Masterskill cautiously optimistic of turnaround
Siva Kumar M. Jeyapalan, the former
chairman of Masterskill Education Group Bhd (MEGB) has
retired as director on 19 June 2015.
Siva Kumar retires from Masterskill board
Masterskill shareholders yes to property sales
Monday, 19 January 2015
Saturday, 15 November 2014
Asiamet Education Group Bhd.
Masterskill University College of Health
Kejururawatan dan Kesihatan Masterskill, Kampus Ipoh
No. 24, 26 & 28, Lebuh Perusahaan Klebang 1,
IGB International Industrial Park, Jalan Kuala Kangsar, Tasik, 30010 Ipoh, Perak.
No Tel : 05-290 5888 No Faks : 05-291 1995
E-Mel : email@example.com
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During its heyday in 2009, MASTERSKILL EDUCATION GROUP BERHAD had about 14,000 students. Today, it has only 2,000 students, out of which 85 are medical students.
Seri Dr Santhara Kumar Ramanaidu
After steering Asia Metropolitan University (formerly Masterskill University College of Health Sciences) on to new horizons by opening up various new and exciting options in the education industry and achieving full university status, it is time for Santhara Kumar resigned from the company effective yesterday to pursue other interests and be an active citizen,” said the company in a filing with Bursa Malaysia.
Dato' Sri Dr. Santhara Kumar A/L Ramanaidu ("Dato' Sri Dr. Edmund Santhara") served as Group Chief Executive Officer of Masterskill Education Group Berhad from January 1, 2010 to April 17, 2013.
Dato’ Sri Dr. Kumar joined Boca Asia pacific Sdn Bhd as a Product Manager in charge of formulating and executing its marketing and sales plan for the asia pacific region.
He left Hitechniaga in 1997 to join MBF Finance Berhard as a Manager, where he was responsible for planning and executing marketing plans for Masterskill Education Group Berhad. In 1998, he joined Taylor's College Sdn Bhd, a part of the MBF Education Group, as its Head of Research and Development and competitive intelligence. In 1999, he left the MBF Group to provide consultancy services for educational institutions.
In 2001, he joined Cosmopoint college of technology as the centre manager/ Chief Executive Officer of its ipoh metro campus where he was responsible for the overall management of Masterskill Education Group Berhad.
He subsequently joined imperia institute of technology, Malaysia as its director of marketing in 2004 where he was responsible for formulating and executing Masterskill Education Group Berhad, marketing strategy.
He joined Masterskill in October 2004 as its director of Business development, where his duties included enhancing Masterskill Education Group Berhad, business opportunities and developments to spur growth.
He conceptualized, planned, implemented and managed projects which eventually boosted masterkill's revenue. In January 2005, he was promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer where he was responsible for the overall management of masterkill including formulating company policies, rules and regulations.
In September 2005, he became the Chief Executive Officer of masterkill, responsible for delivering and driving revenue growth, mobilizing the business, implementing international franchise models.
He serves as a Trustee of Masterskill University College of Health Sciences (MUCH). He serves as a Director of Masterskill (M) Sdn Bhd.
He has been Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Masterskill Education Group Berhad since April 17, 2013 and served as its Executive Director from May 26, 2008 to April 17, 2013.
He was awarded the Brand Personality Award by the Asia Pacific Brands Foundation and the Brand Laureatte in 2009.
He was name Malaysia's Ernst & Young Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year award to represent Malaysia in Monte Carlo at the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
He was also selected to receive the 2007 National Youth Award from the Prime Minister of Malaysia on the National Youth Day.
In November 2008, he represented Malaysia in the Creative Young Entrepreneur Award competition at the junior Chamber International World Congress in New Delhi and won the world award.
Dato’ Sri Dr. Kumar was admitted as a member of the Malaysian Institute of Management in 1999. In 2007, he was admitted as a member of the Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management and the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Malaysia. In 2007, he was also admitted as an associate member of the Harvard Business School Alumni Club of Malaysia after completing the ASEAN Senior Management Development program.
He graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He subsequently obtained a Master of Business Administration from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland in 1998. He obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Malaysia in 1999. He earned Doctorate in Business Administration at the university of Newcastle, Australia.
Masterskill Education Group Bhd (MEGB)
Self-made entrepreneur Datuk Seri Dr Edmund Santhara resigns as CEO of Masterskill in April 2013
Dr Santhara, 42, is Masterskill Education Group Bhd MEGB’s largest shareholder with a 23.8% stake valued at about RM56 million in 2013, which hit a valuation of RM426 million in 2010 at the peak of the company’s share price.
Dr Santhara will remain as a non-ED.
Masterskill Education Group Bhd MEGB’ main education arm, Masterskill University College of Health (MUCH), has been reframed as Asia Metropolitan University (AMU) and acquired the full fledged university status under Dr Shathara’s stewardship.
Reference : Businessweek
been in the red since the fourth quarter
of 2011, Masterskill Education Group Bhd
is determined to take the bull by the
horns as it strives to return to profit.
Largest Healthcare Education Provider and Largest Healthcare Operator
Masterskill Education Group Bhd. is Malaysia's largest provider of healthcare and nursing education.
KPJ Healthcare Bhd, the largest private hospital operator in Malaysia.
On July 25, 2011 KPJ’s education subsidiary, KPJ International College of Nursing and Health Sciences (KPJIUC), attained University College status from the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE), giving it a boost in academic standing and the ability to grant its own degrees. At the award ceremony, KPJ announced that it plans to invest RM120 million in the physical expansion of its Nilai campus and aims to see a student enrolment of 10,000 by 2015. KPJ college hopes to acquire the status of a full-fledged university by 2016.
By 2013 KPJ has become a competitor to Masterskill in Healthcare education providing.
KPJ is ambitious and confident about
entering the playing field and there are
good reasons for Masterskill to be wary of
It is noteworthy that Masterskill’s current
revenue base is about 10 times higher than
KPJIUC’s, while its student base is over
seven times larger than KPJIUC’s.
Both colleges have varying strategies to attract students.
20% of KPJ’s students are funded by the group and
thus bonded to serve with the healthcare
provider. This secures the student’s future
with a job, and KPJ with a steady supply of
quality new staff.
In 2013, Masterskill
introduced new non-health science courses
in the areas of :
In April 2011, Masterskill group CEO Datuk Seri Edmund Santhara signed an MoU on behalf of its unit Masterskill (M) Sdn Bhd with Indonesian listed PT Sejahteraraya Anugrahjaya (PTSA) to teach and train its students at the Mayapada Hospital in Tangerang, Indonesia, as well as to establish a university in Indonesia in the future.
MASTERSKILL EDUCATION GROUP BERHAD
Masterskill College Sabah
Kota Kinabalu Metro Campus, is the top
choice of Nursing Colleges in Sabah for
students who are serious about pursuing
a successful career in the field of
The diploma courses
offered are Nursing, Physiotherapy,
Medical Laboratory Technology,
Environmental Health, Pharmacy and
Healthcare. All the programmes are
approved by the MQA and endorsed by the
Ministry of Higher Education of
Malaysia. Five more courses including
Diploma in Occupational Therapy,
Forensic Science, Medical Imaging and
Occupational Safety & Health would be
introduced at the Sabah campus.
Courses available are as follows:
Diploma in Nursing
Diploma in Healthcare
Diploma in Pharmacy
Diploma in Physiotherapy
Diploma in Environmental Health
Diploma in Medical Laboratory
Masterskill Global College
MASTERSKILL College of Nursing and Health
Rebranded to Masterskill Global College in 2012
MasterSkill is the largest nursing college in Malaysia, with the capacity to train up to 1,000 nurses a year.
The Nursing programme is
fully recognized by :
Hence students will be employed at any Government or private hospitals and Health Institutions
The college is determined to be the Centre of Excellence in Health Science Education in the Asia. This is evident in the rapid changes taking place in and around the Institution. MASTERSKILL has grown from a School of Nursing and Healthcare into the biggest college in Nursing and Health offering several programs in health sciences.
In 2007, The Malaysian Nursing Board also entrusts MASTERSKILL to recruit 1,000 students a year in order to produce a minimum of 1,000 registered nurses for the country.
The aims of the college are to contribute towards the nursing profession and to meet the health needs in Malaysia. It prepares graduates to function effectively in multifaceted roles to promote the health and well being of the people.
OBJECTIVES : Kolej Kejururawatan Dan Kesihatan Masterskill
• To assist Malaysian government mainly the Ministry of Health (MOH) in training and producing adequate qualified professional nurses and allied health graduates to meet the demand at the various government hospitals throughout the country.
• To train and produce qualified nurses and paramedics for the private sector.
• To provide opportunities to the younger generation to develop a successful career in nursing and healthcare.
AMU - Asia Metropolitan University
2012 Total Number of Graduands / Certificate Holders
|Programme||Number of Graduands/Certificate Holders (approximately)|
The difference between graduands and graduates :
A graduand is someone who is eligible to graduate, but has not yet graduated.
|October 2012 The Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MoHE) approved Masterskill University College of Health Sciences (MUCH) to be upgraded to a full-fledged university ASIA Metropolitan University.|
|Another major initiative embarked by the Company is the international school. The Ministry of Education Malaysia has granted one of the company subsidiary the license to operate an international school. The Ipoh campus has been earmarked as the site for the international school.|
|AMU has also been given the recognition as one of the
private university recognized by the China Government. This
recognition has opened AMU doors for China students to purse
their studies at AMU Campuses that is in tandem with the
Group’s strategy to bring in more international students to
AMU is recognized by the China Government as
one of the 71 Malaysian universities or university colleges
for China students to study at. With this recognition, AMU
is poised to receive international students from China
specifically to fulfill our strategic move for
|Masterskill Education Group Berhad (MEGB) is a leading
operator in Allied Health and Non Allied Health in Malaysia,
principally engaged in the provision of higher education and
training in nursing, medical and allied health via its
The Group expanded from Health into Non-health science programmes beginning 2012 in offering programmes in relation to business.
Beginning 2013 more programmes are
introduced in the areas of :
On the international expansion, the Company is focusing on the franchising method and recruitment of international student across Asian Countries.
The group expand business through :
1) ASIA Metropolitan University (AMU) -
2) Masterskill Global Colleges (MGC) -attained university status in 2012 offers students a range of degree and diploma courses in nursing and allied health disciplines at post-secondary level.
registered with the MoHE in 2004 offers students a range of diploma courses in nursing and allied health disciplines at post-secondary level.
Both AMU and MGC have an active student base
of about 9,000 students in 2012.
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