MPhil Urdu

There has been a great demand among the general public as well as the students graduating from BA Honors for an MPhil program to meet the growing need of Urdu teachers in the country. The MPhil Urdu program helps us meet the vision of a research University. The MPhil program has introduced advanced and innovative courses providing a greater understanding of arts, culture and literature. The program contains a large 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 is an evening program so that Urdu graduates who are currently employed could also enroll along with fresh graduates.

Admission Criteria

A 4-year BA (Hons) degree from an HEC-recognized university in the discipline of Urdu with a minimum of 2.0 CGPA. 


A conventional MA in Urdu, English, or Persian with a minimum of 45% marks. In case of MA in English or Persian, applicants must have studied Urdu in BA. 



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.

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

Admission Timeline 


Admissions Begin

November 1, 2022


Last Date for Submission of Form

January 16, 2023


Admission Test

Date: January 23, 2023

Time: TBD

Venue: TBD



Date: January 26, 2023

Time: TBD

Venue: TBD


Merit List 

February 01, 2023


Last Date for Fee Submission

February 07, 2023


Classes Begin

February 13, 2023

Click here to apply for admission

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. 3500)

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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. 3500 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.

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