GIAN approved courses

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.

GIAN External link of GIAN Webpage hosted by IIT Kharagpur




Prof. Priti Maheshwari

Prof. Priti Maheshwari
Local Coordinator (GIAN)

List of GIAN approved courses:


S.No. Course Name Course Area Foreign Faculty Host Faculty Duration
1. An Urban Districts and Area-Based Approach towards Sustainability Architecture, Design, Planning and Heritage Ing. Annette Rudolph-Cleff, Professor, Department of Design and Urban Development, Technische Universität Darmstadt - Architecture, , Germany Dr. Arindam Biswas, Department of Architecture & Planning 04-11-2016 to 10-11-2016
2. Interior-Architecture, Craft and Design: Focus on Inter-Disciplinarity Architecture, Design, Planning and Heritage Maarit Salolainen, Interior architecture, Craft and Design: Focus on Inter-Disciplinarity, , Finland Smriti Saraswat, Department of Architecture & Planning 03-10-2016 to 12-10-2016
3. Remediation & Management of Polluted Groundwater Sites Earth & Environment Sciences Abinash Agrawal, , United States of America Dr. Brijesh Kumar Yadav, Department of Hydrology 16-05-2016 to 29-05-2016
4. Urban Analytics: Evaluating and Measuring Sustainability of Cities Architecture, Design, Planning and Heritage Prof Subhrajit Guhathakurta, , United States of America Arindam Biswas, Architecture & Planning 04-06-2018 to 09-06-2018
5. Neuromorphic Computing with Nanoscale Spintronic Devices Electronics, Electrical, Information & Communication Technology Dr Abhronil Sengupta, , United States of America Brajesh Kumar Kaushik, Electronics and Communication Engineering 23-07-2020 to 27-07-2020
6. Biomedical Image Analysis Electronics, Electrical, Information & Communication Technology Rangaraj (Raj) Mandayam Rangayyan, University of Calgary, , Canada Prof. Vinod Kumar, Electrical Engineering 09-01-2017 to 13-01-2017
7. LOW-CARBON BUILT ENVIRONMENTS: DESIGN APPROACH AND PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT Architecture, Design, Planning and Heritage Sukumar Natarajan, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, University of Bath, , United Kingdom E. Rajasekar, Architecture Department 09-04-2017 to 18-04-2017
8. Emerging Hydrometric Techniques for Discharge Estimation and Rating Curve Development Earth & Environment Sciences TommasoMoramarco, Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection - CNR, , Italy Dr.MuthiahPerumal, Hydrology 03-04-2017 to 08-04-2017
9. GREEN WATER INFRASTRUCTURE I – SUSTAINABLE URBAN STORMWATER MANAGEMENT Earth & Environment Sciences ASHANTHA GOONETILLEKE, Professor, Water/Environmental Engineering, Queensland university of Technology, , Australia Professor Himanshu Joshi, Hydrology 18-07-2018 to 27-07-2018
10. GREEN WATER INFRASTRUCTURE II– INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT Earth & Environment Sciences FABIO MASI, IRIDRA Srl, , Italy Professor Himanshu Joshi, Hydrology 29-05-2017 to 09-06-2017
11. Recent Advancements in Biophysical Techniques and Virology Life Sciences & Healthcare Gabriel C Lander, , United States of America Shailly Tomar, Department of Biotechnology 15-04-2018 to 21-04-2018
12. Urban Stormwater Management: Science, Policy, and Engineering Training for SMART CITIES Earth & Environment Sciences Debabrata Sahoo, Woolpert Inc, , United States of America Dr. Sumit Sen, Hydrology 27-02-2017 to 06-03-2017
13. Microstructural engineering and properties of advanced ceramics Chemical, Bio-Chemical Young-Wook Kim, University of Seoul, , Korea South Dr. B. Venkata Manoj Kumar, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 15-11-2016 to 21-11-2016
14. Semiotic Approach to Feminist Studies Humanities & Liberal Arts KANIKA BATRA, faculty in the Department of English, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA, , United States of America Prof SMITA JHA, HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES 08-08-2017 to 12-08-2017
15. Recent Advancement on Electric Vehicle Electronics, Electrical, Information & Communication Technology Prof Sheldon Williamson, , Canada Dr.Avik Bhattacharya, Electrical Engineering 09-03-2020 to 13-03-2020
16. FLOW AND CONTAMINANT TRANSPORT THROUGH SUBSURFACE Earth & Environment Sciences Prof Rao S. Govindaraju, , United States of America Dr Pramod Kumar Sharma, Civil Engineering 02-03-2020 to 06-03-2020
17. Sensitive High Resolution Ion MicroProbe (SHRIMP) applications of isotope geochemistry in Earth System Science Earth & Environment Sciences Ian S. Williams, , Australia Prof. Sandeep Singh, Earth Sciences 04-09-2017 to 09-09-2017
18. Numerical Methods for Stochastic Differential Equations Mathematical & Computer Sciences Prof Michael Tretyakov, , United Kingdom Dr Chaman Kumar, Mathematics 03-08-2020 to 14-08-2020
19. HVDC Transmission and FACTS Electronics, Electrical, Information & Communication Technology Vijay K. Sood, , Canada Dr. Manoj Tripathy, Electrical Engineering 17-12-2018 to 21-12-2018
20. Biomedical Signal Acquisition, Processing and Analysis Electronics, Electrical, Information & Communication Technology Dinesh Kant Kumar, , Australia P. Sumathi, Electrical Engineering 19-12-2017 to 23-12-2017
21. Robotic Systems Modeling and Control Electronics, Electrical, Information & Communication Technology Doik Kim, , Korea South Felix Orlando Maria Joseph, Electrical Engineering 11-12-2017 to 15-12-2017
22. Smart Mobility Design for Urban Health and Well-Being: An interdisciplinary approach to Urban Transformation and Liveable Cities Architecture, Design, Planning and Heritage J Alexander Schmidt, , Germany Dr.Gaurav Raheja, Architecture & Planning 14-08-2017 to 23-08-2017
23. Stability of vortices and non-isothermal parallel flow Physical Sciences Yuji Hattori, , Japan Premananda Bera, Mathematics 04-12-2017 to 09-12-2017
24. Membrane separations for the desalination of water: Materials, processes, applications and transport theory Chemical, Bio-Chemical Anthony SZYMCZYK, , France Dr.P.Mondal, Chemical Engineering 29-10-2018 to 02-11-2018
25. Advancement of Signal Processing in Earth Observation Electronics, Electrical, Information & Communication Technology Hussein Yahia, the head of INRIA research team GEOSTAT (Geometry and statistics in acquisition data), , France Dr. Dharmendra Singh, Electronics & Communication Engineering 05-12-2016 to 09-12-2016
26. Integrated modelling of subsurface flow and transport in porous media – Challenges and Opportunities Earth & Environment Sciences Mayur Pal, Maersk Oil Research and Technology Centre, , Qatar Dr. Brijesh Kumar Yadav, Hydrology 02-01-2017 to 14-01-2017
27. Universal Design & Accessibility Planning: an interdisciplinary approach to inclusive environments Architecture, Design, Planning and Heritage Korydon Smith, , United States of America Dr.Gaurav Raheja, Architecture & Planning 22-01-2018 to 28-01-2018
28. Jet Flows: Subsonic, Supersonic and Synthetic with Applications Mechanical Sciences & Infrastructure Gary W Rankin, , Canada Dr. Sushanta Dutta, Mechanical & Industrial engineering 03-12-2018 to 07-12-2018
29. HIGH SPEED OPTICAL TRANSMITTERS FOR OPTICAL INTERCONNECTS Physical Sciences Geert Morthier, , Belgium Dr.Rajesh Kumar, Physics 15-10-2018 to 20-10-2018
30. Remote Sensing Science and Sensors for Agricultural Applications Earth & Environment Sciences Jasmeet Judge, , United States of America Dharmendra Singh, Electronics and Communication Engineering 20-02-2018 to 24-02-2018
31. Reliability based robust optimization: The future of structural design Mechanical Sciences & Infrastructure Sondipon Adhikari, , United Kingdom Rajib Chowdhury, Civil Engineering 18-12-2017 to 22-12-2017
32. Economic growth and Regional development and governance: Sustainable approach to regional development Architecture, Design, Planning and Heritage Fumihiko Seta, , Japan Dr.Arindam Biswas, Architecture & Planning 13-08-2017 to 18-08-2017
33. Architectural Theory: Worldviews, Conceptual Histories and Role Models Architecture, Design, Planning and Heritage Axel Sowa, , Germany Smriti Saraswat, Architecture and Planning 20-12-2017 to 24-12-2017
34. Two Phase Flow and Heat Transfer Mechanical Sciences & Infrastructure Stephane Zaleski, , France Dr.Arup Kumar Das, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, IIT Roorkee 23-10-2017 to 03-11-2017
35. Nanostructured Materials: Science and Technology Chemical, Bio-Chemical Ashutosh Tiwari, , United States of America Prof. Shishir Sinha, Chemical Engineering 08-10-2018 to 12-10-2018
36. Energy Efficient Hardware Security Using Post-CMOS Nanodevices for Mobile Computing Electronics, Electrical, Information & Communication Technology Dr Swaroop Ghosh, , United States of America Brajesh Kumar Kaushik, Electronics and Communication Engineering 06-07-2020 to 10-07-2020
37. Road Traffic Safety Mechanical Sciences & Infrastructure Peter Tarmo Savolainen, , United States of America Dr Indrajit Ghosh, Civil Engineering 30-09-2019 to 04-10-2019
38. Jump Processes in Risk Management Management Peter Tankov, , France Dr Chaman Kumar, Department of Mathematics 17-12-2018 to 21-12-2018
39. Introduction to Spintronics Electronics, Electrical, Information & Communication Technology SUPRIYO BANDYOPADHYAY, , United States of America Dr.Brajesh Kumar Kaushik, Electronics and Communication Engineering 18-12-2017 to 22-12-2017
40. Signal Processing Techniques for Energy and Spectrum Efficient Wireless Transmitters for 4G/5G Communication Electronics, Electrical, Information & Communication Technology Fadhel M. Ghannouchi, , Canada Meenakshi Rawat, Electronics and Communication Engineering 22-12-2017 to 26-12-2017
41. Water Sensitive Urban Design and Integrated urban Water Management Other Categories / Interdisciplinary Categories Prof Ashok Sharma, , Australia Dr Pramod Kumar Sharma, Civil Engineering 01-06-2020 to 05-06-2020
42. Advanced Sliding Mode Control and Estimation for Real Complex Systems of the 21st Century Electronics, Electrical, Information & Communication Technology Sarah K Spurgeon, , United Kingdom Dr. Sohom Chakrabarty, Electrical Engineering 23-10-2017 to 27-10-2017
43. Probabilistic analysis of power plants and design of metamaterial-based shields for enhanced performance Mechanical Sciences & Infrastructure Oreste S Bursi, , Italy Dr.Anil Kumar, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 22-04-2019 to 26-04-2019
44. Logic Design under Paradigm of Rebooting Computing Electronics, Electrical, Information & Communication Technology Himanshu Thapliyal, , United States of America Dr.Brajesh Kumar Kaushik, Electronics and Communication Engineering 25-12-2017 to 29-12-2017
45. Applied Groundwater Flow and Transport Modeling with MODFLOW Earth & Environment Sciences Thomas Harter, , United States of America Brijesh Kumar Yadav, Hydrology 26-07-2018 to 03-08-2018
46. Induced Polarization of Rocks: From Petrophysics to Tomography and Their Applications to Reservoirs and Geothermal System Earth & Environment Sciences André Revil, , France Ravi Sharma, Earth Sciences 05-03-2018 to 09-03-2018
47. Sliding Mode Control in Infinite-Dimensional Setting: Theory Extension and Applications Electronics, Electrical, Information & Communication Technology Yuri Orlov, , Mexico Dr.Sohom Chakrabarty, Electrical Engineering 07-11-2018 to 11-11-2018
48. Seismic Anisotropy: Estimation, Imaging, & Reservoir Characterization Earth & Environment Sciences Jyoti Behera, , United States of America Ravi Sharma, Earth Sciences 28-05-2018 to 01-06-2018
49. Applicability of Rock Physics and Rock Mechanics in Shale Reservoirs Earth & Environment Sciences Manika Prasad, , United States of America Ravi Sharma, Earth Sciences 09-07-2018 to 13-07-2018
50. RF Power Amplifier Design and Integration for 4G/5G Applications Electronics, Electrical, Information & Communication Technology Kamal K. Samanta, , United Kingdom Dr.Karun Rawat, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering 17-12-2017 to 21-12-2017
51. Transport of viruses and colloids in variably-saturated soil and groundwater Earth & Environment Sciences S.Majid Hassanizadeh, , Netherlands (Holland, Europe) Dr.Brijesh Kumar Yadav, Hydrology 12-02-2019 to 20-02-2019
52. Desi Homes: Literary and Digital Cultures of the Indian Diaspora in the New Millennium Humanities & Liberal Arts Nalini Iyer, , United States of America Dr.Rahul Krishna Gairola, Humanities and Social Sciences 31-07-2017 to 04-08-2017
53. Electrokinetic in porous media Mathematical & Computer Sciences André Revil, , France Dr.Ameeya kumar Nayak, Mathematics 27-11-2017 to 08-12-2017
54. Risk Communication: Application to Urban Planning for Creating Resilient Cities Architecture, Design, Planning and Heritage SUBHOJYOTI SAMADDAR, , Japan Dr.Uttam Kunar Roy, Architecture and Planning 19-03-2018 to 23-03-2018
55. Analysis and applications of document image processing Mathematical & Computer Sciences Josep Llados, , Spain Partha Pratim Roy, Computer Science & Engineering 04-12-2017 to 08-12-2017
56. Shaping Urban Future for Global Cities in Developing Country Architecture, Design, Planning and Heritage Zhu Qian, , Canada Arindam Biswas, Architecture & Planning 15-11-2017 to 21-11-2017
57. Methods and techniques in integrated Structural Biology: Toward structure based drug development Life Sciences & Healthcare B V Venkatar PRASAD, , United States of America PRAVINDRA KUMAR, BIOTECHNOLOGY 15-01-2018 to 21-01-2018
58. CLIMATE RESPONSIVE BUILDING DESIGN: Designing of Climate Resilient High Performance Buildings Architecture, Design, Planning and Heritage Prof Anir Upadhyay, , Australia E.Rajasekar, Architecture and Planning 04-05-2020 to 08-05-2020
59. Advancement of Radar System and Its Potential Applications Electronics, Electrical, Information & Communication Technology Werner Wiesbeck, Professor, , Germany Dharmendra Singh, Electronics and Communication Enginering 20-11-2017 to 24-11-2017
60. COMPREHENSIVE ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY: (ECG LEAD SYSTEMS, SIGNAL PROCESSING, INTERPRETATION CLINICAL APPLICATIONS) Electronics, Electrical, Information & Communication Technology Peter Macfarlane, Inst of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences Electrocardiology Group Level 1, New Lister Building, Royal Infirmary Glasgow, , United Kingdom Prof. Vinod Kumar, Electrical Engineering 23-02-2016 to 27-02-2016
61. CRYSTALLOGRAPHY FOR MATERIALS SCIENTISTS Chemical, Bio-Chemical K.M.Knowles, , United Kingdom Professor Anjan Sil, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 05-12-2016 to 10-12-2016
62. Population Balance Equations with Applications Chemical, Bio-Chemical Jacek Banasiak, Technical University of Lodz and University of Pretoria, , South Africa Dr.Ankik Kumar Giri, Mathematics 26-11-2018 to 30-11-2018
63. BASINS/HSPF Workshop Training Earth & Environment Sciences Anurag Mishra, AQUA TERRA Consultants, , United States of America Dr.Sumit Sen, Department of Hydrology 06-06-2016 to 14-06-2016
64. Green Building- Philosophy, Design, Implementation and Performance Architecture, Design, Planning and Heritage PC Thomas, Director, Team Catalyst Pty Ltd, , Australia Dr.Avlokita Agrawal, Department of Architecture & Planning 02-01-2017 to 13-01-2017
S.No. Course Name Course Area Foreign Faculty Host Faculty Duration