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History

Kolej Poly-Tech MARA (KPTM), formerly known as Kolej Yayasan Pelajaran MARA (KYPM) was established as a private higher educational institution under
the Private Higher Educational Institutions Act 1996 (Act 555) in September 2003. Managed by Kolej Poly-Tech MARA Sdn. Bhd., a wholly owned subsidiary
of Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA), KPTM offers a wide range of educational opportunities in the field of information technology, computer science,
accounting, business management, engineering and health sciences.

It all started in January 1983 with the establishment of the Learning Resource Centre in Kota Bharu, Kelantan. In June 1983 Maktab Sains MARA (also
known as MARA Community College) in Kuantan, Pahang was formed. At that time, it offered a twinning programme known as the American Associate
Degree (AAD). The programme was well accepted by more than 75 universities in the United States and New Zealand as a 2+2 transfer degree
programme. This remarkable achievement later led to the establishment of KPTM Kuala Lumpur (1985), KPTM Bangi (1988) and KPTM Kota Bharu (1994).
Other international strategic alliances were formed with the Northern Consortium of the United Kingdom (1988), the Australian Consortium of Higher
Education in Malaysia (1994) and the British Consortium of Higher Education in Malaysia (1994) which enabled students to further their studies in a
number of reputable universities in the UK and Australia. 1993 saw another alliance formed with the Dublin Business School, Ireland to conduct the ACCA
professional accounting programme. A Partnership with Coventry University, United Kingdom (2004) has led to initiatives in producing world class
graduates.

KPTM’s existing strength was built through its excellent track record and the merging of 2 MARA’s renowned institutions i.e. Kolej Yayasan Pelajaran MARA
(KYPM) and Akademi Infotech MARA (AIM). KPTM has grown to be among the biggest Bumiputra private educational institution with more 12,500 full time
students spread over 7 campuses in Kuala Lumpur as the main campus and branches in Bangi, Kuantan, Kota Bharu, Alor Setar, Ipoh and Batu Pahat.

KPTM also established local collaboration with the public and private universities such as Universiti Teknologi MARA (1994), Universiti Putra Malaysia
(1995), Universiti Malaya (1995), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (1996), Universiti Sains Malaysia (1996), Universiti Multimedia (1998), Universiti Utara
Malaysia and also the Matriculation Centre, Ministry of Education Malaysia (1999).

Our commitment to life-long learning and flexibilty to education are reflected in the diversity of the programmes offered through the Centre for Continuing
Education (CCE). Since its establishment in 1995, CCE has offered part time and distance learning programmes ranging from certificates, diplomas,
degrees in a multitude of areas, as well as short courses conducted in collaboration with the local and international universities and partner institutions.

Today, KPTM is proud of its history and solid foundation that has brought continuous educational growth into the future. In recent times, we are able to
extend our affordable quality programmes to many individuals in the effort to enhance knowledge and skills. It has become our absolute commitment to
provide every opportunity to individuals in gaining easy access to education, besides providing holistic approach to education and training, thus assuring
students a career and life enhancing investment for the future.

KPTM's LOGO

The KPTM logo on the overall carries the philosophy of


"Kualiti, Perjuangan, Terbilang dan Maju"

The corporate image design has four basic elements which are the line, appearance, shape and colour.
The motive created from the combination of these elements has its own values which portray the corporate
image of KPTM.
Description of the logo

A) DESIGN

1. The Square Shape

Portrays the appearance of a traditional shield or the shape of a diamond


which represent strength, solidity and height.

It portrays strength, solidity and the high value of KPTM as a competitive


educational institution either locally or internationally.

2. Tip of the Pen

Organized in the shape of three books symbolizing.

KPTM focuses on three fundamental areas which are:


The book - the Academic field.
The tip of the pen - the Professional field.
The three books - Continuous Education.

Symbolically, this image represents various well-planned and structured


high level of knowledge in order to develop harmonious mankind. Kolej
Poly-Tech MARA often holds these three fundamentals in order to fulfill its
mission and vision.

3. The P symbol

P is the main icon of Kolej Poly-Tech MARA created through the merging
of the thin blue and yellow lines. It is seen as synonymous to the phrase ‘
poly-tech ' which brings the meaning of technological variety. This symbol
also portrays the characteristics of proactive, progressive and powerful.

The ‘P' image was created in a dynamic and in a more progressive


manner which carries a futuristic connotation. This symbol brings the
meaning that KPTM is always committed to generate excellence in various
latest technological fields.

4. Gear Shape
The gear shape with the three edges literally symbolizes 'machinary'.
However, KPTM defines the machine as a symbol of the staff in KPTM as a
whole who help the establishment of KPTM.

The two gears picture the unstatic and on-going development of the
technology.

a) The middle edge of the gear defines 'heads on', that can be explained
as to bring all the KPTM staff to gain paradigm shift towards their works.
The paradigm shift can be upgraded by proactive and progressive actions.

b) The upper edge means 'hands on', and concept that holds the
elements below as its foundation :

i. Management And Leadership


- All management in every level show a dynamic and progressive
leadership. Therefore, the management need to enhance their quality in
order to be the role-models to other staff below them.

ii. Core Business


- KPTM's business foundation is education. Thus, KPTM always looks
ahead to improve the education aspects so that the courses offered are
quality.

iii. Product
- As a higher learning education, KPTM always works hard to produce
competitive students and have a balanced attitudes in terms of physical,
emotion, spiritual and intelectual.

iv. Staff Development


- To ensure the staff development is well-planned to upgrade the quality
continuously and to have more dynamic staff in future.

v. Working Culture And Survey


- A positive working culture that include hardworking, dedicate, well-
planned time management will be implemented to all management
levels. Surveys will be done continuously to maintan the quality.

c) The lower edge means 'Hearts On', a concept of a combination values


from the entire staff to achieve KPTM's corporate vission.

The philosophy of KPTM can be explained as below:

K
To stand strongly as a higher institution that upholds the quality aspect in
education

P To accept the nation's aspiration to strive for excellence of future nations

T To make KPTM as a global higher educational institution in Malaysia


To hold nation's aspiration to become more successful and moving forward to
M
meet the country's vision

B) COLOUR

It is the colour of nature which symbolizes the sea and the sky.
The sea and the sky have the global characteristic of harmony,
BLUE
calmness and peace. Blue also represents the strong and stable
corporate image

It is the symbol of bravery and determination to succeed which


RED
never fade

YELLOW It represents respect, endurance, success and competitiveness

WHITE It represents purity and sincerity in order to achieve success

Certified Accounting Technician. (CAT)


Professional Accountancy. (ACCA)
Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators (ICSA)
BA(Hons) in Business IT with Accounting
Bachelor in Business Information Technology with International Business
BSc(Hons) in Computer Science
Diploma In Accountancy
Diploma in Business Information Technology
Diploma in Business Management
Diploma in Computer Science
Diploma in Computer System & Networking
Diploma in Computer Systems: Operations & Management
Diploma in Information Technology
Diploma in Multimedia
Diploma in Nursing
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