Recognition for AIESEC In GIK at National Youth Development Seminar '15
National Youth Development Seminar (NYDS) is a conference held by AIESEC every year. This year, AIESEC in Islamabad hosted the annual conference in NathiaGali from 26th to 29th November. It consisted of various sessions on effective leadership, team work and develop and information sessions about different portfolios of AIESEC and the internship and exchange opportunities provided by AIESEC.
This year AIESEC in GIK, under its president Rida Fayyaz, made its presence noticed, despite having little strength in numbers, and was recommended for best delegation of GIK so far. With only 34 members, it is a big achievement for AIESEC in GIK to be recognized among the other 480 members. One of the new members, Rayyan Zahid, won the best delegate award among 480 delegates from all over Pakistan.
3rd December, 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. ...
24th November, 2015
CDES Performed at 14th Youth Performing Arts Festival & won an award
After a hiatus of two years, Cultural, Dramatics and Entertainment Society (CDES) took it's Annual Play'15 'Aadam' to Rafi Peer - Youth Performing Arts Festival held at Alhamra Cultural Complex in Lahore. Taseer Malik won the award for Best Actor In A Negative Role whereas Danyal Butt got nominated for Best Supporting Actor.
Director: Mufakhar Raza (Batch 23)
Adil Javed (Batch 22) as 'Aadam'
Danyal Butt (Batch 22) as 'Zulfi'
Rida Fayyaz (Batch 22) as 'Maa'
Taseer Malik (Batch 22) as 'Asif Randhawa'
Usama Rathore (Batch 22) as 'Faheem'
23rd November, 2015
First foreign student awarded PhD in collaboration with GIK Institute
Dr. Sadiye Cakmak was awarded Ph.D. degree from Celal Bayar University, Turkey in the field of Physics on 27th October, 2015. She was jointly supervised by Prof. Dr. Tahsin Babacan (Turkey) and Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi, Dean FES, GIK Institute.
Dr. Sadiye Cakmak is the first foreign PhD student who was awarded doctoral degree in collaboration with GIK Institute.
18th November, 2015
Teams Shortlisted for DBFC-XI have been announced.
Teams Shortlisted for DBFC-XI have been announced.
Please download the attachments below to see the list of teams which have been shortlisted.
17th November, 2015
International Science and Youth Symposium’3
The event started with opening ceremony followed by a session by Dr. Abdullah Sadiq, former Rector of GIK Institute and a nuclear physicist. He talked about living in twenty first century without science and technology. He linked the topic with how inventions in the past and wonderful phenomenon of the nature have led to the modern and advanced technologies and comforts today.
The day ended with a science marathon for the participants.
Dr. Abdullah Sadiq
Second day started with the first module of youth campaign where students presented their topics on stage during the time slots awarded to them.
This was followed by a session by Prof. Dr. Ismail Boztosun from Turkey who talked about his research interests, smart materials and their applications in space industry, how radiations can be used to our benefit, and modification of pesticides to reduce the health hazards they pose. Prof. Ismail Boztosun came to GIK specially to attend this international symposium.
This was followed by a Skype session by Alessandro Simas who talked about medicines, Nano medicines and their delivery to humans using nanotechnology. He also talked about the chemistry behind medicines and Nano medicines.
After this there was the second module of youth campaign where students campaigned further about the topics provided to them.
The last session of the day was by Jazib Zahir who talked about entrepreneurship and his work in the two start-up projects he has been associated with, dlight and tintash. He guided through the problems faced during start up programs and the social benefits you can provide through your work giving the example of his project dlight where they provided solar lights to rural areas.
The day finished with theme dinner organized at the faculty club.
The first session of the day was by UN women representative, Henriette Bjourge.She talked about her work for the empowerment of women in rural areas of Sindh and Afghanistan, where she initially taught
boys but then realizing the limited opportunities provided to women, started a competition for the girls of the area. She also talked about how women should follow their dreams and not be oppressed.
The second session of the day was graced by the charmed presence of Dr. Ansar Parvez. He talked about the nuclear medical centers in Pakistan and the immense help and relief they provide. He also elaborated on how nuclear energy is not only used in ammunition but also in applications like power, medicine etc.
The final session of the day was by Umair Jaliawala. He talked about how assumptions lead to bigger problems in life. He further discussed how, when and why and how we should question the established norms in life and go deeper into meaning of things and situations.
13th November, 2015
Turkish Professor Dr. Ismail Boztosun visits Computational Physics Modelling & Simulation (CPMS) Group, FES, GIK Institute
Prof. Dr. Ismail Boztosun from Akdeniz University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics, Antalya, Turkey visited Computational Physics Modeling & Simulation (CPMS) group from 6th November – 8th November 2015.
Activities of Prof. Dr. Ismail Boztosun during his stay
Discussion with graduate students on research projects.
Present a special seminar for students on “Contribution of Akdeniz University to Experimental Nuclear Physics Studies in Turkey: Photonuclear & Photo fission reactions”.
Visited the campus of with the students of CPMS group.
Prof. Ismail discussed possibility of visits/training of CPMS group students to Akdeniz University up to a maximum period of one year with full funding.
Presenting a special seminar to the students
Seminar on “Photonuclear & Photo fission reactions” with Students
Participants attending the Seminar
Prof. Dr. Ismail Boztosun and Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi answering the questions after the Seminar
Visiting Main Library
Visiting the Campus with the students of CPMS group (FES, GIK Institute)
Group photo with CPMS group (FES, GIK Institute)
13th November, 2015
Application are invited for Graduate Admissions Spring 2016
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20th October, 2015
GIK Institute Signs MoU with University of Texas at Arlington, USA
The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, GIK Institute signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UTA – University of Texas at Arlington, USA to promote student and faculty exchange between the partner institutions. The purposes of the cooperation between UTA and GIK Institute are as follows:
to promote interest in the teaching and research activities of the respective institutions, and
to deepen the understanding of the economic, cultural and social issues environment of the respective institutions.
To achieve these goals, UTA and GIK Institute agreed to:
promote institutional exchanges by inviting faculty and staff of the partner institutions to participate in a variety of teaching and/or research activities and professional development;
receive qualified undergraduate and graduate students of the partner institution for periods of study and/or research;
organize symposia, conferences, short courses and meetings on research issues;
carry out joint research and continuing education programs.
16th October, 2015
FCSE Students Spent Summer at Infosys, India
Murva Hussain, Shahbaz Ali Shueb, Hussain Ali Akbar and Aneeb Khawar; 4 students from Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering successfully carried out summer internship at Infosys InStep Global Internship Program 2015 in Bangalore, India. The students were selected through a rigorous evaluation process conducted by Infosys. These were the only students from Pakistan selected for InStep 2015.
Infosys is the fifteenth largest IT company in the world, with clients in more than 30 countries, an employee workforce close to 160,000 and revenue of US$ 8.25 billion in FY14 alone. Infosys is also considered to be the pioneer behind India’s booming IT sector. InStep – the flagship global internship program of Infosys – attracts talent from top academic institutions around the world. The program attracts a mix of students from across disciplines like management, technology, and liberal arts. In the midst of this multicultural environment, the students work on different real-time projects for the company, and thus get valuable professional experience in one of the world’s leading technology companies.
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. Honorable Rector also expressed his particular appreciation of Mr. N. R. Narayana Murthy, the Founder of Infosys, for making the partnership happened and increasing the number of internships from two to four this year for GIK students to participate in the InStep Global Internship Program at Infosys.
According to Shahbaz Ali, "It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience and it was an honor for us to represent our institute and also our country in such a reputed multi-national company. I am really thankful to both GIK Institute and the Instep Team at Infosys for providing us with such an opportunity."
Aneeb was also ecstatic about the internship program. He said, "Most exciting prospect about interning at Infosys is that through your work, you actually contribute to an ongoing Infosys project which is a huge sense of accomplishment. Getting to network with interns coming from all over the globe makes it a truly diverse international experience. I would highly recommend interning at Infosys for the coming batches.". ...
15th October, 2015