Government College University

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Government College University (Lahore)
Former names
Government College (GC)
MottoEducating People for tomorrow
Courage to Know
Established1864 (1864)
Location, ,
ColoursBlue, Gold, Maroon   

Government College University, Lahore (formerly Government College, abbreviated GCU) is a co-ed public university located in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.[1]

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.[2]

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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "About GCU". Government College University, Lahore. Archived from the original on 7 January 2019. Retrieved 18 August 2012.
  2. "VC recalls famous alumni as GCU turns 150". Archived from the original on 2016-01-13. Retrieved 2022-12-27.