Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization

About ORIC.

In the modern era of technology, research, and development (R&D) have joined hands with commercialization to become the driving force behind modern economies. This put immense responsibilities on the universities to develop a culture that emphasizes the need of research, development, and commercialization. At Mir Chakar Khan Rind University Sibi Balochistan, we understand that the evolution of institution is directly proportional to the emergence of new technologies and that the inculcation of the knowledge of contemporary technologies requires liaison with industry. This vision led to the establishment of the Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC) at MCKRU in March-2021, on the directions of Higher Education Commission (HEC). ORIC is operating on the mandate of generating new ideas to enrich the knowledge base that supports the academic agenda of MCKRU, Sibi Balochistan and its members (students, faculty & staff) for achieving sustainable and equitable development in the academic field. To maximize the impact of research, ORIC carries out a set of activities that serve as an input to enhance research culture at the university departments, and the academic community.:


The mission of the Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) is to develop, expand, enhance and manage the university’s research programs and to link research activities directly to the educational, social and economic priorities of the university and its broader community. The ORIC is also responsible for assuring that the quality of research reflects the highest international standards and advances the stature of the university among the world’s best research institutions. In pursuit of this mission the ORIC has the responsibility of guaranteeing that all research programs and policies reflect the core values of academic freedom, professional integrity and ethical conduct and its full compliance with all policies, legal requirements, and operational standards of the University. It also focuses to encourage and accelerate the process of creation and diffusion of knowledge and its dedication towards promoting and strengthening the research culture and welfare activities for academia, industry, and society locally and globally. Additionally, its mission is to produce trained man-power, promote a culture of solution-oriented research for the greater well-being of the society, strengthen the university-industry linkages and prepare the students to meet the industry requirements.


ORIC’s vision is to enable and lead Pakistan’s and specifically Balochistan’s transformation to a knowledge-based economy aligned with innovation and entrepreneurship. It aims to promote a culture of research at MCKRU and to develop strong university-industry linkages to encourage and accelerate the process of innovation. In addition, the vision of ORIC is to groom the students to earn respect and recognition, train them to act selflessly for the greater good of the nation, aspire them for innovative and quality research to create research environment in close collaboration with the industry for sustainable economic growth.

ORIC is taking rigorous steps in developing and promoting the R&D capabilities at MCKRU, Sibi by playing instrumental role to:

Published Articles affiliated with MCKRU, Sibi
  Sr#  Authors Name
Affiliated with MCKRU
 Article title Journal Name Impact factor
HEC Category
Published year
 1 Zeeshan Rasheed Thermal Aware Link Energy Efficient Scheme for Body Area Networks.
Journal of Mechanics of Continua and Mathematical Sciences Y 2020
 2 Ghulam Hussain Jatoi,
Sajjad Ali Khuhro,
Ali Nawaz Mengal
Anatomical Characteristics of Fossil Wood Collected from the Manchar Formation (Miocene), Thano Bula Khan, Sindh, Pakistan. doi: 10.3897/italianbotanist.11.60344 Italian Botanist X 2021
 3 Mehmood Ul Hassan Comparing and Analyzing the Rural and Urban People’ Perceptions towards Caste Stereotypes in Punjabi Language.
Ilkogretim Online X 2021
4 Mehmood Ul Hassan Investigating the Caste-Stereotypes in Punjabi Language and Women’s Perceptions Psychology and Education Y 2021
 5 Liaqat Shah Effects of Heat Stress on Growth, Physiology of Plants, Yield and Grain Quality of Different Spring Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)  Genotypes.
Sustainability X 2021
 6 Sajjad Ali Khuhro,
Ghulam Hussain Jatoi, Umed Ali Leghari, Ali Nawaz Mengal
Resistant Cultivars of Safflower Carthamus tinctorius based on Yield Performance and Infestation against Acanthiophilus helianthi (Diptera: Tephritidae) International Journal on Emerging Technologies Y 2021
 7 Umed Ali1, Ghulam Hussain Jatoi, Sajjad Ali Khuhro Potassium Management for the Improvement of Growth and Yield of Grass Pea (Lathyrus sativus L.) International Journal on Emerging Technologies Y 2021
 8 Umed Ali Laghari Salinity Stress -A threat to rice production breeding strategies to develop salinity tolerance in plant Mehrgarh Journal of Science and Technology  ----------  2021<

S No. Title of Training Date of Event
1. Writing Research Grant Winning Proposal and Managing Research Grants effectively 31-03-2021

Funded by Govt. of Balochistan

Sr. No PI Name, Designation & Department  Project Titles
1 Dr. Sajjad Ali Khuhro Assistant Professor
Development of Integrated Pest Management Module Against Bollworm Complex of Cotton Crop by Using Eco-Friendly Methods
2 Dr. Ghulam Hussain Jatoi, Assistant Professor, Agriculture Control Management Strategies for Tomato Wilt Disease Caused by Fusarium oxysporium F. sp lycopersici in Balochistan and its Ecofriendly Management.
3 Dr. Kamran Naeem Assistant Professor
Management Science
Identifying Hurdles in Sustainable Economic Development of Sibi City and Suggesting its Solutions.
4 Ms. Bramsh Khan
Management Science
International and National      Water Resource Intervention in Last Three Years and Their Perceived Impact on the Rural Development of the Indigenous People of Sibi Balochistan
5 Dr. Abdul Naeem
Management Science
The Impact of Solar Energy System on Socio-Economic Development of Rural Household: Empirical Evidence from District Sibi, Balochistan.
6 Dr. Mehwish Malghani
Professor, English
Development of digital archives and research on the Mehrgarh civilization.
7 Ms. Kinza Alizai Qazi
Lecturer, English
Folklore Documentation, A Case Study of Sibi’s Oral Literature”.
8 Dr. Zafar Saleem
Assistant Professor
Evaluation of the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Teaching-Learning Process in District Sibi.
9 Ms. Abida Ali Balouch, Lecturer
Computer Science
Control Android Devices Using Koh-E-Sulemani Balochi Speech Recognition
10 Ms. Fareeha Maham
Lecturer, Botany
Establishment and Propagation of Botanical Garden to Preserve Vegetation, Protect Biodiversity and Enable the Restoration of Ecosystem at Mir Chakar Khan Rind University, Sibi-Balochistan.

Sr. No PI Name, Designation & Department Project Titles
1 Dr. Umed Laghari,
IPFP Fellow
Agriculture Department
Comparative analysis of Maize (Zea mays L.) hybrids for low cadmium accumulation under silicon fertilization
2 Dr. Rafiq Ahmad,
IPFP Fellow,
Department of Botany
Comparative Analysis of the Phytochemical Screening and Antimicrobial Activities of Selected Medicinal Plants of different area of Pakistan especially Balochistan
3 Dr. Liaqat Shah,
IPFP Fellow,
Department of Botany
Performance and evaluation of different wheat varieties under drought and salinity conditions in Sibi-Balochistan, Pakistan

Dr. Sajjad Ali Khuhro
            In charge Director ORIC
            Ph.D in Agriculture from Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing China
            sajjad.ali@mckru.edu.pk, sajjadento.sau@gmail.com


Mr. Muhammad Noman
            MA in Political Science from Balochistan University Quetta

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