Gordon College Rawalpindi is one of the oldest intermediate and higher educational institute of the subcontinent. Its foundations were laid back in 1856 when it became a new branch if Christian School in Rawalpindi. At the time of its commencement, the population of Rawalpindi was only sixteen thousand, it was a private institution back then. Later, in 1893, Gordon College Rawalpindi became an independent educational institution for the 12-year educational program. The first batch consisted of three students passed out. There are many other medical colleges in Rawal Pindi like Army Medical College Rawalpindi and Rawalpindi Medical College but Gordon College Rawalpindi had one of the best teachers and professors since then in English and Urdu Literature.
The college initially started with intermediate classes for the first nine years, the introductory classes were held in Government Christian College, Raja Bazar, Rawalpindi. The Gordon medical colleges college moved to its present-day location in 1902, it became a degree college in the same year. The science subjects classes started in 1904, the College advanced in the following years and the first higher education course i.e. MA in English was launched in 1940. Urdu Literature and History classes at Masters level begin in 1948 and 1955 respectively at Gordon College Rawalpindi.
At the time of its creation, Gordon College Rawalpindi was the only educational seat in the present-day Pakistan. It was highly respected educational institute back then, the unplanned constructions and thousands of public and private colleges affected its functionality in recent years. Back then when it was nationalized, Gordon College Rawalpindi had all the board positions from matric to higher secondary.
With its 100 years old legacy, Gordon College Rawalpindi is still one of the most esteemed colleges for Masters in English, Urdu, History, Chemistry, and Psychological Sciences. The college has all the facilities in the campus. There are cricket, hockey, and football stadiums, tennis court, indoor sporting activities for students, hostel and mess facilities along with fully equipped science labs for science students and library for art students. The college is located right in the middle of Rawalpindi, the hostel facility is large enough to accommodate all the boarders enrolled in the college.
Faculty of Gordon Medical College Rawalpindi:
Gordon College Rawalpindi is currently headed by Muhammad Ali Bhatti, Dr. Muhammad Asghar Tashfeen is vice principal and Head of Department, Associate Professor Dr.Irshad Ahmed Chatha is head of administration.
The social sciences department is led by Dr.Kurshid Hassan Khawar, whereas Natural Science Department is run by Professor Dr. Nazar Abbas Shah. The departments of Mathematics, Botany, Zoology, Computer Science and Information Technology have Pakistan’s top-notch faculty, professors, and assistant professors.
Gordon College Rawalpindi Admissions:
Admissions open for HSSC, (pre-medical and pre-engineering) ICS, ICOM, general science and arts subjects. College offers mid-year admissions in Bachelors and Masters in science and art departments.
The admission criteria are based on number of seats available on open merit. The programs are offered in morning and evening shifts for business studies and Masters students. Morning shifts are available exclusively for or pre-engineering and pre-medical students. Hafiz e Quran candidates are given the privilege of 20 additional marks from the total marks.
Gordon College Rawalpindi Scholarships:
Gordon College Rawalpindi is eligible for Punjab Government and federal government scholarships. College students are awarded PEEF, CM Punjab Laptop Scheme, PM Laptop Scheme, and several another grant for deserving students. The private scholarships for Economics students are:
Makhdoom Hussain Choudhary Economics Scholarship that covers a stipend for the position holders in Economics. The scholarship is provided by former Gordonian Dr. Ayaz Choaudhary is the memory of his father. The scholarship is awarded to eight position holders annually.
Dr. Eatazaz Ahmad Scholarship sums up to 24,000 rupees per year for second position holder in economic studies. The scholarship is given to eight students on merit every year.
Apply for Gordon College Rawalpindi:
Gordon College Rawalpindi offers online application submission form for the students. The online form requires the following information:
- Full Name
- Father Name
- Permanent Address
- Present Address
- NIC Number:
- Date of Birth
- Father’s occupation
- Marks obtained in FSc. And Matric
- Mobile/Phone Number
- Subject you want to apply:
Gordon College Rawalpindi Famous Alumni:
Some notable and vigorous political and educational figures of Pakistan have studied at Gordon College Rawalpindi. A famous Urdu Poet Jagan Nath Azad once studied at Gordon College. The local figures Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad, Chairman of Awami Muslim League and elected MNA from Rawalpindi once represented Gordon College Rawalpindi. Former Minister of Information Parvez Rasheed and Chief Minister of KPK, Parvez Khattak studied at Gordon College Rawalpindi. Some important military personnel General Asif Nawaz, former Chief of Pakistan Army, and Zorawar Chand Bakhsh, one of the most decorated general of India were former students of Gordon College Rawalpindi.
Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Shaukat Aziz and Former President and Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir are one of the most famous alumni of Gordon College Rawalpindi. Rahat Kazmi was also enrolled at Gordon College Rawalpindi for a while.