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Awarding Ceremony of Project Students and Staff in PACA

The Public Authority of Civil Aviation (PACA) organized an awarding ceremony for Project students and Project guides of Information Technology Department of Salalah College of Technology (SCT) who developed industrial projects for PACA. Awarding ceremony and the project presentation happened on the 8th of July 2019 from 01:00 pm to 02:00 pm at PACA auditorium in Salalah. The event was graced with the presence of Dr. Anuar Al-Ismaili, Dean, Dr. Said Al-Mashiki, Assistant Dean of Salalah College of Technology and Mohammed Ahmed Al-Yafi, Director of Support and Services of PACA.

Projects are developed by IT students of SCT in collaboration with PACA. The details of projects are as under:

The successful activity was made possible through the teamwork of the On the Job Training (OJT) and Industrial Link Committee of IT Department chaired by Dr. Ujjwal Agarwal and the Head of Maintenance Section of Meteorological Devices, PACA, Mr. Mohamed Suhail Musallem Gedad.

All three projects were presented by all three groups of students. At the end of the program, students and guides of SCT and supervisors of PACA were awarded by distributing certificates and mementos.

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Intensive IELTS Preparation Classes for Post Foundation Students Completed

The English Language Center conducted a five-week intensive IELTS preparation class for Post Foundation students from May 19 to June 25, 2019. Classes were held in ELC-21 and the ELC Conference Room from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for Sunday, Monday and Wednesday sessions, and from 12:00 to 02:00 p.m. for Tuesday session. A total of 15 Post Foundation students in the Business, Engineering and Information Technology programs attended the classes for 18 days to help them prepare for the IELTS exam, which is required for them to advance to Higher Diploma and Bachelor’s Degree. The IELTS program was conceptualized and coordinated by Mr. Saeed Al-Mashiki, Head of the English Language Center, and was facilitated by Mr. Randy Magdaluyo, Level 1 Coordinator and IELTS Trainer.

The preparation classes included orientation sessions, short exercises and full simulation tests on the four IELTS skills, namely listening, reading, writing and speaking. The question types, band scores, test-taking skills, review strategies, exam procedures and time-management tips were explained comprehensively to students. Supplemental materials and assessments were also provided regularly to students for their independent review in their most convenient time.

The IELTS preparation classes were advertised on different social media accounts, college information boards and the official SCT website.

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Industrial Visit to Port of Salalah

As part of the Staff Development activity, Mechanical Engineering Section faculty had an industrial visit to Port of Salalah on 30 June 2019. This was an opportunity for the staff to have an exposure to the company facilities.

The visit aimed to identify the possible projects to be done by Mechanical Engineering students in collaboration with local industries.

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Final Exam Schedule - Semester 3 (2018-2019)

Business Studies Department

Information Technology

Engineering

Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
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IS SECTION ORGANIZED ANDROID MOBILE APP DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

The Information Systems (IS) section of the Information Technology Department coordinated a faculty development program on “Android Mobile Application Development.” The workshop participants were IT staff members with skills in C++/Java programming as a pre-requisite. The said program consists of 2 series with Mr. Hansel Delos Santos, a lecturer from the Database section as the resource speaker.

The workshop series I was a two-day event conducted on 29th and 30th of May, 2019 from 8:30 A.M to 10:30 A.M at IT-6L in IT building. The first day started with an inauguration where the coordinator of the event, Dr. Abhishek Dubey, Head of IS section, introduced the speaker and explained the objectives of the workshop series. Dr. Fatima Al-Shanfari, Head of the IT Department, welcomed all the participants and appreciated the effort of the speaker and the organizing team.

The speaker demonstrated the android studio installation and mobile app development steps with real-time examples and interactions. His target was to achieve outcomes such as: creating a simple Android app, navigation between activities, and working with list views and image views. Participants actively responded and performed the given activities and are looking forward to the second series of the workshop to be held in the last week of June 2019.

The IT Department acknowledged the great effort of the speaker, coordinator, IS section, Head of the sections, HR Committee, Publication Committee, Projects Committee, and all the participants of the workshop for their involvement in the success of the event.

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“Essentials of ProQuest”

Human Resource Department (HRD) Committee of Business Studies Department (BSD) has organized Staff Development Program on “Essentials of ProQuest”, on the Tuesday, 14th May, 2019 for the staff members of BSD.

The facilitator for the Staff Development Program was Mr. Hatem Suwailam, Senior Lecturer Office Section, Salalah College of Technology.

During the session Mr. Hatem, presented valuable information on using the data bases available with ProQuest. He elucidated the staff members on different ‘ProQuest databases’ which provides a single source for scholarly information.

In addition to creating an account in ProQuest to access the e-library, Mr. Hatem, explained the staff members the following core aspects:

  1. Main Page of ProQuest: Arabic sources, Dissertation database, ProQuest Central and ProQuest eBook central and its uses.
  2. Printing options.
  3. Downloading of chapters and eBooks and the essentials related to downloading.
  4. Saving to the Book Shelf, and
  5. Basic search.

The session was demonstrative and participative, the participants were glad to learn the essentials of using the ProQuest databases to easily navigate scholarly journals, newspapers, reports, working papers, datasets and e-Books.

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General Assembly Held for Accounting Students

The Accounting Section of the Business Studies Department conducted its first General Assembly for all Accounting students on March 12th 2019, from 12:00PM to 1:30 PM in the SCT Multipurpose Hall. Dr. Nasser Salim Al-Kalbani, Head of Business Studies Department, delivered the welcome address to the students and Mr.Neil Raymond Saletrero, Head of Accounting Section, presented the goals and objectives of the general assembly.

The purpose of general assembly was to create awareness on the ACCA (Association of Charted Certified Accountants) certification and its integration in the Accounting program, and to inaugurate the Accounting Club. Officers of the Club were appointed during the session with a presentation of its objectives and plan of activities. An Accounting Quiz Competition was also held for the students to bring out their analytical skills and develop the values of teamwork and collaboration.

Mr.Pavan Kumar, a senior faculty of Accounting Section, enlightened the students with the highlights of ACCA Certification and its benefits to the students. The ACCA Qualification based on international standards is a prestigious qualification offering many benefits like flexibilityin choosing a career, comprehensiveness, and worldwide recognition. The presenter reiterated that there is higher demand for ACCA members due to the skills and knowledge imparted by the programme, all over the world. The informative session closed with the saying, “Behind every good Business is a great Accountant”

The ACCA awareness session was followed by the inauguration of the Accounting Club with the following appointed officers for the Academic Year 2018-19

President – Ms.Fatima Mohammed Al Mashani
Vice President -1 Mr.Mohammed Nasser Al Jabri
Vice President 2 – Ms.Laila Ahmed Said Al Shari
Secretary – Naswah Bakhit AL Mashali
Auditor- Mohammed Aqil Al Hafidh
Information Officer – Ali Salim Mahfood Al Kindi
Level Representative 1 – Muna Salim Al Amri
Level Representative 2 – Latifa Bakhit Hasan Tabook
Level Representative 3 – Mallak Mohammed Al Mahri
Level Representative 4 – Wajdan Ahoud AL Hadri

Ms. Fathima Mohammed Al Mashani, President of the Accouting Club, presented the vision, mission and objectives of the club.The vision of the club is to empower students with the relevant tools and knowledge in accounting and help them build connections and networks as they aim to become future successful accounting professionals in the global business environment.

The general assembly was attended by more than 200 Accounting students from Diploma to Bachelors Level. The success of the assembly was a collaborative effort of all Accounting staff and students.

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ELC Staff Professional Development Program

The Staff Professional Development (SPD) program was held at Salalah College of Technology’s English Language Center on 23rd April 2019. Topics presented were based on the ELC Staff Professional Development Needs Analysis Report. All staff participated actively in the interactive workshops.

The program started at 9.30 a.m. with registration, followed by an introductory session. The Head of the ELC, Mr. Saeed Al Mashiki, spoke about the need for professional development programs. Dr. Claire Orpilla, a member of the SPD Committee, introduced the speakers and gave an overview of the program.

The first part of the program offered two concurrent sessions: The first session in the SAC (Student Access Center) was on ‘Stress Management in the Workplace’ conducted by Ms. Marion Wilton. This informative session raised awareness about the causes and solutions of stress related problems. Ms. Rekha Siby, a member of the SPD committee, thanked the presenter who wrapped up the session with questions from the audience. The concurrent workshop was held in Lab 6 on ‘E-learning’ by Dr. Wilfred Blessing. The session familiarized participants with new ways to use technology in the classroom. Mr. Ajit Govande, a member of the SPD committee, thanked the presenter who wrapped up the session with questions from the participants.

After a short break, two more concurrent sessions were held in the same venues. Ms. Khayar Al Amri conducted a workshop on ‘Successful Leadership and Student Learning.’ Her interactive workshop looked at different techniques to motivate and encourage leadership skills in students. The concurrent session in Lab 6 was on ‘Website Development’ conducted by Mr. Salim Maashani. Teachers were trained to create websites that can be used as an interactive forum for follow-up activities with students.

The closing ceremony was held in the SAC. Ms. Huda Al Huraibi, the SPD committee Chairperson, offered a vote of thanks to the presenters, management and staff. The presenters were awarded certificates by the HoC. A fellowship lunch culminated the event.

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Upgrade - Transforming 4IR Graduation projects into Startups

The Research Council (TRC) of Oman is inviting all graduating students of Salalah College of Technology to submit their innovative projects on the following topics, but not limited to: Smart City, IOT, Information Security, Artificial Intelligence, Big data, and Block chain.

Submission Content :

  • Name of the program: “UPGRADE 2019”;
  • Motto: “Transforming 4IR Graduation projects into Startups”;
  • Eligible projects are projects of graduating students and students who already graduated for the current as well as last academic year;
  • Winning project students are provided with fund up to 12,000 OMR, training in incubation business development center and international internship.

Online Submission Procedure :

  • The registration is open from March 2019 through online until 13th of May, 2019.
  • Attached Upgrade3EnglishArabic2.pdf file for complete guidelines and activity information.

Contact Information :

  • Staff/Students may contact Dr. R. Venkateswaran, focal point person in the college for TRC or visit www.upgrade.om for Online Submission
  • Ms. Huda Al-Huraibi, Entrepreneurship Club Coordinator and Head for Guidance and Communication. You may send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Arabic and English posters are available in the link:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NxH-shnlbFDOCQrbkusE_4riIhrFLOBj/view?usp=sharing

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