Category: Student/Alumni Achievement

Double Joy For UTM Team At Nescafe Young Entrepreneurship Program

Nescafe UTM emerged as overall first runner-up place and bonus challenge winner in National Nescafe Youth Entrepreneurship Programme (NYEP) 2019. NYEP is an entrepreneurship programme under Nestle that focuses on university students to experience real-world business by running a fully equipped Nescafe kiosk business at their respective universities with all equipment and training provided by Nestle.

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A balance between Academic Knowledge and Industrial Experience is a state worth striving for.

Azwad Abid, the Winner of Chancellor’s Award in the 63rd Convocation, is an international student from Bangladesh. He graduated with a First Class Degree in Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical-Mechatronics). He managed to maintain an extreme balance between Academic and Industrial Experience by participating in more than 77 events in his fours years of the study period while maintaining a very high CGPA throughout the timeline. He was the President of UTM English Debate Club (under Kelab Depikir), an active member of UNESCO Club UTM and a Competitive Singer for UTM International.

While representing UTM, Azwad managed to get 18 distinct awards up to National level, including the Championship Award of Malaya Makerthon 2019, Championship of Global Startup Weekend Melaka 2018, Championship of University App Challenge 2017, and many more. On the other hand, he was an active participant on the Academic side by working as a Research Assistant for 2 and half years with many prominent lecturers.

While asked about how he managed his time to achieve such a balance, Azwad said the following:
“The Best Decision I ever made was to put more task on my basket than I thought I could do. One way to achieve that was to register for an event every weekend possible. This let me utilize my free weekend time instead of wasting it on sleeping. We got 52 weekends in a year, 208 weeks in the study period. That’s a substantial amount of time that can be utilized. And let’s not forget about the 3 months break. That time is a heaven for anyone who wants to learn. With that being said, the most important aspect of moving you forward is blessings from God (Barakah). That’s why praying to Allah (SWT) for what you exactly want is a must. Alhamdulillah, Allah (SWT) has answered my prayers. In sha Allah, he will answer your sincere prayers too.”

Currently, Azwad is working as a R&D Engineer at ViTrox Conrporation Berhad, Penang, Malaysia. He fervently hopes that everyone will keep him in their prayers so that he can use his abilities for the improvement of the societies in Malaysia, and all around the World.

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UNAND Students exposed to learning, teaching and research environment at Faculty of Science UTM

The Faculty of Science (FS) welcomed four international visiting students from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Andalas (UNAND), Padang, Sumatera from 30th October 2019 until 5th November 2019. The visit is one of the results due from an agreement (MoU) signed by UTM and UNAND last year on 23 July 2018. Under the MoU, activities related to teaching & learning, research collaborations and students exchange are encouraged between the two universities. The program scheduled for the visitors was organised and hosted by a special Task Force led by Dr. Zarina Mohd Khalid together with Dr. Hang See Pheng, Pn. Wan Rukaida Wan Abdullah and Mr. Mohd Najib Zakaria from the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science.

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UTM won the top two prizes at NI Autonomous Robotics Competition 2019

Two teams from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) were declared as the Champion and 1st Runner Up at National Instruments Autonomous Robotics Competition 2019 (NIARC) held at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Nibong Tebal branch campus.

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Two UTM Students Go Global, Forging Stronger Ties Between Malaysian and Chinese Youth Towards a More Resilient and Innovative Region

Eileen Khiu Xin Ying (Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying) and Oscar Ling Fang Jack (School of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering) have been selected from a few hundred applicants throughout Malaysia to be the delegates to the Malaysia- China Youth Exchange & Fellowship Programme (MCYEP) Cohort 2.

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UTM team win big at RCAP Competition 2019 in Moscow

The ‘Innokai’ team of students and lecturer of the Malaysia Japan International Institute (MJIIT), University of Technology Malaysia (UTM) won the top prize at the 2019 RoboCup Asia Pacific Competition (RCAP) held at Bauman Moscow State Technical University (MSTU), Moscow, Russia.

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