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JIMS Doctoral Research Symposium-cum-Workshop

JIMS Doctoral Research Symposium-cum-Workshop in Media and Communication Studies was organized from June 12 to 14, 2014 by Department of Communication Studies, Jagannath International Management School, Vasant Kunj, affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University. The Symposium was organized against the backdrop of the difficulties faced in initiating the process of Doctoral Research in Mass Communication.

Some of the experts were Prof. Biswajit Das – Director Centre for Culture Media & Governance, Dr Sushree Panigarahi – Fellow, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Contemporary Studies, Dr Ravi K Dhar – Director JIMS-VK, Dr C P Singh – Dean USMC, GGSIP University, Dr Jayati Srivastava – Associate Professor School of International Studies Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Dr Kulveen Trehan – Assistant Professor USMC, GGSIP University, Dr Anubhuti Yadav – Associate Professor IIMC New Delhi, Dr Vipul Mudgal – Project Director Inclusive Media for Change, Centre for Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Dr Saima Saeed – Associate Professor Centre for Culture Media & Governance, Jamia Millia Islamia.

The participants were introduced to the various research areas in mass media and communication research along with research designs, methods and tools.They were also guided by Mentors to choose a research problem in which they are best equipped to pursue research from the methodological and theoretical perspective.

FDP on Gender Discourses and Construction of Identity


Department Communication Studies at JIMS, Vasant Kunj organized a Faculty Development Program on 19 May,2014. Dr. Sushree Panigrahi, a Fellow at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Contemporary Studies (RGICS) conducted the session on ‘Gender Discourses and Constructing Identities‘. Ms. Sushree is a sociologist specializing in cultural studies namely related to gender, media and refugees.

Starting off with a powerful short film with the theme on role reversal, she talked about constructs of gender, sex and identities. Invoking stalwarts such as Virginia Woolf and Mary Wollstonecraft she spoke about the long fight that women persisted to secure adult franchise and other rights. She spoke about different schools of feminism starting from Liberal to Radical.

The long struggle for gender parity carried out by women from different countries was discussed in the backdrop of varied cultural contexts and historical situations that emerged out of socio-political and economic considerations. The interactive and interesting talk was able to raise questions, highlight important issues that are often overlooked and also look at major turning points. The contributions of serious scholars was put forth unassumingly.  The discussions became more intense yet more interesting by the time the session concluded. It left everyone asking for more and each one to dwell on issues such as stereotyping and interpretation of gender in our own way. The Department just couldn’t thank her enough for such an invigorating session  filled with anecdotes.

FDP on “Power of Positive Thinking”

The Faculty Development  Program(FDP) , at JIMS Engineering Management Technical Campus, GreaterNoida, U.P. was conducted in two sessions on Wednesday, 23rd July, 2014.

The Guest Speaker for the Pre-Lunch session , Mr. Devendra Kumar Gandhi, Ex- Senior Manager, TATA Steel Ltd., Jamshedpur, was welcomed by the Director, Dr. (Col.) R.A. Malik.

Mr. Gandhi dwelt  on the issue of mental status of the youth of today and the reasons of frustration prevalent, and how to overcome the same. He discussed the ways to channelize the energy of the youth and how Happiness can be achieved. A word game on “Think Positive” was introduced by him in which faculty participated enthusiastically. He then talked about success mechanism and how to curb negative feelings. Finally, he gave references of the lives of some well known personalities, to explain how one can learn from failures. He concluded a lively & interactive session with some final tips on how to deal with situations with positivity.

The Guest Speaker for the Post-Lunch session, Mr. V. B. Lal, Head,(HR & Admin.),  Moser Baer Industries Ltd.,  was given a warm welcome by The Director. Mr. Lal opened his presentation with some Quotable Quotes on his theme, “Positive Attitude, A Key To Success”.  He initiated the discussion with how attitude has an impact on success and failure. He further discussed the importance of identifying and setting goals in life to be completed within a time frame. He also referred to some events from his personal life to explain the importance of positive attitude.  He talked about the decision making process and what role values and ethics have in making an impact on the same. 

From Chairman's Desk

Dear Student

Health is wealth is an ever famous phrase, the importance of which cannot be undermined. Good health involves disease and stress free life. These are measures to cure disease, prevent health related problems, step to boost the health, reduce the stress and morbidity, hence mortality. Good health is essential for good living, growth, wellbeing and prosperity. Health is the most important facet for a better life but normally neglected by many. In today’s very busy and hectic life, people would rather prefer to run after money and other material things than looking after their own health. It may not be possible to end this but we can always diminish it by taking very simple precautions. Let us think how can we live better and what is good and bad for our health, our family’s health and of course for our society’s health as well.

Eat a healthy diet with lots of fresh fruit and vegetables and cherish your health, keep it good.

Dr. Amit Gupta (Chairman)
Green Park Market - the history

Green Park is an affluent locality, in the South Delhi district of Delhi, India. Today it is known as an important shopping districts of Delhi, the Green Park market. It is bounded on the 4 sides by major avenues : Inner Ring Road, Outer Ring Road, Aurobindo Marg and Africa Avenue. Hauz Khas, Safdarjung Enclave, SDA are adjoining colonies and 2 major hospitals, AIIMS and Safdarjung Hospital touch its boundaries.

It was established in early 1960s and today has all the amenities of a cosmopolitan culture along with large residential and commercial areas and many religious places. Green Park is considered by some as the "lungs" of Delhi, as it is near one of the largest green areas in the city.

It is divided into 2 parts : Green Park Main and Green Park Extension. The Main hosts a medium sized market with several restaurants and a shopping complex. The Extension mostly comprises residential areas. It has a number of open and wooded spaces in its vicinity - Deer Park, District Park and Rose Garden. These are very popular areas with morning walkers and laughter clubs.

Zara Sochiye
Amazing Image

The Palm Jumeirah, an artificial island in the shape of a palm tree. It is located on the Jumeirah coastal area of the emirate of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It has been created using land reclamation by Nakheel, a company owned by the Dubai government in United Arab Emirates and was designed and developed by HHCP architects.

The Palm Jumeirah island features themed hotels, three types of villas namely Signature Villas, Garden Homes and Canal Cove Town Homes, and the exquisite apartment buildings. Built entirely on natural rock and sand, and surrounded by coral reefs, Palm Jumeirah is proving the ideal place to live, invest or enjoy the holiday of a lifetime.

Faculty Album
Dr. Neeru Johri, HOD, BJ(MC) and Dr. Kiran Bala, Associate Professor, BJ(MC)  made a poster presentation on the topic "Nutrition as an agenda in Election Manifesto of Political Parties in General Election 2014 at South Asia Conference on Nutrition Policies and Programmes 2014 organised by Save the Children and National Nutrition Conclave on 30 - 31 July at India Habitat Centre.
Computer Classes for EWS Students

Computer Classes were organized for the students of EWS category in JIMS Vasant Kunj campus. The classes were held for the duration of five weeks commencing from 10th June 2014. Around 60 students enrolled in the program. The CSR classes were held under the guidance of Mrs. M.Narula (HOD-IT) with the active participation of IT faculties.

The course was based on Microsoft Office that included Ms-Word, Ms-Excel, Ms-PowerPoint and basic concepts of Internet like browsing and surfing the internet. The students were quite keen and enthusiastic to learn and at the end of the course they were quite proficient with the basic concepts of computer and in using Ms-Office.

Result Highlights
End Term Examination May - June 2014
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Ashish Gupta of BBA IVth semester achieved 5th position in University with 88% marks.

Rayaprolu Sai Susmitha with 88% and Khushbu Girotra scoring 85.3% of BBA IInd semester have achieved 2nd & 9th positions respectively in the University.

Overall 53% of the students in BBA Semester-II, IV & VI secured, First Division which is at 3rd position among Top 7 colleges of IP University.

Bachelor of Computer Application(BCA)
Prateek Nagar of BCA II avhieved Ist position in University with 95% marks.

Rahul Kashyap of BCA VI achieved Ist position in University with 94% marks.

Bachelor of Journalism & Mass Comm (BJMC)
Mukta Adlakha of BJMC IV achieved Ist position in University with  92.42 % marks.

Asmita Kaushik of  BJMC IV has secured 9th position in University with 85.83% marks.

FDP on “Financial Literacy & Regulations” by RBI

The Department of Management Studies, JIMS, Vasant Kunj, organised an FDP on the topic “Financial Literacy & Regulations” for all the faculty members of the campus from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm on 23rd July, 2014. The speakers for the topic were Ms. Rachna Dikshit, General Manager and Ms. Vandana Maheshwari, Asstt. General Manager, Reserve Bank of India, New Delhi. The FDP was attended by 25 faculty members of all departments.

Ms. Rachna Dikshit highlighted the role of Reserve Bank of India in the financial sector and also as an advisor to the Government of India with respect to important financial matters and policies. She explained the functions of the Central Bank and its crucial role in regulating the banking industry in India. The announcement of the credit policy twice in a year was also discussed. Ms. Vandana Maheshwari made a presentation on the organizational setup of RBI, its monitoring mechanism for the banks, regulating the currency and its issue and issuing guidelines for the import / export business.

The faculty members actively participated in the discussions and the question-answer session, which followed the presentation. The problem of fake notes and the identification of such notes was also explained. Some other queries like opening of savings account for the lower strata of the society, loans and their re-payment, educational loans were also answered by the visiting officials of the RBI.

The FDP was very knowledgeable and the faculty member greatly benefitted from the discussion.

FDP on Oracle Application Development Framework

The Faculty Development Program  for  faculties of the IT Department was held on 19th July 2014 at JIMS Vasant Kunj Campus.

The Guest speaker was Mr Rohan Walia, Oracle Certified ADF Implementation Specialist. He started with the significance of Oracle Application Development Framework. Then he elaborated on the fact that ADF provides unified access to back-end technologies like databases, web services, XML, CSV, BPEL, and many more. Furthermore, ADF provides data binding to connect UI with back-end data controls.

He also explained Oracle WebCenter Portal: Framework is a modern portal framework that speeds delivery of portals and websites and extends the capabilities of traditional enterprise portals. The Framework enables both developers and business users to collaboratively build out the exact portal solution required for internet, extranet, intranet, or social computing applications.

Workshop on  “Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability”

A 2 Day Workshop on  “Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability” was conducted on 9/10 July, 2014 by JIMS-VK at the TCIL Corporate office in New Delhi for the Directors and Managers of the PSU, Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd.

Prof. B.Manchanda, Head-Corporate Affairs was the Lead Training Coordinator and was assisted by Ms. Anjali Singh ,Asst. Professor, JIMS-VK.

The feedback of the participants of the Workshop was very good and it is expected that JIMS would be able to secure such type of Consultancy assignments from other PSUs in the future.

Faculty Orientation Program

The Faculty Orientation Program  of JIMS Engineering Management Technical Campuswas held on 21st July, 2014 at JEMTEC Campus which commenced at 9:00 a.m. with the arrival of the Faculty.

During the program corporate movie on ‘JIMS’ was screened. The Dean, Dr. Devendra Jha then facilitated the introduction of Existing and New Faculty.

Hon’ble Chairman, Dr. Amit Gupta, was welcomed by the Director. The Chairman addressed the Faculty in which he outlined the Vision, Mission and historical background of JIMS Institutions. He also briefed the faculty about the support and incentives that JIMS provides for Faculty development. All aspects of functioning and initial queries of the new Faculty were addressed by the Chairman.


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