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The Staff Development Committee (SDC) of the Business Studies Department organized a workshop on "Psychological Wellbeing” on Thursday, 16th June 2022 from 10.00 a.m to 11.00 a.m at the VIP Room. The welcome address was given by Dr.Tamilselvan and Dr. Abdullah Al Mahrouqi, a Nursing faculty at Oman college of Health Sciences-Ibri, started the presentation by focusing on the basics to be followed to maintain the health physically and mentally. He continued the session with the objective of how to maintain a workplace balance by following various concepts and then he discussed about the positive and negative aspects of work wellbeing. The final part of the session was about the features and limitaitions of psychological balance with related to everyone detailed in a clear manner. There was a Q&A session at the end to clarify the participants’ doubts and enquiries. The College Dean, Dr. Hamdan Al Manthari, handed a certificate of appreciation to the speaker thanking him for his valuable insights. Overall, 30 faculty members from all departments attended the workshop.
The SDC & SRCC committees of the Business Studies Department organized a webinar on “Teaching Research Nexus” on Thursday, 2nd June 2022 from 10 to 11 am and was delivered by Dr Tamanna Dalwai, Deputy Director of Quality Assurance, Assistant Professor, Muscat College. The webinar started with a welcoming address by Dr Manjula Veerabhadrappa and Mr Mohammed Khamis Alsakiti introduced the resource person. Then, the speaker, Dr Tamanna Dalwai, started with a research quote. Further, she lucidly demonstrated real-time examples on research nexus as me, myself and you, and enlightened about seven dimensions of teaching research along with benefits for active staff. At the end, she addressed the participants’ questions relating to teaching research nexus. Overall, the presentation was very informative and thought provoking for the staff members to be involved in research. A vote of thanks was given by Dr Surender Vaddepalli.
The Staff Development Committee (SDC) of the Business Studies Department organized a workshop on “Games for Students’ Engagement” on Thursday, 9th June 2022 from 11.00 a.m to 12.00 p.m at the Room No A214A. A welcome speech was given by Dr Vijay, and then the presenter, Ms. Safiya Saif Nasser Al Hamdi, HoS-HR, started the workshop by focusing on the basic platforms to be used for students engagement in the class like Alphabet Chain, Entrance and Exit Cards, Random Term and One-minute Paper. As a second important part of the presentation, she discussed about Baamboozle platform, how to create games quizand and how students can select the questions by themselves to answer and get points. These platforms created interest among faculty members and pave a way to apply it in classes. Overall, 40 faculty members from all departments attended the worksho. At the end, a vote of thanks was given by Dr.Vijay Padugiri and all the participants provided positive feedback.
The Staff Development Committee (SDC) of the Business Studies Department organized a presentation on "Diet Exercises and Fitness Practices for Wellbeing" on Thursday, 19th May 2022 from 10.00 a.m to 10.45 a.m at the Room No A214A. The presentation started with a welcome address by Dr. Sheik Mastan Vali and then the presenter, Mr. Emthiyaz khan, delivered the session. He focused on different aspects, including the major symptoms of illness created by major five organs like heart, kidney, and liver in our body and how these are related to the stomachpain. He also provided some solutions to minimize them. In addition to that, the presenter showed and explained the fitness exercises required in our everyday life to maintain and keep strong. It was a great insight provided as per the current requirement for everyone and 23 faculty members attended this presentation. At the end, some participants raised their enquiries on the said topic and the presenter clarified all enquiries.
The Staff Development Committee (SDC) of the Business Studies Department organized a workshop titled "Understanding Derivatives with respect to Options" on Thursday, 26th May 2022 from 10.00 a.m to 10.45 a.m at the Room No A214A. The workshop staterd with a welcome speech by Dr. Sheik Mastan Vali, then the presenter, Dr. Mohammed Younus, delivered the workshop emphasizing derivatives market with options with reference to GCC market. He also focused on the greater insights of options and their types with the nature of trading. He provided practical examples with reference to underlying assets trading in overall market. At the end of the workshop, there was a Q&A session to clarify participants' doubts on the said topic. A totally of 18 faculty members attended the workshop. The vote of thanks was given by Dr. Surendar vedapall.
The Staff Development Committee (SDC) of the Business Studies Department organized a presentation on "Whatsapp for Formal Communication" on Thursday, 19th May 2022 from 10.45 a.m to 11.30 a.m at the Room No A214A. The session staterd with a welcome address given by Dr. Sheik Mastan Vali and then the presenter, Dr.Vijay Padaguri, delivered the session. He focuse on different aspects, including the nature and uses of whatsapp in our everyday life, various techniques used to communicate to people and different types of formal words to be followed in whatsapp. After that, he conducted a quiz among faculty members as five groups and discussed the answers. There was a Q&A session at the end to clarify the doubts and enquries raised by the participants. A total number of 23 faculty members attended the presentation.
As part of its operational plan for the AY 22/23, the Business Studies Department offered 9 training programs to the local community targeting employees in the public and private sector, students in HEIs and entrepreneurs. All the training programs were delivered by Business faculty members during the period of 24th March and 7th April 2022 as follows:
- Finance for non-finance (delivered by Dr Abdulrahman Al Ismaili, HoD, Business Studies Department)
- How to be creative at work (delivered by Mr Mohammed Al Sakiti, HRM lecturer)
- Basics of e-commerce (delivered by Ms Safiya Al Hamdi, HoS of the HR section, Business Studies Department)
- How to use SPSS (delivered by Ms Afrah Al Hatmia, Business lecturer)
- Advance Excel & Access in decision-making for professionals (delivered by Dr Mohammed Abed & Dr Zubaida)
- Enhancing selling and persuasion skills (delivered by Dr Mastan, HRM lecturer)
- Training needs analysis (delivered by Dr Mohammed Quadir, HRM lecturer)
- Application of OB concepts in organizations (delivered by Mr Rajesh, HRM lecturer)
- Common mistakes in Arabic writing (delivered by Dr Abduljaleel, Arabic language lecturer)
The participants expressed their satisfaction about the offered programs and suggested different topics to be covered in the near future. An electronic certificate was given to all participants who attended the training programs.
The Alumni Committee of the Business Studies Department organized an online workshop titled "Future After Graduation" on Thursday, 17th February 2022 from 9 to 10 AM targeting business alumni and current bachelor's students. Dr Manjula, the coordinator of the Business Alumni Committee, welcomed all the participants, and then invited the speaker Mr Mohammed Al Moqbali, Tax Inspector at Oman Tax Authority, to deliver the workshop. At the beginning of the workshop, the speaker shared his personal experience on how to find a job opportunity. Then, he explained about different platforms and techniques that can help graduates find suitable job openings in Oman. The participants benefited from this workshop and they expressed their satisfaction as well. At the end of the workshop, Dr Surendar gave a vote of thanks to the speaker.
The Alumni Committee of the Business Studies Department organized an online session titled "Create Your Own Opportunities" on Thursday, 24th February 2022 from 9 to 10 AM. The targeted audience was business alumni and the current Bachelor's students. Dr Manjula, the coordinator of the Alumni Committee, welcomed all the participants and then invited Mr Mohammed Al Shuaili, an Administrative Assistant at Youth Sada, to deliver the session. His presentation focused on the importance of Oman Vision 2040 and the job opportunities it creates to the Omani nationals. He also explained some other important aspects, including entrepreneurship in future, how to understand yourself, entrepreneurial team building, sectors of investment in Oman, etc. At the end of the session, Dr Surendar gave a vote of thanks to the speaker.
The Business Studies Department organized a competition titled "Showcase Your Business Idea in 5 Minutes" on Wednesday, 8th March 2022 from 10 to 11:30 AM at the VIP Room. The main purpose of the competition was to encourage students to bring up creative business ideas, which can be implemented in reality. The competition was sponsored by three local businesses; Dexter's Lab Café, Waffle & Donut Café and Bukha. A total of 9 teams from different academic departments registered in the competition. Three judges were assigned to evaluate all the business ideas. The organizer of the competition, Mr Mohammed Al Sakiti, an HRM lecturer, announced the first three winners as follows:
- First place: Ibrahim Al Khamisi & Al Muhanad Al Balushi (45 OMR)
- Second place: Rahma Al Waili, Mohammed Al Shuaili & Aisha Al Risi (35 OMR)
- Third place: Baraa Al Kalbani (25 OMR)
The participants expressed their happiness to be part of this event and requested for more activities to encourage the culture of entrepreneurship and innovation among students at the university.