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The Research and Consultancy (R&C) Committee of the Information Technology Department hosted a university-level webinar entitled “Research Talks on May 25th 2021 via Google Meet platform to encourage staff to undertake research, enhance their research skills and find some research opportunities.

During the first session of the presentation, Dr. Nitesh K. N, discussed about research proposal, stressing all important areas like objectives, significance, review of literature survey, and outline of good a research proposal.

Dr. R. Venkateswaran, speaker of the second session, shared information about MoHERI and EJAAD and some opportunities for funding and innovation awards programs through these platforms.

For the last session, Dr. Shrahda Dwivedi highlighted the selection of journal publications, impact factor and its merits and methods of calculation, h index, JCR, SJR and ORCiD numbers and their role in research activities.

About 40 staff from different departments in the university who participated in the webinar gave their positive feedback for such an enriching experience.

Tuesday, 25 May 2021 12:18

42 IT students oriented on Certiport MS Exam

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The Information Technology Department, UTAS-Salalah, hosted an orientation program on Certiport Microsoft Examination to 42 IT students from various levels and specializations via Google Meet on May 5, 2021.

Dr. R. Venkateswaran, a lecturer from the Networking and Information Security section and a proctor and member of Certiport UTAS Salalah, co-facilitated the program with Mr. Sunil Thomas Karickom, Mr. Mohamed Sinnaiya Chithik Raja, Mr. G Baskar, and Mr. Leo Lobramonte.

During the orientation program, Dr. Venkateswaran explained about Certiport and the landscape of the Microsoft certification exam. He also demonstrated the student registration process to take the exam, showed a sample badge after passing the exam, and provided reference study materials for exam preparations.

The program was coordinated with the Student Development Committee. Dr. Fatima Al-Shanfari, the Head of IT Department, appreciated the entire team for initiating such an event for the students.

To keep abreast with new trends in technology and teaching, the Human Resources Development Committee, headed by Mrs. Melissa Juanillo, organized an online training entitled “Using Google Workspace Education Tool for Online Teaching and Learning,” for the IT staff on Tuesday, 3rd of May, 2021.

Mr. Franco Nicolo Addun, a Google Certified Innovator/Educator and an Education Technology and Technology Integration Specialist from the Philippines, shared his knowledge on the features and capabilities of the three Google apps: Google Sites for creating websites, Google Jamboard for enhancing student online interaction, and (3) Gmail tips and tricks for email management.

The participants learned that Google tools help increase opportunities for critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity, all while supporting the learning objectives for the students.

Facilitators of the said training were Dr. Mohammed Maqsood, Mrs. Asra Anjum, and Dr. Benciya Abdul Jaleel. A total of 35 participants from the IT and other departments gave their positive feedback about the online training, and each of them received e-certificates of participation.

A virtual seminar on the overview of “Kali Linux Platform 202” was organized by the Networking and Information Security and Information Security Section, IT Department, UTAS-Salalah on May 11, 2021.

The presenter was Dr. R. Venkateswaran, IT lecturer, who shared information about Kali Linux software, its features, installation procedures in the personal computer, basic commands, and use of reconnaissance tools.

About 30 staff joined the webinar with Dr. Niteshnanthakumar as the host. Mr. Jonathan Tambaoan, Coordinator of NIES Specialization, delivered the welcome speech while Dr. Abhishek Dubey, HoS-Information System, addressed the vote of thanks.

Tuesday, 06 April 2021 09:58

IT staff trained on Oracle Apex 20.2c

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Aimed at updating IT staff on Oracle technologies, an online training on Rapid Application Development Using Oracle Apex 20.2c was organized by the Database Specialization (DB) Section, headed by Mr. G. Baskar, on the 23rd of March, 2021.

Mr. Hansel Delos Santos, a senior database lecturer and an Oracle APEX certified professional, shared his knowledge on the features and capabilities of this software. He demonstrated a simple functional system using the Oracle Apex 20.2c, which made the participants realize on how easy and fast it is to develop applications using this technology.

The participants likewise learned that it is possible to develop their own application when they are equipped with the basic understanding on database systems, entity relationships, structured query languages, and most especially using an Oracle account and workspace. The said platform is being used by the DB Specialization BTech Course Project students.

The program facilitators were Dr. Chandrapal, Mr. Suresh Kumar, and Mr. Azeem Qureshi.  A total of 45 participants from the IT Department of UTAS-Salalah and other staff from different departments and colleges gave positive feedback and received their e-certificates after the training.  

Meanwhile, the online training was conducted as a part of the Professional Development Programs for the IT staff in coordination with the IT-HR Committee.

The Information Systems Specialization of the IT Department fluently initiated and organized the 4th day of the “IT Festival 2021” on March 10, 2021, from 4:00 PM-6:00 PM. The IS Virtual Career Day was filled with remarkable words, brimming knowledge, and practical guides from the superb motivational speakers who are experts in HR, personality, and professional development. The IS student representative confidently presented the Specialization Induction. The Talent Hunt, Logo, and Web Designing competitions were conducted to unleash the technical skills of the students. The presence of Dr. Nasser Salim Al-Kalbani, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs of the UTAS-Salalah, and his welcome remarks added more meaning and color to the event. 

The “IT Festival 2021” of the IT Department marked its 3rd day with spectacular success through the dynamism of the members of the Database Systems Specialization on March 9, 2021, from 4:00-6:00 P.M. Fabulous activities lined up were well fully participated by the students as coordinators and participants of the event. Competitions on Database Design, Mini Software Development, and SQL BuZz (Quiz Bee) transpired along with the specialization induction and inspiring talks delivered by selected students and graduates of the said specialization.

The Networking and Information Security section of the IT Department has successfully conducted different competitions in networking, IoT problem scenarios, and interactive quiz bringing a competitive spirit among the students during the third day of the IT Festival held on March 9, 2021, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Further, the students were enthusiastically driven by the inspiring and exceptional words of the selected Alumni as guest speakers from the Networking and Internet Security specializations on the latest technology and their success stories. Best projects were presented also by selected students. Their sharing commendably moved the students to pursue their best and strike all opportunities while still studying as these would be their tools for their future success. 

The second day of the IT festival of the IT department held on March 8, 2021, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. was filled with activities that focused on showcasing the knowledge and skills of the IT students through programming, web design, and online quiz competitions. The IT specialization induction also made the program more interesting and meaningful. The event was successfully organized by the IT section.

Tuesday, 09 March 2021 07:49

Day 1: IT Festival opening ceremony highlights

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Organized by the SDC and IT Club, the IT festival of the IT Department was successfully inaugurated. It was graced by representatives from the industry, university staff, and IT alumni who gave keynote speeches and inspiring talks to staff and students who showed full support on the event.

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