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A Visit to Salalah Free Zone Company S.A.O.C

With a view to provide experiential learning for students, The Student Development Committee (SDC) and The Industrial Link Committee (ILC) of Business Studies Department organized an industrial visit to Salalah Free Zone Company S.A.O.C on Tuesday 19th November 2019. A group of 22 students from various levels and specializations along with 3 faculty members; Mr. Mohamed Shariff, Chairman-SDC, Dr. Amit Sharma, Coordinator- OJT & ILC and Ms. Rathna Chellappa, Faculty- Accounting Section visited the headquarters of SFZ.

The group extended a warm welcome by Ms. Omaima Bahajaj, Marketing & Communication Manager and her staff. Ms. Omaima guided the group to SFZ’s conference room, where she made a power point presentation on various operations of SFZ. The following aspects of SFZ were effectively described in her presentation.

  • SFZ’s services to the entrepreneurs in setting up the industrial units in free zone
  • Special benefits of establishing industrial units in the free zone
  • By providing services of various public offices under one roof, how SFZ promotes ease of doing business and completion of formalities related to start-up of business sooner.
  • Economic benefits through Salalah’ s geographical location, proximity to world markets and availability of port services through SFZ,
  • Role of SFZ in providing employment directly and indirectly to the local labor force

At the end of presentation, students were offered refreshing drinks and at the same time Ms. Omaima and her team responded to the students’ queries.

Before end of the visit, SFZ team took the group to various departments of SFZ and was briefed about the functions of such units. During the visit, students also got a chance to interact with some of the entrepreneurs who have opened their units within the SFZ premises.

This visit provided a remarkable opportunity for the students to correlate theoretical knowledge with a live observation. Altogether, it was a wonderful learning experience for the students as they were acquainted with real working environment of a company.

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Human Resource Department (HRD) Committee of Business Studies Department (BSD) has assisted the “Risk Management Committee”, in organizing workshop

Human Resource Department (HRD) Committee of Business Studies Department (BSD) has assisted the “Risk Management Committee”, in organizing workshop on the Tuesday, 19th November, 2019 for the staff members of BSD. The workshop was on “Risk management awareness program”. The facilitator for the workshop was Mr. Arnelito R. Junio, Chairman for Risk Management Committee, Business Studies Department.

During the session, the facilitator, presented valuable information on the different types of risks usually the employees are encountered with. During the session focus was on how to mitigate the risk. The different types of risks such as Strategic risk, Operational risk, Financial risk, Compliance risk and Reputation risk were elaborately explained to the participants.

The session had witnessed with constructive inputs from participants on how to mitigate different types of risks. The session was lively and participants were glad to share ideas and experiences. The session was participative as staff members were clearing their doubts during the session.

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Workshop on “Health and Safety Awareness

Human Resource Department (HRD) Committee of Business Studies Department (BSD) assisted the “Health and Safety Committee”, in organizing workshop on the Tuesday, 19th November, 2019 for the staff members of BSD. The workshop was on “Health and Safety Awareness”. The facilitator for the workshop was Mr. Ishaq Shariff, Chairman for Health and Safety Committee, Business Studies Department.

During the session, the facilitator presented valuable information on Do’s and Don’ts during emergency situations. It was an interactive session with constructive inputs from the participants. Various topics on health and safety, including “Safeguarding oneself and others in the unlikely exigency or untoward situations”, were discussed. The session was lively and participants were glad to share their ideas and experiences.

The facilitator provided inputs to the attendees on ergonomics and its usefulness in daily life. The session highlighted the need for workplace to be kept neat and clean, which could not only improve the aesthetics but also facilitate physical movements. The session was participative and the queries from staff members were answered and doubts were cleared.

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Human Resource Department (HRD) Committee of Business Studies Department (BSD) has organized workshop

Human Resource Department (HRD) Committee of Business Studies Department (BSD) has organized workshop on Tuesday, 19th November, 2019 for the staff members of BSD. The workshop was on “How the rubric works in Turnitin”. The facilitator for the workshop was Mr. Roly Hechanova, ETC Staff.

The facilitator, presented valuable information on usage of Turnitin, which is primarily used to authenticate any research related work being free from plagiarism. It was a hands-on session demonstrating on how rubrics works in Turnitin. All the participants were enthralled to get aware about rubrics applications in Turnitin.

The session was lively and focused on creating and using rubrics and grading forms. The session also focused on how to edit the rubric. In addition to these, the facilitator provided inputs to the attendees on different types of rubrics available within Turnitin such as Standard rubric and Custom rubric. The session was participative as staff members were clearing their doubts during the session.

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