Inside JGU 2021 - Issue 3 (March)

JIBS conducts online sessions and certificate programmes

1)  Webinar on ‘Ideation to Publication: Strategies to Achieve your Writing Goals’

As a part of the Conversations in Research & Access Strategies (CIRAS) Talks series, the Centre for Criminology & Forensic Studies (CCFS) of Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS) conducted on 3 March a webinar on ‘Ideation to Publication: Strategies to Achieve your Writing Goals’.

Dr. Kalyani Unkule, Associate Professor, JGLS and Director & Head, Office of Alumni Relations, was the speaker at the webinar. The session was attended by about 25 participants.

During the session Dr. Unkule described the step-by-step process of writing and approaching the best Scopus-indexed journals for publication. She also suggested methods to find optimal ways to communicate the research.

Ms. Poulomi Bhadra, Assistant Professor, JIBS, moderated the session.

Flyer of webinar on ‘Ideation to Publication: Strategies to Achieve your Writing Goals’

2) Webinar on ‘Social Sciences – Key for Business Success’

JIBS in collaboration with Jindal Global Business School (JGBS) organised on 5 March a webinar on ‘Social Sciences – Key for Business Success’.

Mr. Kiran DM, CEE of ONGC Foundation, was the speaker at the webinar. The session was attended by about 35 participants.

The online talk focused on how social sciences knowledge and skills are crucial to business operations and development. Mr Kiran highlighted how social science knowledge and expertise is important for leadership roles in any organisation, as social studies help in the understanding of individual and collective behaviours. He stressed the importance of social sciences in evaluating policy approaches and offering practice-based interventions in the functioning of organisations.

Dr. Kulpreet Kaur, Assistant Professor, JGBS, moderated the session.

Flyer of Webinar on ‘Social Sciences – Key for Business Success’

3) JIBS organises various programmes at the Fourteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

JIBS organised/co-organised four programmes at the Fourteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice held during 7-12 March.

The United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice is the world’s largest and most diverse gathering of policymakers, practitioners, academia, intergovernmental organisations and civil society in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice.

During the event, the book on ‘Conflict: The Police & The People’ was launched by the authors, Professor (Dr.) Sanjeev P. Sahni, Principal Director, JIBS, and Garima Jain along with other attendees of the UN Congress. The book is carefully drafted to understand conflict and conflict resolution from a holistic perspective. Dr. Sahni spoke during a session on the book titled ‘A Global Perspective of Victimology and Criminology: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow & Criminology: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow’.

 Dr. Sahni and Mr. Vipin Vijay Nair, Lecturer, JIBS, also spoke on a session entitled ‘Creating an inclusive model of rehabilitation of victims of commercial sexual exploitation’ which addressed the new models of reform for victims of sexual exploitation. Dr. Sahni shared his insights into commercial sexual exploitation whereas Mr. Nair spoke on the characteristics that victims of sexual exploitation share as discovered through surveying a group of women as well as a new model for assisting these victims in rehabilitation and protection homes.

A session on ‘Creating a Holistic Model discussing the Prevalence and Best Practices to Curb the Menace of Ragging’ was also held during which Dr. Sahni and Rita Lorbo, Doctoral Research Scholar at JIBS, addressed the multi-dimensional aspects of the prevalence of ragging and its sustenance to date by taking a look at the different countries, their litigation and implementation. In the session, Dr. Sahni recommended the measures to respond to the increasing number of youth anxiety disorder cases during the Covid-19 crisis and Rita Iorbo reported the situation of ragging crisis in Nigeria. Ms. Shuchi Purohit and Ms. Urvashi Singh, JGLS students, also shared their views on the best practices to curb ragging.

4) Talk on ‘Identifying and Inhibiting Online Embezzlement’

Mr. Vipin Vijay Nair, Lecturer, JIBS, was invited for an expert talk on ‘Identifying and Inhibiting Online Embezzlement’ by Shivaji College, New Delhi, as a part of its Alumni Relations Initiative. The talk held on 17 March was attended by 75 participants.

During the webinar, Mr. Nair explained the ways to mitigate the risks posed by using electronic devices for online services and facilities. He highlighted how users are lured into giving away their personal and business details through various online banking frauds like phishing, vishing and smishing. He also explained how ATM, debit and credit card frauds can be avoided.

On the occasion, Mr. Nair was awarded with the Eminent Alumni Award by his alma mater for his noteworthy contribution in the field of academic research.

5) Three-Day Online Certificate Programme on ‘How to Say it at Work: Skills to Communicate with Superiors, Colleagues & External Customers’ during 17-19 March

With an aim to enhance the interpersonal skills needed to communicate effectively with peers, supervisors and subordinates at the workplace, JIBS in collaboration with Jindal Institute of Leadership Development and Executive Education (JILDEE) organised a three-day online certificate programme during 17-19 March on ‘Skills to Communicate with Superiors, Colleagues & External Customers’ for the officers of Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCI). The online programme was attended by 51 officers from PGCI.

The programme aimed at highlighting the various aspects of the development and assessment of communication skills in a workplace setting. Speakers outlined the critical relationship between employee engagement and work success, and the several implications that may arise because of the discrepancies in it.

Speakers included Prof (Dr.) Sanjeev P. Sahni, Principal Director, JIBS, (Dr.) Manjushree Palit, Associate Professor & Associate Dean, Jindal School of Psychology and Counselling (JSPC), Dr. Pulkit Khanna, Associate Professor, JIBS and Dr. Tanushree Sharma, Associate Professor, JGBS & Senior Additional Registrar.

Flyer of Three Day Online Certificate Programme titled ‘How to Say it at Work: Skills to Communicate with Superiors, Colleagues & External Customers’ on Effective Communication Skills

Flyer of Three Day Online Certificate Programme titled ‘How to Say it at Work: Skills to Communicate with Superiors, Colleagues & External Customers’ on Emotional Intelligence for Effective Communication

Flyer of Three Day Online Certificate Programme titled ‘How to Say it at Work Skills to Communicate with Superiors, Colleagues & External Customers’ on Business Communication

Flyer of Three Day Online Certificate Programme titled ‘How to Say it at Work Skills to Communicate with Superiors, Colleagues & External Customers’ on Crisis and Assertive Communication

Flyer of Three Day Online Certificate Programme titled ‘How to Say it at Work Skills to Communicate with Superiors, Colleagues & External Customers’ on Business Etiquette

Flyer of Three Day Online Certificate Programme titled ‘How to Say it at Work Skills to Communicate with Superiors, Colleagues & External Customers’ on Deciphering Body Language

6) Three-Day Online Certificate Programme on ‘How to Say it at Work: Skills to Communicate with Superiors, Colleagues & External Customers’ during 22-24 March

 JIBS organised a three-day online certificate programme during 22-24 March on ‘How to Say it at Work: Skills to Communicate with Superiors, Colleagues & External Customers’ for the officers of PGCI.  The programme aimed at enhancing interpersonal communication skills of the employees at their workplaces. The virtual programme conducted in collaboration with JILDEE was attended by more than 50 officers from PGCI.

The programme focused on enhancing professional development by understanding the different patterns of communication employed by people at workplaces.

During the conference, the speakers highlighted the effects of individual communication skills and related organisational factors on the professional growth of employees at their workplaces.

Speakers included Prof (Dr.) Sanjeev P Sahni, Principal Director, JIBS, (Dr.) Manjushree Palit, Associate Professor & Associate Dean, JSPC, Dr. Pulkit Khanna, Associate Professor, JIBS and Dr. Tanushree Sharma, Associate Professor, JGBS & Senior Additional Registrar.

Flyer of Three Day Online Certificate Programme titled ‘How to Say it at Work: Skills to Communicate with Superiors, Colleagues & External Customers’ on Effective Communication Skills

Flyer of Three Day Online Certificate Programme titled ‘How to Say it at Work: Skills to Communicate with Superiors, Colleagues & External Customers’ on Emotional Intelligence for Effective Communication

Flyer of Three Day Online Certificate Programme titled ‘How to Say it at Work Skills to Communicate with Superiors, Colleagues & External Customers’ on Business Communication

Flyer of Three Day Online Certificate Programme titled ‘How to Say it at Work Skills to Communicate with Superiors, Colleagues & External Customers’ on Crisis and Assertive Communication

Flyer of Three Day Online Certificate Programme titled ‘How to Say it at Work Skills to Communicate with Superiors, Colleagues & External Customers’ on Business Etiquette

Flyer of Three Day Online Certificate Programme titled ‘How to Say it at Work Skills to Communicate with Superiors, Colleagues & External Customers’ on Deciphering Body Language

7) Two-Day Online Certificate Programme on ‘Team Development & Performance Enhancement’

To inculcate performance enhancement through collaborative team effort at work spaces, JIBS organised a two-day online certificate programme on ‘Team Development & Performance Enhancement’ for officers of Haryana Civil Services (HCS). The virtual programme conducted in collaboration with JILDEE during 25-26 March was attended by 24 officers from HCS.

Speakers included Prof (Dr) Sanjeev P Sahni, Principal Director, JIBS, (Dr.) Manjushree Palit, Associate Professor & Associate Dean, JSPC, Dr. Tithi Bhatnagar, Associate Professor, JIBS, and Deputy Director, CLC, Dr. Pulkit Khanna, Associate Professor, JIBS, and Dr. Tanushree Sharma, Associate Professor, JGBS, & Senior Additional Registrar, and Mr. Arun Albert, Head,Training & Professional Development, JGU.

The speakers highlighted the principles and strategies of working as a cohesive unit toward a common goal, with shared confidence, conviction and respect for the contributions of each team member.

Flyer of Two-Day Online Certificate Programme titled ‘Team Development & Performance Enhancement’ on Mind-Body Relationship

Flyer of Two-Day Online Certificate Programme titled ‘Team Development & Performance Enhancement’ on Understanding Self and Others Using Emotional Intelligence

Flyer of Two-Day Online Certificate Programme titled ‘Team Development & Performance Enhancement’ on People Skills for Effective Deployment

Flyer of Two-Day Online Certificate Programme titled ‘Team Development & Performance Enhancement’ on Building a High Performance Team

Flyer of Two-Day Online Certificate Programme titled ‘Team Development & Performance Enhancement’ on Positive Psychology for Workplace Wellness

Flyer of Two-Day Online Certificate Programme titled ‘Team Development & Performance Enhancement’ on Leveraging Diverse Perspectives in Team Decision Making

Flyer of Two-Day Online Certificate Programme titled ‘Team Development & Performance Enhancement’ on Use of Humour for Team Success

Flyer of Two-Day Online Certificate Programme titled ‘Team Development & Performance Enhancement’ on Performance Enhancement

8) Panel Discussion on ‘Beggary in India – An Administration Failure’ organised by Democracy News Live

Professor (Dr.) Sanjeev P. Sahni, Principal Director, JIBS, was invited as a panelist in a session titled ‘Beggary in India – An Administration Failure’ organised by Democracy News Live on 30 March. In his talk, Dr. Sahni remarked, “Beggars have to bear selective violation of basic human rights leading to social expulsion.” Such social expulsion, he said, is justified by society due to the perceived fear of criminality by the beggars, particularly theft and the consequences of addiction. He spoke about the perspective of beggars as a mafia by society, leading to stigmatisation and stereotyping of them in the country. Dr. Sahni said, “Beggars tend to be grasped by several psycho-social issues such as a sense of alienation, depression, dependency, shame, stigmatisation, discrimination, and other health-related problems such as sexual harassment.” He recommended rehabilitation of beggars and emphasised that government can start providing social security assistance in terms of health, employment, education, etc. for the better future of these marginalised and vulnerable section of society.

Other panelists were Dr. Rashmi Singh, Special Secretary cum Director, Department of Social Welfare, Government of NCT of Delhi, Mr. Manoj C. Mishra, Advocate of Supreme Court of India and Mr. B. Naresh Kumar, Founder and President, NGO Generation Yuvaa. The session was moderated by Mr. Rohit Gandhi, Editor-in-Chief, Democracy News Live.

Snapshots from Panel Discussion on ‘Beggary in India – An Administration Failure’ organised by Democracy News Live

9) JIBS Faculty & Fellows recognised as Certified Cyber Intervention Officers

Professor (Dr.) Sanjeev P. Sahni, Principal Director, JIBS, Jeevan Deep Sehgal, Assistant Professor, JIBS, Garima Jain, Assistant Professor, JSPC, Vipin Vijay Nair, Lecturer, JIBS, Ulhas Gondhali, Lecturer, JIBS, Kriti Ranjan, Academic Tutor & TRIP Fellow, and Sakshi Vaish, Doctoral Fellow, were recognised as Certified Cyber Crime Intervention Officers (CCIOs) during an online programme on 30 March.

As CCIOs, they would assist victims and law enforcement agencies as First Responders.

The CCIO programme is a course that aims to provide an essential background on cyber-psychology and cybercrimes. The course guides in detecting early signs of problems in school children, teenagers and loved ones in family affected by their online activities and equips them with proper guidance and counselling for timely and decisive intervention. The course also covers aspects related to banking and suggests legal remedies for the same.