King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi

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King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi
Arms of KMUTT.png
Motto Danto Seṭṭho Manussesu
Motto in English "The trained man wins"
Established February 4, 1960 (1960-02-04)
Type Public
President Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sakarindr Bhumiratana
Location Bangkok, Thailand
Campus Urban
Main campus (Bang Mod)
Bangkhuntien campus
Ratchaburi campus
Former names Thonburi Technical College
King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology, Thonburi Campus King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Thonburi
Colors      Orange
Affiliations ASAIHL

King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT, มหาวิทยาลัยเทคโนโลยีพระจอมเกล้าธนบุรี) is a leading technology academy in Thailand, focusing on teaching and researching in engineering and technology as well as serving industry. The short famous name of the university is "Bangmod", a local name for the area around the university. KMUTT is located in Thung Khru district, Bangkok and it was officially founded on April 18, 1960. The university has three campuses: two of them in Bangkok (Bang Mod and Bangkhuntian) and the third one in Ratchaburi province.


King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi can trace its origin to the Thonburi Technical College (TTC) which was established on February 4, 1960 by the Department of Vocational Education, Ministry of Education. TTC has as its objective the training of technicians, technical instructors and technologists. By the virtue of the Technology Act, enacted April 21, 1971, three technical institutes are under the Department of Vocational Education: Thonburi Technical Institute (TTI), North Bangkok Technical Institute, and Nonthaburi Telecommunication Institute. They were combined to form one degree-granting institution under the name of King Mongkut's Institute of Technology (KMIT) constituting three campuses. TTC thus became KMIT Thonburi campus. In 1974, KMIT was transferred from the Ministry of Education to the Ministry of University Affairs.

A new Technology Act was enacted February 19, 1986: the three campuses of KMIT became three autonomous institutes, each having the status of university. KMIT Thonburi campus became King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Thonburi (KMITT).

On March 7, 1998 as announced in the Royal Gazette, KMITT became King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi. KMUTT is the first among public universities in Thailand to receive full autonomy. Its administrative system is now patterned after international government-owned universities. The new act gives KMUTT total control over its budget, allows it to own and manage property, and grants authority to set up new faculties and departments as well as introduce new academic programs.

Formal mark of King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi[edit]

This formal mark is the personal mark of Phra Bat Somdet Phra Poramenthra Maha Mongkut Phra Chom Klao Chao Yu Hua or Rama IV also known as King Mongkut. The features of the mark are that the middle of it is a Pra Maha Mongkut or Great Crown of Victory, the most important of the five regalia that are( The Great Crown of Victory, The Sword of Victory, The Royal Staff, The Royal Up-Turned Slippers and The Royal Fan, and Royal Fly Whisk)[1] It has a white tiered umbrella of kingship bracing both sides. All of the symbols are located in a 2 layered circle which has characters both in Thai and English showing the name of the university which attach inside the down curved of the circle.[2] This mark can used and seen in announcements, official documents and is included in all of ceremonies of the university.[3] The local flower of King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi is "Thammaruksa", a flower that can easily can be found in this university since it was set up. The color of the flower corresponds with the official color of the university. Moreover, it is an auspicious color for students and personnel, as its meaning is "dharma" which naturally protects people who follow in dharma.

Academic programs[edit]

Development of academic programs of KMUTT can be broadly grouped into three periods. These are

  • First decade: The mission of the university was to produce technicians (through three-year programs after Grade 12) and practical engineers (through five-year programs after Grade 12) and technical instructors for technical colleges (through two-year programs after technician diploma) at bachelor degree level.
  • Second decade: The university established a broader academic program in science and technology by offering bachelor degree programs in engineering and multidisciplinary technologies.
  • Third decade: New areas in science, engineering and multidisciplinary technologies are covered at bachelor, master and doctoral degree levels resulting in increased emphasis on research, development and international academic cooperation. Five doctoral programs in engineering and multidisciplinary technology are offered. A Master's program in applied linguistics and bachelor programs in architecture have been initiated. Technical services units were established.

Further details on degree programs can be found at

Another option for students who want to further their study in Design, KMUTT provides course: SOA+D: School of Architecture and Design, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi. Follow this link to learn more about SOA+D for Master Degree: *[7]

Being one of the top technological universities, KMUTT has a mandate to cradle leading scientists and technologists capable of performing research and development for the broad purpose of enhancing the standard of living for mankind.


Bang Mod Main Campus[edit]

King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi
126 Pracha Uthit Rd., Bang Mod, Thung Khru,
Bangkok 10140
Telphone: +662 427 0039, +662 470 8000

Main campus dormitories[edit]

In fiscal year 1995–1997, the government granted a budget of 190.8 million baht to King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi to construct the dormitory. The male dormitory, completed for 130.7 million baht, was a 23 m x 69 m eleven-story building, consisting of 264 rooms that accommodate 944 students. The female dormitory, completed at the amount of 60.1 million baht, was a 23m x 35.7m ten-story building, consisting of 110 rooms that accommodate 388 students.

The administration of King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi dormitory is autonomous. It was granted the authority to operate as a self-supporting organization, albeit supervised by King Mongkut's University of Technology under the KMUTT regulations governing the student dormitory as of 2002.

In 2003 academic year, the university switched the female dormitory to the male's to satisfy the ever-increasing accommodation demand of female student residents, whereas male student residents have been continually decreasing.

Bangkhuntian Campus[edit]

King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (Bang Khun Thian Campus)
49 Soi Thian Thale 25, Bang Khun Thian Chai Thale Road,
Tha Kham, Bang Khun Thian, Bangkok 10150
Telephone: +662 452 3456 Fax: +662 452 3455

Ratchaburi Campus[edit]

In 1994, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, following the Ministry of university Affairs, located 460 acres[4] of land to expand the campus. Ratchaburi province is the most suitable because it is at the south of Bangkok and near the main campus, KMUTT Bang Mod. Thus, the distance between the two campuses is not far and it is easy to provide support. Furthermore, Ratchaburi province has a calm and beautiful atmosphere. The objective of expanding the campus is to develop the university to be university city which has[5]
- Studying and research buildings
- Industrial building
- Schools and hospitals
- Student and instructor dormitories
- Experimental plots for agricultural industry, resources and agricultural machinery
- Natural and research gardens
- Recreational areas and sport complexes KMUTT ME 48th scum
- A large reservoir

King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi Ratchaburi campus is residential college. The students live on campus for convenience to enhance other skills apart from only studying. The teachers teaching as acting directors, that is giving knowledge and doing activities with students. Thus, both teacher and student have more experiences. Normal university emphasizes academic knowledge. On the other hand, the residential college enhances other skills that to develope social and production of country. The residential university produces students that have the following needed characteristic which are leadership, able to adjust and communication abilities.[6]

Learning and Studying
At the beginning, learning and studying at KMUTT Ratchaburi campus is for teaching students of the Engineering faculty. In the first years and the second years students will study at the Ratchaburi campus and in the third and final years students will study at KMUTT Bang Mod, the main campus. In the future, liberal arts education curriculum will be planned for preparing citizens of the 21st century. The new departments of Engineer and Science will be opened in this campus.[7]

Official university website[edit]



  • Infothai CM Co. Ltd, The royal regalia and Royal utensils of Siam. (October 27, 2013).

Retrieved October 27, 2013, from


  1. ^ [1] The royal regalia and Royal utensils of Siam.2013
  2. ^ th:มหาวิทยาลัยเทคโนโลยีพระจอมเกล้าธนบุรี มหาวิทยาลัยเทคโนโลยีพระจอมเกล้าธนบุรี2013
  3. ^ [2] Logosociety2010
  4. ^ [3] Campuses & Sites “KMUTT Ratchaburi Learning Park”2013
  5. ^ [4]“King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi Ratchaburi campus”2013
  6. ^ [5] King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi ( Ratchaburi campus ): “คณะวิศวกรรมศาสตร์ Residential Collage” 2012
  7. ^ [6] King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi ( Ratchaburi campus ): “คณะวิศวกรรมศาสตร์ Residential Collage” 2012

Coordinates: 13°39′06″N 100°29′44″E / 13.65167°N 100.49556°E / 13.65167; 100.49556