Inside JGU 2019 - Issue 8 (August)

JIBS conducts training and certificate programmes on different themes

Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS) in association with the Jindal Institute of Leadership Development and Executive Education (JILDEE) organised a one-day workshop on Behavioral Sciences for army officials at Head Quarters, Army Training Command, Shimla. The workshop was held on 3rd August and was attended by 54 army officers.

The workshop aimed at educating participants how human potential can be maximised through behavioral competencies and the role of psychophysiology in performance enhancement.

Dr. Sanjeev P Sahni, Principal Director, JIBS addressed the officials during the workshop sessions which were preceded by an introductory session from Lt. Gen. Dr. Rajesh Kochhar(Retd.), Senior Director, JILDEE.

During the workshop a separate ‘Question & Answer Session’ was also held and the event concluded with felicitation and distribution of certificates among the participants.

Sweta Lakhani, Research Fellow at JIBS presented a paper at the ‘Third World Conference on Human Rights and Intellectual Property Rights’ at Indian Law Institute on August 4. The conference served as a platform for academicians, students, human rights activists, lawyers and other stakeholders from all over the globe to come forward to reflect upon various issues and conflicts between Human Rights and IPR. Her paper entitled “Protection of Traditional Knowledge in India and Legal Boundaries of IPR” explores the realm of existing protection of traditional knowledge with the suggestions for new framework acknowledging the right of ownership and decision making of the knowledge holders.

Ms. Lakhani’s paper argues that all folk knowledge preserved in local and traditional practices qualifies as indigenous knowledge and the tendency to view indigenous knowledge as a counterpoint to western or scientific knowledge needs to be discouraged.


In a bid to equip teachers with effective and innovative teaching methodologies and to empower them with techniques and tools to enhance and encourage active involvement of students in the learning processes, JIBS organised a four days Skills Training Programme for educators from Middle East from August 5-8.


Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, JGU inaugurated the programme which was attended by 38 educators from West Asian countries.


During the workshop JIBS faculty members, Dr. Tanushree Sharma, Associate Professor & Senior Fellow, Dr. Manjushree Palit, Associate Professor & Additional Director and Dr. Mohita Junnarkar, Assistant Professor & Deputy Director delivered lectures focusing on critical educational aspects like Emotional Intelligence and Effective Decision Making.


A 5-day certificate programme on ‘Competency Mapping’ for the officers of Government of Odisha was organised by Jindal Institute of Leadership Development and Executive Education (JILDEE) under the aegis of JIBS. The event was held from August 19-23 at JGU.

The certificate course was intended to make the participants understand designing, planning and implementation of assessment and development centres.

12 officers from the state participated in the event.

The major objective of this course for participants was to obtain knowledge about various psychometric testing, management techniques and tools, particularly the observational skills. The course also helps to understand the organisational interventions on the basis of the assessment results to optimise growth.

Lt Col Rajat Mathur, Joint Director, JILDEE presented the opening remarks at the Inaugural Session whereas valedictory address was delivered by Lt Gen K J Singh (Retd), Former Army Commander, Western Command.

Lt Gen Rajesh Kochhar – Senior Director JILDEE, JGU and Dr. Sanjeev P Sahni, Principal Director, Jindal Institute of Behavioral Sciences (JIBS) conducted special workshops for the participants.

With an aim to offer value addition to the education system and customize the teaching mechanisms to meet the needs of school children, JIBS organised an awareness programme on ‘Best Teaching Practices’ for the Educators of DPS – Modern Indian School, Doha. The three-day event was organised from August 20-22.

 JIBS has been conducting ‘Best Teaching Practices’ programmes for schools, teachers, principals, students and parents for the purpose of performance enhancement, excellence in life, and stress management of all the stakeholders involved in educational system. These programmes also aims at techniques of dissemination of knowledge in an easy language to the student community so as to enhance their functioning and workload management.

Dr. Manjushree Palit Associate Professor & Additional Director, JIBS and Dr. Tithi Bhatnagar Assistant Professor & Joint Director, JIBS conducted the workshop sessions on important topics like ‘Understanding Subjective Well-Being for Effective Relationships’, ‘Stress Management and Performance Enhancement’ and ‘Multiple Intelligence’.

Shivjot Gill, Research Fellow from JIBS was selected from among 60 World Youth Leaders who participated in UNESCO’s 1st World Youth Conference on Kindness held in India.

The conference was organised by UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) to promote UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and values of Kindness. Gill attended the Compassionate Integrity Training (CIT) organised by Life University, USA in collaboration with UNESCO MGIEP which aimed to build the socio-emotional capacities of the delegates.


The training was a multi-part training programme comprising ten modules that cultivates basic human values as skills for the purpose of increasing individual, social and environmental flourishing. It further covered a range of skills from self-regulation and self-compassion to compassion for others and engagement with complex systems. The CIT focused on creating a space for individuals to live one’s life in accordance with one’s values and with a recognition of common humanity, our basic orientation to kindness, and reciprocity.

The course was conducted through online and offline mode over a period of 4 weeks and culminated with a conference that was organised at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi on Aug 23rd, 2019. The theme of the conference was ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam: Gandhi for the Contemporary World: Celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.’ The conference was chaired by President Ram Nath Kovind and prominent artists and scholars. Over1,000 youth representing 27 countries participated. 


Expert talks on ‘Stress Management and Performance Enhancement’ by Dr. Sanjiv P. Sahni, Principal Director, JIBS, JGU and Dr. Mohita Junnarkar, Assistant Professor & Deputy Director, JIBS was organised for the educators of Gwalior, on August 24, in Hotel Raddison, Gwalior.


The event was organised to accentuate opportunities to cultivate a personalised path for academic achievement of students while maintaining a sense of support and community- with emphasis on building and redeeming relationship with students whilst giving equal importance to the cognitive and non-cognitive abilities of the children. A total of 72 educators participated in the event.

Ms. Deep Mala Chowdhury, Joint Director – Admissions & Outreach, JGU delivered the introductory speech. The event concluded with a ‘Question and Answer’ session.

Apart from the Educator Awareness Programme, two separate school talks on “Stress management and performance enhancement” were also conducted in the Scindia School and Gwalior Glory High School in which 70 students participated.