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Year 2018

GIKIAA awards Rs 6.7million worth Scholarships to 15 needy students of GIK Institute


The Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute Alumni Association (GIKIAA) informed that the association has awarded scholarships worth Rs. 6.7 million to 15 academically brilliant but financially needy students receiving education in various disciplines at Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology.   Engr. Jehangir Bashar, Rector of GIK Institute thanked Mr. Irfan ul Haq Chaudhry, president of GIKIAA and all the individuals who contributed to this commended effort. He said that alumni are the true ambassadors of the Institute who have not only supported the students financially but have also played their role in guiding them to prepare for contemporary work place. GIK Institute and its students have benefitted greatly from the active, strong and supportive alumni network. GIKIAA had made dedicated efforts and immensely contributed to the Institute in various ways.     In a letter addressed to Engr. Jehangir Bashar, Rector of GIK Institute, President Alumni Association lauded the vigorous efforts and hard work of the entire GIK Institute team and pledged to continue financial support of the needy students.        ...
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14th November, 2018

GIK WebTeam is Recruiting The Best of The Best


  The GIK WebTeam is having its inductions in the coming week. Join us and be a part of Project Revamp in which The GIK WebTeam sets up on a journey of redesigning the GIK Institute's website. For this purpose, The WebTeam is looking out for:- • Web Developers • System Administrators • Graphic Designers • Content Writers • Social Media Managers • Video Editors So if you’re passionate about the work you do and fit in one of the categories mentioned above, then we’ve a place for you in GIK’s very own web club. Date: 14th and 15th November, 2018 Time: 7:00-10:00 PM Batches: 26, 27 and 28 Induction form: http://www.giki.edu.pk/WebTeamInduction For more information: http://www.giki.edu.pk/WebTeam   ...
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12th November, 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

Dr. Ghulam Hussain of GIK Institute ranks 6th top scientist by PCST


  Dr. Ghulam Hussain of Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology has been ranked as top 6th scientist in “Engineering Category” in the country by Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST). The PCST every year ranks scientists of Pakistan working in various disciplines in universities. In year 2017, 260 scientists had applied in “Engineering Category”, and Dr. Ghulam Hussain, who is a faculty member in Mechanical Engineering, has been ranked as the top 6th scientist in engineering field. Engr. Jehangir Bashar, Rector of GIK Institute congratulated Dr. Ghulam Hussain and expressed hope that his scholarly activities would continue in the best of interest of the GIK Institute. Dr. Hussain joined GIK Institute in February 2015. Since then he has been actively and regularly involved in numerous result-oriented activities, e.g. introduction of a number of new research directions in the “Mechanical Engineering” Faculty. He has been regarded as one of the leading researchers in the field of “Incremental Metal Forming” and holds the rank of 6th top scientist since 2014.  He has published 64 research papers in well reputed international journals, earned an impact factor of 100, an h-index of 18,1-10 index of 28, and received 1280 citations.  He is actively involved in conducting research with international universities and got honorary positions of “Visiting Scholar” at the Nanjing University of Aeronautics  and Astronautics (People’s Republic of China), and “Research Member” of King Abdul-Aziz University (Saudi Arabia). He has been acknowledged as a Successful Researcher by an American organization “WHO IS WHO”. He is also guest editor of “International Journal of Lightweight Materials and Manufacture (Elsevier)”.   ...
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7th November, 2018

GIK student Hamza Haider Malik’s startup, Healers catches investors attention


Hamza Haider Malik, student of 5th Semester in the Management Sciences Department, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, participated in DICE which was held at Expo Centre, Karachi. The Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) in collaboration with Distinguish Innovation Collaboration and Entrepreneurship (DICE) foundation (a USA based nonprofit organization) organizes DUHS-DICE Health innovation Exhibition, aiming to promote health innovation culture in Pakistan. The idea behind the event was to motivate academia, industry, government, Entrepreneurs and expatriates to gather on one platform to showcase health innovations and technologies, share knowledge and further collaborate with each other for the rapid development of health innovative products, necessary for the economic development of the country. The event was an opportunity for Mr. Hamza to further develop his startup, and gain valuable financial support. About 105 teams were registered and 93 were on board from the country famous and leading Institutes/universities, including GIK Institute. Participating teams were required to come up with a health related innovative startup or project idea, preferring the team utilized state-of-art technologies/software/techniques to design the innovative product concept. Local health Industry promised to be given special consideration Potential startups or Projects.   Mr. Hamza’s startup, Healers, was selected as one of these projects. Out of 93 on board teams his startup was shortlisted among the top 15 startups of the event to pitch their ideas for investments in front of Business Angels, Industrialists and Venture Capitalists. He was offered an investment of Rs. 500,000/- by an investor. Also, he was interviewed by a TV Channel where he was questioned about the current issues of healthcare and its availability to the masses and how IT can be integrated into healthcare to provide a relatively more convenient option.  Mr. Hamza has worked under the supervision of Prof.  Dr. Cedric Aimal Edwin since the beginning of his study at GIK Institute and due to his tireless efforts he has achieved his first pitch successfully at DUHS-DICE health Innovation Exhibition.   ...
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1st November, 2018

UNESCO body, CiFRA appoints Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi as a member


  Prof. Dr Jameel-Un Nabi, Pro Rector (Academics) of Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology has been appointed as a member of the Scientific Committee of the International Center for Advanced Training and Research in Physics (CiFRA). Established in Magurele, Bucharest, Romania as Category-2 Centre, CiFRA works under the auspices of United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Total 11 distinguished academicians from across the world have been selected as CiFRA members.   They are: Prof. Jameel-Un Nabi of Pakistan, Sandro Scandolo, Joseph Niemela, Romain Murenzi and Catalina Cruceanu of Italy, Bogdan Dragnea of US, Cristinel Diaconu and Emilian Dudas of France, IonutEnculescu and Lucian Pintilie of Romania and Yue-Liang Wu of China. Prof. Jameel-Un Nabi is the only faculty member from Pakistani who has been appointed as member of CiFRA.   The Scientific Committee has the responsibilities to provide scientific expertise and policy advice on the development of long and medium term scientific programs of the Center and on preparation of its annual plan;  assist in the appraisal of activities carried out by the Center;  make recommendations’ on the optimum selection of research and development institutions and/for experts that may provide services required for the center and provide advice on the development of international scientific   partnerships in the framework of Center’s program activities. Engr. Jehangir Bashar, Rector of GIK Institute and faculty members congratulated Prof.  Jameel-Un Nabi and expressed hope that GIK academia would continue to play their role in scientific development at both national and international level. Prof. Jameel-Un Nabi said that his appointment was really good omen and GIK Institute academia has the ability to excel in numerous fields because they are determined to concentrate on research work and academic excellence.   ...
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24th October, 2018

GIK and PAEC conduct plantation drive at GIK’s campus


     Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology and Pakistan Atomic Engineering Commission (PAEC) have conducted one-day plantation campaign under joint venture at GIK Institute campus on October 6, 2018. In the spirit of contributing to continued international struggle, Institute of Electrical Technology (IET), GIK chapter formed Green Energy Development (GED) team at the beginning of the current year. The main purpose of GED was to conduct research and promote renewable energy development in the country and decrease its carbon footprint. IET-GED approached the PAEC for their help in achieving the lofty goal that IET had envisioned for GED. The PAEC was ecstatic to join in on GED’s journey and an agreement was reached with IET. A plantation drive was conducted by GED in commemoration its cooperation and coordination with the PAEC and numerous saplings were planted by the students in hopes to achieve the dream of a greener and clean environment. The guests at the event were the PAEC’s Director and Chief engineer, and Head of Research and Development and Deputy Chief Scientist, Mr. Ghafoor Ahmed and Dr. Shakeel Abbas Rofi. They were extremely impressed by the arrangements made by IET-GED and expressed desire to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with GIK Institute’s Faculty of Electrical Engineering. Engr. Jehangir Bashar, Rector GIK Institute said that the lush green campus of the Institute provides a peaceful environment to the students where they could acquire contemporary education in field of engineering and management sciences. He lauded the PAEC role and contribution in various fields. Team GED worked as catalyst to further strengthen relations between PAEC and GIK Institute, opening new vistas for a greener energy while playing a due role in fulfilling the increasing requirements of the country to ensure a clean environment.   ...
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16th October, 2018

GIK Student Success Story


                It all started when I got an invitation letter from Brazil. Without a second thought, I got my visa, bought my ticket and reached the city of Brazil, named as Bauru. One thing which luckily got stuck in my mind was the thought that, I was not only representing myself or my university (Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology), but I was representing my whole Pakistani nation. According to one Indian restaurant owner in Sao Paulo, there were only five Pakistani families living in that city which is larger than the city Karachi. So it was for sure that a huge responsibility of representing a better image of Pakistan was concentrated on me. I was thus excited as well as nervous, but luckily, I played well. Obviously, the first day when I entered the city of Brazil was full of cultural shocks and astonishments. But luckily I was enjoying those cultural shocks. Firstly, I was unable to communicate with anyone since they speak Portuguese and don’t understand English. Then I was flabbergasted to see the people obviously. They were different. The most awkward thing was that all the girls and boys greeted each other with a kiss on cheeks. They were unaware of the fact that boys don’t even shake hands with girls in Pakistan. When my host at Brazil came to pick me up for the first time, a girl from them leaned forward to kiss my cheek to greet me. I unconsciously stepped backwards in a shock. That moment turned into an awkward situation. Without wasting a time, I swift my hand forward for a hand shake, handling the situation. The place and city where I was living, had absolutely no Pakistanis or Muslims. So I was the absolute minority. I knew that any action I do will be enough to mark an intense impact on Pakistan and Muslims. So I had to play wisely and cleverly to mark a positive impact on Pakistan & all the Muslims of the world. Where ever I go, I became the center of attention to everyone and people start to ask about Pakistan and Muslims. Sadly, most people asked about terrorism and Muslims extremism but in a friendly and non-offending manner. Since they knew about old & famous incident of 9/11 attack and Osama Bin Laden, and since he was labeled as a Muslim, they were curious to see and hear more about Pakistan and Muslims. But I believed that bad people and bad incidents exists in every nation. A good and positive representation helps a nation transform into a good one. Columbia also once had intense terrorism, and it had Pablo Escobar, the drug lord, much worse terrorist than Osama Bin Laden. But with the time, Columbia has developed its positive reputation and now is regarded as 4th largest coffee producer in the world. Thus it was my task to avoid talking bad, focus on good, and act in a good & positive behavior. And so I started introducing them to Pakistani food, traditional outfit, common language gestures, beautiful Islamic concepts, Pakistani Music and Dance, and much more about Pakistani culture. You have to believe me that they were so impressed with the positive details I provided them about Pakistan & Muslims that they fell in love with Pakistanis & Muslims. People wanted to know more about our culture, so I started to get invitations from various places to talk more about my culture publically. I got invitation from a well-known cathedral in Bauru, Brazil, where I got a chance to speak and represent our nation to a huge crowd. I started talking about my university (GIKI), then my country and ended with describing similarities between Islamic and Catholic religion. Despite the fact that they speak Portuguese language, and I was able to speak a very little Portuguese back then, the session went amazing. I used to speak a mixture of English & Port uguese. I was also given my personal translator, who usually translated for me. So even there was a language barrier, I was able to efficiently interact with the whole crowd. At the end of the session in cathedral, they all cheered for Pakistan and prayed to God, asking for blessings for me, my nation and for everyone. In response, I also prayed for all of them in a little Portuguese and a little English. When I was leaving the cathedral, many people approached me, greeted me, interacted with me in English Language, and were really looking happy to see me. For a while, I really felt like a celebrity. Also they didn’t have the Pakistani flag hanging in their hall, so they took my Pakistani flag and ask me if they can hang it in their beautiful cathedral hall. I said yes! I was also invited on a meeting at the Prefecture in Bauru, Brazil. There I met the secretary of Economic Development, Tourism and Income (Sedecon), Aline Fogolin, together with other directors of the portfolio. I got a chance to represent Pakistan on a much larger scale. There I made an appealing presentation representing beauty of Pakistan. They loved the meeting so much that they posted details on their Facebook page [1] as well as on their website [2]. Their website quoted about United Kingdom & Pakistani students, “According to Ariel Barca, director of Logistics and New Business, the meeting was very fruitful, since the opinions of the students were positive”. Also a Brazilian Newspaper posted details about my visit to Brazil with my photo in it. It was mentioned about how Pakistani guy helped organization with his volunteering. Translated from Portuguese, it was mentioned under my photo,” Pakistani helped entity for three months”. It felt like I got a little famous over there. It was a proud moment for Pakistanis since it mentioned a very positive thing about Pakistan. As a Pakistani guy, I was invited by many families to their homes, where they served me with amazing Brazilian halal food.  They showed me there way of living, and treated me just like their own family member. Moreover, the people of Brazil liked Pakistani culture and songs to the extent that I sang Pakistani songs and made the crowd dance although they were unable to understand the lyrics. I met a Brazilian musical band. Since I like Pakistani band named Strings, I recorded a Pakistani song named, “Sajni, By Strings”. In the recorded video, I sang the song while two Brazilian guitarists learned and played guitar in nearly same rhythm as in original song. Also I experienced how amazingly they watch the world cup match together, when it is the official holiday in the whole country on world cup day. And in the end I learnt Portuguese. Now I can speak English, Urdu, Seraiki and Portuguese, and that’s the combination of languages I love. I could have learnt Pushto too if Google Translator would have cooperated a little. Visit to Brazil was worth it. I enjoyed visiting places like Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls. I roamed alone on roads to experience the life from a much closer view. Obviously there is a dark side of Brazil too, which include high poverty, high crime rate, weak economy, but let’s not discuss about it and keep our focus on bright side. I think I have used the opportunity of travelling to Brazil in the best way I could have used. Maybe now Brazil would be even more welcoming to Pakistani people. I hope that the next time if some Pakistani visits Brazil, they will relate him with some fun and positive thing, unlike as they asked me about terrorism. Students & citizens who get opportunity to travel abroad should work their best in representing a better image of Pakistan. We all Pakistanis are together responsible for the better future of Pakistan. We all individually have a massive potential in each of us to help Pakistan become an amazing place to live. ...
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8th October, 2018

GIK and Pakistan Air Force explores opportunities for joint research projects


GIK and Pakistan Air Force (PAF) brainstormed to explore opportunities of joint research in the fields of artificial intelligence, robotics, and augmented/virtual reality. A PAF team from 109 AED, AHQ (U) Peshawar comprising of Gp Capt Kausar Ghawas, Flt Lt Aamir Naveed, and Flg Off Haziq Amjad visited the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering (FCSE) on October 3, 2018.   The team met faculty and students. They also visited the research labs at FCSE. The PAF team showed interest in utilizing the capabilities of GIK faculty and students to program and to automate some of the robots developed by the PAF. The team leader, Gp. Capt. Kausar Ghawas, showed keen interest in the current work of both the faculty members and students’ projects. He assured FCSE that the No. 109 AED will soon chalk out a plan to support some of its projects that may prove useful to PAF. These projects include work related to computer programming, robotics, sensors, machine learning, and augmented reality. The team also aims to offer internship and employment opportunities at the unit against the mentioned specialties. Dr. Asif Khan (PI: Aerial Robotics Lab) coordinated the visit from FCSE.              ...
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8th October, 2018

GIK Incubation Center conducts launchpad program


                   The Incubator Ghulam Ishaq khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology conducted ‘Launchpad Program’ at newly constructed Incubation Building, Mr. Kamran Khan Bangash, Special Assistant to Chief Minister, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Science and Technology and Information Technology (ST&IT) was chief guest at the ceremony. He was accompanied Mr. Qaisar Alam, provincial Secretary ST&IT and representatives of Directorate of Science and Technology (DoST). Engr. Jehangir Bashar, Rector GIK Institute, Prof Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi, Pro-Rector (Academics), Abdullah Soomro, Director Incubation Center, Faculty and students of GIK Institute also participated in the gathering. A large number of applications received from across the country, out of which 21 Start-ups were shortlisted to pitch in front of judges and academia. Four teams were selected to be part of The Incubation program. The Incubator is funded and supported by Dost and GIK Institute. Selected Start-ups will receive business development support in addition to mentorship, office space, accommodation, access to GIK laboratories, Sport facilities and stipend for each member of the team. Engr. Jehangir Bashar, Rector GIK Institute said that he was quite impressed to see the talented educated youth to put forward the new entrepreneurial ideas.  The GIK Incubation Center provides a nurturing environment for success of innovative startups lead by young graduates. “I am grateful to Science Technology and Information Technology Department and Directorate of Science and Technology Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to support GIK Institute. The KP government has provided Rs. 100 Million for the Incubation center and Rs 1 billion for GIK Institute new academic block   I hope that the KP government cooperation and support would continue in future as well,” he said. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Kamran Bangash lauded the presentation and invited the  GIK academia to assist the KP in formulating new IT and science and technology policy, aiming to advance scientific and technological research and education.  ‘We want to use technology as engine of knowledge-based economy,” he said. He called for joint efforts of the government, academia and industry to know each other needs and adopt a collective approach to achieve objectives of economic development and accelerate pace of technical and scientific advance with reliance on intellectual capabilities. “I feel no hesitation to say that it is responsibility of the academia to set the directions and it is our utmost desire to use their expertise in the formulation of new policy of science and technology,” he said. “There is no lack of talented human resources in KP but they just need directions and guidelines.”   ...
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7th October, 2018

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