HEC declares ORIC UAF the top ranked in the country

FAISALABAD March 26: The Higher Education Commission has declared the University of Agriculture Faisalabad’s Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) the best and top ranked across the country in HEC ORIC ranking 2022-23. According to the details, University of Agriculture Faisalabad; and National University of Science and Technology’s ORICs clinched the first position in HEC Ranking with 84.5 points while NED University of Engineering and Technology Karachi ORIC got the second with 81 points and Institute of Space Technology with 80 points. UAF is at the top position for the last two consecutive years in HEC ORIC ranking. UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan congratulated Director ORIC Prof Dr Jafar Jaskni and campus community for the success and said the university community was making all out efforts for developing the agriculture and rural sector. The scorecard developed by HEC seeks to gain insight on ORICs’ performance within the research commercialization ecosystem. In the ORICs Assessed in FY 2022-2023, a total of 78 ORICs were considered for evaluation in FY 2022-2023, out of which 70 ORICs were successful in the timely submission of their scorecards. Key Performance Indicator Score Assigned include Human Resource & Operations; Research Excellence; Innovation & Commercialization and Sustainability and Capacity Building. Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan said that UAF scientists were working hard to tackle the challenges facing the agriculture sector and hoped that it will ensure increased per acre production and poverty alleviation by bringing modern research at the doorstep of the farming community.