GCU Lahore VC Dr Asghar Zaidi farewells GCU

GCU Lahore VC Dr Asghar Zaidi farewells GCU


It is a bittersweet moment for the students, faculty, and staff of Government College University (GCU) Lahore as we bid farewell to our esteemed Vice Chancellor, Dr Asghar Zaidi has been a visionary leader, leaving an indelible mark on the institution during his tenure. His commitment to expanding the campus, fixing University finances, mobilizing societies and student engagement, constructing a swimming pool, a new mosque, and enhancing student engagement among many other things has transformed GCU Lahore in numerous ways.




One of the most significant achievements of Dr Asghar Zaidi’s tenure has been the expansion of the GCU Lahore campus. Under his leadership, the university acquired additional land, enabling the construction of modern academic buildings, research facilities, and recreational areas. Dr Allama Iqbal’s room was converted to a museum and there is exemplary improvement in campus facilities. This expansion not only accommodated the growing student population but also enhanced the overall learning environment. Students now have access to state-of-the-art laboratories, libraries, and study spaces, fostering academic excellence.


Dr. Zaidi’s vision extended beyond academics to holistic student development. His commitment to promoting physical fitness and well-being led to the construction of a magnificent swimming pool within the campus. This facility provides students with a space to unwind, stay active, and pursue aquatic sports. The swimming pool has become a hub for recreational activities and has greatly contributed to the health and wellness of the GCU community.


In recognition of the diverse student body at GCU Lahore, Dr. Zaidi  also oversaw the construction of a beautiful and inclusive mosque on campus. This facility not only serves as a place of worship but also fosters a sense of community and inclusivity. Students  find solace, reflection, and a sense of belonging within the mosque’s serene surroundings. The mosque is also used as a reading room for studying and conferences. 


Dr Asghar Zaidi was a passionate advocate for student engagement and holistic development. He introduced a range of initiatives aimed at creating a vibrant campus life. From revamping student clubs and societies to organizing cultural festivals and academic competitions, GCU Lahore has witnessed an increase in student involvement and a sense of belonging.


As we bid farewell to Dr Asghar Zaidi, we cannot help but be grateful for his tireless efforts and visionary leadership at Government College University Lahore. The expansion of the campus, the construction of the swimming pool, the new mosque, and the enhancement of student engagement are just a few of the many contributions he has made during his tenure.


Dr. Zaidi’s legacy will continue to inspire the GCU community for generations to come. His dedication to academic excellence, student well-being, and community engagement has set a high standard for his successors. The GCU Lahore family will always remember him as a transformative leader who turned his vision into reality, leaving an indelible mark on our beloved institution.


Below is Dr Zaidi’s farewell tweet: 


Dear GCU community (faculty, staff, students and Old Ravians)

Yesterday, 23rd October 2023, marked the conclusion of my four years tenure as the Vice Chancellor at Government College University, Lahore @gcuniversitylhr

I am honoured to have served my alma mater and take its achievements to new heights. I hope the work I have done will continue to inspire the uplifting of GCU’s education standards in the years to come.

I wish success to Dr Ahmed Adnan in his endeavours as the acting VC.

Long live Government College University
Long live Pakistan!




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