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The university was founded by Dr. Charles W. Forman who arrived to South Asia in 1847and, 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.