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SCT hosted 3rd CISCO NetRiders Student Skills Competition in Dhofar Region Featured

Cisco NetRiders offers a fun, educational challenge for students to compete with their peers in a real-time environment that showcases their IT/Networking skills. In addition, NetRiders helps to identify top talent for potential employment opportunities. For Instructors, NetRiders is a great opportunity to provide students with opportunities to develop and demonstrate their leadership outside the traditional classroom curriculum.

For the third time, Salalah College of Technology hosted the Regional Round 1 Event in the Dhofar Region under the supervision of Mr. Jonathan Peter Glycer R. Tambaoan, Cisco-Oman Instructor Trainer and Head of Section for Network, Internet and E-Security - IT Department with the support of Mr. Viji Paul , Head of Information Technology Department. The event was coordinated by Dr. R. Venkateswaran, Faculty – Information Security of IT department.

The said competition has three categories for qualified Cisco Students to register and participate namely IT Essentials, CCENT and CCENT. Five students participated in the 3rd Cisco NetRiders Student Skills Competition(Middle East Conuntries) in the Dhofar Region today, 11th of May 2017 at 12:00 Noon in Cisco Laboratory, IT Building of Salalah College of Technology. Top winners will have a Study Trip Prize to Cisco Systems, USA and will be given an exam voucher for Cisco Industry Certification.


IT Department conducted “Application Express Workshop” Featured

RAD Development with Oracle 11g APEX 4.2

(Application Express Workshop)

Database Section Conducted workshop on 19th April 2017 titled “Develop a working prototype application based on a database in Oracle XE”.

Database Section Lecturer Mr. Hansel G. Delos Santos, Facilitated the workshop. Mr. Baskar, HOS, database Section Welcomed the Lecturers explaining the importance of in-house training to keep the knowledge up to date.

In this workshop we covered the topics namely overview of Oracle APEX, run scripts or Data Workshop to create tables, sequence, triggers and data insertion and create a lookup tables, creating an Application, Create a report and simple form, Plan what forms and reports are needed based on the database scheme, LOV’s (list of values in forms and reports), Show a hidden field (page item) in a form – page item customization, Adding region to a page and buttons to a region and Interactive Report Features using dynamic actions for export to CSV / Excel / PDF file.

All lecturers enjoyed the session with full participation and it was very useful. Mr. G. Baskar concluded with a note of appreciation to Mr. Hansel and all participants and thanked the Dean, ADAA, ADSA and HOD for given opportunity to the lecturers to update skills & knowledge.


“ITPL 2017” Cricket Tournament organized by IT Department Featured

Information Technology department organized a underarm cricket tournament for its staff titled “ITPL 2017” (IT department Premier League) from April 1st to April 8th, 2017. The main objective of hosting the tournament is to build relationship between staff/human resources, to improve team-work attitude, to be free from stress and use free time for physical fitness.

In “ITPL 2017”, the playing teams were divided in section wise (IS, IT, NIES, DB, and MATH). Each team played four league matches and therefore based on the points and run-rate four teams (IT, MATH, DB and IS) reached the semi-finals. DB and IS teams won the important matches in semi-finals and reached the finals which was held on 8th April, 5 PM at IT ground. After a tough fight, IS team won in the final match and became the Champion in the first “ITPL 2017”.

IS section team received “WINNERS - ROLLING TROPHY” and the DB section team received the “RUNNERS-ROLLING TROPHY”. All the players in the final match received individual medals. Also the Best-Batsman and Best-Bowler award was also distributed. Mr. Viji Paul, Head of IT department appreciated the efforts of the organizing team and greeted all the players of the tournament by distributing the trophies and medals. Dr. Abhishek Dubey the core coordinator of the “ITPL 2017” had harmonized all the sections and organizing sub-committees for the smooth conduct of the matches. During the valedictory, the coordinator thanked all the contributors who helped in conducting the tournament a grand success. Mr. Zahid Mehmood wished all the players of the tournament. Especially he greeted and announced the winners, runners and best players of the tournament. Mr. G. Baskar shared his happy experience in playing cricket after 25 years gap. He also appreciated all the players and teams for their effective teamwork and performance on the field.

The department of IT wholeheartedly thank and appreciate the coordinator, organizing team, head of the sections, section team players, captains, vice captains, umpires, line umpires, scorers, refreshment team, ground preparatory team, poster/sticker designers, photographers, audio cum commentators  and all other sub-committees for their tireless effort to make this big event a successful and entertaining one. The department also acknowledges all the staff members of IT and guests from other departments who took part in this tournament in a very sportive manner. IT department specially thank the College Dean Dr. Hamdan Al Manthari and Assistant Dean-Academic Affairs Dr. Said Omar Al Mashiki who encouraged and supported the department to conduct this tournament.


“IT DAY 2017” Celebrated by Information Technology Department Featured

Information Technology Department of Salalah College of Technology organized a mega student event titled “IT Day 2017” which was conducted on March 21st 2017 from 9:30AM to 2:30PM at the SCT Multi-purpose Hall. The objective of the event is to develop the student’s learning capabilities and to support them in the development of their IT technical skills and soft skills. The students showcased their talents and IT skills by participating in the different activities prepared in the event. The event was inaugurated by Dr. Abhishek Dubey- HOS-IS. During the inauguration session he gave an inspirational message to the participants and appreciated the students for their active participation in all the competitions. A series of different competitions for students were held during this day which includes IT Quiz Bee, Database Design Competition, IT IMPACTS and PI Day Celebration.

Students from the different levels joined the competition with their coaches. The following were the highlights of each competition:

IT QUIZ BEE was conducted in multipurpose hall at 10.00 AM. A total of 12 teams (36 Students) participated. The event was conducted with the guidance of Mr. Jonathan Tambaoan, Head of Networking and Internet & E-Security Section and Mr. Zahid Mehmood, Head of Information Technology Section. The winners of the event are listed below.


  • Ghazwa Fail Faraj Bait Rajibon
  • Faiza Ahmed Mohammed Atqoon Al Shahri
  • Huda Salim Saleh Al Khazimi

DATABASE DESIGN was conducted in Database Lab at 10 AM. The event was coordinated and guided by Mr. G. Baskar, Head of Database Section. Participants designed their own database based on a given scenario. A total of 3 student groups (9 Students) participated. The winners of the event are listed below:


  • Hamda Said Ali Al Shahri
  • Nada Khalid Saleh Haider
  • Ryan Said Hamdan Al Alawi

IT IMPACTS was conducted under the supervision and guidance of Dr. Abhishek Dubey, Head of Information System Section. A total of 15 student groups (35 Students) participated. The program was started in the Multipurpose Hall at 12.00 Noon. Each group of students presented their technical ideas in poster presentation. All the groups received a token of appreciation and greetings for their soft skills. Everyone who attended the activity enjoyed the poster exhibit, model presentations. Judges observed the poster presented by the participants and choose the best poster of the day.

The winners of the event are listed below:

Diploma Level Category


  • Iman Saleh Mohammed Al –Attaas
  • Ghamila Saleem Shantoof Zabnoot

Advanced Diploma and B.Tech Level Category


  • Asma Ahmed Al Maashani
  • Nafa Salim Tabook

ITpost-2017 was organized by the IS Section on the theme of “No Smoking”. 66 Students participated in the said event from various levels and from all the departments of the college. The winner of the event is given bellow


Ahmed Masoud Ahmed Al Kathry
(Engineering Department)

‘Pi Day’ Celebration & Knowledge Sharing Workshop was hosted by the Math Section headed by Dr. Mallika Natarajan and was conducted at Multipurpose Hall at 12.00 PM. ‘Pi’ is an extremely interesting number that is important to all sorts of mathematical calculations. The workshop intended to motivate all student participants to take a pledge to share their knowledge and expertise learned in the workshop. Omani graduates of our college and other universities need to be able to become a continuous and discerning learners, problem solvers and critical thinkers towards achieving a progressive Oman. The winners of the event are listed below

Advanced Diploma and B.Tech Level Category:

Title of the poster presentation: Application of Differential Equation to Science and Technology.


  • Fatema Said Abdullah Bazanboor
  • Shayma Mohammed Musallam Al-Amari

Diploma Level Category:

Title of the poster presentation: Trigonometric Ratios (Working Model)


  • Mohammed Suhail Al Amri
  • Marwan Mussalam Fadil

“IT Day 2017” was a great success and memorable event for the whole IT department. Hundreds of students participated in the activities. This event became successful through the over-all supervision of Mr. Viji Paul, IT-HOD and all the Head of Sections of the department. All the head of sections of different specialization distributed the prizes and certificates to the winners of the different activities. Dr. Abhishek Dubey concluded the event with vote of thanks to all student participants and organizers that made the event successful. IT department thank all the Chairs, Co-Chairs and members of the organizing committees and sub committees such as Program Committee, Hall-Stage-Audio Management Committee, and Logistics-Decoration-Awards & Mementos Committee for the wonderful arrangements.

This event was supported and sponsored by the SCT management by providing all the necessary facilities to ensure the smooth conduct of the different student development activities in the department. The department is thankful for the support and encouragement received from the honorable Dean and Asst. Deans of our college.

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