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Theme 1 - Student Experience

Theme 2 - Teaching Excellence and Research

Theme 3 - Operational Excellence

Theme 4 - Productive Partnerships

Theme 5 - Investment in People

Theme 6 - Financial and Environmental Sustainability

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Graduate Survey

عزيزي خريج الأعوام (2018/2019 و2019/2020 و2020/2021) يستهدف مسح الخريجين 2023 ما يزيد عن 72000 خريج والذي تنفذه وزارة التعليم العالي والبحث العلمي والابتكار، شاركنا هذا الحدث من خلال www.ogss.gov.om وأحصل على فرصة لربح العديد من الجوائز القيمة.

Dear graduate of (2018/2019, 2019/2020 & 2020/2021) Graduate Survey 2023 targets more than 72,000 graduates in the fourth national graduate, take part now via www.ogss.gov.om and win attractive prizes.

The 1st Student Symposium on Research and Innovation in Computing & Information Technology.

The Faculty of Information Technology at Majan University College is delighted to announce the call for submissions for the first Student Symposium on Research and Innovation in Computing & Information Technology (SSRICIT 23). This Symposium is a premier opportunity for all students to present their research, engage in discussions, and form cross-disciplinary partnerships. Participants from a wide variety of disciplines can explore future challenges and become acquainted with the most recent developments in interdisciplinary research. The symposium will be held virtually.

  Download The Posters Presentation Schedule
  Download The Papers Presentation Schedule

Technical Advantages

  • Presenting a technical paper or poster to an audience of peers and experts is an excellent opportunity to hone presentation skills. These skills are crucial in almost every technical field, whether it's software development, engineering, or scientific research.
  • Excellent opportunity to connect with other students who share similar interests and passions. This can lead to valuable connections that can be leveraged in the future for collaboration on research projects, employment opportunities, or even starting a business venture.
  • Offer constructive criticism, feedback, and suggestions on the research presented, which can help improve the quality of the research and further develop ideas.
  • Help students gain exposure and recognition for their work. This can lead to opportunities for publication, funding, or other research collaborations.
  • Challenge students to analyze data and information, develop hypotheses, and draw conclusions. These skills are essential in almost every technical field and can be honed through participation in a symposium.
  • Certificate of Appreciation/ Participation (E-Certificates)
  • Rewards for the best paper/poster.

Symposium Tracks

The main themes of the symposium include, but are not limited to:

  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Computer Vision

  • Data Analytics, Visualization and Applications

  • Computer Networks and Communication

  • Cybersecurity and Applications

  • Mobile/Web Application development

  • Internet of Things (IoT) Applications & Smart Technology

  • Applications of IT in Oil & Gas/ Bank/ Health/ or any other related sector

Symposium Eligibility

Research papers/posters are welcome from students of any level as well as from recent graduates.

Submission Requirements

Requirements for Research Papers

  • Professional information and contact information.
  • Research title (20 words max).
  • The research paper (2 to 4 pages) formatted as per the Paper Template.
  • Research Submissions are accepted only in English.
  • Presentation should not exceed 10 slides (maximum).
  • Download the presentation template from the website and follow the format carefully.
  • Authors should submit a paper presentation in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing the submitted abstract title and contents.
  • Your paper presentation must include the following:
        • Present your topic and abstract title only with relevant data.
        • Use only meaningful points.
        • Use a picture or diagram if required.
        • Explain every point clearly and briefly.
        • Explain the methods/plans you are going to adopt to complete your research.
        • Explain the expected results.
  • After preparing the presentation according to the above guidelines, send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address all questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Note: you must follow the Presentation Template.

Requirements for Research Posters

  • Professional information and contact information
  • Selection of research presentation track (Paper or Poster)
  • Research title (20 words max)
  • The poster as per the Poster Template
  • Submissions are accepted only in English

Symposium Programme

Interested students can submit a research paper or a poster in a technical area related to the symposium topics or based on their research. It could be part of previous academic projects as well.

  • Student’s Research Paper
  • Student’s Poster Presentation

Awards & Participation

  • All participants will be provided with Participation Certificate
  • A best Paper and Poster certificate will be awarded to the top three papers and posters recommended by reviewers and session chairs.
  • Session Chairs and Reviewers will be given their respective certificates.
  • Best Student’s Paper Award (1st Winner, 2nd Winner and 3rd Winner)
  • Best Student’s Poster Award (1st Winner, 2nd Winner and 3rd Winner)

Organizing Committee

  • Dr. Syed Ziaur Rahman (General Chair)
  • Dr. Mohammed Waleed Ashour (Organizing Chair)
  • Mr. Mohammed Yassen (Web and Digital Media Chair)

      Research Poster

      • Dr. Manju Jose (Session Chair for research Poster)
      • Dr. Jacintha Menezes (Session Manager for research poster)

      Research Paper

      • Dr. Senthil Ramados (Session Chair for research Paper)
      • Dr. Sohail Razaq (Session Manager for research Paper)

       Student Volunteers

      • Aziz Hamood Ahmed Al Shabibi
      • Hajer Suliman Al Wahibi
      • Khalid Al Muaini
      • Saleh Nasser Saud Al Maashari
      • Samra Halkovic
      • Shahbaz Ali Mughal
      • Sidra Fayyaz
      • Wael Khatim Othman Al Thohli
      Important Dates

      Venue: Virtual via Microsoft Teams (Symposium Registration is Free)

      Submission Due Date: Sunday,14th of May 2023 (CLOSED)

      Symposium Date: Wednesday, 24th of May 2023 (One Day) - at 9:00 AM.

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      About the event

      Majan University College will be holding Oman’s first National Symposium on Academic Integrity on 8th March, 2023. The NSAI 2023 will be organised under the patronage of H.E. Prof. Rahma bint Ibrahim Al Mahrooqi, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation. The event will be supported by Turnitin, a global company dedicated to ensuring the integrity of education and meaningfully improving learning outcomes. The keynote address for the event will be delivered by Dr Thomas Lancaster, Senior Teaching Fellow, Imperial College London and Aaron Yaverski, Regional VP of Turnitin (EMEA). There will be an opportunity to engage with Turnitin experts during the course of the symposium.

      The symposium aims to address issues related to academic integrity such as plagiarism, contract cheating and the impact of AI chatbots like ChatGPT and other similar tools. The symposium will attract lecturers, researchers, administrators and students from around the Sultanate. In addition, the event will host a session delivered by a reputed industry professional.

      By the end of the symposium, participants are expected to have further developed their awareness of best practices in dealing with integrity issues in academia.

      Event Date: 8th March, 2023

      Venue: MUC Campus, Maha Auditorium, Al Maha Block

      H.E. Prof. Rahma bint Ibrahim Al Mahrooqi, Minister of Higher Education, Research & Innovation


      Dr. Maha Kobeil, Dean & CEO of MUC

      Welcome Speech


      Keynote Speaker

      Aaron Yaverski | Regional Vice President of EMEA, Turnitin

      Aaron Yaverski joined Turnitin in 2019 with the focus of managing the global alliances team, it was then in 2020 his role transitioned to Regional Vice President of EMEA leading the EMEA GTM Team. Prior to this Aaron’s roles included Managing Director at McGraw-Hill Education and Vice President (legal and capital markets) at Wolters Kluwer Law & Business. Aaron has also held leadership positions with companies including Computer Associates, Gartner and IBM and has extensive experience in the education, publishing and technology industries.

      Keynote Speaker

      Dr. Thomas Lancaster | Academic Integrity Researcher

      Dr. Thomas Lancaster is an internationally connected academic leader, with extensive experience of working with educational technology companies and international media. An accomplished teacher of students and academic staff. His academic credentials include course leadership, project management, generating research funding, project leadership and inspirational teaching. Dr. Thomas is an Experienced Computer Science academic and edtech expert at Imperial College London, Computing Researcher and speaker on contract cheating, plagiarism and academic integrity.

      Dr. Ramiz ur Rahman | New threats to Academic Integrity: Problems and Solutions

      Associate Professor, Sohar University

      Dr. Syed Ziaur Rahman | Ensuring Academic Integrity in the Era of Chatbots - A Challenge and an Opportunity

      Head of Faculty (IT), Majan University College

      Fathiya Al Aisari | Moral/Personal Values and Academic Integrity

      Finance Operations, Petroleum Development Oman

      Dr. Mustafa Ali Khalaf | Validation of a scale measuring subjective norms toward plagiarism among undergraduates

      Assistant Professor, Sultan Qaboos University

      Professor Ehsan Rassaei | Protecting Students against Contract Cheating and other Forms of Academic Misconduct

      Head of Research, Majan University College

      Dr. Divyajyothi M.G | Cracking the Code: Decoding the Fundamental Pillars of Academic Integrity

      IT Faculty, University of Technology & Applied Sciences - Al Musannah

      Khalid Majid Ali Al Busaidi | Academic Integrity in Healthcare Education

      Director - Department of Training and Studies, Royal Hospital

      Dr. Anand S | Academic Integrity in Higher Education: Emerging Threats and Challenges

      Director of Postgraduate Studies, Research and Innovation, College of Banking and Financial Studies

      Dr. Abdul Hakim Mohamed | Academic Integrity ethos at A'Sharqiyah University

      Associate Professor, A'Sharqiyah University

      Dr Ibrahim Al-Harthy | Director Of Quality Assurance, National University of Science and Technology

      Aaron Yaverski | Regional VP, Turnitin (EMEA)

      Dr. Fatma Al Balushi | Deputy Director General of Administration and Financial Affairs, OAAAQA

      Amr Abdullah Baabood | CEO of GHEDEX

      Rabia Al Balushi | Diploma Year 2, University of Technology & Applied Sciences - Al Musannah

      Siddarth Sunil | Final Year Bachelor of Engineering, Middle East College

      Hassan Saleh Al Hinai | HND Business in Finance Semester 2, College of Banking and Financial Studies

      Aziza Haidar Al Balushi | Bachelor in Business Studies Level 3, Arab Open University

      Al Hasan Yousif Al Alawi | Business and Management Level 5, Gulf College

      Amira Alsaegh | English Language Studies Level 6, Majan University College

      Symposium Schedule

      8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Registration
      Holy Quran Recital
      9:00 AM - 9:05 AM Welcome by Dr. Maha Kobeil, Dean & CEO of MUC
      9:05 AM - 9:20 AM Address by H.E. Prof. Rahma bint Ibrahim Al Mahrooqi
      9:20 AM - 9:40 AM Keynote Address by Aaron Yaverski, Regional VP (EMEA) at Turnitin
      9:40 AM - 10:00 AM Virtual Keynote Address by Dr. Thomas Lancaster, Imperial College London, UK
      10:00 AM - 10:20 AM Coffee Break
      10:20 AM - 11:00 AM Panel Discussion with Turnitin and HEIs
      11:00 AM - 11:15 AM HEI Session: Dr. Syed Ziaur Rahman, Head of Faculty (IT), Majan University College
      11:15 AM - 11:30 AM HEI Session: Dr. Mustafa Ali Khalaf, Assistant Professor, Sultan Qaboos University
      11:30 AM - 11:45 AM MUC Alumni Session: Fathiya Al Aisari, Finance Operations, Petroleum Development Oman
      11:45 AM - 12:00 PM Q/A Session with speakers
      12:00 PM - 12:15 PM HEI Session: Dr. Ramiz ur Rahman, Associate Professor, Sohar University
      12:15 PM - 12:30 PM HEI Session: Dr. Ananda S, Director of Postgraduate Studies, Research and Innovation, CBFS
      12:30 PM - 12:45 PM HEI Session: Dr. Abdul Hakim Mohamed, Associate Professor, A'Sharqiyah University
      12:45 PM - 1:00 PM Q/A session with speakers
      1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch Break
      2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Panel Discussion with students from 6 HEIs in Oman
      2:30 PM - 2:45 PM HEI Session: Dr. Divyajyothi M.G, IT Faculty , UTAS - Al Musannah
      2:45 PM - 3:00 PM HEI Sessoion: Professor Ehsan Rassaei, Head of Research, Majan University College
      3:00 PM - 3:15 PM HEI Session: Khalid Al Busaidi, Department of Training and Studies, Royal Hospital
      3:15 PM - 3:30 PM Q/A session with speakers
      3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Coffee Break
      4:00 PM - 4:15 PM Felicitation Ceremony
      4:15 PM - 4:30 PM Vote of thanks by Dr. Ammar Al Balushi, Head of Faculty, Business Management, MUC

      Symposium Themes

      • How to build a culture of Academic Integrity
      • New threats to Academic Integrity
      • Good practices in promoting Academic Integrity
      • Student role in promoting the culture of Academic Integrity
      • Critical role of assessments in promoting Academic Integrity
      • Moral/Personal values and Academic Integrity
      • Innovative strategies for preventing academic misconduct
      • Defining Academic Integrity

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