1) Webinar on ‘Best Practices on Online Student Assessment During Covid-19’ for School Teachers from West Bengal
Prof. (Dr.) Sanjeev P. Sahni, Principal Director, Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS), was invited as a speaker for a webinar on ‘Best Practices on Online Student Assessment during Covid-19′ on February 6. The webinar was attended by 516 teachers from West Bengal.
The webinar was organised keeping in mind the challenges faced by teachers during the pandemic in assessing the students online. It discussed the various tools and techniques that could be used by teachers to devise a formula where every student can be assessed online without any partiality.
Dr. Sahni highlighted various activities teachers could use so that the remote mode of learning doesn’t lead to any behavioural issues in students.
2) Webinar on ‘Best Practices on Online Student Assessment During Covid-19’ for School Teachers from Haryana
With an aim to address challenges that children face when they are subjected to remote mode of learning, Prof (Dr) Sanjeev P Sahni, Principal Director, JIBS, conducted a webinar on ‘Best Practices on Online Student Assessment during Covid-19’ for school teachers from Haryana. The webinar, which was held on 12 February, was attended by 342 teachers.
In the absence of physical classes and with exams also being conducted online, Dr. Sahni placed emphasis on getting acquainted with online learning activities with the help of new virtual technologies.
The Covid-19 pandemic has forced everyone to make drastic changes in the way education is imparted. Everything has to be moved online and in such a scenario it becomes necessary to derive certain ways where students can be assessed properly. Dr. Sahni explained to teachers how various online tools can be used to assess students and also specifically help in pointing out their weak and strong points.
3) Online Certificate Training Programme on ‘Training Need Analysis’ for CAG Officers
JIBS organised a four-day online certificate programme on ‘Training Need Analysis’ (TNA) for officers from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG). The virtual learning programme was conducted in collaboration with Jindal Institute of Leadership Development and Executive Education (JILDEE) during 16-19 February. The certificate programme was attended by 25 officers from CAG.
The experts during the online programme focused on introducing TNA and its various aspects. The main focus of the training programme was on data collection methods and discussing models like the Kirkpatrick model, the Addie model and how evaluation can be made easier through these frameworks.
Prof. (Dr.) Sanjeev P Sahni, Principal Director, JIBS, Dr. Tithi Bhatnagar, Associate Professor JIBS and Deputy Director, Centre for Leadership and Change (CLC), Dr. Tanushree Sharma, Associate Professor & Senior Additional Registrar, Jindal Global Business, and Mr. Jeevan Deep Sehgal, Assistant Professor of Management Practice and Joint Director (HR), delivered lectures to the participants.
4) Talk on ‘Subjective Well-Being Interventions for a Rewarding Life’
Dr. Tithi Bhatnagar, Associate Professor and Deputy Director CLC, JIBS, was invited for an Expert Talk on ‘Subjective Well-Being Interventions for a Rewarding Life’ for senior corporate leaders of Tata Trent on February 24. The hour-long session, attended by over 50 employees, focused on the topic of Positive Psychology and Well-Being.
During the virtual session, Dr. Bhatnagar explained the various strategies that can be used to optimise social well-being and how the same can be applied in real-life situations. The talk also aimed to orient participants on how positive approach towards life and life events can improve individual well-being and in turn lead to community building.
5) JIBS scholar bags best Research Paper award
Vipin Vijay Nair, Lecturer & Research Scholar, JIBS, bagged the Best Research Paper award for his work on ‘Role of Ujjawala Homes for Effective Rehabilitation of Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation’.
The paper was presented at the ‘1st Annual International Symposium on Victim Assistance, Assisting Victims of Crime – Best Practices from Around the World’, conducted by Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences (KITS) on February 25.
The paper inquires about the role of rehabilitation & protective (R&P) homes in providing effective rehabilitation towards victims of commercial sexual exploitation (VCSE). It also focuses on understanding the functions and operational status of various Ujjawala homes across India.
The paper utilised an observational method in 14 R&P homes across seven states in India. The data was collected through an observation schedule incorporating all participatory action research principles. The analysis of data utilised systematic observation to inquire about various facilitators and deterrents towards effective rehabilitation.
The findings guided in envisioning a ‘model R&P home’ for effective rehabilitation of VCSE. The paper also recommends restructuring the entire Ujjawala scheme to instil a sense of confidence within the scheme’s beneficiaries.
6) Plenary address on ‘The need for Victim Assistance Bill in India’
Prof (Dr.) Sanjeev P. Sahni, Principal Director, JIBS, presented a plenary address on ‘The need for Victim Assistance Bill in India’ during the ‘1st Annual International Symposium on Victim Assistance, Assisting Victims of Crime – Best Practices from Around the World’ conducted by Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences (KITS), on February 26.
Dr. Sahni highlighted the drawbacks of the current acts and procedures relating to victim assistance which are in force in India. He explained how the current compensatory measures available to victims lack in implementation and efficacy.