100 Years Universiti Malaya
(9 June 2005)
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Dewan Tunku Canselor Universiti Malaya
Dewan Tunku Canselor (DTC), the name given to
commemorate the building which was to be the landmark of University
Malaya. The hall was officially opened on 25th June 1966 by its
namesake, the first Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman
Putra Al-Haj who was also the university's chancellor.
It all started here where students took their pledge
upon first stepping foot into UM, where examinations are held and
finally where they become graduates upon convocation. This is where
all dignified ambitions were born.
DTC first held the convocation ceremony for the year
1965/66 session with 587 graduates receiving their first degree,
masters and doctorate while 115 others received Diploma in
University Malaya Library
The University Malaya Library (UML) consists of a
main library, which provides library facilities for the whole
campus. In addition, there is a network of branch and specialized
libraries to meet the specific and particular needs of some
faculties. To accomplish its mission of providing excellent
collections to support learning, teaching and research activities of
the university, the library has, through more than 40 years of
existence, built up a substantial collection of monographs,
periodicals, manuscripts, audio-visual materials and compact discs.
To date, the collection consists of 1.3 volumes of monographs, bound
journal and thesis.
Unprinted books and journals are kept in the form of
microfilm. These are added with electronic source in CD-ROM and
online database. The Microfiche Output Computer Catalogue enables
any report to be seen clearly. The computer system is used to obtain
and control serial items, member registration, library facilities,
index and summary.
Being a component of the national knowledge network,
UML has throughout the years adopted a policy of actively acquiring
Malaysian materials. One of the library's greatest strengths lies in
its collection of Malaysian in all subjects.
University Malaya Medical Center
The University Malaya Medical Center is a statutory
body of the Ministry of Education. Its main objectives are to
provide healthcare services of international standing and repute and
also to provide facilities for medical education, training, research
internship and consultancy. In 1961, the Board of Education,
University Malaya proposed for a medical institution to be
established so as to cater to the shortage of medical doctors in
Malaya at the time.
In relation to this, the Faculty of Medicine was
established to train medical doctors. The preliminary program was
initiated in May 1964. On 2nd August 1965, The Honorable Deputy
Prime Minister, the late Tun Haji Abdul Razak bin Hussein officiated
the opening ceremony of the Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya
and also laid the foundation stone for the then University Hospital
Kuala Lumpur. In December 1966, construction of the Tower Block and
the Hospital Podium was completed followed by a block for treatment
care center activities, pediatrics ward as well as the maternity
ward. University Hospital received its first patient in 1967 and was
fully functional since then.
Rimba Ilmu (Botanical Gardens)
Rimba Ilmu or The Botanical Gardens was established
in 1974 out of the need to study and conserve some of the immense
diversity of plant life found in the Malaysian tropical rainforest.
The garden is on a valley site situated behind the
Fifth Residential College on the University of Malaya campus. The
valley has a small stream which feeds a wetland area before
filtering out through the easternmost boundary. While fulfilling its
essential 'collection and curatio' function, Rimba Ilmu also works
towards promoting awareness of the natural environment through the
utilization of its resources and support facilities by the
University community and the general public.
Besides a general collection of species from a
variety of plant families selected for teaching, special collections
are being developed which include medicinal plants, wild orchids,
palms, pandan, tropical fruit trees, gingers, aquatic plants, wild
citrus relatives rare and endangered plants in need of conservation.
University Malaya Museum of Asian Art
The museum of Asian Art which was officially opened
in 1980, is housed in a three-storey building situated between the
Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Economics and Administration.
The Museum contains more than two thousand pieces of
ceramics from Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Japan, and India.
It is already well-known for having the largest collection of 'kendi'
water vessels in the world. Stone carvings and Islamic art
collections (from Asian Countries), weaved materials and paintings
by local artist, copper items, weapons and kites are also on
|Date of Issue
||9 Jun 2005
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