NEPRA will collaborate with the GIK Institute on faculty research

SWABI: Tauseef H. Farooqi, Chairman of the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA), has agreed to establish a collaboration with the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Science and Technology to benefit from the research of its teachers and its professional know-how.

He had a meeting with Prof Dr Fazal Ahmad Khalid, SI, Rector, GIK Institute.

Prof. Dr. Wasim A Khan, Academic Pro-Rectors, Deans and Directors also attended the meeting.

Later, Farooqi also addressed the students.

Speaking to the rector and academia, he said: “We should focus on areas where we could work together.

We could benefit from everyone’s experience in the energy sector to meet the growing demand of the population through the use of the latest technologies and knowledge. He suggested that faculty work for a month in industry each year, hoping this would stimulate university-industry collaboration.

“It (working in industry through academia) should be compulsory. Pakistanis are second to none but they need a lead which should be provided to them, he said.

He said our problems are not complicated and could easily be solved with hard work and determination. The GIK Institute academia said that the government should engage experts from universities as a working group while giving legal cover to the whole process, then the interaction would be regular and long-lasting and the whole of the exercise would benefit the country’s industry.

Farooqi also spoke about “NEPRA’s role in the power sector in Pakistan”.

He visited the modern laboratory of the Faculty of Electrical and Civil Engineering and interacted with the students.

Professor Khalid said there was a communication gap between academia and industry, both are required to play their part and government should facilitate interaction. “Things are changing,” he said.

Microsoft Imagine Cup: GIK Institute wins Microsoft Imagine Cup National Final.

It’s a global technology competition that inspires generations of students around the world to find solutions to tough problems. This year, more than 700 teams from Pakistan applied, marking the most active participation at international level.

The GIK project group of the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Zahid Halim, applied for the competition with their project.

The project has built a non-invasive wearable brain computing interface that can connect an estimated 1 billion people with disabilities to their smartphones via brain commands, potentially driving a global influx of digital economy and remote working. The team consisted of Muhammad Hanzla Javaid, Muhammad Usman Zeb and Abdul Rafay.

After a very rigorous procedure, the GIKI team reached the top in Pakistan and became national champions of the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2022 in Pakistan.

The team will represent Pakistan in the Global Finals and compete with 48 teams from around the world for the grand prize of $100,000 and mentorship from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

Professor Fazal Ahmad Khalid, Rector of the GIK Institute, appreciated the efforts of all participating universities.

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