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JIBS Scholar Secures Coveted ‘Mental Health Champ’ Badge from NIMHANS

Shruti Dua, Academic Tutor & TRIP Fellow at JIBS has secured the coveted ‘Mental Health Champ’ badge by the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, on December 17.

Dua had participated in the ‘Engage to Change, World Mental Health Day-2021’ competition conducted by NIMHANS Bangalore.

Her entry was adjudged as one of the best entries in the ‘Compassionate and Equalizing Category’. Her idea focused on Psychological First Aid Training and Self-Care Practices for college students that highlighted various aspects of psychological well-being as well as creating resources to help alleviate issues regarding mental health. 

“There is a deluge of mental health issues on campuses, which often goes unnoticed. College students experience poor mental well-being due to many factors, like coming from marginalised backgrounds, disabilities or ill-health, feeling isolated and a sense of non-belonging owing to class disparity. This needs to be addressed,” Dua said.  

“I drew inspiration from the elective ‘Psychological First Aid: Skills to Help Self & Others’ I floated this semester under the guidance of Dr. Pulkit Khanna, [Associate Professor & Associate Dean at O.P. Jindal Global University],” she added.


Workshop on ‘Green Corruption: Financial Crimes in Illegal Wildlife Trade’

JIBS in collaboration with the Centre for Criminology and Forensic Studies (CCFS) organised a workshop on “Green Corruption: Financial Crimes in Illegal Wildlife Trade” on December 18.

The event brought together thought leaders from government, private industry, and civil society to explore the burning issues of environmental degradation through the lens of financial crime and illicit trade. More than 250 participants attended the conference.

The inaugural address was delivered by Professor Dabiru Sridhar Patnaik, Professor and Registrar, JGU. During the workshop Mr. Arvind Kumar Chaurasia, Deputy Director, Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India, discussed the role of law enforcement in detection and prevention of financial crimes in the illicit wildlife trade.

Dr. Tarini Mehta, Associate Professor, Environmental Law and Science Advocacy Forum, Jindal School of Environment and Sustainability (JSES), deliberated on the laws in the prevention of financial crimes in illicit wildlife trades. Prof. (Dr.) Abhiroop Chowdhury, Associate Professor, JSES, also discussed about science in the prevention of financial crimes in illicit wildlife trade.