With Heartfelt Sympathy

Dr Ranbir Kumar Biswas, former Head, Department of Personnel Management & Industrial Relations, passed away on 07th January, 2019 at Bangalore. His demise came to all of us as a shocking reminder of life’s uncertainty. A Condolence Meeting was held at XISS auditorium on 08thJanuary, 2019. The meeting was attended by the Director, Heads of Departments, Faculty Members, Ranchi-based Members of Alumni, Project Officers, Staff and students of Human Resource Management. The Director, Faculty Members and a member of the alumni reminisced about the legacy left behind by Dr Biswas and resolved that the best tribute to the departed soul would be to continue his legacy. May his soul rest in peace and may the Lord give courage to the bereaved family to overcome grief and sorrow.

Congratulations to Dr. Sudeep Kumar

Congratulations to Dr. Sudeep Kumar for successfully supervising his first Ph.D. scholar Mr. Sumeet Kumar Gupta of ICFAI University Jharkhand who successfully defended his thesis titled “Management of Man-Made Disasters in Secondary Schools of Ranchi District, with Special Reference to Prevention and Preparedness” during the viva-voce examination held on 20.11.2018 at ICFAI University, Ranchi. During the occasion, Dr. Sudeep Kumar was felicitated by Prof. O.R.S. Rao, Vice-Chancellor of the ICFAI University for his successful contribution in the award of the Ph.D. degree of his scholar.

Workshop on Gender Sensitization

Xavier Institute of Social Service had conducted a “Workshop on Gender Sensitization” from 2nd May to 4th May,2018 under the guidance of Director Fr. Dr. Alexius Ekka S.J. The workshop was conducted for the Staff members, for the Internal Complaint committee members of XISS and XIPT and also for the Faculty members of XISS. Mrs Sunita Tawani was the resource person to facilitate the workshop. She is the Founder CEO of “Full Circle” and has 25 years of rich work experience with Tata Group. Mrs Sunita Thawani retired as Chief of Legal from JUSCO. She has conducted around 140 workshop. She is a lawyer by profession and has also worked in the Supreme Court of Delhi. The workshop was to bring awareness to the staff and faculty members of the Institute about the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act,2013. This program was coordinated by Prof. Mary Bodra along with the Internal Committee members, Prof Dr R. K. Agarwal, Prof Mahua Banerjee, Prof Nidhi Shukla,Dr Raj Shree and Ms Sabina.

XISS Alumni Meet of UP Chapter

Alumni meet of XISS Uttar Pradesh chapter was organized on 11th November 2017 at Lucknow. The meeting started with welcome and self-introduction. The meeting was attended by 25 alumni where they discussed various issues concerning alumni. The alumni also discussed forming alumni association representing all streams and batched which was endorsed by all. It was also discussed and decided that the next meeting will be organized in December in Lucknow during study tour visit of XISS students. The date, time and venue of meeting will be communicated in consultation with XISS study tour visiting team.

Congratulations Mr. Nabhojit Dey

Chevening Scholarship is a prestigious scholarship given to mid career professionals who wish to pursue higher education in United Kingdom. The scholarship is provided by the British High Commission through a rigorous process of selection.

This year more than 50,000 people applied for this prestigious scholarship worldwide out of which only 1065 were selected. One of the Chevening Fellows for this year is Mr. Nabhojit Dey.

He is an alumni of XISS who completed his post graduate studies in Rural Development in the year 2006. He plans to use this fully funded scholarship to pursue Masters in Social Research Methods from University of Sussex this year. He has more than a decade of experience in the field of development and has worked with organizations such as UNICEF, UNHCR, CRY, Childfund India and FES. He also qualified UGC NET in 2016 in Social Work.

XISS wishes him all success for his endeavour.

Congratulations Dr. Amit K. Giri

Dr. Amit K. Giri, an Assistant Professor of Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS), received the prestigious RDW fellowship from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) for the year 2017. ILO is an agency of the United Nations and primarily works for the welfare of labourers around the world. In 2017, The fellowship was awarded to only 20 researchers in the world. The fellowship recipient gets cash award of USD 1000 and are invited to present their research works in the ILO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The ILO covers the full cost of the fellowship winners travel cost from their home country to Geneva and back from Geneva to their home country. Dr. Giri participated and presented a paper titled “Labour Conditions in the Global Value Chains in India: The Case of Handknotted Carpet Manufacturing Cluster” in the 5th Regulating for Decent Work Conference in ILO’s headquarters in Geneva on 3-5 July, 2017. Dr. Giri’s article, based on extensive field work, held responsible not only the local formal and informal institutions but also all other key stakestakeholders in the carpet global value chain, mainly the lead firms, for the deplorable working conditions of the workers in the hand-knotted carpet industry. The paper suggested various ways and means to improve the working conditions of workers in the industry.

Congratulations to Prof. Rik Das

Congratulations to Prof. Rik Das on getting the article “Partition selection with sparse autoencoders for content based image classification” published in Neural Computing and Applications
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