Research Productivity Awards - 2016
217 Faculty members received Research Productivity Awards worth of Rs. 3.57 Million
A graceful ceremony for the distribution of Research Productivity Awards was held at
campus on 13 April for the research contributions made by the faculty of Lahore campus
during year 2016. A total of 217 faculty members received the awards. The awards were
distributed by the Honourable Rector CIIT, Professor Dr. Raheel Qamar, Tamgha-e-
Professor Dr. Qaisar Abbas, Director of Lahore campus, Professor Dr. Muhammad
Ahmed Farooqui, Head of Academics and Research, and Professor Dr. Asad Hussain,
Dean of Faculty of Information Technology were also present at the occasion. Beside
senior management and academic leaders of the Institute a large number faculty members
and guests attended the ceremony. A total of Rs. 3,568,000 were awarded to 217 researchers of Lahore campus
Working in a higher education academic institution, we all know that we live in a
“Research or perish” world for multiple reasons. First, it is a survival tool for academics
in a higher education institute. Secondly, research productivity is the main ingredient to
gauge the ranking of a higher education institution. Thirdly and most importantly,
research plays an important role in bringing about substantial sustainable developmental
changes in societies through influencing and guiding policy making.
Providing a research oriented culture to its employees has always been a priority of
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology and we are constantly endeavoring to
improve it even further. CIIT Lahore is making a lot of efforts in providing a research
conducive environment to its faculty for healthy and productive research practices on
campus. To meet the recent challenges of global research networking and collaboration,
HEC is explicitly playing a key role in boosting the research culture in Pakistan by
streamlining their processes and providing necessary funds under various research
programs. Funding and facilitation provided by HEC and the ORIC office of CIIT are
highly acknowledged and appreciated.
By the grace of Almighty Allah, the motivation of our visionary leadership and untiring
efforts of our faculty and staff, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore
campus has displayed a remarkable achievement in research by producing more than
2400 research publications during the period between 2011 and 2017. Not only this,
CIIT Lahore campus fraternity has been able to win 87 funded projects worth of 183
Lahore campus has outstanding researchers in almost every department and research
contributions are coming from all corners. In the year 2016,the Department of Physics
produced 154 research papers followed by 134 papers published by IRCBM and 115
papers by the Department of Mathematics. Similarly Chemical Engineering contributed 76 research papers , Computer Science published 31 papers, Electrical Engineering produced 25 papers, Management Sciences published 24 papers, Energy Research Centre published 12 papers, Department of Statistics published 8 research papers, and last but not the least, the Humanities department published 4 papers. Moreover, the faculty of Lahore campus have been able to register a number of patents which include four patents of IRCBM granted, another eight are already filed and 2 are in process. Similarly two patents have been granted to the Chemistry department whereas four have been filed that are expected to be granted this year. Physics department has also submitted one patent which is in the process of evaluation
In addition, the newly established Centre of Islamic Finance has started publishing
COMSATS Journal of Islamic Finance of which four issues have been published so far.
From the platform of this Center, a text book of Islamic Finance has also been published.
Similarly, a number of research oriented events have also been organized at Lahore
campus that include International Conferences in Physics, Chemical Engineering,
Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Management Sciences, Islamic
Finance and Peace, Violence and Conflict Resolution to name a few. Faculty members
regularly participate in research events outside the Institute regularly and present their
research findings in national and International forums. A good number of faculty
members are routinely invited by other institutions as Key Note speakers.
The most satisfying aspect of Lahore campus is that the faculty is always aiming high.
With the opening of Pharmacy, Chemistry and Media Studies departments it is
anticipated that in the coming years Lahore campus of CIIT will be able to contribute
more than any other University in Pakistan. IN SHA ALLAH