News Archive

Year 2018

Mr. Zhao Lijian, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of P. R. China, visits GIK


                        Mr.Zhao Lijian, Deputy Chief of Mission at Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, Islamabad, visited Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology. He gave away certificates to the students who completed their training at Huawei Authorized Information and Network Academy (HAINA) established at GIK Institute.The ceremony was attended by Engr. Shams-Ul-Mulk, President of Society for the Promotion of Engineering Sciences and Technology in Pakistan (SOPREST), Mr. ShakilDurrani, Executive Director SOPREST, Engr. Jehangir Bashar, Rector, GIK Institute, Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi, Pro-Rector (Academic), Mr. Ahsan Basir Sheikh, Pro-Rector (Admin & Finance), faculty members and students of GIK Institute. With the establishment of HAINA, Huawei, a Chinese Company, and GIK Institute have agreed to work together to develop a cooperative working relationship and bridge the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) knowledge and skills gap. Through the HAINA program, Huawei and GIK Institute will cooperate to support the regional ICT education, share knowledge, create more opportunities, and build a better ICT talent eco-system. The collaboration will offer the students of GIK a greater opportunity to learn the latest industrial trends and technologies and become Huawei certified in support of their subsequent careers in the ICT industry. Mr.Zhao Lijian said that Pakistani students would be provided all required facilities to acquire contemporary education in different fields in Chinese universities. The number of Pakistani students in the Chinese universities has reached to 2200. “The Chinese universities are destination of various Pakistani students,” he said. Rector Engr. Jehangir Bashar said that GIK Institute already has substantial academic connections with Chinese universities. To give some examples, we have signed MoUs with Northwestern Polytechnical University, and Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, he said.  “However, we feel that we can, and need to, do much more together, particularly in the context of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor,” he said. Dupeng Peter, Chief Technology Officer of Huawei said that he was really pleased to visit the GIK Institute and see the modern facilities provided to the students. , Dr. Ghulam Abbas, Director HAINA said that through the HAINA programme, Huawei works with leading universities across the world to equip students with skills and cutting-edge technology. "It is a matter of pride that GIK Institute is the first among all newly selected HAINAs in Pakistan to complete the first batch of training," he said. Earlier Mr.  Zhao gave away certificates to those students who completed the training in the GIK Institute.   ...
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17th April, 2018

GIK students participate in 'Future We Want Model United Nations’ conference at New York


  Five students of Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology participated in 'Future We Want Model United Nations’ conference. They were selected through the rigorous process to represent Pakistan and GIK Institute in the conference in which 2500 students and young professionals from all over the world participated. The conference was organized by the UN Department of Public Information. The students also met with the Pakistan Ambassador to the United Nations, Dr. Maleeha Lodhi at the UN headquarters, New York, United States. Engr. Jehangir Bashar, Rector of GIK Institute said that students of the Institute always excelled in various international competitions and conferences. “They (GIK students) remain outstanding in both curricular and co-curricular activities. The contribution of our students in the UN Conference was the latest example,” he said. The conference was aimed to promote the ideals and principles of the UN among the youth, university students in particular, providing a platform to the educated adults to discuss various global issues that are handled by the UN. The World Body also wanted to develop the skills, capacities and capabilities of the students so they could play their role in the society as mature and responsible individuals. The students who participated in the conference were: Muhammad Saad Awan and Mufakhar Raza of Faculty of Computer Science; Haseeb Ahmed, Sakhi Mansoor and Uzair Bin Tariq of Faculty of Computer Engineering. The students said that they felt great satisfaction and were honored to participate in such a great conference. These young professionals represented the delegation of Pakistan in different UN committees and played a vital role in drafting the resolutions which were handed over to the United Nations Secretariat. Moreover, Pakistan Ambassador to the UN also recognized their achievements and role in the conference. Dr. Maleeha Lodhi invited them to her office in the UN and lauded their efforts in highlighting the soft image of Pakistan. Soon after the meeting, Dr. Maleeha Lodhi tweeted: “Delighted to meet a youth delegation from GIK Institute in Pakistan, here for model UN prog- Haseeb Ahmed, Mufakhar Raza,  Uzair Bin Tariq and Saad Awan.”   ...
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5th April, 2018

Dr Noor Muhammad’s presentation at the 15th International Conference ACERE Brisbane Australia


Dr Noor Muhammad has attended and presented his research paper titled (Benchmarking practices of women entrepreneurs operate home-based small businesses in rural areas: Pakistan a case in point) in the 15th International Conference Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange (ACERE) Brisbane Australia from 6 – 9 February 2018 by representing the Department of Management Sciences (Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology). He also discussed possible research collaboration with other well-known universities in Australia to avail their expertise to our new MBA program.    Dr Noor Muhammad has attended and presented his research paper titled (Benchmarking practices of women entrepreneurs operate home-based small businesses in rural areas: Pakistan a case in point) in the 15th International Conference Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange (ACERE) Brisbane Australia from 6 – 9 February 2018 by representing the Department of Management Sciences (Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology). He also discussed possible research collaboration with other well-known universities in Australia to avail their expertise to our new MBA program.      ...
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3rd April, 2018

ON-CAMPUS JOBS FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS


The GIK Institute intends to take up an effective way for promoting GIK (including attracting more students for undergraduate admission for 2018 and onward through the extensive and planned use of social media (facebook, twitter etc) Therefore, applications are invited from the eligible, suitable and deserving students of GIK Institute for the following two positions in IT Department, GIK Institute for on-campus assignments, on part time basis: 1. Content Managers (Web, Facebook, Twitter – 2 Positions Skills Required: Strong sense of Graphic Design and Production as articles with images receive more views (90% and above) than those without an image. Aptitude for writing as a social media manager should have a good command of the language and the ability to express their views in writing. Clear understanding of Institute’s requirement. S/he should have a big picture understanding of how social media content fit into search rankings, and how all content operates within the defined framework. Some social media working experiencewhere s/he has performed similar nature of job. Knowledge (or ability to acquire knowledge) of the Institute’s profile and activities, including the admissions process. Terms of Reference: Sophomore or third year undergraduate students with CGPA of 2.7/4.00 and above; Recipients of any scholarship or financial assistance of any kind are not eligible to apply; The selected student(s) will be required to work for a maximum of 10 hours per week (or 20 hours during summer) if the following criteria are met; The student maintains good academics status; The student should remain available during the summer if required; Satisfactory performance report submitted by the Dean/Head of Department concerned; The remuneration amount (about PKR 200/- per hour) will be paid to students in cash/adjustment in Mess bills on monthly basis. All interested students are advised to submit their applications through their Deans/HoDs concerned to HR Department (Room No. G-15), latest by 9th April 2018.   Assistant Director (HR/Facilitation) GIK Institute, Topi-23640, Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa   ...
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2nd April, 2018

Faculty of Electrical Engineering Faculty Members Granted Startup Research Grant Worth PKR 0.39 Million


Faculty of Electrical Engineering faculty members Dr. Hadeed Ahmed Sher(PI) and Prof. Dr. Muhammad Akbar (Co-PI) have been granted startup research grant program worth 0.39 million PKR.  The title of the project is "Development of efficient photovoltaic maximum power point tracking system for rural areas of KPK". Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) is used to extract maximum power from a PV panel under a given environmental condition. Researchers across the globe are working on development of noval MPPT methods to enhance the output. In this research work, a testbench will be designed for performance evaluation of the MPPT system. The testbench will include the PV array, Microcontroller/FPGA based control chips, data acquisition system along with a power electronics based DC-DC converter to interface the system with the load.  The KPK region is rich in sunlight and receives ample amount of sunlight per annum. The designed system will be used to teach students about the functionality of a solar PV system that will help in boosting the utilization of PV system. We expect to contribute both scientifically and technically with the above project in our academic pursuits. The expected efficient all-weather MPPT algorithms will increase the energy output of PV modules that will contribute in the socioeconomic betterment of the society.  The duration of this project is 1 year. ...
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26th March, 2018

Dr. Saadi Boudjit delivers talk at GIK TeleCoN Research Centre


Dr. Saadi Boudjit, Associate Professor and member of the L2TI Lab (Laboratoire de Traitement et Transport de l'Information), University of Paris 13, France, delivered a talk on “Wireless Sensor Networks for Video Surveillance: Issues and challenges” at the Telecommunications and Networking (TeleCoN), Research center, GIK Institute. Engr. Jehangir Bashar, Rector GIK Institute said that the Institute endeavor would continue to involve the faculty of world class universities to speak on various fundamental aspects of engineering education in a way to have great impact on the students, inspiring them to concentrate on acquiring contemporary knowledge with complete determination.    Dr. Boudjit was with the Network and Computer Science Department of ENST in Paris as a Post-Doctoral researcher, from November 2006 to August 2007. From October 2000 to August 2003, Dr. Boudjit was with the Hipercom Research Team at INRIA as an Expert Engineer. Dr. Boudjit is actively working in wireless mesh, sensor and ad hoc networks and is involved in several research projects. Lately, a new application of wireless sensor networks has emerged. It consists on video surveillance wireless sensor networks. This application involves interconnected wireless video sensors, which are equipped with a low-power wireless transceiver that is capable of processing, sending, and receiving data. Large-scale deployment of video sensors could be used to enhance and complement existing surveillance systems and extend the ability of surveillance agencies to monitor areas, public events, private properties and borders. These sensors could either detect and record potentially relevant activities and make multimedia streams or reports available for future query, or send it on real-time to a centralized control centre. In the talk, Dr. Boudjit highlighted several open issues related to the context of real-time wireless video surveillance. These include high bandwidth demand for real-time video transmission, data dissemination techniques between wireless sensors and the coordinator, end-to-end Quality of Service for video transmission over heterogeneous networks, and optimal sensors deployment. The objective of the talk was to explore collaboration with TeleCoN to jointly solve some of the open issues. Both the L2TI and TeleCoN Labs are currently working together to solve a few open issues.     ...
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22nd March, 2018

ON CAMPUS JOBS FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS


The institute intends to offer on campus job to one student of Management Sciences Department to be placed in the Finance Department. Applications are invited from the eligible and deserving students of the Institute for recovery of financial assistance loan through On-campus assignments on part time basis: Finance Coordinator   Skills Required: Well versed in communication and interpersonal skills, especially convincing power Confident Knowledge of basic financial terminologies Tactful Motivated Pro-active/ self- initiator Energetic Patience/ability to work under pressure Terms of Reference: Sophomore or third year undergraduate students of MGS with CGPA of 2.7/4.00 and above; The selected student(s) will be required to work for a maximum of 10 hours per week (or 20 hours during summer) as long as the following criteria are met; The student maintains good academics status; Student should remain available during the summer, if required; Satisfactory performance report submitted by the Dean/Head of Department concerned; The remuneration amount (Rs. 200/- per hour) will be paid to students in cash/ adjustment in Mess bills on monthly basis. Students hired on “On Campus Jobs” as Finance Coordinator in Finance Department will report to Director Finance. Students will be allotted a shared office adjacent to the office of Director Finance. At the beginning of each week, student must agree the schedule of work for that week with Director Finance. Miss Ayesha (Assistant Director Finance) will monitor the progress of students on the assigned tasks and will maintain a record of the progress made by the students. She will also maintain a register of attendance to record the number of hours worked by students each day. At the end of each month, Miss Ayesha will send the attendance record to accounts for making payments to the students.   All interested students are advised to submit their applications through their Deans/HoD concerned to AD HR (Room No. 10), latest by April 15, 2018.   ...
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9th March, 2018

Dr. Aris Pagourtzis delivers talk at GIK TeleCoN Research Centre


Dr. Aris Pagourtzis, Associate Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NUTA), Greece, delivered a talk on "Energy-Efficient Broadcasting in Ad Hoc Wireless Networks" at the Telecommunications and Networking (TeleCoN), Research center, GIK Institute.   Engr. Jehangir Bashar, Rector GIK Institute said that the Institute Research Center strives to involve outstanding academic staff from all over the world. “We give great importance to focus on result-oriented research activities,” he said.   Dr. Pagourtzis received the Dipl. Ing. degree in electrical engineering and Dr. Eng. degree in electrical and computer engineering from NTUA, Athens, Greece, in 1989 and 1999, respectively. He has previously held academic posts in the University of Ioannina, Greece; University of Liverpool, U.K.; ETH Zürich, Switzerland; and University of Athens, Greece. Dr. Pagourtzis is a member of EATCS and the Technical Chamber of Greece. The main research interests of Dr. Pagourtzislie in the areas of algorithms for optical networks, distributed protocols for ad hoc radio networks, computational complexity of counting problems, and algorithmic game theory.   During the talk at TeleCoN, Dr. Pagourtzis discussed deterministic broadcasting protocols in wireless ad hoc networks where nodes have limited energy resources, demonstrated how this can be modelled by setting an upper bound on the number of transmissions available to each node, and presented an almost oblivious protocol. The work of Dr. Pagourtzis was discussed at length by the members of TeleCoN Research Centre. A number of interesting research avenues emerged for collaboration with Dr. Pagourtzis as a result of this discussion. ...
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9th March, 2018

GIK participation at the Momentum Conference 2018; GIK startup makes it to the top 10


GIK Institute and Momentum entered into a MoU earlier this year to facilitate the promotion of entrepreneurship via collaboration between the two organizations. GIK Institute exhibited three of its startups, Green Appliances, Greenovation and PrepareHow at the conference held in Karachi.   Team Greenovation, which converts biohazardous plastic waste into LPG, went on to win a slot in the Top 10 startups out of more than the 300 which were on display. Dr Jameel Nabi, Pro Rector (Academics) went on to comment, “GIK University is committed to furthering entrepreneurship in the country. We are in the process of establishing a world class incubation facility under the able guidance of Rector GIK Mr. Jehangir Bashar, Professor Dr. Wasim and Dr. Cedric. And we look forward to working with the Momentum group in promoting even more innovative startups from our program such as evidenced by team Greenovation. Congratulations to all the team members. ” The Momentum conference is a premier event in Pakistan. It brings investors, entrepreneurs, and startups all under one roof to work on innovative and disruptive technologies to fuel Pakistan's technological growth. ...
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8th March, 2018

GIK Students present paper at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Undergraduate Research Technology Conference 2017


A group of Batch 23 students from Faculty of Electronic Engineering presented a paper titled “Mu-cubes (Modular, cube shaped, and self-reconfigurable robots” based on their Senior Design Project at 2017 IEEE MIT Undergraduate Research Technology Conference (URTC). The students were: Mr. Syed Osama Ejaz, Mr. Saif Ur Rehman, Mr. Usaid Ikram, and Mr. Shahzaib Abbas of Faculty of Electronic Engineering. Three of them were part of a delegation from The Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FEE) of Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIK Institute) of Engineering Sciences and Technology to attend the 2017 IEEE MIT URT Conference.  This delegation was led by our competent faculty member Mr. Abdul Basit Zia (Research Associate). The 2017 IEEE MIT Undergraduate Research Technology Conference (URTC) brings together undergraduates around the world to present, discuss, and develop solutions to advance technology for humanity. As an IEEE official conference, undergraduates can publish papers of their school projects, research, innovations, or case studies. Participants attend a rich program with keynote speeches and technical flash talks featuring renowned speakers, a student design competition, and networking events. The conference is highly competitive (38% acceptance rate) and is hosted on the MIT campus. Mu-cubes (Modular, cube shaped, and self-reconfigurable robots) secured 1st position at GIK Open house 2017 in FEE. The project was partially funded senior design project by Faculty of Electronic Engineering. GIK Institute partially funded the students’ participation in the conference. The delegation visited several research labs related to Robotics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University and University of Pennsylvania. The visit to MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) where the original M-blocks were designed was especially inspirational. The delegation found ample time to visit popular tourist attractions of Boston, Cambridge, New York, and Pennsylvania. The published paper can be access at:  http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8284199/ The supplementary video related to the research can be viewed at http://vimeo.com/240363541 ...
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5th March, 2018

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