The connection between Forman Christian College (A Chartered University) 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, FCC had started MA English 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.


The MPhil English is a two year evening program and is aimed both at students continuing their education as well as in-service practitioners who want to upgrade their qualification. As an evening program, many current teachers will be able to benefit from it. The program has a number of objectives. It will advance the level of English communication and fluency skills within Pakistan and develop well-groomed leadership for research and publication in English. It will improve philological and pedagogical practices in English in the country and enhance ethical values by ensuring original work in the field. It will emphasize the importance of English language and literature through both local and global interactions. MPhil English graduates will be equipped with analytical and critical research approaches to face the challenges of today’s world. The program will carry on FCCU’s rich legacy of research and quality teaching.

Admission Criteria

A 4-year BA (Hons) degree from an HEC recognized University in the discipline of English with a minimum of 2.5 CGPA and 130 credit hours


A Conventional MA in English with a minimum of 45% marks

Acceptance is based on:
1. Writing Sample
One of the following must be submitted along with the application:
For those who did a thesis: A soft copy of the approved final thesis completed and submitted to the respective university/college as the requirement for BA Hons (English major) or MA English. The copy of the thesis must be signed by the respective supervisor(s) and department chair/head.
For those who did not do a thesis: A soft copy of a class assignment signed and stamped by the respective instructor/teacher.
2.  Interview via Zoom 
The shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview to be held via Zoom. The interview panel will ask questions based on the applicant’s own academic and research interests as well as the readings provided by FCCU English Department. Here are the readings to help the candidates prepare their interview: click here to download the readings
3) an overall evaluation of the candidate, including, academic achievement and the statement of purpose.

Dr Waseem Anwar


PhD (Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA) MPhil (Punjab University) PG Diploma TEIL (British Council, UGC and AIOU) MA (Punjab University) Room D-09, Peter J David Building
Ext: 432

Dr Nukhbah Langah

Associate Professor

PhD (University of Leeds, UK) MA (University of Warwick, UK) Room E-124, Business and Social Sciences Building
Ext: 676

Dr Naveed Rehan

Associate Professor

PhD English (Idaho State University, USA)
MA English (Montana State University, USA)
MA French (University of the Punjab, PK)
DELF (Alliance Française de Lahore)
Room F-116, Hamid Saeed Faculty Block
Ext: 858

Dr Naila Sahar

Assistant Professor

PhD (State University of New York, Buffalo NY. USA)
Fulbright scholar (2013-2018)
MPhil ( Government College University, Lahore)
Room # 113, Faculty Block
Ext: 834

Dr Muhammad Waqar Azeem

Acting Chairperson & Assistant Professor

PhD English Literature, State University of New York, Binghamton, US
Fulbright Fellow 2014-19
Room # 114, Faculty Block Ext: 835

Dr Fatima Syeda

Assistant Professor

PhD (University of the Punjab, Lahore)
Room 118, Faculty Block
Ext: 852

Alvina Wasim

Assistant Professor

MPhil Linguistics (University of Management & Technology, Lahore)
MA English Language and Literature (Peshawar University, Peshawar)
Room D-01, Peter J David Building

Faiza Zaheer

Assistant Professor

MPhil, MA (Government College University, Lahore)
Diplomas in Linguistics and ELT (Punjab University, Lahore)
Room D-08, Peter J David Building
Ext: 478

Rehana John

Assistant Professor

MPhil ELT, MA (Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore)
MA (Punjab University, Lahore)
Room D-05, Peter J David Building

Jacqoline J Austin

Assistant Professor

MA TESL (University of Mississippi, USA)
MA English Literature (Forman Christian College, Lahore)
Room 023, Adjacent to Sinclair Hall

Qurra-tul-Aen Liaqat

Assistant Professor

PhD English Language and Literature (in progress) (University of the Punjab, Lahore)
MPhil English Literature
MA English Literature
Room A-16, Seemi Tajammul Building

Azeem Alphonce

Assistant Professor

MPhil TESL (Beaconhouse National University, Lahore)
MA ELT (National University of Modern Languages)
MA English Literature (Punjab University, Lahore)
PGD ELT (AIOU, Islamabad)
MBA (Preston University)
Room D-01, Peter J David Building

Nadia Iftikhar

Assistant Professor

MPhil in English Literature (GCU, Lahore)
MA in English (Forman Christian College, Lahore)
MA in Journalism (University of the Punjab, Lahore)
Room A-163, Seemi Tajammul Building

Rabia Wasif

Assistant Professor

MPhil in English Literature (Kinnaird College for Women University)
Room A-160, Seemi Tajammul Building

Aleena Karim


MA Literature and Film (University of Birmingham, UK)
Room A-163, Seemi Tajammul Building

Salient Features

  • Research along with profound insight into modern and contemporary literary theory and criticism is the forte of FCCU’s MPhil English program
  • The courses which we offer are unique and usually not offered in other institutions
  • We conduct symposia, one day conferences, where students present their research papers and articles
  • English Department publishes its own literary journal – JELLS
  • Our students are encouraged to participate in interuniversity, national and international conferences
  • FCCU can also proudly claim that it has hosted first Interdisciplinary Humanities Conference in October 2017

Please click here to view the fee structure

Funding Options

  • PEEF Scholarships available for eligible students

Dr Muhammad Waqar Azeem

Acting Chairperson & Assistant Professor

PhD English Literature, State University of New York, Binghamton, US
Fulbright Fellow 2014-19
Room # 114, Faculty Block Ext: 835

Admission Timeline: 

AAdmissions BeginDecember 21, 2020
BLast Date for Submission of FormFebruary 12, 2021

No Admission Test

Writing Sample to be emailed on or before the deadline to (Click here for the Instructions for the Writing Sample) 



Via Zoom (Click here for preparatory readings)

Date: February 16, 2021

(For all the updates check university website)

EMerit ListFebruary 24, 2021
FLast Date for Fee SubmissionMarch 2, 2021
GClasses BeginMarch 8, 2021

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

14. Receipt of the application processing fee (Rs. 3000)

Please click here for instructions on how to pay your admission processing fee over the counter in HBL, UBL and Meezan Bank

Please click here for instructions on how to pay your admission processing fee through HBL, Meezan Bank & UBL Mobile App & Internet Banking

Students have to submit admission application online and through TCS also on Admission Office, Ahmad Saeed Administration Building, Forman Christian College, Ferozepur Road, Lahore 54600 by February 12, 2021.

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