About us


The Center for Graduate Research (CGR) was established in the School of Business and Economics (SBE) primarily to encourage, modulate and promote research activities in School of Business and Economics.

CGR was formally inaugurated in September 2004. For the first 5 years it was engaged in launching, developing and managing MS Program in SBE. Presently these MS programs are managed by the CODs of the concerned departments. Whereas, the PhD program is being managed by the Director PhD Programs. Since then it has been fulfilling the need for research orientation in all disciplines of business management at SBE. The unique feature of CGR lies in offering and organizing national and international conferences for the last 5 years. Recently, CGR has taken the initiative to establish Journal Secretariat – a dedicated department for publishing high quality research journals. The Journal Secretariat is a team of highly competitive professionals who strive to provide operational and logistic support to SBE academic departments to launch and sustain research journals.


CGR will endeavor to serve as a hub of proactive, multidisciplinary research and service for the School of Business and Economics (SBE) in particular and University of Management and Technology in general. The CGR intends to harness the intellectual capital of the SBE and establish a world renowned forum for interactive research dialogue.


To encourage, facilitate and promote research activities in the SBE and to gain national and international recognition for research work by developing research culture. It also provides a forum where interested scholars / researchers get the opportunity to present their research ideas, papers, and findings.


  • Integrity

This is our standard. We demonstrate ethical conduct, moral and professional behavior in all our interactions. We are loyal and accountable to the trust reposed in us by our stakeholders.

  • Fairness

We assure that our judgments are free from bias and discrimination. We believe in being just to all in our dealings.

  • Respect

We value the diversity of ideas, thoughts and people. We encourage creativity through improvement.

  • Professionalism

Professionalism is our core value that comprises of knowledge, competent skills, and behaviors.

  • Social Responsibility

We are professional academicians and researchers who seek responsibility, accept accountability, and are committed to the successful achievement of our organizational goals, while keeping in mind the social impact of all our actions.



The two prong strategy of CGR focuses on development in SBE, quality assurance, and management of advanced degree programs in different fields of specialization at one hand; while organizing conferences and seminars at international level to promote the cross-fertilization of ideas among local and international researchers through conferences, seminars, and workshops. CGR is also in process of launching the Journal of Management & Research (ISSN: 2218 2705), SBE Working Paper Series, and CGR Portal to accelerate the process of embedding research in the culture of SBE.


Core Function

  • Promotion of research culture at SBE and linking it with international research culture
  • Organizing research events to promote cross-fertilization of ideas among local and international researchers
  • Launching research journals related to business functions
  • Managing SBE research repository


Research Engagement

  • CGR has organized 6 conferences, in collaboration with national and international participants, the ICoBMs business research conferences
  • CGR has organized 1st Doctoral Conference
  • VCs, Rectors, Deans, Senior Professors were engaged from Pakistan and abroad in South Asian Colloquium on Doctoral Program (SACDOC 2016), Lahore and (ACDOC 2017), Islamabad


Prof. Dr. Maqbool H. Sial

Director 2016 – to date

Professor, Chairman, Department of Quantitative Methods

Dr. Dawood Mamoon

Director 2015-2016

PhD Development Studies Institute of Social Studie Netherlands 2008

Associate Professor, Chairperson Department of Economics,

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Dr. Sarwar M Azhar

Director 2012-2015

PhD (Business Management) University of Nottingham UK

Professor (Adjunct)

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Dr. Rukhsana Kalim

Founding Director 2008-2012

PhD (Economics) University of Glasgow UK

Dean, Professor

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