Global Initiatives for Academic Networks (Gian)

Govt. of India approved a new program titled Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) in Higher Education aimed at tapping the talent pool of scientists and entrepreneurs, internationally to encourage their engagement with the institutes of Higher Education in India so as to augment the country’s existing academic resources, accelerate the pace of quality reform, and elevate India’s scientific and technological capacity to global excellence.

In order to garner the best international experience into our systems of education, enable interaction of students and faculty with the best academic and industry experts from all over the world and also share their experiences and expertise to motivate people to work on Indian problems, there is a need for a Scheme of International Summer and Winter Term. During the ‘Retreat’ of IITs with Minister of Human Resource Development Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani on 29th June, 2014 at Goa, it was decided that “A system of Guest Lectures by internationally and nationally renowned experts would be evolved along with a comprehensive Faculty Development Programme not only for new IITs, IIMs, IISERs but also other institutions in the country.

Prof. Palwinder Singh

Local Coordinator, GIAN

Department of Biotechnology is proud to announce a MHRD-GIAN Course entitled "Molecular Gerontology: From Homeodynamics to Hormesis" from October 8th - October 18th 2018 . For Live Video of the Lectures, click here.
Guru Ramdas School of Planning is proud to announce the call for participation in an Intensive International Short Course on Histories of City Planning from 11th to 15th December, 2017. Click for more details      For Live Video of the Lectures, click here.
Short Term Course on Bio-Imaging for Food Quality Monitoring and Process Automation under GIAN programme of MHRD Govt. of India from 05.01.2018 to 09.01.2018. ... Click for more details