The Government College University Lahore has admitted 235 students to the
last class of MA/MSc in nine disciplines including Chemistry, Mathematics,
English and Political Science.
A virtual orientation ceremony was held here on Friday for these newly
admitted scholars where Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi talked in
detail about the glorious traditions of the college (now university) since
its inception in 1864.
GCU faculty deans Prof. Dr. Ahmad Adan and Prof. Dr Raiz Ahmad were also
present. This is the last batch of MA/MSc programme which is discontinued
by the University under the Higher Education Commission (HEC) guidelines.
For the last 157 years, we have pursued, nurtured and celebrated
excellence in a wide variety of disciplines, Prof. Zaidi said, adding that
it is no coincidence that our motto "Courage to Know" is a call to
students, faculty and staff members alike to realize their fullest
potential and the University's mission,
The Vice Chancellor said they were honored that the spiritual father of
their nation, Allama Mohammad Iqbal, was an alumnus of GCU, and proud that
two Nobel laureates, Har Gobind Khorana and Abdus Salam, were also amongst
their past colleagues.
"Our Ravians, young and old, have been contributing strongly to the shaping
and development of Pakistan," Prof. Zaidi.
The Vice Chancellor told newly-admitted that they had become part of GCU in
very testing times due to COVID-19. He welcomed the students hoping that
GCU would be able to resume its traditional method of on-campus teaching
Controller of Examinations Muhammad Shahzad briefed the new class about
their academic calendar and examinations rules, while Chief Librarian
Muhammad Naeem pledged to make available all the library resources
digitally during the lock-down.
Chief Proctor Dr Muhammad Ibrahim and Adviser Student Affairs Mr. Siddique
Awan also addressed the orientation ceremony.