Pakistan Academy of Sciences

Promoting Science, Technology and Innovation for Socio-economic development

Gold Medals and Awards

The Academy awards Gold Medals and Prizes in thirteen fields of Science and Technology to Pakistani scientists who have made original research contributions. Nominations for the awards are made by the Fellows of the Academy, Universities and R&D Organizations. The nominations are evaluated by Expert Committees constituted by the Council of the Academy. So far nearly 200 scientists have been given these awards.

1. PAS Gold Medals and Prizes are given in the following areas:

(i)     Agricultural Sciences, including Veterinary Sciences and Forestry;
(ii)    Biological Sciences, including Botany, Zoology, Microbiology and Bio-Chemistry;
(iii)   Chemical Sciences Including Pharmaceutical Sciences;
(iv)   Earth and Environmental Sciences;
(v)    Emerging Technologies, including Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Molecular Biology, and Bioinformatics;
(vi)   Engineering Sciences, including Information Technology;
(vii)  Mathematical Sciences, including Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Sciences;
(viii) Health Sciences;
(ix)   Physics.

2.         Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman Gold Medal in Chemistry for Scientists under 40;
3.        Dr. M. Raziuddin Siddiqi Prize in Physics for Scientists under 40;
4.        Dr. Shah Jahan Prize in Engineering Sciences, including Information Technology for Scientists under 40;
5.        PAS-COMSTECH Prize in Computer Science (IT);
6.        Dr. M. N. Azam Prize in Computer Science (Software);
7.       Prof. Zabta K. Shinwari Gold Medal in Biotechnology for Scientists under 50;
8.        Abdus Salam Prize in Basic Sciences for Scientists under 40 in Mathematics;
9.        Salimuzzaman Siddiqui Prize in Applied Science-Technology for Scientists under 40 in Earth Sciences.
About 60% of the Fellows have received prestigious civil awards, viz., Nishan-i-Imtiaz, Hilal-i-Imtiaz, Sitara-i-Imtiaz, Sitara-i-Quaid-i-Azam, Sitara-i-Khidmat, Pride of Performance, Tamgha-i-Pakistan, Tamgha-i-Imtiaz and Tamgha-i-Quaid-i-Azam from the President of Pakistan, for their contributions to the cause of science at the national and international levels.

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