Technology Foresight Expert Panel Meeting on Robotics

The 2nd Meeting of Expert Panel on Robotics was held on 11th April 2018 at Pakistan Council for Science and Technology. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Shahzad Alam, Chairman, PCST.

4th National Workshop on Organic Food & Health, UoK, December 21, 2017

The Chairman, PCST delivered a keynote lecture titled "Functional Foods for Health and Wellness - Opportunities of Entrepreneurship" during the 4th National Workshop on Organic Food & Health: Avenues of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at University of Karachi. The workshop is part of the series of workshops on the subject being organized by PCST with the initial three been held in Islamabad, Lahore and Peshawar.

4th National Workshop on Organic Food & Health, UoK, December 21, 2017

The Chairman, PCST presenting workshop shield to Prof. Dr. Memon Mujeeb-u-ddin Sahrai, Vice Chancellor Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam who was chief Guest during the inaugural session of the 4th National Workshop on Organic Food and Health : Avenues of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at University of Karachi . The workshop was part of the series of workshops on the subject being organized by PCST with the initial three been held in Islamabad, Lahore and Peshawar.Please click for further details.

3rd Invention to Innovation Summit-KP 2017

Chairman, PCST alongwith Syed Zafar Ali Shah, Secretary Higher Education Department KP and Prof. Dr. Iftikhar Hussain, Vice Chancellor, UET, Peshawar inaugurating 3rd Invention to Innovation Summit-KP 2017 at University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar on November 29, 2017.

3rd National Workshop on Organic Food & Health, UET, Peshawar, November 30, 2017

The Chairman, PCST delivered keynote lecture titled "Functional Foods for Health and Wellness - Opportunities of Entrepreneurship" during the 3rd National Workshop on Organic Food & Health: Avenues of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UET Peshawar. The workshop is part of the series of workshops on the subject being organized by PCST with the initial two been held in Islamabad and Lahore.

Pakistan Science Foundation's Popular Science Lectures Series, September 27, 2017

Prof. Anwar Gilani, Chairman, PCST delivered a lecture on "Health Challenges of Modern Life and Treating with Functional Foods and Lifestyle /Dietary Modification" at Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) on September 27, 2017

Research Productivity Awards Distribution (RPA-2017) Ceremony, UAF, Faisalabad, August 07, 2017

Chairman, PCST participated in Research Productivity Award Distribution Ceremony held at the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad on August 07, 2017. Mr. Fazal Abbas Maken, Secretary, MoST, as the Chief Guest during the occasion, distributed RPA certificates among the awardees of UAF, Faisalabad.

Two Day Media Workshop on "Understanding Science", May 25-26, 2017

Prof. Anwar Gilani participated in the Media Workshop on "Understanding Science" organized by organized by Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) and National Press Club (NPC) at Islamabad

Delegation of China Association of Science and Technology (CAST) visiting PCST on May 19, 2017

A four member delegation of senior scientists from China Association of Science and Technology (CAST) visiting PCST on May 19, 2017.

Delegation of China Association of Science and Technology (CAST) visiting PCST on May 19, 2017

A four member delegation of senior scientists from China Association of Science and Technology (CAST) visiting PCST on May 19, 2017.

Delegation from Beijing Technology & Business University (BTBU), China visited PCST, Islamabad

A three member delegation of senior scientists comprising of Dr. Tan Xiangyong , Dr. Zhang Xiaotang, and Mr. Luo Chaoneng from Beijing Technology & Business University (BTBU), China, visited PCST on 4th May, 2017. Please click for further details.

Delegation from Beijing Technology & Business University (BTBU), China visited PCST, Islamabad

A three member delegation of senior scientists comprising of Dr. Tan Xiangyong , Dr. Zhang Xiaotang, and Mr. Luo Chaoneng from Beijing Technology & Business University (BTBU), China, visited PCST on 4th May, 2017. Please click for further details.

Delegation from Beijing Technology & Business University (BTBU), China visited PCST, Islamabad

A three member delegation of senior scientists comprising of Dr. Tan Xiangyong , Dr. Zhang Xiaotang, and Mr. Luo Chaoneng from Beijing Technology & Business University (BTBU), China, visited PCST on 4th May, 2017. Please click for further details.


Research Productivity Award


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 Criteria

  1. Research contributions of one year (i.e. of 2016 in case of recently announced RPA-2017) are considered in research areas such as publications, patents, books authored/edited, PhDs supervised, external research grants. However for citation count, publication of recent three years (i.e. of years 2014-16 in case of RPA-2017) are considered.
  2. Equal divisibility among the number of contributing researchers is applied in case of published/edited book, impact factor and citation of publications, patents and applied research output. However, in case of PhD Supervision / Research Grants, having multiple Supervisors / Investigators, 50% of the respective score is awarded to Principal Supervisor and Principal Investigator respectively while the rest of 50% score is equally divided among the numbers of Co-Supervisors and Co-Investigators respectively. In case of sole PhD Supervisor and investigator in Research Grant, maximum score are awarded to the applicant.
  3. Innovation/Applied Research Output consisting of Engineering, Medical/Biomedical and Agricultural sub-fields will be assessed by committees comprising experts from the respective fields.
  4. Books published by the reputed publishers only are considered. Further, books published by black-listed publishers such as Lambert (LAP) and VDM etc. are not considered.
  5. Publication in impact factor journal only is considered. ISI (Institute of Scientific Information) is used as source for the Impact Factor and Citation.
  6. Benchmarks for different parameters will no longer be based on the highest score of an individual; rather the benchmarks will be rationalized using the mean of the highest scores in each subject. Scaling shall be applied in a way that everyone scoring higher than the mean benchmark shall be given 100% of that parameter.
  7. Like PSP, RPA also be categorized subject wise, and the number of awards in each subject will be proportionate to the number of applicants.
  8. Despite of some overlapping in the subjects, the change of subject from year to year is not encouraged, and any change, if at all, needs to be justified in a written application.
  9. Any scientist who is black listed by the Higher Education Commission based on plagiarism may not be considered for both RPA and PSP.
  10. The weightage for different research areas under the revised RPA criteria is as under:
  11. S#Parameters Weight
    a. Cumulative impact factor 20%
    b.

    Citations
    - Total citations
    - Citations per article


    30%
    10%

    c. Patents Granted 10%
    e. Ph.D. Supervised 05%
    f. Books Published / Edited 05%
    g. External research grants 10%
    h. Applied Research Output/Innovation 10%

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TENDER NOTICE NO.02/2018 FOR OFFICE STATIONARY, TONERS & GENERAL STORE ITEMS

PCST invites sealed bids from firms/suppliers or their authorized agents registered with Income Tax for supply of Office Stationary Items, Toners of HP Printers and General Store Items on rate running contract basis. Please click for further details.

PREQUALIFICATION NOTICE FOR HIRING THE SERVICES OF DATA COLLECTING FIRMS TO CONDUCT FIRST INDUSTRIAL NATIONAL INNOVATION SURVEY

PCST invites applications from reputed, well-experienced and financially sound firms/companies registered with the Income Tax and Sales Tax Departments for pre-qualification for provision of services to conduct S&T Surveys. Please click for further details.

Dr. Shahzad Alam has assumed the charge of Chairman PCST on February 01, 2018

STI Voice Newsletter

Science, Technology, Innovation,STI Voice, Volume 3, 2017 is now available for our readers. Click this link for further details and to download Newsletter.

Establishment of Pensioner's Cell at PCST

PCST has established Pensioner's Cell under the supervision of Dr. Muhammad Aslam Tahir, CRO (PCST) for dealing with issues of pension. Click here for further details.

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