ISSN:2320-9151 Impact Factor:3.5

Volume 7, Issue 9, September 2019 Edition - IEEE-SEM Journal Publication

Does Korean Secondary School Education Translate into Environmental Awareness and Protection Effort to Address Global Food Crisis?PDF

Justin Chung, Ji Won Kim

Because of global climate change and exponential population growth, the global food crisis is no longer a distant reality. Therefore, this research investigates the effects of Korean secondary school education: How encourages adolescents to put their learning into action to protect their environment and to be aware of the global food crisis. The data from 2018 Survey of the Korean Society col-lected by Statistics Korea was used. After eliminating adults and those who were not in secondary schools, the responses of the remaining 2,292 people were analyzed via Pearson’s Correlation and multiple linear regression analyses. The result revealed that the secondary school education explains the change of the adolescents’ protection effort. The environmental awareness seemed to trans-late to actions. Lastly, Korean secondary education seemed to raise environmental awareness and to encourage their students to put their learning into action; however, the education fell short of helping them see the looming food crisis.


Victorino B. Almario, Ph.D

ASSESSMENT OF APACC ACREDITED TESDA SCHOOLS IN THE PHILIPINES: CASE OF CAMARINES SUR INSTITUTE OF FISHERIES AND MARINE SCIENCES AND QUEZON NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL. VICTORINO B. ALMARIO, Ph.D, Camarines Sur Institute of Fisheries and Marine Sciences Pascao, Camarines Sur Philippines ABSTRACT Keywords: Assessment, APACC, TESDA Accredited Schools. The study assessed the performance of CASIFMAS and QNAS based on APACC standard on the areas for governance and management, teaching and learning, faculty members and staff, research and development, extension, consultancy and linkages, resources and support to Students. It also compared the performance of both schools on the APACC accreditation criteria, determined the strengths and areas needing improvement of the two schools for the seven criteria, the actions taken by the schools on the findings and recommendations made by the APACC evaluation team, identified problems encountered by the two schools in complying with the APACC recommendations and determined the schools’ future plans to comply with the recommendations of APACC. It employed descriptive evaluative and comparative research methods and the data were gathered using the new accreditation instrument of APACC. The respondents of the study included the APACC focal, the faculty and staff of the CASIFMAS and QNAS and the data was analyzed using weighted mean. Results revealed that CASIFMAS got low scores for governance and management, teaching and learning, for faculty and staff, for research and development, for extension, consultancy and linkages, for resources and for support to students contrary to the scores obtained by QNAS in which CASIFMASfall short by 81points for all the criteria. The findings also showed that the common strengths of CASIFMAS and QNAS were on governance and management, teaching and learning, faculty and staff, resources and support to students but aside from these QNAS was also strong on extension, consultancy and linkages. On the areas needing improvement CASIFMAS need to give attention on research and development as well as on extension, consultancy and linkage while QNAS must only improve on research and development. With regards to the actions taken on the findings and recommendations by the APACC evaluation team both schools had 100% compliance but subject for validation of the evaluation team. In the compliance with the APACC recommendations both CASIFMAS and QNAS basically encountered problems on budget, human resources and on the management system. Future plans with regards to the compliance of the recommendations of APACC included the conceptualization of the institutional developmental framework and review of the institutional policies toward financial, HR, R&D and management system procedures.

Enhancement of Productivity through Implementation of HR Initiatives in a Railway Wheel manufacturing Unit of IndiaPDF

Gautam Kumar Mandal

Wheel & Axle Plant at Durgapur Steel Plant, a unit of state owned steel giant SAIL, was commissioned in 1961-62 to produce forged and machined railway wheels for locomotives, coaches and wagons of Indian Railways with an annual capacity of 90,000 nos. wheels & 45,000 nos. axles. During Modernization of Durgapur Steel Plant in 1992-93 Rated Capacity of W & A Plant was revised to produce 50,000 OK wheel sets or 1,00,000 nos. wheels per annum, which is equivalent to 42,000 T wheels and 16,000 T axles. But unfortunately, this unit of DSP could never achieve the desired volume of production, neither with respect to its Rated capacity nor in terms of APP fulfilment (i.e. Indian Railway’s annual order). Lot of corrective measures were taken by Management including experts, but average rated capacity utilization remained around 60% or even less. Later due to introduction of some new products and changes in process as per requirement of Indian Railways, the Rated Capacity of Wheel & Axle Plant reduced to 70,000 finishing wheels per annum from its existing capacity of 1,00,000 wheels annually. Revised Rated capacity, however, also did not help much due to some constraints at CNC machine stage. Compelled with the situation, DSP started partial outsourcing of machining activities for these wheels in order to fulfil Railways orders. Outsourcing helped WAP increase in some volume but not significantly. To improve the poor performance of W&A Plant with respect to its rated capacity and increase the productivity of the shop, initially various technical & special studies had been carried out to find out the reasons and remedial measures but that also didn’t yield desired result. Therefore focus given on motivational aspect of human resource to explore the possibilities of bringing the desired break through changes and turn around in this plant and HR initiated was taken for re-designing the existing incentive scheme and its implementation to improve the motivation level of human resource associated to Wheel & Axle Plant. A new motivational Incentive Scheme has been designed and implemented after due discussion with shop floor management and workers involving trade unions. Finally, this initiative brought the desired turnaround in the W&A Plant and now W&A Plant is the Centre of Excellence in the Company.

Study on Operation and Maintenance of a Power PlantPDF

Samiul Islam, Sadia Rahman

For generating power and purpose of distributing, we have used generator, switchgear, circuit breaker, transformer etc. Most important things used to engine, alternator, substation, fuel for power generation. Some of this are cylinder head, cylinder linear, cylinder block, rocker arm, crank shaft cam shaft, spark plug, piston, piston ring, connecting rod, main bearing, turbocharger etc. Besides that we have learned the method of ignition system, fuel system, air starting system, air inlet and exhaust system, lubricating system, engine cooling system, starter system etc. Also besides that we have learned about current transformer (CT), potential transformer (PT), radiator, earth switch, isolator, surge counter, different types of relay, sensor etc.

The response of soybean (Glycine max (L) Merrill) growth to nanosilica fertilizer and rice husk ash treatmentPDF

Tety Suciaty, Supriyadi, Amalia T. Sakiya, Djoko Purnomo

This study aimed to analyze the growth of soybean (Glycine max (L) Merrill) treated by nanosilica fertilizer and husk ash. The experiment was conducted at Palawija Seed Development Centre (PSDC) Plumbon, Cirebon, West Java from October 2017 to March 2018. The treatments consisted of two factors arranged in factorial randomized complete block design. The first factor was four levels of nanosilica fertilizer concentration (0, 1.25, 2.5, and 3.75 ml.l-1) and the second factor was four levels of rice husk ash dose (0, 1, 2, and 3 ton.ha-1). There were three replications within each treatment combination. The results showed that nanosilica concentration significantly affected LAI at 43 days after planting, while rice husk ash doses affected net assimilation rate (NAR) at 15-29 days after planting. There was an interaction effect of nanosilica concentration and rice husk ash doses on the plants dry weight at 29 days after planting and RGR at 29–43 days after planting. The application of 2.50 ml.l-1 nanosilica resulted in the highest leaf area and LAI. The combination of 2.5-3.75 ml.l-1 nanosilica and 2–3 ton.ha-1 rice husk ash produced the highest biomass dry weight, while the combination of 1.25–2.50 ml.l-1 nanosilica and 3 tons.ha-1 rice husk ash resulted in the highest relative growth rate.