One-day National Workshops on “Potential of Value Addition and Health Benefits of Indigenous Herbal Wealth and Functional Foods”

The Workshop held on 17th June 2015 in Islamabad at Pakistan Academy of Sciences.

One-day National Workshops on “Potential of Value Addition and Health Benefits of Indigenous Herbal Wealth and Functional Foods”

The Workshop held on 17th June 2015 in Islamabad at Pakistan Academy of Sciences.

One-day National Workshops on “Potential of Value Addition and Health Benefits of Indigenous Herbal Wealth and Functional Foods”

Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Rana Tanveer Hussain speaking at the Workshop held on 17th June 2015 in Islamabad at Pakistan Academy of Sciences.

One-day Consultative Workshops on “Policies for Creating Enabling Environment for Encouraging Problem Solving Research”

The Workshop held on 11th June 2015 in Islamabad at Pakistan Academy of Sciences. In the Inaugural Session of the workshop Mr. Kamran Ali Queshi, Federal Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology, Prof. Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani S.I., Chairman PCST and Prof. Dr. Tariq Mahmood, Advisor (R&D), Higher Education Commission addressed the audience

One-day Consultative Workshops on “Policies for Creating Enabling Environment for Encouraging Problem Solving Research”

The Workshop held on 11th June 2015 in Islamabad at Pakistan Academy of Sciences.

One-day Consultative Workshops on “Policies for Creating Enabling Environment for Encouraging Problem Solving Research”

Mr. Kamran Ali Qureshi, Federal Secretary Ministry of Science speaking at the Workshop held on 11th June 2015 in Islamabad at Pakistan Academy of Sciences.

BBS Public Awareness Seminar "How fasting can prevent and treat chronic diseases"

Chairman PCST, Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani delivering a public lecture "How fasting can prevent and treat chronic diseases" at the Aga Khan University, May 14, 2015

2nd Technology Foresight Expert Panel Meeting on Public Health & Sanitation

The meeting was held on 5th May, 2015 at Pakistan Council for Science & Technology. Experts from Public sector, Academia, Private sector and NGO's participated in the meeting.

NORI PAEC First Symposium “Nanotheranostics 2015: A New Era of Nanotechnology”

Chairman PCST, Prof. Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani Participated as Guest of Honor in NORI PAEC First Symposium “Nanotheranostics 2015: A New Era of Nanotechnology” on May 05, NORI, Islamabad.

NORI PAEC First Symposium “Nanotheranostics 2015: A New Era of Nanotechnology”

Chairman PCST, Prof. Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani Participated as a Chief Guest, presenting shield to Dr. Abida

2nd Technology Foresight Expert Panel Meeting on Public Health & Sanitation

The meeting was held on 5th May, 2015 at Pakistan Council for Science & Technology. Experts from Public sector, Academia, Private sector and NGO's participated in the meeting.

Third Journalism Agahi Awards

Chairman PCST, Prof. Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani as a Guest of Honor presenting award of the Most Credible Anchor to Mr Nadeem Malik, the host of SAMAA's flagship current affair program 'Nadeem Malik Live, at the Third Journalism Agahi Awards Ceremony held on April 25, 2015 in Islamabad.

The Symposium on Inegrative Medicine for Better Healthcare

Chairman PCST, Prof. Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani Participated as a Guest of Honor and plenary speaker in the symposium on "Inegrative Medicine for Better Healthcare" held on April 15, 2015 in Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi.

The Symposium on Inegrative Medicine for Better Healthcare

Chairman PCST, Prof. Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani as a Chief Guest presenting certificate to one of the participants "DR Fardia Amin" at the Symposium held at Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), Karachi on April 15, 2015.

1st Technology Foresight Expert Panel Meeting on Public Health & Sanitation

The meeting was held on 14th April, 2015 at Pakistan Council for Science & Technology. Experts from Public sector, Academia, Private sector and NGO's participated in the meeting.

United Nations APCTT: The Third Asia-Pacific National Innovation System Forum

panel discussion with question-answer session with participants over the two days of the program shared very rich and contrasting national perspectives on how developing countries are grappling with improving their National Innovation systems and foreshadowed the impending challenges that the global sustainable development agenda will place on the STI sector. The event held on 08-09 April 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Sixth Consultative Workshop Policies for Creating Enabling Environment for Encouraging Problem-Solving Research

Dr. Tariq Bashir, Principal Research Officer, PCST speaking at the Workshop held on 9th April 2015 in the University of Karachi.

Sixth Consultative Workshop Policies for Creating Enabling Environment for Encouraging Problem-Solving Research

Dr. Alia Reham ORIC head, University of Karachi presenting a shield to Dr. Shakeel Babar, Scientific Secretary, PCST at the Workshop held on 9th April 2015 in the University of Karachi.

ORIC Conference on Problem-Solving Research

Group photo of the participants of the ‘ORIC Conference’ organized by PCST in collaboration with IRP and LCCI on 5th March 2015 in Lahore.

ORIC Conference on Problem-Solving Research

Mr. Ijaz A. Mumtaz, President LCCI presenting a shield to Prof. Dr. Anwar-ul-Hasan Gilani S.I., Chairperson, PCST during the ‘ORIC Conference’ held on 5th March 2015 in Lahore.

2nd Technology Foresight Expert Panel Meeting on Marine Resources

The meeting was held on 26th February, 2015 at Pakistan Council for Science & Technology. Experts from Public sector, Academia, Private sector and NGO's participated in the meeting.

The launching ceremony of National Mega Innovation and Entrepreneurship Event titled "DICE 2015" will be held at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) on 29 Jan 2015.

Chairman PCST, Prof Dr Anwar ul Hassan Gilani was addressed the inaugural session.

World Science Day 2014

Prof. Dr. Anwar-ul-Hasan Gilani receiving "Dr Z.A. Hashmi R & D Award" and Medal from Mr. Zahid Hamid, Minister for Science and Technology at the World Science Day, PSF, Islamabad on 10th Nov 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.

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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.

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One-day National Workshops
PCST was organized one-day National Workshops on "Potential of Value Addition and Health Benefits of Indigenous Herbal Wealth and Functional Foods" on 17th June 2015 in Islamabad (at Pakistan Academy of Sciences). For more detail, click this link
One-day Consultative Workshops
PCST was organized one-day Consultative Workshops on "Policies for Creating Enabling Environment for Encouraging Problem-Solving Research" in Quetta (4th June 2015) and Islamabad (11th June 2015). For more detail, click this link
Situation Vacant (2015)
Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) invites applications for the vacant post. For more detail, click this link
3rd Technology Foresight Expert Panel Meeting on Public Health & Sanitation
The meeting was held on 19th May, 2015 at Pakistan Council for Science & Technology. Experts from Public sector, Academia, Private sector and NGO's will participate in the meeting.
3rd Technology Foresight Expert Panel Meeting on Marine Resources
The meeting was held on 18th May, 2015 at Pakistan Council for Science & Technology. Experts from Public sector, Academia, Private sector and NGO's will participate in the meeting.
2nd Technology Foresight Expert Panel Meeting on Public Health & Sanitation
The meeting was held on 5th May, 2015 at Pakistan Council for Science & Technology. Experts from Public sector, Academia, Private sector and NGO's will participate in the meeting.
1st Technology Foresight Expert Panel Meeting on Public Health & Sanitation
The meeting was held on 14th April, 2015 at Pakistan Council for Science & Technology. Experts from Public sector, Academia, Private sector and NGO's will participate in the meeting.
Situation Vacant (2015)
Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) invites applications for the vacant posts. For more detail, click this link
1st Technology Foresight Expert Panel Meeting on Marine Resources
The meeting was held on 31st October, 2014 at Pakistan Council for Science & Technology. Experts from Public sector, Academia, Private sector and NGO's will participate in the meeting.
Innovation Award of the Year 2014
PCST is pleased to announce initiation of new award to harness the creative and innovative spirit of the nation. Applications are invited from researchers, academicians, students or individuals either self-employed or working in the Higher Education Institutions, R&D Organization / industry.
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The Council is pleased to announce that the journal titled Science, Technology & Development (STD) has recently been recognized by HEC and is placed in Category 'Z'.
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
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