About NCIB

The National Center of Industrial Biotechnology
(NCIB) is established at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi.
NCIB is well positioned to develop a national facility that can provide direct value-addition to natural products isolated from plants and those derived from microbial origin.The NCIB mission is to develop state-of-art technology infrastructure with the capability to conduct leading edge research for value-addition and bridge the academic and industry linkage by scaling the innovations to pilot scale studies transforming to knowledge based economy.


Development of “Made in Pakistan” certified high value bio-products for local and global markets,import substitution and export promotion.


We aim to work in close collaboration with government and industry for developing technically advanced eco-friendly and economically sustainable biotech products and processes in the field of pharma-, nutra-, cosme-ceutical, agriculture and chemical industries.

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Message from the Vice Chancellor Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi

Biotechnology advancement is paramount if we hope to affect global change across the food, health, industry, and agriculture sectors. The National Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (NCIB) will be inaugurated with an aim of establishing cutting-edge technology and producing advanced technological solutions as its end product. Technological inadequacy presents a complex hurdle when developing biologically effective solutions to pressing problems. I am hopeful NCIB will transform health, energy, and agriculture research into sustainable bioproducts.
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Naeem

Our Key Objectives

  • Sustainable production of climate-controlled disease free, true to type, certified and traceable biomass and exportable active pharmaceutical ingredients bioproducts.
  • Generation of skilled manpower in integrated cross disciplinary technologies of industrial biotech, tissue culture, hydroponics & precision/digital agriculture.
  • Availability of commercialization platform for start-ups and universities for knowledge-based economy.
  • Dissemination of research knowledge.

Lab Facilities & Equipments

Industrial Academic Linkages

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Contact Detail


PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi,
Shamsabad, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.


+92 52 929 2163