Government College University
|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, and is thus 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 but in 2002 was given a separate charter as a university itself. The word "college" is still attached to the name because of its historical importance.
- "About GCU". Government College University, Lahore. Archived from the original on 7 January 2019. Retrieved 18 August 2012.
- http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/01-Jan-2014/vc-recalls-famous-alumni-as-gcu-turns-150 VC recalls famous alumni as GCU turns 150