Government College University, Lahore


Government College University, Lahore as college, is older than any other College or University in Pakistan. Under the British Raj the college was opened on January 1, 1864 in a portion of Palace of Raja Dhyan Singh and moved to its present site in April 1871. The institution was affiliated with Calcutta University for examination. Along with the institution of the faculty, Gottlieb Wilhelm Leitner (professor of Arabic and religious person Law at King’s school in London) was appointive as principal of school.
Government College received autonomous status; on September 9, 2002, it became a University. The present building is the oldest, elegant and beautiful educational seat in Pakistan, housed in an imposing Gothic building designed by W. Purdon. The construction was started in 1872 and completed in 1882. Its Quadrangle Iqbal Hostel was constructed in1891 and carries immense historical importance. Late on it was renamed after the great Scholar & Poet , Allama Iqbal, who once resided in it.
It has its credit, the legacy of producing internationally reputed Scholar lik Allama Iqbal, Fiaz Ahmed Faiz, Ashfaq Ahmed, Noon Meem Rashid and Khushwant Singh, Dr. Hargobing Khurana, and various Scientist, Sportsmen, Politians, Artist and Bureaucrats of the world fame of modern era.



General Queries

Saboor Ahmad Khan


GC University, Katchery Road

Lahore 54000

Tel: +92-42-99213340 UAN:111-000-010 Ext: 207/407



Examination Queries


Prof. Dr. Muhammad Haroon Qadir

Controller of Examinations

GC University, Katchery Road

Lahore 54000

Tel: +92-42-99213345 UAN:111-000-010 Ext: 221


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Abdul Waheed

Chief Librarian,
GC University Libraries
Katchery Road, Lahore
UAN:111-000-010 Ext: 246


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  1. This is such a great thing to know about our country. GC univiersty is so elegent. Buldings like this should be appreciated by our citizens, specially students.

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