Forman Christian College (A Chartered University)
Forman Christian College is a Chartered University offering a four-year American style bachelor’s degree with majors in eighteen (18) academic disciplines. In addition, FCC offers an MBA degree and is developing master’s degree programs in Economics, Environmental Studies, Biotechnology and Public Policy. English is the medium of instruction.
The university faculty of Forman Christian College includes 136 persons who teach in the university. The faculty includes highly qualified Pakistanis, ex-patriate Pakistanis who have returned to teach at Forman and Americans committed to the task of building an outstanding American style university in Pakistan. Sixty (60) of the faculty have PhD degrees with 75% of them earned in the USA and UK. The student enrollment is 2,400 in the university programs. The majority of the faculty and student body are Muslim, and they are working alongside Christian faculty members and students in an atmosphere of mutual respect, understanding and affection. The university seeks to be a model of interfaith harmony. FCC is co-educational and in 1902 it was the first college on the sub-continent to admit women.
Forman Christian College also conducts a pre-college Intermediate Program (the 11th &12th grades) with 75 faculty and 2,000 students.
Forman Christian College was founded in 1864 and over the span of a century became known as one of the very best colleges on the subcontinent. The college motto, “By love, serve one another,” has been a guiding principle for Formanites throughout the history of the college. Among the graduates of the college are two Presidents of Pakistan, two Prime Ministers of Pakistan, a Prime Minister of India, the first Chief Justice of Pakistan, a number of Governors and Chief Ministers of the Punjab and other provinces, an Attorney General of Pakistan, two Foreign Ministers, and a Defense Minister of Pakistan, a President of the Security Council of the United Nations, numerous Ambassadors to other nations, a Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, a Chairman of the Senate and several Speakers of the National Assembly, numerous Generals and Admirals, many key business leaders and an equally impressive list of leaders in the fields of education, the law, medicine, the arts and entertainment. The research for which Dr. Arthur Compton earned the Nobel Prize in 1932 was conducted in the laboratories of Forman Christian College while he served as a member of the faculty.
Forman’s scenic 108 acre campus is located in Lahore, the cultural capital of Pakistan. A vibrant city of eight million, Lahore has been at the crossroads of history on the sub-continent for centuries and boasts of majestic Mughal monuments and scenic gardens. The College is renovating its stately buildings and has added new buildings for the Science and Social Science disciplines.
Forman Christian College
Dr. Jonathan Addleton, Rector
Douglas Trimble, Vice Rector for Academic Affairs
Contact Person: Eileen Dass