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 (http://www.gian.iitkgp.ac.in/). Guru Nanak Dev University actively participated this academic program (http://online.gndu.ac.in/gian.aspx). Under this programme, Department of Biotechnology invited several international scientists of repute to the department.