At Mehran University Institute of Science, Technology and Development 

1. Introduction 

1.1 Mehran University Institute of Science, Technology and Development (MUISTD) is an exclusive specialized Institute of the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology located at Jamshoro, Sindh. MUISTD is established to contribute through its extensive research to the development of Science, Technology and Innovation for the socio-economic development and security of the country. It was formally known as Mehran University Institute of Science and Technology Development, when established in 2002. It combines in its mission the characteristics of a Policy Research Institute, a Business School pursuing Innovation and Entrepreneurship. In 2006, it started to offer MS, M.Phil and PhD degree programs after its, faculty got trained at Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex and at Nottingham University Business School, UK. At present, distinct MS and PhD degree programs are being offered by MUISTD including Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP), Technology and Innovation Management (TIM), Human Resource Management (HRM) and Public Policy (PP) along with MBA in five different disciplines.

With its programs being offered presently and those envisaged shortly in future, the Incubation and Entrepreneurship Centre (IEC) facility is under establishment with a mandate to offer professional services including consultancy to scientific and technological community in universities, businesses, and policy makers in government. MUISTD is in process of identifying capacities of the scientific community, needs of the business community and channels to reach the p