The College of Information and Computing Sciences (CICS) is an academic unit at Mindanao State University Marawi (MSU Marawi) that focuses on computing programs. In 2021, the college has renamed the College of Information Technology and is headed by a College Dean.
The CICS comprises three departments: the Department of Information Sciences, the Department of Computing Sciences, and the Graduate Department. The first two departments offer bachelor’s degrees in information technology, Information Systems, and Computer Science. The graduate department is yet to offer graduate studies.
The college is also headed by officials, including an Assistant Dean, College Secretary, two Department Chairpersons, and other college officials such as research coordinators, extension coordinators, and a college network administrator.
Dr. Pepe L. Madrid was the first College Dean, and Dr. Glen A. Lorenzo succeeded until 2015, followed by Prof. Maimona M. Asum, who served as the Dean for six years. Currently, Prof. Mudzna M. Asakil is the head/dean of the College of Information and Computing Sciences.
The College of Information and Computing Sciences is an excellent choice for students who have a passion for technology and computing sciences.
Sacaria B. Gulam, MGD
CICS Building, 2nd Street,
Mindanao State University
Marawi City, Philippines
Mon – Fri 8:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.
𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐬 𝐮𝐩, 𝐂𝐈𝐂𝐒𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐫!!!
Are you an aspiring artist or designer with a creative eye and a passion for fashion? Well, you’re in luck! The CICS Foundation Day is just around the corner, and we’re hosting a T-shirt design competition to celebrate!
We invite all students to submit their best T-shirt design for a chance to have it featured as the official shirt of the CICS Foundation Day. The winning design will be printed on hundreds of T-shirts and distributed to the entire student body of CICS.
To participate, simply create a unique and original T-shirt design that reflects the spirit and values of our college.
𝗖𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗮 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗱𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗧-𝗦𝗵𝗶𝗿𝘁:
● The design must be aligned with the CICS Foundation Day team theme: “𝐁𝐋𝐀𝐂𝐊 𝐂𝐋𝐎𝐕𝐄𝐑”.
● The design must be applicable for the teams/kingdoms of 𝐁𝐋𝐀𝐂𝐊 𝐂𝐋𝐎𝐕𝐄𝐑: 𝚂𝚙𝚊𝚍𝚎, 𝚑𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚝, 𝚍𝚒𝚊𝚖𝚘𝚗𝚍, 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚌𝚕𝚘𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝚔𝚒𝚗𝚐𝚍𝚘𝚖.
● The 𝐛𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐬 𝐥𝐨𝐠𝐨 for 𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐝𝐨𝐦 is 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐝 by MSU-BYTES SC. Please proceed to the MSU-BYTES office, and look for 𝐌𝐫. 𝐖𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐦 𝐀. 𝐌𝐚𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐚𝐲𝐚𝐧 to obtain it.
● The design must be printable on 𝐅𝐮𝐥𝐥 𝐬𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧.
Once you’ve completed your design, submit it to the 𝐌𝐒𝐔-𝐁𝐘𝐓𝐄𝐒 𝐎𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐞 or via email at 𝐦𝐬𝐮𝐛𝐲𝐭𝐞𝐬𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐.𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑@𝐠𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐥.𝐜𝐨𝐦 on or before the deadline (𝐀𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐥 𝟎𝟕, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑). The entries will be evaluated by the designated panel of judges, consisting of the Dean and Program Coordinators. The judges’ decision is final and irrevocable.
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝗷𝘂𝗱𝗴𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝗮𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗰𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗮:
● Concept – 𝟛𝟝%
● Originality – 𝟛𝟝%
● Creativity – 𝟚𝟘%
● Overall impact – 𝟙𝟘%
𝗣𝗲𝗿𝗸𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗯𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿:
● The winning entry will receive a 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄 𝐓-𝐒𝐇𝐈𝐑𝐓 or a 𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐮𝐧𝐝 of the payment for the T-SHIRT.
● The winning design will be prominently 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐝 on the 𝐌𝐒𝐔-𝐁𝐘𝐓𝐄𝐒 𝐩𝐚𝐠𝐞.
So, what are you waiting for? Start brainstorming and get creative! We can’t wait to see your amazing T-shirt designs and celebrate our college foundation day together. For any queries, please proceed to the MSU-BYTES office, second floor, CICS Building.
Thank you for your continued dedication to our college.
By: Sacaria B. Gulam, MGD
New RFID-Enabled Attendance Monitoring System Launched at Iligan City East National High School
In an effort to modernize its attendance monitoring system, Iligan City East National High School (ICENHS) has recently installed a state-of-the-art Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system. Developed by a team of experts from MSU – College of Information and Computing Sciences, Department of Information Sciences, the system aims to provide a more efficient and reliable way of tracking student attendance.
Led by Mr. Reymark D. Deleña, MSIT(candidate) of Department of Information Sciences (DIS), along with Prof. Joseph C. Sieras, MSIT, and Ms. Azima D. Ampuan as co-proponent, the team crafted an extension proposal titled RFID-enabled Attendance Monitoring System for Iligan City East National High School. Their proposal was well-received by the school administration, which granted them permission to install and test the new system.
After several months of hard work, the team has successfully installed the necessary RFID-related equipment, including a Raspberry Pi, an ORANGE Pi, two mounted monitors, LAN connections, and six RFID readers. The monitoring software has also been thoroughly tested through integration testing. The new system is set to go live on February 20, 2023, just in time for the start of the new school year.
What’s remarkable about this project is that it also involved senior students from the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) program. Under the guidance of their professors, the BSIT Network Systems track helped with the cabling and networking of the mini computers, while the BSIT Database Systems track assisted in the software integration testing. This allowed the students to gain valuable hands-on experience in real-world project development and implementation.
The success of the project is due in large part to the support of the School Administration, led by Dr. Rosemarie S. Macarandan, as well as the School’s Parents-Teachers Association (SPTA). The DIS team is also grateful to Dr. Basari D. Mapupuno, MSU President, Dr. Fema A. Abamo, Vice Chancellor for Research, Extension, and Development, to Prof. Pandao O. Bula, Director for Extension, and Prof. Mudzna M. Asakil, Dean of CICS, for their support and guidance throughout the project.
The DIS is committed to sharing its expertise with the community and is open to collaborating with other organizations and institutions. If you’re interested in bridging the digital divide in your community, don’t hesitate to reach out to Ms. Jenan Fathma Rande, the College Extension Coordinator at MSU CICS.
In conclusion, the RFID-enabled Attendance Monitoring System is a testament to the DIS team’s dedication and expertise in developing innovative solutions that can benefit not only their students but also the community at large. With this new system in place, ICENHS is poised to lead the way in attendance monitoring and pave the way for other schools to follow suit.
By: Sacaria B. Gulam, MGD
The College of Information Technology (CIT) at the Mindanao State University Main Campus has recently undergone a renaming process and is now known as the College of Information and Computing Sciences (CICS). This change was recommended by Prof. Maimona M. Asum, the former Dean of the College, and the Executive Committee on the Board of Regents, and it was approved on July 12, 2021, to better reflect the changing trends and advancements in the field of computing and information sciences.
The College of Information and Computing Sciences (CICS) recently underwent a rigorous Certificate of Program Compliance (COPC) evaluation for its BS in Information Technology majors in Database Systems and Network Systems program, administered by the BARMM Ministry of Basic, Higher, and Technical Education (MBHTE). The evaluation took place from March 13-16, 2023.
During the four-day event, the program was thoroughly assessed in critical areas such as Administration, Faculty, Curriculum, Library, Laboratory, Admission and Retention, and Research. The purpose of the COPC evaluation was to ensure that the implementation of the BSIT program complied with all requirements in accordance with the applicable CHED Memorandum Order of Policies, Standards, and Guidelines (PSG). The PSG contains provisions that cultivate the culture of excellence in offering the program.
In preparation for the visit, the college, under the leadership of Dean – Prof. Mudzna M. Asakil, MSCS, worked diligently with the Department of Information Sciences (DIS) Faculty Taskforce, headed by DIS Chairperson Prof. Joseph C. Sieras, the Administrative Staff, the Executive Committee of the College, the BYTES Officers, and students to compile necessary documents and prepare the College facilities for the ocular inspections.
The college wishes to express its heartfelt gratitude to the MSU Administration for their steadfast support throughout the COPC journey. We would like to extend our special recognition to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, VC Dr. Amerkhan G. Cabaro for his exceptional dedication to this initiative, as well as to MSUS President Atty. Basari D. Mapupuno for his unwavering commitment. We applaud you, Sirs, for your invaluable contributions towards the success of this endeavor.
The College would like to express also its deep appreciation to Prof. Sadat G. Blah, who served as the evaluator during the BSIT COPC evaluation, for his invaluable insights, time, and recommendations. The successful completion of this evaluation underscores the commitment of the College of Information and Computing Sciences to providing high-quality education in the field of information technology.
If you are looking to build a career in the dynamic and constantly evolving field of technology, then pursuing a degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or Information Systems at the Mindanao State University – College of Information and Computing Sciences could be the perfect choice for you.
Our programs are designed to equip you with the practical skills and knowledge that you will need to seamlessly transition into the workforce upon graduation. By choosing to study in CICS, you will be joining a community of like-minded individuals who are passionate about technology and innovation, and who are committed to using their skills and knowledge to make a meaningful contribution to the world. So why wait? Take the first step towards your future today and apply to our programs.
The future of tomorrow.