At JIBS, our faculty and research fellows undertake a diverse range of inter-disciplinary research with regional and global impact. In addition to our existing partnerships, we are keen to collaborate with interested researchers from JGU and other institutes who align with our research profiles.

Capability Building through Competency Gap Analysis: Competency Framework, Assessment & Development

​Competency is a set of skills, knowledge,abilities,experience, personality traits and motivators that possess predictive value towards an individual effectively performing in a job. They are observable,measurable and consistent in nature which are reflected in a pattern of actions, thoughts and feelings. Competency mapping is the process of identification of competencies that are essential to be possesses in a order to perform a job task or job activity.Competency development helps to align employees with the strategic vision and goals of the organization and foster employee engagement and increase employee retention.The current project aims to strengthen the existing system through competency framework, competency assessment and competency development.

Mental Health of Lawyers

It has been observed that the mental health of lawyers does have an impact on their client’s winning or loosing of cases. This project aims at looking at a complete ecosystem of the understanding of concept of mental health by lawyers, measuring their mental health, creating their profiles and developing and carrying out interventions for enhancing their mental health or well-being. This project will also aim to do an impact analysis of the interventions, which is rarely looked at. It aims for A grade publications (journal articles and books), training modules, and conference presentations.

Curated Stories - Climate Fiction Narratives for a Promising Future

Science Fiction has turned out to be an effective medium for improving readers' empathy for others, and for assisting people make sense of otherwise inaccessible statistics. As such, this new sub-genre raises a key question: When it comes to spreading awareness about the environmental health of our planet and precipitating action, can researchers and policy makers alike reach people in ways that scientists cannot by deploying an off shoot of science fiction, climate fiction? Utilizing the features of narratives and storytelling from behavioral science, the current project will be targeted at putting together climate fiction narratives for testing its impact on environmental attitudes. Unlike other climate fiction stories that are widely available, the proposed set of stories will comprise of both utopian and dystopian elements, and touch upon several themes e.g., reduction of artificial light at night, cutting down on plastic usage, and improvement of green cover.

Addressing Contemporary Needs in Indian Education through Indigenous and Global Pedagogical Practices

India’s existing education system has been in place for decades since its independence. However, the emerging advances in technology, society, information-dissemination and consumption have made it increasingly difficult for the education system to meet present-day learning needs and challenges. This research project sets out to answer the questions posed by our current educational structure, pedagogical practices, and ongoing socio-cultural transitions, in terms of its ability to address contemporary practical challenges. It will have a reference point each in the past, as well as the future of education. The project aims to inform policy changes in the education space, by revisiting indigenous wisdom and borrowing from global best practices, to synthesise an eclectic system suitable for the dynamic Indian milieu.

Visual Representations of Peace

The project seeks motivation from the material turn in social sciences and in humanities. The project is modelled around questions of social import. The investigator asks whether built material forms (war memorials versus peace structures) have a role to play in the process of reconciliation. At the next level, the investigator asks if built material forms could be helpful in supporting a peace curriculum.