Vice Chancellor’s Message
If there is heaven on earth, it is here in the four walls of GC University Lahore and no where else! It was at Government College that we first learnt to sift through chaff and take out the wheat of wisdom! It was at Government College that we first learnt to bemused with the fragrance of the finer emotions of the throbbing heart and express them with subtlety in words written or spoken! One can go places after one walks out of the portals of the grand alma mater, but the lessons learnt at the benches of the 147 years old citadel of learning can never be forgotten! How can one forget something that becomes the cornerstone of one’s outlook on life! Where else could one learn to be tolerant with the view of a pluralist? Where else can one celebrate the diversity of thought through the works of Goethe and Rumi? Where else can one acquire the skills to adapt the nuclear technology to energize the furnaces of the industry and the hearths of our homes? Where else can one learn to break bread with one’s arch rivals and ink the Charter of Democracy? It is at Government College and no where else! It is always a source of gratification to hear about the magnificent strides that our alma mater is taking. Is it not a moment to celebrate when the Higher high among its peers – the peers who are much more resourceful and well-heeled? Is it not the only institution that has produced the best results at the Lahore Board for the last 21 years? Is it not the only public sector university that has set up an endowment fund to finance the education of bright and deserving students? Do we not cherish that the cultural life at GCU is flourishing like no other institution? GCU is still an ideal breeding ground for debates, music, drama, social service, penmanship and much more! I, therefore, believe that such a rare institution of human grooming deserves to be preserved and further expanded. I pledge that the GCU faculty and students will further intensify their efforts to achieve academic excellence in days to come.
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman
General Admission Regulations
I. Admission is granted strictly on merit.
II. Admissions are made in accordance with the Rules and Regulations as well as the general Policy and Procedures of the University.
III. University Authorities can reject candidate’s application for admission on the ground of unbecoming character or conduct.
IV. University Authorities have the right to cancel the admission or refuse migration to a candidate, at any stage, after the admission or migration, when it comes to their knowledge that the documents presented by him are fake or there is a misstatement or an error in the documents which may
I. Only those candidates who have passed their Examination in the 2nd Annual 2010 with at least 60% marks will be eligible to apply for admission.
II. Applicants who have passed Secondary School Certificate SSC (Tech) shall not be eligible for admission.
III. The candidates must not be above 18 years of age on the last date of the receipt of applications.
IV. Only eligible candidates will be called for interview on dates mentioned in
Please Read the Rules and Regulations Carefully Before Submitting the Admission Form
I. Admission Forms shall be submitted to the authorized bank from where the Admission Forms have been obtained within the prescribed period of time, notified by the University. No Admission Form shall be accepted after the expiry of the last date for submission of Admission Forms except with the special permission of the Vice Chancellor.
II. The candidates seeking admission on Sports/Co-curricular Activities/Special Categories basis shall submit a Sports Form/Co-curricular Activities Form/ Special Categories Form, as the case may be, along with the general Application Form to the authorized bank. All Forms are attached with the prospectus. The list of the candidates eligible for interview will be displayed on the University Notice Board.
III. The candidate has to bring his father/guardian at the time of interview. The candidate, who remains absent from the interview will forfeit his right to admission, however, with the permission of the Vice Chancellor, he may be allowed to appear for interview provided he proves that due to unavoidable circumstances he could not appear in the interview, and provided if there is a seat available.
IV. The candidates who remain absent or fail in the Interview will not be eligible for admission.
V. After the completion of all formalities pertaining to admission, the list of the selected candidates shall be displayed on the University Notice Board and GCU website http://www.gcu.edu.pk as well.
VI. The candidates who fail to deposit their dues within due date will forfeit.
I. Sports/Co-curricular and Special Category certificates will not be accepted after the last date for the submission of the Admission Form.
II. The candidates for admission on Sports/Co-curricular and Special Category basis shall have to take part in trials/tests of their respective Sports/Co-curricular Activities as per schedule of trials and tests.
III. The students applying for admission on the basis of Sports and Co-curricular Activities shall have to submit along with the Admission Form an affidavit to the effect that they shall take part in Sports Events/Co-curricular Activities on behalf of the University. They will also have to practice regularly at the University, otherwise their admission will be cancelled.
i. Sportsmen are admitted to GCU on the basis of performance in sports. Admission on sports basis in team games (Football, Cricket and Hockey) will only be offered to the candidates in the subjects of General Science, Arts and Commerce Group. The candidates applying for Science subjects may be
List of Individual/Team Games
ii. The candidates admitted on sports basis shall in no case be allowed to represent, or play for, or seek employment in any Government/ Semi-Government or Private Institution/ Club, such as WAPDA, Pakistan Railways, Police, etc. However, at the district, provincial or national level, the students are allowed to participate with the permission of Director Sports. An affidavit shall have to be attached to violate these regulations will be expelled from the University.
iii. The candidates who are admitted to Intermediate on sports basis and later on take admission to BA/BSc (Hons) will be considered to have been admitted on sports basis, and will be subject to the same obligations as applicable at the Intermediate level.
iv. O’Level/equivalent students awaiting results may also apply for admission on sports basis. Matriculation result awaiting students in special case may also apply. However, their admission will be confirmed after submission of results in the year of admission and they have to take part in the trials.
v. Candidates will have to appear for the trials of sports according to the programme given by the Sports Office. The candidates recommended by the Sports Board will be called for interview on the scheduled dates. Selection by the Sports Board or Committee cannot be challenged in any court. The candidates who remain absent or fail in the interview shall have no claim to admission. No separate arrangement shall be made for trials/Interviews by the University.
vi. Sportsmen participating in sports are entitled to duty leaves; Directorate of Sports shall forward such application to Deputy Registrar (Admission) well.
vii. Sportsmen may be given scholarship/ full dues concession/fee concession on account of outstanding performance in sports on the recommendations of the Director Sports.
viii. The sportsmen are required to follow the rules and regulations of GC University Lahore strictly.
ix. Relaxation may be granted to sportsmen only on account of sports activities. Non-participant sportsmen or in case of lack of any sports activity, all sportsmen are bound to attend regular classes and take examinations.
x. Vice Chancellor, GC University Lahore has the authority to relax age limit by one year subject to the provision in rules of Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Lahore.
xi. The Chairman Sports Board and the Director Sports shall have the prerogative to determine the number of seats in each team/game.
Following is the list of Co-curricular Activities for admission to FA/FSc:
||b. English Debate
|c. Urdu Debate
||d. Punjabi Debate
|e. Qirat/ Naat
||f. Rovers (Scouting)
1. Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Northern Areas
4. Fine Arts
5. Foreign Students
9. Overseas Pakistanis
10.Provinces other than Punjab
1. Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Northern Areas
I. The candidates from Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Northern Areas shall submit their Admission Forms against the reserved seats through the DCO of the concerned District/Secretary Nomination Board, Azad Kashmir, Muzaffarabad/ Secretary Nomination Board, Northern Areas as the case may
II. Applications of only those candidates will be entertained, who have passed their SSC Examinations from a school situated in the respective area.
The disabled candidates shall attach with their Admission Forms the “Disability Certificate” obtained from District Disability Board or the District Assessing Board. The candidate must write “Special Candidate” in the space provided at the top (right corner) of the Admission.
i. The candidates from FATA have to route their applications through States and FR Division, Islamabad within due date.
ii. Only those candidates who have passed their SSC Examinations from a school situated in FATA shall be
4. Fine Arts
The candidates applying for reserved seats for Fine Arts must fulfill the following eligibility criteria:
I. Minimum requirement for admission to Fine Arts subject is 45% marks in SSC Examinations.
II. Admission test based on drawing ability is compulsory. The students admitted on open merit cannot opt for Fine Arts without taking the test.
III. The students selected thus shall have to take the subject combination with Fine Arts as are offered by the
5. Foreign Students
I. The candidates from foreign countries have to route their application for admission through the Federal Ministry of Education, Islamabad, Pakistan, within due date.
II. The candidate shall have to pay dues in US Dollars. The Admission Forms directly submitted to the University’s Admission Office shall not be
The candidates applying for admission on basis of Hafiz-e-Quran have to:
I. Submit a certificate from a registered Madrassa from where he has completed his Hifz-e-Quran.
II. Pass the oral test to be given to him before admission.
III. 20 marks will be added to the marks obtained by him in the SSC Examination to determine his merit for admission.
I. Seats shall be reserved for the candidates whose close relatives are at the time of admission studying in the University or have been the students of this institution. The allocation of seats for different groups shall be determined by the Admission Committee.
Kinship list would include only the following:
II. Parents, Grandparents (both paternal and maternal), Real brothers and sisters.
III. Each candidate shall have to produce according to the following procedure:
IV. a)Marks will be awarded to the candidates according to the following formula for admission on kinship basis:
b)The marks obtained in the SSC Examinations will be converted into decimals and the merit will be determined by adding to these, the marks awarded on kinship basis (Maximum 10) and marks obtained by the candidate in the interview. For example, a candidate who has obtained 693 marks in SSC and is awarded 5 marks in interview (out of 10) and 8 marks for kinship (out of 10), will
69.3 + 5 + 8 = 82.3
Those who have passed O-Level/ equivalent not from a Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education in Pakistan will be given admission on the basis of their performance in O Level/ equivalent examination and the merit of such candidates will be determined amongst themselves after converting their grades of O’Level/equivalent according to the following formula:
Conversion Formula of O’ Level / equivalent grades
A*= 85 marks A = 75 marks
B = 63 marks C = 53 marks
D = 40 marks E = 33 marks
ii. Only those candidates will be eligible for admission who have passed the following subjects in addition to any other three subjects.
1. English 2. Pak Studies 3. Islamiyat 4. Urdu
Marks will be calculated for 8 subjects, including English, Pak Studies, Islamiyat
iii. Admission on the basis of O-Level / equivalent will be made provisionally after the declaration of the result of those candidates who have passed O Level/ equivalent examination in the years of admission. Separate advertisement will appear in the National News Papers inviting application forms from such candidates. They shall not submit application forms along with the other candidates applying
iv. The admission on O’Level/equivalent basis will be confirmed after the Submission of Equivalence Certificate obtained from the office of: “Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC)”.
9. Overseas Pakistanis
In addition to the seats for admission to the First Year (Intermediate) on merit, a quota of seats is reserved for the Pakistani Expatriates or sons of parents working in a foreign country. The allocation of seats in different groups i.e. medical or non-medical will be made by the Admission Committee. General conditions for admission to the seats reserved for Pakistani Expatriates or sons of parents working in a foreign country shall be the same as laid down for the candidates applying for admission to class X1 in this institution on open merit.
I. They should have obtained at least 60% marks in SSC Examination.
II. The admission will be granted on merit as determined amongst the applicants applying on the Overseas Pakistanis reserved seats.
III. The parents of candidates must be Pakistani Expatriates or their parents must be Pakistanis working/engaged in business in a foreign country. In case, a candidate’s parents are employed abroad, he shall have to submit a certificate to that effect from the employer.
IV. In case, a candidate’s parents are engaged in business in a foreign country, he shall have to produce a proof of his parent’s business/office as well as resident status attached with
V. The applicant has to attach the following with the application form:
a. Four duly attested recent photographs
b. Four attested photocopies of the SSC
c. One attested photocopy of Character Certificate from the institution last attended
d. The proof of employment along with the residential status that the parent of a candidate is employed in a foreign country
e. In case, the parent of a candidate is engaged in a business along with the residential status
f. One attested photocopy of father’s
vi. The candidate shall have to pay dues in US Dollars equivalent to Rs. 110,000/- (one hundred and ten thousand only) at the time of admission in addition to usual dues for classes XI and XII.
vii. In case, an applicant does not deposit the said dues by the due date mentioned in the admission notification, he will forfeit his right of admission.
10. Provinces other than Punjab
i. The candidates from the provinces other than Punjab have to route their complete Admission Forms for the reserved seats to the University Admission Office through the concerned Provincial Government along with domicile certificate within
ii. Only those candidates who have passed their SSC Examinations from a school situated in the concerned province shall be eligible to apply for
One percent quota of the total seats is reserved for minorities with the condition that the applicants fulfill the minimum criteria for admission, set for
Migration to the GCU will only be allowed on the fulfillment of the following conditions:
i. Transfer of residence of parents.
ii. The candidate’s marks should not be below the University open merit.
iii. The candidates who have passed 2011 are not eligible to apply for migration to GC University Lahore.
iv. The students from the local colleges are not eligible to seek migration to GC University Lahore.
v. The students migrating from other cities will not be eligible for hostel accommodation.
vi. At the time of migration, full University dues are to be paid by the migrating
Courses of Study
i. Subject combination (set) can only be selected from the sets given in the prospectus. In case, a student selects subjects different than the given subject combination (set)he shall have to change these subjects in accordance with the given sets.
ii. A student who wishes to study English Literature will be required to qualify a written test to prove his ability at the beginning of the Academic Session. In case of failure in the test, the student will have to select another subject. In this connection, he will be required to fill in a declaration form and submit it
iii. Pakistani students will have to study the same syllabus for Urdu compulsory whether they come from English medium or Urdu medium school.
iv. The students who wish to attempt a paper in English version in the Board’s Examination, they have to do all papers in English including Islamiyat and Pakistan Studies.
v. Conversion of admission from one group to another group is allowed on merit subject to the availability of seat in that group.
- Urdu (Foreign students can study Easy alternate subject).
- Pakistan Studies and Islamiyat (Non-Muslim students can take Civics in place of Islamiyat)
a. Foreign students who have passed SSC Examinations from a Board of Secondary Education in Pakistan will have to study Urdu compulsory.
b. Only those students who have passed their SSC or equivalent examination from a foreign country will be allowed to study Easy Urdu or Pakistan Culture.
Courses of Study
|| Set No.
|| Elective Subjects
| Computer Science
| General Science
| ICom (Computer Group)
||Courses of Study for ICOM (See Page 30)
| Arts (Humanities)
||One of the Languages*
||One of the Languages*
||Health & Physical Education
||One of the Languages*
* Language offered: English, Urdu, Persian, French, Punjabi, Arabic.
** Admission to Fine Arts possible on the basis of entry test offered by the department, the students are advised to contact the Department of Fine Arts.
ICom (Commerce Group)
The following subjects are to be taught in the Academic Year 2011-2012:
| ICom Part I
|| ICom Part II
|Principles of Accounting
||Principles of Accounting
|Principles of Economics
|Principles of Commerce
Change of Subjects
- The set/group of subjects once selected in accordance with the given sets can only be changed within a specified period of time as notified by the University.
- The dates for change of subjects shall be notified after the University admissions have been finalized. Change of subjects shall not be allowed after the expiry of the notified period.
- The choice of subjects should be in accordance with the given sets.
Specified scholarships of University, Government and Local Bodies will be available to the University students. The deserving Muslim students will be granted stipends from Provincial Bait-ul-Mal. The interested students should get an eligibility certificate from the Local Zakat Committee of the Area and submit the application to the Punjab Baitul-Mal Office after getting it attested by the Registrar’s Office.
To maintain discipline and order in the University there is a Proctorial Board comprising staff members. Cases of violations of University discipline should be reported to the Chief Proctor, who will immediately take appropriate action. Any fine imposed by the Chief Proctor or the Proctorial Board cannot be remitted or reduced.
Important Annual Events are usually held in the following month:
||Allama Iqbal Declamation contest
Attestation/Issuance of Certificates
The students are advised to contact Mr. Muhammad Farooq, Deputy Controller of Examinations Conduct/General in Controller’s Office in connection with the attestation/issuance of the following certificates:
Admission Form for Medical Universities/Colleges
Admission Form for Engineering Universities/Colleges
Form for Recruitment in Armed Forces/Police etc.
Form for Admission Abroad
Expectancy Certificate for Armed Forces/Police etc. for recruitment
Character Certificates Issued by the Chairpersons of Departments
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