Department of Business Studies, confirming to its course curriculum, organized an Industrial visit to Salalah Methanol Company L.L.C on Monday 21st March 2016. Two faculty members; Ms. Rama Jyothi- Faculty- Entrepreneurship and Dr. Amit Sharma- Coordinator OJT & Industrial Link Committee accompanied the students from various levels and specializations.
Mr. Ahmed Al-Bahdoor, Corporate Branding Officer in External Affairs Department received the visiting group. Initially, the group was briefed about the safety procedures to be followed by company employees and visitors. After this, a brief introductory session about the company operations was presented by Mr. Ahmed kashoub, Head- External Affairs Department. During the session, students showed a lot of interest in discussing various issues pertaining to the company operations.
Finally, the group was taken inside the plant, where they were informed and introduced to the production process of methanol and quality check procedures. Overall, it was a good learning experience for the students as they found this visit very interesting and informative one.
Human Recourse Development Committee of Department of Business Studies, in coordination with Student affairs, Industrial Committee and Life Line Hospital, Salalah, organized a “Health Awareness Programme” in Foundation Building on March 15, Tuesday at 12 noon. The programme was to give awareness about the causes for Vitamin-D deficiency and remedial measures to be taken to avoid such deficiency. The guest speaker was Dr. Hiba from Life Line Hospital, Salalah. The programme was attended by staff members from all departments.
The session started with a welcome speech by Dr. Mohammed Ali Said Bait Ali Sulaiman, the Head of Business Department. Dr. Hiba from Life Line Hospital, Salalah has explained that the main reasons for Vitamin-D deficiency are: skin not being exposed to sunlight and insufficient intake of food like fish, milk egg etc. Later she explained the remedial actions to be taken. As part of remedial actions, she suggested to have sufficient intake of food containing vitamin-D. In the interactive session she has clarified the doubts raised by the audience.
At the end of the session Dr. Mohammed Ali Said Bait Ali Sulaiman thanked the resource person for throwing light on the very important health issue and presented her a token of appreciation.
In an ongoing effort to provide students with quality learning, Department of Business Studies conducted one more guest lecture for students on Wednesday 16th March 2016. Keeping in mind the need of learning ethical and moral values in student life, this time the lecture was organized on the topic of ‘Being a Responsible Student’.
Sheikh Musallam Al Mashali, Imam of the Sultan Qaboos Mosque Salalah was the speaker on this occasion. His lecture impetus was on how a student can be more responsible by following the ethical principles of human life. He counseled the students by quoting stories and incidents. During his lecture, Shikh Musallam also stressed on the need of descipline and punctuality in a student’s life.
A large number of students attended the lecture. The lecture concluded with a question and answer session. Dr. Mohammed Bait Ali Sulaiman, HoD- Business honored the guest speaker with a token of appreciation and momento on behalf of the department.
Department of Business Studies organized a Guest Lecture for the students of Entrepreneurship course on Thursday 3rd March 2016. The lecture was arranged by Mr. Khalid Al-Shanfari, Chairman- College Industrial Link Committee in cooperation with Oman’s Chamber of Commerce and Women Entrepreneurs in Oman.
Ms. Marwa ali Al-Ghassani, a young entrepreneur who owns her own designing and decoration business in Salalah was the guest speaker on this occasion. She shared her own experiences with the students and stressed on the importance of being focused on the set goals. This lecture was an effort to familiarize the students with practical difficulties and know-how to overcome such situations while establishing a business.
The session was well received by the students and concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr. Mohammed Ali Sulaiman- HoD- Business. He also presented a memento to the guest speaker as a token of appreciation on behalf of the department.
The Business Studies Department, HRD committee conducted new staff induction program on March 8th 2016 from 9am to 10 am for the new faculty, Mr.Abdul Nazar, who joined the Accounting section.
Dr. Mohammed Ali Sulaiman- HoD- Business Studies welcomed the new staff and assured him that he will be supported and assisted by the department.
Ms.M.I.Saharabanu, member HRD committee oriented the new staff about all the rules and regulations of the college and his academic duties and responsibilities. The organization chart, strategic plan, operational plan, working plan, etc. were also explained in detail. The session was interactive, where the new staff got his doubts clarified and he was encouraged to approach his HoS / mentor for any further queries.
In its series of guest lectures, Department of Business Studies organized the second guest lecture on the topic of ‘ISO Categories and Implementations in Oman’ on Sunday 6th March 2016. OJT and Industrial Link Committee in the department, with the initiative from course tutor Dr. Amal Ahmed Al-Shahri, invited Mr. Suhail Tabook for the guest lecture.
Mr. Suhail Tabook is Chairman of Board of Directors for Dhofar Factory of Shoes and he is a Master Degree holder in Total Quality Management. He conducted the session in an interactive manner. During the session he formed the group of students and discussed various issues pertaining to total quality management. Students received a lot of encouragement and knowledge based on the discussion between them and the speaker.
At the end of session, Dr. Mohammed Ali Sulaiman HoD- Business also contributed his inputs on quality management systems in major companies around the world. He thanked and felicitated the speaker with a token of appreciation and memento. Mr. Khalid Al Shanfari, Chairman- College Industrial Link Committee was also present during the lecture.
Department of Business Studies organized a ‘Guest Lecture’ on the topic of ‘Operational Audit’. The event was organized by OJT and Industrial Link Committee in the department as a part of series of guest lectures to develop the hands-on skills of the students. Mr. Ashwani Jhamb, GM- Audit & Assurance and Board Secretary -Salalah Port was the guest speaker.
Dr. Amit Sharma, Coordinator- OJT and Industrial Link Committee in business department introduced the speaker to audience. The guest speaker, who has over 23 years of working experience in Oman, enlightens the audience with his informative lecture on procedures of internal and external audits in an organization.
A group of 40 students from accounting specialization and 10 faculty members from department attended the event. At the end of presentation many of the students as well as faculty members discussed pertinent issues with the guest speaker.
Dr. Mohammed Ali Sulaiman- HoD- Business Studies extended his vote of thanks to the speaker and audience. He felicitated Mr. Ashwani Jhamb with a token of appreciation memento and certificate on behalf of business studies department. He also appreciated the students and staff members for their active participation in the event and promised to conduct more of such events in the future as well.
The Business Studies Department conducted induction program on 1st of February 2016 for the new intake students. The main purpose of the induction is to orient the students regarding college rules, regulation and important matters concerning the business department. The concluded induction program was carried out by Ms. Buthaina, Dr. Amal Shahri, Ms. Ebtisam, Mr. Ali Said Akaak, Mr. Khalid Shanfari and Mr. Ahmed Ghazali. The HOD of Business Studies Department Dr. Mohammed Ali Sulaiman supervised the conduct of the induction program.