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Year 2020

Monitoring of Coronavirus


The Governing Council has been meeting regularly in order to devise the policy and measures required for effective response to the Coronavirus situation in the light of guidance of the related health agencies and instructions of the government. ...
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20th March, 2020

GIK Start-up Zamastarga Introduces Smart Cane for Visually Impaired


  A Start-up Zamastarga from 7th batch of The Catalyst GIK Incubator has created a smart cane for visually impaired, It’s an Electronic device that helps visually impaired navigate their path without hitting the obstacle. The team conducted a product launch at Blind School Peshawar and donated 5 canes to visually impaired       The Smart cane features vibrational and sound alarm feedback to alert the user when there is an obstacle in front, the device functions as a virtual stick to help avoid and collision with walls or any other approaching obstacles. According to the Journal of Pakistan Medical Association (JPMA), there are 2 million people in Pakistan who are visually impaired. Zamastarga has partnered up with TARS foundation to offer their product to those who could not afford to buy the device. The product has gone through multiple iterations to meet the requirements of the user, the final prototype offers sturdy acrylic body and long lasting battery. The launch event was covered by Samaa TV news     The Team is committed to offer their product at the most affordable price to ensure wide adoption. The start also received applaud from the Special Assistant to Chief Minister for ST&IT, Mr Zia Ullah Khan Bangash, he invited the team to his office to extend his support for the venture, Director S&T Dr Khalid khan was also present at the occasion.     Contact Details Engr. Jamal Bukhari (Founder and CEO Team Zama Starga) Electrical Graduate from UET Peshawar Contact Information Email: zstarga@gmail.com Phone: 0314-9177946   Dr. Sajid Anwar from the faculty of Computer sciences and engineering supervised team zama starga. He has wide industrial experience in embedded systems, deep learning, and GPU computing.   ...
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4th March, 2020

MoU for Academic Collaboration and Exchange Program between GIK and Northern Illinois University (NIU) USA.


“A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Academic Collaboration and Exchange of faculty and students between Ghulam Ishaq Khan (GIK) Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology Pakistan and Northern Illinois University (NIU) USA has been signed on 14th January 2020. Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un-Nabi, Pro-Rector (Academics) and Prof. Dr. S. M. Ahmad (Dean FME) signed the MoU from GIK Institute while, Beth Ingram (Executive Vice President and Provost) and Bradley G. Bond (Associate Vice President of International affairs) signed the MoU from NIU. This MoU will govern the general framework for academics exchange between NIU and GIK Institute. Faculty and students from the Institute will benefit from this MoU”. ...
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28th February, 2020

15th Design, Build & Fly Competition 2020 Design and Mission Constraints


Design and mission constraints for DBFC-15 are attached below.
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20th February, 2020

GIK Student, Osama Fawad, Selected for NASA’S Space Robotics Challenge (PHASE 2)


Muhammad Osama Fawad, a final year student of the GIK Institute, has qualified for the Space Robotics Challenge (Phase 2), which is organized by NASA under the NASA Centennial Challenges program. Autonomous Rovers, which can be deployed on the Moon and Mars, are to be virtually simulated in Open Robotics Gazebo Simulator and Robot Operating System (ROS). Over the past few years NASA has been trying to make Mars habitable, and in order to do so it requires a lot of sample data from Mars. Such rovers can be used to collect necessary data both from Moon and Mars, and help aid the scientific community to prepare for the challenges that threatens human life outside Earth. NASA is developing a variety of autonomous robots to build the infrastructure before the humans even get there. The algorithms developed in this challenge have the potential to be deployed to actual robots that will be sent to Mars and Moon. Expressing his views, Osama said: “I was fortunate enough to be among the few selected for the challenge and proud to be the only one from Pakistan. GIK has played a major role in shaping who I am today. I am grateful to the faculty members, especially the ones who taught me Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Vision. I really appreciate the valuable cooperation of the GIK Administration and how they went out of their way to facilitate me, which proves the Institute's vision towards innovation. Being a member, and now Captain, of Team Technobolt (GIK Robotics Team) also helped a lot as it introduced me to the world of Robotics at an early stage. Participating in 6 national robotics competitions over the years made me able to take bigger challenges. It is an 18 month program. The qualification round started in January 2020 and ends in August 2020, and the top 25 teams will advance to the next stage of the competition which will have its final in June 2021 in Space Center Houston. The teams that perform well might be invited to the Space Center Houston. NASA will be sharing valuable software packages that are not available publicly, and those valuable packages can be used for software development for other commercial and research purposes as well.   Osama further that: “with the help of multiple Online Nano-degrees (Computer Vision/ Deep Learning/ Robotics Software Engineering/ Robotics/ Deep Reinforcement Learning/ ROS/ Self-Driving Cars) and Online Courses that I am enrolled in, and with the guidance of esteemed faculty members I believe winning is within grasp.” The Rector congratulated Osama on this major achievement of his and wished him the best for the future rounds of the completion. He also appreciated, as was done by Osama himself, the role played by his instructors in his achievement. ...
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7th February, 2020

GIK’s Society focuses on guiding students


Speakers in two-day Kishwar-e-Haseen Shaad Baad event at Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology said that “awareness” and “guidelines” are the two basic principles which could enable the youngsters to excel in diverse fields of education and contribute to progress and prosperity of the country. The program was organized by Project Topi, a well-known society of GIK Institute. Teachers and students of various public sector high and higher secondary schools and academicians participated in the event.   The participants presented their view that how the youngsters could acquire quality education and admission in the country leading universities like GIK Institute, National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), Lahore University of Management and Sciences (LUMS) and others. They said that the students should be encouraged to continue their education with full determination and concentration because it is a well understood fact that knowledge is the only key with which many locks could be unlocked. Speaking on occasion, Dr. Tahseen Amin Khan Qasuria said that the event was aimed to enhance and broaden the vision of the students to understand the highly competitive environment, focusing on boosting their knowledge capability. “They were also briefed about the techniques to achieve the desired objectives and reach to the climax of their career through contemporary education,” he said. Distinguished teachers, Fazal Rabi, Javid Khan and Mohammad Tufiq said that guidance of the students in the critical stage of education and career counseling is must. The awareness helps the students to get admission in prominent institutions and receive higher education, they said. Maria Gulzar, president of society said that in the initial stage of program they conducted the mock test, aimed to teach the students that how the leading institutions take their entrance test, how they should prepare, how attempt questions and how survive in the semester system. At the end, certificates were awarded to those students who displayed outstanding performance. Speakers in two-day Kishwar-e-Haseen Shaad Baad event at Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology said that “awareness” and “guidelines” are the two basic principles which could enable the youngsters to excel in diverse fields of education and contribute to progress and prosperity of the country. The program was organized by Project Topi, a well-known society of GIK Institute. Teachers and students of various public sector high and higher secondary schools and academicians participated in the event.   The participants presented their view that how the youngsters could acquire quality education and admission in the country leading universities like GIK Institute, National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), Lahore University of Management and Sciences (LUMS) and others. They said that the students should be encouraged to continue their education with full determination and concentration because it is a well understood fact that knowledge is the only key with which many locks could be unlocked. Speaking on occasion, Dr. Tahseen Amin Khan Qasuria said that the event was aimed to enhance and broaden the vision of the students to understand the highly competitive environment, focusing on boosting their knowledge capability. “They were also briefed about the techniques to achieve the desired objectives and reach to the climax of their career through contemporary education,” he said. Distinguished teachers, Fazal Rabi, Javid Khan and Mohammad Tufiq said that guidance of the students in the critical stage of education and career counseling is must. The awareness helps the students to get admission in prominent institutions and receive higher education, they said. Maria Gulzar, president of society said that in the initial stage of program they conducted the mock test, aimed to teach the students that how the leading institutions take their entrance test, how they should prepare, how attempt questions and how survive in the semester system. At the end, certificates were awarded to those students who displayed outstanding performance. ...
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3rd February, 2020

GIK Institute & Harbin Engineering University, China develop understanding to collaborate in science and technology


GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences & Technology (GIK) and Harbin Engineering University (HEU), People’s Republic of China have developed understanding to collaborate in science and technology. For this purpose, a meeting was held in Islamabad between a visiting delegation of HEU led by Prof. Qiao Gang (Vice Dean, College of Underwater Acoustic Engineering) and GIK led by Mr. Jehangir Bashar (Rector, GIK). The Executive Director, SOPREST, Mr. Shakil Durrani and Pro-Rectors of GIK also attended the meeting. The delegates considered different avenues for collaboration between the two universities that included the studies on Glaciers, Climate Change, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Sonar Imaging, Technology, under water applications and use of smart technology in Hydel Power related Projects. Besides, exchange of students and faculties along with utilizing the potential for joint research in various areas was also planned. The Chinese Delegation gave details of Chinese experience in water related research including Underwater Acoustics that could be shared for the benefit of Pakistan that has immense water related potential. Management of sedimentation in the dams and solution thereof also came under discussion. Mr. Shakil Durrani, Executive Director SOPREST and former Chairman WAPDA, briefed the Chinese delegation about the continuous sedimentation happening in Tarbela Dam causing erosion of storage capacity and identified it as one of the possible research areas for both the universities. It was decided that a mechanism for follow up and quick implementation of actions of understanding created between the universities, will be developed to translate the respective understandings into active participation. Both sides acknowledge the friendly relations between Pakistan and China that will help promote cooperation in different important areas. Earlier, Mr. Jehangir Bashar, Rector GIK Institute, expressed the gratitude to Chinese Delegation for visiting Pakistan and selecting GIK as a partnering university. The delegation paid the return visit after a high powered delegation of Pakistan to China. ...
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31st January, 2020

Result of Fall 2019 semester announced


Result of Fall 2019 semester has been announced. For details click here
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9th January, 2020

Year 2019

National Design, Build and Fly Competition (DBFC-15) 2020-21


   
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27th December, 2019

Huawei, GIK join hands to launch first undergraduate degree program in Pakistan


GIK and Huawei Technologies Pakistan Pvt. Ltd. signed an MoU to launch the pilot undergraduate degree program for Artificial Intelligence in Pakistan. The program is the first of its kind enterprise-academia partnership and serves as a milestone in an already successful four year-long partnership that started with the establishment of the Huawei ICT Academy at GIK in 2016.  The signing ceremony was attended by the Rector GIK, Mr. Jehangir Bashar, Executive Director, SOPREST, and Senior Member of the Board of Governors of GIK, Mr. Shakil Durrani, Managing Director Huawei EBG Pakistan, Mr. Gao Weijie and other respective members from both organizations. Mr. Bashar and Mr. Durrani appreciated Huawei’s efforts in taking the initiative. They stated that the program carries great potential since an industry-academia collaboration of this scale is the first of its kind. They encouraged building upon this initiative with the aid of cutting edge technologies. MD of Huawei EBG Pakistan, Mr. Gao Weijie reiterated that Huawei would work hard to ensure the success of the program, would continue to contribute to Pakistan’s talent ecosystem and help by bringing the latest technologies to the country.  The Artificial Intelligence degree program is expected to be launched in August of 2020. Huawei will be sharing its AI research and achievements with the faculty and students of GIK for them to benefit from the latest technologies to improve the value of academic education. With the success of the degree program in Artificial Intelligence, Huawei and GIK look forward to future cooperation in the fields of intelligent computing and cloud computing and so on. Through such programs, Huawei and GIK shall support the regional information and communication technology education, share knowledge and create more opportunities. ...
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26th December, 2019

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