Director’s Message

At the Directorate of ORIC, Bacha Khan University Charsadda, our primary goal is to foster a culture of innovation, research excellence, and knowledge dissemination within our institution. We firmly believe that cutting-edge research and innovation play a pivotal role in shaping the future, addressing societal challenges, and contributing to the advancement of knowledge.
Over the past years, our dedicated team of researchers, faculty, and staff has worked tirelessly to support and promote a wide range of research initiatives across various disciplines. From fundamental research to applied projects, we have witnessed remarkable breakthroughs and contributions to the academic and industrial landscape.
Our commitment to innovation extends beyond the confines of our campus. We actively seek opportunities for collaboration with industry partners, government agencies, and other academic institutions. These collaborations not only enhance the impact of our research but also contribute to the development of practical solutions to real-world problems.
In the realm of commercialization, we are proud to report successful initiatives that have translated research outcomes into tangible products and services. Our efforts in technology transfer and intellectual property management have resulted in patents, licenses, and start-up ventures that contribute to economic development and societal well-being.
Looking ahead, we are excited about the future possibilities that lie before us. We aim to further strengthen our research ecosystem, encourage interdisciplinary collaboration, and empower our researchers to tackle complex challenges. The Directorate of ORIC will continue to provide support for grant acquisition, research funding, and capacity-building initiatives to ensure our researchers have the resources they need to excel.
I invite all members of our community to actively engage with the Directorate of ORIC whether you are a researcher seeking support for your project, a student interested in participating in cutting-edge research, or an industry partner looking for collaboration opportunities, our doors are always open..


Dr. Hamid Ali Khan



Our vision at the Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialisation is to be a driving force that propels Bacha Khan University Charsadda to the forefront of knowledge creation, technological innovation, and societal impact. We aspire to cultivate a dynamic research ecosystem that inspires intellectual curiosity, encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, and translates groundbreaking discoveries into real-world solutions. By fostering a culture of innovation, ethical research practices, and global engagement, we aim to contribute meaningfully to the advancement of human knowledge, address pressing challenges, and position our university as a leading hub of transformative research and innovation in the global landscape.



The mission of the ORIC BKUC is to cultivate a dynamic and supportive environment that propels our university’s research endeavours to the highest standards of excellence. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive support, resources, and strategic guidance to our faculty, researchers, and students. Through the facilitation of cutting-edge research, ethical practices, and innovative collaborations, we aim to advance knowledge, address local challenges, and contribute to the socio-economic development of our community and beyond. By promoting a culture of curiosity, creativity, and entrepreneurial spirit, we aspire to position our university as a hub of transformative research, making a positive impact on academia, industry, and society at large.



  • Strengthening of the existing Departments through innovation and commercialization.
  • To create University-Industry linkages by collaborating with a wide range of industry insight.
  • Research Scholarships and Grants for students and faculty on National and International level.
  • Pursue current MoUs and strive for more MoUs/MoAs that can be beneficial for the faculty members and Students as well.
  • Seminars, Conferences and Workshops to be held periodically.
  • Joint ventures for the promotion and usability of Research Facilities and Researchers at both ends.
  • Capacity building of the staff of various Departments on regular basis to keep them up to par.
  • Process will be initiated for the Incubation Centers to facilitate the staff and students of the University.
  • Collaborations and MoUs at National and International level including Public and Private sector Universities.
  • Promotion of Inter-Faith harmony amongst different ethnicity and religious sects in the country.
  • The establishment of Research Links with other HEIs and Universities at National and International level.
  • Working in close proximity with the relevant Institutions for better performance of the University.
  • Safeguarding the inventions and inventors by creating Intellectual Property Rights and Patents for further promote the Research for commercialisation.


                  1.                Dr. Hamid Ali Khan

                                            Director ORIC  
                                            091-6540117 Ext. 343


                 2.                Mr. Zia Ur Rahman

                                            Manger (Research Management)
                                            091-6540117 Ext. 344

                 3.               Mr. Ijaz Ali

                                           Manger (Innovation & Commercialisation)  

                 4.               Mr. Muhammad Asif Jan

                                           Research Associate

                 5.               Ms. Salma Khan

                                           Research Associate

                 6.               Ms. Shehla Rahim

                                           Computer Operator  

                 7.               Mr. Shahab Uddin

                                           Naib Qasid



An opportunity to learn about and experiment with cutting-edge tools and technology that may be beyond of reach for the average person is right here at the Research Lab. Either they may begin a new project or receive assistance with the one they’re ongoing.

1.   Department of Agriculture
      Research Laboratories

     i. Plant Breeding and Genetics Lab
     ii. Entomology Lab
     iii. Agronomy Lab

2.   Department of Chemistry
      Research Laboratories

     i. Advance Research Lab
     ii. Analytical Lab
     iii.Biochemistry lab
     iv. Organic lab
     v. Physical lab

3.   Department of Botany
      Research Laboratories

     i. Botany & Zoology Lab

4.   Department of Geology
      Research Laboratories

     i. Petrography Lab
     ii. Rock cutting lab
     iii. Geophysics Lab

5.   Department of Pharmacy
      Research Laboratories

     i. Pharmaceutics Lab
     ii. Pharmaceutical Chemistry Lab
     iii. Basic Medical Science Lab

6.   Department of Physics
      Research Laboratories

     i. Pharmaceutics Lab

7.   Institute of Biotechnology and Microbiology
      Research Laboratories

     i. IBM Research Lab

6.   Department of Computer Science
      Research Laboratories

      i. System Lab
      ii. Hardware Lab
      iii. Computer Lab


ORIC Steering Committee

       i.    Vice Chancellor, Bacha Khan University Charsadda                                              Chair
       ii.    President, Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Peshawar                  Co-Chair
       iii.   President, Charsadda Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Charsadda          Member
       iv.   Dean, Faculty of Sciences, BKUC                                                                              Member
       v.    Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, BKUC                           Member
       vi.   Director, Lawari International Pharmaceuticals, Saidu Sharif Swat                    Member
       vii.  Managing Director, IPP Pharmaceuticals, Saidu Sharif Swat                              Member
       viii. Director QEC, BKUC                                                                                                     Member
       ix.   Director ORIC, BKUC                                                                           Member cum Secretary

Ethical Institutional Review Board

       i.    Vice Chancellor, Bacha Khan University Charsadda                                              Chair
       ii.    Registrar                                                                                                                       Co-Chair
       iii.   Dean, Faculty of Sciences                                                                                         Member
       iv.   Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities                                       Member
       v.    Dr. Tabasum Yaseen, Chairperson, Department of Botany                                  Member
       vi.   Dr. Amna, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics                                       Member
       vii.  HoD/Chairman, Department of Islamic Studies                                                    Member
       viii. Assistant Registrar (Litigation)                                                                                 Member
       ix.   Director QEC, BKUC                                                                                                     Member
       x.    Director ORIC, BKUC                                                                           Member cum Secretary


Faculty, researchers and students at Bacha Khan University Charsadda are actively involved in research activities and publish their findings in well reputed HEC recognized journals to contribute to the advancement of knowledge. Their innovative ideas and scholarly investigations provide foundation for further research and development for global community.

Yearly Basis Research Publication list 

i. Research Publications 2023

ii. Research Publications 2022

iii. Research Publications 2021

iv. Research Publications 2020

v. Research Publications 2019

vi. Research Publications 2018

vii. Research Publications 2017

Memorandum of Understanings (MoUs)

In order to strengthen the academic and research activities throughout the university’s many departments. The Directorate of ORIC, Bacha Khan University Charsadda has signed a number of Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with renowned Institutes/organizations mainly focusing on the following areas:

         Research & Development
         Exchange of resources
         Industrial Linkages
         Mutual Cooperation in Research Field
         Scientific and Educational Cooperation
         Capacity Buildings
         Promotion of Education Quality

The Directorate of ORIC, Bacha Khan University Charsadda has inked Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with the following national and international Institutes/Organizations,

National MoUs

         1. Research institute Of Chemistry (Karachi) HEJ
         2. University of Malakand (KPK)
         3. Empowerment Thru Creative Integration (ECI)
         4. Pak Women under CVP project of TDEA/USAID
         5. Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) KPK
         6. Kohat University of Science and Technology (KUST) KPK
         7. Elementary& Secondary Education (M&F) Charsadda
         8. Iqbal Research Institute for Research & Dialogue Islamabad
         9. Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI)
         10. Sarhad Chamber of Commerce & Industries, Peshawar (SSCI)
         11. District Health Department Charsadda
         12. Association Biorisk Management Pakistan
         13. District Office Youth Affairs Charsadda
         14. Dar Ul Shifa Hospital, Mardan

International MoUs

         1. University of Nizwa , Oman
         2. Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey
         3. Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, China
         4.University of Bengol Turkey

ORIC Policies

Research-related policies play a pivotal role in shaping the academic landscape of a university, providing a structured framework that guides and governs the research endeavors of its faculty and students. These policies serve as a compass, delineating ethical standards, ensuring the responsible conduct of research, and promoting transparency and integrity in scholarly activities. By addressing issues such as human and animal subjects’ welfare, research misconduct, and conflicts of interest, these policies create a foundation for a research culture grounded in ethical principles. Additionally, they facilitate the acquisition and management of research funding, outline guidelines for intellectual property, and foster collaboration both within the university community and on a global scale. Furthermore, research policies underscore the importance of open access, data management, and community engagement, reflecting a commitment to sharing knowledge, fostering innovation, and contributing to societal progress. Regular reviews and updates of these policies by the ORIC Steering Committee ensure their adaptability to the evolving landscape of academia, reinforcing their instrumental role in shaping a dynamic and responsible research environment within the university.

The policies mentioned below are duly approved by the ORIC Steering Committee.

1. Research Policy

2. Research Ethics Policy

3. Intellectual Property Rights Policy

4. Conflict of Interest Policy

5. Technology Transfer Policy


  • Signed MoU with Pakistan Biological Safety Association
  • One Day Hands On Training Workshop on “Bio Safety and Lab Culture Importance/Quality Assurance”
  • One Day Awareness Session on Digital Skill Training
  • 4th Meeting of Ethical Institutional Review Board.
  • Pink Ribbon Youth Awareness Program 2024
  • 3rd Meeting of Ethical Institutional Review Board
  • Signed MoU with Dar ul Shifa Hospital Mardan.
  • 1st Meeting of ORIC Steering Committee.
  • 2nd Meeting of Ethical Institutional Review Board.
  • 1st Meeting of Ethical Institutional Review Board.
  • Two days international conference on Socio-Economic Development in Pakistan and Regional Connectivity under CPEC with special focus on agriculture Sector.
  • One day Seminar on “Role of Communication Skills in Professional Grooming”
  • One day Workshop on Empowering English Language Teaching Professionals
  • Investor’s awareness session on Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSK)
  • Agriculture Food Seminar
  • Two days hands on training workshop on R (Programming Language)
  • Capacity building on “Pedagogy Techniques”
  • Awareness session regarding “Head Hunt of Entrepreneurs”
  • Training for M.Phil/PhD Research Supervisors
  • One Day Seminar on Reducing Climate Risks through available Science in Pakistan
  • Once day session on range and forest biodiversity of Pakistan
  • One day seminar n National Action Plan; Challenges and its implementation dilemma
  • One Day Seminar on “Upholding citizen’s participation through Ensuring their Right to Information; the Role of KP Right to Information (RTI) commission”
  • One day Seminar on Professional Development Opportunities
  • One day Seminar on Growing Indo-US Strategic Partnership: challenges, Opportunities and Impact on Pakistan
  • One day Seminar on Scientific Writing
  • Awareness session on RTS Notified Services under RTS Act, 2014
  • One day seminar on Scientific Manuscript Writing
  • One day Seminar on Skills Development in Academic and Scientific Writing
  • One day training session on Digital Marketing
  • One day Orientation session for KPK Health & Education Institutes on disability inclusive in pandemic
  • One day training session on standard procedure of certified wheat production
  • State of Art on Cathode Material for Lithium ion Batteries
  • Youth Tech Festival 2022
  • Workshop to Engage Undergraduate/Graduate and Post Graduates of Final year to do Projects/Thesis on Indigenous problems by engaging with local stakeholders (Industry, Business, Government Departments and Others)
  • National Women Working Day
  • One Day Seminar On Digital Learning


A Funding Agency is any external organization, public or private, which undertakes a contractual agreement with the University to sponsor research or an entrepreneurial activity.  The funding agency often dictates how their funds may be used, what deliverables are expected, and what reports are required. Funding agencies constitute essential pillar for the policy makers and researchers in today’s global world.  Such funding agencies are increasingly providing support for implementation of science in different organizations.

National Funding Agencies

1) Higher Education Commission Of Pakistan (HEC)

        1.1) Access To Scientific Instrumentation

        1.2)  Grant For Organizing Seminars / Conferences / Workshops

        1.3)  Grant For Spare Parts / Maintenance Of Equipment

        1.4)  Institutional Strengthing / Up-Gradation Of Laboratories

        1.5)  Interim Placement Of Fresh PhDs Program

        1.6)  International Research Support Initiative Program (IRSIP)

        1.7)  Knowledge Economy Partnerships Pakistan – UK

        1.8) Mobility Grant (With Turkey)

        1.9)  National Research Grant For Universities (NRPU)

        1.10)  National Awards For Outstanding Researchers

        1.11)  Pakistan Program For Collaborative Research

        1.12)  Pakistan – United States Science And Technology Cooperation Program


        1.14)  Peridot Research Program

        1.15)  Post Doctoral Research

        1.16)  Research Travel Grant For University Faculty & Scholars

        1.17)  Split PhD And Post Doctoral Fellowship Program In France

        1.18)  Startup Research Grant (SRGP)

        1.19)  Textbook & Monograph Writing Scheme

        1.20)  Thematic Research Grant Program

        1.21)  Travel Grant For Pakistani Researchers

        1.22)  Technology Development Fund

        1.23)  University Industry Technology Support Program (UITSP)

2) Academic Linkages & EducatioN U.S. Embassy Islamabad

3)  Bio Safety Research In Pakistan Grants Program (BRPGP)

4) COMSTECH-IFS Research Grants Program

5) Commission On Science And Technology For Sustainable Development In The South (COMSATS)

6) Eco Science Foundation (ECOSF)

7) Fund For Innovative Training (FIT)

8) ICT R&D Fund

9) IGC- Pakistan

10) Inspire Strategic Partnership Fund (British Council)

11) ISESCO – COMSTECH Research Grant

12)  OIC Standing Committee For Scientific And Technological Cooperation

13) Pakistan Science Foundation

14) Pakistan Medical Research Council (PMRC)

15) Pak-Norway Institutional Cooperation Framework

16) Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC)

17) Pakistan Strategy Support Program (PSSP)

18) PMRC Research Grant For Projects In High Priority Areas Of Health

19) Research And Advocacy Fund (RAF)

20) Student Research Grant Program WWF Pakistan

13) Pakistan Science Foundation

International Funding Agencies

  1. Aga Khan Foundation
  2. Agricultural Development Policy Research Program Strategy ACIAR
  3. Asian Development Bank
  4. Asia Pacific Leadership Program
  5. Australian Agency For International Development (AUSAID)
  6. British Atmospheric Data Centre (BADC)
  7. Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP)
  8. Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
  9. Cultural Grant Assistance Program (JAPAN)
  10. European Research Council Starting Grant
  11. Food And Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations (FAO)
  12. Global Environmental Facility (GEF)
  13. Global Innovation Fund (GIF)
  14. Grand Challenges Canada
  15. Grand Challenges Explorations
  16. Georg Forster Research Fellowship (HERMES)
  17. Horticulture Research Program Strategy
  18. Horizon 2020
  19. International Climate Protection Fellowships Germany
  20. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
  21. International Centre For Agricultural Research In The Dry Areas (ICARDA)
  22. International Centre For Science And High Technology (ICS)
  23. International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
  24. International Foundation For Science (IFS)
  25. International Fund For Agricultural Development (IFAD)
  26. International Institute For Sustainable Development (IISD)
  27. International Institute Of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
  28. Islamic Development Bank (IDB)
  29. Japan World Exposition 1970 Commemorative Fund Grant
  30. Livestock Production Systems
  31. Land And Water Resources Research Program By Aciar
  32. Natural Resources Institute (NRI)
  33. New Investigator Awards By Welcome Trust
  34. Organization For The Prohibition Of Chemical Weapons
  35. Partnerships For Enhanced Engagement In Research (PEER) SCIENCE
  36. South Asia Network Of Economic Research Institutes (SANEI)
  37. Science And Technology Research Partnership For Sustainable Development (SATREPS)
  38. The Leadership Development For Higher Education Reform (LEADHER)
  39. The Academy Of Finland’s (AF)
  40. TWAS-COMSTECH Joint Research Grants
  41. The International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
  42. United Nations Conference On Trade And Development (UNCTAD)
  43. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  44. United Nations Educational, Scientific And Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  45. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  46. United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
  47. United Nations University (UNU)
  48. U.S. Agency For International Development (USAID)
  49. The World Bank (WB)
  50. World Health Organization (WHO)


1. Application Form for Ethical Approval (For Science subjects)


2. Application Form for Ethical Approval (For Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities)


Contact US

                         Directorate of ORIC
                                    (Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization)
                                    Bacha Khan University, Charsadda, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

                         091-6540116. Ext: 343, 340, 344