Grad­u­ate gate­way in Malaysia

New Straits Times - - Excellence In Education -

MAN­AGE­MENT & Sci­ence Univer­sity (MSU) team — com­pris­ing of Aleaa Nur In­syi­rah Alias (Bach­e­lor of Ed­u­ca­tion — TESL ), Ari­vanan­than Kanaka­sun­dar (Bach­e­lor of Biomed­i­cal Sci­ence) and Vik­nesh­wary Tainanasamy (Bach­e­lor of Biomed­i­cal Sci­ence) — was a win­ner in the re­cently con­cluded “Pitch for Progress: Im­prov­ing the Per­cep­tion of Higher Ed­u­ca­tion in Malaysia” com­pe­ti­tion in Kuala Lumpur.

Organised by the Or­gan­i­sa­tion of Na­tional Em­pow­er­ment (ONE) in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Univer­siti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) and sup­ported by the Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Min­istry, Pitch for Progress pro­vided univer­sity stu­dents an op­por­tu­nity and plat­form to pitch their ideas on im­prov­ing the per­cep­tion of higher ed­u­ca­tion in Malaysia.

It at­tracted 27 teams from pub­lic and pri­vate uni­ver­si­ties, where eight teams pro­gressed to the fi­nal. Teams were given two min­utes to pitch their ideas, re­ly­ing only on their ver­bal prow­ess be­fore a panel of judges.

Their pitches were as­sessed based on con­tent, de­liv­ery, abil­ity to de­fend their ideas, au­di­ence ap­peal and team­work.

The MSU team pre­sented an idea of de­vel­op­ing an app called MOHE that served as a plat­form for the pub­lic to get in­for­ma­tion on higher ed­u­ca­tion in Malaysia.

It re­ceived a grant worth RM6,000.

Present at the prize-giv­ing cer­e­mony was Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Idris Ju­soh.

The achieve­ment is the re­sult of in­no­va­tive strate­gies in MSU’s cur­ricu­lum.

Co-cur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties aimed at boost­ing grad­u­ates’ mar­ketabil­ity are made avail­able each year.

MSU en­sures that stu­dents are ready to face the world. Tech­ni­cal knowl­edge and prac­ti­cal skills are in­stilled into stu­dents, mak­ing them great ad­di­tions to in­dus­tries.

Stu­dents are en­cour­aged to be in­volved in so­cial en­trepreneur­ship pro­grammes, in­clud­ing com­mu­nity en­gage­ment projects and char­i­ta­ble work lo­cally and abroad.

MSU en­sures that its stu­dents are bal­anced and well-rounded in­di­vid­u­als through Grad­u­ate Em­ploy­a­bil­ity Skills (GEMS) and the Per­sonal En­rich­ment Com­pe­tency (PEC) pro­grammes.

MSU is rated with QS 5 Stars for its teach­ing, fa­cil­i­ties, grad­u­ate em­ploy­a­bil­ity, so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity, and in­clu­sive­ness.

Among the cour­ses of­fered are Medicine, Health Sciences, Op­tom­e­try & Vis­ual Sci­ence, Phar­macy, Busi­ness Man­age­ment, Ac­count­ing & Fi­nance, Ed­u­ca­tion & So­cial Sciences, Hos­pi­tal­ity & Cre­ative Arts, Me­dia Sci­ence & Graph­ics, En­gi­neer­ing & Tech­nol­ogy, In­for­ma­tion Sciences & Com­put­ing as well as Foun­da­tion Stud­ies.

For de­tails, visit http://www.msu.edu.my/

The MSU win­ning team with Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Idris Ju­soh (third from left).

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