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Soni S.R.,Gujarat Forensic Sciences University | Vyas J.M.,Gujarat Forensic Sciences University | Kher H.N.,Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University | Thakkar K.A.,Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University | Yanduri V.L.,District Institute of Education and Training
African Journal of Psychiatry (South Africa) | Year: 2015

Objective: To assess the impact of the Art of Living programme on Burnout and Organizational Role Stress (ORS) by systematic application of powerful ancient techniques of meditation, yoga, sudarshan kriya and breathing techniques on group of people among Animal Husbandry Personnel. Setting: Eight districts of Gujarat state, India. Design: Descriptive cross-sectional. Subjects: Two hundred and thirty six (236) Veterinarians and One hundred and forty six (146) Paraveterinarians of Animal Husbandry Department. Outcome measures: The findings relate to the status of Burnout and ORS factors in case of Veterinarians and Paraveterinarians of Animal Husbandry Department. The findings also assess the changes in burnout and organizational role stress before and after the intervention. Methods: The Pareek's Occupational Stress scale and Maslach Burnout scale (MBI-GS) were used for data collection, while central tendencies, frequency, t-test, Co-efficient of Correlation ('r') were used for statistical analysis. The data were collected two times, i.e. pre and post intervention. Results: The data revealed that majority of veterinarians and paraveterinarians were having high Organizational Role Stress and low level of exhaustion and cynicism (~50%). The Organizational Role Stress varied for different role stresses in the range of 40% to 77% except Self Role Distance (SRD) which reduced to a considerable extent after the Art of Living program on Meditation, Sudarshan Kriya and Breathing Techniques. The percentage increased for lower category after the Art of Living programme. The personal efficacy increased in both the categories of the employees from 46% to 65% and 48% to 63% in the case of veterinarians and para veterinarians, respectively. Further, significant difference between pre and post score was observed in case of all three burnout sub-scales viz., Exhaustion, Cynicism and Personal Efficacy. Conclusion: It could be concluded that the Art of Living Program through Meditation, Sudarshan Kriya and Breathing Techniques had a significant impact on reducing all Organizational Role Stress and Burnout. The findings lead us to the unmistakable conclusion that Art of Living programme when conducted under proper environment have a salutary beneficial impact on organizational wellbeing of the individual. © 2015 Soni SR, et al.


Karthikeyan S.,Chikkanna Government Arts College | Sakthivel K.,District Institute of Education and Training | Kannan C.,Manonmaniam Sundaranar University
Rasayan Journal of Chemistry | Year: 2011

The feasibility of activated carbon prepared from Jatropha Curcas stem waste to remove Basic brown 4 from aqueous solutions was investigated through batch mode contact time studies. Batch experiments were carried out to study the adsorption isotherm and kinetics at 30°C, with the initial concentration of 20-60mg/L. The influence of various factors such as initial concentration, agitation time and temperature on the adsorption capacity has been studied. The percentage removal of dye is observed to decrease, with the increase in initial concentration of dye. With increase in temperature the adsorption of dye also increases, indicating endothermic nature of the reaction. Adsorption isothermal data could be interpreted by the Langmuir and Freundlich equations. Kinetic data has been studied, using Elovich and Pseudo-second order equations for understanding the reaction mechanism. © 2011 RASAYAN. All rights reserved.


Bhatnagar P.,District Institute of Education and Training | Bhatnagar M.K.,P.A. College
Journal of the Indian Chemical Society | Year: 2012

Present study has been done on the mixed ligand metal complexes of Mn II, FeII, CoII and NiII with famotidine and amino acids. Mixed Ligand complexes of MnII, Fe II, CoII and NiII with famotidine as one ligand and glycine, leucine, valine or alanine as second ligand have been prepared. Keeping in view importance of famotidine as antiulcer drug and possible enhancement of its action due to the complex formation. The complexes have been investigated using different analytical technique such as elemental analysis, electronic and IR spectra and TGA and DTA techniques. All the complexes have octahedral geometry. Their thermal decompositions take place in two steps.


Soni S.R.,Gujarat Forensic Sciences University | Vyas J.M.,Gujarat Forensic Sciences University | Pestonjee D.M.,Gujarat University | Kher H.N.,Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University | And 2 more authors.
African Journal of Psychiatry (South Africa) | Year: 2015

Objective: To examine the relationship of a set of independent variables (age, qualification, experience, position, income and marital status) with occupational stress (Organizational Role Stress (ORS) & Burnout) among Animal Husbandry Personnel. Setting: Eight districts of Gujarat state, India Design: Descriptive cross-sectional Subjects: Two hundred and thirty six (236) Veterinarians and One hundred and forty six (146) Para Veterinarians of Animal Husbandry Department Outcome measures: The findings relate to the status of Burnout and ORS factors in case of Veterinarians and Para Veterinarians of Animal Husbandry Department. The statistical treatment established the various possibilities of 'cause-effect' relationship by applying Multiple Regression Analysis and Path analysis. Methods: The Pareek's Occupational Stress scale and Maslach Burnout scale (MBI-GS) were used for data collection, while central tendencies, frequency, t-test, Co-efficient of Correlation ('r'), Multiple regression analysis, Standard Partial Regression Co-efficient, Stepwise multiple regression analysis and Path co-efficient analysis were used for statistical analysis. Results: The data revealed that maximum respondents had education of graduation level with above 21 years service experience (62.0%) with monthly income in the range of Rs.20,001 to Rs.50,000 (69.6%). Majority of them were from age group of 36 to 50 years (59.5%). Maximum number of veterinarians and paraveterinarians had high IRD, RS, REC, RO, PI and RA. On the other hand, maximum respondents in case of RE were under low category. Considering Role Isolation, nearly 40% of veterinarians (39.83%) and paraveterinarians (38.36%) were under high category. Almost equal distribution of 33% each in low, medium and high categories of SRD was observed, in case of veterinarians. Length of service and age had negatively significant relationship with RS and PI, Age had negatively significant relationship with RIN. Similarly, length of service had negatively significant relationship with REC. Educational qualification had positively significant relationship with RE and monthly income had negatively significant relationship with PI. The data revealed that majority of veterinarians and paraveterinarians were having low level of Exhaustion and Cynicism. The Personal Efficacy was found to be high in both the categories of the employees. All the six demographic variables failed to establish significant relationship with three sub-scales of burnout viz., Exhaustion, Cynicism and Personal Efficacy. Conclusion: The results lead us to conclude that there is a need for more proactive HR policies to maintain and alleviate the role stress and burnout. It can be recommended that the organization needs to mandate a 'stress audit' for various categories of personnel. Counseling may also be provided on a case to case basis so that individuals may be helped with their cognitive restructuring. © 2015, Subhash R Soni, et al.


Bhatnagar M.K.,P.A. College | Bhatnagar P.,District Institute of Education and Training
Journal of Industrial Pollution Control | Year: 2013

Energy is linked to the environment so that its production and its use can causes environmental damage. Fossil fuels are put through a burning process called combustion in order to produce energy. Combustion causes the release of various pollutants, such as Carbon monoxide, Sulfur dioxide, NOX and particulate matters, which pose health risk and may contribute to acid rain and global warming. Keeping these facts in view present work deals with air pollution due to thermal power plant situated at Birsinghpur District Umaria (M.P.). For this purpose Ambient air Quality monitoring and stack monitoring have been done. © EM International Printed in India. All rights reserved.


Muthukaruppan S.,District Institute of Education and Training | Senthamarai R.,SRM University | Rajendran L.,The Madura College Autonomous
International Journal of Electrochemical Science | Year: 2012

A mathematical modeling of immobilized glucoamylase kinetics by flow calorimetry is discussed. The model is based on non-stationary diffusion equation containing a non-linear term related to kinetics of the enzymatic reaction. This paper presents the complex numerical methods (The modified Adomian decomposition method) to solve the non-linear differential equations that describe the diffusion coupled with a non-linear reaction terms. Approximate analytical expressions for substrate concentration have been derived for all values of enzyme reactions parameters. © 2012 by ESG.

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