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Year 2020

[GIKIAA] Scholarship application announcement


"GIKIAA Scholarship Applications are now open until 20/7/2020" Click here for details.
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6th July, 2020

GIK hosts Pakistan’s first online international conference


GIK hosts Pakistan’s first online international conference On 9th–10th June 2020, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIK) of Engineering Sciences and Technology organized the “3rd Pak-Turk international conference on Emerging Technologies in the field of Sciences and Engineering”; the first online international conference organized by any university in Pakistan. The conference comprised of Turkish, Pakistani and German speakers from around the globe. Various experts and scholars who work in diverse fields participated in the conference, expressed their views and spoke on different topics related to engineering education and scientific developments. Speakers in the two-day International Conference encouraged Pakistan to catch up the new emerging trends in the field of science and technology, as this is vital for the progress and economic prosperity. The existence of Covid-19 Pandemic has changed how we work, play and learn. In the interest of the research community, GIK decided to move the conference online while trying to preserve as much of the real-life experience as possible. The conference was the first online international conference organized by any university in Pakistan.  It was a fully synchronous online experience due to the COVID-19 outbreak; that had live Q&A, participants jointly listened to presentations, and attended other live events associated with the conference. The conference accepted only 15% of the submitted articles for publishing in the IOP proceedings. The online conference was attended by almost 200 plus individuals through the online video conference software. Furthermore, the conference was streamed live on Facebook making it visible and accessible to everyone, and hence was able to capture an audience of 3k plus around the globe. The purpose of the conference was to provide a platform for researchers, academicians, and practitioners to become familiar with the latest advancements and technological developments in the various fields of sciences, technology, and engineering. The conference accepted a range of papers to encourage young and experienced researchers to present their work and also the possibility of initiating mutual collaboration with international repute researchers and entrepreneurs of Pakistan and Turkey. Prof. Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid SI, Chairman Punjab Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Vice Chairman (Punjab), Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) was the Chief Guest in the inaugural ceremony. Engr. Jehangir Bashar, Rector GIK, Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un-Nabi, (Pro-Rector, Academics), and Mr. Sardar Aminullah Khan (Pro-Rector, Administration and Finance), also participated in the conference. The prominent Turkish and Pakistani experts who spoke in the conference were: Prof. Dr. Mahmut Boyukata, Prof. Dr. Nihal  Buyukcizmeci Dr. Necla Çakmak, Dr. Do?an Ayd?n, Dr. Bulent Yilmaz, Dr. Fouzia Jabeen, Prof. Dr. Asghar Qadir, Prof. Dr. A. S. Bhatti, Prof. Dr. Sabieh Anwar, Prof. Dr. Fida Yunus Khattak and various others. The Turkish scholars lauded the GIK Institute’s concentration on result-oriented research work and for organizing the first ever online international conference. The Ambassador of Turkey to Pakistan, H. E. Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul said that the whole world is transitioning and lauded the GIK Institute for taking the initiative of organizing the first ever online international conference on emerging technologies. He further said that these technologies will define the world we know and hoped that both the countries are become one of the pioneers of these emerging technologies. Engr. Jehangir Bashar, Rector of GIK Institute was the chief guest in the closing ceremony and he said that Pakistan and Turkey enjoy good working relations and the interaction between the scholars and researchers of the two brotherly Muslim countries could further boost the mutual collaboration. “The GIK Institute has provided an ideal platform for such interaction and collaboration,” he said. Furthermore, he thanked the entire ETSE2020 and the organizing team for doing a wonderful job. The tireless efforts of Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un-Nabi, (Pro-Rector, Academics) were in making the conference a success were acknowledged by local and foreign speakers at the conference.             The other members of the conference organizing committee included: Dr. Zahid Haim, Dr. Shamsher Sadiq, Mr. Hammad Mahmood, Mr. Amin Qureshi, Ms. Rimsha Nasir, and Mr. Kabir.                                                               ...
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12th June, 2020

PhD Thesis defense of Mr. Muhammad Sajid Haroon


 The PhD Thesis defense of Mr. Muhammad Sajid Haroon, Registration No. EE 1709, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, will be held as per the following schedule: Thesis title Supervised by Schedule Interference Management in Next Generation Cellular Networks Dr.  Ziaul Haq Abbas Thursday, 11 June, 2020 at 11:00 am Notification is attached herewith. All faculty members and graduate students are invited to attend through the following link. Join Zoom Defense: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88901936407?pwd=VWxwNktRcEg2MEZ3cnFiQnV3UXNyUT09     ...
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9th June, 2020

Ph.D. Thesis Defense of Mr. Shahab Haider


The Ph.D. Thesis Defense of Mr. Shahab Haider, Registration No. CS 1630, Faculty of Computer Sciences and Engineering, will be held as per the following schedule: Thesis title Supervised by Schedule A Novel Cross-layer V2V Architecture for Cooperative Collision Avoidance on Bi-directional Highways Dr.  Ghulam Abbas Wednesday, 10th June, 2020 @ 11:30 AM Notification is attached herewith. All faculty members and graduate students are invited to attend through the following link. Join Zoom Defense: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88093669164?pwd=dW00b3JKcmZKMEk2alVuRXpBWis5QT09 Meeting ID: 880 9366 9164 Password: 423931 ...
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4th June, 2020

Online TimeTable effective from May 18, 2020


Online TimeTable effective from May 18, 2020. Click here for details
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20th April, 2020

GIK Start-up develops Pakistan’s First Real-time Online Shopping Search Engine


  The Catalyst GIK Incubator is established with the generous support of The Directorate of Science and Technolgoy (DoST), Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. A Start-up Shoppingum from The Catalyst, GIK Incubator has created Pakistan’s first real time online shopping search engine, with live tracking and filters that allow users to only shop from stores that are delivering during the lockdown. Shoppingum.com is an online shopping search engine which has more than 3.2 million products from 210 online stores in Pakistan. The Website is the biggest single platform that uses advanced data mining and machine learning algorithms to live track millions of products that are available on almost all the authentic online stores of Pakistan. As the world faces a major crisis due to Corona Virus, and billions of people are restricted to their homes, Health services are trying to cope up with the current situation. On the other hand, people are struggling to fulfill their necessities while being in self-isolation, Developing countries like Pakistan have been severely hit by the uncertain situation of lockdown. Almost all the marts and malls are closed. The ones who are still open are selling their products at exorbitant prices to the customers already facing the problems of livelihood. Many online stores have either restricted their delivery or have halted their operations altogether due to logistical challenges. In this crisis, online shopping is the most significant option. Shoppingum.com is providing solution to online shoppers by providing Live tracking of products, Whenever the user searches the product on the website, the complex search algorithm initiates a live product fetch operation from all online stores of Pakistan. This brings the most relevant and desirable results on the user's screen. Besides, users can easily check and compare the prices according to the scale from lowest to highest or vice versa. The Website also offers a side-to-side price comparison feature of the product, which helps the users to locate not only the nearby but also the cheapest similar product. This feature protects the users from becoming a victim of false information, over-pricing, and scams. The Website not only enables the user to save time by locating the desired product across the internet within seconds, but also helps to get the most updated information about the delivery of the product. Clients are considering such service as a lifesaving option in this COVID-19 Crisis. Two of the founders Mr. Bilal Jamil and Syed Ali Abbas Haider are GIK graduates and the start-up is part of 8th Cohort of the GIK Catalyst. The Catalyst, GIK incubator has been established with collaboration of The Directorate of Science and Technology (DoST) Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and GIK Institute. As part of its policy for scientific transformation of the Province.   ...
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16th April, 2020

Survey: Student Identification who are ready for online Classes


It is for the information of all the students that GIK Institute will be initiating online classes due to the lock down situation caused by COVID-19 pandemic. A survey form (Student Online Readiness Form) has been designed to collect some essential data related to the students which is required to facilitate the students and to stream line the smooth running of the online classes. Kindly click on the link below and provide the required data in the survey form. In order to access this form please follow the steps as mentioned below:  How to access this form: Click on the link given below You will be asked to login with your Office 365 account. If you do not have an Office 365 account then send an email to ithelpdesk@giki.edu.pk to get your account activated Once you login successfully, you can fill the survey form and submit it.   Link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=bAnfdXKL5Eibkcv3nYfuOs_LYvy6guZJmtBH5bh7GshUM1RNTVdVUDlUMk4zVjdCUTc2Nkg4UTgzQy4u     ...
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14th April, 2020

Extension of Partnership Status of GIK’s Huawei ICT Academy


GIK and Huawei are working together to support the regional ICT education, share knowledge, and build a better ICT talent eco-system through the Huawei ICT Academy Program. Based on the performance of the GIK’s Huawei ICT Academy, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd, China, has extended the partnership status of the GIK’s Academy for another term. It is worth mentioning that recently the GIK’s Huawei Academy was ranked 4th among more than 600 Huawei ICT Academies across the world. Click here for more information.   ...
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3rd April, 2020

GIK Institute will remain closed till further order


GIK Institute will remain closed till further order. Students are advised to keep visting GIK Institute's website on regular basis.
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3rd April, 2020

From the Rector: Covid-19


Dear All, WASH YOUR HANDS FREQUENTLY WITH SOAP. KEEP YOUR DISTANCE (6 FT). DON’T SHAKE HANDS.  STAY HOME. AVOID ALL GATHERINGS. ABIDE BY GOVERNMANT INSTRUCTIONS Like all other countries of the world, Pakistan is also facing the consequences of Covid-19, as must GIK Institute. Needless to say, our normal activities have been severely disrupted. We have been planning and implementing advocacy and prevention measures for weeks now, and I am grateful to all the students, faculty and other employees for their understanding and support. While I expect you are already aware of most of these measures, I thought I should run through some of them again. We have been guided by the directives of the Federal and Provincial governments and the advice of health agencies like the World Health Organization (WHO). Students have vacated the hostels and have gone home. Severe restrictions have been introduced on the movement of people going in and out of the Institute and on gatherings. Retail outlets have been closed (or timings curtailed) in accordance with government instructions. Considering that thousands of people have made GIK their home, only essential personnel required for activities like medical, security, sanitation and maintenance of infrastructure are working. Some faculty members and administration officials are also working as necessary, many from home. All visitors, including the Rector, are checked at the Gate for adverse symptoms and travel history. Many buildings have been shut down completely, since there is no activity there. Active buildings are being sanitized regularly. A number of activities, such as the Open House, international conferences and internships have been badly affected. Importantly, the Institute medical center has been prepared for any eventuality. It has been stocked with protective gear and an isolation room has been set up which, I hope, we never get to use. The Head of the Medical Center has visited the downstream arrangements made by the government and has met – and is in constant touch with – designated  specialists in case a suspicious case appears. STUDENTS And, most importantly, we are looking at various options to ensure that the academic careers of students are not jeopardized. I must commend the tremendous work that the faculty has done, and is doing, in these challenging circumstances. We should be in a position to start on line courses very shortly. Additional equipment and other facilities have been acquired as necessary. Some trial runs have been done on a limited scale and the feedback from students has been very encouraging. Of course, there will be some students who will have problems such as inadequate access to the internet. We are trying to work out alternate arrangements. We will address matters like assessment and FYPs in due course. STUDENTS ARE REQUESTED TO REGULARLY CHECK THE GIK WEBSITE FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS REGARDING THE ONLINE COURSES AND OTHER MATTERS RELATING TO THEM.   These are extremely difficult times, requiring difficult decisions. We are aware that these decisions will cause considerable discomfort and inconvenience to many. But, I am sure, you will appreciate the necessity, for your own sake and that of your friends, family and colleagues. I, therefore, expect your full support, understanding and cooperation. Together, we can beat this. WASH YOUR HANDS FREQUENTLY WITH SOAP. KEEP YOUR DISTANCE (6 FT). DON’T SHAKE HANDS.  STAY HOME. AVOID ALL GATHERINGS. ABIDE BY GOVERNMENT INSTRUCTIONS   Stay safe. Warm regards and best wishes. Jehangir Bashar   ...
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30th March, 2020

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