Nobel laureates to teach in IITs, IIMs

Published on April 23, 2015 10:32:58 AM
Government of India plans to rope in Nobel laureates and foreign faculty to teach in IIT’s under its global Initiative of Academic Network (GIAN) program.

Considered a dream project by academic experts, the program has been looking forward to appoint about 20 Nobel laureates and more than 800 foreign academicians in prestigious institutes like IIMs and IITs.

The GIAN program, a flag ship program kick started by education ministry sought to invite academicians, scientists, experts and entrepreneurs from the top ranking universities across the globe.

Sources said, each international faculty will be paid Rs 7, 55,000 for teaching a 20-day session and Rs 5,03,300 for teaching a 15-day session.
Sources added that, 80 centrally funded institutes have recommended the names of eminent faculties all over the globe and currently these names have been reviewed. Foreign professors have forwarded their interest to join IIT’s and IIM’s via their respective foreign embassies.

The program has been planned to introduce foreign faculty to IITs, IIMs, NITs, central universities and other institutes having ‘A’grade.

Currently are facing serious faculty shortage. Government and Ministry of Human Resource Development felt that implementing this program will help to end the faculty shortage being faced by, IITS and IIMs.