The connection between Forman Christian College and the teaching of English has a very long history. FCCU evolved from the Mission School, which was established in 1849 as the first English-medium school in Lahore. In 1864 a College section was started, which was later renamed Forman Christian College after its founder. By 1901, FCCU had started English MA classes. The English Department has benefitted from the teaching of great scholars such as Dr HC Velte, Dr FM Velte, Rev HD Griswold, Dr EJ Sinclair and Dr SL Sheets. The graduates of the English Department have distinguished themselves as writers, poets, civil servants, judges, lawyers, diplomats, politicians, and entrepreneurs.
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The department offers a BA (Hons) degree in English and is part of the Faculty of Humanities. The Baccalaureate program trains the students for lifelong effective communication in English. Visit Baccalaureate in (Hons) English to find out more.
The MPhil English program allows graduates and in-service professionals to upgrade their qualification in English. As an evening program, many current teachers will be able to benefit from it. Visit Postgraduate in English to find out more.