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University of Malakand Ranks No 2 in Province and 13 in Country in PCST Ranking of R&D Organizations

Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) is mandated to advise the Government on the development of Science and Technology at the national level. The Council is involved in S&T Policy making, planning, implementation and in carrying out policy studies. PCST is also the secretariat of National Commission of Science and Technology (NCST), headed by the Prime Minister (which takes the major decisions for the development of S&T).

PCST recently published its ranking of R&D organizations in the country. University of Malakand ranked 2nd in the province, just one point below University of Engineering & Technology Peshawar and ranked 13th overall in the country. The rankings are available at :

ORIC at University of Malakand was responsible for compiling data and reports for submission to PCST. The Honourable Vice Chancellor congratulated all of the University for this achievement and stated that this should be considered as the begining of greater achievements and everyone should work even harder. He also appreciated the efforts of Prof. Dr. Rashid Ahmad, and ORIC team for making this possible by compiling and submmitting reports and data on time.

Network Systems & Security Research Group Established at Department of CS & IT

As a part of the ongoing efforts of faculty members to promote quality research in the Department of CS & IT, a Network Systems & Security Research Group (NSSRG). The group's prime objective is to provide a stimulating research environment for network and security research. In addition, to commercialise the research being done in CS & IT department, NSSRG aims to collaborate with the industry to solve real world networking problems in terms of network design, assessment, development management and services. NSSRG having a team of highly competent and energetic faculty members who works on projects that comprises a diverse range of reach, including distributed systems, Wireless and Peer-to-Peer networks, Sensor Networks, Network Security, and Network simulation and modelling. Details about the group can be found

ORIC & Malakand Entrepreneurship Club (MEC) Organised 1 Day Workshop

Malakand Entrepreneurship Club organised one day workshop on business plan preparation in collaboration with ORIC


Notification of ORIC at University of Malakand by HEC

We are pleased to inform you that the HEC has notified “Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization – ORIC” at University of Malakand Vide Letter no. 20/1-83/HEC/ORIC/UMD/13, dated December 19, 2013. The University of is now eligible for enhanced overhead cost of 15% against all the HEC sponsored NRPU projects.


Prof. Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad Achieves Milestone in Research by Crossing the 100 Impact Factor Mark


Prof. Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad, Chairman Department of Physics, is now one of the distinguished researchers having an impact factor of more than 100. He is one of the leading physicists and materials scientists of Pakistan. He is one those limited distinguished Professors of the Nation who are equally known for their instructions, research as well as students administration.



Global Entrepreneurship Week @ University of Malakand

18 - 24 November, 2013

Get ready for the mega event of the year! ORIC, in Collaboration with Malakand Entrepreneurship Club and Kauffman Foundation, is organising a series of activities to make University of Malakand a part of the global celebration of Global Entrepreneurship week ....



3rd HEC Outstanding Research Award


Mr. Murad Khan, Lecturer Department of Biotechnology gets Quality Research Paper Award (Best Paper award). In 3rd HEC Outstanding Research Award .... 



ORIC | Seminar on Entrepreneurship

The Office of Research Innovation and Commercialization organized a one day seminar on Entrepreneurship at the University of Malakand. Faisal Bin Badr, Entrepreneur and Associate Dean PN Engineering College NUST was the guest speaker on this occasion. 


ORIC | University of Malakand Secures Position in IBA – Invent 2013 Nationwide Business Plan CompetitionTeam Daalai at TIBPC Grand Finale

Daalai – a Team from University of Malakand, defied all odds, and scored 2nd position in the Social-Preneurship in IBA – Invent 2013 Nationwide business plan competition; the largest business plan competition in Pakistan. Dalai team received Rs 100,000, including Rs 50,000 in seed money as an award for its achievement -


ORIC | Workshop on Business Plan Preparation

The Office of Research Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) organized a workshop on preparing a successful business plan for students participating in IBA-Invent Business plan competition. Resource person, Mr. Fazli Subhan, trained students in preparing the perfect business plan and then helped students 


UOM Shines in TIBPC

Team Daalai at TIBPC Grand Finale

Team Daalai, from Malakand University, was one of the 13 finalists, and finished first in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 7th in Pakistan in TiE Islamabad Business Plan Competition Grand Finale...TiE Islamabad Business Plan Competition (TIBPC) was launched in collaboration with HEC and Rice University Business Plan Competition (USA).

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