AIMST University

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AIMST University
Asian Institute of Medicine, Science & Technology
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Motto Educating Tomorrow's Leaders[1]
Type Private
Established 2001
Chancellor Samy Vellu
Vice-Chancellor Harcharan Singh Sidhu
Administrative staff
250
Students >3,500
Location Bedong-Semeling, Sungai Petani, Kedah, Malaysia
Colours White, Red, Green
Nickname AIMST
Affiliations APUCEN
Website www.aimst.edu.my
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Asian Institute of Medical, Science and Technology (AIMST University) is a not-for-profit private university in Malaysia. It was established under the Maju Institute of Education Development (MIED), a not-for-profit organisation.[2][3] The university was built by Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) to provide tertiary education, particularly to Malaysian Indian students in the medical, science and engineering fields and business management. AIMST offers more than 32 degree programmes at the foundation, undergraduate, and postgraduate levels.

Registration and accreditation[edit]

AIMST University is registered with the Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia, under Sections 38 and 39 of the Private Higher Educational Institutions Act of 1996. It formally began operations on 30 October 2001, coinciding with its registration with the Department of Private Education under the Ministry of Higher Education.

The programmes are accredited by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and Ministry of Higher Education (Malaysia) (MOHE) and recognised by the Public Services Department (JPA)[4] Aimst was rated tier 4 (Very Good) for Malaysia Quality Agency (MQA) SETARA Rating in 2013. Aimst was rated tier 4 for Malaysia Quality Agency (MQA) D-SETARA Rating 2013 for Medical, Pharmacy and Dentist.[5]

History[edit]

Samy Vellu during the 51st MIC General Assembly announced the opening of new university.[6] The university was established by the MIC education arm, MIED Foundation (Maju Institute of Education Development). An application was submitted on the same day to set up AIMST at Sungai Petani, Kedah. The local firm of architects, Hijjas Kasturi Associates Bhd., was appointed by MIED as the master planner for the university; TMI-Nusantara (M) Sdn. Bhd. as the overall project manager; and KPK QS as the quantity surveyors.

Faculties[edit]

  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Allied Health Professions
  • Faculty of Applied Sciences
  • Faculty of Engineering & Computer Technology
  • Faculty of Business & Management
  • School of General & Foundation Studies
  • Centre for Lifelong Learning (CLL)

Campus life[edit]

Hostel

Student accommodation[edit]

A hostel is provided for all students. Service includes meals at the on-campus cafeteria. Bus transportation to and from the university than is not sufficient for 80% of the students in campus.

Sports and recreation[edit]

The Aimst Indoor Sports Complex provides facilities for basketball, badminton, squash and table tennis; also available are a gymnasium and an outdoor Olympic-size swimming pool.[7] Occasionally AIMST University hosts regional and international tournaments such as football, hockey and cricket matches.

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