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 counselling 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

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

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.