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The Centre for Exchange at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Jain (Deemed-to-be University), organized a Panel Discussion on “Education & Economy” on 19th September 2020.
The central idea behind organizing this discussion was to make the students understand the reciprocal linkage between education and the economy. It strived to comprehend how education has always aided in the development of knowledge, human capital, and skills for the progress of the nation. In advanced industrial societies, the educational system is a paramount contributor to national economic prosperity.
The panel emphasized how the educational structure should be organized to meet the social and economic challenges, especially amid the global pandemic. The intention of the discussion redirected towards the interrelationship between education, economy, and society and also elaborated on a wide range of other valuable topics such as the right to education, employment, the literacy rate in India, impact of globalization across different levels of education, and many more insightful concepts.
The panel members consisted of first-year BA (OPJ & PSE) and Economic (Hons.) students who ardently expressed their ideas and opinions on the topics.
Community-based researches are systematic and organized practices that play an integral role in sociology. In this webinar organized by the Department of Sociology at School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Jain (Deemed-to-be University), the host spoke about how active involvement of organizational representatives, community members, and researchers enhances the understanding of a given phenomenon and supports the integration of the knowledge. He also highlighted how researchers can create a better research design as this style of participation ensures that the actual needs and views of the population in focus are taken into account. The gathering also rendered insights into diverse forms of communities and the process of researching them along with an outline on the various aspects of Participatory Action Research.
Presented by: Retd. Professor Dr.P.S.Vivek has over two decades of experience in teaching Sociology at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels at the University of Mumbai. He is the recipient of the Indo-Shastri Canadian Institute International Fellowship (2007) and has presented 62 research papers in National and 16 International seminars, conferences and has published 29 articles in several prestigious journals and magazines. He is involved in several NGOs and grass-root level organizations which have kept him involved in academically sound and socially relevant research projects.
Held on: 12th September 2020
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Synopsis: The School of Sciences (Block II) hosted a national level webinar on 4 September 2020 on the topic of Materials and Instrumentation for Energy Conversion and Storage.
With the ever-increasing human population and the over-consumption of natural non-renewable resources, energy-related issues have been a huge cause of concern for decades. Hence, it has become imperative to accelerate the development of materials that enable energy storage and conversion. Efficient and effective energy storage methods play a crucial role in the cycle of a sustainable energy-harvesting process to the end-user.
This webinar explored the nuances of cyclic voltammetry instrument, preparation, and working of different electrodes, electrolyte systems, practical examples of electrode and electrolyte material preparation, and electrochemical characterization and synthesis of nanostructured inorganic materials for energy storage and conversion applications.
The webinar was hosted by Dr. Mayank Pandey, Assistant Professor from Kristu Jayanti College and Dr. Ashoka S., Assistant Professor - Dept. of Chemistry from Dayananda Sagar University Bengaluru.
Synopsis: Dr. Praveen B.M. opened the floor with his take on “Nanotechnology and Applications” and focused on how it is helping to revolutionize many industries and sectors around the globe. Prof. P.V. Krupakara spoke on the theme “World of Corrosion Science”, where he described the different forms of metal corrosion and the ways in which this can be determined and controlled.
On the second day of the webinar, Dr. Sohail shed light on “SARS COVID 2: Origin, transmission and therapeutic options” where he extensively spoke about the current situation and the emergence of new drugs and vaccines to counter the pandemic. Dr. Mohd Anas Shamsi hosted the final leg of the webinar with the topic “Identification of natural products as MARK 4 inhibitors – Implication in anti-cancer therapeutics”, where he discussed the importance of herbal / natural compounds that have been identified as therapeutic agents for treating cancer.
The two-day webinar program witnessed large participation from several countries.
Topic: Nanotechnology and Applications
Speaker: Dr. Praveen B. M., Director – Research and Innovation Council Professor and Head in Chemistry Srinivas University, Mangalore.
Topic: World of Corrosion Science
Speaker: Prof Dr. P. V. Krupakara, Vice Principal, Professor and Head, Department of Chemistry, Cambridge Institute of Technology-North Campus, Karnataka.
Topic: SARS COVID 2: Origin, transmission and therapeutic options
Speaker: Dr. Aamir Sohail, Health Policy Analyst, Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi.
Topic: Identification of natural products as MARK 4 inhibitors – Implication in anti-cancer therapeutics
Speaker: Dr. Mohd Anas Shamsi, Dr. D.S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellow’ Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Basic Science, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
Webinar held on: 10th and 11th September
Presenter: Mr. Aanand Chabukswar - a theater facilitator and therapist with 25 years of experience as a writer-actor-director. He has spent 19 years along with a group of senior practitioners under the aegis of WCCL Foundation, a Pune-based NGO that has pioneered action research and training of ABT (arts-based therapy) model in India. As a theater facilitator and therapist, Aanand has worked with a range of groups across India, Europe, and SE Asia. He has designed and teaches the Applied Theater module at the Center for Performing Arts, Savitribai Phule Pune University. He has been an expert faculty on ‘Arts in Education’ in Teachers’ Training for University Grants Commission (UGC). Aanand’s current production in performance, titled “Parting with Words”, explores world poetry to understand and reconcile with ‘death and dying’. His research and writings have been published internationally, with Routledge in the UK/USA and many other prestigious journals. He is trained in Dramatherapy (UK) and Commedia dell’Arte (Italian theater of masks and movement), besides degrees in Literature, Economics, and International Trade.
Hosted by: Center for Exchange at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Synopsis: This session traversed the creative and healing potential of theater, with a glance at its ‘applied’ possibilities. Theater/drama is a metaphor that can help us reflect and learn creativity. It is an accessible, easy, and joyous way to engage while finding solutions and alternatives. Often, the place and importance of art forms like theater in our daily life may not be apparent at all, but it indeed is very significant — as an aesthetic and functional endeavor that brings awareness and creative power when it is most needed.
The session also focussed on various aspects of creativity in theater and daily life through an informal, interactive, and contemplative design.
Webinar held on: 05 September 2020
Presenter: Dr. Devi Singh - Ex-Vice Chancellor and member of the Governing Body, FLAME University, Pune. He is one of the top academic leaders in India who has created and transformed institutions of higher learning.
Hosted by: School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Synopsis: With an emphasis on critical thinking, experiential learning, and research mind-set, NEP 2020 is aimed to help the education sector shift gear and meet the demands of a 21st century India.
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The session also highlighted the challenges and prospects of the policy.
Webinar held on: 28th August 2020