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C & A Features The Best Architectural Scale-Modeler in Architectural Workshop

tudent Hebatallah Abdulaziz Mohammed Saif Al Maawali bested 23 others in her batch at the recently conducted competitive practical test dubbed as ‘Architectural Scale Model-Making’ in the course Architectural Workshop during the 3rd Semester of Academic year 2016-2017.

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Sharakah inks pact with ACT - Business Studies Department

Another important event took place before the end of this academic year when in 29 May 2017, Sharakah and ACT signed an agreement with a purpose of inspiring and guiding ACT students in the field of entrepreneurship. The agreement was signed by Dr. Issa Saif Mohammed Al Tubi, College Dean and Mr Abdullah Al Jufaili, General Manager of Sharakah.

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Felicitation Function for the proud winners of IEEE GCC Robotics Challenge, Qatar, Bahrain

IEEE Oman Section honored the winners and mentors with certificates of appreciation and gifts. Edutech LLC, Middle East was the leading sponsor for the prize money.

 

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Business Studies students and staff win First Prizes at Shinas College Seminar on Management

Business Studies students won the First Prize for their project poster presentation on   'A study of Foreign Direct Investment in Oman-Opportunities and Challenges’.

 

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ACT IT students win a First prize at ‘Students’ Forum 2017’, Shinas College of Technology

ACT IT students exhibited their skills in Java Programming by winning the First Prize at the contest in the Forum.

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Selection and Awarding Ceremony - The Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry Innovation Award (OCCI) at ACT

The Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry Innovation Award (OCCI) is initiated by the Research Council and sponsored by Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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ACT IT Students win Third prize at IT fest ‘REVERA 2017’

Sarah Said Abdullah Al Khatri, Siham Nasser Rashid Al Hatmi and Ibtisaam Said Rashid Al Baqlali won the Third Prize in Android App Development while the duo, Marwa Ali Humaid Al Khusaibi and Haitham Nasser Khalifa Al Abri won the Third Prize in Web Designing.

 

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ACT Engineering students win Second Prize in Robotics Challenge Competition at IEEE GCC SYP Congress 2017, Bahrain

Once again ACT Engineering team ‘ZILZAL’ has brought glory to ACT and Oman. The team won the second prize in the Robotics Challenge Competition at the IEEE GCC SYP Congress 2017 held in Bahrain

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ACT IT students win First Prize at ‘ITEX 2017’

 

ACT IT students clinched a number of positions in these contests. 

Abdulaziz Salim Hashil Al Hakmani, Khamis Salem Khamis Al Habsi, Muaath Ahmed Al Balushi and Abdullah Ahmed Al Kharosi won the first place in the Student Project Competition. 

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ACT engineering students win first place in the 2nd GCC Robotics Competition 2017 

A local round in Oman for GCC Robotics Challenge was held at Sultan Qaboos University on March 20, 2017, and the teams ‘ZILZAL’ from ACT and ‘AWASR’ from Sultan Qaboos University were qualified to represent our country in the final round in Qatar on April 29, 2017

ACT ZILZAL won First Prize in the final round by competing with 10 other teams from other GCC Countries and brought glory to ACT and Oman.

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ACT Engineering students win Third place in 2nd Omani University Robotics Competition

The second Omani University Robotics Competition had the theme of Vex 2017 Starstruck in which each robot scores points by throwing stars and cubes into opponent zones and the remote must be hung on the hanging bar.

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Workshop on ‘Curriculum Review in Collaboration with the Industry Partners’

The Quality Assurance office organized the 1st College workshop on ‘Curriculum Review in Collaboration with the Industry Partners’ on 18 April 2017.  

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ACT Theater Group wins Second Place in Theater Festival 

Our theater group from ACT won the second place at the Sohar University Theater Festival on March 23, 2017.

 

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Open Day Celebrations - 21 March 2017

 

ACT organized Open Day on Tuesday, 21 March 2017.  It was graced by the Dean, Asst. Deans and HODs & HOCs.

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ACT Engineering students win Second Prize – GCC Robotics Challenge 2017, Oman Round

 

The GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) Robotics Competition is aimed to encourage undergraduate students and young professionals across the GCC Countries to build an innovative robust robot and compete in a pre-designed arena with space and time constraints, utilizing their academic knowledge and technical skills. The GCC Robotics competition is sponsored and organized by IET and IEEE, which are the largest professional engineering institutions.

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ACT IT Students win Third prize ‘InvenT-2017’ Event at Majan College of Technology

Majan College organized the event ‘InvenT-2017’ On 20th March 2017. The InvenT-2017 was organized by the Faculty of Information Technology. 

IT Faculty Member Ms. DivyaJyothi’s paper was selected as one of the top 10 Papers on Innovative teaching and learning.

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ACT IT students win First Prize in ‘ITech Marathon, 2017’ at Ibri College of Technology

On 6th of March, 2017, Ibri College of Technology organized an Inter-college competition. A total of nine students from the ACT IT department participated in the different events

 

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Visit by Board of Trustees

 

The select members of the Board of Trustees for the technical colleges under the Ministry of Manpower and a delegation of CEOs from the private sector visited Al Musanna College of Technology on Thursday, March 2, 2017 in the presence of Her Excellency, Dr. Mona Salem Al Jardani, Undersecretary of Technical Education and Vocational Training, Ministry of Manpower.

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ACT Student Advisory Council conducts Workshop for New Members

 

The ACT Student Advisory Council conducted an introductory workshop for the new student Advisory Council members for the second term AY 2016-2017 on Tuesday, February 7, 2017.   It was graced by Dr. Ahmed Ali Ahmed Al Shahri, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs.

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MoU with Injaz Oman

An important event was highlighted this academic year when on 15 January 2017, Injaz Oman and ACT signed a Memorandum of Understanding, with the purpose of inspiring and guiding ACT students in the field of entrepreneurship. The MoU was signed by   Dr. Issa Saif Mohammed Al Tubi, College Dean and Ms. Khaula Al Harthy, CEO of Injaz Oman.

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ACT Theatre Week

ACT conducts the first Theatrical Week from 15 - 18, January, 2017. The Dean and assistant deans awarded the winners in different categories.

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ACT welcomes new students for AY 2016-2017; Orientation Week from Jan. 1 to 5, 2017

ACT welcomed 607 students in the second batch of students for the Academic Year 2016 -2017.   The English Language Center (ELC), in cooperation with Student Affairs, has organized an Orientation Week for new students from January 1 to 5, 2017.

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The 46th Glorious National Day Celebrations

The occasion was graced by His Excellency, Engg. Abdullah Mohammed Al Balushi, member of surah Mussanah wilayat and with him were other members of Surah. After the inaugural function Dr. Ahmed Ali Ahmed Alshahri, the Asst. Dean for Academic Affairs, Ms. Monia Mohammed Al Farsi, the Asst. Dean for Student Affairs , Mr. Hamed Juma Hamad AlNaimi , the Asst. Dean for Admin and Finance Affairs, escorted them around the campus to observe the festivities.

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Entrepreneurship Week 2016

In our endeavor to build entrepreneurs of the future and to celebrate the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2016, the Department of Business Studies, Al Musanna College of Technology, had recently organized Entrepreneurship eventsInnovation Camp and Student Business Exhibition.

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Al Musanna College of TechnologyGraduation Ceremony 2016

The grand, vibrant event reflected the happiness and pride of the graduates and staff of ACT

During the special ceremony, a total of five hundred and thirty six (536) graduates were awarded with Bachelors (309), Advanced Diploma (24) and Diploma (203) Business Studies (211), Engineering (232) and Information Technology (93) degrees.

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ACT Engineering Department’s Smart and Energy-Efficient Aquaponics Greenhouse (SEAGSAO) won the 2016 TRC-FURAP Best Project Award under Energy and Industry Sector

The best FURAP project award was won by SEAGSAO student researchers, Rashid Saif Al Yahmadi, Maher Khalifa Al Busaidi, Mohammed Rashid Al Maqbali, Gharib Jamil Al Mahrazi, Raad Khalifa Al Izki, Amal Saud Al Hadhrami, Hiba Bader Al Rujaibi with their main faculty mentor, Mrs. Analene Montesines Nagayo. The awarding ceremony was held during the TRC Annual Research Forum at Grand Millennium Hotel, Muscat on October 5, 2016.

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OTHER STORIES

Workshop On Operational Plan Development By IT Department - A.Y 2017-2018

Monday, 3 July, 2017 turned out to be a productive day for the IT Department, as the staff was involved in a workshop to develop the IT - Operational Plan 2017-18. The workshop was jointly organized by the QA and Staff Development Coordinator..

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Workshop on Development of ETC - Operational Plan for AY 2017-2018

On June 19, 2017, ETC conducted a workshop on ‘Development of ETC - Operational Plan for AY 2017- 2018’. The workshop was organized by the ETC QA Team under the supervision of Ms. Zainab Al Ma’awali, ETC-HoC. .

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A seminar on ‘Overview of Genetic Algorithm’ by IT Department

The IT department of ACT conducted a seminar on Genetic Algorithm, an emerging technological trend in the field of IT. It was titled ‘Overview of Genetic Algorithm’ and it was held on 24 May, 2017.

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Short Term Courses - Electrical and Electronics Section

The short term course entitled, “Introduction to PCB Fabrication”, is helpful, for engineering students to study PCB Fabrication in detail.

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Award Ceremony for Online Math Quiz Competition – IT Orientation Day

Participants were quite delighted to do the quiz and are hoping for more of such events in the future. Prizes and certificates were awarded to the winners on IT Orientation day held on 16 May, 2017.

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End of Year Credits and Honours to Staff and Students at ACT

In recognition of their efforts, Dr. Issa Saif Mohammed Al Tubi, College Dean honored the students and their staff supervisors who carried out outstanding activities throughout academic year 2016 –‘17.

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ETC Staff Development Program – Sem2, AY 2016-2017

Educational Technology Center for its staff to have an adequate know-how on the latest of technology

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ETC-SDP on Team Management and ETC-QA Awareness Program: Creation of Team Action Plan

ETC recently conducted Staff Development Program (SDP) on Team Management and ETC -QA Awareness Program:  

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Workshop on ‘VOCA’ Tools for Math Staff

The Math section of ACT conducted a workshop on ‘VOCA’ Tools on 27 April 2017 for staff members. Talks were delivered by Ms. Mini Punnolli, Mr. Madhan Narayanan and Dr. Dheva Rajan .S. 

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ACT celebrates World Book and Copyright Day

This year the ACT library organized a number of activities that highlighted the importance of books and reading, and the role of books in spreading knowledge among the different age groups of school children.

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ACT Crowned Winner of Football Championship for Institutions of Higher Education, Oman

ACT won the football championship for 2017 for the institutions of higher education, organized by Sultan Qaboos University.

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Engineering Society organizes ‘Online Engineering Quiz

Out of twenty nine students who participated in the competition, two students secured the first prizes with the same score

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'Evening of Peace’ Poetry at ACT

Okaz poetic group organized a poetry evening on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at ACT auditorium.

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An Evening of Poetry

A poetry recitation programme was held on 7 March, 2017 at ACT under the patronage of Mr. Ahmed Nasser Al Abri.

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Staff Football Championship

The final of the Staff Football Championship was held on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at ACT under the patronage of Dr. Ahmed Ali Ahmed Al Shahri, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs.

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‘What’s after my Graduation’ in Relation to Ethics

It was a lecture organised for students from the Business Ethics module of Business, IT and Engineering departments. The topic was ‘”What’s after my Graduation” in relation to Ethics’.

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Third Year Engineering Week Celebrations ‘I am an engineer and creative’

The ACT Engineering Society under the supervision of Students Affairs representatives of Housing and Activities organized an engineering week from 6th March, 2017 to 8th March 2017 for third years.

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‘ACT Toastmasters Club Winners - Speech Contest at Omantel Headquarters’

It consisted of four categories i.e. speech evaluation, humorous speech, table topics and the international speech contest.

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A Seminar on ‘Using E-learning - Inbuilt Tools for Mathematics’

A remarkable seminar on ‘Using E-learning - Inbuilt Tools for Mathematics’ was conducted by Mr. Kishore Kumar (IT, Math Section) on February 22, 2017.

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Seminar on ‘Chaos Theory and Fractal Geometry’ - Department of IT, Mathematics section

Seminar on ‘Chaos Theory and Fractal Geometry’ - Department of IT, Mathematics section

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Workshop introducing INSPIRA – Department of Information Technology

A workshop introducing INSPIRA was held on 21st of February 2017. It was conducted by Ms. Sajayaree, Ms. Furat and Dr. Dhevarajan.

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A successful Blood donation Camp at ACT with 166 donors

ACT Scouts organized a blood donation camp in collaboration with the Directorate General of Health Affairs, Department of Blood Services of the South Batinah Governorate (Blood Bank - Rustaq Hospital), 6 - 8, February 2017>

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Seminar on ‘PLANNING FOR A SUCCESSFUL LIFE BY SETTING EFFECTIVE GOALS’

The Engineering Society of ACT (TESACT) organized a seminar on ‘Planning for a Successful Life by setting Effective Goals’ on January 31st, 2017. It was presented by Ms. Mai Mubarak Thani Al-Saadi.

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‘HOW TO MEMORIZE LIKE A GENIUS’ Workshop by TESACT, 24th January 2017

Mr. Jun Vincent Suela, Architectural Instructor in Civil and Architectural Engineering, started the workshop by memorizing 20 items given by the audience in random order.

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M&I Students’ Training Report – Semester I - 2016 - 2017

Four training programmes were organized for students in Semester 1 of the AY 2016-2017, with the intention of providing and refining their mechanical engineering skills required in the industry.

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ELC Holds Successful Mini-conference on ELT

The English Language Centre held a successful mini-conference entitled “Convergences: Merging Ideas and Resources for Enhanced ELT” on January 3, 2017 in the College Auditorium.  

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IT workshop - Using Google in Education.

The IT Department of ACT conducted a workshop on 13th December 2016 on the topic ‘Using Google in Education’. It was presented by Mr Nebras Alatta, from the Faculty of Computing and Information Technology at Sohar University. 

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46th National Day Celebrations of ACT - IEEE Student Branch

The IEEE Student Branch at the Department of Engineering proudly celebrated the 46th National Day of Oman on 22nd November 2016 with all IEEE Student Members.

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Seminar on Arduino Microcontroller by Alumni

The Engineering Society of Al Musanna College of Technology (TESACT) organized a seminar on "Arduino Microcontroller for Beginners" on 15th November 2016.

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ETC - training workshop on Risk Management

On November 3, 2016 ETC conducted a training workshop on Risk Management. The workshop was organized by the ETC-QA Team and conducted by Ms. Zainab Al Ma’awali, ETC HoC.

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A Seminar on "UNSOLVED PROBLEMS IN PURE MATHEMATICS"

On November 1, 2016 ACT MATH section held a seminar titled “UNSOLVED PROBLEMS IN PURE MATHEMATICS”. Seminar was conducted by     Dr. Mohammed Fareeduddin..

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ROH Industrial Visit

Our Marketing students were invited by the Royal Opera House Management to attend an educational stage presentation delivered by the ROHM staff members on Wednesday, October 26, 2016.

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The Engineering Society of ACT First activity of the year

The first two activities for this academic year were organized on Oct 11, 2016. They were a seminar on ‘Mini Solar Trough Plant’ by students of Mechanical Engineering. a workshop on ‘Project Report Writing’ by Ms. Analene Montesines Nagayo, Lecturer. > Read more

Developing Operational Plan 2016-17 - ETC

On September 6, 2016 ETC conducted a workshop for developing the Operational Plan for AY 2016-2017. The workshop was organized by the ETC QA Team under the supervision of Ms. Zainab Al Ma’awali, ETC-HoC.  > Read more

Workshop on Development of Operational Plan-2016-17 (Engg)

The Department of Engineering organized presentations and workshops as part of the staff orientation program before the commencement of I Semester for the Academic year 2016 – 2017.

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IT Department organized a Workshop on "Test Writing & Evaluation Strategies"

Dr. Lenin Jeevanathan , HoS of Networking Section, Department of IT., explained Blooms Taxonomy viz. the LoT (Lower order Thinking) levels such as Knowledge, Comprehension, Application and HoT (Higher order Thinking) levels such as Analysis, Synthesis and Evaluation with clear examples.

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ACT participated in 5th Students’ Forum for CoTs

ACT participated in the 5th Students’ Forum from 18th to 20th April 2016 which was held in HCT. It included many contests, exhibitions and students activities.

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"GCC Now and Beyond"

Ibrahim Al Yahmadi won the first place with his speech “The Environment is at Risk”.  Almutasim Al Harmali won the 2nd place with his speech -Eco-Friendly Actions for a Better Life” and a special award for Best in Pronunciation. > Read more

IOE (Internet of Everything) workshop for IT Students

CISCO, TMENA recently held a workshop for Al Musanna Cisco Networking Academy last March 20, 2016. The workshop was attended by 25 students from the IT Department which is currently enrolled in the Cisco Networking Academy Program. 

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Top Student Awards

 It was a special day for 13 special students from Level One in the English Language Centre of ACT. They were greeted and felicitated with gifts and certificates of appreciation.

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“Developing a Mathematical Course using Moodle”

This seminar was intended to highlight the various new technologies that are available today in the field of Mathematics teaching. These technologies were shown to create a platform for an enjoyable teaching and learning process with the help of Moodle.

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Developing Operational Plan 2016-17 - BS

Business Department conducted a workshop on Operational Plan on the 5th of September 2016 between 11:30 A.M. and 12.30 P.M. in BS 112. The HOD, HOS, QA Officer, ..  > Read more

“C Programming Competition” organized by IEEE Students Branch of ACT(STB20135)

IEEE Student Branch of ACT organized its first event “C Programming Competition” on 12th, 15th, and 16th June 2016 successfully. Nearly 21 teams from IT and Engineering Departments participated in this intra college competition.

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Workshop on Professional Logo Designing Tools & Techniques

On May 25th 2016, the Information Technology department organized a workshop on Professional Logo Designing Tools and Techniques. The workshop was conducted by a guest designer Mr.Murshid AL Aamri from the Royal court affairs who owns a “logo designing company.

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ACT Engineering Student won First Prize in HCT

Al Hussain Abdullah Saleh Al Arimi of Electrical Section won First Prize for his project “SMART SOLAR-POWERED AIR QUALITY CONTROL AND MONITORING SYSTEM FOR HOMES”

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ACT’s Open Day - 22 March 2016

The Great attractions of the day were Civil Defense lecture and Exhibition, Drama Show organized by the Student Affairs, Staff And Student 1st Campus Fun Run & Book Fair by ETC..

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Visit to Howrath Mak Ghazali LLC (member firm of Crowe Howrath International)

The students got an opportunity to interact with the Tax Director and members who are handling Tax Audit and Tax advisory services.

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Speech Competition

 The Speech Competition for Levels 1 & 2 held last week at the ELC proved to be a very popular event and was oversubscribed almost from the beginning. A total of 15 students (with 2 on the waitlist) put their names forward... 

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Staff welcome gathering for the Academic year 2016-2017

During this meeting, the Dean emphasized primarily on the Institutional Standards Assessment (ISA) where our college is heading for its 2nd stage accreditation.

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Developing Operational Plan 2016-17 - IT

IT department conducted a workshop for developing Operational Plan for the AY 2016-17. The workshop was followed with presentations from assigned group leaders in order to create awareness among all the staff.> Read more

Achievements of ACT Engineering Society

The Engineering Society of ACT organized a Get-together on 5th June 2016, in the Electrical Engineering section. The event was organized to celebrate the successful completion of the year 2015-2016 with remarkable achievements and activities.

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IEEE - ACT Student Branch Inauguration at Al Musanaa College of Technology

On May 3rd 2016, the Electrical & Electronics Engineering Section in the Department of Engineering at Al Musanaa College of Technology (ACT) organized the inauguration of the IEEE - ACT student branch, under IEEE Oman Section.

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Engineering students won First and Second Prize in Middle East College

The First prize was won by Al Hussain Abdullah Saleh Al Arimi and Loay Saif Mohammed Al Mawali for their project...

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IT Department organized Cultural Exhibition & Contest

IT Department organized Cultural Exhibition, INCREDIBLE INDIA!!!  on the occasion of Open Day, 22 March 2016 in the Students Affairs building.

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Industry Visit - Business Studies Department

The team was cordially welcomed by Mr.Mohammed Tariq, the Plant Manager. He explained the process of operations, the management and the HR functions of the organization to the students.

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