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University Name:
University Putra Malaysia

University Contact:
Corporate Communication Division
43400 Serdang
Selangor
Tel : 603-8946 6003
Fax : 603-8948 7273

Website : http://www.upm.edu.my

Introduction:
University Putra Malaysia (UPM) was known as School of Agriculture when it was first established. School of Agriculture was formed on May 1931. The school offered only two programmes which is a three-year diploma programme and one-year certificate course. On June 1947, the school was upgraded to College of Agriculture Malaya by Sir Edward Gent, the Governor of the Malayan Union.
In 1980s, government was expanding and developing agricultural sector to boost nation’s economy. Thus, this university was formed from the merge of the College of Agriculture Malaya with the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Malaya.
The university started the academic session in July 1973. Formerly known as University Pertanian Malaysia, it owned only three faculties which are Agriculture, Forestry, and Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science as well as a Basic Sciences Division.
The university has expanded in Science and Technology field due to nation’s demand in world-class education in this field. On April 1997, the university announced officially in changing the name from University Pertanian Malaysia to University Putra Malaysia.

Faculties:
Faculty of Agriculture
Faculty of Forestry
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Faculty of Economics and Management
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Educational Studies
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Food Science and Technology
Faculty of Human Ecology
Faculty of Modern Language and Communication
Faculty of Design and Architecture
Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology
Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences
Faculty of Environmental Studies
Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences (UPMKB)
Facilities & Resources:
Cooperative book shop
Multipurpose hall
Swimming pool
Hockey field
Tennis courts
Rugby fields

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Marrybrown
Shakey’s Pizza
McDonalds
KFC

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