About Dhofar University
Dhofar University (DU) is one of the main Universities in the Sultanate of Oman. It is a not-revenue driven private organization of advanced education set up by the Ministerial Decree No. 5/2004, gave in January 2004. The University officially initiated its activities in September 2004.
DU is a youthful college, where grounds life is overflowing with social and social occasions that mirror the rich legacy of Oman and particularly that of Dhofar. It is the solitary University in the area offering Diploma, Bachelor and Postgraduate Programs.
The University is mission-driven and seeks after greatness in educating and learning, examination and network outreach in an open learning climate helpful for imagination and advancement. Since the time its foundation, DU has sought after its yearnings of involving a perceived situation among the establishments of value advanced education truly and excitedly. This progressing venture is driven by our assurance and obligation to meet the assumptions for partners for quality advanced education.
Area of the University
DU is situated in the city of Salalah in the Dhofar Governorate, which is known for its topographical magnificence, favored with lavish green mountains, immaculate sea shores, and moderate climate consistently, especially in the Summer, which is privately known as Khareef Season.
The University moved to its new grounds in November 2010, which is spread over a territory of 450,000 square meters and includes a mix of both present day and customary Omani engineering. The grounds is pleasantly finished and there is a lot of open space, with satisfactory arrangement for stopping and sitting tight territories for female understudies. All the structures nearby are developed in consistence with Omani Health and Safety Laws.
The grounds incorporates a fundamental organization building, separate structures for universities and Foundation Program (FP), a typical homeroom constructing, a library building, designing workshop, an understudy exercises focus, a Mosque, lodging for female understudy and lodging for the senior regulatory faculty.
Normal study hall building, comprising of two squares, is halfway found giving simple access from all Colleges. Likewise, DU has an exceptional huge multipurpose corridor with a seating limit of in excess of 1000 which is utilized for extracurricular, social, sporting and strict exercises.
For guaranteeing consistence with Omani Health and Safety Laws, DU conducts customary assessments of its offices, gear and work zones. Furthermore, standard security looks at are likewise conveyed by outside administrative organizations, for example, Dhofar Municipality, Public Authority of Civil Defense and Royal Oman Police.
The grounds can oblige up to 10,000 understudies.
Rapid WIFI office is accessible day in and day out in all the structures and the grounds.
DU has the honor and advantage of being the main University in Oman to be licensed broadly by Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA) in December 2018 and furthermore universally by Accreditation Services for International Schools Colleges and Universities (ASIC) from UK in April 2019. DU is likewise regarded with “ASIC Chairman’s Award for the Development of Outstanding Student Centered Education”. ASIC is an autonomous government affirmed accreditation body in UK.
DU has an all around characterized structure and order of the board. It has a Board of Trustees (BoT) that speaks to its most noteworthy arrangement making body. The BoT is enabled with an administering position to deal with all the issues of the University and protect its eventual benefits. The Vice Chancellor (VC) is the Chief Executive of the University, who reports to the BoT, and speaks to the University in the entirety of its business with different organizations and gatherings concerned.
The VC is helped by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (DVC). Next in the progressive system are the College Deans. All the universities have Assistant Deans and afterward Department Chairs. Likewise, there are a few managerial Departments/Centers at DU that offer various types of assistance for viable activities and the smooth working of the University. Every one of these Departments and Centers are going by a Director who reports to the VC or DVC.
The University Council (UC) is the most noteworthy dynamic body inside the University, which takes all the fundamental choices that are needed to help the VC in playing out his obligations to the greatest advantage of the University. The UC is going by the VC.
Schools and Programs
DU has four schools, to be specific the College of Arts and Applied Sciences (CAAS), the College of Commerce and Business Administration (CCBA), the College of Engineering (CE) and the College of Law (CL). Through its four Colleges DU offers a two-year recognition, a four-year four year certification and a two-year graduate degree that follow the credit hour framework.
As of now (2019-20), DU offers 56 Academic Programs, including 16 Diploma Programs, 26 Bachelor Programs, 13 Master Programs and 1 Teaching Diploma Program. All these Diploma and Degree granted by DU are appropriately affirmed by the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE).
The mechanism of guidance is generally English for certain projects offered in Arabic.
DU is additionally chipping away at growing its arrangement of Postgraduate Programs and expects to begin joint projects as a team with rumored territorial and global colleges.
DU likewise offers a Foundation Program, which is lined up with Oman Academic Standards (OAS) for General Foundation Program (GFP). The FP is going by a Director who reports to the DVC. it is involved the English Language Unit, the Mathematics Unit, and the Information Technology Unit.
FP is a one-year program intended to overcome any issues between Higher Secondary Education and University Undergraduate Studies.
All understudies admitted to DU at undergrad level need to take a situation test led by the FP. In view of the consequences of this position tests, understudies are either excluded from the FP and can continue straightforwardly to the principal year of Diploma/Bachelors Program or are needed to read the FP for at least one semesters until they effectively complete the Program.
The individuals who need to examine the FP are set at the proper level, contingent upon their presentation in the situation test. There are three levels in the FP for English language and two each for Mathematics and IT.
Scholastic Year and Semesters
The scholastic year at DU is partitioned into two fundamental semesters (Fall and Spring) of about four months each and a Summer semester of about two months of guidance.
Dhofar University tries to possess a perceived situation among the establishments of value advanced education.
Dhofar University endeavors to accomplish greatness in instructing, examination and network administration in an open learning climate helpful for inventiveness and advancement and to the obtaining of bleeding edge proficient information.
The guiding principle of Dhofar University are:
Deep rooted learning
Expert hypothetical information and reasonable abilities in the understudy’s picked discipline comparable with program level and goals.
Exhibit limit with regards to viable correspondence, basic reasoning, innovativeness and development.
Show genuineness, order and responsibility.
Practice resilience, quietude, regard for contrasts and obligation to support.
Practice long lasting learning.