Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization

The Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC) was established at the university of Sialkot in 2018. This Office serves as a hub of advocacy for Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship directly reporting to the Worthy Vice-Chancellor. The role of the Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC) is to promote entrepreneurship technology transfer and commercialization activities that support the local and national economy. ORIC fosters institutional collaboration between university researchers government and industrial communities. It also manages resources for research from potential funding agencies.


The Message of Director ORIC

In my capacity as the Director of the Office of Research, Innovation, and Commercialization (ORIC) at the University of Sialkot (USKT), I want to emphasize the crucial role of research in welfare of human civilization. At ORIC, we take immense pride in assisting both faculty and students to conduct high- quality research in the field of science and technology. We identify opportunities for research funding and innovation, provide guidance in developing scientifically sound proposals and manage research grants. Additionally, we collaborate with funding organizations to ensure seamless operation and timely achievement of research deliverables. We are also committed to maintain the highest standards of research ethics and integrity. ORIC has a zero-tolerance policy towards plagiarism and continuously strives to enhance research standards and integrity by improving the capacity of our staff and students. Our office is responsible for ensuring research quality, which is monitored by regulatory bodies such as the Board of Advance Studies & Research (BASR) and the Ethical Institutional Research (ERB). Apart from promoting research, ORIC also plays a crucial role in fostering an entrepreneurial spirit among students and faculty. We welcome staff and students with innovative ideas and promise our full support in nurturing these ideas and transforming them into reality. In conclusion, I want to express my gratitude to the faculty and students for their valuable contributions to research and innovation at USKT. ORIC is dedicated to supporting and facilitating research activities and initiatives that contribute to the betterment of society.

Dr. Pervez Anwar
Director ORIC


Research Excellence


Knowledge Advancement


Economic Growth


Community Partnership

Our Services

  • ORIC will provide all the information related to the potential funding opportunities via email.

  • ORIC advises on ethical approval in coordination with the legal office, to facilitate faculty in matters relating to contracts/agreements.

  • This office facilitates deliverables including reports sent in a timely manner in compliance with contractual requirements.

  • It will support conducting workshops/ Lectures/Seminars/Conferences to promote good research practices and inspire innovation.

  • ORIC will assist on Capacity Building initiatives for Faculty in areas related to Research, Technology, Innovation, and Academics.

  • ORIC will encourage organizing research exhibitions to strengthen industry and market linkages.

  • MOUS for Collaboration with different National & International Organizations.

Our Responsibilities

Providing a one-stop office for supporting, advising and monitoring the quality of research.

Strengthen institutional collaboration between university researchers and potential users of research in government, industries and communities.

Mobilize resources for research from National & International Donor / Funding Agencies.

Establish an ethical institutional board(IRB) in the university to undertake a meticulous review of research proposals before submission to National & International Funding Bodies.

To Ensure that all research, especially research on Human subjects adheres to ethical guidelines.




MOU International


MOU National


Research Projects