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Lecture on “Understanding UNIX and its importance in DBA’s life” Featured

As part of the Skills Enhancement Program of the IT Department, the Database section headed by Mr. G. Baskar conducted a lecture entitled “Understanding UNIX and its importance in DBA’s life” on November 25, 2018 from 12:00-1:00 PM. The guest speaker was Mr. Maaz Dilawar Khan, Senior Oracle Apps Database Administrator from Dhofar Cattle Feed (S.A.O.G.).

The lecture were participated by Advance Diploma and B. Tech database specialization students. The speaker shared the importance of UNIX/Linux fundamentals in the life of a Database Administrator (DBA). He also emphasized the important functions of a DBA in the organization. Future trends like Cloud Storage were also presented. The participants actively participated by asking queries related to DBA functions such as backup, recovery and disaster management.

The successful activity was made possible with the support of the On the Job Training (OJT) and Industrial Link Committee of IT Department chaired by Dr. Ujjwal Agarwal.


Industry visit conducted at Dhofar Cattle Feed Co. (S.A.O.G.) Featured

Students from IS and IT sections of Information Technology (IT) Department had a visit at Dhofar Cattle Feed Co. (S.A.O.G.) (Al Safwah Dairy & Beverages) last November 12, 2018 from 10:00-12:30 p.m. It was organized by the On-the Job Training (OJT) and Industrial Link Committee chaired by Dr. Ujjwal Agarwal with the support of Mr. Zahid Mahmood, Head of IT section and Dr. Abhishek Dubey, Head of IS section.

The industry visit was divided into two sessions. In the first session, students toured the production plant and the second session, the students were given a chance to observe the company’s IT Department. The details of the sessions are as follows:

Session I - Mr. Ahmed Mohammed Al-Dahab, Senior Dairy Plant Manager Dhofar Cattle Feed, welcomed the students. He explained the Quality Control procedures and various products of company. After that, the students visited the production plant to see the fully automatic production unit of different dairy products like milk, curd, long life milk and beverages.

Session II - Mr. Ali Kashoob, the IT Manager of Dhofar Cattle Feed, presented the applications used such as Oracle and Linux. He also showed the network implementation as well as the different processes and working procedures of the IT Department. Mr. Ali shared his experience with all students about the work culture and practical experience in the industry. Student also had a chance to see the server room.

Through this industrial visit, student’s got a real-time experience and exposure of the working environment which will be helpful for them in their future career. Further, this opportunity allowed them to have a glimpse on the practical perspective as how theoretical concepts learned inside the classroom are put to into action.



Research and Consultancy Committee of Information Technology department has conducted one day Research Awareness Program on 13-11-2018 (12.30pm to 2.00pm) for the SCT staff. The title of the program was “Where to Present and Publish”. The speaker was Dr. Wilfred Blessing N.R, Chairman of Projects Committee, IT department.

The session started with a welcome speech by Dr. Fatima Al-Shanfari, the Chairman of Research & Consultancy Committee - IT department. She welcomed all the participants, introduced the speaker and briefed the objective of the research awareness program.

The speaker Dr. Wilfred Blessing N.R focused on three core areas including how to choose a quality conference, how to identify suitable journals for publication and how to face predatory publishers. He has also explained about various researcher ID’s and citation benefits. The techniques to download research papers from quality Open Access journals were useful. The overall flow of the program was to motivate the participants to transform a research idea into a project and then a product. At the end, the speaker had provided the awareness about the “Ministry of Manpower – Innovation Award” and “OCCI Innovation Award by TRC (The Research Council)” and motivated to participate in the innovative project competitions. The session was fully packed with practical demonstrations and related video presentations.

Finally, Mr. Viji Paul, Head of the IT department acknowledged the speaker and handover the certificate of appreciation. The HOD also thanked R&C committee and chairman for initiating this program. He also greeted the speaker, participants and all the committees involved in arranging this program. The participants from various departments recognized the worth of this event through their positive feedbacks.


IT Students of SCT to represent Team Oman for the Huawei ICT Competition in China Featured

To China we go! The Salalah College of Technology (SCT) community proudly congratulates MONTHER HASSAN SALEM MUSHEK and YOUSUF AHMED MOHAMMED SABAH AL RAWAS, BTech Networking students who made it to the top 6 out of more than 800 students across the sultanate of the recently concluded Huawei ICT National Competition Middle East 2018 held at Higher College of Technology in Muscat last November 7, 2018. Both will join the Team Oman which is composed of 6 students from the Sultanate to compete with the rest of the world!

Huawei as one of the leading global ICT solutions provider sponsored, launched and designed the said ICT competition in partnership with the Ministry of Manpower and Higher College of Technology (HCT). This aims to promote ICT industry technology certifications, builds a strong ICT ecosystem and mold competitive, innovative and creative ICT industry talents geared to be future leaders.

Five IT students from SCT registered for the competition last May, 2018. This was followed by a preliminary round on October 2, 2018. It was an online exam using the educational platform of Huawei accessed simultaneously by 800 students from various universities and colleges across the Sultanate. Two SCT students qualified on the said elimination and underwent for 2 days training at HCT from October 17-18, 2018 in preparation for the national finals on November 7, 2018. During the national competition, the top skilled participants will be selected to represent Team Oman to compete in the prestigious regional competition on November 22-27 in Shenzhen, China.

This big achievement received is a byproduct of the collaborative efforts most especially to Mr. Devarajan Veerasamy and Mr. Bernard Ugalde and the rest of the coaches Mr. Sunil Thomas and Mr. Yashir Ambula for their hardship and dedication in preparing and conducting rigid trainings to the participants.

Congratulations to everyone who in one way or another molded competitive and world class students! The journey of the team’s success was not a straight forward glory but full of struggles and challenges which have been surpassed with the strong leadership and guidance of Mr. Viji Paul, HOD-IT and Mr. Jonathan Peter Glycer Tambaoan, HOS-Networking and Internet and E-Security (NIES) section.

The SCT family wishes best of luck to the team. Fly high Salalah College of Technology!

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