AIMST University Chancellor
AIMST University is the brainchild of its Founder & Chancellor, YBhg. Dato’ Seri S. Samy Vellu that came to fruition in the late nineties when education became the mainstay of Malaysia’s development in a global economy. His belief that education is the only way a society can formulate its own purposes, be able to organize its own means and resources, thereby shaping itself with definiteness and economy in the direction in which it wishes to progress spurred him to find the way to create AIMST University.
Success in the eyes of the world and academia will not come overnight. With hard work on our part and with patience and tolerant understanding from our supporters, the University will eventually stand out as a beacon of education and influence and thus enhance the reputation of Malaysia.
Samy Vellu during the 51st MIC General Assembly announced the opening of new university. The University was established by the MIC education arm, MIED Foundation (Maju Institute of Education Development). An application was submitted on the same day to set up AIMST at Sungai Petani, Kedah. The local firm of architects, Hijjas Kasturi Associates Bhd. was appointed by MIED as the Master Planner for the University and TMI-Nusantara (M) Sdn. Bhd. as the overall Project Manager and KPK QS as the Quantity Surveyors.