Directorate of ORIC (Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization)

Faculty Publications

Publications (2020)


In the modern era of technology, research and development (R&D) have joined hands with commercialization to become the driving force behind modern economies. This puts immense responsibility on universities to develop a culture that emphasizes the need of research, development and commercialization. At GCWUF we understand that the evolution of institution is directly proportional to the emergence of new technologies and that the inculcation of the knowledge of contemporary technologies requires liaison with industry. This vision leads to the establishment of the Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC) at GCWUF in 2016, on the directions of Higher Education Commission (HEC). ORIC is operating on the mandate of generating new ideas to enrich the knowledge base that supports the academic agenda of Government College Women University Faisalabad and its members (students, faculty & staff) for achieving sustainable and equitable development in the academic arena. To maximize the impact of research, ORIC carries out a set of activities that serve as inputs to the university departments, the academic community.


To enable GCWUF to act as a creative hub of learning that inspires to explore new avenues of research, disseminate knowledge and foster creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.


To develop, expand and spearhead technological advancement in agriculture, promote skills and ensure transparency in research by achieving excellence in teaching, research, outreach (national/international), academia-industry linkages and promoting an entrepreneurial ecosystem. Achieve ORIC vision by motivating, facilitating and guiding faculty members to comply with their individual and organizational R&D goals

Scope & Objectives

ORIC is taking rigorous steps in developing and promoting the R&D capabilities at GCWUF by playing instrumental role in: To promote research culture at GCWUF. Collaborate with other national and international research communities. To generate new ideas or provision of support to work on new ideas. Submission of research proposals pertinent to Pakistan's Socio-Economic needs. Establish links with donors. Identify regional expertise and requirements. Promote the linkage between the university and industry. Conduct national, international conferences/seminars/workshops/symposiums.


Director ORIC

MS leading to PhD MS leading to PhD


Research Assistant, ORIC

Master/ MS (18 Years) Degree MS Food Science & Technology

Sponsors of GCWUF

The ORIC consistently efforts to expand resource base of the GCWUF. The current major sponsors at GCWUF include:

  1. Higher Education Commission (HEC)
  2. Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF)
  3. Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS),
  4. FDTTPC Endowment Fund Secretariat,
  5. ICT – R&D Fund, Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST),
  6. International Foundation for Science (IFS),
  7. PAK-US Science & Technology Cooperation Program,
  8. The World Academy of Science (TWAS)
  9. German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD),
  10. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) – Pakistan Strategy Support Program (PSSP)
  11. USAID, the ORIC also facilitates the faculty to seek grants for organizing seminars / workshops / conferences / symposia, grants for repair & maintenance of equipment, grants for upgrading of libraries, grants for scientific journals & travel grants from the diversified sources and sponsoring agencies.


Publication Proforma for Research productivity Award
HEC TDF Policy
Policy on PhD Degree Program
Publication Proforma for Research productivity Award

Contact Information

    Contact Information # 1
    Rana Farukh Adeem
    Research Assistant
    Office Address:
    Directorate ORIC, Admin Block GCWUF
    Office Phone:
    0345-7821275/EXT 2053
    Contact Information # 2
    Dr. Sana Aslam
    Office Address:
    Directorate ORIC, Admin Block GCWUF
    Office Phone: