New university and residential block planned at the GIK Institute


SWABI: Mohammad Atif Khan, provincial minister of science and technology and informatics, said on Monday that the KP government will build a new university and residential block at the Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology Ghulam Ishfaq Khan.

He was speaking to students after the inauguration of the Catalyst Technology Incubation Center at the GIK Institute. Prof. Fazal Ahmad Khalid, SI, Rector, GIK Institute, Sardar Aminullah Khan, Pro-Rector, Administration and Finance, also attended both meetings. , Professor Dr Wasim A Khan, University Pro-Rectors, Deans, Directors, Provincial Secretary of Science and Technology, Dr Ambar Ali Khan, Dr Faisal and Dr Sajid Shah and various other officials.

Atif Khan said the KP government will give full financial support to the GIK Institute and some of its projects will be included in the current fiscal year and the rest in the 2022-2023 annual development program.

He also announced that Chief Minister Mahmood Khan would soon be visiting the institute to inaugurate the girls’ home. The minister said the government has made efforts to strengthen ties between industry, universities and government. “This (improving links) is our top priority,” he said.

“Every time I visited the GIK Institute, I was so impressed that my conviction grew stronger that Pakistan would soon be economically prosperous and financially strong. Students and academics work hard here, ”he noted.

He said that only the strong nations that have developed indigenous technology and those that are lagging behind in this area have faced many problems and different challenges. “The development of science and technology is very critical for the development in various other fields. If I had the power, I would have diverted all development funds to the field of science and technology, ”he said, adding that the development of nations is linked to achievements in the field of science and technology. science and technology.

The minister said the education technology project will be implemented at Mardan, Swabi and GIK College. He said the KP government planned to build a science museum that would cost Rs 500 million.

Professor Khalid said the institute will submit proposals for the electronic center, technology incubation center, reverse engineering, hydroelectric micro-project, construction of another girls’ hostel, special technology zone, climate change and the educational technology project.

“We wanted to be an active partner with the provincial government and ready to play a role in creating a cluster of engineering universities in the province,” he said.

Previously, the Minister had visited the incubation center and discussed with the students about their projects. He admitted he was impressed with them, especially the drone manufacturing.

The director of the Incubation Center, Abdullah Soomro, informed the minister: “We could build our own drone in the next six months if we have the resources. At present, we get drone manufacturing materials from USA and China. A single drone costs Rs 1.5 million but the natives can save a lot of currency and resources. “

He also visited the academic block which was funded by the provincial government. The Minister presented certificates to outstanding graduates upon completion of the term.


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