ORIC-Research Grant Program-2020
Our Correspondent Bahawalpur
The Office of Research, Innovation, and Commercialization (ORIC) at the Islamia University of Bahawalpur organized a ceremony in the varsity’s Baghdad-ul-Jadeed Campus for distributing award letters among the IUB faculty members who secured the funding under ORIC-Research Grant Program-2020.
Engr. Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob, Vice-Chancellor, attended as a Chief Guest. The program envisages promoting indigenous and applied research; innovative product or idea development; and commercialization of the potential industry/ end-user solutions.
It further aims at inspiring partnerships between the research community of the IUB and industry/ end-users.
A total of 147 research proposals/projects were submitted by the faculty members across all five campuses of the university under this flagship grants program.
After detailed scrutiny and competitive evaluation involving the concerned Deans of Faculties and Chairpersons of the Teaching Departments, 42 projects were finalized for the award of funding worth a total of 32.2 million rupees.
It is important mentioning that this initiative is the first of its kind in any public sector university in Pakistan where such a generous research grant has been provided to the faculty members solely through the varsity’s own sources.
Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob in his address to the participants said that the University has achieved the status of “4th Generation University” and leading towards sustainable development of the country through its rapid progress in teaching, research, patenting, and commercialization of its research.