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GCU becomes large size university

LAHORE: The Government College University, Lahore has become a large size university as per the Higher Education Commission (HEC) criteria as its overall student strength almost doubled in the last three years.

Earlier, the university fell in the category of medium size universities. The overall student strength of the university has increased from 6,200 in the year 2011 to 11,557 in the year 2014 due to the increase in postgraduate programmes. Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad KhaleequrRahman said that as many as 27 new postgraduate programmes were initiated by the university in the last three years which included PhD Computer Sciences, PhD Applied Physics, PhD Islamic Studies, MPhil Applied Physics, MS Industrial Psychology, MSc Physical Education and other postgraduate academic programmes related to forensic sciences. According to the HEC rules, universities with more than 7,000 students lie in the category of large size university.

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