Inside JGU 2019 - Issue 6 (June)

JIBS participates in international course and conducts training workshops in India and abroad

 



  • Sanjeev P. Sahni, Principal Director, Jindal Institute of Behavioral Sciences was invited as a Resource Faculty at the 35thInternational Post Graduate Course on ‘Victimology, Victim Assistance and Criminal Justice’ held at the Inter-University Center, Dubrovnik, Croatia from May 20-June 1, 2019. Dr. Sahni delivered a lecture on ‘Progressive Victim Assistance for Rape Victims in India Post 2012’ on May 30. The postgraduate course had participation from 60 students and 40 resource faculty from all over the world including Germany, Canada, USA, UK, Israel, South Africa, Kenya, India, Netherlands, Australia, Belgium, Croatia and Bangladesh. Several of the Executive Committee members of the World Society of Victimology (WSV) also delivered their lectures in the course.



  • JIBS organised a Summer Internship Programme from 3-28 June, 2019. There were 8 interns from colleges of the University of Delhi and a school from Delhi. The interns underwent advanced level of training in areas of psychometric, case-analysis and basic level of training in counseling skills, designing of tailored intervention modules and mental health awareness program. They participated in interactive sessions in various field of psychology such as Clinical, Cognitive, Neuropsychology, Positive, Counseling, Criminology and Victimology. The students individually presented their view points on topics of their choice in the field of behavioural sciences.
  • Manjushree Palit, Associate Professor & Additional Director and Dr. Tithi Bhatnagar, Assistant Professor & Joint Director, Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences conducted a session for teachers on “Effective Relationship Management” at Army Public School, Chennai, Tamil Nadu on 4th of June, 2019.
  • Manjushree Palit, Associate Professor & Additional Director and Dr. Tithi Bhatnagar, Assistant Professor & Joint Director, Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences conducted session for teachers on “Well-Being and Relationship Management” at PSBB Millennium School, Gerugambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu on 4th of June, 2019.
  • JIBS organised a workshop on Best Teaching Practices in School Education at JGU on 17th Twenty-five Counsellors from all over India were part of the workshop.



  • JIBS conducted a workshop on “Achieving the Sustainable Developmental Goal-3: Mental Health & Subjective Well-being: Towards Building Quality of Life” at the Annual Meeting 2019 of the Academic Council of the United Nations System (ACUNS) on 20thJune, 2019 at Stellenbosch, South Africa.



The delegation included Dr. Sanjeev P. Sahni, Principal Director, JIBS and his team comprising of Dr. Mohita Junnarkar, Dr. Manjushree Palit, and Dr. Tithi Bhatnagar.  The panel focused on achieving two SDG targets -firstly, promotion of well-being for all at all ages and secondly emphasised the need for quality training for mental health professionals.

Speaking about the lack of mental health facilities and the need for awareness, Dr. Sahni said- “Mental health is regarded as one of the most neglected developmental issues in achieving internationally agreed development goals. Mental health workforce statistics in India reveal that mental health workforce per 100,000 populations is significantly less than the recommended minimum level. There is an urgent need to increase awareness and quality training among para-medical fraternity”.
 

Dr. Manjushree Palit, Additional Director, JIBS deliberated on the need for psychosocial intervention training, mentoring and supervision for mental health professionals. She remarked “Globally there is a scarcity of professionals trained in evidence-based practices. Therefore, partnerships need to be formed between professionals from high, middle-and-low income countries to develop training manuals, workshops, and supervision for the mental health professionals.”

Dr. Tithi Bhatnagar, Joint Director, JIBS, discussed the concept of Subjective Well-Being, and strategies to optimise it were also discussed by the delegation. The need for positive organisational behaviour and workplace well-being was emphasised and discussed. Importance of concepts like hope and resilience to help individuals and societies to lead a good and rewarding life was also deliberated upon.

Dr. Mohita Junnarkar, Deputy Director, JIBS emphasised the need to enhance and develop social and non-cognitive skills in children and youth such as self-control, self-awareness, empathy etc. Furthermore, she delved into the need to assess emotional well-being that entails self-control, self-awareness, empathy, realistic orientation, leadership qualities etc. that are essential for flourishing and being successful in life.  She also discussed the emotional well-being rubric that is being developed and validated by JIBS. The workshop was well received by the audience at Stellenbosch, South Africa. The teacher training workshops conducted by JIBS were applauded and possibilities of collaboration on training opened up with the African delegates.



  • Professor (Dr.) Sanjeev P. Sahni, Principal Director & Dr. Mohita Junnarkar, Assistant Professor and Deputy Director, Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences conducted a Teachers Training Workshop on Best Teaching Practices in School Education at College du Saint Espirit at Mauritius on 24th of June, 2019 in which about 44 teachers from over 23 schools participated.





  • Professor (Dr.) Sanjeev P. Sahni, Principal Director & Dr. Mohita Junnarkar, Assistant Professor and Deputy Director, Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences conducted a Teachers Training Workshop on Best Teaching Practices at SCLP Samaj School and Starehe Boys School Nairobi, Kenya on 26th of June, 2019.  At SCLP there were 47 participants from 4 schools and 57 participants at Starehe Boys School.



  • Professor (Dr.) Sanjeev P. Sahni, Principal Director & Dr. Mohita Junnarkar, Assistant Professor and Deputy Director, Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences conducted a Teachers Training Workshop on Best Teaching Practices at Nairobi Jaffery Academy Nairobi, Kenya on 27th of June, 2019. There were 47 participants from 4 schools.

  • Tithi Bhatnagar, Assistant Professor & Joint Director and Tanni Choudhury Research Fellow, O.P. Jindal Global University conducted a Teachers Training Workshop at BVB Vidyashram, Pratapnagar, Jaipur on Stress Management on 27th and 28th of June, 2019. There were 250 participants.



  • JIBS organised the SUMMER SCHOOL 2019’ from 24th -28th June, 2019 on Forensic and Legal Sciences. The summer school has been especially designed to supplement the legal training of law students. In light of the increasing need for interdisciplinarity in law and the growing emphasis on scientific evidence and opinion, it is only appropriate that incoming cohorts of young lawyers are equipped to bring in advanced knowledge in other disciplines of expertise to inform their strategies and arguments effectively in the courtroom.