Objectives and Guidelines.

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.

Details of Approved Courses from Department of Mathematics & Statistics, IIT Kanpur


Mathematical Foundations of Cardiac Electro Physiology
Foreign Faculty: Luca Pavarino, Dipartmento di Mathematica, Universita di Pavia, Italy
Host Faculty: Prof. B.V. Rathish Kumar
Dates: 19th March 2018 to 24th March 2018
Brochure: Mathematical Foundations of Cardiac Electro Physiology


Advanced Techniques and Methodologies of Big Data in Science and Engineering
Foreign Faculty: Tapabrata Maiti, Professor and Graduate Director in the Department of Statistics & Probability and the Co-director for the Center for Business and Social Analytics at Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University, USA United States of America
Host Faculty: Prof. Subhra Sankar Dhar

Dates: 3rd February 2018 to 7th February 2018


Brochure: Advanced Techniques and Methodologies of Big Data in Science and Engineering


Control of Fluids: Theory & Computation
Foreign Faculty: Dr. Jean Pierre Raymond, France
Host Faculty: Prof. B.V. Rathish Kumar
Dates: 22nd January 2018 to 27th January 2018
Brochure: Control of Fluids: Theory & Computation


Differential Geometry and PDEs
Foreign Faculty: Luca Vitagliano, UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SALERNO Italy
Host Faculty: Prof. Ashis Mandal
Dates: 4th December 2017 to 8th December 2017
Brochure: Differential Geometry and PDEs


Deformation Theory of algebraic structures and Twisted algebraic structures
Foreign Faculty: Abdenacer Makhlouf, Universite de Haute Alsace France
Host Faculty: Dr. Ashis Mandal
Dates: 23rd October 2017 to 3rd November 2017
Brochure: Deformation Theory of algebraic structures and Twisted algebraic structures


Variational Multiscale Finite Element Methods in Computational Fluid Dynamics (VMS-FEM in CFD)

Foreign Faculty: Prof. Ramon Codina, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain
Host Faculty: Prof. B. V. Rathish Kumar

Dates: 4th May 2016 to 14th May 2016

Brochure: Variational Multiscale Finite Element Method in Computational Fluid Dynamics