OFFICE OF RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND COMMERCIALIZATION

The Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC) at looks for the opportunities and markets the strengths of the university faculty for resource mobilization and conducting multi-disciplinary research. To cater the needs of the society in general & farming community in particular, ORIC coordinates and facilitates to harness innovative ideas leading to commercialization and entrepreneurial growth. A summary of the assignments and initiatives taken up at ORIC are presented hereafter. Investment in research has great impact for fostering innovations which lead to promote knowledge-based economies. The faculty has gained momentum for hunting national and international grants on competitive basis. In addition to knowledge and technology development, the research grants, competitively earned by the faculty, support postgraduate studies, expand laboratories and equipment facilities, sponsor students and strengthen research communication and outreach activities. The indirect cost received through these grants helps in meeting recurring cost and to extend small grants for innovative research technology displays and business start-ups.
To build an impact for a modern agricultural society
To improve agricultural condition in southern Punjab through innovation and entrepreneurship
  • To improve economic condition with the help of research, innovation, use of technology and industrial development in the region
  • To have an impact of research at grass-root level and to improve living and economic standards of habitant.
The office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization mainly deals in following areas:
  • Research Project
  • Research Publications
  • University Ranking
  • Seminars/Conferences/Workshops/Symposia
  •  Travel Grants
  • Facilitation to the entrepreneurs with well-equipped Laboratories and extensive libraries
  • Assist in the formulation of business and market plans
  • University-industry Linkages
  • Consultancies
  • Social entrepreneurs and community development
  • Trainings
The ORIC is actively involved in developing a robust “Business Incubation Centre” which enables the young entrepreneurs to lead the way in the development of country by strengthening the entrepreneur industry?
  • Director ORIC
  • Additional Director & Manager Research Development
  • Manager Research Operations
  • Manager University Industry Linkage and Technology Transfer
  • Research Associate
  • Assistant Treasurer
  • Administrative Assistant

Prof Dr. Zulifqar Ali

Direcor ORIC





Rao Qurban Ali

Research Officer ORIC






Ms. Sonia

Assistant Director ORIC



The ORIC makes consistent efforts to diversify and expand resource base. The current major sponsors of the research and capacity building projects at MNS-UAM include:
  • Higher Education Commission (HEC)
  • Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF)
  • Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC)/Agricultural Linkages Program (ALP)
  • Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS),
  • FDTTPC Endowment Fund Secretariat,
  • ICT - R&D Fund, Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST),
  •  Govt. of the Punjab,
  •  Punjab Agricultural Research Board (PARB),
  • PAK-US Science & Technology Cooperation Program,
  • Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR),
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD),
  • COMSTECH-TWAS Joint Research Grant Program, Turkish International Cooperation Agency (TIKA),
The enhanced persuasion and facilitation from ORIC and increase in the number of TTS faculty have led to overwhelming grant applications and success rate in various CGS systems. 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
In 2016, the Vice Chancellor, MNS-University of Agriculture Multan established the Office of Outreach to promote collaboration between University faculty, students, South Punjab Agriculture Forum, Private Sector and community partners across the Southern Punjab. The Office of Outreach facilitates university-wide efforts to create an ecosystem of engagement by supporting the engaged activities of faculty, staff, and students; fostering public access to university expertise and resources; and by advocating for exemplary engaged activities, nationally and internationally. In all of its work, office of outreach emphasizes public-private and university-community partnerships that are collaborative, participatory, empowering, systemic and transformative.
  •  Serves for the interests of university and communities
  • Advocates for community engagement
  • Provides learning and skill development opportunities
  • Promotes public access
  • Organize Public festivals
  • Learning about working as Team
  • Training of students as event manager
Involves MNS-UAM students locally and globally
  •  Oaks CAF Private limited (Oak’s)
  • British Council
  • International Water Saver Environmental Services
  • Better Cotton Initiative
  •  Wuhan Guoying Seed Co., Ltd, Wuhan, China
  •  Hebei Institute of International Business and Economics, China
  •  University of the Gambia
  • Biotechnology Research Institute, CAAS, Beijing China
  • Tashkant State Agrarian University, Uzbekistan
  • Cotton Breeding, Seed Production and Agrotechnology's  Research Institute (CBSPARI)
  • Plant Protection Research Institute, Guangzhou, China
  • South China
  • Huazong Agricultural University, China
  •  Ayyub Agricultural Research Institute, Faisalabad
  • Director General Agriculture Field
  • Pakistan Central Cotton Committee, Multan
  • The Accountability lab, Islamabad
  • Pak German Institute of Cooperative Agriculture, Multan
  • Evyol Group of Companies Pvt. Ltd., Multan
  • Best Technologies, Multan
  • Good Earth, Pakistan
  • PARB
  • Syngenta Pakistan limited
  • South Asian Conservation Agriculture Network (sacan)
  • Technology Upgradation and Skill Development Company (tusdec), Pakistan
  • Two international conferences
  • Awareness seminars
  • Mango festival
  • Faculty training
  • Educational expo
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