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Year 2016

AIESEC in GIKI bags a National Award at NYDS’16


  Students of AIESEC in GIKI along with Agha Faran Ali (Batch 25), member of AIESEC in GIKI, won the only national award of Best Delegation and the Honorary Best Delegate award at the National Youth and Development Seminar (NYDS) hosted by AIESEC in Pakistan on 24th Nov, 2016.  The acceptance ratio of AIESEC is 8% from the whole of Pakistan, and it hosts 4 major conferences each year, out of which NYDS is among the largest. NYDS is a 4 day conference with more than 450 delegates from 50+ universities all across Pakistan with addition to 7 international facilitators. Multiple sessions are held by partners, the alumni, corporate heads and foreign chairs; all aimed to ensure professional outreach, skill building, personal development and national networking of the delegates. The biggest aim of this conference is to make a leader out of every delegate in attendance and to provide them with the necessary opportunities to utilize those skills professionally. “I am extremely proud of our delegation,” says Hamza Azhar, President of AIESEC in GIKI. “The significance of this win cannot be underestimated since among the top universities of Pakistan, GIKI had triumphed at this conference and really set a positive impact on every person at the conference. My tenure at AIESEC and time in GIKI are coming to an end and this achievement has been a significant accolade for me and GIKI” AIESEC International is the world's largest youth-run organization. Focused on providing a platform for youth leadership development, AIESEC offers young people the opportunity to be global citizens, to change the world, and to gain and polish management and leadership skills. Present in over 113 countries and territories and with over 86,000 members, AIESEC strives to promote peace through cultural exchange and diversity. AIESEC has sought to create more and more meaningful journeys for young people to propel them into a global understanding and equip them with useful skills. AIESEC in GIKI is one of the local entities of AIESEC Pakistan. AIESEC’s main product is cross cultural exchange which benefits thousands of students every year.      ...
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14th December, 2016

GIK Institute signs MoU with Bozok University, Turkey under Mevlana Exchange Programme Protocol


Bozok University is one of the top tier universities in Turkey. The university consists of 8 Faculties, 3 Institutes, 6 Higher Vocational Schools, 5 schools, 1 research & application hospital and 7 other research centers. For detailed information, please visit the website: http://eng.bozok.edu.tr/eng.asp The GIK Institute signed Mevlana Exchange Programme Protocol with Bozok University Turkey on 24th November 2016 to promote student and faculty exchange between the partner institutions. Student exchange of 4 months and faculty exchange of 2 weeks are possible under the signed agreement. Faculty of Electrical Engineering & Electronics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Computer Engineering and students from Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry are eligible to apply for this exchange program. The Mevlana Exchange Programme Protocol was the result of a recent visit of Dean FES and Official Coordinator of Mevlana Program, Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi, to Bozok University Turkey, in order to foster international research linkages between the two universities. ...
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28th November, 2016

Ericsson ICT Professional Foundation Program promotes youth development in GIK Institute


ERICSSON ICT PROFESSIONAL foundation PROGRAM PROMOTES YOUTH DEVELOPMENT IN THE MIDDLE EAST, Pakistan and GIK Institute ·         Ericsson expands its university program to support building diverse local talent throughout the Middle East for the second year in a row, together with universities across 15 countries ·         Ericsson’s ICT Professional Foundation Program targets large groups of students from across the region, to help the maximum number benefit from an opportunity to seamlessly transition from academia to the ICT industry The program, which first started in 2015, now covers 15 countries across the Middle East and is a gateway for students in the region to explore opportunities in the ICT industry. The two-month course aims to bridge the gap between academia and the ICT industry for students looking to join companies like Ericsson. The online nature of the course enables Ericsson to target a large group of students at once, and is efficient in terms of cost and logistics. The course supports building a great pipeline of candidates for internship and graduate programs. In Pakistan Ericsson has cooperated with the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering, the Lahore University of Management Sciences and the University of Engineering & Technology for the initiative. Jehangir Bashir, Rector, GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences & Technology said: “As we look forward to a brighter future in Pakistan, we see Ericsson’s ICT Professional Foundation Program as an investment in that future. Educating our youth, using global best-practice technologies, will empower our youth to participate in the digital world on a much more even playing field with our counterparts in the region."   Rafiah Ibrahim, Ericsson’s Head of Region Middle East and East Africa says: “Ericsson is honored to cooperate with top universities across the region to launch the ICT Professional Foundation Program. We aim to prepare the ambitious young students by inspiring them and cultivating their capabilities helping them grow into outstanding professionals and lead in the Networked Society of the future." Girish Johar, Head of Human Resources, Ericsson Middle East added: “We completed the first successful year of the ICT professional program with about 450 students. We are excited to commence the second phase, confident in the value that the program will bring for youth interested in the ICT industry. Like last year, diversity will remain a focus, so we broaden the talent pool for the ICT industry in the region.” ...
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16th November, 2016

GIK Institute signs MoU with Iskenderun Technical University, Turkey under Mevlana Exchange Programme Protocol


The GIK Institute signed Mevlana Exchange Programme Protocol with Iskenderun Technical University Turkey on 8th November 2016 to promote student and faculty exchange between the partner institutions. Student exchange ranging from 4-10 months and faculty exchange of 1 week are possible under the signed agreement. Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Electronics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Faculty of Computer Engineering are eligible to apply for this exchange program. The Mevlana Exchange Programme Protocol was the result of a recent visit of Dean FES, Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi to Iskenderun Technical University Turkey in order to foster international research linkages between the two universities. Iskenderun Technical University Turkey consists of 8 Faculties, 3 Colleges, 1 State Conservatory, 7 Institutes and 5 Higher Vocational Schools, and 13.686 students are currently studying in these units.    For detailed information, please visit the website: www.iste.edu.tr.   ...
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11th November, 2016

First GIK graduate student goes to Sinop University Turkey under the Mevlana Exchange Protocol to conduct MS work


Mr. Gul Daraz, FES becomes the first graduate student to visit Sinop University Turkey under the recently signed Mevlana Exchange Protocol. Mr. Gul would be conducting his MS research work for one semester at Sinop University Turkey. Mr. Gul is doing his MS under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi at the Computational Physics Laboratory, FES, GIK Institute. Mr. Gul Daraz (third from left, front row) with Prof Tuncay Bayram (to his right) and other students.                Prof. Tuncay Bayram (in middle) with Mr. Gul Daraz and local students Within a span of four years GIK Institute has signed MoU’s for faculty and student exchange with six leading universities of Turkey. These include Celal Bayar University, Karabuk University, Sinop University, Sakarya University, Izmir University of Economics and Kirikkale University. Mevlana Exchange Protocol with two other leading universities, Bozok University andIskenderun Technical University, is currently in pipeline. Faculty exchange under these programs started last year. Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi is the coordinator of these exchange programs from GIK Institute.  ...
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2nd November, 2016

GIK Institute signs MoU with Kirikkale University, Turkey


The GIK Institute signed Mevlana Exchange Programme Protocol with Kirikkale University Turkey on 14th October 2016 to promote student and faculty exchange between the partner institutions. Student exchange ranging from 4-5 months and faculty exchange ranging from 1 -2 weeks are possible under the signed agreement. Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Electronics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Materials Engineering, Faculty of Computer Engineering and Departments of Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry are eligible to apply for this exchange program.   The Mevlana Exchange Programme Protocol was the result of a recent visit of Dean FES, Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi to Kirikkale University in order to foster international research linkages between the two universities. The highly competitive Mevlana Exchange Programme Protocol was awarded to GIK Institute as a result of meeting of Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi with Prof. Dr. Ekrem Yildiz'?, Rector Kirikkale University, Prof. Dr. Saffet Nezir, Dean Faculty of Engineering and Sciences, and  Dr. Mahmut Böyükata Vice Dean, which paved path to establishing research linkages between the two universities (also see http://www.kku.edu.tr/Anasayfa/Haber/Index/207).     Meeting of Rector Kirikkale University Prof. Dr. Ekrem Yildiz'i, Dean FES Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi, Dean Faculty of Engineering & Sciences Prof. Dr. Saffet Nezir, Vice Dean  Dr. Mahmut Böyükata and Director International Student Office Rüstem Orhan.                        Rector Kirikkale University, Prof. Dr. Ekrem Yildiz'i and Dean FES, Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi during signing ceremony of Mevlana Exchange Protocol.       Kirikkale University has a student enrollment of more than 20 thousand. The University comprises of 3 graduate schools, 11 faculties, 6 vocational schools and three research centers. For further details visit www.kku.edu.tr ...
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17th October, 2016

GIK Institute Signs MoU with Cyprus International University (CIU), Turkey


The GIK Institute has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Cyprus International University (CIU). The purpose of this agreement is to develop academic, educational and scientific cooperation on the basis of quality and reciprocity and to promote relations and mutual understanding between both institutions. ...
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3rd October, 2016

AIESEC's International Interns visit GIK Institute


AIESEC in GIKI hosted two exchange participants from China and Germany on the 25th of August, 2016. The interns visited the GIKI school and interacted with students of 11th grade. They were also given a tour of GIKI where they expressed their delight at seeing the manifest landmarks of GIK Institute.  Chen Wu, the intern from China exclaimed, "GIKI reminds me of my hometown, the high altitude and greenery make it feel like home. Everyone I've met here is really friendly and hospitable. I loved sharing my experience here with the students and it's just wonderful here".  The interns also visited the FEE Faculty and were impressed by the laboratories and lecture halls. They met the Deputy Director, ORIC Department GIK, Mohsin Hassan Akhtar, who played a major role in helping bring the interns to GIK Insititute.  The interns conducted leadership sessions for the student body of GIKI. In the session, they spoke about their experience in Pakistan and how it compares to their lives in their home country. The idea was to encourage everyone to test their boundaries and find their leadership potential to make the world a better place.  Christoph Narr, from Germany said, "Thank you so much for the invitation to GIKI. I really enjoyed being here, it was a wonderful experience. What really surprised me about GIKI is that it's a community where everybody knows everybody which is a remarkable thing. I loved sharing my experience with the people here, it was really memorable".  The President of AIESEC in GIKI, Hamza Azhar, thanked them for their visit and presented the interns with a certificate for their session as well as a token of appreciation in the form of the traditional hat worn by the Pakhtuns of Pakistan.    ...
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30th August, 2016

Visit of Delegation from Sialkot Chamber of Commerce


On 16th August 2016, members of The Sialkot Chambers of Commerce, Mr. Syed Ahtesham Mazhar, VP; Mr. Zeeshan Waheed, ECM; Mr. Mian Imran Akbar, ECM; Mr. Salman Mir, R&D Officer, visited GIK Institute. The purpose of their visit was to strengthen industry-academia linkages and discover new source of innovation for industries in Sialkot. The members were thoroughly impressed by the completed and ongoing state-of-the-art technical projects at GIK Institute. Their visit laid the foundations for several possible collaborations in the areas of: new product development, reverse engineering, training and development, and corporate governance. One of the groundbreaking outcomes of their visit was the suggestion of establishing an R&D Club at GIK Institute which will allow the companies in Sialkot and rest of the country to outsource their R&D activities to GIK Institute on a yearly subscription model.  Companies who will be interested in investigating a particular product/service further will team up with the concerned faculty member/s, who will act as consultant/s to the company. This fruitful collaboration will allow students and faculty at GIK Institute to work on real industrial problems while industries will be able to deploy latest, scientific and innovative solutions to their existing problems.   ...
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25th August, 2016

GIK-WAPDA sign MoU to Support Research and Training


A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology and Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), to support research and training activities leading to sustainable development and management of water resources in Pakistan. The purpose of the MoU is to establish a framework agreement for cooperation between the two parties to develop and implement joint research and training activities for addressing water scarcity and quality challenges through improved water governance and efficient water resources management. They will regularly consult on matters of common interests to define areas of collaboration. The parties have agreed to conduct cooperative activities on the basis of equality, reciprocity and mutual benefit. To this end, the parties will share information on events and activities of common interest; consult and agree on how joint activities should be financed; designate a principal representative from their respective side to strengthen and streamline  coordination for programming of planning, review and evaluation meetings, and develop  proposals for future activities as appropriate; encourage and facilitate the engagement and participation of relevant stakeholders (such  as research organizations, universities, and other government agencies) in cooperative activities under this MoU, as mutually determined by the designated representatives of  both parties and initiate and organize workshops and trainings related to the water sector issues in general, and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province in particular. Both parties have agreed to initiate and implement collaboration activities in planning and implementation of joint applied research projects and activities covering  different aspects of water resources management, water demand and supply, water use  efficiency, water and climate change, water governance, water logging and salinity, water  allocation, water quality and socio-economic aspects of water; organization of advocacy and outreach events for raising public awareness about water  management issues;  contribute to the capacity building events, convened jointly or independently, through scholarly lectures and presentations on analysis of enduring and emerging water-related issues; coordinate creation of a “Pakistan Water Sustainability Network”; facilitate students’ visits to different project sites relevant to their areas of study / research, including hydro-power projects sites under construction;  provide access to available data and information as per WAPDA’s policy to support thesis/ dissertation research of students and provide internship opportunities for GIKI’s students. The MoU came into force immediately after its signing by Engr Shamul Mulk, President of Society for the Promotion of Engineering Sciences and Technology in Pakistan (SOPREST) and Zafar Mahmood, Chairman Wapda on August 20, 2016. The initial duration of this MoU is established for five (5) years from the date of signing. However, the duration may be extended beyond this period if both parties agree in writing. In addition, this MoU may be amended if both parties agree in writing. ...
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25th August, 2016

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