The BS (Hons) Environmental Sciences degree program was introduced at FCCU under the Department of Biological Sciences in 2008. The subject of Environmental Science is interdisciplinary in nature, and the program was, therefore, managed by the core faculty with support from allied departments such as Biology, Chemistry, Geography and Physics. Catering to the increased demand by the students for postgraduate qualification, a full-fledged Department of Environmental Sciences was established in the university in 2016. The department has a highly experienced PhD faculty, including foreign faculty from Australia, Portugal and South Korea.


The MPhil Environmental Sciences is a two year evening program consisting of 2 semesters of coursework of 30 credit hours followed by 2 semesters of research of 12 credit hours. To be eligible to undertake the research, a student must achieve a minimum of 2.75 CGPA in the coursework.  Current research themes include research on Life Cycle Assessment, Occupational Health & Safety, Membrane Biological Reactors, Nanotechnology, Carbon Sequestration, Bioremediation, and Climate Change etc. For their research work the students have access to laboratories with equipment like AAS, HPLC, GC-MS, UV-Vis Spectrometer, NMR, Ion Chromatography (IC), CHN Auto Analyzer, Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzer etc.

Admission Criteria

  • A 4-year BS (Hons) degree from an HEC recognized University with major in Environmental Sciences or related fields such as Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Agricultural Sciences, Forestry, MBBS, BDS, DVM, Pharmacy, or relevant Engineering disciplines with a minimum of 2.5 CGPA and 130 credit hours


  •  A Conventional MSc in Natural Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology) 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 Hamid Saeed

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

PhD (Punjab University, Lahore)
Room # 112, Ahmad Saeed Administration Building
Ext: 306

Dr Sohaib Aslam

Assistant Professor

PhD in Environmental Sciences (AgroParisTech, Paris, France)
MPhil in Earth Environmental Sciences with specialization in Soils, Water and Wastes (Aix-Marseille University, France)
Ext: 546
Room # 326, Armacost Science Building

Dr Shinho Chung

Associate Professor

PhD (University of Seoul, Korea)
Master of Engineering (University of Seoul, Korea)
Room # 310, Armacost Science Building

Dr Derk Machiel Bakker

Associate Professor

PhD Civil Engineering (University of Queensland, Brisbane Australia)
BEng Land and Water Management (College of Land and Water Management, Velp, The Netherlands)
Room # 121, Armacost Science Building
Ext: 540

Silvia Machado

Assistant Professor

MPhil (Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, Portugal)
Ext: 544

Sara Ali


 Current Research Themes:

  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
  • Soil carbon stock estimation
  • Bioremediation / Phytoremediation of contaminated soil
  • Occupational health risk assessment
  • Environmental Nanotechnology
  • Membrane Biological Reactor (MBR) use for wastewater treatment
  • Carbon Sequestration
  • Impacts of climate change on Pakistan

Fee Structure 

MPhil Environmental Sciences
Program2019FA2020SPTotal Fee Year Excluding tax
Tuition FeeAdmission Fee for Fall AdmissionsSecurity for Fall AdmissionsTotalTuition FeeAdmission Fee for Spring AdmissionsSecurity for Spring AdmissionsTotal
MPhil Environmental Sciences 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 Sohaib Aslam

Assistant Professor

PhD in Environmental Sciences (AgroParisTech, Paris, France)
MPhil in Earth Environmental Sciences with specialization in Soils, Water and Wastes (Aix-Marseille University, France)
Ext: 546
Room # 326, Armacost Science Building

Admission Timeline:

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

Admission Test

(Sample Paper)

Date: August 21, 2019

Time: 3:00 pm

Venue: S-431


Date: August 23, 2019

(For all the updates check university website)

Time: 3:00 pm

Venue: S-431

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.