The University of Turbat achieves HEC funded Research Project

Posted on 23 May, 2022

The University of Turbat (UoT) won the Local Challenge Fund (LCF) Research Project in the year 2022. The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has approved the award of rupees eighteen million eight hundred thirty-seven thousand under the LCF to the University of Turbat for the project.

The HEC had received more than 300 research proposals from across Pakistan for the acquisition of HEC-funded research projects under the Local Challenge Fund, but only ten of them were selected by the HEC for funding, including the research proposal of Turbat University which was prepared and submitted by Dr. Haneef-Ur-Rehman, Dean, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Turbat, and Associate Professor, Department of Natural and Basic Sciences.


According to the details, Dr. Haneef-Ur-Rehman has been successful in winning this research project from the Higher Education Commission under the Local Challenge Fund.

Dr. Haneef Ur Rehman will work as Principal Investigator (PI) on a research project entitled “Local manufacturing of enzymes using cell-free extract approach and fermentation technology” in collaboration with the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi, Pakistan. This research project will create new research opportunities for the students of the University of Turbat and will help in launching the Ph.D. program in Biological Sciences at the UoT.

Congratulating Dr. Haneef Ur Rehman, Principal Investigator, and his team for achieving the LCF research project, Prof. Dr. Jan Muhammad, Vice-Chancellor, University of Turbat has said that it is an honor for the University of Turbat that has won this distinguished award. He said that we are proud of our faculty members who are shining the name of the University nationally and internationally through their continuous achievements in the field of teaching and research.

Report by Dr. Haneef Ur Rehman, Dean, Faculty of Science and Engineering, and Associate Professor, Department of Natural and Basic Sciences, University of Turbat.