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Government College University
|Government College University (Lahore)|
|Motto||Educating People for tomorrow|
Courage to Know
|Location||Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan|
|Former names||Government College (GC)|
|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. http://www.gcu.edu.pk/About.htm. 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