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Workshop on “Essentials of Leadership” and “Microsoft Outlook 2016 Tutorials- Basic and Beyond”

Human Resource Department (HRD) Committee of Business Studies Department (BSD) has organized workshop on the Tuesday, 12th February, 2019 for the staff members of BSD. The workshop was on “Essentials of Leadership” and also on “Microsoft Outlook 2016 Tutorials- Basic and Beyond”. The facilitators for the workshop were Dr. Raghu Ram, Head of the Section-HRM and Mr. Roly Hechanova, ETC Staff.

During the first session, the facilitator Dr. Raghu Ram, presented valuable information on the essentials of leadership. The session was witnessed with constructive inputs on successful leadership and also on essential components to effective leadership. The session was lively and audience were glad to recall the concepts and get updates.

The second session facilitator, Mr. Roly Hechanova, delivered a hands-on session on the functioning of Microsoft Outlook 2016. All the participants were enthralled to get aware with MS Outlook 2016 basic environment. The session was lively and focused on integrating public mail with Outlook. The session also focused on how to integrate the spelling check and grammar check in Outlook, and this was practically demonstrated to ensure appropriate understanding. In addition to these, the facilitator provided inputs to the attendees on securing their respective emails. The session was participative as staff members were clearing their doubts during the session.


Guest Lecture on ‘Financial Institutions and Services’

OJT and Industrial Links Committee along with Student Development Committee of Business Studies Department organized a guest lecture on the topic of ‘Financial Institutions and Services in Oman’ on 29th November 2018. On this occasion, Mr. Shashanka Augustine from the Accounts Department of Dhofar Cattle Feed Company (S.A.O.G) was the guest speaker. Mr. Mohamed Shariff, Chairman- Student Development Committee introduced the guest speaker to the audience.

Mr. Shashanka started his speech with the introduction of financial institutions in Oman. He has exemplified the role and operations of financial institutions such as Oman Air and Salam Air etc., and also discussed the role of investment companies on economic development of a country.

Mr. Shashanka has drawn the students’ attention towards the ownership and investment of many domestic companies in Oman. Students actively participated in the interactive session which enlightened their knowledge on financial institutions and their services.

Mr. .Neil Raymond- HoS- Accounting Section extended his vote of thanks to the speaker and to the audience. He presented a certificate of appreciation to the guest speaker on behalf of Business Studies Department. On this occasion Dr. Amit Sharma, Coordinator-OJT and Industrial Links Committee was also present.


Industrial Visit to Dhofar Beverages Company (S.A.O.G) Featured

Believing in the idea of ‘See & Know’ is better than ‘Read & Learn’, Student Development and Industrial Link Committee in Business Studies Department organized an Industrial visit to Dhofar Beverages Company (S.A.O.G) on 26th November 2018. A group of students from various levels and specializations along with the faculty members Dr. Amit Sharma, Coordinator-OJT and Industrial Link Committee, Mr. Mohamed Shariff, Chairman-Student Development Committee- and Ms. Rathna Chellappa Faculty –Accounting visited the company.

Factory manager, Mr. Mohammed Tariq Mohammed addressed the students by giving a brief description of the company, its ownership and management. Visit to the production plant was a unique experience for the group. Mr. Mohamed Tariq also explained various stages of production process of juices and drinking water. He encouraged the curiosity of the visitors by answering the students’ questions and also explained the need for production of different brands from the marketing point of view. He enlightened further, the importance of collecting marketing feedback and its implementation in building brand value.

Before conclusion of plant tour, the group visited the quality control laboratory. In the lab, quality control staff explained different tests through which a product passes before going for the final packing.

This visit provided an opportunity for the students to link their theoretical understanding with real-time observation and offered a case for study on different aspects of production and marketing of beverage products. Altogether, it was a wonderful learning experience for the students as they got acquainted with working environment of a company.


Business Studies Department - Induction Program

Human Recourse Development (HRD) Committee of Business Studies Department (BSD) has organized an induction program to provide the specific information on Students’ Academic Record System-SARS, followed at Salalah College of Technology (SCT), to orient the new staff member Ms. Rathna Chellappa, Accounting Lecturer.

The induction program on SARS was scheduled on the Thursday, 29th November, 2018, in BUSS-8L. The session was facilitated by Mr. Peeyush Dwivedi - Department Registrar, BSD, SCT.

During the induction program the functioning of SARS was explained by the facilitator with a focus on the following: 1. Role of Lecturer in SARS while setting up assessment criteria, entering Class Work marks, Mid-term examination marks and End-term examination marks along with the inputs on generating Mid-term and End-term CRA and GRA and also generating ‘partial marks announcement’ was focused. 2. Role of the Advisor in SARS along with generating advisee continuous absences report and generating various such reports was focused.

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