Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN)

Not even a single course proposal was submitted by Jamia Hamdard and MANUU under the Global Initiative Program.
At least 187 different universities across India submitted hundreds of proposals to conduct different courses under the Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) in order to garner the best international experience into the educational system in the country and enable interaction of students and faculty with the best academic and industry experts from all over the world. But minority institutions like Maulana Azad National Urdu University and Jamia Hamdard surprisingly didn’t submit even a single proposal for conducting any course, reveals RTI.
The Govt. of India had approved Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) in Higher Education in 2015 and launched it on November 30 the same year. The program was 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.
According to an RTI reply which Twocircles.net filed with Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, which was designated as the National Coordinating Institute for GIAN, zero proposals were submitted by Jamia Hamdard and Maulana Azad National Urdu University whereas Jamia Millia Islamia submitted 63 proposals out of which 35 were accepted and Aligarh Muslim University submitted 23 proposals out of which 17 were accepted. A total of 1,417 courses were approved after proposals were submitted by 187 universities across India, out of which 921 courses have been completed.
(Extracted from twocircles.net)

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