Doing it differently

JU News Desk
Published: March 2019

JAIN hosts and organises several programmes throughout the year. While these events are significant and add value to the journey of students, some of these stood out for their uniqueness. WeCon 2018 and JUx programmes were a few among them.

WeCon for empowerment and entrepreneurial skills enhancement

WeCon is a yearlong initiative based on the tenets of women empowerment, entrepreneurship, encouragement for start-ups and environmental consciousness. The initiative was launched jointly by International Institute of Waste Management (IIWM), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India and Jain (Deemed-to-be University) at the expansive Jain Global Campus in Kanakapura.

Senior officials from AICTE, prominent figures involved in advocating sustainable growth, eminent scientists and women students of engineering and management from several colleges and universities were present at the event. Government of India’s flagship programmes, Swachh Bharat, Women Empowerment, Skill Development and Start-up Stand-up India, all found a resonance in WeCon.

Annual Research Retreat 2018

JAIN hosted a two-day Annual Research Retreat in November 2018. The retreat offered researchers chance to learn about emerging opportunities in different fields. The annual event saw participation of 250 doctoral scholars and 76 doctoral
guides.

Three plenary sessions saw discussions on a range of critical issues in the area of research. ‘Blue Economy’ was the topic for the first plenary session led by Dr. Shailesh Naik, Director, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS). The second plenary session was on due diligence in research led by Dr. Anup Pujari, Chairman, Karnataka Skills Development Authority.

Dr. NV Varghese, Vice-Chancellor, National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA) spoke at the final plenary session. His address focused on research on higher education and its implications on policy making.
JUx- Learning at your fingertips

JUx, an innovation by JAIN aims at creating a virtual learning and social engagement experience that will be easily accessible at anytime, anywhere and through convenient learning formats, even as it acts as an incubator for novel initiatives that address critical learning issues.
While the primary aim of the platform is to help the students, faculty and researchers at JAIN, it has the added value of technology transfer and commercialisation.

JUx will offer a host of learning options for learners such as Certification Courses that are predominantly self-paced and instructor led; joint certifications with industry and reputed professional bodies; certifications through partners identified from Connect to Careers; Global Immersion Courses that are blended learning; as well as Post Graduate Diploma and Diploma Courses approved by JAIN aimed at creating and enhancing a seamless learning experience.

A course on refugee rights and advocacy

Jain (Deemed-to-be University) in association with Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) organised a five-day course on rights of refugees and advocacy in June this year.

The APRRN comprises more than 320 civil society organisations and individuals from 28 countries that strive to promote the rights of refugees in the Asia Pacific region.

The course was attended by academicians, activists, UNHCR representatives and NGO workers and had sessions on topics such as International human rights instruments; the Global negotiation of refugee protection; Incorporating refugee voices into advocacy; Ethics in refugee advocacy; Statelessness, Strategic advocacy for refugees: Challenges and opportunities and Harnessing national capacity for refugee protection: Experiences from India.