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director oric

Dr. Shagufta Akhtar

Director ORIC, FUI

shaguftaakhtar@fui.edu.pk
+92 (321) 6801300


Education

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2014)
    Teachers College Columbia University, NYC, USA
  • PhD Education (2009)
    Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad
  • MPhil Education 2004
    Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad
  • MSc Education 1991
    Islamia University, Bahawalpur

Experience

  • Foundation Univeristy Islamabad (FUI), Pakistan
    Working as "Director ORIC", 2nd February 2016 – Present
  • Foundation Univeristy Islamabad (FUI), Pakistan
    Worked as "Deputy Director QEC", 20th April 2015 - 2nd February 2016
  • Foundation Univeristy Islamabad (FUI), Pakistan
    Worked as "Associate Professor", 5th November 2012 - 31st March 2015
  • Foundation Univeristy Islamabad (FUI), Pakistan
    Worked as "Assistant Professor", 27th October 2003 - 5th November 2012
  • Islamia University Bahawalpur
    Worked as "Assistant Professor", 3rd Seotember 2003 - 31st October 2003
  • Islamia University Bahawalpur
    Worked as "Lecturer", 19th February 1992- 3rd Sepetmber 2003
  • Islamia University, Bahawalpur
    Supervised 49 master level research theses at Department of Education
  • Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad
    Supervised 03 master level research theses of the students of AIOU Islamabad.
  • Foundation University, Islamabad
    Supervised 15 master level research theses of the students of Education and Psychology at Foundation University Islamabad.
  • Foundation University, Islamabad
    Supervising 03 PhD (Education) dissertations at Foundation University Islamabad.

The Director ORIC shall be responsible to:-

  • Manage and enhance the research activities of the university;
  • Develop Research policies and priorities;
  • Manage the operational aspects of the ORIC;
  • Draft and monitor department budget;
  • Work for fund raising for research, mobilize faculty, business community and industry for research commercialization;
  • Serve as an effective advocate for research with the university and to its broader community of stakeholders and supporters;
  • Implement the strategy and business development plan required to execute program initiatives to enhance the progress of the ORIC;
  • Work in close liaison with the Board of Advance Studies and Research / Office of Sponsored Research, Business/Technology Incubators and University Science & Technology Park (if any);
  • Facilitate campuses for organization of National/International Conferences.
  • Organization of Seminars / Training Workshops for faculty, in the area of Research.
  • Facilitate participation of faculty in National / International Conferences, Seminars and Training Workshops etc.
  • Facilitate faculty to apply for travel grants to HEC and FUI.
  • Facilitate Faculty to submit their research projects for funding, under National Research Program for Universities (NRPU) of the HEC.
  • Facilitate Faculties of FUI for publication of Research Journals.
  • Process the cases for reimbursement of publication fee.
  • Monitor the activities of Graduate Research Centre (GRC)
  • To process dissertations of PhD Scholars to Foreign Evaluators.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Rector.

About

The Foundation University Islamabad (FUI), a project of Fauji Foundation was established under a federal charter in October 2002. The University's programmes of study have been duly accredited by Higher Education Commission (HEC), National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC), Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan (CPSP) and Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC).