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Inside JGU 2020 - Issue 3 (March)

JIBS organises conference on Spirituality and Management” and conducts residential programme on “Mastering your time, Mastering your Life

1)  Talk by Dr. Iryna Soroka at the launch of the Youth-run Conflict Management and Mediation Initiative. A ‘Youth-run Conflict and Community Mediation Initiative’ (Y-CMCM) took place on 18 February 2020, at JGU. The initiative is soon expected to materialise into the formation of a mediation centre.



At the event, in which the country’s first solely youth-run Conflict Management Initiative was launched, Dr. Iryna Soroka, Assistant Professor, Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS) delivered a talk emphasising the significance of universities as models of the entire society.

The event also witnessed the presence of several community leaders and social workers who lend their support and valuable insights.


Chief guests of the event -Mr. Jeevan Ballav Panda, Partner in the Dispute Resolution and Employment, Labour & Benefits Practice Group; Ms. Astha Agarwal, member PRAVAH; Mr. Gunjan Singh, prominent Human Rights lawyer based in New Delhi and Ms. Manika Mishra, an independent corporate law lawyer- also spoke on the occasion.

2)  Conference on Spirituality and Management held in JGU (March 6-7, 2020)

A two day-conference on “Spirituality and Management 2020: From Model to Application” was inaugurated on Friday, March 06, under the aegis of the Centre for Leadership and Change, JIBS at JGU in collaboration with Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR), Jaipur.

The conference aimed at the need for a dialogue to deliberate upon the integration of spirituality into the core of our professional, personal, social, political and economic lives.

Professor (Dr.) Sanjeev P. Sahni, Principal Director, JIBS while presenting the welcome remarks during the inaugural session emphasised on need to dissociate spirituality with mere religiousness and related activities. ” We have mistaken spirituality with religious practices, rituals, sermons, commemoration or veneration of deities, doing yoga, and meditation when in reality it is more than that. Bringing core spiritual values such as integrity and honesty to our homes and workplaces can add boon to our lives,” he said.

Dr. Madnesh Kumar Mishra, Joint Secretary Department of Financial Services, Government of India presented the keynote address in which he elaborated on the importance of ancient Indian scriptures. “These texts give detailed insights into cognitive abilities of human kind but there is still a need to build sustainable models based on these texts,” he said. 


During the Conference 18 scholars presented their work that focused on themes like Spirituality in business organisations, Spirituality Models of Management and Leadership, Impact of Workplace Spirituality upon Employee Performance, Sacred/Secular Landscape and Environmental Management and Incorporating spirituality at the Level of Family, Society, Corporate and Nation. 

The delegates discussed and addressed key issues in spirituality and management ranging from Spirituality and Health Management to understanding convergence of law and spirituality.


3) Two Day Residential Programme on “Mastering your time, Mastering your Life” (Jaipur, 13-14 March 2020)


Professor (Dr.) Sanjeev P. Sahni, Principal Director, JIBS delivered a talk on “Understanding Human Psychology” on 13th March to senior level officers of Asia’s largest power transmission company – Power Grid Corporation of India, at Jaipur. In all there were 19 participants from Power Grid offices in India.

Dr. Sahni spoke on the theme “Understanding Human Behaviour” and how to assess the behaviour of a person on the physical or mental responses to a particular question or statement. He cited examples of his own research in understanding human psychology and how it can create an impact in building an organisation to reach its desired goals.

The Inaugural Address was delivered by Lt. Gen. Rajesh Kochhar, Senior Director, Jindal Institute of Leadership Development & Executive Education (JILDEE) and the Valedictory by Mr. Amit Mohapatra, Joint Director JILDEE.  The training program was organised by JILDEE.