The Skyline community welcomed the students from the Firebird Institute for Research in Management, India, for a week-long boot camp which started on January 25, 2020.
Vice-Chancellor Dr. Mohammad In’airat extended a warm welcome to the participants before the sessions that were conducted by the deans and faculty members. Students learned about UAE as a tourist destination from Dr. Mohit Vij; Dr. Kakul Agha gave sessions on the Concept of Entrepreneurship and Management Game, Concept and Functionalities of a Business Plan, and the Role of Innovation in Entrepreneurship; Dr. Ajith Kumar, Dean for the School of Business, discussed the Concept of Entrepreneurship and Management Game; Dr. Deepak Kalra, the Dean for the School of IT, gave a session on Machine Learning, Emerging Trends in IT - Big Data Analytics, and Digital Transformation of Business. Dr. Osama Ali Thawabeh, the Dean for Student Affairs, introduced the UAE culture. Faculty members Dr. Sakthivel A.M. talked about E-Business Models, while Dr. Taleb Eli and Ms. Nadine Felix gave sessions on Culture and Gender in Business. Dr. Petr Svoboda, Dr. Agha, and Dr. Kumar taught the participants how to do business plan presentations.
The boot camp concluded with a valedictory function and feedback sessions presided by Dr. In’airat, along with Mr. Rakesh Gaur, Director for Marketing and Communications, and Mr. Rasheed Khalid, Head of Corporate Affairs Office and Centre for Continuing Learning, along with Dr. Deepak, and Dr. Ajith.
Skyline also organized an industry visit to Eternity Technologies, one of the world’s leading industrial battery companies, for the students where they were accompanied by Dr. Ramakrishna Yanamandra. They also enjoyed a Desert Safari adventure, a tour around the Global Village and the emirate of Sharjah.
The week-long boot camp was made possible through the Centre for Continuing Learning and with the efforts of CCL Assistant, Mr. Roel Pulangco.