Dr. Muhammad Shahnawaz, Associate Professor Department of Agriculture & Food Technology has been appointed as Director Advanced Studies & Research (DASR) on March 3, 2016, in supersession of the notification No. KIU-Synd-2(23)/2014/25073. It is one of the most important offices of Karakoram International University, Gilgit, which has been established to streamline the functioning of different graduate programs that have been either already launched at all academic disciplines or to be launched in near future, accomplish for the promotion of research-based degree programs and facilitation of postgraduate studies and research. This office has also been entrusted with the task to prepare and recommend new rules and procedures to further strengthen and improve the academic disciplines in the light of different directives and precedents of Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan. Since the Universities are meant ultimately for the award of research degrees, the Directorate of Advanced Studies and Research KIU will always play a pivotal role in the uplift of University ranking and serve its ultimate purpose
DASR will endeavor its best to facilitate the students and ensure to earn a great name for the Institute in terms of quality and standard of its research degree through dynamic monitoring of research programs. I am confident and sincerely hope that the incoming students for higher studies in Karakoram International University, Gilgit shall find pleasant and learning environment at KIU campus and shall also find their alma mater quite conducive and helpful for completing their study work and research work. I pray for their successful and bright future.