IPSR serves as a central coordinating body for all the
postgraduate programmes pursued in the university. It is
responsible for the promotion of all postgraduate programmes. It
promotes the programmes by providing counseling on course-content,
fees, entry requirements and financial aids. It provides the
operational support by providing advice on admission and classes.
Also, it maintains communication with relevant bodies and
institutions. All these are done to ensure that the postgraduate
programmes are well administered, monitored and assessed to
provide the best possible postgraduate experience.
IPSR also serves as a central coordinating body for research and
development activities undertaken in the university. It
establishes links with funding bodies. It formulates a mechanism
for the administration of research grants and contracts. It
facilitates the research and development activities by providing
much needed assistance to researchers such as processing research
fund applications and managing research grant utilization. It also
compiles and verifies research publications. All these are for the
enhancement of the research capacity and the quality of research
outputs of the university.
Since its inception in 2004, IPSR has been managing the
postgraduate education, the research and development activities
and the research centres very successfully. Its graduands of
postgraduate programmes and research outputs have been increasing
over the years and these are clear indicators that UTAR is
steadily becoming a leading centre of learning and research.
Postgraduate Studies Unit
division serves as a central body for coordinating all postgraduate
programmes offered by the Faculties in order to facilitate the
administration of the programmes which includes admission; student
& academic Records; examination and postgraduate activities.
Providing administrative support to conduct postgraduate studies at
UTAR is one of the primary functions of IPSR. This is in line
with the requirement of Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) for UTAR
to have an entity which will coordinate, plan and administer all
postgraduate programmes within the university.
Research & Development Unit
Unit performs a major role in coordinating the implementation of
research projects, and provision of professional support for research
activities. It acts as a central resource for researchers to obtain
information on related research, regulatory and legal requirements,
publications, external events and so forth.
research activities require substantial funding, the Unit places
priority on identifying sources of external funding for research
projects and facilitating applications for funding. Funding sources are
not just restricted to public sector sources, but include private
sector and international agency sources. To complement the external
sources of funding, a University Research Fund has been set up to
assist young researchers to develop their talents and capabilities
Unit will highlight research activities in UTAR as a form of mechanism
to install good practices in research and development. It will also compile
publications created by
UTAR academic staff for strategic planning of resources and evaluation
of staff productivity. On a daily basis, its R&D Management
sub-unit will disseminate any external grants available; process
application for internal funding; manage the funding mechanism
stipulated in the research agreement.