Global Initiative for Academic Network (GIAN)

Global Initiative for Academic Network (GIAN) programme approved by Union Cabinet in Higher Education aimed at tapping the talent pool of Scientist and Entrepreneur 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 (i) gather the best international experience into our systems of education, (ii) enable interaction of students and faculty with the best academic and industry experts from all over the world, (iii) 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 for NITs and other institutions in the country.