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H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s i

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y The AIMST University is just 16 years old; but, it is considered as one of the best universities among Malaysian universities. The purpose of this pictorial book is to document and highlight the exclusive infrastructure, the natural beauty, and the uniqueness of the AIMST University’s campus. The AIMST

University is unique in a sense that it is built on a restored disturbed landscape for a meaningful purpose. Like other world-class universities, the AIMST University is determined to mould the lives of the young generation. The most important mission of the AIMST University is to make education affordable to the Malaysian and International students. Both, needy Malaysian and International A BIRD’S

students should take advantage of the affordable medical and non-medical degree programmes offered by the AIMST University. This book will be helpful to all students, parents, new-staff, netizens, potential collaborators of the university and readers in better understanding about the EYE VIEW

AIMST University and its exclusive infrastructure, facilities, unique architecture and the natural beauty of the campus.

OF THE AIMST UNIVERSITY

Highlights of the Exclusive Infrastructure,

Facilities and the Natural Beauty of the AIMST University

Subhash Bhore

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T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

A BIRD’S

EYE VIEW

OF THE AIMST UNIVERSITY

Highlights of the Exclusive Infrastructure,

Facilities and the Natural Beauty of the AIMST University

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s i i i

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y A BIRD’S

EYE VIEW

OF THE AIMST UNIVERSITY

Highlights of the Exclusive Infrastructure,

Facilities and the Natural Beauty of the AIMST University

Subhash Bhore

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H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s v

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y A BIRD’S

EYE VIEW

OF THE AIMST UNIVERSITY

Highlights of the Exclusive Infrastructure,

Facilities and the Natural Beauty of the AIMST University

Subhash Bhore

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H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s v i i

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y This book is dedicated to

all students, parents, fund donors, members of the

Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC), national

and international collaborators,

and well-wishers of the

AIMST University.

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H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s i x

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

“Education is not the learning of facts, but

the training of the mind to think. (Because)

imagination is more important than knowledge.”

Albert Einstein

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Foreword

Education is very important for the overall

progress of the society and the human

wellbeing. In this modern era, Asian

countries do have a great potential in providing

affordable education to the local and international

students.

In Malaysia, there are more than 62 higher education

institutions (HEIs) including satellite branches of

the foreign universities that offers biomedical and

non-biomedical degree programmes.

The AIMST University (AIMST) is the first private

university in the northern part of the Peninsular

Malaysia that offers various biomedical and non-

biomedical degree programmes. As a founder

of the AIMST, I am really delighted; because, on

March 15, 2016, university has completed sixteen

(16) glorious years.

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s x i

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

“My dream is to develop this university as a world-class university with excellence in teaching and research, and to provide services for the wellbeing of the society and the humanity.”

In short time, AIMST has made a noticeable

On this occasion of the 16th anniversary

16th birthday. I honorably thank all the staff

impact in terms of high quality in the

of the AIMST, I am glad to inform you that

of the AIMST for their contribution which

education industry. I am proud to tell you

as of October 2015, AIMST has produced

helped in elevating AIMST to this level.

that AIMST is well-equipped with the

1184 medical doctors, 604 biotechnology

‘state-of-the-art’ facilities for the teaching

graduates, 320 dentist, 422 pharmacist, 140

I take this opportunity to appeal to all

and research in medical and non-medical

nurses, 124 physiotherapists, and several

students, staff, scholars, and existing and

domains.

engineering and business graduates.

potential collaborators to take full advantage

of the ‘state-of-the-art’ facilities available at

In order to grow further, we are putting-in-

My dream is to develop this university as

the AIMST.

efforts to enhance the quality of our various

a world-class university with excellence

biomedical and non-biomedical degree

in teaching and research, and to provide

programmes by ensuring that the courses

services for the wellbeing of the society and

Dato’ Seri Utama Dr. S Samy Vellu

remains affordable for local and foreign

the humanity.

Special Envoy to India and South Asia on Infrastructure;

students.

Chairman of MIED; Founder, Chairman and Chancellor

of the AIMST University

Sincerely, I want to thank all donors,

Currently, AIMST receives about 53 - 57%

supporters and well-wishers of the AIMST.

extra applications (apart from the quota given

by the Ministry of Education) from students

This book highlights the unique architecture,

for the admission in biomedical degree

world-class infrastructure, facilities available,

programmes. However, biotechnology and the natural beauty of the AIMST campus.

degree programmes and other degree

I want to thank Senior Associate Professor

programmes are also becoming popular

Dr. Subhash Bhore for his efforts in bringing

among the students.

out this book to commemorate the AIMST’s

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PREFACE

In this modern era, education ecosystem

is changing rapidly than never before.

For each university, it is important to

provide a conducive teaching, learning and

research atmosphere for all students and

academic staff.

We are very proud of the exclusive

infrastructure and a lush green AIMST

University (AIMST) campus which contributes

significantly in creating a wonderful

educational ambiance.

On March 15, 2016, the AIMST has

successfully completed 16 years. In this

short time, university has made a noticeable

progress beyond expectations and became a

well-known university in the country and the

region.

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s x i i i

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

“Our graduates are highly in demand due to the overall quality of the graduates and their efficient communication skills.”

The unique concept of the AIMST campus

because, our graduates are highly in demand

In just 16 years, university has made a

and buildings was prepared by a world

due to the overall quality of the graduates

tremendous progress. The contribution of all

renowned architect, Hijjas Kasturi. University

and their efficient communication skills.

staff, students and all stakeholders is really

campus concept is also in line with the ‘Go

laudable. I want to thank, all those have

Green’ concept. The design helps us to

Wonderful infrastructure of the AIMST and a

contributed directly and indirectly to bring

minimize the electricity consumption and

lush green campus are enabling us to provide

AIMST to this level.

keeping staff fit by unintentional optimal

a conducive ambience.

walking.

I hope that all students, staff, stakeholders,

I am glad that Senior Associate Professor

and collaborator’s support and contributions

The AIMST formally started its operations

Dr. Subhash Bhore came out with this book

will elevate this university further.

on 30 October 2001 that coincides with its

to commemorate the 16th birthday of

registration with the Department of Private

the university. I thank Dr. Subhash for his

Education under the Ministry of Higher

initiative and the sincere efforts.

Education. In line with the vision of the

Senior Prof. M. Ravichandran

founder, the AIMST is aiming to become a

Definitely, this book, ‘A Bird’s Eye View of

Chief Executive & Vice-Chancellor

premier university in the country and region

the AIMST University’ will help students,

The AIMST University

to cater the needs of needy local, regional

parents, new-staff, netizens, and the

and international students.

potential collaborators of the university in

understanding about our AIMST’s exclusive

Our priority is to provide and maintain

infrastructure, facilities, unique architecture

the quality of technical education at an

and the natural beauty of the campus.

affordable price. In fact, we are proud;

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H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s x v

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y Author’s Note

about the AIMST University was conceived.

Prof. M. Ravichandran, Vice-Chancellor and

When I shared it with Prof. M. Ravichandran,

Chief Executive of the AIMST University for

Vice-Chancellor of the AIMST University, he

supporting publication of this book.

promptly supported the idea of publishing

I also want to thank Dr. S. Kathiresan,

this book on the occasion of the AIMST

Acting Registrar for supporting this book

University’s 16th anniversary.

publication.

To proceed further, Vice-Chancellor’s office

I also wish to thank Maju Institute of

provided a wonderful collection of the

Educational Development (MIED) for

photographs and the relevant information

supporting this book publication.

with a great zeal.

The front cover design and layout of this

The main purpose of this book is to highlight

book is done by Mr. Subramaniam, Ingara

the exclusive and appreciable infrastructure,

Design and Connections, Kuala Lumpur, and

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facilities and the natural beauty of the

I thank him for his help and support. Last

n middle of the February 2008, I visited

university campus to commemorate its 16th

but not least, I want to thank Prof. Larmie

the AIMST University’s (AIMST) new and

anniversary. University do have a wonderful

for providing some photos to highlight the

permanent campus for the first time.

diversity among staff and students. The

facilities available at the Clinical Skills Centre,

I was really delighted when I saw various

diversity among staff and students is the

Faculty of Medicine.

facilities at the AIMST during campus tour.

uniqueness of the university.

Faculty of Applied Sciences invited me to join

I hope that this book will be useful for all

and as a result, on April 24, 2008, I joined

I wish to thank all the staff and students

students, parents, new staff, potential

the AIMST as a Visiting Faculty. University

who gave their testimony to highlight their

collaborators and all readers in getting

campus is really beautiful and staff and

experience at the AIMST University. In the

insights about the exclusive infrastructure,

students are very friendly.

campus, we have staff and students from

facilities and the natural beauty of the AIMST

20 countries and it makes the AIMST ‘Truly

University.

As the AIMST is celebrating its sixteenth

International’.

(16th) anniversary, various ideas of Specially, I want to thank Dato’ Seri Utama Subhash Bhore

anniversary celebration came in my mind.

Dr. S Samy Vellu, Founder, Chancellor and

May 7, 2016

In this process, an idea of publishing a book

Chairman of the AIMST University; and

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H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s x v i i

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y Contents

A Brief Introduction

about the AIMST University (AIMST)

3

A Brief History of the AIMST

7

The Theme Behind Architect’s Design for the AIMST 20

Vision and Mission

22

Foreword

x

The AIMST Logo

23

Preface

xii

List of Programmes Offered

Author’s Note

xv

by the AIMST

25

Contents

xvii

Professionals Produced for the Industry

28

Scholarships and Financial Aid

30

Exclusive Images of Infrastructure and

Natural Beauty of the AIMST

31

The Architecture of the AIMST

95

Some Snaps Highlighting Teaching

and Research Facilities at the AIMST

149

Community Development Initiatives

156

What AIMST Staff and Students Say

157

Appendices

175

References

178

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T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

A lovely entrance road of the university

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s 1

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can

catch excellence.”

Vince Lombardi

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T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

_The AIMST University is located near _

[_to the ‘Jerai Mountain’ (shown in the _]

[_picture), the highest mountain [height: _]

[_986 meters (3,235 ft)] in the Kedah _]

_state, Malaysia. _

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s s 3

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y A Brief

Introduction

about

the AIMST

UNIVERSITY (AIMST)

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T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

The AIMST University (AIMST) is the to make students competent enough to serve first private university in northern

the industry in their respective domains.

Peninsular Malaysia. University is

registered with the Ministry of Higher

In general, most of the degree programmes

Education, Government of Malaysia as a

include computer training, writing and a

tertiary educational institute under Sections

research component in order to prepare

38 and 39 of the Private Higher Educational

students for work and to provide them with

Institutions Act of 1996. AIMST University

the ability to apply technologies to all aspects

formally began its operations on 30 October

of their education and learning. Admission to

2001, coinciding with its registration with

degree programmes requires the applicant

the Department of Private Education under

to meet the minimum required grades and

the Ministry of Higher Education.

or qualification in the relevant subjects or

[_“Education is the most _]

other equivalent qualifications acceptable to

_powerful weapon which you can use _

In-line with the vision of founder, the AIMST

the AIMST University.

[_to change the world.” _]

University aims to be a premier private

Nelson Mandela

university in the country and region catering

The medium of instruction for all courses

to the needs of needy local and international

is English, although the importance of

students in providing quality technical

the National Language is emphasized in

education at an affordable fee. The curricula

appropriate activities of the University. The

for all the programmes offered are in-line

AIMST University also provides language

with the international standards. Each degree

support for students before and during their

programme covers all relevant components

degree studies to ensure that students attain

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s 5

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y an acceptable level of language fluency. It

intellectually, spiritually, emotionally and

_Beautiful lush green hills are located _

appears that university is committed and

physically balanced and harmonious.

_immediately next to the AIMST University _

campus

determined not only to providing education

that is globally competitive but also relevant

This book is an attempt to highlight the

to the needs of industry and the challenges

exclusive infrastructure, teaching and

of Malaysia, region and beyond.

research facilities,and the natural beauty of

the AIMST University to commemorate the

In line with the national education philosophy

16th anniversary of the university.

of Malaysia, AIMST University is putting-in its

full efforts in developing the full-potential

of individuals in a holistic and integrated

manner to produce individuals who are

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T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s s 7

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y A Brief

History of

the AIMST

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T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

In 1984, to help and contribute in University in the country. In year 2000, providing the education to the deserving

MIED’s application for the establishment of

and needy students, the then President

the university was approved by the Malaysian

of the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC),

Government and Dato’ Seri Utama Dr. S

Dato’ Seri Utama Dr. S Samy Vellu rightly

Samy Vellu formally announced it at the

established the Maju Institute of Educational

54th General Assembly of MIC. In the same

Development (MIED) as an educational arm of

General Assembly Meeting of MIC, he also

the MIC. It was a prudent move to accelerate

humbly announced that by honoring the

the efforts of producing more graduates

request of MIED, Kedah State Government

for the growing industries in Malaysia and

has kindly alienated a piece of land on

move was in-line with the Malaysia’s plan to

which MIED can built and establish the well-

become a developed nation by 2020. ‘Vision

planned university campus.

2020’ (also known as Wawasan 2020),

Malaysia’s vision was set in 1991 by the then

To show the support to the MIED’s efforts,

Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Bin Mohamad to

YAB Dato’ Seri Syed Razak bin Syed Zain,

make Malaysia as a self-sufficient industrial

the then Chief Minister of Kedah officiated

and developed nation.

the ground breaking ceremony for the

University’s permanent campus at Semeling

In accordance with the Malaysia’s national

in year 2000.

education policy and echoing the call to

transform Malaysia into the education hub

In mean time, MIED established the

of the region, MIED embarked on a mission

‘Asian Institute of Medicine, Science and

of establishing a state-of-the-art private

Technology (AIMST) and Tan Sri Datuk Dr.

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s 9

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y [_Interim campus of the AIMST University: _]

_the shop lots of this building were _

[_converted into class-rooms. _]

K. Ampikaipakan was formally appointed as

_Interim campus of the AIMST University was _

Chairman of it (AIMST). It was anticipated

_located at Amanjaya, Sungai Petani, Kedah, _

[_Malaysia. A) A building in which university _]

that new campus of university will be ready

[_was started in year 2001; B) a close-up view _]

in five to six years. However, to proceed

_of the building shown in A. _

further in 2001, the interim campus of the

AIMST was established at Amanjaya, Sungai

Patani (Kedah), Malaysia. In Amanjaya

interim campus, space was limited but it was

sensibly well-equipped with the essential

teaching and learning facilities required for

A

the students.

B

Year 2001 was an important year in the

history of the AIMST University; because, the

construction work of the AIMST University’s

new campus was started formally at

Semeling; Department of Private Education

(IPS), Ministry of Education, Malaysia

approved the Memorandum and Articles of

the AIMST; the National Accreditation Board

(LAN) approved the application of AIMST to

conduct its first course — Matriculation (now

renamed as Foundation in Science); and

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_Photographs showing a _

_robust skeleton of the _

[_high-tech administrative _]

_building in Semeling _

_campus of the university _

[_(photo: July, 2004). _]

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s 1 1

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y _Some photographs that shows _

_foundation, skeleton, and _

_constructed complete building _

[_for dental (with Dental _]

[_Institute), engineering, _]

_and business management _

_faculties in Semeling _

_campus of the university _

[_(photo: July, 2004). _]

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_Photographs showing _

[_library building’s _]

_construction work in _

_Semeling campus of _

_the university _

[_(photo: July, 2004). _]

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s 1 3

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y A

B

C

[_A) Photograph showing construction of students hostel building; B) photograph shows buildings constructed for staff residence; and C) a snap showing _]

[_‘Students Service Center’ building during its construction work (August, 2004). _]

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T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

AIMST was registered as a private university AIMST university to allow international students students were appreciative of the conducive under the Private Higher Education Institution to enroll into degree programmes offered by atmosphere in the interim campus. All staff and Act 1996 (Act 555).

the university. In fact, It was a very good news students were participating enthusiastically for the AIMST University though it came with a in the celebration of various events including In 2002, the IPS approved the ‘Bachelor of big responsibility.

new year celebrations of Chinese, Malay

Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)’

and Indian communities, and staff from the

degree programme as the first degree In short time, university introduced several interim campus always shares their wonderful programme of the AIMST University. Based first degree programmes in the area of experience enthusiastically.

on the needs, several expatriate academic biomedical and non-biomedical domains.

staff was recruited by the AIMST university Because of the education quality, response of In the interim campus of the university, there to make sure that education quality will not the students was very good for most of the was no hostel facility and providing reasonably be compromised. As a new university, it was degree programmes. To take it to the next good and conducive accommodation to important to develop the reputation of the level, university management decided to offer the students was a big challenge. University degree programmes and education quality various postgraduate degree programmes to management was very student centric and offered by the university.

the students with inexpensive admission fee. sensitive to the students’ needs. To make In 2004, IPS approved the application of AIMST sure that students are safe and comfortable, To implement the national plan to transform to start its MSc Biotechnology (by research) as university arranged rented houses for the Malaysia into the education hub of the region, the first postgraduate degree programme.

students in Bandar Laguna Merbok (BLM) area

Malaysian Government was carefully selecting

of the town. Special buses were arranged by

the Malaysian universities where foreign During every intake, the students’ number the university for the students’ safe journey students can enroll for the degree programmes. was increasing steadily in the interim campus between BLM and university’s interim campus.

In 2003, based on the ground reality, Ministry of the AIMST University located at Amanjaya In 2006, the 1st batch of students from ‘BSc of Home Affairs approved the application of in Sungai Petani town. All university staff and Biotechnology’ programme successfully

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s 1 5

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y completed their degree programme at AIMST.

In interim campus, students population was

increasing and in the planned permanent

Semeling campus of the AIMST University,

infrastructure construction activities were in

full swing to make the campus ready as early

as possible. As a result of it, in 2006, new

brand permanent campus of the AIMST was

almost ready and the AIMST management

secured a temporary certificate of newly

constructed building’s fitness to occupy it.

In interim campus, as the students’ number

was increasing, management mooted the

idea to convert AIMST into AIMST University.

Consequently, AIMST applied to the Ministry

YB Dato’ Mustapa Mohammed, then Minister of Higher Education (Malaysia) along with Dato’ Seri of Higher Education to endorse AIMST’s plant

Utama Dr. S. Samy Vellu (Chancellor), and Prof. Dr. Geoffrey Harry Smith (Vice-Chancellor) while to convert AIMST into AIMST University. On

[_looking at the architect’s design for the AIMST University at Semeling campus. _]

26 July 2007, the then Minister of Higher

status and officially, ‘AIMST’ became ‘AIMST

the needs of the students, ‘Public Service

Education, YB Dato’ Mustapa Mohammed,

University’. In latter part of the year 2007,

Department (PSD)’ approved the granting of

visited AIMST’s newly established campus

students and staff of the AIMST university

scholarships to AIMST University students and

located in Semeling. In the same year (2007),

were shifted from the interim campus to

AIMST University becomes the 5th private

the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia

the new permanent campus of the AIMST

university accredited for PSD scholarships.

approved elevation of AIMST to University

University. In 2008, by bearing in mind

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T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

[_YAB Dato’ Seri Abdullah _]

_Haji Ahmad Badawi, the then _

_Prime Minister of Malaysia _

[_with Dato’ Seri Utama _]

_Dr. S. Samy Vellu, Tan Sri _

_Datuk Dr. K. Ampikaipakan, _

_and Prof. Dr. Geoffrey _

_Harry Smith while signing _

_a plaque to officiate the _

[_AIMST University’s new _]

_and permanent campus at _

_Semeling, Kedah, Malaysia _

[_(August 17, 2008). _]

[_YAB Dato’ Seri Abdullah _]

_Haji Ahmad Badawi, the _

_then Prime Minister of _

_Malaysia having a look at _

[_‘Souvenir’ presented by _]

[_Dato’ Seri Utama Dr. S. _]

_Samy Vellu. _

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s 1 7

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y [_Dato’ Seri Utama Dr. S. Samy Vellu while _]

[_showing some facilities to YAB Dato’ Seri _]

_Abdullah Haji Ahmad Badawi, the then Prime _

_Minister of Malaysia at Faculty of Dentistry of _

_AIMST University after officiating the opening _

[_of the AIMST University’s new and permanent _]

[_campus at Semeling, Kedah, Malaysia (August _]

[_17, 2008). _]

[_YAB Dato’ Seri Abdullah Haji Ahmad Badawi, _]

_the then Prime Minister of Malaysia with _

_Prof. Dr. Geoffrey Harry Smith at ‘Anatomy _

_Museum’ of the university. _

_A snap showing audience present at the _

[_officiation of the AIMST University’s new and _]

_permanent campus at Semeling, Kedah, Malaysia _

[_(August 17, 2008). _]

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T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

The 17th August, 2008 was a very special

the ’Certificate of Accreditation’ from the

international Biotechnology based companies

day for the AIMST University. Because, on

Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) to

and business schools. In this line, in 2011,

August 17, 2008, YAB Dato’ Seri Abdullah

run the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) degree

the 1st batch of AIMST business students

Haji Ahmad Badawi, the then Prime Minister

programme. In addition to it, FoP also

was sent to Bordeaux Management School

of Malaysia officiated the AIMST University’s

received a certificate of recognition from the

Bordeaux Management School (BEM), France

new and permanent campus at Semeling,

Pharmacy Board of Malaysia.

under student mobility programme of the

Kedah.

AIMST University.

Students are the real angels of the university;

After jubilant opening ceremony of the new

in 2010, AIMST University was really proud

In 2011, the Faculty of Business and

and permanent campus, AIMST University

when the first cohort of medical graduates

Management registered the first batch of

was poised to celebrate its very special and

(Batch 1) joined the Ministry of Health as

students for its newly started MBA Healthcare

important inaugural convocation which

Medical Officers. In 2010, the first cohort

Programme; Faculty of Medicine officially

was held on 17th October 2008. In this

of students from ‘Faculty of Dentistry (FoD)’

launched various MSc degree programmes

Inaugural Convocation, AIMST University

and ‘School of Physiotherapy’ were also

such as MSc in Human Anatomy, Medical

proclaimed YBhg.Dato’ Seri S.Samy \/ellu as

graduated.

Physiology, Medical Biochemistry and

the Chancellor of the university.

Medical Microbiology after provisional

A meaningful and smart partnership is very

accreditation by Ministry of Higher

In the new campus, space was not an issue

important for each and every ‘institution

Education and Malaysian Qualifications

and each faculty and or school was growing

of higher learning (IHL)’ in order to flourish

Agency, (MQA), Malaysia. In order to make

rapidly. In 2009, ‘Paediatric Dentistry Clinic’

and make a recognizable impact in society

students competent enough, university does

and ‘Orthodontics Clinic’ were opened in

and education Industry. AIMST University

continual improvement of the curriculum.

the university’s Dental Centre for patient

established a meaningful collaborations

For instance, in 2011, the AIMST University

care and clinical teaching purpose. In year

with several academic and non-academic

was the first private university to adapt and

2010, the Faculty of Pharmacy (FoP) received

institutions including various local and

adopt the Biotechnology Entrepreneurship

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s 1 9

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y Special Training (BeST) program for its ‘BSc

it is also listed in the Avicenna Directory for

archaeological site in Malaysia is also located

(Hons) Biotechnology’ programme, under

medicine. In 2013, the FoP was awarded

near to the AIMST University. Campus of

the purview of the Malaysian Biotechnology

with ISO 9001:2008 certification and IQNet

the AIMST University is built on a restored

Corporation (BiotechCorp), the highest

certificate for Quality Management System.

‘disturbed landscape’ and it could be the best

Biotechnology body in Malaysia. The new

In the university campus, a ‘Drug Information

example of ‘disturbed landscape restoration’

permanent campus of the AIMST University

Centre’ was also established in year 2013

for a meaningful purpose.

is well-equipped with various kinds of

to provide the essential information about

modern facilities and as a result of it (in year

drugs to staff and students. In 2013, FoP also

University want to excel and the systematic

2011), in a nationwide survey the AIMST

received ‘Certificate of Quality Compliance

efforts are being taken by the management

was ranked 3rd for having excellent sports

(CQC)’ from Malaysian Qualifications Agency

to achieve the greater heights. However, to

and recreational facilities, ranked 2nd for

for ‘Master of Pharmacy (Clinical Pharmacy)’

everybody’s surprise, just in 16 years, the

five top Higher Education Institutions (HEI)

degree programme.

AIMST University has become a full-fledged

where students feel very safe, and rated 5th

university. University has made a noteworthy

for five top HEI’s having a conducive learning

As of October 1, 2015, university has

impact in the education industry of Malaysia,

environment.

developed and implemented several graduate

region and beyond. However, it doesn’t mean

and postgraduate degree programmes. The

that there are no problems and or challenges

The AIMST University is a very young

well-equipped with state-of-the-art teaching

for the AIMST University. In order to grow

university. However, it was ranked and listed

and laboratory facilities, photogenic, lush

further holistically and to remain competent,

among the “Top 10 Public and 10 Private

green and stunningly beautiful new and

AIMST university must take appropriate

Universities” in Malaysia Journal Citation

permanent campus of the AIMST University

steps to develop or enhance its research

Report of 2012 by Thompson Reuters.

is really a unique and pollution free campus.

and innovation, capacity development of

Based on the quality of the education and

Campus is located very near to the ‘Gunung

faculty, alumni participation, engagement

curriculum, in 2013, the Faculty of Medicine

Jerai’ mountain, the highest mountain

with community, national and international

of the AIMST University was recognized by

[height: 986 meters] in the Kedah state,

networks, and curriculum to meet the

the World Health Organization (WHO) and

Malaysia. The ‘Bujang Valley’, the richest

industry needs.

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T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

The Theme Behind Architect’s

Design for the AIMST

In order to have an ecofriendly setup and modern buildings, serves as a constant attraction for design, the renowned local firm of architects, students to intimate themselves with its richly Hijjas Kasturi Associates Bhd. was appointed by endowed learning facilities. In addition to the MIED as the Master Planner for the University. faculty buildings, two other important building The TMI-Nusantara (M) Sdn. Bhd. carried out complexes are also located in the central core.

the overall Project Management, and KPK QS One is the ‘Administration Building’ which also served as the Quantity Surveyors.

houses the majestic (2,500 seating capacity)

‘Great Hall and the Experimental Theatre’, and

The self-contained AIMST University campus the other is the ‘Student Centre’, replete with with purpose built student and staff apartments facilities such as bank ATMs, post office (in that has a circular design alludes to the ever process), book store, computer shops, mini-spinning wheel of progress; a ubiquitous symbol market, University Health Clinic, etc.

which transcends many cultures and traditions.

Discernible in the circle is the silhouette of the The student and staff apartments are within wau hulan (moon-shaped kite), which adds a walking distance to the Faculties, Library and distinctively local and harmonious touch to the Student Centre. The Campus boasts of an overall design.

out-door field and track, and an indoor sports

centre with Olympic-size swimming pool; thus,

Hijjas Kasturi with his

The unique central positioning of the Library in providing outstanding sporting facilities for daughter, Ms. Serina Hijjas who is now serving the circular design, contiguous to the faculty staff and students alike.

_as director of Hijjas Kasturi Associates Bhd. _

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s 2 1

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y _A sketch showing the disturbed landscape with mining pools _

_prior to construction work of the AIMST University. _

Architect’s sketch for the

_AIMST University showing the _

_master plan designed to have _

_ecofriendly university campus. _

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F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

Vision And Mission

VISION

MISSION

To be a world-class university, achieving

• To be a premier university in the country and region for the

excellence in teaching and research, and

study of medicine and other health sciences, engineering,

engaged in the service of society in promoting

computer technology, applied sciences, business and

lifelong education.

accountancy.

• To offer high quality accredited undergraduate and

postgraduate programmes at the cutting-edge of technology at

an affordable price designed to meet individual, community and

national manpower needs in line with the national educational

philosophy.

• To maintain high academic standards and teaching quality

that promotes the analytical thinking and independent

judgment necessary to function responsibly in a democratic and

increasingly global society.

• To be a center of excellence for research and innovation in

frontier disciplinary and interdisciplinary areas of science and

technology of relevance to the country and rest of the world.

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s 2 3

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y The AIMST Logo

• The graphic representation of the

atom depicts the importance of the

underpinnings of science in modern

education and research.

• Theorbitingmotionsymbolisesdynamism

and the ubiquity of change and of

discoveries that characterise the fields of

medicine, science and technology.

• Theemeraldcolourreflectsthecorporate

image of the University and portrays its

modern and clean professional identity.

• Thecentralnucleusinredsymbolisesthe

bold and energetic corporate structure of

the University and the strong foundation

for its dynamic existence.

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T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s s 2 5

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y LIST OF

PROGRAMMES

OFFERED BY THE

AIMST

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T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

l Foundation in Science

l Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Business and Marketing

l Foundation in Business

l Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Management Information Systems

l Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

l Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

l Diploma in Physiotherapy

l Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)

l Diploma in Nursing

l Bachelor of Dental Surgery

l Diploma in Mechatronics Engineering

l Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons)

l Diploma in Computer Engineering

l Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Accounting and Finance

l Diploma in Medical Electronic Engineering

l Master in Science in Biotechnology

l Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Biotechnology

l Master in Science in Medical Biochemistry

l Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Electrical & Electronic

l Master in Science in Medical Physiology

Engineering

l Master in Science in Human Anatomy

l Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Finance and Management

l Master of Science in Medical Microbiology

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s 2 7

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y l Master of Business Administration (in Health Care Management)

l Master of Science in Management

l Master of Business Administration (in Biotechnology Management) l Master of Pharmacy in Clinical Pharmacy

l Master of Science (in Mobile, Wireless and Satellite

Communications)

Note: As of May 7, 2016

l Master of Science in Pharmacy

l Postgraduate Diploma in Internet Engineering

l Doctor of Philosophy in Management

l Doctor of Philosophy in Biotechnology

l Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacy

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A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

Professionals Produced

for the Industry

*Since the inception, *

*AIMST University has produced *

*quality professionals. *

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s s 2 9

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y *1184 MEDICAL DOCTORS, *

*604 BIOTECHNOLOGIST, *

*320 DENTIST, *

*422 PHARMACIST, *

*140 NURSES, *

*123 PHYSIOTHERAPIST, *

*SEVERAL ENGINEERING AND *

*BUSINESS GRADUATES. *

As of October 2015, AIMST University has produced 3266 quality

graduants with skills in their respective domain and the excellent communication skills.

As of May 7, 2016 the student population at the AIMST

University campus was 3327

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T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

Scholarships and

Financial Aid

*Financial Aid Provided to the Students *

by the AIMST University

*Financial Aid Provided to the Students *

by the MIED

The Maju Institute of Educational Development (MIED) an

education arm of the MIC established in 1984 is a non-profitable

2006 RM 576,270.00

*Full Scholarship for *

organization which manages an ‘Education Loan Programme’ to

‘Foundation in Science’

2007 RM 416,765.00

help needy students and families those are in need of financial

support for the education purpose. To serve the community, MIED

2008 RM 179,303.00

Top Achievers Award

has helped 481 needy and well deserving students to achieve

their dreams through education. The following facts and figures

2009 RM 1,121,107.00

*Full Scholarship for *

show the contribution of MIED as of April 30, 2015.

‘Foundation in Business’

2010 RM 593,947.00

2011 RM 673,183.00

Table: The amount of loan disbursed by MIED to help needy

*Full Scholarship for *

students at AIMST University

[*‘Foundation in Science *]

2012 RM 627,927.00

leading to Engineering’

*NO *

*Educational *

*Benefited *

*Amount *

2013 RM 839,895.00

  • *

*Programme of *

*Student *

*Disbursed *

*Scholarship for *

2014 RM 6,216,591.60

  • *

*Students *

*Number *

(RM)

[*‘Foundation in Science *]

leading to Biotechnology’

2015 RM 152,675.00

1

Medicine

329 10,557,801.55

2 Dentistry

31 869,790.00

3 Pharmacy

14 184,230.00

4 Business

5 44,675.00

As of March 1, 2015, more than 2300 students are benefited from

5 Engineering

5 84,000.00

the AIMST University’s financial aid programme.

6

Information Technology

4

31,070.00

As of March 1, 2015, AIMST University provided

7 Others

93 740,442.00

RM 11,397,663.60 through various types of Scholarships and or

financial aids.

*TOTAL *

481 12,512,008.55

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s s 3 1

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y Exclusive Images of

Infrastructure and

Natural Beauty of

the AIMST

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F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

_The AIMST University campus _

[_is very beautiful Don’t you think so? _]

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s s 3 3

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

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A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

[_A beautiful and ecofriendly high-tech _]

campus of the AIMST University

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s s 3 5

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

[_“Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.” _]

-

John F. Kennedy

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A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

“No man ever reached to excellence in any one art or profession without [_having passed through the slow and painful process of study and preparation.” _]

- Horace quotes

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s s 3 7

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y All faculties, administrative centers,

hostels, staff apartments, library and

student welfare center are within 5 to

15 minutes walkable distance.

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T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

_A unique view that shows an _

_artificially created lotus lake within _

_university campus. _

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s s 3 9

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

[_“Knowledge will bring you the opportunity to make a difference.” _]

Claire Fagin

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T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

[_“Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world’s work, and the power to appreciate life.” _]

Brigham Young

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s 4 1

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

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T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s s 4 3

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

[_“Wisdom…. comes not from age, but from education and learning.” _]

Anton Chekhov

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T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

[_A world-class sports complex and _]

_sport facilities motivates students and _

_staff to exercise and keep fit. _

[_“I believe in education and wish I had a better one.” _]

- Loretta Lynn quotes

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s 4 5

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

4 6

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s s 4 7

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y _A lush green university campus appears _

[_as a well-designed modern garden. _]

[_“We need innovation in education and dedication to the task before us.” _]

[_- _]

Alan Autry quotes

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A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

[_“The gap in education in this country, the unfairness of the schools, is one of the great unfairness in this society.” _]

[_- _]

Gaston Caperton quotes

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s 4 9

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

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T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s s 5 1

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

[_“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” _]

Henry Ford

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A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

[_“Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” _]

Abigail Adams

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s 5 3

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

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T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

_Students, staff and guests enjoy _

_a lush green and clean campus _

_of the university. _

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s s 5 5

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

[_“Once you stop learning, you start dying.” _]

- Albert Einstein

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T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

[_“The mind is not a vessel to be fil ed, but a fire to be kindled.” _]

Plutarch

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s s 5 7

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

5 8

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s s 5 9

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

[_“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” _]

Malcolm X

6 0

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

0

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

[_“A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library.” _]

Shelby Foote

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s 6 1

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

6 2

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s s 6 3

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

[_“As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.” _]

Donald Trump

6 4

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

4

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

[_“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” _]

Bill Gates

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s 6 5

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

6 6

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s s 6 7

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

[_“Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.” _]

Jiddu Krishnamurti

6 8

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

8

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

[_“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” _]

Jim Rohn

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s 6 9

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

7 0

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s s 7 1

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

[_“The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.” _]

James Madison

7 2

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

2

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

Student welfare center provides all

types of facilities to the students

to make sure that they are at their

comfort.

[_“To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.” _]

Theodore Roosevelt

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s 7 3

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

7 4

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s s 7 5

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y _Students enjoy the ambiance of the _

_hostels provided by the university. _

[_“Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.” _]

Confucius

7 6

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

6

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

[_“Marriage can wait, education cannot.” _]

Khaled Hosseini

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s 7 7

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

7 8

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

[_University’s two eight-storey _]

_apartment blocks are big enough to _

_accommodate the university staff. _

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s s 7 9

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

[_“There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.” _]

Mahatma Gandhi

8 0

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

0

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

_Who will disturb students if they _

[_have a strong desire to study? _]

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s s 8 1

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

8 2

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

2

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

2

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s s 8 3

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

8 4

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

4

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

4

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

[_“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” _]

Derek Bok

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s s 8 5

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y [_Multi-storeyed apartment style hostels _]

_are large enough to accommodate all _

_needy students of the university. _

8 6

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

[_The university’s campus built with a _]

_purpose is based on the wheel of the _

[_knowledge’ concept. Isn’t it beautiful? _]

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s s 8 7

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

[_“I think you learn more if you’re laughing at the same time.” _]

Mary Ann Shaffer

8 8

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

8

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

[_“Education is education. We should learn everything and then choose which path to follow.” _]

[_Education is neither Eastern nor Western, it is human.” _]

Malala Yousafzai

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s 8 9

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

9 0

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

0

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s s 9 1

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

[_“Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.” _]

Joseph Stalin

9 2

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

2

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

Look of the University

During Night

_During nights, the beauty of the artistic _

_illumination makes the university _

_campus beautiful and pleasant. _

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s s 9 3

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y Look of the University

During Night

9 4

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

4

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s s 9 5

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y The Architecture

of

the AIMST

9 6

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s s 9 7

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y Administration

Building and

Great Hall

9 8

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

8

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s 9 9

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

1 0 0

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s s 1 0 1

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

1 0 2

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s s 1 0 3

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

1 0 4

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

4

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s s 1 0 5

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

1 0 6

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

During nights, the combination of artistic illumination and water fountains creates a magnificent atmosphere within the university campus. Perhaps, AIMST University is the only university with the most beautiful and artistic [_combination of illumination and water fountains. _]

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s 1 0 7

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

1 0 8

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s s 1 0 9

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y Medical and

Biological

Sciences

Building

1 1 0

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s 1 1 1

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

1 1 2

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s 1 1 3

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

1 1 4

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

4

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s 1 1 5

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

1 1 6

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s s 1 1 7

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y Dental and

Engineering

Faculty

Building

1 1 8

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

8

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s 1 1 9

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

1 2 0

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s s 1 2 1

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

1 2 2

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s 1 2 3

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

1 2 4

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s s 1 2 5

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y Library

Building

1 2 6

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

A beautiful view of the Library during night. Our Library is one of the best libraries in the Malaysia.

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s 1 2 7

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

1 2 8

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s s 1 2 9

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

1 3 0

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

0

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s 1 3 1

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

1 3 2

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s s 1 3 3

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y Students

Center

1 3 4

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

4

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s 1 3 5

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

1 3 6

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s 1 3 7

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

1 3 8

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s s 1 3 9

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y Sports

Complex

1 4 0

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

0

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

MALAYSIAN INDIAN DEVE

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s 1 4 1

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y IAN INDIAN DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

1 4 2

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s s 1 4 3

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

1 4 4

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s s 1 4 5

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y Students Hostels

and

Staff Apartments

1 4 6

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s 1 4 7

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

1 4 8

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

8

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s s 1 4 9

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y Some Snaps

Highlighting

Teaching and

Research Facilities at

the AIMST

1 5 0

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

0

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

Medical Science Facilities

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s s 1 5 1

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y

1 5 2

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

2

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

Dental Facilities

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s s 1 5 3

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y Bio-Tech Facilities

1 5 4

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

4

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

Engineering Facilities

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s s 1 5 5

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y Physiotherapy

1 5 6

A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

Community

Development

Initiatives

Adopted Schools

1 SJK Bedong, Kedah, Malaysia

2 SJK Ladang Sungai Puntar, Kedah, Malaysia

3 SJK Ladang Sungai Bongkoh , Kedah, Malaysia

4 SJK Ladang Sungai Getah, Kedah, Malaysia

5 SJK Ladang Sungai Tupah, Kedah, Malaysia

6 SJK Ladang Sungai Batu, Kedah, Malaysia

7 SJK Harvard 3, Kedah, Malaysia

8 SJK Kuala Muda Home, Kedah, Malaysia

The AIMST University (AIMST) has taken various initiatives to help 9 SJK Ladang Scarboro, Kedah, Malaysia

community in the vicinity of the university. University has also taken 10 SJK Patani Para, Kedah, Malaysia

initiatives to help community during the natural disasters. Some of the 11 SJK Sungkap Para, Kedah, Malaysia, and

initiatives such as ‘School Adoption Initiative’ and ‘Service to Flood 12 SJK Harvard 2, Kedah, Malaysia

Victims’ are highlighted here.

B) Service to Flood Victims Initiative

A) School Adoption Initiative

Every year, Malaysia is experiencing flood disasters and thousands and thousands of Malaysian people suffer because of floods. The

To help local community, university has adopted 12 different schools AIMST University is doing its bit to help the flood victims. Our

from Kedah State. Under this initiative, various programmes such

medical and nursing students as well as staff genuinely participate as ‘free health check-up camps’, ‘motivation camps’, ‘spectacle

in the university’s flood victim service drive and helps flood victims distribution camp’, ‘curriculum enhancement’, ‘free-book

by various means.

distribution’, ‘educational awareness camps’, and other similar

programmes will be implemented for the benefit of school children

Local authorities can always approach to the AIMST University for

and their parents.

help and assistance.

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a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y What AIMST Staff

and Students Say

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A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

[*Name: Dr. Rajesh Perumbilavil *]

Name: Dr. Endang Herminajeng

Name: Dr. K. Marimuthu

  • Kaithamanakallam*

Nationality: Indonesian

Nationality: Indian

Nationality: Indian

Designation: Lecturer

Designation: Snr. Associate Professor

Designation: Professor

Affiliation: Faculty of Dentistry

Affiliation: Faculty of Applied Sciences

Affiliation: Faculty of Medicine

My first service abroad in this mesmerizing

My journey with AIMST University started in

My journey in AIMST University started on

campus at foothills of Gunung Jerai started

July 2005 from Amanjaya campus. I started

March 2, 2005. AIMST University is AU,

in 2010. In AIMST Dental Faculty, working

my career as an academician at faculty of

AU being the chemical symbol for gold.

atmosphere is very exciting and friendly. I enjoy

applied sciences after completing my post-

AIMST’s astute corporate culture, the modern

sharing the scientific knowledge, clinical skills

doctoral fellowship from USM, Malaysia.

teaching-learning methods adopted, and

and cultural essence with my Malay, Indian,

Twenty over batch of students have been

its stakeholders helped university to make a

Indonesian, Chinese, and British colleagues.

graduated from faculty of applied sciences.

significant impact in the education industry

AIMST has exposed me to newer system of

Glad to see AIMST students who are well

within 15 years. AIMST offers a wonderful

teaching and education. The cordial relation

recognized in the country for their knowledge

environment for learning, research and it’s

between students and fellow colleagues has

in the biotechnology industries and for

the perfect venue to host conferences with

made me feel at home. As a family in the

pursuing their higher education and research

the infrastructure and facilities available.

faculty, we are in a unique position to solve

nationally and internally. The green campus

It is painful though that the best news

the hurdles and support others passion to

of AIMST has excellent facilities and is a

about AIMST never gets the mileage that it

teach and research. With every rolling batch

good environment for teaching and research.

deserves. For the academic and non-academic

of students we are pleased to exchange the

At this juncture, I wish to congratulate all

achievements of the university to be known

excellence to sustain and uphold the trust of

the academic staff and management team

to the world, we need more students and

our patients. I’m proud to contribute for the

member’s contributions for making the

staff to act as exemplary ambassadors. Last

talented group of students, who have already

excellence to reach the vision and mission of

10 years, I am here and have been very fruitful

made AIMST University globally notable.

the university. I am so proud to be the part

personally and emotionally, as I enjoy the

Thank you.

of AIMST family to witness its growth to its

process of ‘educating tomorrow’s leaders’. .

heights.

Name: Dr. Khoo Kim Kwang

Nationality: Malaysian

Name: Ms. Ir Syafrah Binti Abd Jalil

Name: Dr. Kaveti Balaji

Designation: Adjunct Professor

Nationality: Malaysian

Nationality: Indian

Affiliation: Faculty of Dentistry

Designation: Lecturer

Designation: Snr. Associate Professor

[*Affiliation: Faculty of Engineering and *]

Affiliation: Faculty of Pharmacy

When the Dental School first started at

Computer Technology

Amanjaya Campus with its first batch of

Indeed, it gives me an immense pleasure to

dental students, there were only 5 teaching

I really enjoy teaching and on top of that

share my experiences at AIMST. I have been

staff. Then a couple of new Indian graduates

a wonderful atmosphere at AIMST is

working as a faculty member in Faculty of

joined in .We had to work through lunch

fascinating for both staff and students. The

Pharmacy, AIMST University since March

hours to prepare teaching aids and materials

natural beauty of the AIMST is really good

2006. It is one of the premier private sector

for the practical sessions, in order to keep the

and we enjoy it. In fact, I feel lucky because

universities in northern region, Kedah,

students occupied with minimal equipment

the AMST campus is so peaceful and hence it

Malaysia. When I joined the university, it was

and facilities. The junior staff had to be

is a great place especially for students.

functioning on a private campus at Amanjaya

trained and instructed as what and how to

and then we moved to our own campus at

teach. It was during those difficult situations

In just 15 years, AIMST has made an impact

Semeling in April, 2007. It was a great feeling

that emotional attachment to the school has

in Malaysia and the region. I am lucky; I am

for me to see a well-built, beautiful greenery

developed. We do have wonderful facilities;

a part of the AIMST University. Thank you

campus and with state of art facilities carved

however, I sincerely hope that the dental

AIMST for giving me wonderful experience

a wonderful place to work. The faculty of

school will keep the momentum to add more

and opportunities to grow further.

pharmacy was started in August 2005 with

cutting edge facilities in years to come.

an initial intake of 50 students. The first

batch students were successfully graduated

Name: Dr. Muhammad ZahidIqbal

in October 2010. Our undergraduate

programme was accredited by Pharmacy

Board of Malaysia in 2009 for three years.

Since its inception, the faculty of pharmacy

was striving hard to achieve the goals and

What AIMST

mission of the university.

staff say

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s 1 5 9

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y Nationality: Pakistani

Name: Dr. Lee Su Yin

support for the development of the support

Designation: Lecturer

Nationality: Malaysian

staff in providing quality clinical services.

Affiliation: Faculty of Pharmacy

[*Designation: Senior lecturer *]

AIMST University provides an excellent

Affiliation: Faculty of Applied Sciences

opportunity to the students to acquire

It gives me an immense pleasure to share

knowledge and develop their professional

my own “Mosaic of Memories” in AIMST

“Coming together is a beginning, Keeping

career. On top of that, university has a

University. It has been one great year that

together is progress, Working together is

conducive study environment and serene

we have shared many delightful events and

success” (Henry Ford). Since its inception

surroundings. It is indeed a challenging

revels. It has been an honor being employed

more than a decade ago, AIMST University

place to be. I really enjoy working at AIMST

at AIMST University and to be the part of a

has grown by leaps and bounds to what it

because of understanding and co-operative

great learning curve that definitely will prove

is today, through perseverance, hard work

colleagues and wonderful students. AIMST

indispensable in the future.

and teamwork. If we all continue to work

University is truly a great place to work.

together, we will be able to bring AIMST

I would like to extend my utmost gratitude

University to greater heights and recognition

to the university management for their

in the near future.

Name: Dr. Larmie Ernest Teiko

dedication and commitment, without which

Nationality: Ghanaian

we would not have been able to work in such

Designation: Professor

a lovely and friendly environment. I would

Name: Ms. Sumathi A/P Darmalingam

Affiliation: Faculty of Medicine

also like to express my sincere appreciation to

Nationality: Malaysian

my fellow colleagues for their full assistance

Designation: Head of Department

I was recruited to establish the Clinical

and support.

[*Affiliation: Student Admissions and *]

Skills Center at AIMST in 2007 after the

Records Division

management had visited and seen that of

I wish each and every one of the AIMST

the Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian

Family Member the very best of luck in future

AIMST University has been my second home

that I pioneered. First time, when I visited the

endeavors and may we continue to cherish

for the past 8 years. My first experience

university campus, I was enchanted by the

the friendships we have fostered over the

started when I joined as a Mathematics

serenity and beauty of the university’s new

past year to continue this prosperous journey.

lecturer in 2006 at Center for Matriculation

campus. I accepted instantaneously the offer

My experience at AIMST is very pleasant

and Foundation Studies. It was a remarkable

of employment at AIMST.

rather many are inspiring.

and a challenging experience as most of

the students dream to go for MBBS. It is a

The task given to me was to establish a

lecturer’s dream come through when I watch

Clinical Skills Center of international standard

Name: R. Rishi Kesavan

the students march through the aisle of

at AIMST. This was achieved and the center

Nationality: Indian

graduation. In 2009, I was promoted and

has now become one of the best in Malaysia.

[*Designation: Programme Coordinator *]

responsibility to Head the Admission Division

Students who have been trained in clinical

[*Affiliation: Allied Health Profession – *]

was given to me. I took it as a real challenging

skills and procedures have shown proficiency

School of Physiotherapy

job where I have gained lots of unexplained

in clinical skills prior to their ward training. To

experience. The green garden campus,

enhance training, books and materials have

I am with AIMST University for over 5 years

encouraging colleagues makes working life

been produced in the unit to enable firm

and have spent more than 10 years employed

in AIMST as pleasant as possible. Motivating

students’ knowledge and skills.

in the private sector. In university, I feel like

management team has always given me all

Every year, 200 students are going through

I was a part of something special and that

the encouragement and support for me to

training and have become the envy of

was important to me to help in achieving

continue my stay at AIMST home. Under

students from other universities. This is

university’s vision and mission. AIMST is

the leadership of the management, AIMST

evidenced by their performance during

a great place to work! The best to cite are

name will surely fly high. Happy anniversary

ward training at the hospitals where they

peaceful work atmosphere, suggestions

to AIMST!

demonstrate versatility in the performance of

for changes are received openly, easy to

skills and procedures.

execute changes, great co-workers, friendly

environment, lots of training opportunities,

Name: Seti Salmiah binti Abd Rahman

Our clinical and preclinical lecturers have

recognition is given when it’s deserved, and

Nationality: Malaysian

been supportive in the teaching programme

help offered when needed.

[*Designation: Head Dental Clinical *]

as well as during clinical examinations (OSCE).

Support Services

This interaction has engendered congenial

One thing I particularly like about the

Affiliation: Faculty of Dentistry

relationships among the staff and students

university is its diversity in cultures and how

people of different backgrounds blend in to

I joined Dental Centre of Faculty of Dentistry

The congenial environment coupled with the

form one body that is AIMST University. I

at AIMST University on 1st February 2010,

superb facilities available at AIMST provides

was also amazed by the open-mindedness of

after retiring from the Oral Health Division,

avenues for relaxation by both staff and

staffs to join events and interact with others

Ministry of Health Malaysia, as the Principal

students in a safe peaceful environment.

which definitely makes being in University so

Dental Matron. I was appointed as the Head

Let’s Keep the Flag Flying!

much more enjoyable. University has a good

of the Dental Clinical Support Services,

reputation in the community so I am proud to

working closely with the Dean of the Faculty

tell people about the AIMST.

of Dentistry in providing leadership and

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A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

[*Name: Ms. Kanageswari Marimuthu *]

Name: Dr. Md. Matiullah Khan

Name: Dr. Nanditha Suresh

Nationality: Malaysian

Nationality: Bangladeshi

Nationality: Indian

[*Designation: Senior Officer *]

[*Designation: Associate Professor *]

Designation: Associate Professor

Affiliation: Chancellery

Affiliation: Faculty of Medicine

Affiliation: Faculty of Dentistry

Working at the AIMST University is my one

I joined the Faculty of Medicine at AIMST

My affiliation to this University dates back to

of the most precious experience since I

University in September 2012; I have been

the time when AIMST was Asian Institute of

graduated. I joined AIMST University in 2006

at AIMST for almost two and half years

Medicine Science and Technology. Working

as an administrative officer. It was a wonderful

now. For me, it has been a wonderful

here has been a life changing experience for

experience in joining a new university hoping

experience so far. Apart from the world

me to say the least. The lush greenery, breath

to flourish together with its expansion and

class campus, AIMST boasts a diverse faculty

taking picturesque beauty of the campus

progress.

comprising of some outstanding lecturers

made me fall instantly in love with this

and physicians from Malaysia and abroad.

University when I first joined. The teaching

In 2007, AIMST University officially moved

AIMST has created a truly world class

environment here is very pleasant and state

to its new campus. I always wanted the

teaching and learning environment in the

of the art equipment’s and facilities are

university to grow and felt that there cannot

campus and has established state of the

really wonderful. To single phrase my whole

be any substitute as wonderful and unique as

art facilities and infrastructure to conduct

experience here, “AIMST is a magical place

AIMST University. It makes me even proud as

advanced level research in applied science

that is better experienced by oneself rather

the university is the first private university in

and medicine. I truly believe that under the

than described”!

the northern part of country and it managed

dynamic leadership of a highly dedicated and

to make an impact in various fields. University

experienced team at the faculty and university

is very young like a ‘teenager’. This ‘teenager’

level, AIMST will soon become the center of

Name: Mr. Palanisamy Supramaniam

is indeed one of the best in the country, I feel.

excellence in under graduate and graduate

Nationality: Malaysian

education and academic research. I am

Designation: Technician

really happy being a part of AIMST endeavor

[*Affiliation: Faculty of Engineering and *]

Name: Mr. Nashri Yakob

to become a truly world class institute of

Computer Technology

Nationality: Malaysian

learning and innovation.

Designation: Lecturer

Since year 2002, I am working at AMIST.

Affiliation: SGFS

Working life in university is nice and pleasant.

Name: (Dr.) Sundram Karupiah

New AIMST campus has a delightful

I’ve been with AIMST for the past 7 years,

Nationality: Malaysian

environment for the staff and students. For

and it has been a positive experience. I came

Designation: Senior Lecturer

students, campus is very good; because,

from a different nature of work environment

Affiliation: Faculty of Pharmacy

campus is very peaceful and good for the

i.e. manufacturing environment so it is quite

study. It seems that students enjoy AIMST

a change coming into the nature of academic

It gives me a great honor to share my

campus and hence, student number is going

industries that gives me great opportunity

experience in AIMST University. I have been

up.

to utilize my industrial experience. However,

serving the University since 2003. I have seen

I really like the fact that within a short time

how much the University has progress from

I got to know so many people across the

interim campus in Amanjaya to this state

[*Name: Dr Tracy Sein *]

  • *

academic and support services, and everyone

of art, green campus. AIMST University is

[*Nationality: Myanmar *]

has been really welcoming.

taking every effort to provide the students

[*Designation: Associate Professor *]

the best possible learning experience. The

Affiliation: Faculty of Medicine

AIMST do have very comprehensive and

University also provides best work experience

inclusive academic facilities. With such

for all the staff who hails from different

The 20th of March 2014, it was a great day

facilities, I can see continuous growth

countries. The academic staff and the

for me to join the AIMST University. After

of AIMST in all areas such as academic

AIMST management are showing continued

reporting to Dean, I had an opportunity

curriculum, campus life, students’ affairs,

effort and commitment in all the aspects

to observe the Community Medicine Unit

social contributions and employees’ fringe

of teaching and learning which will provide

at work. The school was marvelous, clean

benefits from time to time.

skills and enhanced learning opportunities to

and looked magnificent for teaching and

the students. Currently, AIMST University is

learning. I have completed two years at

Geographically, AIMST is just located at the

widening the scope by taking positive steps

AIMST and so far I am very happy and feel

outskirt of busy Sungai Petani town separated

to build links with the leading universities

lucky to work hear.

by Semeling river bridge but is surrounded

and international research centers. With this

by the country-side environment, rivers,

efforts and continuous support from AIMST

mountainous forest and beaches which make

management, I am sure AIMST University will

me love this place most! After all, I can say

achieve its vision to be a world class university

that AIMST is a “People’s University”.

soon. It is my honor to be a part of this

*“Of all the hard jobs around, *

prestigious University.

*one of the hardest is being a good teacher.” *

- Maggie Gal agher

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s 1 6 1

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y [*Name: Mr. George Selvaraji a/l Jacob *]

strategic directions. A succession of excellent

[*Name: Dr. Srikumar Padmalayam *]

Nationality: Malaysian

accomplishments of AIMST University has

*Sadanandan *

Designation: Office Assistant

shown our efforts were not in vain.

Nationality: Indian

Affiliation: Faculty of Dentistry

Designation: Associate Professor

I would like to take this opportunity to thank

Affiliation: Faculty of Medicine

The AIMST University was started in the

and congratulate AIMST University on its

year 2000 at Amanjaya, Sungai Petani. At

16th anniversary. I am happy; because, I am a

I joined AIMST University in year 2008. That

that time it was just a row of shop lots. The

part of this historical day and I am confident

was the time that the TV’s in India were

environment for an institution was limited

that AIMST will continue to achieve greater

playing the jingle, ‘Malaysia Truly Asia”, and

for unlike other universities in Malaysia.

heights.

true enough, I found Malaysia Truly Asia!

Enrolment was less; shortage of Facilities,

The green campus was really breathtaking

Lecturers, Lecture theatres at this initial stage.

and I am still enraptured by it. The colleagues

Name: Ms. Tan Saw Hong

are so warm and welcoming and everyone

The new campus of the university is a beautiful

Nationality: Malaysian

helpful and cooperative. Students are bright

area of 240 acre at the foot of a hill. There

Designation: Lecturer

and innovative in their approach, eager to

are man-made and natural unused mining

Affiliation: SGFS

learn. The teaching was something totally

pools within the compound. The architects

different from what I was used to in India!!

had made a wonderful job creating beautiful

AIMST is situated in a peaceful atmosphere

With learning outcomes, objectives and

buildings and well planned campus. Now

near the spiritual Bujang Valley. University’s

Bloom’s taxonomy and no clinical practice!

it can boast of its many faculties including

landscape is very beautiful and I love it. When

However, over the past 6 years, I have

student’s hostel, staff apartments and even

my friends and family members visit AIMST

learned and enhanced my skills at teaching,

bungalows for officials and visitors to stay.

they feel great due to unique landscape of

thanks to regular medical education sessions

the AIMST.

and inputs from the MQA.

Students and their parents are impressed

I love teaching and enjoying it as a lecturer

to witness such a world class institution in

at SGFS. AIMST campus is very photogenic

I am really proud to be a part of AIMST

Kedah Darul Aman. Today, the university

and I always talk about it. Working life in

University, and I am sure that AIMST

has all the faculties, professors, lecturers,

AIMST is very excellent due to multicultural

University will scale new heights and be an

laboratories with latest equipment, lecture

and multiracial scenario. Thank you AIMST

international university to be reckoned with!

theatres, world-class in-door and out-door

University!

sports stadium.

Name: Ms. Veni a/p R. Chandrakasan

At this point we are proud to see such a

Nationality: Malaysian

university progressing to produce students in

Name: Mr. Mohanarao Atchanah

Designation: Nursing Clinical Instructor

the Medical, Dental and all other fields. We,

Nationality: Malaysian

[*Affiliation: Faculty Allied Health *]

the staff will be leaving one day because of

Designation: Lecturer

Profession (Nursing)

age and other reasons but world will see the

Affiliation: SGFS

AIMST University is standing firmly to be one

I will always remember my amazing

of the best universities in region.

I was the first Physics lecturer and the Head

experience of working at AIMST because

of Science Department for the Foundation in

of good people, friends, students and

Science programme.. I was working as a part-

colleagues. I love working at AIMST, the

Name: Ms. Kaveta Supramaniam

timer. I had the unique opportunity not only

people and work environment are great.

Nationality: Malaysian

to teach the pioneer batch of students but

There is a creative combination of teaching

Designation: Administrative Officer

also witness the transformation of AIMST into

and research, and I get to work with creative

Affiliation: Registry

a full-fledged comprehensive university with

people who have real industrial experience.

a range of programmes covering the health

The School of Nursing is such an amazing

I am deeply honored to write this message

sciences, applied sciences, management and

place as we get to help lots of different

on the occasion of 16th anniversary of

social sciences. In 2006, I stopped working

peoples including many staff members,

the AIMST University. I have seen closely,

as part-timer for AIMST because of my

students which in turn help us to build

AIMST University has experienced many

appointment as a Principal in a Government

great relationships with people across the

achievements and transformations.

school. After my retirement in 2011, I rejoined

university.

What this university has done in its first 15

AIMST as a full-time Physics lecturer.

years is incredible. What I have learnt is that

we are committed to becoming a world-class

The AIMST campus is really great. I enjoy

academic institution by promoting excellence

working as a lecturer and I treasure my

and innovation in education through teaching,

interactions with my students. Due to my

supervising, and mentoring students;

association with AIMST since its inception

through research, scholarships, innovation

and seeing its growth and partly due to my

and through professional service. Our staffs

love for teaching Physics to the Foundation

have been working relentlessly to achieve

students, I will always have a soft spot for

AIMST vision and mission. We can now build

AIMST University! Because of university’s

on these recent accomplishments with new

rapid progress and achievements, I feel that

AIMST is the best.

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A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

Name: Ms. Wong Lai Kun

I made up my mind to believe that the grass is

[*Name: Dr. Kazi Selim Anwar *]

Nationality: Malaysian

greener here in AIMST and I chose to use the

Nationality: Bangladeshi

Designation: Lecturer

opportunities available and what I am today I

[*Designation: Senior Lecturer *]

[*Affiliation: Faculty of Allied Health *]

owe a considerable part of it to AIMST.

Affiliation: Faculty of Medicine

Profession (FAHP), School of Nursing

Overall impression: Good atmosphere for

Picturesque walkways weave through lush

[*Name: Dr. Jern Benchaporn *]

teaching and learning (TL). Teaching: I like TL

greenery. The design with ponds takes on

Lertanantawong

methods, particularly, PBL & PALS strategies

a different charm blend into the peaceful

Nationality: Thai

of student centered active learning methods.

environment. This is the description of AIMST

[*Designation: Senior Lecturer (May 2009 *]

Staying apart from conducting separate

University from my view.

to May 2013)

OSCE & OCPE for assessing student’s

Affiliation: Faculty of Applied Sciences

knowledge objectively, I appreciate the

I am four years old as lecturer in School of

blended OSCE+OSPE method simultaneously.

Nursing. I have learned, if want to embark

My 4 years at AIMST University were a

It saves, time, energy, manpower but

on teaching in nursing, two things that

wonderful time for me and my family. It

facilitates the students for being a one-stop

needed – drive and passion. I am very

was a great opportunity, giving me valuable

examination center giving equal probability

fortunate to have a good team of caring

experience in my academic career. The

of assessing their knowledge more rationally.

and encouraging nursing lecturers. Our team

Department of Biotechnology, Faculty

The students: Simply good, talented, devoted

spirit is great, we are growing and now we

of Applied Sciences is a good place for

and hardworking. Colleagues: Good, cordial

are not merely colleague but also very good

learning and pursuing research in my field

and helpful. In short, AIMST is a great place

friends. The management of the university

of Nano-biosensors. Living in AIMST was a

to work and study.

is very supportive by all means. Thanks to

pleasure for me and my family, with many

AIMST University for making an ideal and

good friends, peace, and a calm, green

conducive learning and living experience for

environment, and a healthy life as well. The

Name: Ms. Kayathri Krishnan

our students and staffs.

AIMST university campus is really great. I

Nationality: Malaysian

miss AIMST University campus life.

[*Designation: Administrative Officer *]

Affiliation: Faculty of Dentistry

Name: Dr. Bharathi Sengodan

Nationality: Indian

Name: Mr. Girish Kumar Chandrasekharan

I am Kayathri Krishnan serving AIMST

Designation: Snr. Associate Professor

Nationality: Indian

University since 25th January 2002. I was

Affiliation: Faculty of Medicine

Designation: Senior Lecturer

appointed in Human Resource Division and

[*Affiliation: Faculty of Engineering and *]

I am proud to say that I was the first staff

“Nothing is more honorable than a grateful

Computer Technology

who started the Human Resource Division.

heart” so I start with immense gratitude to

At that time the University was addressed

the founder and visionary leader of AIMST

In short time, AIMST University has grown

as “Asian Institute of Medicine, Science and

university YBhg Dato’ Seri Utama Dr S Samy

to a premier university in the country and

Technology. The University was functioning at

Vellu for the opportunity given to me to serve

region. I am proud to be a part of AIMST

Aman Jaya, Sungai Petani. There were only

in AIMST for the past 10 years. Christine

University which has such dedicated

few staff members working those days. In

Lagarde said ‘Unless we take action on

faculty and bright students. The university

July 2007 we moved to the new campus at

climate change, future generations will be

emphasizes on imparting Knowledge Based

Semeling, Kedah.

roasted, toasted, fried and grilled’, knowing

Teaching and Training rather than old

that truth, I feel like a wild card winner being

curriculum and the results are evident by

In my experience serving at AIMST University

here in AIMST green campus close to nature’s

the feedbacks from healthcare, science and

about 13 years, AIMST University gave me a

flora and fauna.

technology sectors in Malaysia. I am sure

very good prospects and experiences. I will

that the university will continue to serve the

say that I am a proud AIMSTER. I will serve

Starting my career as a practicing pathologist

society and become a center of excellence

this valuable University till my retirement age.

and a teacher, unexpectedly teaching became

for research and innovation in science and

I promise that I will still continue to serve with

a lifelong passion and I propelled myself into

technology. I would personally thank all

sincerity.

the world of mentoring that gave me the

those who have involved in bringing the

sense of satisfaction and joy when the sparks

institution to national and international level

Thank you AIMST!

of knowledge are ignited. Students are of

all categories as in any university but they

certainly made a positive difference in my

life. Being a part of AIMST for over a decade,

many colleagues and leaders have crossed my

What AIMST

path and I stood to learn from them, what to

do and more importantly what not to be and

this rich experience has taught me to change

the way I react to them rather than for them

staff say

to go my way.

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s 1 6 3

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y Name: Mr. Ng Yen Ping

made me stronger and wiser in handling

Name: Mr. Abdullah Ismail

Nationality: Malaysian

challenges in the vast diverse areas.

Nationality: Malaysian

Designation: Lecturer

Designation: Lecturer

Affiliation: Faculty of Pharmacy

In last 15 years, I really enjoyed working

Faculty: Faculty of Dentistry

in AIMST and work experience related to

I joined AIMST University on the 1st of August

Management and various Faculties with

As a Dental Technologist, I joined AIMST

2014, after serving 8 years in public hospitals

wonderful colleagues and students is

University on January 2006. At that time our

and community pharmacies. From the

memorable. I am feeling proud and thankful

campus was at Aman Jaya, Sungai Petani.

landscape of AIMST University, it gives people

to GOD for being chosen to be part of this

My first assignment was to set up temporary

a sense of tranquility, comfort and of course

high esteem University. I take this opportunity

dental laboratory, purchase dental equipment

an ideal place for learning. The university’s

to salute our admirable leader, Founder and

and dental materials for dental student

environment no doubt shall provide students

Chancellor Dato’ Seri Utama Dr. S. Samy Vellu

(BDS) to start their practical class. With the

a great and memorable campus’s life. When

for his vision in creating a path for ‘Educating

help of the Dean, AIMST management and

I joined the University, the first impression to

Tomorrow’s Leaders’.

colleagues , we managed to complete the

me was all the staffs from my faculty are very

task in time. As one of academic staff, I also

helpful and supportive, right from the Dean

teach them on dental technology.

to all academic staffs. After six months with

Name: Ms. Hong Lee Fen

AIMST University, I will say that I am lucky

Nationality: Malaysian

At the same time we initiated the process

to work at AIMST and I strongly believe that

Designation: Ex-lecturer (2009-2012)

to designing the new Dental Laboratory at

AIMST is heading to the right path to a new

Affiliation: Faculty of Applied Sciences

our present Main Campus at Semeling. It

horizon of greater success.

was a major project which required proper

BSc. in Biotechnology programme offered in

planning. With the support of my colleagues

AIMST University covers various important

and our management we achieved in

Name: Ms. Munazura Binti Mansor

areas such as medical, pharmaceutical,

establishing a state of art laboratory at our

[*Nationality: Malaysian *]

agricultural, environmental and food

present campus. Now, we have a world class

[*Designation: Head of Library *]

biotechnology which enable students to

dental laboratory well equipped with most

Affiliation: AIMST University Library

have more opportunities in applying jobs

up to date dental equipments.

after graduation. The Master and PhD in

I joined AIMST University in May 2007. It was

Biotechnology programmes are offered with

It’s a great satisfaction for me to see dental

the year that witnessed our university moved

a very affordable price, thus, more students

student are fully utilizing the facilities, where

from the interim campus, Aman Jaya, Sungai

could grab the opportunities to further their

they can acquire skill and knowledge in

Petani to this lovely green campus in Bukit

studies. AIMST University also offered an

more conducive environment. It’s a great

Air Nasi, Semeling. All staff of the Library

“English speaking environment” to students

achievement of our pioneer team who were

was very excited to have such a huge 3 story

so that they can improve their English

instrumental in establishing the dental faculty

library building with the proper sections of

communication skills. I feel that AIMST

to its present state. In fact, I am proud to be

collections area, users reading areas and office

University is a good choice for the affordable

a part of the AIMST University!

area compare to the library in Aman Jaya.

education.

Through my experience working at AIMST

University; the library received a very good

Name: Mr. Kurunathan a/l Sinniah

support from other divisions and faculties.

Name: Mr. Sabri Hashim

Nationality: Malaysian

Despites of different background, position,

Nationality: Malaysian

[*Designation: Lecturer *]

education, and races we work closely to

Designation: Lecturer

Affiliation: Faculty of Applied sciences

achieve the university’s mission and vision

Affiliation: Faculty of Pharmacy

and to fulfil the needs and requirements from

I joined AIMST University in 2008. Upon

the stakeholders. I am enjoying working at

I joined AIMST in 2009. When I first came

coming to AIMST, I was captivated by

AIMST and want to make AIMST Library ‘the

here, I was impressed by its beautiful

the beautiful surrounding of nature

Best’ in years to come.

architecture structure stood in a green forest.

complemented with sophisticated

In it, I found modern erected buildings and

infrastructures which create a vibrant

facilities of international requirements such

atmosphere. University is young, vibrant and

[*Name: Ms. Santha Kumari a/p NP *]

as lecture theatres, seminar rooms, scientific

do have a lot of potential for growth. Today,

Rajendran

laboratories etc chartered for local and

the university has grown larger but still do

Nationality: Malaysian

foreign students whom pursuit their studies

have potential to grow further. From the time

Designation: Admin Officer

here. In short time, this university gained trust

of joining until today, I feel the warmth of the

[*Current Affiliation: Faculty of *]

from local and foreign students. I am happy

people; because, atmosphere is very friendly

Engineering and Computer Technology

and proud to say that AIMST University is

and enjoyable. Peaceful atmosphere of

among the best universities in this region.

campus is good for both students and staff.

The serene vision of stepping into AIMST as

Happy 16th Anniversary AIMST University!

staff No 005 is still vivid in my mind. I served

as Secretary to the first Registrar and first

Vice Chancellor of the university and it was

a proud moment in my career development.

Working experience at the AIMST University

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A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

Name: Ms. Leelawathy Sundaramoorthy

Name: Dr. Balamanikandasrinivasan

Name: Ms. Siti Zaharah Binti Ahmad

Nationality: Malaysian

Nationality: Indian

Nationality: Malaysian

[*Designation: Senior Officer *]

Designation: Senior Lecturer

Designation: Lecturer

[*Affiliation: Centre for Postgraduate *]

Affiliation: Faculty of Dentistry

[*Affiliation: Faculty of Allied Health *]

Studies

Professions

My journey with AIMST’s Faculty of Dentistry

I would regard the AIMST University (AIMST)

(FOD) started when its first batch students

I have the pleasure of working with AIMST

as ‘Divinity of Knowledge’. Based on my

were in final year. Since then, I have seen the

University since 2009. AIMST is aiming to

understanding, I think, AIMST’s growth was

accomplishment and exponential growth of

become a premier private university in the

very phenomenal in the past ten years and still

AIMST’s Dental Centre to its present form as

country and region. I strongly believe that

the trend is going on.

a full-fledged, functional dental setup. It is a

we can achieve the university’s goals if every

pride to mention that AIMST Dental Centre

staff works as a team. I am proud to be a part

I am very happy and feel proud; because,

is a pioneer dental institution in Malaysia’s

of AIMST family. My area of specialization

I really enjoyed working at AIMST. The

Private education sector.

is public health and obstetric nursing. As

working experience with four eminent Vice-

an academician, the most that excites

Chancellors during my term (2004 till 2014)

At university level, I have observed increase

me is nothing more than making student

at Chancellery has added a real value and

in student intake in these years signifying the

understands the richness of experience as

strength to my career. This experience has

positive attitude of general public towards

a nurse. To me, a competent nurse is to be

also heightened my confidence to take new

this university. Due to the holistic approach

able to function in multi-professional roles

challenges of my new responsibilities after

provided towards education, AIMST attracts

to promote, maintain, and restore health

posting at the newly established ‘Centre for

students from other countries too. Besides

and wellness among diverse individuals

Postgraduate Studies’. I truly enjoy working

that, it is noteworthy to mention that I have

and communities. I felt exhilarating when I

in a multi-racial and multi-cultural workforce.

enjoyed the beauty of this clean and green

obtained the first PRGS grant from KPT and

At AIMST, there is always a challenge and I

campus.

it was a really AIMST experience for me to

am honored to be a part of the talented,

embark on my project. In fact, it was such a

experienced and enthusiastic team that never

At this juncture, I would like to express my

great opportunity for me which I will never

compromises on quality of education. We

happiness/wishes towards completion of

forget in AIMST. Now I am looking forward

should keep the momentum to excel further.

fifteen years journey of this university and

to have my product patented and hopefully

seek the support of all AIMSTers for its

this product will be able to provide a good

glorious future.

alternative for immobilized patients with

[*Name: Ms. Glory Shiyamala George *]

elimination needs. I wish to continue serving

Nationality: Malaysian

AIMST and provide my very best towards

[*Designation: Library Liaison Officer *]

Name: Ms. Selvamalar Nasaratnam

teaching and research. Lastly, I want to

[*Affiliation: Library *]

Nationality: Malaysian

highlight that I am really happy because of

Designation: Senior Lecturer

the support given by the University.

I am honored to write this brief write-up

[*Affiliation: Faculty of Business and *]

about AIMST University. I have joined AIMST

Management

University in 2002. We have since then,

Name: Mr. Nazarul Zafrin Bin Md Akher

developed and encompassed to the catering

I joined AIMST University in May 2001 and

Nationality: Malaysian

needs of local and international students

have served almost 14 years. As a lecturer for

Designation: Registration Officer

via our vision. Congratulations to AIMST

IT subjects, I joined the Centre of Foundation

Affiliation: Sports Complex

University and the support team! I wish to

and Matriculation Studies (CFMS) currently

thank my fellow colleagues who continue

known as SGFS. Later, I was promoted to

Working at AIMST university is really

to deliver and support in endeavoring high

faculty and till date have been serving as a

interesting. A big olympic size swimming

academic standards. I am proud to shout

Senior Lecturer for Faculty of Business and

pool, synthetic track next to beautiful lotus

out that I am one of the pioneer staffs of

Management. During my 14 years at AIMST,

lake, indoor and outdoor game facilities and

the AIMST University. I have completed 13

it has been an incredible avenue for me to

well-equiped gym are really good. Students

years with AIMST University. AIMST is the

learn and practice. I had the opportunity

and staff like these facilities and sports

best; I have no second thought in my mind.

to grow in my area of teaching and take

complex is always crowded. Good thing is

Thank you! I do thank AIMST University for

up administrative roles. Working at AIMST

that all students and staff are very gentle

everything.

has given me the flexibility to develop my

and hence working here becomes more

skills in an independent manner and as part

enjoyable. I also like the security system of

of a team. At times I felt challenged and

the university, we all feel safe in the campus.

stretched, wondering how I was going to

Thank you! AIMST

learn it all, and yet, as with any new learning

What AIMST process, one skill built on another. Thank you

AIMST for giving me opportunities to use my

skills and talent.

staff say

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a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y Name: Mr. Syubass Chandraa Rajindran

[* Name: Sakina Khan*]

Nationality: Malaysian

Nationality: Indian

What

Designation: Officer

[*Degree Programme: MBBS *]

Affiliation: International Office

Enrolled: 2012-2017

To know AIMST is to love AIMST. I was a

University is one big learning experience that

AIMST

typical student out there, with dreams to

teaches you a lot about life and provides

study abroad (or at least away from home).

unique opportunities that you would never

When I was introduced to AIMST, I refused

get the chance to experience anywhere else

to know more….until I saw the beautiful

and I am happy to have this experience in

students

green campus for real. It was love at first

AIMST University. This is my first experience

sight. The mesmerizing architecture itself

of living away from home; but, I have never

was convincing enough for me to make

felt lonely and homesick because of the

my decision. I lived a well-balanced lifestyle

warm hospitality at the AIMST. In AIMST, I

with a good mixture of academic and extra-

always meet people from different situations

say

curricular activities. During my final year BSc

and cultures! Well, I always thought staying

(Hons) in Business and Marketing, AIMST),

in hostel would be so hard; but, we have

I was one of the two lucky students who

everything here and it makes life easy. The

were given the opportunity to be a part

internet facility, cafeteria with a variety of

of an exchange programme with Kedge

food and the sports complex are really good.

Business School in Bordeaux, France. A

Studying in the library is one of my best

wonderful international exposure I got there

experiences. I love the noiseless and friendly

that includes traveling to many European

environment here at the AIMST.

countries namely, Italy, Spain, UK and the

whole France is still floating in my memory.

Upon completion of my education, AIMST

[*Name: Muhammad Arif Fikri bin *]

absorbed me to work in its International Office

Mohamed Razif

(at AIMST). Being a home groomed student,

Nationality: Malaysian

at AIMST, I have a strong sense of belonging.

Program: MBBS

On top of it, the trust that Management has

Enrolled: 2013-2018

on me is always a motivation factor for me to

continue delivering my best. My senses are

When I first laid eyes on AIMST university

still whispering to me that my relationship

back in 2013 for the enrolment interview,

with AIMST will continue and the best is

my first impression was: impressive. With

yet to come. Thank you for the love, AIMST

its green landscape and curved architecture,

University. I love you too.

AIMST seemed like a watered-down version

of Putrajaya. AIMST is a decent place to be

and has its charm. The peaceful atmosphere

of the AIMST is really great for the study. All

that being said, for the most part I feel 50/50

about being here. There are good times and

bad times. Overall, AIMST is a great place for

the peaceful student life.

Name: Alia Zurina Md Zakariah

Nationality: Malaysian

Degree Programme: MBBS

[*“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. *]

Enrolled: 2011-2016

[*Learn as if you were to live forever.” *]

It’s been a rocky road for me throughout

the years. But, i feel blessed of kind and

supportive lecturers who always gave me

– Mahatma Gandhi

courage to move on and be stronger. Despite

the tight schedule, limited study hours, and

limited social life, i never regretted entering

AIMST. In fact, it was the best decision I have

ever made.

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A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

Name: Sanirbandha Choudhury

common as this is rather a new university.

Name: Mvouma-Otha Evans

Nationality: Indian

Delightful and impressive attitude of faculty

Nationality: Gabon

Degree Programme: PhD Biotechnology

member to adapt to students need and to

[*Degree Programme: BSc (Hons) *]

Enrolled: 2013-2016

improve the students’ performance was

Biotechnology

really appreciable. I think, it is essential for

Enrolled: 2013-2016

For the last 36 months I am here at AIMST

the best quality education. I really enjoyed

and it has been a very good experience so far.

my student life at AIMST and I am proud

I am currently following a Biotechnology

University campus is in an excellent location

that I was a part of this university. Thank you

bachelor degree after doing my entire high

with a scenic view around; the university

AIMST!

school back in France. I decided to enroll

gives you a true Malaysian experience. People

in a biotechnology program because I am

here are truly friendly and as time has gone

originally from a developing country. I am

by, I have started to enjoy my stay here more

Name: Larry Kurai Mlambo

thinking that my biotech degree will help

and more. AIMST with its good research

Nationality: Zimbabwe

once I go back to my home country. I am

facility, excellent infrastructure, diversity

[*Degree Programme: BSc (Hons) *]

enjoying my program because the education

of so many cultures, friendly and helpful

Biotechnology

provided is of high quality; the whole AIMST

lecturers and staff have provided me with a

Enrolled: 2014-2016

staff is really encouraging, helping and

lot of motivation towards my research. I am

  • *

determined to account me as a successful

looking forward to a having a great time here

I am currently a first year BSc Biotechnology

student. Lecturers are really skilled to make

in Malaysia, thanks to AIMST.

student. The choice of coming to Malaysia

you interested into your programme, we do

particularly was intrigued with the way the

not miss any information and can go deeper

country’s diverse structure and the fusion

on any topic studied on demand. I really

Name: Asiya Sameer

of culture. AIMST University provided the

enjoy library, free Wi-Fi, high security, variety

Nationality: Pakistani

basis of where I would put my foundation in

of food such as Malay, Indian and Chinese.

[*Degree Programme: Foundation in *]

future prospects to achieve what I wanted to

I am fascinated by the facilities available at

Science; MBBS

pursue in life.

AIMST. Thank you AIMST!

Enrolled: 2008-2014

AIMST campus is beautiful and I have learned

As a foundation student, I joined AIMST in

lots of stuff and it has contributed a lot to

Name: Angeline Woon

2008 and successfully graduated in October

improve my knowledge that I had before.

Nationality: Malaysian

2014. It was a wonderful transition from

Priority always goes to studies and I would

Degree Programme: BDS

a teenager to an adult whereby I learnt

say that the lecturers and the students are

Enrolled: 2013-2018

to be independent and became more

very cooperative and friendly. The lectures

knowledgeable, went through ups and

are lively, engaging and their knowledge is

I am a 2nd year dental student. I am really

downs but learnt to tackle them.

tremendous. The learning environment is

proud that AIMST University has such

I would like to thank my lecturers, faculty

wonderful and all the facilities ensure that

tremendously good dental equipment not

members, and friends who were always

the process is enjoyable. The spheres of

only in the dental clinics but also in the

ready to help whenever I needed them and

development are endless due to the fusion

dental technology lab and simulation lab.

without whom I wouldn’t have made it this

of both theory and practical approach.

Undeniably, the lecturers are knowledgeable,

far. I would also wish all my friends the very

friendly and approachable.

best of luck as they are soon starting their

International office of the AIMST gave me

housemanship.

chance to learn more and I gained lots of

As the saying goes, all work and no play

My 6 years in AIMST, the memories I will

experience that helped me to change my

makes Jack a dull boy. In AIMST campus,

always cherish..!

mindset on how work is done. Thank you

there is a wonderful sports complex where

AIMST University, hope that I can make a

one can swim in the Olympic-size swimming

better difference once I graduate.

pool, work out in the gym and many other

Name: Sivachandran A/L Parimannan

physical activities also can be done. As a

Nationality: Malaysian

hosteller, staying in campus does make me

[*Degree Programme: BSc, MSc and PhD in *]

Name: Sivasaktiy d/o Munusamy

feel homesick sometimes. However, this has

*Biotechnology *

Nationality: Malaysian

made me more mature and independent

Enrolled: 2006-2014

Degree Programme: MBBS

person. Therefore, university life in AIMST

Enrolled: 2014-2019

has definitely been a good experience for me.

My journey at AIMST University was a rather

long one. I was here for 9 years. Overall

I am very glad to pursue the MBBS

it was a pleasant and enjoyable journey.

programme offered by AIMST University.

Although pleasant but it was not always

AIMST University’s medicine programme

smooth. There were ups and downs, but

recruits and trains students those have a

what I liked about this university (especially

desire to become medical doctor and to serve

[*“You can never be overdressed *]

about my faculty) is that faculty accepts their

in the healthcare system. I am very happy;

[*or overeducated.” *]

shortcomings. Based on the feedback from

because, AIMST do have highly qualified

students, faculty takes necessary steps to fix

staff, fully equipped laboratories as well as

the loopholes to improve. This style of faculty

other essential facilities. I am proud that I

-Oscar Wilde

was admirable; because, shortcomings are

have an opportunity to complete my MBBS

at AIMST University. Thank you AIMST!

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a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y Name: Tamim Sawas

[*Name: Shoon Lei May *]

Name: Ivy Chieng

Nationality: Syria

Nationality: Myanmar

Nationality: Malaysian

[*Degree Programme: MSc Medical *]

[*Degree Programme: MBBS *]

Degree Programme: Bachelor of Pharmacy

*Biochemistry *

Enrolled: 2011-2016

Enrolled: 2012-2016

Enrolled: 2012-2013

I have joined AIMST University for my

When I was in high school, I heard lots of good

At the AIMST University you will have

foundation programme after completing

things about the university. The very first time,

everything that you need to focus on your

my matriculation in Myanmar. Currently, I

when I stepped into the AIMST campus, I was

study and to enjoy your student life too.I

am in my fourth year of MBBS programme.

amazed by the greenery and a lovely environment.

was able to do my lab works at any time,

Joining this university is my first experience

University campus is pretty cool with many trees

midnight or even in early morning without

of studying in foreign country. However,

and blossoms lined between those uniquely

any distractions. The labs are well equipped

due to the facilities such as sport center

designed buildings, hostels and roads. In AIMST,

with all required materials. I still remember

and accommodation provided by AIMST, my

I learnt to discipline myself as well as to make

the lovely nights and days I spent in the lab

experience in staying abroad became quite

decisions. I still remember my first day in AIMST.

working on my research Project. The life

enjoyable. The international office also helps

As I am from Sarawak, I have lesser chances to

style at AIMST University is so amazing, and

the international students in all possible ways.

encounter friends of other races. Hence, I was

the environment is attractive. Comfortable

For the academic aspect, AIMST provides

so excited to meet new friends from Indian and

hostel, super served cafeteria and market,

professional lecturers with experiences who

Malay community. My admission to AIMST was

helped me to enjoy every moment in my life

can guide the students well and also facilities

like liberation for me, as it gave me a wonderful

at AIMST. I really miss my workout in AIMST’s

such as clinical skills centre, laboratories,

chance to grow and become mature. Campus is

gym and swimming in an internationally

anatomy museum, anatomy dissection hall

a very safe place. AIMST is a training ground for

standard-size swimming pool. As an

where students can practice their practical

me to learn how to communicate and mix with

international student, I had an opportunity

skills. Moreover, AIMST MBBS is accepted by

various students despite different backgrounds,

to explore the amazing nature and places in

WHO which can allow AIMST graduates to

religions and personalities.

Malaysia, the most beautiful country I have

practice medicine almost worldwide.

ever seen. International student’s office was

always ready to give a helping hand. The

Name: Akira Kuwahara

library is great; I was able to find all the

Name: Sara Zafar

Nationality: Japanese

required books for my research. At the end, I

Nationality: Pakistani

Programme: Foundation in Business

would really like to say that I really miss every

[*Degree Programme: BSc (Hons) Finance *]

Enrolled: 2014-2015

single moment I spent at AIMST University.

and Management

Enrolled: 2011-2015

I am here at the AIMST under an exchange

programme from my Kanagawa University,

Name: Ali Shakeela Amina Ibrahim

My journey at AIMST University has been

Japan. I have some reasons why I came to AIMST

Nationality: Kenyan

very interesting. There are many factors

University. First, I’m really interested in South

[*Degree Programme: BSc (Hons) *]

that brought me to AIMST, among them,

East Asia, because these counties are currently

Biotechnology

the opportunity to study my course from a

developing. So I wanted to have experience of

Enrolled: 2012–2015

different perspective. Over the past three

Malaysia. Second, I needed to learn English. In the

years, I have had the opportunity to mix with

future, we are going to become more globalized.

I joined AIMST University in September

beautiful individuals from many different parts

So, in my point of view, I think I should build a

2012 as a Biotechnology student. Being

of the world. As an international student from

unique career to deal with future challenges.

an international student from a different

Pakistan, I have valued the opportunity to

Therefore, I feel my choice is wonderful to come

continent and most definitely very different

study in such a rich and diverse environment.

to the AIMST University.

culture, I had a lot to learn. The learning

AIMST University gave me the opportunity to

experience accompanied by many other

study a semester in Bordeaux, France. When

I have experienced many things at the AIMST,

experiences has been an amazing journey

I first came to AIMST, I was alone and scared

especially Malaysian festivals such as Hari Raya,

for me. Getting to try the different exotic

to even talk to people, and now three years

Mid-Autumn Festival and Deepavali. AIMST has

dishes of Malaysia was my favorite. AIMST

later, I have the confidence to not only make

hosted these celebrations for students and staff,

as a whole provides a very conducive

new friends but also to live alone and make

so I also joined them. It was really exciting for me.

study environment with a wide range of

it on my own for 4 months in a country like

AIMST have good facilities and with friends I often

facilities and resources. Other than that, the

France. AIMST has given me the courage and

go to Sports Complex to exercise. Before exam we

diversity in culture among the locals is quite

strength to face the world.

go to library to study and search information.

fascinating. Not only I have enjoyed my stay

in the AIMST campus but I also learned a lot.

I am very grateful to AIMST University. I met a

Sadly, I will have to leave AIMST soon, but I will

AIMST is really great!

lot of inspiring people here. I love the lecturers

not forget many things that I have learned at

and my friends. I love the AIMST family —

the AIMST. For sure, I will tell and recommend

it’s like a second home to me. I have had a

my friends to come to Malaysia and the AIMST

wonderful experience here at AIMST, and I’ll

University. I hope Kanagawa University and AIMST

[*“The world is a book and those who do *]

carry that all with me for the rest of my life.

University will continue building close relationship.

[*not travel read only one page.” *]

-Augustine of Hippo

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A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

Name: Saidul Hassan

Cultural Night, First Beat talent hunt, Sports

I was being exposed to but I was wrong. From

Nationality: Bangladeshi

Fiesta, Carnival and so many other events.

the first day of class, I was able to mix with a

[*Degree Programme: BSc (Hons) *]

This makes campus life ever so happening

bunch of classmates. I was new in Malaysia,

Biotechnology

and never gets boring. AIMST has not only

and I had a lot of questions in mind about

Enrolled: 2007-2009

given me a World-Class graduation, it has

this beautiful country.

literally prepared me to become a leader. Me

For student those want to study abroad, it

and my friends from Bangladesh who have

AIMST University offered me a chance to

is always difficult to choose between foreign

studied at AIMST are all working in reputed

have a global exposure. The teaching quality

degrees and choose which country to get

companies in the country and are all leaders

is pretty impressive and the campus facilities

your degree from. Like other Bangladeshi

in their own rights. AIMST has made us smart

even more. I have recently won a medal

students seeking a foreign degree, I also

and confident, adaptable to variable situation,

(2nd runner up) in the AFSAlimpic basketball

fascinated studying in the UK or Australia.

innovative and creative, able to speak-up your

competition, my first time to ever win a

But then again, financing my education in

ideas, all of which are necessary traits to excel

medal, the feeling was unexplainable.

those countries, especially when you are

in life. Everyone may have a degree, but

willing to study science would have been a

not everyone get success in life. I have never

AIMST University has helped me to grow

huge burden to my Dad. So after all, I figured

regretted studying in AIMST and it has been

considerably as man but also as student with

that Malaysia would best fill my requirements

every single penny worth and even more.

ambition, I have gained a lot of knowledge

and fit into my dad’s budget as well.

and theories and I look forward to keep on

learning as much as possible. AIMST is the

I went to one local student advisory centre

[*Name: Samiha Wasim *]

best, no second thought.

put forward my requirements. After listening

Nationality: Indian

to me, they suggested that AIMST University

[*Degree Programme: BSc (Hons) Business *]

would be perfect choice. Since I did not

and Marketing

Name: Ishrat Nazneen Metee

complete my A ‘level, AIMST offered me

Enrolled: 2011-2015

Nationality: Bangladeshi

University Foundation course leading to

[*Degree Programme: MSc in Human *]

Science, passing which I have to choose

I had a great experience while studying in

anatomy

among MBBS, BDS, Pharmacy, Engineering,

AIMST University. When I first came, I was in

Enrolled: 2015-017

IT, Materials Technology and Biotechnology

awe to see the infrastructure of the University.

degree programme. My father and I both

It looks amazing and also the environment is

For me, AIMST University is the name of a

decided that AIMST is going to be the launch-

very conducive for the students. I was given a

dream that just came true. I always wanted

pad for my career.

hostel room. The facilities are complete such

to study abroad, explore new countries,

as bed, wardrobe, and study table and so

places, environment and meet many people.

AIMST University is one of the biggest private

on. It is very comfortable and I did not face

Though it is only a month for me being here,

universities in Malaysia. With its state of the

any difficulties in adapting in the hostel. I

still the diversity that AIMST university offers

art 240 acre campus, wide range of world

also had helpful room mates who were not

could hardly be found in any other part of

renowned faculties, multiple highly equipped

hesitant at all to show the campus to me. I

the world.

research labs, excellent accommodation

was exposed to the different cultures like

and of course, indoor and outdoor sports

the Malay culture and Chinese culture. There

I find AIMST as a complete package of well-

facilities, AIMST provides an ideal platform

are many types of food in the cafeteria and I

equipped faculties and departments for

for students to prepare themselves in this

used to eat all types of food like Indian, Malay

study purpose to environmental beauty and

highly competitive world. Faculties have been

and Chinese. In short, I had a wonderful time

extracurricular facilities. In one sentence

chosen from all around the world and I must

while completing my degree programme at

I would describe it as a nicely regulated

admit that they are a true inspiration to the

AIMST University.

educational institution with an eye and mind

students. They are ever so helpful and always

soothing campus.

encourage the students to develop hands-

skills, which is very important once you start

[*Name: Ibrahima Sory Keita *]

working. I don’t think I would have gotten a

[*Nationality: Guinea *]

better array for faculties anywhere else.

[*Programme: Foundation in Science *]

Enrolled: 2014-2015

As I was also involved with the Student

Council and several other clubs and

Wow Time flies! Exactly 5 weeks to go,

societies, I had the honor to work with the

I can’t even imagine that I will be finishing

[*“Education is the ability to listen to *]

Administration of AIMST University. I was so

foundation in AIMST University. University

*almost anything without losing your *

amazed to find out that the management

life is very different from people to people.

as well as the entire Administration is so

Almost a year, it’s amazing how University life

[*temper or your self-confidence.” *]

dedicated to the welfare of the students and

can change a person’s characteristic so much.

as a result of it student get quality education.

Throughout this year, I have gained lots in

– Robert Frost

The academic calendar for every year is set

different aspects at the AIMST University.

in such a way that student will not only be

One of the most valuable that I got in this

studying and prepare for exams, but they also

university is a group of good friends. When

have series of sport and cultural events, like

I joined the AIMST, I thought making friends

AIMST Merdeka Run, AIMST Amazing Race,

would be hard due to the diversity of cultures

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s 1 6 9

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y Name: Aliyu Bello

Name: Dennis Richard Munuo

queen. Everywhere we can see green trees and

Nationality: Nigerian

Nationality: Tanzania

grasses to make our mind relax and peaceful to

[*Degree Programme: BSc (Hons) in *]

[*Degree Programme: BSc (Hons) in *]

study, also feels safe too. While walking from

Management Information Systems

Management Information Systems

class to class, I get a nice breeze and never feel

Enrolled: 2009-2013

Enrolled: 2013-2017

like I am alone. I always feel safe in the university

campus. I enjoy my course due to the faculty

My time at AIMST University has been nothing

My every day is wonderful at AIMST. In

and staff. I also expect to Meeting new people,

but amazing, thanks to the caring lecturers,

AIMST, you get to meet goal oriented staff

participating in new activities, and living in

staffs and fantastic friends that have made it

with a very friendly approach to learning;

different conditions will help me open my mind

a memorable one for me. University is a place

learning has never been so approachable.

to think into different aspect or “think out of the

you find out who you really are, what you

Staff use hands on methods in making sure

box”. Overall AIMST University has all the greatest

want to be in the future. AIMST has certainly

you are as comfortable as possible.

facilities and may the best in the country. I think,

helped me do that. Not only on the aspects

the AIMST University is a great place to study and

of academics but socially. AIMST has helped

The welcoming hands of my friends are

explore Malaysia.

me to become a better person. At AIMST you

another aspect that colour my experience.

are taught skills that get you set and ready for

The geographic location of AIMST is another

workplace, Skills that are not only important

influence to a memorable experience. The

Name: Ai Ito

in workplace but in dealing with every day

green campus that stimulates an intellectual

Nationality: Japanese

challenges.

mind, a close contact with nature, the sound

Program: Foundation in Business

of a bird waking you up in the morning, the

Enrolled: 2014-2015

My sincere thanks goes out to the University

night’s swift breeze while reading a book.

management, faculty staffs especially

For me, AIMST is a paradise. Thank you

I’m from Kanagawa University; I came to Malaysia

my mentor and the non-academic staffs

AIMST!

for the first time in April 2014. Honestly, first few

of the University for making me feel at

weeks I was anxious about my life. But, AIMST

home and also making the whole learning

University staffs and students are very kind, and

experience worthwhile. If I could do it all

Name: Koroma Doris Ramatu

they helped Japanese students. Thanks to them, I

over again, I’ll still choose AIMST University

Nationality: Sierraleonean

have no worries now. I’m so happy to study in an

to do my Bachelor’s degree. I recommend

Programme: Diploma in Physiotherapy

extensive campus filled with warm people.

this University to students seeking a good

Enrolled: 2014-2016

institution that’ll help him/her in getting an

Malaysia is very interesting country for me;

edge in the rapidly changing world.

Getting to know new friends from different

because, Malaysian people who have racial

backgrounds is making me more open-

differences are living together amicably in the

minded. It is like discovering a new world

country. This situation is rare in my country, Japan.

[*Name: Carlos Toshio Narciso Fujiki *]

full of pleasant surprises. The spirit of co-

So, it was a new for me. Especially in AIMST

Nationality: Peruvian

operation and competitive environment

University, it is impressive that students study,

[*Programme: Foundation in Business *]

on campus encourages us to interact,

play sports and communicate with each other

Enrolled: 2014-2015

brainstorm and accomplish. We are always

without gulf between them. Local students are

motivated to develop better skills. AIMST is

very helpful and positive. I am supported by such

I came to the AIMST University in April 2014

staffed with dedicated lecturers who inspire

a superb environment. This wonderful experience

to study business programme. I am from

us to achieve great things in life. The teaching

at AIMST University will certainly have marvellous

Japan, but my nationality is Peruvian. I am a

methods and practical’s are of high quality.

effects on me in the future. I am proud that I am

mix of Japanese and Peruvian. So I am quite

We have chances to gain more experience

student of the AIMST University.

different. Malaysians are very kind to me and

at Government Hospitals as well as Private

to all other international students.

Hospitals. I think, AIMST is the right place to

make dreams come true. I’m sure to further

Name: Tomoka Fuji

I have been staying here for 11 months now

my studies in future. I love the environment

Nationality: Japanese

and I have experienced so many things that

here where everything you can get within

[*Degree Programme: BSc (Hons) in *]

I could not imagine. Malaysia is a multiracial

university campus. My advice is that stay in

Business and Marketing

country. I can see Malays, Chinese, and

the university as it has everything you need.

Enrolled: 2014-2015

Indians in the university. It is great that I can

Thank you!

experience each culture.

Congratulations to the AIMST on its 16th

anniversary. I’m very honoured to do my study

Actually, it was tough to get used to live in

Name: Kalaippiriya kalaiarasan

programme at AIMST. For the few months,

Malaysia. But now I am very happy to be here

Nationality: Srilankan

when I come to Malaysia, I had some difficulty

because I learned so many things and I am still

Degree programme: MSc. Management

to adjust myself because of the different culture

learning new things every day. AIMST is very

Enrolled: 2014-2016

and language problem. However, thanks to the

good place to study and also to experience

support from AIMST staff and my friends, I could

so many things. I went back to Japan in April

The first reason I joined AIMT University

concentrate on my study. I learned a lot of things

2015. I will never forget my wonderful days

is because of an affordable fee structure.

that I cannot experience in Japan. Although my

at AIMST. Thank you AIMST!

Second one is the campus environment. I

study programme is just 1 year; but, experience

have explored university campus numerous

of AIMST will help me in the future.

times. The campus is like a beautiful green

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T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

Name: M.A Hanif Barker

Name: Nanako Nishinomiya

Name: Noorul Adilah Binti Aris Adi Tan

Nationality: Srilankan

Nationality: Japanese

Nationality: Malaysian

[*Degree Programme: BSc (Hons) *]

Programme: Foundation in Business

[*Degree Programme: BDS *]

Biotechnology

Enrolled: 2014-2015

Enrolled: 2012-2017

Enrolled: 2015 – 2018

I have experienced many things at the AIMST

I am studying at the AIMST University since

AIMST University is a perfect place for

University since I came here. I think that the

2011; did my Foundation in Science and

all round development of students. My

biggest difference between our university

managed to enrol in BDS to achieve my

experience at AIMST University is both

in japan and AIMST University is the class

dream. When I stepped into AIMST University

enriching and enjoyable. Alongside my

system. In japan, many universities are doing

for the first time, I noticed that Malays are

academics, I indulged in various activities like

passive class. On the other side, at the AIMST

the minority and I took that as a challenge.

learning new languages and doing sporting

University, classes are of participatory in

Being half Malay and half Chinese, it wasn’t

activities.

nature. The lecturers and students do have

that difficult for me to mix around and

close association. Therefore, I can participate

communicate. I made really great friends

This is my first international experience and

in the class aggressively.

here who are so dear to me. After almost

I have fallen in love with AIMST University.

4 years of studying here, I have learnt a lot

I have a long journey to go; but, I know it

Besides, students at AIMST University

about life as well as improving self-qualities. I

will be wonderful. The local students as well

are serious in each event such as sports

learnt how to respect other people and their

as the staff members and the lecturers make

competition. Therefore, each event is

beliefs, I’ve expanded my view of Malaysians’

us (international students) feel like we are

always a fun. Furthermore, we can unite

norms from different angles and different

at home. They are very friendly, cooperative

all the members. I participated in a sports

races and I appreciate my country a little

and always willing to help if in need. I would

competition and it became great memory

better. I have also become more independent,

like to describe my experience at AIMST as

for me. I think, AIMST University is a great

patient, confident, and comfortable in English

amazing and wonderful.

place where we not only study but enjoy the

communication. In brief, AIMST University

student life also.

gave me the exposure I needed to make me a

better dentist in the future. Thank you AIMST!

Name: Ms. Lily Mariana Binti Saiful Bahri

Nationality: Malaysian

[*Name: Abdulmoeen Abduljamil *]

Programme: Foundation in Science

Abdulqadir

Name: Narmataa A/P Muthu

Enrolled: 2014-2015

Nationality: Afghanistan

Nationality: Malaysian

[*Degree Program: BSc (Hons) Finance and *]

Degree Programme: MSc Biotechnology

My parents are highly impressed by the

*Management *

Enrolled: 2015-2016

progress made by the AIMST University in

Enrolled: 2011 – 2015

short time. My parents were also impressed

My experience with the AIMST University

when they saw AIMST’s facilities for the

Academic achievement, new community

began with my enrolment in ‘Foundation

students. More importantly, the programme

and territory had direct influence to change

in Science’ course. From then till now, the

fees are within affordable range; I think,

my perception, thoughts and behavior

university never ceases to amaze me with the

fees are very minimal in comparison to other

from different perspective toward students

way it works and caters to student’s needs

universities in the country.

from three different unique communities

immediately. The magnetism of the AIMST

in Malaysia. Nevertheless, processes and

University’s lush green campus is indeed

The first time, when we entered in the

curiosity of learning something new never

astonishing. The campus boasts beautiful

AIMSTUniversity on the registration day, both

stop me for goal achievement but was

panorama with the state-of-art facilities and

my parents and I were so happy because

challenging and fast throughout three years.

great diversity of students. The academic and

of the wonderful landscape. My father was

I wouldn’t say AIMST University was horrible

non-academic staffs are very welcoming and

particularly happy with the tight security. He

experience but from my point of view that’s

always eager to assist the students in every

always admires the prompt responses and

how it should be, frankly speaking University

way possible. Furthermore, the tutorial and

professional attention to his every contact

life contributed to improve my soft skills and

practical sessions of each subjects are very

with the university’s administration. My

gave me confidence. Demonstrating abilities

interactive and student friendly. I really love

mother was relieved to notice that the class

to overcome obstacles and challenges

the AIMST campus and student friendly

rooms and the students’ residences are close.

successfully which gave me hope that I can

atmosphere. Hence, I have decided to

do it further beyond in a far better ways.

continue my further education at the AIMST.

I am happy, because, I have many international

Thank you AIMST!

and national friends at the AIMST. They are

all helpful and we share many enjoyable

learning experiences together. I think, the

What

amenities and facilities are adequately

catered to ensure and ease the students’ daily

needs. The cafeteria prepares large range of

menu for the students of the different ethnic

AIMST

palates. I wish all the best to the AIMST for

its 16th anniversary, and hope that university

will continues to be impressive in all aspects

in the education industry.

students say

H i g h l i g h t s o f t h e E x c l u s i v e I n f r a s t r u c t u r e , F a c i l i t i e s 1 7 1

a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y [*Name: Tan Xinq Yuan *]

Name: Amira Bt. Abdul Razak

Name: Faizah binti Mujahid

Nationality: Malaysian

Nationality: Malaysian

Nationality: Malaysian

[*Degree Programme: BSc (Hon) *]

Degree Programme: MBBS

Degree Programme: MBBS

*Biotechnology *

Enrolled: 2011-2016

Enrolled: 2011-2016

Enrolled: 2012-2015

I had come in contact with many lecturers in

At the AIMST University, I needed to set goals

It was a great experience to spend the

the AIMST University. I do like most of them.

and milestones. I have heard a lot of different

memorable 3 years in AIMST University. As a

They mix freely with us. They treated us as

things from a lot of different people. Right now

hosteller, it gave me joyful and peaceful life

their children. We had a good relation with

I am starting to get the feel for the university

inside the campus. The campus atmosphere

them. They helped me in learning my lessons

experience, but I still have a lot ahead of me.

for students is great to stay focused on

if I had any difficulty. Medicine is not easy as

I have finally realized that it does not matter

their studies. In campus, I feel close to the

you think. You need a lot of patience and

what others think about AIMST University

nature and 24 hours security gives a sense

passion to survive in this field. However, my

and the experience here. I will have to keep

of security. I enjoyed playing basketball

lecturers, family and friends are always there

an open mind and develop my own thoughts

and other student activities. I have great

for me. In four words, ‘AIMST is the best!’

about all of these things. University life had

memories that I will always cherish.

broadened my knowledge about many issues

that I have not even thought about. I hope to

Name: Ooi Yean Wen

be prepared for my future career in whatever

Name: Chuah Wei Wei

Nationality: Malaysian

line of work I may choose. My overall goal

Nationality: Malaysian

Degree Programme: MBBS

while attending AIMST University is to be

Programme: Foundation in Science

Enrolled: 2010-2015

prepared for the future while still having fun

Enrolled: 2014-2015

and learning about many different subjects.

I joined AIMST University in 2009 for

I expect to become very knowledgeable and

When the first time I entered into the AIMST

‘Foundation in Science’. AIMST University is

well-rounded for the better future.

University, I was highly impressed. AIMST

always like a second home for me. The thing

have a big campus and beautiful atmosphere.

I like the most about AIMST University is

I think AIMST is close to nature. There are

the green and pleasant environment. Once I

Name: Rashvin Singh

so many plants in the campus. There is a hill

step out from our hostel, I feel the nature’s

Nationality: Malaysian

behind the university and as a student of

touch. Over here, I have several friends from

Programme: Foundation in Science

the university i can breathe in fresh air every

different backgrounds and races. Now only I

Enrolled: 2014-2015

day and this makes me feel healthy. AIMST

can truly appreciate and understand the true

have a really big library, it is so comfortable

meaning of “the skin colour doesn’t matter!”

I was not really keen to leave hometown for

to study inside the library; because, the air

Thanks AIMST University for making who am

education purpose. Finally I decided to study

inside is so fresh and there is a huge number

I today. I am so proud to be a part of AIMST

at AIMST University for my ‘Foundation in

of books inside. Free wifi allows us to search

University.

Science’. My first few days were tough. I

the information easily and quickly.

rarely left my room and preferred to be alone

in my hostel room. I complained about almost

Name: Satvindar Singh

everything – food, internet speed and other

Name: Tan Wei Shan

Nationality: Malaysian

things. May be this was due to homesickness

Nationality: Malaysian

Degree Programme: MBBS

and lack of friends. During the second week

[*Degree Programme: Foundation, BSc *]

Enrolled: 2013 –2018

of the academic session, I realised that it’s

and MSc Biotechnology

easy to complain about things and feel

Enrolled: 2010-2015

Three wonderful years have passed since

depressed. I decided to make efforts to adapt

I first time walked through the corridors of

myself with the campus and make friends.

I am in AIMST University for almost 6 years. I

this university. Still fresh in my memory, the

After completing 6 months, I noticed that I

like the natural environment of the university

excitement and the little nervousness I felt,

am really in love with the AIMST campus and

so much. Interestingly, my undergraduate

as I walked towards the Great Hall with my

feel proud for my own transformation. So my

research project was on ‘Flora and Fauna of

parents, to register myself as a new student

fellow friends, I implore you to change your

the AIMST University’. I took photographs

in ‘Foundation in Science’ programme. After

mind-set, look at all the beautiful things in

and wrote a book on the Flora and Fauna

completing this programme, I got a wonderful

life and realise your real aims and goals to

of the AIMST University with the help of my

opportunity to do MBBS.

achieve. In brief, I learned a lot in short time

supervisor. The lecturers in the university are

at AIMST. Thank you AIMST!

friendly as well as professional too. I am glad

AIMST is really beautiful with amazing natural

to study in AIMST University as I have had a

sceneries, a humid weather at most of the

happy life and made a lot of friends. I really

times, and equipped with various facilities. I

love AIMST, especially its natural beauty and

feel AIMST is a perfect campus for students to

the unique landscape.

acquire a high class education, synonym with

the AIMST’s vision.

[*“It does not matter how slowly *]

[*you go as long as you do not stop.” *]

-Confucius

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A B I R D ’ S E Y E V I E W O F

T H E A I M S T U N I V E R S I T Y

Name: Cheryl Ooi Yeng Nee

Name: Ong Hooi Shin

This has given a great opportunity for

Nationality: Malaysian

[*Nationality: Malaysia *]

me to pursue my MSc study without any

Degree Programme: BDS

[*Programme: Foundation in Science *]

financial burden. Thanks to the efforts of my

Enrolled: 2012-2017

[* Enrolled: 2014 -2015 *]

supervisor Dr. Subhash.

Currently, I am in my fourth year of BDS

AIMST University has beacme a new pathway

AIMST University is no doubt a better choice

programme. Studying at AIMST has helped

in my study life when I finished my secondary

and is a great platform for students who

me to grow beyond what I had thought four

school. I am glad that I am a member of

want to succeed. Location of the university is

year ago. With outstanding and passionate

AIMST family. I made many friends from

very good as it allows students to explore the

teaching staff, every step towards my dream

different states and backgrounds. I also

natural beauty of the Peninsular Malaysia.

career is now lighter. I will never ever forget

learned many new things here. One of the

The attractiveness of the university is degree

university’s green campus with its beautifully

most unforgettable experiences for me in

programmes are very affordable. I always

landscaped lawns and greenery. All in all,

AIMST is to have a presentation in the lecture

cherish the memory of my wonderful days in

AIMST is the perfect place for growing up

theatre. Though, it is quite scary to present

the AIMST University.

and where student’s dreams become a reality.

in front of so many students and staff; but,

it really boosted my self-confidence. Lastly,

I would like to wish ‘AIMST’, a very happy

Name: Winnie Tan Sze Hui

[*Name: Jensan Cheah Ka Lock *]

anniversary.

Nationality: Malaysian

Nationality: Malaysian

[*Degree Programme: Bachelor of *]

[*Degree Programme: BSc Business and *]

Pharmacy

Marketing

Name: Choong Kai Hao

Enrolled: 2012-2016

Enrolled: 2012-2016

Nationality: Malaysian

Degree Programme: MBBS

The AIMST University gave me a wonderful

AIMST University is precisely a very

Enrolled: 2013-2018

and exciting experience. Once when my

comfortable and suitable place for

student identity card was lost, the officers

study. Campus environment, facilities,

My first impression about the AIMST

returned it to me in just 1 hour time. They

accommodation and security is really great.

University is beautiful. AIMST campus is

are very efficient and friendly. This is just one

Furthermore, in terms of lecturing, each and

eco-friendly and do have lots of trees which

example to quote.

every lecturer that I’ve been encountered are

makes surrounding beautiful. I am very

faithfully delivering their responsibilities with

comfortable staying and studying here while

The facilities provided by the university are of

a passion. Honestly I’ve learned a lot from

preparing for my future career. I expect

a top class. There were more than sufficient

my lecturers and what have been taught will

better meals, but I think its ok.

varieties of sport facilities and also study

be useful for my future. I got a wonderful

aiding facilities. Student life in AIMST is really

exposure due various friends from other

Currently, I am in year 2. We started to learn

wonderful. Thank you AIMST!

faculties as well as from other country, for

clinical skills which make me feel like being

instance, Japan. AIMST collaborated with

a real doctor. I’m so interested in those skills

Kanagawa University and it is very helpful

(especially venipuncture which draw patient’s

Name: Jaiyavel s/o Muthu

for us (Malaysian) to understand more about

blood) and I’m looking forward to my clinical

Nationality: Malaysian

Japanese culture from our friends from

posting in hospital or clinic.

[*Degree Programme: MBBS *]

Japan. To make it simple, AIMST University is

Enrolled: 2014-2019

a best place to study.

The lecturers and doctors that I have met in the

AIMST University are really well experienced

I am still new here; but, I feel that AIMST

and they do take care of us to make sure that

University has provided me the best

Name: Kok Yik Chia

we will be good medical doctors. Lecturers

experience so far. It has provided me the best

[*Nationality: Malaysian *]

are kind and knowledgeable. I’m really lucky;

campus lifestyle that one student can ask for.

Programme: Foundation in Science

because, I’m studying in AIMST!

Facilities that AIMST University provides for

Enrolled: 2014-2015

students are excellent and are up-to-date. My

inner voice is saying that AIMST University is

In the AIMST University, I feel comfortable

Name: Loh Chye Ying

the best choice of university for students to

due to its beautiful campus and wonderful

Nationality: Malaysian

pursue their tertiary education.

facilities such as big sport complex, impressive

[*Degree Programme: BSc and MSc *]

library and student centre. In AIMST, there

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are lots of foreign students and we can

Enrolled: 2006-2011

make friendship with them to understand

[*“Give a girl an education and introduce her *]

their culture. All lecturers are nice. If you

Throughout my 4 years in the AIMST

face any problems then you can always seek

University, I have gained a lot of knowledge

*properly into the world, and ten to one but she *

the help of lecturers. They are helpful and

from the faculty members through lectures,

*has the means of settling well, without further *

easily approachable. I like the badminton

tutorials and practical sessions. I was lucky

[*expense to anybody. ” *]

very much. In AIMST, I can play badminton

enough to work on a research project that

whenever I’m free.

was funded by the Ministry of Agriculture

and Agro-based Industry (MoA) Malaysia.

– Jane Austen

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a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y [*Name: Prisyarlinie *]

conceptualize and fulfil. We are likewise

communities spiced up with international

Nationality: Malaysian

spurred to grow better skills in this field.

students population constituted of individuals

Programme: Foundation in Science

AIMST University is staffed with dedicated

from all walks of life came from different

Enrolled: 2014-2015

lecturers who inspire us to accomplish great

social strata but can live harmoniously within

things in life. The teaching methods adapted

a single ecosystem. It must be pretty amazing

The AIMST University is the first university

by the teaching staff impresses me greatly.

if AIMST can engage in active collaboration

I have ever studied in. University campus is

AIMST is the ideal place to make dreams work

with other higher education institutes for some

really amazing. I have never seen a beautiful

out as expected. I am certain to continue my

cutting-edge events to pave the way to holistic

university campus like AIMST. This university

further study at AIMST in the near future. I

excellence and wider horizon of exposure. I

has a wide campus filled with greenery. It is

would like to sincerely thank my programme

would hugely impress if there are more access

often referred as a ‘green campus’ by locals.

Coordinator, Lecturers, Tutors and staffs of

and emphasis to co-curriculum activities rather

I am staying in the university hostel, the more

the AIMST University. Thank you!

than too immersed in solely academic matters

interesting thing about this campus is that

as all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

university offers food (three meals a day) and

laundry services with very affordable price.

Name: Mr. Gurvinder Singh Chahal

All in all, I am greatly indebted with united

There is a big and beautiful sports complex

Nationality: Malaysian

AIMST people for imparting knowledge

where students spend their time for playing

[*Degree Programme: BSc (Hons) *]

and practice of survival. I believe that AIMST

and exercising. Like other students, I really

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will always have a room for improvement

love the AIMST campus.

Enrolled: 2014-2017

and replicate to pursue the goal to produce

first class human capitals relishing its motto

Every student dreams to experience university

‘Educating Tomorrow’s Leaders’.

Name: Adersh Bhatt

life in their life. This goes same to me. I too

Nationality: Malaysian

wanted to complete my degree education

[*Degree Programme: BSc Biotechnology *]

with delightful days in the university campus.

Name: Vissakam A/P Ganesan

Enrolled: 2014-2017

The day I stepped into AIMST University’s

Nationality: Malaysian

green campus, I realised that I am already

[*Degree Programme: B. Engg (Hons) in *]

Before I begin, I want to mention that I am

going to achieve my dream to get a good

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

proud to be a BSc (Hons) Biotechnology

quality education with delightful time.

Enrolled: 2014-2018

student at the AIMST University. I heartfelt

AIMST University is really equipped with

thank goes to the biotechnology lecturers

many facilities. However, I love library, hostel,

Education is an important aspect in this 21st

those actually taught me the latest trends in

cafeteria, sports complex and swimming

century. The quality of education is very

biotechnology. I am enjoying my study and I

pool the most. In AIMST, it is not only about

important in primary school, secondary school

adore the way lecturers administer a concept,

learning but campus life is also helping us

and at tertiary level. University is a time of

interpretation or notion which eventually

to understand importance of socialising

experimentation and self-discovery. We do live

leads us to introspection and brainstorming.

and community service. Staying with friends

away from hometown for the first time, meet

As a student who is inquisitive when it

far away from home is just one of the best

loads of new people and we get a sense of new

comes to self-directed learning, I did not

experiences in my life as here I have learnt

responsibilities. I did my ‘Foundation in Science’

find anything difficult while studying for

many things inside and outside the lecture

in AIMST University. I like the AIMST University

examinations. I have very good and helping

halls. Thank you AIMST!

campus; hence, I decided to continue my

friends. Library is really wonderful with all the

tertiary education in AIMST University.

books what we need; if something is missing,

Wi-Fi helps. All my lecturers are helpful and

[*Name: Lily Nurzulrifa Ratnainza binti *]

In AIMST, there are several societies and

their guidance is helping me to mould myself

Mohd Ghazali

associations of the students which provide

to have an appropriate scientific attitude that

Nationality: Malaysian

opportunities for interactions and self-

will aid me in the future. I feel proud to be a

[*Degree Programme: BSc (Hons) *]

development. Good accommodation with all

student of the AIMST University.

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facilities and three meals per day are provided

Enrolled: 2012-2015

with an affordable price. There is a beautiful

sports complex for the students. The whole

Name: Shantini Vijayabalan

Frankly speaking, I am truly fascinated by

campus is green with a lot of trees planted

Nationality: Malaysian

the conducive learning environment at the

around the campus. Most important is the

[*Degree Programme: BSc (Hons) *]

AIMST University, thanks to the picturesque

cleanliness. The university campus surrounding

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nature of the university. It is hard to digest

is always clean and neat. The multiracial

Enrolled: 2011-2013

that I am going to leave this alma mater

students help each other in any situations. I

soon. The best part was my Biotechnology

am getting a good opportunity to meet new

Pursuing my Degree in Biotechnology at

faculty (family) is led by various wonderful

friends. Staff of the university is awesome. I feel

AIMST University has given me a new learning

lecturers, staffs and friends. I found that they

so safe and comfortable in the campus. I think

experience. Getting to know new friends

are strong backbone throughout my 3 years

it’s the same with other students.

from distinctive backgrounds is making me

journey.

more receptive. It is like discovering a new

world full of pleasant surprises. The spirit of

At AIMST, I really value the cross-cultural

co-operation and competitive environment

surrounding where I can break the ice

in campus urges us to collaborate,

to adapt and mingle with multiracial

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Name: Amreet Kaur A/P Santokh Singh

learning environment, conducive enough

Nationality: Malaysian

for the students to be comfortable. I think,

Programme: Foundation in Science

AIMST is definitely a good choice for science

Enrolled: 2014-2015

students. I strongly believed that AIMST

University is on the path of success and we

Since the first day of my university life, I have

are bound to see magnificent tides of success

always been amused with AIMST. I think, every

in the future.

student does wish to be in a good or a prefect

university, a university that feels like home.

Well, I could proudly say, AIMST has provided

me the comfort. Hence, I do not miss the

Name: Tan Xin Yi

home or I do not become homesick. I never

Nationality: Malaysian

thought before that college life would be this

[*Degree programme: BSc (Hons) *]

much interesting. From the dancing room to

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the lecture room, everything is made only and

[*Enrolled: 2012-2015 *]

only for the student’s comfort and to ensure

the student’s education is not disturbed. I

University life is very important for the

am very thankful to AIMST University for

students to get ready for the real life.

making students life comfortable and like a

At AIMST University, it seems that all

second home. To all the youngster those are

programmes are enriched with well-planned

out there, I would also like to tell you that

course structure which gives the best to

AIMST University is the perfect place for you

the students. I think, well experienced

to start the new phase of your life. If you are

teaching staff is the real strength of the

looking for the quality education with fun

AIMST. Academically, students are prepared

and comfort, AIMST is the best place for you.

to devote themselves for the social service.

We are also being provided with new and

well-maintained facilities where students

especially hostellers can spend their spare

Name: Lim Hui-Tzie

time freely and wisely. Most importantly, I

Nationality: Malaysian

do believe that AIMST will be better in the

[*Degree programme: BSc (Hons) *]

coming years as a lot of efforts have been put

[*“You educate a man; you educate a *]

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in for continuous improvements.

man. You educate a woman; you edu-

Enrolled: 2012-2015

[*cate a generation.” *]

The environment of AIMST University campus

is really good; I have experienced that

Name: Ng Peh Yin

[*- *] Brigham Young

AIMST uni provides very conducive facilities

Nationality: Malaysian

needed for students. The facilities including

[*Degree programme: BSc (Hons) *]

sport complex, library, study area and all

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laboratories are fully equipped and well

Enrolled: 2012-2015

established. The students in AIMST University

are friendly and helpful. I think, I had made a

Honestly speaking, I really enjoy studying

right choice to study at the AIMST University.

at AIMST University; because, university

campus is very conducive for students to

stay focused on studies. All lecturers in the

AIMST University that I have met are really

well experienced and knowledgeable.

Name: Soo Hooi Yi

Furthermore, AIMST is a good training

Nationality: Malaysian

ground for me on the communication with

[*Degree programme: BSc (Hons) *]

others which have different personalities,

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backgrounds and religion. As a member of

Enrolled: 2012-2015

the AIMST family, I am very glad to become

a part of 16th anniversary celebration of the

Based on my understanding, I think that

university.

AIMST University is a university with good

environment and multiracial students and staff

with diverse background. Most importantly,

teaching staff are very knowledgeable and

easy to approach. It is my pleasure to pursue

my tertiary education here, a place where I

can avoid myself from hectic city life. AIMST

campus is equipped finely for the friendly

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APPENDIX 1:

Public Institutions of Higher Education (PIHE) in Malaysia

(May 26, 2015).

1.

Universiti Malaya (UM)

2.

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

3.

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

4.

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

5.

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

6.

Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)

7.

Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIA)

8.

Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)

9.

Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)

10.

Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)

11.

Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI)

12.

Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM)

13.

Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM)

14.

Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP)

15.

Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)

APPENDIX 2:

Malaysia Education Blueprint (HE) outlines 10 shifts that will spur continued excellence 16.

Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP)

in the higher education system [_ [Source: Malaysia Education Blueprint 2015 – 2025 (HE)]. _]

17.

Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)

HE, higher education; TVET, technical and vocational education and training 18.

Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA)

19.

Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)

20.

Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM)

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APPENDIX 3:

Six key attributes needed by every student to be global y competitive

[_[Source: Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013 – 2025]. _]

APPENDIX 5:

Graphical sketch depicting number of students and academic staff in higher learning institutions in Malaysia

[_[Source: Malaysia Education Blueprint 2015 – 2025 (HE)]. _]

[*APPENDIX 4: *]

Diagrammatic sketch depicting number of higher learning institutions in Malaysia

[Source: Malaysia Education Blueprint 2015 – 2025 (HE)].●

[_ ●Note: Each dot represents one higher learning institution in Malaysia. _]

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a n d t h e N a t u r a l B e a u t y o f t h e A I M S T U n i v e r s i t y APPENDIX 6:

The expected major shifts in the way

the higher education system operates

in Malaysia _ _

[_[Source: Malaysia Education Blueprint _]

[_2015 – 2025 (HE)]. _]

APPENDIX 7:

Why has Malaysia become a preferred education destination?

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) report on Higher Education in Asia: Expanding Out, Expanding Up (2014) identified five prominent factors which are influencing students’ choices to select Malaysia. Five factors are stated below:

1. Cultural comfort: Malaysia is a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities. UNESCO highlights that Malaysia provides a friendly environment particularly for Muslim students, whose values and practices are understood, widely shared and respected.

2. Cost: The costs of undergraduate and graduate degree programmes in Malaysia are considered very affordable.

3. Value for money: The UNESCO highlights that the strong quality of Malaysian higher education is perceived as representing value for money.

4. Language of instruction: Many programmes are taught in English, which is perceived to be a critical language to master in order to access international employment opportunities; and

5. Quality of life: Malaysia offers a good quality of life and is widely regarded as a comfortable place to live and study.

[Source: Malaysia Education Blueprint 2015–2025 (HE), 2015; Jani and Zubairi, 2010].

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[*“Whoever has the luck to be born a character can laugh even at death. Because a character will never die! *]

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Author

Subhash Bhore, PhD: Subhash completed his BSc (Botany) and MSc

(Botany) degree education at University of Pune, India. Immediately after completing his MSc (May 1996), he got an opportunity to work at ‘Biochemical Engineering Department’ and ‘Plant Tissue Culture

Pilot Plant’ of the National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India. In June 2000, he received a Doctoral Fellowship (GRA) to pursue a PhD Degree in Molecular Genetics at the National University of Malaysia (UKM). In 2004, he was appointed as Senior Research Officer at Melaka Institute of Biotechnology (MIB), a research wing of Melaka Biotechnology

Corporation, Malaysia. Based on performance, in April 2005, he was promoted as ‘Principal Investigator & Head of R&D Division’ at MIB, Malaysia. In 2008, he was invited by the AIMST University as a ‘Visiting Faculty’ for their Department of Biotechnology and now serving as a Senior Associate Professor. In 2009, he was nominated for the AASIO

(Association of Agricultural Scientists of Indian Origin) Young Scientist Award. He has published more than 45 peer-reviewed articles, 3

books, and submitted more than 11,900 DNA sequences in Gene

Bank, and got more than 10 awards/fellowships. As of May 2016,

he has supervised more than 67 students including postgraduates,

undergraduates and industrial trainees. He is actively involved in research as well as teaching and advising of postgraduate and

undergraduate students. You may contact him using email, [email protected]

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