Government College University (Faisalabad)

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Government College University Faisalabad
گورنمنٹ کالج یونیورسٹی فیصل آباد
GCUF logo
Flames and Torch Relay
Former names
Government College Lyallpur
Motto Striving For Excellence
Established 1897, Upgraded in 2002
Type Public
Chancellor Ch.Saud Majeed (PML N)-Governor Punjab
Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Mohammad Zuber
Location Faisalabad, Punjab, PakistanPakistan
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
Colors Maroon and Blue         
Nickname GCUF

Government College University Faisalabad (or GCUF) (Urdu: گورنمنٹ کالج یونیورسٹی فیصل آباد‎) 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 Pharmacy Council of Pakistan (PCP) [3]

Constituent colleges[edit]

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

Student Life[edit]


  1. Microsoft Student Partner GCUF (MSP-GCUF) was founded in 2013 by Hafiz Faraz Mukhtar(MSP) along with Asma Sajid(Faculty of Computer Science, GCUF) and Moeen Qureshi(Administrator IT, GCUF). Every year a student is nominated by Microsoft Pakistan to represent the university at internationally, deliver training sessions at campus, create awareness of IT and to encourage and engage students in domestic and international competitions.

recently a student of Computer sciences won a Guiness world record for creating the most apps in the given span of time.

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