Government National College (Karachi)

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Government National College, Karachi is a school in Karachi, Pakistan.

Government National College is the biggest college of Karachi being run under one roof, with all the three faculties of Science, Arts and Commerce up to degree level being affiliated with the University of Karachi.

It is one of the top computer science faculty institutions in Pakistan.[citation needed]

Government of Sindh, with the concept that information technology education should come within the reach of common people, introduced a three-year Bachelor in Computer Science (B.C.S.) program in ten public sector colleges of the province in 2001. Government National College, Karachi had the honor of being the first selectee for this program. Government of Sindh and the college administration took the project on a war-footing and now the BCS block has fully equipped laboratories, well-furnished classrooms, and an independent library containing several hundred books of various disciplines.[citation needed]


The National Educational Society established the school as the National College, with 'Professor Hasan Adil', Professor Hasnain Kazmi and efforts of Kardar who specially helped to get the land for education purpose from Government. Prof. Hasan Adil serving as the first head from March 1956 to March 1973. Originally the school had co-educated system and a "double shift". On 1 September 1972 the Pakistani government nationalised the school. After nationalization Prof. Syed Imtiaz Hussain, Head of Chemistry Department of this College took the charge of Principal. Under his principalship the College playing a vital role in education of Karachi. In the context of evening classes the name of Dr. Ansar Zahid Khan, a well known literally personality and professor of History became the Incharge of evening shift. The evening shift completely separated and became independent college status, was introduced in 1993 after the Sindh provincial government. In 1996 the Department of Computer Science, under the faculty of Science opened. the first time any government college in Karachi offered that intermediate level. Two years later and efforts of Prof. Khawaja Muhammad Rashid, Professor Nazir Ahmed, Professor Ilyas Soomro and Senior Superintendent Aftab Ahmed,the college introduced Computer Science at B.Sc. level. [1]


The campus is between Alamgir Road and Shaheed-e-Millat Road, in the Karachi Memon Co-operative Housing Society (KMCHS), Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town.[2]

The campus of the College extends to an area of 1.75 acres (7,100 m2) and consists of three blocks: Science, Arts and Commerce. The College has 30 lecture rooms, which are spacious, airy and well illuminated. The laboratories are well equipped.

In front of the main building there are verdant lawns and flowerbeds along the walkways.


There is a large, centrally located auditorium named after Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, a renowned educationist, a Muslim reformer, a freedom fighter and the founder of Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. A part of the auditorium serves as indoor games hall.


The campus library is a two-story building, the upper story of which serves as a place for researchers. The lower story serves as a reading hall for students. Presently, the library has more than 25,000 books on different subjects. The leading dailies of the country are available in the Reading Hall.

The library was recently equipped with four computers for study purposes. They are loaded with dictionaries and encyclopedias for the students' quick reference.


  1. Professor Hasan Adil
  2. Professor Syed Imtiaz Hussain
  3. Professor Hasnain Kazmi
  4. Professor Ahmed Hussain Zaidi
  5. Professor Mukkaram Ali Sherwani
  6. Professor Siraj-ul-islam Bhukhari (Chairman KARACHI CRICKET BOARD)
  7. Professor Rashid Hai
  8. Professor Jamal uddin
  9. Professor Anees Ahmed Zaidi
  10. Professor Liaquat Ali Shaikh
  11. Professor Zaheer uddin
  12. Professor Wasim Adil
  13. Professor Khawaja Muhammad Rashid
  14. Professor Ehtesham ul Haq (On chair)

Teaching Staff[edit]

  1. Prof. Shahid Muhammad (Chemistry)
  2. Prof. Sohail Alam Altaf Dean of Science Faculty
  3. Prof. Nasir uddin (Statistics)
  4. Prof. Sohail Aslam (Zoology)
  5. Prof. Muhammad Aqeel (Economics
  6. Prof. Muhammad Ibrahim Ghouri (Urdu)
  7. Prof. Muhammad Farooq (Maths)
  8. Prof. Khadim Hussain
  9. Prof.Irfan Ahmed

Non Teaching Staff[edit]

  1. Mr. Shah Raza Superintendent
  2. Mr. Saleem uddin Senior Clerk
  3. Mt. Muhammad Ashraf Khaskhely Senior Clerk
  4. Mr. Diber Junior Clerk
  5. Mr. Muhammad Ali Junior Clerk
  6. Mr. Naeem Ahmed Laboratory Supervisor
  7. Mr. Syed Iftikhar Ali Laboratory Supervisor
  8. Mr. Maqsood Alam Laboratory Supervisor
  9. Mr. Ammad ullah Khan Senior Lab. Assistant
  10. Mr. Syed Muhammad Javed Senior Lab. Assistant
  11. Mr. Aziz ullah Mangnejo Senior Lab. Assistant
  12. Mr. Muhammad Kashif Senior Lab. Assistant
  13. Mr. Muhammad Zohaib Khan Senior Lab. Assistant
  14. Mr. Muhammad Aftab Senior Lab. Assistant

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "History" (Archive). Government National College. Retrieved on May 26, 2014.
  2. ^ "Location" (Archive). Government National College. Retrieved on May 26, 2014.
  3. ^ "Bombaywala, Ghulam Bombaywala transcript, 2 of 2" (Oral Histories from the Houston History Project) (Archive). University of Houston Libraries. (Interview of Ghulam Mohammed Bombaywala, HHA #00570, July 19, 2007, Interviewer: Uzma Quraishi, Transcribed by Suzanne Mascola) p. 3.

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