GROWTH OF SULTAN QABOOS UNIVERSITY -With Special Reference to Mathematics & Statistics Dr. E.V. Krishnan Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics (DOMAS) Sultan Qaboos University (SQU). Topics. Education in Oman General information about SQU Academic system at SQU
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GROWTH OF SULTAN QABOOS UNIVERSITY-With Special Reference to Mathematics & StatisticsDr. E.V. KrishnanDept. of Mathematics and Statistics (DOMAS) Sultan Qaboos University (SQU)
SULTAN QABOOS UNIVERSITY (SQU)
SQU, the first and the only national University of Oman, is the premier institute of higher education in the country and is considered as a leading university in the Gulf and the Middle East.
One of the Mission statements of SQU says: Sultan Qaboos University is an institution that makes student learning its central focus, promotes research, enhances faculty and staff development in its various forms and exhibits organizational learning as it deals with the challenges facing it.
All the infrastructural facilities at SQU were completed in about 5 years starting from 1981.
It commenced its academic activities in September 1986 with a mere 557 undergraduate students admitted to five Colleges, but the annual intake has jumped to 2301 students in September, 2006.
During the last two decades, SQU has witnessed rapid and all round expansion in many areas such as:
(including degrees in Theatre Arts, Archeology, Tourism)
(including Bio-resources and Agri. Engg, Marine Sciences, Food Sciences)
(including Bachelor’s degree in Science and Mathematics Education)
(including two 4-year degrees, and the mainstream 7-year degree)
Support Centers at SQU
(This is the largest academic Department, and is responsible for teaching of English Language for all students at SQU).
Scientific Centres at SQU
SQU has established nine Scientific Centres with the three main objectives:
Each course is graded by a letter grade with the corresponding grade point averages as follows:
Each course and each instructor associated with every course, is officially evaluated by students on a 4-point scale.
- University Requirements
- College Requirements
Students take a minor of 20 credits from other disciplines in the College or from College of Commerce and Economics.
Students doing any major in the College of Science spend 10 semesters at the University.
At least one semester is devoted to the English Language in the very first semester of the degree program, and the remaining 9 to the specialized courses of their degree program.
However, those who pass the challenge examination in English can go directly to the credit program.
One of the highlights of DOMAS undergraduate programs is the six-credit Undergraduate Projects, which constitute an important part of our mainstream B.Sc. programs.
Most of the Mathematics courses in DOMAS are offered in the traditional way of lectures and tutorials of problem solving.
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