Inside JGU 2020 Issue 11 (November)

JIBS conducts online sessions and certificate programmes on various themes

1)  Session on ‘Prevention of Child Sexual violence and abuse with special focus on COVID-19’

Dr. Manjushree Palit, Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Jindal School of Psychology and Counselling (JSPC), was invited as a panellist by Navjyoti India Foundation to a discussion on ‘Prevention of Child Sexual violence and abuse with special focus on COVID-19′.

The discussion held on 2nd November was part of a campaign that aimed at mobilising diverse stakeholders to sensitise them on the issues of abuse and violence against children and youth, particularly during the pandemic.

During her talk, Dr. Palit highlighted the role of genuinely informed, aware and protective families and communities in prevention of sexual violence against children and youngsters. She emphasised the need to train counsellors for identification of child sexual abuse and role of individual, marital, or family counselling interventions required to deal with the victims.

2) Four-day online certificate programme on ‘Anti-Fraud Framework, Financial and Digital Forensics Training Programme’ for CAG officers

Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS) organised a four-day online certificate programme on ‘Anti-Fraud Framework, Financial and Digital Forensics Training Programme’ for the officers of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG).

The four-day virtual programme was conducted in collaboration with Jindal Institute of Leadership Development and Executive Education (JILDEE), during 3-6 November, 2020.

Experts during the online programme highlighted the urgent need to boost up the cyber laws in the country and make people aware about  fraudulent transactions. They explained how with the increase in online transactions frauds associated with them are on the rise.

Sessions for the participants were conducted by Prof. (Dr.) Sanjeev P. Sahni, Principal Director, JIBS, Mr. Vipin Vijay Nair, Lecturer, JIBS, Ms. Sweta Lakhani, Lecturer, JGLS, Mr. Ulhas Gondhali, Lecturer, JIBS, Mr. Pankaj Singh, IPS, Addl. DG Border Security Force and Professor (Dr.) Debarati Haldar, United World School of Law, Karnavati University, conducted sessions.About 22 officers from the CAG participated in the four-day programme.

 3) Online session on ‘Women Entrepreneurship: Bottlenecks and Challenges’

Prof. (Dr.) Sanjeev P. Sahni. Principal Director, JIBS, delivered a talk on ‘Women Entrepreneurship: Bottlenecks and Challenges’ on 7th November.

Invite of session on ‘Women Entrepreneurship Bottlenecks and Challenges’

The webinar was organised by Community Psychology Association of India in association with JIBS.

During the talk, Dr. Sahni stressed the need to inspire, encourage and motivate women entrepreneurs while drawing attention to the poor degree of financial freedom, absence of direct ownership of the property to women, negligence of financial institutions, lack of professional education and mobility constraints women face in entrepreneurship. He also highlighted various economic, social, religious, cultural and psychological factors in the society that hinder growth of women entrepreneurs in India.

About 200 college teachers and students participated in the webinar.

4) Four-day online certificate programme on ‘Negotiation Strategies’ for the officers of NHPC

JIBS organised a four-day online certificate programme on ‘Negotiation Strategies’ for the officers of National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC).

The four-day virtual programme from November 10 to 13 was conducted in collaboration with JILDEE.

6The online programme focused on the need to develop negotiation skills in a bid to improve personal and professional lives. Speakers included Prof. (Dr.) Sanjeev P Sahni, Principal Director, JIBS, Dr. Tithi Bhatnagar, Associate Professor, JIBS and Deputy Director, Centre for Leadership and Change (CLC), Dr. Pulkit Khanna, Associate Professor, JIBS and Assistant Director, CLC, Dr. Iryna Soroka, Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, JIBS, Dr. Manjushree Palit, Associate Professor and Associate Dean, JSPC, and Dr. Tanushree Sharma, Associate Professor, Jindal Global Business School (JGBS).

5) Presentation on ‘Understanding Psycho-Legal Framework towards Sex Trafficking in India: Through the Voice of Victim’

Prof. (Dr.) Sanjeev P. Sahni. Principal Director, JIBS, and Vipin Vijay Nair, Lecturer and an in-service doctoral scholar at JIBS, presented their work on ‘Understanding Psycho – Legal Framework towards Sex Trafficking in India: Through the Voice of Victim’ on November 11.

 The paper was presented during the 24-hour conference on ‘Organised Crime’ by the Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime. The presentation highlighted difficulties in balancing the rights of the victim against the rights of the accused or the offender and suggested working with health care professionals (medical assessment and treatment for both and psychological symptoms), social support workers and those who provide accommodation and counselling services for victims of sex trafficking.

6) Webinar on ‘Understanding Subjective Well-Being for Effective Relationships’

Dr. Tithi Bhatnagar, Associate Professor and Deputy Director, CLC, JIBS, was invited as an Expert Speaker for a guest lecture on ‘Understanding Subjective Well-Being for Effective Relationships’ by the Department of Chemical Sciences at IKGPTU, Kapurthala.

The virtual session which was held on 11th November had 34 participants. 

During her talk, Dr. Bhatnagar talked about how generating trust communication and respect are keys to effective working relationships. She noted that personality appears to be one of the strongest and most consistent predictors of subjective well-being. She explained how healthy relationships support good mental health while social isolation and poor relationships can be risk factors for mental health conditions like depression and anxiety.

7) JIBS scholars present their work at First Annual Meeting of Criminology Consortium

Vipin Vijay Nair, Lecturer and an in-service doctoral scholar at JIBS, and Tanni Choudhury, Senior Research Fellow at JIBS presented their work on ‘Impact of Victimisation through Benevolent Sexism in Young Adults in India’ at the ‘First Annual Meeting of Criminology Consortium’ on November 19.

 

The work aimed to map the existence and impact of victimisation of benevolent sexism in young adults in India.

Mr. Vipin Vijay Nair along with Sandra Anil Varkey of Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) presented a paper on ‘Understanding Moral and Social Deterrence of Crime Prevention Revisiting Cesare Beccaria in Criminal Justice system of USA & India’ at the same conference on November 18. The work was aimed at revisiting the theories of Beccaria and analysing its application in present day criminal justice systems.

8) Session on ‘Living with Hope: The role of hope in health and well-being’

On November 19, Dr. Pulkit Khanna, Associate Professor and Assistant Director, CLC, JIBS, moderated a session on ‘Living with Hope: The role of hope in health and well-being’, which was conducted by National Positive Psychology Association (NPPA). The online session had 60 participants from various institutes.

Alena Slezackova, Associate Professor of Psychology at Department of Psychology and Psychosomatics, Masaryk University, during her talk highlighted the relationship between hope and a wide range of outcomes that included indicators of physical health, health behaviours, and psychosocial well-being.

Dr. Slezackova said a greater sense of hope is associated with: better physical health, life satisfaction, and purpose in life. The talk evoked positive response from the participants.

9) Lecture on ‘Theoretical and Conceptual Frameworks in Social Science Research’

Dr. Tithi Bhatnagar, Associate Professor and Deputy Director, CLC, JIBS, was invited as a Resource Person for a lecture on ‘Theoretical and Conceptual Frameworks in Social Science Research’ on 23rd November for the Ph.D. Scholars for their course work at Gujarat National Law University.

During her lecture, Dr. Bhatnagar outlined the necessity, purpose, nature and scope of conceptual frameworks in social science research. She explained how research in the social sciences is concerned with complex social behaviour, group dynamics and unique human settings. She highlighted the need to understand theories and concepts that are relevant to the topic of one’s research paper and also relate to the broader areas of knowledge.

The online lecture was attended by more than 50 participants

10) Online certificate programme on ‘Financial Management’ for the Officers from the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG)

JIBS organised a 4-day online certificate programme on ‘Financial Management’ for the officers from the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG)  23 -26 November.

The major objective of the course was to learn the processes of planning, organising, controlling and monitoring financial resources with a view to achieve organisational goals and objectives. The course explained organisational interventions on the basis of the assessment results to optimise growth.

The course also aimed at imparting management skills to participants which would help them in the growth of the financial assets of an organisation, while also playing an important part in strategic outreach.

11) Three-Day Orientation Certification Programme on ‘Career Counselling: Practice & Interventions’

JIBS organised a three-day orientation certification programme on ‘Career Counselling: Practice & Interventions’ during  26-28 November 26-28.

During the programme, Prof. (Dr.) Sanjeev P. Sahni, Principal Director, JIBS, Dr. Tithi Bhatnagar, Associate Professor, JIBS and Deputy Director, CLC, Dr. Mohita Junnarkar, Associate Professor JIBS and Deputy Director, Centre for Community Mental Health, Dr. Pulkit Khanna, Associate Professor JIBS and Assistant Director, CLC, Dr. Manjushree Palit, Associate Professor and Associate Dean, JSPC, and Ms. Nandini Das Ghoshal, Founder-Director, Rhizome Learning, Singapore conducted lectures on topics like Counselling and Women Entrepreneurship, Subjective Well-Being Interventions, Positive Psychology Interventions, Family Systems Theory and Creating Stories (Interventions).

The participants were apprised of various factors which need to be considered while taking important decisions and how to empower oneself to make better choices through the course of educational and professional lifetime.