The Application Procedure

Fresh induction to the graduate program is done twice a year in the fall and spring semesters. Applications are invited for admission to the spring 2018 graduate programs leading to MS and PhD degrees. 

Apply online before 22 November 2017. The admission test and interviews will be held on 21 December 2017. Classes will start from 22 January 2018.

Admission Requirements

The following materials are required for admission:

  1.  Complete the online application form.
  2.  Print and fill the admit card. Click here for the Admit Card.
  3.  Three letters of recommendation signed by the referees (class teachers of the last Institution) to vouch for the applicant’s academic record and performance. Click here for the  Recommendation Letter.
  4.  Attested copies of degrees and certificates along with Official transcripts/DMC of all undergraduate and graduate work completed.
  5. Copy of NTS GAT-Subject / GRE-Subject Result Card (if any).  
  6. Attested copy of CNIC/Passport
  7.  Four recent passport size color photographs.
  8.  One-page summary outlining the applicant’s previous research and/or his/her practical experience. He/she should also indicate his/her academic and research interest at GIK Institute and work interest after getting his/her degree.
  9.  Original receipt of the amount Rs. 4,500/- (nonrefundable) drawn on any online branch of Habib Bank Ltd. A/C No. 19790000085901.

The filled in application form along with the above mentioned supporting documents must reach the Graduate Admissions Office, GIK Institutte, Topi before the closing date. An application which is late, incomplete, unaccompanied by any supporting document or application processing fee shall not be processed. Applicants who do not fulfill the eligibility criteria shall not be shortlisted.

Eligibility and Assessment Criteria

MS Degree Program

  • Graduates in Engineering, Sciences and Mathematics from HEC recognized institutions, with a minimum of sixteen years of education (minimum 130 credit hours) in the relevant discipline.
  • First class (minimum 60% marks) throughout the academic career.
  • Minimum 50% cumulative score in NTS GAT-Subject/GRE-Subject Test  OR  Candidates have to pass the GIKI Admission Test.

PhD Degree Program

  • Minimum CGPA of 3.00 at MS/MPhil.
  • Other conditions as for MS degree Program.   
  • Minimum 60% cumulative score in NTS GAT-Subject/GRE-Subject Test OR  Candidates have to pass the GIKI Admission Test.  * HEC conditions apply

Admission Test and Interview

Admission test for different disciplines/programs (similar to GRE subject type) is conducted by the GIK Institute in the following topics/subjects. Short-listed candidates in the written test are required to appear for interivews on the same day for final selection. Those candidates who have already qualified the NTS GAT-Subject Test or GRE-Subject Test are exempted from the Institute admission test. They can appear for interview in person or can opt for skype interview. 

Discipline/program Topics/Area
Computer Science & Computer Engineering Data Structures, Digital Logic, Operating Systems, Computer Architecture, Systems Programming, Databases, Automata and Complexity Theory, Computer Communications and Networks, Object Oriented Programming/Design, Artificial Intelligence. 
Electronic Engineering Electric Circuits, Electronics Circuits & Devices, Signal Processing, Communications, Controls and Electromagnetics.
Engineering Sciences Mathematics General / Physics General
Mechanical Engineering Mechanics of Solids, Engineering Graphics, Theory of Machines, Design of Machine Elements, Manufacturing Technology, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, HeatTransfer, dynamics and control.
Materials Engineering & Nanotechnology and Materials Engineering Heat Treatment, Corrosion, Ceramics and Glasses, Polymers, Composites, Casting and Alloy Production and Welding.
Chemical Engineering

Heat and Mass Transfer, Thermodynamics, Reaction Engineering, Fuel and Energy, Process Modelling and Simulation, Fluid Mechanics, Instrumentation & Process Control, Plant Design.

Energy Systems Engineering Topics relevant to the BS degree in Engineering Program.
Engineering Management Topics relevant to the BS degree in Engineering Program.

Transfer with Advanced Standing

A maximum of 9 credit hours of graduate work done at some PEC accredited and HEC recognized Institution may be transferred with the recommendation of the faculty, provided that;

  • The work fits into a logical program for the degree
  • The transfer is approved by the office of graduate studies
  • A minimum of grade B has been earned.

Contact Information

Ismatullah Khan

Graduate Admissions Officer

Ghulam Ishaq Khan (GIK) Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology
Topi, District Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Phone: (0938) 281026, Ext. 2450


  • 22 Nov 2017 Last date for receipt of applications
  • 21 Dec 2017 Admission Test & Interviews
  • 22 Jan 2018 Session Starts
  • Test Center: GIK