The Staff development committee of the Engineering department in association with the E-learning committee organized a presentation called, “Exploring the Advantages of E-learning”, on October 12, 2017 from 2.00 to 3.00 PM at the Free Access lab of the Engineering Department. This program was aimed at creating awareness about the various advantages of E-learning and to enable staff to utilize E-learning effectively and efficiently.
Hospitals need blood every day for transfusions to save patients who are under surgery or victims of accidents or in emergency conditions. As a part of a blood donation drive, IbriCT organized blood donation camps on September 25, and October 3, 2017, in association with Ministry of Health. Twenty-nine units of blood have been donated by staff and students.
The Risk management Committee associated with the Staff development Committee of the Engineering Department organized an awareness program on Risk Management on October 5, 2017, from 2.00 pm to 3.00pm.
Mr. J. Stephen Leon, a Lecturer in the Engineering Department conducted the program.
A batch of sixteen-advanced diploma – Electrical Power Engineering students and one faculty coordinator visited the industry Be’ah, an Oman Environmental Services Holding Company on October 1, 2017 from 10 am to 12 noon.
Mr. Nasir Al-Mawli, the Head of operations, addressed the students and introduced the land-sill site. Its objective being the reduction of carbon emission. The company works as per the International Standards of US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) & International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
A representative from Huawei Oman, Mr. Malik Al-Wahebe, came to visit the College and the Engineering Department on September 27, 2017. A program was arranged for our students and a few staff members in attendance. He presented their company, Huawei, and announced the Huawei ICT Skills Competition for Middle East this year and encouraged the students to participate in it.
This branch of Huawei linked and collaborated with the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority, Ministry of Manpower, and Ministry of Higher Education to conduct the ICT Skills Competition for all the Colleges of Technology and some select academic institutions. They will select the students that will represent the Sultanate of Oman in the Global Competition, in China later this year.
The Ministry of health took an initiative to curb measles spread by a contagious virus, as part of a national health drive. The Ministry of health launched a national level immunization campaign against measles, mumps and rubella from 11th September, 2017 onwards. Ibri College of Technology took part in this national level program and a team of medical experts campaigned in our campus on 18th, 20th and 21st of September 2017 respectively. They vaccinated around 400 students and staff, comprising of both nationals and expatriates. Adults between the ages of 20-35, benefited from this free vaccination program to eliminate the epidemic measles. Due to routine immunization programs, measles cases reduced to 2% drastically in Oman for the last 20 years.
The Engineering Department of Ibri College of Technology conducted their On-the-Job Training (OJT) Orientation Program for their students on September 20, 2017, at 12:00 noon, in the Multi-Purpose Hall, in the Engineering Building.
Engineering Students who have complied with all of their academic requirements under the various specializations: Electrical Power, Electronics & Telecommunication, and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, and those who have only one or two courses left in Diploma level, and who have no immediate plans to proceed to Advance Diploma are eligible to undergo OJT.
The Electrical and Electronics Engineering Section of the Engineering Department, Ibri College of Technology held their regular Orientation Program for their Diploma and Advanced Diploma students currently taking Project courses.
The Program was on September20, 2017 (Wednesday), 10 am, at the Multi-Purpose Hall, with 114 students present. Dr. V. Ilankumaran, Head of Section, spoke on the importance of choosing the Project Supervisor and made them aware of the new Student Project Policy, which was implemented this semester.
The Project Orientation Program for Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (ME) Students of Ibri College of Technology was on September 18, 2017 (Monday), 11:00 am, at the Multi-Purpose Hall with 88 Diploma and Advanced Diploma students in attendance.
Dr. Elangovan, Head of the ME Section (HOS), and Dr. Raj. Thirumavalavan briefed the students, currently registered in Project courses on the new regulations and procedures pertaining to the project proposal process and student assessment and evaluation as approved by the Student Project Policy Department Committee.
The Engineering Department held a series of Orientation Programs on how students can choose their preferred specialization course in Engineering from June 12 to June 15, 2017 in Room 1078 of the Main Building. The Orientation Programs were held in one of the two Physics 2 (PHYS 1211) Laboratory Classes per week, for each section; (there are eight (8) sections of PHYS 1211 this semester), to effectively reach more students that may proceed to Diploma Year 2 Specialization by next semester,( Semester 1, 2017-2018). By employing this strategy, 115 students were able to attend the Orientation Programs.
The Engineering Department assigned Dr. K. Elangovan, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Head of Section; Dr. V. Ilankumaran, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Head of Section; Dr. Geetha and Mr. Ragupathi, Registration Coordinators for Engineering Department, to conduct the orientation. The four speakers took two sections each.
It was the Ramadan month and the class schedules were shortened and in order not to adversely affect the time allotted for the laboratory class, the Orientation Program topics were condensed to up to 15-minute sessions.
The speakers discussed only the following most important points.
- the different Engineering Specializations offered in each of the seven Colleges of Technology in Oman
- the qualifications and requirements to get into certain specializations
- the limitations on the number of slots or seats open in each specialization, in each College of Technology
- how to apply for a specialization course in the AMS and Ministry System