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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.



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.


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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