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Government College University (Lahore)
MottoEducating People for tomorrow
Courage to Know
Established1864 (1864)
LocationLahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Former namesGovernment College (GC)
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, and is thus 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 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.


  1. "About GCU". Government College University, Lahore. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  2. VC recalls famous alumni as GCU turns 150