News in Brief

JU News Desk
Published: January 2020

Together for a Worthy Cause

The students and faculty at the School of Sciences, Jain (Deemed-to-be University) collected relief materials and donations on 13 and 14 August, 2019 to assist people displaced as a result of the recent floods in some regions in the State of Karnataka. Keen to play their part in the rescue mission, the students and faculty actively participated in collecting flood relief materials that included cash and other essentials such as clothes, foods, toiletries and medicines. The materials were channelised to the flood-hit regions through Rashtrotthana Parishat, non -profit organisation located in Chamarajpet.

Sampradaana– a Blood Donation Camp

The National Service Scheme (NSS) and National Cadet Corps (NCC) of Jain (Deemed-to-be University) in association with NammaWellness, a Health Care Partner supported by Rotary Club took the noble initiative of conducting voluntary blood donation camps at various campuses. Titled, Sampradaana, the event was organised to coincide with Founder’s Day. At the School of Sciences, II Block, JC Road, a total of 162 Units of Blood was collected to benefit Victoria Hospital, Bengaluru. At the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, 104 units of blood was collected to benefit Jain Hospital Blood Bank while at School of Commerce, Jayanagar 9th Block, 334 units of blood was collected for Kidwai Hospital and NIMHANS Hospital. However, the highest collection was recorded at the Centre for Management Studies, LalbaghRoad, where 365 units of blood was collected to benefit Rashrottana Parishad.

Session on Cancer and its Prevention

Vasudha, the Women Cell of the School of Sciences in association with MYshah Healthcare, Jain (Deemed-to-be University) conducted an awareness session on ‘Cancer and its Prevention’ on 17July, 2019. The awareness session began with Ms. Suman Omkarnath and Ms. Himanshi welcoming and introducing the speakers to the gathering. The guest speaker on the occasion was Dr. Mohammed Kausar Neyaz – Senior Research Scientist at Artemis Hospital, Bengaluru. Dr. Kansaris proactively engaged in creating awareness on cancer prevention and control through continuous public engagements and health care talks.The speaker was welcomed to address the gathering by Dr. Asha Rajiv-Director School of Sciences, JAIN.

Among the many life – threatening facets, Cervical Cancer was cited as prevalent among Indian women. The lack of awareness on immunisation (vaccination) by women was noted as a contributing factor to the increasing incidence of this type of cancer. To ensure safety for future generations, the scientist explained to the participants the concept of 2As and 1P (Change of Attitude, Creating Awareness and Practice).

On her part, Dr. Asha had only words of praise for the students of Interior Design (BID) for their efforts while giving away certificates and medals in recognition of their contributions in creating awareness on the dreaded Cancer. The event concluded with Ms. Padma Priya – Coordinator, Vasudha Women Cell proposing the Vote of Thanks.

Special Session on Iran, North Korea and the Future of Non-Proliferation

The Centre for Research in Social Studies and Education (CERSSE), Jain (Deemed-to-be University) hosted a special lecture on 6 August, 2019 bringing together the fraternity of Bangalore International Studies Network. Dr. Alan J. Kuperman, Associate Professor, LB Johnson School, University of Texas spoke on “Iran, North Korea and the Future of Non-Proliferation” Dr. Kuperman is Chair of the Graduate Studies Committee of the LBJ School’s Global Policy Studies Program and is founding Coordinator of the Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Project. His research focuses on ethnic conflicts, military interventions, and nuclear non-proliferation. Dr. Sandeep Shastri, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Director, CERSSE JAIN chaired the session. In attendance were students, research scholars and faculty members of the School of Conflict and Security Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Department of Political Science, St. Joseph’s College, Department of International Studies and History- Christ (Deemed- to- be- University) and Department of Political Science, Bangalore University, who are also members of the Bangalore International Studies