Higher Education Commission (HEC) intends to develop and endure a dynamic and internationally competitive research sector in Pakistan that makes a major contribution to economic prosperity, national well-being and the expansion and dissemination of knowledge. Promotion of Research is one of the core strategic goals of the HEC. Through the program and initiatives launched by the HEC for strengthening research and the process of knowledge creation, the quality and research output originating from the universities and institutes in the country have shown remarkable improvements and Pakistan has been acknowledged as rising star in a number of research disciplines in terms of percentage increasein internationally cited research publications. Yet, this is no more than an end of a beginning and we need not only to sustain and improve this trend but also contemplate on questions of relevance and economic, social and academic impact of the research.


ORIC in FATA University will strive to play a lead role in promoting innovative research culture and bridging the gap between Academia and Industry through research commercialization activities and MoU’s.


The ORIC mission is to provide conducive environment for all stakeholders to work collaboratively for promoting new research ideas by practicing the following values:

  • Originality of research
  • Adherence to international quality standards of education
  • Ocial responsibility through University teaching and (R&D) activities.
  • Establishing link between Academia and Industry for Joint venture projects of Corporate sector and HEC.


  • To develop research culture in FATA University (FU).
  • To provide strategic and operational support to the FU’s research activities/program, and to have a central role in facilitating the FU’s research outcomes.
  • Providing support to the Students and Faculty in their research and projects.
  • To strengthen university-industry linkage.
  • To apply the innovative researches to the economy of the country.
  • To develop partnership (MoU) with National and International Universities.
  • To promote entrepreneurship, technology-transfer and commercialization activities that energizes and supports the National Economy.


  • To follow directives of HEC regarding research, innovation and commercialization.
  • Conduct two meetings a year with HEC officials on ORIC performance at FU.
  • Identifying and informing the faculty about the Research Grants Opportunities and assist them in acquiring funds from international and national funding agencies.
  • To keep track record of all the Publications, Conferences and Research projects carried out by faculty, students and staff and commercialize these all for industry and Academia benefit purpose.
  • To deal with plagiarism cases of students and to promote an anti-plagiarism culture via powerful software for detecting plagiarism.
  • Arranging Training, Seminars, Workshops and Conferences for the FATA University’s students, Administrative staff and Faculty Members on regular basis.
  • Participation from Focal persons( FACULTY MEMBERS) who arranged it previously.
Dr. Fazal Hanan
Director ORIC (Additional Responsibility)


Training for Administrative staff of FU :

  • On “Office Management & Secretarial Services” for Clerical staff, Office Assistants , Accounts Department etc.

Training for Students :

  • On “Self grooming : A way forward to Professionalism”.

Current Projects:

  • Higher Education Commission (HEC) Thematic Research Grant View Detail