University of Karachi

Office of Research Innovation & Commercialization

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Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC) is functioning at the University of Karachi. ORIC was established at the University in 2013 with the approval of the syndicate, under the guidelines of the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad for all Universities/DAIs of Pakistan to establish “Offices of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC)” Read More

Prof. Dr. Aliya Rehman

Director ORIC

The ORIC office encourages the Research, Innovation and Commercialization culture through integration among University, Industry and Civil Society. Faculty can commercialize their research work to the industry for the benefit of the nation which will develop a trust worthy relationship for future mutual benefit.

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Research and Development

Successful Completed Projects

S #Reference NoName of PIAffiliationProject TitleDate of ApprovalCost (PKR)Date of Completion
120-3847/NRPU/R&D/HEC/14/Dr. Anjum ParveenCenter for Plant ConservationSeed preservation of wild plants of Pakistan and pharmacognostic studies of seeds of medicinally important plants29-May-153,744,63028-May-17
220-3766/NRPU/R&D/HEC/14/141Dr. Saida HaiderDepartment of BiochemistryProtective role of Magnesium in amelioration of multiple alterations associated with depression13-Aug-154,787,74212-Aug-17
320-4480/RPU/R&D/HEC/14/141Dr. Saida HaiderDepartment of BiochemistryFlavonoid and curcuminids as a protective line of defense against Aluminum & D-Galactose induced Neurodegeneration in rats13-Aug-155,394,64912-Aug-17
420-4491/NRPU/R&D/HEC/14/324Dr. Ehtesham ul HaqDepartment of BotanyManaging the plant root disease with endophytic species of Trichoderma, Penicillium and fluorescent Pseudomonas associated with healthy crops15-Oct-159,124,03614-Oct-17
520-4528/NRPU/R&D/HEC/14/509Dr. Saima SaleemKIBGEGenetic Alteration in oral Submucous Fibrosis (OSF) are Associated with Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OSCC)01-Jan-163,484,45931-Dec-17
620-2827/NRPU/R&D/HEC/14/12611Dr. Zehra ManzoorNational Centre for ProteomicsProteomics modification induced by Isphosphonates in human breast cancer cell lines13-May-144,525,25012-May-16
7PBIDP/RAD/HEC/1227Dr. Bilquees GulISHUROS Meditiated Signaling Inion Flux Halophytes versus crop plants06-Jun-178,877,74705-Jun-19

On Going Projects

S #Reference NoName of PIAffiliationProject’s TitleDate of ApprovalCost (PKR)Date of Completion
27420/Sindh/ NRPU/R&D/HEC/ 2017Dr. Feroz Alam JafriFood Science & TechnologySynthesis and characterization of alginate-based bionanocomposite biodegradable film reinforced with natural nanofillers1-Mar-192,255,87428-Feb-21
37617/Sindh/ NRPU/R&D/HEC/ 2017Dr. Muhammad Yasir KhanChemical EngineeringFabrication of Novel Sensing Device to Detect Arsenic from Drinking Water --A Step toward portable Real Time Sensor1-Mar-199,270,87428-Feb-21
47311/Sindh/ NRPU/R&D/HEC/ 2017Dr. Saboohi RazaAgriculture &
Agribusiness Management
57790/Sindh/ NRPU/R&D/HEC/ 2017Dr. SHAZIA HAIDERBiochemistrySynthesis and Analgesic Potential of Piperidine substituted analogues Against Pain Model in Mice22-Feb-192,321,18321-Feb-21

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Dr Asma Tabassum​

Manager Research Operations & Development

Dr. Asma Tabassum assumed two positions at ORIC University of Karachi since January 2014. Prior to this she served as a full time contractual and visiting faculty in various departments of the University of Karachi. She has more than 14 years of research experience and vigorously involved in product development activities on indigenous seaweeds of Karachi coast. She has published several research articles in journals of national and international repute. 

Talha Bin Shuja​

Manager Industrial Linkages & Technology Transfer

He is a trainer, mentor and an Entrepreneur, he has been working in startup fraternity for more than 8 years. He has successfully launched three startups and was incubated in Pakistan’s top private and public incubators and he has successfully secured 2.6 million grant from USAid for one of his startups.
He is currently thriving for the entrepreneurial eco-system, commercialization activities and Intellectual Property Process for the students and faculty of University of Karachi.

Dr Tasneem Saher

Administrative Officer

Dr. Tasneem Saher associated as an Administrative Officer at ORIC in the University of Karachi since 2016. More than eight years of Research experience with related expertise to develop drugs from natural products derived from marine organisms against pathogenic diseases. Worked as a full-time contractual faculty member of the Center of excellence in Marine Biology University of Karachi and other private institutions. Successfully executed HEC awarded project and published papers in different journals.

Mubasher Yousuf

Administrative Assistant (Facility & IT Support)

Facilitates ORIC and KUBIC in IT and all Administrative Manners. Trainer, teacher and freelance developer. Provide Skill Based Training, Teaching of Students at reputable institutes for last three years. Design, developed and managing 5+ websites. Expert in Digital Marketing. 

Anam Fatima Shah

Research Assistant

Masters in Microbiology with a profound work background in the field of clinical research and education.She has been associated with one of the most eminent organizations like Shaukat Khanum memorial cancer Hospital and Research Centre, South City Hospital, Aga khan Hospital and ICCBS-PCMD UoK. Worked as a lecturer in well known organization for three years. Currently working in ORIC UoK as research associate , YES CLUB incharge and associated with student affairs.