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Major Achievements of DoST

Promotion of S&T at Grass Root Level

- Invoking interest of students

    • Science & Technology Competitions were organized in 09 regions that culminated in 02 provincial finals and 01grand finale, attended by Chief Minister KP
    • Prizes (cash, shields, trophies and certificates) distributed among winners
    • S&T Society created under the initiative
    • Partnership established with Intel® education Pakistan for holding Science Model Competitions (SMC) throughout the province
    • A Booklet on “Standard Research Methodologies” published in Urdu and English languages
    • Science Practical books of 9th & 10th classes was converted in to poetic version

- Revamping of Science labs in schools

    • 24 Model Science Labs were established in 24 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
    • Provision of Concept based Science and Mathematics Models/ Aid including video CD/DVD for physics/ chemistry/ Biology/ Mathematics practical as per syllabus of class 9th & 10th)

Promotion of Research & Development

- Provided research grant of Rs. 498.00 Million to 159 research proposal from universities/ organizations for conducting R&D in various sectors

    • Including, 46 number of engineering projects for development of prototypes/products
    • 10 Pilot Research Studies

- An amount of Rs.207.77 Million was provided Orgs/ Inst; for Estt;/strengthening of labs under 06 projects

    • A lab: is strengthened at Pharmacy Department UOP for “Preparation of Nano Pharmaceuticals”
    • For preparation of “3rd Generation Solar Cells” a lab: is established at UET Peshawar
    • Material Science Lab; in UOP is strengthened for “Preparation of Nano Materials in Lasers, Telecom, Live Cell Imaging and Cancer Dosimetry”
    • A lab: is established at GIKI for “Promotion of Enterprises of Reverse Engineering, wherein 10 strategic & non-strategic machines are in process of development for education, training and commercialization purposes
    • Established a state of the art “Technology Incubation Center” at GIKI to promote “Entrepreneurship in university graduates”

- 29 PhD, 120 MS/MPhil/MS and 452 BS students completed their graduation under DoST funded research/ proposals

- For commercialization of viable products 02 products are awarded Rs. 30.00 Million each

Human Resource Development

    • Provided trainings to 2,000 trainees in the fields of Marble cutting, Jems & jewellary, CAD/CAM, Biotechnology, Health sciences, Patent registration, Animal Husbandry, Telecommunication etc. 
    • Under the free Internship program, 303 fresh engineering graduates were placed for 03 months in various organizations of repute at provincial and National level

Coordination & Linkages

For promotion & Development of S&T, coordination & linkages are established with National & Provincial level S&T institutions/ organizations/ NGOs

- National Level

    • Pakistan Council for Science & Technology (PCST), Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF), Pakistan Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (PCSIR), Pakistan Scientific & Technological Information Center (PASTIC), Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), National Institute for Food & Agriculture (NIFA), Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIKI) of Engineering Sciences & Technology, COMSATS Islam Abad/ Abbott Abad etc.

- Provincial Level

    • Higher Education Department, Alimentary & Secondary Education Department, Agriculture Department, Health Department, Environment Department, etc. 

- Non-Government Organizations

    • Agha Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP), Institute of Research Promotion (IRP), Noon Consultants Islam Abad etc.

S&T Awards

    • S&T Awards are awarded to Scientists making important contributions towards S&T development and public awareness of their achievements

Mass Awareness

    • Coverage of scientific lectures, meetings and reports on electronic and print media
    • Workshop on “Role of Media in Promotion of Science & Technology” organized
    • Training Workshop on Role of Media in Promotion of Science & Technology” organized
    • Many S&T Programs have been aired on TV Channels
    • S&T news were accommodated in the magazine “Technology Times” Islamabad
    • Exploitation of Social Media (Internet, Facebook, Twitter etc.)