Welcome To National Presentation of Bangladesh. Capacity Building Workshop on Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators: Current Issues and Challenges for South Asia Kathmandu, Nepal 6-9 December,2010. Presented By Mr. Moniruzzaman BANSDOC, Science & ICT Ministry, Dhaka Bangladesh
Capacity Building Workshop on Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators:Current Issues and Challenges for South Asia
BANSDOC, Science & ICT Ministry, Dhaka
Bangladesh came into existence as an independent & sovereign state in the world map on 16th December in 1971 after 9th month direct struggle & a blood-bath against the West Pakistan (from March 25 to December 16, 1971) the nation politically came as "The Peoples' Republic of Bangladesh".
The country at birth had inherited a poor undiversified mixed economy characterized by an undeveloped infrastructure, stagnant agriculture and a rapidly growing population.
From the last decades it is considered as a developing country with-
Bangladesh Government has the course of 5years and 2years plan for Science Technology & Research development as well as Socio-Economic Development since 1973-2002.
National Science & Technology Policy (NSTP) was drafted in 1985 by the Science and Technology Division under the Ministry of Education and subsequently approved by the National Committee for Science and Technology. Now it is under the Ministry of Science and Information Communication Technology. The policy being reviewed timely according to the change of scenario.
BANSDOCBangladesh National Scientific and Technical Documentation Centre. Ministry of Science and Inf. & Communication Technology. Dhaka-.BangladeshE-14/Y Agaraon, Dhaka-1207.Phone:+88-02-8127744,+88-02-8127726, +88-02-8159215, Fax:+88-02-9140066.Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.Web: ww.bansdoc.gov.bd
BackgroundBANSDOC (PANSDOC) was established in 1963 as a branch office of the then Pakistan Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (PCSIR). It has come out as Bangladesh National Scientific Technical Documentation Centre (BANSDOC) in 1972 as a unit of BCSIR. In 1987 BANSDOC has separated from BCSIR emerged as an independent S & T Inf. and Documentation Centre.
Aims & Objectives
Articles from home & abroad instead of 10 tk.per page
where as highest subsidy from the Govt.
About 4200 titles Hinari ( Med) & 2900 title Agora (Agri)
journals with best Collaboration of national & International
Doc & Inf. Centers.
Faster access facilities with broadband internet connection.
More than 20,000 text & Reference books and 442 title of
Journals(16 categories). Besides state of art-report,
thesis, news letter, Dictionaries, study carrel etc.with well
furnished and quiet environment.
About 33 subjects are covered in biological abstract which are
preserved in CD & DVD buying from Thomson Int of USA with the
charges of 22 lack taka. Per year,
Recently mobile lib. & computer lab service is providing near by
Institutional area of the capital city with internet browsing.
Digital photography, vediography, spiral binding, laminating ,
duplo reproduction etc.
S & T Inf. Service
Mobile lib. & computer lab
In April to August’ 1997 BANSDOC has thrown a Questionnaire for data collection to 168 Organization & Department including various science departments of 10 Universities (including 2 Private universities) has sent their status of their S & T potentials and capability. For the Next Initiatives (see Questionnaire)Logically it is mentioned that earlier BANSDOC did not perform such kinds of data collection activities according to the questionnaire provided by the UNESCO (UIS). However, Some recent S & T, R & D indicators are-
R & D Expenditure as
% of Total S & T Expenditure
% of S & T Expenditure
S & T xpenditure as
% of Total National Expenditure
R & D Expenditure as
% of GNP
Total Rice (Aus, Aman & Boro) Area 10.28 (000ha/000mt) where production was 18.86(97-98),19.91(98-99) and 23.06(99-2000) mt. Increased for our successful research in the field of Agriculture respectively.
Source: Proceedings of the National Symposium on Science and Technology,Dhaka,Bangladesh2002.
Some Recent Achievement in Science &Technology in Bangladesh
Diagnosis and treatment of diseases through the use of radioactive materials
Determination of trace level elements in the environment (soil, water, air and other living and non living materials) through Atomic absorption Spectroscopy and through PIXE (Particle-included X-ray Emission) method involving the Van de Graff Accelerator.
Preparation of bio –gas plant
Determination of novel physical properties of jute
Use of beach sand materials for the preparation of Magnetic materials e.g. radio antenna
Use of the Bengali Alphabet in the electronic type-writers and computers etc.
Sending data through satellite transmission.
Using Bio-gas in the Vehicle instead of CNG or Dassel