- The genesis of the Institute can be traced back to the early 50's when Mr. Ghulam Ishaq Khan (late) became acutely aware of Pakistan's dependence on foreign expertise and imported technology. Out of his frequent interaction with the foreign and local experts emerged the idea that a center of excellence in engineering sciences and production technology ought to be established in the country, a center whose standards of education are comparable to those of its counterparts in the advanced countries. The transformation of this idea into a practical proposition took place in December 1985 when the Benevolent Community Care and Infaq Foundation donated Rs. 50 million for setting up an institute in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for promotion of science and technology. History
- A milestone in the evolution of the Institute was the registration in June, 1988 of its parent body, namely, Society for the Promotion of Engineering Sciences and Technology in Pakistan (SOPREST). Mr. Ghulam Ishaq Khan (late), then the President of the country, was elected the President of the Society for life and Mr. H. U. Beg was appointed its honorary Executive Director and Mr. Samiullah Marwat the first fulltime Secretary.
- The task of conceiving and formulating the basic form and features of the Institute was entrusted to a group of eminent scientists and engineers. These professionals started transformation of the dream into reality at a galloping pace. The civil works at the campus site were started in early 1990. An interim office of the Institute was set up in August 1992 where senior professionals with outstanding backgrounds worked in a cohesive group to evolve the educational aims and philosophy of the Institute, its curricula and details of state-of-the-art equipment for its laboratories and workshops. The ordinance of the Institute was promulgated by the Frontier Government in March 1993 and the first batch of students entered its portals in October 1993.
- The Institute symbolizes the immense altruism and concern for collective welfare that exists in the private sector. It is the first privately-funded institute of its kind in the country and dedicated to bringing our engineering education at par with the advanced countries. The tuition fee has to be in consonance with the high cost of education. However, what the students are charged hardly covers the annual expenditure. Total capital outlay of the Institute to-date on historical cost basis works out to more than Rs. 2.5 billion for which funds were mobilized from diverse sources including a major donation of Rs. 750 million from Infaq Foundation and land measuring 216 acres donated by the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Vision And Mission
The Institute aspires for the leadership role in pursuit of excellence in engineering, sciences and technology.
Ghulam Ishaq Khan University
The Institute is to provide excellent teaching and research environment to produce graduates who distinguish themselves by their professional competence, research, entrepreneurship, humanistic outlook, ethical rectitude, pragmatic approach to problem solving, managerial skills and ability to respond to the challenge of socio-economic development to serve as the vanguard of techno-industrial transformation of the society. Vision And Mission
Admission to the university is based on the entry test. The test has MCQs of Physics, Mathematics and English. Eligibility criteria for admission to the university is at least 60% marks in physics and mathematics in FSc or Grade C in A levels. Entry test for the university is very competitive as large number of prospective students compete for a limited number of seats.
- Bachelor of Science (BS) in Computer Engineering
- Bachelor of Science (BS) in Computer Science
- Master of Science (MS) in Computer System Engineering
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Computer System Engineering.
Facts and Figures
- 1988 Establishment of SOPREST
- 1989 Completion of Feasibility Report
- 1990 Civil Work Started
- 1993 First Batch of Students Inducted
- 1997 First Batch Graduated
- 2001 Graduate Program Started
- 2003 First Batch of MS Graduates
- 2004 Ten Year Anniversary Celebrated
- Faculty Members (PhDs) : 58
- Research Associates : 38
- Engineers/Programmers/Research Officers: 45
Student Societies Clubs
- ACM - Association of Computing Machinery
- Adventure Club - Sailing, Hiking, Adventure Trips, etc
- AIAA - American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics
- ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- CDES - Cultural Dramatic & Entertainment Society
- GEAS - GIK Environmental & Awareness Society
- GSS - GIK Sports Society, Cricket Club, Hockey team, Badminton team, etc
- Horizon - GIK Student Publication Society, Annual issue of Horizon Magazine
- IEE - Institute of Electrical Engineers
- IEEE - Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
- LDS - Literary and Debating Society
- Media Club - Movie Making, Photography, Desktop Publisher, Event Coverage, etc
- Naqsh - Arts Society
- Netronix - Hostel Network Administrators
- Science Society - Science Day, etc
- SOPHEP - Society for Promotion of Higher education, Pakistan
- SPIE - Society for Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers
- TMS/ASM - The Mineral, Metal & Material Society/American Society for Materials
- WES - Women Engineers Society Facts and Figures
How to Find
- On Motorway M1 towards Peshawar, take the Ghazi Interchange, which is around 10 kilometres after passing the Hassanabadal Interchange and the Haro River Bridge.
- After taking the exit at the Ghazi Interchange, turn right and follow the signs for Tarbela/Ghazi.
- Follow the signs for GIK from Tarbela Barrage, which is at around 8 kilometres from GIK. How to Find
- On Motorway M1 towards Islamabad, take the Swabi Interchange and turn right (twice) for Swabi/Ambar.
- Follow the signs for GIK, Topi.
GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology,
Topi 23640, District Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Contact
Country code: 0092
Area code: 0938
Telephone number(Exchange): 281026
+92 93 8281032 and 281041
Important Extension Numbers
Please dial +92 93 8281026 and then dial your desired extension.
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 5:00 pm Pakistan Standard Time.
|Admissions/Student Affairs Department||2301
2530||Admissions and Examinations||2205|
|IT Helpdesk||2210||Fire Section||2333|
|Habib Bank Branch||2357
|Exchange Operator(Internal callers)||9||Exchange Operator (External callers)||0938281026|
|Complaint Office (Maintenance)||2633
|Parents Lodge||-||Guest House||2626
|Hostel 2||2402||Hostel 3 Mess Kitchen||2403
|Hostel 4||2404||Hostel 5||2405|
|Hostel 6||2406||Hostel 7
Boys Wing Kitchen||2407 2487|
|Hostel 8||2758||Hostel 9Warden||2755
|Hostel 10||2762||Girls Hostel||2412
|Mr. Jehangir Bashar||Rectorfirstname.lastname@example.org|| || |
|Mr.Kifayat Ullah||Secretary to Rectoremail@example.com||2201||281054|
|Mr.Sher Ali Shah||Staff Officer to Rectorfirstname.lastname@example.org||2740|| |
Pro-Rector Admin and Finance
|Mr. Ahsan Basir Sheikh||Pro-Rector (A & F)||email@example.com||2231||281037|
|Mr. Zaheer Ahmad||Personal Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org||2238||-do-|
|Prof. Dr. Javed Ahmad Chattha||Pro-Rector
|Mr. Hazir-ur-Rehman||Private Secretaryemail@example.com||2203||-do-|
Student Affairs Department
|Dr. Sirajul Haq||Dean, Student Affairsfirstname.lastname@example.org||2204||281041|
|Sabahat Hussain||Assistant Director Student Affairsemail@example.com||2312||-do-|
|Ms. Sumira Siddiqui||Student Wellness Counselorfirstname.lastname@example.org||2511||-do-|
|Ms. Arshia Shahzadi||Warden, Girls Hostelemail@example.com||2511||-|
Human Resources Department
|Mr. Sher Ali Shah||Assistant Director(HR)||firstname.lastname@example.org||2442
|Mr. Abdus Saboor ||Office Assistantemail@example.com||2642|| |
|Mr.Muhammad Anwar||Office Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org||2442|| |
|Mr. Muhammad Ismaeel||Director (Facilitation.)||email@example.com||2271||281032|
|Mr.Jalil-ur-Rehman Qureshi||Personal Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org||2330||281032|
|Mr.Sher Ali Shah||Assistant Director (Facilitation.)||email@example.com||2740|| |
|Name||Designation||Responsibility / Section||Email||Extension|
|Mr. Muhammad Imran||Director Finance||Finance, Accounts, Budget & Pre-Auditfirstname.lastname@example.org||2720|
|Mr. Muhammad Bilal Awan||Assistant Director (Finance)||Students Affairs, Financial Assistance & Scholarshipsemail@example.com||2463|
|Ms Ayesha Ali Qamar||MTO (Finance)||firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com||2463|
|Mr. Arsalan Muhammad||Accounts Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org||2437|
|Mr. Muhammad Nawaz||Assistant Director (B&A)||Budget, Pre-Audit, C.P Fund & Students Societiesemail@example.com||2462|
|Mr. Waqas Ullah||Pre-Audit Officerfirstname.lastname@example.org||2462|
|Mr. Muhammad Nageen||Audit Assistantemail@example.com||2462|
|Mr. Fazal e Amin||Accounts Officer||Payrollfirstname.lastname@example.org||2437|
|Mr. Iftikhar Ali||Accounts Officer||Collections, Payments, Treasury, Projects Accounting & General Ledgeremail@example.com||2304|
|Mr. Muhammad Arslan||Accounts Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org||2441|
|Mr. Jamil Khan||Accounts Assistantemail@example.com||2441|
Admissions and Examinations Department
|Mr. Muhammad Faheem Akhtar||Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org
|Mr. Muhammad Waqas Malik||Deputy Directoremail@example.com||2595|| |
|Ms. Zile Huma||Assistant Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org||2354||-do-|
|Mr. Waheed ur Rahman||Examinations Officeremail@example.com||2425||-|
|Mr. Riaz Ahmad||Database Supervisorfirstname.lastname@example.org||2518||-|
|Mr. Noor Seed||Office Assistantemail@example.com||2342||-|
Graduate Admissions Office
|Mr. Ismatullah Khan||Graduate Admissions Officerfirstname.lastname@example.org||2450|| |
|Mr. Shahziab Ali||Deputy Directoremail@example.com||2213|| |
|Mr. Taufeeq Ahmad||Assistant Director||Taufeeq@giki.edu.pk
|Mr. Saiful Haque||Procurement Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org||2466||-|
Works and Maintenance Department
|Engr. Hasan S. Haqqani||Director (Projects & Works)||email@example.com|| 2567|| |
|Major (R) K. M. Rafi ||Director (Works)||firstname.lastname@example.org||2294|| |
|Engr. Usman Ghani||Deputy Director (Works)||email@example.com||2747|| |
|Mr. Abbas Khan||Manager Hostelsfirstname.lastname@example.org||2728||281032|
|Mr. Muhammad Afif Baig||Supervisoremail@example.com||2494||-|
|Mr. Nisar Muhammad||Supervisor||-||2562||-|
|Ms. Niazmeen Bibi||Supervisor||-||2487||-|
|Mr. Javed Khan||Supervisor||-||2424||-|
Security and Protocol Department
Horticulture and Sanitation Section
|Col. (R) Riaz Ahmad||Director (S & P)||firstname.lastname@example.org||2731|| |
|Mr. Mirza Khan Safi||Assistant Director (s &P)||email@example.com||2499||281032|
|Mr. Sultan Ali||Office Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org ||2419||-|
|Mr. Hameed Ul Haque||Horticulture Officeremail@example.com||2415||-|
Estate Management Section
|Mr. Roohul Amin||Caretakerfirstname.lastname@example.org||2329||-|
|Mr. Siraj Ur Rehman||Caretakeremail@example.com||2329||-|
|Mr. Qayyum Khan||Caretakerfirstname.lastname@example.org||2329||-|
Main Store Section
|Mr.Muhammad Shuaib||Store Officeremail@example.com||2206||281032|
|Mr. Shafqat Ali||Store Clerkfirstname.lastname@example.org||2300,2677||-|
|Mr. Akmal||Store Clerk||-||-||-|
|Mr. Shaukat Ali||Supervisoremail@example.com
|Mr. Aftab Ali Shah||Office Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org||2664||-|
Quality Enhancement Cell
|Mr. Afsar Zaman||Data Analystemail@example.com||2711||-do-|
Office of Research Innovation and Commercialization ORIC
|Ms. Memoona||Assistant Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org||2289||-do-|
|Mr. Ateequr Rehman||Director (IT)||email@example.com||2508||-|
|Mr. Muhammad Salman||Manager (IT)||firstname.lastname@example.org||2744|| -|
|Mr. Nadim Ullah Khan||Network Administrator ||email@example.com||2526||-|
|Mr. Shakir Ahmad||Assistant System Administratorfirstname.lastname@example.org||2526||-|
|IT Help Desk|| ||email@example.com||2210||-|
|Mr. Abdul Qadeer Awan||Principalfirstname.lastname@example.org||2590||281032|
|Mr. Muhammad Diyar Khan||Accounts Assistantemail@example.com||2490||-|
|Mr. Qaisar Mushtaq||Section Head (Senior)||firstname.lastname@example.org||2523||-|
GIK Medical Center
|Dr. Jehanzeb Khan||Physician/Inchargeemail@example.com||2234||281032|
From the Pro-RectorAdmin Finance
Ahsan Basir Sheikh
Administering the vast GIKI campus, which includes the Faculties, Hostels, Civic Amenities, Faculty residence and many other structures and services, poses a challenge within itself. This challenge is met by the Administration & Finance departments, each headed by Director (HR/Administration) and Director (Finance), working under my supervision. These are based in the HU Beg Admin Block. The Departments endeavor to work in close coordination with other faculties and related departments, providing proactive administrative, financial and logistic support for all the activities of the Institute. Managing the human and economic resources of the Institute within the overall ambit of financial discipline, procurement of supplies, improving and maintaining horticultural beauty of the campus, meeting the transport needs, fall within the scope of Administration & Finance Departments. It is thus one place to which you, as a student, will stay connected touring your stay at the Institute, especially as office bearers of the 25 professional and non-professional societies functioning in the Institute. I take pride in the role which Administration and Finance play in GIK Institute, striving for academic excellence, meeting both the needs of the academic faculties and students.
- Ahsan Basir Sheikh
- Pro-Rector (Admin & Finance)
Board of Governors
The Board of Governors sits at the apex of the statutory pyramid of the Institute and its composition is the same as that of the General Council of the Society for the Promotion of Engineering Sciences and Technology. It has overall control of the Institute, and has the powers to create new components of the Institute such as a school, faculty or any other teaching or research unit, and to change constitution of its Executive Committee and Governing Council.
- Engr. Shams-Ul-Mulk, Ph.D. (Hon), HI, President, SOPREST and President Board of Governors, GIK Institute
- Engr. Shah Nawaz Khan
- Engr. Salim Saifullah Khan
- Dr. Ishfaq Ahmad, NI, HI, SI
- Mr. Yusuf H. Sherazi (or Mr. Ali H. Shirazi)
- Mr. M. Adil Khattak
- Mr. Farid Rahman
- Mr. Kh. Zaheer Ahmad
- Mr. Atif Rais Khan
- Mr. Osman Saifullah Khan
- Mr. Abdul Razzaq Dawood
- Mr. Shah Faisal Afridi
- Chairman, Higher Education Commission
- Chairman Water and Power Development Authority
- Executive Director, SOPREST
- Secretary, Finance Division, Govt. of Pakistan
- Chief Secretary, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
- Secretary Law, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Secretary Board of Governors
- Mr. Mushtaq Ahmad Khan
Prof. Dr. Sirajul Haq
- Dean Student Affairs
- Ph. D. (University of Liverpool , UK)
- Assistant Director Student Affairs
- Student Wellness Counselor
- Arshia Shehzadi, Rab Nawaz
- The Student Affairs Office serves as a liaison between students, faculty and administration. The primary function of Student Affairs Office is to be of assistance to students in any way possible. It leads, directs, and administers overall functions of student counseling, hostel residence, student societies and discipline. The important function of Student Affairs Office is to enhance the quality of student life both in and outside of the classroom.
- Overseen by Dean Student Affairs, this office is a central place for students where they can express and get help about any problem they encounter on campus whether it is academic, personal or emotional.
- The Student Affairs Office has a full-time Assistant Director Student Affairs, who is readily available to students for sorting out problems. The students are encouraged to have recourse to him for counseling and guidance. Efforts are made to ensure a student life, free from worries and distractions, to help them learn to manage their affairs on their own and to cope with strains and stresses which are part of the growth processes.
- The Student Affairs Office functions as a friend and guide of a student, it administers his needs from the time he steps in the Institute for admission, to the time he graduates from the Institute. It provides forums for cultivation of literary and artistic potentialities and furnishes them healthy outlets in sports and games, which make their stay on campus, a rich
- experience of multi-dimensional growth.
- The student Affairs Office provides proactive support and capacity building services to promote co- curricular activities in the Institute which could enrich our graduates at every stage of their life as well as they could build strong relationships with their peers, faculty, administration and other stakeholders.
Student Counselling Service
The Office of Student Affairs promotes a sense of community and belongingness among students, and through our efforts we convey the message to students that they are not alone in times of stress. The student counselor works regularly with students to help them in their emotional, psychological, familial, and academic problems. Stress management techniques and relaxation methods are offered to deal with anxiety and stress. We assure the students the complete confidentiality of their discussions.
Ghulam Ishaq Khan University
The Careers Office is run under the supervision of Pro-Rector (Academics), Prof. Dr. Javed Ahmad Chattha.Coordinators Open House & Careers Fair are Officers Incharges of this office and they are responsible for remaining in contact with national / multinational companies through out the year for seeking job opportunities, internship and sponsorship of the events if possible.
- The office mainly serves the following purposes:
- The office is used for advising the students
- Information on various companies is available from the Careers Office
- The office serves as a bridge between the perspective employers and students
- The office helps the students in the preparation of their CV
- The office helps in finding internships for the students
- In addition to its great historical character, the location of the Institute offers many advantages. The northern areas of Pakistan which attract expeditions from all over the world are easily accessible from here. Perhaps the most important advantage is the invaluable opportunities it offers for establishing interaction between industry and university.
- Some of the most important national industries are located quite close to the Institute. These include the Telephone Industries of Pakistan, Heavy Mechanical Complex, the Heavy Foundry and Forge Engineering, the Kamra Aeronautical Complex, the Heavy Rebuild Factory and the Locomotive Complex. Their proximity offers invaluable opportunities for practical training of the students.
- Though away from the congestion, noise and pollution of big cities, the Institute has easy access to important urban centers. It is less than two hours’ drive from Islamabad and Peshawar. Both cities are connected with the rest of the country through frequent air, train and bus services. Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, has an international airport which provides ready access to the outside world.
Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute
A spectacular auditorium occupies the central place in the campus and its dome meshes with the surrounding hills to present a breath-taking skyscape. It has a seating capacity of 535, and is a venue of conferences, seminars, debates, declamation contests, concerts, and other such functions. A lavishly furnished conference room, a seminar/workshop room and a service centre are also part of this block.
The Administration block of the Institute includes the offices of the Rector, Pro-Rector (Academic), Dean (Student Affairs), Controller of Examinations, Admission , Administration, Finance and other allied offices.
The following utility services are available at the shopping centre located within the premises of the Institute: Post Office, Public Call Office, General Store and Tuck Shop, Campus Restaurant, Stationary Shop, Fruit and Vegetable Shop, Dry Cleaning and Laundry Service, Barber Shop, Photocopy and Print Shop
A Helipad is also located in the institute near the faculty club.
A branch of Habib Bank
is situated within the campus providing facilities of banking to the students and employees of the Institute. The Bank has also the facility of online banking, foreign currency accounts and lockers.
A Medical Center on the campus provides round-the-clock health care to students, employees and their dependent family members. At present it has a ten-bed ward, operation theatre, pharmacy, X-Ray department and clinical laboratory with computerized equipment for a wide range of haematology, biochemistry and endocrinology tests. The staff includes a medical specialist, a gynecologist, a physician and a radiographer in addition to trained nurses and paramedical staff. The set-up also has a modern maternity unit and an emergency room with all necessary resuscitation facilities. A Radiology department has also been set-up.
Sports Complex is located in close proximity to the students hostels. It is spread over an area of 3100 Sq. Yds. with a covered area of 31500 Sq. Ft. It consists of a completely covered swimming pool of international standard with comprehensive facilities, three standard Squash Courts and a Gymnasium. The Gymnasium consists of a main hall and an exercise room. The main hall houses the facilities to play Basketball, Volleyball and Badminton on a make shift basis. In the exercise room, modern equipment for various physical exercises has been installed. Common facilities such as lockers, showers, storage, checkroom, administrative offices and refreshment room have been provided. A separate ladies gym is also operative in a temporary hut. For outdoor sports, tennis, basketball, volleyball courts, hockey, football and a cricket ground are available. Hiking and jogging tracks are planned in the hills behind the main buildings of the campus.
The Institute’s cafeteria (GIKafe) offers regular meals and snacks at affordable prices. It caters for both the faculty and the students. Students who normally have their regular meals in their hostel mess use this facility as an alternative. Official and private parties and numerous student functions are also held in GIKafe.
The accommodation facilities for students are entirely on-campus. There are ten hostels for boys and one separate hostel for girl students. The rooms in the hostels are equipped with modern furniture and attached bathroom. Freshmen and Sophomore students are provided shared accommodation with attached bathroom. Junior and Senior students are usually provided single rooms on merit basis. Since Topi has cold winters (with temperatures reaching -10 C), the rooms are centrally heated and running hot water is available during winter. Each hostel has an air conditioned common room. It has a television with a satellite receiver. The mess is run on a no-profit no-loss basis and a student mess committee regulates the weekly menu and the quality of the food.
The Institute lays stress on the improvement of communication skills of the students. For this purpose, the Humanities Program has acquired a sophisticated language laboratory. This state-of-the-art equipment with 25 booths for students and a control panel for the instructor, was donated by the French Government. It is run under the supervision of an instructor and is also self-operative. The audiovisual facilities help students in their phonetic problems and greatly facilitate the language learning processes.
Library Information Services
A stately three-storey building, set against the background of brooding and austere hills of Tarbela, houses the Central Library of the Institute. Its interior design, decor, and furniture create an atmosphere of an intellectual sanctuary wherein the students and faculty can concentrate on their studies. It operates in two shifts and remains open till late in night. It has textbooks, reference works and journals to meet the needs of students and the faculty. It is fully airconditioned and has a furnished conference room. It has on hand a varied collection of audio, video and multimedia materials and its number is growing. To share resources through inter-library loans and exchange of data-base information, it is electronically linked with all prominent institutions of science and technology in the country. It provides reprographic services and has a modern printing press.
In view of the difficulties faced by the visiting parents/guardians for overnight stay, a Parents Lodge has been set up near the students hostels. It is a five-room fully furnished and airconditioned accommodation with a small kitchen and a common room-cum-dining hall. This accommodation is available to parents and guardians on first-come-first-serve basis on reasonable charges. Efforts are made to make their stay as comfortable as possible.
Faculty Club has been constructed on the top of a hill and presents a picturesque view of the Tarbela Dam
and its environs. Its building is airconditioned and is fully furnished. The accommodation comprises four bedrooms, a spacious sitting hall and a dining room where over 100 persons can be entertained.
The first building which was constructed right at the inception of the Institute was the Guest House to accommodate guests for their short stay at the campus. It is situated close to the main entrance of the Institute and is centrally air-conditioned. Lavishly furnished, it has ten bedrooms and a big lounge for indoor functions.
A Central Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) plant located at the campus comprises five water cooled reciprocating type chillers, having a thermal capacity of 238.5 tones each and two hot water boilers each having a capacity of 150 HP (5022 M.B.H). Faculties, Admin Block, Central Library and Auditorium are equipped with Air Handling Units (AHU’s) and Fan Coil Units (FCU’s) which are connected through a network of piping to the Central Plant. Guest House is equipped with packaged and split type Air Conditioners. Medical Center, Faculty Club and GIKafe are provided with individual split type Air Conditioners. Student Hostels have central heating system and are furnished with radiators, connected with the Central Plant. For domestic use, hot water boilers are also installed in each hostel. The system is controlled through building management system (BMS). The facility caters for the heating and cooling requirements at the campus.
Service Center Printing Press
The Auditorium building also houses a Service Center and a Printing Press on its ground floor. The service center is the prime location for all students since the instructors place all kinds of notes, papers, and timetables in the service center. In addition to this, photocopying services are also provided by the service center. Mass copying and binding is done by the Printing Press.
Amidst all the picturesque buildings of the institute stands erect the Clock Tower in all its glory. The clock tower can be seen from almost everywhere in the institute and has clocks on all four of its sides. It unites the institute on one time, and the student community is particularly fond of it.
The Central Workshop gets its name from the once existent workshop that was located in the structure. Currently, it is a vast examination hall. Mid-term and Final examinations are held in the workshop alongwith some quizzes and assignment sessions.
The founding fathers of the Institute were conscious of the need for providing good education to the children of the employees. Keeping this objective in view, the GIK Institute School (now known as the "GIK College") was established in April 1994 with a modest intake of 25 students. The school has grown rapidly and the current student enrolment in well above 650. College classes were started in the school a few years ago. Now it is an English medium high school/college affiliated with the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Islamabad
. Along with academic excellence, due importance is given to character building and personality development by involving children in a large number of creative co-curricular activities and sports programs. Educational excursions, debates, declamations, science modelling projects and children’s art and crafts exhibitions are a regular feature of the educational program. The Institute’s transport is provided for pick and drop of the employees’ children who live outside the Institute.
The Institute is fully residential. Most of the faculty and staff of the Institute are accommodated in independent houses and flats on the campus.
There are two beautiful mosques on the campus, one of which is in the staff residential area and the other near the hostels. Apart from daily prayers, special prayers are arranged in these mosques during occassions such as Ramadan.
There is a separate girls hostel located on the other side of the institute close to the Medical Center and the Campus Market. Like the boys hostels, its rooms are lavishly furnished and has a dining hall of its own.
Each Faculty of the Institute is housed in a building of its own which has a graceful exterior and an elegant interior with all comforts and conveniences for its users. Each academic block has its teaching and research laboratories, workshops, a computer centre, and offices for the faculty and staff, in addition to a well-furnished conference hall, a discussion room, three class-rooms and a lecture hall. The main lecture hall is an amphitheatre with a capacity of over 150 students. When the developmental plans of the Institute are fully implemented, it will have more than 52 laboratories equipped with facilities for sophisticated research and developmental work.
A regular semester is saturated with various sports events such as cricket championship, indoor/outdoor football tournament, chess tournament, basketball tournament, hockey matches and table tennis competitions. All these events make the student life worthwhile amid tough academic environment. These events are fondly watched by a large number of spectators at GIK.
Besides the general sports, there is also a proper league system for the games of cricket and football (soccer) in GIK.
Both the cricket and football leagues are properly organized, hold well set tournaments and matches that are often in a professional pool format. Due to the academic requirements during daylight hours, these matches are often held at night under floodlights, which further adds to the charm of these thrilling events.
It is considered to be an honour to be part of any of the teams participating in the leagues and the winners are admired and respected by the student body.
IT Facilities - Video Conferencing Room
The videoconferencing facility is located at the Workshop Room Adjacent to the Agha Hasan Abedi Auditorium. The Room is equipped with LifeSize® Room 220™ System for high-definition H.323 multipoint videoconferencing and a high-resolution Interactive smartboard digital projector. The Room provides seating for 60 participants and is equipped with conference sound/microphone system.
For technical queries or to book the videoconferencing room, please contact the consulting team. Please book well in advance, so that our staff can arrange the service in a befitting manner.
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