ORIC (Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization)

HEC has started working to organize the research activities of universities/HEIs by ensuring availability of well-established and fully functional ORIC (Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization) in public/private sector Universities of the country. Therefore ORIC is established under the directives of HEC in HEIs (Higher Education Institutions) including FJWU.



“Harnessing the power of research for a better tomorrow”



To serve as an agency for developing and supporting the FJWU academic research community in enabling FJWU to emerge as a research-intensive University rendering significant contribution to the Socio-economic development of the country. 

To promote and strengthen research culture in FJWU and link the industry with the university which would encourage and accelerate the process of creation and diffusion of knowledge that would serve the objective of establishment of HEI.


Contribute to the knowledge economy by promoting quality evidence-based research

Foster an environment that is conducive to innovation, and entrepreneurship

Strengthen university-industry-community linkages for synergizing the curricula, research, and productivity with industry and community needs


Aims of ORIC

To promote a high quality of research that classifies FJWU as among the best research-oriented HEIs.

  • To provide strategic and operational support to the FJWU’s research activities/program, and to have a central role in facilitating the FJWU’s research outcomes.
  • To strengthen university-industry linkage through ORIC.
  • Providing support to the students and faculty in their research.
  • To apply the research practically in order to improve the economy of the country.
  • To develop partnerships with universities to form joint research ventures.
  • To work out for the publication of the research work carried out in the university.
  • To promote entrepreneurship, technology transfer, and commercialization activities that energize and support the local and national economy.
  • Improve the hiring and retention of top faculty.


Functions of ORIC

  1. To work under the directions of HEC.
  2. Conduct two meetings a year with HEC.
  3. Identifying and informing the faculty about the research grants opportunities for them to apply and then assisting them in acquiring funds from international and national funding agencies.
  4. To keep track of all the researches carried out in the university by faculty and staff and then commercialize the relevant research to reap maximum benefit for the industry and therefore translate the research into the public benefit.
  5. To deal with plagiarism cases and to advance an anti-plagiarism culture via powerful software for detecting plagiarism i.e. Turnitin.
  6. Arranging seminars and workshops for the university’s students and faculty.


Terms of Reference

  • Enhancing research culture
  • Promoting inter/cross-disciplinary research
  • Building university-industry linkages
  • Inculcating innovation and entrepreneurship culture among researchers
  • Acquiring grants/funding from national/international donors
  • Generating intellectual property through research, innovation, and commercialization
  • Establishing technology/innovation/business parks
  • Augmenting capacity building of research/corporate community



Contact us:

Tel: +92-51-9292900 Ext: 1136/1137

Reach us at:

Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization, Ground Floor Fatima Jinnah Women University Opposite to Admin office.



Manager Research Development (ORIC)

Fatima Jinnah Women University

The Mall Rawalpindi  +92-51-9292900 Ext: 1136/1137