Thursday, 19 June 2014

230 students of LPU Distance Education got recruited with top Companies & Institutions

In different placement drives, 230 students of Lovely Professional University Distance Education (LPUDE) have been selected by top companies and institutions. LPUDE students have been selected at annual salary package up to Rs 3.6 lacs. The students have been placed with prestigious companies and banks like ICICI Bank, LIC India, HDFC Bank, Ing Vyasya Bank, Max Life Insurance, Indya Lights, RDB Insurance Broking Services, Konnection India Dotcom, Kotak Mahindra Bank and many others. Selected as Administrators, Executives, Financial Advisers, Development Managers, Associate Partners, Accountants, Store Mangers, Tele-sales Executives, Assistant Acquisition Managers and teachers, almost all of the selected students have joined their duties with their respective selectors.
Congratulating the successful students, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal said: “I am very happy to note that our distance education students have also proved their mettle. Their selection with top companies show their zeal to rise in life through education received from distance mode. I also congratulate LPUDE mentors who continue to guide distance education students for availing such coveted chances.” Mr Mittal added: “We accord equal chances to our regular as well as distance education students. For placements we keep on maintaining Industry relations, and we involve industry in all of our curriculum designing, even in to our evaluation procedure. Every time a course is designed industry feedback and inputs are taken to ensure that the courses are industry relevant.   As such, our both type of students (regular & distance education) are enjoying great placement with super global brands in almost all sectors- banking, IT, consultancy and more.” 

One of the selected students Sunil Kumar said: “I am lucky to join LPU distance education. My present placement with prestigious bank is only due to guidance from LPUDE. I had never thought of joining any of the services before getting distance education from LPU. I am thankful to my neighbour who had guided me to join LPUDE.” 

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Defense Mechanisms: How your ‘ego’ strikes a balance between your ‘id’ and ‘super-ego’

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Id, “I want Chocolate”.

Super-ego, “You are on a diet”.

Ego, “Eat a small bar of chocolate”.

Just in case you are not aware of id, ego and super-ego, here is a quick intro of these three parts of our psychic apparatus as conceptualized by Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) who had developed some of the most influential theories in modern psychology and psychoanalysis.

ID represents the person's desires, impulses, instincts, etc, has no contact with reality and works according to the pleasure principle always seeking pleasure and avoiding pain.

EGO represents the rational reasoning of a person. It abides by the reality principle and tries to keep impulses within the norms of society. 

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SUPEREGO represents our morals and values. 
Now how does this ego try to resolve the conflicts of id and super-ego? Freud suggested that ego adopts some defense mechanisms for this purpose. Check out some defense mechanisms below and see which mechanism works for you:

REPRESSION:Pushing unacceptable or disturbing impulses /thoughts out of awareness back into the unconscious mind.
Example: Not remembering a traumatic incident in which one had witnessed a crime

RATIONALIZATION: Justifying a disturbing or unacceptable thought or feeling by making up a logical reason for the same.
Example: Justifying cheating in exam saying that everyone else cheats

DISPLACEMENT:  Shifting unacceptable feelings from one object to another.
Example: A man can’t take his anger out on his boss so he goes home and kicks his dog.
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SUBLIMATION: Replacing unacceptable impulses with socially acceptable ones.  
Example: Aggressive boy instead of bullying others puts his aggression in the game of boxing.

PROJECTION: Attributing personal shortcomings, faults, and problems onto someone else.  
Example: A girl accusing her boyfriend of cheating on her because she herself has felt like cheating on him.

REACTION FORMULA: Acting in exactly the opposite way to one’s unacceptable motives.  
Example: A man who fears his sexual urges becomes a religious zealot.

DENIAL: Refusing to acknowledge that there is a problem.  
Example:  A man won’t acknowledge that he is HIV positive even after a diagnosis by his doctor.
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REGRESSION: Acting in a way which is not typical of one’s age in the face of stress.  
Example: A woman seeking console from her mother every time she and her husband have a big argument.

HUMOR: Not taking oneself too seriously and accepting ones’ shortcomings in a socially acceptable way.  
Example: A man making fun of himself admitting how stupidly he behaved last night after being drunk.

IDENTIFICATION: Taking on the characteristics of someone viewed successful.
Example: Adopting the dressing style and mannerism of a famous cine star.

After learning about id, ego and super-ego along with their reconciliatory tactics, you may decide which defense mechanisms works for you. You may also contemplate whether your personality is mainly governed by ‘ego’ or is it your ‘id’ or ‘super-ego’ which has the final say in your life- matters?

    Thursday, 5 June 2014

    WED-2014: Raise Your Voice Not the Sea Level

    5th June is WED-2014. Well, no prizes for guessing. WED is ‘World Environment Day’. The day falls in spring in the Northern Hemisphere, in fall (rainy season) in the Southern Hemisphere, and in midsummer in the Tropical regions. 

    WED was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 to mark the beginning of United Nations Conference on the Human Environment.  It is hosted every year by a different city with a different theme.

    WED 2014 is being globally hosted by Barbados, a small Caribbean island leading the way in solar energy. The theme of WED-2014 is Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the broader context of climate change. This is in line with the UN designation of 2014 as the International Year of SIDS to raise awareness of the special needs of this diverse coalition as part of the global discussion on how to achieve a sustainable future for all.

    The theme for 2013 World Environment Day celebrations was Think.Eat.Save. Think.Eat.Save was an anti-food waste and food loss campaign. In 2013 the main WED event was hosted by the government and people of Mongolia.

    Here are the excerpts of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message on WED-2014:

    “The world’s small island nations, which are collectively home to more than 63 million people, are renowned as prized destinations: places of outstanding natural beauty, vibrant culture and music appreciated around the globe.  They play an important role in protecting the oceans and many are biodiversity hotspots, containing some of the richest reservoirs of plants and animals on the planet.  

    Despite these assets, Small Island Developing States face numerous challenges. For a significant number, their remoteness affects their ability to be part of the global supply chain, increases import costs – especially for energy – and limits their competitiveness in the tourist industry.  Many are increasingly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change – from devastating storms to the threat of sea level rise.

    Their combined annual output of greenhouse gases is less than one per cent of total global emissions. Others are leaders in disaster preparedness and prevention or are working to achieve climate neutrality through the use of renewable energy and other approaches.

    Small island nations share a common understanding that we need to set our planet on a sustainable path. On World Environment Day, millions of individuals, community groups and businesses from around the world take part in local projects –from clean up campaigns to art exhibits to tree-planting drives.  This year, I urge everyone to think about the plight of Small Island Developing States and to take inspiration from their efforts to address climate change, strengthen resilience and work for a sustainable future.  

    Raise your voice, not the sea level.  Planet Earth is our shared island. Let us join forces to protect it.