Forman Christian College
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|Forman Christian College University|
|Motto||By love, serve one another|
|Campus||Urban, 260 acres|
|Website||Forman Christian College University|
Forman Christian College University, or FCCU, is a chartered university in Lahore, Pakistan, named after its American-born founder, Dr. Charles William Forman. Currently, FCC University offers Baccalaureate, Masters and MS/MPhil degrees. FC College University enjoys international fame due to its excellent academic background.
The university was founded by Dr. Charles W. Forman who arrived to South Asia in 1847 and, two years later, settled in Lahore (now in Pakistan). He was the founder of the Rang Mahal School, Lahore, which was the first Anglo-vernacular school in the Punjab. The school added a college department in 1865 which was later became university in 2005 and known as Forman Christian College University.It started offering American style, world class education in Pakistan. FCCU started new postgraduate courses along with MBA in 2007.
One of Forman's faculty members, Prof. Arthur Compton, conducted the bulk of his research on cosmic rays at FCC University for which he received the Nobel Prize in 1927. One of Professor Compton's former students Professor Piara Singh Gill taught at the college as Lecturer in Physics between 1940 and 1947. Two alumni, Dr. Sir S. S. Bhatnagar and Dr. Bashir Ahmad, laid the foundation for scientific and industrial research in both parts of the subcontinent by establishing ICSIR and PCSIR respectively.
The first two Science graduates of FC College University were also the first Science graduates of the University of the Punjab (1900–1902). In this way FCCU was the first to establish, in this part of the sub-continent, Departments of Biology (1898), Greek, Latin and Hebrew Languages (1895–96), Industrial Chemistry (1917), Geography (1924), setting up the Experimental Psychology Laboratory, introducing the tutorial system[clarification needed] (1908), appointing Deans of the Faculties introducing co-educational system (1902), and establishing an alumni Association (1896). Besides this FCCU also starts Software engg ,CS,and IT in 2006.
Achievements of other Formanites, as the graduates are called, include:
- Its Principal Dr. Sir J. C. R. Ewing was knighted for his services to humanity and education. He served as Vice Chancellor of the Punjab University for seven years.
- Formanite—alumnus and teacher of the college—Muhammad Yusuf Hashmi became the first Indian Principal of Madrasa 'Aliya in Calcutta, was recognized as an educator of distinction in British India and was titled Khan Bahadur by the British Crown. Later he was recognized in Pakistan also for his contributions to education and the Pakistan Movement.
- Principal Dr. C. H. Rice and a faculty member, Dr. Khairat M. Ibne Rasa, became Vice Chancellors of the Punjab University.
- Justice Sir Mian Abdur Rashid, who was a Formanite and also the first Chief Justice of Pakistan, administered the oath of office to Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah as the first Governor General.
- The world renowned English poet and scholar Alamgir Hashmi served as Lecturer in English at Forman Christian College (early 1970s) and as faculty advisor to Folio.
The university has designed its four year Bachelors Degree program in accordance with the standards for accreditation in the USA, and is seeking accreditation through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
Relationship with universities abroad
FCCU has signed a cooperative agreement with the University of Kentucky (USA) through which cooperation will be developed in:
- Joint research activities,
- Exchange of academic materials and academic publications,
- Exchanges of faculty and students.
Faculty member exchanges will be for research, lectures and discussions, and student exchanges will be for study and research.
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- Yousaf Raza Gillani, the 17th Prime Minister of Pakistan
- Inder Kumar Gujral, the 13th Prime Minister of India
- Parkash Singh Badal, chief minister of Indian Punjab several times and elected again in 2012.
- Mohammad Mian Soomro, fomer Chairman of the Senate of Pakistan, former caretaker Prime Minister & President of Pakistan.
- Pervez Musharraf, former President of Pakistan, and former Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan Army
- Malik Barkat Ali, former Punjabi Muslim League politician
- Shah Mehmood Qureshi, former Foreign Minister of Pakistan and now, the Vice Chairman of PTI
- Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, former Prime Minister of Pakistan and current President of PML-Q
- Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, former Chief Minister of Punjab (Pakistan)
- Rao Sikandar Iqbal (1943–2010), former Defence Minister of Pakistan
- Farooq Leghari former President of Pakistan.
- Ch Ahmad Mukhtar, current Defence Minister of Pakistan.
- Syed Afzal Haider, former Pakistani law minister
- Bureaucrats and Diplomats
- Salman Siddique former chief secretary Punjab. Now chairman FBR.
- Tariq Aziz, fomer principal secretary of Pervez Musharraf.
- Hafeez Akhtar Randhawa, former chief secretary of Punjab.
- Jamsheed Marker, United Nations Under-secretary General, Ambassador at Large of Pakistan (honorary doctorate)
- Dr. Anwar Naseem, nuclear scientist and molecular biologist
- Dr. Kausar Abdullah Malik, secretary of the National Commission on Biotechnology.
- Eqbal Ahmed, post-colonialist scholar and writer
- Ishtiaq Ahmed, PhD Stockholm University, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Stockholm University and Honorary Senior Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore
- Cecil Chaudhry, a decorated war hero, serving as the Principal of St Mary's Academy (Rawalpindi)
- Swami Rama Tirtha, Indian teacher of the Hindu philosophy of Vedanta
- Muhammad Nadeem Khokhar, Computer Scientist, Educationist and Spiritual Mentor
- Dr James Shera MBE, Former Mayor of Rugby, Warwickshire, United Kingdom, Holder of Sitara-e-Pakistan & MBE.
- Lord Paul, Swaraj Paul, founder and CEO of Caparo Group
- Shuja Haider Zaidi,  President and CEO, Chem-Energy Corporation, Los Angeles, California USA.
- Saleem Ghauri, President & CEO, Netsol Technologies.
- Sir Mohammad Pervaiz Anwer, Co-founder & Chairman, United Bank limited.
- Mushtaq Minhas, anchor of Bolta Pakistan on AAJ TV
- Fouad Riaz Bajwa, renowned IT expert, Advisor and Expert to the United Nations related agencies.
- Literature and Arts
- Shiv K Kumar, Indian English poet and short story writer.
- Krishan Chander, short story writer
- Mehr Lal Soni Zia Fatehabadi, Urdu poet
- Yawar Hayat Khan senior producer/director of PTV
- Dr. Imtiaz Hussain Rizvi, MBBS, DMRD, FRCR, Professor & Chairman, Radiology, The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
- Armed Forces
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- Official website
- List of alumni