Universiti Sains Malaysia USM was founded in 1969 in Malaysia. It was then called Universiti Pulau Pinang. It used to operate at the Malayan Teachers’ Training College and moved to Minden in 1971. D.S. Ramanathan had the idea of a university in Penang. His idea had started to take shape when he was appointed the Chairman of the Penang University Project committee. Prime Minister Y.T.M. Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj laid the stone of foundation on August 7, 1967.
USM mainly has three campuses. They are known as the Engineering Campus, Health Campus, and the Main Campus. The Main Campus is named after a German city (Minden) as it was built on the territory formerly known as the British Minden Barracks. The Health campus is situated at Kubang Kerian in Kelantan. This campus was initially known as USM Hospital in 1982. The campus had expanded following the shift of the School of Medical science from Minden to Kubang Kerian. The Engineering Campus was originally known as the Perak Branch Campus as it was situated in Perak at Tronoh. After 15 years, the campus had shifted to Nibong Tebal in mainland Penang.
Universiti Sains Malaysia has around 4 major faculties, which are known as ‘schools’. The Technology Schools have the School of Civil Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, School of Industrial Technology, School of Aerospace Engineering, and School of Building, Housing, and Planning under them. The Liberal Arts Schools have the School of Humanities, School of Educational Studies, School of Management, School of Arts, and School of Communication among others. The School of Science has the School of Chemical Sciences, School of Computer Sciences, and School of Physics. The School Of Health Sciences has the School of Pharmaceutical Studies, School of Dental Sciences, School of Medical Sciences, etc.
USM conducts extensive research too, mostly in fields of science and technology. Funding for Research and Development at the Universiti Sains Malaysia is received from their Science Fund, research grants and awards won by various staff members. Research areas include environmental science, pharmaceutical and biomedical studies, information technology, biotechnology, structure analysis, amongst various other fields.
The notable alumni of the University of Science in Malaysia include parliament member of Tanjung and 5th chief minister of Penang YAB Chow Kon Yeow, minister of higher education in Malaysia YB Dato’ Seri Idris Jusoh, TV host and celebrity Daphne Iking, chief minister of Melaka Tan Sri Mohd Ali Rustam, founder of ‘Ku Puteh’ Hasmiza Othman, Menteri Besar of Perlis Md Isa Sabu, Malaysian poet, actor, journalist and dramatist Kee Thuan Chye, senator of Dewan Negara, Malaysian TV host, and actress Diana Amir, political analyst Dr. Chandra Muzaffar, and film director Adrian Teh Kean Kok.
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|Courses||Duration||1st Year Tuition Fees|
|MS(1 Course)||12 – 36 Months||INR 2L|
|MBBS(1 Course)||5 Years||INR 2.7L|
|BE/Btech(1 Course)||4 Years||INR 2.5L|
|BSc(7 Courses)||4 Years||INR 2L – 2.7L|
|BBA(2 Courses)||4 Years||INR 3.9L|
|Other Courses(7 Courses)||3 – 4 Years||INR 2L – 2.7L|
If You want to take admission to USM University of Malaysia, you must qualify for the National Eligibility Entrance Exam (NEET). One must keep in mind that you only have to qualify for the exam. Here are the useful resources for the NEET exam that helps you boost preparing NEET exam.
|Age||Your age should be at least 17 years old on or before 31st December of the admission year.|
|Qualification||Class 12th in Science, with PCB and English subjects from a board recognized by the authorities in India.|
|Minimum Qualifying (%)||50% in 10+2 (UR) |
|Qualifying Entrance||NEET(Some Medical College offers Direct entry to a valid NEET Card Holder)|
|IELTS Required?||English is the medium of instruction at USM, therefore, it is a MUST for applicants to demonstrate English language proficiency through one of the following: |
• MUET / IELTS / TOEFL/ PTE (Academic) or equivalent. (For the minimum scores on the English Tests listed, please check the program specifications).
• Completed a prior academic program conducted in the English medium (supported with an official letter from the previous institution confirming the medium of instruction).
Before taking admission to Medical Colleges in Malaysia, do not forget to carry all these related documents with you.
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