Achievements

Year 2019

GIK Institute Ranked 24th in the World on Quality Education Related to UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


  The Ghulam Ishaq Khan (GIK) Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology was ranked number 24 out of 457 universities across the world (top position amongst all Pakistani universities) on Quality Education[i] by Times Higher Education[ii] (THE) under the University Impact Ranking in relation to the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The GIK Institute ranked 201–300 in the overall THE University Impact Ranking 2019[iii] worldwide and is amongst the top 3 universities in Pakistan on the same ranking.   Quality Education is one of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN). This SDG ensures inclusive and equitable quality education and promotes lifelong learning opportunities for all. For the past 25 years, the mission of the GIK Institute has been to impart quality education and develop leaders with the skills necessary to respond to socio-economic challenges. The collective efforts of its founders, management, faculty and alumni have proven fruitful since the Institute has outcompeted many renowned international universities.    A number of criteria[iv] were considered to measure GIK’s strength in providing quality education. The Times Higher Education evaluated the University’s commitment to inclusive education and focus on lifelong learning opportunities to people who are not directly members of the GIK. The Institute, indeed, engages in a number of educational outreach activities with the local community of Topi and offers free access to its library to the general public. It has also remained persistent in awarding scholarships to deserving students from low-income families, enabling many to become the first in their families to pursue higher education.   As a developing country with exponential growth in population, Pakistan faces the challenge of educating an ever-increasing number of youth. Instead of restricting access to its educational resources, GIK has created an environment that makes it easy for the public to learn from the professionals it employs and graduates it produces. The outlook of the Institute towards transferring scientific knowledge without discrimination appears to be in line with a recent report by the World Bank and Elsevier[v] (South Asia: Challenges and benefits of research collaboration in a diverse region) and the UN’s target to encourage more students to enroll in technical, engineering and scientific programmes in developing countries.   The GIK Institute endeavours to have a greater impact on its community in the years to come. Easy access to educational resources and applied research produced by GIK faculty and students is intended to help communities find simple solutions to complex social, environmental and economic problems. [i] https://www.timeshighereducation.com/rankings/impact/2019/quality-education#!/page/0/length/25/sort_by/rank/sort_order/asc/cols/undefined [ii] https://www.timeshighereducation.com [iii] https://www.timeshighereducation.com/rankings/impact/2019/overall#!/page/0/length/25/sort_by/rank/sort_order/asc/cols/undefined [iv] https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/impact-rankings-2019-methodology-quality-education [v] http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/735021553593295199/pdf/South-Asia-Challenges-and-Benefits-of-Research-Collaboration-in-a-Diverse-Region.pdf   ...
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13th June, 2019

GIK Receives International Recognition from Huawei


Faculty of Computer Sciences and Engineering, GIK Institute, and Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. are working together to bridge the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) knowledge and skills gap through the Huawei Authorized Information and Network Academy (HAINA) Program. Click here for more information about the HAINA Program at GIK Institute (HAINA@GIK). The HAINA Program spans more than 600 universities in over 50 countries across the world to foster the ICT talent ecosystem by offering hands-on trainings to students on Huawei’s cutting-edge technologies. Recently, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. has conducted a worldwide ranking of HAINAs and has announced Top Ten Huawei Academies and Top Ten Huawei Academy Instructors in 2018. The HAINA@GIK has been ranked 4th among more than 600 HIANAs globally. A complete list of awardees is attached. Engr. Usman Raza, Research Associate, FCSE, and HAINA Instructor, GIK Institute, received the award at Huawei Headquarters, Shenzhen, China on May 26, 2019.   ...
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12th June, 2019

Team Foxtrot All Set for IMechE UAS Challenge 2019


Team Foxtrot from Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute, Pakistan, is a part of IMechE GIK Chapter and was founded in September 2018 by a group of bright and talented students who won the Design Build Fly Competition 2018, conducted by Higher Education Commission. The team is managed solely by students, overlooking the aspects of manufacturing and design, as well as media engagement and management. On 16th June 2019, Team Foxtrot shall be participating in the IMechE UAS Challenge, which will be held in Llanbedr, Wales. This will be for the first time that a team from GIKI will be participating in this competition. IMechE UAS Challenge is a unique competition that challenges students around the world to design, build and fly an autonomous aircraft, which can drop off humanitarian aid packages to certain marked zones in the airfield. The challenge itself will present a hypothetical situation where the team has to drop payloads with precision to those areas that are inaccessible, owing to any infrastructure hindrance or natural disaster. Its focus is simple; to inspire the young minds to push the boundaries of design innovation and aircraft automation to a greater level. Wishing the Best of Luck to Team Foxtrot! ...
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12th June, 2019

National Polytechnic University (IPN) of Mexico and GIK Sign Agreement of Cooperation


Earlier this week, the General Director of National Polytechnic University (IPN) (Mexico), Mr. Mario Alberto Rodríguez Casas, and the Rector of the GIK Institute, Mr. Jehangir Bashar, signed an agreement of cooperation to establish a legal framework for partnership between the institutes. The agreement will make it easier for students and faculty to carry out academic cooperation activities. Specifically, the five-year agreement will enable: Exchange of students, researchers and professors Development of joint research projects Exchange of information, documentation and educational and scientific publications Joint organization of conferences, seminars and symposiums Co-supervision of theses Joint participation in master and doctoral programs Any other modality agreed upon by the two universities International partnerships between universities are becoming increasingly more beneficial for students, researchers and teachers. One of the benefits of an academic partnership is that it can help exchange ideas and information for the advancement of research. The signing of a cooperation agreement between the GIK Institute and the IPN is expected to strengthen the quality of academic programs and research at both the institutes. In the present year, the IPN ranks 651-700 on the QS World University Rankings, 219th in Engineering and Technology on the QS World University Subject Rankings and 3rd on the QS Mexico University Rankings. IPN’s collaboration with Pakistan’s number one private-sector engineering university, the GIK, is an encouraging step towards progress in engineering and management research in Mexico and Pakistan. The agreement will open doors for students and faculty to work with a broader network of scientists and engineers while also creating opportunities for cultural exchanges. ...
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12th June, 2019

Successful Conclusion of WRE 2018: A Commemoration


1st International Workshop on Functional Reverse Engineering (WRE 2018) was organized at GIK on 12-13 January, 2019. The workshop was technically co-sponsored by IEEE (USA) and IMechE (UK). Proceedings of the workshop are to be published by CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group, USA) as “Computers in Engineering Design and Manufacturing” book series. Professor Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid, Sitara-i-Imtiaz, was the Chief Guest at the opening ceremony on 12th January 2019, and Mr. Kamran Khan Bangash, Special Advisor to the Chief Minister on Science and Technology, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, was the Chief Guest at the Closing Ceremony on 13th January, 2019.  A large number of national and international scientists, invited speakers and practitioners attended the workshop. There were two keynote talks and eight parallel technical sessions including eight invited talks and fourteen chapter presentations. Among the prominent speakers at WRE 2018 were: Prof. Dr. Abbas K. Zaidi, George Mason University, USA, Prof.  Dr. Javed I. Khan, Kent University, USA, Dr. Adeel Khalid, Kennesaw State University, USA, Dr. Edward Huang, George Mason University, USA, Prof. Dr. Duc Pham OBE, University of Birmingham, UK, Dr. Saadi Boudjit, University of Paris 13, France, Dr. Volkan Esat, Middle East Technical University, Turkey, Dr. Muhammad Iqbal, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei, Dr. Jianqiang Huo, Dr. Chen Zhang, Dr. Xiaoping Wang, and Dr. Linchao Sun, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China. Prof. Dr. B. S. Chowdary, Mehran UET, Pakistan, Dr. Zahid Halim and Dr. Cedric Aimal Edwin, GIK Institute, Pakistan, and Prof. Dr. Muhammad Abid, COMSATS University, Pakistan. Addressing the congregations, Professor Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi, Pro-Rector (Academic), GIK Institute, said that Pakistan relies on the import of CNC machinery, which results in prohibitive cost. Therefore, reverse engineering and enterprises of reverse engineering gain more importance. He added that the objectives of the workshop are to develop indigenous expertise in functional reverse engineering and to foster an implementable model for enterprise of reverse engineering at GIK for promoting enterprises of reverse engineering in KP. The Special Advisor to CM on Science and Technology, Mr. Kamran Khan Bangash, proposed that such gatherings for youths of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa especially, and the county in general, should be held frequently. Both the Chief Guests and Professor Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi congratulated the untiring efforts of the Workshop General Chair, Professor Dr. Wasim A. Khan and his team, including Dr. Ghulam Abbas, Dr. Khalid Rehman and Dr. Ghulam Hussain, on successful conduction of the International Workshop.  The workshop photographs are available here. ...
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22nd January, 2019

Year 2018

Pakistan Post Commemorates Silver Jubilee of GIK Institute


Pakistan Post has commemorated Silver Jubilee Year (1993-2018) of the Ghulam Ishaq Khan (GIK) Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology by issuing a Commemorative Stamp of Rs.8 denomination on 24th December, 2018 on approval of the Prime Minister of Pakistan.  First Day of Issue Cover (FDC) and a Leaflet were also issued on the same day. FDC contains special cancellation mark of the date of issue on it. The Leaflet explains the Genesis, Aims and Objective of the Institute, and the constitution of the Board of Governors consisting of eminent Scientists, Scholars, Engineers and functionaries of the Government. Issue of Commemorative Postage stamp is a recognition of the role which the Institute plays in producing professionals with a strong base of engineering education and research capable of upgrading existing technological activities in the country. The Commemorative Stamp, FDC and Leaflet are available for sale at all the GPOs and important Post Offices of the country from the same date. ...
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25th December, 2018

GIKI signs MoU with SECP


The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) and Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology (GIKI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at its Islamabad office. According to MoU, SECP will enhance awareness and education among current and potential investors of the capital market, including non-banking finance sector companies and the corporate sector ensuring a trajectory of learning from basic financial literacy to financial capability. SECP will educate enrolled students and participants of Shed GIK Incubator in this regard. Moreover, SECP will conduct investor’s education seminars for the enrolled students and trainer programs for faculty members of Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Pro Rector Admin and Finance Mr. Ahsan Basir Sheikh and Investor Education Department Commissioner, Mr Shaukat Hussain signed the MoU. Director Incubation GIKI  Abdullah Soomro was also accompanying the Pro Rector (Admin & Finance). ...
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9th November, 2018

GIK student, Usman Iftikhar gets Commonwealth Young Person of the Year award


Usman Iftikhar, a graduate of Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology has won the Commonwealth Young Person of the Year Award, the Commonwealth’s highest honor for young achievers. At present, Mr. Usman lives in Australia and is pursuing his PhD at the University of Wollongong (UOW). Engr. Jehangir Bashar, Rector GIK Institute said that since establishment of the Institute in 1993, it has produced brilliant students who are well known across the world for their innovation and entrepreneurial ideas.  “We are proud of their contributions, result-oriented business ideas and innovation outlook,” he said. “The Institute has always extended its full support to its students to achieve  their dreams.” Usman graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in 2010.  He is co-founder   of Catalysr, a business incubator, which helps the migrants and refugees to develop their own business plans to earn their livelihood with dignity and honour, and to make money using the skills they already have.  Eighteen months after launching the program, he has been awarded the Commonwealth’s highest honor for young achievers. He was presented with the prize by Prince Harry at London’s QE2 Centre.  Dozens of budding entrepreneurs - or 'migranpreneurs' as Mr Iftikhar calls them - have gone through the program. “We have been running for only 18 months, but so far we’ve helped 66 people,” he said. “They range all the way from an Egyptian food truck, to someone who is trying to print 3D diamonds. We don’t tell people what to do. We find a problem they’re trying to fix through their business, then help them with mentoring and capital to help it become a reality.” The 27-year-old said many people who were newly settled in Australia hadn't considered starting their own business. A lot of migrants and refugees who come to Australia can’t get into employment for various reasons, including cultural and language barriers. We help them to seek an alternative solution to employment which is entrepreneurship,” he said. Iftikhar was a delegate at the Commonwealth Youth Forum, a part of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), which was held in London, April 16th -20th 2018.   ...
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4th May, 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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6th April, 2018

GIK Receives HEC Outstanding Research Award


The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan has conferred 6th HEC Outstanding Research Awards 2015/2016 to recognize and reward the outstanding performance of Pakistani scientists for research and innovation in all fields of studies. A total of 53 research awards have been bestowed upon faculty members from universities across Pakistan during a commemorative ceremony held at the Commission Secretariat on 1st March, 2018. The awards were presented in four categories including Best Research Paper, Best Young Research Scholar, Best Book, and Best Innovator; in nine disciplines including Natural Sciences, Biological Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Health Sciences, Pure Engineering, Computer Sciences & Engineering, Social Sciences, Management Sciences and Arts and Humanities. GIK has received the "Best Research Paper Award" in the Computer Sciences and Engineering discipline for the paper titled “Fairness-driven Queue Management: A Survey and Taxonomy”, published in IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials. Dr. Ghulam Abbas, the lead author of the paper, received the award. Dr. Zahid Halim and Dr. Ziaul Haq Abbas are the co-authors of the paper. IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials has an impact factor of 17.188 and is Ranked No. 1 in Telecommunications and Information Systems, based on both the Article Influence Score and Journal Impact Factor. The journal is also Ranked No. 1 in Computer Sciences and Electronics by Guide2Research and is classified as the Gold (topmost) category by the Journal Quality Ranking System. Mr. Rana Tanveer Hussain, Federal Minister for Science and Technology was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman HEC, Dr. Arshad Ali, Executive Director HEC, and Dr. Muhammad Latif, Adviser Research and Development, HEC along with a number of Vice Chancellors were also present.  Previously, GIK has also received the “Best Book Award 2010/2011” from HEC for the book titled “Virtual Manufacturing”, authored by Professor Dr. Wasim A. Khan, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. A complete list of Awardees of the 6th HEC Outstanding Research Awards 2015/2016 is available here. ...
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5th March, 2018

GIK Computing faculty clinches Research Productivity Award 2017


Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) in collaboration with the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) has announced the final results of Research Productivity Award (RPA) 2017. The award is announced every year by the PCST for the articles published previous year in ISI-indexed impact factor journals of high repute, patents, books authored/edited, PhDs supervised, external research grants, and citations. This year a total of 2493 scientists/engineers applied for this prestigious award from all over Pakistan. A total of 252 (i.e., 10%) from the entire country were finally declared as RPA awardees based on the criteria/evaluation done by a high level committee comprising of top-notch scientists. The award recipients were categorized as A, B, C or D depending on their cumulative scores. This year Dr. Zahid Halim from GIK has received this prestigious award having a grand score of 7.43 and is assigned category D. It is worth mentioning that a major revision made by the RPA committee this year was to subject wise categorize the scientists. Where, only 7 computer scientists could achieve the award. GIK being one of them.    Details may be viewed at: http://pcst.org.pk/docs/PSP/FinalRPA2017.pdf ...
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11th January, 2018

Year 2017

GIK Research Awards 2016


GIK announces the results of its second internal research productivity awards (Research Awards 2016) on 12th December, 2017. The awards are conferred on the faculty members based on their annual research performance (January to December). A call for applications is issued ever year and faculty members from across all faculties and departments may apply. A committee headed by Prof. Dr. Ghulam Shabbir, Dean Graduate Studies, evaluates applications based on rigorous criteria that includes project(s)/research grants completed, published research articles in top journals having impact factor, patent produced, and MS/PhD students produced. The recipients of the Research Awards 2016 are: Dr. Zahid Halim, Faculty of Computer Sciences and Engineering (1st Position) Dr. Muhammad Zahir Iqbal, Faculty of Engineering Sciences (2nd Position) Dr. Ghulam Abbas, Faculty of Computer Sciences and Engineering (3rd Position).    Dr. Zahid Halim is an associate professor at the Faculty of Computer Sciences & Engineering and holds his basic degree in Computer Science from the Department of Computer Science, University of Peshawar (2004). He holds MS degree in Computer Science from the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad (2007). He earned his Ph.D. degree from the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad (2010). 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. So far, he has produced one Ph.D. and 13 MS graduates. Dr. Halim 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 Training in Human Subjects Protection from the Virginia Tech. He has an h-index of 10, cumulative impact factor of 52.374 and is currently working on a couple of projects in the domain of Data Science and Affective Computing. Dr. Muhammad Zahir Iqbal is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Engineering Sciences. He did his Post-doctorate from Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA. Dr. Zahir has a Ph.D. degree in Physics from Sejong University, Seoul, South Korea and another Ph.D. degree in Computational & Applied Physics from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain. Before that he did his M. Phil from Government College University Lahore. Dr. Zahir is a young energetic fellow who focuses on the mesoscopic investigation of structural and electrical properties of low dimensional nanoscale materials. These materials include carbon nanotubes, graphene, boron nitride, molybdenum disulfide, tungsten disulfide and hetero-structures of 2-dimensional mesoscopic materials. The distinctive properties of these low dimensional systems are commonly understood by considering quantum effects, optoelectronic and spin transport.  The use of modern state-of-the-art device fabrication techniques and characterization are substantial parts of this research. He has an h-index of 14 and cumulative impact factor of 191.605. Dr. Ghulam Abbas is an associate professor at the Faculty of Computer Sciences & Engineering. He completed his B.S. (2002) in Computer Science at Edwardes College Peshawar, and received M.S. (2005) in Distributed Systems from University of Liverpool, England, with distinction in research dissertation. The award of distinction rendered him recipient of a bursary from Liverpool Hope University, England, to study for his Doctorate. He earned his Ph.D. (2010) from the Department of Electrical Engineering & Electronics, University of Liverpool. Dr. Abbas joined GIK Institute as Assistant Professor (2011–2016) in the Faculty of Computer Sciences & Engineering. Prior to joining GIK, Dr. Abbas was with Liverpool Hope University, where he served as Research Assistant (2006–2009) in the Intelligent and Distributed Systems (IDS) Laboratory, and later as Project Coordinator (2009–2010) at the IDS Laboratory on a knowledge transfer project funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England. After the completion of his Doctorate, Dr. Abbas served as Seminar Tutor (2010–2011) at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Liverpool Hope University, UK. Dr. Abbas is a Co-Founding member of the TeleCoN Research Group/Center at GIK where numerous MS/PhD students are working under his supervision in the domain of computer networks and wireless communications. In recognition of his professional standing, Dr. Abbas was elected as Fellow of the Institute of Science & Technology, England, in 2011, was elected to the grade of the Senior Member of IEEE in 2015, and was elected as Fellow of the British Computer Society in 2016. He has an h-index of 7 and a cumulative impact factor of 30.392. ...
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15th December, 2017

FCSE and FEE Establish an Inter-faculty TeleCoN Research Lab


Faculty of Computer Sciences & Engineering and Faculty of Electrical Engineering have jointly established a Telecommunications and Networking (TeleCoN) Research Lab. The Lab has been approved by the Executive Committee of SOPREST and GIK Institute. The Lab seeks to foster high-quality research focused on the design and analysis of communication systems and network architectures and protocols that are cost effective, scalable and meet the emerging needs for high-performance, high-capacity and reliable communications. The TeleCoN Research Group promotes fundamental and applied research employing cutting-edge networking, communication and signal processing techniques and technologies. General areas of interest of the TeleCoN Research Group include resource allocation, traffic management, teletraffic engineering, security, energy efficiency, cooperative communications and quality of service in Internet, wireless sensor networks, mobile ad hoc networks, vehicular ad hoc networks, cognitive radio networks, multi-user relay networks and heterogeneous cellular networks. Other activities of the Group include the organization and co-organization of seminars, workshops, lectures, trainings and invited talks to consolidate the educational and research work and to promote the objectives of the group. For further information, please visit the TeleCoN website: http://www.giki.edu.pk/Telecon. ...
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19th September, 2017

Rector congratulates PEC on Pakistan becoming ‘Full Signatory’ Member of Washington Accord. Commends GIK faculty for its role.


Jehangir Bashar, Rector of Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, congratulated Engr. Jawed Salim Qureshi, Chairman, Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) on the occasion of Pakistan achieving Full ‘Signatory Status’ of the Washington Accord (WA). He said this was due to the continuous efforts of PEC over several years. He particularly commended Dr. Nasir Mahmood Khan, Additional Registrar for his contribution. The Rector said that he was extremely proud of the significant role played by GIK in this very important achievement, thanks to its highly qualified and experienced faculty, as well as the support departments.  To consider Pakistan’s application for membership a three member WA team comprising Basil Wakelin (New Zealand), Team Chair, Colin Peter Smith (UK) and Dr. Jung Soo Kim (USA) paid a three days visit to GIK Institute in November 2016 to assess the PEC accreditation process. The selection of GIK Institute (one of two universities in the country, the other being IST) by the WA evaluators itself was indeed a reflection of the confidence in the quality of education here. The Rector said that GIK has led the country in adopting “Outcome Based Education” or, OBE. The two faculties selected for review were the Faculty of Electronic Engineering and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.  The Rector praised the two faculties for their high academic standards, which greatly facilitated Pakistan’s membership of the Washington Accord. Originally signed in 1989, the WA is a multilateral agreement between bodies responsible for accreditation or recognition of tertiary-level engineering qualifications within their jurisdictions who have chosen to work collectively to assist the mobility of professional engineers. The signatories are committed to development and recognition of good practices in engineering education. The WA is specifically focused on academic programs which deal with the practice of engineering at the professional level. The Accord has grown from an initial group of six signatories to 19 as a well-structured and sought-after organization.  Pakistan was declared as ‘Full Signatory’ of the WA in its General Assembly meeting held in Anchorage, USA on 21st June 2017. PEC represented Pakistan, which became only the third Muslim signatory country after Malaysia and Turkey, which is a great achievement and honor for the country. This will particularly boost the engineering profession and raise the status of universities accredited by the PEC.        ...
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18th July, 2017

President of Pakistan presides over 21st Convocation of GIK Institute


       President Mamnoon Hussain addressed as the chief guest at the 21st convocation of Ghulam Ishaq Khan (GIK) Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology here on Thursday. Governor KPK, Iqbal Zafar Jhagra was also present on this graceful occassion. The president said that Pakistan’s future is very bright and the students are the future of this country. He said that Pakistan is on track of economic progress and soon it will stand in the line of developed countries. The president said that a huge foreign investment is coming to Pakistan under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. He called on the young engineers to be ready for joining the CPEC project because several opportunities will be available to them. He said that a number of countries, especially Central Asian Republics, had shown great interest in joining the CPEC project. “The students should harmonise themselves with the needs and requirements of CPEC as it would offer a lot of job opportunities for the country’s youth, especially the young engineers,” the president said. “I feel confident that our younger generation is fully prepared and capable to face the new emerging challenges,” he said. Mr Hussain said that the country needed a new breed of engineers who possessed the will and ability to accept emerging challenges, the dedication to pursue higher goals and the professional competence to play the role of troubleshooters. He hoped that the GIK Institute would play its due role in producing professionals who by their hard work and strong determination would make Pakistan an industrialised, forward looking and prosperous country. “We need to focus on science and technology education for the country’s economic development and the role of GIK Institute would be very significant in achieving this objective,” he said. Corruption destroys the very vitals of social, political and economic systems, the president said. “Our younger generation must possess a moral attitude which inculcates in them a sense of putting the national good above their personal gains,” he said. The President conferred degrees on 329 BS, 40 MS and six PhD graduates at the convocation and awarded gold medals to the high achievers. Later, Governor KPK Iqbal Zafar Jhagra awarded degrees to BS and MS graduates. Jehangir Bashar, Rector of GIK Institute said that the institute produced graduates had made substantial contributions to society and during education acquiring period the academia of the university encourage them to discover innovative solutions to the complex problems and deliver according to the requirements of the country. He said that the alumni of GIK institute enjoy a highly valued position in the national and international job markets. Prof, Dr Javed A. Chattha, Pro-Rector (Academic) said that our alumni are rated very high by multinational companies across the world. Some of our students have achieved high academic positions in Europe, Australia, and the United States of America, he said. “We have on our roll about 1670 undergraduate students, 145 full-time postgraduate students including 122 MS and 23 PhD students. Over 4,500 students have already graduated, including about 4143 BS, 327 MS and 55 PhDs,” he said. The six PhD scholars who graduated included Tufail Mohammad, Fazal Mohammad, Syed Zameer Abbas, Shahabuddin Ansari, Ahmad Abbas and Mohammad Fayaz. The Quaid-i-Azam medal for the overall best performance was awarded to Faiza Khalid and the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Medal for the best academic performance was awarded to Irfan Habib. The BS graduates who got the faculty-based gold medals were: Mufaddal Tahir, Adeel Javaid, Hamza Belal Kazi, Zimad, Bilal Shahid, Itrah Sohail, Irfan Habib and Salman Yousaf. The MS graduates gold medalists included Mohammad Shakeel and Sarah Sajjad. Executive director of Society for the Promotion of Engineering Sciences and Technology in Pakistan Shakeel Durrani, parents of the students and federal and provincial officials also attended the convocation.   ...
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28th May, 2017

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