News Archive

Year 2019

Over 70 companies participate in GIK Open House and Career Fair


About 72 multinational and national companies participated in the ‘Open House and Career Fair’ held at Ghulam Ishaq Khan (GIK) Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology. Syed Ali Abbas Hasani, Managing Director of Pakistan Software Export Board was the chief guest in the inaugural ceremony. The ‘Open House’ was attended by representatives of multinational and national companies from all over the country, academia and GIK’s own final year students. Engr. Jehangir Bashar, Rector GIK Institute, Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi, Pro-Rector (Academics) and Sardar Aminullah Khan, Pro-Rector (Administration & Finance), Deans, Heads of Departments, officials of the companies and students also graced the gathering. The organizers said that the ‘Open House’ is one of the major events for students, completing their Bachelor of Science (BS) education in diverse disciplines of Engineering and Management Sciences until the end of May 2019, marking entry into the job market and the beginning of their practical lives. The students displayed their final year research projects, attracting the attention of industrialists and representatives of the companies interviewed the students for recruitment into their respective industries. The academia of the Institute reported that about 120 research projects were displayed by final year students in the ‘Open House’. According to some participants the Open House has provided an ideal platform to leading industrialists of the country and multinational companies to judge the young talented students and see if they can meet their requirements for recruitment in industries. The employers met with the students, saw their displayed projects and asked questions about the vitality of their work. The Open House was an opportunity for the students to learn about potential job givers in the industry and new technological and scientific trends and challenges in the industrial world. The employers also said that the event assembled the academia of university, students and representatives of the companies on one platform, enabling everyone to know about each other requirements.  The students were of the opinion that there is dire need for universities to train students according to the needs of the country’s industries while industrialists should provide financial assistance to the universities to conduct result-oriented research for development in the industrial sector. ...
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15th April, 2019

GIK Computing project wins at the National Championship of NGIRI (Ignite)


Ask Leprechaun, a project conducted by a team of faculty of computer science and engineering has been the 2nd Runner-up at National Championship of NGIRI (Ignite). The team comprised of Dr. Ahmar Rashid, Dr. Sajid Anwar, Engr. Badre Munir, Bilal Aamir, Abdul Rehman and Ahsan Abrar. The project covers the domain of cryptocurrency predictions and deep learning. Ask Leprechaun is a comprehensive solution that deems to reinvent the conventional trading approach by providing realistic predictions to the targeted audience. It is a web based product, implemented using a STACK. The backend of the project implements LSTM neural network and twitter sentimental analysis. As the product is web-based, it can be accessed by any an internet operating device. The objective is to develop a user interface which could predict the future price of the crypto-currencies based on technical and fundamental analysis. It would help the user willing to invest in crypto-currencies to reduce the risk and gain the maximum possible. Overall, this year around 800+ projects participated in this activity. Only, 45 teams from participating institutions of all provinces of Pakistan, including Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan were able to make it to the final round. Achievement of the project depicts the quality of work that is done at GIK in general and at the faculty of computer science in particular which is the hallmark of GIK faculty and students.   ...
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10th April, 2019

Dr. Majid’s Participation in the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting


Dr. Muhammad Majid has been selected to participate in the prestigious 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting – a platform where 41 Nobel Laureates will be convening in Lindau, Germany, to meet 580 young scientists from across the globe. The GIK Institute is proud of Dr. Majid’s consistent dedication and achievements in the field of Physics that have led to his selection for the Lindau Meeting. Dr. Majid is an active member of GIK’s Computational Physics, Modelling and Simulation (CPMS) group and has completed a Ph.D. in Nuclear Astrophysics from the Institute under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi. As one of the youngest and brightest physicists of Pakistan, Dr. Majid has published eight journal articles in impact factor international journals. His interaction with other highly-talented scientists at the Lindau Meeting will open doors for collaborative research as he will be showcasing his talent and knowledge in Physics. After a rigorous multi-stage selection process, the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting Council has invited only the most outstanding scientists from 88 different countries. Dr. Majid’s excellent academic record and the high quality of research work he has produced at GIK made him stand out amongst other scientists during the selection process. According to Dr. Majid, “Participation at the meeting will be prolific and will contribute to my personal career and country… Getting selected for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting is recognition of a researcher’s work in his/her respective field”. The GIK Institute hopes Dr. Majid’s experience will inspire more students to produce innovative research.   ...
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28th March, 2019

GIK Start-up Won 2nd Prize at Social Innovation Challenge 2019


A Start-up from Catalyst GIK Incubator, PrepareHOW, won 2nd prize along with a cash prize of PKR 250,000, at the Social Innovation Challenge 2019 held on 16th March in Islamabad. The nationwide contest received a great response from all over the country. After thorough rounds of solid scrutiny of 98 startups, top 10 were selected for the final round. The short listed teams were asked to pitch for the final round which then was followed by a Q/A session. PrepareHow is an EdTech Start-up which provides digital platform for the underprivileged students to prepare for the university entrance exams, they were also recipient of a grant worth PKR 0.5 Million from the Planning Commission of Pakistan to develop an offline app with preparation material for rural areas. Team PrepareHow Was part of 5th cohort of The Catalyst GIK Incubator, Oxfam in Pakistan organized the Social Innovation Challenge (SIC) 2019 at National Incubation Centre, Islamabad. PrepareHOW pitched their idea to the judging panel which included Shahnaz Kapadia - CEO Mera Maan, Parvez Abbasi - Project Director NIC, Sayed Ahmed Masud - Director Founder Institute Islamabad, and Mansoor Malik - Founding Vice President TiE Pakistan. H.E Ardi Stoios-braken - The Ambassador of Netherlands to Pakistan also attended the event in support of this initiative by Oxfam. The contest asked for ground-breaking initiatives on the issues like Water crisis, Literacy in Pakistan, participation of young women in workforce in Pakistan, and Combating harassment of women at public spaces. ...
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27th March, 2019

Report: Clean and Green Pakistan Campaign



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26th March, 2019

PhD DISSERTATION DEFENSE PRESENTATION BY SYED AFAQ ALI SHAH


  PHD DISSERTATION DEFENSE PRESENTATION BY   SYED AFAQ ALI SHAH, REG. NO. ES1515   “Characterization and Optimization of Broad Absorbing Materials for Efficient Solar Energy Harvesting”   Date: Friday, 22nd March, 2019 Time: 11:00 A.M Venue: FES Conference Room Supervised by: Prof. Dr. M. Hassan Sayyad, FES   All Faculty Members, Engineers and Graduate Students are invited to attend.   ...
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21st March, 2019

Memorandum of Understanding between Fast Cables Ltd. and GIK Institute


On 15th of February, 2019, Fast Cables Ltd., a leading electrical cable manufacturer, and Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIK) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU was signed by Mr. Muhammad Usman, GM Fast Cables, and Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi, Pro-Rector Academic, GIK Institute. The Rector, Mr. Jehangir Bashar, also graced the occasion. During the ceremony, matters of mutual interest were also discussed. The Rector emphasized on furthering the impact of MoU towards research problem solving by GIK faculty for Fast Cables Ltd. This was keenly taken by the GM Fast Cables. The GM ensured to share the potential collaboration ideas with their technical team. The Rector also appreciated and thanked the CEO of Fast Cables for the gesture of goodwill for the academics. Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi added that the Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FEE) at GIK has members which have experience vast experience of solving power industry research problems. The Dean FEE, Dr. Ziaul Haq Abbas, informed that a faculty member, Prof. Dr. M. Akbar, is already in conversation with Fast Cables on a joint research project related to minimizing the sagging of high-tension Copper cables due to the core material. The team from Fast Cables was later accompanied by the Dean to the FEE building where members of the faculty discussed mattes of mutual professional interest.         ...
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20th March, 2019

Pak-Turk International Conference in GIK attracts scholars


Speakers in the three days international conference said that Pakistan should catch up the new emerging trends in the field of science and technology and this is extremely vital for the progress and economic prosperity of Pakistan and Turkey. The Pak-Turk International Conference on “Emerging Technologies in the field of Sciences and Engineering” was organized by Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology. Various experts and scholars who work in diverse fields participated in the conference and expressed their views, speaking on different topics related with engineering education and scientific developments. Engr. Jehangir Bashar, (Rector of GIK Institute) was Chief Guest in the inaugural ceremony. Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un-Nabi, (Pro-Rector, Academics), Sardar Aminullah Khan (Pro-Rector, Administration and Finance), Faculty Deans, the Dean of Student Affairs, Heads of Departments and academic staff of the various faculties also participated in the conference.  The purpose of the conference was to provide a perfect platform for researchers, academicians and practitioners to become familiar with the latest advancements and technological developments in the various fields of engineering and sciences. The conference accepted wide range of papers to encourage young and experienced researchers to present their work and also the possibility of initiating mutual collaboration with international repute researchers and entrepreneurs of Pakistan and Turkey. The prominent Turks and Pakistani scholars and experts who spoke in the conference were: Prof. Dr. Nihal Buyukcizmeci, Prof. Dr. Mahmut Böyükata, Dr. Ismail H. Sarpün, Dr. Necla Çakmak, Dr. Canel EKE, Prof. Dr. Asghar Qadir, Prof. Dr. Arshad Saleem Bhatti, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Sharif, Prof. Dr. Asif Ullah, Dr. Mansoor-ur-Rehman, Dr. Zohaib Iqbal and various others. The Turkish scholars lauded the GIK Institute concentration on result-oriented research work. The Ambassador of Turkey to Pakistan, H. E. Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul invited all Turkish Professors to Embassy of Turkey in Islamabad and lauded the GIK Institute for taking the initiative of organizing the Pak-Turk conference on Emerging Technologies in the field of Science and Engineering. He said that science and technology are the needs of both Turkey and Pakistan. Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un-Nabi and Dr. Zahid Halim were also present on the occasion.   Engr. Jehangir Bashar, Rector of GIK Institute said that Pakistan and Turkey enjoy good working relations and the interaction between the scholars and researchers of the two brotherly Muslim countries could further boost the mutual collaboration. “The GIK Institute has provided an ideal platform for such interaction and collaboration,” he said.   ...
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19th March, 2019

One Day Workshop on MultiBody Dynamics Using ADAMS 26th March,2019.


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19th March, 2019

University of Paris XIII invites GIK Dean of Computing as Visiting Professor


        The University of Paris XIII, France has recently invited the GIK Dean, Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, Dr. Zahid Halim, as a visiting professor at their Paris Nord Computer Science Laboratory. The university is ranked at 101-150 position by Times Higher Education ranking in their Young University ranking table. The French university will also provide travel and other support for this purpose. This invitation is based on some of the recent research conducted by Dr. Zahid Halim in the domain of affective computing and data science. The duration of appointment is around one semester and is to be executed before November 2019. Dr. Halim is an active researcher and has 48+ research publications to his credit, including those published in key conferences and journals of high repute. He is leading the Machine Intelligence Research Group (MInG - https://www.minrg.org) at GIK where numerous graduate students and undergraduate groups are working under his supervision in the domain of Data Science, Machine Learning and Data Mining, Intelligent Transportation Systems, and Affective Computing. Dr. Halim has received a Training in Human Subjects Protection from the Virginia Tech. He has an h-index of 13+, cumulative impact factor of 52.374 and is currently working on a couple of projects in the domain of Data Science and Affective Computing. His appointment in the University of Paris XIII will strengthen the collaboration between French universities and GIK. ...
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11th March, 2019

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