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IT Students visit Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA)

Students from IT and Database sections of Information Technology (IT) Department had a visit at Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) on 11th November 2019 from 10:00-1:30 p.m. It was organized by the On Job Training (OJT) and Industrial Link Committee chaired by Dr. Ujjwal Agarwal, OJT members: Mr. Wasim Haidar and Mr. Mohammed Atheeq with the support of Mr. Zahid Mahmood, Head of IT section and Mr. G. Baskar, Head of Database section.

Students were very grateful of the experience joined by the two lecturers of the department, Mr. Hansel Delos and Mr. Muni Balaji. During the said visit, Mr. Mohammed Suhail Musallem Gedad, Head of Maintenance Section of Meteorological Devices, PACA welcomed the students. He explained the different processes and working procedures of metrological department in PACA. After, Mr. Abdullah Said Salim Alansi, explained briefly the real execution of Database and Networking structures and also showed the Server room of the IT department. The students then went inside the Metrological Department and Airport tower to see the actual operation. Moreover, Mr. Abdullah Alansi shared his knowledge to the students about the work culture and his practical experience.

This industrial visit gives a real time and practical exposure to IT students, which help them understand the concepts and applications of Database and IT software in the industry.

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IT STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN “OCPC-2019” IN MUSCAT

As a part of the “ICPC 2019” (International Collegiate Programming Contest), the “OCPC -2019” (Oman Collegiate Programming Contest) was held on 13th and 14th October, 2019 at Grand Hall, Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat. A total of 152 students (36 teams) from 23 universities participated in this prestigious two-day competition. On behalf of Salalah College of Technology (SCT), three students namely: Mr. Tamam Rajab Said Bait Brakah, Mr. Abdul Rahman Naif Mohammed Al Yafii, and Mr. Said Mahad Suhail Al-Maashani from Information Technology Department participated as members of the SCT-IT team.

The first day of the event started with inductions, trainings, 4 hours practice session, and an excursion to Opera House, Muscat. The second day of the event started with the 5 hours core contest and ended with the valedictory ceremony. SCT-IT team acquired great experience and training to develop their programming skills prime for the IT industry jobs. The sponsor of the event assured the student participants would get job opportunities by attending the interviews that will be conducted in the future.

The team supervisor was Dr. Wilfred Blessing N.R, Lecturer of the Information Systems (IS) section. He was selected also as Board Member of the OCPC. Mr. Suresh Kumar P., Lecturer of the Math section was the team’s special trainer whom trained the students in problem solving, logical thinking and reasoning prior to the competition. The participants thank the coaches for the necessary training and support. They also extend their gratitude to Dr. Anwar Al Ismaili, College Dean, Dr. Fatima Al-Shanfari, Head of IT Department, and Dr. Abhishek Dubey, Head of IS Section for the motivation, support and facilities.

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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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