National Grassroots ICT Research Initiative (2017-18)

Igniting University Innovation


National Grassroots ICT Research Initiative 2017-18


This initiative aims to promote R&D and Innovation at the grassroots level by providing funding to selected Final Year Projects (FYPs) of undergraduate students, enrolled in ICT related disciplines. This financial aid enables students undertaking their Final Year Project in building prototype and working model to showcase their creativity and innovation by applying hands on engineering and development skills.

The program is being rolled out since 2011-12 and so far, more than 2,600 Final Year Projects have been approved for funding with total budget of PKR 160 Million. More than 7,000 students from 90 universities have benefited from the initiative.

A snapshot of NGIRI since its inception is given below. 




Update for NGIRI 2017-18

Evaluation of Final Year Project (FYP) proposals has been completed and list of approved projects is available here. Template for Expenditure Report is available in Downloads section, which may be submitted by 17th August 2018 in respect of approved projects.


Furthermore, a National Competition among the approved FYPs is being planned. Universities/Institutes are requested to fill out the Nomination forms available here, in respect of approved projects only. Respective universities/institutes are required to evaluate and nominate only those approved projects whose prototype/working model is ready in all aspects. Only short listed projects will be invited to participate in the Competition. Nomination Form, complete in all respects, may by submitted by 17th August 2018.


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