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MAPCU (Malaysian Association Of Private Colleges And Universities)

by on July 11, 2015 | Associations of Educational Institutions


The Malaysian Association of Private Colleges and Universities (MAPCU) was established on 18 March, 1997. It stands as Malaysia’s most prestigious grouping of private colleges and universities with membership from major and well-established institutions. All members offer post secondary and / or tertiary level courses independently and / or in collaboration with established local and foreign institutions of higher learning.

MAPCU's Credentials

MAPCU’s credentials as an association representing the private higher education sector are reflected by invitations to participate or sit on Boards and Committees by the following ministries and institutions:

  • The Ministry of Education
  • Malaysian Qualifications Agency
  • The Multimedia Development Corporation
  • The Ministry of Finance
  • Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Minister’s Department
  • The Ministry of Human Resources
  • The Ministry of International Trade & Industry
  • The National Economic Action Council
  • Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MICCI)
  • Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (MIDA)
  • Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI)
  • Malaysian Services Providers Confederation (MSPC)

MAPCU's Objectives

Operating in ‘smart partnership’ with the government and its agencies, MAPCU serves to harness the full potential of Malaysia’s private higher education industry to achieve its objectives which includes:

  • Promoting and coordinating the growth and development of Malaysia’s private higher education industry while contributing towards the social and economic development of the country
  • Identifying and studying industry problems and implementing solutions in cooperation with relevant government bodies and agencies
  • Encouraging and promoting the practice of professionalism, integrity and quality amongst its members:
    1. Protecting and representing the legitimate interests of members in legislation, policies and procedures
    2. Enhancing the quality and delivery of courses and programmes by members
    3. Affiliations with international associations and bodies
  • Representation on national level committees, councils and boards set up by the government and other relevant non-government agencies in an advisory, strategic and consultative capacity
  • Playing a major role in helping the government to establish Malaysia as a regional center of education excellence

MAPCU Governing Council (March 2013 - March 2015)

Position Person in Charge
President YBhg Datuk Dr Parmjit Singh
Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation
Deputy President Dr Mei Ling Young
International Medical University
Vice President 1 Mr Phang Koon Tuck
Monash University Sunway Campus
Vice President 2 Mr Shanker Sathivellu
UCSI University
Secretary General Mr Gan Eng Hong
Nilai University
Deputy Secretary General Mr Pradeep Kumar Nair
Taylor’s University
Treasurer Dr Khong Yoon Loong
KDU University College
Members of the Council

YBhg Dato’ Teo Chiang Liang
KBU International College

Dr Lee Fah Onn
INTI International University

Mr U K Menon
Stamford College Petaling Jaya

Study in Malaysia Handbook 9th Ed.Source: Study in Malaysia Handbook 9th Ed.

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