Out of the way it looks, the Building is given another name by the Ravians – Gothic Lady. The Main Building has a splendid tower with a large clock embedded within that gives a postcard view from the outside main road. Ravian is a title given to all the students at Government College University Lahore. This title is considered a privilege and proud element for all those who belong to this magnificent institute. Among the well-known establishments in Lahore, GC University is among the first institutions of higher schooling which was
founded in Punjab. Since its inception, generations of students graduated from this college and reached influential ranks. The building’s construction began in 1872 and was completed in 1877. It is located in the heart of the city. The location adjoins important business and administrative areas, schools, colleges, and universities. GC University is situated at the intersection of the Mall and the Lower Mall, occupying a major central position. The founding father – 1st Principle of the College was the famous Dr. G. W. Leitner whose name is closely intertwined with the GC University till now.
Government College Lahore – a notable institute around the globe due to its magnificent history was founded in 1864. When established, it was affiliated with the University of Calcutta, India. Initially, for most of the time, it was a boy’s high school. In 2002, it was given the status of the university and was retitled as Government College University (GCU), Lahore. With the change of status, the academic life of the institute also changed. Expectations also altered with it and from then, the university is trying its best to fulfill them for the people. It has been keen on promoting the quality education that young individuals expect. This institute is one of the most historic educational institutions in the Middle East. It aims to maintain the ideal standards that were established by historical figures, such as Dr. Leitner, Dr. Muhammad Iqbal, and Dr. Abdus Salam. GC University has revised the courses and qualifications to prepare young minds for their productive future professions. The university offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in particular fields. It aspires to encourage students to realize the significance of the University Motto: “Courage to Know”. It aims to provide an environment that encourages the pursuit of knowledge among students. Special measures are taken during talks, co-curricular activities, writing, and research to prepare students for their next destinations confidently with the understanding of modern ideas and subjects. Along with that, GC University Lahore prioritizes the affordability and quality of its student accommodation, which is why hostels stay open on a non-profit basis. The university is concerned about the financial constraints of its special students, so the accommodation facility in the hostels is priced generously.
The educational campus of any institute plays an essential part in the learning of its pupils. It instills a feeling of belonging and dignity in them. Constructed during the colonial era, the architectural layout coupled with divine Gothic design is regarded as the most beautiful kind of architecture ever in the history of the sub-continent. The building blends neo-gothic architecture with an environmental ambiance. As a result of the high-flooring and expansive verandas, the building adapts to climatic and environmental conditions. The whole view of the building is accompanied by the legendary Oval Ground. Ravians sit there to relax, study, talk, discuss and meditate. The other segments of the university include intermediate block, postgraduate block, new chemistry blocks, and new science block. Recently, GC University has expanded its roots and built another campus in Kala Shah Kaku as a result of space constraints for the students. The Punjab government provided 392 Acres of land in Kala Shah Kaku for the purpose.
GC University Lahore has produced many shining stars who serve the nation and the world with their learnings. Many renowned poets, philosophers, writers, scholars, scientists, athletes, singers, actors, and politicians are enhancing the prestige of the institute since the beginning. A few notable ones are:
Government College University, Lahore has played a pioneering role in fostering education and research in the country in the disciplines of physical and biological sciences. The university has a sterling track record of success in terms of research and teaching. The groundbreaking research made by GC University scholars in several departments has been recognized globally. Two scholars of Government College University were awarded the Nobel Prize. Dr. Hargobind Khorana got it in the field of Chemistry and Dr. Abdul Salam in physics. University also has many overseas visiting instructors in numerous fields who stay in the institute to strengthen the respective educational system and associated research activities. To ensure the authenticity of all aspects of research properly, all departments have appropriate equipment. Centre for Advanced Studies in Physics (CASP) includes many labs such as Nano-Technology Lab, Material Lab, Laser Lab, Plasma Focus Lab, Accelerator Lab, Computer Lab, and many others. The library contains a wide range of rare books, journals, periodicals, etc., for scholars of varying fields. In addition, there are seminar rooms, multimedia facilities, professional overhead projectors, and a vast archive of online data. This provides them with an environment that is educationally improved at all levels.
To create more job opportunities for talented students, WBM Care is going to partner with GCU to host Job Fair at the university premises. The brand plans to provide maximum opportunities to the students so that they can excel in their respective professional fields. This WBM Care collaboration with GCU is in line with both organization’s future goals. WBM Care plans to provide quality professional education and training, while GC University seeks to promote entrepreneurship and innovation among its students. WBM Care – a sub-brand of WBM Group– includes a wide assortment of personal care products. The product range covers hair care, body care, skincare, and personal hygiene care. All the products have natural and sustainable manufacturing with the latest innovative technologies. This revolutionary concept of products opens many windows of brilliant ideas in young minds. It allows them to think out of the box and put their ideas out on the table.
In the near future, GCU and WBM Care are going to sign a Memorandum Of Understanding (MoU) for their future cooperation. Both brand and organization propose agreeing on a mutually constructive basis for a lasting relationship. The MoU states the following guidelines.
WBM Care will provide jobs and internships for the students of GCU. Students who will work for the organization will receive training and employment experience in areas they are most interested in. Depending upon their performance, they will be given permanent roles in the organization.
The university will permit WBM Care to propose and implement different events. These include training, workshops, and seminars on the grounds of the university. WBM Care also ventures to explore activities to advertise the WBM Care products within the university.
The organization will carry out a variety of training programs and will conduct numerous workshops for the employees at the GC University or the WBM Care workplace. This will help them to enhance their skills and be more competitive in the market.
WBM Idea is a platform that provides incubation opportunities to young businessmen in the form of consultation and assistance. It helps the people with startups at any phase whether it's financial, development, or marketing support. This encourages them to bring their ideas and dreams in front of the world and see them practically come true.
If more than 3 persons from the WBM Care apply to enroll in any of the GC university offered programs, a 30% group discount will be granted to them.
For many times in the past, WBM Foundation had collaborated with GC University Lahore in plantation drives. The purpose was to promote the understanding of better environmental health among the individuals. WBM Foundation believes that plantation is a way to go followed by other significant activities. The department of botany joined hands with the WBM foundation to carry out a plantation drive on the premises. The VC of the university Dr. Asghar Zaidi also participated in that productive cause. Environment Protection Society (EPS) of Sustainable Development Study Centre (SDSC) GCU Lahore carried out another plantation drive collaborating with WBM Foundation. WBM Foundation’s motive which it exhibits everywhere is “Save Mother Earth”.
In the Future, WBM Care is planning to take other initiatives for the cause. Both WBM Care and GCU will sign a proposal under the name Sustainable Development Initiative (SDI). It will organize various co-curricular and volunteer activities for the students and community. A few ones to look forward to are Volunteer Work, Seminars, Webinars, Plantation Drives, and many more. Long story short, this corporate partnership will facilitate the development of compatible projects that benefit both WBM Care and GC University. Thanks to the associated terms and policies, students will be able to gain greater proficiency and develop an understanding of the focal area. These projects will multiply opportunities for both sides.