Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN)

  • Launched by: Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD)
  • Aim: To boost the quality of higher education in India

Key facts:

  • Aims at improving the quality of higher education in the country through international collaboration
  • Facilitate participation of high quality international academicians for delivering short-term courses and programs in Indian institutions
  • Initially 500 international faculties will be engaged in conducting courses and later in subsequent years 1000 faculties would be engaged under GIAN throughout India
  • Under this scheme, academicians will cover 13 disciplines and 352 courses to be taught in 68 national institutions
  • These courses will vary in duration from one to three weeks depending on the subject and will be free for students of the host institution and available for nominal fees for others
  • These courses will be webcasted live for students across the country through web portal designed by IIT Kharagpur

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