Union Minister for Human Resource Development Smt Smriti Irani inaugurated MHRD's new scheme titled Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) to boost the quality of the country’s higher education institutes at IIT Gandhinagar on November 30, 2015 (Monday) along with a parallel virtual launch at IIT Kharagpur on November 30, 2015 at 1800 hours. Smt Irani launched GIAN with two 10-day-long courses - “3D Digitization for Cultural Heritage” at IIT Gandhinagar, and “Orthopaedic Biomechanics: Implants and Biomaterials” at IIT Kharagpur. Smt. Irani, emphasized on facilitating transfer of course credit. She also recommended the courses to be expanded to government colleges for the students to learn from international faculty. "The course will help even those students from small colleges learn from international faculty who may have never thought about it" she said.
Shri R Subrahmanyam, Additional Secretary (TE), MHRD w