IT use in Government College

After 144 Years of its wonderful history the Government College, Lahore was raised to the status of a University in 2002. It was renamed as GC University Lahore. The academic life here has been re-shaped in accordance with its new challenges and we hope to fulfill the expectations that go with a University. GCU is committed to act as promoter of quality education for all.

This Institution is one of the oldest seats of learning in the Muslim world. As a seat of higher learning GC University blends grand old traditions and modern educational standards to meet the ideals set by person like philosopher Dr. Muhammad Iqbal and Noble Laureate Dr. Abdus Salam.

It has redesigned the syllabi and courses to train the young minds for productive careers. The University offers B.A/B.Sc. (4-year Hon.), M.A, M.Sc. (in some selected disciplines), M.B.A., M.Phil, and PhD programmed in all major disciplines. It also takes steps to sensitize their students about the meaning of the university Motto: "Courage to Know." It tries to make the students inquisitive, thinking and independent in pursuit of knowledge.

Special measures are taken through discussions, co-curricular activities, writing of term papers and dissertations to make the learners confident in their understanding of the innovative themes and topics. Every student is thus brought into the mainstream of the grand academic culture of the GC University. During their stay, the students are bound to benefit from the academic, intellectual and cultural environment of this celebrated educational institution.

GCU Networking Unit GCU Networking Unit is part of GC University which is responsible for IT services for the University. It is equipped with high end servers, network devices and dedicated professionals to serve the university with the best resources. Services Following Services are being offered by the Networking Unit: Email Addresses  GCU Networking Unit is providing and regulating mailing services for all staff members, faculty members and students of the University through state of the art mailing system

Internet Connectivity Networking Unit is responsible for the provision and smooth operation of internet services at main GCU campus as well as at center for advanced studies in physics (CASP), school of mathematical sciences (SMS) and New Hostel which are interconnected with the University main campus through Wireless Links. Department Web Space GC IT unit is also providing web space for department's website. Using this facility any department can host their website at the University servers. Which can be accessed anywhere from the world through internet.

FTP Accounts GC Networking unit is providing Ftp accounts so that user can access their data anywhere while connected to internet. "The University is going in a big way to modernize the new infrastructure of the computer centre". They used the mail server for providing the mailing facility to their users like their staff, members and students. When you send an e-mail message, your e-mail program, such as Outlook, forwards the message to your mail server, which in turn forwards it to mail server or to a holding area on the same server called a message store to be forwarded later. As a rule, the system uses SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) for sending e-mail or IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) for receiving e-mail.

FTP Server: They used the FTP server in order to make the user to access their data anywhere while using the internet. So this server is used to handle the FTP account. The major objectives of FTP server are to promote sharing of files, encourage indirect or implicit use of remote computers, shield a user from variations in file storage systems among different hosts, transfer data reliably, and efficiently.

FTP is a file transfer protocol for exchanging and manipulating files over a TCP computer network. An FTP client may connect to an FTP server to manipulate files on that server. The typical information needed to connect to an FTP site or using the FTP account is: The server address is the network address of the computer you wish to connect to. The username and password. These are the credentials you use to access the specific files on the computer you wish to connect.

Web hosting server:  For providing the free facility to their department to launch the host website at the university server the GC IT unit uses the Mac OS X Server for this purpose. But sometimes they will use the Linux OS or the Apache Web server management for this purpose. The scope of hosting services varies widely. The most basic is web page and small-scale file hosting, where files can be uploaded via File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or a Web interface. The files are usually delivered to the Web "as is" or with little processing. However GC IT unit offer this service free to their subscribers.