About UMK

HISTORY OF UMK

The establishment of a university in Kelantan was made as a component in the Ninth Malaysia Plan to support the quality human capital development in the higher education sector. The federal agreement was announced by the Prime Minister on the 31 March 2006 in the Ninth Malaysia Plan proposal.

The establishment of the university was approved in the Cabinet Meeting on the 14 June 2006. The cabinet has specified that the philosophy of the curriculum in UMK should be based on entrepreneurship and enterprise education in all the study programmes. Therefore, taglines such as "Entrepreneurship is Our Thrust" and "Entrepreneurial University" are widely used to promote the philosophy of this university. Specialized studies for short and moderate term would be grouped into three fields of studies, namely:

1. Entrepreneurship and Business;
2. Creative Technology and Heritage;
3. Agro-Based Industry and Earth Sciences

Apart from the three fields of studies, the significant emphasis would be given to acquiring languages and the development of soft skills. The aim of these learning programmes is to produce high-quality human capital with a first class mentality and exemplary entrepreneurship attributes. It is hoped that this would contribute to the global prosperity by improving the capability and capacity of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME), and also towards the development of a highly entrepreneurial commercial society. In line with all areas of study, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is employed as an enabler.

Timeline UMK

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The establishment of a university in Kelantan was made as a component in the Ninth Malaysia Plan to support the quality human capital development in the higher education sector. The federal agreement was announced by the Prime Minister on the 31 March 2006 in the Ninth Malaysia Plan proposal.

31 March 2006

14 June 2006

The establishment of the university was approved in the Cabinet Meeting on the 14 June 2006.

The establishment of this universiti was recorded in the country's legislative history after it was gazetted on 7 December 2006, P.U. (A) as a university with the name and title as "Universiti Malaysia Kelantan" effective on 1 September 2006

7 December 2006

1 October 2006

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The first Vice-Chancellor of University Malaysia Kelantan was Prof. Dato’ Ir. Dr. Zainai bin Mohamed, who was appointed on 1 October 2006.

The temporary campus of UMK at Taman Bendahara began its official operation on 1 July 2007 with the registration of 295 pioneering students

1 July 2007

1 May 2007

Section 10 under University Malaysia Kelantan Constitution in accordance with section 8 (1) Schedule 1 of the University and University Colleges Act 1971 (Act 30), Seri Paduka Yang di-Pertuan Agong has consented to His Majesty Tuanku Ismail Petra Ibni Almarhum Sultan Yahya Petra, Al-Sultan Kelantan, appointed as the first Chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Kelantan from 1 May 2007 to 30 April 2012

Appointment of Senate as the main academic body of the University was established under section 22 , University Malaysia Kelantan Constitution . The First Senate Meeting was held on 19 June 2007 at The Summit Hotel, Subang Jaya, Selangor

19 June 2007

19 June 2007

The Top Management of the university also known as University Executive Committee was established based on University Malaysia Kelantan Constitution under section 21. The first meeting was held on 19 June 2007 at The Summit Hotel, Subang Jaya, Selangor

The Board Directors of the University is established based on section 17 of University Malaysia Kelantan Constitution. The First University Board Meeting was held on 22 June 2007 at the PNB Darby Park Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

22 June 2007

16 March 2008

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University has introduced UMK logo on 16 March 2008.

"Terbilang UMK" song was introduced on 8 June 2008. by "Ariffin bin Pawanchik" and lyrics written by "Marwan bin Ismail".

8 June 2008

10 August 2008

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The University has officially introduced its ceremonial equipment on August 10, 2008 in conjunction with the Proclamation Ceremony of His Majesty Universiti Malaysia Kelantan Chancellor

UMK's first convocation was held from 15 to 19 September 2011 at Bachok Campus, in Bachok, Kelantan.

15 September 2011

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