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Student Departmental Society 24/03/2021

2nd INNOVATIA 2021

The Department of Business Studies of the University of Technology and Applied Sciences – Ibra marks another remarkable milestone as it celebrated the 2nd INNOVATIA 2021 – A Virtual Intercollegiate Meet via live stream on MS Teams on March 16, 2021 at 10 AM.

Due to the posing threats of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s INNOVATIA was different from the past event. Student representatives from the six colleges and universities in Oman took part remotely using online platforms.

To kick-off the event, Dr. Habiba Mohammed Said Al-Mughairi, Head of Department – Business Studies, gave a warm welcome to the participants. She quoted that “Learning has been shifted from traditional to online, with all the advancement in technology, communication, student engagement and student competition.”. She highlighted the importance of the event and thanked Omantel for sponsoring this student competitive gathering.

Dr. Ramesh Gengatharan, Head of Section – Accounting and the brain behind INNOVATIA 2021, underscored the purpose of the festival. Students’ creativity, research skills and entrepreneurial skills will be demonstrated in the events Sketch-A-Story, Research Mind and Innovative Business Idea. He briefed the participants with the contest mechanics and general guidelines. Blind review and external panel members were utilized to assure fairness and objectivity in judging the winners.

The event concluded with an inspiring message from Dr. Fatma Nasser Al-Harthy, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs UTAS-IBRA. “Students’ development is not confined only within the four walls of the classroom, various co-curricular activities like this helps the overall development of students’ personality motivating them to bring out their best potentials”, she added. Dr. Reshma Delfine Dsa, Head of Section – HR thanked the sponsors, participating colleges, and universities, UTAS-Ibra administrators, Business staff and support team.

The list of students who shine in the INNOVATIA 2021 is shown below:

Innovative Business Idea

University Name of Student(s) Award
UTAS-Ibri Noor Badar Salim Al Gharibi
Samah Mubarak Said Al Ghafri
1st Place
UTAS-Shinas Fatema Abdullah Humaid Alkaabi
Sausan Khalifa Salim Al Zaabi
2nd Place
UTAS-Ibra Khalfan Salim Khalfan Al-Rashdi
Saleh Ahmed Abdallah Al-Rashdi
Sharouq Nasser Mubarak Al-Rashdi
3rd Place

Sketch-A-Story

University Name of Student(s) Award
Middle East College Maryam Mohamed Abdulrasool Al Zadjali 1st Place
UTAS-Ibra Zainab Salah Rabia Al Mukhaini 2nd Place
UTAS-Shinas Marowi Mohammed Abdallah Al Washahi 3rd Place

Click here to open the Innovatia2021 WEBSITE.

-with inputs from Joshi Raghavan Edassery, ACCFIN - Accounting and Finance Section
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