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Govt. M.A.O College Lahore
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| name = Government Muhammadan Anglo Oriental College Lahore| other_name = Govt. M.A.O College Lahore| former_name = Santana Dharma College| sports_nickname = Anglorians| image_name = File:Govt. M.A.O College Lahore.png| image_size = 250px | image_alt = Logo of Govt MAO College Lahore| caption =Arabic Language>Arabic) بَسۡطَةً۬ فِى ٱلۡعِلۡمِ وَٱلۡجِسۡمِ| mottoeng = Allah has increased him abundantly in knowledge and stature| established = 1933Public university>Public| principal = Professor Zafar Jamal| staff = | faculty = 170±| students = 10,000±| undergrad = 2000±| postgrad = 600±Urban area>Urban| city = Lahore| state = | country = PakistanGreen, Maroon, Goldenrod (color)>Gold, Sky Blue{{color box#D83636}}{{color box#09A0CC}}| athletics =Field hockey>Hockey, Cricket(B.S commerce deptt. champion in 2018 cricket match tournament University of the Punjab>Punjab University & HEC Higher Education Commission BISE, Lahore| website = }}Government Muhammadan Anglo Oriental College (abbreviated to Govt. M.A.O College Lahore; }};) 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

(File:Administration Block - Govt. M.A.O College Lahore.jpg|thumb|200px|left|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.WEB, History of Govt. M.A.O College Lahore,weblink The Friday Times, 19 July 2014, (File:Postgraduate Block (Outside) - Govt. M.A.O College Lahore.jpg|thumb|260px|right|Outside view of Postgraduate Block)(File:Postgraduate Block (Inside) - Govt. M.A.O College Lahore.jpg|thumb|260px|right|Postgraduate Block inside view)(File:Commerce Block - Govt. M.A.O College Lahore.jpg|thumb|260px|right|Commerce Block)(File:Karamat Block - Govt. M.A.O College.jpg|thumb|260px|right|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

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.{{triple image|center|Postgraduate Block (Outside) - Govt. M.A.O College Lahore.jpg|150|Commerce Block - Govt. M.A.O College Lahore.jpg|150|Karamat Block - Govt. M.A.O College.jpg|150|Postgraduate Block|Commerce Block|Karamat Block}}

Programs Offered

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

Intermediate

MAO College offers Intermediate programsWEB, Intermediate Programs Offered by M.A.O College Lahore,weblink OCAS - Punjab Government, 24 August 2014, 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

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

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

(File:IQRA Magazine - Govt. M.A.O College Lahore.jpg|thumb|260px|right|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

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

Alumni of Govt. M.A.O College Lahore include:(File:Attaulhaq.jpg|thumb|260px|right|Atta ul Haq Qasmi)

Literature and Arts

Politics

References

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External links

{{Lahore Colleges}}{{Coord missing|Pakistan}}

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