Bangladesh Academy of Sciences
Bangladesh Academy of Sciences (BAS) constituted in 1973 with Dr. M. Qudrat-i-Khoda as the Foundation President and 12 Foundation Fellows is the premier scientific body of the country. It is unique in dimension and character compared to such organizations as Societies and Associations. The Academy came into being as a non-political, non-governmental organization made up of Fellows elected from among the distinguished scientists and technologists of the country. Election of some distinguished Foreign Fellows in the advisory capacities is also made on the basis of their worldwide recognition of eminence in their respective fields and their contribution to the promotion of science in Bangladesh.
The objectives of BAS, inter alia, include:
- Acting as the leading scientific organization of scientists of eminence in Bangladesh and to represent internationally the scientific community of the country;
- Promoting research in pure and applied sciences and their practical applications to problems of national welfare in Bangladesh,
- Disseminating scientific knowledge among the people.
Nepal Academy of Science and Technology
Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) is an autonomous apex body established in 1982 to promote science and technology in the country. The Academy is entrusted with four major objectives: advancement of science and technology for all-round development of the nation; preservation and further modernization of indigenous technologies; promotion of research in science and technology; and identification and facilitation of appropriate technology transfer.
The National Academy of Sciences of Sri Lanka
The National Academy of Sciences of Sri Lanka (NASSL) is a high level, non-governmental scientific body, established in 1976 and incorporated by an Act of Parliament in 1988. Scientists who have achieved excellence in their respective scientific / technological fields are nominated by Fellows of the Academy to be considered for membership. Admission to the Academy is by election following nomination and evaluation of the nominees. The membership of the NASSL was 125 in February 2012.
The objectives of the organization include:
- Promoting the dissemination of scientific knowledge,
- Acting as a consultative body to the Government of Sri Lanka on all matters and activities related to the application of science and technology in national development. In addition, the NASSL reports on the rational utilization of Sri Lanka’s natural resources consistent with the sustainable use of the biosphere.