GIKI (Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute) Admissions: Everything You Need to Know Before Applying

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The Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology (commonly referred as GIKI), is a private research university located in Topi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan. The university was established in 1993 by former President of Pakistan, Ghulam Ishaq Khan. It is one of the top institutes in the country as ranked by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan.

Over the years, the institute has produced bright, innovative graduates employed at some of the most respectable firms all over the world. the institute has consistently attracted the country’s most influential scientists such as Abdul Qadeer Khan, Asghar Qadir, and Shaukat Hameed Khan, who played a role in elevating the institute as one of world’s finest science and engineering college. It is autonomous and independently chartered and is funded by the private sector.

GIKI offers programs and courses in various disciples such as Engineering, Management Sciences and Humanities.

All You Need to Know About GIKI Admissions:

As mentioned before, GIKI offers a wide array of higher education programs. Each program has its own set of eligibility criteria for admission. Following are some of the important details that you must bear in mind, with respect to the different programs:

Undergraduate Programs:

Application procedure:

  • Candidates are to visit GIKI website (http://admissions.giki.edu.pk) and apply online
  • Login, fill in and submit online application form.
  • Upload recent color photograph. (Blue Background)
  • Optionally apply online for scholarship or loan.
  • Candidates can apply online for Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) , Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA scholarships and Financial Assistance (Interest Free Loan). Remaining scholarships can be applied for after joining the Institute.
  • Continuation of scholarships is dependent on satisfactory academic performance of the concerned student and the policies of the donor agencies.
  • Print Bank Challan. (Processing Fee: Rs. 5500 for single test and Rs. 6500 for both tests, add Rs. 500 if applying for Financial Assistance)
  • Make payment in Bank and Fill in paid bank challan details in your profile.
  • Reach test center with Admit Card , orignal Matric/O-Level Certificate and Paid challan GIK Copy on Jul 18 or 19, 2020.
  • Check entry test result online.
  • Send check listed documents to admission office in case of admission is offered.

Processing fee can be paid Online:

Account Title: GIK Institute HBL A/C No. 00427991707703 for payment in Pak Rupees (PKR).

IBAN #: PK 70 HABB 0019 7900 0008 5901

OR

For Payment in US $:

IBAN / Account Number : PK 70 HABB 0019 7900 0008 5901
Name on the Bank Account: G.I.K Institute Topi
Beneficiary Address: G.I.K Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology Topi
Swift Code: HABB PKK AXXX
Bank Name: Habib Bank Limited GIKI Topi
Bank Address. Habib Bank Ltd G.I.K Institute Branch (1979), Topi District Swabi KPK Pakistan

Programs and Eligibility Criteria:

Programs  Basic Eligibility Criteria
Engineering & Computer Science Programs (Computer Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Engineering Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering,
Mathematics, Power Engineering, Physics)
Candidates for admission must meet one of the following criteria:

  1. HSSC (Pre-Engineering i.e. Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry) with 60% or above marks each in Mathematics, Physics & Overall.
  2. HSSC (Pre-Medical) with Additional Mathematics and 60% or above marks in Mathematics, Physics & Overall.
  3. A-Levels in three subjects Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry with D or above grade each in Mathematics & Physics and O-level in eight subjects (English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Computer Science, Urdu, Islamic Studies & Pakistan Studies) for local applicants and in five subjects (English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Computer Science) for those applying from abroad with 60% or above overall marks as per IBCC equivalence formula.
  4. American or Canadian High School Diploma or International Baccalaureate Diploma with Mathematics (with Calculus), Physics and Chemistry with 60% or above marks, as per IBCC equivalence formula, in Mathematics, Physics & Overall.
  5. B.Sc. (Mathematics & Physics) with 60% or above marks in Mathematics, Physics & Overall.
  6. Three years Diploma of Associate Engineering (DAE) in relevant technology from a Pakistani Board of Technical Education with at least 60% marks in Mathematics, Physics & Overall.
BS Management Sciences
(Humanities & Social Sciences, Management Sciences)
Candidates for Admission must one of the following criteria:

  1. HSSC (Pre-Engineering), HSSC (General Science), HSSC (ICS), HSSC (Pre-Medical), HSSC (Humanities) with at least 60% marks.
  2. A-Level in three subjects with two D’s or above grades and O-Level in eight subjects for local applicants and in five subjects for those applying from abroad with overall 60% or above equivalence as per IBCC formula.
  3. American or Canadian High School Diploma or International Baccalaureate Diploma with overall 60% or above marks, as per IBCC equivalence formula.

Note: Applicants with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry background can apply for all programs including Computer Science or Computer Engineering II. Applicants with Computer Science/Computer Studies background instead of Chemistry at their HSSC or A-Level can only apply for Computer Engineering or Computer Science.

Admission Schedule:
These are the tentative dates that have been provided by GIKI, but due to the current pandemic these are subject to change. The important event dates are as follows:

Event Date
Admissions open 7 June 2020
Admissions deadline 12 July 2020
Admission processing fee deadline 13 July 2020
Last date for receipt of financial assistance documents 16 July 2020
Computer based tests 18/19 July 2020
Last date for receipt of SAT-II Scores (overseas applicants) 22 July 2020
Admission Test Results 24 July 2020
Joining & Orientation 29/30 August 2020
Commencement of fall 2020 semester 31 August 2020

 

Fee Structure:

S. No. Academic Year Engineering Programs, AI and Computer Science Program Management Sciences
Fall Semester  Spring Semester Fall Semester  Spring Semester
1 2020-21 347,500 347,500 315,000 315,000
2 2021-22 367,500 367,500 330,000 330,000
3 2022-23 387,500 387,500 345,000 345,000
4 2023-24 407,500 407,500 360,000 360,000

The annual tuition fee for foreign students is US$ 7,500/-

Financial Aid & Scholarships:

Scholarships   Qualification/Conditions/Criteria No. of Scholarships
GIK Merit Scholarship Top Position Holders in Engineering Test 07
GIK Merit Scholarship Top Position Holders in Management Sciences Test 03
Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa KP domiciled with annual family income less than Rs. 600,000. 20
Dr. H.M. Yusaf Scholarship Financially most needy student. 01
Dr. Razia Raouf Scholarship Female student top of the merit list 01
FATA Scholarship FATA Domiciled with annual family gross income less than Rs. 1,000,000. 10
Frontier Education Foundation KP Domiciled 06
GIK Alumni Association Needy GIK students 30
Govt. of Balochistan Balochistan Domiciled 02
Ihsan Trust Qarze Hasna Pakistani National with preference to KP domiciled on need-cum-merit basis. 20
Lucky Cement Pvt.Ltd Pakistani National with preference to KP domiciled on need-cum-merit basis. 01
HBL Platinium Scholarship Need-cum-merit Basis 01
Punjab Educational Endowment Fund Punjab domiciled with annual family gross income less than 360,000. 10
Sindh Endowment Fund Scholarship Sindh domiciled 05
Financial Assistance(Interest Free Loan) by GIK Institute Need-Cum-Merit Basis 35
Chief Minister’s Educational Endowment Fund Scholarship KP domiciled with annual family income less than Rs. 1,200,000 04
Squeaks Foundation Female student from KP 01

 

Financial Aid/Loan:

Candidates can apply online for Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) , Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA scholarships and Financial Assistance (Interest Free Loan). Remaining scholarships can be applied for after joining the Institute.

Continuation of scholarships is dependent on satisfactory academic performance of the concerned student and the policies of the donor agencies.

The Institute provides financial assistance in form of interest-free loans subject to nominal administrative charges. It is available to a limited number of students on need-cum-merit basis as determined by the Institute. The assistance may be for a period of one to four years of studies. Applicants seeking such assistance may apply on the prescribed form, through an additional payment of Rs. 500/.

Those who apply for financial assistance will be informed at the time of admission whether or not their request has been acceded to. An applicant who has secured admission on basis of merit but whose request for financial assistance is not approved would be admitted on payment of full tuition fee.

FATA Scholarship:

Total 10 seats, Scholarship covers Tuition fee and Mess charges.

Detail Criteria:

  1. The recipients of the scholarship must be FATA domicile holders. Attested copy of domicile of the FATA students will be collected at the time of admission.
  2. The annual gross income from all sources should not exceed Rs. 1,000,000/- (Rupees ten hundred thousand only per annum)
  3. The annual electricity bill of principal residence of the applicant should not exceed Rs. 50,000/- (Rupees fifty thousand only).
  4. One seat will be reserved for each agency i.e. Bajaur, Mohmand, Khyber, Orakzai, Kurram, NWA, SWA.
  5. Two seats for all six FRs i.e., One seat for FR Peshawar and FR Kohat, One seat for FR Bannu, Lakki, Tank and D.I.Khan.
  6.  One seat for female students from entire FATA/FR on merit.
  7. First preference will be given to those educated from the institutes located inside FATA.
  8. If no candidate qualifies from any agency/FRs/Female, their seat will be given to the candidates placed on merit

PEEF Scholarship:

Total seats 10, Scholarship amount Rs.300, 000/-

Detail Criteria:

  1. Students must have domicile of the Punjab Province.
  2. Students must have secured at least 60% marks (first division) in their Intermediate Annual Examination and must have enrolled in the graduate level degree program in the same year (2020) as they have passed such Intermediate Annual Examination.
  3. Students must have passed the above mentioned examination through any Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education of Punjab or the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education: (a) from a government institution (students of Federal Government Institutions situated within geographical boundaries of Punjab are eligible), or (b) appearing as a private candidate, or (c) from a private affiliated institution.
  4. The annual household family income of each of the Students must not be more than Rs. 360,000/- (Rupees Three Hundred Sixty Thousand Only).
  5. The Students must also qualify under the criteria for award of financial aid prescribed by the Institution.

Chief Minister’s KP Scholarship:

Total seats 20, Tuition fee will be covered only.

Detail Criteria:

  1. Must be domiciled in a district of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
  2. The annual take-home salary in case of salaried person or electricity bill in case of non-salaried person should not exceed Rs. 600,000/- (Rupees six hundred thousand only per annum) and Rs. 50,000/- (Rupees fifty thousand only per annum), respectively.

Graduate & Post-Graduate (Masters & PhD) Programs:

Admission Procedure:

Applications are invited for admission to the graduate programs leading to MS and PhD degrees. The following materials must be submitted for admission:

  • Candidates are to visit GIKI website (http://admissions.giki.edu.pk) and apply online
  • Login, fill in and submit online application form.
  • Upload recent color photograph. (Blue Background)
  • Original receipt of application processing fee Rs. 5,000/- (nonrefundable) drawn on any online branch of Habib Bank Ltd. A/C No. 19790000085901.
  • Attested copies of CNIC and Domicile.
  • Attested copies of: i. SSC Certificate and DMC, ii. HSSC Certificate and DMC, iii. BSc/BS Degree and Transcript, iv. MSc/MS/MPhil Degree and Transcript
  • Attested copy of the results card: NTS GAT-General (for MS), NTS GAT/GRE-Subject (for PhD).
  • One-page summary outlining the applicant’s previous research and/or his/her practical experience. He/she should also indicate his/her academic and research interest at GIK Institute and work interest after getting his/her degree.
  • Three letter of recommendation signed by the referees (class teachers of the last Institution attended) to vouch for the applicant’s academic record and performance.

Admission Schedule:

Fall Semester 2020
Applications Deadline 4 August 2020
Skype Interviews 17 August 2020
Session Starts (Tentative date) 31 August 2020

 

Spring Semester 2020
First Advertisement 6 September 2020
Second Advertisement 4 October 2020
Applications Deadline 6 November 2020
Test/Interview Date 1 December 2020
Session Starts 11 January 2021

 

Programs and Eligibility Criteria:

Programs Basic Eligibility Criteria
MS Degree Programs

  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Engineering Sciences (Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics and Digital Systems & Photonics Engineering)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Design and Manufacturing Engineering, Thermal Fluid Engineering, Dynamics and Control Systems Engineering)
  • Materials Engineering
  • Nanotechnology and Materials Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • A minimum of sixteen years of schooling or 4 year education after FA/FSc (130 credit hours) in the relevant discipline.
  • Sound academic record (60% marks or equivalent throughout the academic career
  • Candidates have to pass the GIK Institute Graduate Admission Test (similar to GRE subject type) and Interviews. (those applicants who have minimum 50% cumulative score in NTS GAT-Subject/GRE Subject Test are exempted from the Institute’s admission test)
PhD Programs

  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Engineering Sciences (Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics and Digital Systems & Photonics Engineering)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Design and Manufacturing Engineering, Thermal Fluid Engineering, Dynamics and Control Systems Engineering)
  • Materials Engineering
  • Applicants with minimum CGPA of 3.00 or above at MS/M.Phil and overall 60% marks throughout the academic career.
  • Candidates have to pass the GIK Institute Graduate Admission Test (similar to GRE subject type) and Interviews. (those applicants who have minimum 60% cumulative score in NTS GAT-Subject/GRE
  • One-page summary outlining the applicant’s previous research and/or his/her practical experience. He/she should also indicate his/her academic and research interest at GIK Institute and work interest after getting his/her degree.
  • Original receipt of non-refundable application processing fee

 

Fee Structure:

Academic Year  Fall Semester Spring Semester
2020-21 347,500 347,500
2021-22 367,500 367,500
2022-23 387,500 387,500

 

Financial Aid & Scholarships:

Various scholarships and graduate assistantships are available in all disciplines on merit, based on performance in the admission test and interviews conducted by the Institute. These scholarships/assistantships include full tuition fee waiver, free hostel accommodation and monthly stipend. The students selected under these schemes have to pay only the admission fee (non refundable) and refundable security deposit at the time of admission. The eligibility criteria for admission under different schemes is defined as following:

MS Degree Program (2 Years)

Graduate Assistantship Scheme (GA-1)

  • Full Tuition Fee waiver
  • Monthly stipend Rs. 15,000/-
  • Free bachelor accommodation

Eligibility Criteria:

  • SSC & HSSC (or Equivalent) : Minimum 60% marks
  • BS (Engg) : Minimum CGPA 2.70 or 70% marks

Graduate Assistantship Scheme (GA-2)

  • Full Tuition Fee waiver
  • Monthly stipend Rs. 20,000/-
  • Free bachelor accommodation

Eligibility Criteria:

  • SSC & HSSC (or Equivalent) : Minimum 60% marks
  • BS (Engg) : Minimum CGPA 2.70 or 70% marks
  • 2 year service as Lab Engineer/TA at GIK Institute with annual performance as very good or better.

Partial Scholarship Scheme (PSS)

  • Partial Tuition Fee waiver (Annual Tuition Fee under PSS is Rs. 150,000/-)
  • Free bachelor accommodation

Eligibility Criteria:

  • SSC & HSSC (or Equivalent) : Minimum 60% marks
  • BS (Engg) : Minimum CGPA 2.00 or 60% marks

Note: The graduate assistants shall be required to assist the faculty in teaching and research activities and to sign a service bond with the Institute at the time of admission.

PhD Program (3 years)

Graduate Assistantship Scheme (GA-3)

  • Full Tuition Fee waiver
  • Monthly stipend Rs. 75,000/-
  • Free bachelor accommodation

Eligibility Criteria:

  • SSC & HSSC (or Equivalent) : Minimum 60% marks
  • BS (Engg) : Minimum CGPA 2.70 or 70% marks
  • MS/MPhil : Minimum CGPA 3.00 or 75% marks
  • 2 year service as Research Associate at GIK Institute with annual performance as very good or better.

Graduate Assistantship Scheme (GA-4)

  • Full Tuition Fee waiver
  • Monthly stipend Rs. 40,000/-
  • Free bachelor accommodation

Eligibility Criteria:

  • SSC & HSSC (or Equivalent) : Minimum 60% marks
  • BS (Engg) : Minimum CGPA 2.70 or 70% marks
  • MS/MPhil : Minimum CGPA 3.00 or 75% marks

Graduate Assistantship Scheme (GA-F)

  • Full Tuition Fee waiver
  • Free bachelor accommodation

Eligibility Criteria:

  • SSC & HSSC (or Equivalent) : Minimum 60% marks
  • BS (Engg) : Minimum CGPA 2.50 or 65% marks
  • MS/MPhil : Minimum CGPA 3.00 or 75% marks

Note: The graduate assistants shall be required to assist the faculty in teaching and research activities and to sign a service bond with the Institute at the time of admission.

Other Scholarships

Scholarships from different agencies that are available are as follows:

Scholarships  Qualification/Conditions/Criteria  No. of Scholarships
The Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF)
www.peef.org.pk
Merit-cum need basis for Punjab domiciled candidates with annual family gross income less than 30,000/pm. 07
Frontier Education Foundation
www.fef.edu.pk
Merit-cum-need basis for KP domiciled candidates with annual family gross income less than 50,000/pm 06
Shahbaz Sharif Merit Scholarships (SSMS)
www.peef.org.pk
Merit-cum need basis for candidates from all provinces with annual family gross income less than 75,000/pm 02
Viqarun Nisa and Feroz Khan Noon Trust for Education Merit-cum need basis for candidates from all provinces. 03

 

Note: Candidates can apply for these scholarships after joining the Institute. Continuation of scholarships is dependent on satisfactory academic performance of the concerned student and the policies of the donor agencies.



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