Chief-guest- Ms. Sutapa Sanyal (DGP, Mahila Samman Prakoshth and Human Rights
Prof. Shailendra Singh (IIM, Lucknow)
Dr Suneet Verma, Associate Professor, University of Delhi (Onenness and well being ) and Dr. Vinod Chandra, Associate Professor, JNPG College, University of Lucknow (Youth and Well being).
The one day National conference contributed to our understanding of well being and society and other ideologies related to well being through Keynote speech and invited speeches by experts in the field of Psychology and Sociology.
The conference helped to bring together distinguished delegates and researchers from in and outside Lucknow, through paper presentations by students and faculty.
Prof. Shailendra Singh, Senior faculty of IIM, Lucknow (One of the premier IIMs) showed interests in project collaborations with AIBAS. He agreed to be the member of Advisory Board of the upcoming conference. Professor Singh was the past president of National Academy of Psychology (NAOP), India.
The Conference helped establish rapport with psychologists and psychiatrists in Delhi University, IIM Lucknow, and hospitals like Noormanzil, and KGMU Lucknow.
Student related outcomes:
This conference was particularly organized for the students and this very purpose was actually achieved.
-It provided a platform to the students to showcase their high quality dissertation work.
- The topic of the conference was relevant to the studies of the students
- Helped increase their knowledge and experience
- Increased the confidence of AIBAS students
- provided inputs for their current research papers
- provided a platform to BA, MA CP and MA Clinical Students to present high quality dissertation work
-Most of the final year students (BA, MA CP and MA Clinical Students) not only made meaningful presentations but also learnt how to manage an event of academic nature.
-Students got benefited by enlightening lectures of prolific speakers invited from various universities and from various disciplines namely Psychology, Sociology, Management and Social Work.
An analysis of the feedback of the participants on a five point rating scale
The analysis shows that the mean of the scores given by students was higher that 4.40 on a 5 point rating scale on all the questions. AIBAS students and other participants felt highly about the relevance of the conference to their studies, their life, and wished that such programs would continue to take place, since they help increase their knowledge as well as their academic and personal skills.