Pakistani Christian Educational institute: Gordon College Rawalpindi

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Pakistani Christian Educational institute: Gordon College Rawalpindi

Gordon College in Rawalpindi was established in 1893. Its history can be traced back to 1856 when Christian Grammar School was established in Raja Bazar. Starting off as a school, Gordon College was upgraded to college level in 1893.

Starting off as a privately owned Christian institute, the college facilitated education up to intermediate level. The campus was initially located on the out skirts of the city but is now surrounded by a thriving commercial area. The first class of the college was 14 students strong.

Gordon College was nationalized by the government and since then the academic acclaim of the institutes has to some extent been lost. The tireless efforts of teacher like Dr Ralph Randles Stewart who joined the college in 1911 and taught Botany and Zoology to pre- medical students was one of the reasons for the institute seeing great heights of popularity.

Soon Gordon College also started the Bachelors and Masters Program which was a boost to the slowly diminishing charm. A computer science diploma is also offered at Gordon College.

Gordon College still remains one of the oldest educational institutes of Pakistan. Notable alumni include Shaukat Aziz ex-prime minister of Pakistan, Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, General Asif Nawaz and many other dignitaries.