Dr. Govind D., Assistant Professor, working in the Center for Computational Engineering and Networking, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, has secured an outstanding grade of "AS" in the MHRD sponsored Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) course on the topic, "Advanced Sinusoidal Modelling of Speech and Applications", organized at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati during December 2016.
To enhance the global research competency of faculty and students in India, MHRD introduced a program in 2015 called Global Initiative for Academic Networks (GIAN). The credits and grades obtained in GIAN course show the international competency of the Indian faculty in the respective research topics.
Under this program, 400 renowned academicians working in various fields and various universities worldwide are invited to Indian universities and they are sponsored by MHRD to conduct courses in advanced research topics. The program creates a platform to network with foreign experts and for faculty to become familiar with new styles of teaching and evaluation. The GIAN courses are credit courses and a foreign expert academician conducts the respective topic exactly as conducted and evaluated in a foreign university. The course was