Startup Launch Event: The Incubator GIK Institute
The Incubator, GIK Institute is at the forefront of entrepreneurship, innovation and commercialization in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Pakistan at large. Mr. Dawood Khan, Secretary of Science and Technology and Information Technology, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was invited as a Chief Guest at the Startup Launch Event on Friday 23rd February 2017. He assured the Institute that till the completion of the Incubation Centre Project provincial government would provide a total of PKR 99.96 million to Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology for the development and enhancement of Technology Incubation Center at GIK Institute. The GIK Institute shall invest about PKR 27 Million in the program.
Mr. Dawood Khan was addressing a gathering of aspiring entrepreneurs, researchers and academicians at the Incubation Centre at Startup Launching Event which was graced by officials of Directorate of Science and Technology, reputed entrepreneurs, academicians and students. He said that GIK Institute introduced a brilliant idea to train educated youngsters with innovative ideas to start their own businesses to facilitate the people of Pakistan, create new job opportunities and play their due role in strengthening the country economy. The Secretary added, “In future we hope more new result-oriented and innovative ideas would come forward which are expected to open new horizons of the business and commerce, proving very helpful for the youth and general public on one hand and strengthening country’s economy on the other”. The provincial secretary said that cooperation and coordination of the KP government with GIK Institute would continue. “Whenever the GIK Institute needs, it would get the required funds without any delay,” he said.
He appreciated the brilliant solutions provided by Incubation Participants and was amazed at the progress they made in a short period of time, giving full credit to the Incubation Management Team.
Jehangir Bashar, Rector of GIK Institute said that the hard work of the academia has culminated in result-oriented outcome and the Incubation Centre is a striking initiative of the GIK institute to train young talented and educated youth.“It has been a great journey because the faculty members put their heads together and delivered according to our expectation. We are proud of their contributions,” the Rector added.
Senior Advisers, The Incubator GIK Institute, Prof. Dr. Wasim A Khan said, “We have come a long way in the last 3 years. We are happy to announce that our Incubation program has progressed into an accelerator program, where young aspiring entrepreneurs meet and socialize with established entrepreneurs. We have deep and strong connections with industry which enables us quickly commercialize our product/services”.
Dr Cedric Aimal Edwin, Head of the Incubation Centre said, “We take pride in the processes we have developed at The Incubator, GIK Institute. Our rigorous one-year program allows fresh graduates from various educational backgrounds to transform into entrepreneurs. Today, after 3 years of sheer hard work, our efforts are getting acknowledged. I am humbled by the appreciation received and we wish to contribute more to the socio-economic benefits of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Pakistan.
The most interesting segment of the programme was the presentation of three teams in which the teams described their entrepreneurial journeys. The amazing journeys of these youngsters highlighted the difficulties they faced, the criticism they heard and how they overcame all the challenges. Each story was inspirational.
Nida Hussain who belongs to Peshawar said that she has launched Kitchen Kourier at Rawalpindi, providing different varieties of meal to the customers at their demand, protecting them from unhygienic food and dreadful diseases.“We have our own website and all the requirements of an easy approach to the customers. We have introduced new idea and start preparing seasonal food as well,” she said. [website: https://kitchenkourier.com/ ]
Ahmad Jamil and Atif Jamil who co-founded Mussawir said that there was no dearth of artists in Pakistan but artists find it really hard to purchase quality supplies. For instance, in the entire KP there is only one art shop which is situated in the provincial metropolis, they said. Mussawir, thus, provides art supplies to artists all over Pakistan. Atif Jamil, who belongs to Nowshera said, “Mussawir is quickly growing into a community of artists which gives Mussawir a competitive advantage over other supplies”. [website: http://www.mussawir.pk/ ]
Kunwer Faran and Abdul Saboor are the co-founded Sahara iO, the first medical robotics company of Pakistan. Their orthoses device and automatic wheelchair are making quite a buzz in the startup community in Pakistan. Kunwer Faran, who belongs to Abbotabad, appreciated the efforts of The Incubator, GIK Institute in providing superior training and quality networking opportunities. He said, “The Incubator, GIK Institute is a vibrant place for all aspiring entrepreneurs to fulfill their dreams. [website: http://saharaio.com/ ]
Mr. Abid Abrar, CEO Electronic General Services (EGS), an established entrepreneur and a guest at the event, praised the event and said, “Events like these promote a positive image of Pakistan. These young entrepreneurs are the hope of our country”.
2nd March, 2017
Recruitment activities started at GIK Institute
Every year organizations visit GIK Institute to conduct exclusive recruitment drives to hire prospective graduates and interns. This year in Spring 2017, following organizations already conducted the drives:
3. Qadri Group
4. Reckitt Benckiser (Pakistan) Ltd
5. Pakistan Tobacco Company
7. BASF Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd.
8. Unilever Pakistan
Also following companies are scheduled to visit GIK Institute to conduct their recruitment drives:
1. Proctor & Gamble
3. TRG-Ibex Global
8. Shell Pakistan
9. Philip Morris International
10. Karachi Electric
11. Pakistan State Oil
There are number of other organization to confirm their participation for Industrial Open House and Careers Fair 2017, which is going to be held on April 06-07, 2017. ...
13th February, 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.
7th February, 2017
GIK Institute signs MoU with Aksaray University, Turkey under Mevlana Exchange Programme Protocol
Aksaray University is one of the top teir universities in Turkey. It was founded on 17th March 2006 and has a student population of more than 20000. The university consists of 10 Faculties, 2 Institutes, 7 Higher Vocational Schools, 4 schools and 2 other reserach centers (including the Center of Research and Application). For detailed information, please visit the website: http:// http://en.aksaray.edu.tr/
The GIK Institute signed Mevlana Exchange Programme Protocol with Aksaray University Turkey on 24th January 2017 to promote student and faculty exchange between the partner institutions. Student exchange of 5 months and faculty exchange of 2 weeks are possible under the signed agreement. Faculty of Electrical Engineering & Electronics, Faculty of Mechanical 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 Aksaray University Turkey, in order to foster international research linkages between the two universities. Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi is the official coordinator of exchange programs with 11 international universities. ...
26th January, 2017
GIK Institute signs Letter of Collaboration (LoC) with UTM
GIK Institute has signed Letter of Collaboration (LoC) with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) with the objective of strengthening their mutual cooperation as well as striving for the promotion of mutual exchanges – reciprocal exchange and visits by academic staff and students for research, teaching.
23rd January, 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
2) 64 Mbps Bandwidth
Proxy Server: 192.168.100.113
Port: 8080 ...
23rd January, 2017
President of Pakistan visits GIK
President Mamnoon Hussain, who is also the Chancellor of GIK Institute, visited the Institute on 15th December, 2016. Addressing students, he said that the industrial and technological revolution would create several opportunities in the country and it was time to equip the youth with new advancements in these sectors and enable them to grab these opportunities. The President stressed on comprehensive planning for promotion of professional and technical education to ascertain and meet the demands emerging in near future in different sectors, adding that the educational institutes had a great responsibility to show in this regard. “It is my dream that out institutes get world fame by promoting research work and quality education and the students from across the world wish to come to Pakistan to get their higher education” he said and added that GIK and some other institutes had the potential to gain excellence in the world.
29th December, 2016
Seminar on Solar PV by MAVETECH
It was a one-day seminar, conducted on December 12th, 2016. The seminar was conducted in collaboration with Mavetech Pvt. Ltd. Mavetech makes solar energy easy and offers a myriad of services and solutions, from design, material sourcing, installation, commissioning, testing and training. Mr. Jahanzaib Tariq from Mavetech delivered the lectures. Dr. Tahseen Amin Qasuria from Faculty of Engineering Sciences assisted in the organization of the workshop.
The seminar was held in the MLH of Faculty of Engineering Sciences. This seminar was intended especially for final year students of Faculty of Engineering Sciences, Electronics Engineering and Material Science Engineering. This seminar also included an exam for the participants conducted by Mavetech. The students who secured the top three positions in the exam were offered internship positions at Mavetech. Moreover, Mavetech also offered fully funded final year projects related to solar energy to the shortlisted final year students of GIKI.
The participants took great interest in the lectures given by Mr. Jahanzaib which was reflected by the Q/A session at the end of the seminar. The overall response of the participants was quite excellent. Some snaps from the seminar and the summary of evaluation are as follows:
To summarize, the response of the student about this seminar was quite overwhelming. One of the participating students submitted the following comment: “Explored a new side of electronics engineering“. Many other students were encouraged by this seminar to take up and work on solar energy related problems as their Final Year Project. The students were thankful to Prof. Dr. Jameel-un-Nabi and Faculty of Engineering Sciences for arranging such a productive seminar. ...
29th December, 2016
National Design, Build and Fly Competition (DBFC-12)
We are pleased to inform you that GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences & Technology (GIK) is holding the 12th National Design, Build and Fly Competition (DBFC-12) scheduled on 8-9 April 2017; after the success of earlier eleven Design, Build and Fly Competitions, held in GIKI in 2006-2016. DBFC is a nationwide competition, organized by the GIK Institute in collaboration with STEM Careers Prgramme, a joint Venture of HEC & PIEAS.
Please see attached documents for more details. ...
22nd December, 2016
Workshop “Foundation of Success” at FES
A two-day workshop on “Foundation of Success” was conducted on December 09th and 10th, 2016. The resource person of the workshop was Dr. Gazan Bozai (CEO, SSDII USA). The aim of the workshop was to bring awareness in the participants about how to be successful in life. The workshop was organized by Dean FES, Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi. Ms. Sumaira Siddique and Engr. Bilal Ahmad assisted.
The work shop was arranged in the conference room of Faculty of Engineering Sciences. The response from students to participate was overwhelming but due to space consideration, only 19 students (graduate and undergraduate) were selected. The students were selected from all faculties.
Dr. Bozai thoroughly explained the purpose and importance of the workshop as this sort of workshops are usually not conducted in engineering institutes. Dr. Bozai organized different set of activities on the first day like online self-assessment and video sessions. On the second day Dr. Bozai discussed the self-assessment reports with students as well as discussed with participants their mission statements and how to bring about the best out of themselves and workout on their weaknesses.
The student’s response was quite excellent after attending this workshop. The summary of evaluation about the workshop is attached with this report.
To sum it all the student response was quite overwhelming and impressive about the workshop as one student wrote “An eye opener for me. I am able to analyze and improve myself.” Another student wrote “It is a good workshop and I think it should be arranged at a large scale so more students may benefit from it”. Also the students were thankful to Prof. Dr. Jameel-un-Nabi and Faculty of Engineering Sciences for arranging such a productive activity.
22nd December, 2016