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. ...
25th August, 2016
Student of FCSE attends Asia-Pacific Model United Nations Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Asia-Pacific Model United Nations Conference (AMUNC) is an annual travelling Model United Nations conference for university students. Each conference is hosted in a different city within the Asia-Pacific region, attracting approximately 600 students from Asia, the Pacific Islands, Australia and New Zealand, making it one of the largest regional model UN conferences in the world. These students are selected through a competitive process to be part of this event. The twenty-second session of AMUNC was hosted by Taylor's College and held at a five-star Hotel Istana; strategically located in the very heart of Kuala Lumpur’s prestigious Golden Triangle. The conference was held from July 11-16, encompassed a variety of activities as such expected in a conference of international standards.
Sakhi Mansoor, a student of Computer Engineering at GIK Institute attended this conference.
On his arrival back to Pakistan he says,“I’m so privileged to be a part of this breathtaking event. For the first time I got this versatile opportunity to represent GIK Institute internationally. With no previous public speaking experience, I started this journey without a clue. There were smart diplomatic people standing before me that made me nervous on the first day. But on the last day, I was molded in a way that how to speak, stand and deal with the delegates and that has made me more confident person and has helped my overall self-esteem. The best part of AMUNC was making lifetime friends and knowing the world culture around us. The six days long conference gave me a lot of exposure which would be a vital part of my career. I still remember this last phrase I’ve said in my farewell speech of committee “I want to do this for the rest of my life.” As I’m being the Event Coordinator of SOPHEP I would love to implement the ideas in GIMUN’16 that could be ample experience for my community.
Thank you so much GIK Institute and honorable Rector Jehangir Bashar for the generous financial and moral support which made it possible for me to avail this wonderful opportunity. This trip wouldn’t have been possible without you.“
11th August, 2016
Two Graduate Students of GIK Institute selected for Erasmus Mundus Program
Erasmus Mundus Program is a cooperation and mobility programme in the field of higher education that aims to enhance the quality of European higher education and to promote dialogue and understanding between people and cultures through cooperation with Third-Countries. In addition, it contributes to the development of human resources and the international cooperation capacity of Higher education institutions in Third Countries by increasing mobility between the European Union and these countries.
Two Graduate Students of Energy Systems Engineering (ESE) of GIK Institute, Hafsa Qamar & Haleema Qamar are selected for this prestigious program to carry out their research in Italy for 10 months. They will carry on their research in University of Sannio, Italy. ...
9th August, 2016
Honor for FES Graduate Student
Mr. Gul Daraz, doing his MS at FES, is selected as an exchange student for one semester under the recently signed Mevlana Protocol between Sinop University Turkey and GIK Institute.
Mr. Gul Daraz is working under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi, FES. He has a CGPA of 3.54. The student is currently funded by the HEC grant of Prof. Jameel-Un Nabi ...
5th August, 2016
GIK Professional Education - Offered Courses
Having modern research facilities, state-of-the-art laboratories and best human resources, GIK offers customized trainings, consulting, and technical assistance for industry-specific needs. GIK Professional Education is such an initiative.
For further details or to register for the offered courses, please follow the link. ...
30th July, 2016
Four GIK students selected / joined Infosys flagship Internship Program - InStep Global 2016, in India
Mufaddal, Omer Muhammad Sheikh, Affan Shahid and Adeel Javaid; 4 students from Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering were selected for Infosys InStep Global Internship Program 2016 in Bangalore and Mysore, India during Summer 2016. The students were selected through a rigorous evaluation process conducted by Infosys. Omer and Affan have already joined and started working on their projects assigned. However, Mufaddal and Adeel are still awaiting for award of visa to get on board.
Infosys is one of the world’s largest IT companies, also considered to be the pioneer behind India’s booming IT sector. Rector GIK Institute expressed immense gratitude to Infosys for giving this wonderful opportunity to those 4 students; saying that the experience at Infosys would help the students gain professional experience by working alongside, and interacting with, their Indian colleagues at the firm’s world class IT facilities. He hoped that the opportunity would also help develop greater mutual understanding between the two countries. ...
28th July, 2016
Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016, California, USA
Abdul Wahab Malik from Department of Chemical Engineering was selected and represented GIKI in Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016
Mr. Abdul Wahab, Lab Engineer at the Department of Chemical Engineering, was coordinating with third year students on a project named “Efficiency Enhancement of Water Heaters” supervised by Prof. Dr. Javaid Rabbani Khan and Dr. Roman Zaib Babar which was selected for representation at Stanford University Silicon Valley, California, USA. The project received enormous appreciation from the experts and investors from all over the world. Mr. Abdul Wahab took technical mentorship from Department of Chemical Engineering and business model / entrepreneurial mentorship from GIK Incubator. These mentorships and trainings helped Abdul Wahab present solutions to global problems on an international platform. Mr. Abdul Wahab was the only engineer representing Pakistan in global entrepreneurship summit which was held on June 22-24, 2016 in Silicon Valley, California, USA.
Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 is the 7th installment in a series of Entrepreneurship Summits previously hosted by the United States, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Morocco, and Kenya. In bringing the Summit back to the United States, President Obama had highlighted his commitment to build bridges that help us tackle global challenges together.
GES 2016 was aimed to showcase inspiring entrepreneurs and investors from around the world creating new opportunities for investment, partnership, and collaboration; connect American entrepreneurs and investors with international counterparts to form lasting relationships; and highlight entrepreneurship as a means to address some of the most intractable global challenges. Hosting GES in Silicon Valley highlighted America’s entrepreneurial spirit and allow American investors and entrepreneurs to see the talent, solutions, and opportunities that exist globally.
The summit was honored with the presence of US President Barrack Obama, his Cabinet, including Secretary of State, John Kerry and the Founders and CEOs of billion dollars companies like Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Uber, Youtube, Airbnb and many more.
GIK Institute congratulates Mr. Abdul Wahab on his achievements and we wish him all the best for his future endeavors. Moreover, GIK Incubator and different faculties are promoting more global entrepreneurial ideas.
26th July, 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). ...
18th July, 2016
KPK, FATA Scholarship 2016 Interviews
For Chief Minister KPK Scholarship2016 shortlisted candidates list click http://courses.giki.edu.pk/admissions2016/shortlisted_kpk.asp
For FATA Scholarship2016 shortlisted candidates list click http://courses.giki.edu.pk/admissions2016/shortlisted_fata.asp
15th July, 2016
Mevlana Exchange Program and Erasmus Mundus Scholarship
Mevlana Exchange Program, initiated by the Turkish Council of Higher Education (YÖK), aims to realize student and academic staff exchange between Turkish and international higher education institutions all over the world. The program entered into force with the legislation published in official journal no 28034 in 23 August 2011 and envisages collaboration with universities in all regions of the world.
2 postgraduate students of GIK Institute are selected for this Program and, will be going to Turkey for MS research.
The Erasmus Mundus Scholarships, funded by the European Union, are exclusively awarded to students coming from both EU and non-EU countries that have been selected to attend one of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Programmes at Masters or Doctorate level.
2 postgraduate students Haleema and Hafsa of GIK Institute won scholarship for 10 months in Italy under this Program and, will be going to Italy for MS research.
1st July, 2016