|Government College (GC)|
|Motto||Educating People for tomorrow|
Courage to Know
|Colours||Blue, Gold, Maroon|
The original college was opened during the British Raj on 1 January 1864. It is one of the oldest higher educational institutes in the country. Its first principal was Professor Dr Gottlieb Wilhelm Leitner.
In 1882, it was affiliated to the University of the Punjab, In 2002, it was given a separate charter as a university itself. The word "college" is still a part of the name because of its historical importance.