Research Office (Directorate of ASR&TD)

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Directorate of Advanced Studies, Research and Technological Development (ASR&TD)

The Directorate of ASR&TD, which functions under the supervision of the Director, is the secretariat of the Board of Advanced Studies, Research and Technological Development. The Board comprises the Vice-Chancellor (Chairman), all the Pro-Vice-Chancellors, all the Deans, one University Professor from each faculty, one technologist, five members from the Industries and the Director of ASR&TD.
The Directorate performs a variety of functions to promote research, extension and advisory services in the University. The purpose of these functions is to:


  1. Regulate MSc and PhD programs.
  2. Provide funds and monitor faculty research.
  3. Provide funds for M.Sc. Engg. and PhD research.
  4. Approve thesis titles, supervisors and examiners.
  5. Co-ordinate the Split PhD program with foreign Universities, Government of Pakistan.
  6. Arrange visits of Pakistani Experts to give Workshops/Seminars in their field of expertise under TOKTEN program.
  7. Arrange visits of foreign Professors to the University and vice-versa.
  8. Award of Research Assistant-ships.
  9. Sponsor collaborative research work in engineering and allied disciplines at the University and promote the research work.
  10. Assist the Departments in organizing Post-graduate Programs, extension lectures and seminars.
  11. Coordinate advisory services of the University for the benefit of the Government departments and industries.
  12. Arrange evaluation of Research publications of faculty members and publishing of Research Journal of the University.
  13. Make arrangements for Extension Lectures of Senior Professors from foreign countries, under the proposed British Council Specialists visits to Pakistan and TOKTEN Schemes.
  14. Arrange for PhD Programs in the University.
  15. Regulate an endowment fund for Higher Education and R&D in IT & Telecom Division at University of Engineering & Technology, Taxila, createdfor an amount of Rs. 100 million. The main objective for the establishment of endowment fund is to provide a continuous service of funding the University for producing around four PhD and six MSc in the field of Signal Processing every year. Fund would be available for man power development in the following fields:

(1) Computer/Data communication

(2) Image Processing

(3) Simulation and Modelling (4) Wireless communication

About UET Taxila

With phenomenal increase in students' enrollment in 1970's, a plan to establish additional campuses of the University of Engineering and Technology Lahore was conceived. As a result of that, the University College of Engineering Taxila was established.


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