PGI to start annual scientist awards
Decision has been taken to boost morale of faculty
CHANDIGARH: To honour its scientific talent and improve quality of research, the Chandigarh’s Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) will start annual scientist awards. The decision was taken last month in a standing academic committee meeting.
According to sources in the PGI administration, the committee has asked to start these awards from this year only. The idea of introducing the awards was strongly upheld by the Golden Jubilee Celebration Committee of the institute.
The committee said it was the need of hour to boost morale of the PGIMER faculty so that further improvement in the quality of research could be brought. Citing the objective of the institute for carrying out high-quality research to win over tremendous diseases in the interest of patient care and to gain world-wide fame in the medical field, the committee proposed, “The introduction of this award system will give recognition to the high-standard research at institute level, which will encourage all scientists of the institute to bring out further improvement in the quality of their research.”
The sources said the award would carry a cash prize as well as a trophy, however, the amount of the award had not been decided so far.
The proposal was strongly recommended by the dean of the institute Dr Amod Gupta also. Besides providing the best of patient care and medical education, the faculty of the PGIMER carries out medical research with high-class publications in reputed journals every year.
Last year, the doctors of the institute publ ished more than 700 research papers most of which were published in high impact factor journals.