Deanship of Graduate Studies

Deanship of Graduate Studies Initiates 3 Programs and 9 Training Courses

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center The Deanship of Graduate Studies defended 113 MA theses and 46 Ph.D. theses in different colleges and departments. Each defense session also known as viva voce was attended by a panel of judges, senior leadership, and members of the public and private sector. Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Ahmed Al-Fayea, explained that his team worked on admission procedures in 84 MA, Ph.D. and Postgraduate Diploma programs. Admission procedures were finalized in 50 MA and Ph.D. scholarship based programs with the names of the admitted students being announced. A detailed framework of admissions to 34 MA, Ph.D. and Postgraduate Diploma programs (both paid and scholarship based) were made in what is considered the second stage of admission. Admission to these programs will start on the 10th of Shawwāl as announced. On the statistics related to the Deanship’s online work during school suspension, Dean Al-Fayea explained that 478 decisions were made online. Eight meetings of the Deanship Council were held where 144 topics were discussed and proper recommendations were made. 312 decisions were taken based on the authorization granted by the Deanship Council. 121 of these decisions were related to plans and 15 to additional opportunities in addition to 165 decisions to form discussion committees and 6 decisions related to student enrollment. 2 decisions were dedicated to appointing alternative supervisors and 3 to changing research titles. The Internal Enrollment Committee held 2 meetings where 22 topics were discussed and decisions were made. The number of programs and courses offered by the Deanship reached 12, including three programs and nine training courses.
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Deanship of Graduate Studies Mobaderoon Courses Attracted 20K Participants

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center The Deanship of Graduate Studies at King Khalid University held six free training courses as a part of "Mobaderoon". The project, launched in summer 2020, aimed to offer unique learning opportunities during the lockdown. Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Ahmed bin Yahya Al-Fayea, explained that the training courses were given following the COVID-19 protocols, noting that they were delivered online. He thanked everyone who participated in implementing them. Dean Al-Fayea pointed out that the courses encompassed several topic areas such as common mistakes in writing scientific research papers, stress management, building questionnaires, statistical analysis, a program to organize and manage references in Arabic and English, the skills of academic summarization and criticism of previous studies, and the mechanisms of writing research plans and scientific dissertations. Vice Dean of Female Graduate Studies, Dr. Aisha Al-Rizeh, explained the courses targeted graduate students. She highlighted that these courses' recordings will be uploaded to the Deanship of Graduate Studies' YouTube Channel. Of note, six courses benefitted around 20,000 participants, with 18,603 from Saudi Arabia and 1,475 abroad.
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EndNote Training Course Launched

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center  The Deanship of Graduate Studies at King Khaled University, within the "Mobaderoon" initiative, will launch an online course entitled "Organizing and Managing Scientific References in English and Arabic Languages Using EndNote". The course is tailored to graduate students at the university. The course will be presented by Dr. Abdul Rahim Mahmoud Ali, associate professor of applied mathematics, next Wednesday evening. For registration, please (click here). Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Ahmed Al-Fayea, explained that the course aims to introduce the EndNote indexing program; how to create a reference library; how to cite references using the program; change references and citation patterns to suit different journals; in addition to how to organize Arabic references through the program; and how to download magazine styles via the Internet. Dean Al-Fayea added that the course comes within the series of courses and programs targeted to raise the scientific research and professional level of the graduate students at the university.
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3,780 Prospective Candidates Compete to Join King Khalid University's Graduate Programs

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center  The Deanship of Graduate Studies is pleased to announce the second stage of the admissions process in which the 3,780 prospective candidates who formally completed their applications will undergo further evaluation. Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Ahmed Al-Fayea, explained that the deanship received the final admission applications last Tuesday evening for all higher diploma, masters, and doctorate programs for the 1442 academic year. Dean Al-Fayea added that the next stage of admission will be assigned to colleges and programs to ensure that the conditions are met, and to conduct tests and personal interviews, leading to the final stage online in accord with approved standards.
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Graduate and Doctoral Admissions Period Extended

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center Due to increased demand, His Excellency King Khalid University Rector Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy directed the extension of the admission period to graduate and doctoral programs. The online-only admission period is extended until Tuesday 2-11-1441 AH. Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Ahmed Al-Fayea, explained that the Deanship would make admission available for those who couldn’t apply earlier or couldn’t take the necessary exams such as Post-Graduate General Aptitude Test and Standardized Test For English Proficiency due to the current circumstances. He pointed out that the results of these tests will be uploaded immediately to the admission system from Qiyas center. For the available programs and their conditions, please click here.
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Post graduate Deanship is to Hold “ Stress management “ Workshop

Source: King Khalid University Media and Communications King Khalid University represented by the Deanship of Postgraduate   Studies,  as part of he "Mubadron" project, is to hold a work shop entitles“ The Art of Stress Management", presented by Assistant Professor, Dr. Khadran Al Suhaimi tomorrow, Tuesday, the 17th of Shawwal 1441Ah. The dean of postgraduate studies at the university, Dr. Ahmed bin Yahya Al-Fayeh, explained that the workshop is to be held at 7pm -9 pam, noting that attendees are to receive the workshop certificate via email. He thanked all those  working on to the success of the workshop at the university. It is worth mentioning, that then workshop aims to identify the pressures facing postgraduate students  and to reveal the most prominent causes, in addition to explaining the most important skills for dealing with stress.  
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120 Vivas Conducted Online

Source:  King Khalid University - Media Center In a move to ease the process of graduating students amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic, King Khalid University conducted 84 graduate and 36 doctoral vivas online. Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Ahmed bin Yahya Al-Fayea, added that this digital transformation is a response to national directives. He expressed his gratitude to His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy, Vice Rector of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, Prof. Saad Al-Amri, the Deanship of E-Learning and the General Directorate of Information Technology. He confirmed that his team has streamlined all student procedures from admission to graduation to be completed online. Dean Al-Fayea once again raised his thanks to His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy, Vice Rector Al-Amri, and all colleges, supporting deanships, and departments that cooperated with the Deanship of Graduate Studies to achieve this success.
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Grad Programs Accept More Than 700

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center The Deanship of Graduate Studies announced, in the first stage of scholarship based admission, the acceptance of 707 male and female students to programs in 1442-43 AH academic year on the basis of their individual merits, abilities and aptitudes. Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Ahmed Yahya Al-Faya, explained that this stage comes after completing all the admission procedures and approving the results in specialized scientific councils. He confirmed that all admission procedures were performed electronically, following specific operational plans and schedules. Dean Al-Faya also added that there would be a number of new specializations in a number of departments and colleges at the beginning of the next academic year in accord with the objectives of Vision 2030. He encouraged all applicants to check the results and procedures by clicking here. In case of an incomplete admission form, admission would then move to the waiting list in sequential order.
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15 Viva Voces Held Online

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center In a move to ease the process of graduating students amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic, the College of Education, the College of Sharia and Fundamentals of Religions, and the College of Humanities transitioned the viva voce, a verbal thesis defense, to an online environment. Last week, six theses were defended in which four were doctoral and two were at the masters level. The total number of attendees reached more than eighty people per session. Three doctoral and six masters theses are to be defended in the upcoming week. Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Ahmed bin Yahya Al-Fayea, explained that several viva voce sessions are going through the scheduling process, adding that this digital transformation is a response to national directives. He expressed his gratitude to His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy, Vice Rector of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, Prof. Saad Al-Amri, and all parties who supported the transition. Abdullah Jabra, Yahya Al-Aydi and Muhammad Al-Mubarak of the College of Education and Fawzia Al-Harith and Maram Al-Farhan of the Humanities College expressed their gratitude to King Khalid University for this distinguished academic move. They explained that the online delivery system helped them achieve their dream without any delay.  Of noteworthy mention, the Deanship of Graduate Studies in cooperation with the Deanship of E-learning and the colleges involved were among the first in the Kingdom to implement online viva voces in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.  
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Dates of Admission to More Than 50 Academic Programs Announced

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center The Deanship of Graduate Studies at King Khalid University announced the dates for the first phase of admissions to graduate programs. There are more than 50 graduate and doctoral programs with more than 1,000 students spanning the 9 colleges as follows: College of Sharia and Fundamentals of Religion, College of Education, College of Humanities, College of Science, College of Business, College of Languages and Translation, College of Engineering, College of Computer Science and College of Applied Medical Sciences in Abha.   Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Ahmed bin Yahya Al-Faye, explained that graduate admissions will be processed through the Academia web portal starting from 3/5/1441, until 20/5/1441. Applicants must comply with university application procedures and the rules for the individual departments. Dean Al-Faye encourages all potential applicants to read the admission terms carefully. The second admissions phase will be announced in Sha'ban.
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