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Graduation 2018
05 MAY 2018

Kolej MDIS Malaysia’s Inaugural Convocation for diploma holders

Malaysia, 5 May 2018 – Kolej MDIS Malaysia held its inaugural convocation Ceremony today, marking another significant milestone since its inception in 2010 after a landmark deal with EduCity@Iskandar SdnBhd, which made it the first education provider to enter the EduCity educationhub.

Today 244 students from its diploma programmes, receive their graduation certificate at KSL Hotel and Resorts, Johor Bahru.

The Guest of honour  was Mr Tan Kah Hoe, Secretary to the MDIS Senate. While Dr Ahmad Magad, Chairman of the MDIS Senate was a Special Guest.

Gracing the event, Mr Rajpal Singh, the Singapore Consul-General.

The Awards were presented by Dr Eric Kuan, President of MDIS and Chairman, Board of Governance of Kolej MDIS Malaysia.

The best student from each programme received awards, from the Kolej and Educity. The Awards from Educity were presented by Ms Joanne Jacinta Oei, MD of Educity.

The award recipients are as follows:

Koo Chee Wei, Diploma in International Business

Teoh Boon Yuan, Diploma in Marketing

Yin Cheng Sheng,Diploma in Business Management 

Vivian Then Jin Ting, Diploma in Accounting

Chong Shin Ni, Diploma in Mass Communication

Yan Sook Juen, Diploma in Information Technology

Michelle Lim Sheut Yee, Diploma in Tourism Management. 

Michelle Lim Sheut Yee, from the Diploma in Tourism Management also received the overall “Best Overall Student Award" from Kolej MDIS Malaysia and the "Top Performance Award" from Educity.

Micelle Lim Sheut Yee affirms, “I enrolled with Kolej MDIS Malaysia because of it's practical programme”.

Kolej MDIS Malaysia offers a range of pre-degree programmes and three new internationally accredited degree programmes awarded by Bangor University, UK have been approved by the Ministry. 

These yet to be launched Bachelor programmes cover the areas of Accounting and Finance, Banking and Finance as well as Marketing. 

The college’s programmes have been designed for the students who seek work opportunities in the local and global marketplace.

MDIS Secretary-General, Dr R Theyvendran said, “It has become increasingly important for students today to gain a global perspective which would help them appreciate the diversity and differences in the global workplace for career success.”

“MDIS is a globally connected institute and our vision is to shape the educational landscape in the region. We continue to strengthen our partnerships with industry and global universities to offer current, relevant programmes and facilities to nurture future-ready graduates.”

At present, MDIS Malaysia has more than 500 students studying at its City Campus at City Square Mall, Johor. The new campus within the education hub of EduCity@Iskandar, expected to be ready later in the year and will be able to accommodate up to 2,000 students with the completion of its first phase of construction, and up to 10,000 students in the third phase. EduCity is close to the tourism and financial centre of Iskandar, which would provide MDIS Malaysia graduates access to increased and better job opportunities.

The college also offers corporate training in line with its vision to be a centre of lifelong learning.

Message from the CEO

Greetings and peace be upon you.

On behalf of my colleagues at Kolej MDIS Malaysia, I am most honored to welcome all of you -- graduands, parents, students, faculty, staff, friends and guests -- to this historic Inaugural Convocation Ceremony.

To all the 244 graduands from the School of Information Technology, School of Language and General Studies, School of Tourism and Hospitality, School of Media and Communications, and the School of Business Management, please accept my heartfelt congratulations and best wishes as you embark into a new chapter of your life journey.             



Convocation is a celebration of your success after years of formal learning. It marks the end of one phase and the beginning of another in that long journey. Some of you may continue to further your studies, others may want to embark on a career or take a short break to see the world. Whatever path that you may take in preparation of the future, I wish you every success.

Today is indeed a special day for all of us. It is our first convocation and you are the first group of Kolej MDIS Malaysia graduands. We are gathered today to share and celebrate a sense of pride in achievement. The College is very proud of its graduands and I am certain that you are equally proud to be the first group of MDIS Malaysia Alumni, the pioneers that will help build a community of alumni that will be a prominent component of the College’s future.

Thank you. Keep well and in touch.


Professor Dato’ Syed Ahmad Hussein, PhD (Yale)