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Library Society, GC University Lahore, conducted a series of workshops on HEC Digital Library Resources followed by a quiz of "IEEE XPLORE " for the university’s students and faculty members belonging to the departments of Computer Science, Electronics, Physics, CASP, and Electrical Engineering during March 6-7, 2023 in the Main Lab of the university. Eight sessions were organized in 2-days workshop series and quiz programme.  

Mr. Rashid Pervaiz, Senior Manager, A & J Def Tek Consultants was the Key Note Speaker. He delivered a comprehensive presentation about HEC Online Databases. He gave in hands training on IEEE XPLORE and other online databases to the participants. He gave briefing about IEEE Quiz Program, IEEE Free 14 Online Courses and ample of opportunities for learning and winning different prizes.  

Mr. Majid Lodhi; Senior IT Manager, A & J Def Tek Consultant provided technical assistance to the quiz participants. He assisted the attendees during hands in practice sessions. He provided fruitful tips in solving quiz-questions with accuracy. He cheered the audience with his lively presence and IT expertise.  

The participants took a keen interest in training sessions and appreciated the role of GCU Library to flourish awareness about IEEE Xplore Challenge 2023 and HEC online databases. They enhanced valuable learning and digital expertise regarding an effective utilization of the HEC online databases and IEEE Xplore quiz. They showed a great joy in free e-learning courses. 

Mr. Muhammad Naeem, Chief Librarian, Ms. Samreen Latif; Advisor, Library Society and other library professionals distributed different gifts among the participants whose names were drawn through lucky draw. Library Staff paid special thanks to the representatives of A & J Tek Consultants for conducting highly fruitful training sessions on HEC Online Databases and IEEE Xplore Challenge 2023 and to provide new insight.  

Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi, Vice Chancellor, GC University Lahore, gave away souvenirs to Mr. Rashid Pervaiz; IEEE Certified Trainer and Mr. Majid Lodhi, IT Admin, A & J Def Tek Consultants for conducting workshop series efficiently.






Books donation to GCU


Eminent scientist Prof Dr Muhammad Afzal has donated his personal library comprising of highly valuable publications to the Government College University Lahore for the benefit of students and researchers. Prof Dr Muhammad Afzal is currently Professor Emeritus at the University of Kuwait. His personal library had very valuable reference books, textbooks, journals, conference proceedings of different scientific subjects including microbiology, biotechnology, and bio-chemistry. 

Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah expressed gratitude to Prof Afzal for this valuable donation, saying that the GCU library already housed a collection of more than 150,000 books donated by 55 reputed personalities including Prof Sufi Tabassam, Prof Qayyum Nazar, Ashfaq Ahmad, Bano Qudsia and Malik Meraj Khalid. The Vice Chancellor also appreciated efforts of Dr M Nauman Aftab, Associate Professor, Institute of Industrial Biotechnology for the transfer this personal library to GCU.

Prof Aftab said these donated books were highly valuable for scholars and the light of knowledge and research would keep flourishing through these publications. He said people donate their personal libraries to the GCU keeping in view its splendid traditions.





Books donation


The family of the late Prof M. Rashid Wednesday donated his personal library and literary collections to the Government College University Lahore at a gracefully ceremony here. Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences Prof Dr Tahir Kamran, Mr Zafar Rashid, the son of Prof M. Rashid, the former Principal of Government College Lahore, were also present.   


Prof M. Rashid also served GC Lahore as Head of Economics Department before his appointment as the principal of the College. Mr Zafar Rashid, who is also Old Ravian, donated all his personal collections including books and literary journals of his father to GCU Library for the benefit of the University students


Speaking on the occasion, Prof Hassan Shah said GCU housed personal libraries of fifty-five reputed literary personalities. He said that more than 150,000 books had been donated to GCU to-date. He expressed gratitude to the family of Prof M. Rashid for gifting the valuable personal collection to the University.


Mr. Zafar Rashid shared with students and faculty members the personal memories of his late father as the principal of the college. He appreciated the role of GCU Library in making serious efforts to meet the needs of their students.


Mr. Muhammad Naeem, the senior Librarian, said that Prof M. Rashid collection included some of very old and unique books which were not easily available now, He said that these books should be utilised for the reference purpose only as per policy.





GCU holds Book Fair


The Government College University Lahore Library Society has organised a two-day book fair at the University’s Abdus Salam Hall in connection with the World Book Day celebrated every year on April 23. A good number of national and international publishers including the Oxford University Press have set up their stalls at the book fair, which received a warm response from students and faculty members on the opening day. Eminent writer Dr Tariq Rahman inaugurated the book fair.


Addressing the opening ceremony, GCU Dean Faculty of Languages and Oriental Learning Prof Dr Iqbal Shahid said that books have a great significance and information technology could not replace them. He said parents should gift their children books to promote reading habits. He said publishers were giving discount up to 25 per cent on books at the book fair. 


GCU Dean Faculty of Social Sciences Prof Dr Tahir Kamran said that it’s a book lovers rejoice, and such activities should be held on regular basis in all educational institutions especially schools. He said books left ever-lasting impressions on the minds of the readers.


Talking to media, the university students said visiting book fair was a great informative experience in itself even if you did not buy books. It makes you aware of the latest publications on different subjects,” they said.









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