Higher Education in Malaysia → Private Universities
|AIMST University has the distinction of
being the first private university to be
established in Kedah Darul Amon,
and is a prestigious Science and Technology
tertiary institution in the making that has strong
research links with overseas universities and
one that is poised to play an important role in
spearheading the State's 2010 Vision.
The University, which is committed to providing equal opportunities, is the brainchild of Y.B. Dato' Seri S. Samy Vellu, the Hon. Minister of Works and the President of M.I.C., whose passion and unceasing commitment to give the Indian community and the nation at large, world-class degree programmes at truly affordable rates has won the hearts of all Malaysians,
The University which started operations barely six years ago is already offering full-fledged Degree Programmes in the areas of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Engineering, Computer Science, IT, Biotechnology and Materials Technology with Management, MIS, Business & Marketing, Management & Finance along with Foundation Programmes in Science and Business. In addition to this, the university has also recently started offering Diploma Programmes in Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Medical Laboratory Technology, Computer Networking and Business Management to give value-added options and opportunities to students.
The University boasts of enviable start- up facilities for its various courses and excellent student amenities, including accommodation, counseling services, a Student Health Clinic, gym and other sporting and recreational facilities.
|Why Study at AIMST?
AIMST offers several comparative advantages that continue to attract and inspire its students, both locally and overseas. Among these are:
• A highly-professional faculty with strong research base and conversant with
the needs of students as the creative workforce in a technologically fast- changing world has been hand-picked to deliver our degree programmes.
• Low student to staff ratio provides a conducive learning and teaching environment with maximum interaction.
• AIMST works closely with prestigious universities both locally and overseas in the design of course curricula and quality control systems.
• AIMST prides itself in being relevant and modern - we are always upgrading our courses and syllabus to meet the changing needs of the industry
• Modern laboratories with state-of-the-art teaching and research equipment.
• AIMST degree programmes in the Science, Engineering and IT fields incorporate valuable work experience in top-class companies not just in Kedah but also throughout the country, and optionally, overseas.
• AIMST offers complementary taught modules on techno-preneurship, critical thinking, advanced English language skills, computer literacy, along with a host of personal enrichment courses which give all our programmes a distinct marketable appeal.
• AIMST strongly believes that research and high quality teaching are inextricably bound together and that this ethos should underpin all its courses.
• AIMST provides student services on a 24 hour basis.
• AIMST offers guaranteed accommodation for all students at the lowest rates in the country,
|Asian Institute of Medicine, Science and
Technology (AIMST) is a private University
offering programmes in the fields of Medicine
and Health Sciences, Applied Sciences,
Engineering, Computer Science and
Information Technology and Business. The
curricula for most of its degree programmes
are drawn from prestigious overseas
universities including the University of Bristol,
In addition to the degree programmes, AIMST also offers Foundation Programmes in Science and Business. Students who have completed their SPM or have equivalent qualifications can enroll in the Foundation Programmes before proceeding to degree studies.
AIMST degree programmes, which are conducted in English, are also open to international students, We welcome a multiethnic and multinational student population that will enrich student campus life and foster a vibrant academic environment at AIMST.
Presently, AIMST has the distinction of being the first technical university in Kedah and the first among the private sector universities in the country that has included several branches of science among its taught disciplines, This strongly reflects the University's philosophy that future technology is based on today's science, and that without the support of science, technology cannot be fully exploited. The University, while currently promoting its undergraduate courses, is also actively developing its postgraduate programmes. at the same time. The full breadth of these programmes will unfold by mid 2007.
AIMST strongly believes that high quality research and teaching are inextricably bound together and that this ethos should underpin all of its postgraduate course offerings. Students enrolled for the postgraduate courses, irrespective of whether they are following taught or research programmes, will come into contact with high profile experts in their fields. The option to follow a part-time course of study will only be limited to selected postgraduate diploma programmes. All other courses conducted by the University are on a full-time basis,
To strengthen interaction between AIMST staff and professionals in the industry, commerce and the public sector, as well as to ensure that research and consultancy work in the University are in niche areas that can also benefit from the latest insights, three specialist centers will be immediately established. They are the Centre for Postgraduate Medical Education and Health Services, the Advanced Technology Centre, and the Bioinformatics Centre. Support staff for these Centers will be drawn from the Faculties of Medicine and Health Sciences; Engineering and Computer Technology, and Applied Sciences.
The University fully subscribes to the tenets of the K-economy, asserting that knowledge is the key contributor to economic growth and wealth creation as well as the basis of comparative advantage in the dawning era of globalization. Towards this end, the university pledges to continue its efforts of attracting top quality tenured and associate staff both locally and overseas from time to time to conduct and develop its teaching and research programmes. It will also in the course of its development, forge strategic links with a number of regional and international centers of excellence as well as with the industry at large in promoting the identification and delivery of competitive programmes.
The University assists in obtaining financial aid for students through a number of agencies. All degree students are eligible to apply for the PTPTN loan through our Student Affairs Division. Loans from commercial banks are also available.
Student Counselling and Support Services
The on-campus counselling service aims to contribute to the welfare and well-being of the student population. Our professionally trained Student Counsellors provide individuals and groups counseling, career services and disability support.
The Student Affairs Division is responsible for catering to the needs and welfare of students and covers all aspects related to student development. It oversees the development and management of student activities via societies and clubs and through events such as sports, cultural and debating activities.
The AIMST Student Health Clinic has been set up to provide routine medical care for students and staff alike.
Student Activities and Recreation
At AIMST we encourage students to not only excel academically but also to actively involve themselves in extra-curricular activities. The Main Campus allows students to do just that. The Sports complex comprises an international standard track and field, an indoor stadium complete with badminton courts, squash courts, both indoor and outdoor basketball courts, a gym plus a swimming pool.
Two large functionally designed prayer rooms, one for men and the other for women, are available for Muslim staff and students to perform their religious obligations.
International Students Office
Our International Student Office provides several services for overseas students, some of which are VISA processing, arranging student permits, counselling and advice on financial aid resources.
The AIMST Cafeteria provides catering for staff and students. Our cafeteria serves both vegetarian and non-vegetarian halal food and we have a wide selection of dishes on the menu, which includes both local and western cuisine.
The Student Residence located within our Main Campus at Semeling is ideally suited to cater to the students' basic everyday needs. Each apartment consists of 3 bedrooms, a living room, a kitchenette and ample bath facilities. These apartments range from 4 students to a room, 3 students to a room, 2 students to a room and single occupancy rooms. Laundry and transport services are also available. A post-office, mini-market, banking facilities and hair saloon will be in place soon. Health and safety concerns of hostellers are ensured through the services of well-trained security / wardens.