It was the first of its kind to be conducted in the sultanate, bringing institutions offering engineering programmes under a common platform to create awareness about the benefits of the programme accreditation, stated a press release. Representatives from a number of institutions took part in the workshop.
They included International Maritime College Oman, Higher College of Technology, Muscat, Nizwa College of Technology, Al Musanna College of Technology, Dhofar University, Sohar University, Muscat University, Sur University College, Nizwa University, Royal Guard of Oman Technical College, Caledonian College of Engineering and Waljat College of Applied Sciences.
The workshop was inaugurated at Oman Hall, CAS Sohar under the patronage of Nasser bin Hilal al Sedrani, a member of Shura Council from Sohar. Dr Bushra Mubarak al Hasani, assistant dean for Academic and Scientific Research, CAS Sohar proposed the idea of conducting a national workshop on the theme of programme accreditation.
The workshop aimed to provide hands-on training on the fundamentals of programme accreditation. The workshop was inaugurated by Dr Ali al Lawati, dean, CAS Sohar. In his address, he emphasised the importance and benefits of getting the programmes accredited and the need for involving all concerned in the process.
Dr Govindarajan Lakshmanarao, chair of Accreditation Committee presented a report on ABET accreditation process at CAS Sohar. He elaborated on the activities conducted under the ambit of the committee, the current status of the process and discussed the route map to complete the process of accreditation.