The Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC) was established at the university in January 2011. Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization a central staff office reporting to the Vice Chancellor, is charged with administrative responsibility for all University research and related activities involving extramural sponsorship. In fulfilling its duties, the Office of Research serves as both a centre of advocacy for research and related activities, and facilitator of the research environment.
The role of Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC) is to provide complete services which facilitate and support all shapes of research & innovation development from initial funding through to commercialization where appropriate.
ORIC provides support and assistance to faculty members in their quest for research funding and other support. ORIC is University’s liaison with all the funding agencies to oversee all contracts related to research and commercialization.