The Biological Sciences Department at Forman Christian College (A Chartered University) was founded in 1870. Distinguished professors – including Dr Saithi, Dr Purio, Dr HK Bhatti and Dr KK Bell – have made significant contributions to the Department and the field of Biological Sciences. In recent years the Department has taken great strides forward.

At the undergraduate level, 4-year degree program in Biotechnology and majors in Biological Sciences and Bioinformatics are offered. The MPhil Biotechnology program was launched in 2009. Following the success of the 4-year BS Biotechnology program and the 2-year MPhil Biotechnology program, an important step forward was taken by launching MPhil programs in Food Safety and Quality Management and Molecular Pathology and Genomics as well as a PhD program in Biotechnology. This has been possible due to the highly qualified faculty. The Department has several ongoing research programs and the faculty has been able to win competitive research grants worth more than Rs. 120 million for conducting goal-oriented research.

MPHIL BIOTECHNOLOGY

MPhil Biotechnology is a two year program consisting of 2 semesters of coursework followed by two semesters of research. This is a rigorous program that is supported by modern infrastructure such as six dedicated research and four teaching laboratories with state-of the-art equipment.

Admission Criteria

  • A 4-year BS (Hons) degree or equivalent from an HEC recognized university in any of the life sciences including: Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Botany, Zoology and Medical Lab Technology
  • Minimum CGPA of 2.50 or a 1st division (60% marks) in the last awarded degree
  • In case of the BS (Hons) degree, 130 credit hours should be completed
NOTE: Acceptance is based upon the 1) departmental test, 2) interview and 3) an overall evaluation of the candidate, including: academic achievement, statement of purpose and English language proficiency.
Provisional admission can be sought by students awaiting final results. Their admission will only be confirmed once they have submitted their complete official Transcript within the due dates.

Salient Features of the Biotechnology Program

  • Collaboration with various national institutes
  • Research being offered in Agriculture Biotechnology, Health Biotechnology, Microbiology, Food Biotechnology and Proteomics
  • State-of-the-art Laboratory facilities
  • The Courses offered are in accord with the international curriculum
  • All Faculty holding PhD Degrees

Research Collaborations

  • Centre of Agricultural Biochemistry and Biotechnology (CABB), University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
  • Chughtai Laboratories
  • Fatima Memorial System, Lahore
  • National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC), Islamabad
  • National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Faisalabad
  • Jinnah Hospital, Lahore
  • Punjab Agriculture Research Board
  • Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) Laboratories Complex, Lahore
  • The University of California, Davis, USA
  • University of Health Sciences, Lahore
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA
  • University of the Punjab, Lahore
  • Zeenat Laboratories, Lahore

Dr Samina Mehnaz

Chairperson & Professor

PhD (Quaid –I- Azam University, Islamabad)
MSc (Punjab University, Lahore
Pre-Doctorate fellowship (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium)
Three Post Doctorate fellowships (Ohio State University, Columbus, USA; Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ontario, Canada; Bonn University, Bonn, Germany)
Ext: 526
Room # 304, Armacost Science Building

Dr Mian Wajahat Hussain

Professor and Controller of Examinations

PhD (University of Florida, USA)
MSc (University of Punjab, Lahore)
Ext: 554, 440
Room # Armacost Science Building

Dr Hamid Saeed

Acting Head of Quality Enhancement Cell, Professor Emeritus and Registrar Meritorious

PhD (Punjab University, Lahore)

Dr Kauser Abdulla Malik HI, SI, TI

HEC Distinguished Professor and Dean of Postgraduate Studies

PhD (University of Aston, UK)
Room # 404, Armacost Science Building
Ext: 504

Dr M Rehan Siddiqi

Professor Emeritus

PhD (Miami, University, Oxford, Ohio, USA)
MS (University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, USA)
Ext: 505
Room # 403, Armacost Science Building

Dr Aftab Bashir

Professor

PhD Plant Molecular Biology (University of Illinois, USA)
MSc Microbiology (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad)
Ext: 548
Room # 339, Armacost Science Building

Dr Khalid Zamir Rasib

Associate Professor

Post doc (Imperial College of science medicine and Technology) UK
PhD (University of the Punjab)
MSc (University of the Punjab)
Ext: 551
Room # 335, Armacost Science Building

Dr Aisha Saleem Khan

Associate Professor

Post-Doctoral Research (Miami University, Ohio)
PhD (University of Punjab, Lahore)
Ext: 520
Room # 436, Armacost Science Building

Dr Zaffar Mehmood

Associate Professor

PhD (The University of Queensland, Australia)

Dr Syed Sarfraz Hussain

Professor

PhD Molecular Biology (National Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology (CEMB), University of The Punjab Lahore, Pakistan)
MSc (Hons) Plant Breeding & Genetics (University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan)
Room # 346, Armacost Science Building
Ext: 545

Dr Asma Maqbool

Associate Professor

PhD Molecular Biology (CEMB, University of the Punjab)
MPhil Molecular Biology (CEMB, University of the Punjab)
Ext: 523
Room # 441, Armacost Science Building

Dr Saba Butt

Assistant Professor

PhD (Punjab University, Lahore)
MSc (GC University, Lahore)
Ext: 524
Room # 435, Armacost Science Building

Dr Deeba Noreen Baig

Associate Professor

Post Doctorate from University of Nebraska Medical Center, NE, USA
Post Doctorate, National institute of physiological sciences, Okazaki, Japan
Post Doctorate, University of the Punjab, PhD (The university of Punjab)
Ext: 541
Room # 334, Armacost Science Building

Dr Muhammad Zubair

Associate Professor

PhD (Punjab University, Lahore)

Dr Adnan Arshad

Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator Molecular Pathology and Genomics

PhD (Radiobiology) Faculty of Medicine-University of Paris 11
MS (Oncology) Faculty of Medicine-University of Paris 11
MBBS -Allama Iqbal Medical College-University of Punjab
Ext: 542
Room # 328, Armacost Science Building

Dr Muhammad Irfan

Associate Professor

PhD Molecular Biology (CEMB, University of the Punjab, Lahore)
MSc Botany (Pir Mehar Ali Shah University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi)
Ext: 519
Room # 442, Armacost Science Building

Dr Ibatsam Khokhar

Assistant Professor

(On Leave)
PhD (Institute of Agricultural Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan)
MPhil Biotech. (Govt. College University, Lahore)
Ext: 591
Room # 160, Armacost Science Building

Dr Syed Farhat Ali

Assistant Professor

PhD Biological Sciences (University of the Punjab, Lahore)
MSc Biochemistry (University of the Punjab, Lahore)
Ext: 552
Room # 552, Armacost Science Building

Dr Muhammad Imran

Assistant Professor

PhD Biomolecular Sciences (The University of Manchester, UK)
MPhil Biotechnology (NIBGE, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad)
Ext: 552
Room # 337, Armacost Science Building

Dr Muhammad Mustafa

Assistant Professor

PhD (Yonsei University, College of Medicine, Seoul South Korea)
MS (Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul South Korea)
Ext: 537
Room # 117, Armacost Science Building

Dr Rana Salman Anjum

Assistant Professor

PhD (University of Agriculture Faisalabad Pakistan)
MSc (University of Agriculture Faisalabad Pakistan)
Ext: 539
Room # 118, Armacost Science Building

Dr Maira Junjua

Assistant Professor

(On Leave)

Fee Structure 

MPhil Biotechnology

Fall 2018Spring 2019 
Tuition FeeAdmissionSecurityTotalTuition FeeTotalTotal Fee Year Excluding tax
117,50015,00010,000142,500117,500117,500260,000

Funding Options

  • Merit Scholarship (75% tuition fee waiver) available
  • Limited Teaching Assistantships (50% tuition fee waiver) available
  • PEEF Scholarships available for eligible students

Dr Asma Maqbool

Associate Professor

PhD Molecular Biology (CEMB, University of the Punjab)
MPhil Molecular Biology (CEMB, University of the Punjab)
Ext: 523
Room # 441, Armacost Science Building

Admission Schedule:

Round 2:

ALast Date to Submit the FormAugust 27, 2018
BAdmission Test

(Sample Test)

Date: August 28, 2018

Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Venue: S-321

CInterviewDate: August 30, 2018

Time: 10:00 am

Venue: S-433

DMerit List DisplayedAugust 31, 2018
ELast Date for Fee SubmissionSeptember 05, 2018
FClasses BeginSeptember 10, 2018

Round 1:

AAdmissions BeginJune 1, 2018
BLast Date to Submit the FormJuly 31, 2018
CAdmission Test

(Sample Test)

Date: August 06, 2018

Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Venue: S-321

DInterviewDate: August 08, 2018

Time: 10:00 am

Venue: S-433

EMerit List DisplayedAugust 16, 2018
FLast Date for Fee SubmissionAugust 31, 2018
GClasses BeginSeptember 10, 2018

 

How to Fill the Admission Form?

  • Click on the Admission Inquiry Form under “Online Application Links”
  • Fill in the Inquiry Form with your correct data
  • Don’t forget to fill in the Program of interest
  • In case you close the inquiry form without completing & submitting, you can use the Continuing Inquiry Form under “Online Application Links”
  • If you have successfully submitted the inquiry form you will get an email. Check your inbox
  • In your inbox, you will receive an email with your username and password which is your tracking code
  • In the email received use the “Click Here” link to access the FC Empower portal
  • Use the tracking code which is your username and password. Click on the Submit button
  • Click on the admission application tab
  • Click on the Access Form (Postgraduate or PhD) in which you are interested in applying
  • Continue to fill in the form. Once finished, print and then click on ‘I have finished – Submit’
  • Pay Rs. 2500 in HBL FCCU branch
  • Attach all the required documents including the paid challan form to the Admission form and submit it in the Admission Office. All applicants must collect their Admit Slip from the Admission Office

In case of any query regarding admissions, kindly fill and submit the Admission Inquiry Form under “Online Application Links”. You would be assigned a Counselor and you would be able to see the Name and Email Address of your respective Counselor from your Empower Account. Send an Email regarding any admission related query to your respective Counselor.
You can also call the Admission Office at +92 (42) 9923 1581 upto 88. The extensions are 566, 377, and 317.

Required Documents:

  1. An attested copy of the original Matriculation / O level result (web downloaded results are not acceptable)
  2. In case of O Level, a minimum of 8 subjects must have been passed
  3. An attested copy of the original Intermediate / A level / High School result (web downloaded results are not acceptable)
  4. In case of A Level, a minimum of 3 subjects must have been passed
  5. A and O Level and American High School Students have to submit a copy of their Equivalence Certificate (attested and stamped from IBCC)
  6. Attested copies of the final transcript of 4-year Honors / 2-year Conventional Bachelors and 2-year Conventional Masters degree
  1. FCCU students need to attach the attested copy of their official Baccalaureate transcript
  2. Students can submit their Transcript at least till the 7th semester at the time of form submission. If offered admission they must submit an attested copy of their complete official Transcript within 30 days of the beginning of the semester
  3. Students having a foreign Bachelors Degree must get their Equivalence from HEC
  4. Statement of purpose (300 – 500 words) describing the reason(s) why the student is applying to the program, long-term goals and the reason(s) for selecting Forman Christian College
  5. Two recent passport-sized photographs
  6. Two copies of the student’s CNIC and of the father / guardian

Attach all the required documents including the paid challan form to the Admission form and submit it in the Admission Office. All applicants must collect their Admit Slip from the Admission Office.
In case you are not located in Lahore then you can send us the Admission Form along with all the required documents through courier. You would need to make a pay order of Rs 2500 from any Branch of HBL in the name of Forman Christian College. Then send us the Courier at Admission Office, Ahmad Saeed Administration Building, Forman Christian College, Ferozepur Road, Lahore 54600 by July 31, 2018.

Online Application Links:

New applications:

If you are not on the FCCU campus: Admissions Inquiry Form Link 1   or   Admissions Inquiry Form Link 2 

If you are on the FCCU campus: Admissions Inquiry Form Link

Continuing Inquiry Form Links:

If you are not on FCCU campus: Admission Inquiry Link 1  or  Admission Inquiry Link 2

If you are on the FCCU campus: Admission Inquiry Link for continuing applications

MPHIL FOOD SAFETY AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT

Access to safe, wholesome and nutritious food is a fundamental human right. Nevertheless, food systems in developing countries continue to be stressed due to lack of capacity to deal with pre- and post-harvest losses. This combined with increase in population, migration, urbanization, lack of resources and problems of environmental and food hygiene adversely affect quality and safety of food supplies in most parts of Pakistan.

FCCU’s resources and cross-disciplinary expertise in the fields of Food Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemistry and Business make it an ideal institution to offer an MPhil program in Food Safety and Quality Management (FSQM) to cater to the needs of the food industry, government sector, regulatory bodies and other sectors including new businesses.

Admission Criteria

  • A 4-year BS (Hons) degree or equivalent from an HEC recognized university in any of the life sciences including: Food Technology, Agriculture and Nutrition Sciences, Biosciences, Biotechnology, Biochemistry and DVM
  • Minimum CGPA of 2.50 or a 1st division (60% marks) in the last awarded degree
  • In case of the BS (Hons) degree, 130 credit hours should be completed
NOTE: Acceptance is based upon the 1) departmental test, 2) interview and 3) an overall evaluation of the candidate, including: academic achievement, statement of purpose and English language proficiency.
Provisional admission can be sought by students awaiting final results. Their admission will only be confirmed once they have submitted their complete official Transcript within the due dates.

Salient Features

  • As an evening program, MPhil Food Safety and Quality Management allows in-service professionals to benefit from this cross-disciplinary degree
  • Our partner organization, PCSIR Laboratories Lahore, is one of the largest government laboratories in Pakistan. FCCU’s MoU with PCSIR Laboratories Lahore, means that PCSIR’s expertise can also be used by students to help with research and internships
  • Collaboration with national institutes
  • Research being offered in vast domains of food safety issues, current and future safety challenges, supply chain management, food quality guidelines and regulatory frameworks
  • State-of-the-art Laboratory facilities
  • The Courses offered are in accord with the international curriculum
  • All Faculty holding PhD Degrees

Research Collaborations

  • Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) Laboratories Complex, Lahore

Dr Samina Mehnaz

Chairperson & Professor

PhD (Quaid –I- Azam University, Islamabad)
MSc (Punjab University, Lahore
Pre-Doctorate fellowship (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium)
Three Post Doctorate fellowships (Ohio State University, Columbus, USA; Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ontario, Canada; Bonn University, Bonn, Germany)
Ext: 526
Room # 304, Armacost Science Building

Dr Mian Wajahat Hussain

Professor and Controller of Examinations

PhD (University of Florida, USA)
MSc (University of Punjab, Lahore)
Ext: 554, 440
Room # Armacost Science Building

Dr Hamid Saeed

Acting Head of Quality Enhancement Cell, Professor Emeritus and Registrar Meritorious

PhD (Punjab University, Lahore)

Dr Kauser Abdulla Malik HI, SI, TI

HEC Distinguished Professor and Dean of Postgraduate Studies

PhD (University of Aston, UK)
Room # 404, Armacost Science Building
Ext: 504

Dr M Rehan Siddiqi

Professor Emeritus

PhD (Miami, University, Oxford, Ohio, USA)
MS (University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, USA)
Ext: 505
Room # 403, Armacost Science Building

Dr Aftab Bashir

Professor

PhD Plant Molecular Biology (University of Illinois, USA)
MSc Microbiology (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad)
Ext: 548
Room # 339, Armacost Science Building

Dr Khalid Zamir Rasib

Associate Professor

Post doc (Imperial College of science medicine and Technology) UK
PhD (University of the Punjab)
MSc (University of the Punjab)
Ext: 551
Room # 335, Armacost Science Building

Dr Aisha Saleem Khan

Associate Professor

Post-Doctoral Research (Miami University, Ohio)
PhD (University of Punjab, Lahore)
Ext: 520
Room # 436, Armacost Science Building

Dr Zaffar Mehmood

Associate Professor

PhD (The University of Queensland, Australia)

Dr Syed Sarfraz Hussain

Professor

PhD Molecular Biology (National Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology (CEMB), University of The Punjab Lahore, Pakistan)
MSc (Hons) Plant Breeding & Genetics (University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan)
Room # 346, Armacost Science Building
Ext: 545

Dr Asma Maqbool

Associate Professor

PhD Molecular Biology (CEMB, University of the Punjab)
MPhil Molecular Biology (CEMB, University of the Punjab)
Ext: 523
Room # 441, Armacost Science Building

Dr Saba Butt

Assistant Professor

PhD (Punjab University, Lahore)
MSc (GC University, Lahore)
Ext: 524
Room # 435, Armacost Science Building

Dr Deeba Noreen Baig

Associate Professor

Post Doctorate from University of Nebraska Medical Center, NE, USA
Post Doctorate, National institute of physiological sciences, Okazaki, Japan
Post Doctorate, University of the Punjab, PhD (The university of Punjab)
Ext: 541
Room # 334, Armacost Science Building

Dr Muhammad Zubair

Associate Professor

PhD (Punjab University, Lahore)

Dr Adnan Arshad

Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator Molecular Pathology and Genomics

PhD (Radiobiology) Faculty of Medicine-University of Paris 11
MS (Oncology) Faculty of Medicine-University of Paris 11
MBBS -Allama Iqbal Medical College-University of Punjab
Ext: 542
Room # 328, Armacost Science Building

Dr Muhammad Irfan

Associate Professor

PhD Molecular Biology (CEMB, University of the Punjab, Lahore)
MSc Botany (Pir Mehar Ali Shah University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi)
Ext: 519
Room # 442, Armacost Science Building

Dr Ibatsam Khokhar

Assistant Professor

(On Leave)
PhD (Institute of Agricultural Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan)
MPhil Biotech. (Govt. College University, Lahore)
Ext: 591
Room # 160, Armacost Science Building

Dr Syed Farhat Ali

Assistant Professor

PhD Biological Sciences (University of the Punjab, Lahore)
MSc Biochemistry (University of the Punjab, Lahore)
Ext: 552
Room # 552, Armacost Science Building

Dr Muhammad Imran

Assistant Professor

PhD Biomolecular Sciences (The University of Manchester, UK)
MPhil Biotechnology (NIBGE, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad)
Ext: 552
Room # 337, Armacost Science Building

Dr Muhammad Mustafa

Assistant Professor

PhD (Yonsei University, College of Medicine, Seoul South Korea)
MS (Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul South Korea)
Ext: 537
Room # 117, Armacost Science Building

Dr Rana Salman Anjum

Assistant Professor

PhD (University of Agriculture Faisalabad Pakistan)
MSc (University of Agriculture Faisalabad Pakistan)
Ext: 539
Room # 118, Armacost Science Building

Dr Maira Junjua

Assistant Professor

(On Leave)

Fee Structure 

MPhil Food Safety and Quality Management (Evening Program)

Fall 2018Spring 2019 
Tuition FeeAdmissionSecurityTotalTuition FeeTotalTotal Fee Year Excluding tax
117,50015,00010,000142,500117,500117,500260,000

Funding Options

  • Merit Scholarship (75% tuition fee waiver) available
  • Limited Teaching Assistantships (50% tuition fee waiver) available
  • PEEF Scholarships available for eligible students

Dr Zaffar Mehmood

Associate Professor

PhD (The University of Queensland, Australia)

Admission Schedule:

Round 2:

ALast Date to Submit the FormAugust 27, 2018
BAdmission Test

(Sample Paper)

Date: August 28, 2018

Time: 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm

Venue: S-321

CInterviewDate: August 31, 2018

Time: 10:00 am

Venue: S-433

DMerit List DisplayedSeptember 03, 2018
ELast Date for Fee SubmissionSeptember 05, 2018
FClasses BeginSeptember 10, 2018

Round 1:

AAdmissions BeginJune 1, 2018
BLast Date to Submit the FormJuly 31, 2018
CAdmission Test

(Sample Paper)

Date: August 06, 2018

Time: 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm

Venue: S-321

DInterviewDate: August 09, 2018

Time: 10:00 am

Venue: S-433

EMerit List DisplayedAugust 16, 2018
FLast Date for Fee SubmissionAugust 31, 2018
GClasses BeginSeptember 10, 2018

 

How to Fill the Admission Form?

  • Click on the Admission Inquiry Form under “Online Application Links”
  • Fill in the Inquiry Form with your correct data
  • Don’t forget to fill in the Program of interest
  • In case you close the inquiry form without completing & submitting, you can use the Continuing Inquiry Form under “Online Application Links”
  • If you have successfully submitted the inquiry form you will get an email. Check your inbox
  • In your inbox, you will receive an email with your username and password which is your tracking code
  • In the email received use the “Click Here” link to access the FC Empower portal
  • Use the tracking code which is your username and password. Click on the Submit button
  • Click on the admission application tab
  • Click on the Access Form (Postgraduate or PhD) in which you are interested in applying
  • Continue to fill in the form. Once finished, print and then click on ‘I have finished – Submit’
  • Pay Rs. 2500 in HBL FCCU branch
  • Attach all the required documents including the paid challan form to the Admission form and submit it in the Admission Office. All applicants must collect their Admit Slip from the Admission Office

In case of any query regarding admissions, kindly fill and submit the Admission Inquiry Form under “Online Application Links”. You would be assigned a Counselor and you would be able to see the Name and Email Address of your respective Counselor from your Empower Account. Send an Email regarding any admission related query to your respective Counselor.
You can also call the Admission Office at +92 (42) 9923 1581 upto 88. The extensions are 566, 377, and 317.

Required Documents:

  1. An attested copy of the original Matriculation / O level result (web downloaded results are not acceptable)
  2. In case of O Level, a minimum of 8 subjects must have been passed
  3. An attested copy of the original Intermediate / A level / High School result (web downloaded results are not acceptable)
  4. In case of A Level, a minimum of 3 subjects must have been passed
  5. A and O Level and American High School Students have to submit a copy of their Equivalence Certificate (attested and stamped from IBCC)
  6. Attested copies of the final transcript of 4-year Honors / 2-year Conventional Bachelors and 2-year Conventional Masters degree
  7. FCCU students need to attach the attested copy of their official Baccalaureate transcript
  8. Students can submit their Transcript at least till the 7th semester at the time of form submission. If offered admission they must submit an attested copy of their complete official Transcript within 30 days of the beginning of the semester
  9. Students having a foreign Bachelors Degree must get their Equivalence from HEC
  10. Statement of purpose (300 – 500 words) describing the reason(s) why the student is applying to the program, long-term goals and the reason(s) for selecting Forman Christian College
  11. Two recent passport-sized photographs
  12. Two copies of the student’s CNIC and of the father / guardian

Attach all the required documents including the paid challan form to the Admission form and submit it in the Admission Office. All applicants must collect their Admit Slip from the Admission Office.
In case you are not located in Lahore then you can send us the Admission Form along with all the required documents through courier. You would need to make a pay order of Rs 2500 from any Branch of HBL in the name of Forman Christian College. Then send us the Courier at Admission Office, Ahmad Saeed Administration Building, Forman Christian College, Ferozepur Road, Lahore 54600 by July 31, 2018.

Online Application Links:

New applications:

If you are not on the FCCU campus: Admissions Inquiry Form Link 1   or   Admissions Inquiry Form Link 2 

If you are on the FCCU campus: Admissions Inquiry Form Link

Continuing Inquiry Form Links:

If you are not on FCCU campus: Admission Inquiry Link 1  or  Admission Inquiry Link 2

If you are on the FCCU campus: Admission Inquiry Link for continuing applications

MPHIL MOLECULAR PATHOLOGY AND GENOMICS

Molecular pathology is a rapidly expanding discipline that connects pathology and molecular biology. The future of medicine and clinical diagnostics is molecular based.

MPhil Molecular Pathology and Genomics (MPGN) program provides training in the application and interpretation of advanced molecular technologies and their use in pathology and clinical diagnostics. This specialist training enables physicians, scientists and technologists to validate, use and develop molecular assays for improved management of patients.

Admission Criteria

  • A 4-year BS (Hons) degree or equivalent from an HEC recognized university in any of the life sciences including: Biosciences, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Nutrition Sciences and Medical Lab Technology
  • MBBS students who have completed six years of medical school and are currently engaged in a pathology residency program may also apply
  • Minimum CGPA of 2.50 or a 1st division (60% marks) in the last awarded degree
  • In case of the BS (Hons) degree, 130 credit hours should be completed
NOTE: Acceptance is based upon the 1) departmental test, 2) interview and 3) an overall evaluation of the candidate, including: academic achievement, statement of purpose and English language proficiency.
Provisional admission can be sought by students awaiting final results. Their admission will only be confirmed once they have submitted their complete official Transcript within the due dates.

Salient Features

  • As an evening program, MPhil Molecular Pathology and Genomics allows in-service professionals to benefit from this degree
  • Our partner organization, Chughtai Laboratories Lahore, is one of the largest private clinical diagnostic laboratories in Pakistan and provides clinical and practical expertise
  • Collaboration with national and international institutes
  • Research being offered in vast domains of medical field ranging from infectious diseases, oncology, neurological disorder, etc
  • State-of-the-art Laboratory facilities
  • The Courses offered are in accord with the international curriculum
  • All Faculty holding PhD Degrees

Research Collaborations

  • Chughtai Laboratories
  • Fatima Memorial System, Lahore
  • Jinnah Hospital, Lahore
  • The University of California, Davis, USA
  • University of Health Sciences, Lahore
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA
  • University of the Punjab, Lahore
  • Zeenat Laboratories, Lahore

Dr Samina Mehnaz

Chairperson & Professor

PhD (Quaid –I- Azam University, Islamabad)
MSc (Punjab University, Lahore
Pre-Doctorate fellowship (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium)
Three Post Doctorate fellowships (Ohio State University, Columbus, USA; Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ontario, Canada; Bonn University, Bonn, Germany)
Ext: 526
Room # 304, Armacost Science Building

Dr Mian Wajahat Hussain

Professor and Controller of Examinations

PhD (University of Florida, USA)
MSc (University of Punjab, Lahore)
Ext: 554, 440
Room # Armacost Science Building

Dr Hamid Saeed

Acting Head of Quality Enhancement Cell, Professor Emeritus and Registrar Meritorious

PhD (Punjab University, Lahore)

Dr Kauser Abdulla Malik HI, SI, TI

HEC Distinguished Professor and Dean of Postgraduate Studies

PhD (University of Aston, UK)
Room # 404, Armacost Science Building
Ext: 504

Dr M Rehan Siddiqi

Professor Emeritus

PhD (Miami, University, Oxford, Ohio, USA)
MS (University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, USA)
Ext: 505
Room # 403, Armacost Science Building

Dr Aftab Bashir

Professor

PhD Plant Molecular Biology (University of Illinois, USA)
MSc Microbiology (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad)
Ext: 548
Room # 339, Armacost Science Building

Dr Khalid Zamir Rasib

Associate Professor

Post doc (Imperial College of science medicine and Technology) UK
PhD (University of the Punjab)
MSc (University of the Punjab)
Ext: 551
Room # 335, Armacost Science Building

Dr Aisha Saleem Khan

Associate Professor

Post-Doctoral Research (Miami University, Ohio)
PhD (University of Punjab, Lahore)
Ext: 520
Room # 436, Armacost Science Building

Dr Zaffar Mehmood

Associate Professor

PhD (The University of Queensland, Australia)

Dr Syed Sarfraz Hussain

Professor

PhD Molecular Biology (National Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology (CEMB), University of The Punjab Lahore, Pakistan)
MSc (Hons) Plant Breeding & Genetics (University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan)
Room # 346, Armacost Science Building
Ext: 545

Dr Asma Maqbool

Associate Professor

PhD Molecular Biology (CEMB, University of the Punjab)
MPhil Molecular Biology (CEMB, University of the Punjab)
Ext: 523
Room # 441, Armacost Science Building

Dr Saba Butt

Assistant Professor

PhD (Punjab University, Lahore)
MSc (GC University, Lahore)
Ext: 524
Room # 435, Armacost Science Building

Dr Deeba Noreen Baig

Associate Professor

Post Doctorate from University of Nebraska Medical Center, NE, USA
Post Doctorate, National institute of physiological sciences, Okazaki, Japan
Post Doctorate, University of the Punjab, PhD (The university of Punjab)
Ext: 541
Room # 334, Armacost Science Building

Dr Muhammad Zubair

Associate Professor

PhD (Punjab University, Lahore)

Dr Adnan Arshad

Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator Molecular Pathology and Genomics

PhD (Radiobiology) Faculty of Medicine-University of Paris 11
MS (Oncology) Faculty of Medicine-University of Paris 11
MBBS -Allama Iqbal Medical College-University of Punjab
Ext: 542
Room # 328, Armacost Science Building

Dr Muhammad Irfan

Associate Professor

PhD Molecular Biology (CEMB, University of the Punjab, Lahore)
MSc Botany (Pir Mehar Ali Shah University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi)
Ext: 519
Room # 442, Armacost Science Building

Dr Ibatsam Khokhar

Assistant Professor

(On Leave)
PhD (Institute of Agricultural Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan)
MPhil Biotech. (Govt. College University, Lahore)
Ext: 591
Room # 160, Armacost Science Building

Dr Syed Farhat Ali

Assistant Professor

PhD Biological Sciences (University of the Punjab, Lahore)
MSc Biochemistry (University of the Punjab, Lahore)
Ext: 552
Room # 552, Armacost Science Building

Dr Muhammad Imran

Assistant Professor

PhD Biomolecular Sciences (The University of Manchester, UK)
MPhil Biotechnology (NIBGE, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad)
Ext: 552
Room # 337, Armacost Science Building

Dr Muhammad Mustafa

Assistant Professor

PhD (Yonsei University, College of Medicine, Seoul South Korea)
MS (Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul South Korea)
Ext: 537
Room # 117, Armacost Science Building

Dr Rana Salman Anjum

Assistant Professor

PhD (University of Agriculture Faisalabad Pakistan)
MSc (University of Agriculture Faisalabad Pakistan)
Ext: 539
Room # 118, Armacost Science Building

Dr Maira Junjua

Assistant Professor

(On Leave)

Fee Structure 

MPhil Molecular Pathology And Genomics (Evening Program)
Fall 2018Spring 2019 
Tuition FeeAdmissionSecurityTotalTuition FeeTotalTotal Fee Year Excluding tax
117,50015,00010,000142,500117,500117,500260,000

Funding Options

  • Merit Scholarship (75% tuition fee waiver) available
  • Limited Teaching Assistantships (50% tuition fee waiver) available
  • PEEF Scholarships available for eligible students

Dr Adnan Arshad

Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator Molecular Pathology and Genomics

PhD (Radiobiology) Faculty of Medicine-University of Paris 11
MS (Oncology) Faculty of Medicine-University of Paris 11
MBBS -Allama Iqbal Medical College-University of Punjab
Ext: 542
Room # 328, Armacost Science Building

Admission Schedule:

Round 2:

ALast Date to Submit the FormAugust 27, 2018
BAdmission Test

(Sample Paper)

Date: August 28, 2018

Time: 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Venue: S-321

CInterviewDate: August 31, 2018

Time: 02:00 pm

Venue: S-433

DMerit List DisplayedSeptember 03, 2018
ELast Date for Fee SubmissionSeptember 05, 2018
FClasses BeginSeptember 10, 2018

Round 1:

AAdmissions BeginJune 1, 2018
BLast Date to Submit the FormJuly 31, 2018
CAdmission Test

(Sample Paper)

Date: August 06, 2018

Time: 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Venue: S-321

DInterviewDate: August 10, 2018

Time: 10:00 am

Venue: S-433

EMerit List DisplayedAugust 16, 2018
FLast Date for Fee SubmissionAugust 31, 2018
GClasses BeginSeptember 10, 2018

 

How to Fill the Admission Form?

  • Click on the Admission Inquiry Form under “Online Application Links”
  • Fill in the Inquiry Form with your correct data
  • Don’t forget to fill in the Program of interest
  • In case you close the inquiry form without completing & submitting, you can use the Continuing Inquiry Form under “Online Application Links”
  • If you have successfully submitted the inquiry form you will get an email. Check your inbox
  • In your inbox, you will receive an email with your username and password which is your tracking code
  • In the email received use the “Click Here” link to access the FC Empower portal
  • Use the tracking code which is your username and password. Click on the Submit button
  • Click on the admission application tab
  • Click on the Access Form (Postgraduate or PhD) in which you are interested in applying
  • Continue to fill in the form. Once finished, print and then click on ‘I have finished – Submit’
  • Pay Rs. 2500 in HBL FCCU branch
  • Attach all the required documents including the paid challan form to the Admission form and submit it in the Admission Office. All applicants must collect their Admit Slip from the Admission Office

In case of any query regarding admissions, kindly fill and submit the Admission Inquiry Form under “Online Application Links”. You would be assigned a Counselor and you would be able to see the Name and Email Address of your respective Counselor from your Empower Account. Send an Email regarding any admission related query to your respective Counselor.
You can also call the Admission Office at +92 (42) 9923 1581 upto 88. The extensions are 566, 377, and 317.

Required Documents:

  1. An attested copy of the original Matriculation / O level result (web downloaded results are not acceptable)
  2. In case of O Level, a minimum of 8 subjects must have been passed
  3. An attested copy of the original Intermediate / A level / High School result (web downloaded results are not acceptable)
  4. In case of A Level, a minimum of 3 subjects must have been passed
  5. A and O Level and American High School Students have to submit a copy of their Equivalence Certificate (attested and stamped from IBCC)
  6. Attested copies of the final transcript of 4-year Honors / 2-year Conventional Bachelors and 2-year Conventional Masters degree
  7. FCCU students need to attach the attested copy of their official Baccalaureate transcript
  8. Students can submit their Transcript at least till the 7th semester at the time of form submission. If offered admission they must submit an attested copy of their complete official Transcript within 30 days of the beginning of the semester
  9. Students having a foreign Bachelors Degree must get their Equivalence from HEC
  10. Statement of purpose (300 – 500 words) describing the reason(s) why the student is applying to the program, long-term goals and the reason(s) for selecting Forman Christian College
  11. Two recent passport-sized photographs
  12. Two copies of the student’s CNIC and of the father / guardian

Attach all the required documents including the paid challan form to the Admission form and submit it in the Admission Office. All applicants must collect their Admit Slip from the Admission Office.
In case you are not located in Lahore then you can send us the Admission Form along with all the required documents through courier. You would need to make a pay order of Rs 2500 from any Branch of HBL in the name of Forman Christian College. Then send us the Courier at Admission Office, Ahmad Saeed Administration Building, Forman Christian College, Ferozepur Road, Lahore 54600 by July 31, 2018.

Online Application Links:

New applications:

If you are not on the FCCU campus: Admissions Inquiry Form Link 1   or   Admissions Inquiry Form Link 2 

If you are on the FCCU campus: Admissions Inquiry Form Link

Continuing Inquiry Form Links:

If you are not on FCCU campus: Admission Inquiry Link 1  or  Admission Inquiry Link 2

If you are on the FCCU campus: Admission Inquiry Link for continuing applications

PHD BIOTECHNOLOGY

PhD Biotechnology is a three year degree program that can be extended further as per policy. The program consists of 2 semesters of coursework of 18 credit hours followed by a minimum of 4 semesters of research of 12 credit hours. In the first year, students have to complete 18 credit hours coursework, which is followed by a comprehensive examination. The student is expected to carry out original research work under the supervision of a faculty member (who is an HEC approved supervisor) from the Department. The Department of Biology is equipped with many state-of-the-art research facilities and has active collaboration with several medical laboratories, research institutes and universities.

Admission Criteria

  • Minimum CGPA 3.0 (out of 4.0) in the Semester System or First Division in the Annual System in MPhil / MS / Equivalent in any area related to life sciences is required
  • Passing a subject test conducted by the National Testing Service (NTS) or ETS (USA) in the area of specialization chosen at the PhD level
  • In the case of GAT subject test, a minimum of 60% marks are required
  • In the case of GRE subject test, a minimum of 60% score is required
  • Passing an interview conducted by the PhD admission committee
  • The candidate will submit a research statement along with the admission application

NOTE: Acceptance is based upon the 1) GAT / GRE Score, 2) interview and 3) an overall evaluation of the candidate, including: academic achievement, research statement and English language proficiency.
Provisional admission can be sought by students awaiting final results. Their admission will only be confirmed once they have submitted their complete official Transcript and GAT / GRE Score within the due dates.

Salient Features of the Biotechnology Program

  • Collaboration with various national institutes
  • Research being offered in Agriculture Biotechnology, Health Biotechnology, Microbiology, Food Biotechnology and Proteomics
  • State-of-the-art Laboratory facilities
  • The Courses offered are in accord with the international curriculum
  • All Faculty holding PhD Degrees

Research Collaborations

  • Centre of Agricultural Biochemistry and Biotechnology (CABB), University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
  • Chughtai Laboratories
  • Fatima Memorial System, Lahore
  • National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC), Islamabad
  • National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Faisalabad
  • Jinnah Hospital, Lahore
  • Punjab Agriculture Research Board
  • Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) Laboratories Complex, Lahore
  • The University of California, Davis, USA
  • University of Health Sciences, Lahore
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA
  • University of the Punjab, Lahore
  • Zeenat Laboratories, Lahore

Dr Samina Mehnaz

Chairperson & Professor

PhD (Quaid –I- Azam University, Islamabad)
MSc (Punjab University, Lahore
Pre-Doctorate fellowship (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium)
Three Post Doctorate fellowships (Ohio State University, Columbus, USA; Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ontario, Canada; Bonn University, Bonn, Germany)
Ext: 526
Room # 304, Armacost Science Building

Dr Mian Wajahat Hussain

Professor and Controller of Examinations

PhD (University of Florida, USA)
MSc (University of Punjab, Lahore)
Ext: 554, 440
Room # Armacost Science Building

Dr Hamid Saeed

Acting Head of Quality Enhancement Cell, Professor Emeritus and Registrar Meritorious

PhD (Punjab University, Lahore)

Dr Kauser Abdulla Malik HI, SI, TI

HEC Distinguished Professor and Dean of Postgraduate Studies

PhD (University of Aston, UK)
Room # 404, Armacost Science Building
Ext: 504

Dr M Rehan Siddiqi

Professor Emeritus

PhD (Miami, University, Oxford, Ohio, USA)
MS (University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, USA)
Ext: 505
Room # 403, Armacost Science Building

Dr Aftab Bashir

Professor

PhD Plant Molecular Biology (University of Illinois, USA)
MSc Microbiology (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad)
Ext: 548
Room # 339, Armacost Science Building

Dr Khalid Zamir Rasib

Associate Professor

Post doc (Imperial College of science medicine and Technology) UK
PhD (University of the Punjab)
MSc (University of the Punjab)
Ext: 551
Room # 335, Armacost Science Building

Dr Aisha Saleem Khan

Associate Professor

Post-Doctoral Research (Miami University, Ohio)
PhD (University of Punjab, Lahore)
Ext: 520
Room # 436, Armacost Science Building

Dr Zaffar Mehmood

Associate Professor

PhD (The University of Queensland, Australia)

Dr Syed Sarfraz Hussain

Professor

PhD Molecular Biology (National Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology (CEMB), University of The Punjab Lahore, Pakistan)
MSc (Hons) Plant Breeding & Genetics (University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan)
Room # 346, Armacost Science Building
Ext: 545

Dr Asma Maqbool

Associate Professor

PhD Molecular Biology (CEMB, University of the Punjab)
MPhil Molecular Biology (CEMB, University of the Punjab)
Ext: 523
Room # 441, Armacost Science Building

Dr Saba Butt

Assistant Professor

PhD (Punjab University, Lahore)
MSc (GC University, Lahore)
Ext: 524
Room # 435, Armacost Science Building

Dr Deeba Noreen Baig

Associate Professor

Post Doctorate from University of Nebraska Medical Center, NE, USA
Post Doctorate, National institute of physiological sciences, Okazaki, Japan
Post Doctorate, University of the Punjab, PhD (The university of Punjab)
Ext: 541
Room # 334, Armacost Science Building

Dr Muhammad Zubair

Associate Professor

PhD (Punjab University, Lahore)

Dr Adnan Arshad

Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator Molecular Pathology and Genomics

PhD (Radiobiology) Faculty of Medicine-University of Paris 11
MS (Oncology) Faculty of Medicine-University of Paris 11
MBBS -Allama Iqbal Medical College-University of Punjab
Ext: 542
Room # 328, Armacost Science Building

Dr Muhammad Irfan

Associate Professor

PhD Molecular Biology (CEMB, University of the Punjab, Lahore)
MSc Botany (Pir Mehar Ali Shah University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi)
Ext: 519
Room # 442, Armacost Science Building

Dr Ibatsam Khokhar

Assistant Professor

(On Leave)
PhD (Institute of Agricultural Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan)
MPhil Biotech. (Govt. College University, Lahore)
Ext: 591
Room # 160, Armacost Science Building

Dr Syed Farhat Ali

Assistant Professor

PhD Biological Sciences (University of the Punjab, Lahore)
MSc Biochemistry (University of the Punjab, Lahore)
Ext: 552
Room # 552, Armacost Science Building

Dr Muhammad Imran

Assistant Professor

PhD Biomolecular Sciences (The University of Manchester, UK)
MPhil Biotechnology (NIBGE, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad)
Ext: 552
Room # 337, Armacost Science Building

Dr Muhammad Mustafa

Assistant Professor

PhD (Yonsei University, College of Medicine, Seoul South Korea)
MS (Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul South Korea)
Ext: 537
Room # 117, Armacost Science Building

Dr Rana Salman Anjum

Assistant Professor

PhD (University of Agriculture Faisalabad Pakistan)
MSc (University of Agriculture Faisalabad Pakistan)
Ext: 539
Room # 118, Armacost Science Building

Dr Maira Junjua

Assistant Professor

(On Leave)

Fee Structure:

PhD Biotechnology
Fall 2018Spring 2019 
Tuition FeeAdmissionSecurityTotalTuition FeeTotalTotal Fee Year Excluding tax
117,50015,00010,000142,500117,500117,500260,000

Dr Asma Maqbool

Associate Professor

PhD Molecular Biology (CEMB, University of the Punjab)
MPhil Molecular Biology (CEMB, University of the Punjab)
Ext: 523
Room # 441, Armacost Science Building

Admission Schedule:

Round 2:

ALast Date to Submit the FormAugust 27, 2018
BInterviewDate: August 30, 2018

Time: TBA

Venue: TBA

CMerit List DisplayedAugust 31, 2018
DLast Date for Fee SubmissionSeptember 05, 2018
EClasses BeginSeptember 10, 2018

Round 1:

AAdmissions BeginJune 1, 2018
BLast Date to Submit the FormJuly 31, 2018
CInterviewDate: August 09, 2018

Time: TBA

Venue: TBA

DMerit List DisplayedAugust 16, 2018
ELast Date for Fee SubmissionAugust 31, 2018
FClasses BeginSeptember 10, 2018

 

How to Fill the Admission Form?

  • Click on the Admission Inquiry Form under “Online Application Links”
  • Fill in the Inquiry Form with your correct data
  • Don’t forget to fill in the Program of interest
  • In case you close the inquiry form without completing & submitting, you can use the Continuing Inquiry Form under “Online Application Links”
  • If you have successfully submitted the inquiry form you will get an email. Check your inbox
  • In your inbox, you will receive an email with your username and password which is your tracking code
  • In the email received use the “Click Here” link to access the FC Empower portal
  • Use the tracking code which is your username and password. Click on the Submit button
  • Click on the admission application tab
  • Click on the Access Form (Postgraduate or PhD) in which you are interested in applying
  • Continue to fill in the form. Once finished, print and then click on ‘I have finished – Submit’
  • Pay Rs. 2500 in HBL FCCU branch
  • Attach all the required documents including the paid challan form to the Admission form and submit it in the Admission Office. All applicants must collect their Admit Slip from the Admission Office

In case of any query regarding admissions, kindly fill and submit the Admission Inquiry Form under “Online Application Links”. You would be assigned a Counselor and you would be able to see the Name and Email Address of your respective Counselor from your Empower Account. Send an Email regarding any admission related query to your respective Counselor.
You can also call the Admission Office at +92 (42) 9923 1581 upto 88. The extensions are 566, 377, and 317.

Required Documents:

  1. An attested copy of the original Matriculation / O level result (web downloaded results are not acceptable)
  2. In case of O Level, a minimum of 8 subjects must have been passed
  3. An attested copy of the original Intermediate / A level / High School result (web downloaded results are not acceptable)
  4. In case of A Level, a minimum of 3 subjects must have been passed
  5. A and O Level and American High School Students have to submit a copy of their Equivalence Certificate (Attested and stamped from IBCC)
  6. Attested copies of the final transcript of 4-year Honors / 2-year Conventional Bachelors and 2-year Conventional Masters degree
  7. An attested copy of the final transcript of MPhil / MS Degree
  8. FCCU students need to attach the attested copies of their official Baccalaureate and MPhil transcripts
  9. Students can submit their MPhil / MS Transcript at least till the 3rd semester at the time of form submission. If offered admission they must submit an attested copy of their complete official Transcript within 30 days of the beginning of the semester
  10. Students having a foreign Bachelors Degree must get their Equivalence from HEC
  11. Students having a foreign MPhil / MS Degree must get their Equivalence from HEC
  12. An attested copy of the GAT Subject / GRE Subject result. If the result is not available at the time of form submission, Students can still apply. If offered admission they must submit an attested copy of their GAT Subject / GRE Subject result within the due dates
  13. Research statement (1000 – 1500 words) where you would provide a concise write-up about the research theme that you would like to pursue. Include a brief description of your proposed research work plan as well
  14. Two recent passport-sized photographs
  15. Two copies of the student’s CNIC and of the father / guardian

Attach all the required documents including the paid challan form to the Admission form and submit it in the Admission Office. All applicants must collect their Admit Slip from the Admission Office.
In case you are not located in Lahore then you can send us the Admission Form along with all the required documents through courier. You would need to make a pay order of Rs 2500 from any Branch of HBL in the name of Forman Christian College. Then send us the Courier at Admission Office, Ahmad Saeed Administration Building, Forman Christian College, Ferozepur Road, Lahore 54600 by July 31, 2018.

Online Application Links:

New applications:

If you are not on the FCCU campus: Admissions Inquiry Form Link 1   or  Admissions Inquiry Form Link 2 

If you are on the FCCU campus: Admissions Inquiry Form Link

Continuing Inquiry Form Links:

If you are not on FCCU campus: Admission Inquiry Link 1  or  Admission Inquiry Link 2

If you are on the FCCU campus: Admission Inquiry Link for continuing applications