Understanding the significance of Humanities and Social Sciences in Different Sectors
The Centre for Exchange at School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Jain (Deemed-to-be University) organized a guest lecture on Words of Wisdom on “Relevance of Humanities and Social Sciences to Engagement in Different Sectors on December 9, 2020.
The keynote speaker for the event was Wing Commander M.A Afraz (Retd.), and a founding trustee of Honour Point (NGO). He enlightened the students on how they can make the most of humanities and social science as a profession and the relevance of the topics, concepts, and ideas they learn about society under this school.
Mr. M.A Afraz emphasized the role of humanities and social science in the social sector by citing his NGO and what it does for community building. He spoke of different professions under the School of Humanities and Social Science and how it encompasses diverse industries and career paths for the students.
The session was thought-provoking and informative that helped the students to understand the scope of the subject for a better future and career growth.
Learning the Industry Specific Skills for a Career in Humanities and Social Sciences
The Centre for Exchange, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Jain (Deemed-to-be University) organized a guest lecture on Words of Wisdom- A talk on Industry Related Skills in Humanities and Social Sciences on December 5, 2020.
The keynote speaker for the event was Mr. Aravind Warrior, Head-HR, RapidValue Solutions. The session was to learn about the 3Ps- purpose, passion, perseverance, and practicing the 5Cs, character, competence, communication, collaboration, and commitment to create an impactful life.
He spoke about other skills needed to grow in life both personally and professionally like disciple, punctuality, organization, accountability, creativity, research, hard work, to see every problem as an opportunity, with passion. The participants also learned about the significance of having role models and staying true to oneself, facing challenges, building networks, and a focused attitude.
The guest lecture was a great learning experience for the participants and encouraged them to think critically for developing the power for an impactful life.
An Intriguing Panel Discussion on the Book Psychology of Culture Shock
The Centre for Exchange in collaboration with “Carte Amante” (the Book Club) of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Jain (Deemed-to-be University) organized a panel discussion on the book title “The Psychology of Culture Shock” written by Colleen Ward, Stephen Bochner and Adrian Furnham on November 28,2020.
The panel discussion focused on understanding the various aspects of the book that examines the psychological and social processes involved in intercultural contact, including learning new culture-specific skills, managing stress and coping with an unfamiliar environment, changing cultural identities, and enhancing intergroup relations.
The book describes the ABCs of intercultural encounters, highlighting Affective, Behavioural, and Cognitive components of cross-cultural experience and how one can adjust and accommodate to a new culture in a positive way by minimizing the effects of cultural shock.
The book Psychology of Culture Shock proves an essential reference for courses within psychology, sociology, business training, and also a valuable resource for professionals working with culturally diverse populations and groups such as international students, immigrants, etc.
Jain (Deemed-to-be University) welcomes students from across the globe who come from various countries that enhance a juxtaposition of different cultures leading to the exchange of cross-culture values, ideals, and morals. The book is also helpful for cross-cultural travelers, such as tourists, students, business travelers, immigrants, etc. The panel discussion was immensely insightful, intriguing, and was a great learning experience.
School of Commerce, Faculty Research Cell, Samshodhana, Jain (Deemed-to-be -University) organized a webinar on “National Education Policy: Moving Towards Implementation” on October 11, 2020.
The resource person for the event was Dr. Manasa Naghabhushan. She enlightened the participants on various aspects of the National Education Policy 2020, and the structural changes required for applying of the policy at the institutional level. She highlighted the importance of deciding upon the changes to be brought about at the Institutional level and how the under graduation program under the guidelines of the policy to become a terminal program so that students could shift colleges based on the credits they accumulate in the Academic Bank of Credit.
She also discussed implementing a multidisciplinary educational approach, continuous professional development of the faculty by the institutions, and setting up a national research foundation to facilitate research that can establish linkages between researchers, government, and industry. Dr. Manasa also spoke about how the institutions should take up the government initiatives and move ahead with available existing resources focussing on faculty, students, and internal stakeholders to benefit all classes of the society.
The webinar was highly insightful and provided a platform for sharing and learning of knowledge, new ideas, and concepts of the “National Education Policy”.
The Education System Shoulders the Responsibility of a Nation’s Economic Performance
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 Research: Placing Community Partnerships at the Forefront
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.