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Engineering Day 2019: A Show of Skills and Talents

Engineering Day 2019 was held on October 7 & 8, 2019 at the SCT Campus. On the first day, Speech Competition, Chess, Running and Football Games were conducted.

On Day 2, the main event started with the ceremonial ribbon cutting by the Head of Engineering Department and guests. Dr. Ali Rafeet, Head of Engineering Department welcomed and thanked the industry partners and event sponsors in his inspiring opening remarks. Sponsors of this year’s Engineering Day are AL SHANFARI GROUP AND PARTNERS, SALALAH METHANOL COMPANY, CARMEUSE MAJAN COMPANY, DHOFAR BEVERAGE AND FOODSTUFF COMPANY, DHOFAR CATTLE FEED COMPANY and FANAR-JUWEIRA-HAWANA GROUP. He mentioned that the strong support of the local companies bring about fruitful partnership of the academia and the industry sector. Certificates and Plaques of Appreciation were awarded to industry partners and event sponsors in recognition and appreciation of their continued support to the Engineering Department.

Highlights of the first day events on extemporaneous speech, chess, running and football competitions were presented for viewing by the audience at the Multipurpose Hall. Main events on the second day included Darts, Photography, Quiz and Project competitions.

Awarding of prizes and certificates to the winners of sports and academic competitions concluded the two day event.

The following table shows the standing of the sections in the different competitions:

AWARD SECTION COMPETITION
GOLD ELECTRICAL Project
Extemporaneous Speech
Running
Football
CIVIL Photography
Mechanical Quiz Bee
Chess
Diploma 1st Year Darts (individual and team)
     
SILVER ELECTRICAL Chess
Quiz Bee
Darts (individual )
CIVIL Football
Project
Mechanical and Chemical Running
Darts (team)
Diploma 1st Year Extemporaneous Speech
Photography
     
BRONZE ELECTRICAL Photography
Chess
Running
CIVIL Extemporaneous Speech
Darts (team)
Mechanical and Chemical Football
Diploma 1stsup> Year Quiz Bee

Electrical Engineering Section got the OVERALL competition trophy in the Engineering Day 2019 celebration.

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ELC Welcomes New Students during the GFP Induction Program for Semester 1, Academic Year 2019-2020

The English Language Center (ELC) welcomed nearly 400 new intake students through its In-house Induction Program held last October 03, 2019 at Self-Access Center. Mr. Saeed Al-Mashiki (Head of ELC), Ms. Salina Mascrelhas (ELC QA Coordinator) and Mr. Randy Magdaluyo (Level 1 Coordinator) organized the said activity with the help of the GFP Student Induction Committee members: Ms. Samha Al Mashali and Ms. Kamla Koofan (Level 1 Representatives), Mr. Khalid Al-Ghafri (Student Grievances Coordinator), Mr. Rajesh Menon (GFP-Math Coordinator), Mr. T. Karthikeyan (GFP- IT Coordinator), Mr. Prabagarane G. (ELC Registrar), Ms. Sharooq Reehan (ELC Assistant Registrar), Ms. Atsloom Al-Maashani and Ms. Amna Al Yafi (SAC Staff).

The program started with a brief welcome by Mr. Randy Magdaluyo on behalf of the English Language Center. It was followed by a discussion of the SCT motto, vision, mission, goals, and values by Ms. Kamla Koofan. She clearly presented all the important information about the college statements, administration, and graduate attributes. Translated handouts were also distributed for students to review and keep in their portfolios.

The English curriculum, assessment plan, e-learning resources, Self-Access Center services, attendance and examination procedures were discussed completely by Ms. Samha Al Mashali. She reiterated the English learning outcomes, requirements, materials and policies for students. Mr. Khalid Al-Ghafri also thoroughly explained the roles of the Grievance Committee Cell in handling complaints, prohibited behaviors and activities. The last session on the Math and IT curriculum, assessment plan, attendance policies and common rules, College Information Management System (CIMS) and SCT email was given by Mr. Rajesh Menon. All sessions were delivered through a Power Point presentation.

The activity ended with students completing the feedback forms on the conduct of the GFP Student Induction Program.

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Midterm Exam Schedule - Sem 1 (AY2019-2020)

Business Studies Department

Information Technology Department

Engineering Department

Diploma First Year

Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

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IT Department Conducts Research and Consultancy Awareness Program

The Information Technology department headed by Dr. Fatima Al-Shanfari, conducted an awareness program regarding “Research, Innovation and Consultancy Activities” for the academic year 2019-2020. The awareness program was conducted during the department staff meeting held on September 24, 2019 at 12:00 noon in IT- 12C (IT Bldg.).

During the meeting, Dr. Fatima Al-Shanfari emphasized the importance of innovative projects and research activities. Dr. R. Venkateswaran, Chair of Research and Consultancy Committee & TRC Academic Focal Point, delivered the presentation during the program. He discussed about the importance of research activities, innovative projects, R & C forms and procedures, and consultancy work activities in the department.

Moreover, Dr. Venkateswaran informed and motivated the staff to participate as well in the Research Council’s (TRC) ongoing innovative project competitions and conferences. Also, he shared the opportunities of utilizing the Turnitin and ProQuest Portal for research and project activities.

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Workshop on “Skills Enhancement for Course Project Students”

The Database Section of the Information Technology Department organized a workshop on “Skills Enhancement for Project Students” on 24th September 2019. This workshop aimed in imparting and re-enforcing the skills in project proposal, database design and modeling, and project management, in the minds of students who are doing Course Project this semester. The event was successfully conducted under the leadership of Mr. G. Baskar, HOS, Database section and active involvement of Mr. Muhammed Azeem Qureshi, Mr. Kashif Majeed Sha, Mr. Mohammed Atheeq and Dr. Chandrapaul M. as resource speakers. All students of Bachelor program, who are currently involved in the course project documentation, attended and gained the knowledge and skills necessary in the conduct of their project.

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SCT Engineering initiates collaboration projects with industries

The Engineering Department is conducting various industrial projects in collaboration with National Feed Mill Co. SAOC, Oman Pharmaceutical Products Co LLC. and Carmeuse Majan LLC. These collaborative projects are perceived to bring positive results in strengthening industry-academia relationship to develop multidisciplinary strategies for sustainable projects. These collaborations greatly help to address today’s challenges in the Engineering field.

The students with their academic supervisors are working closely with industry representatives to identify and provide sustainable solutions. To ensure the quality of projects, experts in the industries are involved as external assessors along with internal assessors from the Engineering Department during the final presentation of projects.

The following are the list of project titles, company collaboration and external supervisors:

  • Feed composition analysis and production process study of cattle and poultry feed in Oman National Livestock Development Company.

    Company: National Feed Co. SAOC

    • Dr. Yasir A. D, Nutritionist
    • Dr. Habib Ur Rehman, Quality Controller

     

  • Plant design and economics for pharmaceutical manufacturing process design of dryer and economics for tablet (Clarithromycin) production in pharmaceutical industry

    Company: Oman Pharmaceutical Products Co LLC

    • Mr. Badal Kumar Sasmal – R & D Head

     

  • Studies on pre-treatment of different waste water using coagulant and design of coagulator, enhancement of soil fertility by blending rejected lime for agriculture

    Company: Carmeuse Majan LLC

    • Mr. Ahmed Al-Naqeeb, Director – HR & HSS
    • Mr. Amitabh Shukla, Plant Manager
    • Mr. Veerakaruppu, Assistant Plant Manager
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MHC Time Table - Sem 1 - 2019 - 2020

Venue: SAC - Self Access Center, ELC Building

Start's from: 22/09/2019

Day / Time Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
09.00 - 10.00 ASA RM SHA BDP MMI
10.00 - 11.00 AMS SAK BDP SAK ADE
11.00 - 12.00 SHA AKM SMA AR AKM
12.00 - 13.00 GM SP SP GM
13.00 - 14.00 ADE AS PSK AS
Initial Staff Name   Initial Staff Name
ADE Mr. Abraham Devanathan Egan MMI Mr. Mohammed Iqbal
AKM Dr. Akhilesh Kumar Mishra PSK Mr. Suresh Kumar P.
AMS Mrs. Aminah Sirajuddin RM Mr. Rajesh Menon K
AR Mr. Abdul Rauf SAK Mr. Said Salim Masoud Al Kathiri
AS Mr. Allan Salburo SHA Dr. Aman Shaik
ASA Mrs. Asra Anjum SMA Sr. Syed Mahmood Ali
BDP Mr. Bramha Butta Pandey SP Mr. Shijo Pushpan
GM Mr. Ghulam Mustafa

Note :

Advanced & Bachelor Level Math Courses can be handled by respective lecturer's office hours.

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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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