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Guest Lecture by Ernst & Young

Skyline alumnus Mr. Jehad Mazen Zaher who is now working with Ernst & Young as an External Auditor conducted a guest lecture on February 15, 2020 at SUC campus for the MBA students. Mr. Zaher talked about the importance of developing behavioral skills to be successful at work.

It was an interactive talk with Mr. Zaher sharing his experiences with the students, and them asking questions about teamwork, leadership, and attitude, among others.


Students Welcomes Valentines Day / Rose Day

February 14 was a special day at SUC when students organized a Rose Day. The day gave an opportunity for students to express their appreciation to their friends by giving treats, showcasing their talents, and enjoying games where several students won special prizes.

Students Innovation project

Recently, Skyline students Tasneem, Nirmal Kumar, Mir Arafat, and Mohammed Arif, along with faculty member Dr. Kakul Agha, received certificates of appreciation from the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation for showcasing their innovation projects called “Chew-in-time” and “HeyFund.”

Skyline University College encourages its students to participate in such events to nurture innovation and entrepreneurial spirit in students. 


Guest Lecture on E-Supply Chain Management

Students should be introduced to the trends that are changing the way we do business. SUC faculty members regularly invite CEOs and industry experts to share their insights with the students. On that note, Mr. Syed Abdul Bari, Regional Sales Manager of Royal Cargo LLC, was recently invited to be a guest lecturer and discuss E-Supply Chain Management to the IT students. Mr. Syed discussed the concept of E-Supply Chain Management and the ways to successfully manage a supply chain online.

SUC and TYV Organized the 5th CrossFire Competition

Skyline University College and The Young Vision organized the 5th Crossfire Debating Competition on February 12, 2020. This year, 72 students from 18 schools across the UAE participated in the competition and debated on the topic: “Will Robots Ever Rule the World?” Al Ansar International (Girls) was the champion, Al Kamal International School Al Azra was the 1st Runner Up, and Providence English School was declared the 2nd Runner Up.

CrossFire is an annual event hosted by Skyline to promote the public-speaking skills of students and create a platform for intellectual interactions.



SUC Toastmasters Meeting: “Positivity”

The members of SUC’s Toastmasters Club shared stories of positivity during the recent meeting which took place on February 11, 2020. TM Shahenaz Ghafour, Student Services Assistant, was the Toastmaster of the day.

Skyline’s Toastmasters club regularly organizes meetings to harness its members’ leadership skills and develop their confidence in public speaking. For more information on meetings and Toastmasters, please contact Ms.  Nadine on


15th CEO Lecture Series with Dubai Refreshment CEO

It was an evening of learning at SUC campus on February 10, 2020 when Mr. Tarek El Sakka, CEO of Dubai Refreshment, gave a talk for the 15th Edition of the CEO Lecture Series. Mr. El Sakka shared his journey to success, business strategy, and plans for his organization during the Q&A session with Skyline faculty member Dr. Kakul Agha.

The CEO Lecture Series is a regular talk conducted by SUC to expose students to the professional and entrepreneurial world and to inspire them to be leaders of tomorrow. The talk was made possible through the efforts of SUC’s Corporate Affairs Office.


School Visit and Breast Cancer Seminar with RMMC Students

Skyline, through its Community Services Commitee headed by the Dean for Student Affairs, Dr. Osama Ali Thawabeh, organized a workshop for the College of Education student interns from Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Colleges, Philippines, on February 6, 2020. Dr. Ali Thawabeh and Dr. Ajith Kumar, Dean for the School of Business, welcomed the 19 students, Mr. Kristoffer Franz Millado, RMMC President; Dr. Analisa Amada, the Dean for the College of Education; and Dr. Marichu P. Diendo, Director for Research & Development Office and Chairman for Accreditation.

Dr. Deepak Kalra, the Dean for SUC School of IT, gave an informative workshop on innovation and disruption, Dr. Sharon Mendoza-Dreisbach, faculty member, gave an interactive seminar on breast cancer, Dr. Ajith talked about Boot Camp, and Mr. Mohammad Rashid, Head of Corporate Affairs Office and Centre for Continuing Learning (CCL), talked about CCL and its professional courses.  At the end of the workshop, Vice-Chancellor Dr. Mohammad In’airat awarded certificates of appreciation to the participants. Students were also given a tour around the campus by Mr. Roel Pulangco, CCL Assistant.

The workshop was part of SUC’s CSR initiatives to give back to society through education.


SUC Book Club "Book Hunt" Activity

Congratulations to the winners of the “Book Hunt” contest organized by the Library Department as a part of SUC Book Club activity. The contest ran from January 19 until January 30, 2020.

Faculty members Ms. Nadine Felix and Mr. Mahmoud Mohammad Mahmoud Alsakhnini presented the prizes to the lucky winners on February 03, 2020.

Here are the star winners:

1st Prize: Samir Rashed Yousef, ACCA

2nd Prize: Akif Saleem, BBA         

3rd Prize: Raheem Ullah, BBA      

Changing the Gear Workshop with First Academy Ajman Students

To prepare the young generation for the technology-driven future, Skyline University College organized the “Changing the Gear” workshop for the students of the First Academy Ajman on February 4 and 5, 2020. Faculty members Dr. Hamzah Elrehail and Dr. Petr Svoboda gave sessions on “Innovation and Creativity.”

SUC regularly conducts workshops for school students as part of its CSR initiatives to impart knowledge and hone skills necessary to excel in a world dominated by technology. 


SUC Held a Boot Camp for Students from India

The Skyline community welcomed the students from the Firebird Institute for Research in Management, India, for a week-long boot camp which started on January 25, 2020.

Vice-Chancellor Dr. Mohammad In’airat extended a warm welcome to the participants before the sessions that were conducted by the deans and faculty members. Students learned about UAE as a tourist destination from Dr. Mohit Vij; Dr. Kakul Agha gave sessions on the Concept of Entrepreneurship and Management Game, Concept and Functionalities of a Business Plan, and the Role of Innovation in Entrepreneurship; Dr. Ajith Kumar, Dean for the School of Business, discussed the Concept of Entrepreneurship and Management Game; Dr. Deepak Kalra, the Dean for the School of IT, gave a session on Machine Learning, Emerging Trends in IT - Big Data Analytics, and Digital Transformation of Business. Dr. Osama Ali Thawabeh, the Dean for Student Affairs, introduced the UAE culture.  Faculty members Dr. Sakthivel A.M. talked about E-Business Models, while Dr. Taleb Eli and Ms. Nadine Felix gave sessions on Culture and Gender in Business. Dr. Petr Svoboda, Dr. Agha, and Dr. Kumar taught the participants how to do business plan presentations.

The boot camp concluded with a valedictory function and feedback sessions presided by Dr. In’airat, along with Mr. Rakesh Gaur, Director for Marketing and Communications, and Mr. Rasheed Khalid, Head of Corporate Affairs Office and Centre for Continuing Learning, along with Dr. Deepak, and Dr. Ajith.

Skyline also organized an industry visit to Eternity Technologies, one of the world’s leading industrial battery companies, for the students where they were accompanied by Dr. Ramakrishna Yanamandra. They also enjoyed a Desert Safari adventure, a tour around the Global Village and the emirate of Sharjah.

The week-long boot camp was made possible through the Centre for Continuing Learning and with the efforts of CCL Assistant, Mr. Roel Pulangco.


SUC Happy Hour: Cricket Match January 2020

Skyline employees’ endurance and stamina were tested in the recent SUC Happy Hour when they enjoyed a game of cricket.  The game also provided the faculty and staff a time to relax and enjoy the afternoon. The cricket match was part of the Happy Hour, a weekly activity organized to improve camaraderie among employees and incorporate fun into the workplace.