REPORT ON STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAMME FOR ST. PIOUS X DEGREE & P.G. COLLEGE, HYDERABAD

20-28 Jan. 2020: A novel idea of a Student Exchange Program in Hyderabad was initiated for the exchange of ideas, culture and thoughts, with the students of St. Pious X Degree College, Hyderabad and the students of School of Liberal Studies (SLS), Pandit Deendayal Energy University (PDEU).

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PANDIT DEENDAYAL ENERGY UNIVERSITY AND SALISBURY UNIVERSITY COLLABORATION

13 Jan. 2020: The collaboration and MoU signing ceremony between Pandit Deendayal Energy University (PDEU), Gandhinagar and Salisbury University (SU), Salisbury, Maryland, USA took place on January 13, 2020 at PDEU campus.

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A VISIT BY CHIEF ELECTION COMMISSIONER OF AFGHANISTAN

7 Jan. 2020: Imam Mohammad Warymoch, Chief Election Commissioner & Former Deputy Minister of Transport of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and Gulab Mir Rahmani, former Vice-Chancellor of Quds University, Afghanistan, visitedthe PDEU campus. Warymoch was instrumental in the tripartite agreements at Chahbar port. They delivered a lecture on ‘Role of Education in Peace and Restoration in Afghanistan’. They also interacted with the PDEU management and the International community on campus.

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Educational and Cultural Visit to University of Hyderabad

Students of School of Liberal Studies, Pandit Deendayal Energy University had an opportunity to visit and interact with the faculty members of the Central University of Hyderabad as part of the week long educational, cultural and exposure program from January 28 to February 3, 2020.

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Chinese New Year Celebration @PDEU

Chinese New Year, the most important event in the Chinese calendar falls between late January and mid-February. It is often referred to as the spring festival because it signals the beginning of spring.

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One day visit to the Udaipur Solar Observatory, Udaipur

31-01-2020 One-day academic visit to the Udaipur solar observatory (USO), Udaipur, was organized for the students of Sem VI and VIII in B.Sc. (Hons.) to impart a holistic real time exposure to the insides of one of the prominent research observatories of the country.

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A half day visit to “BHASKARACHARYA INSTITUTE FOR SPACE APPLICATIONS AND GEOINFORMATICS, GANDHINAGAR”

20-01-2020: A half day visit to Bhaskaracharya Institute for Space Applications and Geoinformatics (BISAG) was organized for B. Sc. semester VI and VIII students of physics stream to understand recent advancements and opportunities in the field of atmospheric science.

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STUDY IN INDIA PROGRAMME

29 Dec. 2019: The 8th Study in India Short Term Program (pan India) -“Working in Cross Cultural Context Considering People, Behaviour and Communication” commenced on 29th December, 2019.

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EXPERT LECTURE BY SARIKA CHAWDA

20 Dec. 2019: The Mass Communication area of the Department of Languages, Literature and Aesthetics (LLA) of SLS, PDEU invited Ms. Sarika Chawda, a media entrepreneur under the ‘A day with …’ initiative.

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DR. PRAKASH CHAUHAN’S VISIT AT SLS

13 Dec. 2019: Dr. Prakash Chauhan, the Director of Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun visited the School of Liberal Studies on 13th December 2019. Dr. Chauhan addressed the students and faculty members of SLS on the activities performed by his organization.

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VISIT TO RADIO MIRCHI 98.3 FM

13 Dec. 2019: The Department of Languages, Literature and Aesthetic (LLA) of the School of Liberal Studies (SLS), PDEU organized an educational trip to the Radio Mirchi office in Vejalpur, Ahmedabad.

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GUEST LECTURE BY MR. ANISH SHRESTHA ROLE OF NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATION IN POLICY ADVOCACY

7 Dec. 2019: Dr. Meena Bilgi, visiting faculty at School of Liberal Studies, Pandit Deendayal Energy University hosted guest lecture on ‘Role of Non-Governmental Organisation In Policy Advocacy’ with the persuaded support of Dr. Sriram Divi and Dr. Reddy, faculty members of Public Administration on 7th December, 2019.

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FIELD VISIT TO SKILL & ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE (SEDI) AMBUJA CEMENT FOUNDATION (ACF), UVARSAD, GANDHINAGAR

5 Dec. 2019: As part of the course on Administration of Non-Government Organizations/Non Profit Organizations, Dr. Meena Bilgi, Visiting faculty of School of Liberal Studies, PDEU in support with Dr. Sriram Divi organised a half-day visit to SEDI, ACF at Gandhinagar on 5th December, 2019.

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CAPSULE COURSE ON INNOVATIVE FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS AND FUNDAMENTALS OF FINANCE

29 Nov. – 1 Dec. 2019: A capsule course on Innovative Financial Instruments and Fundamentals of Finance was organized by the Business Administration & Commerce department of School of Liberal Studies (SLS) at PDEU.

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HONOURABLE MINISTER OF UZBEKISTAN VISITED PDEU

29 Nov. 2019: Hon. Minister Uzbekistan visited PDEU along with Hon. Edu. Minister Shri. Bhupendrasinh Chudasama on 29th November 2019.

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SMT VIBHAVARIBEN DAVE’S VISIT TO PDEU

28 Nov. 2019: Hon. Minister Smt Vibhavariben Dave visited PDEU and interacted with stakeholders of various labs and schools. Smt. Dave also visited the SLS Media Lab.

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THE UNSOLVED MYSTERIES-AATMANN EDITION

28 Nov. 2019: The event ‘The Unsolved Mysteries- Aatmann Edition’ was conducted to attract vivacious young students who have interest in mysteries and thrillers, and acquaint them with the world of Criminal Psychology.

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9TH INSPA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE REPORT

13-15 Nov. 2019: The 9th International Conference of Indian School Psychology Association (InSPA) began on 14th November 2019 at the PDEU campus, Gandhinagar alongside a parallel three day workshop on School Psychology Competencies from 13th – 15th November 2019.

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FIELD VISIT TO NON-GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION - COHESION FOUNDATION TRUST COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATION- MAHILA VIKAS SANGATHAN, SANAND

14 Nov. 2019: Dr. Meena Bilgi, visiting faculty and Dr. Sriram Divi at School of Liberal Studies, Pandit Deendayal Energy University organized a one day visit to Cohesion Foundation Trust (CTF), Lakhtar and Sanand Mahila Vikas Sangathan, Sanand on 14thNovember, 2019 for the public administration students of semester-7.

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HUMAN RELAY RACE

9 Nov. 2019: Aatmann- The Psychology club of PDEU organized a Human Relay Race event which was subdivided into four rounds -The first round was ‘Human Knots’ which included joining of hands in a complex manner, just like tying knots between the group members and then releasing each other’s hands with patience

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ROADMAP TO PROBLEM –SOLVING

9 Nov. 2019: The Psychology area of the Department of Social Science organized an event ‘Roadmap to Problem Solving’. The event had three facilitators - Dr. S.L.Vaya, Dr.Smita Pandey and Dr. Ritu Sharma who had planned to talk on and conduct a few exercises on the topics such as MindBody Interactions,

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VISIT TO BOMBAY STOCK EXCHANGE, AHMEDABAD OFFICE

23 Oct. 2019: The Economics Faculty, Department of Social Sciences with the encouraging support of Dr. Prashanta Panda - Head, Social Sciences, and Prof Nigam Dave - Director and Dean, SLS, organized a visit to the Bombay Stock Exchange Institute Private Limited, Ahmedabad Office, on 23rd October 2019.

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LOOK FOR YOUR SPOT IN THE WORLD -INTERACTIVE SESSION FOR HIGHER EDUCATION IN INDIA AND ABROAD

22 Oct. 2019: The School of Liberal Studies with the Office of International Relations organized an interactive session for Higher Education in India and abroad on October 22, 2019 at PDEU. The session was conducted by Ms. Gurmeher Juneja, an alumni of School of Liberal Studies, PDEU. She did her Bachelor’s in Psychology with Human Resource Management. She did her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Colombia University.

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EVENT ON GENDER EQUALITY AND SAFETY

21 Oct. 2019: Women Cell in collaboration with the clubs Jharokha and Rang organized an event on Gender Equality and Safety on October 21, 2019 at Pandit Deendayal Energy University. The event was divided into different sub-themes.

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PDEU’S PARTICIPATION IN QS SUMMIT 2019

20-22 Oct. 2019: PDEU participated in QS India Conference in Goa. The summit was attended by Prof. Nigam Dave, Prof. Sunil Khanna and Dr.Rajesh Patel from PDEU.

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EXPERT SESSION

18 Oct. 2019: An expert session was taken by Dr. Umashankar Pandey, an Assistant Professor and HOD of Journalism and Mass Communication in Surendranath College for Women, Kolkata, in D101 of SLS, PDEU on 18th October, 2019.

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POSTER PRESENTATION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

16 Oct. 2019: The students of Law and Governance from the 2018 batch of SLS conducted a presentation of the posters to create an awareness against domestic violence.

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SESSION ON MEDIA PRODUCTION BY A FORMER STUDENT

15 Oct. 2019: The Mass Communication area of the Department of Languages, Literature and Aesthetics (LLA) organized a session on Media Production by a former student of SLS, Ms. Shaily Sangvi.

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TALK ON “COMMODITY DERIVATIVES AND TRADING AT MULTI-COMMODITY EXCHANGE”

12 Sept. 2019: The Economics Faculty of Department of Social Sciences, School of Liberal Studies, organized a talk on ‘Commodity derivatives and trading at Multi-commodity exchange’ on 12th September 2019.

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WORKSHOP ON SELF DEFENCE JOINTLY ORGANIZED BY WOMEN’S CELL, PDEU AND FIRE AND SECURITY ASSOCIATION OF INDIA

6 Sept. 2019: Women’s Cell, PDEU in collaboration with Fire Security Association India, organized a workshop on Self Defence, for the girl students, female faculty, and staff members of the university. The workshop was conducted by Ms. Veena Gupta, Chairperson of FSAI.

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Expert Lecture on Diaspora

The Department of Languages, Literature and Aesthetics (LLA) of the School of Liberal Studies (SLS) organized an Expert Lecture on Diaspora: A Socio-Cultural Perspective.

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Report - Symposium on transgender

School of Liberal Studies (SLS) under Pandit Deendayal Energy University (PDEU) in collaboration with Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) conducted a symposium on Transgender Employment Concerns. This symposium was the first step taken by SLS to educate and sensitize both students and teachers on the issues related to transgender employment opportunities and the hardships faced by them on a day to day basis. The panel for the symposium consisted of 6 guest speakers: Mr. Manavendra Singh Gohil, the Prince of Rajpipla and the Head of Lakshya Trust which works for the LGBT community; Prof. ShurtBrahmbhatt, Professor of United world School of Law, Karnavati University, Gandhinagar; Dr. ShivayBachani, a transman practicing Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in Ahmedabad; Dr. DebjyotiDatta, Ms. Shivani Rath and Ms. Ayesha. Dr. Datta. Ms.Rath are currently working on identifying the developmental trauma amongst the queer community project and eunuch community regarding their mental health care and perceptions, pre and post 2014 Supreme Court judgement and Ms. Ayesha is the project director of Lakshya Trust and the first person to hold the Ms.Transqueen India, in 2017.

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SEMINAR REPORT ON GLOBAL GROWTH SCENARIO: RISKS AND POLICIES- OPPORTUNITIES AND PROSPECTS FOR INDIA

A seminar on ‘Global Growth Scenario: Risks and Policies-Opportunities and Prospects for India’ was successfully organised by the faculty of Economics, Department of Social Sciences on August 13, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The three-hour long seminar was addressed to help the interested students to look at global economic growth prospects through macro-economic variables.

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A Day With Mr. Jaywant Pandya

The Mass Communication area of the department of Languages, Literature and Aesthetics (LLA) of the School of Liberal Studies (SLS) has come up with a concept: ‘A day with’. As per the concept, the department planned to invite professionals from various fields to take up sessions for the students. The expert will further be available in the campus for giving additional guidance to the students if necessary. The ultimate goal is to help the students to get an opportunity to interact in and outside classrooms for any additional knowledge.

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Conclave report

A Conclave on ‘Jannat-e-Kashmir: Post Article 370’ and ‘Beyond the Vail: Triple Talaq’ was held on 20th August, 2019 at School of Liberal Studies Pandit Deendayal Energy University. The session was coordinated by Dr. Chaitanya Vyas, Dr. Venkat Ram Reddy, and Dr. Anurag Srivastava. The Invited speakers were, Prof. Neerja Gupta (GU), Dr. Asha Verma (GNLU), Dr Anshuman Behra (NLAS), Dr. Prashanta Panda, Dr. Sriram, Dr. Venkata Krishna, and Dr. UrmiSatyan.

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DEMYSTIFYING: RESEARCH WRITING WORKSHOP

‘Demystifying: Research Writing Workshop’ was organized by the Department of Languages, Literature and Aesthetics on Friday 23rd & Monday, 26th August, 2019. The two-day long workshop was conceptualized and structured considering the need of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students of humanities at SLS.

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IHD Internship Report

The Institute for Human Development is one of India’s major research think tanks at New Delhi. It is a not-for-profit organization that aims and work towards the welfare of the society. It is a diverse organization with researchers working extensively in the fields of ICT, Employment, Education and many more. The team of Lead-researchers themselves come from varied and diverse fields of social sciences. It was a major opportunity for us to work under such dynamic and intellectual mentors.

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Workshop on Videography

The School of Liberal Studies (SLS) under Pandit Deendayal Energy University (PDEU) hosted a two-day workshop on videography for all the students of Mass Communication at its Gandhinagar campus. Ms. Amrita Chakraborty, Lecturer of Media and Communication coordinated the event. The workshop is being delivered in collaboration with Annapurna International School of Film and Media (AISFM) in Hyderabad. The two expert faculty members of AISFM, who are delivering the workshop, include M.V. Raghu, the Head of the Department of Cinematography and Raman Iyer, an Associate Professor of Cinematography.

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Thesis Writing Workshop

A thesis writing workshop was conducted for the School of Technology (SOT), PDEU, on Wednesday, 15th May 2019. The day-long workshop was conceptualized keeping in mind the writing needs of doctoral candidates registered at SOT. Doctoral Committee meetings and PhD seminars are designed to provide feedback on a graduate students’ work from the perspective of disciplinary research. However, these sessions do not provide much insight into the act of writing the thesis itself, which is a major aspect of successfully completing a PhD. The writing workshop was organized with a view to provide basic insight into the skill-set required to successfully begin and complete the writing process. The workshop was designed as a hands-on writing exercise where participants wrote a section based on their research and one-to-one feedback was provided, in addition to general guidelines.

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GREEN TEACHERS TRAINING PROGRAMME

Green Teachers Training Program was successfully organized by Green Mentors in Association with School of Liberal Studies (SLS), PDEU. This three days national level training program was attended by approximately 60 delegates from different states of India. Program was coordinated by Shri Virendra Rawat, Director, Green solutions & private Ltd., Dr. Ritu Sharma and Prof. Nigam Dave, Dean & Director, SLS, PDEU.

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Article on Vachikam

Department of Languages, Literature and Aesthetics organized ‘Vachikam – A Dramatic Reading’ of the play on May 1, 2019 by the Master of Arts (English) students. It was Prof. Nigam Dave’s suggestion that the students who study a course on Literature and Theatre Arts should also receive an insight of the process of performance. Taking this in positive stride, the Master of Arts students under the guidance of Mr. Chintan Pandya, a visiting faculty and an artist himself, prepared the first act of the play ‘Six Characters in Search of an Author’. The play is authored by a very famous 20th century Italian playwright Luigi Pirandello.

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7TH STUDY IN INDIA

The School of Liberal Science, Pandit Deendayal Energy University organised its 7th Study in India (short term pan India) Program from 29th April 2019 to 11th May 2019. The aim of the programme focused on the module of ‘Psychology, Gender and Policy Perspective in Indian Culture’. Delegation comprising 10 members from Canada-India Center of Excellence, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada were a part of this programme. Prof. Nigam Dave, Director & Head, Office of International Relations (OIR), Program chairs Dr. Ritu Sharma, Ms. Neeta Khurana and Dr. D. Sriram, with a team of student coordinators Ms. Rhicha Tripathi, Mr. Hitesh Ganwani and Ms. Hiteshree Dudani along with the OIR team including Mr. Martin Santhan, Project Coordinator weaved this three-credit course. The objective of this course is to provide students with a practical overview of the cross-cultural facets in context to processes and issues which they must understand to manage people, behaviour and policy along with close interaction with the Indian society to understand Indian Culture. The program has been designed with intensive and rigorous training for 97 hours spread across two weeks and 7 cities of India.

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Mental Hospital Visit

On Monday, April 08, 2019, 21 students of Psychology Minor Batch ’16 visited the Hospital of Mental Health, Shahibaug, Ahmedabad, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. IST. This brief but intensive field trip provided first hand practical insight into the workings of a mental hospital and the day-to-day activities of mental health professionals including but not limited to psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, occupational therapists, psychiatric nurses, mental health social workers and psychometrists to name a few. The major objective of the field trip was to get students to relate their classroom knowledge of symptoms and treatments of mental disorders to the real-world setting, observing similarities as well as discrepancies.

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Special Lecture on Media Entrepreneurship

On Monday, April 08, 2019, 21 students of Psychology Minor Batch ’16 visited the Hospital of Mental Health, Shahibaug, Ahmedabad, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. IST. This brief but intensive field trip provided first hand practical insight into the workings of a mental hospital and the day-to-day activities of mental health professionals including but not limited to psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, occupational therapists, psychiatric nurses, mental health social workers and psychometrists to name a few. The major objective of the field trip was to get students to relate their classroom knowledge of symptoms and treatments of mental disorders to the real-world setting, observing similarities as well as discrepancies.

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Workshop by Himanshu Desai

The School of Liberal Studies at Pandit Deendayal Energy University organized a Workshop by Himanshu Desai, International Art Curator and Musician on 'Contemporary Art and Literature' for the postgraduate students of Semester 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on 5th April, 2019.

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Capsule Course

A Capsule Course on Global Citizenship was organized on 8th and 9th April, 2019 at the School of Liberal Studies (SLS), PDEU. The capsule courses are skill focused short term courses provided by PDEU to hone the talent of the youth. Capsule course on Global Citizenship is modelled on the UNESCO SDG goal of providing understanding of Global Citizenship and inclusivity to students. The course was conducted by Prof. Nigam Dave and the sessions were taken by SLS faculty members along with Preyan Mehta. The participants of the course brainstormed on the global challenges and solutions.

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Distinguished Lecture by the High Commissioner of Rwanda

Pandit Deendayal Energy University (PDEU) hosted a Distinguished Lecture with His Excellency Ernest Rwamucyo, High Commissioner of Rwanda to India on 24th April, 2019. The topic of the lecture was “United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: Role of India and Rwanda in South - South Cooperation”. The event was hosted at Block – B at PDEU Campus.

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Farewell Ceremony of Final Year Students of SLS

Every new beginning is often disguised as an end and heavy-hearted with this sentiment, the School of Liberal Studies bid farewell to yet another batch. While goodbyes are often difficult to say sometimes it’s not necessary that everything must be said. But more often than not, even articulation does not cut it. With this responsibility, the school, on 29 and 30 of April held informal and formal farewell ceremonies for the Under-graduate batch of 2015 & Graduate batch of 2017. The programme was organized by the batch of 2016, under the guidance of a senior student Vidhi Thakkar, and Dr. Niyati Trivedi.

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Panel discussion on Universal Basic Income

A Panel Discussion on Universal Basic Income (UBI) was organized by Department of Social Science, School of Liberal Studies (SLS), PDEU on 5th April, 2019 a 3:00 p.m. The panellists of the event were Shri CK Koshy, IAS (Retd.) Former add. Chief Secretary, GoG; Dr. Rasananda Panda, Registrar, MICA; Dr. B. Jagannatham, Faculty, Centre for Gandhian Thought and Peace Studies and Dr. Prashant Panda, Head of Department of Social Science, SLS, PDEU. The moderator and the coordinator of the event was Dr. Anurag Srivastava and Dr. D. Sriram.

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UGSM Workshop at PDEU

The School of Liberal Studies hosted a two day national level workshop on ‘Urban Governance and Smart Cities: Challenges and Prospects’ from 24th April 2019 to 25th April 2019. The workshop was organised by School of Liberal Studies in Collaboration with International City/Country Management Association and Regional Centre for Urban and Environmental Studies, Osmania University, Hyderabad. The event was coordinated by Dr. D Sriram and Dr. Anurag Srivastava, Faculties of Public Policy and Public Administration of SLS, PDEU. The Chief Guest of the event was Prof. Y. Pardhasaradhi, Director of Regional Centre for Urban and Environmental studies, Osmania University, Hyderabad. The Guest of Honour was Shri C.K.Koshy, Retired IAS, Former Additional Chief Secretary to Government of Gujarat. Prof. Shivanand Swamy, Executive Director, CoE-UT, CEPT University was also invited as the special guest of the event.

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Workshop on How to Build an Impressive CV

A precise and comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) is the need of the hour in today’s professional world. Many a times, the first impression of a prospective intern or employee is made right by looking at their CV. Students at undergraduate level often are confused on the right format for a professional CV. In order to train them effectively, a workshop was organized by the Training and Placement Cell, SLS on ‘How to build an Impressive CV’. Phalgun Kumar, Principal Consultant at Education Mural was invited as an expert to train the students on 17th April 2019 at SLS.

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Workshop on How to use LinkedIn

The Training and Placement (T & P) Cell of SLS organized a special session on ‘How to use LinkedIn for professional networking and career guidance for higher education’ on 19th April 2019 and invited Phalgun Kumar, as the external expert. Kumar, who is currently working as the Principal Consultant at Education Mural came along with his core team comprising of Anushka Chandran and Karan. The workshop was attended by students of different streams of SLS.

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Key Events of SLS_International Women's Day

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Women’s Cell circulated a Badge with a message ‘Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity’ to celebrate Womanhood, Encourage Women Empowerment and Gender Equality.

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WORKSHOP ON UNDERSTANDING TRANSLATION

Department of Languages, Literature and Aesthetics organized a one day workshop on ‘Metasis’ on understanding tensions of translating and politics of translation on Wednesday, March 28, 2019. The workshop was organized especially for the students of English Minor who in the current semester study a course on Indian Literature in English Translation.

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REGULATION OF COMPETITION IN INDIAN MARKETS

A seminar on ‘Regulation of Competition in Indian markets’ was organized on 18th March from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. at PDEU campus by the Economics Area faculties of the Department of Social Science. Mr. Yogesh Dubey, Deputy Director, Competition Commission of India (CCI), from New Delhi was the guest speaker. Participants were mainly from 2nd year to 4th year of BA/BBA, SLS. They learnt about the different areas of research and career opportunities at Competition Commission of India. The seminar aimed to enlighten students about the role of CCI in regulating competition among firms and monitoring mergers and acquisitions within India. The event was anchored by Ms. Jayati Gupta, a student from Economics Major of BBA15 batch.

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Expert Talk By Prof. Coomi Vevaina

On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, an expert talkwith Prof. Coomi Vevaina was organized by the Department of Languages, Literature and Aesthetics, SLS. The theme of the talk was ‘Re-thinking Education in Digital Age’, a very relevant area of discussion. The talk was interactive and informative. Prof. Vevaina began with a story of a little girl who turned out to be her own childhood self. Emphasizing upon the importance to understand childhood phase, she conveyed her inter-connected message through different stories. The talk aimed to bring out various strategies for creating meaningful effect on learning environment. She presented her innovative ideas through interesting narrations and visual presentation.

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SLS-PDEU & CCE-PDEU Organised an Expert Talk

An expert talk was organized at CCE-PDEU on the topics: ‘Introduction to theories of Public Administration’ and ‘Indian Constitution and Contemporary Events’.

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IHRM workshop

A workshop was organized for the final year students of Human Resource Management on the topic ‘Understanding International Human Resource Management (IHRM)’. The workshop was delivered by Dr. Manasi Parikh on 22nd February, 2019. The workshop captures various practical and real-time challenges like dual career couples, cultural compatibility and governance issues faced by Expatriate Management of IHRM.

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Career Conclave

An event of career conclave was organized on 1st February 2019, by Department of Business Administration and Commerce, School of Liberal Studies (SLS) at PDEU Campus. Mr. Micheal Louis Flores was invited as an eminent speaker for this conclave. Mr. Micheal Louis Flores is a consultant to various leading international organizations across globe including St.Anthony’s Girls Catholic Academy. He also had a broad experience of 42 years in teaching French and Spanish.

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Stress Management for Academic Excellence

Team HR, PDEU along with SLS organized an expert talk on Stress Management for Academic Excellence by Dr. Udaya Kumar Reddy on February, 2019 for the faculty members, staff members and students of PDEU. Workplace stress and challenges regarding communication diversity can be a source of unmanageable stress and conflict which can affect the employees’ quality of life and excellence at work. This session was designed to make participants understand and be aware of the need and possibilities to manage self and environment. The event also aimed to minimize stress and reduce conflict among employees for organizational excellence.

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Study In India Short Term Pan India Program Indian Pyschology

The School of Liberal Studies (SLS), Pandit Deendayal Energy University organised its 6th Study in India short term pan India program from 1st February, 2019 to 15th February, 2019. The aim of the programme focused on the module of Indian Psychology. Delegation comprising seventeen students from Psychology and two academicians of Psychology from Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia were a part of this programme. Prof. Nigam Dave, Director and Head of the Office of International Relations(OIR), Program chairs Dr. Ritu Sharma and Prof. Eyal Gringart from ECU with a team of student coordinators Ms. Hiteshree Dudani, Mr. Hitesh Ganwani and Ms. Rhicha Triphati along with the OIR team including Mr. Martin Santhan, Project Coordinator weaved this three-credit course. The objective of this course was to provide a practical overview along with the close interaction with the Indian society to understand Indian Psychology. The program has been designed with intensive and rigorous training for 113 hours spread across two weeks and 8 cities of India.

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Winter Internship for MA Applied Psychology and BA Psychology

Seven students of Master of Arts (MA), Psychology from the School of Liberal Studies (SLS) completed a one month long winter internship at Kanoria Hospital and Research Centre. The internship by the ten students from Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) was conducted at DPS Prerna, Bopal. The internship programme was facilitated by Dr. Rajendra Anand, CEO at Kanoria Hospital, Ms. Sangeeta Hinduja, Head DPS Prerna in coordination with Dr. Ritu Sharma from SLS.

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Workshop on Big Data Analytics

A workshop was organized on Big Data Analytics by the Department of Business Administration and Commerce, SLS, PDEU on February 26, 2019. The workshop was conducted by Mr. Ankur Sharma, Big Data Architect from Tata Consultancy Service (TCS) and Mr. Nilesh Gol, Senior Project Manager from INTECH Pvt. Ltd. The programme began with the introduction of the basic concepts of the big data and then moved to the complex algorithms. The workshop was highly appreciated by the students of commerce and management.

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Introduction to IR workshop

A workshop was conducted by Mr. Ranjan Derhgawen, I/C Training & SEE (Separated Employees Establishment) at ONGC on February 25, 2019 for the 3rd and 4th year students of Human Resource Management. The workshop captured the basics of Industrial Relations in India and its relevance in today’s work culture.

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MS Excel Workshop_Sandeep Pathak

Two day workshop on Microsoft Excel was organized February 11-12, 2019 at School of Liberal Studies (SLS), PDEU. The workshop was organized by Library and Information Centre in joint collaboration with the Department of Business Administration and Department of Social Sciences. The objective of the workshop was to train students on usage of MS Excel and hands-on practice for data analysis. Dr. Vijay Jariwala Assistant professor, faculty of Economics at Sardar Patel University, Anand was the instructed for the workshop. The workshop was coordinated by Dr. Anurag Srivastava, Dr. Supriya Pal and Mr. Sandip Pathak.

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R.A. Mashelkar's Visit to PDEU - Amrita Chakraborty

The Gandhinagar-based Pandit Deendayal Energy University (PDEU) hosted Padma Vibhushan Prof. (Dr.) R.A. Mashelkar for a Distinguished Lecture on February 26, 2019 at its auditorium. Prof. Mashelkar delivered a scintillating lecture on the topic ‘From Incremental to Disruptive Game-changing ASSURED Innovation’.

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Activities by Departments_A Visit to the BM Institute of Mental Health

On the 30th of January, 2019, Department of Psychology from Pandit Deendayal Energy University organized an educational as well as an informational visit to the BM Institute of Mental Health, Ahmedabad.

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Activities by Departments_Report of CMIE Workshop

A workshop on CMIE Prowess IQ database was organized on 30th January 2019 at Computer Lab I, Block C of Pandit Deendayal Energy University (PDEU). The workshop was organized by Library and Information Centre in joint collaboration with the Department of Social Sciences. The objective of the workshop was to train students on the ‘Usefulness of CMIE Database in Research’ and hands-on experience on the usage of database was given to the participants during the three-hour session. Mr. Prashant Joshi, Business Development Manager at the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) Limited based at Ahmedabad was invited as the technical expert for guiding the participants on the types of data available in the Prowess IQ database and to guide on data extraction from the database.

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ALLAN BORDER LAUDS THE INDIAN CRICKET TEAM DURING HIS MAIDEN VISIT TO PDEU

In what could figuratively be considered a significant addition to the cricketing hat of Pandit Deendayal Energy University (PDEU) in Gandhinagar, cricketing tycoon and former Australian skipper Allan Border addressed the students and faculty members of the University on January 20, 2019.

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Key Events of SLS_Poster Making Competition

Pandit Deendayal Energy University (PDEU) organized a poster presentation competition on the theme of ‘Renewable Energy and Need for Energy Conservation for Sustainable Future’ on January 28 during the evening hours. The event was in line with the university’s vision and commitment towards the future of energy.

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Seminar on Legal Provisions for Women's Empowerment

Pandit Deendayal Energy University (PDEU) organized a one day seminar on “Legal Provisions for Women’s Empowerment” on October 10, 2018 at PDEU, sponsored by Gujarat State Commission for Women and supported by Women’s Cell PDEU. Various speakers from the field of law and Gujarat State Commission for Women informed the audience about the various legal provisions provided by the Indian Constitution specifically for women.

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Seminar on A Step Towards Women Inclusivity & Upward Mobility

Pandit Deendayal Energy University partnered with Wings2Fly The Foundation to organize a one-day Seminar to celebrate their successful completion of five years of service to society, specifically the rehabilitation and economic empowerment of women with a criminal past and women who have been marginalized by society by providing them with skills and practical training to become financially independent and earn a respectable living on the 7th of October, 2018 at PDEU.

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Academic and Career Opportunities at Valparaiso University Indiana

A guest talk by Dr. Marci Fradkin, Director, International outreach on the topic ‘Academic and Career Opportunities with Valparaiso University Indiana, United States’ was arranged for students of SLS PDEU, which facilitated in understanding about 2+2, study abroad and semester exchange opportunities at Valparaiso.

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ArthSamvad 7

The Faculty of Economics in the Department of Social Sciences organized a talk of ArthSamvad series on a very contemporary topic of global concern ‘Currency Turmoil in Emerging Markets’ on 24th October, 2018 at SLS, PDEU. The renowned economist Dr. Indradeep Ghosh, Associate Professor and Dean of Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics was the invited speaker of the event.

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Expert Lecture

An expert session was conducted by the Mass Communication Department of SLS, PDEU on Understanding Radio Business by Ms. Sarika, a media entrepreneur and expert in radio and Out of Home (OOH) Business. The programme was organized on 20th November, 2018.

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Expert Talk on Application of Forensic Psychology

A guest talk on 'Applications of Forensic Psychology' was organized on the 19th of December, 2018 by School of Liberal Studies (SLS), Pandit Deendayal Energy University, Gandhinagar.

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An expert talk on TEAM CBT: A New Model for Psychotherapy was delivered by Dr. Dipti Joshi, MA, PhD at the Schools of Liberal Studies (SLS), Pandit Deendayal Energy University, Gandhinagar. Dr. Joshi is a Psychologist and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with 18 years of experience for helping patients to live happier and self-fulfilling lives. She has attended her trainings from Salford University Manchester under Dr. Andrew Beck and Feeling Good Institute California, under Dr. David Burns. She is currently a level 1 TEAM CBT therapist Certified by Feeling Good Institute. The event was conducted for students to have insights about TEAM CBT. Around thirty to forty students from Section A, B and C, Batch 2017; Psychology Major and Minor students of 2015 and 2016 along with the MA Psychology students of 2018 attended the session.

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Expert talk on TRANCE-formation Mind Based Hypnotherapy Techniques

The Psychology Department of the School of Liberal Studies (SLS), Pandit Deendayal Energy University (PDEU), organized a guest talk on hypnotherapy under the Guidance of Dr. Ritu Sharma. The guest talk was done for the students to have more insight about hypnotherapy as a field. Resource person for the guest talk was Ms. Rirri G. Trivedi. Ms. Trivedi is a certified Regression Therapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist and a trainer in Integrated Clinical Hypnotherapy with EKAA foundation. The audience comprised of around fifty to sixty students of BA Psychology Batch of 2016 and 2017 along with the MA Psychology students of SLS, PDEU.

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Introduction to Government

The School of Liberal Studies hosted a three day capsule course on ‘Introduction to Government’ from 27th November, 2018 to 29th November, 2018. The course was designed and structured with the help of an eminent faculty Mr. C.K. Koshy, Retired Additional Chief Secretary of the Government of Gujarat. The event brought together around 60 undergraduate and post-graduate students of ‘Public Administration’, ‘Law and Governance’ and ‘Political Science’ who extensively participated in discussions and interactive dialogue to collaboratively understand the ‘how’ and ‘what’ of government. In the direction of building up a holistic understanding of the government and it’s functioning, government officials and professional practitioners from the field of Urban Planning, Engineering and Governance were invited to facilitate a few sessions for the participants.

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One Day Workshop on UGC-NET Exam Preparation

A one-day workshop on UGC-NET Examination was held on the 6th of December, 2018 at the School of Liberal Studies (SLS), PDEU. The event was organized by Dr. Ritu Sharma and Dr. Anurag Kumar Srivastava. Resource person for the workshop were Mr. Taronish Pastakia, Ms. Vishakha Bhavsar, Mr. Murnal Patel and Dr. Venkatesh. Around thirty students participated in the workshop.

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Panel Discussion On Youth Well-Being

Questions are often asked as to why young people may be disengaging from education. One potential answer is related to poor mental health, a significant barrier for young people meaningfully engaging in education. To help address this, AATMANN-The psychology club of PDEU committee comprised of education providers, mental health professionals and a variety of community and youth service representatives, organized a panel discussion which was on the 16th of November, 2018. The panellists for event were Dr. Ritu Sharma, Associate Professor, Psychology PDEU; Dr. Madhu Singh, Director of B.M. Institute of Mental Health and Dr. Suhas Doshi, Psychiatrist, Gujarat Institute of Psychological Research’

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PDEU and EBS University Collaboration and International Guest Talk on Academic and Career opportunities at EBS Business School

The collaboration and MoU signing ceremony between Pandit Deendayal Energy University, Gandhinagar and EBS Business and Law University, Germany took place on November 14, 2018 at PDEU campus. This is PDEU’s first collaboration with a Europe based University and EBS’s first collaboration with an Indian University for an Undergraduate program. Prof. David Windsor the Associate Dean International Affairs of EBS Business and Law University arrived at PDEU in the morning and was given a warm welcome. Prof. Windsor was given a campus tour thereafter. He liked the PDEU campus and especially how the students cared for the stray dogs in the campus. After a brief meeting with Prof. Nigam Dave, Dr. Ritu Sharma and the faculty members of the Management Department of SLS, Prof. Windsor gave a Guest talk to the SLS first and second year students on the academic and career opportunities at EBS Business School. He also talked about the benefits of the Dual Degree Program between PDEU and EBS. Towards the end of the session he showed a video to the students of the EBS Symposium 2018, to give the PDEU student an idea about the students and environments of the EBS University.

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Investment Awareness and Options for Young Investors

The Department of Social Sciences, School of Liberal Studies, organized a special talk on October 12th, 2018 on ‘Investment Awareness and Options for Young Investors’. Mr. Siddharth Shah, the founder of Shalibhadra Firm - an investment and brokerage firm was the speaker of the event.

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Research and career prospects in Economics

A seminar on ‘Research and career prospects in Economics’ was organized on 16th October from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at PDEU campus by the Economics Area faculties of Department of Social Sciences. Dr. Tulika Tripathi, Assistant Professor at Central University, Gujarat was the guest speaker of the event. Participants were mainly from 2nd year to 4th year of BA/BBA, SLS. They learnt about the different areas of research and career opportunities across the various fields of Economics. The seminar aimed to enlighten students with the emerging areas/disciplines in the field of research in Economics and the suitable career options and opportunities in Microeconomics. The event was attended by the students of the Economics Department and was anchored by Ms. Niharika Marigoudar, Student of Economics Major from BBA16 batch.

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SPSS Workshop report

A training workshop on the usage of Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software was organized on 22nd-23rd October 2018 by the Library and Information Centre and Economics Area faculty of Department of Social Sciences, School of Liberal Studies (SLS) at Block D, PDEU campus. Prof. Gaurang Rami, Professor (Economics), Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat was the Resource person for the two-day workshop. The objective of the workshop was to provide intensive training on the everyday use of SPSS software for data analysis. The need for such training workshop was felt after successful procurement of this licensed software by the Library and Information Centre. The direct beneficiaries of this workshop were the researchers using empirical research, final year students writing their dissertation, students studying econometrics and statistics, students doing internally or externally funded-projects along with a number of faculty members and staff of the varsity. The workshop received an overwhelming response in terms of student and faculty participation.

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Transdisciplinary Idea and Visit to Dainik Bhaskar Office

A group of 24 students of Mass Communication Department of PDEU were taken for a field visit on transdisciplinary idea at Divya Bhaskar on the 19th of November, 2018. The tour was accompanied by two faculty members Mr. Mukund Shukla and Ms. Amrita Chakraborty. It was a day long visit which included lots of practical learning, exposure to newspaper editorial and publishing industry, lectures by industry experts, followed by Question and Answer Sessions. Their day started at the Bhaskar House with an insightful session by the Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Amit Doshi, who talked about his experiences, management style, work in media business sector, Audiences Insight (from Psychological insight) and the likes. He has also inspired the students with his wise words.

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Transdisciplinary Idea and Visit to TV9 Studio

A group of 22 students of Mass Communication Department of PDEU were taken for a field visit on transdisciplinary idea at TV9 Studio. The group was accompanied by Mr. Mukund Shukla, Lecturer of Mass Communication. It was a day long visit which included lots of practical learning, exposure to the television news broadcasting industry and lecture by Senior Journalist of TV9 along with question and answer sessions. The day started at the studio, with an insightful tour of the various departments of a Television Broadcasting House, including the operating room which makes and generates audio-visual news and blogs for the online portal. Thereafter, an informative session was taken by Mr. Maulik Mehta, Senior Journalist in TV9 Studio at the conference room. He spoke about the departments and various designations of the organization, roles and responsibilities of staff and journalists, work hours in media, tricks of reporting and finally conveyed his experiences, which shed light on the management perspective. He also shared his thoughts on the role of a journalist in the society, collection of news, advertisements revenue and the likes. He focussed on the economic perspective of the organization while mentioning the reasons behind their organization being one of the top in Gujarat.

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Z_Fifth International Conference on Stress Mangement 2018_Make it Last in the list

B.A Psychology student with a minor in Marketing, my paper was about the growing stressors in the banking industry due to the change in government policies and it’s affects the work-life balance among the employees of public and private sector banks. It also includes the suggestions and improvements for the companies to promote a healthier work-life balance.

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