On the Job Training induction was conducted at the Information Technology Department on 28/09/2017 from 12:30 PM onwards at IT – 7L for the I.T students who are taking OJT this semester I, Ay 2017-18. Mr. Mahad Hardan, Head of OJT Department welcomed the students and addressed the importance of On the Job Training. He also explained how this training would benefit them in their future career. Mr. K. Subramanian, On the Job Training Coordinator for Information Technology department explained about the OJT handbook and its importance in the training. Mr. Mahad thanked all students who participated in the training.
Students of Information Technology Department had a Visit to Dhofar Beverages on 05/10/2017 which was arranged through the On the Job Training Department and Industrial Link Committee. Mr. Adnan Shanfari, IT Manager of Dhofar Beverages, welcomed the students and explained the ERP Implementation to them. Mr. Rezwan explained about the process of the water plant and how IT is used at various places to check, monitor and update the inventory and other details. Visit to the production plant was also arranged where the students saw the system in implementation. The students found the visit very useful.
Student Development Committee (SDC) of Information Technology department organized the first “IT Student Club” meeting for the Academic Year 2017-18 on Tuesday,12th October, at 12 noon in the IT Building (IT-11C). The meeting was inaugurated by Er. Nesaian Reginal Wilfred, Chairman of SDC, who greeted the “IT Student Club” members and explained the objectives and need of the “IT Student Club”. SDC members Dr. Fatima Abdullah Said Al-Shanfari and Ms. Marian A. Malig-on motivated the students to involve in the club for personality development and professional growth of IT students. Furthermore, student members discussed plans to host various student development seminars, workshops and programs for this Academic Year. Discussions to initiate “IT Help Center” for developing the skills of slow learners also took place. The office bearers of “IT Student Club” were selected as given below.
President – Mr. Yousuf Anwar Sulaiman Al Sandi Secretary – Ms. Manal Ali Momen Al Mashali Media Committee Convener – Mr. Talal Salim Mabrook Al Baraka Public Relations (Male) – Mr. Darib Surur Al Asakari Public Relations (Female) – Ms. Manal Mohammed Kashoob
Mr. Viji Paul, HOD,IT department, who is also the core advisor of “IT Student Club”, participated in the meeting and encouraged the students to initiate events in the department. He greeted the “IT Student Club” leaders and selected office bearers and assured to extend his full support for the “IT Student Club” initiatives. A good number of IT students participated in this meeting.
Database Section, Department of Information Technology, conducted a workshop on ‘Skill Enhancement for Project Students’ on Tuesday, 26th September, 2017 . This workshop aimed at imparting and re-enforcing the skills like Project Proposal, Project Management, Data Base Design and Modeling. It has been of immense benefit to students currently pursuing their Course Project. The workshop was conducted under the leadership of Mr. Baskar, HOS, Database Section, by Mr. Azeem, Mr. Kashif, Mr. Ateeq and Dr. Chandra Paul.
IT Department and its Publication Committee is glad to release IT Newsletter of this academic year named “IT LINK 2016-2017” (Volume: 6). This Newsletter holds 54 academic news of 31 pages which describes the activities of the department. The Newsletter was formally released by Mr. Viji Paul, HOD of IT Department during 6th July 2017, in a departmental teachers gathering held at Muscat International Hotel, Salalah. The first copy was received by Mr. Mohammed Shraideh, Lecturer of IT. Now the updated online version is available in the college website under IT->Publications http://www.sct.edu.om/web/index.php/publications Earlier volumes are also available in the same link. The coordinator of IT Publication Committee Mr. Nesaian Reginal Wilfred has done the editing task. IT Student Mr. Monther Masan have designed the cover page of the newsletter. The soft copy of the exisitng volumes of the newsletter and current volume of the newsletter are available online in SCT college website under IT department-Publications page. The Publication committee shows hearty gratitude to HOD Mr. Viji Paul and HOS’s of the department Dr. Abhishek Dubey, Dr. Mallika Natarajan, Mr. Zahid Mehmood, Mr. Baskar and Mr. Jonathan Tambaoan, for their motivation and support in preparing this newsletter. IT department and its publication committee sincerely thank the Dean and Assitiant Deans for the inspirations.
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.
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:
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.
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
Name of the Student
Rank in Academy
Majeed Bassem Awadh Bait Al-Zain
Muna Said Al-Mashani
Qais Khalid Mohammed Al-Hindi
Fatima Bader Ali Fadhil
Ahmed Suhail Ahmed Tabook
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.