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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.


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 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.

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SCT Joins Oman NetAcad Student and Instructor Day 2019

The Networking and Information Security Section of IT Department spearheaded by Mr. Jonathan Peter Glycer Tambaoan, Head of Section and with the full support of Dr. Fatima Al-Shanfari, Head of Department participated in the Oman NetAcad Day 2019 on 24th and 25th of April respectively.

Day 1: SCT-IT hosted Oman NetAcad Student Day

The event was held at the SCT-Multipurpose Hall (MPH) with Salalah Methanol Company as the Gold Sponsor. Series of seminars and workshops were organized for both students and staff from the different colleges, universities, institutes and schools in Dhofar region. The event was conducted through WebEx system which was remotely hosted from the Higher College of Technology (HCT) in Muscat. All the events were remotely broadcasted in other colleges in Al Musanna, Shinas, and Nizwa simultaneously. A total of 135 students and 30 faculty members participated in the SCT venue.

The activity started with an opening address by the Dean and Heads of HCT. The morning sessions were delivered by two eminent speakers from Cisco. The first speaker was Mr. Ahmed Elk Albany, Middle East Corporate Affairs Regional Manager who discussed the Cisco NetAcad latest updates in Cisco NetAcad System and its benefits. On the other hand, Mr. Semyon Ovsyannikov, Cisco NetAcad Technical Manager, delivered a lecture on “Emerging Technology” and summarized all chapters by experimenting with REST API using WebEx teams. In the afternoon session, Mr. Semyon Ovsyannikov along with ITC trainers of Networking Section and Information Security in IT department supervised the laboratory activities.

Highlights of the Event:

  • Seminar and Workshop using Telepresence technology with the other CoTs
  • Cisco Networking Academy Update
  • Lecture on the Emerging Technology – Network Programmability – Experimenting with REST API workshop
  • Discovering new Cyber Security Updates
  • Collaborating with other students in the region

The event was made successful with the strong teamwork and cooperation of the Networking and Information Security Section led by Dr. R. Venkateswaran and Mr. Devarajan Veerasamy with the rest of the team: Dr. Mohammed Musallam Bakhit Al Mahri, Dr. Nitesh Nandkumar, Mr. Chithik Raja. M, Mr. Steven Vinil Kumar, M., Mr. Ayaz Mohiuddin, Mr. Mohammed Ashik, Mr. Sunil Thomas and Mr. Yashir Ambula.

Day 2: Oman NetAcad Instructor Day held in HCT Muscat

Mr. Jonathan Peter Glycer Tambaoan - HOS of Networking and Information Security, along with other SCT Cisco Instructors: Mr. Mohammed Khalfan Al-Fulaiti, Head of Center, Educational Technology Center (ETC), Mr. Yashir Ambula and Dr. Nitesh Nandkumar participated in the NetAcad Instructor Day held at HCT on 25th of April 2019.

During this event, the Salalah College of Technology received the following two most valuable awards from Cisco:

  • Highest number in NetAcad class participants
  • Highest number in NetAcad student participants

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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