In the wake of promoting research endeavors and synchronizing it with academic norms and industrial demands, the University of Swat has established Directorate of Outreach, Research, Innovation and commercialization (DORIC) on the directives of Higher Education Commission and initiative of the honorable Vice Chancellor, University of Swat. DORIC is aimed at promoting quality research with innovation, creativity, skills development, commercialization and intellectual property that will eventually benefit the country’s economy in general and university in particular.

The mandate of DORIC is to strengthen the research activities and provide services for matters pertaining to research and development through invention, innovation, commercialization of products, patents, collaboration and arranging seminars, conferences and workshops. Moreover, this directorate will strive to contribute significantly in improving the national and international ranking through quality research work and publications besides filing of applied patents.

A)RESEARCH PROJECTS SUBMITTED TO DIFFERENT DONOR AGENCIES (2015 ONWARD)

Sr. No.

 Name of PI

Project Title

Proposed  Duration

Funds requested (million)

Higher Education Commission (HEC)

1

Dr. Muhammad Israr

DNA-based Prediction of Eye and Hair Colour of Pakhtun Population Living In Malakand Division Of Pakistan

24 months

6.704

2

Dr. Muhammad Israr

Recovery and Quantification of DNA from Touch Surfaces Including Lip Prints for Forensic Analysis

18 months

4.783

3

Dr. Ihsanulah

Synthesis of functionalized N-heterocyclic compounds – as privileged scaffolds in designing new drug candidates and potent drugs – based on sequential transition metal catalyzed one pot-three component coupling-addition Nucleophilic Substitution aromatic (CASNAr) methodology.

36 months

11.31361

4

Dr. Faiz Muhammad

A New Approach Toward Fuzzy Soft Ideals in Order Semigroup wit Applications

36 months

2.392

5

Dr. Zahid Ullah

A Molecular Phylogical of Swat Flora based on Univerity Plant DNA Barcodes (rbcl+matk)

36 months

7.366

6

Dr. Nisar Ahmad

Development of cell suspension and adventitious root cultures for production of steviol glycosides in stevia revaudiana (Bertoni) and its quality control for commercial application

24 months

4.585374

7

Syed Shujait Ali (PHD)

DNA barcoding and phylogentic  analysis of medicinally important species of family ranumculacease

24 months

6.702894

8

Dr. Fazal akbar

Analysis of the diversity of begomovirus-complex and its whitefly vector in khyber Pakhtunkhwa

24 months

6.771

9

Dr. Kifayatullah Khan

Quantification of Perfluorinated Compounds in Environmental Matrices and their Bioaccomulation across Pakistan.

3 Years

8.966

10

Dr. Haji Khan

synergistic effects of silver nanoparticles and biocontrol agents to control powdery mildew in pisum sativum

36 months

4.820132

11

Dr. Haji Khan

Isolati and polyphasic charactization of endophytics bacterian for development as novel biological control agent against peach leaf curl disease

36 months

7.820132

12

Dr. Muhammad Nazir Uddin

Prevlence, Molecular characterization and chemotherapeutic study for the selection of antiprotozoal therapy for control of Toxoplasma gondii in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

36 months

3.458393

13

Dr. Wajid Khan

Bioactivities and conservation of endangered medicinal plants of District Swat.

12 months

0.5

14

Dr. Muhammad Israr

Development of mitochondrial DNA database for Pakhtun population living in Malakand Division

15 months

5.74

15

Dr. Nisar Ahmad

Production of medicinally important Steviol glycosides in Stevia rebaudiana by using in vitro technologies

24 months

4.796

16

Dr. Nisar Ahmad

Elicitation-induced Hyper-Production of Medicinally Important Secondary Metabolites in Submerged Cell Cultures of Wormwood

24 months

11.477

17

Dr. Akhtar Rasool

Molecular Evidence of Mysterious Disease in Schizothorax spp

12 months

2.62

18

Dr. Shahid Ali

Analysis of the effect of satellites on transcription of cotton associated begomoviruses

12 months

3.52

19

Dr. Zahid Ullah

DNA Barcoding and phylogenetic analysis of the grasses (Poaceae) of Pakistan

36 months

5.298

20

Kifayatullah Khan

Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the River Soan, Pakistan: Emissions and
Its implications for Risk assessment

36 months

10.612

21

Dr. Syed Shujait Ali

Meta analysis of gene expression data to investigate the shared signature among different types of cancers

36 months

8.048

22

Dr. Syed Shujait Ali

PHYLOGENY, MOLECULAR AUTHENTICATION AND ECOLOGICAL NICHE MODELING OF MEDICNAL PLANTS OF PAKISTAN.

24 months

7.317

23

Dr. Haidar Ali

CONSERVATION OF TAXUS CONTORTA THROUGH MICROPROPAGATION, REHABILITATION OF ITS NATIVE HABITAT, EXTRACTION OF TAXOL (ANTICANCER DRUG) AND IDENTIFICATION OF TRANSCRIPTION LEVELS OF BIOSYNTHETIC GENES

36 months

7.861

24

Dr.Haji Khan

Designing Biological Control Stratigies Against Peach Leaf Curl Diseases

36 months

2.887

25

Dr.Haji Khan

Stratigies to Control Powdery Mildew of Graden Pea by Dvelopment and Application of Nano-Biocontrol Agents

36 months

4.07

26

Dr.Muhammad Nazir Uddin

Molecular Identification and Characterization of Epicoccum purpurascens and its use as Biocontrol Agent Against Pythium Root Rot of Strawberry in Madyan, Swat

36 months

2.89

27

Dr Zakia Ahmad

ASSESSMENT OF GENETIC DIVERSITY THROUGH NEWLY DEVELOPED EST-MARKERS AND SELECTION OF  HIGH YIELDING DISEASE RESISTANT CANDIDATE LINES FROM LOCAL AND EXOTIC WHEAT GERMPLASM.

24 months

1.7

28

Dr. Anwar Hussain

An Analysis of Ecological Footprint in Rural Urban Areas of District Swat

12 months

5.5

29

Dr. Muhammad Rizwan

Unlocking the potential of phytopathogenic fungi for the production of bioactive metabolites

36 months

5.6

30

Dr. Muhammad Suleman

Analysis of genetic variations in milk producing genes and their association with milk composition in Pakistani Cattle, Buffalo, sheep and Goat breeds

36 months

3.7

31

Dr. Ghaus ur Rahman

Dynamical Aspects of Fractional Differential Equations & Its Application in Highly Oscillatory Phenomena

18 months

5.2

32

Dr. Sheraz Ali

The dynamics of violence in Pakistan: Parameters Estimation and Sensitivity Analysis

24 months

6.0

33

Dr. Adnan

Synthesis and Evaluation of Carbon-based Catalysts and their Application for Developing Efficient Remediation Technology for the Treatment of Endocrine Disruptors in Water

36 months

15

34

Dr. Ihsasnullah

Synthesis of functionalized N-heterocyclic compounds – as privileged scaffolds in designing new drug candidates and potent drugs – based on sequential transition metal catalyzed one pot-three component coupling-addition Nucleophilic Substitution aromatic (CASNAr) methodology

36 months

15

35

Dr. Nasib Zaman

Development of Diagnostic Tool for Efficient Prognosis of Sustained Virological Response Among HCV Responded Patients in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

36 months

8.0

36

Dr. Abdul Hamid

Transforming ESP teaching in Higher Education Institutions in Pakistan: bridging the gap between curricula and job markets

36 months

10

37

Dr. Syed Shujait Ali

Exploiting molecular systematics approaches for the identification pathogens involved in peach leaf curl disease in Pakistan and their historical,  biogeography

36 months

4.7

38

Dr. Syed Shujait Ali

Meta analysis of gene expression data to investigate the shared Signature among different types of cancers

36 months

4.3

39

Dr. Shazia Sakhi

Genome wide association analysis of local sorghum (Sogrhum bicolor L. Moench) cultivars/landraces for important agronomic traits under stress conditions

36 months

7.7

40

Dr. Muzafar Shah

Valuation and Genetic Diversity of pheasants of Swat, Pakistan

36 months

13.6

41

Dr. Sajjad Hussain

Relationship between Educational Leaders and Quality Education Provision for Enhancement of Living Standards of Life

36 months

20

42

Dr. Akhtar Rasool

Assessment of Field Evolved Insecticide Resistance in Fruit Flies in Pakistan for Future Food Security

36 months

7.9

43

Dr. Wajid Khan

Molecular Characterization and identification of root knot nematode and pochonia chlamydosporia for the proper biocontrol strategy of Root-Knot disease of Strawberry in district Swat

24 months

7.0

44

Dr. Naveed Alam

Remote Sensing & GIS based assessment of forest cover change detection of Malam Jabba Forests, District Swat”.

 

09 Months

0.5

45

Dr. Zakia Ahmad

Genetic evaluation of local and exotic common-bean germplasm using newly developed SSR markers

08 months

0.5

46

Dr. Khurshid Khan

Exploring the Sandfly fauna (Diptera: Psychodidae) in District Swat

07 months

0.5

47

Dr. Shah Hussain

Diversity and Phylogeny of some Economically Important Mushrooms of District Dir Upper, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

07 months

0.5

48

Dr. Adnan Shahzad

Decomposition behaviour of Cu and Ag Complexes stabilized by Thiourea Ligands; Characterization and Preliminary Applications as Photocatalysts

09 months

0.499

49

Dr. Tariq Shah

To assess the awareness level of farming Community of districts Malakand and Swat regarding climate change

08 months

0.382

50

Dr. Muhammad Waqas

To Study the Effects of elevated ultraviolet radiation on fresh water algae and its role in toxic heavy metal (THMs) removal from wastewater

09 months

0.499

51

Dr. Amjad Iqbal

Competitive pressure and firm’s management: Evidence from corporate information quality and payout policy

08 months

0.5

 52

Dr. Muhammad Iqbal

Development of Embedded Capacitors Based on Waste Ceramics/ Polyaniline (PANI) Macro Composites For Batteries And Micro-Wave Devices

08 months

0.499

53

DR. Kiramat Shah

Synthesis and Characterization of click generated triazoles and its applications as a chemosensors for antibiotics

09 months

0.5

54

Dr. Anwarzeb Khan

Transport, fate and toxicological effects of heavy metals in soil, food plants and irrigation water in Peshawar basin, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

07 months

0.5

55

Dr. Muhammad Shahid Khan

“Exploring the Mediating Effect of Knowledge Management Strategies in Human Capital Development: Empirical Evidence from Rural Area Schools of Pakistan”

09 months

.425

56

Dr. Mian Gul Said

“Synthesis, Characterization and biological activities of Porphyrin Schiff bases”

09 months

.5

57

Dr. Palwasha

“The Moderating Role of Work Environment on the Relationship between Performance Appraisal, supervisor support and Employees Retention”

09 months

.5

58

Dr. Ashfaq Ahmad

“Organizational Commitment along academic staff in higher learning institutions: The Buffering role of Co-worker Support”

09 months

.5

59

Dr. Muzammil Khan

An Improved Well-structured News Web Archive from Multiple Sources”

09 months

.43

60

Dr. Zarawar Khan

“History, Classification and Interpretation of the Buddhist collection of the former Sub Regional Office, Peshawar, of the Department of Archaeology and Museums, Govt. of Pakistan”

09 months

.5

61

Dr. Bilal Ahmad

“Growing stock and carbon stock assessment of coniferous forest in Beha, Valley, District Swat”

09 months

.5

62

Dr. Neelam Ali

“Occurrence, profile and spatial distribution of organochlorines pesticides in food crops/wheat grains: Implication for source apportionment and health risk assessment”

 

09 months

.5

Projects Submitted to Higher Education Department (HED)

1

Dr. Mohammad
Israr

“Development of DNA testing kit and its validation in Pakhtun population of Malakand Division”

12 months

2.49

2

Dr. Muhammad Rizwan

“Phytopathogneic Fungi as Alternative and Reliable Sources for Potent Anticancer Agent Towards a new Horizons”

12 months

1.79

3

Dr. Muzafar Shah

“Estimation of Genetic Diversity of pheasants of Malakand Division, Pakistan”

12 months

2.5

4

Dr. Zahid Hussain

“Molecular Authentication of Valuable Medicinal Plants of District Swat”

12 months

2.17

5

Dr. Mohammad Ali

Elicitation-Induced Hyper-Production of Medicinally Important Secondary Metabolites in Submerged Cell Cultures of Wormwood

24 months

2.0

6

Dr. Nisar Ahmad

“DEVELOPMENT OF TEA BAGS AND STEVIOSIDES TABLETS FOR DIABETIC PATIENTS FROM STEVIA REBAUDIANA LEAVES USING IN VITRO TECHNOLOGIES”

24 months

2.0

7

Dr. Jafar Khan

Development of Indigenous Rose Bengal Plate (RBPT) Antigen for Efficient Diagnosis of Brucellosis Among Cattle in the Region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

12 months

2.48

8

Dr. Akhtar Rasool

Assessment of economically important plant diseases and pest in Swat valley for future Food Security

12 months

1.49

9

Dr. Ghaus Ur Rahman

Applications of Generalized Fractional Calculus & Fractional Differential Equation, Related Results and Its Applications

12 months

1.199

10

Dr. Muhammad Nazir Uddin

“MOLECULAR IDENTIFIED OF NEMATOPHAGOUOS FUNGI BY INTERNAL TRANSCRIBED SPACER (ITS) OF THE RIBOSOMAL NUCLEAR DNA (RDNA) AND THEIR EFFICACY AGAINST GUAVA DECLINE”

 

2.35

11

Dr. Wajid Khan

Development of feasible regeneration system for secondary metabolites and mass production of endangered medicinal plant Caralluma tuberculata”

06 months

2.09

Projects Submitted to Pakistan Science Foundation

01

 

Dr. Mohammad Sohail

“Developing Environmental Friendly, Mg-Matrix Based Composite Technology for Present and Future Generations” Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF)

12 months

1.0

02

Dr. Muhammad Israr

“Using ancestry informative markets (AIMS) to define and detect Pakistani population stratification””

12 months

19.55

 

 

 

B).     RESEARCH PROJECTS APPROVED BY DONOR AGENCIES

Sr. No.

 Name of PI

Project Title

Proposed  Duration

Funds Approved (million)

 

Research Projects Approved by Higher Education Commission

 

1

Dr. Muhammad Israr

DNA-based Prediction of Eye and Hair Colour of Pakhtun Population Living In Malakand Division Of Pakistan

24 months

6.704

 

2

Dr. Faiz Muhammad

A New Approach Toward Fuzzy Soft Ideals in Order Semigroup wit Applications

36 months

2.392

 

3

Dr. Fazal akbar

Analysis of the diversity of begomovirus-complex and its whitefly vector in khyber Pakhtunkhwa

24 months

6.771

 

4

Dr. Zahid Ullah

DNA Barcoding and phylogenetic analysis of the grasses (Poaceae) of Pakistan

36 months

     5.2

 

5

Dr. Haidar Ali

CONSERVATION OF TAXUS CONTORTA THROUGH MICROPROPAGATION, REHABILITATION OF ITS NATIVE HABITAT, EXTRACTION OF TAXOL (ANTICANCER DRUG) AND IDENTIFICATION OF TRANSCRIPTION LEVELS OF BIOSYNTHETIC GENES

36 months

     7.8

 

6

Dr.Haji Khan

Designing Biological Control Stratigies Against Peach Leaf Curl Diseases

36 months

    2.8

 

7

Dr.Muhammad Nazir Uddin

Molecular Identification and Characterization of Epicoccum purpurascens and its use as Biocontrol Agent Against Pythium Root Rot of Strawberry in Madyan, Swat

36 months

    2.8

 

8

Dr. Naveed Alam

Remote Sensing & GIS based assessment of forest cover change detection of Malam Jabba Forests, District Swat”.

 

09 Months

500000

 

9

Dr. Zakia Ahmad

Genetic evaluation of local and exotic common-bean germplasm using newly developed SSR markers

08 months

.5

 

10

Dr. Khurshid Khan

Exploring the Sandfly fauna (Diptera: Psychodidae) in District Swat

07 months

.5

 

11

Dr. Shah Hussain

Diversity and Phylogeny of some Economically Important Mushrooms of District Dir Upper, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

07 months

.5

 

12

Dr. Adnan Shahzad

Decomposition behaviour of Cu and Ag Complexes stabilized by Thiourea Ligands; Characterization and Preliminary Applications as Photocatalysts

09 months

.499

 

13

Dr. Tariq Shah

To assess the awareness level of farming Community of districts Malakand and Swat regarding climate change

08 months

.382

 

14

Dr. Muhammad Waqas

To Study the Effects of elevated ultraviolet radiation on fresh water algae and its role in toxic heavy metal (THMs) removal from wastewater

09 months

.499

 

15

Dr. Amjad Iqbal

Competitive pressure and firm’s management: Evidence from corporate information quality and payout policy

08 months

.5

 

16

Dr. Muhammad Iqbal

Development of Embedded Capacitors Based on Waste Ceramics/ Polyaniline (PANI) Macro Composites For Batteries And Micro-Wave Devices

08 months

.499

 

17

DR. Kiramat Shah

Synthesis and Characterization of click generated triazoles and its applications as a chemosensors for antibiotics

09 months

.5

 

18

Dr. Anwarzeb Khan

Transport, fate and toxicological effects of heavy metals in soil, food plants and irrigation water in Peshawar basin, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

07 months

.5

 

19

Dr. Muhammad Shahid Khan

“Exploring the Mediating Effect of Knowledge Management Strategies in Human Capital Development: Empirical Evidence from Rural Area Schools of Pakistan”

09 months

.425

 

20

Dr. Mian Gul Said

“Synthesis, Characterization and biological activities of Porphyrin Schiff bases”

09 months

.5

 

21

Dr. Palwasha

“The Moderating Role of Work Environment on the Relationship between Performance Appraisal, supervisor support and Employees Retention”

09 months

.5

 

22

Dr. Ashfaq Ahmad

“Organizational Commitment along academic staff in higher learning institutions: The Buffering role of Co-worker Support”

09 months

.5

 

23

Dr. Muzammil Khan

An Improved Well-structured News Web Archive from Multiple Sources”

09 months

.43

 

24

Dr. Zarawar Khan

“History, Classification and Interpretation of the Buddhist collection of the former Sub Regional Office, Peshawar, of the Department of Archaeology and Museums, Govt. of Pakistan”

09 months

.5

 

25

Dr. Bilal Ahmad

“Growing stock and carbon stock assessment of coniferous forest in Beha, Valley, District Swat”

09 months

.5

 

Research Project Approved by Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF)

 

 

 

1

Dr. Mohammad Sohail

“Developing Environmental Friendly, Mg-Matrix Based Composite Technology for Present and Future Generations”.

12 months

1.0

 

         

 

C).     SUBMISSION OF TRAVEL GRANTS

  1. 1.  Submitted Travel Grant case of Dr. Lutfullah, Assistant Professor (BPS-19), Department of Law & Sharia, University of Swat to Higher Education Commission for presentation of his paper titled “A Critical and Realistic Approach to the Impact of Superfluous Usage of Cellular Packages on the Education of Pakistani Youth” at 2016 Istanbul International Academic Conference on Education & Social Sciences”.

 

2.       Submitted Travel Grant case of Dr. Lutfullah, Assistant Professor (BPS-19), Department of Law & Sharia, University of Swat to Higher Education Commission for presentation of his paper titled “Sulh: Facts and Effects in Islamic Jurisprudence For Social Harmony Vis-A-Vis Efficacy of the Judges” at the International Seminar on Islamic Jurisprudence in Islamic Society (Islac 2017).

 

3.       Submitted Travel Grant case of Dr. Mohammad Sohail, Assistant Professor (IPFP), Institute of Chemical Sciences, University of Swat to Higher Education Commission for presentation of his paper titled “Novel Composites Based on Ceramics and Conducting Polymers: A Approach from Worse to Better” at the International Seminar Advanced Materials World Congress(AMWC-2018).

 

4.       Submitted Travel Grant case of Dr. Mian Gul Sayed, Assistant Professor (IPFP), Institute of Chemical Sciences, University of Swat to Higher Education Commission for Presentation of his paper titled “Metal free synthesis of beta- triazole terra phenyl porphyrins and related compounds” at the 6th Edition of International Conference and Exhibition on Organic Chemistry”.

 

5.       Submitted Travel Grant case of Dr. Kiramat Shah, Assistant Professor (IPFP) at Institute of Chemical Sciences, University of Swat for Presentation of his paper titled “Synthesis and Characterization of triazole based supramolecule and its Supramolecular detection of Asprin in water and human blood plasma” at the 11th Global Experts Meeting on Chemistry and Computational Catalysis Chemistry Congress 2018”.

 

6.       Submitted Travel Grant case of Dr. Amjad Iqbal, Assistant Professor (IPFP) at Centre for Management and Commerce, University of Swat for Presentation of his paper titled “Principal-Principal agency conflicts, Product market competition and corporate payout policy in China” at the ECOMOD2018 – International Conference on Economic Modeling (EcoMod2018)”.

 

7.       Submitted Travel Grant case of Dr. Mohammad Sohail, Assistant Professor (IPFP), Institute of Chemical Sciences, University of Swat to Higher Education Commission for presentation of his paper titled “Industrial Ceramic Wastes in Pakistan: Renewable Natural Capital for Pollution Control, Energy and Green Environment” in the 7th International Chemistry Conference at King Saud University Riyadh Saudi Arabia.

 

8.       Submitted Travel Grant case of Dr. Mian Gul Sayed, Assistant Professor (IPFP), Institute of Chemical Sciences, University of Swat to Present his paper, titled “Synthesis and evaluation of analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial activity of beta and meso 5,10,15,20- tetraphenylporphyrins Schiff bases and their metal complexes” at the 3rd International Conference on Pharmaceutical Chemistry.

 

9.       Submitted Travel Grant case of Mr. Muhammad Irfan, Lecturer at the Department of Computer and Software Technologies, University of Swat to Present his paper titled “Anomaly Detection in Crowds using Multi Sensory Information” at the 15th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal-based Surveillance (AVSS).  The mentioned conference was held during November 27-30 at Auckland, New Zealand.

 

10.   Submitted Travel Grant case (travel grant after completion of Post-Doctorate on return) of Dr. Faiz Muhammad Khan, Assistant Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Swat to Higher Education Commission. The mentioned scholar successfully completed his Post Doctorate in Mathematics from Northwestern Polytechnical University Xi’an China.

 

11.   Submitted Travel Grant case of Dr. Mian Gul Sayed, Assistant Professor (IPFP), Institute of Chemical Sciences, University of Swat to Present his paper, titled “Synthesis and evaluation of analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial activity of beta and meso 5,10,15,20- tetraphenylporphyrins Schiff bases and their metal complexes” at the 3rd International Conference on Pharmaceutical Chemistry during March 25-26, 2019 in Budapest, Hungary.

 

12.   Submitted Travel Grant case of Dr. Mohammad Sohail, Assistant Professor (IPFP), Institute of Chemical Sciences, University of Swat to Higher Education Commission for presentation of his paper titled “Industrial Ceramic Wastes in Pakistan: Renewable Natural Capital for Pollution Control, Energy and Green Environment” in the International Conference on Innovative Applied Energy (IAPE 2019) at St Cross College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) during 14-15 March, 2019.

13.   Submitted Travel Grant case of Dr. Mohammad Sohail, Assistant Professor (IPFP), Institute of Chemical Sciences, University of Swat to Higher Education Commission for presentation of his paper

under ‘PAK UK Education Gateway Program’. The said program has been launched by HEC and British Council that aims to enhance partnership between the Higher Education sectors of Pakistan and UK.

 

14.   Submitted Travel Grant case of Dr. Mian Gul Sayed, Assistant Professor (IPFP), Institute of Chemical Sciences, University of Swat to Present his paper, titled “Synthesis and evaluation of analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial activity of beta and meso 5,10,15,20- tetraphenylporphyrins Schiff bases and their metal complexes” at the 3rd International Conference on Pharmaceutical Chemistry d0uring August 26 & 27 , 2019 in London UK.

 

D).      OUTREACHING ACTIVITIES

1. Execution of Kamyab Jawan Start Up Pakistan Program (Entrepreneurship Training) at University of Swat

DORIC, University of Swat in collaboration with IdeaGist Pakistan is executing the ‘Kamjyab Jawan Start Up Pakistan Program’ (Entrepreneurship Training) for University of Swat Students and Staff. This project is initiated by the Government of Pakistan to help the students in offering entrepreneurship as a career choice. Besides this, it will also support business incubation center workshops, idea incubation, community collaboration, one-on-one mentoring, process guidelines and connecting the incubator to a global pool of investors.

2. Execution of KP Impact Challenge (KPIC) Program at University of Swat

DORIC, University of Swat in collaboration with Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) executed the KP Impact Challenge Entrepreneurship Program for University of Swat Students. This project is initiated by the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Under the project, UoS students were interviewed at DORIC office for selection in Cohort-4. Subsequently, the selected 30 students (five teams) were provided one week entrepreneurship training in the ‘Training Bootcamp’ held during October 15th-20th, 2018 at swat. Further, three of these teams were selected for grant and received a grant of Rs.50 million (approx.) till now.

3. Participation in One Day Seminar on IPRs at GIKI

DORIC, University of Swat arranged a visit of faculty members & students of Department of Computer and Software Technologies to GIK Institute Topi on October 31st, 2018. Director DORIC and Manager Research Operations, DORIC also accompanied the students and faculty members on this trip and participated in IBM Cloud computing session. Further, DORIC team and students visited different sections of Incubation Centre and met the staff and incubates.

4. Participation in World Intellectual Property Day Seminar

DORIC team along with UoS faculty members participated in ‘World Intellectual Property Day Seminar’ organized by IPO-Pakistan on April 24, 2018 in Islamabad.

5. DORIC Staff meeting with SWAT Women chamber of Commerce and Industry

DORIC staff visited the Swat Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry on December 07, 2017 and hold a detailed meeting with the chamber on issues and prospects of mutual interest.

 

6. DORIC staff meeting with Swat Chamber of Commerce and Industry

 

DORIC, University of Swat Staff visited Swat Chamber of Commerce and Industry on May 11, 2017 and hold meeting with chamber members in the conference room of Swat Chamber of Commerce and Industry at 11:00 AM. Purpose of the meeting was Orientation and Networking, Identification of the Issues in quality enhancement and productivity, Industrial Linkages (Bridging the gap between UoS and local Industries), Promotion and encouragement of industrial driven research, Commercialization of Research, Student internships in the local industries, Exposure visits of Students / researchers to the local industry.

 

7. Conduction of Seminar on “Intellectual Property Rights”

Directorate of Outreach, Research, Innovation and Commercialization (DORIC), University of Swat organized a one day seminar on “Intellectual Property Rights” on November 25, 2016 in the committee room of Dr. Muhammad Farooq Khan Shaheed Admin Block Saidu Sharif Swat.

 

8. DORIC as Organizer of the ‘5th Invention to Innovation Summit’ held at University of Haripur

 

DORIC, University of Swat organized the closing session of the ‘5th Invention to Innovation Summit’ held at University of Haripur on November 03 & 04, 2015. Manager Research Operations and Manager Liaison were judges of the summit and evaluated the projects and models displayed by different Universities & Organizations of the country.

 

9. Field Visits to Madyan Trout Fish Farms and Salampur Shawls and Handicrafts Industry

DORIC Team, Comprising of Director, Manager Research Operation and Liaison Manager visited “Trout Culture & training Center Madyan Swat” working under the Directorate of Fisheries. DORIC team met staff of the Farm/training center where the concerned staff briefed the team on the opportunities & issues that exist in trout farming. Prospects of Commercialization and collaboration/consultation with the concerned department of University of Swat was also discussed in the meeting.

DORIC team also visited Salampur Shawls and Handicraft Industry and met different manufacturers and suppliers of Shawls and Handicrafts. Their issues and opportunities were discussed in detail. Prospects of possible collaboration of manufacturers and College of Home Sciences, UoS were discussed in meeting with manufacturers.

 

E).     FORMATION OF COMMITTEES

Formation of the following committees; that are vital for smooth conduction of DORIC activities and research promotion at the university

Ethical Research Committee

Committee for Awarding Travel Grant and Grant for organizing Trainings/Workshops/Conferences etc.

Committee for reviewing the draft policy on protecting the Intellectual Property Rights

DORIC Technical Working Group Committee

DORIC Extended Management Committee

Committee for Bifurcation / Allocation of responsibilities between DORIC & P&D

Committee for Book / Monograph Publishing Policy

DORIC Management Committee on Community based Outreach Programs

 

F).     MoUs SIGNED

MoU signed with IdeaGist Pakistan for Kamyab Jawan Startup Pakistan Program

MoU signed with LUMS for KP Impact Challenge Program.

MoU signed with Pakistan Agriculture Research Council for Research & Academic Collaboration

Mr. Asif Saud Jan

Director
E-mail: asif.saud@uswat.edu.pk
Mr. Ubaid Khan

Junior Clerk
E-mail: oric@uswat.edu.pk

Contact:
Contact Address: Directorate of Outreach, Research, Innovation and Commercialization (DORIC),
University of Swat, Plot No. 84, Sector E, Kanju Township, Swat.

Phone No: 0946-881403

Email ID: oric@uswat.edu.pk