IT Staff

Dr Syed Ziaur Rahman - Head of the Faculty

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Dr. Syed has been involved in the field of Computer Science and Information Technology for almost 20 years. He holds a Ph.D., an MTech, and BTech in Computer Science and Systems Engineering. His early career, in the industry at SIEMENS and Infosys as a software engineer includes the development of real-time solutions and work as a consultant for ERP. Since 2005, Dr. Syed is associated with academics and has been recognized for best practices in teaching, research, leadership, and staff development. He is a Certified External Reviewer for accreditation bodies and is trained in IPR. He has served or is currently serving in various roles as Congress Chair, or International Scientific committee member for many conferences worldwide. He is also the Editorial Board member in two international journals and his current research interests are in the areas of Computer Science, Blended Learning, Internationalization of Higher Education, and IPR.

Dr. Ramalingam

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Dr D. Ramalingam is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Information Technology at Majan University College, Muscat, Oman. He joined the IT Faculty of Majan College in 2010 after nearly 15 years of service in various countries including India, Malaysia, Thailand, and Oman.
Throughout his career, he has achieved various professional certifications such as Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA); Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP); COMPTIA A+; COMPTIA Network+; Certified Information Security Manager (CISM); Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP); and EC-Council Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator. These certifications have kept him up to date with technological developments.
He is the College’s Research Focal Point with Oman’s Research Council (TRC). He is also administrator for the CISCO Network Academy; the Fortinet Security Academy; and the EC-Council Academy – as well as being Majan’s lead contact with SAP University Alliance.
His primary research interest is in information security and he has presented his work at various reputable international conferences. In 2019 he completed a post-doctoral research project in association with the University of Bradford, UK.
At the undergraduate level his teaching currently covers areas such as Cloud Computing, IoT, Virtualisation, SCADA systems. At Master’s level he teaches units in Advanced Security Countermeasures, Network Systems and Advanced Digital Forensics.
At present he is serving as Director of the Chennai Chapter of the Internet Society Chennai. He is also recognised as a Fellow of the India School on Internet Governance.
 

Mohammed Siddique

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Mohammed Siddique joined Majan College as a Lecturer in the Faculty of IT in 2011. He has 10+ years of academic and industrial experience in India, South Korea and Oman with 6+ years in teaching different IT subjects in reputed colleges to diploma and undergraduate students from various universities. He has coordinated and developed many real-time large scale applications in IT companies using both Microsoft and Java platforms with latest technologies on several domains. He has a Masters in Computer Applications and a BSc in Computer Science from India. He has postgraduate diploma certifications in Visual Basic with Oracle and Web Application development to his credit. 

Ijaz Ahmad

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Ijaz Ahmad is Directory of Quality Assurance and Senior Lecturer in the faculty of IT. He has been in Majan College since 2013. He became a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy in September 2018. He has completed his MS in Information Security from NUST (Islamabad, Pakistan) and was awarded the President's Gold Medal for holding first position. He has completed his Bachelors in Computer Science with distinction. Before joining Majan College he served as a lecturer in various renowned universities in Pakistan including NUST and FAST-NUCES. He is a Certified Ethical Hacker by EC Council. His areas of interest include Cyber Security, Ethical Hacking, Digital Forensics, Cryptography, Cloud Computing and Computer Networks.

Sowmya Baskar

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Sowmya has a great passion for programming and she teaches programming, human computer interaction, algorithms and mathematics at Majan (University) College. Her teaching experience spans over 10 years. Her academic qualifications include the Bachelor of Engineering, Masters in Information Technology and MPhil in Computer Science. Her primary research interest is in Forensics in Computer Science (Network Forensics & Database Forensics) and Multimedia. She is an Associate Member of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication and a member of Junior Chamber International (a worldwide federation of young leaders).

Jacintha Menezes

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Jacintha Menezes is Director of Studies (MSc Computer Science) & Senior Lecturer at Majan. She teaches programming and database modules including Object Oriented Programming, Database Administration and Data Mining. She completed her MSc in Computer Software with Distinction from Mangalore University, India and is currently pursuing her PhD. Her primary research interest is centred on Data Analytics and Image Processing in particular Hyperspectral Image Processing. She is a Sun certified Professional and has successfully completed Cisco Network Academy course for Connecting Things and Big Data. She has presented several articles in various reputed international conferences and journals. In September 2019 she became a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.

Albert Tayong

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Mr. Albert Alipan Tayong, LMT, joined as a Lecturer in Mathematical and Statistical Skills (MSS) in the Faculty of Information Technology and Basic Mathematics and Mathematics 2 (Applied Mathematics) in the Faculty of English Language Studies in Majan College in September 2012. He finished his Masters in Mathematics in De La Salle University after completing his Bachelors in Mathematics, where he graduated as Magna Cum Laude. He worked as a Mathematics Lecturer for more than 5 years in both countries, Oman and Philippines. His area of interests includes application of Mathematics in Decision Theory, Engineering, and in Business fields.

Dr. Mohammed Waleed Ashour

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Dr. Mohammed Waleed Ashour earned his PhD from the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). Before joining Majan College in December 2014, he worked in several multicultural environments such as United Arab of Emirates (UAE), Malaysia, and Palestine. This has inspired him to continue to contribute his knowledge, skills and creativity to the development of higher education. Dr. M. Waleed has presented papers at international conferences and published research in various well-known journals on a variety of subjects within the fields of Applied Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning.  

Zainab Mohamed Al Lawati

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Zainab Al Lawati joined as a Lecturer in the Faculty of Information Technology at Majan University College in October 2014. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Computer Networking from Majan College. She teaches Information Technology to Semester I and II students in the Foundation programme. Her area of interest is in Programming, Hardware and Networking.

Thuraia Al Jabri

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Thuraia Al Jabri is an IT lecturer and holds a Master’s Degree in Information Management and Security from the University of Bedfordshire, UK, and a Bachelor's degree in Information Systems from the University of Nizwa, Oman. She is the Level 3 co-ordinator for all college students, and co-ordinates and teaches IT1 and IT2 at the Foundation level.

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