National Consultative Workshop on STI Strategy 2014-18 and Launching of Technology Foresight Reports, Book on GM Food and Directory of PSP

The workshop was held on June 12, 2014 at 10:00 am in Marriott Hotel, Islamabad. The Federal Minister for S&T, Mr. Zahid Hamid was chief guest at the occasion,

One-day Consultative Workshop on "Encouraging Problem-Solving Research: Policy for Enabling Environment"

The workshop was held on June 17, 2014 at Faisalabad.

National Consultative Workshop on STI Strategy 2014-18 and Launching of Technology Foresight Reports, Book on GM Food and Directory of PSP

The workshop was held on June 12, 2014 at 10:00 am in Marriott Hotel, Islamabad.

The 3rd Technology Foresight Expert Panel meeting on Nanotechnology

The meeting was held on 5th May, 2014 at 10:00 am in PCST. 13 panel members attended the meeting.

The 3rd Technology Foresight Expert Panel meeting on Nanotechnology

The meeting was held on 5th May, 2014 at 10:00 am in PCST. 13 panel members attended the meeting.

Seminar on "Applications of Nanotechnology in Textile Sector"

Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST), in collaboration with Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FCCI), organized a Seminar on "Applications of Nanotechnology in Textile Sector" at Faisalabad on 21st April 2014.

Seminar on "Applications of Nanotechnology in Textile Sector"

Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST), in collaboration with Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FCCI), organized a Seminar on "Applications of Nanotechnology in Textile Sector" at Faisalabad on 21st April 2014.

Consultative Workshops on “Encouraging Problem-Solving Research”

The main purpose of these workshops is to inspire and encourage R&D directed towards solving problems of the industry and society. First workshop of the series was held at Lahore on 15th April 2014.

Consultative Workshops on “Encouraging Problem-Solving Research”

The main purpose of these workshops is to inspire and encourage R&D directed towards solving problems of the industry and society. First workshop of the series was held at Lahore on 15th April 2014.

The 2nd Expert panel meeting on Electronics on 8th April, 2014

The Second Expert panel meeting on Electronics Sector was held on Tuesday, 8th April, 2014 at 10:00am in PCST Committee room. 8 panel members have attended this meeting.

Environmental Mainstreaming and Adaptations to Climate Change in Pakistan: Pilot Project in Faisalabad.

The meeting on "Environmental Mainstreaming and Adaptations to Climate Change in Pakistan: Pilot Project in Faisalabad." was held on Friday, 4th April, 2014 at 10:00am in PCST Committee room.

The 2nd Expert panel meeting on Nanotechnology on 25th March, 2014

The Second Expert panel meeting on Nanotechnology Sector was held on Tuesday, 25th March, 2014 at 10:00am in PCST Committee room. 15 panel members have attended this meeting.

The 2nd Expert panel meeting on Nanotechnology on 25th March, 2014

The Second Expert panel meeting on Nanotechnology Sector was held on Tuesday, 25th March, 2014 at 10:00am in PCST Committee room. 15 panel members have attended this meeting.

The 1st Expert panel meeting on Nanotechnology on 3rd February, 2014

The First Expert panel meeting on Nanotechnology Sector was held on Monday, 3rd February, 2014 at 10:00am in PCST Committee room. 15 panel members have attended this meeting.

The 1st Expert panel meeting on Nanotechnology on 3rd February, 2014

The First Expert panel meeting on Nanotechnology Sector was held on Monday, 3rd February, 2014 at 10:00am in PCST Committee room. 15 panel members have attended this meeting.

The International conference on “Plants, People and Climate” was started on Tuesday, 5th November 2013 in Islamabad.

The Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Mr. Zahid Hamid was chief guest at the occasion, appreciated the PCST for organizing this conference on the important issue of climate change.

The International conference on “Plants, People and Climate” was started on Tuesday, 5th November 2013 in Islamabad.

Chairperson, Pakistan Council for Science and Technology, Prof. Dr. Mudassir Asrar in her address highlighted efforts of her organization to bring the issue of global warming and climate change on the forefront.

Mr. Kamran Ali (Secretary for Ministry of Science and Technology) visited PCST on 25th September 2013
The opening ceremony of DICE Connect 2013 Exhibition at H H Campus of UOG
The Federal Minister for Ministry of Science and Technology, Mr. Zahid Hamid visited PCST
A NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON "TECHNOLOGY FORESIGHT AND CRITICAL ISSUES RELATED TO S&T IN PAKISTAN"
(JUNE 25 - 26, 2013)

The main purpose of the conference is to highlight the importance and necessity of Technology Foresight in S&T Policy making, and national planning.

A NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON "TECHNOLOGY FORESIGHT AND CRITICAL ISSUES RELATED TO S&T IN PAKISTAN"
(JUNE 25 - 26, 2013)

The main purpose of the conference is to highlight the importance and necessity of Technology Foresight in S&T Policy making, and national planning.

National Science, Technology and Innovation Policy 2012

The recently approved NST&I Policy 2012 was launched in a high profile ceremony organized by Pakistan Council for Science & Technology in conjunction with the Ministry of Science & Technology on November 23, 2012 at Serena Hotel, Islamabad.

National Science, Technology and Innovation Policy 2012

The recently approved NST&I Policy 2012 was launched in a high profile ceremony organized by Pakistan Council for Science & Technology in conjunction with the Ministry of Science & Technology on November 23, 2012 at Serena Hotel, Islamabad.

National Science, Technology and Innovation Policy 2012

The recently approved NST&I Policy 2012 was launched in a high profile ceremony organized by Pakistan Council for Science & Technology in conjunction with the Ministry of Science & Technology on November 23, 2012 at Serena Hotel, Islamabad.

National Science, Technology and Innovation Policy 2012

The recently approved NST&I Policy 2012 was launched in a high profile ceremony organized by Pakistan Council for Science & Technology in conjunction with the Ministry of Science & Technology on November 23, 2012 at Serena Hotel, Islamabad.

Research Productivity Award Ceremony May, 2012

PCST hosted annual “Research Productivity Award” at Marriott Hotel, Islamabad to distribute certificates and cash awards to leading researchers....

Research Productivity Award Ceremony May, 2012

PCST hosted annual “Research Productivity Award” at Marriott Hotel, Islamabad to distribute certificates and cash awards to leading researchers....

International Conference on Climate Change

The conference intends to promote exchange of knowledge and expertise of scientific community dealing with the effects of climate change....

International Conference on Climate Change

The conference intends to promote exchange of knowledge and expertise of scientific community dealing with the effects of climate change....

International Conference on Climate Change

The conference intends to promote exchange of knowledge and expertise of scientific community dealing with the effects of climate change....

SAARC Workshop on "S&T Policies & Planning in SAARC Countries"

The aim of the workshop was to develop efficient linkages among SAARC nations in the area of S&T policies and planning.

SAARC Workshop on "S&T Policies & Planning in SAARC Countries"

The aim of the workshop was to develop efficient linkages among SAARC nations in the area of S&T policies and planning.

SAARC Workshop on "S&T Policies & Planning in SAARC Countries"

The aim of the workshop was to develop efficient linkages among SAARC nations in the area of S&T policies and planning.

SAARC Workshop on "S&T Policies & Planning in SAARC Countries"

The aim of the workshop was to develop efficient linkages among SAARC nations in the area of S&T policies and planning.

SAARC Workshop on "S&T Policies & Planning in SAARC Countries"

The aim of the workshop was to develop efficient linkages among SAARC nations in the area of S&T policies and planning.

SAARC Workshop on "S&T Policies & Planning in SAARC Countries"

The aim of the workshop was to develop efficient linkages among SAARC nations in the area of S&T policies and planning.

PCST and NUST sign MoU to setup Dop Testing Lab

Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) and National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) signed an MoU to establish a much needed National Analytical Lab for Substances of Abuse.

Pakistan Council for Science and Technology

PCST is responsible to advise the Government on S&T policies and plans and suggest measures for the promotion, development and application of science and technology in the country......

Journal of Science, Technology and Development

PCST is in the process of revising its journal titled "Science, Technology, and Development" and expanding its scope to encompass all areas of Science, Technology, Innovation and Public Policy.......

Research Productivity Award

Research Productivity Award granted for active scientists on the basis of their publications in international Journals and their performance, as evaluated empirically by Journal Impact Factors, Citations and Peer Review....

Productive Scientists of Pakistan

The need for qualitative and quantitative evaluation of scientific productivity is felt throughout the world, as regular evaluation of publicly funded research....

Research Productivity Awards



Considering the fact that the Universities, as well as the R&D organizations are experiencing problems of retaining high quality S&T manpower, NCST, in its 2nd meeting, decided, inter-alia, that the salaries of highly qualified Scientists and Technologists should be brought at par with those prevailing in Industry, so as to attract the brightest students to opt for careers in various Scientific and Technological fields. The Ministry of Science and Technology, in consultation with PCST, decided to grant Research Productivity Allowance to active scientists on the basis of their publications in international Journals and their performance, as evaluated empirically by Journal Impact Factors, Citations and Peer Review.

RPA scheme from 2001-02 to 2009-10.

The scheme for award of RPA to productive scientists and engineers was introduced in year 2001-2002. The first criteria approved by the Finance Division for disbursement of the RPA was:-

Category of Scientist

[Impact Factor (50%)] + [Citation Index (50%)]

Amount/ Month/ Person (Rs.)

A

300+

100,000

B

201-300

75,000

C

151-200

50,000

D

101-150

30,000

E

51-100

17,000

F

21-50

10,000

G

5-20

5,000

Evaluation of research was based on following parameters:

  1. Journal Impact Factor (JIF)
  2. National Citation Index (NCI)

Revised RPA scheme from 2010-11 to 2011-12.

In order to broaden the scope and to include applied research in the scheme in year 2009, the committee was constituted by the Ministry of Science and Technology to revise the criteria. The revised criteria for the award of RPA as recommended by the review committee headed by Dr. Qasim Jan was approved by the Federal Minister for Science and Technology. The scheme was rationalized to broaden its base on the basis of annually achievable JIF+CI scores. The following categorization based on JIF+CI scores and the corresponding amounts of the award persuaded was:
Category

Impact Factor + Citation Index + Applied Research Output

Amount / Annum

(Rs)

A

30.000 and above

350,000

B

25.000 - 29.999

250,000

C

20.000 - 24.999

200,000

D

15.000 - 19.999

150,000

E

10.000 - 14.999

100,000

F

5.000 - 9.999

75,000

G

1.000 - 4.999

50,000

The scheme was renamed as Research Productivity Award, as it is an award by an independent agency and not an allowance paid by the parent organization. The output of applied research in the form of products and processes that are patented nationally or internationally and approved crop varieties were also considered.
Researchers working in the universities and institutions in the private sector and Foreign faculty working in Pakistani universities in the private as well as the public sector were also considered eligible for RPA, as their research papers published from Pakistani institutions contribute to the total number of international research publications from the country and it encourage the institutions in the private sector to give more emphasis to research, which would eventually lead to raising the quality of education in these institutions.

2013-14 REVISED CRITERIA FOR THE SCHEME OF RPA:

A committee constituted by the Ministry of Science and Technology to evaluate and review the scheme of Research Productivity Award under the Chairmanship of Prof. Dr. Atta-ur- Rahman (FRS, TI, SI HI, NI), Patron-in-Chief, University of Karachi revised the criteria of Research Productivity Award (RPA).


The new scoring of the RPA criteria would include:

  • International Books
  • Patents Granted
  • Research Supervision
  • Research Grants Won
  • International Publications
  • Applied Research Output

New applications have been evaluated based on this new criteria.

STATISTICS:

RPA Year

Number of Scientists

Total Amount (Rs. Million)

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

2001-02

6

6

9

5

35

75

157

45.39

2002-03

4

12

14

24

52

108

183

-

2003-04

-

1

4

9

23

67

168

29.49

2004-05

-

1

2

13

26

44

146

26.28

2005-06

-

2

2

3

21

48

145

23.01

2006-07

-

-

3

3

17

50

155

21.75

2007-08

-

-

3

4

15

50

157

21.81

2008-09

-

1

1

5

10

47

184

21.308

2009-10

14

8

7

13

36

73

264

-

2010-11

26

16

8

12

38

103

299

32.231

2011-12

45

11

16

31

52

136

522

22.119

2012-13

47

10

21

36

66

196

637

22.073

Total

142 (2.92%)

68 (1.39%)

90 (1.85%)

158 (3.25%)

391 (8.04%)

997 (20.51%)

3017 (62.05%)

265.461


Category wise presentation of total eligible scientists in each RPA year

Number of total scientists applied for RPA V/s Number of eligible scientists.

 

Discipline wise total number of eligible scientists for RPA for the period 2001-2012

 

A study carried out by RE Section officials can be found by click here.

Federal Minister
Mr. Zahid Hamid
Federal Secretary
Mr. Kamran Ali Qureshi
Chairperson
Prof. Dr. Mudassir Asrar
Important Publications

News and Events
One-day Consultative Workshop on "Encouraging Problem-Solving Research"
Assessment and Appraisal Practices in Universities and R&D Organizations on 15th April 2014, Lahore
PCST Tender Document for Documentary
Tender Document can be download by click the link
Directory of Productive Scientists of Pakistan 2013(First Draft)
Directory of Productive Scientists of Pakistan 2013 (First Draft) can be download by click the link
PSP Data Correction Form
PSP Data Correction Form can be download by click the link
International Conference on Plants, People and Climate 2013 was started on 5th November 2013 in Islamabad
The Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Mr. Zahid Hamid was chief guest at the occasion.
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Research Productivity Award 2013
Applications are invited for Research Productivity Award for the year 2013 and to update the Directory of Productive Scientists of Pakistan.
International Conference on Plants, People and Climate 2013 at National University of Sciences and Technology.(NUST), Islamabad.
Conference detail can download
by click the link
PCST proudly invites Industry, Acadmia, Innovators, Public and Private sector organizations, Chambers of commerce at University of Gujrat on 1-2 October 2013
NATIONAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (R&D) SURVEY 2012-13
PCST collects Science and Technology Statistics and carrys out Scientometric studies and analysis of science and Technology data. Therefore, National Research and Development (R&D) survey 2012-13 has been planned.
The Proforma can be downloaded by click the link.
Annual Innovation Summit 2013.
Innovation awards were awarded on behalf of Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) and Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) on 9-10 April, 2013.
Gender Mainstreaming in Pakistan.
PROFORMA for Gender Mainstreaming in Pakistan.
National Science, Technology and Innovation Policy 2012.
Research Productivity Award Ceremony, 16 May 2012.
International Conference on Climate Change: Opportunities and Challenges, 9-11 May, 2012.
Workshop on:"Science & Technology Policies and Planning in SAARC Countries".