Universiti Malaysia Kelantan Cawangan Bachok

Universiti Malaysia Kelantan Cawangan Bachok

Universiti Malaysia Kelantan Cawangan Bachok, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan or UMK is a university in the state of Kelantan and is the country’s 19th state university. It is located in the Bachok district, near the tourist area of the Tok Bali beach. UMK began operating officially on 1 September 2006. The campus covers an area of 553.8 acres and is being developed in two phases with the first phase covering an area of 254 acres with the other phase occupying the remaining 300 acres of landspace in the future. Part of the campus is made up of a former paddy plantation which is suitable for development. The area is surrounded by schools, villages and a technical skills development institute.

The campus is divided into eight zones with the First Phase containing the commercial, academic, public spaces and residential zones; whereas the Second Phase will incorporate a sports complex, a park, a staff residential complex, a commercial zone and a Wetland Park.

The main entrance to the campus under the First Phase is through the P2 door with the UMK mosque minaret as the main focus point. The building layout of the campus is pedestrian-friendly, with the buildings being separated from each other at a distance of 400 meters.

The First Phase of the development involves the entrepreneurship and business faculty, the arts faculty, the university’s language centre, the academic administration building, lecture halls and rooms, the administrative building, public spaces; and the Islamic centre and the mosque. This phase currently houses around 2,160 undergraduates and 500 campus staff. The Bachok campus of UMK will be later transformed into a park campus.