GIAN: Global Initiative of Academic Networks 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. 

Duration and Funding: GIAN facilitates the participation of high-quality international academicians for delivering short-term courses and programs in Indian institutions. The GIAN courses will vary in duration from one to three weeks depending on the subject 
A lump-sum amount of up to US$ 8000 for 12 to 14 hours of contact and up to US$ 12000 for 20 to 28 hours of contact can be paid to the foreign experts covering their travel and honorarium. Local hospitality will be arranged by the Host Institution. The duration (number of weeks/days) can be mutually decided by the host institution and the visiting faculty

Visa Type: The foreign academicians/experts/faculty visiting India under GIAN should apply for Business VISA for at least one month (preferably 2 months) before the scheduled departure 

Please find the following link for more information about the GIAN program
The coordinator of the GIAN program.:IIT Kharagpur 

Contact: The National Coordinator, GIAN
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur Kharagpur – 721302
West Bengal, India