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.

UNIDO Global Cleantech Innovation Programme 2017 (GCIP Pakistan)

United Nation Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Call for Application for Awards under Global Cleantech Innovation Programme. Please click for further details.

2nd Invention to Innovation Summit, Quetta, April 25, 2017

The Chairman, PCST participated as a Guest of Honor and delivered a keynote lecture titled "Health Challenges of Modern Life Style and Treatment with Prophetic Medicine" during the 2nd Invention to Innovation Summit held at University of Baluchistan, Quetta. Honorable Governor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai was the Chief Guest at the occasion.

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.

4th One Day Symposium on Recent Trends in Life Sciences at University of Central Punjab, April 17, 2017

The Chairman, PCST participated as the Chief Guest during the occasion and delivered his keynote Lecture on "Prophetic Medicine: Way Forward for Healthy Society".

Research Productivity Award (RPA)-2015 Distribution Ceremony, IIUI, Islamabad, April 06, 2017

The Chairman, PCST delivered a keynote lecture titled "How Ramdhan Fasting Can improve Health and Cure Chronic Diseases like Diabetes and Raised Blood Pressure and Cholesterol" at International Islamic University, Islamabad on April 06, 2017.

International Conference on Current Research in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, FC College University, Lahore, January 18, 2017

Prof. Anwar Gilani, S.I. Chairman PCST alongwith Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman, H.I., presenting certificates of Research Productivity Award-2015 during the International Conference on Current Research in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences held at FC College University, Lahore, January 18, 2017.

International Conference on Current Research in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, FC College University, Lahore, January 18, 2017

Prof. Anwar Gilani, Chairman PCST alongwith Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman and Prof. Dr. James A. Tebbe with the speakers and participants of the Conference. Chairman, PCST participated in the conference as Guest of Honor and delivered a keynote lecture.

International Conference on Current Research in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, FC College University, Lahore, January 18, 2017

The Chairman PCST, participated as a Guest of Honor and delivered a keynote lecture on "Efficacy and safety of the products is influenced by the presence of synergistic and/or side-effects neutralizing combinations" at FC College University, Lahore, January 18, 2017.

RPA-2015 Award Distribution Ceremony, BZU, Multan, January 19, 2017

The Chairman, PCST presenting certificates of Research Productivity Award (RPA)-2015 to the researchers and academicians of Bahauddin Zakariya University during a ceremony held on January 19, 2017 at Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan

RPA-2015 Award Distribution Ceremony, BZU, Multan, January 19, 2017

Prof. Anwar Gilani, Chairman, PCST and Prof. Tahir Amin, VC Bahauddin Zakariya University alongwith the awardees of Research Productivity Award-2015 at BZU, Multan, January 19, 2017.

"One Health Fellowship Program" organized by National Academy of Sciences, US and Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Islamabad, March 30, 2017

The Chairman PCST delivered a Keynote Lecture titled "One Health-Ensuring Healthy Society" at Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Islamabad

First National Graduate Conference

Prof. Anwar Gilani, Chairman, PCST participated as a Guest of Honour during the Inaugural Session of First National Graduate Conference Organized by Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, March 15-16, 2017

5th International Conference NUTRICON 2017 - Food and Nutritional Security, GC University, Faisalabad, March 7-8, 2017

Prof. Anwar Gilani participated as a Guest of Honor and delivered a Keynote Lecture titled "Functional Food for Health and Wellness: Avenues of Entrepreneurship" in the International Conference on "Food & Nutritional Security: Impact of Climate change (FNSC-2017) & "Food and Nutrition Expo" at GC University, Faisalabad.

5th International Conference NUTRICON 2017 - Food and Nutritional Security, GC University, Faisalabad, March 7-8, 2017

Prof. Anwar Gilani, while participating as a Guest of Honor, receiving souvenir from the Chief Guest and distributing Certificate to the winner of Research Productivity Award.

6th International Fisheries Symposium and Expo-2017, February 8-9, 2017

Prof. Anwar Gilani, Chairman, PCST presenting a Key Note Lecture on "Functional Foods for Health and Wellness - Avenues of Entrepreneurship" during 6th International Fisheries Symposium and Expo-2017 on "Innovative and Sustainable Aquaculture for Blue Revolution".

6th International Fisheries Symposium and Expo-2017, February 8-9, 2017

The Chairman, PCST PCST participated as a Guest of Honour during the 6th International Fisheries Symposium and Expo-2017 on "Innovative and Sustainable Aquaculture for Blue Revolution" at University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore.

UNIDO Global Cleantech Innovation Programme

The Chairman, PCST participated as a Guest of Honor during the Award Distribution Ceremony of UNIDO "Global Cleantech Innovation Programme for SMEs and Start-ups in Pakistan" at Marriott, Islamabad, January 12, 2017. Honorable Federal Minister for Climate Change, Mr. Zahid Hamid was the Chief Guest at the occasion.

Vice Chancellor, National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) visited PCST, August, 15, 2016

Prof. Anwar Gilani, SI with Lt. Gen. Syed Muhammad Imran Majeed, HI(M), Vice-Chancellor, National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) at PCST, Islamabad.

DICE AUTOMATIVE-2016, December 28, 2016

Prof. Anwar Gilani participated as a Chief Guest in DICE AUTOMATIVE-2016 and distributed RPA certificates among the winners at NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi.

12th Session of APCTT, December 19-21-2016

The Chairman, PCST participated in the International Workshop and Twelfth Session of the Governing Council of The Asia and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) and delivered invited lecture (Gender Mainstreaming in STI in Pakistan: Current Status & Future Prospects) at Islamabad.

International Workshop on "Research Methods in Nutrition", December 13, 2016

Prof. Anwar Gilani participated as a Chief Guest in the International Workshop on "Research Methods in Nutrition" and distributed RPA certificates among the winners at The University of Agriculture, Faisalabad.

AGAHI Award - 2016

The Chairman, PCST participated as a Guest of Honors, in the AGAHI Award - 2016 at National Library of Pakistan, Islamabad.

National Conference on "Feeding the 9-Billion Through Sustainable Agriculture", December 12, 2016

Prof. Anwar Gilani participated as a Chief Guest, and delivered a Key Note lecture on "Food security through sustainable Agriculture" at the National Conference on "Feeding the 9-Billion Through Sustainable Agriculture" at University of Haripur, KPK.

International conference on Science Technology and Innovation Policy and Management, November 16, 2016

Prof. Anwar Gilani participated as a Guest of Honor and delivered lecture at the 1st International Conference on Science Technology and Innovation Policy and Management under the aegis of Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET), PCST, HEC and ECO Science Foundation at Karachi. PCST and MUET also signed a MoU for collaboration in policy research.

Conference on "Frontiers of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology", October 27, 2016

Prof. Anwar Gilani participated as a Chief Guest of the Concluding Ceremony of 3rd Conference on "Frontiers of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology" organized by PINSTECH at Islamabad.

National Conference on Recent Innovations in Pharmaceutical Sciences, October 26, 2016

The Chairman PCST participated in the National Conference on Recent Innovations in Pharmaceutical Sciences organized by Riphah International University at Margalla Hotel, Islamabad and delivered a keynote lecture titled "Combating challenge of microbial resistance to antibiotics through using natural products in holistic form".

National Seminar on South-South Cooperation in the Framework of Sustainable Development Goals, September 22, 2016

The Chairman, PCST participated in the national seminar on South-South Cooperation in the Framework of Sustainable Development Goals organized by PAS & COMSATS at PAS, Islamabad as Guest of Honor and a Keynote speaker, title as "Contribution of STI to the Three Dimensions of Sustainable Development".

13th Biennial Conference, CIIT Abbottabad, August 25, 2016

Prof. Anwar Gilani participated as a Guest of Honor and delivered a Key Note lecture on "Efficacy and Safety of natural products is influenced by the Presence of Synergistic and/or side-effects neutralizing combinations of chemicals" in 13th Biennial Conference conducted by CIIT Abbottabad Campus.

Asian Council of Science Editors (ACSE) Meeting, August 10-11, 2016

Chairman, PCST attended Annual ACSE meeting in Dubai and chaired a session.

"One Health" Symposium, August 08, 2016

The Chairman, PCST participated as a Chief Guest & delivered a Key Note lecture on "Nutrition / Functional Foods & One Health" in the "One Health" Symposium at The University of Agriculture, Faisalabad.

Consultative Workshop on “Policies for Research Commercialization” held at Quetta, 5th May 2016.

Prof. Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani with the Chief Guest Governor Baluchistan, Muhammad Khan Achakzai. Prof. Gilani was Guest of Honor on the occasion and delivered his key note lecture on Functional Foods for Health and Wellness – Avenues of Entrepreneurship.

Event on “Past, Present and Future of Science: Making Pakistan Science Conscious” held at Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Islamabad, February 17, 2016.

Prof. Anwar ul Hassan Gilani alongwith Dr. A.Q. Khan and other distinguished guests and participants during the event.

DICE Energy-2015 at NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi from 22nd - 23rd December, 2015.

The Chairman PCST was the Guest of Honour with Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman (UNESCO Laureate and former Chairman, HEC) & Mr. Ubaid ur Rehman (Chair DICE Energy, USA) at the inaugural session. This event was jointly organized by PCST, NED Uni. Engg. & Tech (Karachi) and DICE (USA).

DICE Automotive 2015 at National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad from 26th – 27th November, 2015.

Prof. Ahsan Iqbal, the Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reforms was the Chief Guest whereas, the Chairman PCST attended event as the Guest of Honour at the closing session. This event was jointly organized by PCST, NUST and DICE (USA).

DICE 2015 Mega Innovation and Entrepreneurship at University of Agriculture, Faisalabad from 24th – 25th November, 2015.

Malik M. Rafiq Rajwana, the Governor Punjab was the Chief Guest at the inaugural session whereas, the Chairman PCST attended this event as the Guest of Honour. The Chairman PCST also delivered keynote lecture on “Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Universities and R&D Organizations”.

11th Convocation Program of Muhammad Ali Jinnah University at Jinnah Convention Center, Islamabad on 19th November, 2015.

Mr. Muhammad Baligh ur Rehman, the Federal Minister of State for Education was the Chief Guest whereas, the Chairman PCST attended the Convocation as Guest of Honour. He focused on "Strong relation of education standards with scientific output" during his address.

17th Convocation Ceremony of Pakistan Academy of Medical Sciences (PAMS) at University of Health Sciences, Lahore on 13th November, 2015.

The Chairman PCST, being Scientific Secretary & fellow of the PAMS participated in the ceremony. The Governor of the Punjab is being introduced with fellows of PAMS.

Pakistan National Cleantech Innovation Competition Award distribution ceremony at Islamabad, October 14, 2015.

Mr. Ghulam Murtaza Jatoi, the Federal Minister for Industries and Production was the Chief Guest whereas, the Chairman PCST attended the ceremony as Guest of Honour.

Annual Prize Distribution Ceremony at Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad on 06th October, 2015.

The Chairman PCST attended the ceremony as the Chief Guest and he distributed the prizes to winners (quiz, running etc competition).

National Workshop on "Textile Industry: Challenges and Opportunities towards Value Addition" at National Textile University Faisalabad on 05th October, 2015.

Rana Tanveer Hussain, the Federal Minister for S&T was the Chief Guest whereas, the Chairman PCST was the Guest of Honor at inaugural session. This workshop was organized by PCST in collaboration with National Textile University (NTU), Faisalabad with objective to highlight the challenges faced by textile industry and to explore the potential opportunities available.

National Conference on "Building Knowledge-based Economy in Pakistan: Learning from Best Practices" at Serena Hotel Islamabad from 09th – 10th September, 2015.

Prof. Ahsan Iqbal, the Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reforms whereas, the Chairman PCST attended conference as the Guest of Honour at closing session. The theme of this conference was to suggest plausible recommendations to the Government to facilitate transformation of Pakistan's economy into a Knowledge-based-Economy (KBE). Renowned economists, technical experts and policy professionals of Pakistan participated in the conference.

ACSE 2015 Annual Meeting "Trends in Academic and Scholarly Publishing in Asia" at Dubai (UAE), August 13-14, 2015.

The 2nd Annual Meeting was attended by the Chairman PCST/Editor-in-Chief Journal of Science, Technology and Development.

1st Regional Workshop on "Harnessing Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development" United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) on 06th August, 2015.

Prof. Dr. Anwar Gilani, Chairman PCST, represented the country at Asian Pacific Center for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) at Bangkok, Thailand and delivered a lecture on "Contribution of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI), Three Dimensions of Sustainable Development". Group photo with the Chief Guest, Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, the Under-Secretary General UNESCAP & Former Governor State Bank of Pakistan.

Mr. Fazal Abbas Maken, the Federal Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology visited Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST)

Mr. Fazal Abbas Maken, the Federal Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology visited Pakistan Council for Science and Technology on 28th July 2015 and chaired a meeting in the Committee Room of PCST. Chairman PCST gave a detailed presentation on the mandate and activities of PCST.

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.

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.

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

The Chairman PCST 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.

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.

The International Conference on Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dubai

Chairman, PCST Prof. Dr. Anwar Gilani as as a Guest of Honor, presenting certificate to one of the participants at the International Conference on Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dubai, Jan 21-22

World Science Day 2014

Prof. Dr. Anwar 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

RPA/PSP SIGN IN

Research Productivity Award(RPA)



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 CRITERIA FOR THE RPA SCHEME 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.

REVISED CRITERIA FOR THE RPA SCHEME 2013-14:

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 as result of this revision include:

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

REVISED CRITERIA FOR THE RPA SCHEME 2015-16:

Minutes of the meeting of the Committee for Review of Research Productivity Award (RPA) and Directory of the Productive Scientists Of Pakistan (PSP)

A meeting of the Research Productivity Award (RPA) Review Committee was held on October 15, 2015 at 09:30 a.m. in the Committee Room of the Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST). The list of participants who attended the meeting is given at the end of this document.

The meeting commenced with the recitation of few verses from the holy Quran. Prof. Dr. Anwar-u-Hassan Gilani, Chairman, PCST after giving a brief introduction of the RPA requested the participants to choose Chair before formally beginning the proceedings of the review process. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Chaudhary proposed the name of Prof. Gilani, Chairman, PCST for the Chair which was unanimously agreed by the other participants. Later, the participants formally introduced themselves. Mr. Farid Bakhtiar gave a presentation to the house on the revision of RPA scheme after which the chair opened the floor for discussions and deliberations. The participants thoroughly reviewed the existing parameters of the RPA and the way they can be improved to address the wider concerns of the scientific community and Ministry of Science and Technology.

Decisions/Recommendation w.r.t. the RPA Scheme:

  1. Divisibility of the number of contributing researchers is restored.
  2. Weightage of Impact Factor publications be reduced from 40 points to 30 points.
  3. Weightage of citations raised from 20 points to 30 points, thus making equal weightage of impact factor and citations.
  4. Period of citation increased from 1 year to 3 years.
  5. The Approved Crop Varieties continue to carry 10 points. However, Engineering Design/process and Medical devices be also considered along with the Approved Crop Varieties, which will be assessed by committees comprising experts from the respective fields with representatives from Pakistan Council for Science and Technology and Commercialization Cell, Ministry of Science and Technology.
  6. Weightage of PhD Supervision be reduced from 10 points to 05 points. The following distribution of scores be adopted in case of sole or multiple supervisors (supervisor and co-supervisors).
  7. a) Solo Supervisor: 05 Points

    b) Supervisor with Co-supervisor(s):

    Supervisor: 50% weightage i.e. 2.5 Points

    Co-supervisor(s): 50%/n (where ‘n’ is number of Co-supervisors)

  8. The total weightage of Research Grants be reduced from 10 to 05 points. A minimum threshold limit of 0.5 million be considered for External Research Grants. However, the following distribution of scores be adopted in case of sole or multiple investigators.
  9. a) Solo Project Incharge: 05 Points

    b) Project Incharge(P.I) with Co-Project Incharge(s)(Co-P.I(s))

    P.I.: 50% weightage i.e. 2.5 Points

    Co-P.I(s): 50%/n (where ‘n’ is number of Co-P.Is(s)

  10. Books published by the reputed publishers only be considered. Books published by black listed publishers will not be considered. Since there is no clear identifiable distinction between the principal author and co-author(s) of books, therefore, the total score may be equally divided into number of contributing authors.
  11. The distinction between local and international patents be abolished, as the process of local patents is also cumbersome and that the high fees for international patents are not affordable to a large majority, particularly the younger scientists.
  12. Patent granted will carry 10 points while commercialized patents/products be given 05 additional points. Since there is no clear identifiable distinction between the patentee and co-patentee(s), therefore, the total score may be equally divided into number of contributing researchers. Similar distribution be made for commercialized patents/products; however, for the assessment of commercialization, a separate committee will be constituted, to be chaired by Commercialization cell of the MoST.
  13. The web of knowledge will be used to assess citations.
  14. Scaling of the RPA applicants will continue to be followed.

The weightage for different research areas under the revised RPA criteria is as under:

a.

Cumulative impact factor

30%

b.

Total Citations

30%

c.

Patents Granted

10%

d.

Patents Commercialized

05%

e.

Ph.D. Supervised

05%

f.

Books Published / Edited

05%

g.

External research grants (0.5 M & Above)

05%

h.

Crop Varieties/Engineering Process / products / Medical Devices etc.

10%

Deliberations and decisions regarding Directory of Productive Scientists of Pakistan (PSP)

  1. Same parameters and weightage be used for PSP and RPA except for addition of Award (National & International ) as a new parameter in case of PSP, based on the fact that PSP is the lifetime achievement, whereas RPA is yearly exercise. Furthermore Awards category be given 5% weightage. The weightage of granted patents be reduced from 10 points to 5 points to adjust addition of awards category in PSP.
  2. The total weightage of citation i.e. 30% in both RPA and PSP would be assessed and calculated by consideration of equal weightage of total citations and h-Index (15% each).
  3. Scaling be applied to all parameters of PSP as in the case of RPA.
  4. A separate ranking in the directory may be provided for young productive scientists having threshold year limit of 40 years and below.
  5. Reputed international Publishers be considered for the published books. In this regard a committee be constituted to evaluate the published books in due course of time.
  6. Any scientist who is black listed by the Higher Education Commission based on plagiarism may not be considered for both RPA and PSP.
  7. Any publisher who is black listed by the Higher Education Commission may not be considered. The list of awards (National and International) used for previous editions of PSP and slightly updated in the meeting is annexed.

The weightage for different research areas under the revised PSP criteria is as under:

a.

Cumulative impact factor

30%

b.

Total Citations & h-Index

30%

c.

Patents Granted

10%

d.

Patents Commercialized

05%

e.

Ph.D. Supervised

05%

f.

Books Published / Edited

05%

g.

External research grants (0.5 M & Above)

05%

h.

Crop Varieties/Engineering Process / products / Medical Devices etc.

10%

h.

Awards

05%

List of Participants of RPA Review Committee Meeting held on 15-10-2015

S. No

Name and Affiliation

1

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf
Chairman
Pakistan Science Foundation, Islamabad

2

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Aslam Baig
Distinguished National Professor
National Center for Physics
Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad

3

Prof. Dr. N.M. Butt
Professor & Chair
Preston Institute of Nano Science and Technology
Preston University, Sector H-8/4, Islamabad

4

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary
Director, ICCBS
University of Karachi, Karachi

5

Prof. Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani
Chairman
Pakistan Council for Science & Technology, Islamabad

6

Prof. Dr. Tasawar Hayat
Distinguished National Professor
Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad

7

Dr. Syed Shahid Hussain
Executive Director, Commercialization Cell
Ministry of Science and Technology, Islamabad

8

Dr. Nasir M. Khan
Additional Registrar
Pakistan Engineering Council, Islamabad

9

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Sarwar Khan 
Director, CABB
University of Agriculture, Faisalabad

10

Dr. Alia Bano Munshi
CSO, PCSIR, Karachi

11

Mr. Syed Nawazish Ali Shah
JSA(P&C)
Ministry of Science and Technology, Islamabad

12

Prof. Dr. Jasmin Shah
Meritorious Professor
University of Peshawar, Peshawar

Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee to Peer Review the “Books Published / Edited” for Research Productivity Award (RPA) 2015-16

A meeting of the sub-committee to Peer Review "Books Published/Edited" component of the Research Productivity Award (RPA) 2015-16 was held on 29th April, 2015 under the chairmanship of Prof. Dr. Anwar-u-Hassan Gilani, Chairman PCST. The list of participants who attended the meeting is in the section to follow.

The meeting started with the recitation of the Quran-e-Hakim. Prof. Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani, in his welcome address extended a warm welcome and his sincere gratitude to all the participants of the meeting and then gave an overview of the Research Evaluation activities of PCST including RPA and PSP.

Decisions:

Giving general guidelines, it was agreed that in addition to other criteria the following books would also not be considered for RPA/PSP:

  1. Books having No ISBN number
  2. Thesis
  3. Books claimed without proofs
  4. Monographs of HEC
  5. Books In Press
  6. Manuals
  7. Proceedings of Conferences etc. should be removed
  8. Abstracts
  9. Guidelines

List of Participants of RPA Review Committee

S. No

Name and Affiliation

1

Prof. Dr. Arshad Ali
Executive Director
Higher Education Commission
Islamabad

2

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf
Chairman , PSF
Islamabad.

3

Dr. Nowshaba Awais,
Director R&D, HEC
Islamabad

4

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Aslam Baig
Distinguished National Professor
National Center for Physics
Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad

5

Prof. Dr. N.M. Butt
Professor & Chair,
Preston Institute of Nano-Science & Technology
Preston University, Sector H-8/4, Islamabad

6

Prof. Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani
Chairman , PCST
Islamabad

7

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Sarwar Khan  
Director, CABB
University of Agriculture, Faisalabad

Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee to Peer Review the “Applied Research Output” for Research Productivity Award (RPA) 2015-16

A meeting of the sub-committee to Peer Review the "Applied Research Output" for Research Productivity Award (RPA) 2015-16 was held on 28th April, 2016 under the chairmanship of Prof. Dr. Anwar-u-Hassan Gilani, Chairman PCST. The list of participants who attended the meeting is in the section to follow.

The meeting started with the recitation of the Holy Quran. Prof. Gilani, in his welcome address extended a warm welcome and his sincere gratitude to all the participants of the meeting and then stated that the purpose of the meeting is to evaluate the "Applied Research Output" component of the Research Productivity Award. He then gave a brief overview of the research evaluation activities of PCST and highlighted that that one of the main activities carried out by PCST is to evaluate and rank the scientists / researchers doctors and engineers of Pakistan.

Later on three sub-committees were constituted to evaluate the applied research component of the applications for the RPA 2015; in the following three categories namely:

  1. Engineering
  2. Medical
  3. Applied Crop variety

A. ENGINEERING SUB-COMMITTEE

The Engineering sub-committee comprised of the following members:

  • Prof. Dr. Arshad Ali, Executive Director, HEC
  • Engr. Dr. Nasir M. Khan, Add. Registrar, PEC,
  • Dr. Syed Shahid Hussain, Executive Director, Commercialization Cell, MoST
  • Mr. Ajmal Sharif, GM , EDB, (On behalf of Dr.Tariq Chaudhry, CEO, EDB)
  • Mr. Ijaz Ahmed, GM, EDB, (On behalf of Dr.Tariq Chaudhry, CEO, EDB)
  • Engr. Farid Bakhtiar, PRO, PCST (assisted the committee)

Decisions regarding the RPA 2015-16 applications:

After evaluation, No claims made under the "Engineering" discipline of the "Applied Research Component of RPA 2015" were approved by the committee.

Recommendation regarding criteria for future:

The following suggestions were proposed with regard to the Evaluation Criteria for Applied Research in the field of Engineering Designs/Products/Technologies.

  1. Whether product/ technology/ design/process has been developed as per need of local industry and/or market?
  2. Status of Patent application, if any
  3. Whether the developed product / technology / process /design has been commercialized (transferred / leased out to industry/ entrepreneur etc)
  4. Technical details alongwith Quality and Efficiency of the developed product/ technology / design and its comparison with similar technologies / products etc existing/ available in the market.
  5. Benefit to Industry including number of beneficiaries, cost- saving (especially in case of import substitute), value addition (in case of improvement in the existing technology), number of jobs created, availability of local technical support after transfer of technology, etc
  6. Investment attracted (amount)
  7. Revenue generated (amount)
  8. Overall impact of the given research out-put on Society

B. MEDICAL SUB-COMMITTEE

The Medical sub-committee comprised of the following members:

  1. Maj. Gen. (R) Prof. Muhammad Aslam, Vice Chancellor, University of Health Sciences, Lahore
  2. Maj Gen (R) Farooq Ahmad Khan, Former Commandant AFIP/ President College of Pathologist, Islamabad
  3. Dr. Muhammad Arif Munir, PHRC (On behalf of Dr. Huma Qureshi, ED, PHRC, Islamabad)
  4. Dr. M. Arif Nadeem, PHRC (On behalf of Dr. Huma Qureshi, ED, PHRC, Islamabad)

Decisions regarding the RPA 2015-16 applications:

After evaluation, No claims made under the “Medical” discipline of the “Applied Research Component of RPA 2015” were approved by the committee.

Recommendation regarding criteria for future:

The following suggestions were proposed with regard to the Evaluation Criteria for Applied Research in the field of Medical / Health Sciences.

  1. The criteria for consideration of  applied research output in the field of medicine/health need to be clearly defined.
  2. The claims made in this sub-category should be supported with documentary evidence giving all technical details.

C. CROP VARIETY SUB-COMMITTEE

The Crop Variety sub-committee comprised of the following members:

  1. Dr. Ahmad Baksh Mahar, Member/ Incharge Plant Sciences Dept. PARC
  2. Dr. Najeeb U Siddiqi, Director Federal Seed Certi. & Regist. Dept.
  3. Dr. Abdul Ghafoor, (assisted Member PARC)
  4. Dr. Saima Nasir, SRO, PCST (assisted the committee)

Decisions regarding the RPA 2015-16 applications:

Three crop varieties for which documentary evidence was available in the form of minutes of Provincial seed Committees / notification of Federal Seed Certification & Registration Council were approved.

Recommendation regarding criteria for future:

  1. Only those varieties will be considered for RPA/PSP for which notification has been issued by Federal Seed Certification & Registration Council.
  2. The committee unanimously decided that the minutes of provincial seed council can be considered at present as valid proofs.
  3. The applicant should provide proofs of all the relevant steps including Distinctness, Uniformity & Stability (DUS), National Uniform Yield Trial (NUYT), Variety Evaluation Committee (VEC), Minutes of Provincial Seed Council and notification of Federal Seed Certification & Registration Council.

The term “Agricultural Research” should be used in future instead of crop variety to include animal breeds, agricultural production technology, natural resources, etc in addition to crop varieties.

List of Participants of Peer Review the “Applied Research Output”

S#

Name and Designation

1.

Mr. Ijaz Ahmed
GM, Engineering Development Board (EDB)
(On behalf of Dr.Tariq Chaudhry, CEO, EDB, Islamabad)

2.

Prof. Dr. Arshad Ali
Executive Director, HEC
Islamabad

3

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf
Chairman, PSF
Islamabad

4.

Maj. Gen. (R) Prof. Muhammad Aslam
VC, University of Health Sciences
Lahore

5.

Prof. Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani
Chairman
Pakistan Council for Science & Technology,
Islamabad

6.

Dr. Abdul Ghafoor,
PARC, (assisted Member PARC)

7.

Dr. Syed Shahid Hussain
Executive Director
Commercialization Cell, MoST
Islamabad

8.

Maj Gen (R) Farooq Ahmad Khan
Former Commandant AFIP/
President College of Pathologist, Islamabad
H.No. 234, St. 7A, Phase 1 Bahria Town, Islamabad

9.

Engr. Dr. Nasir M. Khan
Additional Registrar
PEC, Islamabad

10.

Dr. Ahmad Baksh Mahar
Member/ Incharge Plant Sciences Department
PARC, Islamabad

11.

Dr. Muhammad Arif Munir,
PHRC (On behalf of Dr. Huma Qureshi, ED, PHRC, Islamabad)

12.

Dr. Muhammad Arif Nadeem Saqib
PHRC (On behalf of Dr. Huma Qureshi, ED, PHRC, Islamabad)

13.

Dr. Najeeb u. Siddiqui
Director
Federal Seed Certification
Islamabad

14.

Mr. Ajmal Sharif
GM , Engineering Development Board (EDB)
(On behalf of Dr.Tariq Chaudhry, CEO, EDB, Islamabad)

RPA 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

 

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