About ORIC


Keeping in view the growing need for knowledge exchange in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and in pursuit of Higher Education Commission (HEC) focus on permanent growth and expansion of research activities by developing industrial liaison, the Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) has been established in Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU).The primary focus of ORIC is to link the AIOU’s research activities with the educational, social, economic and commercial sectors.The ORIC will provide strategic and operational assistance by acting as a research platform so that invention can be transformed into innovation for the betterment of the community as a whole. In addition, it will function as the main research hub of AIOU for disseminating research findings to the academic community through journals, conferences and seminars. In addition, the university has also granted 15% funding preferably allocated for research projects of AIOU from HEC.

Functions

To work under the directions of HEC with the consultation of Vice Chancellor and the Academic departments. Conduct two meetings a year with HEC. Identifying and informing the faculty about the research grants opportunities for them to apply and then assist theirs in acquiring funds from international and national funding agencies. To keep track of all …

Objectives

Establish and maintain a research culture at AIOU Inculcate the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship among AIOU researchers, both faculty and student. Improving integration of research and education at all levels of the university Strengthening university-industry relationships. Commercialize R & D performed at AIOU.

Values

Excellence Academic freedom Professional integrity Ethical and accountable conduct A diverse and inclusive community of people, ideas and research initiative Full compliance with all the polices, legal requirements operational standards of the University

ORIC Team

S.No. Name Designation Phone No. 1. Dr. Muhammad Latif Gondal Advisor / Consultant (ORIC & QEC) 051-9057255, 051-9250165 2. Ms. Jamila Ahmed Senior Research Officer 051-9057420 3. Mr. Waqar Ahmed Siddiqi Research Associate 051-9057423 4. Mr. Izhar Shaukat Research Associate 051-9057605 5. Mr. Shafique Ahmed Personal Assitant 051-9057424 6. Ms. Nabila Khurshid Research Assistant 051-9057420 …

ORIC Task Group (OTG)

Mrs. Uzma Yunus, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry. Dr. Muhammad Waseem, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology. Dr. Athar Hassan, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics. Dr. Afshan Huma, Incharge (EPPS&L), Department of Education. Dr. Muhammad Tanveer Afzal, Lecturer, Department of Secondary Teacher Education. Dr. Zaheer Ahmed, Assistant Professor, Department of Home & Health Sciences. Mrs. Mahpara …