Achievements

Year 2017

FCSE and FEE Establish an Inter-faculty TeleCoN Research Lab


Faculty of Computer Sciences & Engineering and Faculty of Electrical Engineering have jointly established a Telecommunications and Networking (TeleCoN) Research Lab. The Lab has been approved by the Executive Committee of SOPREST and GIK Institute. The Lab seeks to foster high-quality research focused on the design and analysis of communication systems and network architectures and protocols that are cost effective, scalable and meet the emerging needs for high-performance, high-capacity and reliable communications. The TeleCoN Research Group promotes fundamental and applied research employing cutting-edge networking, communication and signal processing techniques and technologies. General areas of interest of the TeleCoN Research Group include resource allocation, traffic management, teletraffic engineering, security, energy efficiency, cooperative communications and quality of service in Internet, wireless sensor networks, mobile ad hoc networks, vehicular ad hoc networks, cognitive radio networks, multi-user relay networks and heterogeneous cellular networks. Other activities of the Group include the organization and co-organization of seminars, workshops, lectures, trainings and invited talks to consolidate the educational and research work and to promote the objectives of the group. For further information, please visit the TeleCoN website: http://www.giki.edu.pk/Telecon. ...
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19th September, 2017

President of Pakistan presides over 21st Convocation of GIK Institute


       President Mamnoon Hussain addressed as the chief guest at the 21st convocation of Ghulam Ishaq Khan (GIK) Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology here on Thursday. Governor KPK, Iqbal Zafar Jhagra was also present on this graceful occassion. The president said that Pakistan’s future is very bright and the students are the future of this country. He said that Pakistan is on track of economic progress and soon it will stand in the line of developed countries. The president said that a huge foreign investment is coming to Pakistan under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. He called on the young engineers to be ready for joining the CPEC project because several opportunities will be available to them. He said that a number of countries, especially Central Asian Republics, had shown great interest in joining the CPEC project. “The students should harmonise themselves with the needs and requirements of CPEC as it would offer a lot of job opportunities for the country’s youth, especially the young engineers,” the president said. “I feel confident that our younger generation is fully prepared and capable to face the new emerging challenges,” he said. Mr Hussain said that the country needed a new breed of engineers who possessed the will and ability to accept emerging challenges, the dedication to pursue higher goals and the professional competence to play the role of troubleshooters. He hoped that the GIK Institute would play its due role in producing professionals who by their hard work and strong determination would make Pakistan an industrialised, forward looking and prosperous country. “We need to focus on science and technology education for the country’s economic development and the role of GIK Institute would be very significant in achieving this objective,” he said. Corruption destroys the very vitals of social, political and economic systems, the president said. “Our younger generation must possess a moral attitude which inculcates in them a sense of putting the national good above their personal gains,” he said. The President conferred degrees on 329 BS, 40 MS and six PhD graduates at the convocation and awarded gold medals to the high achievers. Later, Governor KPK Iqbal Zafar Jhagra awarded degrees to BS and MS graduates. Jehangir Bashar, Rector of GIK Institute said that the institute produced graduates had made substantial contributions to society and during education acquiring period the academia of the university encourage them to discover innovative solutions to the complex problems and deliver according to the requirements of the country. He said that the alumni of GIK institute enjoy a highly valued position in the national and international job markets. Prof, Dr Javed A. Chattha, Pro-Rector (Academic) said that our alumni are rated very high by multinational companies across the world. Some of our students have achieved high academic positions in Europe, Australia, and the United States of America, he said. “We have on our roll about 1670 undergraduate students, 145 full-time postgraduate students including 122 MS and 23 PhD students. Over 4,500 students have already graduated, including about 4143 BS, 327 MS and 55 PhDs,” he said. The six PhD scholars who graduated included Tufail Mohammad, Fazal Mohammad, Syed Zameer Abbas, Shahabuddin Ansari, Ahmad Abbas and Mohammad Fayaz. The Quaid-i-Azam medal for the overall best performance was awarded to Faiza Khalid and the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Medal for the best academic performance was awarded to Irfan Habib. The BS graduates who got the faculty-based gold medals were: Mufaddal Tahir, Adeel Javaid, Hamza Belal Kazi, Zimad, Bilal Shahid, Itrah Sohail, Irfan Habib and Salman Yousaf. The MS graduates gold medalists included Mohammad Shakeel and Sarah Sajjad. Executive director of Society for the Promotion of Engineering Sciences and Technology in Pakistan Shakeel Durrani, parents of the students and federal and provincial officials also attended the convocation.   ...
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28th May, 2017

GIK Professor successfully registers 50th Patent


In collaboration with Jeddah University, KSA, Professor Khasan S. Karimov registered his 50th patent, on Strain Sensor based on Nano-materials. This sensor will help researchers discover new horizons and can be used for accurate measurement of heart pulse rate. Dr. Karimov has a total of around 50 patents including those registered in Soviet Union, Russia, Tajikistan. This being the first one registered by USA. According to the Professor, it is one of his greatest accomplishments as the demand to intellectual research and potential application of this patent is very high. He thanked Jeddah University, KSA for their contribution and financial support of around $10,000. He was grateful for GIK for allowing him to provide the platform that gave birth to this patent crediting the Idea, fabrication, realization and experimentation to GIK. Professor Dr. Karimov also hinted towards another patent that he is currently working on and he is hopeful that it pulls through. ...
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29th March, 2017

GIK in Topmost ‘W’ Category of QAA, HEC, 3rd time in a row


Previously for consecutive 2 years Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) of GIK has achieved “W” category with scores of 90% and 94%. Again for 2015-16, GIK has managed to maintain its position 3rd time in a row. QEC has been placed in the top most “W” category with 96.7% score by Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) of Higher Education Commission (HEC) for session 2015-16 up from 94.17 last year, and 90.0 the year before. In the QEC rating criteria “W” category is the top most category with a score falling in the range of 85% to 100%. It has only become possible with remarkable joint efforts of the QEC Team in direct supervision of Mr. Jehangir Bashar, Rector GIK Institute and Prof. Dr. Javed Ahmad Chattha, Pro Rector (Academic)/Convener QEC. With implementation of the Outcome based Education/Assessment (OBE/OBA) system, GIK has been striving to improve the quality of education. Recently Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), visitation team along with Washington Accord officials Mr. Basil Wakelin, Mr. Colin Peter Smith and Dr. Jung Soo Kim visited GIK from 23rd to 26th November, 2016 for Accreditation visit of Mechanical Engineering and Electronic Engineering Programs according to PEC Accreditation Manual 2014 OBA guidelines. As a result of this Accreditation visit, Electronic Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Programs have been accredited for 2 and 4 years, respectively. ...
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22nd March, 2017

GIK Institute and French universities to collaborate in various disciplines


Representatives of French universities have agreed to explore ways for collaboration in different disciplines with the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology. In this regard, a 12-member French delegation led by Matthieu Gaulon, attaché for science and technology in the cultural and cooperation department of the French Embassy in Islamabad, along with Higher Education Commission officials held a meeting with a team of the GIK Institute on March 17, 2017. The visit was aimed to explore opportunities for collaboration in different disciplines of engineering education.   The GIK Institute was represented by Rector Jehangir Bashar, Dr Javed A Chattha, Pro-Rector (academic), Ahsan Basir Sheikh, Pro-Rector (admin and finance) and deans of various faculties. The French delegation comprised members of various universities of the country. On the occasion, Rector Jehangir Bashar said French and GIK Institute collaboration dated back to 1993. So far, five French professors have taught at GIK Institute at different periods, making a tremendous contribution to GIK, he added. He said the GIK Institute was the only university in Pakistan which was fully residential and all the required facilities to students and faculty were available inside the campus                                                                                                                                                                                             .   He said the institute had inked a number of agreements with different foreign universities. We also want fruitful collaboration with the French universities. “We could have programs of exchanging academia and students, launching joint research projects and funding,” he said. Speaking at the meeting, Mr Gaulon said there were many possibilities and opportunities that would be explored by boosting collaboration with GIK Institute. Mr Gaulon spoke about currently available mobility funds for researchers and split PhD scholarships for the students. He remarked that they wanted to revive the past collaboration between French Embassy and GIK Institute. Christian Ghiaus, another member of the delegation, said the French government gave scholarships to about 150 students from the Asian countries each year. The GIK Institute students could also study in French universities under this program, he said. Sabine Vermillard, another French delegate, said the visit was fruitful and that there were many areas where the GIK Institute and French un iversities could enter into a fruitful collaboration, joint interactions and research projects. The French and HEC officials interacted with the students and told them about various funding options available to pursue higher studies in France. The delegation also visited laboratories in different faculties and exchanged views with deans. Mr Gaulon earlier visited the GIK Institute on Feb 14 and expressed his desire to further enhance cooperation with GIK Institute. ...
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20th March, 2017

First Ever Graduate Exchange Student from GIK Returns Successfully


Mr. Gul Daraz made history when he became the first GIK graduate student to successfully complete one semester stay at Sinop University Turkey.  Mr. Gul Daraz is a graduate student at Faculty of Engineering Sciences, GIK Institute. He stayed for four months at Sinop University Turkey. During his stay Mr. Gul Daraz submitted one research paper and prepared drafts for three papers. Mr. Gul Daraz is currently working under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi, FES as MS student. Mr. Gul Daraz is funded by the HEC research grant of Prof. Jameel-Un Nabi. Mr. Gul Daraz (third from left) with Dr. Tuncay Bayram (fourth from left) and other students at     Sinop University Turkey.   Mr. Gul Daraz with Dr. Necla Cakmak at a visit to Karabuk University Turkey ...
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13th March, 2017

Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi selected as Editorial Board Member


Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi, Dean FES have been selected as Editorial Board Member of the “Electronic Letters on Science & Engineering”. Leading academicians from the world have been selected as board members. Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi is the only Pakistani board member. Other foreign members are from Germany, Hungary, Brazil, Romania and Egypt.   For further details kindly visit (www. http://else.bozok.edu.tr).   This indeed is an honor for the country and GIK Institute.  ...
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13th March, 2017

Best University Teacher Award 2015


G.I.K. Institute faculty member, Dr. Syed Fawad Hussain, Associate Professor from the Faculty of Computer Sciences and Engineering, recieving the HEC Best University Teacher Award (BUTA). The Best University Teacher Award – the highest award for the teaching profession at the national level -  is conferred annually by the Higher Education Commission to those faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding performances during the award year based on their teaching, research, and other scholarly work.   G.I.K. Insitute faculty members have been recipient of this prestigious national award every year, without interruption, since 2010.   ...
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7th February, 2017

Internet Bandwidth Enhanced Across GIK


With the current Internet access available across the campus in Faculties, undergraduate and post graduate Hostels including several outdoor Wi-Fi bullet routers stretching over vast open campus area, the GIK Internet is now set to a new enhanced bandwidth of 233Mpbs. The purpose of this high speed Internet access is to provide communication infrastructure to the students and faculty members to meet their networking, education and research requirements. The network has evolved significantly and is providing valuable services, like high-speed Internet and intranet, audio/video conferencing, and access to digital library resources. The enhancement is a result of increase in PERN (Pakistan Education Research Network) bandwidth from 96Mpbs to 120Mpbs. This bandwidth is in addition to the 70Mbps PTCL bandwidth and 43Mbps DSL bandwidth already available to faculty and students. The increased bandwidth can be accessed by students at any one of the below Proxy Settings:   1) 60Mbps Bandwidth Proxy Server: 192.168.100.13 Port: 8080   2) 64 Mbps Bandwidth Proxy Server: 192.168.100.113 Port: 8080 ...
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23rd January, 2017

Year 2016

Achievement of GIK Institute


Scientific Reports is an online open access scientific mega journal published by the Nature Publishing Group, covering all areas of the natural sciences. Dr. Muhammad Zahir Iqbal from Faculty of Engineering Sciences (FES) at GIK Institute alongwith his co-workers have recently published a paper in Nature Scientific Reports having impact factor 5.578, titled as“Interaction driven quantum Hall effect in artificially stacked graphene bilayers”, 24815, 6, 2016. Another of their publications titled as “Room temperature spin valve effect in NiFe/WS2/Co junctions”, 21038, 6, 2016  has the impact factor alongwith “Large-area, continuous and high electrical performances of bilayer to few layers MoS2 fabricated by RF sputtering via post-deposition annealing method”, (Just Accepted). ...
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18th July, 2016

GIK-SDSU International Conference on Next Generation Energy Technologies April 01-03, 2016


The ever-increasing energy demand and growing concern about climate change has ignited a massive effort to develop new energy technologies which are  environmental friendly and affordable. Unlimited forms of clean and renewable energy sources, such as solar energy, are abundantly available. Cost effective energy generation, conversion, harvesting and storage can endlessly fuel our civilization. The aim of this conference is to bring together scientists, engineers, and technologists to share, discuss and review the state-of-the-art in research and application of novel concepts to next generation energy technologies, industrial opportunities, energy generation/conversion/harvesting storage devices/systems, materials, their characterization and modeling & simulation.   We will be happy to invite as keynote speakers the leading scientists, researchers, engineers, and technologists that are working in the energy related technologies. The last date for the submission of abstract for the oral and poster presentations is March 20, 2016. From outside Pakistan, papers may also be presented on Skype.   Registration fee is Pak Rs. 2,000/- per participant for students and Pak Rs. 3,000/- per participant for professionals. The interested participants are requested to fill the participation form. The link is: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/19cxfP8L6NbaYDcDgEpubI5f8nc8TaGNTcl9RIdd5jjY/edit   The abstracts should be submitted to: Prof. Dr. Muhammad Hassan Sayyad E-mails: sayyad@giki.edu.pk; hsayyad62@gmail.com   The mode of presentation Oral/Poster/Skype should be mentioned.   Conference Organizers: Prof. Dr. Muhammad Hassan Sayyad Advanced Photovoltaic Research Laboratories, Faculty of Engineering Sciences,  GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology Topi, District Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 23640, Pakistan.Telephone: +92 - 938-271858 Ext: 2550 Cell #: +92-3004800595 E-mails: sayyad@giki.edu.pk; hsayyad62@gmail.com Website: http://www.giki.edu.pk/Faculty/Prof-Dr-M-Hassan-Sayyad   Prof. Dr. Qiquan Qiao Center for Advanced Photovoltaics, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, SECS 219, BOX 2222 South Dakota State University Brookings, SD 57007, USA Telephone: 1-605-688-6965 E-mail: Qiquan.Qiao@sdstate.edu   The Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology (GIK) is one of the most prestigious engineering institutes of Pakistan. It is not only known for setting a standard of excellence in the field of engineering but also, for its versatility and extracurricular activities.  Away from the congestion, noise and pollution of big cities, the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute is located in the midst of the nature-rich countryside of Pakistan. Lying at the foot of the beautiful lake of Tarbela Dam, the largest earth-filled dam of the world, it is set against the picturesque backdrop of rolling hills, vast grassy fields and a clear blue sky with the mighty Indus meandering across a lush green belt.        Participants at the 2013 GIK-SDSU International Symposium on the Design of DSSCs       Lunch & networking at the “2015 GIK-SDSU INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOLUTIONS FOR PAKISTAN” ...
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8th March, 2016

Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute signs MoU with ICMA Pakistan


A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) was signed between the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan (ICMAP) and Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology on 18th December 2015 at Islamabad. Mr. Ahsan Basir Sheikh, Pro-Rector (A&F), Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Science & Technology and Mr. Kashif Mateen Ansari, President, Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan signed the MoU on behalf of their respective Institutes. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Mr. Bilal Ahmed, Acting Director North Region, ICMA Pakistan and Dr. Muhammad Sabir, Head Department of Management Sciences, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute. Under this MoU, declared as an RDI Agreement, the Research and Publications (R&P) Committee of ICMAP and the Office of Research, Innovation and Collaboration (ORIC) of GIKI intend to collaborate for a range of RDI efforts. Thus, through this agreement, GIKI and ICMAP have become research partners and will collaborate through joint efforts in areas of mutual interests. The agreement also covers exchange of information, scholastic and development material, and sharing and advancing of ideas. In addition, the agreement covers mutually decided objectives, assignments, tasks, studies, surveys, feedback and other works related to research, development, innovation and publications within the country and abroad on non-financial terms under “Research Collaborations”. However, mutually decided objectives, assignments, tasks, studies, surveys, feedback and other works related to research, development, innovation and publications within the country and abroad on financial terms shall be called “Joint Projects”.      ...
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1st January, 2016

Year 2015

The INCUBATOR receives PKR 100 Million grant from the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


GIK Institute has secured a grant of PKR 100 Million for Entrepreneurship Development via Establishment and Strengthening of Technology Incubation Center from Directorate of Science and Technology, Ministry of ST&IT, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Institute is expanding its Technology Incubation Center (The INCUBATOR) facility and aims to provide the services at larger scale using the grant from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government. It will attract final year students/ fresh graduates from GIK Institute and from different universities of Pakistan on purely merit basis. Under the scope of the grant, special fund are available on merit to final year students/ fresh graduates of universities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The grant awarded by Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa shall be used for the expansion over a period of four years (2014-18). The first start-up fair after receiving the grant shall be held on 3rd February 2016. For details, click here. ...
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24th November, 2015

GIK Institute Signs MOU with Kumoh National Institute of Technology (KIT)


It is announced with great pleasure that Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIKI) of Engineering Sciences and Technology has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Kumoh National Institute of Technology (KIT) to facilitate exchange of faculty as well as the students between the two institutions. The President of Kumoh National Institute of Technology in Korea, Yeungshik Kim and the Pro-Rector Academics of Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology in Pakistan, Javed Ahmad Chattha, representing their respective universities have reached an agreement on teaching and academic exchange on common course areas. The agreement will further broaden the scope of exchange and co-operation in higher education between Korea and Pakistan and enhance the understanding and friendship between the peoples of both countries. About KIT KIT is located in gumi, a town which is the research hub of LG and Samsung research facilities. The university was built specially in this city by the sponsorship of the Korean government to facilitate research. The research and development activities being carried out at KIT are often sponsored by both Korean government and major companies (like Samsung and LG).  The institute has built up a well-organized educational infrastructure by running its education program in active cooperation with the industry. featuring various internship programs  to expose their students to the latest industrial trends. In a nut shell, KIT has a lot of funding and research projects and is eager to take international fellows. The purpose and contents of the academic cooperation Within the context of global integration of markets, expertise and human resources, the two institutions will cooperate to meet the demand for developing international professionals who can manage in the new global economy by taking advantage of the education resources at both institutions. The cooperation between the parties will focus on areas of common interest and will cover the following elements: 1. Exchange of faculty members and researchers The exchange of faculty members and researchers from both institutions will be encouraged. Each institution is willing to provide work opportunities, when they are available, on its campus for faculty and staff members and researchers of the other institution. The types of work opportunities include lectures, course teaching, project research, short and long courses and advanced studies. 2. Exchange of students Students who are accepted into the exchange program will be provided with a variety of services to facilitate their studies at the partner institution. At the host institution, exchange students will be enrolled as full-time, “non-for-degree” students and will be exempted from tuition. The credits earned at the host institution will be transferable to the parent institution. Every year, KIT will announce applications for KGSP(Korean Government Scholarship Program) - only a few Korean universities including KIT can invite candidates for KGSP designed to support int'l students and paid more than 20,000 USD per year. Moreover, following proposals for undergraduate and graduate student exchange programs are underway: Dual degree program:  Under this proposal, both undergraduate and graduate students at GIKI may be able to join a school/department at KIT, with top priority given to electronics and mechanical engineering students because they KIT has more classes conducted in English in those subjects. Post graduate program: The master's or doctoral candidates admitted to KIT will be able to get 1 year tuition exemption and the 2nd year's expenses are normally supported by their supervisors once they join any research projects. 3. Co-operation in academic projects The two institutions will co-operate in the following areas: 1) Exchange of publications and teaching materials 2) Co-operation on academic research projects 3) Co-operation in academic activities and publicizing of research remits Both institutions are willing to bring its partner into contact with other teaching organizations or business industries. For further details please contact Dr. Ahmar Rashid, Assistant Prof. FCSE. ...
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26th June, 2015

GIK Institute Start-up selected for Start-up Chile Program


A Start-up of GIK Institute’s The Incubator, “Micropower Pakistan” got selected at one of the world's biggest accelerator program, as part of the program the team lead by Abdullah Soomro (Batch 20 FME) will receive equity free USD 35,000 as seed grant and a 6 months accelerator program at Santiago Chile, for the 13th Generation of Start-up Chile. Total 90 Start-ups were selected from around the world, and only one from Pakistan. Micropower Pakistan has created world's cheapest rapid charging battery bank 'Flash-E', which has a universal charging option and can be charged via dock provided with the product within 14 Minutes and also has the option to be charged from Micro USB and a Solar Panel which is optional with the product. The team comprises of Mr. Abdullah Soomro and Abdull Haseeb (Batch 20 FEE). Details of the program are given at Start-up Chile Website. http://www.startupchile.org/blog/start-up-chile-announced-the-90-companies-that-will-be-part-of-the-13th-generation/ Details Regarding Founders and Company can be found at www.micropowerpak.com. ...
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16th June, 2015

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