Chemistry Professor participates in India’s GIAN program
University of Melbourne Chemistry Professor Muthupandian Ashok Kumar is one of 371 international academics worldwide invited to participate in the Government of India’s prestigious Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) program in 2015-16.
The GIAN Program aims to improve the quality of higher education in India through international collaboration by inviting leading international academics to deliver short-term courses and programs in Indian Higher Education institutions.
Professor Kumar visited India in February 2016 where he delivered an advanced course on Sonoprocess Engineering at the National Institute of Technology Warangal.
Sixty students participated in the course, which consisted of 20 lectures exploring the fundamental and applied aspects of ultrasonic processing technology and its applications in fields such as wastewater treatment, food processing and diagnostic and therapeutic medicine.
The program has opened discussions between the University and the National Institute of Technology Warangal on opportunities for research collaboration and joint-research projects with academics in the University of Melbourne. Australia India Education has more information.