Centre for Quality Assurance & enhancement

          The Centre for Quality Assurance (CQA) has been mandated to maintain, enhance and validate quality in both academic and non-academic processes at Gulf College.
The CQA is committed to balance both internal and external quality assurance by identifying and disseminating good practices across various faculties and student support centres in Gulf College.  The quality assurance initiatives are directed to promote confidence among the stakeholders regarding academic standards of Gulf College through quality assurance and quality enhancement.  Major engagement of CQA is that, all functional areas of the college are documented, monitored, reviewed and evaluated to substantiate the college’s vision of continuous improvement and excellence.
In this pursuit of excellence the staffs at CQA are committed to embed a desire for quality in each and every individual who interacts with Gulf College, through well laid out processes and procedures.
The major responsibility of the CQA is to:
  1. Develop, monitor and review the implementation of the Policies and Procedures in the College
  2. Monitor and follow-up the implementation of the action plans of the faculties/centres related to the internal and external quality assurance activities
  3. Prepare and administer self-evaluation check list for all the faculties/centres
  4. Conduct satisfaction surveys involving both internal and external stakeholders
  5. Meet the criteria and requirements of the national and international quality assurance bodies
  6. Enhance the quality standards in all the activities of the College


Telephone : 00968 24468666, Fax : 00968 24468600 Email : enquiry@gulfcollege.edu.om
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Designation: Deputy Dean – QA & Partnerships


Shameena has a Master’s and a PhD in Economics from Mangalore University, India. She has extensive background in QA and has lead Gulf College in various reviews and audits conducted by the Ministry of Higher Education, Oman Academic Accreditation Authority, partner universities, ISO etc. At Gulf College she is responsible to establish the quality culture, monitor and review periodically the processes and procedures to ensure continuous improvement of the quality system and also to meet the requirements and needs of all stakeholders in order to provide educational service of high quality.

Email: shameena@gulfcollege.edu.om

Ext.: 105

Joseph Bangayan Cuarteros
Associate Professor, Quality Assurance Coordinator

A PhD holder, major in Development Education (2006), MA in English (2004) and Bachelor of Secondary Education in English (2002) at Cagayan State University, Philippines. At present,    QA Coordinator, CQM at Gulf College.
A licensed teacher and has attended various seminars, workshops and trainings on instruction, quality assurance and research. His enthusiasm to teach the bright young minds increases with no bounds with each passing day. 
Published and presented researches in various international refereed journals and international conferences. In order to keep him abreast with the current trends of teaching and quality assurance issues he has registered  in some international organizations such as QS World Ranking, Times Higher Education- MENA, IATFL, etc.

Email ID: josephcuarteros@gulfcollege.edu.om
Ext.: 143

John Velloreuzhathil Chacko
Designation: Quality Assurance Coordinator


Teaching experience of more than sixteen years in the HEIs in India both for PG and UG level and for the UG level in the Sultanate with MCA and MBA (IS) as educational qualification. Have strong background of developing programming skills among students.Conversant with the use of computer technology in the applications of business principles to data-driven decision making. Highly committed to professional ethics and accustomed to working in a multicultural environment. Being the Quality Assurance Coordinator with the Centre for Quality Management, thorough understanding of the internal and external Quality Assurance processes in the HEIs. Accustomed with the steps and procedures of MoHE, Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA)and the Total Quality Management system of Gulf College.

Email: john@gulfcollege.edu.om
Ext.: 158

Prathibha Sharmila D’silva
Designation: Administrator- QA & Partnerships


Qualified with Masters in Economics from Mangalore University, India and Masters in Hindi from Karnataka State Open University, India. Having 6 years of teaching experience in India and over a decade of experience in office administration.     

Email: prathiba@gulfcollege.edu.om
Ext.: 189

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