About GIAN

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.

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. During the ‘Retreat’ of IITs with Minister of Human Resource Development Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani on 29th June, 2014 at Goa, it was decided that “A system of Guest Lectures by internationally and nationally renowned experts would be evolved....



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  • 1. 154028N01 : Religious Fundamentalism in a Global Perspective: Islam, Christianity and Judaism

    Foreign Faculty : Meir Litvak , Israel

    Host Faculty : Javed Ahmed Khan


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  • 2. 154028K01 : Graph Mining and Analysis

    Foreign Faculty : Prof. Mohammed J. Zaki, Dept. of Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY, United States of America

    Host Faculty : Prof. Muhammad Abulaish


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  • 3. 154028M02 : COSMOLOGICAL AND THEORETICAL APPLICATIONS OF EXACT SOLUTIONS OF EINSTEIN’S EQUATIONS

    Foreign Faculty : Prof. Roberto Allan Sussman Livovsky, Mexico

    Host Faculty : Prof. Sushant G. Ghosh


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  • 4. 154028M01 : Probing Large Scale Structure of the Universe with Weak Lensing

    Foreign Faculty :Prof. Alexandre Refregier, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

    Host Faculty :Prof. Anjan Ananda Sen


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  • 5. 154028D01 : Smart Sensors and Internet of Things

    Foreign Faculty : Prof. Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay , Professor of Sensing Technology, School of Engineering & Advance Technology, Massey University, New Zealand

    Host Faculty : Professor Tarikul Islam


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  • 6. 154028D03: Controls for Renewable Energy and Microgrids

    Foreign Faculty :Professor Adel Nasiri, United States of America

    Host Faculty :Professor Majid Jamil


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  • 7. 154028N02 : Development, Change, Dysfunction, Mitigation: A Short Course on Business and Social Work

    Foreign Faculty : Dr. Alf H. Walle, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, United States of America

    Host Faculty : Professor N. U. Khan


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  • 8. 154028N04 : Civilisations and World Orders: The Making of Global International Relations

    Foreign Faculty :Amitav Acharya, American University, United States of America

    Host Faculty : Prof Rashmi Doraiswamy


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  • 9. 164028C01 : Global Cities Sustainability and Management of the Urban Ecosystem

    Foreign Faculty :Jürgen Breuste, Professor & Chair, Department of Urban and Landscape Ecology, Austria

    Host Faculty :Prof. Atiqur Rahman


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  • 10. 164028N02 : South-South Cooperation: Relations between Latin America and Asia

    Foreign Faculty :Gladys Lechini, Faculty of Political Science and International Relations. National University of Rosario, Argentina

    Host Faculty :Prof. Sonya Surabhi Gupta


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  • 11. 154028N05 : Advanced Studies in Human Security

    Foreign Faculty :Giorgio Shani, Japan

    Host Faculty :Prof. Mohammed Badrul Alam


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  • 12. 164028M03 : Introduction to Cosmological Perturbation Theory

    Foreign Faculty :Antonio De Felice, associate professor at the Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics at Kyoto University, Japan

    Host Faculty :Prof. M. Sami


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  • 13. 164028B01 : Recent Developments in Nano Materials for Energy and Health Care Applications

    Foreign Faculty :Kandalam V. Ramanujachary, United States of America

    Host Faculty :Dr. Tokeer Ahmad


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  • 14. 164028N05 : The Changing Geo-political and Geo-economic Dynamics in the Contemporary West Asia/Middle East

    Foreign Faculty :Gawdat Bahgat, National Defense University, United States of America, United States of America

    Host Faculty :Dr. Sujata Ashwarya


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  • 15. 164028N06 : RELIGIOUS MINORITIES IN WESTERN ASIA A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

    Foreign Faculty :Herman G.B. Teule, Faculty of Religious Studies, KU Leuven (Belgium), Belgium

    Host Faculty :Dr. Annie KUNNATH


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  • 16. 164028D01 : Advances in Power Electronics and Renewable Energy Source

    Foreign Faculty :Akhtar Kalam, Victoria University, Australia

    Host Faculty :Dr. Ahteshamul Haque


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  • 17. 164028G03 : DNA Nanoarchitecture

    Foreign Faculty :Sung Ha-Park, Dept. of Physics, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea South

    Host Faculty :Prof. Zubaida A. Ansari


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  • 18. 164028D04 : ADVANCES IN NEUROTECHNOLOGIES FOR BUILDING THE BRAIN-MACHINE INTERFACES

    Foreign Faculty :Nitish V. Thakor, United States of America

    Host Faculty :Prof. Munna Khan


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  • 19. 164028M04 : New Methods for the Production and Chemical Manipulation of 2D Nanomaterials and Carbon Nanotubes

    Foreign Faculty :Emilio M. Pérez, IMDEA Nanoscience, Spain

    Host Faculty :Professor S. S. Islam


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  • 20. 164028N03 : Quantitative Approaches in the Social Sciences: Survey, Experiment and Content Analysis

    Foreign Faculty :Hajo G. Boomgaarden, University of Vienna, Austria

    Host Faculty :Dr. Saima Saeed


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  • 21. 174028N04 : Microfinance: Battling a Wicked Problem

    Foreign Faculty :Arvind Ashta, France

    Host Faculty :Dr. Amir Afaque Ahmad Faizi


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  • 22. 174028M02 : Diffractive Microoptics of IR and THz ranges

    Foreign Faculty :Vladimir S. Pavelyev, Russia

    Host Faculty :Prabhash Mishra


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  • 23. 164028H01 : Cancer Therapy Through Targeting Mammalian DNA Repair Pathways

    Foreign Faculty :Girish Shah, Canada

    Host Faculty :Prof. Jawaid Ahmad Khan


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  • 24. 174028C02 : Managing Floods and Droughts in a Changing Climate

    Foreign Faculty :Hans C Ammentorp, DHI Denmark

    Foreign Faculty :Tentatively Starts from: 25th Sep, 2017 to 29th Sep, 2017

    Host Faculty :Dr. Azhar Husain


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  • 25. 174028B01 : NUTRIENT REMOVAL IN WASTEWATER: RECOVERY AND REUSE

    Foreign Faculty :BENI LEW, ARO, VOLCANI CENTER Israel

    Foreign Faculty :Tentatively Starts from: 4th Sep, 2017 to 8th Sep, 2017

    Host Faculty :ABID ALI KHAN


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  • 26. 174028C02 : MANAGING FLOODS AND DROUGHTS IN A CHANGING CLIMATE

    Foreign Faculty :Hans C Ammentorp, DHI Denmark

    Tentatively Starts from: 15 Jan. 2018 to 20 Jan. 2018

    Course Coordinator : Prof. Mohammed Sharif and Dr. Azhar Husain

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  • 27. 174028M01: Title: Cosmological Structure Formation

    Foreign Faculty :Ravi Sheth, University of Pennsylvania United States of America

    Tentatively Starts from: 11th Dec, 2017 to 15th Dec, 2017

    Course Coordinator : Prof. Anjan Ananda Sen

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  • 28. 174028M03: Title: ON THE VIABILITY OF THEORIES BEYOND EINSTEIN’S GENERAL RELATIVITY

    Foreign Faculty :Radouane Gannouji, Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso Chile

    Tentatively Starts from: 3rd Dec, 2017 to 8th Dec, 2017

    Course Coordinator : SUSHANT G. GHOSH

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  • 29. 174028M04: Title: Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs) for future lighting and dispalys

    Foreign Faculty :Jwo Huei Juo, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, 30013 Taiwan

    Tentatively Starts from: 27th Dec, 2017 to 31st Dec, 2017

    Course Coordinator : Zishan Husain Khan

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  • 30. 174028M05: Title: Advanced Nanomaterials for Li-ion Batteries, Supercapacitors and Fuel Cells: Fundamentals and Applications

    Foreign Faculty :habil. Holger Fritze, Technische Universität Clausthal (TUC) Institut für Energieforschung und Physikalische Technologien, Germany Germany

    Tentatively Starts from: 19th Feb, 2018 to 28th Feb, 2018

    Course Coordinator : Dr. MANIKA KHANUJA

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  • 31. 174028D01: Title: ROLE OF SMART BUILDING ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SMART CITY

    Foreign Faculty :Saifur Rahman, VirginiaTech Advanced Research Institute, United States of America

    Tentatively Starts from: 6th Mar, 2018 to 10th Mar, 2018

    Course Coordinator : Prof. Majid Jamil

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Upcoming GIAN Courses

  • 174028N02: Asymmetric Information and Financial Contracts

    Foreign Faculty :Alain de Crombrugghe, Belgium

    Tentatively Starts from: 22 Oct. 2018 to 27 Oct. 2018

    Course Coordinator :Prof. Shahid Ashraf and Dr. Mirza Allim Baig

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Contact Us

Prof. Mohamad Aman Jairajpuri
Local GIAN Co-Ordinator,
Jamia Millia Islamia (A Central University),
Jamia Nagar, New Delhi, 110025, INDIA

Email Id: mjairajpuri@jmi.ac.in
Mobile No. : 9971259812