College Council

The By-Laws of the University of Technology and Applied Sciences in the Sultanate state the guidelines regarding the UTAS-Nizwa Council formation and duties as:

UTAS-Nizwa Council Members

Dr. Hafedh AL Rahbi

UTAS-Nizwa Dean (Chairman)

Dr. Hafidh Ambusaidi

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

Dr. Ibrahim Nasser Hussain Al Siyabi

Assistant Dean Of Academic Affairs

Dr. Salim Amer Al Rashdi

Assistant Dean - Financial and Administrative Affairs

Head of Education Technology Center

Dr. Abdullah Humaid Abdullah Al Abri

Head of English Language Centre

Ms.Hajar Al Nabhani

Head of Business Department

Dr. Duhai Khalifa Al-shukaili

Head of IT Department

Azza Mohammed Al Nabhani

Head of Registration Department

Dr.Ben Sujin

Head of Engineering Department

Council Meetings

The UTAS-Nizwa Council will meet upon the invitation of the Chairman, at least once a month or whenever deemed necessary. The meeting will be legal if attended by a majority of its members. In case of a tied vote, the Chairman's side will cast the tie-breaking vote. The Dean is authorized in case of necessity, and after referring to the Council, to invite whosoever deemed necessary to attend the meetings of the Council for consultation, without granting him/her the right to vote.

The Chairman of the Council will appoint one of the members of the Council as a Coordinator (Secretary) to prepare the meetings' agenda and follow-up the implementation of the Council decision.

Responsibilities & Authority

The UTAS-Nizwa Council will have the responsibilities and authority stipulated in the by-laws, particularly:

  1. Implementing the delivery plans, curricula, training programs, and commitment to the conditions of awarding certificates and academic degrees.
  2. Suggesting the number of students and the requirements of admission in the different centers and departments.
  3. Suggesting examination regulations, examination schedules, and endorsement of results.
  4. Organizing study, research and practical training, coordination between centers and departments, as well as assigning lecture halls.
  5. Reviewing the annual report that the Dean presents on the work progress and the reports presented to the Council by the heads of centers and departments on their activities and work, endorsing them and ensuring the implementation of UTAS-Nizwa By-laws.
  6. Suggesting the University needs for teaching and technical support staff, and recommending their appointments, transfer, promotions, secondments, and all other related issues.
  7. Suggesting the date of commencement and end of each study semester, as well as the beginning and the end of vacation for teaching and technical support staff.
  8. Encouraging and coordinating research activities and development.
  9. Suggesting the establishment, closure, combinations or changes in centers, departments, or sections.
  10. Suggesting the organization of conferences, seminars, social or cultural activities for teaching staff and/or students.
  11. Forming committees, ad-hoc or work groups, to attend to certain issues and make recommendations.
  12. Suggesting the University annual budget.
  13. Promoting the UTAS relationship with the local community and the private sector.
  14. Carrying out any duties the UTAS Council is assigned by the Director General.