Universiti Malaysia Kelantan or University of Malaysia, Kelantan – UMK is a public university located in Kelantan in Malaysia. The formation of the university was mooted during the tabling of the Ninth Malaysia Plan and approved by the cabinet of Malaysia on June 14, 2006. The launching ceremony was held at the end of 2006 by Prime Minister, Y.A.B. Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. The first students were enrolled with the commencement of the June 2007 semester.
The Prime Minister of Malaysia announced the government’s approval to establish a university in Kelantan under the Ninth Malaysia Plan on 31 March 2006.
On 14 June 2006, a Cabinet Meeting approved the establishment of the university. Taglines such as “Entrepreneurship is Our Thrust” and “Entrepreneurial University” are used to promote the philosophy of the university. Studies are grouped into three fields:
Entrepreneurship and Business ;
Creative Technology and Heritage;
Agro-Industry and Science of Natural Resources.
Apart from the three fields of study, emphasis is given to acquiring language and soft skills.
UMK first Convocation Festival was held from 15 to 19 September 2011 at Bachok Campus, in Bachok Kelantan. It was the first Convocation festival held in Kelantan.
266 first graduates of UMK from the Faculty of Agro Industry and Natural Resources (42 people); Faculty of Entrepreneurship and Business (83 persons) and the Faculty of Creative Technology and Heritage (141 people) received a Bachelor degree of their faculties at the First Convocation of UMK which was held at a hotel in Kota Bharu, Kelantan on 19 September 2011.
Among the degrees awarded was a Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (Commerce) with Honours: Bachelor of Applied Science (Agriculture Technology Entrepreneurship) With Honors; a Bachelor of Creative Technology with Honours and a Bachelor of Heritage Studies with Honours. One post-graduate student was awarded a Master’s degree of Entrepreneurship (Management) and two a Master’s degree of Science (Agriculture Biotechnology).
UMK awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Entrepreneurship (Human Capital Development) to the fifth Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Haji Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
UMK simultaneously held the Proclamation ceremony of His Majesty Tuanku Chancellor, Sultan Mohammed V, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan Darul Naim as Your Highness Chancellor of UMK, and the appointment of His Royal Highness, Dr. Tengku Muhammad Faiz Petra Ibni Sultan Ismail Petra, who is the Crown Prince of Kelantan as the Pro-Chancellor of UMK was held.
UMK introduced the logo of convocation which uses the colors of UMK which are blue, orange and red.
UMK first graduates will become the first alumni, thus, a song titled “Detik Ini” was created by the university as a memento for them.
Qualified Malaysian citizens invited to fill a vacancies at Universiti Malaysia Kelantan as follows :
Pegawai Belia & Sukan S48
Pembantu Keselamatan KP17
Pengawal Keselamatan KP11
Tukang K3 R9
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