Second year Macroeconomics students of Skyline University College organized Economics Day event with the theme: "The Global Economy: Dubai 2020 on the Horizon" on April 12, 2016.
The Middle East, more importantly in the UAE, Dubai will host the next World Expo in 2020. This year's Economics Day focuses mainly on this highly anticipated event as well as what other nations around the world have to offer to build and maintain a good trading connection with different countries and the UAE.
Using posters and visual aids, students were divided into groups and showcased their knowledge on macroeconomic topics such as: national income, gross domestic product, financial and monetary policies, balance of trade, economic growth and development, and changes in unemployment. Each group discussed the potential relationship expansion and build-up between the country that they represent and the UAE based on their understanding of the current economy state. They also presented feasible solutions to help fight unemployment and to promote economic stability of the 28 countries being represented; USA, Australia, Germany, UK, India, Nigeria, Egypt, South Korea and UAE to name a few. The event was under the supervision and coordination of Dr. Wilson Gachiri and was inaugurated by Dr. Sudhakar Kota.
Skyline University College HR Department organized a Faculty Development Workshop Program for all SUC faculties on April 5, 2016. The workshop was spearheaded by speakers, Dr. Amitabh Upadhaya and Dr. Nadir Ali Kolachi as they tackled Case and Research Writing Techniques. The main focus of this said event is to train faculties and facilitate with the requirements of a reputable journals around the world.
The first part of the workshop was mainly a discussion on the writing techniques needed to produce upright and conscientious small and long cases, the processes that follow, and the standards of Quality Research. Whereas the second part proceeded with activities were faculties were clustered in different groups to work on research papers and case studies. The faculties have also started their initial draft as guided by the principles and methods and applied what they learned from the workshop.
The 16th edition of Cross Fire inter-university debate competition was an event to watch this season. The one day debate competition was held on March 3, 2016. A total of nine teams from universities across the country took part in the event which was held in the #SUC campus. The participating teams debated on the topic “Technology in the classroom is facilitating student learning”. The format of this debate was parliamentary debate. #Skyline emerged the ultimate winners. Congratulation SUC Winners.
Another interesting session was organised for our students majoring in travel & Tourism. Mr Shahid Qadeer, Director, Strategy and Performance Management at GCAA (General Civil Aviation Authority) addressed students while speaking on role of GCAA in Aviation sector. He also enlightened the audience about the career options in the aviation sector and also mentioned that “GCAA is keen to establish professional relationship with prominent institutions like Skyline University College for producing effective manpower which is critical for sustainable growth of aviation sector”.
The second edition of Skyline Corporate Cricket Tournament was a treat for the cricket lovers and event to watch out this season. Fortnight long tournament which started on February 15, 2016 culminated on February 26, 2016.
Dr. Amitabh Upadhya, Professor, Dean at the Skyline University Sharjah inaugurated the tournament.
Inaugural Match was played between defending champions IFFCO V/S Sharaf DG. Sharaf DG won the match by 39 runs.
In the finals Sharaf DG defeated Thumbay by 16 runs to win this prestigious tournament. Man of the match for the finals was Mohd. Roshan of Sharaf DG, while the best batsman of the tournament was Karan of Sharaf DG and the best bowler was Atif of Thumbay. Last but not the Gihan from Thumbay was adjudged player of the tournament.
Dr. Amitabh Upadhya and Mr. Rakesh Gaur, Deputy. Director-Marketing & Admissions, Skyline University Sharjah gave away the prizes to the winners.
This tournament also assumes significance as this year Skyline enters into its twenty sixth year. Participation of eight teams from the corporate world added grace to this occasion.
SUC makes special efforts to promote sports activities since sports are an integral part of any institution. A well-equipped campus with the world-class facilities for all kinds of sports activities and especially floodlit cricket field make it convenient for such great events to happen.
Mr. Sanjay Benjamin who heads the Sports Department is the spirit behind this tournament .The purpose of this tournament is both to develop the competitive spirit among the corporates and to de-stress them from work pressure.
Some of the other activities which make SUC a hub of sporting activities include: Inter School and Inter University School Sports Festival which include sports like Cricket, Football, Basketball, Table Tennis and Throw Ball.
As part of our student development program, a very interesting and interactive session was organised at SUC for our BBA students where Ms. Farheen Husain – Senior Manager –Organizational Development- Human Capital, Ajman Bank delivered a guest lecture on the topic Strategic Management –Inculcating Values. Ms.Farheen shared her experiences with students on how she was involved in formulating and implementing strategies in various organizations where she worked.The students got an opportunity to discuss with her, the real life challenges and implementation strategies that she had faced.