Achievements

Year 2016

Achievement of GIK Institute


Scientific Reports is an online open access scientific mega journal published by the Nature Publishing Group, covering all areas of the natural sciences. Dr. Muhammad Zahir Iqbal from Faculty of Engineering Sciences (FES) at GIK Institute alongwith his co-workers have recently published a paper in Nature Scientific Reports having impact factor 5.578, titled as“Interaction driven quantum Hall effect in artificially stacked graphene bilayers”, 24815, 6, 2016. Another of their publications titled as “Room temperature spin valve effect in NiFe/WS2/Co junctions”, 21038, 6, 2016  has the impact factor alongwith “Large-area, continuous and high electrical performances of bilayer to few layers MoS2 fabricated by RF sputtering via post-deposition annealing method”, (Just Accepted). ...

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18th July, 2016

GIK-SDSU International Conference on Next Generation Energy Technologies April 01-03, 2016


The ever-increasing energy demand and growing concern about climate change has ignited a massive effort to develop new energy technologies which are  environmental friendly and affordable. Unlimited forms of clean and renewable energy sources, such as solar energy, are abundantly available. Cost effective energy generation, conversion, harvesting and storage can endlessly fuel our civilization. The aim of this conference is to bring together scientists, engineers, and technologists to share, discuss and review the state-of-the-art in research and application of novel concepts to next generation energy technologies, industrial opportunities, energy generation/conversion/harvesting storage devices/systems, materials, their characterization and modeling & simulation.   We will be happy to invite as keynote speakers the leading scientists, researchers, engineers, and technologists that are working in the energy related technologies. The last date for the submission of abstract for the oral and poster presentations is March 20, 2016. From outside Pakistan, papers may also be presented on Skype.   Registration fee is Pak Rs. 2,000/- per participant for students and Pak Rs. 3,000/- per participant for professionals. The interested participants are requested to fill the participation form. The link is: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/19cxfP8L6NbaYDcDgEpubI5f8nc8TaGNTcl9RIdd5jjY/edit   The abstracts should be submitted to: Prof. Dr. Muhammad Hassan Sayyad E-mails: sayyad@giki.edu.pk; hsayyad62@gmail.com   The mode of presentation Oral/Poster/Skype should be mentioned.   Conference Organizers: Prof. Dr. Muhammad Hassan Sayyad Advanced Photovoltaic Research Laboratories, Faculty of Engineering Sciences,  GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology Topi, District Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 23640, Pakistan.Telephone: +92 - 938-271858 Ext: 2550 Cell #: +92-3004800595 E-mails: sayyad@giki.edu.pk; hsayyad62@gmail.com Website: http://www.giki.edu.pk/Faculty/Prof-Dr-M-Hassan-Sayyad   Prof. Dr. Qiquan Qiao Center for Advanced Photovoltaics, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, SECS 219, BOX 2222 South Dakota State University Brookings, SD 57007, USA Telephone: 1-605-688-6965 E-mail: Qiquan.Qiao@sdstate.edu   The Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology (GIK) is one of the most prestigious engineering institutes of Pakistan. It is not only known for setting a standard of excellence in the field of engineering but also, for its versatility and extracurricular activities.  Away from the congestion, noise and pollution of big cities, the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute is located in the midst of the nature-rich countryside of Pakistan. Lying at the foot of the beautiful lake of Tarbela Dam, the largest earth-filled dam of the world, it is set against the picturesque backdrop of rolling hills, vast grassy fields and a clear blue sky with the mighty Indus meandering across a lush green belt.        Participants at the 2013 GIK-SDSU International Symposium on the Design of DSSCs       Lunch & networking at the “2015 GIK-SDSU INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOLUTIONS FOR PAKISTAN” ...

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8th March, 2016

Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute signs MoU with ICMA Pakistan


A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) was signed between the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan (ICMAP) and Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology on 18th December 2015 at Islamabad. Mr. Ahsan Basir Sheikh, Pro-Rector (A&F), Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Science & Technology and Mr. Kashif Mateen Ansari, President, Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan signed the MoU on behalf of their respective Institutes. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Mr. Bilal Ahmed, Acting Director North Region, ICMA Pakistan and Dr. Muhammad Sabir, Head Department of Management Sciences, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute. Under this MoU, declared as an RDI Agreement, the Research and Publications (R&P) Committee of ICMAP and the Office of Research, Innovation and Collaboration (ORIC) of GIKI intend to collaborate for a range of RDI efforts. Thus, through this agreement, GIKI and ICMAP have become research partners and will collaborate through joint efforts in areas of mutual interests. The agreement also covers exchange of information, scholastic and development material, and sharing and advancing of ideas. In addition, the agreement covers mutually decided objectives, assignments, tasks, studies, surveys, feedback and other works related to research, development, innovation and publications within the country and abroad on non-financial terms under “Research Collaborations”. However, mutually decided objectives, assignments, tasks, studies, surveys, feedback and other works related to research, development, innovation and publications within the country and abroad on financial terms shall be called “Joint Projects”.      ...

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1st January, 2016

Year 2015

The INCUBATOR receives PKR 100 Million grant from the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


GIK Institute has secured a grant of PKR 100 Million for Entrepreneurship Development via Establishment and Strengthening of Technology Incubation Center from Directorate of Science and Technology, Ministry of ST&IT, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Institute is expanding its Technology Incubation Center (The INCUBATOR) facility and aims to provide the services at larger scale using the grant from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government. It will attract final year students/ fresh graduates from GIK Institute and from different universities of Pakistan on purely merit basis. Under the scope of the grant, special fund are available on merit to final year students/ fresh graduates of universities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The grant awarded by Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa shall be used for the expansion over a period of four years (2014-18). The first start-up fair after receiving the grant shall be held on 3rd February 2016. For details, click here. ...

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24th November, 2015

GIK Institute Signs MOU with Kumoh National Institute of Technology (KIT)


It is announced with great pleasure that Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIKI) of Engineering Sciences and Technology has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Kumoh National Institute of Technology (KIT) to facilitate exchange of faculty as well as the students between the two institutions. The President of Kumoh National Institute of Technology in Korea, Yeungshik Kim and the Pro-Rector Academics of Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology in Pakistan, Javed Ahmad Chattha, representing their respective universities have reached an agreement on teaching and academic exchange on common course areas. The agreement will further broaden the scope of exchange and co-operation in higher education between Korea and Pakistan and enhance the understanding and friendship between the peoples of both countries. About KIT KIT is located in gumi, a town which is the research hub of LG and Samsung research facilities. The university was built specially in this city by the sponsorship of the Korean government to facilitate research. The research and development activities being carried out at KIT are often sponsored by both Korean government and major companies (like Samsung and LG).  The institute has built up a well-organized educational infrastructure by running its education program in active cooperation with the industry. featuring various internship programs  to expose their students to the latest industrial trends. In a nut shell, KIT has a lot of funding and research projects and is eager to take international fellows. The purpose and contents of the academic cooperation Within the context of global integration of markets, expertise and human resources, the two institutions will cooperate to meet the demand for developing international professionals who can manage in the new global economy by taking advantage of the education resources at both institutions. The cooperation between the parties will focus on areas of common interest and will cover the following elements: 1. Exchange of faculty members and researchers The exchange of faculty members and researchers from both institutions will be encouraged. Each institution is willing to provide work opportunities, when they are available, on its campus for faculty and staff members and researchers of the other institution. The types of work opportunities include lectures, course teaching, project research, short and long courses and advanced studies. 2. Exchange of students Students who are accepted into the exchange program will be provided with a variety of services to facilitate their studies at the partner institution. At the host institution, exchange students will be enrolled as full-time, “non-for-degree” students and will be exempted from tuition. The credits earned at the host institution will be transferable to the parent institution. Every year, KIT will announce applications for KGSP(Korean Government Scholarship Program) - only a few Korean universities including KIT can invite candidates for KGSP designed to support int'l students and paid more than 20,000 USD per year. Moreover, following proposals for undergraduate and graduate student exchange programs are underway: Dual degree program:  Under this proposal, both undergraduate and graduate students at GIKI may be able to join a school/department at KIT, with top priority given to electronics and mechanical engineering students because they KIT has more classes conducted in English in those subjects. Post graduate program: The master's or doctoral candidates admitted to KIT will be able to get 1 year tuition exemption and the 2nd year's expenses are normally supported by their supervisors once they join any research projects. 3. Co-operation in academic projects The two institutions will co-operate in the following areas: 1) Exchange of publications and teaching materials 2) Co-operation on academic research projects 3) Co-operation in academic activities and publicizing of research remits Both institutions are willing to bring its partner into contact with other teaching organizations or business industries. For further details please contact Dr. Ahmar Rashid, Assistant Prof. FCSE. ...

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26th June, 2015

GIK Institute Start-up selected for Start-up Chile Program


A Start-up of GIK Institute’s The Incubator, “Micropower Pakistan” got selected at one of the world's biggest accelerator program, as part of the program the team lead by Abdullah Soomro (Batch 20 FME) will receive equity free USD 35,000 as seed grant and a 6 months accelerator program at Santiago Chile, for the 13th Generation of Start-up Chile. Total 90 Start-ups were selected from around the world, and only one from Pakistan. Micropower Pakistan has created world's cheapest rapid charging battery bank 'Flash-E', which has a universal charging option and can be charged via dock provided with the product within 14 Minutes and also has the option to be charged from Micro USB and a Solar Panel which is optional with the product. The team comprises of Mr. Abdullah Soomro and Abdull Haseeb (Batch 20 FEE). Details of the program are given at Start-up Chile Website. http://www.startupchile.org/blog/start-up-chile-announced-the-90-companies-that-will-be-part-of-the-13th-generation/ Details Regarding Founders and Company can be found at www.micropowerpak.com. ...

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17th June, 2015

Four GIK students to join Infosys InStep Global Internship Program 2015 in Bangalore, India


Murva Hussain, Shahbaz Ali Shueb, Hussain Ali Akbar and Aneeb Khawar; 4 students from Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering are selected to join Infosys InStep Global Internship Program 2015 in Bangalore, India; starting from June 15 – August 28, 2015. The students were selected through a rigurous evaluation process conducted by Infosys. Infosys is one of the world’s largest IT companies, also considered to be the pioneer behind India’s booming IT sector. Rector GIK Institute expressed immense gratitude to Infosys for giving this wonderful opportunity to those 4 students; saying that the experience at Infosys would help the students gain professional experience by working alongside, and interacting with, their Indian colleagues at the firm’s world class IT facilities. He hoped that the opportunity would also help develop greater mutual understanding between the two countries. ...

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5th June, 2015

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering – Isotherm, INC. USA further Strengthen Research Collaborations


Faculty of Mechanical Engineering – Isotherm, INC. USA research collaboration goes back to 2007 when Natural Fluids Refrigeration Center (NFRC) was first established. As a testimony of faith in research capabilities of FME, Dr Zahid Ayub, President Isotherm, INC, USA visited FME GIK Institute once again on 12th April 2015 and donated a Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger worth US $ 6000 for continuing research at NFRC, FME GIK Institute. Dr. Zahid Ayub held wide ranging discussion with the Pro-Rector Academic, Dean FME, faculty members and the students. He visited NFRC laboratory and briefed the faculty members and graduate students about the donated equipment and future research to be carried out. Dr. Zahid appreciated the modern facilities and research in the FME, GIK Institute. As there is not much design data available in the open literature for natural refrigerants such as ammonia, carbon dioxide and hydrocarbons; through this facility, efforts will be made to provide a better solution in the designing of the natural fluid based heat exchangers. Mr. Ahmad Abbas, graduate assistant, would be utilizing the new equipment for experiments on direct expansion evaporation of ammonia with inlet quality and exit superheat during his PhD research under the supervision of Prof. Javed A. Chattha. Dr. Zahid also held a meeting with Mr. Abdul Hussain,cregistration no. 20144005, a freshman in BS Materials Engineering Program and recipient of coveted Ayub memorial Scholarship. On behalf of GIK Institute, Prof Javed A. Chattha, Pro Rector Academic, and Dr. S. M. Ahmad, Dean FME, thanked him for the generous support for further strengthening research at FME, GIK Institute.   ...

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28th May, 2015

Honor for Faculty of Engineering Sciences


Moeen Ghafoor, final year student of Faculty of Engineering Sciences (FES) has won a travel grant to present his final year project at the International Conference of Physics Students (ICPS) in Croatia. This conference is organized by International Association of Physics Students (IAPS) annually. This year around 250 participants from 32 different countries will be attending this conference. Moeen along with two other group members named Jibran Abbasi and Badar Naeem completed their Final Year Project which is "Fabrication of Thin Film of Bi-2223 Superconductors through Pulsed Laser Deposition and Their Characterization." under the supervision of Prof.Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi and now they will be presenting this project at the conference which is scheduled from 12th August to 19th August, 2015 in Zagreb, Croatia. ...

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28th March, 2015

GIK Institute develops research collaboration with the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa


Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute signed the MOU between the centre of Excellence in Mathematics and Statistical Sciences, the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa through Prof. Dr. Ghulam Shabbir. The aim of this MOU is to strengthen the research collaboration and exchange programme between students and researchers. The collaboration was started in 2012 when Prof. Dr. Ghulam Shabbir went to deliver a talk in the International Conference on Symmetries, Differential Equations and Applications on the occasion of the bicentenary of the birth of Evariste Galois in the University of the Witwatersrand. Recently both the universities officially signed the MOU in February 2015. During this period three articles have been published in very good international Journals and four articles have been submitted.  ...

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25th March, 2015

GIKI represents Pakistan in Shell Eco Marathon Asia 2015


Shell Eco Marathon (SEM) is an annual competition aimed at achieving energy efficiency in the automobile industry with participation coming from university students throughout the world. The competition allows teams to participate in two mainstream categories: Prototype and Urban, which are further classified by the type of fuel they employ to drive their car with options including hydrogen, CNG, ethanol, battery electric and gasoline. SEM Asia 2015 was held in Manila, Philippines between 25 February and 2 March, and received participation from 132 teams. GIKI was represented by Kazi Sher Ahmed, Talha Khan and Ashaa Naveed as part of the Team HammerHead in the Battery Electric Prototype category. Ali Yousuf, Malik Abbas and Zaire Hasan were also the part of the team. Elucidating the course of the competition, the team manager, Kazi Sher said, “Conversion of the vehicle into a chain drive with a different motor required a different specifications lithium ion battery which could not be arranged by the SEM e-shop. We were later informed that the car will make it to the track using the lead acid batteries.” Mentioning the overwhelming efforts the team had to put into the project, Ashaa Naveed said, “We were the smallest team participating in the contest and with pre event preparations including sponsorships and technical aspects of the car being managed by us six only, it really means a lot now that we made through this.” Substantiating her thoughts, Talha Khan mentioned, “Our resilience took us to being one of the 15 teams to receive international broadcast. Earlier on, we received the Best Design Award of Rs. 2 lakh from Shell Pakistan. I am thankful to Airblue and Levis for supporting us. I am also thankful to Dr. Javed Chattha, Pro Rector GIKI for his support.” Team HammerHead was sponsored by Airblue and Levis as the travel and merchandise partners respectively.          ...

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16th March, 2015

Honor for Faculty of Engineering Sciences – FES at GIK Institute


Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi, FInstP, Dean FES has been elected as Fellow of the Institute of Physics - IOP, UK. He is also nominated as Focal Person of National Research Projects for Universities (NRPU) by HEC. ...

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4th February, 2015

Year 2014

ICT for Mountain Development Award 2014


BiSMiL Lab wins 'ICT for Mountain Development Award 2014' for the project 'Development of Geospatial Data-loggers for Monitoring Transhunamce Grazing Patterns'. The award is managed by International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development and seeks to recognize ICT-enabled innovations, good practices, and applications that help promote mountain development and environmental conservation in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region. The awards were open to individuals or organizations that are making innovative use of ICT to promote mountain development in the HKH region. BiSMiL lab used indigenously designed and developed low-cost GPS data-loggers to study climate change impacts on grazing communities. These cost-effective, power-optimized GPS collars were used to monitor and record the seasonal herding movements in northern Pakistan. The award was announced on International Mountain Day (11 December 2014). ...

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17th 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

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

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