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Year 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

GIK join hands with 20 Face Netherlands


20Face, a startup company located in The Netherlands has started research collaboration with GIK Institute under the project “face recognition with non-frontal images”. Dr. Asif Khan from the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering is leading the activity. Two students from GIK Institute will work on the project as part of this research collaboration. The students will receive the technical support, guidance and learning opportunities about the project as well as a cash prize from 20Face, the Netherlands. Dr. Asif Khan and 20Face are exploring further opportunities for research collaboration.    ...
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15th 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

French Attaché for Science and Technology visits GIK


Mr. Matthieu GAULON, who has recently assumed the charge as French attaché for Science and Technology in the Cultural and Cooperation Department of French embassy at Islamabad, visited the GIK Institute on 14th February 2017. He and Dr Muhammad Ilyas of FME are alumni of the same Engineering Institute in France. This contact played a vital role in Mr GAULON's visit to the GIK Institute. Mr. GAULON is an avionics engineer and highly motivated in enhancing the cooperation in the field of Science and Technology among the two countries. Prof Dr Javed Ahmed Chattha, Pro Rector Academics gave a presentation about the Institute highlighting its salient features which was also attended by all Deans and senior faculty members. He also elaborated on the earlier collaboration between GIK and French government in terms of placement of professors and support for collaborative research and lab development. This was followed by a presentation from Mr GAULON on currently available mobility funds for researchers and split PhD scholarships for students. He remarked that we need to revive the same collaboration. Mr GAULON was also shown various labs of the Institute. The honorable guest interacted with the students and introduced them to various funding options available to pursue higher studies in France. The honorable guest also met with Mr. Jehangir Bashar, Rector of the Institute and discussed matters of mutual interest during the meeting. He was presented Institute’s shield by the Rector.  Before departure the worthy guest he promised to bring a delegation of representatives from French Higher Education Institutions to the GIK Institute to explore further opportunities for collaboration. The French delegation is expected to visit the Institute on 17th March 2017 for which preparations are in progress. ...
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3rd March, 2017

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”.     ...
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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: 1.      MOL 2.      envire 3.      Qadri Group 4.      Reckitt Benckiser (Pakistan) Ltd 5.      Pakistan Tobacco Company 6.      McKinsey 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 2.      Microtech 3.      TRG-Ibex Global 4.      Nestle 5.      Engro 6.      Weatherford 7.      Dawlance 8.      Shell Pakistan 9.      Philip Morris International 10.  Karachi Electric 11.  Pakistan State Oil 12.  ICI 13.  Tetrapak   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. ...
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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.   ...
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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. ...
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26th January, 2017

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