GIAN
About Global Initiative of 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

GIAN is envisaged to achieve the following objectives:
  1. To increase the footfalls of reputed international faculty in the Indian academic institutes.
  2. Provide opportunity to our faculty to learn and share knowledge and teaching skills in cutting edge areas.
  3. To provide opportunity to our students to seek knowledge and experience from reputed International faculty.
  4. To create avenue for possible collaborative research with the international faculty
  5. To increase participation and presence of international students in the academic Institutes.
  6. Opportunity for the students of different Institutes/Universities to interact and learn subjects in niche areas through collaborative learning process.
  7. Provide opportunity for the technical persons from Indian Industry to improve understandings and update their knowledge in relevant areas.
  8. Motivate the best international experts in the world to work on problems related to India.
  9. Develop high quality course material in niche areas, both through video and print that can be used by a larger body of students and teachers.
  10. To document and develop new pedagogic methods in emerging topics of national and international interest.
Guidelines:

Introduction
Union Cabinet has approved a programme titled Global Initiative for 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. GIAN is envisaged to catalyse higher education institutions in the country, and that it will initially include all IITs, IIMs, Central Universities, IISc Bangalore, IISERs, NITs and IIITs subsequently cover good State Universities where the spinoff is vast. GIAN is an evolving scheme which will initially include participation of foreign faculty in Institutes as Distinguished / Adjunct / Visiting faculty / Professors of Practice, etc., to participate in delivering Short or Semester-long Courses. Other activities will be included in due course.

Conduct of Courses

Each approved GIAN activity / course will be displayed in the GIAN portal. It will be the responsibility of the Host Institution to arrange for the conduct of the courses. This includes call for participation, registration, selection of participants, collection and disbursement of funds, contact and arrangements for national and international experts, arrangements for classes, accommodation, provision of certificates, conduct of examinations if any, credit transfer issues, creation of content and archival / maintenance of repository, linking with GIAN portal, submission to National Digital Library, etc. Each host Institution will maintain their local GIAN portal which will be connected to the main GIAN portal.

It is expected that each such course will be transmitted on-line and/or video recorded for others to view later through the local and national GIAN portal and the National Digital Library. All permissions for the same will be taken by the Host Institution. Typically many such courses may offer not only participation certificates but also allow participants to acquire credits. The Host Institution will allow for transfer of credits if required by institutions of participating institutions. Guidelines for credit sharing will be developed in due course by GIAN Implementation Committee for consideration by various Institutes.


The courses offered by a host institution should be made available for participation from other Institutions. In general it is not expected that more than 50% participants will be from the Host Institution. For courses offering credits, it should follow all standard norms of the Host Institution including continuous evaluation through assignments, quizzes, etc. and examinations like class tests, terminal examinations. Proposals can have scope for inclusion of Teaching Assistants. Results should be declared within one month of the completion of the course. Priority should be given to students taking the course for credit than those who only participate without credits. Other details will be defined in due course by a suitable Sub-Committee designated by the GIAN Implementation Committee.

In the year 2015 JNTUH College of Engineering, Hyderabad was invited to take part in the program.
In total 16 courses are proposed and Nine courses are accepted.

Completed Courses:

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Description

JNTUH COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING HYDERABAD

1

1554040 : Finite Element Method Applied to Heat Transfer, Fluid Dynamics, and Mechanics of Composite Structures

Foreign Faculty : Professor J.N. Reddy, Department of Mechanical Engineering Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, United States of America 

Host Faculty : Professor J.Suresh Kumar

2

1554044 : Biofuels Engineering

Foreign Faculty : Dr. Sandeep Kumar, United States of America 

Host Faculty : Dr. VURIMINDI. HIMABINDU

3

1654002 : Composite And Nanocomposite Materials - Metal, Ceramic,Polymer Matrix, As New Engineering And Structural Materials

Foreign Faculty : Prof Sri Bandyopadhyay, Senior Visiting Fellow, UNSW Australia, Sydney, School of Materials Sci & Eng, Faculty of Science, Australia 

Host Faculty : Dr.B.Ramesh Chandra

Forthcoming Courses:

4

165052D02
1654055

Wireless Sensor Networks and Underlying Characteristics
JNTUH COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING HYDERABAD
Dharma P. Agrawal, United States of America
Tentatively Starts from: 14th Dec, 2016 to 22nd Dec, 2016

Host Faculty: Dr. A. Kavitha

5

165052A01
1654028

Sustainable urban Planning
JNTUH COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING HYDERABAD
Abdellah Abarkan, Department of Spatial Planning, Blekinge Institute of Holgskola, Karlskrona, Sweden
Tentatively Starts from: 4th Jul, 2016 to 8th Jul, 2016(To be revised)

Host Faculty: Dr. K. Manjula Vani

6

165052C03
1654047

Sustainability and Engineering
JNTUH COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING HYDERABAD
Dr. Subhas K. Sikdar, National Risk Management Laboratory, U S Environmental Protection Agency, United States of America
Tentatively Starts from: 13th Dec, 2016 to 17th Dec, 2016

Host Faculty: Dr.V. Himabindu

7

155052C05
1554046

Numerical Modeling of Air Pollution through State-of-the-Art Modeling Systems
JNTUH COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING HYDERABAD
Prof. Sarav Arunachalam, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States of America
Tentatively Starts from: 28th Nov, 2016 to 2nd Dec, 2016

Host Faculty: Dr.V. Himabindu

8

155052C01
1554041

Air Quality Management: Quality Assurance and Data Analysis
JNTUH COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING HYDERABAD
Dr. Prakash Doraiswamy, RTI International, United States of America
Tentatively Starts from: 5th Dec, 2016 to 9th Dec, 2016
Host Faculty: Dr.V. Himabindu

9

165052C01
1654012

Air Quality Measurements
JNTUH COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING HYDERABAD
Dr.R.K.M.Jayanty, United States of America
Tentatively Starts from: 28th Nov, 2016 to 2nd Dec, 2016

Host Faculty: Dr.V. Himabindu

 
Local Institutional Coordinator:
Dr. G. Krishna Mohana Rao
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
JNTUH College of Engineering
Hyderabad.
http://www.gian.iitkgp.ac.in/