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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.

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.

Salalah Methanol Company in its continuing CSR efforts to empower communities and build human capacities, recently conducted a workshop entitled “Budgeting Practice in SMC” last December 4, 2018 at Salalah College of Technology. The participants of the workshop were Bachelors in Accounting students of SCT.

Mr. Jamel Bousbih, Head of Budget at SMC, delivered the lecture and shared to the Accounting students an overview of budgetary guidelines and the budgetary environment at SMC. Moreover, the students were given a snippet of knowledge about SMC’s practices on OPEX and CAPEX budgets as well as its Labor, Sales, Production and Gas budgets etc. The students found the workshop to be very useful to them and SCT is very grateful to SMC for this initiative and hopes to have more future collaborations with the company.

Human Recourse Development (HRD) Committee of Business Studies Department (BSD) has organized an induction program to provide the specific information on ‘Information Management Systems (IMS)’ followed at Salalah College of Technology (SCT), to orient the new staff member Ms. Rathna Chellappa, Accounting Lecturer.

The induction program was scheduled on the Tuesday, 30th October 2018. The facilitators for the induction session were Mr. Peeyush Dwivedi - Department Registrar, BSD, SCT and Dr. Ramanadh Kasturi, Probation Consultant, BSD, SCT. The induction program was delivered in 3 different sessions.

During the first session, the facilitator Mr. Peeyush, 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.

The second session facilitator, Dr. Ramanadh, presented a brief introduction of Marks Management System (MMS) and the functioning of e-Learning. During this session the facilitator briefed about the ‘Student Probation’, ‘Levels of Probation’, the ‘Role of Advisor in dealing with Probation Students’, ‘Advising the Courses’ and ‘Preparation of Scenarios’.

The third session was continued by Dr. Ramanadh to provide inputs on the usage of e-Learning system. This session demonstrated by explaining how to upload the course material in e-Learning and setting the grade book to enter the marks to the students.

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

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