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Business Department organized a Quiz Bowl Competition in Business Ethics. Featured

The Business Ethics section teachers in partnership with the Student Development Committee organized a Business Ethics Quiz Bowl Competition last March 21, 2017, Tuesday, 12 noon at Buss-14C. The competition was held to supplement the classroom learning of students and develop camaraderie among the participants. In the process, the event was aimed to inculcate the college values of teamwork and innovation. There were 10 groups composed of 3 team members coming from the different departments of the college who participated in the competition. The Business Ethics teachers all took part in the event and played significant roles to ensure success in the activity. All winners received glass trophies and prizes. The following students emerged as the competition winners:

First Place

Student Name Department
Asma Musallam Mohammed Al- Maashani Engineering
Adlah Mohammed Ali Al- Bathari Engineering
Ameena Yahya Ahmed Al- Amri Engineering

Second Place

Student Name Department
Issam Mohammed Al Masoudi Engineering
Alazhar Saif Al Hinai Engineering
Hassan Khalid Al Yafai Engineering

Third Place

Student Name Department
Abdulrhaman Mohammed Al Rashdi Engineering
Jehad Said Ahmed Al Khatiri Engineering
Ali Mubarak Rajab Bait Mubarak Business

“IT DAY 2017” Celebrated by Information Technology Department Featured

Information Technology Department of Salalah College of Technology organized a mega student event titled “IT Day 2017” which was conducted on March 21st 2017 from 9:30AM to 2:30PM at the SCT Multi-purpose Hall. The objective of the event is to develop the student’s learning capabilities and to support them in the development of their IT technical skills and soft skills. The students showcased their talents and IT skills by participating in the different activities prepared in the event. The event was inaugurated by Dr. Abhishek Dubey- HOS-IS. During the inauguration session he gave an inspirational message to the participants and appreciated the students for their active participation in all the competitions. A series of different competitions for students were held during this day which includes IT Quiz Bee, Database Design Competition, IT IMPACTS and PI Day Celebration.

Students from the different levels joined the competition with their coaches. The following were the highlights of each competition:

IT QUIZ BEE was conducted in multipurpose hall at 10.00 AM. A total of 12 teams (36 Students) participated. The event was conducted with the guidance of Mr. Jonathan Tambaoan, Head of Networking and Internet & E-Security Section and Mr. Zahid Mehmood, Head of Information Technology Section. The winners of the event are listed below.


  • Ghazwa Fail Faraj Bait Rajibon
  • Faiza Ahmed Mohammed Atqoon Al Shahri
  • Huda Salim Saleh Al Khazimi

DATABASE DESIGN was conducted in Database Lab at 10 AM. The event was coordinated and guided by Mr. G. Baskar, Head of Database Section. Participants designed their own database based on a given scenario. A total of 3 student groups (9 Students) participated. The winners of the event are listed below:


  • Hamda Said Ali Al Shahri
  • Nada Khalid Saleh Haider
  • Ryan Said Hamdan Al Alawi

IT IMPACTS was conducted under the supervision and guidance of Dr. Abhishek Dubey, Head of Information System Section. A total of 15 student groups (35 Students) participated. The program was started in the Multipurpose Hall at 12.00 Noon. Each group of students presented their technical ideas in poster presentation. All the groups received a token of appreciation and greetings for their soft skills. Everyone who attended the activity enjoyed the poster exhibit, model presentations. Judges observed the poster presented by the participants and choose the best poster of the day.

The winners of the event are listed below:

Diploma Level Category


  • Iman Saleh Mohammed Al –Attaas
  • Ghamila Saleem Shantoof Zabnoot

Advanced Diploma and B.Tech Level Category


  • Asma Ahmed Al Maashani
  • Nafa Salim Tabook

ITpost-2017 was organized by the IS Section on the theme of “No Smoking”. 66 Students participated in the said event from various levels and from all the departments of the college. The winner of the event is given bellow


Ahmed Masoud Ahmed Al Kathry
(Engineering Department)

‘Pi Day’ Celebration & Knowledge Sharing Workshop was hosted by the Math Section headed by Dr. Mallika Natarajan and was conducted at Multipurpose Hall at 12.00 PM. ‘Pi’ is an extremely interesting number that is important to all sorts of mathematical calculations. The workshop intended to motivate all student participants to take a pledge to share their knowledge and expertise learned in the workshop. Omani graduates of our college and other universities need to be able to become a continuous and discerning learners, problem solvers and critical thinkers towards achieving a progressive Oman. The winners of the event are listed below

Advanced Diploma and B.Tech Level Category:

Title of the poster presentation: Application of Differential Equation to Science and Technology.


  • Fatema Said Abdullah Bazanboor
  • Shayma Mohammed Musallam Al-Amari

Diploma Level Category:

Title of the poster presentation: Trigonometric Ratios (Working Model)


  • Mohammed Suhail Al Amri
  • Marwan Mussalam Fadil

“IT Day 2017” was a great success and memorable event for the whole IT department. Hundreds of students participated in the activities. This event became successful through the over-all supervision of Mr. Viji Paul, IT-HOD and all the Head of Sections of the department. All the head of sections of different specialization distributed the prizes and certificates to the winners of the different activities. Dr. Abhishek Dubey concluded the event with vote of thanks to all student participants and organizers that made the event successful. IT department thank all the Chairs, Co-Chairs and members of the organizing committees and sub committees such as Program Committee, Hall-Stage-Audio Management Committee, and Logistics-Decoration-Awards & Mementos Committee for the wonderful arrangements.

This event was supported and sponsored by the SCT management by providing all the necessary facilities to ensure the smooth conduct of the different student development activities in the department. The department is thankful for the support and encouragement received from the honorable Dean and Asst. Deans of our college.


“IT Career, Future Trends and Tips” organized by the IT Department Featured

“Update your skills set” was the main message of Ms. Asma Fadha, senior application developer of Salalah Methanol Company when she delivered a lecture on the topic IT Career, Future Trends and Tips to Information Technology students from different specialization and level attended the program last 7th of March 2017. The event was organized by the Information Technology section of the IT Department hosted by Mr. Bernard Ugalde as the coordinating staff, and in cooperation with the IT OJT Committee. Mr. Viji Paul warmly welcomed the guests and participants. He pointed out the importance of participating in event like this, when the department invites industry practitioners come over to the college to share knowledge and skills in their chosen careers. Some staff from the department was also present.

At the end of the lecture, the Mr. Zahid Mahmood, head of the IT section thank the participants, guest and organizing team for an informal but fruitful event. He then awarded a certificate of appreciation to Ms. Asma in honor of her outstanding contribution to the college as guest speaker.


First Intercollegiate "Knowledge Bowl" held in Dhofar Oman this week

Pictured below is the victorious team in the intercollegiate competition, which is known as a Knowledge Bowl and was held in the Language Resource Center at Salalah College of Technology on Tuesday afternoon. The winning team was from Dhofar University and consisted of Sumaira Idrees Toor, Lobna Awadh Ali Al Awadi, Bayan Mohammed Khalil, & Ala Aref Ahmad Wazwaz.

winning team

"Knowledge Bowl" is a name for several types of interdisciplinary quiz bowl-like competitions held around the world. On 21 of March 2017, 6 teams from two local colleges here in Salalah, Oman faced off in the region's first intercollegiate level knowledge bowl or "General Knowledge Quiz Contest".


This event was held on the campus of Salalah College of Technology's ELC Building starting at noon that Tuesday. Noor Kashoob opened the event by welcoming all 6 teams on behalf of the Head of the ELC, Saeed Mashiki, who was called away to an important College Council meeting.


Each of the two college campus's sent 3 teams to this competition. Through the final round, scores of the teams remained competitively close and almost any of the total of six teams might have become champion for the Knowledge Bowl that day.


In all, Dhofar University was represented by 12 students from the College of Arts and Applied Sciences. These students were all English majors. Meanwhile, 10 students participated from Salalah College of Technology, and they represented both the college's Business Department and students taking intensive English courses at SCT.

Each of the six teams in the Knowledge Quiz Contest was represented by 3 or 4 student participants for each of the 6 teams. Each team was assigned colored name tags, so that the judges could readily recognize which team was being called on by the moderators and which team had answered the questions correctly.

In all, there were 4 rounds of competition. The following topics were involved: Oman history, world history, famous persons & famous places in the world, English grammar & vocabulary, nationalities & flags, geography, distances, sizes, and weights. The famous persons focused on for this event included inventors, mathematicians, and scientists.

Kevin Stoda, Wendella Francis, and Felicious Grace--all lecturers in the English department--organized the event as coordinators of the ELC's English Language Forum. (The English Language Forum is the committee that handles many extra-curricular activities and excursions for Salalah College of Technology students.)

The visiting sponsors or organizers from DU's College of Applied Arts and Sciences for this day's event were Vijay Singh Thakur, Ehsan Elahi, and Susan Crosbie. Prior to the event, teams at both colleges were given a list of websites on the 8 topics to be reviewed in advance for this impending Quiz Bowl.

The judges and scorekeepers for this event were Jon Chittick, Amy Cheadle and Marc Carmichael-Brown (all from the English Language Center). Marc noted of the day's events, "The interaction and engagement of the students made the quiz a very positive experience."

"The contest was planned thoughtfully, well-organized and interesting." Amy Cheadle summarized her opinion of the day's events, "The students were very enthusiastic and everyone had a good time."

Jon Chittick added, "As a whole, the competition seemed very energetic. There were many students with energy who were demonstrating a remarkable level of confidence."

The winning team received trophies for each member and a certificate for each of the 4 victors. All the SCT and DU students in the event received certificates-of-participation as well as mementos-of-the-day which were specially designed for this event.

It is hoped that many more events like this one can be held in the future at SCT. For example, the English Language Forum and ELC at SCT have already approached DU and Salalah's neighboring College of Applied Arts to participate in 'student debates' this coming May 2017.

Finally, competitions, like this knowledge-quiz-contest or "Knowledge Bowl", often "offer exciting opportunities for students to develop and exercise their scholastic abilities. Recognition, publicity, and appreciation for students and schools committed to educational excellence are also important benefits of these events."


Business Department organized a guest lecture on “HR Skills, Abilities and Practices in Organization” Featured

Business Department organized a guest lecture on “HR Skills, Abilities and Practices in Organization” in SCT career guidance center on 14th of March, Tuesday at 12.00 noon. The guest speaker was Mr. Shirish Jawalkar- HR Officer from Dhofar Cattle Feed Co. (S.A.O.G).

Business department staff and bachelor level students attended the program. . The guest speaker delivered an interesting lecture on major HR activities and the use of ERP applications and supporting system. The programme gave refreshment to the staff and an orientation to the bachelor level students about HR Practices in Organizations. The guest speaker conducted mock interview to few students and it was a learning experience for them.

At the end of the session Mr. Ishaq Sherrif, senior lecturer in HRM section thanked the guest lecturer for his interesting presentation and useful tips given to the students for attending interviews. Dr. K. Raghu Ram, head of HRM section presented him a token of appreciation for his valuable presentation.


Business Department organized a workshop on “Use of TCMS and its oracle extension" Featured

Human Recourse Development Committee of Department of Business Studies organized a workshop on “Use of TCMS and its oracle extension” in Business Classroom BUSS 8L on 7th of March, Tuesday at 12.00 noon. The programme was for refreshing the teachers in using the oracle supported college management system. The resource person Mr. Neil Raymond explained how well the TCMS support the teaching faculties in managing core responsibilities such as entering attendance, entering students marks, academic advising, generating reports etc.

At the end of the session, the HRD committee, thanked the resource person and presented him a token of appreciation.



Engineering Department, Chemical Engineering Section organized a guest lecture on February 12th, 2017. The guest speaker was Dr. G.S Nirmala, Professor and Department Head of Chemical Engineering, VIT University, India.

The guest lecture aimed to provide information about the construction, design, working principles and applications of heat exchangers.

The students interacted energetically with the speaker and had gained more awareness about the importance of heat exchangers. Also, the speaker gave a brief summary on current job market scenario of chemical engineers.

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Engineering Department, Chemical Engineering Section organized a Fire Drill on March 9th, 2017 by ROP-Civil Defense (ROP) – Salalah, Dhofar Region. The Fire Drill was arranged for the Bachelor students in Chemical Engineering. The purpose of the drill is to provide students the knowledge on selection and operation of fire extinguishers. These were demonstrated by a team of fire professionals from Civil Defense.

The students actively interacted with the fire service team and they gained more awareness on the importance of fire extinguishers, various firefighting facilities and equipment usage in disastrous situations.

Staff In-Charge – Engr. Vasu Gajendiran and Engr. Azucena Cuento

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Engineering Department, Chemical Engineering Section organized a Guest Talk on 12.03.2017 by Engr. Javed Akthar- Performance Improvement Manager, Salalah Methanol Company. The interactive session was arranged for the Bachelor students of Chemical Engineering. The talk aimed to provide students the knowledge on sustainable solutions to complex environmental issues. Engr. Javed Akthar presented lecture on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), types of pollution and safety measures to be maintained in the industries.

The students enthusiastically interacted with the speaker and gained more awareness about Environmental Impact Assessment and uncertainties of environmental problems.

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