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. 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 along with a comprehensive Faculty Development Programme not only for new IITs, IIMs, IISERs but also other institutions in the country.

    Website : http://www.gian.iitkgp.ac.in/

    The  following  guidelines  should  be  adopted  for  conducting  the  courses  approved  under  GIAN scheme  at  University of Mumbai.
    1.  Course  Brochure  and  Report  Submission:
    As  soon  as  the  course  is  approved  and  the  same  has  been  intimated  to  the  respective  course coordinator,  course  coordinator  needs  to  submit  the  course  brochure  (Annex I) with  final  dates  in  consultation  with  foreign  faculty.  If  the  course proposal  has  been  accepted  with  remarks  for  revision  or  reviewer  suggest  any  further  revision  in approved  courses,  such  revisions  need  not  be  sent  to  apex  body  again  for  approval.  Local Coordinator  will  ensure  that  such  revision  will  be  incorporated  in  the  course  brochure.  Final  revised course  brochure  should  be  submitted  during  the  report  submission  after  completion  of  the  course to  the  local  coordinator  along  with  the  utilization  certificate  issued  by  the Finance  &  Accounts  section
    2.  VISA  and  Invitation  Letter  for  the  Foreign  Faculty (Annex II)  The  type  of  Visa  applicable  for  the  foreign  expert  will  typically  be  Business  Visa.
    3.  Course  Requirement: 
    i)  The  course  offered  by  a  host  institution  should  be  made  available  for  participation  from  other institution.  In  general  it  is  not  expected  that  more  than  50%  participants  will  be  from  the  Host Institution.
    ii) 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.  For  10-14  lectures  (one  week  course)  ,  one  credit  and  for  20-28  lectures,  two  credits  may  be  assigned.
    III) Foreign  expert  faculty  should  take  minimum  of  75%  of  the  total  lectures  for  a  given  course.  Focus should  be  to  get  as  much  as  number  of  lectures  by  foreign  faculty.   
    4.  Consent  for  video  Recording  and  Broadcasting  consent  for  video  recording  and Broadcasting  (Live  streaming)  of  the  courses  should  be  obtained  from  the  foreign  experts by  the  respective  course  coordinator (Annex III: consent form)  as  soon  as  the  course  approval  notifications  is received.  They  may  be  informed  that  video  recording  of  the  courses  shall  be  broadcasted nationally/  within  the  Institute.  The  Video  recording  of  the  courses  can  also  be  linked  to  the National  Digital  Library  which  will  be  accessible  to  anyone. Course  coordinator  should  ensure  in  advance  for  necessary  arrangements  in  this  regard.
    5)  Development  of  Repository  course  coordinator  will  submit  a  copy  of  of  all  recorded  lectures  to  the  local  coordinator  within  30  days  of  the completion  of  the  course.  A  digital  repository  of  the  activities  under  GIAN  will  be maintained.  All  the  course  will  be  archived  and  will  be  made  available  for  dissemination. One  copy  will  also  be  provided  to  the  National  Digital  Library  through  the  Local  coordinator.
    6)  Funding  :
    i) For  one  week  course  the  budget  is  maximum  8000  USD  and  the budget  is  limited  to  a maximum  12000  USD  for  two  week  course.  The  break-up  heads  for  utilizing  the  fund  are  : 
    a)  Honorarium  and  travel  of  foreign  experts/faculty  (please  see  the  point  7  for  further clarification)
    b)  Lecture  note  preparation
    c)  Video  recording  of  the  course
    d)  Contingencies  and  miscellaneous  expenses  if  any.
     i)  a  maximum  of  Rs.  1.5  lakh  (for  one  week  course,  10-14  lectures)  and  Rs.  2  Lakhs  for (2 weeks  course,20-  28  lectures)  can  be  spent  for  items  (b),  (c)  and  (d)  only.  Here,  one  week means  five  working  days.  
    ii)  Food,  transport  and  accommodation  of  course  participants  will  be  borne  by  the individual  course participants  themselves.  Alternatively,  it  can  be  arranged  by  the  course  coordinator  on  payment basis  separately  (not  as  a  part  of  registration  fee)  based  on  the  prior  request  from  the  participants. 
    7.  Payment  to  Foreign  Experts: (Annex IV)
    Maximum  honorarium  for  foreign  expert  faculty  per  lecture  (1  hour  duration)  can  be  250  USD.  In any  case,  for 
    1  week  course,  maximum  honorarium  will  be  up  to  3,000  USD  or  5,000  USD  for 
    2 Week  Course. Tax  to  be  deducted  at  source  (minimum  12  %)  on  the  honorarium  part  only. 
    Transaction  should  be  made  through  bank  transfer  preferably. 
    Transaction  charges  payable  to  bank  to  be  borne  by  this  amount  only.
    If  a  foreign  faculty  is  planning  to  deliver  lecture  in  two  courses  or  courses  at  different  institutions during  a  single  visit  to  India,  in  such  cases  it  may  be  ensured  that  travel  expenses  are  not  paid  twice or  by  both  the  institutions  for  the  single  journey  performed  by  the  foreign  expert.  However, domestic  travel  may  be  supported  for  moving  from  one  Institute  to  another  Institute.  (vi)  Use  the
    specific  voucher  (may  be  downloaded  from  local  GIAN  portal)  for  claiming  the  honorarium  and  TA for  foreign  expert/faculty.
    8) Course  Registration  and  Fee:
    It  is  the  responsibility  of  the  course  coordinator  to  make  the  necessary  arrangements  for  the conduct  of  the  courses.  This  includes  call  for  participation,  registration,  selection  of  participants, collection  of  registration  fee,  contact  and  arrangements  for  national  and  international  experts, arrangements  for  classes,  accommodation,  provision  of  certificates,  conduct  of  examinations  if  any. Local  coordinator  and  GIAN  project  staff  would  assist  the  course  coordinator  in  this  regard.  The course  coordinator  should  consult  with  the  local  coordinator  for  the  creation  of  content  and archival  /  maintenance  of  repository,  linking  with  local  GIAN  portal  which  will  be  connected  to  the main  GIAN  portal,  submission  to  National  Digital  Library,  etc.
    Under  the  GIAN  budget,  there  is  no  separate  provision  for  foods,  transport  and  accommodation  of participants. 
    9) Disbursement  of  Registration  Fee: 
    Please  note  that  under  the  GIAN  budget  there  is  no  provision  for  honorarium  for  the  course coordinator.
    10) Course  Feedback: (Annex V)
    Feed  Back  from  the  foreign  experts  as  well  as  course  participants  will  be  obtained  after  completion
    of  the  course.  Feedback  form  may  be  downloaded  from  the  local  GIAN  portal.
  • Glimpses of GIAN

    GIAN Courses hosted at University of Mumbai Year 2016-17


    GIAN Courses hosted at University of Mumbai Year 2017-18

  • Courses

    GIAN Courses hosted at University of Mumbai Year 2016-17
    Sr. No. Course Name  Proposed Dates of Program if sanctioned   Foreign Faculty Name Foreign Faculty University/ College  Department of Host Faculty 
    1 From Lighting to Climate- a survey of thunderstorm on the atmosphere 6th Sept. to 16th Sept.2016 Prof. Yoav Yair, Dean at the School of Sustainaility Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC) Israel University of Mumbai
    2 A Shift from Innovation-focused to Systematic Innovativeness 27th sept. to 6th Sept.2016 SHAHAF GAL, Academy for Quality Govertment in Israel Israel University of Mumbai
    3 Introduction to Sensor Technology: Emphasis on Wave-Based (BIO) Chemical Microsensors & Bio-Sensors & Their Applications 19thOct to 23rd Oct.2016 Dr. Corinne"DEJOUS,Professor, Bordeaux Institute of Technology France Dept of Physics, Center for Nanotechnology    
    Dr. Vaishali Bambole
    4 Quantum Chromodynamics 2nd Nov.  to 9th Nov.2016 Prof. Eric Laenen, Nikhef, Amsterdam, The Neterlands, Netherlands (Holland, Europe) Dept of Physics   
    Dr. Radha Srinivasan
    5 Magnetic Nanomaterials 7th Nov. to 20th Nov.2016 Prof. R.V.Ramanujan,School of Materials Science and Engineering, NTU Singapore Dept of Physics       
    Dr. Anuradha Misra
    6 South Asian Englishes: Current resarch Directions 19th Dec to 23rd Dec.2016 Prof. Dr. Claudia Lange, Dresden University of Technology Germany Dept of English   
    Prof. Sachin Labde
    7 Topics in the Syntax of Modern Indo-Aryan languages, with a focus on Western Ino-Aryan Languages 23rd Dec. to 30th Dec. 2016 Dr. Rajesh Bhatt, Umass Amherst United State of America Dept. Of Lignustics 
    Dr. Avinash Pandey
    GIAN Courses hosted at University of Mumbai Year 2017-18
    Sr. No. Course Name Date of Sanctioned Programme Foregin Faculty Name Foregin Faculty , University / College Host Faculty
    1 Introduction to Light-Front Hadron Physics 11th Sept- 16th Sept. 2017 Prof. Stanley Brodsky SLAC, National Accelerator, Laboratory, Stanford University, USA Dept. Of Physics           Dr. Anuradha Mishra
    2  Free Boundary Problems of Obstacle type 23rd Oct. -28th Oct. 2017 Prof. Henrik Shahgholian The Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden Dept. Of mathematics                      Dr. Jyotshana Prajapat
    3 Topics in the Interface between Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics: Asserting, Asking, Answering 3rd Jan. - 13th Jan. 2018 Prof. Veneeta Dayal Rutgers University USA Dept. Of Lignustics     
    Dr. Avinash Pandey
    4  Literary Translation Theory and Practice in French 15th Jan - 24th Jan. 2018 Prof. La Sorbonne Nouvelle France Dept. Of French           
    Dr. Vidya Vencatensan
  • Contact Details 

    Address :- Global Initiative of Academic Network (GIAN),
    University of Mumbai,
    Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Bhavan, 3rd Floor, Vidyanagari,Santacruz (E), Mumbai – 400 098
    E-mail :coordinator-gian@mu.ac.in