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TECH-QUIZ 2019 Winners

As part of students’ development activity, the Mechanical Engineering section conducted a technical quiz competition named Tech-Quiz 2019. Diploma Second Year, Advanced Diploma and Bachelor Level Mechanical Engineering students participated in the competition. Students had the opportunity to test their subject knowledge and understanding of various subjects in Mechanical Engineering courses such as Engineering Graphics, Engineering Materials, Manufacturing Process, Machine Drawing, Fluid Mechanics, Workshop Technology, Machine Drawing and Applied Mechanics.

Congratulations to the Winners of this year’s Tech Quiz 2019

FIRST PLACE

42S14400 AADIL AHMED SAID ZUWAID ALKATHIRI Adv. Diploma
42J1520 JASEM KHALID FAEL BAIT MUSTHELL Adv. Diploma
42S15267 HAMID KHAMIS MUBARAK SALUMI Adv. Diploma

SECOND PLACE

42S1592 MARWAN ADNAN AHMED QATAN Adv. Diploma
42J14214 MOHAMMED RABIA KHAMIS AMAN BAIT ALHABSHI Diploma
42J144390 AHMED BAKHIT SALIM KASHOOB Adv. Diploma

THIRD PLACE

42S162996 MOHAMMED SAMI OMAR AL-ZUBAIDI Diploma
42J1664 SALIM MOHAMMED MUSALLAM SAID GHAWAS BAIT KATHIR Diploma
42J16329 HASSAN AWADH AHMED AL-SHANFARI Diploma
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IT Department Students and Staff Successfully Qualifies in the Dhofar Region TRC and OCCI Innovation Award

The Information Technology department under the leadership of Dr. Fatima Al Shanfari and Mr. Zahid Mehmood,IT-HOS bagged two spots in the recently concluded The Research Council (TRC) Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) Innovation Award last 31 of March 2019 held at Salalah College of Technology.The competition was participated by more than 30 participants consisting of students from different schools, universities and colleges, entrepreneurs, job seekers and residents in Dhofar region. Sarah Khalid Abdullah Al-Najjar and Lubna Abdullah Said Khawar, both IT Diploma Level students won the FIRST PRIZE, and Mr. Bernard Ugalde IT lecturer, won the Fourth Prize. Both team will compete for stage two, which is the development of the prototype. The entire college celebrates with the department’s milestone and wishes the two groups all the best for the next round of competition.

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Electrical Engineering Students’ Industry Visit to Raysut Cement Company

The staff and students of Electrical Power specialization visited Raysut Cement Company to enhance their knowledge on practical aspects of Switchgear, Motor Control, Drives, Instrumentation and Basic Electrical Safety. Engr. Said Ahmed Habkook Kashoob, HSE Engineer, explained details of Electrical Safety and also advised the students concerning ethical standards in the workplace.

Site Engineer Ahmed Beqweer and his team explained the following:

  • Transformer 33kVA/11kVA and its protection,
  • MV Switch gear,
  • Yard and Conveyor Control System,
  • Central Control Room – Instrumentation,
  • Temperature control for Kiln Operation.

The students toured the plant to witness the various operations including preparation of clinker and cement. This experience made the students appreciate the relationship of concepts learned in class and how they are applied to the work environment.

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Workshop to re-enforce awareness of SP 2019-2024 (6 Elements)

SCT English Language Center HOC conducted a Workshop to re-enforce awareness of the SP 2019-2024 and the 6 elements introduced. Also, to discuss the next steps to be taken to develop the College SP sub-goals and KPIs

The target audience was all GFP Staff, both academic and non-academic. A total of 67 members attended the Workshop.

The GFP HOC, Mr. Saeed Al Mashiki welcomed the attendees and stated the purpose of the Workshop. He briefly described the process and development of the new SP and its importance to the Governance and management of the institution, and the ELC.

The QA Coordinator, Ms. Salina Mascrelhas stated the Agenda. The SP process and development was reiterated. The audience was reminded that the workshop would be beneficial for the upcoming GFP Audit, and introduced the 4 Presenters.

The first presenter, Ms. Radhika Kumar explained in detail the process of developing the 6 new elements of the SP 2019-2024: Motto, Vision, Mission, Goals, College Values, and Graduate Attributes. She gave a brief explanation of the:

  1. Motto: Where Technology is invented.
  2. Vision: To be in the forefront of higher education institutions in technological education nationally and regionally
  3. Mission: To provide high quality learning, training and research environment towards developing technological, innovative and entrepreneurial capabilities to meet the ever evolving social and economic needs.

Ms. Rachel Joseph, the second presenter engaged the audience through skillful questioning to give their feedback on the 3 Goals and the 4 College Values, from the GFP perspective.

Goal 1: To anchor our identity of technological education within an effective and efficient institutional system

Goal 2: To foster an environment that promotes applied research, innovation and consultancy in various fields of technology

Goal 3: To continuously develop institutional relationships in all relevant spheres with all stakeholders.

She then highlighted the 4 College Values which should be the guiding force for all activities in the ELC and the college at large.

College Value-1: Integrity_ to demonstrate ethical practices in all transactions, interactions and processes.

College Value-2: Professionalism_ to apply agreed rules and regulations, following set policies including code of conduct and standard operating procedures and working diligently to attain set outcomes.

College Value -3: Pursuit of knowledge and excellence_ to establish life-long learning, excellence in technological knowledge acquisition, application and innovation

College Value -4: Participation and Partnership_ to enhance participation and partnership relations within and beyond Colleges of Technology

The third presenter, Mr. Antony Jawahar, reiterated the importance of the 7 Graduate Attributes and gave a detailed explanation of the skills involved in the attainment of each of these attributes when students exit the various level of academic performance. The 7 Graduate Attributes are:

Attribute-1: Effective Communication (Group Skills: Active Listening, Critical Thinking, Confident Speaking and Focused Writing)

Attribute-2: Scholastic Rigor & Practical competence (Group Skills: Creative thinking, Problem Solving, Analytical thinking, Time management, Dexterousness, Knowledge ability)

Attribute-3: Team Work (Group Skills: Collaboration, Tolerance and Flexibility, Planning, Organization and Time Management)

Attribute-4: Lifelong Learning (Group Skills: Research Skills, Critical thinking, Inquisitiveness, Goal Setting, Commitment and Adaptability)

Attribute -5: Autonomy and Accountability (Group Skills: Work independently, Confidence, Responsibility, Transparency, Reliability and Authenticity)

Attribute-6: Innovation (Group Skills: Imagination, Aspiration, Problem-solving, Solution-integration, Visionary, and Perseverance)

Attribute-7: Entrepreneurship (Group Skills: Creativity, Initiation, Risk-taking, Resilience, Inspiration and Persistence)

Ms. Felicius Grace, the fourth presenter explained the SP-Development, the Formulation of Objectives, the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and the Strategies in detail. She encouraged the audience to analyze the Goal Statement and voice some requirements for each goal. Then to formulate some objectives for each requirement shared. After that a discussion was held on how to meet the objectives using the KPIs.

The common template for the development of the SP was displayed. She informed the audience that several workshops will be conducted before the first draft was circulated to stakeholders for feedback.

Handouts were provided for feedback on the Workshop.

The Workshop was appreciated by the GFP Staff. The survey result was 4.77 on a 5-point scale

The QA Coordinator, Ms. Salina Mascrelhas proposed the vote of thanks.

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ELC teachers, students visit Sultan Qaboos Complex for Youth and Entertainment

Four teachers and 16 students from the English Language Center of Salalah College of Technology visited the Sultan Qaboos Complex for Youth and Entertainment on March 25, 2019.

Upon arrival the group was welcomed by Mr. Raid Kashoob and he gave a short presentation about the complex and its facilities. He also mentioned that all facilities shall be made available for membership in the future.

During the tour the group had the chance to navigate the library, the Multi-Purpose Hall, and the special room for conducting graduation ceremonies and other activities. Surprisingly, the same room can be turned into a baseball playing area. Other facilities of the complex include a full gym, a swimming pool, an oval track, a fitness center, and a bowling center. Both genders have separate sections in the complex.

When asked about the visit, the students disclosed it was fruitful and fun.

Mr. Salim Al-Maashani wants to thank Dr. Anwar Amir Al Ismaili, SCT dean, for authorizing the trip and helping in getting permission; Mr. Saeed Al-Mashiki, the HoC, for his limitless support and cooperation; and Mr. Raid Kashoob, from Sultan Qaboos Complex for Youth and Entertainment, for his warm hospitality and  information about the complex.

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ELC Level 4 male students dominate in speaking contest

After an hour of grueling debate, the male students emerged as winners in the Level 4 speaking competition organized by the English Language Forum on March 26, 2019 in the Self-Access Center.

The girl’s team presented their ideas first about the topic “Traditional Education vs. Learning Online.” Armed with confidence, the boys refuted with a logically well-prepared and substantial PowerPoint presentation which paved the way to their victory.

According to Mr. Salim Al-Maashani, the ELF chairperson, the competition enabled the students to respond appropriately with basic social situations and expressed arguments and opinions on the topic.

Judges of the competition were Foundation teachers, namely: Ms. Rekha Siby, Ms. Aminah Sutphen, and Mr. Marc Carmichael Brown. Meanwhile, teachers felt elated in witnessing how their students displayed wit and sportsmanship during the contest.

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Business Studies Department organized an induction program on “Information Management Systems (IMS)”

Human Recourse Development (HRD) Committee of Business Studies Department (BSD) has organized an induction program on ‘Information Management Systems (IMS)’ that is followed at Salalah College of Technology (SCT), to orient the new staff member Dr. Suresh Esakki, Lecturer.

The induction program was scheduled on the Monday, 1st April 2019. The facilitator to the sessions was Dr. Ramanadh Kasturi, Probation Consultant, BSD, SCT.

During the session the facilitator presented the functioning of Marks Management System (MMS) and the requisites of using e-Learning. To orient the new staff member with the essentials of the advising task, the facilitator focused on the various aspects related to advising. The following aspects were emphasized during the session: ‘Student Academic Probation’, ‘Levels of Probation’, the ‘Role of Advisor in dealing with Academic Probation Students’, ‘Advising the Courses’ and ‘Preparation of Scenarios’.

This session was demonstrative, focusing on how to upload the course material in e-Learning and setting the grade book to enter the marks to the students enrolled for a given course.

Dr. Mohammed Nazeer Ahmed, HRD Committee Co-Chair, BSD, SCT, concluded the induction session with a formal thanks giving.

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AL NOUR SCHOOL VISITS IT DEPARTMENT

The Information Technology (IT) department is greatly honored to be visited by a team of selected students with their supervisor Ms. Hala Rashad Mohammed from Al-Nour School last March 7, 2019 from 12:00-1:00 P.M. The team was heartily welcomed by Dr. Fatima Al-Shanfari, IT-HOD.

The team is participating in STEM 2019, and as part of their preparation, a consultancy visit was conducted. The consultation transpired on providing suggestions and recommendations from the department represented by Mr. Jonathan Peter Glycer Tambaoan, Head of Networking and Internet and E-Security section with the IT-HOD to improve the robot design created by the team as their entry to the competition. The competition participated by the team entails different categories like sumo, oman challenge, track the line, tug of war and challenge the balls.

The meeting ended with a productive exchange of ideas on the possible enhancement to be done. Further, it inspired the young minds and made them realized that participating in various events and competitions would give them the opportunity to get exposed, immersed and be trained in transforming the knowledge and skills they acquired from school into practical application which may later contribute to the development of one’s life and nation.

The following students who joined the meeting were Asma Khaled, Almasah Abu Baker, Remas Mohamed, Baidaa Mohammed, Buthaina Hamid, Rawan Madian, Asala Abu Bakr, Shaimaa Saeed and Anoud Hassan.

The IT department wishes the team best of luck and extends heartfelt thanks for giving the department the opportunity to extend support and service in molding the student’s learning experience.

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Business Studies Department organized an induction program on “Information Management Systems (IMS)”

Human Recourse Development (HRD) Committee of Business Studies Department (BSD) has organized an induction program on ‘Information Management Systems (IMS)’ that is followed at Salalah College of Technology (SCT), to orient the new staff member Dr. Suresh Esakki, Economics Lecturer.

The induction program was scheduled on the Thursday, 28th February, 2019 and was delivered in 2 different sessions. The facilitator to the sessions was Mr. Peeyush Dwivedi - Department Registrar, BSD, SCT.

During the first session, the facilitator, presented a brief introduction about CIMS- College Information Management System. The functioning of Quick links in CIMS was explained with a focus on the following: ‘Attendance Module’, ‘Students Marks Module’, ‘My Advisees’ Module’, ‘Incidents Module’, ‘Student Datasheet Module’. In addition to this, the necessary steps to be followed while generating Advising Reports, Attendance Reports and Time-table Reports were informed to the new staff member.

During the second session, the functioning of SARS was oriented to the new staff member, with a focus on the following: 1. Role of Lecturer in SARS while setting up assessment criteria, entering Class Work Marks, Mid-term Examination Marks and End-term Examination Marks along with the inputs on generating Mid-term and End-term CRA and GRA and also information to generate ‘Partial Marks Announcement’ was emphasized. 2. Role of the Advisor in SARS along with generating ‘Advisee continuous absences Report’ and information on generating various such reports was focused.

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