Lahore Leads University is a comprehensive institution with a reputation for innovative programs and modern research activities. Our faculty, staff, programs, and services team provide an extensive range of learning choices and alternatives that offer an outstanding combination of quality education at all levels.

Leads Research and Development Center:

As the world is evolving, our understanding of it also continues to evolve. This evolving understanding has led to meaningful research steered through exploration and investigation. Evidence-based knowledge creation is the forte of academic research scholars and has encouraged diverse research initiatives and projects at universities worldwide.

Lahore Leads University (LLU) conducts single discipline and interdisciplinary research on a variety of academic disciplines, in a bid to propose novel ideas for the scientific, social and profession-centric challenges of the contemporary times.

Welcome Message

Dear Students and Faculty,

LRDC aims to facilitate the research activities being carried out at LLU through Internal Stakeholders (Graduates, Postgraduates and Faculty Members). We ensure the quality, relevance and credibility by the globally accepted ranking agencies. The website provides access to the research produced at LLU as well as material on conducting research. The prime focus of LRDC is to strive for excellence in research and to bring about innovative practices in this field. The center also streamlines and improves the efficiency of research by connecting the faculty, students and organizations. It also guides the researchers in getting their research published in relevant journals including LLU journals. LRDC also aims to help researchers to stay up-to-date of various domestic and international research policies including External Stakeholders (HEC, COPE, INGOs, NGOs, CSOs and other development partners).

This Center also facilitates the internal stakeholders to establish the research and development linkages with external stakeholders through guidance for proposal development and management of project implementation/execution as well. It encourages feedback from all the relevant stakeholders in order to improve the quality of research and development activities.

Department Introduction

Leads Research and Development (LRDC) in the university is crucial in driving innovation in research, advancing academic excellence, and contributing to the institution’s reputation. The overall intellectual/scholarly articles contribution towards research environment in the university.
Strategic Planning:
▪ Develop and implement a strategic vision for R&D activities aligned with the university’s overall goals.
▪ Identify and prioritize key research areas and focus on emerging trends in academia and industry
Research Program Management:
▪ Oversee the planning, execution, and evaluation of research & development programs within the university.
▪ Coordinate interdisciplinary research, development initiatives and collaboration between departments or with external organizations (INGOs, NGOs, Diplomatic Offices/Embassies, UN Organization & Dev. Organizations.)
Grant Acquiring:
▪ Seek and secure funding opportunities from external sources, including Govt. Agencies and industry partner
▪ Assist faculty and researchers in preparing competitive grant proposals.
Resource Management:
▪ Manage and allocate resources effectively, including budgets, personnel, and facilities, to support research activities.
▪ Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and ethical standards in
Faculty and Researcher Support:
▪ Provide guidance & support to faculty and researchers in developing their research agendas.
▪ Facilitate professional development opportunities, including training on research methodologies, proposal writing, and project management.
Technology Transfer:
▪ Promote the transfer of research outcomes and technologies to industry partners.
▪ Establish and maintain relationships with industry stakeholders to foster
collaboration & knowledge exchange.
▪ Encourage and facilitate the publication of research findings in reputable journals and conferences.
▪ Promote the dissemination of research outcomes to the academic community and the broader public.
Collaboration and Partnerships:
▪ Collaborations with other universities, RIs, and industry partners to enhance research capabilities & impact.
▪ Identify opportunities for international collaboration and engagement in global research networks.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
▪ Develop and implement metrics to assess the impact and productivity of research activities.
▪ Evaluate the effectiveness of research programs and initiatives, making adjustments as needed.
Policy Advocacy:
▪ Represent the university in advocating for policies that support R&D at local, national, and international level
▪ Stay informed about changes in research policy and regulations.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship:
▪ Promote a culture of research innovation and entrepreneurship among students/faculty and research researchers.

Welcome to the fascinating world of Sociology, where we unravel the intricacies of human behavior, societies, and the forces that shape our world. Our distinguished Undergraduate and Graduate Programs in Sociology offer an illuminating journey into the study of social structures, interactions, and the dynamics that influence individuals and communities.

Research Advisory Committee

The following Research Advisory Committee (RAC) will oversee the functions of LRDC as proposed in TORs of the Center:


One of the main functions of a university is the creation of knowledge which is possible only through research carried out in various fields of learning. Research by the learned faculty as well as by the students at post graduate level results in the discovery, elucidation and evaluation of new knowledge, testing of new ideas and the introduction of technologies needed for the welfare of the society and benefit for humanity at large. That’s why research is recognized as an essential component of the curriculum in vogue. It is the key to fostering professional excellence among the teaching faculty and gives rise to provision of top-class education for the students, through involvement of students in research. Following the inquisitive norms and critical thinking, they become better students prepared for the challenges and opportunities of the future.


Respected teachers at LLU have demonstrated keen interest in extending the borders of knowledge in their respective fields of specialization. Their research publications, detailed below, are adequate proof of their fulfilling the basic duty of creation of new knowledge.


Dr. Muhammad Faisal Majeed

PhD Sociology

Director, Department of LRDC

Email: [email protected]

Dr. Muhammad Faisal Majeed is a Director at Leads Research & Development Center (LRDC), Lahore Leads University (LLU). He has also been serving as an Assistant Professor of Sociology at LLU, Lahore-Pakistan since October 2023. He is an eminent Researcher as well as Sociologist, who has completed his Ph.D. in the field of Sociology from the University of the Punjab in December 2022. He is an Advisor to “Leads Sociological Society (LSS)” a flagship platform for the students studying sociology subjects in different departments of LLU. He is also working as a Program Coordinator for the BS Programmes under the Department of Sociology. Before this, he had worked for about twelve years as Deputy Program Director for the HIV/AIDS Project (A World Bank’s Project) and completed different rounds of Research and Surveillance in Punjab the largest province (about 60% population of the country) from April 2004 to July 2016. He served as a Statistical Assistant for the Economic Census under the Federal Bureau of Statistics, Islamabad from September 2001 to September 2003. He is the author of over 40 journal articles, reports, conference papers, abstracts, manuals, and chapters of books. He has been a Visiting Faculty Member for the Department of Sociology, Institute of Social & Cultural Studies, University of the Punjab, Pakistan. He has also been at the penal of Consultants for SMEDA as a Management and Research Training Consultant. His book on “Transgenderism in Pakistan” is under process for publication. He is the Executive Director of an Organization, Nawal Horizon Foundation (NHF), Pakistan working for research and development in the fields of education, health, and social development. He is also a Director for Monitoring and Research for the “Board of Directors” for an organization named Beacon Foundation for Research and Development (BFRD), Faisalabad – Pakistan, working for Key Affected Population (KAP) especially Transgenders, Men having Sex with Men (MSMs), Female Sex Workers (FSWs), Injecting Drug Users (IDUs) and Jail Inmates (JIs) for prevention of HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis and COVID campaigns. He is a certified Project Manager as well.

The academic research and development proposals are being welcomed by faculty members, research scholars and students as well through LRDC. He is also now taking Ph.D. & M.Phil. students for research supervision.

My research interests:
Research Reports, Project Proposal for Research & Dev. Projects, Sociology of Transgender, Personal and Social networking of Transgender Community, Social well-being, Transgender rights, Transgender social inclusion into mainstream society, Migration trends among the TG community, Criminology, Theories of crime & criminality etc.

Department of Business Administration

Ahmad Bilal Ali (2022). 

Impact of Macroeconomic and Bank specific variables on Credit Risk in Pakistan: A Comparative Analysis of Islamic and Conventional Banks

Khalil-ur-Rehman (2021).

Impact of Substantive Staging and Communicative Staging of Sustainable Servicescape on Behavioral Intentions of Hotel Customers through Overall Perceived Image: A Case of Boutique Hotels

Amir Manzur Wain (2019).

A Comprehensive Financial Analysis of Fuel and Energy Sector in Pakistan.

Jawad Tariq (2022).

Effect of Employee Empowerment on Affective Organizational Commitment.


Dr. Sardar Ahmad (2020).

Study of relationship between consumption, foreign assistance and GDP per capita using the ARDL approach: An investigation into Pakistan energy sector.

Dr. Aamir Sarwar. (2012).

Factors Having Impact on the Performance of Business Students: Case study of Institute of Business and Information Technology (IBIT), University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

Department of Psychology

Dr. Wahida Anjum(2023).

Perceived Inter-Parental Conflicts, Aggression, and PUB-G Game Addiction Among Adolescents2023

Dr. Hina Sultan (2016).

Spousal abuse among Pakistani women: A thematic analysis

Saba Ehsan (2019).

Development of an Indigenous Perceived Favouritism Scale for University Students.

Department of Psychology

Dr. Wahida Anjum (2023).

Punjab University has awarded the Ph.D. degree to Hafiz Muhammad Qasim in the subject of Economics after approval of his thesis entitled ‘Relationship between Institutional Quality, Trade Openness and Economic Growth in South Asian Economies: An Econometric Analysis.

Dr. Hina Sultan  (2016).

Spousal abuse among Pakistani women: A thematic analysis.

Saba Ehsan (2019).

Development of an Indigenous Perceived Favouritism Scale for University Students.

Department of Education

Dr. Gulshan Fatima Alvi (2019)

Relationship between Task-Oriented Leaders’ Behavior and Organizational Performance in Higher Education Institutions.

Dr. Khadija Sittar (2019).

Effect of monitoring education authorities’ practices on school teachers’ mental health.

Dr. Mahwish Safdar (2023)

Relationship of self-concept and student’s academic achievement at BS (4-year) level.

Dr. Muhammad Javaid Iqbal (2020). 

Selling a Product or Solving a Problem? Exploring Instructional Practices of B.Ed Hons Program at University Level in Pakistan

Dr. Sehrish Khalid  (2011).

Relationship of Parental Involvement in English Homework with English Reading Comprehension of 6th Graders

Dr. Sumaira Munawar (2019).

Effect of monitoring education authorities’ practices on school teachers’ mental health.

Department of Law

Muhammad Imran Ali (2023)

Need for Implementation of Sex Education Curriculum in Primary Schools to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse in Pakistan,

Dr Ramzan Wattoo. (2023).


Sania Saeed. (2023).

The Effects of Coal Based Energy Production on Local Community of Pakistan: Paris Agreement and Violation of Laws.

Department of Mathematics

Dr. Ammara Usman (2023)

Bardeen-Tolman-Kuchowicz Spheres in Logarithmic Corrected R2 Gravity

Dr. Ghulam Muhammad (2023).

Transformation of Equation Satisfied by Stokes’ Stream Function from Cylindrical to Elliptic Coordinates

Dr. Rana Muhammad Akram Muntazir (2021).

Influence of
Chemically Reacting Ferromagnatic Carreau Nanofluid over a Stretched Sheet with Magnetic
Dipole and Viscous Dissipation.

Rabia Khan (2022)

Free convection Hartmann flow of a viscous fluid with damped thermal transport through a cylindrical tube.

Department of Computer Sciences

Dr. Muhammad Nawaz (2016)

Empirical Use of Information Retrieval to Build Synthetic Data for SMT Domain Adaptation

Department of Islamic studies

Dr. Habib UR Rehman (2021)

اصطلاحات اصول حدیث کا تاریخی ارتقاء -ایک تحقیقی جائزہ

Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hafeez Tahir (2022)

Maturity In Emotions And Behavioral Issues Among Postgraduate Students: A Correlational Study

Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Imran (2021)

Moulana Moudodi’s Concept of Establishment of Religion

Dr. Hafiz Sajid Anwer (2019)

تحریک قیام پاکستان: سیدابوالاعلیٰ مودودی ؒ اور مولانا اشرف علی تھانوی ؒ کی فکری مماثلت

Dr. Muhammad Iqbal (2021)

Moulana Moudodi’s Concept of Establishment of Religion

Department of Urdu

Hajira Liaqat (2023)

Religious Communication and IWE: A Serial Mediation of Self-reflection (Muhasbah) and Self-reform (Tazkiya-e-nafs)

Department of English

Sundas Zuhra (2016)

A descriptive study of culture related terms in translation of Harry Potter Novel from English to Urdu language

Dr. Parveen Akhtar Farhat

Transformation of Creative Process Through Self-Translation: A Comparative Analysis of Abdullah Hussain’s Novels

Department of IR and Political Science

Dr. Khadeeja Imran (2023)

Pakistan’s Trans-boundary Water-sharing Issues with India: An Expert View

Dr. Sapna Mumtaz (2018)

Political TV talk shows in Pakistan: Impact on the students of Public sector universities (A survey of Lahore about Azadi march by Imran Khan)

Dr. Zakir Hussain (2018)

Situating Gilgit-Baltistan in growing China Pakistan Interdependence: Post 9/11 Scenario.

Sara (2023)

Gender-based Violence in Punjab: An Analysis of Punjab Protection against Women Violence Act, 2016

Department of Sociology

Dr. Saeed Ahmad Wattoo (2023)

Ties that Blind: A Longitudinal Study on Consanguinity and Congenital Disorders in Kabirwala, Pakistan