The Government College University (GCU) (Urdu: گورنمنٹ کالج یونیورسٹی لاہور‎ ), is a public research university located in the downtown, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. Its alumni network includes Nobel Prize laureate Abdus Salam, philosopher Muhammad Iqbal, World Court President Muhammad Zafarullah Khan, four prime ministers of Pakistan and several Rhodes Scholars.

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  • The Government College University (GCU) (Urdu: گورنمنٹ کالج یونیورسٹی لاہور‎ ), is a public research university located in the downtown, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. Its alumni network includes Nobel Prize laureate Abdus Salam, philosopher Muhammad Iqbal, World Court President Muhammad Zafarullah Khan, four prime ministers of Pakistan and several Rhodes Scholars. It was one of the oldest colleges in Pakistan as well as one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the Muslim world. It was founded in 1864 as an affiliate college of Calcutta University under the leadership of Gottlieb Wilhelm Leitner, a professor at King's College London. In 1882 it was affiliated with the University of the Punjab. It was granted university status by the Government of Pakistan in 2002; the word college is retained in its title for preserving its historical roots. GCU has grown into one of the largest universities in Lahore with 10,808 students and 376 faculty members with 103 PhDs amongst them offering undergraduate, post-graduate, and doctoral studies with an emphasis on science and arts. Its departments of physics and mathematics has international prestige. GCU has four faculties, 29 academic departments and four research institutes. The GCU secured its second position in the medium category by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) in 2013. GCU has the highest graduation rate in the country, with an average of 95.5% annually. Alumni of the GCU are called Ravians which is derived word from the name of the student magazine "Ravi", published by the administration of the college; the magazine name is inspired by the Ravi River. The GCU is noted for its historical roots and attracted notable scholars such as Leitner, Abdus Salam and philosopher Muhammad Iqbal to studied and became alumnus of the GCU. (en)
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  • Government College (GC) (en)
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  • Dr. Iqbal Saqib
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  • The Government College University (GCU) (Urdu: گورنمنٹ کالج یونیورسٹی لاہور‎ ), is a public research university located in the downtown, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. Its alumni network includes Nobel Prize laureate Abdus Salam, philosopher Muhammad Iqbal, World Court President Muhammad Zafarullah Khan, four prime ministers of Pakistan and several Rhodes Scholars. (en)
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