Research at Bahria University

Research at BU is focused and aligned with the national and international applied research requirements and standards. The innovation development aspect in research is germinated in institutions of higher learning, which can ultimately guide the industry at times when we observe strong tendencies of a globalisation of R&D.


3 Campuses, 16,500+ Students, 1400 Faculty Members, 2 Business Incubation Centers and 1 Business Accelerator Center.

Bahria Innovation Center

Bahria Innovation Center (BIC), Islamabad are committed towards building a strong entrepreneurial eco-system for nurturing innovation for Startups in Pakistan.

Featured Incubator

Incubation Center at BU has been duly recognized by the world bank in its independent annual report as the top four University Incubators in the region.

Research Thematic Areas

While the expertise of BU researchers spans across variety of domains ranging from Engineering, Computer Science and Earth/Environmental Sciences to Law, Media, Social Sciences, Psychology and Medical Sciences, following ten major areas of research are under focus of BU and its researchers:


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News & Notifications

Highlights of the 29th Higher Education Research Committee Meeting | HERCM

  • November 3, 2021 |


This HERCM was held on 21st October 2021, under the patronage of the Honorable Rector BU at Bahria University Islamabad. HERC Members from Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore attended the meeting virtually through Video Link facility.

Key decisions pertaining the Promotion and Implementation of Sustainable Research, Innovation and Commercialization Ecosystem across BU was undertaken by the HERCM. Director RIC-Cdre. Dr. Zahid H. Bawar SI(M), Secretary HERCM, appraised the committee regarding the progress achieved by BU so far on key Strategic Targets of BU’s Strategic Plan for year 2020-2030 of Research.

The Honorable Rector BU Appreciated the Progress Achieved by BU Management and Researchers against the assigned targets and proposed continuity of cohesive joint efforts for the Achievement of Excellence in Research.

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Article of the Year Award

  • July 8, 2021 |



Bahria University Congratulates Dr. Kashif Naseer Qureshi (Associate Professor) Department of Computer Science, Bahria University Islamabad Campus whose Research article has been awarded the Best Article of the Year 2020 award titled “Optimized Cluster-Based Dynamic Energy-Aware Routing Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks in Agriculture Precision”, by Journal of Sensors (Impact Factor 2.137).

The Article of the Year Award recognizes one original research article in the Journal of Sensors that is considered to be exciting and impactful, as well as representative of the journal’s research community and its current or future directions.

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MoU Signing Ceremony between BULC & (Khudi Ventures)

  • July 1, 2021 |

On 30 Jun 21 Bahria University Lahore campus joined hands with (a subsidiary of Khudi ventures). Director Lahore Campus Cdre. Shahid Azmat Wain SI (M) (r) and Chief Investment Officer of Khudi Ventures Dr. Umer Saif signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). is a community service platform that serves as a gateway for connecting organizations and volunteers and provide opportunities to the students to interact professionally for voluntary activities.





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MOU Signing Ceremony Between BU and CGSS

  • May 31, 2021 |

The MOU Signing Ceremony between Bahria University Islamabad Campus and Centre for Global and Strategic Studies (CGSS) took place on 25th of May 2021. The Honorable Rector BU, Vice Admiral (R) Kaleem Shaukat HI(M) signed the MoU from Bahria University in collaboration with Major General Hafiz Masroor Ahmed, the Vice President of CGSS.

This collaboration will be in terms of Academic and Research endeavors including Purposeful International and National Conferences, Seminars, Round table discussions and symposia. This will also include the Placement of BU students in CGSS and other Partner Organizations. This will also include the Promotion of BU International linkages in the form of Students and Faculty Exchange Programs along with support to BU Graduates and Alumni to secure seats for their Masters and PhD programs from the Top Internationally ranked universities.

Moreover, Internships Opportunity for BU students, and trainings to BU faculty for professional development will also be provided.








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Research &Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Bahria University is committed towards building a strong Research and Entrepreneurial eco-system for nurturing innovation in Pakistan with its network covering almost all major cities and metropolises in Pakistan.

Bahria Innovation Center aims to provide all-inclusive support and facilities to all its components for a state-of-the-art center to foster networking for its startups, SME’s and Commercial Research/spinoffs.

The Maker space provides all students with the opportunity to access state of the art electronic test equipment and instrumentation. With dedicated hardware and software space, the lab helps and encourages student researchers to work on supplemental learning projects.

The center provide workplace, virtual incubation services, training, HR support, technology support, access to finance and help startups growth to form sustainable companies and products. The efforts of Incubation Center at BU Islamabad has been duly recognized twice by World Bank in its independent annual report as the top 3 University Incubators in the Pakistan.

Business Accelerator Program offers a 6-months tailor-made program for later-stage startups looking to go beyond the development of their product by scaling their business. They provide the support and resources necessary to building a sustainable company and scaling up every aspect of the business.

Our top priority is to nurture long-term relationships with our startups and partners that generate long-term value for all involved. Special liaison offices have been allocated for Industrial Partners/Stakeholders. The aim of creation of the ILO’s is to foster synergies between industry and academic stakeholders (Students, Researchers, Entrepreneurs).

Research Centers are an integral part of the BIC. The centers aim to provide, and advocate practice-oriented research and education focused on indigenous and housed researches. By establishing research centers of pure excellence backed by vision and professionalism, the Bahria University aims to solve various difficult problems faced by modern society and to fulfill its obligations to the future of our motherland and humanity.

With dedicated state of the art training and consulting space, TDLC has been working on improving and further enhancing skill sets via initiatives to such as Leadership and Soft skills development Programs, Short courses and tailored designed training, workshops, mentorship and Professional counselling for startups, students, faculty and professionals.

Plagiarism Committee is formulated to look into the issues of plagiarism and ethical aspects in the research being conducted by the research scholars and faculty of Bahria University.

The sole purpose behind the establishment of Technology Innovation Support Centre (TISC) at BU is to provide support services to BU researchers for patenting their research and development work by proactively coordinating and communicating with BU faculty / students / visiting scholars/ sponsors / stakeholders and researchers.

Corporate Advisory Committees (CACs) have been established within each department at both the Campuses of Bahria University, comprising of (8-10) FMs of the relevant industries co-chaired by HOD and senior FM(s) from the industry. Broad Terms of Reference of the CACs are Curriculum review for its alignment to meet needs of local industry, Sponsored R&D projects for BU students and Consultancy services for the industry.

SCACs have been constituted at Islamabad and Karachi Campuses comprising of Strategic Level decision makers of the relevant industries and top tier of management of Bahria University. The committees were constituted to incorporate and seek support of the strategic level decision makers of the industry in the academic and research endeavors of BU.

Hierarchical research committees at departmental, faculty and university level refered to as Departmental Research Committee (DRC), Faculty Research Committee (FRC) and Higher Education Research Committee (HERC) respectively have been established at Bahria University.

  1. HERC is the apex body of Bahria University which gives policy guidelines and directions regarding all major research issues of BU.
  2. FRC provides guidelines and oversee the research of PhD scholars and make recommendations to HERC for changes in research policy.
  3. DRC handles all research related matters at MS/MPhil level and recommends any changes in research-relevant rules/policies to FRC/HERC.