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Year 2019

GIK Society, Project Topi and Red Crescent organize blood donation camp


Project Topi is known welfare society established by students of Ghulam Ishaq Khan (GIK) Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology organized a one-day blood donation camp at the campus with the help of Red Crescent for donation to needy people. The camp was very successful as Red Crescent collected 206 bottles of blood in the camp. A large number of donors from within the Institute and adjoining areas of Topi participated wholeheartedly in the camp. Project Topi regularly organizes blood donation camp throughout the academic year with the assistance of renowned Pakistani organizations like Red Crescent and Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH&RC) for the benefit of the public. Owing to its tremendous contributions, the services of Project Topi were recently acknowledged by Red Crescent on the World Blood Donor Day as one of the top donor bodies in Pakistan. Rector of GIK Institute, Mr. Jehangir Bashar appreciated the services of the society and emphasized that blood donation is a very generous act of the blood donors. The blood collected by Project Topi in the donation camp helped in saving many precious lives. GIK Institute recognized the effort made by outstanding services of members of the society, Red Crescent and SKMCH&RC in the Topi area, as it is engaged in welfare activities. Maria Gulzar, President Project Topi also highlighted contribution of society is to humanity. The members of the society are very active and works with close coordination of all concerned and is fully motivated. Project Topi hopes that it would continue its work for all possible contribution to the humanity. ...
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7th October, 2019

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24th September, 2019

Dr. Sajjad Hussain visits Trieste for the Policy & Diplomacy Workshop for Scientists


Dr. Sajjad Hussain (third from right) with other scientists at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy   Dr. Sajjad Hussain, Assistant Professor at GIK’s Faculty of Materials and Chemical Engineering, was selected out of 20 early-career scientists from developing countries to attend a workshop at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy. The week-long workshop, ‘Policy and Diplomacy for Scientists: Introduction to Responsible Research Practices in Chemical and Biochemical Sciences’, held from September 9th to 13th, featured theoretical lectures and interactive sessions on:   (a) the work of international organisations in the promotion and control of the science and technology (S&T) and industrial activities in chemical and biochemical sciences, and related regulations imposed by the international treaties (b) the impact of developments in S&T on international security and on the implementation of international treaties (c) science advice and diplomacy (d) the concept of sustainability in industrial and research activities (e) issues related to the multiple uses of science (f) ethics in science and responsible research practices   The organizers, The World Academy of Science (TWAS) and Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), organized the workshop to raise awareness amongst young scientists on the policy and diplomacy aspects of the use of chemicals in different scientific disciplines. Participants, including Dr. Hussain, were given a study tour to research laboratories for the demonstration of safety and emergency response practices. They also participated in discussions to propose ideas to policy makers on issues in science in their respective countries.   ...
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24th September, 2019

Huawei and GIK Agree to Build a Better AI Talent Ecosystem


Mr. Wangxuesong, Head of Services and Trainings, Huawei Pakistan, called upon the Rector, GIK Institute, Mr. Jehangir Bashar, to discuss strengthening of collaborations between the two organizations. Dr. Ghulam Abbas, Director Huawei ICT Academy, GIK Institute, Dr. Raja Hashim, Assistant Professor, GIK Institute, Mr. Syed Bilal Qasim and Ms. Ding Lan of Huawei’s ICT Talent Ecosystem Development Unit, and Mr. Saqib Shafiq, Technical Service Director, Huawei Enterprise Business, were also present. GIK and Huawei are currently working together to bridge the ICT knowledge and skills gap through the Huawei ICT Academy established at GIK. The academy offers the students of GIK an opportunity to learn the latest industrial technologies and become Huawei certified in support of their subsequent careers in the ICT industry. The Huawei ICT Academy Program spans more than 600 universities in over 50 countries across the world. Recently, Huawei has conducted a worldwide ranking of academies and has announced top ten Huawei Academies and top ten Huawei Academy Instructors. The Huawei ICT Academy at GIK has been ranked 4th among all academies globally. In the meeting, Mr. Jehangir Bashar urged the need to expand the Wi-Fi blanket at the Institute in collaboration with Huawei. Directives were issued to the concerned departments of both the organizations to make rapid progress in this direction. Mr. Wangxuesong and Mr. Jehangir Bashar also agreed to sign a Memorandum of Understanding for working together to develop a completely new model for Artificial Intelligence education to foster the growth of the AI talent in Pakistan. Later, Huawei conducted an ICT Competition Roadshow at the Institute and interacted with students.   ...
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23rd September, 2019

GIK Start-up Bit Bots Wins ITU Innovation Challenges 2019 in Busan, Republic of Korea


The Catalyst GIK Incubator’s STEAM education based start-up Bit Bots was announced a provisional winner by the ITU Innovation Challenge 2019, and were invited to attend the YILF 2019 (Young ICT Leader’s Forum) in Busan, Republic of Korea. The event was held in Busan from 3rd to 6th of September 2019 and Bit Bots was represented by Rahim Iqbal, Bit Bots was the only start-up from Pakistan attending the event. Bit Bots was announced challenge winner 2019 for Ecosystem Best Practice Challenge. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs.  The Young ICT Leaders’ Forum is an annual event organized by ITU and Busan Metropolitan City. It gathers youths worldwide to learn and to share ideas about ICT development and innovations. The 6th edition of the Young ICT leaders 2019 was under the overall theme of “Mind the gap: Sustainability and Impact in Smart Cities”.      For the last 10 months Bit Bots is trying to address the problem of rote education in Pakistan, and are currently incubated at The Catalyst GIK Incubator. STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student’s inquiry, dialogue and critical thinking, Bit Bots provides science, technology and robotics based products and services for local market at an affordable price. Members of the Bit Bots concerned with the knowledge of Artificial Intelligence and multithreading technology were given a representation and demontration on parallel processing by Mr. Ahmed Amin; the co-founder of GS RichCopy 360.     Rahim Iqbal who was present in Busan, Republic of Korea said “This event has been a great learning experience for me, I am amazed by the attention and praise my idea received from the foreign community. YILF gave me a new confidence in myself and my idea, I made many new friends and met the change makers from multiple nations. It’s amazing to see how innovative people are trying to make a difference in their countries and are working to make this world a better place for everyone”. The Rector GIK Institute Mr. Jehangir Bashar Congratulated the team on representing the Institute and the country on a global platform. ...
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16th September, 2019

IEEE elevates Dr. Hadeed Ahmed Sher to the grade of Senior Member


    Dr. Hadeed Ahmed Sher, Assistant Professor - Faculty of Electrical Engineering at GIK, has been elevated to the grade of Senior Member Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE). IEEE Senior Membership is an honor bestowed only to those who have made significant contributions to the profession. Dr. Hadeed is currently leading two MS and one PhD research work in the field of Photovoltaics System Design and Power Electronics. He has published more than 25 papers in IEEE’s journal, Transactions, other leading scientific periodicals and flagship conferences. ...
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13th September, 2019

Chinese delegates from BTBU visit GIK for possible collaboration


Dr. Di Yuna and Dr. Zhu Zhenrong from the School of Economics at Beijing Technology and Business University (BTBU) in China visited the GIK Institute this week to explore the possibility of collaborative research and exchange programs between the two universities. The delegation was given a tour of research labs and other facilities at GIK by Dr. Zahid Halim, Dean of Faculty of Computer Sciences & Engineering, and briefed on areas of research that could be of mutual interest to faculty and students at BTBU and GIK. Research areas of interest included Data Science & Economics and Artificial Intelligence. In a meeting with Pro-Rector (Academics), Deans and Head of Departments, the two scholars were given a presentation by Dr. Habibullah Jamal, Acting Pro-Rector (Academics), on the progress made by GIK since its establishment in 1993. GIK’s annual Industrial Open House & Career Fair, recent launching of the Management Science program and other disciplines in engineering, information on ongoing projects with international and national institutions, and financial aid and scholarship opportunities were especially mentioned. GIK’s faculty was also given an introduction on BTBU. Dr. Zhu Zhenrong reminded GIK’s Academic Council about scholarship opportunities such as those offered by the China Scholarship Council (CSC) to Chinese as well as foreign students. The scholarship covers tuition fee, accommodation costs and offers a monthly stipend as well. Students may apply for this scholarship independently. Later in a meeting with the Rector of GIK, Mr. Jehangir Bashar, potential starting points to establish collaboration between BTBU and GIK were discussed as following: 1) Mutual exchange of one or two students for a semester 2) Development of a joint research project 3) Exchange of faculty during summer school or for about three weeks The delegates also offered to launch a books section on China at the GIK library. The BTBU itself already has a Pakistan Study Centre that conducts research on advancements in science and technology in light of developments related to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The two universities are yet to sign a potential agreement of mutual cooperation.   ...
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6th September, 2019

Dr. Sajjad Hussain to visit Italy for the Policy & Diplomacy Workshop for Scientists


    Dr. Sajjad Hussain, Assistant Professor at GIK’s Faculty of Materials and Chemical Engineering, has been selected out of 20 scientists from developing countries to attend a workshop at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy. The 5-day workshop, ‘Policy and Diplomacy for Scientists: Introduction to Responsible Research Practices in Chemical and Biochemical Sciences’, will be held from September 9th to 13th. It will comprise of theoretical lectures and interactive sessions on: (a) the work of international organisations in the promotion and control of the science and technology (S&T) and industrial activities in chemical and biochemical sciences, and related regulations imposed by the international treaties (b) the impact of developments in S&T on international security and on the implementation of international treaties (c) science advice and diplomacy (d) the concept of sustainability in industrial and research activities (e) issues related to the multiple uses of science (f) ethics in science and responsible research practices The organizers, The World Academy of Science (TWAS) and Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), have arranged the workshop to raise awareness amongst young scientists on the policy and diplomacy aspects of the use of chemicals in different scientific disciplines. Participants, including Dr. Hussain, will be given a study tour to research laboratories for the demonstration of safety and emergency response practices. They will also be encouraged to propose ideas to policy makers on issues in science in their respective countries. ...
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4th September, 2019

Courses Registration Deadlines


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29th August, 2019

Prime Minister Imran Khan visits GIK


Strong Institutions, education vital for progress Prime Minister Imran Khan Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology is a centre of excellence and it should continue its effort to maintain its present standard of imparting quality education to the students. This was stated by the Prime Minister while addressing the students of a newly inducted batch of the students at the auditorium of the Institute. He asked students to concentrate on their studies and come forward to play a role in the progress of the country and meet the emerging challenges. The Prime Minister impressed upon the students to achieve the highest standards of academic excellence by virtue of their education at a renowned institute like GIK. He referred to the Human and other resource potential of the country that could be successfully exploited towards the development of the country by hard work and focus on studies. The Prime Minister, while referring to the excellent qualities of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), and marvelous system introduced by Him in the state of Madina, providing justice to all without any discrimination by leading from front though His own exemplary character. He highlighted importance assigned to education by Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH) to become the leaders in the society with a vision based general good of the people instead of restricting the programs and benefits to themselves. The Prime Minister advised to establish a Chair in the Institute on the Life of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and the State of Madina that still remains and serves as the role model since centuries. The Government may extend support and help in mobilizing resources for this project. Earlier Engineer Shams-ul-Mulk, President of the Board of GIK and Jehangir Bashar, Rector of the Institute addressed the ceremony inducting more than 550 student in 2019 in various disciplines. The journey of the Institute towards achievement of excellence in the engineering sciences was explained by them as well as the contribution towards creating a generation of leaders in science and technology ever since its establishment in 1993. GIK is the top university of engineering science and has State-of-the-Art labs and research facilities for the students. The Prime Minister inaugurated the new Academic Block constructed with the generous funding by the Khyber Pakhunkhwa, planted a tree as part of the plantation drive of the Institute , visited the labs and also launched polio campaign in the district by offering polio drops to two children.  The ceremony was attended by Mr. Mahmood Khan, Chief Minister, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mr. Asad Qaiser, Speaker of the National Assembly, Mr. ShafqatMahmood, Minister for Federal Education and Mr. Taimur Khan Jhagra, provincial Minister for Finance, Mr. Kamran Khan Bangash, Advisor to Chief Minister on Science, Technology and IT, Chief Secretary and Inspector General Police, and a large number of students, faculty of the Institute and the management. The new semester of undergraduate students of the GIK Institute has set in through the Induction Ceremony. ...
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28th August, 2019

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