The Department of Chemistry is one of the oldest departments at FCCU. It enjoys a rich heritage of eminence and scholarship in chemical sciences. Dr Carter Speers was Head of the Chemistry Department and Professor of Technical Chemistry, University of Punjab. Dr Robert F Tebbe, a prominent Organic Chemist and teacher, spent 12 years at FCCU as Professor of Chemistry and also served as the Principal of the College. Dr Khairat M Ibne-Rasa, a scientist of international repute, served as Professor of Organic Chemistry and Head of the Department. The present faculty is committed to continue these rich traditions.

MPHIL CHEMISTRY

MPhil Chemistry is a two year degree program. The first year is dedicated to coursework. In the second year, students conduct research under the supervision of a faculty member of the department. A full year of research activities plays a crucial role in training and preparing the students for further learning, or to pursue a career.

Admission Criteria

A 4-year BS (Hons) degree from an HEC recognized University in the discipline of Chemistry or a related field with a minimum of 2.5 CGPA and 130 credit hours

OR

A Conventional MSc in Chemistry or a related field with a minimum of 60% marks

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.

Dr Mariya-al-Rashida

Chairperson & Associate Professor

PhD (University of the Punjab, Lahore)

Dr Dildar Ahmed

Professor & Dean of Natural Sciences

PhD (HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry, University of Karachi)
MSc (University of Karachi)
Course on Science Religion and Environment (Cambridge University, UK)
Room # 103, Armacost Science Building
Ext: 509

Dr Christy Munir

Professor Emeritus of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry

PhD (Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA
MSc (University of Peshawar, Peshawar)
Ext: 304
Room # 122, Armacost Science Building

Dr Athar Yaseen Khan

Professor of Physical Chemistry

PhD (University of Southampton, UK) Postdoctorate (State University of New York (SUNY), Binghamton)

Dr Muhammad Saeed Iqbal

Professor of Inorganic & Analytical Chemistry

PhD (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow)
MSc (University of the Punjab)
Room # 159, Peter H Armacost Building
Ext: 563

Dr Muhammad Akhyar Farrukh

Associate Professor

Post Doctorate in Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Characterization and Application (Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia)
Post Doctorate in Physical Chemistry; Catalysis, Micellar Effects, Kinetics (Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil)
PhD Chemistry (University of Karachi)
Room # 147, Armacost Science Building
Ext: 564

Dr Seemal Jelani

Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry

PhD (University of Punjab, Lahore)
MSc (University of Punjab, Lahore)
Ext: 595
Room # 163, Armacost Science Building

Dr Shazma Azeem

Assistant Professor of Inorganic/Analytical Chemistry

PhD (Government College University, Lahore in collaboration with the University of Nottingham, UK)
MPhil (Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad)
Room # 164, Armacost Science Building
Ext: 601

Dr Muhammad Nadeem Asghar

Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry

PhD (Government College University, Lahore)
MPhil Chemistry (GCU, Lahore)
MPhil Mol. Biol. (CEMB, PU, Lahore)
Ext: 603
Room # 146, Armacost Science Building

Dr Hira Khalid

Assistant Professor

PhD (GC University Lahore in collaboration with University of Washington, Seattle)
MS (University of the Punjab)
Room # 153, Armacost Science Building
Ext: 562

Dr Muhammad Tariq Qamar

Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry

PhD (KAU Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)
MPhil (QAU, Islamabad)
MSc (QAU, Islamabad)
BSc (GCU, Lahore)
Room # 141, Armacost Science Building
Ext: 507

Dr Abdul Hameed

Assistant Professor

PhD Chemistry (School of Chemistry, University of Nottingham, UK) Synthesis of Natural Products i.e. (-)-Cephalotaxine, (+)-Lactacystin, (-)-Kaitocephaline etc.
Post-Doctorate (Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany) Functionalization of biological active molecules for targeted delivery

Hina Abid

Lecturer of Applied Chemistry

MPhil (University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore)

The Department of Chemistry has state-of-the-art facilities available for research in several significant areas, including natural products, organic synthesis, organometallics, nano and composite materials, and pharmaceutical chemistry. It also provides opportunities for students to work on projects funded by organizations like Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) and HEC. The Department of Chemistry has three dedicated large teaching labs, one equipment and research lab and seven postgraduate research labs.

Most of the faculty members are Higher Education Commission (HEC) approved PhD supervisors. They are meticulous teachers and active researchers. The Chemistry Department makes efforts to prepare its students to play a productive role in different capacities, such as educators, technical entrepreneurs, researchers, and chemists. It also lays a strong foundation for students who plan their further education in Pakistan or abroad.

Click here to find out about the Department of Chemistry’s Research Facilities and Patents

Click here to find out about the Department of Chemistry’s Funded Research Projects

Click here to find out about the Department of Chemistry’s Workshops/Conferences Organized

Fee Structure 

MPhil Chemistry
Program2019FA2020SPTotal Fee Year Excluding tax
Tuition FeeAdmission Fee for Fall AdmissionsSecurity for Fall AdmissionsTotalTuition FeeAdmission Fee for Spring AdmissionsSecurity for Spring AdmissionsTotal
MPhil Chemistry 128,000 17,000 15,000 160,000 128,000 17,000 15,000 160,000 288,000

Funding Options

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

Dr Mariya-al-Rashida

Chairperson & Associate Professor

PhD (University of the Punjab, Lahore)

Admission Timeline: 

AAdmissions BeginJuly 1, 2019
BLast Date to Submit the FormAugust 16, 2019
CAdmission Test (Sample Test)

Date: August 21, 2019

Time: 10:00 am

Venue: S-148

DInterview

Date: August 21, 2019

(For all the updates check university website)

Time: 12:30 pm

Venue: S-142

EMerit List DisplayedAugust 28, 2019
FLast Date for Fee SubmissionSeptember 4, 2019
GClasses BeginSeptember 11, 2019

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 / or 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
  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. One copy each 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. 3000 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 August 16, 2019.

PHD CHEMISTRY

PhD Chemistry 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 must maintain a CGPA of >3.0. 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 Chemistry is equipped with many state-of-the-art research facilities and has active collaboration with several universities and industries, such as HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry Karachi, PCSIR Laboratories Lahore, and NovaMed Pharmaceuticals Lahore. The PhD program aims to train highly skilled researchers with capability to carry out independent research work for the development of the country.

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 Chemistry or related sciences
  • 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.

Dr Mariya-al-Rashida

Chairperson & Associate Professor

PhD (University of the Punjab, Lahore)

Dr Dildar Ahmed

Professor & Dean of Natural Sciences

PhD (HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry, University of Karachi)
MSc (University of Karachi)
Course on Science Religion and Environment (Cambridge University, UK)
Room # 103, Armacost Science Building
Ext: 509

Dr Christy Munir

Professor Emeritus of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry

PhD (Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA
MSc (University of Peshawar, Peshawar)
Ext: 304
Room # 122, Armacost Science Building

Dr Athar Yaseen Khan

Professor of Physical Chemistry

PhD (University of Southampton, UK) Postdoctorate (State University of New York (SUNY), Binghamton)

Dr Muhammad Saeed Iqbal

Professor of Inorganic & Analytical Chemistry

PhD (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow)
MSc (University of the Punjab)
Room # 159, Peter H Armacost Building
Ext: 563

Dr Muhammad Akhyar Farrukh

Associate Professor

Post Doctorate in Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Characterization and Application (Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia)
Post Doctorate in Physical Chemistry; Catalysis, Micellar Effects, Kinetics (Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil)
PhD Chemistry (University of Karachi)
Room # 147, Armacost Science Building
Ext: 564

Dr Seemal Jelani

Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry

PhD (University of Punjab, Lahore)
MSc (University of Punjab, Lahore)
Ext: 595
Room # 163, Armacost Science Building

Dr Shazma Azeem

Assistant Professor of Inorganic/Analytical Chemistry

PhD (Government College University, Lahore in collaboration with the University of Nottingham, UK)
MPhil (Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad)
Room # 164, Armacost Science Building
Ext: 601

Dr Muhammad Nadeem Asghar

Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry

PhD (Government College University, Lahore)
MPhil Chemistry (GCU, Lahore)
MPhil Mol. Biol. (CEMB, PU, Lahore)
Ext: 603
Room # 146, Armacost Science Building

Dr Hira Khalid

Assistant Professor

PhD (GC University Lahore in collaboration with University of Washington, Seattle)
MS (University of the Punjab)
Room # 153, Armacost Science Building
Ext: 562

Dr Muhammad Tariq Qamar

Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry

PhD (KAU Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)
MPhil (QAU, Islamabad)
MSc (QAU, Islamabad)
BSc (GCU, Lahore)
Room # 141, Armacost Science Building
Ext: 507

Dr Abdul Hameed

Assistant Professor

PhD Chemistry (School of Chemistry, University of Nottingham, UK) Synthesis of Natural Products i.e. (-)-Cephalotaxine, (+)-Lactacystin, (-)-Kaitocephaline etc.
Post-Doctorate (Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany) Functionalization of biological active molecules for targeted delivery

Hina Abid

Lecturer of Applied Chemistry

MPhil (University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore)

The Department of Chemistry has state-of-the-art facilities available for research in several significant areas, including natural products, organic synthesis, organometallics, nano and composite materials, and pharmaceutical chemistry. It also provides opportunities for students to work on projects funded by organizations like Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) and HEC. The Department of Chemistry has three dedicated large teaching labs, one equipment and research lab and seven postgraduate research labs.

Most of the faculty members are Higher Education Commission (HEC) approved PhD supervisors. They are meticulous teachers and active researchers. The Chemistry Department makes efforts to prepare its students to play a productive role in different capacities, such as educators, technical entrepreneurs, researchers, and chemists. It also lays a strong foundation for students who plan their further education in Pakistan or abroad.

Click here to find out about the Department of Chemistry’s Research Facilities and Patents

Click here to find out about the Department of Chemistry’s Funded Research Projects

Click here to find out about the Department of Chemistry’s Workshops/Conferences Organized

Fee Structure 

PhD Chemistry
Program2019FA2020SPTotal Fee Year Excluding tax
Tuition FeeAdmission Fee for Fall AdmissionsSecurity for Fall AdmissionsTotalTuition FeeAdmission Fee for Spring AdmissionsSecurity for Spring AdmissionsTotal
PhD Chemistry 126,500 17,000 15,000 158,500 126,500 17,000 15,000 158,500 285,000

Dr Mariya-al-Rashida

Chairperson & Associate Professor

PhD (University of the Punjab, Lahore)

Admission Timeline:

AAdmissions BeginJuly 1, 2019
BLast Date to Submit the FormAugust 16, 2019
CAdmission Test

Date: August 21, 2019

Time: 10:00 am

Venue: S-148

DInterview

Date: August 21, 2019

(For all the updates check university website)

Time: 12:30 pm

Venue: S-142

EMerit List DisplayedAugust 28, 2019
FLast Date for Fee SubmissionSeptember 4, 2019
GClasses BeginSeptember 11, 2019

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 admission, 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. 3000 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

Online Application Link:

Please click here to apply online