News Archive

Year 2014

Announcing DBFC-10


We are pleased to inform you that GIKI is holding the 10th National Design, Build and Fly Competition (DBFC-10) scheduled on 24-26 April 2015; after the success of earlier nine Design, Build and Fly Competitions, held in GIKI in 2006-2014. DBFC is a nationwide competetion, organized by the GIK Institute in collaboration with STEM Careers Prgramme, a joint Venture of HEC & PIEAS. AIAA GIKI Chapter and GIK Institute through the STEM Careers Program and HEC invite undergraduate students to participate in the 10th National Design, Build & Fly Competition. The competition will provide a real world aircraft design experience for engineering students by giving them the opportunity to validate their analytic studies. Student teams will design, fabricate, and demonstrate the flight capabilities of an unmanned electric powered, radio controlled aircraft that can best meet the specified mission profile. The goal is to make a balanced design that possesses good flight handling qualities and must be practical and affordable. ...
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3rd December, 2014

Faisal, a final year student secured place in Youth Parliament Pakistan.


Mr. Faisal Saleh Yaqub, a final year student from Faculty of Electronic Engineering recently being elected as Secretary of Standing Committee on Education and Youth Affairs at Youth Parliament Pakistan. The committee was tasked to formulate a report that could bring a change in the education system of Pakistan. The committee selected the topic of "MADRASSA EDUCATION 2014: CHALLENGES AND REFORMS". Faisal with other committee members worked tirelessly to formulate a comprehensive report that would prove to be a stepping stone to bring about revolutionary changes in the Madrassa Education in Pakistan and help integrate Madrassa students with the mainstream education system of Pakistan.   Recently in the third session of Youth Parliament Pakistan, committee’s report was presented in front of the national media of Pakistan, published and sent to State Minister for Education, Trainings and Standards in Higher Education. The committee had the honor to visit the National Assembly of Pakistan along with other youth Parliamentarians. Speaker of National Assembly especially announced their presence and all the MNA's welcomed the youth Parliamentarians at the Assembly. The Committee also had an honor to meet Khawaja Zaheer Ahmed, Special Assistant to Prime Minister and Member Board of Governors of GIK Institute. He especially congratulated Faisal and appreciated all the good work. While addressing the committee members, he said, “I am proud of GIKI graduates as they have proved to be an asset for Pakistan”. I have become much more  aware of the socioeconomic problems and the politics of Pakistan; joining Youth Parliament Pakistan has proved to be life changing experience for me, Faisal said. ...
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25th November, 2014

President SOPREST, Engr. Shams ul Mulk visit to meet the PRIDE of GIK Institute


Engr. Shams ul Mulk, Ph.D., HI, President SOPREST visited GIK Institute along with Mr. Shakil Durrani, Executive Director SOPREST and Senator Salim Saifullah Khan, Member Board of Governors. The visit was organized in honor and recognition of those students of GIK Institute who had won various awards in both national and international competitions, have been on international internships and have represented the Institute to add to its pride and achievements. Honorable President SOPREST met all the students individually, personally congratulated them on their success and delivered a motivational talk as well. Engr. Jahangir Bashar, Rector, Deans of all faculties and other officials welcomed the President SOPREST along with high achievers of the Institute. ...
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20th November, 2014

Graduate Admissions


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17th November, 2014

Graduate Scholarships in the field of Nuclear Astrophysics


One (01) PhD and one (01) MS fully funded scholarships are available in the field of nuclear astrophysics. These scholarships are funded by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. Scholarship amount is as per HEC prevailing rules. See attachment for more details. ...
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17th November, 2014

GIKI wins Apportunity '14


The Apportunity 2014 competition officially announced by djuice, called for the developers of all ages and from all platforms to develop apps that targeted select categories, and win big if their apps were shortlisted as the best among the lot. Microsoft was the major partner for the competition this year hence the offers up for grabs came from Nokia, like Lumia-series Smartphone, and Microsoft itself. Developers were to demonstrate their apps for any of the major mobile platforms like Symbian, Android, iOS, in addition to Windows Phone. This year, the Grand Prize Winner of Apportunity is a team from GIKI. Led by Sherjeel Sikander and co-developed by Junaid Imtiaz (ES), Sameed Tariq (CSE) and Immad Imtiaz (CSW), Team Amplifiers used mobile technology to revolutionize the lives of those with hearing impairments. Their Project AMP not only made it to the Microsoft Imagine Cup World Finals but also nailed the Trophy in Apportunity ’14. ...
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25th October, 2014

APPLE PAY: CO-INVENTED BY A GIKIAN


Apple’s CEO Tim Cook introduced their latest innovation to the world as “Apple Pay” on 9th September 2014 at the launch of iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch. Cook said that “this will leave a permanent mark on the way all of us buy things.”   Ahmer Ali Khan, Co-inventor Apple Pay, is the only Pakistani out of seven pioneers of Apple’s new technology. Khan, now 38, graduated from Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology in 2002 where he was known as “The Programmer”. Later he moved to Silicon Valley where his career took off.   Working in ViVOtech, Khan structured a model for building a smart-phone based payment system. In 2011, Apple selected Khan to apply his theory into practice. In February 2014, Khan along with other six inventors had filed a patent for what the world now know as “Apple Pay”.   The recent technology allows its user to merely hold his Apple gadget, an iPhone or the Apple Watch to a contactless reader to make payments. Transmission is confirmed through a small beep or vibration. Phone camera is used to feed credit and debit cards information to the device’s Passbook app. All transactions are totally private and secure, says Apple.   For more details visit: http://newsweekpakistan.com/dont-leave-home-without-it/ http://www.dawn.com/news/1138799/pakistani-co-invented-apples-latest-innovation-report ...
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21st October, 2014

GIKI wins Young Innovator Award at National Innovation Grand Challenge


National Innovation Grand Challenge (NIGC) is an Open Innovation Challenge for Pakistani Students, Entrepreneurs, Companies and Citizen Innovators. It is Pakistan Innovation Foundation’s ‘Signature’ Launch Initiative, an Eight Month long Open Innovation Challenge aimed at inspiring and energizing Pakistani youth, students, professionals, and citizen innovators to find innovative solutions to Pakistan’s development challenges and enhance its competitiveness. Divided in 3 Phases: Design, Prototyping,  and Demonstration, the NIGC process focuses energies and talents on solving specific problems in Energy, Water and Climate, Health and Sanitation, Agriculture and Rural Development, Urban Problems, and ICT for Development. GIK Institute was represented in this competition by Mr. Abdullah Soomro, Batch ME-20 and won Young Innovator Award 2014 along with prize money of Rs. 200,000. His project was about designing Pakistan’s First Gravitational Water Vortex turbine under supervision of Prof. Dr. Javed Ahmed Chattha. Along with his partners, young innovator is currently in a process of establishing his company through GIKI Incubation Center. ...
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19th October, 2014

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government approves Rs. 300 million grant for new hostel


The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has approved a grant-in-aid of Rs. 300 million towards the construction of a 310 bed boys hostel. The balance cost of about Rs. 50 million will be borne by the Institute itself. Work on the hostel has just started and will be completed in eighteen months: the first 120 or so beds are due to become available  in time for the Fall 2015 semester. The building has been designed by NESPAK, and will contain all modern facilities. Engr. Shams ul Mulk (PhD, Hon; HI), President, and the members of the Board of Governors of GIK, Rector Jehangir Bashar and all the faculty and other staff of the Institute, expressed their profound gratitude and appreciation of the Chief Minister and Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for this very generous gesture. The grant will enable GIK, which was ranked by HEC as the number one  engineering university in the private sector, as well as in the province,  to continue expanding and improving its facilities for the benefit of the region. ...
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30th September, 2014

Team Avrocar represents GIKI in International Design, Build, Fly Contest


The 2014 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Design, Build, Fly (DBF) Contest sponsored by Cessna Aircraft Company and Raytheon Missile Systems was held at Cessna East Field in Wichita, Kansas from April 11-13, 2014. Out of a total of 100 entries this year, 80 teams submitted written reports to be judged based on which 71 teams attended the fly off. The 18th edition of the competition was attended by around 700 students, faculty and guests. The theme for this year was “Back Country Rough Field Bush Plane” which comprised of the following missions: ·         Taxi Mission simulated rough field operations using corrugated roofing panels ·         Flight mission 1: a ferry flight scored on the number of laps which could be flown in 4 minutes ·         Flight mission 2: a maximum load mission having 3 laps with the payload decided by the team ·         Flight mission 3: an emergency medical mission carrying two simulated patients and attendants on a timed three-lap flight. Despite strong winds for most of the weekend and a 1-hour suspension on Sunday for a passing thunderstorm, the fly off set new records. The quality of the teams, readiness to compete, and execution of the flights was outstanding. There were 209 flight attempts, of which 105 resulted in a valid flight score. 49 teams had successful flight scores and 61 completed the taxi mission. By the end of the 3 day competition, 20 teams had completed all three flight missions. The event was won by the University of Southern California. GIKI was represented by Muhammad Rafay Khan, Humbal bin Usman, Tallal Butt and Affan Hashmi of the Team Avrocar. The team managed to complete the Taxi Mission based on which we were placed in the top fifty teams. Explaining their experience, Rafay Khan said: “Our plane was based on a 2 propeller pusher design unique in the sense that the other teams had built their planes on conventional puller aircraft design. Unfortunately, due to high velocity winds which were not anticipated by us in the preparation we could not clear the further flight missions. However, the contest was a brilliant learning experience and I would request GIKI to provide us more technical and financial support in this field so we achieve better results. I am thankful to my seniors Ahmed Nabi, Farooq Kamal and Shayan Najam for all their help” ...
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29th September, 2014

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