Environmental and Water Resources Decision Making Using Information Theory under Climate and Anthropogenic changes



YouTube Video

No of participants for the course will be limited to fifty.

Previous GIAN Programmes:
Water Futures of Urban and Rural Landscapes, February 09-13, 2018, https://sites.google.com/site/2018gian/

Hydrologic Modeling and Climate Change, December 05-16, 2016 https://sites.google.com/site/gbpuatgian/

Water Quality Regulations and Modeling Approaches: September 04-08, 2018 http://www.gbpuat.ac.in/trainings_conferences/14.05.2018_GBPUAT_GIAN_Leaflet_Iran.PDF

GIAN Introduction

Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN), an initiative by Govt. of India for Higher Education, is intended to tapping the international pool of talented scientists/entrepreneurs with an objective to encourage their engagement with the institutes of Higher Education in India. The initiative is aimed 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 (a) garner the best international experience into our systems of education, (b) enable interaction of students and faculty with the best academic/industry experts from all over the world, and (c) share their experiences and expertise to motivate people to work on Indian problems, there is a need for building up a global academic network. 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 Program not only for the new IITs, IIMs, IISERs but also other institutions in the country.


The proposed GIAN is envisaged to achieve the following objectives:

  • To increase the footfalls of reputed international faculty in the Indian academic institutes.
  • Provide opportunity to our faculty to learn and share knowledge and teaching skills in cutting edge areas.
  • To provide opportunity to our students to seek knowledge and experience from reputed International faculty.
  • To create avenue for possible collaborative research with the international faculty
  • To increase participation and presence of international students in the academic Institutes.
  • Opportunity for the students of different Institutes/Universities to interact and learn subjects in niche areas through collaborative learning process.
  • Provide opportunity for the technical persons from Indian Industry to improve understandings and update their knowledge in relevant areas.
  • Motivate the best international experts in the world to work on problems related to India.
  • Develop high quality course material in niche areas, both through video and print that can be used by a larger body of students and teachers.
  • To document and develop new pedagogic methods in emerging topics of national and international interest.