King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi

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King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi
Arms of KMUTT.png
Former names
Thonburi Technical College
King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology, Thonburi Campus King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Thonburi
Motto Danto Seṭṭho Manussesu
Motto in English
"The trained man wins"
Type Public (National) research university
Established February 4, 1960 (1960-02-04)
President Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sakarindr Bhumiratana
Location (Main campus)
Bang Mot, Thung Khru, Bangkok, 10140
Campus Urban
Main campus (Bang Mod)
Bangkhuntien campus
Ratchaburi campus
Colors      Orange
Mascot Ant
Affiliations ASAIHL
KMUTT Logo.svg

King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT, มหาวิทยาลัยเทคโนโลยีพระจอมเกล้าธนบุรี) is an engineering and technology academy in Thailand, focusing on teaching, researching as well as serving industry. It is located in Thung Khru district, Bangkok and was founded on April 18, 1960.


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 an objective in 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.[citation needed]

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 was 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.[citation needed]

Governance and organisation[edit]

King Mongkut.

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. This mark can used and seen in announcements, official documents and is included in all of ceremonies of the university.[2] 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.


The KMUTT's School of Architecture and Design was established in 1995, to an provide architectural study in English language. The study program supports the concept of art, science which leads to appropriate solutions to meet the challenge of dynamic 21st century global society in Thailand and internationally. The current three bachelor's degree programs are Architecture, Interior architecture and Industrial Design (Communication Design in 2003). The school aims to educate and train students with variety vision of Architecture, Interior architecture and Industrial design. Also focusing on research and development of applied technology in art and design disciplines. In the year 2002, the school's name has been changed from the "School of Architecture" to "School of Architecture and Design" (SoAD) to fulfill the mission of being an international design school and to welcome the new program, Communication design, in the year 2003.

Student Life[edit]

KMUTT supporting academic institutes and centers serve students and permit student to relax and have fun in many educational, ethnic, and recreational social activities. Students have full access to the facilities of the University including the computer center, the wireless network, a newly renovated state-of-the-art library, on-campus residence and health service. The sports complex includes, among other facilities, a gymnasium, a basketball court, a football field, a table tennis facility and a tennis court.


Library of King Mongkut's University of technology Thonburi is the management Central Office library, and information technology to support the mission of the university to provide education, promote research, development, technical education and service to the society.


KMUTT residence is an independent, non-profit organization in cooperation with the University administration.

Sport services[edit]

There are student activities and sport services, sport equipment borrowing services such as football, volleyball etc., outdoor sport fields and indoor sport field.


Bang Mod main campus[edit]

Bangmod is the main campus of KMUTT located in 'Thonburi' on Prachauthit Road. This campus covered Bangkok Metropolis park. This total area of main campus is 52 acres (0.21 km2). The Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Industrial Education and Technology, the School of Energy, Environmental and Materials, the School of Information Technology, the School of Liberal Arts, the joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment, Graduate School of Management and Innovation, Institute of Fields Robotics, Institute for Scientific and Technological Research and Services, Computer Center and KMUTT Library are all located on this campus.[3]

Bangkhuntian Campus[edit]

The Bangkhuntian Campus, 80 acres (0.32 km2) in size, contains the School of Architecture and Design, the School of Bioresources and Technology, the Pilot Plant Development and Training Institute and the Industrial Park.[4]

Main campus dormitories[edit]

In the 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 (75 ft) x 69 m (226 ft) eleven-story building, composed of 264 rooms that accommodate 944 students. The female dormitory, completed at the amount of 60.1 million baht, was a 23 m (75 ft) x 35.7 m (117 ft) ten-story building, composed of 110 rooms that accommodate 388 students.[citation needed]

Potential and Success[edit]

In 1994

  • King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, following the Ministry of university Affairs, located 460 acres (1.9 km2) of land to expand the campus.[5]


  1. ^ "The Royal Regalia and Royal Utentsils of Thailand". Retrieved 2015-05-17. 
  2. ^ "logosociety: ตราสัญลักษณ์ มหาวิทยาลัยเทคโนโลยีพระจอมเกล้า". Blogspot. Retrieved 2015-05-17. 
  3. ^ "KMUTT Bangmod Campus | KMUTT". Retrieved 2015-05-17. 
  4. ^ "KMUTT Bangkhuntien Campus | KMUTT". Retrieved 2015-05-17. 
  5. ^ "KMUTT Ratchaburi Learning Park | KMUTT". Retrieved 2015-05-17. 

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