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BUZZ-FEST Featured

BUZZ-FEST

“It’s Not About Ideas; It’s About Making Ideas Happen”

Conforming to its theme “It’s not about ideas; It’s about making ideas happen”, ‘Buzz-Fest’ created a great opportunity for the college students to get an exposure of the real world at the college campus itself. The multi-stakeholder nature of this event was dedicated to provide an in-depth exploration of the need for entrepreneurship and an exposure to those companies who have been dealing with entrepreneurship successfully, thus motivating the students to pursue a career as an entrepreneur.

With the objective of providing the students an insight into their future, this event focused on socio-educational activities, such as installation of Booths, setting up Specialization corners, Entrepreneurship corner, Business Club corner etc.,

The event’s highlights were 13 stalls put by the Business Studies students and funding & project advisory establishments from public and private sectors. From the department there were specialization corners arranged by the department sections to promote different specializations being offered by the department. These specialization corners had the glimpse of a creative, supportive and efficient learning atmosphere that is practiced consistently at Salalah College of Technology.

Inaugural Session

The event started at 9:00 a.m. with the recitation of Holy Quran by Mr. Abdullah Babood, student of BSD.

In his welcome address, Mr. Mohammed Naseeb, an active student of Business Club of Business Studies department reiterated the fact that events like ‘Buzz-Fest’ not only motivate the students but also prove that learning can actually be fun. Such events can make the students extroverts and competent in attitude. Very aptly, he brought out the importance of young graduates to participate actively and play a major role in the development of our country by becoming world class competitors.

Highlight of the session was the presentations made by Mr. Otbah Abdullah Al Harmali of SME Development, Mr. Mohammed Al Mashikhi of Al Rafd Fund and Mr. Ahmed Ba-Omar of Al Madina Takaful. First two presenters stressed on the need for helping the graduates for becoming entrepreneurs by giving them necessary training and enhancing their business skills. While,Mr. Ahmed Ba-Omar, emphasized on the significance of Sharia-Complaint products in Oman economy.

A young and successful Omani entrepreneur Mr. Hammad Ahmed Suwailam shared his success story with the audience. He also shared the mantra of ‘how to become a successful entrepreneur’.

At the end of the inaugural session, Dr. Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Manthari, Dean- SCT, Dr. Said Omar Al Mashikhi, Assistant Dean Academic Affairs along with Dr Alya Ali Mansoor Al Nasseri, Head- Business Studies Department distributed the momentous to the sponsor companies and distinguished guests.

Later, all the guests along with the Dean and Assistant deans visited all the booths. The guests started their tour with the specialization booths, where the students enthusiastically answered the guests’ queries. The Entrepreneur Club and the Business Club of SCT showcased their activities to the guests. The participant companies Dhofar Cattle Feed, Riyada, Al Rafd, Al Madina Takaful and SME Development Fund spoke about their products and functions to the guests.

At the end of the first session, staff and eminent guests selected the ‘Best Poster’ from all the posters that the students had created. During the event three ‘Lucky Prize’ winners were also announced on the basis of a raffle draw.

Activity Session

The second session was exclusively based on the idea that ‘Learning is Fun’. Activities like Quiz, Show & Tell and Guess the Word were lined up to challenge the intellect of both the staff and students. Games like Blind Fold, Draw a Line and Practical game kept the audience on the edge of their seats.

To motivate and encourage the students to participate more in such kind of events, prize distribution ceremony was held at the end of the activity session. College Dean along with ADAA and HoD-Business Studies distributed the prizes to the winners of different activities and games.

The fascinating event concluded at 2:00 p.m. with a ‘Vote of Thanks’ by the Head of Business Studies Department, Dr. Alya Ali Mansoor Al Nasseri. She acknowledged the role of all the sponsors and participant companies – Al Shanfari Group, Lulu International, SME- F development, Al Madina Takaful, Al Raffd fund, Rayada Group, Dhofar Cattle Feed, Khimji Ramdas in making the event a success. Dr. Alya applauded the efforts and support of the college management, department staff and students, who showed extraordinary dedication and commitment in making this event a success.

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Business Department organized a Quiz Bowl Competition in Business Ethics. Featured

The Business Ethics section teachers in partnership with the Student Development Committee organized a Business Ethics Quiz Bowl Competition last March 21, 2017, Tuesday, 12 noon at Buss-14C. The competition was held to supplement the classroom learning of students and develop camaraderie among the participants. In the process, the event was aimed to inculcate the college values of teamwork and innovation. There were 10 groups composed of 3 team members coming from the different departments of the college who participated in the competition. The Business Ethics teachers all took part in the event and played significant roles to ensure success in the activity. All winners received glass trophies and prizes. The following students emerged as the competition winners:

First Place

Student Name Department
Asma Musallam Mohammed Al- Maashani Engineering
Adlah Mohammed Ali Al- Bathari Engineering
Ameena Yahya Ahmed Al- Amri Engineering

Second Place

Student Name Department
Issam Mohammed Al Masoudi Engineering
Alazhar Saif Al Hinai Engineering
Hassan Khalid Al Yafai Engineering

Third Place

Student Name Department
Abdulrhaman Mohammed Al Rashdi Engineering
Jehad Said Ahmed Al Khatiri Engineering
Ali Mubarak Rajab Bait Mubarak Business
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Business Department organized a guest lecture on “HR Skills, Abilities and Practices in Organization” Featured

Business Department organized a guest lecture on “HR Skills, Abilities and Practices in Organization” in SCT career guidance center on 14th of March, Tuesday at 12.00 noon. The guest speaker was Mr. Shirish Jawalkar- HR Officer from Dhofar Cattle Feed Co. (S.A.O.G).

Business department staff and bachelor level students attended the program. . The guest speaker delivered an interesting lecture on major HR activities and the use of ERP applications and supporting system. The programme gave refreshment to the staff and an orientation to the bachelor level students about HR Practices in Organizations. The guest speaker conducted mock interview to few students and it was a learning experience for them.

At the end of the session Mr. Ishaq Sherrif, senior lecturer in HRM section thanked the guest lecturer for his interesting presentation and useful tips given to the students for attending interviews. Dr. K. Raghu Ram, head of HRM section presented him a token of appreciation for his valuable presentation.

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Business Department organized a workshop on “Use of TCMS and its oracle extension" Featured

Human Recourse Development Committee of Department of Business Studies organized a workshop on “Use of TCMS and its oracle extension” in Business Classroom BUSS 8L on 7th of March, Tuesday at 12.00 noon. The programme was for refreshing the teachers in using the oracle supported college management system. The resource person Mr. Neil Raymond explained how well the TCMS support the teaching faculties in managing core responsibilities such as entering attendance, entering students marks, academic advising, generating reports etc.

At the end of the session, the HRD committee, thanked the resource person and presented him a token of appreciation.

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