual Dinner arranged by the Dunnicliff Chemical Society, of Chemistry Department on the behalf of the Vice Chancellor of GCU at the Bokhari Auditorium. He said we should encourage our students towards research and should be role model for the others. He further said that this year Chemistry Department is on the top in publications category while previously Physics Department remained at the top for many years.

 

While addressing the ceremony Chairman Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education, Lahore Prof. Dr. Akram Kashmiri appreciated the research work done at GCU. He said that GCU has a brilliant tremendous record and the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab always provided better environment for the promotion of education and research at GCU.

 

Prof. Dr. M. Saeed Iqbal Chairperson Chemistry said that the department is contributing a lot for research activities and during last year about 70 research papers have been published. He further said GCU secured 6th position in Pakistan by promoting research activities and academics work. Earlier Souvenirs and prizes were distributed among the faculty members and outstanding students.

 

(16-07-2009)

 

The Garret Geography Society GCU arranges a DOCUMENTARY ON GLOBAL WARMING

The Garret Geography Society arranged a lecture cum documentary on Global Warming at Sir Fazal-e-Hussain Reading Room. The event was organized to in view of climatic change and rise of global temperature and its impact on the natural environment. Chairperson Department of Geography Iqtadar Mirza discussed how the (MDC’s) were consuming most of the natural resources of the world and responsible for global warming. He appreciated the concerted efforts of the Vice Chancellor for the promotion of research activities and modern education at GCU. In-charge Garrett Society briefed the audience about technical aspects global warming.

(04-06-2009)

 

Hamid Ch OF GIS Centre PUCIT DELIVERS A LECTURE ON REMOTE SENSING

 

The Gerrett Geography Society organized a special lecture on Remote Sensing at Sir Fazal-i-Hussain Reading Room of the University. Hamid Ch. Coordinator GIS Centre, PUCIT Lahore delivered the lecture. He said that remote sensing was an emerging field and with its help spatial data could be collected to solve and identify problems on the surface related to physical and human environment. He further said that remote sensing can be applied in business and agriculture. He emphasized that we should promote and develop the technology to compete the international standards. The Chairperson Geography Department, Director Sports GCU, Advisor Society, faculty and students of the geography attended the lecture.

(18-04-2009)

Punjabi Majlis organizes A SPECIAL SESSION HELD on “Promotion of Punjabi Language”

The Punjabi Majlis organized a special session on “Promotion of Punjabi Language” at Fazal-e-Hussain Reading Room of the University. The session was chaired by Prof. Dr. Asar Ajmal. The participants of the session unanimously stressed upon the collective efforts besides governmental patronage for promotion and development of the language. In-charge Punjabi Society Mahmood-ul-Hassan Bazmi said that the basic reason behind the elimination of mother languages at international level was the absence of collective efforts for the promotions of these languages. He further said that one could understand the importance of Punjabi language through its history. Sanawar Chadhar’s story “return of satin” was discussed in detail during the session. President Punjabi Society Wahida Anjum highlighted different aspects of the Sanawar Chadhar’s story “return of satin”. The session was concluded with rendition of a f Kafi of Hazrat Bhulet Shah.

(28-04-2009)

 

Shamshad Ahmed Khan delivers a lecture on Foreign Policy of Pakistan at GCU

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Quaid-e-Azam Political Science Society organized a special lecture ‘Foreign Policy of Pakistan’. Old Ravian and the former foreign secretary of Pakistan Shamshad Ahmad Khan delivered the lecture. He said that major problems of Pakistan are of domestic nature. So there is a dire need of finding the root causes of domestic problems like foreign policy dependent on good governance, rule of law and supremacy of constitution. He also mentioned his old memories when used to be part of GCU as student and later on as faculty member.

Dr. Khalid Pervaiz Dean Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, Prof. M. Azhar Chaudhary, Chairman Political Science, Anwar Mehmood Khan, Air Vice Marshal (R), faculty members and a large number of students attended the lecture.

(11-02-2009)

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF YJS

 

The following appointments are made by Young Journalists Society of Mass Communication Department GC University, Lahore for the session 2009-10.

 

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NAME

DESIGNATION

1

Rana Saifullah

President

2

Sundas Ali

General Secretary

3

Syeda Amina Ahmed

Sr. Vice President

4

M. Qasim

Vice President (Male)

5

Shakeela Rehman

Vice President (Female)

6

Arsalan Goraya

Secretary Coordination

7

Aqib Rashid

Joint Secretary

8

Shumaila Quraish

Finance Secretary

9

Tasweer Butt

Media Coordinator

10

Isra Tahir

Press Secretary

11

Qurat-Ul-Ain

Information Secretary

12

Akif Bhatti

Information Secretary

13

Ali Murad Ghauri

Event Coordinator

14

Komal Raja

Office Secretary

(23-11-2009)

 

 

GCU’s YJS AND Mass Communications students VISITS DUNYA TV AND GEO LAHORE CENTRES

 

The students of Young Journalists Society and Department of Mass Communication of Government College University Lahore visited GEO AND DUNYA Television. 26 students visited the channels under the supervision of In-charge Young Journalists Society Zubair Shafiq Jatoi. The purpose of this visit was to get the students of GCU exposed to various departments of GEO and their functions. The ‘Young Journalists’ got the opportunity to observe the process of production of news and various entertainment programs of both channels.

 

 

 

During their visit to GEO TV, the In-charge Current Affairs Lahore Agha Iqrar Haroon led the students to various departments. He said to the students, ‘Journalism requires passion and enthusiasm. A journalist should not only keep him or herself ready for any responsibility but also not to be restricted to time and space”. The GCU’s delegation visited news rooms, infotainment section, entertainment section and non-linear editing section etc. They also had the opportunity to see and interact with various GEO professionals like Rauf Afaq, Nadia Siddique and Abdul Rauf; the anchor person of program ‘Pachaas Minute’.

 

 

 

Later on students visited DUNYA TV and its various departments. The Young Journalists also had an individual session with Absar Alam, the head of News and Current Affairs of Dunya TV who discussed various aspects of media profession.

 

At the end Young Journalists Society and students of Mass Communication thanked the teams of both channels and presented them GCU’s brochures as souvenirs.

 

(04-04-2009)

 

Duty of Journalist is as important as the duty of a doctor: Simi Raheal

 

Young Journalists Society of Government College University organized a special lecture on media by renowned artist Simi Raheal. The lecture was aimed to provide the prospective journalists an opportunity to share ideas with media professional. Addressing the students, Simi Raheal said that women are playing a key role in media no matter on screen or off screen. “We all know that just 10 years back more than 90 percent of the writers, directors, anchor persons, journalists etc were male but now 85% of anchors are women”, she said,  media is more powerful than politics and war and can be the initiator of social as well as economic development in our society. It is journalists’ responsibility to distinguish between good and bad, right and wrong. She advised young journalists to not to promote the news which are against the national interest for the sake of their personal interest. Responding to a question she said the Soap which are being shown on Indian channels are damaging the cultural and moral values of our society.  She further said that Violence against women is still an issue. Some journalists used to provide women violence to meet their personal interests and to get fame. Simi said, ‘the only reason for Pakistan to be more victimized by western media is that we are being funded by the west”. She advised young journalists to percept well and get think beyond the preconceived stereotypes of our society. “Duty of Journalist is as important as the duty of a doctor” she added, it can also damage some one’s life. She also appreciated the efforts of the official bearers of YJS for organizing informative activities.

 

GCU PRO and YJS Report

(21-03-2009)

 

 

YOUNG JOURNALISTS SOCIETY VISITS PTV AND FM103

 

Young Journalists Society (YJS) visited Pakistan Television Lahore Centre and FM 103. As many as 25 students of YJS and Mass Communication visited the channels. The group was led by the In-charge Young Journalists Society Zubair Shafiq Jatoi and Najeeb Riasat. The Public Relations Officer of Pakistan Television Mr. Hayat Saif gave a brief introduction of PTV and guided the students to various units of PTV. The students visited Studio A, B & D of PTV where they had the opportunity to discuss about cameras, lights and set designing by the experts. Later on they were exposed to the pre and post production of various PTV programmes, News Room, and recording processes etc. They also observed the recording of famous PTV programme ‘Meena Bazar’. Later on students visited the radio station of FM 103 where Mr. Ayaz Ahmed producer briefed the students about the FM Radio programs and the departments of FM 103 that includes the live studio and production department.

 

(18-03-2009)

 

 

HMC AND YJS JOINTLY ORGANIZES LECTURE ON Sustainable Mountain Development

 

The Hiking and Mountaineering Club (HMC) and Young Journalists Society (YJS) jointly organized a special lecture on ‘Sustainable Mountain Development’ at Fazal-i-Hussain Reading Room by the renowned anthropologist and old ravians Agha Iqrar Haroon. The Ex-Advisor of HMC Dr. Zahir-ul-Hassan Naqvi was the chief guest. He gave a brief history of HMC and also shared his personal experiences at the occasion.

 

 

Agha Iqrar Haroon in his lecture urged students to take interest in the geography of Pakistan and also to explore its beauty. He was of the view that students should do research and take interest in the history, culture ecosystem and biodiversity of Pakistan. He shared lots of information about the mountains and their beauty. “Mountains do not need anything except peace” he added “They need foot steps and victory of people but not wrappers”. He further said tourism has been reduced in Pakistan because of so many factors but it is now our responsibility for its revival. He presented a Vienna Technical University Research Report prepared with the support of Ecotourism Society Pakistan (ESP) on Northern Areas of Pakistan, for GCU Library. At the end the advisors HMC and YJS of GCU thanked the speaker and guests.

 

(16-03-2009)

 

 

YJS ORGANIZES A LECTURE ON ROLE OF MEDIA AND ITS SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

 

Young Journalist Society of Government College University Lahore organized a special lecture on 'Role of Media and its Social Responsibility' at Post Graduate Library Seminar Room. Mr. Atta-Ur-Rehman, the senior columnist Daily Nawa-i-Waqt delivered the lecture. He said that the basic responsibility of media was not to exaggerate such kind of news that could spoil  the Pakistani image at international level but to present news and information by keeping in view the national interest. He further said that media lacked investigative reporting and this investigative journalism is required especially on the social and economic problems of the common people.

 

 

 

Addressing at the occasion the Chief Guest Prof. Dr. Khalid Pervaiz the Dean Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences GCU said that media should also give due coverage to the social and educational issues as compare to crime and political news.

 

(11-03-2009)

 

 

YJS organizes a seminar on ‘Role of Media in Recent Mumbai attacks’

 

Young Journalist Society of GCU Lahore organized a seminar on ‘Role of Media in recent Mumbai Attacks” in Chemistry Seminar Room. The purpose of the seminar was to provide opportunity to students to discuss this contemporary issue with media professionals. Taseer Mustafa from Duniya TV channel and Dr. Abdul Karim Khalid, Head of Urdu Department, University of Education Lahore participated as guest speakers.

 

Taseer Mustafa said the Indian media showed very un-ethical approach towards this particular issue and proved its immaturity in media profession. In contrary to this, he appreciated the role of Pakistani media. ‘Pakistani media has been very responsible as compare to Indian media’, he said, ‘media should be given freedom but with some code of conduct’.

 

Prof. Dr. Abdul Karim Khalid also appreciated the role of Pakistani media. He further said there is a need that media professionals should also be taken in trust by the government on such a national issues so that to avoid any ambiguities that sometimes may cause some damage to our national interest.  

 

The Chief Guest Prof. Dr. Khalid Pervaiz Dean of Arts and Social Sciences presented souvenirs to the guest speakers. At the end, In-charge Young Journalists Society, Zubair Shafiq Jatoi presented souvenir to chief guest and also thanked the guest speakers. Chief Librarian, Riaz-ul-Haq Deputy Director Public Relations, Najeeb Riasat Lecturer Mass Communication and large number of students were also present at the occasion.

(05-01-2009)

 

 

BOTANY DEPARTMENT CONDOLENCE REFERENCE

 

The GC University Lahore Botany Department organised a condolence reference for noted researcher and GC former Head of Botany Department Dr Sultan Ahmed on his 25th Death Anniversary.  Dr Sultan Ahmed had also been awarded Quaid-e-Azam Medal for his services.

 

Prof. Dr Khalid Hameed Shiekh, former Vice Chancellor Punjab University, Prof. Masoodul Hassan, Dr S.H. Iqbal, Dr Zaheer-ud-Din Khan and a large numbers of students of  late Sultan Ahmed attended the condolence reference. They remembered the services of the great researcher for Pakistan and Government College Lahore and offered fateh for his soul.

 

(12-11-2009)

 

 

THE GREEN REFLECTION OF THE CITY OF GARDENS HAS BEEN POLLUTED: VICE CHANCELLOR GCU LAHORE

 

Climate change is the most serious challenge of the 21st century. It is affecting humans, animals and plants from Deep Ocean to highest mountains. These views were expressed by the speakers at the inaugural session of the international workshop on “Preservation and Enhancement of Biodiversity: Application of Tree Rings in Pakistan” at the Bokhari Auditorium.

 

Addressing the workshop, Prof. Dr Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor GCU said that there was a time when environment was the issue of the developed world and developing world was focusing on basic essentials “but now environment is the issue of developing world too”. He said pollution is damaging the environment and creating bad effects on health. He congratulates the department of Botany for organizing workshop on and important issue.

 

Sajjad Saleem Hotiana Secretary Environment Protection Department Punjab Government said Biodiversity was the new concept of Pakistan and we were focusing on this part. He said, the IUCN Red List estimates that 12-52% of species and vascular plants are threatened with extinction. He further said that Climate is impacting people, animals, plants and natural environment. He said Climate change will seriously affect humans, our environment, our health and our security. “Rising sea levels, wildfires, floods, droughts and storms will become more common, and upto 30 percent of the planet’s plant and animal species could become extinct”.

 

Prof. Jonathan Palmer a world known expert of tree rings from university of Oakland Newzeland delivered a presentation on tree rings and forest management.

 

Chairperson Department of the Botany Dr. Zaheer-u-Din delivered welcome address and discussed the importance of environment in modern age. Dean Faculty of Science and Technology Prof. Dr. Amin-ul-Haq, guest faculty members of other universities and students were present.    

 

(06-10-2009)

 

 

BOTANY DEPARTMENT WILL ORGANIZE AN International Seminar

 

Botany Department GC University is organizing an International seminar/workshop on "APPLICATION OF TREE RING DATA IN PAKISTAN & BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION” from 5th-7th October 2009. The interested botanists can send the abstracts of their research articles preferably in the field of Plant Anatomy/Biodiversity Preservation for presentation on or before 25th October 2009. The telephone and E-Mail Contacts are 042-9213375 and sohaibs1983@gamil.com respectively.

 

(16-09-2009)

 

 

HIGHER DEGREES STUDENTS VISITS AZAD JAMMU & KASHMIR EARTH QUAKE AFFECTED AREAS

 

A group of M.Phil. (Botany) students (Session: 2008-2010) and Ph.D. students of FUUAST, Karachi visited Muzaffarabad and its adjoining areas to document the flora of that region. The purpose was to notice the impact of earthquake which shucks the whole valley of Azad Jammu & Kashmir in 2005. The students collected the data on the inventory of plants as well as collected the cores of pine trees for their dendro-seismological analysis. Prof. Dr. Zaheer-ud-Din Khan Chairperson Botany Department GC University, Lahore and Dr. Moin-ud-din, Foreign Professor of Botany FUUAST, Karachi supervised the students in the taxonomic as well as Dendrochronological studies. The areas which were thoughly investigated for such studies include, Pir Chanasi Hills (Muzaffarabad), Sharda, Chakothi Sector and Keran (Nelam Valley).

 

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Woodwardiasp                                   Euphorbia wallichii

(25-06-2009)

 

A VISIT TO MURREE & ADJOINING AREAS ARRANGED BY BOTANY DEPARTMENT GC UNIVERSITY, LAHORE

 

B.Sc (Hons) students visited Murree to collect sample plants

 

Botany Department organized an academic and recreational four days tour of Murree for B.Sc. (Hons.) students Year-IV. The students were introduced to plant species of different kinds and link between the students and plants of a particularly species was established.

 

They have collected many samples of plants like including Lichens, Mosses, Ferns, Gymnosperms and Angiosperms. Lichens included Dermatocarpon, Parmelia, and Graphics, Xanthoria,

Bryophytes included, Marchantia, Porella, Funaria and beautiful collection of ferns. A collection of Rust on Barberis vulgaris was also found on Bansra Gali and Ayubiya pipeline tracks.

 

 

(01-06-2009)

 

 

1st annual dinner of “Botany Alumni Association” on 30th May,09

 

Department of Botany, GC University Lahore is arranging 1st annual dinner of Botany Alumni Association on 30th of May 2009 at 7:30 pm in GCU, Lahore. All the Old Ravian Botanists and present students of the Botany Department are invited to join the ceremony. Please click here to download the membership form. For any further information please call on UAN: 111-000-010 Ext.257 or 042-9213375 or email to baagcu@yahoo.com.  

(19-05-2009)

 

GCU Botany Department, PSIC SIGN MoU

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A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Punjab Small Industries Corporation and Government College University to conduct research on flowers. Babar Nawaz Director (Admin) PSIC and Dr. Zaheer-ud-Din Chairperson Botany department GCU signed the MoU on behalf of their respective institutes.

According to the understanding reached, the institutes would jointly conduct research on fragrances and this obtained from different varieties of flowers recommended by the Punjab Government. A report will also be prepared in this regard to work out modalities for the project.

(17-03-2009)

(Courtesy: Dawn, Lahore)

 

 

PAKISTAN BOTANIC GARDENS CONFERENCE CONTINUES SECOND DAY AT GCU LAHORE

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The second Pakistan Botanic Gardens Conference proceedings entered the second day at Fazl-e-Husain Reading Room of GCU. A total of nine presentations were given on plants diversity and sustainable use of nature resources and Botanic Gardens Research, Education and Public Awareness Programs. A committee headed by Director PBGN. Prof. Dr. Amin Ul Haq Khan made the recommendations. The other members were Dr. G. Raza Bhatti (Sindh) Dr. R. B. Tareen (Baluchistan) Dr. Abdul Rasheed (NWFP) and Dr. M. Afzal (Punjab).

(04-02-2009)

 

GCU BOTANIC GARDEN TO HELP CONSERVE COUNTRY’S BIODIVERSITY

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The Inspector General (Forest) Pakistan Muhammad Iqbal Sial has said the role of Botanic Garden is to preserve the precious plants, to promote gardening and to make the environment green and healthy. He was speaking at the second Pakistan Botanic Garden Conference at GC University Lahore. He said federal government was very much serious to promote the forest in Pakistan. He said Botanic Gardens were now recognized as centers of plant conservation world wide. GC University Botanic Garden being the Oldest Garden of the country and now also the Secretariat of Pakistan Botanic Gardens Network has assured the responsibility of promoting the establishment of conservation of biodiversity units in the country in the form of Botanic Garden and In-Situ reserves. Inspector General Forest said that it was on 24th March 2006, the signing of the ‘Lahore Statement’ on botanic gardens of Pakistan that laid the foundation of Pakistan Botanic Garden Secretariat in GC University Lahore, with a vision that it will emerge as a partner in the conservation and sustainable use of Pakistan’s unique environment, botanical and cultural heritage. Realizing the significance of increasing role of Botanic Garden in conservation of biodiversity, Ministry of Environment, Government of Pakistan, supported the vision and immediately wished to establish a partnership by providing funds for that purpose.

Speaking on the occasion the GCU Vice Chancellor said Lahore was the city of gardens but unfortunately the healthy and green reflection of the city had been damaged which was a big question mark for us. He stressed the promotion of the gardens and green environment but was also necessary for human health and future of the country. He urged the people to become lovers of plants and birds.

GCU’s Dean of Sciences and Technology Dr. Amin-ul-Haq and Faiza Sharif also spoke on the occasion.

 (03-02-2009)

 

INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY GC UNIVERSITY, NEW BUILDING INAUGURATED

The newly-built building of Institute of Industrial Biotechnology was formally inaugurated by Prof. Dr Atta-ur-Rehman former Chairman Higher Education Commission Chairman of Pakistan. GCU Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab was also present on this occasion.

The institute was set up with a grant of Rs 48.087 million from the Higher Education Commission. The institute has six research labs, three general labs, six lecture rooms, eight faculty rooms, an autoclave room along with cold room, conference room, committee room, staff room and computer lab in addition to life sciences library.

Prof Dr Atta-ur-Rehman laid a stress on setting up new institutes and universities in the country, saying that only 4.6 percent of youth from17 to 23 years of age is enrolled with universities for the higher education. “Students are there but we do not have universities to accommodate them,” he added. Talking about the discipline of industrial biotechnology, Dr Atta said the biotechnology is growing discipline and has covered the 20percent medicine industry. “It is likely to cover the 50pc of medicine industry by the year 2020,” he added. He briefed in detail the steps he had taken as the HEC Chairman for the development of the higher education in Pakistan.

Speaking on the occasion, GCU Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab supported the HEC policy that those faculty members should be given more incentives that are more productive than the others.

Eminent life sciences scientists, deans, academic and administrative heads of departments GCU were present on the occasion. Earlier Prof. Dr. Ikram-ul-Haq Director IIBT welcomed the guests.

(24-12-2009)

 

GCU, Descon join hands to develop new technologies

 

Department of Chemistry, GC University Lahore has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Descon Chemicals Private Limited to explore cooperation in the filed of research and develop new technologies.   

 

GCU Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab and Descon Chemicals CEO Taimur Dawood signed the memorandum of understanding at a graceful ceremony at GCU Syndicate Committee Room. The signatories mutually agreed to collaborate in research and holding joint seminars and workshops. The Descon consented to provide internship, job placement, MTO and other training opportunities to the GCU graduates besides facilitating in scaling up studies for higher degree students. The company also expressed its wish to establish a chair at the university’s Chemistry Department.

 

Speaking on the occasion, GCU VC Dr Khalid Aftab highlighted the importance of Industries-universities partnerships. He said that the new challenges have come forward and universities should develop strong links with each other and with local industries to cope with these challenges. Dr Khalid Aftab termed the MoU with Descon a substantial development in research and products’ advancement and hoped that the GCU-Descon partnership would go a long way. He said that the Chemistry Department is fully equipped to provide all kind of solutions to Descon. The Vice Chancellor also hoped the partnership would help in making new technologies and manufacturing innovative products locally.

 

Descon Chemicals CEO Taimur Dawood also expressed his pleasure on entering into a partnership with a local university, saying “we Pakistanis are as competent as any nation in the world.” Azeem Ifthikar, Dr Fozia Aleem, Abid Raza, Bilal Malik and Syed Imran Moonis represent Descon.

 

GCU Dean of Sciences Dr Amin Ul Haq and Taimur Dawood stressed on developing, indigenously, a biodegradable, environment friendly and cost effective food packaging material. The GCU Vice Chancellor directed the Chemistry Department Chairperson Prof. Dr. Saeed Iqbal to form a special research group in this regard. GCU Registrar and Director Academic Planning and External Links were also present on the occasion.

 

(25-11-2009)

 

 

GCU LAHORE DECLARES MSC INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY RESULTS 2007-2009  

 

Examination Department GCU Lahore declared the results of MSc Industrial Chemistry. All the 37 students appeared in the examination were declared pass. Hina Saleem got the first position. Tahir Ali Shiekh and Wajeeha Tanveer got second and third positions respectively.

 

(27-10-2009)

 

 

PH.D DEGREE AWARDED to Muhammad Ashfaq in Chemistry

 

GC University Lahore has awarded Master of Philosophy (PhD) degree to Muhammad Ashfaq in the subject of Chemistry after approval of his Thesis titled ‘Development and Validation of Liquid Chromatographic Methods for Anti-Hyperlipidaemic Drugs in Binary combination’. He was an HEC scholar. He completed his research work under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Islam Ullah Khan, Chemistry department GCU Lahore.

(26-10-2009)

 

 

GCU AWARDED Four PhDs in Chemistry

 

GC University Lahore has awarded PhD degrees to four students in Chemistry. The students are Dr. Farzana Bashir, Dr. Muhammad Ashfaq, Dr. Muhammad Nadeem Asghar, Dr. Syed Tauqir Ali Sherazi. Their topics of thesis were “Environmental Impacts of Reuse of Sewage and Industrial Effluents on Irrigated Farmland”, “Development and Validation of Liquid Chromatographic Methods for Anti-Hyperlipidemic Drugs in Binary Combination”, “Oxidative Stress Status Evaluation at Chemical and Biochemical Levels Using Novel/ Improved and Contemporary Methods” and “Development of Inexpensive Proton Exchange Membranes for Fuel Cells by Radiation Induced Grafting Technique” respectively. They completed their research under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Muhammad Akram Kashmiri and Prof. Dr. Islam Ullah Khan.

(29-09-2009)

 

 

 

Muhammad Nadeem Asghar AWARDED PHD IN CHEMISTRY

 

GC University, Lahore has awarded PhD degree to Muhammad Nadeem Asghar in Chemistry after the approval of his thesis “Oxidative Stress Status Evaluation at Chemical and Biochemical Levels Using Novel/Improved at Contemporary Methods”.   He completed his research work under the supervision of Dr. Islam Ullah Khan, Professor of Chemistry GCU Lahore.

(15-08-2009)

 

 

 

GCU CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT PRODUCES PHD SCHOLAR

 

Dr. Shazia Khurshid Lecturer Department of Chemistry Government College University Lahore has been awarded the PhD in the subject of Chemistry. Her topic was “Microbial Production of Glucose Oxidase and its Commercial Applications”. She completed her research under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Muhammad Akram Kashmiri Chairman, BISE Lahore.

(19-08-2009)

 

 

DUNNICLIFF CHEMICAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT GCU ARRANGED ITS ANNUAL DINNER

 

The Dean Faculty of Science and Technology and Director Sustainable Development Study Centre, GC University Lahore Dr. Amin-ul-Haq Khan said that the students of GCU especially Chemistry Department showing great interest in research which is the positive sign for the promotion of research activities in the country. He was addressing the Annual Dinner arranged by the Dunnicliff Chemical Society, of Chemistry Department on the behalf of the Vice Chancellor of GCU at the Bokhari Auditorium. He said we should encourage our students towards research and should be role model for the others.

 

While addressing the ceremony Chairman Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education, Lahore Prof. Dr. Akram Kashmiri appreciated the research work done at GCU. He said that GCU has a brilliant tremendous record and the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab always provided better environment for the promotion of education and research at GCU.

 

Prof. Dr. M. Saeed Iqbal Chairperson Chemistry said that the department is contributing a lot for research activities and during last year about 70 research papers have been published. He further said GCU secured 6th position in Pakistan by promoting research activities and academics work.

 

Earlier Souvenirs and prizes were distributed among the faculty members and outstanding students.

 

(16-07-2009)

 

GCU Chemistry department launches Diploma IN FORENSIC CHEMISTRY

 

The Department of Chemistry organized a special awareness seminar at the launching ceremony of Diploma in Forensic Chemistry at Bokhari Auditorium. Addressing at the seminar Syed Asghar Raza Gardezi the Inspector General of Police of Pakistan Railways said forensic chemistry that without thinking and planning about the future, it is impossible to overcome the hurdles and compete with the challenges of future. He said that there was s a dire need of understanding between the law enforcement agencies and forensic scientists.

 

The Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab said in this modern age there was need of careful planning with quality. He said there was a also a need to integrate and promote inter disciplinary programmes. He said that GCU always took initiatives in starting applied courses and programmes.

 

Dean Faculty of Science and Technology Dr. Amin-ul-Haq Khan highlighted the different aspects of the programmes. Dr. Irfana Marium elaborated the objectives of the diploma program. Chairperson Chemistry Department GCU Prof. Dr. Saeed Iqbal said the need for the diploma in forensic chemistry it was felt that the government was planning to establish forensic labs across the country but qualified and trained personnel were not available to run them. He said science graduates should enrol themselves in this programme to take up the upcoming positions. Dr. Shahzad Bhatti and Dr. Saleem Bukhari highlighted the salient and feathers of the programmes in the technical session.

(16-06-2009)

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS BY OXFORD UNIVERSITY SCHOLARS AT SDSC

 

The Sustainable Development Study Centre (SDSC) organized the final presentations of Sarah Helm and Miriam Kugele of Oxford University Scholars on research in Keenjhar Lake, Thatta District, and Sindh Province at Fazal-e-Hussain Reading Room. Both the scholars shared their research findings which were mainly focused on pollution in the Keenjhar Lake, local ecological knowledge & fishing communities, role of NGOs and the governance perspectives towards declining livelihood of the Lake. The two scholars visited Pakistan under Pakistan Field Research Program 2009 – a joint collaboration between Oxford University UK, GCU Lahore and WWF Pakistan.

 

The chief guest of the ceremony Dr. Nisar Ahmed (RMC-CASP) appreciated the research work of the scholars and the special efforts of GCU Lahore and WWF-Pakistan. Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology and Director Sustainable Development Study Centre (SDSC) Dr. Amin-ul-Haq Khan urged to promote research oriented activities. The presentation was attended by Director General WWF-Pakistan Ali Hassan Habib, Mehjabeen Abidi Habib (Coordinator Pak FRP), representatives of NGOs concerned with nature conservation, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Dr. Khalid Pervaiz, Chairpersons and heads of different departments, faculty members & students of GCU Lahore.

(23-07-2009)

SDSC ORGANIZES AN INVITED LECTURE ON ‘CONSERVATION PRACTICES IN ASIAN COUNTRIES’

 

The Sustainable Development Study Centre GC University Lahore organized an invited lecture on “Conservation Practices in Asian Countries”. The guest speaker Hassan Ali, a Biologist and Geographic Information System (GIS) Specialist working at WWF – Pakistan discussed about Biological conservation of wildlife, flora and fauna and gave the examples from Panna National Park in India. Director Sustainable Development Study Centre presented GCU Souvenir to Hassan Ali. Faculty members and M. Phil Students from Botany, Environmental Science and Zoology Department attended the lecture.

(09-07-2009)

SDSC SEMINAR on Water Scarcity Awareness

 

GCU’s Sustainable Development Study Center organised a seminar on “Water Scarcity Awareness” at Bokhari Auditorium. Speaking on the occasion, GCU Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab said Islam was a religion which forbids waste of anything adding the wasting of water is an un-Islamic act. He underlined the need to preserve water for avoiding scarcity. He said people always suggested others to do well but unfortunately never applied the suggestion on themselves. “We should avoid to waste water” he added.

 

Rizwan-ul-Haq, the executive coordinator of Pani Pakistan said, “It’s not time to think its time to action against water wastage.” Prof. Dr Yasmin Rashid President Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) said that GCU is promoting the leaders and its students are the real leaders. Dean of Sciences and Technology GCU Dr. Amin Ul Haq, faculty members and a large number of students were also present.

(17-03-2009)

Shafqat Kakakhel delivers lecture on Evolution of Global Environmental Movement

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Senior Advisor on Environment at Sustainable Development Policy Institute Shafqat Kakakhel said that one of the biggest challenges we are facing is to integrate Environment with Development. He was delivering the lecture on ‘Evolution of Global Environmental Movement’ organized by the Sustainable Development Study Centre at Sir Fazal-e-Hussain Reading Room. He said that hundred years ago, world population was 2 billion but now we have more than 6 billion that also needs a balance between growth of natural resources and their consumption, we have to do something about population. He said, ‘we have lost 30% of fish stock because of industrial wastes, as a result, large number of countries have stopped importing food from Pakistan’. He added that there is a tremendous increase in Environmental Diseases.

The Vice Chancellor, GC University Dr. Khalid Aftab said, ‘we have always been trying to get our faculty members and students interacted with such learned personalities so that to provide them chance to explore in-depth knowledge on different national and international level issues, as the biggest deficit is Educational Deficit. He congratulated and Dr. Nuzrat Yar Khan for arranging such an informative lecture.

The Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore presenting souvenir to Shafqat Kakakhel

(27-01-2009)

QEC AND MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT ARRANGES PRESENTATION ON MATHEMATICS FOR ALL

 

Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) in collaboration with the Department of Mathematics at Government College University Lahore conducted a Presentation on the topic “Mathematics for All” at Sir Fazal-e-Hussain Reading Room. The Department of Mathematics of GCU followed the guidelines of Higher Education Commission (HEC) and prepared new curriculum for the students of the department.

 

Dean Faculty of Science and Technology Dr. Amin ul Haq Khan in his concluding remarks appreciated the promotional academic efforts by the Department of Mathematics. He said that GCU is the only University, which is following the initiatives of HEC in all academic affairs. He said that the Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore Dr. Khalid Aftab is always interested in the promotion of academic and research related activities. Speaking on the occasion, the Director Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) Ms. Iram Sohail said that the purpose of this presentation session is sharing the changes by means of meaningful dialogue and discussion.

 

(25-06-2009)

 

5TH INTERNATIONAL KANGAROO MATHEMATICS CONTEST (IKMC) 2009 FOR THE STUDENTS OF FA/FSC PART-I & II

 

The Abdus Salam School of Mathematical Sciences (ASSMS), GC University Lahore is organizing the 5th International Kangaroo Mathematics contest on April 16th 2009. This contest is the world’s largest international mathematical events. It is organized by the international association “Mathematiques Pourtous” also known as Mathematics without Borders.

 

Who can participate?

 

All the students of F.A/F.Sc (Part I & II) are eligible to participate in this contest.

 

Participation Fee:

 

Rs. 500/- per student

 

How to participate?

 

Interested students must submit the following to the office of Assistant Registrar (Academic):

1.    Original Fee Deposit Challan

2.    One copy of Fee deposit Challan

3.    One copy of University I.D. Card.

 

Note: Fee deposit challan can be obtained from fee section (Treasurer Office)

 

Deadline for registration:

 

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

 

Prizes and Awards

 

  • Prizes will be given to students in the categories of class, school, city and at national level.

  • Besides, each participating student will receive an Internationally Recognized Certificate.

 

For further details and past papers please click here.

 

Deputy Registrar (Academic)

(27-02-2009)

 

PhD AWARDED TO MUHAMMAD SALEEM KHAN IN PHYSICS

 

Muhammad Saleem Khan Assistant Professor of Physics, GC University Lahore has been awarded P.hD in the subject of Physics. His topic was “Dynamical Control System: Design, Modeling and Simulation in Distributed and Local Environment”. He completed his worked under the supervision of Dr. Hassan Amir Shah, Department of physics GC University Lahore and Co-Supervisor Dr. Muhammad Aslam Director General, Institute of Industrial Control Systems.

(30-09-2009)

 

 

LECTURE ON ANGIOGENESIS AND NANO TECHNOLOGY

 

The Department of Physics Government College University Lahore organized an invited lecture by Dr. Sohail Ejaz from Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Cambridge University, UK, at Sir Fazal-e-Hussain Reading Room of GCU. The guest speaker discussed the process of Angiogenesis, Anatomy of blood vessels and tumour angiogenesis. He said that Angiogenesis plays an important role in physiological condition as well in pathological. He comprehensively presented the difference between a normal blood vessel and a tumour carrying blood vessel. He further described the events lead to tumours in angiogenesis and how angiogenesis is associated with cancer in cancer progression. Dr. Sohail said that about Thalidomide a drug that block angiogenesis, its role as a drug in the prevention of cancer and its limitations. He further elaborated Electro chemotherapy, Nano technology, different types of nano- materials their potential use in cancer treatment and various other angiogenesis related areas.

 

At the end, Dean Faculty of science and Technology, Dr. Amin-ul-Haq Khan thanked the guest speaker for delivering valuable lecture on Angiogenesis novel cancer mechanism and treatment. Director CASP Dr Mujtaba Ghauri, Dr Nisar Ahmed of Rafi Chair, Chairperson Department of physics Dr Riaz Ahmed senior faculty member guests and large number of students were also present.

(10-09-2009)

 

 

Dr. Samar Mubarakmand VISITS Center for Advanced Studies in Physics GC University

 

Dr. Samar Mubarakmand a distinguished old Ravian and Member Planning and Development Division (Science and Technology) and Dr. Muhammad Asharf Moten Senior Chief (S&T) visited the High-Tension Laboratory of Center for Advanced Studies in Physics (CASP) The two-member team along with Dr. Nisar Ahmad Professor Dr. Rafi M. Chaudhry Chair, Prof. Dr. Ijaz Mujtaba Ghauri Director CASP and Dr. Riaz Ahmad Chairperson Physics Department visited the various section of High-Tension Laboratory and observed the working and research environment of the lab. Both guest scientists also saw the performance of the Pelletron Accelerator and appreciated the research activities of the lab. They also met the Vice Chancellor GCU and discussed various research related issues. He thanked the team of scientists for taking interest in educational research oriented activities.

(12-08-2009)

 

 

LECTURE ON  Radiotracer Development for Positron Emission Tomography AT GCU

 

The Physics Department organized a lecture on “Radiotracer Development for Positron Emission Tomography (PET)” which was delivered by Prof. Dr. Syed M. Qaim an Old Ravian and a renowned scientist of Pakistani Origin working at the Research Centre Juelich and the University of Cologne, Germany. He said that the nuclear technology related to electricity production is still viewed in many western countries with somewhat scepticism; the applications of nuclear sciences in medical diagnosis and therapy are experiencing worldwide a revolutionary expansion. He particularly dwelled on a very modern medical diagnostic method, namely Positron Emission Tomography (PET). He further said that the PET technique is non-invasive, fast and quantitative and it is being increasingly used in neurology, cardiology and oncology to detect abnormal physiological functions. Dr. Qaim said accelerators in general are very versatile tools and a few of them have already been installed in Pakistan for applications in many fields. The medically oriented accelerators are located in hospital environments. He said the Physics Department of GCU has a long tradition in teaching modern aspects of physics, among them plasma, solid state and accelerator physics and recently a new course on applied nuclear physics, dealing especially with medical aspects, has been introduced to prepare interested postgraduate students to work in interdisciplinary areas.

 

The lecture was conducted by Prof. Dr. Hassan Shah and attended by doctors from Shaukat Khanum, INMOL and the faculty of Physics Department of GCU.

(01-04-2009)

 

 

NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM On “FRONTIERS IN PHYSICS” AT GCU LAHORE

 

Department of Physics at GCU Lahore organized a symposium on “Frontiers in Physics” from 29th to 31st January 2009 in Bokhari Auditorium. In the Inaugural, the Chief Guest of the ceremony Prof. Riaz-ud-Din the eminent physicist of Pakistan said that the state of Physics in Pakistan is not very heartening, in fact it has somewhat declined from mid sixties to early 90s in perspective of quality not in quantity. Addressing the symposium Prof. Khalid Aftab the Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore mentioned that GCU Lahore has maintained wonderful traditions of academic excellence, research, promotion of new ideas and above all the respect for other’s views. He stated that GCU Lahore is modern, demand driven, research based, quality conscious, futuristic and affordable public institution.

 

Dr. Pervaiz Hoodbouy gave the inaugural lecture on “The Salam Weinberg theory and Beyond” . Prof. Hassan A Shah from the department of Physics at GCU Lahore spoke on the occasion. Dr. Riaz Ahmed the Chairperson Department of Physics at GCU Lahore and a large number of faculty members of different universities were present at the event.

(11-02-2009)

 

 

ASMA KARIM AWARDED PHD IN ZOOLOGY

 

GC University, Lahore has awarded PhD to Asma Karim in the subject of Zoology. Her thesis topic was “Immunological Manifestations of Toxicants in Cyprinus Carpio (Common Carp) & Oncorhynchus Mykiss (Raibow Trout)”. She completed her research under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Muhammad Sharif Mughal, Chairperson Zoology Department GCU Lahore. She will receive the degree in the coming annual convocation of the University to be held on November 2009.

 

(10-09-2009)

ONE DAY SEMINAR ON FISH & FISHERIES OF PAKISTAN

 

The Zoology Department GCU Lahore and University of Aberdeen UK jointly organized a seminar on “Fish & Fisheries of Pakistan” with the Collaboration of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and British Council, joint Higher Education Links Program (2006-09) at Biology Junior Theatre.

 

Speaking on the occasion, the guest speaker an eminent Ichthyologist Prof. Dr. M. Ramzan Mirza said that fisheries industry was a growing industry and there is a need to promote the fisheries industry for the promotion of economic sector. He said that without proper research on fisheries it’s not possible to maintain the required standard of the fisheries industry. He said that fish health management was an issue difficult to control fish health in a poor environmental condition.

 

Addressing on the occasion Chairperson Zoology Department Prof. Dr. Sharif Mughal said that in fish immunology GCU have achieved expertise in innovative and fantastic field of Bioinformatics and also got honorary research fellowship in University of Aberdeen for two faculty members and organized training of 158 Postgraduate students. He said both HEC and British Council and Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor GCU extended timely help and support. The faculty, guests and students from other universities were also present.

(22-06-2009)

SUFFICIENT KNOWLEDGE OF MODERN TECHNIQUES AND LATEST RESEARCH NEEDED: VICE CHANCELLOR GCU

 

The Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab emphasized the need of getting sufficient knowledge of modern techniques and latest research. He was addressing the Annual Dinner of Zoology Department of Government College University Lahore held at Bukhari Lawn. He said that the country could not meet the challenges of modern world without preparing his youth. He further said that the basic challenge is to seek knowledge which is the wonderful thing. The heads of academics and administrative departments, faculty and a large number of students present on the occasion.

(25-04-2009)

A seminar held on “Fish Health Management” at GCU Lahore

 

The Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab said that 21st century is the century of Biological Sciences and GCU is promoting scientists by providing better education in sciences. He was addressing the one day seminar on “Fish Health Management” at Fazal-e-Hussain Reading Room organized by the Zoology Department of with the collaboration of HEC, British Counsel and University of Aberdeen.

   

He further said for promoting scientific knowledge and education more funds were needed to fulfill the requirements and without HEC help it was difficult to complete the present global challenges of the 21st century.

 

The guest speaker of the seminar Director General Fisheries Punjab Dr. Ayub said that fish health management is a big issue and it is very difficult to control fish health in a poor environmental condition. He said that “There are 8,000 fish farms on 40,000 acres of land which are affected badly by the serious drought which we have been facing since last few years”.

 

Chairperson Zoology Department Dr. Sharif Mughal said that the department had set up a Fish Immunology lab in 2001 through special funds allocation by the GCU Vice Chancellor. This link facilitated the existed resources to mimic the International level facilities locally and provision to purchase Fish Immunology related books and molecular manuals. Presently 5 M.Phil and 4 Ph.D scholars were working.

 

(13-03-2009)

One day seminar on “Fish Health Management” WILL BE HELD ON 12th March 2009

 

Zoology department, GC University, Lahore is organizing a one day seminar on “Fish Health Management” under HEC-BC Joint Higher Education Link Program. This link was developed between Zoology department, GC University, Lahore and School of Biological sciences, University of Aberdeen in 2006. The link coordinators are Prof. Dr. M. Sharif Mughal and Prof. Dr. C. J. Secombes. This seminar will focus on the fish diseases of Pakistan and their management procedures.

 

Dr. Muhammad Ayub, Director Fisheries, Punjab will be the guest speaker. The seminar will start at 10.00 A.M. on 12th March, 2009 in Fazl-e-Hussain Reading Room. The Vice chancellor, GC University, Lahore, Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab will grace the occasion as chief guest.

 

(03-03-2009)

SIX DAYS ZOOLOGICAL Techniques workshop concludes at GCU

 

Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore has said that knowledge gives one you confidence and makes one feel more comfortable. “Gone are the days when learning was done for the sake of earning but now learning requires passion and enthusiasm” he added. He was addressing the concluding ceremony of the 3rd, six days in-service teachers’ training workshop on Zoological Techniques in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission at Sir Fazal-e-Hussain Reading Room of the University Lahore on Saturday. He said that Educational Institutions were made by teachers and students and both needed continuous learning opportunities to meet   the demands of modern world and this workshop was one such opportunity.

                                              

Zoology Department Chairperson Prof. Dr. M. Sharif Mughal said that 28 Zoologists from different colleges and universities of Punjab attended the workshop. “The purpose of this workshop was to provide an opportunity to the zoologists to learn the 21st century demand driven zoological techniques. He said 28 experts of GC University and other institutions delivered 18 lectures on different zoological techniques.

 

Nadia Siddiqui, Deputy Director Learning Innovation Division of Higher Education Commission, Prof. Dr. Amin ul Haq khan Dean Faculty of Science and Technology, Prof. Dr Khalid Pervaiz, Dean Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Iram Sohail, Director Quality Enhancement Cell, Fouzia Shaheen, Director Academic Planning & External Links and faculty members were also present on the occasion.

(21-02-2009)

Courage to Know is the best motto of enlightenment: Vice Chancellor GCU

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The Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab has said that challenges of 21st century are bigger but not difficult, efficient hard work is needed for the scientist to overcome these challenges. The basic challenge is to seek knowledge which is the wonderful thing. He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of the six days in service teachers training workshop on Zoological Techniques at Fazal-e-Hussain Reading Room. He said that GCU has a tradition of liberal education and we are putting our concerted efforts to provide the students with the best educational facilities. Dr. Khalid Aftab said that the motto of GCU is “Courage to Know” which is the best motto of enlightenment and the teaching of Islam is based on enlightenment. Chairperson Zoology Department Dr. M. Sharif Mughal in his welcome address said, ‘Zoology is an important branch of Biological Sciences. During the last decade or so, very significant innovations and advancements have been introduced in teaching and research in different fields of Zoology’.

(18-02-2009)

Inaugural Meeting of the GCU Lahore Clinical Psychology Alumni

 

The Inaugural meeting of the Alumni Association of Clinical Psychology GCU was held on 9th December 2009 at Fazal-e-Hussain Reading room.The Vice Chancellor GCU, Dr. Zahid Mahmood Director Clinical Psychology and Ms Tazvin Ijaz President of Alumni Association addressed the gathering of 45 members and 15 guests. Dr. Zahid Mahmood traced the brief history of the department and training course which is now recognized as professional training course in Canada. The Vice Chancellor appreciated the efforts of the department of Clinical Psychology for starting the new courses. The copies of Clinical Psychologists were also distributed among the participants.

 

(11-12-2009)

The Department of Clinical Psychology FACULTY AND STUDENTS PRESENTED PAPERS IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE HELD AT ISLAMABAD  

 

The Clinical Psychology department, GC University Lahore, presented the symposium, at the 3rd International Conference Developmental Psychopathology; Prevalence, Management and Prevention organized by National Institute of Psychology Islamabad on 14th October 2009. Dr. Zahid Mahmood presented a State of the Art Lecture on Introducing the School Psychology in Pakistan, the GCU Experience, summarizing the work in the area carried out in the out in the Department over the last four years, highlighting the development of the GCU Battery of cognitive and personality assessment of the school child. In addition Dr. Zahid Mahmood also chaired a session on the last day. The overview was followed by four empirical papers:

 

1-     Sadia Saleem: The Developmental of Emotional and Behavioral Problems Checklist for School Children- a Phenomenological Approach.

2-     Sarah Durrani & Shumaila Tasleem: Gender Differences in the Presentation of Emotional Behavioral Problems by School Children 

3-     Samina Riaz & Sadia Saleem: Teachers’ Perspective of Emotional and Behavioral Problems in School Children.

4-     Tazvin Ijaz: Relationship between Attachment Style and Internalizing and Externalizing Problems in School Children.

 

Three Individual Papers were also presented by Faculty and Students of the departmentin the symposium:

 

1-     Zainab Chaudhry: Perception of Health Related Quality of life in Pediatric

Cancer Patient

2-     Mahwesh Arooj Naz: Assessment of Depressive Ideation among Adolescence 

School Girls

3-     Fatima Naeem: Factorial Study of a Resilience Scale and its Relationship with

      Self Esteem in Children.

 

(22-10-2009)

"Director Clinical Psychology delivers a special lecture"

 

Prof. Dr. Zahid Mahmud Director Clinical Psychology department delivered a special lecture in a seminar titled as "Introduction of School Counseling" organized by Pakistan Railways at Lahore. He said the teachers should be provided with proper psychological training, so that they could understand psychology of people.

 

(18-06-2009)

GCU ORGANIZES WORKSHOP ON CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE: VICE CHANCELLOR FOR PROMOTING RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

 

Alumni Association of Clinical Psychologists of Department of Clinical Psychology GCU organized one day workshop on “Child Sexual Abuse” with the collaboration of SAHIL: a NGO working on child sexual abuse at the Sir Fazal-e-Hussain Reading Room. Addressing the workshop participants Prof. Dr, Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore said that universities and Higher Educational institutes could not survive in isolation and they should develop links with professional organizations to promote research and developmental activities. He said that the world started getting knowledge with the promotion of developing links with different departments. GCU always tries to make better linkages with other institutions those working on latest research and developmental activities. He said that GCU always put concerted efforts for promoting research activities. He further said that GCU always provide latest education and relevant facilities to the students.

  

Director Clinical Psychology Department said “It is was a well known fact that 5-10% of children are said to have suffered sexual abuse and that child sexual abuse could have life long adverse effects on the victim”. He said that it was the first ever in the country that GCU had introduced School Psychology research as a compulsory part of clinical training. He said that the main ethos of the course was to develop an indigenous knowledge base and practices to meet the needs of the society. He further said that clinical psychologists armed with a comprehensive knowledge and well practiced skills should not only institutions but also community at large. He said clinical psychologists should address issues, problems and difficulties that best not just clinical populations but also normal people trying to lead normal life.

 

Clinical Psychology Department Director Dr. Zahid Mahmood said: “It is a well known fact that 5-10 percent of children are said to have suffered sexual abuse and that child sexual abuse can have life long adverse effects on the victim.” He said the GCU was the first institute in the country to introduce School Psychology, including research as a mandatory part of clinical training. He said the main ethos of the course was to develop an indigenous knowledge base and practices that met the needs of society.

 

Executive Director Sahil Manizeh Bano said that during the five year periods (2002-06) child abuse cases increased significantly in the country. She said in 2002 there were 688 child abuse cases were registered and in 2006 the number reached to 2447. Coordinator Rashida Niazi gave a presentation on the subject. A large number of clinical psychologists from different part of the country, senior faculty member’s and students also attended the workshop.  

(11-05-2009)

CONDOLENCE

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The Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab, Deans, Registrar and Director Department of Clinical Psychology have expressed grief on the sad demise of Humera Shafi Trainee Clinical Psychologist MS Year 1 (2008-10). Late Humera Shafi a brilliant and outstanding student belonged to Muzfargarah and died here after brief illness.

(08-05-2009)

Workshop on Case Study Writing Methodology

Department of Economics GCU Lahore organised a workshop on ‘Case Study Writing Methodology: Bringing the Real World into the Classroom for Teaching’ under the aegis of its Higher Education Link with the University of Strathclyde.

Iqbal M Khan Case Director Development Unit Lahore School of Economics delivered a detailed multimedia lecture on conducting a case study. He said that the case study should be written in an interesting way and the writer should avoid being judgmental. He also highlighted the uses of case studies which include the learning of real life situations. Iqbal M Khan also told the students in detail about the common errors and methods of editing case study besides its types.

(18-12-2009)

ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT ARRANGES A SPECIAL LECTURE ON “IRRELEVANCE OF ECONOMICS AND PAKISTAN”

 

The Department of Economics, Government College University Lahore arranged an invited lecture on “Irrelevance of Economics and Pakistan”. The lecture was delivered by Dr. Nadeem-ul-Haque, Former Vice Chancellor Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad and Ex-Chief Economist, Government of Pakistan. He underlined the need for proactive research in academic institutions on current economic issues and challenges for public policy development and formulation.

He said Pakistan confronts myriad economic problems which stem from poor governance bad economic management like the current energy crisis, incentives for industry at the cost agriculture and neglect of domestic commerce and there is any published research on these issues. He said the cities are engines of growth and create opportunities for socio economic development. To make things worse, intellectual discourse on all these issues is missing. He calls for promoting discourse on key development issues and serious thinking and research to get to grips with the current economic problems. He further said that our economic policies should be by product of quality research. It is against this backdrop that the relevance of economics should be highlighted in institutions.

 

Speaking on the occasion, Vice Chancellor Government College University Lahore Dr. Khalid Aftab said that the GCU has a tradition of conducting debates and seminars and today this lecture kept this tradition going. He said educational institutions should exercise intellectual freedom in order to ensure constructive and meaning debate on key economic and financial issues. Chairman Department of Economics Mr. Asif Saeed said that the department will keep on encouraging debate and promoting discourse on economic issues through seminars and workshops by engaging the students and teachers.

(04-07-2009)

Nadia Saleem GCU BECOMES FIRST PhD HOLDER OF THE ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT GC UNIVERSITY LAHORE

 

Nadia Saleem Assistant Professor became the first PhD Degree holder of the Department of Economics GCU after getting the status of University in September 2002. Her topic was “Dynamics of Inflation, Exchange Rates and Inflation Targeting in Pakistan”, which indicated the current problem of increasing prices and its impact on economic growth. She completed her research under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab the Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore.

 

In her thesis she discussed the problems emerged from high inflation rate which was a concern for public and policy makers. The study concluded that inflation emerges from uncertainty and by forecasting the inflation rate this uncertainty can be avoided. She suggested that people could form expectations and central bank should be responsible for monitoring inflation. Uncertainty should be prevented because it made the monetary policy ineffective on the one hand and it jeopardizes the growth because no business could invest in highly risky environment.

(27-06-2009)

ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT GC UNIVERSITY LAHORE ORGANIZES PRE-BUDGET SEMINAR

 

Department of Economics GC University Lahore organized a pre-budget seminar at Fazal-e-Husain Reading Room. Addressing the seminar Chairman Punjab Rural Support Program Tariq Sultan said that we should focus our development policies on agriculture sector which was the backbone of the economy. He said that despite of getting more revenue from the agriculture sector, our policies were damaging the agriculture and people of the rural areas were living below the poverty line. Director Research Beacon House National University Lahore Dr. Aisha Ghaus Pasha said that budget should focus on the revival of the industrial sector and efforts should be made for the promotion of exports. She said that unemployment rate was increasing due to industrial crisis and 40 percent of the population living below poverty line. Asad Feroze Chairman Members Network Panel Pakistan proposed introduction of green taxes for reducing the pollution as well as extending the tax base. Asif Saeed Chairperson Economics Department GC University Lahore also spoke on the occasion.

 

At the end, the Dean Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Prof. Dr. Khalid Pervaiz presented souvenirs to the guest speakers.

(30-05-2009)

Ravian Economists Alumni Organizes Annual Dinner. Vice Chancellor urges the students to accept the challenges of modern age

 

Prof. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor Government College University Lahore has called upon the young students to show solid commitment for building economic future of the country. He said the students to accept the challenges of modern age through integrated efforts.” He expressed these views while addressing the participants of the Ravian Economists Alumni, Economics Department of GCU. He said that we should prepare ourself for facing the economic challenges posed the current financial crisis. Pointing out the biggest problem of human resource deficit, the Vice Chancellor said in spite of numerous problems and hurdles, we at GCU have maintained our standards and incessantly engaged in providing better facilities to our students.

 

The guest speaker Dr. Ijaz Nabi, Dean Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Lahore University of Management Sciences said non-collection of taxes, decline in exports, escalation in imports, extremely weak social protection system, energy crisis and deteriorating law and order were the major issues confronting Pakistan. He said presently we were facing tough times and passing through a very critical stage of our history. He said we were not focusing on economic growth and particular after 2007 our economy has been damaged badly. He underlined the need to Lear from the growth experiences of the East Asia in which exports provided the impetus to their economies.

 

Chairperson Economics Department Asif Saeed presented the annual report and highlighted the achievements of the Departments in research and teaching. The copies of 9th volume of “Econo Mag” distributed among the participants. Hammad Raza and Huma Rabbani conducted the ceremony. Nazir Ahmad Music Society’s artists entertained the audience after the dinner.

 

(26-05-2009)

THE ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT GCU ORGANIZES FOUR DAYS INVITED LECTURES SERIES OF PROF. ROY GRIEVE

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The Economics Department GCU Lahore organized a four days series of invited lectures under its Higher Education Link (HEC-BC JHELPII) with University of Strathclyde Glasgow UK. The series   of lectures were delivered on four different topics. The series of lectures focused on “Macro Matters: Classical, Neoclassical and Keynesian Perspectives were delivered by Prof. Roy Grieve (University of Strathclyde Glasgow UK) at N. M. Rashid Auditorium of GCU Postgraduate Library.

On first day lecture was delivered on “The Problem and its Background” which specially focusing on macro economics a bit of mess and old thinking - the classics – Says law. On second day lecture was delivered on “After Keynes 1” and the area discussed was theoretical quibbles – monetarism the pigou effect. The third day talk focused on “After Keynes 2” and the area was a phoney synthesis – the AD/AS model and where it takes us, why this messy state. The fourth day topic was “The Present Crisis”.

Vice Chancellor GCU presenting souvenir to Prof. Roy Grieve

Prof. Roy Grieve while delivering the special lecture on “The Present Crisis” said that the current crisis started in 2007 and intensified in September 2008 originated with the bursting of a speculative bubble in a particular sector of western financial markets, specially the housing market, principally in the USA and UK which rapidly spread beyond its epicentre in these markets. He further said that the initial financial collapse in the US and UK had sent out shock waves impinging on countries across the world economy via effects on international trade, lending and generally on business and consumer confidence. He further added that the effects of economic crisis on China and Japan damage the economies of continental Europe and the emerging economies, like Pakistan which is the least developed country such as those of sub-Saharan Africa. Pakistan is one of many countries which have already asked the IMF for help to pay foreign creditors. Prof. Roy Grieve said that the economic crisis was the major reason of unemployment and in US has shed 3.6 million jobs in just over two years with unemployment recorded 7.2 % in December 2008, rising to 7.6 % in January 2009 and in UK unemployment rising from 5.2 to 6.5 % over the year. He highlighted that the initial impact of the collapse of grossly inflated house values, amidst default by disappointed property speculators and over-extended borrowers and foreclosures by lenders, in the US and elsewhere, was the sudden destruction of wealth and borrowing power and a consequent slump in consumer spending. Prof. Roy Grieve also called on the Vice Chancellor GCU. The Vice Chancellor congratulated the guest speaker on the successful completion of lecture series. He said the lectures have been very insightful and highly rewarding for students of macro economics. It is pertinent to mention here that the British professor’s visit would help to create better interaction regarding exchange programmes among the institutions.

The series of lectures was well attended by economists, faculty members from GCU and other academics institutions of Lahore along with students.

(08-05-2009)

AQUEEL IMTIAZ WAHGA HAS BEEN SELECTED FOR THE TALENTED RESEARCHER EXCHANGE PROGRAMME

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Aqueel Imtiaz Wahga, Lecturer in Economics, has been selected for the Talented Researcher Exchange Programme under the British Council’s International Strategic Partnerships in Research & Education (INSPIRE) programme for the year 2009. Aqeel Wahga will conduct joint research with Prof. Andrew Burke, the chair of Bettany Centre for Entrepreneurship School of Management Cranfield University. He presented his research proposal on “Entrepreneurship and Innovation”. The research will focus on the industrial dynamism of Pakistan’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) sector. Presently he is coordinator of MS program in Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium Enterprises Management of  GCU’s Department of Economics.

(25-03-2009)

 

 

REFRESHER COURSE IN DIGITAL CARTOGRAPHY

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Admissions are open for a Refresher Course in Digital Cartography by the Department of Geography at GCU Lahore. The course is designed to introduce professionals and academicians to the basic concepts and principles of Digital Cartography, GIS, GPS and Remote Sensing through a series of lectures, field work and laboratory experiments. Following are the details:

Date: January 04-09,2010

Time: 3.00 pm to 6.30 pm

Course Fee: PKR 7,000

Venue: GIS Lab, Department of Geography GC University Lahore.

Please Click Here to download the Form.

Last date for the submission of Application Form is January 02, 2010. Application Forms will be available from the Admission Branch of Registrar office at GC University Lahore.

For further information or queries, please contact:

Shakeel Mahmood

Course Facilitator/Lecturer

Department of Geography

GC University, Lahore.

Ph. Office: 042-111-000-010 EXT (284), Cell No: 0333 9239884

E-mail: shakeelgis@gmail.com, shakeelmahmood@hotmail.com

 

Ali lqtadar Mirza

Chairperson / Course Coordinator

GC University, Lahore.

Ph. Office: 042-111-000-010(283)

Cell No: 03004445537

E-mails: iqtadarmirza@yahoo.com  

           ali.iqtadar@gcu.edu.pk

(26-12-2009)

 

GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT GC UNIVERSITY LAHORE INKS MOU UET LAHORE

 

The Department of Geography GC University Lahore has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of City and Regional Planning University of Engineering and Technology Lahore (UET), in a ceremony held at the Vice Chancellor’s committee room of the GCU.

 

Both GCU and UET agreed to collaborate in carrying out research projects, exchange of faculty and students and for achieving targets in specific field. According to the agreement, workshops, seminars, symposium and similar events will be held on priority basis.

 

The UET was represented by Director External Linkage Dr. Shahid Naveed, while GCU team was led by Dean Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Prof. Dr. Khalid Pervaiz. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Khalid Pervaiz emphasized the importance of knowledge sharing activities and wishes to promote the bilateral relation between GCU and UET. He especially focused on higher education and said that out of 450 faculty members at GCU one third are PhD while most of others are M.Phil and completing their M.Phil or PhD.  Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Shahid Naveed said that UET developing their linkages with other higher educational Institutes for promoting research and modern education.

 

Later, UET delegates met with the Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore Dr. Khalid Aftab who said that such collaboration should be established between the universities for strengthen academic and research culture.

 

On the occasion, Dean Faculty of Science and Technology, Registrar, Director Academic Planning and External Links, Chairperson Department of Geography, Deputy Director Public Relations, Deputy Director Academic Planning and External Links of GCU and Prof Dr. Shabi-ul-Hassan Zaidi, Dr. Qamar-ul-Islam, Shakir Mahmood, Deputy Registrar (PR) Muhammad Irfan and Muhammad Shakeeel from UET Lahore were also present.

 

(05-09-2009)

 

In the light of HEC guidelines, Academic programmes & Examination Regulation Review Committee in its meeting held on 09-6-2009 has decided that BSc (Hons) degree shall be awarded in the subject of Geography to the graduates of this University.

 

Registrar Ref: REG-ACAD-8-12/09

(24-06-2009)

 

 

The Garret Geography Society GCU arranges a DOCUMENTARY ON GLOBAL WARMING

The Garret Geography Society arranged a lecture cum documentary on Global Warming at Sir Fazal-e-Hussain Reading Room. The event was organized to in view of climatic change and rise of global temperature and its impact on the natural environment. Chairperson Department of Geography Iqtadar Mirza discussed how the (MDC’s) were consuming most of the natural resources of the world and responsible for global warming. He appreciated the concerted efforts of the Vice Chancellor for the promotion of research activities and modern education at GCU. In-charge Garrett Society briefed the audience about technical aspects global warming.

(04-06-2009)

 

THE PUNJAB: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE Seminar at GCU

 

The Department of History has organized a one day seminar in collaboration with UK based Punjab Research Group (PRG) on the theme “The Punjab: Past, Present and Future”. This seminar was organized on the 25th anniversary of PRG. Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab addressed the inaugural ceremony. Speaking on the occasion Dr. Khalid Aftab said that the regional studies played a vital role as a determinant of identity. Seminar was comprised on three sessions followed by lively question and answer session.

 

Prof. Athar Beg Chairperson of Philosophy department also expressed his views on the theoretical rational of regional studies. The other participants of seminar were Dr. Tahir Kamran (Host), Dr. Virnder Kalra (Manchester University), Dr. Dippa Vardy (De-Mont fort University), Dr. Tej Purewal C. Manchester University and Dr. Shalini Sharma (Keele University). Multiple themes were covered ranging from “Taming Punjabi Masculinity: the son preference” to the “left movement in the Punjab” and problem of “art instruction” ensconced in which many maestro of art were out rightly rejected or resigned to oblivion.

(03-03-2009)

CURRICULUM FOR BS (HONS) IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES APPROVES

 

Board of Studies of Mass Commutation has approved curriculum for 4 years BS (Hons) program in communication studies. Curriculum includes specializations in Print and Electronic Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations and Audio and Visual Production.

 

The Dean, Faculty of Languages Islamic and Oriental learning was the convener while The Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Dr. Khalid Pervaiz, Chairman Department of Mass Communication of Beaconhouse University, Dr. Mehdi Hassan, Mr. Taseer Mustafa and Agha Iqrar from private TV channels, Zubair Shafiq Jatoi and Lecturer Najeeb Riasat from GCU attended the meeting.

(10-01-2009)

 

Mr. Anwar Mahmud, visiting professor will look after the work of Chairperson department of Political Science during ex-Pakistan leave of Mr. Muhammad Azhar Chairperson, Department of Political Science w.e.f. 9-6-2009 to 28-6-2009.

(09-06-2009)

PROF. FAROOQ SULTAN FORMER CHAIRPERSON POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT GCU PASSES AWAY

 

The Vice Chancellor GC University Prof. Khalid Aftab, Chairperson Political Science Department and the other staff of GCU have expressed grief on the sad demise of former chairperson political science department Prof. Farooq Sultan. He was 68 and joined GCU in 1987 and later on became the chairperson in 2000. He rejoined the department in 2001 as a visiting faculty member on contract basis.

 

In the condolence message, to the bereaved family, Prof. 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. He termed the death of Prof. Farooq Sultan a great loss and said that the gap transpires could not be filled easily. He added that the services rendered by late Prof. Farooq Sultan will be commemorated forever.

(01-06-2009)

Psychology department GCU organizes workshop on modern treatments of intellectually disabled

Department of Psychology has organised a three-day training workshop on “Eidetic Model of Growth in People with Intellectual Disability” in collaboration with the Image Analysis Institute (IAI), New York, USA to highlight the newly introduced method which refers to the detailed and vivid recall of visual images in reference to its somatic physiological response and meaning. A large number of mental health professionals especially working with people on the people with intellectual disability participated in the training workshop. The Vice Chancellor GCU Dr Khalid Aftab was the Guest of Honour at the concluding ceremony of the workshop.

IAI Consultant and Brother Charity Services and Mental Health System, Ireland Republic Principal Clinical Psychologist Akhtar Ali Syed told the participants that a way to grow is a new management approach to deal with people with intellectual disability while addressing their persistent and behavioural difficulties to enhance their productivity and potentials.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Dr Khalid Aftab said that the World has become highly competitive and the days are no far when the PhD degree would be the minimum requirement for the post of lecturer. He said that the professionals and academicians are needed to equip themselves with modern and rather practical knowledge. “So, they should actively participate in such training workshops,” he added. GCU Psychology Department Chairperson Dr Farah Malik termed the Eidetic Model a ray of hope for the people suffering from mental disabilities.

Later, The Vice Chancellor gave away certificates to the participants of the workshop.

(18-12-2009)

The Psychology Department organizes a seminar on "Dissemination of British Prime Minister Initiative Award"

 

The Psychology Department of GC University Lahore organized a seminar on “Dissemination of British Prime Minister Initiative (PMIZ) Award” at Noon Meem Rashid Auditorium of the GCU Library.

Speaking on the occasion Prof. Kausar Suhail Chairperson Psychology Department GCU introduced the preliminary Manual for scoring Camber well Family Interview (CFI) for assessing Expressed Emotions (EE) in the context of Pakistani culture. In her presentation she cited the examples from both the western and Pakistani culture and discussed how these minor gestures and comments affect a patient. She further said that the Manual would support researchers and clinicians to understand EE construct in cross-cultural perspective.

 

Dr. Rubina Jasani a guest from the University of Warwick UK discussed qualitative research work with the context of “Learning to Initiate Survival after Violence”. Her research sample was based on violence in Gujrat, India, in 2002 due to Hindu-Muslim riots. The audience took a keen interest to know how being a Muslim she managed to stay there and write about such a controversial issue.

 

At the end, Dean Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences GCU Dr. Khalid Pervez appreciated the performance of the Department and expressed his views on research activities of the Department. The selected guests from other Universities and Clinics, Faculty members and students were present on the occasion.

(7-08-2009)

 

 

DR. FARAH MALIK OF PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT RECEIVES HEC BEST TEACHER AWARD

 

Dr. Farah Malik Assistant Professor, Psychology Department GC University Lahore has been declared to receive the Award for the Best University Teacher of year 2008 by the Higher Education Commission (HEC). She will be presented a certificate and cash prize of Rs. 100,000/.

 

The Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab has commended Dr. Farah Malik for attaining the award and hoped that she would continue enhancing her academic and research activities in the realm of Psychology in future as well.

 

(18-07-2009)

 

Dr. Asir Ajmal will look after the work of chairperson from 02 June to 20 June 2009

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Dr. Asir Ajmal, Foreign Professor, will look after the work of Chairperson, Department of Psychology, GC University Lahore during ex-Pakistan leave of Dr. Kausar Suhail, Chairperson, Department of Psychology w.e.f. 02-06-2009 to 20-06-2009.

 

(03-06-2009)

 

 

PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT ARRANGES FAREWELL PARTY

 

Students of sixth semester Psychology Department arranged farewell party, which was held at Fazal-e-Hussain Reading Room of GCU. Dr. Kausar Suhail Chairperson Psychology Department while addressing the ceremony said that GCU is promoting professional education to face the challenges of the modern age. She further said that Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor the university always extended necessary support for promotional and academics activities. Faculty and students attended the party.

 

(23-05-2009)

 

 

NHS Psychologist delivers a LECTURE ON LEARNING DISABILITIES AT GCU

 

Dr. Ajmal Psychological Society GCU organized a special lecture by Dr. Amtul Habib Hashemi who is currently working as child clinical psychologist in British National Health Service Trust. Dr. Hashemi is a PhD in Psychology from University of Birmingham, UK, and a PsychD in Clinical Psychology from University of Surrey, UK. She delivered an extensive lecture on the Role of a Clinical Psychologist Working with Children with Learning Disabilities in Britain. She explained that training is generic, covers the life span and requires fulfillment of core competencies, such as clinical ability, use and interpretation of psychological test material, professionalism, report writing, ability to critique the literature, making theory-practice links, etc. She further elaborated that there are four broad areas covered by all courses: Adult Mental Health, Learning Disabilities, Children and Family and Older Adults. She also described that young children who show early signs of developmental delay in achieving major developmental milestones tend to be referred to a child development team for assessment. The initial development assessment usually centres on whether the delay is significant, the degree and range of disability and the child’s likely educational and social needs.

 

Chairperson Psychology Department GCU Dr. Kausar Sohail, senior faculty and large number of students were also present.

(02-04-2009)

 

 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CULTURE AND MENTAL HEALTH CONTINUES AT GCU LAHORE

 

International conference on Culture and Mental Health continued on 2nd day at GCU Lahore. As per second day schedule total 9 papers were presented by the speakers of different Universities and other organizations of Pakistan. Dr. Kausar Sohail started the second day proceedings with her special lecture on Friends, Faith, Funds and Family: What predicts subjective wellbeing in Pakistan. Dr Muhammad Hafiz started the third day proceedings with a lecture on “Continuing Bond in Bereaved Pakistani Muslims: Effect of Culture and Religion” while Dr Amtul Habib Hashemi, renowned Psychologist, presented a special lecture on “The Role of Clinical Psychologist Working with Children with Learning Disabilities”. As many as 10 papers were presented on the third day of international conference “Culture and Mental Health” at GCU on Friday. Ex-Chairperson Department of Psychology University of the Punjab Prof. Dr. Ruhi Khalid also spoke on the occasion.

(21-03-2009)

 

 

International conference on Culture and Mental Health 2009 starts at GCU

 

Dr. Ajmal Psychological Society of Psychology Department GC University Lahore has organized an international conference on culture and mental health in collaboration with UK PM Special Fund and HEC Pakistan. Prof. Dr. Khalid Pervez Dean Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences GCU while addressing the inaugural ceremony at Bokhari Auditorium said that “We believe in creating an environment in which academic excellence can be combined with opportunities for personal development, enabling individuals to make their own future”. He said that GCU administration respects the academic freedom of all staff and students, which is the best means of promoting creativity and generating innovative solutions to problems. The Dean further said that GCU seeks to induct higher profile staff members and highest quality students. He assured the audience of undertaking activities ethically and expressed GCU management commitment to provide equal opportunities to academic, administrative and students.

 

While speaking the welcome address of the conference Dr. Kausar Sohail Chairperson Psychology Department GCU said that the primary objective of conference is to create the awareness by inspiring and motivating researchers to address and investigate matters crucial to the people of Pakistan. She said culture provides an available repertoire of affective and behavioral responses to the human conditions including illness. In other words, culture plays   an important role in defining abnormality, influencing expression and presentation of illness in individuals, and affecting our ability to reliably diagnose and treat mental illness. Foreign delegates, guests from other universities of Pakistan and students attended the conference.

 

(19-03-2009)

 

GCU Lahore AWARDS FIRST PHD in Statistics to Zahid Ahmad

 

Zahid Ahmad has been awarded the Doctor of philosophy in the subject of Statistics. His topic was Incidence of diabetes and estimating the Effects of Different Risk Factors on Diabetes in Pakistan”. He completed his research under the supervision of Prof: Dr. Khalid Pervaiz Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Zahid Ahmad has also participated in the 6th and 7th International Conferences on Statistics, Mathematics and related fields at Hawaii USA in the year 2006 and 2007. The Higher Education Commission has also offered him International Research Report Initiative Programme (IRSIP) Scholarship of six months to collaborate the study at Queens Marry University of London, UK. The Secretary Education, Punjab Government awarded him “Best Teacher Award” for Lahore District in the year 2007.

(26-08-2009)

 

 

Ravian Statistician Alumni of STATISTICS DEPARTMENT GCU ARRANGED FOURTH ANNUAL DINNER

 

Ravian Statistician Alumni (RSA) of Statistics Department of GC University Lahore organized its fourth annual dinner at the Fazal-e-Hussain Reading Room. The Director General, Statistical Bureau of Punjab Shamim Rafique Chaudhary was the chief guest. Addressing on the occasion he said ‘about one thousand Inter - Degree (Arts & Science) Colleges - Higher Secondary Schools and 319 Professional Colleges, Poly Technical Institutes, Colleges of Technology, Commercial Training Institutes, Teacher’s Training Institutes, Vocational Institutes and Universities etc. are functioning throughout the Punjab. Introducing about the functioning of the Bureau, he said it is purely research based organization and its present set-up and status is an attached Department of the Planning & Development Department.

 

Dean Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Chairperson of Statistics Department GCU Prof. Dr. Muhammad Khalid Pervaiz said that the Department has successfully supervised 123 M.Sc and 78 MPhil Theses, since 1999 and there are seven students registered under PhD program. He said that the Department is offering research to B.Sc Honors students in Bio-Statistics, Statistical Inference, Industrial Statistics, Time Series Analysis & Forecasting, Econometric Models, Probability Distributions, Survival Analysis, Survey Sampling and Design & Analysis of Experiment. He said that to-date only three persons were awarded Fulbright Scholarship for PhD in Statistics and fortunately all three are from GCU.

 

Chairperson of Statistics Department LCWU, Lahore Dr. Ayesha Roohi, Chairperson Post Graduate Statistics Department, Kinnaird College for women, Lahore Ms. Saleh Naghmi Habibullah also spoke on the occasion.

 

Refreshing the memory of GCU Lahore Younathan Abdia a Full Bright Scholar of the Ohio State University, USA said ‘I have learned a lot from GCU and there is no alternate of GCU’. Ms. Amina Shahzadi conducted the ceremony. The students presented different skits and songs during the entertainment session. A large number of guests from other institutions, senior faculty members and students were also present.

(14-07-2009)

 

 

CONDOLENCE MEETING AT DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS

 

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Khalid Pervaiz, Dean Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and faculty members of the Statistics Department expressed profound grief on the sad demise of the father of Jaffer Hussain and Amna Shahzadi (both Lecturers of Statistics Department). Later, dua was offered for the departed souls.

(23-05-2009)

 

 

Chairman Statistics department GCU declared AS Productive scientist 2007 IN STATISTICS by PCST

 

Prof. Dr Muhammad Khalid Pervez Dean Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Chairman Department of Statistics has been declared as productive scientist by Pakistan Council for Scientists of Pakistan (PCST) Islamabad. PCST has published a book titled ‘Productive Scientist of Pakistan 2007’ in which 644 scientists of various disciplines included and the name of Prof. Dr. Khalid Pervaiz placed on top among those six belong to the discipline of Statistics. He said the distinction due to workable and scholarly atmosphere of GCU which is an output of the continuous efforts of the Vice Chancellor.

(26-02-2009)

 

GCU ARABIC AND ISLAMIC STUDIES DEPARTMENTS JOINTLY HOLDS A LECTURE ON ‘IMPORTANCE, NECESSITY OF ISLAMIC STUDIES’

 

Arabic and Islamic Studies Department jointly organized a special lecture titled as ‘Importance and Necessity of Islamic Studies’.  The key speaker was Prof. Dr. Zahoor Ahmed Azhar former Principal Punjab University Oriental College Lahore. While addressing on the occasion he said the basic reason behind the downfall of Muslims is that they are not following the teachings of the Holy Quran and Hadith.

 

The speakers urged all Muslims to seek guidance from the Holy Quran and the life of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) in their day-to-day affairs so that they can achieve successes in all the spheres of life. He further said that all the knowledge of world is actually the knowledge of Islam.

 

Dr Sadat Syed Chairman Urdu department also spoke on the occasion. He stressed that all students should read the Holy Quran with its translation in Urdu. A large number of students took part in the workshop.

 

(13-10-2009)

INAUGURAL CEREMONY OF THE ARABIC CERTIFICATE COURSE

 

Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies GC University Lahore has launched Arabic certificate course of three months duration. In the current session 23 students were admitted in the course. The inaugural ceremony of the Arabic Certificate Course was held in the Fazal-e-Hussain Reading Room of the university.

 

The guest speaker said that Arabic language is the part of six official languages declared by United Nation which is significant. Dean Faculty of Arts, Social Sciences, Languages, Islamic and Oriental Learning said that without command on Arabic language the concepts and philosophy of the Holy Quran cannot be understood. Chairperson Arabic and Islamic Studies Department highlighted the contributions of some eminent scholars like Asghar Roohi, Faiz-ul-Hassan Saharnpuri, Dr. Zahoor Ahmad Azhar and Dr. Muhammad Ishaq Qureshi for the understanding of Arabic language in the country. Coordinator Arabic Course also highlighted the different aspects of the course. The ceremony was ended with light refreshment in the Salam Hall.

(01-07-2009)

The Vice Chancellor has been pleased to order that Dr. Humayun Abbas, Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies Department will look after the Islamic Studies Department during Ex-Pakistan Leave of Dr. Sultan Shah.

(EA-I/101-13/09 dated 06-05-2009)

 

The oldest literary academic magazine of sub-continent The Ravi 2009: comes out IN PRINTED AND DIGITAL FORMATS

 

The 96th edition of the oldest academic literary magazine of the subcontinent ‘The Ravi’ has came out which this year includes scores of research and literary articles by noted writers, professors, old Ravians and university’s students.

 

The Ravi is the contemporary of London’s Times Literary Supplement.  The Government College formally started publishing it for its students in 1906. Earlier, it was being published but was confined to records only. “Ravi” is named after the river Ravi. The flowing river is symbolic of continuity of ideas, thoughts, feelings and rich sentiments of the GC University students, alumni, and staff community, which are expressed through the magazine.

 

Talking about the historical magazine, GCU Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab said the main objective of The Ravi is to explore literary talent among the students, adding that it provides them a medium of self-expression. “It is a necessary aid to the fostering of extra-academic life in the University,” he added. He said that the University library has carefully kept safe the record of all editions of the magazine. “Keeping in view the modern needs of the students, we have digitalized The Ravi,” he said, adding that the complete magazine is now available online. It is a matter of great pride for the magazine that people like Nobel laureate Dr Abdus Salam, A S Bukhari and Noon Meem Rashid are among its former editors.

 

The magazine contains articles in three languages, English, Urdu and Punjab. The Ravi 2009 English section includes articles like ‘Ghalib through its Persian Letters, The Capitalist Delusion, Marketing and Library Information Services, The Princeling’s Inheritance am Praying Mantis. The paintings of some international and national artists are also published in the magazine.

 

(04-12-2009)

Admission Notice Postgraduate Diploma in English Language Teaching

 

The Department of English Language and Literature, GC University Lahore announces admissions for the third session of the PGD in ELT for in-service and aspiring teachers. Classes for the diploma would be held thrice every week in the evening to facilitate in-service teachers. Admission forms will be available at the United Bank Limited (UBL) GC University Branch (during banking hours only) from August 3, 2009.

 

Eligibility

 

Admissions are open for both male and female candidates. Candidates who have qualified BA/BSc pass, BA/ BSc Honours or MA/MSc with minimum 50% marks from an HEC recognized university/institution are eligible to apply.

 

Schedule

 

Course Duration 09 months (September 2009 to June 2010)
Admissions Open August 3, 2009
Last date of form Submission August 8, 2009
Interviews August 11, 2009
List of Successful Candidates August 13, 2009
Submission of Dues August 18, 2009
Second List August 21, 2009
Submission of dues (2nd List) August 25, 2009
Classes Begin September 1, 2009

 

For any further information please contact:

 

Department of English

(92-42) 111-000-010 Ext. 276

(01-08-2009)

English Communication Course result declared

 

The English Department has announced the results of English Communication Course. As many as 150 students appeared in the examinations out of whom 101 candidates had been declared successful.  The successful candidates may receive their certificates from the Department of English GC University Lahore during office hours.

(13-02-2009)

 

GCU LAHORE STUDENT wins Italian doctoral scholarship

 

Syed Farhan Haider Zaidi, M.Sc Telecommunications student at GC University, Lahore student has won an Italian scholarship through an international open competition by securing 94 percent marks. He is the only Pakistani and one among four non-European students to have won the PhD scholarship in innovative technologies. Two students have been selected from India and one from China. The scholarship is for three year PhD course in advanced teaching and highly supervised research in innovative technologies at Scuola Superiore Sant Anna of PISA, Italy. Farhan claimed that his MSc thesis titled “Electron Management Noise Pollution Around Pelletron Accelerator” proved very helpful to him in winning the scholarship. “No other university of Pakistan can offer such kind of thesis because they don’t have Atomic Accelerator,” he said.

 

The Vice Chancellor congratulated Farhan on his achievement and wished him success in the future. Syed Farhan Ali Zaidi paid a farewell visit to Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor GCU. He advised Syed Farhan to come back to Pakistan after completing his PhD and share, teach his knowledge to the students of his own country. “Pakistan and your alma mater have given you a lot and now it will be your moral responsibility to pay back the debt,” he said. The vice chancellor told the student that many of the world's oldest universities are located in Italy, in particular the University of Padua, having the history of about 1000 years.

 

(26-10-2009)

 

 

Vice Chancellor appreciates efforts of Chinese project team on GCU installation of high tech RF-Induction Furnace.

 

 

The GC University, Lahore has covered another milestone in the field of the Science and Technology by installing a high tech RF-Induction Furnace. The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan has provided funds for the purchase of fully automatic RF-Induction Furnace whereas the Pakistan’s all-time friend China has provided the technical support. The furnace, which could melt down almost all the chemical elements of the periodic table, would help GCU scholars in studying and experimenting with advanced alloys. The already available facilities like SEM, TEM, SPM, LASER and Particle Accelerator are being utilized by the PhD Scholars of the GC University besides other universities and advanced industries of the country.

Dr Ijaz M Ghauri Director CASP and Chinese engineers operate

the newly inducted high tech RF-Induction Furnace.

 

The Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Khalid Aftab lauded the efforts of the project team and the visiting Chinese engineers on the completion of the task.  He also said that the GCU Lahore would continue working for the self-reliance of the country in the field of science of technology. He said that the GCU has always encouraged research and would provide all the facilities to students for this purpose.

 

Director Centre for Advanced Studies in Physics Dr Ijaz M Ghauri said the addition of material fabrication equipment at the CASP has emerged as the main hub of high tech research facilities in the country. He said that the furnace could be used to fabricate advanced materials cost effectively.

(09-10-2009)

 

 

Dr. Samar Mubarakmand VISITS Center for Advanced Studies in Physics GC University

 

Dr. Samar Mubarakmand a distinguished old Ravian and Member Planning and Development Division (Science and Technology) and Dr. Muhammad Asharf Moten Senior Chief (S&T) visited the High-Tension Laboratory of Center for Advanced Studies in Physics (CASP) The two-member team along with Dr. Nisar Ahmad Professor Dr. Rafi M. Chaudhry Chair, Prof. Dr. Ijaz Mujtaba Ghauri Director CASP and Dr. Riaz Ahmad Chairperson Physics Department visited the various section of High-Tension Laboratory and observed the working and research environment of the lab. Both guest scientists also saw the performance of the Pelletron Accelerator and appreciated the research activities of the lab. They also met the Vice Chancellor GCU and discussed various research related issues. He thanked the team of scientists for taking interest in educational research oriented activities.

 

(12-08-2009)

 

 

PEC Allows GC UNIVERSITY LAHORE TO COUNTINUE B.Sc Engineering PROGRAM in Electronics and Telecommunication

 

Pakistan Engineering Council in its 55th EA & QEC meeting has allowed GC University Lahore to continue B.Sc Engineering program in Electronics and Telecommunication with its first intake which was in 5th semester at the time of PEC team interim visit on 23-24 December, 2008.        

(27-06-2009)

THE VICE CHANCELLOR GCU URGES TO PRODUCE PRODUCTIVE AND INNOVATIVE RESEARCH WORK

 

The Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore Prof. Khalid Aftab urged to produce productive and innovative work. He was addressing the inaugural session of one day workshop on “Activities around Pelletron Accelerator” organized by the Centre for Advance Studies in Physics (CASP). He said, ‘productivity determines efficiency with which resources are used to produce output’. He said that indigenous technological capacity is built on the basis of indigenous technological activity. The Vice Chancellor said that determinants of productivity include educational and skill level of human resource and quality innovation in research output. He said we should be role model for others like Prof. Salam and we should avoid replication of work.

 

A group photo of workshop participants with

Prof Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor GCU

 

Director CASP Prof. Ijaz Mujtaba Ghauri while addressing the workshop said that in present era of interdisciplinary research it is not possible for the institutions to conduct research in isolation. The only way to overcome this constraint is to pool and share resources in joint research ventures. Total 12 papers were presented in one day workshop. They include Dr. S. M. Qaim from Germany, Dr. Zaidi and Dr. Sohail Ahmed Janjua from Pakistan Institute of Science and Technology, Islamabad, Dr. Nisar Ahmed, Prof. Dr. I. M. Ghauri and Mazhar Hussain from GCU Lahore and Dr. Muhammad Aslam and Dr. Turab Ali National Centre for Physics Islamabad were the prominent presenters.

 

(09-04-2009)

 

 

ASSMS GCU SCHOLAR PRODUCED 447 RESEARCH PAPERS TO ISI JOURNALS OF MATHEMATICS

 

Government College University’s Abdul Salam School of    Mathematical Sciences has contributed 447 research papers to ISI journals of mathematics over the past two years.

 

At least 144 of these re search papers have been written by Ph.D scholars of the school, says a press release is sued here on Saturday.

 

Top mathematical scientists who attended a conference of 50-nation association of Mathematics without Borders in Paris last week praised the school for its research.

School Director General Dr A. Dr. Choudary also attended the conference.

 

The school director general visited several European institutions and organisations engaged in advanced studies and research in mathematical sciences in England, France, Germany, Austria and Romania, the press releases added.

 

Courtesy Daily Dawn

(15-11-2009)

 

GCU AWARDED PHD’S IN MATHEMATICS

 

ASSMS GC University Lahore awarded Ph.D degrees to Abdul Rauf Nizami, Zafar Iqbal and Usman Ali in the subject of Mathematics. The theses have been completed under the supervision of Dr. Barbu Berceanu and Dr. Shahadat Ali Taj.

(28-09-2009)

4th WORLD CONFERENCE ON 21ST CENTURY MATHEMATICS 2009 CONCLUDES AT GCU LAHORE

 

The Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab expressed his confidence that because of existing enthusiasm and courage of the faculty and students of Abdus Salam School of Mathematical Sciences (ASSMS) in making the school compatible with the upcoming challenges. He was addressing the concluding ceremony of fourth World Conference on 21st Century Mathematics 2009 at ASSMS. He said that tolerance, peace and respect for others were the traditions of GCU. The GCU was fully committed for the culture of dialogue and also a place of learning where the students excel, share their ideas, and promote the culture of dialogues. He further said that it was only culture of dialogue that created knowledge and wisdom. “We have complete faith on our abilities and traditions”. He added.

 

The Director General of Abdus Salam School of Mathematical Sciences Prof. A. D. Raza Choudary said, the way our students fulfilled their ‘appetite of knowledge’ in the world conference is really commendable and hoping that they have gained maximum benefit from the opportunity. He was also of the view that the conference also provided an opportunity to explore their strengths and weaknesses.

 

The conference that started with Functional Analysis, mostly concentrated at topics related to Algebra and Geometry. At the end certificates were distributed among the speakers. As per the traditions of the conference this year life time achievement award was given to Dr. Q. K. Ghouri.

(09-03-2009)

ASSMS ROLE LAUDED FOR CREATION AND TRANSFORMATION OF MATHEMATICS KNOWLEDGE: VICE CHANCELLOR GCU

 

Prof. Dr. Ari Laptev, the Chief Guest President European Mathematical Society (EMS) and Head of Department of Mathematics Imperial College, London said that enormous development has been done in Abdus Salam School of Mathematical Sciences (ASSMS) and has made a rapid development in last few years. Mathematics is the core of all science. He was addressing the 4th conference on 21st century mathematics 2009 organized by Abdus Salam School of Mathematical Sciences of GC University in collaboration with Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, European Mathematical Society (EMS) and International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP). The chief guest also said “I am pleased to see that ASSMS has brought mathematics at this level in Pakistan and it is very encouraging. Youngsters are not much interested in Mathematics but the level of enthusiasm and interest in Pakistani students for mathematics is really impressive”, he added. He congratulated the management of the ASSMS for holding such a high level world conference.

 

Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore said that ASSMS is an important integral of GCU’s for creation and transformation of knowledge.” He said that in advanced economies it was abundant practical skills, based on scientific knowledge and technologies rendered industrial output and economic growth, which the world had not seen in the past. “Without any doubt, behind the industrial and economic miracles were the rapid advances in basic sciences and none among them are more important than mathematics”.  He further said that the impact of higher education on society and economy is essentially determined by the extent and quality of educational facilities available to the students. “Demand for higher learning is growing at exponential rate and as we expand access to higher education, standards must not be sacrificed to expanded access”. He further added that mathematics has a pivotal role in the race towards knowledge and this conference is an opportunity for transmission of knowledge based on latest research and are considered as an essential part of the academic programs of all good universities. Director General ASSMS also spoke on the occasion He said presently more than 100 PhD scholars are pursuing their research at ASSMS. The faculty and students of school has got their 200 research papers published in various high impact factor journals of world. He said Research Monitoring Agency ‘Science Watch’ has declared ASSMS as ‘Rising Start’ in Mathematics.

(05-03-2009)

 

Condolence on the sad demise of Maj. Gen (R) Saeed Janjua

 

The Old Ravians Union (ORU) Executive Committee has expressed grief on the sad demise of the union’s former president, Major General (r) Saeed-uz-Zama Janjuwa. In a condolence message to the bereaved family, Kamran Lashari ORU President and the Honorary Secretary jointly have 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.

(06-02-2010)

Yousaf Raza Gillani fifth old Ravian to become Prime Minister of Pakistan

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani has become the 6100th member of the Old Ravians Union, GC University Lahore. The Prime Minister was conferred the permanent membership of the union at the GCU 8th Convocation. He signed the membership form on the special request of ORU Honorary Secretary Khalid Manzoor Butt. Yousaf Raza Gillani remained the student of BA class of the Government College, Lahore from 1971 to 1973. He also stayed at the New Hostel during the period. Yousaf Raza Gillani is the fifth old Ravian who has become the Prime Minister. Earlier, Feroz Khan Noon, Mian Nawaz Sharif, Moin Qureshi and Mir Zafar Ullah Khan Jamali were also Old Ravians.

The ORU Executive Committee also discussed that Yousaf Raza Gillani has very close attachment with the institution that he especially requested the GCU Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab to ensure that his old teachers were invited to the convocation.

(16-12-2009)

OLD RAVIAN UNION ORGANIZES ANNUAL DINNER AT OVAL GROUND

 

The Annual dinner of the Old Ravian Union GC University Lahore was held at the Oval Ground. In this traditional dinner a large number of Old Ravians gathered and revived their nostalgic memories of their student life. The segment of lucky draw with prizes was liked by the guests. At the end a music program was held in which famous singers enthralled the audience.

 

Speaking on the occasion Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab said that there was no doubt that Ravians were dominating in every walk of life.

 

GCU has got the honor for giving the nation leaders, scientists, noble laureates, sportsmen and other learned figures during the last 145 years. He said that the Abdus Salam School of Mathematical Sciences (ASSMS) was an important integral part of the GCU’s academic programs to convey knowledge. He said the school would soon meet the expectations of the academic community.

 

 He further said that ASSMS had started the largest PhD Program of South Asia and presently more than 100 PhD scholars were pursuing their research at ASSMS. President of Old Ravian Union Kamran Lashari and the Honorary Secretary Khalid Manzoor Butt also spoke on the occasion.

(21-04-2009)

OLD RAVIANS UNION THANKS LCCI FOR THE DONATION RS. 2.5 MILLION

The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industries (LCCI) has donated Rs. 2.5 million to the Endowment Fund Trust of GCU Lahore. The ORU members thanked Mian Muzzaffar President and members of the Executive Committee Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industries Mian Misbah-ur-Rehman and Mian Ashraf for the donation. A meeting of the Old Ravian Union chaired by Kamran Lashari was also held to finalize the arrangements of annual dinner to be held on 18th April at GC University Oval Ground.

(21-03-2009)

OLD RAVIANS FAMILY PICNIC AND SPORTS EVENTS AT GCU

The Old Ravians Union organized a Family Picnic and Sports Events for members of the Union in the Oval ground of GC University here on Sunday February 8, 2009. A large number of Old Ravians, their families and children participated in different gymkhana sports events like children 60 meter race, women chaati race, singing competition among the women and men etc. Different stalls of food were also arranged for the convenience of the participants. The Secretary of Old Ravians Union Khalid Butt said that this is first time we are organizing this type of fun fare for the Old Ravians and their families for the recreation purpose.

(09-02-2009)

OLD RAVIANS FAMILY PICNIC AND SPORT EVENTS AT GCU

Old Ravians Union reunion program will be held in the Oval ground of GC University on Sunday February 8, 2009 at 11 am. The events like family picnic, stalls of food, sports and music program will be part of the program.

(07-02-2009)

 

GCU Endowment Fund Trust Executive Committee meeting:  Approves fund-raising projects

 

The GC University Lahore Endowment Fund Trust Executive Committee has approved three new fund-raising projects including an exclusive dinner for noted businessmen, industrialists, bankers and philanthropists. The projects were approved after a detailed discussion at a meeting of the trust executive committee chaired by Iqbal Z Ahmad, the President of EFT Executive Committee and Chairman Associate Group. GCU Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab also attended the meeting. EFT Executive Committee members including Main Misbaur Rehman and Shameem Ahmed were also present on the occasion. It was decided at the meeting that the Endowment Fund Trust (EFT) would hold an exclusive dinner for noted businessmen, bankers and philanthropists in December this year to raise funds for the university’s development projects and scholarships. The trust also decided to hold fund-raising telethon on a private TV channel.

 

 

Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor GCU and

EFT Executive Committee President Iqbal Z Ahmad

discuss the new fund-raising projects of the trust.

 

GCU EFT Executive Committee Secretary Khalid Manzoor Butt proposed to involve the university students in fund raising projects, at which the committee requested the Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab to award certificates and medals for the students who would take part in the EFT projects and other university’s fund raising campaigns.  

 

Addressing the meeting, GCU Vice Chancellor said the university faces a big challenge in the 21st century and focuses on improvements and innovations in order to remain true to its glorious history. “We need support as everywhere in the world universities and colleges manage their development projects from the support of international donor agencies, philanthropists and old students,” he added. He said that the university needed huge funds for the both the research and development projects. He said that the University has planned a new campus for starting modern post graduate programmes and providing students with more facilities. He said every year about 2,000 students from intermediate to PhD apply for financial aid but the university is able to accommodate only 20percent of them to meagre resources.

 

Later, Khalid Manzoor Butt told the trust executive committee members that about Rs 7.3 million were pledged by the philanthropists and old Ravians at the Iftar dinner out of which Rs 3.6 have been received by the trust while the remaining amount is in the pipeline.

(31-10-2009)

 

 

UNIVERSITIES NEED ENDOWMENT FUNDS. Secretary Executive Committee GC UNIVERSITY EFT

 

At a time when the government is to release sufficient funds the higher education institutions amid crunch, there is a dire need that the public-sector universities should come up with initiatives to generate money for their development projects their own instead of passing on the financial burden to the students.

 

One of the better and time-tested ways is setting up endowment funds. All the major universities in the developed countries have huge endowments funds developed over years with the donations of their alumni, philanthropists and private organizations.

 

The Higher Education Commission had last year directed all public-sector universities in the country to set functional endowment funds and generate funds for their research and

projects. However, it learnt that the Government College University Lahore is the only institution to have set up a functional endowment fund trust.

 

GCU Endowment Fund Trust (EFT) executive committee secretary Khalid Butt says the university had established the trust even before the HEC instructions, foreseeing the importance of endowment fund in the wake of growing needs of the university. He says the university has generated handsome amount of scholarships in the last couple of years. He says almost Rs7.3 million were pledged in to the appeal at a recently-held Iftar dinner at the university, out of which Rs3.5 million have been while the remaining amount in the pipeline.

 

From GCU-EFT, he says, the university has instituted eight golden and six silver scholarships. The university is instituting golden scholarships in the name of a person or an organisation that donates Rs. l million. Citing an example, he says the university has instituted a Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry Golden Scholarship.

 

Every year, it is learnt, around 2,000 Ravians studying in intermediate to PhD classes apply for the financial aid to meet their academic expenses. Since the GCU is able to accommodate only 20 per cent of them due to meager financial resources, a bigger number of deserving students remains unable to avail itself of financial assistance. “The setting up of the fund is aimed at bridging this gap,” says Mr Butt, The University and the fund administration believe that Old Ravians are key to the endowment fund as they help in its establishment, working and gathering funds - considering it their moral duty to pay back to their alma mater.

 

The committee secretary says the endowment fund and its office was even established by the heavy donation of an Old Ravian reliving the university of the burden of bearing the initial cost.

 

According to the last year’s statistics available on foreign universities’ websites, the Harvard University has an endowment fund of $25.474 billion, Yale has $15.225 billion, Stanford University $12.205 billion and University of California $5.22 billion. Even the University of Virginia has endowment fund of $3.219 billion which is more than double the annual grant Pakistan will receive from the USA under the Kerry-Lugar Bill.

(Courtesy: Dawn Lahore: October 19, 2009)

 

 

 

RS 8 Million donation to Endowment Fund Trust GCU Lahore

 

Endowment Fund Trust GC University Lahore hosted an iftar dinner. Chief Justice Lahore High Court Justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif while addressing the ceremony said there is no country like Pakistan in the world and we should discharge our duties honestly and solidarity. He said that our strong Army helping the nation and we are proud on it. He also appreciated the efforts of Endowment Fund for a noble cause of extending financial support to deserving and needy students.

 

On the occasion, the Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab said that modern education is our top priority and we are spending a lot for its promotion. He said that for the betterment of GC University, we have to increase our resources for producing quality education. On the occasion, the President Endowment Fund Trust, Iqbal Z. Ahmed said that under the leadership of Dr. Khalid Aftab GCU is promoting quality education.  He said that in this year we will try to collect 500 million rupees for

 

Endowment Fund Trust which will we spend on developmental projects and needy students. He himself donated one million rupees for the fund. Secretary Executive committee Endowment Fund Trust Khalid Manzoor Butt said that the accumulated funds would be utilized for deserving students and developmental projects in the GCU. About 8 million donations accumulated on this occasion.  GCU Mian Muzafer Ali (president Lahore chamber of commerce), M/S Bank Al Habib, M/S Allied Bank limited, Saeed-ul-Hassan, Iqbal Z Ahmed donated golden scholarship amount of one million rupees while Mian Misbah-ur-Rehman, Akhtar Noorani and Tariq Sufi donated silver scholarship of rupees 500 thousand. At end the chief gust distributed souvenirs among the donors.

(08-09-2009)

 

 

EFT GCU ARRANGING FUND-RAISING IFTAR DINNER on 6th September 2009 

 

The Endowment Fund Trust GC University Lahore is arranging a fund-raising Iftar Dinner at the university campus on Sunday at 7:00 pm. The fund will be used to extend financial support to the deserving and needy students and development projects of the GCU. Justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif Chief Justice Lahore High Court will be the chief guest. He will distribute souvenirs and Awards to the donors who gave donations during the last year. Chairman Trust Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor GCU and President Executive Committee Iqbal Z. Ahmad will express their views. Secretary Executive Committee Prof Khalid Manzoor Butt said that Golden Scholarship and Silver Scholarship will be announced by some philanthropists.

(05-09-2009)

 

OLD RAVIANS UNION THANKS LCCI FOR THE DONATION RS. 2.5 MILLION

The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industries (LCCI) has donated Rs. 2.5 million to the Endowment Fund Trust of GCU Lahore. The ORU members thanked Mian Muzzaffar President and members of the Executive Committee Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industries Mian Misbah-ur-Rehman and Mian Ashraf for the donation. A meeting of the Old Ravian Union chaired by Kamran Lashari was also held to finalize the arrangements of annual dinner to be held on 18th April at GC University Oval Ground.

(21-03-2009)

KHAWAJA AMMAR WINS MR GCU TITLE

Khawja Ammar, a student of BA (Hons) Persian, flexed his rippling muscles to win the Mr. GCU title 2009-10 in the finals of the competition. He wowed the judges with his sharp and perfect body muscles. Sh Farooq Iqbal Secretary, Pakistan Bodybuilding Federation, Imran Qureshi and Jawad Ali Lone adjudicated the competition.  

GCU Sports Board held its Mr. GCU Contest and Dr. Ikram-ul-Haq was the chief guest. Director Sports, Waseem Ahmed and others are also seen

 

Khawaja Ammar first bagged the top position in the category of musclemen with over 75kg of weight. Then, he took part in the finals and won the Mr. GCU title. Muhammad Waqas managed to beat tough competitors in the 65Kg category. The performance of Ansar Abass was significant since he pushed his more experienced compatriot into second place in the closely contested competition in 70Kg category. Umair Ali bagged the top position in the 75kg category. Dr Ikramul Haq Chairman GCU Sports Board and Khadim Ali Khan Director Sports Board were also present on this occasion.

(29-12-2009)

GCU BASKETBALL TEAM WINS THE INTER-UNIVERSITIES TOURNAMENT

The GC University Basketball team won the Inter-Universities Basketball Tournament hosted by the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). The GCU beat the University of the Central Punjab (UCP) by 73-70 in the finals. The Vice Chancellor GCU Dr Khalid Aftab has congratulated the participating teams on winning the competition.

It is pertinent to mention here that GCU badminton and football teams lifted trophies at the Chief Minister Sports Contest held from December 10 to December 13, 2009 in Lahore.

(16-12-2009)

GC UNIVERSITY LAHORE WINS GENERAL TROPHY AT ANNUAL PUNJAB INTER-SCHOOL AND COLLEGIATE GAMES

 

The GC University Lahore has lifted the general team trophy at the annual Punjab Inter-School and Collegiate Games. The University had won the Football, Swimming, Boxing, Basketball, Badminton, Table Tennis championships awards besides lifting the trophy of the Best March-Past Team. It is pertinent to mention that University boxing team has also won seven gold medals and one silver medal in the eight categories of boxing contest. The University Athletics team bagged the second position.

 

 

GC University Lahore wins Punjab Games 2009

 

GCU Vice Chancellor Dr. Khalid Aftab has congratulated the participating sportsmen and officials of Sports Directorate GCU on winning the games by showing an excellent performance.

 

(23-11-2009)

 

 

GCU WINS BOXING AND BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

 

The GCU Lahore boxing and basketball teams have won the championships on the second day of the five-day Punjab Inter School and Collegiate Games besides lifting the trophy of the Best March-Past Team. The university teams also reached the finals of the badminton and Table-Tennis to be held today (Thursday).

 

The University’s boxing team has won seven gold medals and one silver medal in the eight categories of boxing contest. GCU basketball team beat LUMS by 50-25 in the finals to win the coveted trophy.

 

(19-11-2009)

 

 

GC UNIVERSITY LAHORE BADMINTON PLAYER WINS UNDER 19 NATIONAL BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIP 2009.

 

A first year sportsman of the GC University Lahore has won the National Under-Nineteen Badminton Championship 2009. The championship was hosted and organized by the Pakistan Badminton Association (PBA) and top badminton players from all the four provinces took part in the even after winning the qualifying rounds in their respective regions. Hafiz Irfan Saeed who was relatively younger and amateur won the biggest under-nineteen badminton event of Pakistan. He smashed scores of his senior rivals in the weeklong event to qualify for the finals. GCU first-year student Irfan beat a senior player Muhammad Awais by 21-17 and 21-19 in the finals.

 (17-11-2009)

 

 

GC UNIVERSITY Lahore bodybuilders outmuscle rivals: Ammar declared Mr Pakistan Universities 2009-10

 

The GC University Lahore has basked into glory when its bodybuilders out-muscled their rivals to win the All-Pakistan Inter-Universities Bodybuilding Championship 2009-10. GCU student Khawaja Ammar flexed his rippling muscles to win a gold medal for GCU in the finals of the competition. He wowed the judges with his sharp and perfect body muscles and won the title of Mr Pakistan Universities 2009-10. The GCU musclemen got positions in all the four categories of the Higher Education Commission’s competition beating more 100 sportsmen of the 19 participating universities of Pakistan.

 

Rippling muscles to win the title of Mr Pakistan Universities 2009-10

at the All Pakistan Inter-Universities Championship.

 

Khawaja Ammar first bagged the top position in the category of musclemen with over 75kg of weight. Then, he took part in the finals and won the title of Mr Pakistan Universities 2009-10. It is pertinent to mention here that the GC University has won the championship for the second time and Khawaja Ammar is its second student who has been declared Mr Pakistan Universities. Muhammad Waqas, GCU a student managed to beat tough competitors in the 65Kg category to win sliver medal. The performance of Husnain Ali, a student of engineering at GCU Centre for Advanced Studies in Physics (CASP), was significant since he pushed his more experienced compatriot into fourth place in the closely contested competition in 75Kg category to win the bronze medal for his university. Saad Ali, a banking and finance student at GCU, bagged the fourth position the 70kg category.

 

GCU Vice Chancellor Dr. Khalid Aftab has warmly congratulated the participating bodybuilders and Director Sports Prof Khadim Ali Khan on winning laurels for the university in the championship by showing an excellent performance.

(10-11-2009)

 

 

GCU SETS NEW RECORD OF ALL PAKISTAN INTER-UNIVERSITIES IN WEIGHTLIFTING CHAMPIONSHIP

 

All Pakistan Inter-Universities Weightlifting Championship was held at Punjab University Old campus Ground Lahore. The GC University, Lahore has won Gold Medal in 85 KG weight category in the competition by breaking the previous records of the Higher Education Commission in the above mentioned category.  Mr. Saddam Sajid, a B.A (Hons) student at GCU, set the new record in 85KG category by lifting 146 KG weight.

 

Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab, Vice Chancellor has congratulated the participating students and Director Sports Prof Khadim Ali Khan on showing excellent performance in the championship. However, the GC University secured overall second position in the weightlifting championship.

 

Talking about the details of the performance of GCU students in the championship, Prof Khadim Ali Khan, Director Sports said Usman Hameed won the bronze medal in the 56 KG weight category, Muhammad Usman secured the silver medal in the 69 KG weight category, Wasiq Azhar got the bronze medal in the 77-Kg weight category, Jibran Bin Sulman stood third in the 105 KG weight category and Jibran Tariq won bronze medal in 105+ KG weight category.

 

(16-10-2009)

 

 

SPORTS BOARD GCU LAHORE HOLD Annual Swimming Gala 2009 EVENT

 

The GC University Lahore Sports Board organized its Annual Swimming Gala 2009 at the Punjab University Swimming Pool among old and present university students. Kamran Lashari, Federal Secretary Ministry of Environment Government of Pakistan and President Old Ravians Union was the Chief Guest while Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab the Vice Chancellor GCU was the Guest of Honor.

 

Kamran Lashari, who is also President Pakistan Swimming Federation, won the 50-meter Back Stroke event. Zoraiz Lashari, the President of Punjab Swimming Federation, stood second while Waqas Azeem, the Secretary of Punjab Swimming Federation, ended third. In the other competitions, Haidar Awan got first position in the 100-meter Back Stroke in GCU student’s category. In the 50-meter Free Style Imran Khan grabbed the first position. Asim Ali Amjad won the three swimming competitions in the gala.

 

The Vice Chancellor presenting plaque to the Chief Guest,

Director Sports Board GCU is also present in the picture. 

 

While addressing the ceremony Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor 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. He also congratulated the winner sportsmen of the competitions.

 

The Chief Guest praised the standard of the GC University swimmers, saying that “I am quite impressed not only by the swimming of GCU students but also by their fitness.” He said that the swimmers’ performance was highly remarkable despite a fact that the university lacks its own swimming pool.

(05-10-2009)

 

 

GCU SPORTSMEN TREMENDOUS PERFORMANNCE DURING 2008-09

 

The GC University Lahore showed tremendous performance in the field of sports and lifted the four trophies in Inter-Collegiate Cricket, Squash, Gymnastics and Tennis Championships during the year 2008-09. GCU defeated Punjab College in the final Inter-Collegiate Cricket tournament and made a new record of the highest score at Board Level on its road to the final against Kips College. Furthermore at college level, GCU was declared runners up in Basket Ball, Boxing, Badminton, Hockey, Rowing, Weightlifting, Table Tennis, Handball, Taekwondo, and Swimming. Bronze medal comes to GCU’s way in wrestling and football. At University level too, GCU kept its winning streak going and won two gold medals in squash and rifle shooting. GCU sportsmen were declared winners at all Pakistan Inter-Varsity Squash Championship held at LUMS after beating Punjab University in the final. GCU showed excellent performance in Rifle Shooting and won All Pakistan Inter-Varsity Rifle Shooting Championship held at Lahore Cantt. GCU also was declared runners up in all Pakistan Inter-Varsity Rowing Championship held at Rawal Lake as well as in All Pakistan Inter-Varsity Hockey Championship held at GCU. During the year of GCU Sports, Saqib Yousaf, Aqib Haneef, Jawad Ali Lone, Waqas Malik, Asfand Mehran, Irfan Zaman, Waseem Zahoor, Omer Farooq and Mariam Azeem were the prominent sportsmen.

(13-07-2009)

 

 

LACK OF RESOURCES AFFECTING SPORTS HOWEVER GCU PROVIDES ALL NECESSARY FACILITIES TO ITS STUDENTS:  PROF. DR. KHALID AFTAB

 

Prof. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore said that the educational institutions were lacking quality sports due to minimal recourses. He said, despite these hurdles, GCU was providing all necessary facilities to their students for the promotion of sports. He expressed these views while addressing at the Cash Award Ceremony organized for GCU’s outstanding sportsmen at Bokhari Auditorium of GCU. He said that universities portray the actual picture of the society and they were also working in this regard by providing quality education to students. He said that the ratio of female students in the educational institutions was increasing and they were showing brilliant performance in academics and sports.

 

 

Vice Chancellor GCU, Chairman Sports Board and

Director Sports GCU addressing at the occasion

 

Chairman Sports Board and Director Sports GC University also spoke on the occasion. A large number of Old Ravians, former players of different sports, teachers and students were also present on the occasion.

 

(25-05-2009)

 

GCU Sports Calendar 2008-09

Inter-Universities Sports 2007-08

Inter-Collegiate Sports 2007-08

 

 

GC UNIVERSITY LAHORE WINS SECOND POSITION IN ALL PAKISTAN UNIVERSITIES HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP 2008-09

 

The GC University Lahore was runner up in the final of All Pakistan Universities Hockey Championship at GCU. The final match was played between GCU and PU which PU won by 5-2. Director Sports   GCU Lahore Prof. Khadim Ali Khan congratulated all the top three winning teams and wished for the better future. He said GCU sports Board worked hard during the Championship. The chief guest of the final match ceremony Prof. Ahmed Hassan former Chairman Sports Board GCU Lahore awarded trophies to the all winning teams.

(11-04-2009)

GCU AND PU LAHORE QUALIFY FOR THE FINAL OF ALL PAKISTAN UNIVERSITIES HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP

 

The GC University Lahore and University of the Punjab qualify for the final of All Pakistan Universities Hockey Championship. The final will be held on Friday at 4:30 pm. On the third day in the first semi final match University of the Punjab beat Sindh Agriculture University Tando Jam by 7-3 and in second match GC University Lahore beat Peshawar University by 4-2. Dean Faculty of Arts and Social Science Dr. Khalid Pervaiz and Chairman Sports Board Dr. Ikram-ul-Haq GCU Lahore were the chief guests.

(09-04-2009)

All Pakistan Universities Hockey Championship starts at GCU

 

All Pakistan Universities Hockey Championship started at GC   University Lahore Oval Ground. Director Sports GCU Khadim Ali Khan inaugurated the championship. On the first day five matches were played.

(08-04-2009)

HEC ORGANIZES ITS 4TH SPORTS AWARD CEREMONY AT GCU LAHORE

 

Higher Education Commission of Pakistan organized its 4th Sports Award Ceremony at Bokhari Auditorium of GC University Lahore. Lt. Gen. (Retd) Syed Arif Hassan President Olympics Association of Pakistan was the chief guest. Addressing on the occasion he said that HEC affiliated universities are promoting the sports culture and playing a vital role for the revival of sports in the country. He appreciated the role of HEC for the promotion of sports. Speaking on the occasion the Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore Dr. Khalid Aftab said always kept merit in the selection of sportsmen and guided them for the promotion of games. Director General Sports Division HEC Rahim Bukush Channa highlighted the steps taken by the HEC to promote the sports in different universities.

(26-03-2009)

GC UNIVERSITY LAHORE TEACHING IN LINE WITH MODERN TRENDS: VICE CHANCELLOR

 

The Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab has said that the new changing trends of the world also demand modernization in every field and the GCU always has kept its pace with the modern world and is providing quality education. He was addressing at the Prize Distribution Ceremony of the Inter-Department Sports Tournament at Sir Fazal-e-Hussain Reading Room. He said the GCU provided better environment for the girls students also and the students showed active participation in curricular and co-curricular activities.

 

Director Sports Khadim Ali Khan said that GCU got tremendous achievements in the field of Sports in a short span of time. The deans, the academics and administrative heads of were present on the occasion.

 

(21-02-2009)

GCU MAINTAINS BOTH Academic AND SPORTS excellence: Lt. Gen(R) Touqeer Zia

The annual sports of GCU concluded with prize distribution ceremony at the oval ground. Distinguished Old Ravian and Ex-chairman Pakistan Cricket Board Lt. Gen (R) Touqeer Ahmed Zia was the chief guest. Addressing on the occasion he said, “Though Academic excellence has always been the hallmark of GCU but it has also proved its excellence in sports as well”. He said that Ravians are contributing in every field of life. Talking about the importance of sports he said, “No matter you live in a deserted area, in a village or in a city, sports are beneficial”.

The Vice Chancellor said that the spirit witnessed in the Sports was the spirit that makes you a Ravian. He appreciated the performance of the students in annual sports. He also congratulated the efforts of sports board for arranging such a mega event that provided an opportunity to Old Ravians, GCU teaching and administrative staff and their families to get together. Earlier Prof Khadim Ali Khan, Director Sports GCU in his welcome address apprised about the achievements of the sports board during 2008.

On the last day of 109th annual sports 20 events were contested at the Oval Ground. Ministerial staff race, naib qasid race, four legged race, cricket throw ball for girls, pillow fighting, staff children race, stilt race, 60 meter race, sack race, chatti race for girls, obstacle race, male staff race, Female staff race and tug of war between Old Ravians and Sports Board of GCU were the main events of the day. At the end the chief guest distributed prizes among the outstanding sportsmen of GCU. Old Ravians, the deans, chairpersons, faculty members and large number of students were also present on the occasion.

(17-02-2009)

109TH ANNUAL GCU SPORTS underway AT PUNJAB STADIUM

The 109th Annual Sports of GC University Lahore started at Punjab Stadium. The Vice Chancellor GCU Prof. Dr Khalid Aftab inaugurated the sports. On the first day 3000 meters,  800 meters, 400 meters, 100 meters, Long Jump, High Jump, Javelin Throw,  Shot Put and 110 meters Hurdle sports events were held.

The Vice Chancellor GCU inaugurating 109th Sports along with Chairman and Secretary Sports Board.

 

Qasim Ali and Muhammad Mateen of BA (Hons) classes have been the leading sportsmen in first day events. The Deans, Heads of teaching and administrative departments, faculty members and a large number of students were present in the stadium.

 

The annual sports continued on second day in Punjab Stadium. The athletics events of 5000 meters, 1500 meters, 400 meters, 200 meters, Triple Jump, and Pole vault were held.

 

(14-02-2009)

Vice Chancellor Eleven wins GCU Annual Festival Cricket Match

Directorate Sports Board GCU Lahore organized Annual Festival Cricket Match at Oval Ground, which was won by Vice Chancellor Eleven. Batting first, Old Ravians set a total of 159 runs in 15 over for the loss of three wickets. Bowling Second, Old Ravians was restricted to 110 runs in allotted 15 over at the loss of 6 wickets. Muhammad Waqas from Old Ravian Eleven was declared the man of the match.

Addressing Ravians as ‘Daughters and sons of the soil’ test cricketer and Old Ravian Khalid Hassan said GC University is the finest and prestigious institution of subcontinent. ‘It has been a wonderful day of cricket and it memorized me the year 1953 when I used to play in the same ground’, he said.

Former Captain of Pakistani Cricket Team Imtiaz Ahmed said, “I am feeling a sense of proud to be here in GCU Oval Ground today, the institution for which I once dreamed to get admission”. At the prize distribution ceremony Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor said, ‘The sprit I witnessed in today’s match is the spirit that makes us Ravian’.

The Vice Chancellor presented souvenir to the Khalid Hassan Chief Guest of the festival. Saleem Altaf, Javed Zaman Khan, The University Deans, Faculty members and large number of students were also present.

 

(31-01-2009)

GCU Cricket Team Makes New Record in Lahore Board Inter-Collegiate Match

The GCU Lahore Intermediate Cricket Team made new Inter- Collegiate record in Lahore Board Inter-Collegiate Championship. The GCU team made the record against KIPS College by setting a massive total of 464 runs in 35 Over at the loss of 4 wickets. It is ever highest score made by any team in any Lahore Board Inter-Collegiate match. Irfan Zaman scored 218 runs in 105 balls. Other batsman who contributed towards the record breaking effort was Wasim Zahoor and Asif Khan with 103 runs and 68 runs innings respectively. The GCU bowlers restricted KIPS College to 113 runs. Irfan Zaman was declared the Man of the Match. Directorate of Sports congratulated the players and coach Saud Khan for making the such record in Inter-Collegiate Lahore Board Cricket history.

(27-01-2009)

GCU LAHORE LIFTS ALL PAKISTAN INTER-VARSITY SQUASH TROPHY

The GCU Lahore squash team has won the All Pakistan Inter-varsity Squash championship 2008-09 by beating University of the Punjab in straight sets. The match was played at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). As many as 22 teams from different universities of the country participated in the tournament. In the first match Saqib Yousaf of GCU beat Haroon Rashid (PU), while in the second match Aaqib Haneef of GCU beat Umair Mateen (PU). The Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab, Chairman Sports Board and Director Sports GCU congratulated the team for their tremendous performance in the championship.

Winners with Director Sports and officials of GCU Lahore

(19-01-2009)

424 students get BA/B.Sc (Hons) degrees 

 

GC University Lahore has awarded degrees to 424 students of BA/BSc (Hons) at the concluding session of the 8th Convocation 2009 at the Bokhari Auditorium... (More)

 

(15-12-2009)

 

 

PRIME MINISTER ANNOUNCES RS. 110 MILLION FOR GC UNIVERSITY LAHORE

 

Prime Minister of Pakistan Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said investment in education sector is vital for reaping long term benefits and added that the dream of national development can be realised only by concentrating on academic excellence... (More)

(15-12-2009)

 

 

8th Convocation 2009 will be held on 12th and 14th December 2009

 

The 8th convocation of the GC University Lahore is going to be held on December 12, 2009 at the university’s Bokhari Auditorium. About 900 students from graduation to PhD would receive degrees, academic medals and Rolls of Honour this year at the convocation. The academic medals would be conferred on 27 students at the convocation whereas 13 students would be given co-curricular medals and Rolls of Honour for their extra ordinary participation in co-circular activities. All Five sportsmen have also been selected for Sports Rolls of Honour for their achievements in sports. The full-dress rehearsal for the convocation would be held on Dec 11, 2009. All position-holders, postgraduate students and medal-holders would receive the degrees on December 12. However, the remaining degrees would be conferred at a Prize Distribution Ceremony on December 14, 2009.

 

It is pertinent to mention here that the first formal convocation of the GCU (then Government College Lahore) was held in April 1909. Lieutenant-Governor of Punjab Sir Louis Dane was the chief guest.

(10-12-2009)

 

 

 

(08-12-2009)

 

PH.D DEGREE AWARDED to Muhammad Ashfaq in Chemistry

 

GC University Lahore has awarded Master of Philosophy (PhD) degree to Muhammad Ashfaq in the subject of Chemistry after approval of his Thesis titled ‘Development and Validation of Liquid Chromatographic Methods for Anti-Hyperlipidaemic Drugs in Binary combination’. He was an HEC scholar. He completed his research work under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Islam Ullah Khan, Chemistry department GCU Lahore.

 

(26-10-2009)

 

 

GCU AWARDED Four PhDs in Chemistry

 

GC University Lahore has awarded PhD degrees to four students in Chemistry. The students are Dr. Farzana Bashir, Dr. Muhammad Ashfaq, Dr. Muhammad Nadeem Asghar, Dr. Syed Tauqir Ali Sherazi. Their topics of thesis were “Environmental Impacts of Reuse of Sewage and Industrial Effluents on Irrigated Farmland”, “Development and Validation of Liquid Chromatographic Methods for Anti-Hyperlipidemic Drugs in Binary Combination”, “Oxidative Stress Status Evaluation at Chemical and Biochemical Levels Using Novel/ Improved and Contemporary Methods” and “Development of Inexpensive Proton Exchange Membranes for Fuel Cells by Radiation Induced Grafting Technique” respectively. They completed their research under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Muhammad Akram Kashmiri and Prof. Dr. Islam Ullah Khan.

(29-09-2009)

 

 

Muhammad Nadeem Asghar AWARDED PHD IN CHEMISTRY

 

GC University, Lahore has awarded PhD degree to Muhammad Nadeem Asghar in Chemistry after the approval of his thesis “Oxidative Stress Status Evaluation at Chemical and Biochemical Levels Using Novel/Improved at Contemporary Methods”.   He completed his research work under the supervision of Dr. Islam Ullah Khan, Professor of Chemistry GCU Lahore.

(15-08-2009)

 

 

 

GCU CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT PRODUCES PHD SCHOLAR

 

Dr. Shazia Khurshid Lecturer Department of Chemistry Government College University Lahore has been awarded the PhD in the subject of Chemistry. Her topic was “Microbial Production of Glucose Oxidase and its Commercial Applications”. She completed her research under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Muhammad Akram Kashmiri Chairman, BISE Lahore.

(19-08-2009)

 

 

GCU, Descon join hands to develop new technologies

 

Department of Chemistry, GC University Lahore has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Descon Chemicals Private Limited to explore cooperation in the filed of research and develop new technologies.   

 

GCU Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab and Descon Chemicals CEO Taimur Dawood signed the memorandum of understanding at a graceful ceremony at GCU Syndicate Committee Room. The signatories mutually agreed to collaborate in research and holding joint seminars and workshops. The Descon consented to provide internship, job placement, MTO and other training opportunities to the GCU graduates besides facilitating in scaling up studies for higher degree students. The company also expressed its wish to establish a chair at the university’s Chemistry Department.

 

Speaking on the occasion, GCU VC Dr Khalid Aftab highlighted the importance of Industries-universities partnerships. He said that the new challenges have come forward and universities should develop strong links with each other and with local industries to cope with these challenges. Dr Khalid Aftab termed the MoU with Descon a substantial development in research and products’ advancement and hoped that the GCU-Descon partnership would go a long way. He said that the Chemistry Department is fully equipped to provide all kind of solutions to Descon. The Vice Chancellor also hoped the partnership would help in making new technologies and manufacturing innovative products locally.

 

Descon Chemicals CEO Taimur Dawood also expressed his pleasure on entering into a partnership with a local university, saying “we Pakistanis are as competent as any nation in the world.” Azeem Ifthikar, Dr Fozia Aleem, Abid Raza, Bilal Malik and Syed Imran Moonis represent Descon.

 

GCU Dean of Sciences Dr Amin Ul Haq and Taimur Dawood stressed on developing, indigenously, a biodegradable, environment friendly and cost effective food packaging material. The GCU Vice Chancellor directed the Chemistry Department Chairperson Prof. Dr. Saeed Iqbal to form a special research group in this regard. GCU Registrar and Director Academic Planning and External Links were also present on the occasion.

 

(25-11-2009)

 

 

A delegation led by Prof. Dr Anwar Hussain Siddique President International Islamic University Islamabad VISITS GCU LAHORE

 

A delegation led by Prof. Dr Anwar Hussain Siddique President International Islamic University Islamabad (IIU) called on the Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore...(more)

(23-11-2009)

 

 

Balochistan POSITION HOLDER STUDENTS VISITS GC UNIVERSITY LAHORE

 

A 20-member delegation of position-holders including 10 girls from Balochistan visited the GCU and met the Vice Chancellor...(more)

(20-11-2009)

 

 

GCU Lahore becomes World Digital Library member: THE Vice Chancellor and Librarian of Library Congress USA ink MoU

 

The GC University, Lahore has become the member of the World Digital Library, an international digital library being operated by the United States Library of Congress and UNESCO.

 

Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore and Librarian of Library of Congress James H. Billington have inked a memorandum of understating (MoU) in this regard. The Government College University Lahore is the first and only University of Pakistan who has become the member of the World Digital Library (WDL).

 

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. The project is initiated by the Library of Congress in cooperation with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and other institutions from around the world.

 

Talking about the achievement, GCU Director Academic Planning and External Link Fouzia Shahin said the purpose of singing the MoU with WDL is to discover the cultural treasures from around the world on one site in a variety of ways. She further said that the WDL is working for the promotion of international and intercultural understanding and awareness, providing resources to educators and expanding non-English and non-Western content on the internet.

 

GCU Chief Librarian Abdul Waheed said that the MoU would be equally beneficial for the World Digital Library. He said that the university library has 3,05,837 books and more than 5,000 digitized letters of literary figures in the stock. The Chief Liberian said that in 2006, the library website won the first prize among the Pakistani Universities’ libraries in the competition organized by Elsevier Publishing in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission (HEC). Once again recently the library website has been recognized by a well-reputed international journal “Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems” as the Best Library Website of Pakistan.

(27-10-2009)

 

 

A group of 20 POSITION HOLDERS IN Matriculation and Intermediate EXAMINATIONS from Sindh Province visits GCU

 

A group of 20 top students of Matriculation and Intermediate level along with their faculty member from the Sindh Province visited the University. This visit was arranged under the initiative of the Chief Minister Punjab for promoting Inter-provincial harmony. The group of students along with former Vice Chancellor Jamshoro University, Dr. Rashid Ahmed Shah visited the Natural History Museum Department of Zoology, Sports Complex and Post Graduate Library of GCU. They also met with Vice Chancellor in the Syndicate Committee Room. While speaking with the top position holders, the Vice Chancellor GCU said that we have maintained the standard of quality education by hard working and commitment and always put strenuous efforts for promoting the students in a cultured way, which makes GCU different from other educational institutes. He said that GC University Lahore has got the honor in this regard for providing the Nation leaders, scientists, noble laureates, sportsmen and other influential personalities from last 145 years. He further said that GCU is a historical institution and would maintain its credibility as best knowledge spreading institute. He said GCU got tremendous achievements in academics during the last 15 years. On the occasion, Director General Protocol Punjab Mr. Asjad Ghani Tahir, Director Academic Planning & External Links were also present.

 

(07-10-2009)

 

 

GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT GC UNIVERSITY LAHORE INKS MOU UET LAHORE

 

The Department of Geography GC University Lahore has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of City and Regional Planning University of Engineering and Technology Lahore (UET), in a ceremony held at the Vice Chancellor’s committee room of the GCU.

 

Both GCU and UET agreed to collaborate in carrying out research projects, exchange of faculty and students and for achieving targets in specific field. According to the agreement, workshops, seminars, symposium and similar events will be held on priority basis.

 

The UET was represented by Director External Linkage Dr. Shahid Naveed, while GCU team was led by Dean Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Prof. Dr. Khalid Pervaiz. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Khalid Pervaiz emphasized the importance of knowledge sharing activities and wishes to promote the bilateral relation between GCU and UET. He especially focused on higher education and said that out of 450 faculty members at GCU one third are PhD while most of others are M.Phil and completing their M.Phil or PhD.  Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Shahid Naveed said that UET developing their linkages with other higher educational Institutes for promoting research and modern education.

 

Later, UET delegates met with the Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore Dr. Khalid Aftab who said that such collaboration should be established between the universities for strengthen academic and research culture.

 

On the occasion, Dean Faculty of Science and Technology, Registrar, Director Academic Planning and External Links, Chairperson Department of Geography, Deputy Director Public Relations, Deputy Director Academic Planning and External Links of GCU and Prof Dr. Shabi-ul-Hassan Zaidi, Dr. Qamar-ul-Islam, Shakir Mahmood, Deputy Registrar (PR) Muhammad Irfan and Muhammad Shakeeel from UET Lahore were also present.

 

(05-09-2009)

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY, USA OFFICIAL VISITS GCU

Dr. Sabah Randhawa, Provost & Executive Vice President, Oregon State University, USA visited GC University Lahore for developing linkages with the GCU and met the Acting Vice Chancellor and academic heads of the University. The respective representatives of both GCU and OSU discussed various aspects of the academic research and scientific learning. Speaking on the occasion Dr. Sabah said OSU is offering different programs in Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Forestry and Pharmacy. He appreciated the research activities carried out at the GCU especially in pure sciences. On behalf of the Vice Chancellor, Dean Faculty of Science and Technology Dr. Amin Ul Haq Khan gave a detailed presentation of GCU research activities and academic excellence. Director Academic Planning and External Links highlighted the GCU linkages with other international academic institutions. Dean Faculty of Arts and Social Science, Registrar and heads of academic departments were also present in the meeting.

(01-08-2009)

 

NWFP MATRIC AND INTERMEDIATE TOPPERS STUDENTS VISITED GCU

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A group of 18 top students of matriculation and intermediate level along with their faculty members from the NWFP visited GC University Lahore. The visit was arranged under the initiative of the Chief Minister Punjab for promoting Inter-Provincial harmony.

 

Prof. Dr. Amin-ul-Haq Khan Dean Faculty of Science and Technology On behalf of Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore welcomed the students and said that GCU is the institution which representing the whole country fifty percent students belong to Lahore while rest of fifty percent come from different cities of the country especially from NWFP. He said in a short period, GCU has attained 6th position in the whole country by following our strong tradition of academic excellence and working on research related activities. He also elaborated remarkable contribution of the Abdus Salam School of Mathematical Sciences, Sustainable Development Study Centre, Centre for Advanced Studies in Physics and Institute of Industrial Biotechnology. He further said that GCU Graduates are respected all over the world and mentioned those great personalities who remained associated with this institution.

 

Director Academic Planning & External Links GCU briefed the students about university’s academic achievements in academics. She said GCU is the leading Institution offering four years BA/BSc Program in 21 subjects. She said GCU has linkages with the leading Universities like Strathclyde, Oxford, Glasgow and Aberdeen.

 

Later, students also visited the postgraduate library and other departments of the University. Director General Protocol Punjab Asjad Ghani Tahir, Deputy Director AP&EL and Student Counselor GCU were also present.

 

(22-07-2009)

 

ERICA OWDEN OF QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY BELFAST MEETS VICE CHANCELLOR GCU

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Queen’s University Belfast International Officer, Ms Erica Owden visited GC University Lahore and called on the Vice Chancellor. The Vice Chancellor apprised the guest about the historical perspective and glorious academic traditions of the institution. He emphasized on the need of establishing academic collaboration between the two universities, especially, in the field of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics and Telecommunication. He also quoted the GCU Abdus Salam School of Mathematical Sciences where renowned foreign faculty members from different countries of the world are teaching.

Ms Erica Owden mentioned that Queen’s University is the leading institute of UK and primarily focuses on quality research in the field of engineering and physical sciences. Both the varsities agreed on extending cooperation in the areas of mutual interest. Director Academic Planning and External Links, Manager UK Education, British Council were also present on the occasion. She also visited the GCU Career Guidance & Placement Centre.

(21-05-2009)

 

PROJECT DIRECTOR PUNJAB AIDS CONTROL PROGRAM DELIVERS A LECTURE ON ADVOCACY EVENT ON HIV/AIDS AT GCU

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Department of Academic Planning & External Links organized a lecture on “Advocacy Event on HIV/Aids” at Fazal-e-Hussain Reading Room. Dr. Ali Razzaq Project Director Punjab Aids Control Program explained causes of HIV/Aids. He said the rate of injecting drug users in Pakistan was higher than any other country in the South Asia. So far 5000 cases were reported from all over the country and 1300 were reported in the Punjab out of which only 449 patients were under treatment. He added 90% of HIV/Aids patients were reported in Latin America and Europe. He said that the disease is a preventable disease and advised that medical professionals should be very careful while taken blood.

 

The Dean Faculty of Science and Technology, Dean Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Director Academic Planning & External Links, Director Quality Enhancement Cell, faculty members and a large number of students attended the lecture.

 

(24-02-2009)

 

GCU Inks MoU with R.L. Enterprises

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The GCU Lahore signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the RL Enterprises (Pvt) Ltd. As per MoU both the GCU and the RL Enterprises agreed to collaborate in carrying out research projects, particularly regarding chemical composition of humates and their applications. The RL Enterprises was represented by the company’s CEO Ahmad Umair while the GCU team was led by Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Khalid Aftab emphasised the importance of knowledge sharing activities and wished to promote the bilateral relations between GCU Lahore and RL Enterprises.

The Deans, Registrar and Director Academic Planning and External Links were also present in the MoU’s ceremony.

(14-01-2009)

 

 

QEC GC UNIVERSITY LAHORE arranged a DAY-LONG skill training program for the faculty: Beth Trudell was resource person  

 

The GCU Lahore Quality Enhancement Cell (GCU QEC) organized day-long skill based training for the university faculty members at Fazl-e-Hussain Reading Room. The training was conducted by Ms Beth Trudell, a senior fellow in language teaching at the American Consulate, Lahore. She stressed upon the students’ to involve in the both teaching and learning processes. “Make students realise that they have a responsibility of talking by employing different techniques,” she told the teachers. She briefed the participants about the new researches on educational techniques. Citing a research on 500 teaching and learning methods by one of the largest universities of the United States, she said that the most effective is “students teaching students.” She said it gives a chance to students to lead, speak, understand and resolve. “So group discussions be arranged in classes on regular basis,” she added.

 

Ms Beth also gave research summary to the participants, which concluded that “the less we talk in a lecture, the better our students will do.” The conclusion was based on a case study that the students of an instructor who paused for two minutes thrice in a lecture performed significantly better on the free recall and the comprehensive test.               

 

Ms Beth Trudell also told the university teachers about some modern and innovative teaching techniques, including cooperative learning groups, the believing and doubting game, two minutes paper; think like a teacher, wrestle with a problem and questioning the teacher. The instructor discussed the merits and demerits of all these techniques. Ms Beth also given a couple of case studies based on the discussed techniques. She appreciated the participants’ innovative ideas for solving different teaching and communication problems.

 

Talking about critical thinking, Beth Trudell said it was process of evaluating, analyzing, investigating and exploring new ideas that the world did not need yes-men anymore. “It is the responsibility of teachers to make students think rationally about the issues and create their own opinion,” the instructor said. The participants highly praised the two-minute paper and think-like teacher techniques.   

 

Earlier, Director QEC Iram Sohial said the training programmes are being arranged on the special instructions of Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab for further improving the teaching and communication skills of the university’s faculty members.

 

(07-11-2009)

Civil Services Academy Lahore’s DELEGATES VISITS QEC

 

A delegation of 10 probationary officers from the Civil Services Academy Lahore visited the Quality Enhancement Cell at Government College University Lahore. The purpose of the visit was to acquaint them with the processes through which academic quality is ensured at the University. The Director Quality Enhancement Cell Ms. Iram Sohail gave a brief orientation of QEC and its function which was followed by productive discussion. The probationary officers also met the faculty members and students of the University.

(16-07-2009)

 

 

QEC AND MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT ARRANGES PRESENTATION ON MATHEMATICS FOR ALL

 

Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) in collaboration with the Department of Mathematics at Government College University Lahore conducted a Presentation on the topic “Mathematics for All” at Sir Fazal-e-Hussain Reading Room. The Department of Mathematics of GCU followed the guidelines of Higher Education Commission (HEC) and prepared new curriculum for the students of the department.

 

Dean Faculty of Science and Technology Dr. Amin ul Haq Khan in his concluding remarks appreciated the promotional academic efforts by the Department of Mathematics. He said that GCU is the only University, which is following the initiatives of HEC in all academic affairs. He said that the Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore Dr. Khalid Aftab is always interested in the promotion of academic and research related activities. Speaking on the occasion, the Director Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) Ms. Iram Sohail said that the purpose of this presentation session is sharing the changes by means of meaningful dialogue and discussion.

 

(25-06-2009)

Three days teachers’ training workshop on ‘Assessment Strategies’ concludes at GC University, Lahore

 

Three days teachers’ training workshop on ‘Assessment Strategies’ in collaboration with the office of Controller of Examinations of GC University Lahore concluded at Sir Fazal-e-Hussain Reading Room. Addressing the concluding ceremony Director Quality Enhancement Cell Ms. Iram Sohail said that assessment is linked with teaching and learning and the process of learning is incomplete without assessment. She said that workshop aimed at learning of different processes of making a question paper and then techniques and strategies of assessments. She further said that teachers have great responsibility on their shoulders, as students of today are the leaders of tomorrow so there is need of intensive care in the preparation of the question papers and their assessments. She also thanked all the faculty members for their active participation in the workshop.

 

The Dean Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, Controllers of Examinations, QEC staff and faculty members from various departments were present at the occasion.

 

(13-04-2009)

QEC GC UNIVERSITY LAHORE DEVELOPING ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT ABILITIES: Director

 

Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) three days training workshop (HRDC Cycle IV) in collaboration with the office of the Controller of Examinations of GCU commenced with the inaugural address of its Director Iram Sohail. She said that workshop will aim at assessment in Higher Education that is indeed an issue of core importance in any academic settings. The philosophy of assessment, making questions and designing the marking schemes are the main topics of the training. It is pertinent to mention here that two faculty members from each department of the University were nominated and the assessment techniques learnt will be cascaded in the respective departments by the participants in the best interest of the students and institution.

(09-04-2009)

STAFF TRAINING PROGRAMME 2009 BY QEC AT GC UNIVERSITY LAHORE

 

QEC at GC University Lahore conducted Staff Training Programme 2009 (STP) for newly inducted staff members in academic and administrative departments. Faculty members on Tenure Track System (TTS) also participated in STP 2009. In his inaugural address Prof. Khalid Aftab the Vice Chancellor pointed out the need of such training sessions which bring new things to surface and on the other help in developing network among the faculty members of the GCU performing their services in different departments. “When I joined the then GC as a teacher I was simply told to pick up the student attendance register, go to the class and start teaching. We were not provided with the chance to receive proper orientation and get introduced with already working faculty. But with the passage of time many positive changes have occurred in GCU Lahore and STP is one of the significant modifications”, the Vice Chancellor added.

 

 

The purpose of STP 2009 was manifold, such as orientation of GCUL’s history, system and culture to newly inducted staff members, encouraging intra and inter departmental bonding etc. All the three Deans introduced their respective Faculty to the participants. Senior Staff members from Academic and Administrative departments rendered their services as resource person s during the STP.

 

(11-02-2009)

Teachers Must refresh Knowledge: VC GCU

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The Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab said that the purpose of Staff Training Program (STP) is not only to educate but also to urge the teachers and staff members to learn things in a modified manner. He was speaking stated at the concluding ceremony of Staff Training Program by Quality Enhancement Cell at Sir Fazal-e-Hussain Reading Room. He urged the teachers and staff members to ‘learn by doing method’.  He further said, ‘Knowledge is fast growing and it is difficult to keep pace with it and now it is our duty to minimize this knowledge gap’. ‘Half of the problems can be solved by just sharing of experiences with colleagues and students’ he further added, ‘You should implement it now to make the difference’. He congratulated Quality Enhancement Cell for arranging a successful Staff Training Program.

Director Quality Enhancement Cell said ‘Another milestone has been achieved by the Quality Enhancement Cell at GCU to have a combined training program for Teachers and Administrative Staff members’. At the end she thanked all the resource persons and participants. The ceremony was conducted by the Deputy Director, QEC GCU Lahore.

(19-01-2009)

QEC AT GCU LAHORE IS ORGANIZING STAFF TRAINING PROGRAMME

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Quality Enhancement Cell at GCU Lahore is organizing a three days (January 14 to 16, 2009) Staff Training Programme (STP) under the valuable guidance of Prof. Khalid Aftab, Vice Chancellor. GCU set this tradition to facilitate its new staff members since the establishment of QEC. STP solely aims to provide an orientation to help new inductees to understand the work process and procedure at GCU Lahore, and to support in building inter/intradepartmental relations, so the harmony of work may prevails at faulty as well as institutional level. The Heads of all administrative offices will be addressing at the workshop.

(05-01-2009)

 

 

Yousaf Raza Gillani fifth old Ravian to become Prime Minister of Pakistan

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani has become the 6100th member of the Old Ravians Union, GC University Lahore. The Prime Minister was conferred the permanent membership of the union at the GCU 8th Convocation. He signed the membership form on the special request of ORU Honorary Secretary Khalid Manzoor Butt. Yousaf Raza Gillani remained the student of BA class of the Government College, Lahore from 1971 to 1973. He also stayed at the New Hostel during the period. Yousaf Raza Gillani is the fifth old Ravian who has become the Prime Minister. Earlier, Feroz Khan Noon, Mian Nawaz Sharif, Moin Qureshi and Mir Zafar Ullah Khan Jamali were also Old Ravians.

The ORU Executive Committee also discussed that Yousaf Raza Gillani has very close attachment with the institution that he especially requested the GCU Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab to ensure that his old teachers were invited to the convocation.

(16-12-2009)

424 students get BA/B.Sc (Hons) degrees 

 

GC University Lahore has awarded degrees to 424 students of BA/BSc (Hons) at the concluding session of the 8th Convocation 2009 at the Bokhari Auditorium. The Vice Chancellor GCU was the chief guest.    

 

Addressing the concluding ceremony, GC University Lahore Vice chancellor Prof. Dr Khalid Aftab said that GCU was a modern, demand-driven, research-based and quality-conscious institution. He hoped that the students would be benefited in their professional lives from what they had learnt at the university. He also 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 owed deep debt to their country and Alma Mater and advised them pay it off as much as they can.

 

(15-12-2009)

 

 

PRIME MINISTER ANNOUNCES RS. 110 MILLION FOR GC UNIVERSITY LAHORE

 

Prime Minister of Pakistan Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said investment in education sector is vital for reaping long term benefits and added that the dream of national development can be realised only by concentrating on academic excellence. The Prime Minister stressed that indigenous technology should be developed to put the country on the road to progress. He was speaking as chief guest in the 8th convocation at Bokhari Auditorium of University. He lauded GCU’s achievement of its ranking among general universities as the sixth top university in Pakistan and the thired top in Punjab despite resource constraints. Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani also announced a special grant of Rs 110 million for the GC University Lahore which include Rs 100 million for the development projects of the university including the restoration and renovation of the 132-year-old building and 118-year-old Iqbal Hostel and Rs 10 million for the GCU Endowment Fund. Prime Minister - himself an old Ravian – said he felt proud to be invited as the chief guest to the convocation of his alma mater, which has always been a role model for seats of learning in the country. He said that students should follow in the footsteps of their predecessors, great men such as Allama Iqbal, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Dr Abdul Salam, Patras Bukhari and Ghulam Mustafa Tabbasam, as they are the perfect role models for the younger generation. The PM also reminisced about his day at Government College Lahore. Having graduated in 1974, he told his captivated student audience about his time at the University New Hostel and how he was inspired by the political movements taking place at that time. He said that the Nasir Bagh (Opposite the University) was used for political gatherings at the time.

 

The Vice Chancellor, Academic & Administrative Heads of GCU

snapped with the Prime Minister (Convocation 2009)

 

Earlier, the Prime Minister gave away medals and rolls of honour to 45 GCU students. As many as 27 students received academic medals and rolls of honours for their academic performance, 5 received rolls of honour for their achievements in sports and 13 received medals for their extraordinary participation in co-circular activities. On this occasion, Punjab Governor Salman Taseer who is also the chancellor of GCU conferred degrees on 33 PhDs through a collective oath taking ceremony. He also conferred degrees on 430 students of master and MPhil collectively through a declaration.

 

Prime Minister gives away rolls of honour and medals to GCU students.

 

Prof. Dr Khalid Aftab GCU Vice Chancellor said that the global recession has directly affected the young graduates and universities and it calls for serious review of existing academic programmes and research agendas for the future. He said that the GC University Lahore has the tradition of moving with the time.  “We accept changes because the change is the law of life and stagnation is death,” he added.

 

The Vice Chancellor said the university has been doing everything to support the financially disadvantaged students by way of scholarships, fee and hostel dues wavers and transport subsidy. “In 2009-10 the university allocated a fund of Rs 10 million for the needy students,” he added.

 

Prof. Dr Khalid Aftab said that the world over, societies have moved forward by means of developing their educational institutions with the support of alumni and the friends of the universities. “For example, in 2008 Harvard University had an endowment fund of $34 billion,” he added. He called upon the old Ravians and philanthropists to make strengthen the recently established Endowment Fund of the GC University Lahore. Concluding the speech, the vice chancellor urged the newly graduates to never forget the deep debt you owe to your country and the Alma Mater and pay it off as much you can. He also requested the PM to help the university in building a new campus by liberal development grants, saying that GCU is facing space constraints for its planned academic programmes. Please click here to read the full text speech of the Vice Chancellor.

 

Later, the PM also spent sometime with his teacher Prof. Dr. Zaheer Ahmad Siddiqui who taught him Persian 32 years ago at the GC University (then Government College Lahore) He also discussed different new development projects of the university with the Vice Chancellor and had a group photograph with the academic and administrative heads of the university.

 

(15-12-2009)

 

The oldest literary academic magazine of sub-continent The Ravi 2009: comes out IN PRINTED AND DIGITAL FORMATS

 

The 96th edition of the oldest academic literary magazine of the subcontinent ‘The Ravi’ has came out which this year includes scores of research and literary articles by noted writers, professors, old Ravians and university’s students.

 

The Ravi is the contemporary of London’s Times Literary Supplement.  The Government College formally started publishing it for its students in 1906. Earlier, it was being published but was confined to records only. “Ravi” is named after the river Ravi. The flowing river is symbolic of continuity of ideas, thoughts, feelings and rich sentiments of the GC University students, alumni, and staff community, which are expressed through the magazine.

 

Talking about the historical magazine, GCU Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab said the main objective of The Ravi is to explore literary talent among the students, adding that it provides them a medium of self-expression. “It is a necessary aid to the fostering of extra-academic life in the University,” he added. He said that the University library has carefully kept safe the record of all editions of the magazine. “Keeping in view the modern needs of the students, we have digitalized The Ravi,” he said, adding that the complete magazine is now available online. It is a matter of great pride for the magazine that people like Nobel laureate Dr Abdus Salam, A S Bukhari and Noon Meem Rashid are among its former editors.

 

The magazine contains articles in three languages, English, Urdu and Punjab. The Ravi 2009 English section includes articles like ‘Ghalib through its Persian Letters, The Capitalist Delusion, Marketing and Library Information Services, The Princeling’s Inheritance am Praying Mantis. The paintings of some international and national artists are also published in the magazine.

 

(04-12-2009)

 

THE VICE CHANCELLOR GCU LAHORE STRESSES THE USE OF ONLINE LIBRARIES

 

The inaugural ceremony of the establishment of computer laboratories at 4,286 schools in the Punjab province was held at a local girl’s school. The Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif was the chief guest. The other speakers were Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice chancellor GCU Lahore and Dr. Mansoor Sarwar Principal PUCIT. Speaking on the occasion the Vice Chancellor said that the internet could help both students and teachers in finding useful material about their relevant subjects from a vast source of online libraries. He said, he hoped that with the establishment of the IT lab in local institutes of province would be able to interact and share educational information with institutions aboard.

(04-12-2009)

 

VICE CHANCELLOR GCU CONDOLES ON THE DEATH OF USTAD SHARAFAT ALI KHAN

 

Dr Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore has expressed grief over the sad demise of Ustad Sharafat Ali Khan. He was the eldest son of Ustad Salamat Ali Khan. He graduated from the Government College University, Lahore in 1973-75 and was an active member of GCU Nazir Ahmed Music Society.

 

The Vice Chancellor paying tribute to late Ustad Sharafat termed his death an irreparable loss to the classical music of this sub-continent. He said that the country has deprived of an outstanding classical singer of international repute.

 

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

(03-12-2009)

 

 

GC UNIVERSITY LAHORE LIBRARY houses PROF. Dr Abdus Salam’s noble prize

 

The GC University Library, Lahore has the honour of housing the original Nobel Prize Certificate of Prof. Dr. Abdus Salam, the Pakistan’s only noble laureate...(more)

 

(23-11-2009)

 

 

A delegation led by Prof. Dr Anwar Hussain Siddique President International Islamic University Islamabad VISITS GCU LAHORE

 

A delegation led by Prof. Dr Anwar Hussain Siddique President International Islamic University Islamabad (IIU) called on the Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore. The meeting was also aimed at developing strong link between the both universities. IIU Director Strategic Planning Cell Dr Abdul Majeed and a senior official Dr Ahmed were also part of the visiting delegation while GCU Dean of Sciences Dr Ameen-ul-Haq Khan, Dean of Arts Prof. Dr Khalid Pervaiz, Sahibzada Faisal Khurshid Registrar, Director Academic Planning and External Links Fouzia Shaheen were also present on the occasion. 

 

In the meeting it was agreed that all local universities should develop strong linkages with each other for the promotion of modern education in the country. It will also help the universities in jointly getting benefit from the international window of opportunities. The Vice Chancellor GC University informed the visiting delegation about the steps which the university has taken in the recent years for providing quality education to its students which included the establishment of Quality Enhancement Cell, University’s Data Bank and Career Guidance and Placement Centre. He also discussed in detail the transition from the college to the status of university and lauded the role of Higher Education Commission (HEC) in this regard. “We justified our existence by producing quality graduates,” he said.   The vice chancellor also laid a stress on promoting the research culture in the country. The IIU President and GCU Vice Chancellor also shared the working of their various departments.

(23-11-2009)

 

 

Balochistan POSITION HOLDER STUDENTS VISITS GC UNIVERSITY LAHORE

 

A 20-member delegation of position-holders including 10 girls from Balochistan visited the GCU and met the Vice Chancellor. Nazir Shah, an official of Balochistan Education Department was the delegation leader. The delegation visited Postgraduate Library, Nazir Ahmad Music Society and Sports Complex of the University.

 

The students also enjoyed a music performance at the university’s Nazir Ahmed Music Society office. Saad Farooq sang the Iqbal’s famous poem “Tu Abhi Rehguzar Main Hai” for the guest students. Watching the pictures sportsmen gallery, the position-holders students asked about the academic performance of these cricketers. Later, they were taken to the GCU post-graduate library where they watched a 15-miniute documentary about the GCU libraries and their books collection.

 

 

From Balochistan poses for a photograph with GCU Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab

during their visit to the university

 

The students also met with GCU Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab, who discussed his personal experiences with them in a very light and informal meeting at the Syndicate’s Meeting Room. He advised them to pay respect to their teachers. “The good students and good teachers are the main pillars of educational institutions,” he added. The Vice Chancellor told them a golden principle “never know your limitations”, saying that the Allah has granted you enormous qualities and empowered you to do any thing you want. “For this what you all need is a will and passion,” he added. 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. He also laid stress on acquiring quality education. 

 

Later, the delegation joined a group photograph with the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Khalid Aftab.

 

(20-11-2009)

 

GCU Lahore Vice Chancellor for renovating Punjab Public Library Lahore

 

The 125th anniversary celebrations of Punjab Public Library Lahore started the other day, Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab the Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore was the chief guest. While speaking on the occasion he said “We are proud of our glorious past but we should also look into our present and be more concerned about our future,” He also showed his concern over the dilapidated condition of the Punjab Public Library Lahore and lost of very precious books from there. He stressed a need for taking substantial decisions for its improvement. He said that resources and technical assistance were required for conserving the important books of the library. Prof. Dr Khalid Aftab also offered all-out help for the library, saying he would be very happy if he can do anything for it. He also remembered the days when he used to come to this library with his uncle Ashfaq Ahmed, a well-known writer and scholar.

 

He said that books should not be kept in lockers in the library. He also disapproved the hard and lengthy procedures of issuing books to readers. He said that there should be one window operation at all the libraries. The Vice Chancellor said that universities and public sector libraries should play their role in increasing the reading culture in Pakistan.

 

(10-11-2009)

 

GCU holds condolence reference for Dr Waheed QURESHI

 

The GC University Lahore on Thursday arranged a condolence reference for noted Urdu poet, critic and intellectual Dr Waheed Qureshi. The Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab and a large number of faculty members attended the reference. The faculty members passed a resolution to highlight the services of Dr Waheed for the Urdu Literature and the Government College University, Lahore, stating that Pakistan and Urdu had lost a great educationist, researcher and a teacher. They also offered Fateha for the departed soul. Dr Waheed Qureshi was an Old Ravian.

 

(06-11-2009)

 

GCU holds orientation ceremony for MPhil students

 

The Registrar’s department GCU, Lahore has organized an orientation ceremony for the newly-admitted students of MPhil and MS to apprise them about the university’s academic culture, historic perspective and educational ambiance at Bokhari Auditorium.

 

Addressing the ceremony, GCU Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab laid a stress on quality learning, rational and critical thinking and cultural values. He advised the students to put in their best to acquire the knowledge, telling that “the reward is always going to be proportionate to your efforts.”  He said that the GCU bright students are getting very good career opportunities while they are in the process of completing their studies. “We feel honour in referring them to the well-reputed firms and universities.”

 

Talking about the legendary and eminent old Ravians including noble laureates Dr. Abdul Salam and Dr. Hargobind Khorana, and Faiz Ahmed Faiz and Sufi Ghulam Mustafa Tubassam, 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 told the students. 

 

(06-11-2009)

 

Pakistan Military Academy Kakul representatives Presentation on Army recruitment procedure for GCU Students  

 

The Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) Kakul representatives gave a detailed multimedia presentation to the GC University students at the Bokhari Auditorium about the Army recruitment procedures, objectives, training, and the life and rigorous routine of the academy cadets.  The presentation was aimed at motivating and guiding the brilliant students of the university to join the Pakistan Army and serve the nation in peace and war with pride. A senior cadet of the academy told students that the main objectives of PMA schooling are character building, military training, leadership training, physical development and intellectual enrichment of the cadets. He also briefed students about the organisation, mission and courses offered by the academy. The pictures of cadets’ hard physical and combat training were also shown to the students to help them understand a cadet’s life.

 

Major Farhan answered the students’ questions in detail about the structure of Pakistan Army, recruitment procedure and medical fitness. He dispelled the impression that students with weak eyesight and slight colour blindness cannot join the military, saying there is a specific criterion. He, however, said that perfect eyesight is mandatory for joining the various sections of Air Force and Navy. He also told the students about the Army recruitment procedure through the Inter Services Selection Board commonly known as ISSB. In reply to questions about the basic criteria for selection and rejection by the Inter Services Selection Board, he laid a stress on medical fitness, leadership qualities and I.Q test.  In reply to a criticism on strict medical fitness requirements of the Army, Major Farhan said “it’s for your own benefit. If you come to PMA with medical problems, the academy’s rigorous routine and hard physical development exercises can prove dangerous for you.”   

 

Later, Major Farhan presented an Army Shield to the GCU Registrar Sahibzada Faisal Khursheed. The GCU Registrar also presented university souvenir to Major Farhan. The GCU students termed the presentation highly informative and also showed their enthusiasm to join the Pakistan Army to serve the country as no one else can. 

(03-11-2009)

 

GCU Lahore reopens today

The GC University Lahore is going to be reopened today (Monday, October 26, 2009). The University has issued a notification after the approval by the Government of Punjab.

(26-10-2009)

 

GCU LAHORE ADMINISTRATION THANKS THE GOVERNMENT FOR OFFERING SECURITY FACILITIES

 

A meeting of academic and administrative heads of departments of the GC University Lahore was held to discuss the university’s security arrangements in the Sir Fazal Hussain Reading Room, which was presided over by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab.  

 

The vice chancellor told the staff members about the existing security arrangements, measures being taken after the recent terror attacks on Islamia University and future security plans. The departments’ heads made suggestions about the security of the university students. Dr. Khalid Aftab welcomed all the proposals and they came under extensive discussion. Scores of suggestions were accepted and necessary orders have been issued for their implementation. On this occasion, the university’s staff members suggested that special lectures should be held in cooperation with the Punjab government to aware the students about the situation and methods of their personal security. It was also said that special emergency exercises and demonstrations should be held in all the universities in cooperation with the government.

 

Speaking on the occasion, the vice chancellor said the university would put in all possible efforts for the security of its students and staff members. He asked the students and staff members not to worry, saying that “we will keep our faith as strong as ever.” The Vice Chancellor said there is a dire need to change our attitudes, adding “we have to put some restrictions on ourselves for our personal security and the security of our children and colleagues.” He thanked the Punjab government for offering different facilities to the university for their security including the training of their security staff.

 

On this occasion, the university’s staff members suggested that special lectures should be held in cooperation with the Punjab government to aware the students about the situation and methods of their personal security. It was also said that special emergency exercises and demonstrations should be held in all the universities in cooperation with the government.

(23-10-2009)

 

 

 

VICE CHANCELLOR CONDOLES ON THE DEATH OF PROF. WAHEED QURESHI

 

Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor, GC University in his condolence message on the sad demise of Prof. Dr. Waheed Qureshi to the bereaved family, extended his grief by saying that may Allah bless the departed soul and grant courage to the family members to bear the irreparable loss with fortitude. He said Mr. Waheed was great scholar of Urdu literature and the loss of the great legend is not only a loss for his family but a national loss.            

(20-10-2009)

 

 

GCU LAHORE HOLDS SUCCESSFUL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

 

The GC University, Lahore organized an exclusive function at the Bokhari Auditorium to mark the Breast Cancer Awareness Day (The Pink Day) in collaboration with Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Center (SKMCH&RC) Lahore. Atiqa Odho, the ambassador of breast cancer awareness campaign in Pakistan, was the guest speaker while a special multimedia lecture was delivered by Dr. Kalsoom from SKMCH&RC.

 

Speaking on the occasion, Atiqa Odho said the breast cancer is major leading cause of cancer deaths among women especially in Asia, adding it is very necessary to raise awareness about the disease. She laid stress on earlier detection and better treatment. She said that women usually go to hospitals when they are at the last stage of the disease. She showed her firm resolve to educate all women of Pakistan about the breast cancer, its symptoms, prevention and treatment. Giving answers to the questions of students, she asked them to work as volunteers in their families to raise awareness about the disease among their mothers, cousins and aunts etc. She advised the students to go under regular screening for breast cancer after every six months after the age 26. 

 

Earlier Dr. Kalsum gave a detailed lecture-cum-multimedia presentation about the symptoms, self-examination methods, screening and staging, incidence by age, prevention and treatment of the breast cancer.

 

GCU Women Medical Officer Dr Abida Latif thanked Atiqa Adho for participating in the campaign. It is pertinent to mention that it was an exclusively feminine event and only university’s female faculty members and students took part in the event.

 

(17-10-2009)

 

GCU SETS NEW RECORD OF ALL PAKISTAN INTER-UNIVERSITIES IN WEIGHTLIFTING CHAMPIONSHIP

 

All Pakistan Inter-Universities Weightlifting Championship was held at Punjab University Old campus Ground Lahore... more

(16-10-2009)

 

 

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS DAY 2009 AT GCU, ATIQA ODHO AS A GUEST SPEAKER

 

The GC University, Lahore is going to mark the Breast Cancer Awareness Day (The Pink Day), 2009. The collaborative bodies are Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH&RC). It is being held at Bokhari Auditorium on October 16, 2009 (Friday). The timings will be 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM.

 

Atiqa Odho will be the guest speaker of the event. She is also the ambassador of breast cancer awareness campaign in Pakistan. Basic Theme of the event is to raise the awareness about the symptoms, screening, staging, incidence by age and treatment of the breast cancer. University Women Medical Officer GCU, Dr Abida Latif, organizer of the occasion said about the theme that the breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women, adding it is very necessary to raise awareness about the disease. She also stressed on earlier detection and better treatments.

 

It would be an exclusive feminine event and only university’s female faculty members and students would take part in the event.  The female students participating or attending the event will dress in pink and white clothes in line with the theme of the day.

(13-10-2009)

 

 

 

A group of 20 POSITION HOLDERS IN Matriculation and Intermediate EXAMINATIONS from Sindh Province visits GCU

 

A group of 20 top students of Matriculation and Intermediate level along with their faculty member from the Sindh Province visited the University. This visit was arranged under the initiative of the Chief Minister Punjab for promoting Inter-provincial harmony. The group of students along with former Vice Chancellor Jamshoro University, Dr. Rashid Ahmed Shah visited the Natural History Museum Department of Zoology, Sports Complex and Post Graduate Library of GCU. They also met with Vice Chancellor in the Syndicate Committee Room. While speaking with the top position holders, the Vice Chancellor GCU said that we have maintained the standard of quality education by hard working and commitment and always put strenuous efforts for promoting the students in a cultured way, which makes GCU different from other educational institutes. He said that GC University Lahore has got the honor in this regard for providing the Nation leaders, scientists, noble laureates, sportsmen and other influential personalities from last 145 years. He further said that GCU is a historical institution and would maintain its credibility as best knowledge spreading institute. He said GCU got tremendous achievements in academics during the last 15 years. On the occasion, Director General Protocol Punjab Mr. Asjad Ghani Tahir, Director Academic Planning & External Links were also present.

 

(07-10-2009)

 

 

THE GREEN REFLECTION OF THE CITY OF GARDENS HAS BEEN POLLUTED: VICE CHANCELLOR GCU LAHORE

 

Climate change is the most serious challenge of the 21st century... more

 

(06-10-2009)

 

 

 

GCU LAHORE PROVIDES FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION: PROF. Dr. Khalid Aftab

 

Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore has advised the students to focus on education for national building and prosperity of country. He said that open dialogue & tolerance should be imbued in GCU students during their educational studies so that they could emerge as successful persons in every sphere of life. These views were expressed by Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab while he was addressing the newly admitted B.A/ B.Sc (Hons) students at the Bukhari Auditorium of GCU.

  

The Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab said that Ravians are different from others in terms of their tolerance, behavior, decency and conduct. He said that the 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 to a certain degree. Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab 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. He further said that GCU has been   providing quality education for the last 145 years and would maintain its credibility as the best knowledge spreading institute. He said that we have qualified and experienced faculty, modern and latest educational facilities and a friendly and peaceful environment for the students of GCU.

(17-09-2009)

 

 

Education Plays pivotal role in Nation building. Prof Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore

 

Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore said that well cultured person is an asset of the society, country, and his family; and the University always puts strenuous efforts for promoting the students in a cultured way. He was speaking at an orientation session of the newly admitted students of FA/FSc in the Bukhari Auditorium. He said that education played pivotal role in nation building and students should focus on their respective disciplines. He highlighted the students about the glorious academic history and excellent traditions of the University. He apprised the students that a Ravian spirit was the spirit of enlightenment and urged the students to emulate the path of great luminaries who had been associated with the GCU. He stressed that the students should have pro-active approach for being a thorough gentleman and told newly admitted Ravians to strive for more knowledge as one couldn’t get the real status without knowledge. Prof. Dr Khalid Aftab said that University students were not allowed to involve in any political activity on the campus. The Deans, all the academic and administrative heads attended the orientation session.

(12-09-2009)

 

 

GCU Lahore HOISTING FLAG CEREMONY ON 63rd Independence Day

 

GC University Lahore organized a flag hoisting ceremony of the 63rd Independence Day celebrations to keep the GCU tradition alive on 14th August 2009. Addressing the ceremony Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor urged to follow the teachings of the leader of nation. He said teachings of Quaid-e-Azam are based on enlightenment, which is the proper solution of various problems that are facing now a days. The Vice Chancellor urged the youth to perform their vital role in the socio-cultural and educational development of the country by focusing on modern education. He further said Independence Day reminds us to do something for the country. While giving the solution to the social problems of the country, he said we will have to start thinking more about our country then ourselves.

 

The Heads and staff members of academic and administrative departments attended the ceremony.

 

(15-08-2009)

 

 

Prof. Dr. Amin-ul-Haq Khan will be acting Vice Chancellor from 20th July 2009 to 9th August 2009.

 

The Vice Chancellor is proceeding to United Kingdom on Academic Visit. Prof. Dr. Amin-ul-Haq Khan, Dean Faculty of Science & Technology will act as Vice Chancellor, GC University Lahore during the Vice Chancellor's Visit abroad from 20th July 2009 to 9th August 2009.

 

No. EA-I/101-13/09

(20-07-2009)

 

DR. FARAH MALIK OF PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT RECEIVES HEC BEST TEACHER AWARD

 

Dr. Farah Malik of Psychology Department Government College University Lahore has been declared to receive the Award for the Best University Teacher of year 2008 by the Higher Education Commission (HEC). Asfand Yar Khan Assistant Director (Academics) HEC would honour the psychology teacher by presenting a certificate and cash prize of Rs. 100,000/.

 

The Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab has commended Dr. Farah Malik for attaining the award and hoped that she would continue enhancing her academic and research activities in the realm of Psychology in future as well.

 

(18-07-2009)

 

PROJECT MANAGER HEC MET SUPERVISORS AND RESEARCH SCHOLARS AT GCU Lahore

 

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) Project Manager of “Scholarship for PhD Studies in Social Science, Arts and Humanities for University Teachers” Muhammad Murtaza Noor visited GC University Lahore and met with the Supervisors and Research Scholars under HEC (SS & H) scholarship program “PhD Fellowship for 5000 Scholars” at Fazal-e-Hussain Reading Room. The purpose of this meeting was to interact with the Supervisors and Research Scholars of Social Sciences regarding HEC scholarships. Speaking at the occasions, Murtaza Noor said, ‘we should put collective efforts to make these programs more vibrant’. He said that HEC is doing extra efforts for the area that can be observed with the fact that more than 1400 scholarships have been awarded to scholars belonging to 37 various subjects of Social Sciences and the process still going on. At the end Dean, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences of GC University Dr. Muhammad Khalid Pervaiz, thanked HEC delegation for providing many opportunities in the field of Social Sciences. He also stressed that there is a need to promote and giving more importance to these areas.

(15,16-07-2009)

 

PROF. DR. KHALID AFTAB VICE CHANCELLOR GCU CONDOLES Khan Mohammad’S DEATH

 

The Vice Chancellor Government College University Lahore, Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab has expressed grief on the sad demise of Former Pakistan Fast Bowler and distinguished Old Ravian Khan Mohammad (January 1, 1928July 5, 2009). He was a member of Pakistan's first team that played against India in 1952. In his condolence message, to the bereaved family, Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab extended his grief by saying that may Allah bless the departed soul and grant courage to the family members to bear the irreparable loss with fortitude. He said Mr. Khan Mohammad always attended different activities arranged by the Old Ravian Union at GCU. He said that the loss of the great legend is not only a loss for his family but a national loss especially in Cricket.

(07-07-2009)

 

 

HEC PUBLISHED RESEARCH OUTPUT OF PAKISTANI UNIVERSITIES

 

Higher Education Commission of Pakistan has published and analysis of research publications from Pakistani Universities, which appeared in e-reviewed journals indexed by Thomason Reuters, ISI Web of knowledge during the years 2007-08. The databases of ISI Web of Knowledge used SCI-Expended, SCCI and A& HCI. GC University Lahore got 6th position among all public and private universities of Pakistan. Please click here for details.

 

(08-06-2009)

 

 

GOVERNOR PUNJAB APPRECIATED THE HUMANE EFFORTS STAFF AND STUDENTS OF GCU

 

Punjab Governor and the Chancellor of Government College University Lahore Salman Taseer appreciated the humane efforts of the staff of GCU who donated two days salary amounting to Rs. 1.38 million for the welfare of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) of NWFP. In a letter to the Vice Chancellor he conveyed his appreciation to the administration, staff and the students of the GCU Lahore for their praiseworthy contribution and selfless efforts toward their social responsibilities for the rehabilitation of IDPs.

(01-06-2009)

 

 

CIVIL SERVICES ACADEMY DELEGATION VISITS GCU

 

An eighteen member delegation of probationary officers of Civil Services Academy Lahore visited GC University Lahore for their research titled “the Role of Private Institutions vis-à-vis Government Institutions in providing quality education of University level analysis and recommendations”.

 

The CSA delegation with Prof. Dr.Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor

and other officers of the GCU 

 

Dean Faculty of Science and Technology Dr. Amin-ul-Haq Khan and Director Quality Enhancement Cell Ms. Iram Sohail gave a presentation to acquaint the visitors about the role of GCU Lahore in imparting quality education to the students. The delegation also met the Vice Chancellor.

(27-09-2009)

 

 

BRAZILIAN MEDIA TEAM VISITS GCU LAHORE TO SHOOT DOCUMENTARY  

 

The media team of Globo TV a Brazilian TV Channel and fourth largest in the world visited GC University Lahore to video shoot the life at the University. The team members, comprising Marcos Uchao and Sergio Gilz, have a plan to stay for three weeks in Pakistan in order to make a documentary on the country.

(22-05-2009)

 

 

GCU STAFF DONATES 1.375 MILLION FOR THE IDPS OF SWAT

 

The GC University staff donated two day salary amounting to Rs. 1.375 million for the welfare of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) of Swat Valley.

 

The Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab while speaking at the Bokhari Auditorium said that GC University   staffs had supported the people affected by the natural calamities. He appreciated the sympathetic approach of the staff for contributing to the cause of humanity.

(16-05-2009)

 

 

HEC ADVISOR METS with PhD Supervisors and PhD Scholars at GCU

 

A delegation of Higher Education Commission headed by Advisor HRD Dr. Syed Mahmood Raza visited GCU and met with the PhD supervisors and PhD scholars both at Fazal-e-Hussain Reading Room and Bokhari Auditorium. The advisor stressed the supervisors to encourage the students and extend academic support to complete their thesis. He further said HEC was making more funds trying its best to sponsor their PhD Scholars. After the meeting, question answer session was arranged. The delegation also met with the Vice Chancellor GCU and appreciated the research work at the university.

 

(14-05-2009)

 

 

INAUGURAL CEREMONY OF MANAGERS TRAINING PROGRAM HELD AT GCU

 

Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore has said that the University is working to promote modern education and establishment of Management Studies Department was part of GCU program. He said, “We are proud on the selection of GCU as trainer institute for Managers Training Program in the tough competition with other prestigious institutes.” He was addressing the Inaugural Ceremony of Managers Training Program at the Bokhari Auditorium of GCU. He said that GCU would utilize its skills to provide best training to the participants of this program. He further said that GCU is a historical institution and would maintain its credibility as best knowledge spreading institute.

 

The Vice Chancellor GCU, Education Minister, Chairman Task Force on Education,

Secretary Schools Punjab, Capt. Asif and Chairperson MSD GCU addressing on the opening

ceremony of the Managers Training Program held at AT Bokhari auditorium of the GCU Lahore.

 

Mian Mujtaba Shuja-Ur-Rehman provincial minister for education said that GCU selection for the Managers Training Program was made after a tough competition purely on merit basis. He said teachers are the best trainers for nation building as they are the source of knowledge and information for the young generation. The minister vowed that government was determining to achieve education targets and to improve literacy rate in the province. He said that government was committed to give due respect and privileges to the teachers. He further said that present government has removed almost 70 to 80 percent bottlenecks in the implementation of merit policy in education department and further improvement would be done soon.

 

Chairman Chief Minister’s Task Force on Education, Raja Muhammad Anwar, emphasized on the managers Training and termed the program a big initiative in improving education standards. He said teachers could play a vital role to promote the education system and their capacity building program was devised with the intensions to get better results in the field of education.

 

Secretary Education for Schools Nadeem Ashraf said basic management of education was being done at district level and without strengthening and improving district education system, desired results can’t be achieved by making policies to improve education standards.

 

At the end of ceremony, Vice Chancellor GCU gave away souvenirs to the honorable guests.

 

(05-05-2009)

 

 

Market-Oriented Courses be offered: Vice Chancellor GC University

 

The Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore Dr. Khalid Aftab stressed the need of offering demand driven, market oriented courses as part of continuous education so that the unemployed youth could be equipped with valuable skills in order to seek employment locally and abroad. He was addressing the certificate distribution ceremony of (NAVTEC) for the courses of Communication and Media Skills and Graphic Designing offered in collaboration with (NAVTEC) at PG library auditorium.

 

Dr. Naila Zafar Deputy Director NAVTEC Punjab Region commended the services rendered by GCU to successfully run this program. She mentioned that the feed back received from the students was fairly good. On the occasion, the deans, chairperson department of English, faulty and administrative staff of various departments and students were also present.

 

(08-04-2009)

 

 

GCU ORGANIZES STAFF EXCURSION PROGRAM AT LAHORE WILD LIFE PARK

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The GC University Lahore organized the 5th Staff Excursion Program at Lahore Wild Life Park (Safari Park). The Vice Chancellor Dr. Khalid Aftab was also present on the occasion. During the event, he said that GCU staff is working day and night to not only maintain the high standards of education of GCU but also to meet with the 21st century demands of Higher Education, so we have planned this recreational activity for our staff to refresh them and give a boost to their spirit and enthusiasm. He also appreciated the organizing committee and specially Prof. Khalid Saleem for arranging this recreational activity. He also thanked the Deputy Director Wild Life Park and his staff for their hospitality. Dean of Arts & Social Sciences Dr. Khalid Pervaiz, heads of various departments and large number of faculty and administrative staff was also present.

(06-04-2009)

 

 

THE VICE CHANCELLOR AND STAFF OF GCU CONDOLE PROF. DR. SOHAIL AHMAD KHAN’S DEATH

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The Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore Dr. Khalid Aftab and the teaching and administrative staff expressed profound grief on sad demise of Prof. Dr. Sohail Ahmad Khan, Dean Faculty of Languages, Islamic and Oriental Learning and Chairperson Urdu Department The Vice Chancellor and the staff paid glowing tribute to Late Prof. Dr. Sohail Ahmad Khan. Later, dua was offered for the departed soul. 

(17-03-2009)

Prof. Dr. Khalid Pervaiz will look after the office of Dean Faculty of Language, Islamic and oriental learning

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Prof. Dr. Muhammad Khalid Pervaiz, Dean of Arts and Social Sciences will look after the office of Dean Faculty of Languages, Islamic and Oriental Learning, GC University, Lahore till the further orders.

(16-03-2009)

(REG-6-17/09)

 

 

THE VICE CHANCELLOR GCU CONDOLE BRIG (R) HAMID NAWAZ’S DEATH

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The Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore, Dr. Khalid Aftab has expressed grief on the sad demise of Brig (Retd) Hamid Nawaz senior Old Ravian and father of Ex-Governor Punjab Mr. Shahid Hamid. In his condolence message, to the bereaved family, the Vice Chancellor prayed to Almighty Allah to bless the departed souls in eternal peace and grant courage to the deceased family members to bear the irreparable loss with fortitude. He said that the loss of the great Old Ravian is not only a loss of his family but it is the loss of the country.

(03-03-2009)

YOUNG FACULTY IS THE REAL ASSET OF THE GCU: DR. KHALID AFTAB

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GC University Lahore organized the Annual dinner for the academic and administrative staff members. Dr. Khalid Aftab, Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore, said, “young faculty is the real asset of the GCU”. “No doubt that experience has no substitute but we are preparing our young faculty members under the guidance of the experienced faculty members” he added.  He particularly mentioned and commended the services of Mr. Zaheer Ahmad Siddiqui, former Registrar and senior faculty member. He was addressing on the occasion of the Annual Dinner of GCU at Bokhari Auditorium. He said that the year 2008 has passed with all its challenges. GCU Lahore has achieved many goals. He further said that now we are ready to accept new challenges for promoting higher education in the country.

The Vice Chancellor and the Staff Secretary is addressing the Ceremony.

As per the tradition newly inducted faculty members and administrative staff introduced themselves. GCU Souvenirs were also presented to the retired faculty during 2008. That includes Muhammad Iqbal and Naseem Ahmed (Chemistry) and Syed Rizwan Ahmed (Mathematics) Prof. Aslam Awan’s souvenir was given to his son. Late Prof. Awan passed away just thirteen days before his retirement.

Prof Khurshid Rizvi the distinguished Professor at GCU Lahore and a renowned poet recited his beautiful poem on the occasion. Prof. Khalid Saleem staff secretary GCU conducted the entire event. All the deans, academics and administrative heads, staff of the university were present on the occasion.

(09-02-2009)

GCU GOT TREMENDOUS ACHIEVEMENTS IN ACADEMICS DURING THE LAST 15 YEARS: VICE CHANCELLOR

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Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor said that students should have positive and constructive approach and the teachers of GCU are not only providing better education but also playing vital role in the personality building of the students. He was addressing the students of F.A./F.Sc. Part II class who secured highest marks in Part I Lahore Board Examination 2008 at Sir Fazal-e-Hussain Reading Room. He said GCU got tremendous achievements in academics during the last 15 years. Dr. Khalid Aftab said that we are providing all the modern facilities to our students.

 

The deans and all the academics and administrative head of the university were present on the occasion.

(28-01-2009)

 

 

THE VICE CHANCELLOR appoints Director Intermediate Studies

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the Vice Chancellor has appointed Syed Anjum Nisar, Associate Prof. of English as Director intermediate Studies with immediate effect.

 

(24-01-2009)

 

 

The Vice Chancellor GCU CONDOLE Dr. MaSKEEN ALI Hijazi’S DEATH

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The Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab has expressed grief on the sad demise of distinguished Journalist, analyst and former chairperson of Mass Communication Department University of the Punjab Lahore Dr. Maskeen Ali Hijazi. In his condolence message to the bereaved family and prayed to Almighty Allah to bless the departed souls in eternal peace and grant courage to the deceased family members to bear the irreparable loss with fortitude. He said that the loss of the great legend is the loss of the Journalism.

(19-01-2009)

 

 

 

Salam Chair GC UNIVERSITY LAHORE pays tribute to Dr. Abdus Salam on his 13th death anniversary

 

Prof. Salam Chair, Physics Department GCU Lahore in collaboration with Pakistan Physical Society organized a memorial meeting to mark the 13th death anniversary of Dr Abdus Salam, the Pakistan’s only noble laureate. GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Khalid Aftab chaired the meeting.

 

Addressing the audience, Dr Khalid Aftab highlighted the services of the noble laureate for the third world countries in the field of science. He said that late Salam was concerned about the decline of science in Pakistan and struggled determinedly to take it to its deserving glory.

 

The Vice Chancellor also read some extracts from the book “Cosmic Anger written by Gordon Fraser”, which presents a biography of Dr Abdus Salam; the story of a boy from a small town who overcame enormous obstacles to emerge as a leader of science. He told the participants about the establishment of Salam Chair and Abdus Salam School of Mathematical Sciences by the University. He termed them the biggest achievements of GCU during his tenure.

 

Speaking on this occasion, Professor GCU Salam Chair Prof. Dr Ghulam Murtaza touched the humble upbringing, ambitions, achievements, fame and virtues of the great scientist. Dr Ghulam Murtaza, who was the student of the late Dr Abdus Salam, said that the noble laureate won a beauty contest in his hometown, Jhang, in his childhood. He also discussed the obstacles and resistance that Dr Abdus Salam faced in establishing the International Centre for Theoretical Physics which remains as his monument. Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) Prof. Dr Amer Iqbal paid exclusive tribute to Dr Salam about his Electro-weak theory and its modern implications. Prof. Hassan A Shah discussed the importance of unification in physics in reference to the Salam’s theory.

 

At the end Prof. Tariq Ziadi Urdu Department underlined the interest of Dr Abdus Salam in poetry and Urdu literature by reading some of his letters that he had written to his teachers and close friends.

(23-11-2009)

 

NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM On “FRONTIERS IN PHYSICS” AT GCU LAHORE

 

Department of Physics at GCU Lahore organised a symposium on “Frontiers in Physics” from 29th to 31st January 2009 in Bokhari Auditorium. In the Inaugural, the Chief Guest of the ceremony Prof. Riazuddin the eminent physicist of Pakistan said that the state of Physics in Pakistan is not very heartening, in fact it has somewhat declined from mid sixties to early 90s in perspective of quality not in quantity. Addressing the symposium Prof. Khalid Aftab the Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore mentioned that GCU Lahore has maintained wonderful traditions of academic excellence, research, promotion of new ideas and above all the respect for other’s views. He stated that GCU Lahore is modern, demand driven, research based, quality conscious, futuristic and affordable public institution.

 

Dr. Pervaiz Hoodbouy gave the inaugural lecture on “The Salam Weinberg theory and Beyond” . Prof. Hassan A Shah from the department of Physics at GCU Lahore spoke on the occasion. Dr. Riaz Ahmed the Chairperson Department of Physics at GCU Lahore and a large number of faculty members of different universities were present at the event.

(11-02-2009)

 

 

22 papers were presented on the 2nd day of 11th National Symposium on Frontiers of Physics at GCU Lahore

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The proceedings of the 11th National Symposium on Frontiers of Physics continued for the 2nd day at GC University Lahore. A total of 22 papers were presented in two parallel sessions. Prof. Dr. Saleemullah (GCU) spoke on his research on quantum plasmas and Dr. Riaz Khan from the National Fusion Programme presented his research on Tokamak simulations. Dr. Sabieh Anwar (LUMS) gave presentation on seeing chemicals & Physical reactions through nuclear spins. Dr. A.S Bhatti spoke on bio sensors in the emerging field of nano technology.

The day concluded with a general body meeting of the Pakistan Physical Society where Past President and Organizers of the Conference spoke on the importance of holding such meetings more regularly. Prof. Dr. Hassan Shah President of the Society highlighted the heed to popularize physics students at school level.

(31-01-2009)

NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ‘FRONTIERS IN PHYSICS’ STARTS AT GC UNIVERSITY LAHORE

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11th National Symposium on ‘Frontiers in Physics’ has been started and will continue till 31st January 2009 in the Bokhari Auditorium. Addressing the ceremony Chief Guest Prof. Dr. Riazuddin said that the state of Physics of Pakistan is not very encouraging. In fact, it has somewhat declined from mid sixties to early 90s in quality, not in quantity. The touchstone is whether the physics research carried out in Pakistan and by Pakistanis, who have spent major parts of their careers in Pakistan, has made a major impact on International Physics. He urged the Physicist to improve the state of Physics in Pakistan the initiative has to be taken by the Physics community itself. The Physics community is represented by the Pakistan Physical Society. The Society has to play a proactive role in this respect.

 

Addressing the Symposium, the Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab said that a society that is rich in vitality has more of creative persons like Salam. The GC University Lahore has maintained wonderful traditions of academic excellence, research, promotion of new ideas and above all, respect for others views. He said that GCU is modern demand driven, research based, quality conscious, futuristic and affordable public institution. He said, ‘I am pleased to put on record that, courtesy HEC, our university has 56 foreign professor in various departments which is the highest number in any Pakistani University’. Dr. Khalid Aftab said that the best intellectual out come of liberal Philosophy was the idea of Courage to Know- which Immanuel Kant called the best motto of enlightenment. Many histories consider the dawn of enlightenment as the true beginning of modernity. It is good luck that Courage to Know is the motto of Ravians.

 

Dr. G. Murtaza (Professor Salam Chair, GCU) said that this college (which is now a university) is Prof. Salam’s Alma matter, he was student here from 1942 to 46. He was perhaps the only practicing mathematician in the region at the time. He did mathematics all the time and nothing else. In recent years, effort has been made to revive that old tradition of this college. Two special Chairs in Physics – Salam Chair and more recently Rafi Chair have been created.

 

Dr. Parvaiz Hoodbhoy delivered the inaugural lecture on ‘The Salam – Weinberg Theory and Beyond’. The President Pakistan Physical Society, Dr. Hassan A. Shah also spoke on the occasion. A large number of faculty members of different universities and delegates from abroad were also present.

(29-01-2009)

 

3-day Physics National Conference on Radiation particles and Matter BEGINS AT GCU

A three-day national conference on ‘Radiation, Particles and Matter’ Tuesday kicked off at the Bokhari Auditorium with the joint collaboration of the GCU Rafi Mohammad Chaudhry Chair and National Centre for Physics, Islamabad. The Conference features nine technical sessions on Ion Beam Analysis, Nanotechnology, Plasma Physics, Thin Films, Material Science and Laser Applications. Researchers from across the country would present as many as 39 research papers at the conference describing latest observations.

Dr Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore was the Chief Guest at the inaugural ceremony of the conference. Addressing the participants, Dr Khalid Aftab advised scholars to produce genuine work and avoid mere replication of work done elsewhere.  “It is good to be proud of our history, heroes and high achievers but it is equally important to take the good work of elders forward, in fact do it better than they did,” he added. He said that a man's merit lies in his knowledge and his deeds, not in his colour or race. The vice chancellor called learning, wisdom and the character and creativity of its people “the true wealth of a nation”.

Talking about the importance of strong institutions, the vice chancellor said persons make institutions and institutions shape a society. He, however, said weak institutions end up shaping stagnant societies. Dr Khalid Aftab said the society could only be protected against stagnation through liberal education.

Dr Amin-ul-Haq Khan Dean of Sciences GCU said the proceedings of the conference would be published, so that students could draw benefit out of the research papers to be presented at the conference. Prof Dr. Rafi Mohammad Chair Professor Dr Nisar Ahmad, Dr Abdus Salam Chair Professor Dr Ghulam Murtaza and Prof. Hassan Shah were also present on this occasion.

Later, Nisar Ahmed of GCU presented a paper on Ion Beam Analysis. Dr Aqeel Ahsan Khurram of National Centre for Physics, Islamabad (NCP) presented latest observations on the strengths of backscattering spectroscopy for characterization of thin films. A team of researchers of GCU also presented a paper on PIXE analysis of tap water of Lahore. Tajmal Hussain of NCP Islamabad read his research paper on titanium dioxide supported gold nanocatalyst for greenhouses gas emission control. Other scholars also read their research papers on the first day of the conference. Most of the researchers have prepared their research papers in groups keeping in view the diversity of their research topics.

(23-12-2009)

Dr. Samar Mubarakmand VISITS Center for Advanced Studies in Physics GC University

 

Dr. Samar Mubarakmand a distinguished old Ravian and Member Planning and Development Division (Science and Technology) and Dr. Muhammad Asharf Moten Senior Chief (S&T) visited the High-Tension Laboratory of Center for Advanced Studies in Physics (CASP) The two-member team along with Dr. Nisar Ahmad Professor Dr. Rafi M. Chaudhry Chair, Prof. Dr. Ijaz Mujtaba Ghauri Director CASP and Dr. Riaz Ahmad Chairperson Physics Department visited the various section of High-Tension Laboratory and observed the working and research environment of the lab. Both guest scientists also saw the performance of the Pelletron Accelerator and appreciated the research activities of the lab. They also met the Vice Chancellor GCU and discussed various research related issues. He thanked the team of scientists for taking interest in educational research oriented activities.

(12-08-2009)

 

 

THE VICE CHANCELLOR GCU URGES TO PRODUCE PRODUCTIVE AND INNOVATIVE RESEARCH WORK

 

The Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore Prof. Khalid Aftab urged to produce productive and innovative work. He was addressing the inaugural session of one day workshop on “Activities around Pelletron Accelerator” organized by the Centre for Advance Studies in Physics (CASP). He said, ‘productivity determines efficiency with which resources are used to produce output’. He said that indigenous technological capacity is built on the basis of indigenous technological activity. The Vice Chancellor said that determinants of productivity include educational and skill level of human resource and quality innovation in research output. He said we should be role model for others like Prof. Salam and we should avoid replication of work.

 

A group photo of workshop participants with

Prof Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor GCU

 

Director CASP Prof. Ijaz Mujtaba Ghauri while addressing the workshop said that in present era of interdisciplinary research it is not possible for the institutions to conduct research in isolation. The only way to overcome this constraint is to pool and share resources in joint research ventures. Total 12 papers were presented in one day workshop. They include Dr. S. M. Qaim from Germany, Dr. Zaidi and Dr. Sohail Ahmed Janjua from Pakistan Institute of Science and Technology, Islamabad, Dr. Nisar Ahmed, Prof. Dr. I. M. Ghauri and Mazhar Hussain from GCU Lahore and Dr. Muhammad Aslam and Dr. Turab Ali National Centre for Physics Islamabad were the prominent presenters.

 

(09-04-2009)

 

Scholarship: GCU Endowment Fund Trust (Golden & Silver) Scholarships

ELIGIBILITY:

Applications for award of Golden and Silver Scholarships are invited from students of Intermediate (FA/FSC/ICS/ICom) and Under-graduation (BA/BSc (Hons.) / BSCS / BSc Engineering). Golden scholarship covers one year University fee as well as hostel expenses of a student while a Sliver scholarship covers one year University fee only.

 

Golden and Silver Scholarships will be offered to the Needy and Deserving students having good academic record.

SCHEDULE:

  • Scholarship Application Forms can be obtained from the Student Financial Aid Office (Registrar’s office) from   6th to 10th December 2010 (during office hours) and click here to download form

  • Last date for submission of duly filled in application form with necessary documents (complete in all respects) is 15th December 2010.

NOTE:

No application form will be entertained after 15th December, 2010 (incomplete form will be rejected)

CONTACT:

ANDLEEB ANWAR SARDAR

Case Analyst SFAO

caseanalystsfao@gcu.edu.pk

UAN: 111-000-010 Ext. 413

 

(02-12-2010)

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANDLEEB ANWAR SARDAR

Case Analyst SFAO

SFAO Contacts:

caseanalystsfao@gcu.edu.pk

UAN: 111-000-010 Ext. 413

 

(02-12-2010)

 

 

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

ELIGIBILITY:

All the students of Mianwali 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 Sargodha 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 24th November to 15th December 2010 (during office hours)

  • Last date for submission of duly filled in application form with necessary documents (complete in all respects) is 20th December 2010.

NOTE:

No application form will be entertained after 20th December, 2010 (incomplete form will be rejected)

CONTACT:

ANDLEEB ANWAR SARDAR

Case Analyst SFAO

caseanalystsfao@gcu.edu.pk

UAN: 111-000-010 Ext. 413

 

(25-11-2010)

 

Career Guidance and Placement Centre GC University LAHORE holds Professional Development Day

 

Career Guidance and Placement Centre GC University organised ‘On-Campus Professional Development Day’ in collaboration with the US Consulate Lahore and United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) to enhance the students’ professional growth. Training workshops, presentation sessions and other activities were organised to inform the students about new techniques, and professional and higher education opportunities. A large number of students of BA/BSc (Hons) final year took part in the training workshops and presentation sessions.

 

The US Consulate Education Adviser Ms. Lubna held a detailed training workshop on Plagiarism and Integrity and highlighted the importance of creativity and productivity. She also discussed about different ways of avoiding plagiarism in their research work. She was of the opinion that most of the students do cheating and plagiarism to get good grades in exams.

 

USEFP Senior Adviser Mehreen Noon told students about writing personal statements for getting 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 said. Mehreen Noon also told 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 gave some models of personal statements to students and discussed their positive and negative points. She also told the methods to make personal statement interesting to read.

 

USEFP Education Adviser Rukhsana Monnoo gave a presentation on Fulbright Scholarship. In reply to questions about visas for Fulbright scholarship holders, she said that USEFP assists students in getting visas but the foundation doest not guarantee it. “It depends on your interview with the visa officer,” she added. She told the students about the priority fields for Fulbright scholarship which include education management, health and journalism. She said that it is obligatory for the full-bright scholarship holders to come back and serve their country for at least two years

 

US Consulate Public Affairs Officer Jamie Dragon delivered a lecture on ‘Education in United States’ and told the students about study opportunities in the US. He told the students how to select a better university for higher education in their relative filed. He said that there were 623,000 foreign students in the United States in 2008, out of which 5,300 were Pakistanis. Later, students individually interacted with the resource persons and took guidance from them in their relevant fields.

 

Later Waqar Ahmad GCU Placement Officer trained the students in Resume Writing using different standard formats. He also discussed about the various mistakes which people usually make in preparing their resumes.

(31-12-2009)

GC UNIVERSITY students motivated to join Pak Navy

 

A team of Pakistan Navy registered the GC University Lahore intermediate pre-engineering students for the further selection process after delivering a detailed motivational lecture at Bokhari Auditorium. Lt.Cdr. Nouman briefed the students about the life of Navy officers and the selection process. He told the students that initial intelligence quotient (IQ) test is going to be held at December 6, from which the students would be selected for Inter Services Selection Board tests. He also gave hints to the students about how to perform at ISSB. The GCU students showed interest in Navy ships, war submarines and other navigational equipments and asked scores of questions in this regard.

(25-11-2009)

GCU HELDS ON CAMPUS RECRUITMENT DAY

 

The Government College University (GCU) Career Guidance and placement centre on Saturday held "On campus Recruitment Day" in collaboration with the noted national and international companies and provided job opportunities to scores of the university students.

 

The students of GCU BS Applied Management, BSc (Honours) Business, Accounting and Finance, BCS (Honours) Computer Science, BA (Honours) English, MPhil, Economics, MS ESME and MS banking and finance besides a large number of old Ravians took part in the full day event.

 

The companies' representatives gave a detailed presentation to the students about their organizational structure and available positions. They collected resumes and CVs of all the students.

 

However, only 113 suitable candidates were interviewed by the companies in detain out of whom they short-listed 45.

 

Talking about the event, the GCU placement officer said that the Career Guidance and Placement Centre might be a new idea for the Universities of Pakistan but not for the world.

 

(16-11-2009)

CG&PC ORGANIZES ONE DAY WORKSHOP ON RESUME WRITING

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The Career Guidance and Placement Centre GC University Lahore organized a one day workshop on “Resume Writing” for the final year students of BA/BSc 4-Year (Hons) degree program to be graduating in 2009 at Bukhari Auditorium. The workshop was organized to equip students with the skills required for preparing their resumes, particularly to enhance the communication and resume writing skills for the final year students. A standard format was provided to the students in the two hour long special session. The placement officer of GCU provided useful tips to the students to participate in the Job/Career fairs.

Around 150 students from the departments of Chemistry, Biotechnology, Environmental Science, Zoology, Business Accounting & Finance, Economics, Statistics, Psychology, Political Science and English participated in the training workshop.

(06-06-2009)

UK EDUCATIONAL COUNSELING DAY AT GCU

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The Career Guidance and Placement Centre organized UK Education Counseling Day in collaboration with the British Council at Sir Fazal-e-Hussain Reading Room. A four member team of British Council Lahore led by Hassan Khan provided information about   educational opportunities in the UK, admission procedures, scholarships and visa requirements. The faculty and students participated in the activities of educational counseling day enthusiastically. Student counselor and Placement Officer coordinated with the team. Later, the BC team accompanied by Director, Academic Planning and External Links GCU called on the Vice Chancellor Prof. Khalid Aftab in his office. The Vice Chancellor emphasized on the need of strengthening academic collaboration with the universities in the UK through the British Council.

 

(30-04-2009)

Workshop on Career Management at GCU

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The Career Guidance and Placement Centre of Government College University Lahore organized “Career Management Workshop” for the final year students of BSc (Hons) Economics, BSc (Hons) Business Accounting & Finance, BSc (Hons) Engineering & Telecommunication, BS (CS) (Hons), BS Applied Management, MSc Banking & Finance, MSc ESME and MBA. The training was provided by the experienced and competent professionals of Telenor Pakistan. Telenor Pakistan, team was led by Faisal Khan Recruitment Manager, Khubaid Ahmad Operation Manager, Ata-ul-Nasir Recruitment Officer and Ms. Fatima and Operations Executive.

 

The focus of this training workshop was on Real-life professional examples. Interactive sessions, mock interviews, resume preparation, interview skills and negotiations skills. GCU students actively participated in the workshop. Placement Officer Muhammad Waqar Ahmad addressed the participant of the workshop.

 

He further said that GCU utilized the most current practices and technologies to access advanced information to support students in each area of their career research or job hunting processes. At the end of the workshop, GCU souvenir was presented to the Guest Team.

 

(22-04-2009)

EDUCATION IS THE BEST INVESTMENT with highest return: VICE CHANCELLOR

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The Career Gaudiness & Placement Center, GCU Lahore organized “Career Fair 2009” at the lawn of Bokhari Auditorium of GC University Lahore. Twenty multinational companies participated in the fair and 36 interviews were conducted. The Vice Chancellor, Senior Teachers and large number of students visited the different stalls.

 

 

While speaking the closing ceremony of Career Fair 2009, the Vice Chancellor of GC University Lahore Dr. Khalid Aftab said that Education was the best investment for the future and it had highest return. He said all universities should provide skilled education which was the need of the modern age. Director Academic Planning & External Links and Placement Officer Muhammad also addressed.

(25-02-2009)

The Student Counselor Office and CG & PC jointly organizes ACCA Presentation on Career building

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The Student Counselor Office and Career Guidance & Placement Center of GCU jointly organized a presentation by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Pakistan at Fazal-e-Hussain Reading Room. The head of ACCA Arif Masud Mirza, Member ACCA Irfan Ilyas, Business Development Executive Shahid Khan and Student Affairs Manager Sabahat Khan made exclusive presentations on career building. The presenters briefed different direction to develop the career as accounting professionals. The students rigorously participated in the question answer session. The  ACCA team also met with the Vice Chancellor Dr. Khalid Aftab. Fouzia Shahin Director AP&EL GCU presented souvenirs to the ACCA team.

(18-02-2009)

NAMS ORGANIZES A Condolence Meeting Ustad ShaRAFAT Ali Khan

 

A Condolence meeting of Ustad Sharafat Ali Khan, a student of the session during 1973-1975 was held on 3rd December 2009. In this meeting, grief was expressed on Ustad Sharafat Ali Khan’s death. Large number of society members attended this. He was of the view that being as a member of Sham Churasi clan; he not only transferred the traditions, but also used to sing music without expecting appreciation and reward. Program officer Tariq Farani remained the old days spent with deceased, and regarded him as a great artist who performed throughout his life span as an ascetic artist. Students and fans of Sharafat Ali Khan also highlighted different aspects of his nice personality, then, finally the condolence meeting came to an end.

 

(06-12-2009)

 

The Following Students have been appointed as office bearers of the society for the Session 2009-2010

 

S. No Positions Name
1 President Saad Farooq
2 Vice President Hassan Maqsood
3 Secretary Mohsin Abbas
4 Coordinator Society Affairs Kamran Saqib
5 Organizer Asifa Hina
6 Joint Secretary Maria Habib
7 Assistant Coordinator (for Audio Video Visual) Usama Bin Ishaq
8 Press Secretary Ali Murad Ghauri
    Zarnab Ahmad
9 Assistant Secretary Shaan Abbas
10 Compere Anum Rabbani

(21-11-2009)

 

GCU NAMS WINS TEAM TROPHY AT ALL PAKISTAN MUSIC CONFERENCE

 

The GCU Lahore NAMS has bagged the team trophy at the All Pakistan Music Conference beating the singers from the prime educational intuitions of Pakistan. The University won the trophy for the second consecutive year.

   

As many as 67 performances of the instrumentalists and vocalists were held at the conference. About fours singers and two instrumentalists from GCU Music Society took part in the competition. Issac Shahazad, an MPhil (Part I) student at GCU, won the gold medal in the category of Solo Tabla Performance.  Mohsin Abbass, a GCU BA (Hons) Part II student, was declared the best flutist. However, the GCU singers won the third prizes in the three different categories of solo singing performances. Umair Ali Akbar, a BSc (Part I) student, struck up the Medhi Hassan’s famous Ghazal “Ab Kay Hum Bichray, Tu Shahid Kabi Khaboon Mein Milain”.Imran Fida, a BA (Hons) Part I, sang a Kafi, “Sanwal Mour Moharan”. GCU Nazir Ahmed Music Society President Muhammad Saad Farooq raised the roof with 350-year-old composition of Hindu Pundits “Aay Ri Aa Li Piya Bin” in Raga Aimen. His performance met with the loud applause at the competition. Nazia Hassan, the only female participant, enthralled the audience by singing a famous Ghazal “Muj Sa Phele Se Mohbat, Mera Mehboob Na Mang.”

 

Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab the Vice Chancellor has congratulated the participating team of Nazir Ahmed Music Society on their achievement.

(19-11-2009)

 

NAMS GCU WINS All Pakistan Music Festival of Chand Bagh

 

GC University Nazir Ahmed Music Society has won team trophy of All Pakistan Music Festival 2009 held at Chand Bagh School Mureedkay. Saad Farooq and Waseem Amjad secured first positions in vocal and instrumental categories respectively.

 

(19-03-2009)

 

NAMS PERFORMANCE LAUDED IN ANNUAL SPORTS 2009

 

The Gymkhana event was held on 15, February, 2009 at Sunday which had been a custom of G.C.U. It was 109th Annual Sports day. The NAMS members performed in GCU gymkhana include:

 

 

1

Faraz Mehmood

11

Salman Ali

2

Saad Farooq

12

Ali Raza

3

Hassan Maqsood,

13

Ayesha Seher

4

Mohsin Abbas

14

Maria

5

Shan Abbas

15

Asifa

6

Shoaib Abbas

16

Fatima Zafar

7

Faseeha Khalid

17

Kamran Saqib

8

Osama

18

Iqra Yaseen

9

Ahmed Shakir

19

Zarnab Ahmed

10

Waseem Amjad

20

Nazia

 

(14-03-2009)

 

NAMS PERFORMED IN 4th World Conference of Mathematics Sciences AT ASSMS

 

The NAMS team performed in the two different programmes of 4th world conference of mathematics sciences in GCU’s Abdus-Salam School of Mathematics. The theme of the performance was to to represent the culture of Pakistan in front of 34 representative of different countries of world. The members of N.A.M.S participated in the programme including.

 

  1. Faraz Mehmood                (Violinist)

  2. Saad Farooq                    (Singer)

  3. Shoaib Abbas                   (Keyboard)

  4. Izzac Shahzaed                (Tabla)

  5. Haroon Samuel                 (Tabla)

  6. Shan Abbas                     (Singer)

  7. Mohsin Abbas                   (Fluet player)

  8. Jabbir Abbas                    (Singer)

  9. Ameen Dab                      (Tabla)

  10. Inam Ali Khan                   (Classical Singer)

(14-03-2009)

 

 

A Talk Series about” Our Music & Professionalism”

Nazir Ahmad Music Society (NAMS) is holding a series of talk about “Our Music & Professionalism” for the music students and others interested. The prominent Old Ravians students of Music Society are being invited in these sessions for an interaction with the present students which are followed by Question Answers. These sessions are being held weekly.

The first session was held on 19th of January 2009, in which Abdul Rauf (Singer of session 1981-85) and Arshad Khokhar (Pianist of session 1983-87) were invited for this Talk. A quite number of Good students attended this session in the Music Room. The Talk was followed by the Questions from students and the answers from guests and it added much to the information of the students about Professionalism. The session ended with the presentation of souvenirs by Tariq Farani to the guests. The guests appreciated the new perspective of the NAMS.

The second session was held on 26th of January 2009, in which Rustam Fateh Ali Khan (Singer of session 1991-95) and Raza Shaukat (Tabla Player of session 1991-93) were invited for this Talk. A quite number of Good students attended this session in the Music Room. The Talk was followed by the Questions from students and the answers from guests and it added much to the information of the students about Professionalism. The session ended with the presentation of souvenirs to the guests by the NAMS’s Advisor Dr, Shafique Ajmi.

(29-01-2009)

 

 

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Sealed Tenders / Offers from reputable firms against tender No: PC/SMS/0121/10 are invited for the purchase of:

1.      Furniture                 Free Consignee Store (FCS)

  • Tender documents can be obtained from the Purchase Coordinator’s Office, GC University Lahore on payment of PKR 500/- at UBL G.C.U Branch, Lahore.

  • The Sealed Tenders will be received and opened in the presence of the participants on January 02, 2010 at 02:30 p.m in the Purchase Coordinator’s Office, GC University Lahore.

Note: -

  • Vendors must quote their rates on the letter head of their company.

  • The tender must be accompanied by 2 % bid security of the total bid amount in the form of CDR.

  • Vendors must provide Professional Tax Certificate along with the bid.

  

REGISTRAR

(21-12-2009)

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(26-12-2009)

Applications are invited for the membership to the prestigious Seniors' Club for the Session 2009-10... More

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(09-12-2009)

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Applications are invited for the following positions in the University from Pakistani Nationals. Application Forms for the posts can be obtained from the Confidential Branch, Registrar’s Office at the cost of Rs.500/- for posts. Last date for receipt of application is 15-12-2009 before the closing of office hours.

 

Name of Post

Salary

Qualification

 

 

Treasurer

 

Between Rs. 80,000/- to Rs. 120, 000/- monthly (negotiable) according to qualification and experience

Note:

Age relaxation will be given as per the experience details/ service record.

ACA with 5 years experience

OR

ACMA with 7 years experience

OR

CA Inter with 12 years experience in the relevant field

Research Associate

 

(Project of Department of Physics)

Rs. 13,000/- monthly fixed

Rs. 10,000/- monthly fixed

 

 

Rs. 8,000/- monthly fixed

Enrolled in PhD

Enrolled in MPhil

OR

MSc/BSc (Hons)

with knowledge of Kinetic Theory (Preferable)

 

 

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 can be obtained from the Registrar’s Office, GC University, Lahore after depositing an amount of Rs. 500/- (non refundable) in the name of Treasurer,       GC University Lahore.

4. The applications on the prescribed forms with full particulars regarding their bio-data, attested copies of degrees / certificates, etc should reach the Registrar, GC University Lahore by 15-12-2009.

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

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

 

(07-12-2009)

(Registrar)

 

GROUP COUNSELING SCHEDULE October, 2009

 

 

Topics

Date

Time

1

Time Management

Oct 7th ,  2009

10.00-11.00 am

2

Study Skills

Oct 14th , 2009

10.00-11.00 am

3

Exam Anxiety & Test Taking Skills

Oct 21st , 2009

10.00-11.00 am

4

Presentation Skills

Oct 28th , 2009

10.00-11.00 am

 

Interested students can register for free at least one day before each group.

 

Venue: Student Services Center,

1st floor Registrar’s office GC University Lahore.

 

For Details Please Contact:

Ms. Ayesha Majeed, Campus Counselor

UAN: 111-000-010 Ext: 456,344.

Email: campuscounselor@gcu.edu.pk

(02-10-2009)

 

 

November 23, 2009

 

EVENT: MoU Signing Ceremony –Collaboration between Department of Chemistry, GCU and Descon Chemicals (Private) Limited, Pakistan

WHEN:

November 23, 2009 (Monday)

TIME:

11.00 a.m.

WHERE:

The Syndicate Committee Room, Vice Chancellor’s Office

WHO:

Mr. Taimur Dawood , CEO, Descon Chemicals (Pvt) Ltd., Pakistan and his team

The Registrar, the Deans, Chairperson and External Link Coordinators of Department of Chemistry, GCU Lahore  

CONTACT:

In-Charge/ Organized by:

Fouzia Shahin

Director, Academic Planning & External Links

GC University Lahore

111 000 010/Ext 334

 

 

November 19, 2009

 

EVENT: INTER-PROVINCIAL TOUR OF TALENTED STUDENTS FROM BALOCHISTAN AT GC UNIVERSITY LAHORE

WHEN:

November 19, 2009 (Thursday)

TIME:

08:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

WHERE:

Visit to Sports Complex, Postgraduate Library &  Nazir Ahmad Music Society (NAMS) 

Meeting with the Vice Chancellor in the Syndicate Committee Room

WHO:

Top Position holder students (boys & girls) from Balochistan

CONTACT:

In-Charge/ Organized by:

Leena Afzal 

Dy. Director, Academic Planning & External Links

GC University Lahore

111 000 010/Ext 425

 

 

 

18th November, 2009

 

Event:  Admission Process & Study Programs in United States

WHEN:

18th November 2009

TIME:

01.00 pm– 02.00 pm

WHO:

US Education Foundation in Pakistan

WHERE:

Fazl-e-Hussain Reading Room

CONTACT:

Ms Afshan Butt (Student Counselor)

Career Guidance & Placement Center,

GC University Lahore

UAN: 111 000 010/Ext 249

studentcounselor@gcu.edu.pk

 

12th November, 2009

 

Event:  on-campus recruitment day

WHEN:

14th November 2009

TIME:

12.00 pm

WHERE:

Bokhari Auditorium

CONTACT:

Mr. Muhammad Waqar Ahmed

Placement Officer

E-Mail : placement@gcu.edu.pk

           placement.gcu@gmail.com

Tel: +92(42) 111-000-010 Ext:  421

 

 

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  • Sealed Tenders / Offers from reputable firms against tender No: PC/GCUIO1I9/09 are invited for the purchase of:

1. Generator (FOR)

  • Tender documents can be obtained from the Purchase Coordinator Office, CC University, Lahore on payment of Rs: 500/- in UBL GCU Branch, Lahore.

  • The Sealed Tenders will be received and opened in the presence of the participants on 19th December 2009 at 02:00 PM in the Purchase Coordinator Office, GC University, Lahore.

 

Notice:

  • Vendors must quote their rates on the letter head of their company.

  • The tender must be accompanied by 2% bid security of the total bid amount in the form of CDR.

  • Vendors must provide Professional Tax Certificate along with the bid.

(Registrar)

(07-12-2009)

 

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Ø       Sealed Tenders / Offers from reputable firms against tender
No: PC/I.I.B/CSD/0118/09 are invited for the purchase of:

1.      Chemicals                (FOR)            (I. I. Biotechnology)

2.      Computers               (FOR)            (Computer Science Department)

 

Ø       Tender documents can be obtained from the Purchase Coordinator Office, G. C. University, Lahore on payment of Rs: 500/- in UBL G.C.U Branch, Lahore.

Ø       The Sealed Tenders will be received and opened in the presence of the participants on 21st November 2009 at 02:00 PM in the Purchase Coordinator Office, G. C. University, Lahore.

Note: -

Ø       Vendors must quote their rates on the letter head of their company.

Ø       The tender must be accompanied by 2 % bid security of the total bid amount in the form of CDR.

Ø       Vendors must provide Professional Tax Certificate along with the bid.

(Registrar)

(12-11-2009)

 

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Government College University Lahore invites tenders from Firms of Chartered Accountants (for next five years) to carry out annual Audit of the accounts of University from 2008-09. Technical and price proposals should be submitted under separate covers by 5th December 2009.

(03-11-2009)

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  • Sealed Tenders / Offers from reputable firms against tender No: PC/GCU/0117/09 are invited for the purchase of:

1.     Furniture

  • Tender documents can be obtained from the Purchase Coordinator Office, G. C. University, Lahore on payment of Rs: 500/- in UBL G.C.U Branch, Lahore.

  • The Sealed Tenders will be received and opened in the presence of the participants on 14th November 2009 at 01:00 PM in the Purchase Coordinator Office, G. C. University, Lahore.

Note:-

  • Vendors must quote their rates on the letter head of their company.

  • The tender must be accompanied by 2 % bid security of the total bid amount in the form of CDR.

  • Vendors must provide Professional Tax Certificate along with the bid.

(02-11-2009)

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  • Sealed Tenders / Offers from reputable firms against tender No: PC/I.I.B/0116/09 are invited for the purchase of:

1.     Refrigerated Orbital Incubator Shaker   (C & F)

  • Tender documents can be obtained from the Purchase Coordinator Office, G. C. University, Lahore on payment of Rs: 500/- in UBL G.C.U Branch, Lahore.

  • The Sealed Tenders will be received and opened in the presence of the participants on 14th November 2009 at 01:00 PM in the Purchase Coordinator Office, G. C. University, Lahore.

Note:-

  • Vendors must quote their rates on the letter head of their company.

  • The tender must be accompanied by 2 % bid security of the total bid amount in the form of CDR.

  • Vendors must provide Professional Tax Certificate along with the bid.

 

16th October, 2009

 

Event:  Breast Cancer Awareness Day 2009

WHEN:

16th October 2009

TIME:

10.00 a.m.– 11.30 a.m.

WHO:

Atiqa Odho, Guest Speaker

Special Multimedia Presentation and lecture by SKMCH doctor

WHERE:

Bokhari Auditorium

CONTACT:

In-Charge

Dr. Abida Latif

University Women Medical Officer,

Student Service Centre

GC University Lahore

111 000 010/Ext 329

 

 

06th October, 2009

 

Event:  INTER-PROVINCIAL TOUR OF TALENTED STUDENTS FROM SINDH AT GC UNIVERSITY LAHORE

WHEN:

6th October 2009

TIME:

09.00 am – 10.30 am

WHO:

Visit to Natural History Museum, Department of Zoology; Sports Complex; Postgraduate Library.

Meeting with the Vice Chancellor in the Syndicate Committee Room.

WHERE:

Top Position holder students (boys & girls) from Sindh

CONTACT:

In-Charge/ Organized by:

Fouzia Shahin,

Director, Academic Planning & External Links

GC University Lahore

111 000 010/Ext 334 

 

 

05th-7th October, 2009

 

Event:  International Seminar/Workshop on "PRESERVATION & ENHANCEMENT OF BIODIVERSITY: APPLICATION OF TREE RINGS IN PAKISTAN "

WHEN:

5th-7th October 2009

TIME:

5th October 2009 at 0900 AM (Inaugural Session)

WHO:

Mian Shuja-ur-Rehman Education Minister (Chief Guest) and Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore will preside over the ceremony.

WHERE:

Department of Botany, GC University Lahore

CONTACT:

Prof. Dr. Zaheer ud Din Khan

Tel: 0092 042 99213375

Email: sohaibs1983@gamil.com

 

 

03 October, 2009

 

Event:  GCU Sports Gala 2009

WHEN:

October 3, 2009

TIME:

2.30 PM

WHO:

Kamran Lashari, Federal Secretary Ministry of Environment Pakistan and former captain GCU swimming team, will be the guest of honor.

The Vice Chancellor Dr. Khalid Aftab will also be present on the occasion.

WHERE:

Punjab University New Campus Swimming Pool

CONTACT:

Khadim Ali Khan

Director Sports

Squash Complex, GC University, Lahore

UAN: 111-000-010 Ext: 296

Tel: 042-99213352

 

 

Applications are invited for the project “Production of Bio-energy from Plant Biomass” as per the following requirements:

 

Sr. No

Name of Post

Qualification

No. of Post

Pay Package

1

Senior Project Associate Fellow

PhD  in Biotechnology/Biochemistry/Molecular Biology and having expertise in protein purification.

One

Rs.50,000/- PM plus 2000/- annual increment

2

Research Officer

MPhil in Biotechnology/Biochemistry/Molecular Biology and having expertise in protein purification.

Two

Rs.20,000/- PM plus 1000/- annual increment

 

Application forms can be obtained from confidential branch, Registrar Office GCU Lahore or click here to downloaded form.

 

A bank draft/ Pay order/postal order of PKR. 500/- in favour of Treasurer of GC University Lahore should be attached with the Application form. Last date for receipt of application is October 29, 2009 during office hours.

 

(Registrar)

(19-10-2009)

 

 

09 September, 2009

 

Event: Seminar on Angiogenesis and Nanotechnology; Novel Cancer Mechanism and Novel Treatment

WHEN:

September 09, 2009 (Wednesday)

TIME:

11:00 am (Invitation)

WHERE:

Fazal-e-Hussain Reading Room

Participants

Prof. Dr. Amin-ul-Haq

Dean, Faculty of Science & Technology, GC University, Lahore

 

Dr. Sohail Ejaz, (DVM, M.D., M.Sc. Ph.D) Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Addenbrookes Hospital, University of Cambridge, England. (as Guest Speaker)

CONTACT:

Dr. Riaz Ahmad

Department of Physics

GC University, Lahore. 0333-4303912

 

Dr. Salamat Ali

Department of Physics

GC University, Lahore. 0333-4267247

 

 

04 September, 2009

 

Event: MoU Signing Ceremony: Collaboration between GC University Lahore and City & Regional Planning, University of Engineering & Technology (UET), Lahore   

WHEN:

September 04, 2009 (Friday)

TIME:

11.00 a.m.– 11.45 a.m.

WHERE:

Syndicate Committee Room, Office of the Vice Chancellor 

MoU Signing Authorities

Prof. Dr. Shahid Naveed , Director External Linkages, UET

Dean, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, GCU Lahore

Participants

Prof. Dr. Qamar-ul-Islam, Chairperson, CRP Department, UET

Link Coordinator, CRP Department, UET

The Registrar, GCU

Dean, Faculty of Science & Technology, GCU

Chairperson, Department of Geography, GCU

Link Coordinator, Department of Geography, GCU  

CONTACT:

In-Charge/ Organized by:

Fouzia Shahin,

Director, Academic Planning & External Links

GC University Lahore

111 000 010/Ext 334