1. Online Certificate Programme on ‘Personal Growth & Team Building’ for NHPC Officers
Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS) organised a four-day online certificate programme entitled ‘Personal Growth & Team Building’ for officers from the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC).
The four-day virtual programme was conducted in collaboration with Jindal Institute of Leadership Development and Executive Education (JILDEE) during 5-8 January, 2021. From NHPC, 27 officers attended the conference.
The primary purpose of the programme was to provide participants with an opportunity to learn more about themselves so as to become more competent in interpersonal relationships at the workplace.
The programme also focused on the dynamics of team formation, team norms and team development. Topics such as ‘Subjective well-being for personal growth’ and ‘Understanding teams’ were discussed.
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, Prof. (Dr.) KK Pandey, Professor & Director, Office of Doctoral Studies, Dr. Tanushree Sharma, Associate Professor and Senior Additional Registrar, JGBS, and Mr. Arun Albert, Head, Training & Professional Development, JGU.
2. Online Certificate Programme on ‘Building Interpersonal Skills’ for NHPC Officers
JIBS in collaboration with JILDEE organised a four-day online certificate programme on ‘Building Interpersonal Skills’ for officers from the NHPC during 12-15 January 2021.
During the programme, experts discussed various techniques for improving interpersonal skills that would aid better decision making, conflict resolution and problem-solving at workplace.
They stressed the need to develop strong interpersonal skills in a bid to create good working relationships, increase productivity, happiness and engagement at work.
Speakers included, Prof. (Dr.) Sanjeev P. Sahni, Principal Director, JIBS, Dr. Manjushree Palit, Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Jindal School of Psychology and Counselling (JSPC), Dr. Tithi Bhatnagar, Associate Professor, Deputy Director, CLC, Dr. Pulkit Khanna, Associate Professor and Assistant Director, CLC, Prof. (Dr.) Tanushree Sharma, Associate Professor and Senior Additional Registrar, JGBS, and Mr. Arun Albert, Head, Training & Professional Development, JGU.
33 officers from NHPC participated in the programme.
3. PG Certificate course on ‘Research Methods in Criminology & Criminal Behaviour’
JIBS organised a three-day online post-graduate certificate programme on ‘Research Methods in Criminology & Criminal Behaviour’ during 14-16 January 2021.
More than 200 participants from across the world participated in the virtual event.
The course helped participants in understanding research facets of Criminal Behaviour, Criminology and Victimology through its interdisciplinary approach with other disciplines like psychology, law, sociology and social sciences.
The course lectures were delivered by Prof. (Dr.) Sanjeev P Sahni, Principal Director, JIBS, Dr. Mohita Junnarkar, Associate Professor, JIBS, Prof. (Dr.) Sam Garkawe, Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Law and Justice at Southern Cross University, Australia, Prof. (Dr.) Beulah Shekhar, Emeritus Professor of Criminology, Karunya Institute of Technological Sciences, Coimbatore, Ms. Poulomi Bhadra, Assistant Professor, JIBS, Mr. Vipin Vijay Nair, Lecturer, JIBS, and Mr. Ulhas Gondhali, Lecturer, JIBS. The speakers are eminent resource persons with vast experience from the fields of psychology, criminology, law, forensic science and victimology.
4. Best Research Scholar (Criminology & Victimology) Award
Vipin Vijay Nair, Lecturer and a doctoral scholar at JIBS, was awarded the ‘Best Research Scholar (Criminology & Victimology) Award’ at the Legal Desire Summit & Awards, 2020, the results of which were announced on 31 January 2021.
Nair, who is also Assistant Director of Centre for Victimology & Psychological Studies (CVPS) and Centre for Criminology & Forensic Studies (CCFS), was given the award in recognition of his contributions in the field of criminology and victimology over last few years.
The Legal Desire Summit & Awards are held each year to felicitate scholars and to discuss critical and emerging issues that provide fresh perspectives on law and legal education and related emerging sectors.
The nominations for the awards are received from across the country and the award is announced after rigorous review over the work done by the scholars.
Receiving the award, Nair said, “I am honoured to receive such a recognition in the field of criminology and victimology. I thank Professor (Dr.) Sanjeev P. Sahni, who has encouraged me to contribute to the best of my capability. I am also grateful to all my professors, mentors, colleagues and peers who have always supported and encouraged me.”
“Criminology and victimology is a developing field in India and it needs dedicated researchers and scholars to reach international standards. I am pleased to be part of the research journey within the field and make substantial contribution,” Nair added.
5. Presentation on ‘The need for Financial Criminology & Financial Forensics in Assessment, Detection & Analysis of Financial Crimes’
Vipin Vijay Nair, Lecturer and a doctoral scholar at JIBS, delivered a presentation on ‘The need for Financial Criminology & Financial Forensics in Assessment, Detection & Analysis of Financial Crimes’ at the Legal Desire Summit & Awards 2021, held during 30-31 January 2021.
The presentation focused on creating a financial criminology model inclusive of financial forensic practice to guide operational functionality for professionals and experts within the financial sector. The model emphasised a theoretical framework, investigative strategies and principles to practice in understanding financial crime.
The model envisioned lower rising rate of financial crime globally. It also aimed at guiding professionals and practitioners in assessing, detecting and analysing various financial crimes.