Leadership for Academicians Program (LEAP)


Building excellence in leadership in Higher Education institutions in the country through a pool of trained professionals.


To develop the nation’s Higher Education leaders, so that they contribute towards the advancement of Higher Education in India and the achievement of the goals of better access, equity and quality in the field of Higher Education.


About LEAP
The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India has launched a three week Leadership for Academicians Program (LEAP), which includes one week foreign training component in one of the top 100 universities in global rankings.
This program will be conducted by a few select top ranked institutions nationally. IIT (BHU), Varanasi, has conducted this program last year and this year again selected by MHRD to implement LEAP. This initiative primarily aims to identify and train such faculty who are expected to move into academic leadership role in near future where high level of governance and management skills would be required. llT (BHU), Varanasi is well positioned to implement this national initiative of leadership capacity building that will improve the quality of academic leadership in our country. IIT(BHU), Varanasi will leverage it's internal resources, a wide network of alumni and collaborations nationally and globally to conduct the leadership development program. Our guiding principle will be 'Excellence in Education with Character Building'. The most important outcome of this proposed leadership development program will be to enable participants for "Building Ethos of an Institution". The underlying theme in the leadership development content framework will focus on building ethos, fostering values, and developing cultural sensitivity. Through these lenses, participants will then be able to formulate and administer the rules, regulations, and guidelines in the context of their own Institutions.