GU was established in 1974. It is one of the oldest institutes in Pakistan. This university covers the area of 1375 acres and the largest university in the province of KPK. Currently 5700 students are enrolled in this university in various programs. Many courses are offered by this university in under graduate, masters and PhD programs. This university is ranked number 8 in the general category by the HEC. In order to get admission in the M.Phil or PHD program most students have take the GAT which is offered by NTS and the preparation is offered by Pacans.