Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) Cell

The Union Cabinet has 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.


MHRD Scheme on International Summer/Winter Term (ISWT) under GIAN:


Objective: To arrange Guest Lectures by international renowned experts.


(1) Long and Short Term Goals:


a. To increase the footfalls of reputed international faculty in the Indian academic institutes.

b. Provide opportunity to our faculty and students to learn and share knowledge and teaching skills in cutting edge areas.

c. To create avenue for possible collaborative research.

d. To increase participation and presence of international students in the academic Institutes.

e. Opportunity for the students of different Institutes/Universities to interact and learn subjects in niche areas through collaborative learning process.

f. Provide opportunity for the technical persons from Indian Industries to improve understandings and update their knowledge in relevant areas.

g. Motivate the best international experts in the world to work on problems related to India.

Upcoming Courses @ GIAN blink

Bank Detail for Fund Transfer I e-payment


   Name of the Beneficiary:

   IIT Indore Project and Consultancy A/c

  Name of Bank Canara Bank
  Branch Indore Navlakha
  Beneficiary Account No. 1476101027440
  Bank MICR Code 452015003
  Bank IFS Code  CNRB0001476


Team Members of GIAN Cell at IIT Indore


   Dr. Sarika Jalan - Convener
   Dr. Amod C Umarikar - Member 
   Dr. Chelvam Venkatesh - Member
   Dr. Nirmala Menon - Member
   Dr. Surya Prakash - Member
   Dr. Swadesh Kumar Sahoo - Member


Contact Details


   Dr. Sarika Jalan

   GIAN Cell, IIT Indore 
   Khandawa Road, Simrol, Indore,    

   PIN - 453552, INDIA
   Email: sarika [at] iiti [dot] ac [dot] in


For more details about GIAN program, please visit http://www.gian.iitkgp.ac.in