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Year 2021

The 2020 International Collegiate Programming Contest On-stie Regional Asia Topi at GIK Institute, Topi


GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology has successfully organized The 2020 International Collegiate Programming Contest On-stie Regional Asia Topi on August 4, 2021.  ICPC is a multi-tier programming contest, which includes multi-provincial, regional and world finals. Due to Covid-19, only 22 shortlisted teams have competed the regional contest after an online preliminary contest, which was held earlier on February online. Students of different universities and colleges from across the country, especially Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar, participated in the competition. Due to Covid SOPs, 21 teams participated the contest at GIK and one IBA team participated at FAST-Karachi city campus. Nabeel Hussain, Hamza Zaheer and Syed Muhammad Ali of Fast-NUCES Lahore won the Gold medal and students of Habib University Karachi stood second and third position was awarded to students of Fast University Karachi. The gold medalist team will be further participating in the World Finals which is to be held in Moscow from October 1 to October 6, 2021. Chief Guest was Dr. Khalid Khan, Director-General of Directorate of Science and Technology, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa who distributed gold medals and certificates to the winning teams. He said that students from across the country should be motivated to participate in the international contests so that they are ready to win such competitions.  Sardar Aminullah Khan, Acting Rector, GIK Institute said that in era of information revolution, information technology must be conceived broadly to encompass the information that businesses create and use as well as a wide spectrum of increasingly convergent and linked technologies that process the information. Information technology is changing the rules of competition in various ways, is changing the industry structure and is used to create competitive advantage. He stated that the competitions like this are great leap forward and everyone involved in it need special appreciation particularly the youth who are engaged in IT based competition from the platform or ICPC and GIK.  Special Guest, Dr. Syed Ali Abbas Hasani, Director Pakistan Software Export Board said that taking initiative, conducting result- oriented research and work for innovation would enable us to move forward and acquire a unique place comity of nations.  Dr. Masroor Hussain, Director ICPC spoke in detail about the next two world finals which are scheduled to be held at Moscow and Dahka in October, 2021 and November, 2022, respectively. He also appreciated his core team Engr. Iffat Maab, Associate Director ICPC, Engr. Ehtisham Hassan, Coordinator ICPC, Ms. Sarah Sajjad, Deputy Director ICPC, Syed Arslan, Systems, and Engr. Ali Shaukat, Marketing.  He also thanked Rector, Sardar Aminullah and Pro-Rector (A), Dr. Wasim A. Khan for their full support and cooperation for arranging the event. Dr. Masroor Hussain also thanked Dr. Syed Fawad Hussain, Chief Judge, and Dr. Muhammad Waqas, Chief Invigilator and other judges namely Dr. Umar Suleman, Dr. Yasir Niaz Khan, Dr. Syed Atif Mehdi, Dr. Arshad Islam, Dr. Rashad Jillani, Dr. Muhammad Taj, Dr. Muhammad Hanif and Mr. Sauban bin Usman for their valuable support. Special thanks were offered to sponsors of the event viz DoST, KPIT Board, PSEB, UWORX, GenITeam, Kualitatem and Virtual Force. Group Photo at GIK Institute, Topi   First Prize (Overloads, FAST-NUCES, Lahore)   Second Prize (Yohsin, Habib University, Karachi)   Third Prize (Spartans, FAST-NUCES, Lahore)   Second site for IBA Team at Karachi – courtesy FAST-Karachi City Campus ...
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16th August, 2021

Official Social Media Accounts of GIK


Official Social Media Accounts of GIK: ·         Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialGIKI ·         Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/OfficialGIKI ·         Twitter: https://twitter.com/OfficialGIKI ·         YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRYtC3y_hmwxouLB_f_e6fA ...
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18th June, 2021

NCEAC approves launching of Data Science at GIK Institute


NCEAC approves launching of Data Science at GIK Institute GIK Institute has received the approval from National Computing Education Accreditation Council, HEC. GIK had sought the approval as part of its tradition to introduce the innovative programs in line with its mandate to impart quality education in modern disciplines of engineering sciences and technology. It has been planned to launch a new Bachelor of Science program in Data Science from Fall 2021. In the modern data age, interconnected technologies enable meaningful use of data through advance and predictive analytics aimed at optimization for actions, products and processes in global landscape. Such analysis are used for informed decision making through anticipating the trends for deriving efficiency and productivity gains by the organizations and enterprises all around. Involvement of data to business related activities and questions through such analysis is considered as essential measure of success. The program is popular in view of its peculiar features and benefit in terms of research, improvement of computational, mathematical and other skills of the students for the larger contribution to the society. The Institute is considering collaboration with renowned local and international companies in the field of Data Sciences to actively pursue the cutting-edge trends and technologies and to proactively meet the future demands of industry. ...
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18th June, 2021

UNDP – Sehat Kahani Wellness Centre inaugurates at GIK Institute


UNDP – Sehat Kahani Wellness Centre inaugurates at GIK Institute A UNDP sponsored Wellness Centre to offer online counseling services for mental health and wellbeing of the students was inaugurated at Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology on June 9. GIK Institute is the first private sector university that has established the centre. After the outbreak of COVID-19, marred by frequent closure of educational institutions and starting of online classes, the students faced difficulties, anxiety and in some cases even depression around the world. The governments and educational institutions started introducing the measures to carry research regarding impact, frequency and severity of psychological and other mental health issues of the students. Speaking on the occasion, Sardar Aminullah Khan, Acting Rector of the Institute stated that the Centre is an important initiative of UNDP and Higher Education Commission (HEC) being undertaken in universities and other educational institutions. Higher level of anxiety and stress of the students caused by COVID-19 certainly needed the measures for solving the mental health problems created due to academic disruption, restricted social contact, loss of routine and other education related mental distress. Under the program, a software application will be used for rendering online counseling as well as treatment services to the students. On this occasion, Dr Sara, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sehat Kahani explained the structure and other features of the program and the benefits likely to be derived out of proposed services as well as capacity to offer guidance to more than 5000 students at a time. The Centre has been established at the new Academic Block of GIK Institute under the Student Affairs Department. Ms. Laura Sheridan, Program manager of this project in Pakistan, highlighted the importance of such projects and its usefulness for the youth. The acting Rector thanked UNDP for selecting GIK also for the project and ensured provision of required facilities to the students and support Sehat Kahani Wellness Centre team to continue their activities and take result-oriented steps for the students. Dean Student Affairs and Student Wellness Counselor of the Institute were also present on the occasion expressed their commitment to achieve the desired objectives of the program for the students of GIK Institute. The agreement between GIK Institute and Sehat Kahani was signed earlier. ...
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11th June, 2021

Three GIK Alumni Cleared CSS EXAM 2020


GIK Institute  commends its alumni who appeared in CSS Competitive Examination 2020 and pass with flying colors. Our alumni have yet again made us all immensely proud. Among the 221 selected candidates, our stars stand as follows: Mr. Arslan Gul, FME (Reg No 2014197), Batch 24, allocated Foreign Service of Pakistan (FSP) - Merit no. 24. Mr. Shahroz Mukhtar, BCE (Reg No 2012352), Batch 22, allocated Inland Revenue Service (IRS) - Merit no. 77. Mr. Awais Khan, FEE (Reg No 2012084), Batch 22, allocated Pakistan Audit and Accounts Service (PAAS) - Merit no. 122. The GIK Family is elated at their tremendous achievement, and wishes them the very best for their professional careers ahead. Out of 18553 candidates who appeared in CSS Exams, 376 cleared the written test and final 221 were selected. The passing percentage of selected candidates this year is 1.96% . ...
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28th May, 2021

GIK Institute ranked 1st in Pakistan, 30th Globally, in ‘Quality Education’ by Times Higher Education


GIK Institute ranked 1st in Pakistan, 30th Globally,  in ‘Quality Education’ by Times Higher Education GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology has once again established itself as one of the top institutions of higher learning in Pakistan. According to a  recent announcement by Times Higher Education (THE), one of the most prestigious publishers of university rankings, GIK was ranked NO: 1 in Pakistan in its World University Impact Rankings 2021 in the category of Quality Education. Worldwide, the Institute was ranked No: 30 out of 966 universities. The Rankings are based on the societal impact of a university towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). GIK Institute was the only Pakistani university to feature in thetop 50, or even the top 100, universities in the world in SDG:4 -- Quality Education. The Institute was also ranked in the top 300 universities worldwide in SDG:1 – No Poverty. SDG:4 measures a university’s contribution to early years and lifelong learning, their pedagogy research and their commitment to inclusive education. Being ranked 1st in Pakistan, and 30th globally in the SDG of ‘Quality Education’, is a remarkable feat by the Institute and we are proud to lead by example in the efforts to impart quality education to our citizens and to contribute to sustainable development, which is today recognized internationally as being of immense importance.   This achievement bears testimony to the hard work and commitment of the faculty, staff and management of the Institute in ensuring our students get the best quality education in the country, while promoting the cause of sustainable development. We remain committed to this and will endeavor to keep on representing Pakistan among the top institutions of learning in the world.   ...
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1st May, 2021

Remotebase, a startup co-founded by a GIK alumnus, raises a $1.4 million.


Remotebase, a startup co-founded by a GIK alumnus, raises a $1.4 million seed round to help Pakistani engineers get global exposure. Remotebase, a 10-month old startup that helps connect high-performing engineering teams with US companies, has raised a $1.4M seed round. The round was led by Indus Valley Capital and also saw participation from several renowned global investors such as billionaire investor Tim Draper, Hustle Fund Ventures and other well-known angel investors from Silicon Valley. Remotebase, co-founded by Syed Talha Masood who graduated from GIK Institute in 2013 (batch 19), has operations both in Pakistan as well as Silicon Valley and has raised the money to scale its operations by the end of 2021. The company’s mission is to turn Pakistan into a global tech hub by hiring, training and then placing engineers in Silicon Valley based startups. The idea is to give Pakistani engineers the exposure to the world’s most innovative companies by deeply integrating the engineers inside those companies. Engineers work anywhere between 12-18 months with each company, learn, gather experience, and then have the option of switching to a new Silicon Valley startup. For customers, Remotebase offers a magical experience. The customers simply go to the website, configure what kind of engineering team they are looking for, and then simply check out. Within 24 hours, the customers can start working with their remote engineering teams. “Working remotely my entire life with Silicon Valley companies has been an incredible ride. I had immense freedom, meaningful work and I got to learn from the best companies in the world. One went on to become a multi-billion dollar startup. I want other Pakistani engineers to have the same experiences and opportunities I had.” said Talha. With this fresh round of funding, Remotebase aims to hire more engineers, power Remotebase hackathons, and encourage women to get into tech through Remotebase for Women. If you are an engineer, or know an engineer who may be interested in Remotebase, apply now through the job portal : https://jobs.remotebase.com/ ...
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29th March, 2021

GIK Team Invictus invited by the Governor of KPK


Meeting with the Governor of KPK Team Invictus from the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology was recently invited by the Governor of KPK, Honorable Shah Farman. He invited the team to felicitate the team members on their recent achievement. Ten students of the team, including captain, Minahill Tariq, and manager, Shariq Hameed, visited the governor house, along with Mr. Jehangir Bashar (Rector) and Dr. Abid Imran (Team Advisor). The team was given a great boost in morale after being awarded a cash prize, as well as shields, and hopes to further improve their ranking at the prestigious AIAA DBF. Team Invictus has been the sole representative of Pakistan at DBFC (Design/Build/Fly Competition), held in USA, for the past 9 years. This year, team Invictus coming up to the expectations, secured the 2nd position that is the best ever held by GIK team across the world and 1st in Asia at the proposal phase. The team set about designing the revolutionary plane, Uqaab, with advanced manufacturing techniques such as 3D-printed and laser cut parts. It was utilization of modern techniques and a well-organized team structure that enabled the team to secure its highest proposal score. GIK Institute and the team is thankful to Hon’ble Governor, for hospitability extended to the group. The team has expressed its determination and hope to raise the country’s flag even higher on basis of their outstanding skills. The team is also thankful to its sponsors, as well as GIK for their everlasting support. The team is confident that support from the Governor would also help promote the RC hobby across Pakistan. Speaking on the occasion, the Governor appreciated the success of GIK’s team and support of KP Government for investment in the youth for promoting science and technology in the province for expanding the industrial base and overall economic development of the province. The Rector, GIK Institute, thanked the Governor for inviting the team that will certainly boost their morale for still better performance in the future. ...
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19th March, 2021

Dr. Muhammad Zahir Iqbal Awarded Pakistan Academy of Sciences Gold Medal for 2020


Dr. Muhammad Zahir Iqbal, Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering Sciences of the GIK Institute has been selected by the Pakistan Academy of Sciences to receive the PAS Gold Medal for the year 2020. The award is conferred on him for his outstanding research performance in his respective field.  Dr. Iqbal’s notable research efforts have been considered as most valuable contribution to the development of engineering sciences and technology. It is worth mentioning that Dr. Iqbal holds the national Outstanding Research Award by HEC for the year 2017, in the Best Research Paper category in natural sciences discipline. In addition, Dr. Iqbal has been awarded the prestigious GIK Annual Research Award consecutively since 2016. He is also recipient of a number of national and international research grants. ...
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24th February, 2021

GIK secures top position in Huawei ICT competition


GIK secures top position in Huawei ICT competition Huawei organizes global ICT Competitions every year. The competitions include innovation track, which awards the best final year project. The regional competition was held online on 18th Jan 2021, where teams from different regional countries presented their projects. GIK’s team secured top position and won the “Best Application Prospect Award”. The GIK’s team is supervised by Dr. Ghulam Abbas includes Mohammad Inam, Uzair Ahmed and Gulfam Hussain from FCSE. They designed a cloud based AI-application called ‘Wear-tificially’ which enables users to virtually try on clothes. The application aims to make people’s experience of shopping from home easier during the pandemic. More details are available at: https://www.dawn.com/news/1602648/pakistani-teams-secure-top-positions-in-huaweis-ict-competition      ...
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25th January, 2021

GIK Debate Team Shows Brilliant Performance in PreKorea WUDC


The Debate Team of the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology has been a great representative of the Institute in national debating tournaments for many years. The Team’s participation in international tournaments has also been praiseworthy through the years. This year, four members of the team participated in one of the most competitive debating tournaments on the globe, PreKorea World Universities Debating Competition and performed exceptionally well.  The World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) is the world’s largest debating tournament and follows the British Parliamentary debate format. Each year, the event is hosted by a university selected by the World University Debating Council, this year being hosted by Debate Korea. Members of the GIK team were one-point shy of breaking into the semifinals and scored higher than most of the prestigious institutions including teams from Yale University and Hart House.   Details of the Team members are as follows: - Mohammad Ahmad (BMTN), 2018199 - Ibrahim Saleem (BME), 2018288 - Haider Ali Shah (BCE), 2018529 - M. Junaid Javed Shah (BCS), 2018293 The team hopes to make the Institute and country proud with exceptional representation and performance in the future as well. ...
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5th January, 2021

Year 2020

HEC upgrades Huawei ICT Academy at GIK


The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan has recently upgraded the Huawei ICT Academy at GIK Institute based on its excellent performance. The upgradation will increase the number of training slots for students and will also expand the certification pathways. As a results, associate and professional level trainings and certifications are now available in data communication. Additionally, associate level trainings and certifications are available in storage technologies. The upgraded and new equipment to facilitate the new certification pathways have been installed at the Huawei ICT Academy of GIK, and registrations are now open to graduate and undergraduate students. The new and upgraded trainings will offer the students 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. It is worth noting that the GIK’s Academy was ranked 4th by Huawei last year among more than 600 Huawei ICT Academies worldwide.Click here for details.   ...
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22nd December, 2020

GIK Team Invictus Secures 2nd Position Among 115 Teams in The Proposal of AIAA DBF ‘21


Team Invictus from the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology has been the sole representative of Pakistan in the AIAA DBF (Design/Build/Fly) Competition for the past 10 consecutive years. AIAA DBF is an international Remote Controlled(R/C) aircraft competition sponsored and organized by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Cessna Aircraft Company, and Raytheon Missile Systems. Every year, hundreds of engineering institutes send in their proposals, out of which this year only 115 proposals were accepted. Teams from all 5 continents take part, including many world-renowned engineering institutes, such as MIT, UC Berkeley, and Stanford. Each team is then required to design and manufacture an electric powered R/C aerial vehicle which fulfills the annually changing mission statement. A 60-page technical report is submitted by each team followed by the fly-offs that take place alternately in Kansas and Arizona, USA. This year’s COVID situation meant that the team faced the additional challenge of working remotely, and so digital collaboration tools were used for the first time. After achieving their best position in the competition last year, Invictus broke all expectations this year securing a record best 2nd position across the world, and 1st in Asia in the proposal phase. This year’s mission required the team to design an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) capable of carrying a remotely deployable sensor suite to carry out reconnaissance missions, as well as carry cargo-containers. The team set about designing a revolutionary plane, with advanced manufacturing techniques such as 3D-printed parts, and a pod and boom aircraft configuration. Utilizing the latest technology, and a well-organized team structure enabled the team to secure its highest proposal score of 85.9. The team is ecstatic and hopes to build on the ever-improving string of results. The team is looking forward to raising the country’s flag even higher and hopes to bring further good news to the aviation industry of Pakistan. The team would like to thank its sponsors, as well as GIKI for their everlasting support. Invictus GIKI aims to be the face of the radio-controlled aircraft industry in Pakistan and use its national presence and international experience to help promote this hobby in the country. ...
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15th December, 2020

Dr. Hadeed Ahmed Sher becomes the Associate Editor of IET Renewable Power Generation (IF: 3.489)


FEE fculty member Dr. Hadeed Ahmed Sher has been appointed an Associate Editor of IET Renewable Energy Generation (RPG). IET RPG is among the pioneering journals in the field of Renewable power technoligies. It covers research work focusing on the characteristics of various renewable sources and their impact on electrical power conversion, including power electronic design, integration in to power systems, and techno-economic issues. IET RPG is an ISI indexed journal with an impact factor of 3.489. Dr. Sher is the only Pakistani National in the editorial board of this journal and will look after the section of Photovoltaics including the Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT). Dr. Sher has been an reviewer of more than 50 manuscripts submitted in the top tier Journals and IEEE Transactions. Dr. Sher was a recipient of the Research Excellence Award of KSU College of Engineering in 2012 and 2015. He is also a senior member of IEEE.    ...
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11th December, 2020

Global Forum on ICT Education Lauds GIK’s BS in AI – Partnered by Huawei


On November 10, Huawei hosted the Annual Global Forum on "ICT Education, Education via ICT" within the framework of the Global Final of the Huawei ICT Competition 2019–2020. The forum was conducted online this year. Participants of the forum included representatives from UNESCO and several renowned universities from across the globe, who shared their ideas on the direction of ICT education and the successful practices of Huawei ICT Academies. Each regional office of Huawei presented a success case of their collaboration with academia. The universities included GIK Institute, Pakistan, University of Perugia, Italy, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia, and University of Nairobi, Kenya. The universities shared the successful practices of Huawei ICT academies, the steps they took and best practices in dealing with the pandemic, and their plans for the future of online education. The forum appreciated the support of the participating universities in helping Huawei build a better ICT talent eco-system. In particular, the efforts of Huawei Middle East Region, Huawei Pakistan and GIK Institute were appreciated for pioneering a partnered BS degree program in Artificial Intelligence, the first academia-industry partnership degree program of its kind worldwide.   ...
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16th November, 2020

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