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Year 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

Prof. Dr. Syed Ikram A. Tirmizi Appointed as Professor Emeritus


Prof. Syed Ikram Abbas Tirmizi has accumulated a wide range of experience in teaching, research and administration in Colleges and Universities (Pak, UK, KSA, Oman). He did his MSc & PhD from Brunel University, W. London in 1980 and 1984 respectively. He has published 64 research publications. He has taught in different colleges / universities both in Pakistan and abroad for almost 50 years and having 30 years of post PhD experience. He has supervised 4 PhD students, 7 MS students and 13 BS final year projects at GIKI. He also examined 5 PhD and 3 MS Theses for COMSATS, Islamabad. He attended 17 international conferences,(in UK,USA, Germany, Turkey Gulf States and Pak). He remained research fellow at University of Manitoba, Canada and at Brunel University, West London. He also made international collaborations with the several famous foreign universities on behalf of the GIK Institute (Imperial College, London, Brunel University, W. London, Trinity College and University College (University of Dublin), Dublin City University Dublin, Western Illinois University and Middle Tennessee State University, USA). Apart from teaching, Prof. Tirmizi rendered valuable services as Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Sciences from November 2002 to 30th June, 2012. He also served as Pro-Rector (Academic) of GIK Institute from October, 2004 to June, 2007. He has remained Convener of several Committees in the Institute. In recognition of his long association of 20 years with the Institute and significant contributions towards teaching, research and overall development of the Institute, the Executive Committee, in its 49th Meeting, held on 15th Novembers, 2012 approved the proposal for conferment of Status as Professor Emeritus in the GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology. ...
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26th September, 2014

FCSE Students Summer Internship at Infosys


This summer, two final year students from the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, went to India for their mandatory final year summer internship. Iqra Ali and Usman Khaliq were the only students from Pakistan who were selected in Infosys Limited’s InStep Global Internship Program.   Ever since its inception in 1981 by six engineers with only US$ 250 in capital, Infosys Limited has focused on the principle of providing enterprise solutions to its clients that enable them to perform better than their competitors. Today, the company is a global leader in consultancy and outsourcing software solutions, with clients in more than 30 countries, an employee workforce close to 160,000 and revenue of US$ 8.25 billion in FY14 alone. Infosys is also considered to be the pioneers behind India’s booming IT sector.     InStep – the flagship global internship program of Infosys – attracts talent from top academic institutions around the world. The program attracts a mix of students from across disciplines like management, technology, and liberal arts. In the midst of this multicultural environment, the students work on different real-time projects for the company, and thus get valuable professional experience in one of the world’s leading technology companies.   The duration of Usman and Iqra’s internships were 6 and 4 weeks respectively. Both of them were working in Infosys Labs, the RnD wing at Infosys. Usman worked on developing a tool for helping designers to optimize responsive web applications made on the Bootstrap framework, while Iqra worked on the graphical user interface of Cruiser, an in-house interactive software developed at Infosys which users can interact with through a tabletop to perform a range of different workflow management tasks.   The overall experience was amazing. Not only did they get to learn first hand at a global IT company, they also got the insight and exposure in working in one of the world’s fastest growing economies, and were also able to represent the institution amongst some of the world’s leading centres of learning. ...
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16th September, 2014

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