South Punjab Center for Research and Development (SPCRD) was established in January 2015 as an independent Multidisciplinary Research Center with the status of a private organization to promote educational research and development activities in the disciplines of social sciences with particular emphasis on applied research. The founders of SPCRD decided to publicize the quality research outcomes with the assistance of scholars, researchers, academicians and organizations at national and international organizations/institutions.
The major objective of the Center is to disseminate Multi- and Inter-disciplinary educational Quality research by establishing/publishing Research Journals of international repute including archiving the data of publications and conducting seminars, forums & conferences to achieve excellence in research and development activities. There was a dire need of a Center of International repute for the conduct of multidisciplinary research for sustainable development with the participation and assistance of foreign researchers and academicians at Multan, Pakistan. Therefore, researchers and academicians from various universities and research institutions suggested the name of the Center as “South Punjab Center for Research and Development”, (SPCRD) by keeping in view the importance of less developed area as compared to other parts of the Punjab. The SPCRD has started its working informally since 2015 but it is registered in the database of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) as a private limited company in 2020.
The SPCRD is functioning with the support and help of renowned academicians, researchers and scholars of various Universities & Research Organizations on honorary/voluntary basis. The Center decided to accelerate the research activities with the collaboration of Center for Sustainability Research and Consultancy (CSRC) since its inception in 2015 and started many research activities together in terms of establishment of a research journal named as READS and to conduct International Conferences, Seminars and workshops at local and international levels. The SPCRD strictly follows the advices and guidelines of the members of Research & Academic Advisory Boards and Research Fellows/Associates/Experts at National and International levels under the leadership of the Center’s President/Advisors/Fellows.