FLAIR (Fostering Linkages in Academic Innovation and Research) is a new capacity-building initiative by the Department of Higher Education of the Government of Kerala for new faculty members in academic innovation and research excellence. The vision of the FLAIR programme is training newly joined faculty members in Teaching-Learning and Research. The objectives of FLAIR are the following: 1. Motivating the newly joined faculty members to adopt innovative Teaching-Learning and Research strategies. 2. Raising standards in Teaching-Learning by equipping new generation teachers with innovative skills through training. 3. Promoting excellence in research in the higher education institutions through capacity building 4. Establishment of web-based networks of academicians called ‘Collaborative Academic Networks’ (CAN) for knowledge sharing.