ORIC - Office of Research Innovation and Commercialization

ORIC office was established in University of Sindh on dated 28th May 2015 with following vision and objectives, and following activities are performed by this ORIC office.


The office‘s vision is to enable and lead Pakistan’s transformation to a knowledge based economy dependent upon innovation and entrepreneurship.


Grow our research and economic development efforts and output to improve our industry competitiveness using University innovations and becoming the driving force behind research and economics development for Pakistan

ORIC Responsibilities

  • Formulating University of Sindh policy and implementation strategies for research and innovation
  • Coordinating and supporting national and regional research and innovation programme
  • Improving quality of UoS research journals! Publications
  • Creating uniformity, transparency and internal efficiency in prioritizing, planning, implementing and monitoring research projects at UoS
  • Developing procedures for approval, control and monitoring of research projects
  • Encouraging academic staff and researchers to promote research activities within the University
  • Identifying and locating research funds and providing assistance to academic staff for preparing and sending research proposals to national and international funding agencies
  • Coordinating MS/MPhil/PhD research programmes
  • Increasing and diversifying external research funding
  • Improving and ensuring quality of research produced by faculty, researchers and students of University of Sindh,etc
  • Coordinating advisory services of the University for the benefit of the Government Departments and Industries
  • Commercialization of research results! Products
  • Arranging evaluation of research publications of faculty members and publishing of research journal’s of the University
  • Providing recommendations and suggestions to Advanced Studies and Research Board (ASRB) on regular basis and acting as Secretariat of Advanced Studies and Research Board

Projects Submitted:(Awaiting For Approval)

  1. National Research Program for Universities (NRPU 2019-20) is submitted 49 Projects of faculty Members) by Higher Education Commission (HEC) (Under Process)
  2. Sindh Higher Education Commission announce of Research Project Proposals 2020 (21 Research Projects of faculty members) submitted under (SHEC) (Under Process)

ORIC University Of Sindh Achievements:

Following programs are currently in process by ORIC University of Sindh, present status of each program is given below

  • National Research Program For University ( NRPU) From HEC, Islamabad
  • Startup Research Grant Program Form HEC
  • Thematic Research Grant Program From HEC
  • Technical Development Fund (TDF) From Hec 2017-18
  • WWF-Pakistan Organization
  • Training Workshops & Seminar Organized By ORIC
  • Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) Academic Linkages With International Universities
  • Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) Academic Linkages With National Universities / Organizations