HEC is in a process to formulate the new research policy for higher education sector to keep a balance between basic and applied research. In the new policy, the main focus will be on the marketable research that would benefit the economy and community. In this process all the stakeholders is being consulted. Once approved by the Governing Body of the HEC, the new policy will be communicated to the universities and will be published on HEC website as well.
Till the finalization of new policy, Research and Development Division has temporary suspended receipt of new research proposals from the faculty under its National Research Program for Universities (NRPU). Researchers/faculty members are requested to hold on their research proposals for the time being.