As part of its Institution to Industry (i2i) initiative to engage with the industry to foster a symbiotic relationship, Majan College held an event here yesterday. In this event special event, the college invited around 40 of corporate leaders and MBA alumni to hear their views on how the college should engage with the industry to build a win-win relationship. The attendees explained at length how the college’s ties with the industry can be strengthened. Armstrong Jeyakumar, Director of Studies — MBA, Majan College, said Majan College, established in 1995 as College of Administrative Sciences, is the first private college in the Sultanate. The college offers undergraduate programmes in Business Management, Information Technology and English Language. The college, also, offers post-graduate programmes in Business Administration and Information Technology and M Litt (English Language). The college is certified as a tuition provider for ACCA. Majan College’s commitment to the provision of quality education, enhancing standards and continuous improvement has been acknowledged by the Quality Audit (2010) of Oman Academic Accreditation Authority and validated by Observer’s brand surveys (2009, 2010, 2011), Business Today Best Brands Surveys (2008, 2009) and World Quality Commitment Award (2007). For the i2i event, the college invited a selection of prominent members of the business community in Oman, from the public and the private sector and alumni, who are in leadership positions in their organisations. The sectors represented in this forum included Financial Services, Oil and Gas, Civil Services, Higher Education, Manufacturing, Information and Communication Technology, Consulting, Hospitality and Travel and Automobile. The Higher Education institutions, the Public and the Private Sector are critical constituents of the Value Chain of a nation’s economy. Collaboration and partnership between them is crucial for value building. The key objective of the event was to seek their valuable insights on how the college could proceed in its engagement with the industry.