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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).