UiTM Kedah was officiated on 1st October 1997 by YB Tun Daim Zainuddin, the Finance Minister. It started its first operation in November 1997 with 162 students and 25 administrative staff.  The total of 162 students were recruited to follow apprenticeship programs consisting of Diploma in Accounting, Diploma in Public Administration, Diploma in Business Studies and Diploma in Banking.

In consistent with the government’s objective and aspiration to develop the skills of Bumiputera in various fields, the university functions as a catalyst in developing the economic and education of the locals specifically in the state of Kedah and northern area.

The campus spans an area of ​​350 acres in Mukim Bujang (between Semeling and Merbok), which is located about 14 kilometers from Sungai Petani and was developed based on the approval of the 6th Malaysian Budget Plan with a total of RM38.4 million. The establishment of this campus is based on the main plan which considers the maximum capacity of 7000 students.


Usaha, Taqwa, Mulia
(Endeavour, Religious, Dignified)
To establish UiTM as a Globally Renowned University of Science, Technology, Humanities and Entrepreneurship
To lead the development of agile, professional bumiputeras through state-of-the-art curricula and impactful research
Every individual has the ability to attain excellence through the transfer of knowledge and assimilation of moral values so as to become professional graduates capable of developing knowledge, self, society and nation
  • To expedite accessibility to higher education
  • To provide world-class education
  • To offer competitive academic programmes that fulfil market needs, spearhead national development and promote global prosperity
  • To produce well-balanced, entrepreneurial graduates who are globally competent
  • To strengthen the internationalisation of values via enhancement programmes
  • To sustain organisational excellence through effective and efficient governance
  • To champion impactful research through stronger research ecosystem
  • To strengthen strategic alliance with alumni and industries
  • To provide cutting edge ecosystem conducive for academic advancements
  • To regulate cost-effective financial practices towards organisational sustainability
Shared Organisational Values
  • Excellence
  • Synergy
  • Integrity
At UiTM, we uphold three enduring shared organisational values: Excellence, Synergy and Integrity. These shared values shape our strategies, ensure productivity and sustain our role in nation building as we head towards becoming a globally renowned university by 2025.
Personal Values
  • Ilmu (Knowledge)
  • Disiplin (Discipline)
  • Amanah (Trustworthiness)
  • Rajin (Diligence)
  • Tanggungjawab (Responsibility)

I-DART are five important guiding principles that support UiTM’s shared organisational values. Aligned to UiTM’s mission and vision, they underpin the decisions we make and the work we do.

Client Charter
For all clients of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM):
  • Students
  • Academics and Staff
  • Parents
  • Industry, and
  • Stakeholders
We offer quality services which are ethical and of high integrity, and undertake to ensure that:
  • All the basic needs for learning, teaching and research, as well as the surrounding environment fulfill the requirements of the Malaysian Qualifications Agency, the Ministry of Education and professional bodies;
  • All academic programmes are approved, managed and administered in accordance with the university’s rules and procedures;
  • All academic qualifications are recognised by the government, and fulfil the needs of the industry and the relevant professional bodies;
  • The conferment of degrees is carried out within the stipulated period after fulfilling all the necessary requirements;
  • Excellence in academic achievements is identified and duly awarded each year;
  • All proposals and official reports are acted on within a period of one week;
  • Be accessible at all times to provide to the community; and
  • Provide professional and customer-friendly services.
  • UiTM will provide services in accordance with the client charter as practised by the respective entities, namely, the faculties, branch campuses, divisions, institutes, centres and units.
Client’s Responsibility
As a means of ensuring that UiTM is able to implement the Charter efficiently and effectively, we seek the cooperation of our clients to:
  • Understand the rights of clients under the charter;
  • Observe all relevant regulations, directives, rules and guidelines;
  • Utilise all available facilities in a responsible manner.
Universiti Logo
The logo incorporates four main colors:
  • Dark Blue shows the maturity of an institute of higher learning, which offers different levels of study.
  • Purple symbolises excellence in global knowledge.
  • Yellow represents the sovereignty of the Malay kings and the struggle of the Malays in an effort to take the national education towards excellence.
  • White shows the sacred and pure knowledge offered to the students.
  • The overall shape of the logo maintains the original shape in order to retain the identity of UiTM as the font of knowledge.


Universiti Song
Wujudmu di sini di tanah anak merdeka
Bagai obor ilmu memayungi putra-putrinya
Pelopor hidup, budaya bangsa, agama, negara
Pembentuk akhlak manusia agar jadi sempurna

Ku yang melangkah ke sini ingin mempelajari
Rahsia di muka bumi dengan cara hakiki
Tunjukkan aku jalan ilmuMU untukku menuju
Destinasi cita-cita negara dan bangsaku

Majulah bangsa
Maju negara
Berkat usaha jaya MARA
Kami berikrar akan berjasa
Hingga kita Berjaya...demi bangsa

Watikah yang ku miliki kan ku semat di hati
Janjiku pada pertiwi untuk menabur bakti
Ku sempurnakan seikhlas hati membela negara
Doa restu ayah bonda ku untuk mu semua
UiTM...Usaha Taqwa Mulia

Bersatu kita warga UiTM
Kita bangsa perkasa
Taat dan setia ku untuk negara
Penuh semangat waja

Kita...Jangan mudah terlupa
Pengorbanan perjuangan anak bangsa

Kita...Jangan mudah terleka
Kemajuan keamanan yang ada

Kita...Berterima kasih
Pada pemimpin-pemimpin negara

Kita...Rasa penuh bersyukur
Kerahmatan, kemuliaan dariNya

Kamilah Pendokong, pewaris bangsa
Kamilah Pendaulat, bangsa Malaysia
Kamilah Warga berwawasan
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