The Government College University (GCU), Lahore has announced activating its six research chairs. Vice Chancellor Professor Asghar Zaidi said that in developed countries eminent experienced personalities occupying such prestigious chairs were the backbone of universities. “They don’t only hone the research potential of a university but also play a key role in the institutional development,” he said while chairing a meeting of university’s administrative staff and senior faculty members.
The vice chancellor said that after fulfillment of codal formalities the university had started search for the high-qualified people for the appointment on its prestigious research chairs i.e. Hazrat Ali bin Usman Hujviri known as Data Gunj Baksh Chair in Persian, Dr Allama Iqbal Chair in Philosophy, Dr G W Leitner Chair in History, Dr Sultan Ahmed Chair in Biological Sciences, Dr Mahbub –ul-Haq Chair in Economics and Dr Abdus Salam Chair in Physics. Professor Zaidi showed grave concern that most of these chairs had been lying vacant since their inception.
The vice chancellor requested the highly-qualified and eminent persons to apply on the following research chairs, saying that they would be provided a professional environment and his all-out support for research and fulfillment of other responsibilities.
Professor Zaidi said he would personally monitor and ensure merit in appointments on these research chairs. Earlier, the vice chancellor also addressed an orientation ceremony of the new batch of MS/MPhil students.