The Department of Economics at Forman Christian College (A Chartered University) has been offering the undergraduate program since 1915. The Department has evolved over time, adding resources, introducing new and wider range of courses, upgrading curricula and adding new scholars to bring it up to par with contemporary needs. Located in, purpose built Business and Social Sciences building, it has facilities like well-equipped classrooms, seminar rooms, lecture halls, computer labs and interactive smart classrooms.

The department operates with a mission to provide quality education in the field of Economics by exposing its students to the depth of theoretical knowledge as well as the breadth of its practical applications. A highly qualified and supportive faculty; thoroughly engaging and empowering environment; effectively well placed learning and research infrastructure; and enthusiastically designed and delivered academic commitment, makes this department immensely appealing and attractive, both for its undergraduate and graduate programs.

MPHIL APPLIED ECONOMICS

This program was launched in 2009 with an objective of providing a high quality research based education in line with market demand by preparing its students with sound academic foundations and an attitude of lifelong learning.

This two year program is offered to students who have completed their 16 years of education in the field of Economics. The program consists of a two semester course work (27 credit hours) followed by a research thesis (12 credit hours) being supervised by a PhD faculty member. The graduates of the MPhil program have been well received in the market.

Merit-based financial awards including a Merit Scholarship (75% tuition fee waiver) and limited Teaching Assistantships (50% tuition fee waiver) are available.

Admission Criteria

  • A 4-year BS (Hons) degree from an HEC recognized University in the discipline of Economics with a minimum of 2.5 CGPA. 48 credit hours in Economics and a total of 130 credit hours in the entire degree program are required

OR

  • A Conventional MSc in Economics with a minimum of 60% marks
  • Two Reference Letters (at least one must be from a previous Teacher) are required

 

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.

  • One of the oldest departments of Economics in the country (Established in 1915)
  • One of the highest number of PhD faculty members in a department of Economics in the country (13 PhDs)
  • Regularly reviewed and updated course curriculum to keep the learning experience at par with development in the field of Economics
  • A peer reviewed, Y-Category HEC recognized annual research Journal titled “Forman Journal of Economic Studies” (Volume 13, Published in 2017)
  • Annual National Research Conference held to expose students to issues of contemporary significance in the field of Economics
  • Computer Research Laboratory with latest and licensed Software versions of Eviews, Stata, SPSS – Multimedia installed in the lab to train students with hands-on exposure
  • Regular Lectures and Seminars, inviting experts and policy makers to speak about issues pertaining to the areas of their expertise
  • Ewing Memorial Library offering Books, Journals, periodicals, electronic databases, HEC digital library and E-Books
  • Open-door policy by faculty members, ensuring an environment of optimal student-teacher interaction for academic support
  • Rigorous research standards to ensure quality research and capable researchers
  • A good reception of MPhil graduates in Public and Private sector enterprises in the fields of Academia, Banking, Research, Public Policy and Non-Government Organizations

Dr Shabib Haider Syed

Professor and Chairperson

PhD (Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad)
Post Doc (Australia)
MA (Government College, Lahore)
Ext: 365
Room # 207, Business and Social Sciences Building

Dr Eatzaz Ahmad

Professor

PhD, McMaster University, Canada
Masters, McMaster University, Canada
MSc, Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Islamabad
Room # 107, Business and Social Sciences Building

Dr Muhammad Ali Bhatti

Associate Professor

PhD (Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad)
MPhil (Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad)
Ext: 387
Room # 209, Business and Social Sciences Building

Dr Tanvir Ahmed

Associate Professor

PhD (Development Economics) University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
MA (Economics), University of the Punjab, Lahore
Ext: 400
Room # 006, Business and Social Sciences Building

Dr Zahid Iqbal

Associate Professor

PhD (Government College University, Faisalabad)
MPhil (GCU, Lahore)
Ext: 366
Room # 208, Business and Social Sciences Building

Dr Ghulam Mustafa

Assistant Professor

PhD Economics (Middlesex University, London)

Dr Hafiz Rizwan Ahmad

Assistant Professor

PhD (GCU, Lahore)
MPhil (GCU, Lahore)
MA (PU, Lahore)
Ext: 398
Room # 223, Business and Social Sciences Building

Dr Uzma Hanif

Assistant Professor

Postdoc (London School of Economics and Political Science, UK) in Climate Change and Indus River System Floods
PhD (University of the Punjab, Lahore) Economic Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture Sector
MPhil (GCU, Lahore) A Comparative Study of Power Generation Technologies in Pakistan
Ext: 401
Room # 226, Business and Social Sciences Building

Dr Ghulam Shabbir

Associate Professor

PhD (NCBA&E, Lahore)
MPhil Economics (Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad)
Ext: 390
Room # 217, Business and Social Sciences Building

Dr Abdul Jalil Khan

Assistant Professor

PhD (GCU, Lahore)
MAS (Applied Economics Research Center, University of Karachi)
Ext: 399
Room # 224, Business and Social Sciences Building

Dr Muhammad Naveed Tahir

Assistant Professor

PhD Economics (University Lumiere Lyon II, France)
MS Economics (University Lumiere Lyon II, France)
Ext: 364
Room # 007, Business and Social Sciences Building

Azma Batool

Assistant Professor

PhD Scholar (International Islamic University, Islamabad)
MPhil( Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad)
MSc (LUMS, Lahore)
MSc (Gold Medalist) (International Islamic University, Islamabad)
Ext: 387
Room # 218, Business and Social Sciences Building

Dr Muhammad Salahuddin Ayyubi

Assistant Professor

PhD (UCP Lahore)
MPhil (UCP, Lahore)
MA (GCU, Lahore)
Ext: 391
Room # 219, Business and Social Sciences Building

Dr Humna Ahsan

Assistant Professor

PhD (University of Manchester, UK)
Ext: 380
Room # 206, Business and Social Sciences Building

Ayesha Anwar

Assistant Professor

MPhil (GCU, Faisalabad)
MA (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad)
PhD Scholar (GCU Faisalabad)
Ext: 393
Room # 225, Business and Social Sciences Building

Luqman Saeed

Assistant Professor

MPhil (FCCU, Lahore)

Fee Structure 

MPhil Applied Economics

2018 FA

2019 SPTotal Fee Year Excluding tax
Tuition FeeAdmissionSecurityTotalTuition Fee

Total

      117,500      15,000   10,000    142,500    117,500    117,500                                    260,000

Funding Options

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

Dr Muhammad Ali Bhatti

Associate Professor

PhD (Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad)
MPhil (Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad)
Ext: 387
Room # 209, Business and Social Sciences Building

Admission Schedule:

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

(Sample Test)

 

Date: August 06, 2018

Time: 11:00 am to 01:00 pm

Venue: E-201

DInterviewDate: August 09, 2018

Time: 10:00 am

Venue: E-201

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. Two reference letters (at least one should be academic)
  11. 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
  12. Two recent passport-sized photographs
  13. 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