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Wednesday, 01 May 2019 13:52

'HOW TO BE JOB READY'

Business Studies Department in its continuous endeavor to provide students with appropriate knowledge and skills related to the job market, organized a guest lecture on the topic ‘How to be Job Ready’ on Thursday 14th March. OJT and Industrial Link Committee along with Student Development Committee organized the lecture. Ms. Eiman Said Al Malki- Assistant Specialist Business Support from Omantel was the resource person on this occasion.

Ms. Eiman started the session by discussing different stages of getting a desired job. She mentioned that a good CV is the first step towards anyone’s dream job. She introduced the students with different types of CVs for specific jobs. She insisted on being very systematic while preparing the CV. In this regard, she discussed some golden rules of building a strong CV and also shared her experiences as a recruiter, how they select or reject candidates based on their CVs.

In the second part of her lecture, Ms. Eiman spoke about the importance of communication skills during interview in getting the preferred job. She presented different types of interviews with some good examples from her own experience. This session was more interactive and fun filled as the speaker introduced the students some important and common job interview questions. Ms. Eiman encouraged the students to answer these questions and finally she corrected them with the right kind of answers.

It was a well-received lecture by the audiences. This lecture helped the students in knowing the basic tools and techniques of ‘How to be Job Ready’ after completion of their studies. Dr. Amit Sharma, Lecturer and Coordinator OJT and Industrial Link Committee thanked Ms. Eiman for sharing her valuable knowledge and experience with the students. He also handed over the appreciation certificate to the guest speaker. Dr. Anbazhagan Ajaganadam, Lecturer from Marketing section was also present at the session.

Human Recourse Development (HRD) Committee of Business Studies Department (BSD) has organized an induction program on ‘Information Management Systems (IMS)’ that is followed at Salalah College of Technology (SCT), to orient the new staff member Dr. Suresh Esakki, Lecturer.

The induction program was scheduled on the Monday, 1st April 2019. The facilitator to the sessions was Dr. Ramanadh Kasturi, Probation Consultant, BSD, SCT.

During the session the facilitator presented the functioning of Marks Management System (MMS) and the requisites of using e-Learning. To orient the new staff member with the essentials of the advising task, the facilitator focused on the various aspects related to advising. The following aspects were emphasized during the session: ‘Student Academic Probation’, ‘Levels of Probation’, the ‘Role of Advisor in dealing with Academic Probation Students’, ‘Advising the Courses’ and ‘Preparation of Scenarios’.

This session was demonstrative, focusing on how to upload the course material in e-Learning and setting the grade book to enter the marks to the students enrolled for a given course.

Dr. Mohammed Nazeer Ahmed, HRD Committee Co-Chair, BSD, SCT, concluded the induction session with a formal thanks giving.

Human Recourse Development (HRD) Committee of Business Studies Department (BSD) has organized an induction program on ‘Information Management Systems (IMS)’ that is followed at Salalah College of Technology (SCT), to orient the new staff member Dr. Suresh Esakki, Economics Lecturer.

The induction program was scheduled on the Thursday, 28th February, 2019 and was delivered in 2 different sessions. The facilitator to the sessions was Mr. Peeyush Dwivedi - Department Registrar, BSD, SCT.

During the first session, the facilitator, presented a brief introduction about CIMS- College Information Management System. The functioning of Quick links in CIMS was explained with a focus on the following: ‘Attendance Module’, ‘Students Marks Module’, ‘My Advisees’ Module’, ‘Incidents Module’, ‘Student Datasheet Module’. In addition to this, the necessary steps to be followed while generating Advising Reports, Attendance Reports and Time-table Reports were informed to the new staff member.

During the second session, the functioning of SARS was oriented to the new staff member, 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 information to generate ‘Partial Marks Announcement’ was emphasized. 2. Role of the Advisor in SARS along with generating ‘Advisee continuous absences Report’ and information on generating various such reports was focused.

Human Resource Department (HRD) Committee of Business Studies Department (BSD) has organized workshop on the Tuesday, 19th March, 2019 for the staff members of BSD. The workshop was on “How to Avoid Plagiarism” and on “Power Point 2016 Tutorials- Basic and Beyond”. The facilitators for the workshop were Dr. Mohammed Nazeer Ahmed, Lecturer Human Resource Section and Mr. Roly Hechanova, ETC Staff.

During the first session, the facilitator Dr. Mohammed Nazeer Ahmed, presented valuable information on “How to Avoid Plagiarism” in all staff academic and research activities. His session was focused on different forms of plagiarism, impact of plagiarism on the author, appropriate citing and referencing using “Harvard style of referencing”, and also he elucidated on quoting and paraphrasing. The session was lively and participants were glad to relearn the prerequisites to avoid plagiarism.

The second session facilitator, Mr. Roly Hechanova, delivered a hands-on session on using Power Point 2016. All the participants were enthralled to get aware with updated version of Power Point 2016. The session was lively and focused on updated features of Power Point 2016 and this was practically demonstrated to ensure appropriate understanding. The session was interactive as staff members were clearing their doubts during the session.

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