Government College University (Faisalabad)

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Government College University Faisalabad
گورنمنٹ کالج یونیورسٹی فیصل آباد
Government College University Logo.jpg
Former names
Government College Lyallpur
Motto Striving For Excellence
Type Public
Established 1897, Upgraded in 2002
Endowment HEC
Chancellor Governor Punjab
Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Mohammad Ali Itikhar
Location Faisalabad, Punjab, PakistanPakistan
Colors Maroon and Blue         
Nickname GCUF

GC University Faisalabad(GCUF) Urdu: گورنمنٹ کالج یونیورسٹی فیصل آباد‎) is a general public research university based in Faisalabad, Pakistan.[1]

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.

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.[citation needed]

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.

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