1 Introduction
2 Vision
3 Mission
4 Objectives
5 What we do in ORIC?
6 Sponsoring Agencies
7 Office of Outreach
8 What Office of Outreach does?
9 Collaborative International Organization
10 Local Collaborations
11 HEC Approved Supervisors
1 Introduction

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.

2 Vision

To build an impact for a modern agricultural society.

3 Mission

To improve agricultural condition in southern Punjab through innovation and entrepreneurship.

4 Objectives
  • 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.
5 What we do in ORIC?

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?

6 Sponsoring Agencies

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

7 Office of Outreach

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.

8 What Office of Outreach does?
  •  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

9 Collaborative International Organization
  •  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
10 Local Collaborations
  •  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
11 HEC Approved Supervisors

MNS University of Agriculture, Multan

List of HEC approved PhD Supervisor

Sr. No. Name Designation Department
1 Prof. Dr. Asif Ali Vice Chancellor Institute of Plant Breeding & Biotechnology
2 Prof. Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Professor Institute of Plant Breeding & Biotechnology
3 Dr. Ummara Waheed Assistant Professor Institute of Plant Breeding & Biotechnology
4 Dr. Zulqurnain Khan Assistant Professor Institute of Plant Breeding & Biotechnology
5 Prof. Dr. Ishtiaq A. Rajwana Professor Horticulture
6 Dr. Kashif Razzaq Assistant Professor Horticulture
7 Dr. H. Nazar Faried Assistant Professor Horticulture
8 Dr. M. Amin Assistant Professor  Horticulture
9 Dr. Sami Ullah Assistant Professor Horticulture
10 Dr. Abdul Ghaffar Associate Professor Agronomy
11 Dr. Faheem Nawaz Assistant Professor Agronomy
12 Dr. Rao M. Ikram Assistant Professor Agronomy
13 Dr. M. Asif Shehzad Assistant Professor Agronomy
14 Dr. Amar Matloob Assistant Professor Agronomy
15 Dr. Habib-ur-Rehman Assistant Professor Agronomy
16 Dr. Ghulam Haider Assistant Professor Agronomy
17 Dr. Shahid Iqbal Assistant Professor Agronomy
18 Dr. Khurram Mubeen Assistant Professor Agronomy
19 Dr. Muqarrab Ali Assistant Professor Agronomy
20 Prof. Dr. Shafqat Saeed Professor Entomology
21 Dr. Naeem Iqbal Assistant Professor Entomology
22 Dr. Unsar Naeem Ullah Assistant Professor Entomology
23 Dr. Mudassar Ali Assistant Professor Entomology
24 Dr. M. Ishtiaq Assistant Professor Entomology
25 Dr. Mirza Abdul Qayyum Assistant Professor Entomology
26 Dr. Tanveer-ul-Haq Associate Professor Soil & Environmental Sciences
27 Dr. M. Baqir Hussain Assistant Professor Soil & Environmental Sciences
28 Dr. Abid Hussain Assistant Professor Soil & Environmental Sciences
29 Dr. Shakeel Ahmad Assistant Professor Soil & Environmental Sciences
30 Dr. Umar Farooq Associate Professor Food Science & Technology
31 Dr. Ambreen Naz Assistant Professor Food Science & Technology
32 Dr. Nadeem Ahmad Assistant Professor Plant Pathology
33 Dr. Arslan Khan Assistant Professor Plant Pathology
34 Dr. Alamgir Akhtar Khan Associate Professor Agricultural Engineering
35 Dr. Sarfraz Hashim Assistant Professor Agricultural Engineering
36 Dr. Umar Ijaz Ahmed Assistant Professor Agribusiness and Applied Economics


Staff Members

Prof. Dr. Zulfiqar Ali

Prof. Dr. Zulfiqar Ali

Director ORIC
Dr. Umar Farooq

Dr. Umar Farooq

Additional Director ORIC
Dr. Kashif Razzaq

Dr. Kashif Razzaq

Manager Research Operations
Dr. M. Amin

Dr. M. Amin

Focal Person BIEC
Ms. Tahira Akhtar

Ms. Tahira Akhtar

Manager Industry Linkages & Technology Transfer
Mr. M. Naeem

Mr. M. Naeem

Publication and Communication Specialist
Ms. Sumia Shahid

Ms. Sumia Shahid


Mr. Zeeshan