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STATEMENT FOR EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT CENTRE (EDC)

The Executive Development Center (EDC) was established in June 2015 - a platform to enhance thinking ability and develop analytical skills for effective communication and decision making by offering capacity buidling programs. Trainings and workshops are launched for academicians and students to increase their knowledge and induce critical thinking skills and offer industry-specific  programs for consultants and managers to enable them apply techniques and tools in their jobs/assignments.

EDC offers capacity building programs in two dimensions, internal and external. Internally, the Center strengthen facility, staff and students of NUML through training programs. Oher dimension from which the Center executes its plan is external; EDC offers development programs for SMEs, development, public and corporate sector.

EDC offers workshops and organizes trainings in partnership with other firms. The Center opts wide range of tactics for capacity building like Training Need Assessments (TNA), Training Design, Customized Training, Training Assessments, Apprenticing, Mentorship, Counseling and Coaching, formal education, capacity building projects and networking.

We at NUML value continuous professional development (CPD) in all areas of teaching, research, and services. In this regard, while drawing a distinction between training and development, ORIC-NUML focused on the latter concept. Individual development implies overall improvement in a person which is not confined to only improvement in job performance, but also improvement in knowl­edge, personality, attitude, and behaviour. Executive Development Centre (EDC) was launched in June 2015 as a premier platform to enhance critical and creative thinking and foster analytical skills for effective communication and decision making by offering capacity building programs. 

EDC offers capacity building programs in two dimensions, non-commercial and commercial. Internally, the centre strengthens faculty, staff, and students of NUML through training programs/workshops. Other dimension from which the centre executes its plan is through commercial capacity building activities that focus on development programs for SMEs, development, public and corporate sector.

Trainings and workshops are designed for NUML faculty, academicians, professionals, and students to keep them abreast in their relevant fields and offer industry-specific programs to enable them apply techniques and tools in their jobs/assignments. 

EDC adopts wide range of strategies for designing and execution of capacity building programs that include but are not limited to; Training Need Assessments (TNA), Training Design, Customized Training, Training Assessments, Apprenticing, Mentorship, Counselling and Coaching, Formal Education, Capacity Building Projects, and Networking.

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NUML established ORIC for promotion of research, commercialization, developing university-industry linkages, capacity building and policy development. ORIC at NUML aims to protect and promote the interests of NUML and is working on long-term, sustainable planning and progress of all of its units in integration with the departments of the university. ORIC-NUML has identified key industries with exceptional opportunities, long-term and cutting-edge challenges.

It also aims to develop contacts with the corporate sector/market/industry to ensure compatibility between research and requirements to increase its utility to the optimum. Therefore, this office facilitates, promotes, monitors, and publishes research conducted with the view to maximize both production and utility of research studies attempted in this regard. In line with HEC guidelines ORIC NUML providing the following facilities in terms of research.

Research Facilitation

  • Number and volume of research proposals submitted, approved, and completed.
  • Number and volume of joint research projects submitted, approved, and completed.
  • Research links established with other universities, industry, government, or NGOs.
  • Contract research awarded by industry or government organizations
  • Acceptance ratio of proposals.
  • Annual research revenue generated.
  • Research grant opportunities identified and circulated to faculty.
  • Consultancy opportunities identified and circulated to faculty.
  • Consultancy contracts executed through ORIC.
  • Client satisfaction.

 

Research Grants

 

Funding Opportunities National & International

 Research Grant

Deadline

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 Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Open

30th Oct, 2021

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 Asia Pacific Leadership Program

Open

1st Nov, 2021

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 Open Research Area (ORA)

Open

17th Nov, 2021

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 ERC Synergy Grant

Open

10th Nov, 2021

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 Technology Transfer Support Fund (TTSF)

Open

19th Nov, 2021

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 National Technology Innovation Fund (NTIF)

Open

20th Nov, 2021

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 Local Challenge Fund (LCF)

Closed

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 Research Chairs on Forced Displacement (Canada)

 

Closed

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 National Research Program for Universities

Closed

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 Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) Research Support   Programme

Closed

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 CPEC - Collaborative Research Grant

Closed

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 Igniting University Innovation

Closed

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 Grand Challenge Fund (GCF)

Closed

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 Pakistan Health Research Council (PHRC)

Closed

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 Research For Social Transformation and Advancement   (RASTA)

Closed

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 Ncgsa Research Fund

Closed

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 University - Industry Technology Support for   Researchers

Closed

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 HEC Research Awards

Closed

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 Small Grants Programme

Closed

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 3rd Call for Concept Proposals Form

Closed

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 Comstech Research Grants Program

Closed

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 Hfsp Research Grant Program

Closed

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 Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase

Closed

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 SGB Evidence Fund / Call for Proposals

Closed

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 Twas Research Grants

Closed

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 Microsoft

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 EU Funding and Grants

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Technology Commercialization - Corporate Linkages - IP Protection 

ORIC promotes the development of public-private partnerships in support of University research, links the University’s research community with the needs and priorities of the industry, develops opportunities for applied research and explores opportunities for technology transfer and commercialization of University research. The Office identifies and establishes collaborations and/or licensing agreements associated with the University’s intellectual property. It is working to enhance the culture of IP capture, including an ongoing evaluation of University research for IP potential. ORIC tracks the success of University technology in the hands of licensees and devises policy briefs.

Objectives

Promote innovation and commercialization.

Identification of synergies, and development of relationships with external partners.

Develop the University's IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) Policy, and ensure that the interests of researchers and faculty-members are fully protected.

Identify, build, and market the intellectual property of the University personnel through a range of licensing and spin-off arrangements.

What we do

Prepare policy briefs.

Sign agreements for collaboration with industry / government.

Negotiate IP licensing and signing.

Arrange visits of representatives of industry, community members regarding potential research subjects.

Organize events for industry, entrepreneurial stimulus, community engagement and awareness.

Achievements

Devised policies and procedures.

Published newsletter, reports, manuals and guidebooks.

Wrote proposals.

Made university-industry collaborations.

Provided linkages.

Provided Intellectual Property framework.

Mapped University’s work according to United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Launched social media platforms of ORIC.

 

Contact Person:

Atif AbbasManager Innovation & Commercialization

Phone: +92 51 92 65 100 – Ext: 2038

E-mail id: aatif@oric.numl.edu.pk

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Business Incubation Center of NUML (BICON) is a flagship project of Higher Education Commission (HEC) and formally started its operations in October 2016. It was established as an auxiliary unit of ORIC with a strategic aim of providing breeding ground to future Business startups. BICON triggers entrepreneurial spirit, provides state-of-the-art infrastructure, supports problem solving innovation, strengthens business development. BICON promotes the entrepreneurial culture for the start-ups, accelerators and spin-offs from the students, alumni and faculty members. As a national hub of innovation, BICON aims at taking a leading role in developing the national innovation ecosystem by engaging national and regional innovators from all campuses of NUML and nearby HEIs in collaboration.

Vision

To create an entrepreneurial ecosystem by shifting job-centric academic orientation towards society-led innovative exploration. To follow the state-of-the-art infrastructure, supporting solution-centric innovation, building market intelligence and strengthening business development.

Mission

To work for the development and empowerment of students, alumni and faculty members through capacity building and entrepreneurial grooming for pitching innovative ideas to develop sustainable solutions.

Objectives

  • Fostering an entrepreneurial spirit at university and encouraging students and faculty to create new enterprises.
  • Supporting the development of an innovation ecosystem at university.
  • Fostering the spirit of social and technological entrepreneurship in students, alumni & faculty.
  • Providing quality mentorship and conducive environment for the students, alumni and faculty members.
  • Participating as strategic partner of Regional Economic Players, Government & Industry to foster entrepreneurial culture in Pakistan.

 

What We Offer

  • Incubation Curriculum
  • Networking opportunities
  • Furnished Co-working Space
  • Free trainings / capacity building sessions / Mentorship
  • Meet ups with industry experts / practitioners

 

How to Register for Startup

Apply at:  http://bit.ly/3bGma6x

 

Social Media Links

Visit our Facebook page at  https://www.facebook.com/BICONpk

 

Achievements

  • Successfully completed 4 cohorts i.e. 2 on-campus & 2 Virtual
  • Faculty Startups: 06
  • Student Startups: 40
  • Grants Availed: 03
    • Establishment of BICON (2018)
    • Capacity Building in Emerging Technologies (2020)
    • DICE Project

 

Facilities

  • State-of-the-art building and facilities
  • Purpose built infrastructure for Incubation andCommercialization
  • Furnished co-working spaces, video-conferencing rooms, meeting rooms, discussion rooms, idea room, conference rooms and auditorium.
  • Mentoring support for faculty and student Startups
  • Uninterrupted internet facility

 

Events Organized

  • NUML KIOSK Pitching Competition
  • HULT Prize Competition
  • Innovation Ecosystem BootCamp
  • Incubation Management Workshop
  • Industrial Meetup Gala
  • National Business Plan Competition

 

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Promote faculty, students and alumni to start their businesses.
  • Facilitate the access to laboratories, libraries, ICT-facilities, technical workforce, subject matter experts, and seed-funding opportunities.
  • Provide guidance, including lectures, mentoring, access to materials, and technical advice on launching startups,
  • Encourage the startups to generate opportunities for students to get internships, part-time and full-time jobs
  • Transfer the skills and lessons from the incubators to the other universities to enhance the competitiveness and networking
  • Provide physical infrastructure to entrepreneurs for incubation and Co-working space.
  • Select business strategies for;
    • protecting intellectual property
    • mobilizing resources
    • converting innovative ideas into successful enterprises.

 

Location: BICON office, First floor, Ibn e Rushd Block, Near Gate 3, NUML, Islamabad

 

Timings: Morning:  08:00:00-13:30:00

         Evening:  14:00:00-18:00:00

 

Contact: Phone:  92 51 92 65 100 ext 204

Email:  info@bicon.numl.edu.pk

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Industry Technology Cell – ORIC NUML (ITCON) was established in August 2016 to enhance the academic and software development skills of the students during their degrees. It also helps to transform research and ideas of students, faculty and/or staff into commercially viable products.

In ITCON, students join to learn and then develop projects / modules in variety of state-of-the-art tools and technologies. Students are encouraged to come for internship to enhance their designing and software development skills as per availability of time after classes. In collaboration with software companies, we also work for commercial projects from the software industry and other organizations. Students may avail the stipend as per development efforts in respective projects. These development skills improve the student capabilities during the degree. It enhances the opportunities for job or new own startups with business ideas.

 

Main Objectives

  • Enhance Professional Software Development Capabilities of Students
  • Transform IT based ideas of NUML faculty, staff, and students into commercially viable products
  • Facilitate NUML students, alumni, faculty and employees to support in commercial tasks and technology transfer
  • Improve Academic Courses with State-of-the-art Tools and Technologies
  • Develop the in-house and outsourced project modules by involving students
  • Reduce Industry-Academia Gap by enhancing skills on latest tools and Technologies
  • Facilitate students in getting job at Software Industry

 

Expected Benefits

  • Professional Grooming of Students and Better Job Opportunities
  • Collaboration among students of FECS, FMS, MassCom and English Departments
  • Promotes innovation and transform it into commercially viable products
  • Earning opportunities for Internees
  • Generating Income to manage Marketing Costs for our Products and Consultancy Charges

 

Software Tools:

  • Android
  • Python
  • PHP, Laravel
  • C# / ASP.net
  • Graphic Designing
  • Front-end Development (including Angular, REACT)

 

A list of prominent projects at ITCON from July 2019 – Feb 2020 are listed as follows;

 Sr#

Project

Company

1

Android Mobile based Dynamic Task Allocation System

RadarView

2

Android based Health System

AXON / CHI

3

Online Translation Requests and Online Payment System

T& I, NUML

4

Charts for Android Mobiles

AXON / CHI

5

Charts for Heath Device

AXON / CHI

6

E-Commerce Web App – Android App

FantiscoTechnologies

7

Laravel App for Backend

FantiscoTechnologies

8

3D Modeling for Objects

CGI

9

Design Flyers and Promotions

CGI

10

Android App using Retrofit

Fantisco Technologies

11

Designs of flyers and Animation of theme

Kalaam4Solution

12

Android App for Access Control and Record Management

Fantisco Technologies

13

Designs of promotional materials

Engineering for Kids

14

Logo Designs, Flyers and promos

Kalaam4Solution

15

QEC Software for Teachers’ Evaluations

NUML

16

Event Care Management System

Client

17

Publication Honorarium System

NUML

18

Evaluator Selection System

NUML

19

Development Authority’s Vehicle Management System

Client at Germany / CHI

20

Construction Projects Management

NRSoft

21

Biometric System for Offices

Client

 

Location: 

ITCON Centre: Room no 21, First floor, Salam Block, NUML, Islamabad.

Head ITCON Office: Room no 19, First floor, Salam Block, NUML, Islamabad.

 

Timings

Morning:  08:00 am - 06:45 pm

 

Contact

Phone:  92-51-9265100 ext 2039

Email:  head-itcon@oric.numl.edu.pk

Cell: 0333-5208803 (Dr. Ata Ullah, Head-ITCON)

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The NUML Placement Centre established in the year 2021. The placement office is located in Ibn e Rushd block. The office endeavors to develop and maintain a relationship of mutual benefits between corporate employers and NUML which eventually benefits the students and graduates of NUML. It helps students to define their career goals and equips themselves with the skills and information necessary for a successful job/internship search. Throughout the year students are urged to use the resources of the Office for conducting job/internship searches. The Placement Office organizes a number of Job Fairs and on-Campus Recruitment Drives. It maintains an extensive list of internship possibilities. We are assisting students in writing resumes and giving good interviews.

Mission

  • To assist our students, graduates and alumni to build useful relationship with various stakeholders to achieve rewarding and professional careers as interns, employees and even as entrepreneurs.
  • To facilitate, develop and maintain a network of relationship with industry, corporate, development sector and public sector for seamless assimilation of NUML graduates in the job market.
  • To help the students through their capacity building in order to define their career goals and equip themselves with the skills and information necessary for a successful job search.

 

Objectives

  • Identification of various opportunities for the students Internships and Job Placements and their dissemination among students / faculty / administration.
  • Development of  an active Student Database for sharing with stakeholders and institutional memory.
  • Development of Corporate / Industrial Linkages for wider stakeholders’ connectivity.
  • Capacity development of students to improve their Presentation and Job Seeking Skills.

 

What We Offer

Following services are offered by the Placement Office:

  • Develop linkages with the Corporate World.
  • Provide opportunities for students to link with the Corporate World.
  • Intimate students for internships / job opportunities and platforms.
  • Organize Job Fairs and Campus Recruitment drives
  • Develop Students` Profile.
  • Organize Visits to Corporate Sector/Industries
  • Organize Alumni engagement activities
  • Organize Trainings/workshops on CV Writing Skills
  • Organize Trainings/Workshops on Interviewing Skills
  • Organize Trainings/Workshops on Job Searching Skills
  • Organize Mock Interview Sessions
  • Organize Corporate Grooming Sessions

 

Achievements

  • Developed effective linkages with Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industries (ICCI) for internships and job placements.
  • Developed effective linkages with Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce & Industries (RCCI) for internships and job placements.
  • Nominated 200 Students to Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industries (ICCI) for internships and job placements.
  • Nominated 25 Students to NTDC for paid internships.
  • Nominated 9 students to IGI Insurance company for paid internships.

 

For internships, jobs and scholarships opportunities please visit our page https://www.facebook.com/numlpc/ or  Contact: 

Placement Office, Ground Floor, Room 08, Ibn e Rushd Block

National University of Modern Languages (NUML)

Sector H-9 Islamabad-44000. Pakistan

Tel: 051- 9265100 Ext: 1023

E-mail: placements@numl.edu.pk

 

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National University of Modern Languages (NUML) is an internationally recognized institution of higher learning for excellence in academics. International linkages is one of the most important aspects for improvements of curriculum in line with the international standards and grooming of the faculty and students in the international environment. National linkages also play a very vital role in progression of the university in line with the changing demands. Hence, the University encourages the faculties/departments to develop mutual beneficial relationships with Foreign Embassies, well reputed HEIs, Industry/Corporate Sector, research based institutions and other government/private organizations across the country.

In recent past MOUs with following different International/National Institutions/ organizations have been signed:

  1. MOU has been signed with Tajik State Institute of Languages, Dushanbe, Tajikistan on 02 June 2021 to promote cooperation in the academic, educational and scientific fields.
  2. MOU has been signed between National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Islamabad and Institute of Regional Studies on 27 July 2020 to collaborate and cooperate in academic and training activities.
  3. MOU has been signed with Alliance Française D’ Islamabad on 17 August 2020 for cooperation in promotion of French language and culture in Pakistan and conduct of International level of examination at NUML.
  4. MOU has been signed between National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad and The Hanns Seidel Foundation, Islamabad on 18 January 2021 for training of NUML students especially for students of Faculty of Social Sciences.
  5. MOU has been renewed with Pakistan Bait ul Mal, Islamabad on 17 February 2021 for enhancing welfare of the poor and needy students to NUML.
  6. MOU has been signed with Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad on 26 February 2021 for developing cooperation in training of diplomats, departments as well as personnel deployed in foreign missions abroad to enhance their language and translation proficiency.
  7. MOU has been signed with Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Islamabad on 20 April 2021 for building Internship and Job Placement opportunities for NUML students.
  8. MOU has been renewed with Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Rawalpindi 01 June 2021 for further enhancing the Internship and Job Placement opportunities for NUML students.
  9. MOU has been signed with National Institute of Electronics, Islamabad on 06 July 2021 for training and certification opportunities for NUML students.
  10. MOU has been signed with Pakistan Academy of Letters, Islamabad on 09 August 2021 for building Internship and Joint Research opportunities for NUML students & Faculty.

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