Department of business and economics, Mazoon College arranged a workshop on “Conducting Successful Research” on the 2nd December 2018, for 41 students, few faculty members also join in the workshop. The main emphasis of the workshop was explaining critical steps in conducting a research work. Head of the department Dr. Owais Husain inaugurate the workshop and invites Dr. Sohel Ahmed (a faculty member of Mazoon College) to conduct the workshop. Dr. Sohel explained the purpose of research, steps in the research design including how to craft problem statement, research question and the importance of the theoretical underpinning in research. He also made participants aware of the importance of choosing the right methodology for research. The workshop adjourns with a pleasant note from the head of the department.
On the occasion of 48th National Day of Oman, Economics Club has organized an Exhibition to mark the event remarkable. Economics students have displayed colorful charts, which has represented various facets of development of Oman by selecting topics like culture of Oman, Tourism Sector of Oman, Higher Education in Oman and various other topics. This exhibition portrayed Oman’s glory, pride and progress.
The event was attended by Honorable Dean Dr. Khalfan Al Mansuri, Asst. Dean Academics Dr. Suhaila Abbas, Dr. Owais Hussain HOD Business Department, HODs of other departments, faculties and large no of students. The event was convened by Dr. Sushmita Dey Advisor of Economics Club and it was fully coordinated by Mr. Sarbatullah Khan, Ms. Sashi and Ms. Muna. It was organized which aimed to involve the students so that they can express their joy on this occasion.
The purpose of this workshop was to familiarize the faculty members of both the English Department and the General Foundation Program (GFP) with the most recent approach to teaching academic reading skill, called Academic Reading Circle (ARC), an initiative of Tyson Seburn at the University of Toronto, Canada. The presenter started by talking about the significance of reading as a fundamental skill that encompasses all other skills and created a discussion on different techniques of its teaching. Afterwards, he touched upon the gap between traditional vis a vis modern philosophy of teaching English whereby teaching has shifted from spoon-feeding to more of a collaborative, communitive, and community-based phenomenon. In the light of ARC, learners have to be involved in an interactive task of the reconstruction of knowledge thought five different roles that are given to them by the teachers: leader, contextualizer, visualizer, highlighter, and connector. Each student is supposed to perform their role under the supervision of the class teacher to fulfill the task of reading comprehension collaboratively. The presentation ended with a discussion on the implementability of this approach in the context of Mazoon College in terms of its adaptability and challenges that teachers may encounter.
The seminar on “Introduction to Li-Fi Technology” was conducted by the Department of CS & IT on 21.10.2018 at Hall C from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. The programme was convened by Dr. Mohammed Abbas, Head/CS&IT and coordinated by Dr. Mohammad Daiyan, Assistant Professor.
The seminar started with welcome address given by Dr. Mohammed Abbas, Head/CS&IT, and Convener. The students of MIS, IST and CS majors has attended Seminar.
The seminar commenced with definition of Wi-fi and Li-fi, followed by its objective, motivation, Tools and technique used in Li-Fi, benefits, application, challenges and future scope.
The program ended with question and answer session and a vote of thanks by Dr. Mohammad Daiyan, Coordinator.
English Club, which is run by English Department students, has re-opened after going through some changes in its function and structure. The club is now managed by volunteers, mostly senior outstanding students of English Department, and functions as a self-access center where students from all programs and departments can approach volunteer tutors to benefit from their guidance and advice in order to improve their performance and move their learning forward. The club is planning to invite lecturers and guest speakers to hold workshops on survival academic skills and sub-skills such as advanced English grammar and composition. The club will be open for both morning and evening students catering specifically for their academic needs and demands.