KDU College Penang’s April intake draws 350 students |

KDU College Penang’s April intake draws 350 students

On 8th April 2013, more than 350 newbies embarked on a new journey in life when they attended their first day at KDU College Penang. Some embraced the day with enthusiasm and energy while others displayed an air of seriousness when registering on Orientation Day for the April intake.

Most of the new students, who were awed by the new environment, got accustomed to it within a short span of time. For Ms. Vijentii Augustine Anthony from Kulim, the assimilation process was easier as she came with her cousin Joneesa Sagayanathan Anthony who said, "We didn't realize that KDU College Penang's campus was so big with so many students everywhere! We definitely made the right choice in our selection." Coincidentally, they both had signed up for the same program, KDU College Penang's new work-based MyCenTHE Diploma in Hotel Management program.

The induction day started off with a customary welcoming speech by Dr. Chong Beng Keok, the CEO & Principal of KDU College Penang who encouraged the new students to make the most out of their campus life through the full utilisation of the MyQuest 5 Star institution's industry standard facilities.

The students were then introduced to their respective school heads and given a conducted tour of the campus. There was never a dull moment for the new students as they also went through various "breaking the ice" sessions to get them accustomed to their new surroundings and to get to know their peers better.

Many new students took part in the highly popular Celcom Developers Challenge that was organized by KDU College Penang's industry partner, Celcom Axiata Berhad. The 2-day competition drew 78 participants, 67 mobile app ideas and 24 video pitches according to Gan Yeow Jin, Celcom's LEDC Evangelist.

Mike Yee Wei Ming who was adjudged the champion won a 7" Android Tablet worth RM799 for his "Iridology" app idea. When asked on the uniqueness of his app, Mike said, "This app is able to report on one's health condition through the capturing of an iris image. It works by comparing the patterns, colors, and other characteristics of your iris with an Iridology database".

Ms Amy Leow, Business Development Manager for KDU College Penang's School of Engineering, Science and Technology, whose passion for quality education brought about this industry collaboration with CELCOM was equally elated with the students' winnings. On site to meet up with her school's new intake students, she commented that it is through industry partnerships like this that students are able to keep itself abreast with the latest developments in the computing industry, which in turn, helps its students to stay ahead in terms of employment opportunities.

For more information on the programmes and activities at:

- KDU University College PJ, call 03-77288123 / email best@kdu.edu.my, or log on to their website at www.kdu.edu.my. 

- KDU College Penang, call 04-2266368 / email best@kdupg.edu.my, or log on to www.kdupg.edu.my.

KDU College Penang is a member of the KDU Education Group, a fully integrated provider that offers quality education from primary and secondary, both local and international, through to undergraduate and post-graduate levels, as well as executive and professional development programmes. The KDU Education Group celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year, and is proud to have had 70,000 students since its inception, some of whom include corporate leaders, entrepreneurs and celebrities around the globe.

The KDU Education Group is the education arm of Paramount Corporation Berhad (Paramount), a public company that is listed on the Main Market of Bursa Securities Malaysia Berhad and whose diversified business interests include property development and construction.