Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization – ORIC

Office of Outreach and Enterprise – OOE was formed at GIK Institute in July 2010; an attempt to provide better services to its students, alumni and industry. OOE was made responsible for industry relations, alumni relations, career counseling and placement of students, fund raising and business development activities, communication and marketing. OOE was involved also to propose, plan and execute any innovative ideas or initiatives to promote the Institute's objectives.
Later, on the directions by Higher Education Commission – HEC, OOE was converted into Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization – ORIC at GIK Institute. ORIC is operating on the same mandate with a lot more focus on Industry – Academia linkages and research collaborations.

ORIC @ GIK is all about:

For Industry:
ORIC is looking forward to connect students, graduates and alumni with region’s leading employers. ORIC plays an instrumental role of a supporting body that offers, GIK Institute research facilities, human resources, its expertise and skills to the industry for cooperative research and development projects.

For Alumni:
GIK Institute is committed to building and nurturing lifelong relationship with its alumni and is looking forward to strengthen it further through ORIC. The office is aiming to form a mutually beneficial relationship between the Institute and alumni, wherever they are located; also by providing alumni with opportunities to ensure that they feel a part of GIK Institute for good. Working close with GIK Institute Alumni Association – GIKAA, ORIC is offering a range of services and invitations to events organized by GIK Institute.

For Students:
At GIK Institute, we define the outreach as services beyond routine lecture hall and laboratory activities. We tell our students:

  • How to become an engineering professional?
  • Their ethical and professional responsibilities; understand global and societal relevancy enhancing their life-long learning.
  • How to tap job options and future career?
  • Connecting businesses to students and graduate talent.
  • Offer seminars, workshops and other events on professional training of students
  • Organize events to connect employers, students and graduates

Officials at ORIC

  1. Prof. Dr. Javed Ahmad Chattha, Pro-Rector (Academic):
  2. Prof. Dr. Wasim A. Khan, Director:
  3. Dr. Ahmer Rashid, Manager, Research Development and Operations:
  4. Mr. Mohsin H. Akhtar, Deputy Director / Manager, University-Industrial Linkages and Technology Transfer:
  5. Ms. Javaria Rahman, Asst. Director:
  6. Mr. Mohsin Ghouri, Management Trainee Officer:

Message from Pro-Rector (Academic)


Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization – ORIC
GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences & Technology
Topi District Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,

Tel #: +92-938-271858. Ext. 2289, 2705


The Incubator

GIK Institute is proud to establish “THE INCUBATOR” at the Institute under the umbrella of ORIC and direct supervision of Director ORIC. It provides a platform for GIK Institute’s students/graduates to develop entrepreneur skills. THE INCUBATOR provides services for the participants with required facilities such as technical assistance, office space, computer and internet services, phone and fax facilities and help in locating venture capitalist to convert their startups into a fully fledged company. THE INCUBATOR achieves this under the guidance of specialized faculty and mentors. For further details, please CLICK HERE.