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Year 2017

Rector Jehangir Bashar appointed Member of the National Commission for Science and Technology


The Rector, GIK Institute, Engr. Jehangir Bashar has been appointed  a Member of the National Commission for Science and Technology (NCST) for a period of three years. The Commission is chaired by the Prime Minister. The main functions of NCST include: Promotion of Science and Technology (S&T) in the country Improvement of S&T infrastructure Coordination of S&T programs Consideration of major S&T projects International collaboration Membership of NCST includes a number of Federal Ministers and Secretaries, Provincial Ministers, heads of major engineering and scientific organizations and representatives of the private sector. Engr. Bashar said that he was honored to have been appointed to such a high-powered and prestigious forum in his personal capacity, which is also a reflection of the stature of the GIK Institute. ...
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8th June, 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

FME granted reaccreditation by PEC


It is notified for information of all concerned that the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (FME) has been re-accreditated for BS in Mechanical Engineering on Outcome Based Education (OBE) standards under Level-II of the First Schedule by the Pakistan Engineerinng Council (PEC). The accreditation is for four years i.e. intake batches of 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. ...
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4th May, 2017

GIK Institute and Korean Varsity sign MoU to Conduct Joint Research


A Memorandum of Understanding was inked by School of Mechanical Engineering, Kyungpook National University (KNU) Republic of Korea and Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (FME), Ghulam Ishaq Khan (GIK) Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology on April 27th, 2017.        The MoU was signed by Professor Tae Seon Park, Dean, School of Mechanical Engineering, KNU and Dr. Sarvat Mushtaq Ahmad, Dean Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, GIK Institute.   The two sides agreed to work closely; mainly focusing on exchange of academic experience and research, reciprocal exchange of graduate and upper-level undergraduate students, reciprocal exchange of professionals for short, medium or long period of time and cooperation in developing new projects and organizing joint research, advisory and consultancy activities.     The Rector GIK Institute Mr. Jehangir Bashar and the Pro-Rector (Academic) Prof. Javed Ahmad Chattha lauded the agreement/MoU and said that the interaction with the Korean University would be very beneficial for both students and academia of the two educational institutions. They further added that “KNU is one of the leading universities of Korea and the GIK Institute looks forward towards strengthening its link and interaction with KNU to conduct joint research and will also launch faculty and student exchange programs”.  ...
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2nd May, 2017

Rector Jehangir Bashar and Prof. Khasan Karimov awarded title of “Visiting Professor” by Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing, China


The Rector, GIK Institute, Jehangir Bashar and Prof. Dr. Khasan Karimov visited the Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech) in Nanjing, China on the invitation of its President, Prof. Dr. Huang Wei. GIK and NanjingTech have already started a joint research project: Graphene Composite Solid State Electrolyte for Lithium Battery, which is funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China and the Pakistan Science Foundation. The GIK team was extremely impressed by the excellent research facilities and activities at NanjingTech. The Rector, GIK and the President, NanjingTech had very useful discussions and agreed to collaborate in other areas also in the future. The Rector invited Pres. Huang Wei to visit the GIK Institute as soon as possible, which he very kindly accepted. Pres. Huang Wei awarded the title of ‘Visiting Professor’ to Rector Jehangir Bashar and Prof. Khasan Karimov. The Rector thanked the President for this honour.   ...
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27th April, 2017

Turkish Professor Dr. Tuncay Bayram visits FES, GIK Institute on Project Based Mevlana Exchange Program.


Prof. Dr. Tuncay Bayram from Sinop University, Head, Department of Nuclear Energy Engineering, Sinop, Turkey visited Faculty of Engineering Sciences, GIKI from 8th  – 22nd April 2017 for two weeks on Project Based Mevlana Exchange Program. The research proposal was jointly submitted by Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi, Dean FES and Dr. Tuncay Bayram and was approved for a duration of 18 months.   Activities of Dr. Tuncay Bayram during his stay  Met with the President SOPREST/Board of Governors Engr. Shams Ul Mulk and Executive Director SOPREST Mr. Shakil Durrani. Submission of one research paper and work on two additional papers. Discussion with graduate students of Computational Physics, Modeling and Simulation Group (CPMS) at FES on research projects. Presented a special seminar for GIKI students entitled “Mevlana Exchange Program Funded by Turkish Higher Education Council”. Visited the campus of (GIKI) with the students of Computational Physics Modeling & Simulation (CPMS) group.   Fruitfull discussions with Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi and graduate students on research work at CPMS Lab, FES, GIKI Tea party in the presence of Mr. Ahsan Basir Sheikh, Pro-Rector (A&F), Prof Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi, Dean FES, Prof. Dr. Irbaziev  Bakhadir at CPMS Lab FES, GIKI. At CPMS Lab during tea party. Visiting GIKI Campus with the students of CPMS group Presenting a special seminar to the students of GIKI on “Mevlana Exchange Program Funded by Turkish Higher Education Council” Prof. Dr. Tuncay Bayram and Prof. Jameel-Un Nabi answering the questions after Seminar  At “River View Restaurant, Nowshera” for lunch with Prof. Jameel-Un Nabi and students of CPMS group Group photo with students of CPMS group ...
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24th April, 2017

GIK students win RB League of Game Changers


A group of 3rd year students from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences recently won the  competition of the esteemed Reckitt Benckiser (RB) multinational company titled “League of Game Changers”. Over 200 teams from across Pakistan’s top universities (including LUMS, NUST, IBA etc) participated in this competition and the team hailing from GIK Institute, named “Tabdeeli kay Razakaar”, won it convincingly at the end in the Technical category. The winning team recieved a cash prize of 0.5million PKR. This victory is a firm testament to the unwavering ideology of GIK Institute with regards to instilling all the necessary entrepreneurial and managerial skills in their graduates required to make it big in the global world, alongwith the technical prowess needed to ensure they play their role in advancing modern technology to new bounds. The team consisted of: Muhammad Zainullah Khan Muhammad Shahrukh Osama Bin Haroon ...
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17th April, 2017

Team Toyota HammerHead secures 6th position in Shell Eco Marathon Asia 2017


Team Toyota Hammerhead ARC from Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute, Pakistan, participated in a global competition Shell Eco Marathon Asia 2017 and secured 6th position in the Prototype category. For the last seven years, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIKI) has made the country proud in Shell Eco-marathon by gaining recognition in different domains pertaining to design, manufacturing, and communication. This year, team Toyota Hammerhead was able to uphold the legacy of the predecessors. Team Toyota Hammerhead Arc secured 6th position in Prototype Category at an international competition, Shell Eco Marathon Asia 2017. The team surpassed many countries like Japan, India, Malaysia, Singapore, and Korea. The hard work of our engineers was rewarded when a mileage of 311.2 (km/kWh) was recorded. The team captain and the team manager were interviewed by many news channels at SEM’17, and their interviews were selected to be broadcasted on national television.    From all the teams in Pakistan, Team Toyota Hammerhead was the only team to clear the Technical and safety inspection at first attempt. The Shell supervisors appreciated the design and safety measures.  Of all the teams, Team Toyota Hammerhead was selected to represent Pakistan at the Flag-off ceremony that took place. It was a proud moment for the team to hold the flag of Pakistan amongst the top countries in Asia. Team Hammerhead circuit was given appreciation by the technical inspectors at SEM, 2017. Our engineers designed the controller and hard work paid off. Our design was remarked as ‘sleek and streamlined’ by one of the professors in Singapore at SEM’17. Team Toyota HammerHead making GIK and Pakistan proud! ...
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16th April, 2017

GIK Professor successfully registers 50th Patent


In collaboration with Jeddah University, KSA, Professor Khasan S. Karimov registered his 50th patent, on Strain Sensor based on Nano-materials. This sensor will help researchers discover new horizons and can be used for accurate measurement of heart pulse rate. Dr. Karimov has a total of around 50 patents including those registered in Soviet Union, Russia, Tajikistan. This being the first one registered by USA. According to the Professor, it is one of his greatest accomplishments as the demand to intellectual research and potential application of this patent is very high. He thanked Jeddah University, KSA for their contribution and financial support of around $10,000. He was grateful for GIK for allowing him to provide the platform that gave birth to this patent crediting the Idea, fabrication, realization and experimentation to GIK. Professor Dr. Karimov also hinted towards another patent that he is currently working on and he is hopeful that it pulls through. ...
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29th March, 2017

One day hands-on workshop for Engineering Faculty on DESIGN COURSE teaching Engineering Students


We have the pleasure of inviting you to participate in a one day hands-on workshop for Engineering Faculty on DESIGN COURSE Teaching Engineering Students to be held on 6th April, 2017 at Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences & Technology (GIKI), Topi, KPK. This workshop is jointly hosted by Faculty of Mechanical Engineering King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFPUM) and Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences & Technology (GIKI) for engineering faculty members from all engineering disciplines all over Pakistan who are interested in teaching design and or related courses to engineering students. It will also be helpful for faculty members that regularly supervise senior year design projects and are involved with entrepreneurial initiatives at their institutes. Participants will design, build, and test an interesting artifact during the workshop. The detailed information regarding the schedule of workshop is available at (Website link to flyer). You are kindly requested to register online on or before 4th April, 2017. You can access the online registration form at link given below: Please note that we have limited seats for the said workshop and the available slots will be filled on first come first serve basis. Attached please find the flyer with relevant details. Pick/Drop and, accommodation assistance are available. The charges of accommodation will be paid by the participant on checkout. For any further queries please feel free to contact:   Dr. Khalid Rahman Email: khalid.rehman@giki.edu.pk Phone: 0938-281026 (Ext. 2351) Mobile: 0300-2115979   We look forward for your participation in Design Workshop. ...
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29th March, 2017

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