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The Research Alumni of Jain (Deemed-to-be University) came together for an evening of reflections on 29th February 2020. All those who had secured their Ph.D. and M.Phil degrees from the institute, met their Guides informally to discuss their research progress.
Dr. Chenraj Roychand, Founder Chairman, Jain Group and President, Jain (Deemed-to-be University) joined the alumni and spoke to them about their critical role in nation-building. He encouraged the researcher to take their doctoral work forward and contribute to different ways of solving the problems of society. He reminded them that securing a Ph.D. was just the start of their research journey and not the conclusion of it. He commended them for continuing to be actively involved with their Alma Mater and hoped that they would continue to engage with the University in different ways.
The Dr. Chenraj Roychand also announced the initiation of a Post-Doctoral Program at the Jain (Deemed-to-be University) and the holding of a separate “Research Conclave” at which the alumni could showcase their research work.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Jain (Deemed-to-be University), Dr. Sandeep Shastri outlined the different ways in which the alumni have been actively involved in the University activities and also spoke about the new initiatives that have been outlined for 2020 by the President.
Some of the Guides along with a few star alumni, who have creditable achievements post receiving their PhDs, were also honored. The event saw a few reflecting on their experience of guiding doctoral work and also appreciated the research culture that had been built up at the University. A few of the alumni spoke about their research experience at Jain (Deemed-to-be University) and spoke at length on how it had shaped their professional careers.
A short cultural program was organized by the alumni from the Music and Languages department who enthralled the guests.
It’s with immense pride that we share this news. Ashrini BS a Ph.D. student in BioTechnology at Jain (Deemed-to-be University) School of Sciences was bestowed with the "Women Scientist Special Award" at the National Seminar on Recent Advances in Fungal Diversity, Plant-Microbes Interactions and Disease Management (RFPIDM-2020) held at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi on February 28-29, 2020.
Congratulations Ashrini BS and the School of Sciences Block-I on receiving this certificate
Jain (Deemed-to-be University) Sampadaana – Phase II conducted a Blood Donation Drive at various campuses across the state. The drive, concluded on 20th February 2020, was a huge success thanks to the many students, faculties who came forward to be a part of this noble cause.
The overall units collected stood at an impressive 995 units which were donated to the many hospitals that participated in the drive.
Jain (Deemed-to-be University) inspires its students and members to create a positive impact in their as well as the lives of others around by supporting various social initiatives that help an individual become a better and responsible member of society.
The students of Jain (Deemed-to-be University) School of Humanities and Social Sciences and School of Interior Design organized “Hindi Parishad” on 26th February 2020. The main guests at the event were Chandan Pandey (Gyaanpeeth Awardee) and Keshav Karan (Alumni of Symbiosis, MBA postgraduate, writer, freelance journalist).
The event hosted an in-depth conversation and novel reading session on a constitutional legal fiction titled “Vaidhanik Galp” authored by Chandan Pandey. The novel aims to enlighten the youth about the wrongdoings which happen behind the scenes but are shown completely legal on the outside. The author sheds light on how the topic was conceptualized along with giving insights on the novel’s character development. Chandan Pandey with his writings aims to show the right path to the upcoming generation and create awareness about certain societal concerns through the medium of literature.
Jain (Deemed-to-be University) School of Engineering and Technology in association with JUSGCC Vishwas Counselling Center and IQAC cell conducted a one-day workshop on 14th February 2020 at the SET Campus.
Titled " Learning from Learner Insights” the interactive workshop led by Chief Counsellor Dr. Uma Warrier was aimed to help teachers understand the different learning styles and preferences of engineering students to implement a corresponding teaching approach.
Recently, a survey on learning preference of about 1000 engineering students was conducted using the "Index of Learning" method formulated by Richard Felder (used with permission). Similarly, another survey was conducted amongst the faculty members to understand their teaching preferences. This session was organized to understand and discuss the findings of the survey in detail and also to design a structure that will enhance the learning as well as the teaching experience.
The activity-based workshop used experiential learning technique by involving the faculty members in strategizing the teaching pedagogy for different streams of engineering, based on the key takeaways from the session.
Jain (Deemed-to-be University) Centre for Research in Social Sciences and Education (CERSSE), and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) organized a two-day conference on ‘Gender Parity and Governance: Prospects and Challenges’.
It was held at Jain (Deemed-to-be University) CMS Business School Campus on 8th to 9th of February, 2020. The conference was inaugurated by Mr. Peter Rimmele, Resident Representative of the KAS, New Delhi in presence of several eminent dignitaries of Jain (Deemed-to-be University) namely - Dr. NVH Krishnan, Registrar and Dr. Sandeep Shastri, Pro Vice chancellors, and. Dr. Priyanca Mathur, Associate Professor.
They were joined by the Conference Convener in welcoming all the delegates which comprised of three leading academics of our country as plenary speakers namely Dr. Manjari Katju, Professor, Department of Politics, University of Hyderabad, Dr. Rekha Saxena, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of New Delhi and Dr. Rajeshwari Deshpande, Professor, Department of Politics and Administration, Savitribai Phule University of Pune. The valedictory session was led by Prof. Sanjay Kumar, Director, Centre of the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi.
Spanning over two days, more than 20 academic papers were presented by students from reputed Universities and institutes across the country O.P. Jindal University, Haryana, South Asian University (SAU), New Delhi, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi, Mohanlal Sukhadiya University, Udaipur, Rajasthan, Assam University and University of Kalyani, Nadia and many colleges from Mysuru. Leading Professors, research scholars and students from Jain (Deemed-to-be University), Bangalore University, St. Joseph’s College and Presidency College also participated.
This enriching event reflected on the learnings from the rich academic sessions wherein the importance of bringing the gender angle in all levels of governance was reiterated, be it the macro levels of federalism, judicial norms or within institutions and socio-political processes. The challenges of continuing patriarchal structures that perpetuate gender inequality, the gendering of safe city spaces, the ‘silent vote’ of women in politics, and the ‘panopticon’ of surveillance systems were amongst the host of other issues discussed and deliberated on.