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JGU Students Bags International Interdisciplinary Certificate Program ‘Identity Based Conflict Resolution’ at Bar Ilan University, Israel

Sonipat, 18th April, 2017: JGU adds another feather in the cap when 8 of its students got selected for a month long fully paid programme on International Interdisciplinary Program in Conflict Resolution, Management and Negotiation at prestigious Bar Llan University, Israel.

The selected 8 students will undergo extensive training for a month, starting from 6 July to 3 August 2017, a certificate programme of four courses with 8 credits.

Each student has been granted full tuition fee, 2,270 $, plus free accommodation by Bar-Ilan University for four weeks.

The selected students are: Subrahmanyan TD (15 JSIA), Sunidhi Gupta (15 JSIA), Karthikeya Dwivedi (15 JSIA), Raghunandan (16 JSIA), Anashwara (16 JSIA), Poonam Jindal (16 JSIA), Aditya Mukherjee (15 JGLS) & Riya Gupta (15 JGLS). 

Congratulating the students on achieving this feat, JGU VC Professor (Dr) C Raj Kumar said, “JGU’s aspiration to become a world class university is founded on our commitment to promoting high-quality interdisciplinary approach in a vibrant and plural environment, facilitated by a supportive governance and management structure, enabling policies and facilities and state-of –the –art-infrastructure. These international exchanges not only will broaden the horizon of the participants but will also arm them with greater degree of intellectual prowess towards global institution building.”

This four-week interdisciplinary summer program (July 6 – August 3, 2017), taught in English at Bar-Ilan University (Israel), offers four graduate level courses which focus on identity-based conflict with a particular emphasis on conflicts between Israelis and Palestinians and how to creatively address them. Courses can also be taken individually. Students from all disciplines in the social sciences and the humanities (including conflict resolution practitioners) will gain theoretical insights and practical understanding that have a wide range of applications at home, work and in the world. Courses are taught in experiential and hands-on ways by internationally recognized scholars and practitioners and include full day study tours, guest lectures, films, simulations and extracurricular activities. Classroom studies take place at the main Bar-Ilan University campus in Ramat-Gan, 15 minutes from Tel Aviv.

Dr. Khinvraj Jangid, Assistant Professor & Faculty Coordinator Jindal Centre for Israel Studies congratulating the students said, “In the minds of aspiring Indian youth, Israel does not come up as one of the options for academic purposes. Rather Israel is perceived as case of mighty state with strong military capabilities. Or many parents carry mistaken view that it is insecure to go because there is perpetual fight out there. Jindal Centre for Israel Studies is pioneering knowledge creation about Israeli society and academia. Jindal students who went to Bar-Ilan University earlier returned with more nuanced view of Israeli state and society. I am sure, the eight who are going will come back with more complex questions than stereotypes or easy answers.”

The Jindal Centre for Israel Studies at the Jindal School of International Affairs University chose this landmark day to host this conference.

It is also noteworthy to mention herewith that JGU also runs a Jindal Centre for Israel Studies at the Jindal School of International Affairs is the first of its kind dedicated to the field of Israel studies within the Indian academia and is committed to advancing India-Israel bilateral engagement.

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