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Webinar on career in psychology

Webinar on career in psychology

Hisar: A webinar on the topic “How to make a career abroad in psychology” was organised by the Department of Psychology of Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar. The main speaker was Dr Himani jain, who had done her post-graduation from the Applied Psychology Department, GJUST, and presently working at Glasgow, UK, as a clinical psychologist. She said a degree was not sufficient for securing job and one needs to develop communication skills and personality and research skills. Students of the department participated in it and learned how to make a career abroad. Prof Rakesh thanked the keynote speaker and told the students to make good use of the free time during the lockdown. The webinar was organised by Prof Rakesh Kumar Bahmani, Chairperson of the department.

Talk on critical study of poetry

Karnal: A national level e-seminar on the topic “Critical appreciation of a poem” was organised by the English Literary Society of RKSD College, Kaithal. Retired Prof Dinesh Dadhichi, former head of the English Department of Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, was the keynote speaker. While explaining the meaning of the critical study of poetry, Prof Dadhichi said it was necessary to evaluate and analyse a poem in order to understand it better. “After doing all the analysis and evaluation, the reader should first describe the poem and then explain it comprehensively in his own words,” he said. Around 1,600 e-registrations were received for the webinar, from across the nation and some were from foreign countries too. Around 500 viewers attended the seminar on e-mediums such as Zoom, YouTube and Facebook Live. A poem recitation was also organised at the end of the seminar in which Prof Dinesh presented one of his ghazals and Prof Geeta Goyal and Prof SP Verma also presented their self composed poems. The event was made live on YouTube by Prof Richa Langyan. Principal Sanjay Goel welcomed the chief guest and other participants.

Online viva for PhD students

Rewari: Indira Gandhi University (IGU) conducted online viva voice for PhD students wherein Prof H Venkateshwarlu from Osmania University, Hyderabad, as the external examiner, faculty members and research scholars participated. Dr Pinki Rani, research guide, said research scholar Suman Jangra gave a presentation on “Customer satisfaction in organised real estate sector with special reference to residential sector in NCR”. Dr Tej Singh, Chairperson of Commerce Department, congratulated everyone for the success of the event.

Cancellation of DEd exams sought

Rewari: The Haryana Self Finance Private College Association has demanded cancellation of theory and practical exams of Diploma in Education (DEd) on the pattern of other courses in the view of the prevailing Covid pandemic. The association has also submitted a memorandum to Education Minister Kanwar Pal Gujjar in this respect. “Students of DEd course are confused about their exams as the Board of School Education Haryana has issued the orders for postponement of their exams but has not yet cleared whether the exams will be held or not,” said Satish Khola, president of the association. Khola said since conducting exams was not possible in the present situations hence the DEd students should also be promoted to the next class without exams.

Talk on Covid impact on education

Ambala: Professor Kuldeep Dhindsa, former Director General JCD Vidyapeeth, Sirsa, in his address during a webinar orgainsed on ‘Challenges and opportunities in higher education after Covid crisis’ by GMN College, Ambala, said the temporary closing of schools, colleges, and universities was causing havoc in the education system. “This has led to enormous anxiety and uncertainty among various stakeholders associated with the education sector. The shift from traditional to technology-driven teaching -learning process, which was being forecasted by experts for a few decades has now started happening due to the pandemic. The crossover to online learning which was moving at a snail’s pace for over 20-30 years has taken a sudden kick-start since the imposition of lockdown,” he said.

Webinar on stress management

Karnal: Department of Psychiatry, Kalpana Chawla Government Medical College and Hospital, and organisation for social and cultural awareness (OSCA) organised a national webinar on “COVID-19 pandemic: Boon or bane?” Dr Ram Pal Saini, Principal, DAV PG College, Karnal, Prof Ankur Saxena, Professor, Faculty of Social Work, The Maharaja Sayaji Rao University, Vadodara and Dr Manisha Kiran, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatric Social Work, Ranchi Institute of Neuro-Psychiatry and Allied Sciences (RINPAS), Ranchi, were the key speakers, while Dr Arun Kumar Pandey, Head, Department of Psychiatry and Dr Prashant Srivastava were the organisers. Dr Bhupendra Singh, assistant professor and Head, Department of Psychiatric Social Work, Institute of Mental Health, Rohtak, delivered the welcome address, while Dr Ashok Kumar Sharma, Assistant Professor, Music, Kurukshetra University, delivered vote of thanks. More than 200 participants took part in the webinar and gave their views and discussed various issues related to the Covid pandemic and its effects on population.

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