Universiti Teknologi Mara Kota Bharu

Universiti Teknologi Mara Kota Bharu

Universiti Teknologi Mara Kota Bharu, occasionally referred to as Kota Baharu) is a city in Malaysia that serves as the state capital and royal seat of Kelantan. It is also the name of the territory (jajahan) or district in which Kota Bharu City is situated. The name means ‘new city’ or ‘new castle/fort’ in Malay. Kota Bharu is situated in the northeastern part of Peninsular Malaysia, and lies near the mouth of the Kelantan River at 6°8′N 102°15′E.

The northeastern Malaysian city is close to the Thailand border. Kelantan University Technology MARA (UiTM) Kelantan Campus Machang, formerly known as MARA Institute of Technology, 9th branch campus was inaugurated on 01 July 1985 by YAB Tan Sri Dato ‘Haji Mohamad bin Yaakob, Chief Minister of Kelantan at that time. The establishment of UiTM is the result of close collaboration between UiTM and the Central Government. As a result of this collaboration, the Central Government has allocated 12 acres of land in Kijang Camp which is located about 8 kilometers from Kota Bharu town owned by Kelantan State Scout Council. The work of renovating some of the old buildings and construction of new buildings was funded by the Central Government at a cost of RM 1.5 million.

The first batch of 185 students were taken for the semester of July – December 1985 to take Diploma courses in Accounting, Diploma in Business Studies, Diploma in Bank Management and Diploma in Secretarial Science. In the early stages, the number of staff was 71 people, 7 lecturers and 64 non-academic staff. Fixed campus construction was started in 1993. The Central Government has allocated 200.32 hectares of land in Bukit Anjing, Machang to be a permanent campus. The original name of Bukit Anjing has been elevated to Bukit Ilmu in accordance with its function which provides learning opportunities in various disciplines for Bumiputera. It was inspired by the late Dato ‘Nik Abd. Rashid Nik Abd. Majid, former ITM Director then.

Universiti Teknologi MARA UiTM; English: MARA University of Technology is a public university in Malaysia based primarily in Shah Alam. Established in 1956 as RIDA (Rural & Industrial Development Authority) Training Centre (Malay: Dewan Latehan RIDA), it opened its doors to some 50 students with a focus to help the rural Malays. Since that time it has grown into the largest higher education institution in Malaysia by physical infrastructure, staff·organization (academic and non-academic) and student enrollment.


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