Ten students of Jindal Global University (JGU) were chosen yesterday for the International Summer Programme, Identity-Based Conflict Resolution at the renowned Bar Ilan University, Israel. Beginning on July 2, this month long programme comes with a scholarship from the Israeli National Council for Higher Education. This scholarship covers tuition fees of $2720 (Rs. 1, 76,800) and housing including weekday dinners.
Eight students for this programme are from Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA) and two of them are from Jindal Global Law School (JGLS). The eight students from JSIA are Mansheetal Singh, Samarth Kavoori, Neha Sirohi, Viswas Viswanath, Suraj Ranjan, Megha Gupta, Pragadish Kirubakaran, and Hima Bindu. Two students from JGLS include Keshav Mittal Kumar and Rishabh Rao Yandamuri.
Dr. Khinvraj Jangid, Assistant Professor and Faculty Coordinator, Jindal Centre for Israel Studies (JCIS) said “Jindal Centre for Israel Studies has successfully created an international opportunity for JGU students for the fourth consecutive year. Four students from the university were selected for the first time in 2015, followed by six students in 2016 and the number then increased to nine students in 2017. Going to Israel will certainly enable the students to have first-hand experience of the place where conflict, war and violence are often in the news. Conflicts such as Israel-Palestine or India-Pakistan are complex because of the centrality of identity (ethnic, religious) questions.”
JCIS symbolizes global coexistence of various cultures and interdisciplinary dependence of studies on regional culture, history, and conflict. Designed by leading scholars and industry experts, this unique programme by Bar Ilan University will help students to understand the primary reason behind a political conflict and how to resolve a conflict by interacting with parties involved. According to Bar Ilan University, this four-week program will have four courses of eight academic credits for participants of Jindal Global University (JGU) . The students will receive a certificate of participation upon completion of all courses (issued by the University’s Faculty of Law).