Wednesday, May 14, 2008

A Milestone in Nepali Science: National Science Mapping

When I was the President of Students' Association of Physics (SAP) in the Central Department of Physics, Tribhuvan University (TU); Professor Mishra had suggested me to work on to collect the data of Nepali Physicists living aboard and in the country.

I believe that motivation led me to establish the Google Group of Nepal Physical Society.
It has been doing good, so far and has a lot of chances for betterment of Physics and Physics Education in Nepal.

I will be writing more about it.

Today I received the announcement of National Science Mapping :

The announcement follows:

Government of Nepal
Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology
B.P. Koirala Memorial Planetarium, Observatory and Science Museum Development Board
Singhadurbar, Kathmandu, Nepal

National Science Mapping The number of Nepali people working in the field of science and technology is growing rapidly and they are scattered all over the world. It is very important to know about these scientists/technologists/researchers and their works/fields. These researchers also deserve to have their work disseminated worldwide and be duly recognized by the nation. Their endeavour must be a source of encouragement for the new generation. It is hoped that this will benefit the whole scientific community, encourage collaboration and interaction among the scientists of Nepal and the world.

So, an attempt at science mapping is being undertaken to prepare a consolidated source of information about Nepali researchers (M. Sc. and above in pure science and Bachelor's degree and above in technical fields). National mapping of science studies is to initiate the mapping the Nepalese efforts in science through an analysis of Nepalese contributions to scientific literatures in broad subject areas of physical, chemical, life, agricultural, medical, engineering and industrial sectors. Its main objectives are

i. Development of national information services
ii. Development of indigenous information products and sources
iii. Promotion of R & D information in S & T.
iv. Promotion of institutional cooperation in information

By this study we will have an overall idea on :
i. Number of scientific contribution and scientists
ii. Number of research areas in Nepal
iii. The largest number of paper published
iv. Institution-wise contribution
v. Journal-wise contribution

We would appreciate if you kindly help us by providing the information about yourself and your works. For your convenience and to be specific, a form has been attached herewith. You are free to provide any other relevant details.

To publish this in time, the information obtained by mid June 2008 will be possible to include in this edition.

Thanking you in advance for your kind cooperation.

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