Globally engineering and healthcare fields have improved and modified over the years. These modifications are consequences of the continually feedback from the students, medical practitioners and staff.
Research no doubt, always provides students a better understanding of literature. Research improves treatments and services so that it may not only prove beneficial for you, but also could provide benefits to future generations. Research, in many ways helps to develop new tests for diagnosis and treatments of diseases that could ultimately provide comfort your next generation.
Even people may get access to treatments those are not yet completely available to the public.
By taking part in research, you are playing an active role in your own development, health care and progress of nation. This can be very authorizing and can offer you a more positive outlook on any health issues.
People take part in research with many motives. Some of them take part just for personal benefits while others ponder how it will provide assistance others. Whatever your thinking, you can get involved in research in Pakistan in better ways so that together we all can make things better for everyone in the world.
Opportunities of Research in Medical Field in Pakistan
In Pakistan, Bachelor of Medicine or Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program holds an innovative personalized curriculum which is highly designed just to meet the healthcare needs. There are many research institutes we found whose quality of modules matches the best offered research in medical anywhere in the world.
Now I sketch the criteria of research before you.
The starting of the fourth year of MBBS brings a hustle and the excitement because the final year of medical is around the corner. At that year, a lot of medical institutes offer research programs.
The idea of that research programs is simple that just to promote reasoning, knowledge and curiosity of discovering something new among medical learners.
In many advanced countries, proper funds are given for a provided time limit to carry on research work. In Pakistan for medical research, the total budget of Pakistan Medical Research Council (PMRC) has been improved 2.5 times from 2007 to 2008 and 2011 to 2012 as well as the number of health research publications has been increased 7.5 times within 10 years from 2001 to 2011as shown in fig 1.
List of Medical Institutes Offering Research Facility
King Edward Medical University
Nawaz Sharif Kidney Hospital Swat
Centre for Research in Molecular Medicine (CRIMM), University of Lahore
Directorate of Veterinary Research Institute
Ace Institute of Health Sciences
National Institute of Health
Pakistan Health Research Council
Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre
Moreover, the main duty of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) is the supremacy of medical education and research, PMDC is also the licensing association for medical schools as well as public health institutions. It also takes responsibility for setting standards for research and medical education. The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has also played a vital role in not only teaching and training but also in research. The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) and Higher Education Commission (HEC) made research journals a necessary part for faculty promotion.
In Pakistan Opportunities of Research in Engineering
As we know, research is a creative process, it always requires reasoning. The very first step of research is the understanding of the process of research.
Innovation and creativity are implanted as core values in all educational and scholastic accomplishments. As truly saying is that necessity is the mother of invention. So there is always room for new findings in the field of medical as well as in engineering too.
There are many universities which are offering a disciplined and stable academic environment with research programs which is relevant to industrial requirements. These are not only with standing the significance of undergraduate courses but these programs have high-quality research positioning. There is ever-growing prominence on research output and postgraduate studies. As like NUST has established connections with international universities of repute to make sure two-way flow of information and knowledge and to be in step with current trends. For establishing a bright knowledge system visits of renowned professors from reputed foreign universities is a consistent feature of the academic activity.
List of Engineering Institutes Offering Research Facility
Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institution of Engineering Science and Technology (GIKI)
National University of Science and Technology (NUST)
Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET)
University of Engineering and Technology (UET)
In spite of universities, Pakistan has developed a reputable foundation named Pakistan Science Foundation. Its major objectives are the elevation of Scientific Research and some other related activities. It provides funds for research projects in the areas of Biological Sciences, Genetic Engineering and Bio-technology, Agricultural Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Computer/Information Technology, Engineering, Medical sciences, Earth sciences and Physics. This Foundation offers grants to universities and other R&D organizations also for projects commenced by individuals or groups of scientists. The Foundation has settled indispensable setup for carrying out its research related or research support activities.
Research projects which are funded by the Pakistan Science Foundation produce and maintain trained manpower in the system of M.Phil and Ph.D. graduates and other staff hired in the projects and a number of local and international journals. The Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) has funded 1031 research projects in several fields of Science and Technology that have stemmed in publication of 612 research papers in national and international publications and 5 charters have been filed from PSF sponsored projects. Almost 169 researchers have attained their M.Phil degrees and 115 have done their Ph.D.s in PSF supported research projects.
There, the method of selection of projects proposals, are that Subject Experts are initially evaluate submitted projects proposals to the Foundation then those projects are evaluate by the PSF Technical Committees which endorse the projects for approval on the basis of technical standards and relevance to the socio-economic requirements of the country. Grants are released to P.Is on the 6-month basis. The development of research is monitored through assessment of semi-annual and annual reports from grantees.
The positive roles of governing organizations like the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) and Higher Education Commission (HEC) are indispensible for research in Pakistan. However, if Pakistan aspires to use research work and evidence for appropriate funding for essential research, developed policy and management decision making, worthy research management, reasonable encouragements for research production, appropriate recognition by the government, and strong support from the progressive community are all important modules.