Universiti Malaysia Kelantan

By | March 14, 2018

Universiti Malaysia Kelantan

Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, the establishment of a university in Kelantan was made as a component in the Ninth Malaysia Plan to support the quality human capital development in the higher education sector. The federal agreement was announced by the Prime Minister on the 31 March 2006 in the Ninth Malaysia Plan proposal.
The establishment of the university was approved in the Cabinet Meeting on the 14 June 2006. The cabinet has specified that the philosophy of the curriculum in UMK should be based on entrepreneurship and enterprise education in all the study programmes. Therefore, taglines such as “Entrepreneurship is Our Thrust” and “Entrepreneurial University” are widely used to promote the philosophy of this university. Specialized studies for short and moderate term would be grouped into three fields of studies, namely:
1. Entrepreneurship and Business;
2. Creative Technology and Heritage;
3. Agro-Based Industry and Earth Sciences

Apart from the three fields of studies, the significant emphasis would be given to acquiring languages and the development of soft skills. The aim of these learning programmes is to produce high-quality human capital with a first class mentality and exemplary entrepreneurship attributes. It is hoped that this would contribute to the global prosperity by improving the capability and capacity of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME), and also towards the development of a highly entrepreneurial commercial society. In line with all areas of study, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is employed as an enabler.


To be the champion for a balanced and holistic human capital development ascribed to be entrepreneurial distinction


We provide high quality, relevant academic and training programmes, research and innovation of high commercial value, effective and efficient services that prioritize a conducive environment, as well as fulfill social obligation


“Entrepreneurship is Our Thrust”



Universiti Malaysia Kelantan’s (UMK) logo is the emphasizes on the letter “U”, “M” and “K”. The design symbolizes the elements and nature of the university’s openness and timelessness. From another perspective, the hourglass shape reflects life-long learning which has no limit of time in the process of learning. This idea links to the image of two hands asking for God’s blessing and solace (redha) while being eternally grateful
The image of the chromosome represents the active and dynamic nature of interaction in the University’s environment.The selection of the color “blue” is for Malaysia, “red” for Kelantan and “orange” for ripe areca which refers to heritage
This logo is supported by UMK’s philosophy which focuses on six (6) aspects, namely :
  • Entrepreneurial Education
  • Third language
  • ICT as an enabler.
  • Lifelong learning.
  • Quality human capital.
  • Uniqueness and relevancy.