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Year 2019

GIK delegation attends 4th academic forum on Pak-China and signs MoU with BTBU


A delegation of the GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, visited the Beijing, China on the invitation of the Beijing Technology and Business University (BTBU) from November 8th to November 10th, 2019. The delegation was headed by Mr. Shakil Durrani, executive director of SOPREST and Engr. Jehangir Bashar, rector, GIK Institute along with two faculty members from the faculty of computer science and engineering. The delegation was warmly welcomed by officials from the BTBU and the Pakistan study center of science and technology and economy. A dinner was also hosted in honor of the visiting delegation by Mr. Huang Xiankai, communist party secretary, BTBU. The visiting delegation participated in the 4th Forum for China-Pakistan Cooperation for Science and Technology and Economy held on the 9th of November, 2019, in which Mr. Shakil Durrani was an invited speaker. Mr. Durrani introduced the SOPREST and GIK Institute to the forum, its unique nature as a fully residential campus, and the quality of education imparted to students. He also emphasized on various areas of collaboration between universities in Pakistan and China, particularly in areas of food, water, and climate change research. The forum was attended by several Chinese and Pakistani universities. Later, during the technical sub-forum on Artificial Intelligence (AI), Dr. Fawad Hussain, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering (FCSE), gave a talk introducing the faculty, its research areas in AI, and future directions. The sub-forum was attended by several experts from Chinese universities as well as the Beijing Association of Artificial Intelligence. On November 10th, the executive director of SOPREST, Mr. Shakil Durrani, and the Rector of GIK Institute, Engr. Jehangir Khan Bashar, visited the School of Computer and Information Engineering at BTBU. President of BTBU, Prof. Sun Baoguo, met and welcomed the delegation. He introduced the school to the members of the delegation and said that his university attaches great importance to exchanges and cooperation with Pakistani universities. On this occasion, the rector of GIK Institute, Engr. Jehangir Bashar, thanked the president for the warm welcome. The rector introduced the GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, and emphasized the need to have closer collaboration between the two universities. He appreciated that the faculty members from computing departments of the two universities had identified several areas of common interest and collaboration including joint research funding, joint publications, and exchange of students and faculty. The rector extended an invitation to the president of BTBU and other senior officials to visit the GIK Institute and also expressed his desire for both universities to a have joint center. A MoU was signed between the rector of GIK Institute and president of BTBU which will pave the way for collaboration between the two universities. The MoU signing ceremony was also attended by Mr. Muhammad Suleiman, Education attaché at the embassy of Pakistan to China, Dr. Fawad Hussain and Dr. Sajid Anwar from the faculty of computer science and engineering at the GIK Institute, Dr. Liu Ying, director of the international exchange and cooperation division at BTBU, Dr. Yu Chongchong and Dr. Tan Li from the school of computing and information engineering, Dr. Di Yuna, executive director of the Pakistan study venter, Dr. Ni Guohua, dean of the school of economics at BTBU, and Ms. Song Fangfei, coordinator of international programs at BTBU. ...
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28th November, 2019

MoU for Academic Cooperation between GIK and National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), Mexico


A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Academic Cooperation between Ghulam Khan (GIK) Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology and National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) was signed at the Embassy of Pakistan Mexico. The MoU has been concluded under the provisions of the Agreement on Scientific and Technical Cooperation between the United Mexican States and Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Ambassador Tasawar Khan signed the MoU as a Witness of Honour in the presence of Mr. Santiago J. Reyes Herrera, Head of Coordination of Academic Cooperation. Established in 1936, IPN is one of the largest universities in Mexico that was declared the second best university in Mexico in 2018 by QS University Rankings. The signing of MOU between IPN and GIK Institute is an important step in strengthening of educational cooperation between Pakistan and Mexico. The Rector, GIK Institute, Jehangir Bashar expressed his appreciation of the efforts of Ambassador Tasawar Khan in facilitating and concluding the MoU. ...
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21st November, 2019

GIK Computing Faculty visits Universities in France and Turkey


GIK is one of the most prestigious engineering institutes of the country. It focuses on teaching and research in the domains of engineering, sciences and technology. Faculty members of the institute are regularly invited to other international universities for research collaboration and other such undertakings. Recently, Dr. Zahid Halim, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering visited the Paris-Nord Computer Science Laboratory of the Paris 13 university, France. He has been appointed there as a visiting professor. His visit involved various research and teaching activities primarily in the domain of Artificial Intelligence and Human Computing. Dr. Halim also visited the Dumlupinar university, Turkey under a research project in the domain of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). The research project is funded by the partners in Pakistan and Turkey, and is being executed under the Machine Intelligence Research Group (MInG) at the GIK. During the recent visits, in addition to the research and teaching activities, various seminars were also conducted by Dr. Halim, on Affective Computing, Artificial Intelligence, and engineering education which were attended by international faculty and students. Future research collaborations and project partnerships on practical and social ideas on Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining and Image Processing were planned between the faculties of these institutes and GIK. The institute is constantly in a process to further strengthen alliance between top international universities through such research engagements.     ...
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21st November, 2019

GIK Start-up Among the Top Ten Innovators at Shell LiveWIRE


    A Start-up from The Catalyst GIK Incubator ‘Greenovation’ has secured 2nd place at top 10 Innovators of Shell LiveWIRE 2019 under Sustainable future category, the team also Won a prize money of USD $10,000. Shell LiveWIRE is a global competition which highlights and rewards businesses that demonstrate excellence in innovation as well as giving entrepreneurs a chance to shine on a global platform. This year, Shell LiveWIRE partnered with Shell Global Commercial, which supplies lubricants, aviation fuels, bitumen, sulphur and related services to one million business customers in 150 markets, to deliver a competition focused on the circular economy. Shell aims to reward entrepreneurs that help move the world away from the linear economy model – taking, using, and disposing of products –towards an economy that designs waste out of the system. The winners faced stiff competition with Shell receiving 98 applications from 19 countries around the world. Twenty-one finalists then had to compete in a public vote, which drew in more than 18 thousand votes from 144 countries. Greenovation is a waste management and recycling Start-ups that transforms plastic waste into liquefied petroleum gas, the start-up was part of The Catalyst GIK Incubator’s 5th Cohort. Greenovation has also received grant from Directorate of Science and Technology Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa worth PKR 800,000, for Setting up a pilot plant in Peshawar, the plant has been installed and is undergoing testing before it can be formally inaugurated. Rector GIK congratulated the team for representing Pakistan at global stage and winning among the best ideas from across the world.   ...
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20th November, 2019

GIK Institute Master Students win Best Research Paper Award at FBRC, held at FAST Lahore


GIK Institute’s Masters of Engineering Management students win the "Best paper award", for a research paper titled "Selection of the sustainable mode of transportation on the basis of environmental, economic and cultural factors: Pakistan a case in point" in the 1st FAST Business Research Conference held at FAST school of management, Lahore on November 14th, 2019. The research study was carried out under the supervision of Dr. Yousaf Ali Khan at the Department of Management science and presented by Masters Students Amin Ullah Khan and Hameem Bin Hameed. The conference had approximately more than 70 submissions out of which only 40 were invited for the presentation. The paper stood on top against 40 participants from different universities who belonged to the doctoral and faculty level. The research papers were assessed by the panel belonging to both the industry and academia, both at the national and international levels. ...
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18th November, 2019

International Collegiate Programming Contest Asia 2019 held at GIK Institute


The International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) 2019 Asia, Topi, regional was held at Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology.  Students of universities and colleges from across the country, especially Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad, participated in the competition.  It was for the first time that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) got the chance to host such a promising event. About 67 teams had taken part in the contest. The three days contest was organised by Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), a society of GIK Institute students. Mr. Kamran Bangash, Provincial Minister for IT was chief guest and Dr. M. Ayub Alvi, the Director FAST-NUCES was guest of honour on the occasion. Mr. Sardar Aminullah Khan, Pro-Rector (Admin and Finance) also attended the ceremony. They were very much pleased with the quality of programmers that appeared for the competition. Dr. Khalid Khan, Director DoST also attended the event. DoST will be a strategic partner of GIK to organize such events in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in future Speaking on occasion, Mr Kamran said that the financial problems of universities in the province would be resolved very soon and the government has chalked out a comprehensive strategy for solution. “I have appealed to Prime Minister, Imran Khan that if the government invests in IT field it could help in materializing his vision,” he said. “We want to compete with our arch-rival India in IT field.” Dr. Alvi said that there should be enthusiasm of innovation among the students who should work with complete determination and concentration while keeping in mind the requirements and needs of the country’s industry. Dr. Khawaja Umar Suleman who introduced ICPC in Pakistan said that the countries across the globe have come very close due to revolution in the IT field and now they focus on knowledge-based economy. Dr Masroor Hussain, Director ICPC spoke in detail that how the students should contest at national, regional and international level and how they could reach to participate in the final which is scheduled to be held at Moscow in June 2020. Engr. Iffat Maab, Associate Director ICPC, Engr. Ehtisham Hassan, Coordinator ICPC, Syed Sheraz Ahmad, President of ACM GIK Institute chapter and every member of ICPC also spoke on occasion. This year team “The Spartans”, from FAST-NUCES Karachi, took the stage by storm and became the regional finalists. They would go on to compete in the ‘World Finals’, which is to be staged in Moscow.   FAST-NUCES Islamabad, Punjab University College of Information Technology, FAST-NUCES Karachi got second, third and fourth positions, respectively. These teams will be invited for ICPC Asia West Continent Final for a second chance to go to ICPC World final in Moscow. Mr. Bangash gave away medals, shields and certificates to the winner teams. Mr. Manzoor Ali, Regional Operational Manager MCB gave special gifts to the winning team. Special thanks to the event sponsors PSEB, UWorx, MOIT, KPITB, PaniQ Room and Graana ...
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6th November, 2019

An FCSE Student represents GIK in China as Huawei’s Seed for the Future


This year, for Huawei's 5th Seeds for the Future program, Higher Education Commission shortlisted 10 students from all provinces who were pursuing their undergraduate degree in Computer Science or related field. Maria Gulzar, a final year Computer Engineering Student was chosen from GIK to take part in this two-weeks program in China. Over the course of the program, the students visited Huawei Headquarters in Shenzhen where classes on 5G technologies, Internet of Things, and Artificial Intelligence were given followed by cultural exchanges and diversity celebration events. The program is designed to invite young ICT talent for an international exposure to work with Huawei officials and understand the importance of a fully connected world through technological resources. The program equips student with the resources to utilise the latest technologies and work towards global connectivity through breakthroughs in the telecommunications industry.   The opening and closing ceremonies were attended by several federal ministers of Pakistan including Mr. Abdul Razzak Dawood, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Commerce, Mr. Khusro Bakhtiyar, Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms, Mr. Charles Yang, Vice President Huawei and Mr. Javed Afridi, entrepreneur and CEO Haier Pakistan. ...
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4th November, 2019

GIK Start-ups Win Idea Cup


Two Teams from The Catalyst GIK Incubator Robspire Technologies and Osteokem have won first and Second prize respectively at The Idea Cup Competition held on 17th October at KMU Peshawar.       Idea Cup was organized by Impact Dynamics and KUBIC (KMU-BIC) at KMU, to explore entrepreneurial opportunities in medical field and health. More than 30 teams pitched their ideas, These Ideas were judged by well-known personalities of the Pakistani entrepreneurial ecosystem. Winners were awarded cash prizes, with first team receiving 50000 Rupees, second team receiving 30000 Rupees and Third team Receiving 20000 Rupees. They were also given the opportunity of being incubated at KUBIC. Robspire Technologies, is start up working on robotics and consumer electronics. They pitched their idea of CLEANSE which is an electronic anti-pollution face mask. Unlike other anti-pollution masks, it features a unique sensor technology that analyzes the breathing pattern of its user and provides clean air accordingly. In this way it maintains a flow of air that is exactly synced with the breathing cycle of its user, thus giving a sensation of natural breathing while maintaining air quality.   Osteokym is the first research and development based Biomaterial Start-up Company in Pakistan to produce natural hydroxyapatite with an economical and improved process. The Start-up produces highly pure, single phase hydroxyapatite materials which are used for Medical products of Dental care, bone regeneration and for research purposes. The Rector GIK Institute Congratulated Both the teams on securing top positions at the Idea Cup. ...
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21st October, 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

Graduate Admissions Spring 2020



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24th September, 2019

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