IIT Kharagpur to lead MHRD programme GIAN to bring International Faculty to India


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. The collaborating institutions are IIT Kharagpur as the group leader for IIT, NIT, IIIT, IIEST, IISc as the group leader for IISc and IISER, JNU representing Central Universities and Law Schools and IIM Bangalore representing business schools. IIT Kharagpur is the National Coordinator (gian@iitkgp.ac.in). The programme would be implemented by GIAN Implementation Committee chaired by Shri Vinay Sheel Oberoi, Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development. &