Government College University, Faisalabad

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Government College University Faisalabad
(Urdu: گورنمنٹ کالج یونیورسٹی فیصل آباد‎)
GCUF logo
Flames and Torch Relay
Motto Striving For Excellence
Established 1897, Upgraded in 2002
Type Public
Chancellor [Ch.Muhammad Sarwar - Governor Punjab]]
Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Zakir Hussain
Location Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan
31°24′53.70″N 73°04′09.76″E / 31.4149167°N 73.0693778°E / 31.4149167; 73.0693778Coordinates: 31°24′53.70″N 73°04′09.76″E / 31.4149167°N 73.0693778°E / 31.4149167; 73.0693778
Former names Government College Lyallpur
Colors Maroon and Blue         
Nickname GCUF

Government College University Faisalabad (or GCUF) is a general university in the industrial and agricultural hub of Pakistan, Faisalabad. According to the latest university rankings by HEC, GCUF is on 5th[1] position in general universities ranking list.

The GC University’s journey started as a primary school in 1897 in the present building of Govt. College for Women, Karkhana Bazar, Faisalabad. It was promoted to High School and Intermediate College in 1905 and 1924 respectively. It was elevated to the degree level in 1933 and postgraduate disciplines were introduced in 1963. The long journey that started with the humble beginning reached its climax when it was granted the status of University in October 2002.

The GC University, Faisalabad has a long history of excellence and distinction as an institution. Renowned scholars and eminent personalities have served this institution in various capacities at various stages of its history. It has produced outstanding personnel who have earned great fame not only for themselves but also for the nation.There are at least 43 nobel laureate associated with GC University is varying capacities. The famous physicist Ernest Rutherford worked here in early twentieth century and suggested the Rutherford Model of atomic structure while working in GC University which was then an Intermediate college.

The luminaries like Mr. Abdul Hameed, Mr. W.H.F. Armstrong, Mr. Lala Chattan Annand, Mr. Hashmat Khan, Mr. Taj Khyal, Mr. Namdar Khan, Mr. Karamat Hussain Jafari, Mr. Mukhtar Mahmood Qureshi, Dr. Asif Iqbal Khan and Dr. Arif Zaidi have served this institution.[2]

The government of the Punjab declared Government College, Faisalabad an autonomous institution in 1990. The college was given the status of university on 23 October 2002.[citation needed]

There are more than 35 faculties in GCUF including Electrical Engineering and Pharmacy. Electrical engineering department is affiliated with Pakistan Engineering Council ([PEC]). Pharmacy is affiliated with Pakistan Pharmacy Council (PPC) [3]

Constituent colleges[edit]

The constituent colleges consists of Arts and Social Sciences, Computer Science & Information Studies, Management and Administrative Sciences, and Islamic and Oriental Learning.

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