It is a known fact that Urdu is the lingua franca of the subcontinent which has the powerful role in the region along with English language. Urdu has now become a respectable international language. The prompt growth of Urdu language seen all over the world proves that in the near future Urdu will be the symbol of progress, integrity and uprightness. It is most likely that in near future, the highly prestigious CSS (Central Superior Services) examination will also be conducted in Urdu language. FCCU has uniquely introduced a compulsory Urdu course in each of its disciplines at undergraduate level to make sure that every student attains proficiency in his / her national language. Now the department of Urdu has launched an MPhil Urdu program. The curriculum is designed to emphasize on the development of knowledge based economy.

MPHIL URDU

There has been a high demand among general public as well as the outgoing students of BA Honors program at FCCU to initiate an MPhil program to meet the growing need of Urdu Teachers in the country. The inauguration of MPhil in the department of Urdu will push us in the direction to meet the vision of a research University. The MPhil program is going to introduce more advanced and innovating courses proving vast understanding of Arts, Culture and Literature. The program contains vast number of emerging courses including Literary Theory, Translation Studies, Literature of Minorities, Comparative Literature and Literary Services of Orientals in Urdu etc. The MPhil Urdu program is an evening program, so that graduates of Urdu holding jobs may be benefited along with fresh graduates

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

OR

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

 

NOTE: Acceptance is based upon the 1) departmental test, 2) interview and 3) an overall evaluation of the candidate, including: academic achievement and the statement of purpose
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 M Azam Khan (Akhtar Shumaar)

Chairperson & Professor

PhD (Punjab University, Lahore)
MA (Islamia University, Lahore)
Room 015, Adjacent to Sinclair Hall
Ext: 449

Dr Najeebuddin Jamal

Professor

PhD (Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan)
Room S-038, Armacost Science Building

Dr Ashfaq Ahmad Virk

Professor

PhD (Punjab University, Lahore)
MA (Punjab University, Lahore)
Room 03, Adjacent to Sinclair Hall
Ext: 492

Dr Abdul Ghafoor Shah Qasim

Professor

PhD, MPhil (AIOU, Islamabad)
MA (Punjab University, Lahore)
Room S-037, Armacost Science Building
Ext: 582

Dr Ateeq Anwar

Assistant Professor
Guardian West Hall

PhD (University of Education, Lahore)
Room 05, Adjacent to Sinclair Hall

Dr Muhammad Tahir

Assistant Professor

MA Urdu, MA History, MA Pol Sc, MA Punjabi (Punjab University, Lahore)
MBA (American International University, Lahore)
PhD (Punjab University, Lahore)
Room 03, Adjacent to Sinclair Hall
Ext: 492

Dr Noureen Khokhar

Associate Professor

PhD (GCU, Lahore)
MPhil (GCU, Lahore)
MA (Punjab University, Lahore)
Room 03, Adjacent to Sinclair Hall
Ext: 492

Dr Shahid Ashraf

Assistant Professor

Salient Features

  • Focus on research and critical theory
  • To produce skilled teachers, researchers, translators, creative writers and specialists of Urdu Language and Literature
  • New Courses have been introduced to explore new horizons of research in Urdu
  • Courses offered like Literature of Minorities, Literary Services of Orientals in Urdu, Literary Theory, Translation Theories and Creative Writing and Comparative Literature will be taught for the first time in any University in Pakistan
  • All Faculty holding PhD Degrees

Fee Structure

MPhil Urdu (Evening Program)
Program2019FA2020SPTotal Fee Year Excluding tax
Tuition FeeAdmission Fee for Fall AdmissionsSecurity for Fall AdmissionsTotalTuition FeeAdmission Fee for Spring AdmissionsSecurity for Spring AdmissionsTotal
MPhil Urdu (Evening Program)126,50017,00015,000158,500126,50017,00015,000158,500285,000

Funding Options

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

Dr Najeebuddin Jamal

Professor

PhD (Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan)
Room S-038, Armacost Science Building

Admission Timeline:

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

Date: August 21, 2019

Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Venue: E-137

DInterview

Date: August 23, 2019

(For all the updates check university website)

Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Venue: Room No. D-8 (D- Block)

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.