Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC)

The deputation of Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC) is to generate new ideas to enrich the knowledge base that supports the academic agenda of Ilma University and its members (students, faculty & staff) for achieving sustainable and equitable development in the academic arena. To maximize the impact of research, ORIC carries out a set of activities that serve as inputs to the university departments, the academic community:

Manages and executes comparative research studies and projects on the development issues of greatest concern today. Research topics are organized into the following categories: Finance, Labor and Social Issues, Marketing, International business, Economics; Leverages its internal research capabilities by supporting and contributing to the various Online Research Journals indexed and abstracted by ISI Thomson, Elsevier, IDEAS, Scopus etc.) which encompasses over 100,000 peer-reviewed articles;

Disseminates the research findings to the academic community: published papers, working papers, Journal, conferences and seminars. ORIC affirms the broad mission of ILMA University in delineating advance research education for the under-graduate and post-graduate studies with an intention to enhance the value of ILMA University. Besides, ORIC also imparts in policy making in relation to the research activities for the academic and corporate world.


The Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC) will accelerate the pace of highquality research by fostering linkages and communication between research intellectuals, professionals, promoting innovation and assuring adherence to ethical and regulatory standards. Our primary goals are continual success of the University as an internationally valued research source. source.


Research is used as an academic dialogue, to include not only the diverse activities relating to publication, performance and presentation.

Interdisciplinary Research

In fostering a vibrant research ecosystem, the Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC) at Ilma University recognizes the profound impact of interdisciplinary collaboration. Understanding that complex challenges often require multifaceted solutions, ORIC encourages and supports interdisciplinary research endeavors among its academic community. This approach transcends traditional academic boundaries, bringing together experts from diverse fields such as economics, sociology, business, and more.

By promoting interdisciplinary research, ORIC aims to cultivate a dynamic environment where scholars from varying disciplines converge to tackle pressing issues of our time. This collaborative model not only enriches the depth of research but also fosters innovative thinking and novel approaches to problem-solving. Through interdisciplinary projects, researchers at Ilma University explore the intersections of their respective fields, uncovering new perspectives and generating holistic insights.

Moreover, ORIC recognizes that the integration of diverse disciplines is essential for addressing the complex challenges facing society today. Whether it's examining the economic implications of social policies, exploring the intersection of marketing and sustainability, or delving into the socio-economic impact of technological advancements, interdisciplinary research at Ilma University aims to provide comprehensive and nuanced solutions.

Through its support of interdisciplinary research initiatives, ORIC underscores Ilma University's commitment to advancing knowledge that transcends disciplinary boundaries. By harnessing the collective expertise of its diverse academic community, the university endeavors to make meaningful contributions to academia, industry, and society at large.

ILMA University was built on philosophy of philanthropy. In the early 2000, the site of ILMA University was established in the Centre of Karachi city within the immediate vicinity of educational corridor.

All of our tower of strength have been with us ever since and more well-wishers join us every year as we pursue our equal covenant to excellence in entrepreneurial education and research. Thanks to philosophy of philanthropy of QUAID-I- AZAM, we are thriving.

Our technology based research has global effect. People here are endeavoring to increase entrepreneur’s yields to feed the nation, developing youth to be available for country and across the world. Research grants and scholarships are two of the ways in which we are supporting emerging researchers at ILMA University while carrying out life-changing research.

We are planning to offer a research-led entrepreneurial education and typifying our equal covenant to excellence in research and education, we expect our faculty members to be great researchers while maintaining the attributes of the great teachers. Thanks to our tower of strengths, we are able to make QUAID-I- AZAM’s research based education available to the widest possible ambit of students.

I hope that you will be willing to join us in opening up openings for young, brilliant minds, in working together on groundbreaking research outcomes, and in creating an entrepreneurial world.

Muhammad Imtiaz Subhani- PhD
Office of Research Innovation & Commercialization