The city Lyallpur was planned by British Government. It was renamed as Faisalabad after the name of King Faisal of Saudi Arabia in 1977. Faisalabad is an international market of yarn and textile. The biggest industrial hub of Pakistan is situated in the province of the Punjab. The city is having population of more than seven million people. It has an international airport, industrial area, dry port, hospitals, educational institutions and a unique traditional touch from food to dressing. People are hospitable and city presents a blend of urban and rural life, where modernized ways of communication and transportation are available.
The Government College Women University Faisalabad (GCWUF) started its journey as an intermediate college in 1934. It was promoted to Degree College in the year 1944. The postgraduate disciplines were introduced in 1985. The long journey that started with the humble beginning reached its climax when it was granted the status of University on 3rd January 2013. The University is situated near Jaranwala Road not very far from the historical Clock Tower. The University is catering to the needs of more than six million people of the city and of equal number from the surrounding districts.
The University is offering educational degrees in various disciplines. The University is a hub of educational, social and cultural activities having a close liaison with business and industrial communities. Including the new campus, the University will have two campuses; the main and the new campus. More than eight thousand students are presently enrolled at GCWUF and this number is expected to exponentially increase. The GC Women University offers Ph.D programs in 7 disciples, MS/M.Phil programs in 16 disciplines, Master level programs in 20 disciplines, and Bachelor Programs in 25 disciplines.
The current faculty of GCWUF presents a blend of enthusiasm, sincerity and dedication. Already moderately equipped laboratories and a commitment to remain intact with modern teaching and research techniques are the main academic distinction of GCWUF. The GCWUF faculty comprises of highly quali.ed teachers with PhD., M. Phil/MS and M.Sc. serving in different faculties of the University i.e. Faculty of Science and Technology, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Management and Administrative Science, and Faculty of Islamic and Oriental Learning. Fresh PhD faculty is also being placed at the University under the Interim Placement of Fresh PhDs (IPFP) Program. Under the Faculty Development Program, PhD scholarships with career opportunities are arranged through HEC programs in various disciplines.
The Government College Women University Faisalabad has embarked on a new phase of history. The hallmark of the University’s educational philosophy is the reconstruction of human thought in all its facets on the foundation of social, moral and religious values. It is assured that they would be grounded in the welfare of both the students and faculty.
GCWUF mission is to provide students an enabling environment where dialogue is encouraged and ideas envisioned. It will provide the intellectual and physical infrastructure that will hold students to the highest moral and ethical values. University will achieve these goals with the cooperation of public and private sectors as well as the faculty and students of the Government College Women University Faisalabad.