About ORIC

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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.


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 …


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.


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


  S.No. Name Designation Phone No. Email ID. 1. Dr. Muhammad Latif Gondal Executive Director (P & M) 051-9057255, 051-9250165 muhammad.latif@aiou.edu.pk 2. Dr. Saima Nasir Additional Director Research 051-9057725 saima.nasir@aiou.edu.pk 3. Mrs. Jamila Ahmed Senior Research Officer 051-9057419 jamila.ahmed@aiou.edu.pk 4. Mr. Muhammad Mushtaq Manager Research Operations 051-9057605 muhammad.mushtaq@aiou.edu.pk 5.  Mr. Talha Saeed Satti Research Associate …