Thursday, August 26, 2010

XLRI students to conduct project to study human behaviour, seek solutions to problems

From The Pioneer

As a unique initiative at the B-School XLRI, the students of the organisational behaviour course for the 1st-year students are taking a social project to learn about human behaviour, and about themselves. Prof MG Jomon has asked the class to break into 12 teams and do a social live project to learn about.

“We have prepared out a list of programmes to be carried out in different areas. Our objective is to help students learn about human behaviour. The students will mingle with the people and try to understand their problems and help them overcome it,” said Madhukar Shukla, Professor, Organisational Behaviour, XLRI.

Professor Jomon said they would soon organise a fun fair at Kalyan Niketan, run by All India Women’s Conference in Kadma.

The first phase of the project will involve identifying an orphanage in Jamshedpur and encouraging the inmates to participate in various fun-filled programmes.

“We will then get into talks with one of the orphanages for organising the event. The logistics will be worked out to evaluate the resources needed and finalise the event's schedule. Funds for organising the event will be collected,” said a student.

The B-school also plans to organise a daylong eye-checking camp for underprivileged children on the premises of Gyan Deep Vidyalaya in Birsanagar. Opticians and doctors would be present at the camp to check the students and to offer them the necessary diagnosis.

“We are conducting a career counselling session, psychometric test to make the students aware of the different career opportunities available to them. It will be conducted among students of class 10 and 12 and their concerns regarding different career paths will be addressed. Moreover they will be guided regarding the suitable career path for them by a psychometric test which will be conducted and a comprehensive study of various career opprtunities will be provided to them through brochures, website etc. We will be in continuous touch with them even after the completion of this project through our website,” said another student.

While another group of students will partner with a school for the visually challenged/an NGO working for the visually challenged and make educational resources available to them. Very books are available in Braille.

The students propose to procure books and make audio recordings which can be played in classes to impart knowledge to the visually challenged.

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