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IT Students Completed Round 2 of CISCO Net Riders Skills Competition Featured

IT Department students from Networking Specialization successfully completed Round 2 of CISCO Net Riders Skills Competition. Four Students from Salalah College of Technology attended the 2nd round of the Cisco NetRiders Student Skills Competition in the Dhofar Region held last 15th of June 2017 in Hardware Laboratory of IT Building - Salalah College of Technology. The students were participated in CCNA National Level Round 2. This Middle East countries level competition was successfully completed under the guidance of Mr. Viji Paul, Head of Information Technology Department and with the supervision of the SCT - Cisco Academy Instructors. Dr. R. Venkateswaran, Event Coordinator of NIES Section has executed the necessary arrangements for this contest.

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تكريم المجيدين بالكلية التقنية بصلالة برعاية شركة ريسوت للأسمنت Featured

احتفلت الكلية التقنية بصلالة بتكريم المجيدين أكاديميا وبالمتميزين في مجالي الأنشطة المنهجية واللامنهجية للعام الدراسي 2016/2017 حيث تم تكريم ( ٢٠٧ ) طالبا وطالبة في مجال التميز الأكاديمي وعدد ( ١٣٩ ) طالبا وطالبة في مجال التميز في الأنشطة المنهجية واللامنهجية وذلك تحت رعاية الدكتور حمدان بن محمد المنذري عميد الكلية التقنية بصلالة وبحضور أعضاء الهيئتين الإدارية والأكاديمية وطلاب الكلية.

وفي هذا الإطار يقول الدكتور حمدان بن محمد المنذري عميد الكلية التقنية بصلالة: إن الكلية التقنية بصلالة تحرص على مبدأ التحفيز والتشجيع للطلبة والطالبات مشيرا إلى أن التحصيل العلمي يأتي ضمن أولوياتها لدفع الطلاب نحو المثابرة والاجتهاد في التحصيل الدراسي.

من جانبها قالت الدكتورة أمل بنت أحمد أجهام الشحري مساعدة العميد لشؤون الطلاب : إن الأنشطة اللامنهجية بالكلية جزء لا يتجزأ من العملية الأكاديمية وهي وسيلة ناجعة ومتفقة مع النظام التعليمي الحديث المتمثل في التعليم من خلال ممارسة الطلبة للأنشطة اللامنهجية والتي تتجسد في تنفيذ برامج ومناشط مختلفة تتناسب مع ميولهم وقدراتهم.

وأضافة كذلك : احتفالنا بالمجيدين والمجيدات إيمانا من الكلية التقنية بصلالة بمبدأ التحفيز والتشجيع لمزيد من البذل والعطاء من أجل غد مشرق لأبناء عمان الأوفياء في مختلف ميادين البناء.. ويسرنا في هذا اليوم البهيج أن نتقدم بالشكر لشركة ريسوت للأسمنت على رعايتها ودعمها المتواصل لأنشطة وفعاليات الكلية، فشكرا من الأعماق لهذا الدعم السخي والمتواصل من قبل شركة ريسوت للأسمنت

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Student IT Club Organizes Student Competitions Featured

According to John C. Maxwell “A leader is the one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way”. The Student IT Leaders of the Student IT Club of the IT Department exemplified this when they successfully organized and conducted two competitions for students namely: “POSTER DESIGNING COMPETITION” and “SQL SKILLS COMPETITION” last June 6, 2017 held at IT Building of Salalah College of Technology.

The “Poster Design Competition” was organized under the leadership of IT Leader Yousuf bin Anwar Sulaiman Al Sandi where students competed on creativity and originality in designing on-the-spot an invitational poster with the theme “World Telecommunication and Information Day”. The competition was participated by a total of 25 students coming from the different levels of Information Technology and Engineering Department. The two-hour competition exhibited the design skills of the students using Photoshop and Illustrator. With their competitive skills the judges faced a very challenging task in determining the winners.

The winners of the competition are as follows:

1st place: Suhail Mohammed Al-Mashani
2nd place: Marwa Said Al Shanfari
3rd place: Tafool Ali Al Shanfari

Another competition conducted was the “SQL Skills Competition” initiated and organized by one of the IT Leaders, Monther Bakhit Ham Masan and was participated by 14 students from Information Technology and Information Systems from Advance Diploma and Bachelor Level. The students were grouped into a team of two members and lasted two hours where the teams competed in creating and executing professional and industry standard SQL statements using Oracle.

The winners of the competition are as follows:

1st place: Mohammed Abdullah Salem Al.Marhoon and Mohammed Ali Salim Al-Ibrahim

2nd place: Bader Ahmed Said Al-Shanfari and Mazin Said Khadeem Bait Obidon

3rd place: Ahmed Salim Ahmed Al-Ghassani and Said Mohamed Hussain Al Amoudi

The winners and participants were honoured and awarded by the Dean of the College-Dr. Hamdan Al Manzari , and were assisted by the Head of Student Affairs Department-Dr. Amal Al Shahri , Assistant Dean for Financial Affairs-Mr. Ammar Al Shanfari and Head of IT Department-Mr. Viji Paul.

The competitions will not be successful without the cooperation of the other IT Leaders, Ghalyah Qahtan Said Khuwar and RAWABI SUHAIL AZEM AL AMRIA as well the motivation and guidance of Mrs. Jasmin Tumulak Estudillo, Student Development Committee Chairperson of IT Department and committee member, Mrs. Marian Malig-on.

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Final Examination Schedule - Sem 3 (2016-2017)

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Engineering Day 2017: Engineering Our Future

Salalah College of Technology-Engineering Department celebrated Engineering Day 2017 on May 25, 2017 with the theme “Engineering our Future”. The celebration commenced with the ribbon cutting led by Dr. Ali Mohsin Issa Rafeet, Head of Engineering Department. This was followed by reciting the Quran and welcome address by the HoD. Alumni working in different companies shared their experiences and views that inspired the students in preparing for the job market. Highlighting the event was the project competition among engineering students from Civil Engineering & Architecture, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Among the 21 projects, Architecture section won 1st and 3rd Place while the Mechanical Engineering section won the 2nd Place. Job interview preparation seminar was also conducted during the day. Recognition of best performing students and awarding of winners concluded the one day event.

Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs-Dr. Said Al Mashikhi; Asst. Dean for Admin and Finance-Mr. Amar Al Shanfari ; QA Unit Head- Mr. Khalid Al Mashani; Head of Business Department- Dr. Alya Al Nasseri and Head of IT Department- Mr. Vijipaul P were also present to grace the event.

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BUZZ-FEST Featured

BUZZ-FEST

“It’s Not About Ideas; It’s About Making Ideas Happen”

Conforming to its theme “It’s not about ideas; It’s about making ideas happen”, ‘Buzz-Fest’ created a great opportunity for the college students to get an exposure of the real world at the college campus itself. The multi-stakeholder nature of this event was dedicated to provide an in-depth exploration of the need for entrepreneurship and an exposure to those companies who have been dealing with entrepreneurship successfully, thus motivating the students to pursue a career as an entrepreneur.

With the objective of providing the students an insight into their future, this event focused on socio-educational activities, such as installation of Booths, setting up Specialization corners, Entrepreneurship corner, Business Club corner etc.,

The event’s highlights were 13 stalls put by the Business Studies students and funding & project advisory establishments from public and private sectors. From the department there were specialization corners arranged by the department sections to promote different specializations being offered by the department. These specialization corners had the glimpse of a creative, supportive and efficient learning atmosphere that is practiced consistently at Salalah College of Technology.

Inaugural Session

The event started at 9:00 a.m. with the recitation of Holy Quran by Mr. Abdullah Babood, student of BSD.

In his welcome address, Mr. Mohammed Naseeb, an active student of Business Club of Business Studies department reiterated the fact that events like ‘Buzz-Fest’ not only motivate the students but also prove that learning can actually be fun. Such events can make the students extroverts and competent in attitude. Very aptly, he brought out the importance of young graduates to participate actively and play a major role in the development of our country by becoming world class competitors.

Highlight of the session was the presentations made by Mr. Otbah Abdullah Al Harmali of SME Development, Mr. Mohammed Al Mashikhi of Al Rafd Fund and Mr. Ahmed Ba-Omar of Al Madina Takaful. First two presenters stressed on the need for helping the graduates for becoming entrepreneurs by giving them necessary training and enhancing their business skills. While,Mr. Ahmed Ba-Omar, emphasized on the significance of Sharia-Complaint products in Oman economy.

A young and successful Omani entrepreneur Mr. Hammad Ahmed Suwailam shared his success story with the audience. He also shared the mantra of ‘how to become a successful entrepreneur’.

At the end of the inaugural session, Dr. Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Manthari, Dean- SCT, Dr. Said Omar Al Mashikhi, Assistant Dean Academic Affairs along with Dr Alya Ali Mansoor Al Nasseri, Head- Business Studies Department distributed the momentous to the sponsor companies and distinguished guests.

Later, all the guests along with the Dean and Assistant deans visited all the booths. The guests started their tour with the specialization booths, where the students enthusiastically answered the guests’ queries. The Entrepreneur Club and the Business Club of SCT showcased their activities to the guests. The participant companies Dhofar Cattle Feed, Riyada, Al Rafd, Al Madina Takaful and SME Development Fund spoke about their products and functions to the guests.

At the end of the first session, staff and eminent guests selected the ‘Best Poster’ from all the posters that the students had created. During the event three ‘Lucky Prize’ winners were also announced on the basis of a raffle draw.

Activity Session

The second session was exclusively based on the idea that ‘Learning is Fun’. Activities like Quiz, Show & Tell and Guess the Word were lined up to challenge the intellect of both the staff and students. Games like Blind Fold, Draw a Line and Practical game kept the audience on the edge of their seats.

To motivate and encourage the students to participate more in such kind of events, prize distribution ceremony was held at the end of the activity session. College Dean along with ADAA and HoD-Business Studies distributed the prizes to the winners of different activities and games.

The fascinating event concluded at 2:00 p.m. with a ‘Vote of Thanks’ by the Head of Business Studies Department, Dr. Alya Ali Mansoor Al Nasseri. She acknowledged the role of all the sponsors and participant companies – Al Shanfari Group, Lulu International, SME- F development, Al Madina Takaful, Al Raffd fund, Rayada Group, Dhofar Cattle Feed, Khimji Ramdas in making the event a success. Dr. Alya applauded the efforts and support of the college management, department staff and students, who showed extraordinary dedication and commitment in making this event a success.

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SCT-IT Students Advance to Round 2 of CISCO NetRiders Skills Competition 2017

CISCO Networking Academy is organizing the “CISCO NetRiders Student Skills Competition 2017”. This competition is open to all Middle East countries. There are three rounds for every competition categories of IT Essential, CCENT and CCNA.

Qualified Cisco Students can register and participate in these competitions. Salalah College of Technology through IT Department hosted the Regional Round 1 Event in the Dhofar Region on 11th May 2017. Five IT Students from networking specialization are successfully qualified to move to Round 2 of CISCO competition.

The details are

Category Name of the Student Rank in Academy
CCENT Majeed Bassem Awadh Bait Al-Zain 1
CCNA Muna Said Al-Mashani 1
CCNA Qais Khalid Mohammed Al-Hindi 2
CCNA Fatima Bader Ali Fadhil 3
CCNA Ahmed Suhail Ahmed Tabook 4

The Round 2 of this competition will be on 15th of June 2017. Students can visit www.academynetriders.com for complete details, rules and FAQ’s. The event will be conducted under the supervision of Mr. Jonathan Tambaoan, HOS-NIES with support of Mr. Vijipaul, Head of IT Department. For Additional information, they may contact the Event Coordinator, Dr. R. Venkateswaran, for more information.

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ELC GFP Policy Awareness Session 1

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The ELC GFP organized a SCT Policy Management System awareness session on May 9th 2017. Special mention was made of the policies pertaining to the General Foundation Program. The session was well attended by approximately 86 staff members from ELC and IT Department.

The Head of the GFP, Mr. Saeed Al Mashiki, addressed the gathering and reiterated the necessity of all stakeholders following the SCT Policies for the smooth and effective working of the GFP. He explained the importance of adhering to all policies and the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to enhance the activities in the Center.

There were ten presenters who provided the audience with information about policies pertaining to GFP.

1. QA Policy & Staff Appraisal Policy: Mr. Michael Coleman (Member of ELC Council)
2. Policy Management System: Ms. Shalu Thomas (College Rep. to PMS Committee)
3. Health & Safety Policy: Mr. Ronilo Jayag (College Rep. to H & S Committee)
4. Risk Management Policy: Ms. Marily Gayeta (College Rep. to RM Committee)
5. Research & Consultancy Policy: Ms. Padmini Ivaturi (College Rep. to R&C Committee)
6. Staff Induction Policy: Ms. Nicola Philips (College Rep. to HRD Committee.)
7. Assessment Policy: Ms. Felicius Grace (PF Lecturer-Volunteer)
8. Examination Invigilation Policy: Ms. Claire Orpilla (QA Member)
9. Resource Requirement –SOP: Mr. Bince B (Chairman of RR Committee)
10. CRDC – SOP: Mr. Murali Krishna (Chairman of CRD Committee)

Some general information provided to the audience on SCT Policies

  • There are two kinds of Policies: Academic and Non-Academic or Administrative
  • SCT has established a Policy Management System (PMS) in compliance with Ministry of Manpower (MOM) mandates
  • Policies are developed to be the guiding principle which sets the direction for the institution
  • Policies help to govern the development and implementation of procedures and provides guidelines for all activities in the various units of SCT
  • Policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are uniformly applied and monitored in all units of SCT
  • Policies assist SCT in achieving its Mission, Vision, Values and Objectives
  • Policies also promote operational efficiency while reducing risks.
  • Policies help in ensuring that all departments/centers comply with the Ministry mandates and community expectations
  • Staff must be aware of all SCT policies and use them to ensure systematic administration of all unit/college affairs.

All the participants agreed that the policies presented were clear, informative and very useful.

The QA Coordinator, Ms. Salina Mascrelhas, thanked all the participants for a very fruitful and successful awareness session.

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PF Preparation Classes for Entry Test

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Preparation classes for entry test started from 16 to 22/05/2017. Two sessions were conducted at two different times: session one was from 10:00am to 12:00 pm and session two from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. An announcement of the preparation classes was sent to all PF students via SMS /Social Media: Twitter & Instagram and posters in all academic departments. The number of students who attended the two sessions was 154 out of 458 who registered for the exam (33.6% of students attended the preparation class.). 30 students only picked up the study material from the SAC.

82 were from Diploma level, 13 were from Higher Diploma level, 57 were from Diploma Second year and 2 were from Mix Levels. At the end of each session a survey questionnaire was distributed. The finding was 98 % of students found that both sessions were useful and both teachers were helpful. 96% of students said that they understood the exam outlines and 95% of students said that the session enhanced their study skills. 94% of them were satisfied with the materials provided. Only 77.3% of students were satisfied with the session timing.

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Staff Seminar

As part of staff development program, a training program on “CNC Simulation and Machining” was organized on 16th May 2017. The speaker was Dr. Kumaradhas P., Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering Section. Mechanical Engineering staff members were attended the presentation. The following topics were discussed;

  • CNC Programming Structure
  • CNC Machine Controls
  • CNC Programming and Machining of “Spanner” Part
  • Tool Selection
  • Workpiece Setup and Tool Path Simulation
  • Machining Practice on CNC Lathe – EMCO CNC Mill

The presentation was ended with an interactive session of questionnaire and vote of thanks.

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