Inside JGU 2019 - Issue 2 (Feb)

JGU has been shortlisted in two categories of the Times Higher Education (THE) Asia Awards 2019, International Strategy of the Year and Leadership and Management Team of the Year. 

In its application to THE, JGU highlighted its distinctive approach to university leadership, including youth, internationally qualified academic administrators, innovative institutional functions; a striving for gender parity, consistent engagement with Indian higher education policy; and dynamic decision making.

JGU also highlighted its international outreach strategy which comprises visits by the leadership team to leading universities and potential partner institutions across the world; participation in international conferences, academic events, and dialogues; and collaborations with leading universities across the world. JGU’s international collaborations take up to 10 different forms: student exchange; faculty exchange; study abroad; dual degree programmes; summer and winter schools; joint teaching; joint research; joint conferences; joint publications; and joint executive education programmes

The shortlist is available at https://theawardsasia.com/2019/en/page/shortlist

A Seminar on ‘Leveraging Customer Insight to Outdo Competition’ was organised by the Centre for Leadership and Change of the Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS) on 13 February 2019. The speaker was Dr. Olesya Govorun, Senior Director, Customer Strategy – Global Marketing at Pfizer Essential Health (PEH). Dr. Govorun addressed a group of about 80 students, mainly from the business school sharing insights on digital transformation, taking care of the needs of the internal stakeholders, role of master and individual brands, and understanding segmentation in the context of Pfizer. 

 

The Centre for Victimology & Psychological Studies (CVPS) of the Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences conducted a one-day workshop on “Emerging Perspectives in Victimology in South Asia” in association with the Victimology and Restorative Justice Program, Institute of Social Welfare & Research, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh on 25 February 2019. There were six delegates from the University of Bangladesh and nine speakers with over 60 participants. Five papers were presented at the workshop by the following JIBS researchers: 

  • Dr. Manjushree Palit, Assistant Professor & Deputy Director, Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences, presented a paper on ‘Family Therapy Intervention for Victims of Gender Based Violence’. 
  • Dr. Tithi Bhatnagar, Assistant Professor & Deputy Director, Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences, presented a paper on ‘Understanding Subjective Well-being in Helping Victims Cope’. 
  • Ms. Poulomi Bhadra, Assistant Professor & Assistant Director, Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences, presented a paper on ‘Forensic Victimology: A New Look at Victim Study’. 
  • Dr. Mohita Junnarkar, Assistant Director, Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences, presented a paper on ‘Victim Psychology in Courtroom’. 
  • Mr. Vipin Vijay Nair, Research Scholar, Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences, presented a paper on ‘Hidden Victimization: An Unexplored Research Domain’. 

In addition, the Centre for Leadership and Change (CLC), Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences conducted an interactive and activity based workshop on ‘How to Communicate like a Leader’ at JGU, on 27 February, 2019.

JIBS researchers also participated in three conferences:

  • Mr. Vipin Vijay Nair, Research Scholar, Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences, presented a paper on ‘Pornography Blackout in India: Best practice to Curb a Nationwide Addiction?’ in the 41st All India Criminology Conference from 1st to 3rd February, 2019, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai. 
  • Dr. Manjushree Palit, Assistant Professor & Deputy Director, Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences along with Ms. Karishma, Research Scholar at Jindal Institute of Behavioral Sciences attended a workshop and conference on ‘Improving Mental Health and Well-being of Communities: International Training on Skill Development for Diagnosis and Management of Mental Illness using Digital Technology’ from 7th to 9th February, 2019 at Indian Institute of Health Management Research, Jaipur. The conference focused on emerging trends in mental health, modes of delivery of mental health care, challenges and needs, public involvement in mental health etc. 

  • Ms. Sweta Lakhani, Research and Teaching Fellow, Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences, presented a paper on ‘The Procedure of Environment Impact Assessment: Call for Sustainable Development’ at Kirit P. Mehta School of Law (KPMSOL) of SVKM’s NMIMS, Mumbai on 16th February, 2019. 

 

JGU organised a conference on ‘The Future of United Nations’ on 20 February 2019 at JGU. Experts who attended the conference pressed for a more proactive approach from the the United Nations in order to end violence and forced displacement which would include restructuring of the Security Council and norms for grant of veto power.

The guests of honour were: Dr. Sukehiro Hasegawa President, Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan; Former Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Timor-Leste; Mr. Virendra Dayal, Former Chef de Cabinet to the Secretary General of the United Nations; Ambassador Mr. Chinmaya Gharekhan, Former Permanent Representative of India to the UN in Geneva and New York; and Ambassador Mr. Kamalesh Sharma, Former Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Timor-Leste.

The distinguished speakers included: Dr. S.M. Sharei, Executive Director, Center for UN Constitutional Research, Brussels, Belgium; Dr. Archna Negi, Associate Professor, Centre for International Politics, Organization & Disarmament Jawaharlal Nehru University; Ambassador Mr. Dilip Sinha, Former Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations; Professor C.S.R. Murthy, Professor & Chairperson Centre for International Politics, Organization & Disarmament Jawaharlal Nehru University; and Ambassador Ms. Neelam Sabharwal, Former Ambassador of India to the Netherlands.

Read More: https://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/revamp-of-un-security-council-stressed-119022101321_1.html

JGU sports teams participated in the National Law Tournament (Justice League’19) at Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar from 7th to 10th of February 2019 and performed exceedingly well. Some of the best universities from across India participated in the tournament. The JGU teams of swimming, athletics, football and kabaddi performed exceptionally well, outshining the other sports contingents.

Event

Name

Category

Medal/Position

Swimming (Women)

Lakshana Alva

50mt. Freestyle

Bronze

Priyanka Ray

50mt Breaststroke

Gold

Nayonika Sen

50mt. Butterfly

Silver

Nayonika Sen

50mt. Backstroke

Silver

Lakshana Alva, Priyanka, Nayonika  & Aayushi

4*50mt relay

Gold

Swimming (Men)

Diwakar Singh

50 m freestyle

Gold

50 m breaststroke

Gold

Divyam Singh

50 m freestyle

Bronze

50 m butterfly

Silver

Devansh Jalan

50 m backstroke

Bronze

50 m breaststroke

Silver

Sanjeev R

50 m butterfly

Gold

50 m backstroke

Gold

Diwakar, Divyam, Devansh & Sanjeev

4*50mt relay

Gold

Athletics  Men & Women

Nayan Prakash

3000mt

Gold

Nayan Prakash

800mt

Silver

Nayan Prakash

1500mt

Gold

Adhyayan Chaudhry

3000mt

Gold

Adhyayan Chaudhry

800mt

Bronze

Karan Raj Singh 

Shotput

Gold

Karan Raj Singh 

Discus throw

Silver

Lakshana Alva

100mt

Gold

Lakshana Alva

200mt

Silver

Lakshana Alva

400mt

Gold

Priyanka, Lakshana, Ayushi & Samira

4*100mt Relay

Bronze

Samira, Lakshana  Alva, Diwakar & Divyam

4* 100mt Mixed Relay

Silver

Football (Men)

Overall Champions

Kabaddi (Men)

Runner-up

     

JGU participated in the Agneepath Sports Competition at Ashoka University from 15th to 17th February 2019

Date: 15th to 17th Feb, 2019                                                            Venue: Ashoka University

S. No.

Event

Position/ Medal

1

Badminton team (W)

Silver Medal

2

Volleyball team (M)

Silver Medal

JGU also participated in the Aparajit Sports Competition at the Symbiosis Law School, Noida from 15th to 17th February 2019

Date: 15th 17th Feb, 2019                                                       Venue: Symbiosis Law School, Noida

S. No.

Event

Position/ Medal

1

Tennis  team (Women)

Silver Medal

In addition, RedBull, as part of its international hunt for exceptional football players, recently hosted the Neymar Jr. five a side tournament at JGU on 13 February 2019. The tournament saw the active participation of 16 teams from across the schools of JGU. A one-day affair, the Neymar tournament ended with a final between Pablo FC and Peaky Blinders, with Pablo FC making it through to the city qualifiers held at the Adidas Base in Chattarpur, Delhi. The national winners will make their way to Brazil to train with Neymar himself and will be supported by RedBull as they attempt to make their way into professional football. 

The Jindal Initiative on Research in IP and Competition (JIRICO) organised a seminar on “Brexit: To be or Not to be (in the EU)?” on 25 February 2019 with Dr. Stelios Andreadakis, Senior Lecturer in Corporate and Financial Law and Director of Postgraduate Programmes at Brunel University London.

The seminar focused on the Brexit process in the UK and some historical background information to put the decision to leave the EU in context, followed by an analysis of the different options available to the UK, the challenges of reaching an agreement with the EU, the reasons behind the delays and what are the scenarios ahead of March 2019. The presentation touched upon the perspective of the UK, the EU and the EU citizens living or working in the UK. 

  • Bio of the Speaker

Dr. Stelios Andreadakis is a Senior Lecturer in Corporate and Financial Law and Director of Postgraduate Programmes at Brunel University London. Prior to joining Brunel, he was a Lecturer and LLM Director at the University of Leicester and a Senior Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University. He holds a PhD and an LLM in International Commercial Law from the University of Leicester and an undergraduate Law degree from the Law School of the University of Athens, Greece. Dr Andreadakis’ research interests are in the areas of Corporate Law and EU Law. He is particularly interested in corporate governance, exploring aspects of regulation of companies, corporate theories, the operation of financial markets and the role of scandals in the introduction of new legislation. His current work focuses on the role of whistle-blowers in modern corporate governance and he is conducting empirical research in the US, Japan and Europe. A monograph will be published by Edward Elgar with the findings of the research project and his recommendations as to the role of corporate culture in the strengthening of whistleblower protection worldwide. Dr Andreadakis was invited to make a contribution as an expert to a public Hearing organised by the Committee on Constitutional Affairs of the European Parliament in April 2016 in Brussels about the EU Accession to the European Convention of Human Rights and the future of Fundamental Rights protection. He has taught as a Visiting Professor in Santiago, Chile, Modena, Italy, Alcala De Henares, Spain, Athens, Greece and Warsaw, Poland.

The Public Policy Club at the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy (JSGP) & Policy Talks, organised a policy dialogue on ‘Legal Empowerment and SDG 16’ with Dr. Naresh Singh, International Development Advisor, Canada and Mr. Bibek Debroy, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India and Member of NITI Aayog. It was moderated by Professor Ramaswamy Sudarshan, Dean, JSGP, on Monday 11th February 2019, at Jindal Global Educational & Professional Academy, NTH Building, Qutab Institutional Area, Delhi.

Policy Talks is a body cofounded by Meenuka Mathew, JSGP alumna, which provides public policy resources, opportunity, leadership, and tools needed by civil society to expand, enhance, and sustain their ability to advance social change. The Public Policy Club is a student led initiative at the JSGP mentored by the Dean Professor Sudarshan organises events such as workshops, and seminars for students on different public policy issues.

Dr. Naresh Singh was Executive Director of the Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor.  Prof. Bibek Debroy contributed to the work of the Commission, which was co-chaired by Ms. Madeleine Albright and Prof Hernando de Soto. The commission published its report in 2008.

Along with the Prof. Bibek Debroy, Dr. Naresh Singh and Professor Sudarshan as moderator, Vice Chancellor of the O.P. Jindal Global University Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar was also present on the occasion. Professor (Dr.) Kumar welcomed the guests and mentioned that public policy school has been an effort on the part of the university to engage with issues surrounding policy not only related to only universities but also with the government, non-governmental organizations, think-tanks, research institutions etc. He reiterated that public policy school has an important role to play to help government take informed decisions and continuously working towards speaking truth to power.  Government rarely tend to take suggestions from outside of the government, nonetheless such dialogues are important which brings together people from different walks of life to create a unique perspective to look at problems.

Dr. Naresh Singh stated that in 2008, his commission identified that 4 billion people at that point of time, could not use the law to improve their living. The only time when the people encountered a law when they faced some sort of a punitive action. Those people are the people who live in the so called ‘informal’ sector. In India, the current estimates show us that 90% of the livelihoods and 50% of the GDP come from the informal sector. Dr. Naresh Singh talked about four pillars – property rights, business rights, labor rights, and access to justice & rule of law for empowerment of people. The other four steps for people to take action for their empowerment are – mobilization, articulation, contestation, and confirmation.  

Professor Bivek Debroy discussed all the four pillars in Indian context. He said that the four individual reports of the commission of legal empowerment of the poor should be available and read by everyone. The four individual reports are not available and only the aggregate composite report of is available.

Professor Sudarshan welcomed the guests as well as talked about the importance of the Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor.

The other eminent guests present in the session were Dr. Parth Shah, Anup Pujari and others.