Govt. M.A.O College Lahore

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Government Muhammadan Anglo Oriental College Lahore
گورنمنٹ ایم۔اے۔او کالج لاہور
Logo of Govt MAO College Lahore
Other name
Govt. M.A.O College Lahore
Former name
Santana Dharma College
Motto (Arabic) بَسۡطَةً۬ فِى ٱلۡعِلۡمِ وَٱلۡجِسۡمِ
Motto in English
Allah has increased him abundantly in knowledge and stature
Type Public
Established 1933
Principal Professor Zafar Jamal
Academic staff
170±
Students 10,000±
Undergraduates 2000±
Postgraduates 600±
Location Lahore, Pakistan
Campus Urban
Colors Green, Maroon, Gold, Sky Blue                
Nickname Anglorians
Affiliations Punjab University & HEC Higher Education Commission
BISE, Lahore
Sports

Hockey, Cricket(B.S commerce deptt. champion in 2018 cricket match tournament

Football

Government Muhammadan Anglo Oriental College (abbreviated to Govt. M.A.O College Lahore; Urdu: گورنمنٹ ایم۔اے۔او کالج لاہور‎;) is a Public College located adjacent to Civil Secretariat Lahore. It is among the oldest educational institutions in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. It was established in 1933 as MAO College by Anjuman-e-Islamia at Amritsar and Professor S. Mercado was appointed as the first Principal. It had played significant role in the creation of Pakistan. After the independence of Pakistan in 1947, the College was shifted to Lahore.

Government M.A.O. College stands towering among the comparable institutions in providing education of a high standard at Higher Secondary School Certificate, Undergraduate, and Postgraduate levels. This College is offering its students opportunities for overall development, amid a disciplined and peaceful environment in multiple phases.

The College has enviable atmosphere not only conducive to the academic pursuits but also fruitful for co-curricular and extra-curricular activities with emphasis on sports. There are many literary, Science and cultural societies contributing to the balanced personality development of the future generations of Pakistan. The college thus provides ample opportunities to the students to discover themselves, realize their potentials and prepare for the challenges of life.

During more than eighty years of its history the College has left indelible imprints in every phase of human life. The alumni of the College have won laurels not only for their alma mater but served the country in different capacities in almost all spheres of life.

History[edit]

Administration Block

In 1933, MAO College was established by the Anjuman-e-Islamia in Amritsar on the pattern of the MAO College Aligarh to overcome the deficiencies of modern education in local Muslims. Professor S. Mercado was appointed as the first Principal. At the time of Partition, most of the College staff and students migrated to Lahore, where a new MAO College was established in the former Sanatana Dharma College premises.[1]

Outside view of Postgraduate Block
Postgraduate Block inside view
Commerce Block
Karamat Block

The College reached the heights of glory in the headship of Dr. M.D. Taseer, and Sahibzada Mahmuduzaffar, an Oxford graduate & a renowned Marxist. Faiz Ahmed Faiz, the Leftist poet, was also lecturer in English at this College. Professor Dilawar Hussain, Professor Karamat Hussain Jafari and Professor Maksud ul Hassan Bokhari also contributed to add grace and glory to this illustrious institution.

Academics[edit]

MAO College is organized into two divisions, the science and arts division. These divisions are further categorized as academic departments. The core departments include Commerce, Information Technology (I.T.), Chemistry, English, Physics, Mathematics, Mass Communication, Philosophy, Psychology, Statistics, and Social Work.

The College offers the Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com), Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Physics, Psychology, English, Mathematics, I.T., Mass Communication, and BS Chemistry degrees at the undergraduate level, and the Master of Arts (M.A.) in English Literature, Urdu, Economics, Mass Communication, Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Mathematics, and M.Sc. Applied Psychology degrees at the graduate level.

There are separate blocks for each level of education. For example, Kramat Block is associated with Intermediate level, Commerce Block hosts undergraduate students and Postgraduate Block is devoted for Masters Classes. Dilwar Block and Physics Block are currently in renovation process and do not operational yet. The College has a state of the art, multimedia enriched Auditorium, which is often used to organize different events.

Postgraduate Block
Commerce Block
Karamat Block

Programs Offered[edit]

Govt. M.A.O College Lahore is currently offering educational programs at three levels (Intermediate, Undergraduate, and Postgraduate):

Intermediate[edit]

MAO College offers Intermediate programs[2] only for boys and there is no co-education at this level. College offers:

  • F.A.
  • F.Sc. (Pre-Medical)
  • F.Sc. (Pre-Engineering)
  • G.Sc.
  • I.Com
  • I.C.S

Undergraduate[edit]

Govt. M.A.O College Lahore provides BS Honors (4-Year) co-education program at undergraduate level. College is affiliated with University of the Punjab which has allowed these programs:

  • BBA
  • B.Com
  • BS Chemistry
  • BS Economics
  • BS English
  • BS Information Technology
  • BS Mathematics
  • BS Mass Communication
  • BS Physics
  • BS Psychology

Postgraduate[edit]

College offers following co-education postgraduate programs:

  • M.A. Economics
  • M.A. English
  • M.A. Mass Communication
  • M.A. Urdu
  • M.Sc. Mathematics
  • M.Sc. Applied Psychology

College Magazine[edit]

IQRA - College Magazine

College magazine “IQRA” is published annually under the supervision of College Magazine and Publication Committee with English, Urdu and Punjabi sections to explore literary potentials of the students through their writings. Due to undisclosed reasons magazine could not be published in last three year (from 2010–13). However, last Principal Prof. Rashid Najeeb took the responsibility and it was due to his efforts that “IQRA” is now published again in 2014.

Sports[edit]

MAO College is also well known for co-curricular, extracurricular, and sports activities. College students often take part in College, Board, and University level competitions. Cricket, Field Hockey, and Football teams are major representation of Govt. M.A.O College in the sports fields. The college's alumni include many national players like Saeed Ajmal, Saqlain Mushtaq, Taufeeq Umar, and Salman Akbar.

Notable alumni[edit]

Alumni of Govt. M.A.O College Lahore include:

Atta ul Haq Qasmi

Literature and Arts[edit]

Politics[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of Govt. M.A.O College Lahore". The Friday Times. Retrieved 19 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Intermediate Programs Offered by M.A.O College Lahore". OCAS - Punjab Government. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Ata ul Haq Qasmi". urdubiography.com. Retrieved 17 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Khawaja Saad Rafique". Pakistan Herald. Retrieved 17 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Profile of Khawaja Saad Rafique". Awaz TV. Retrieved 17 July 2015. 

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