Postgraduate Studies Unit
This 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
The 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.
Since 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 further.
The 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.