Wednesday, July 4, 2012

UMK, Jeli Campus

New semester is coming soon and m gonna be a forth year student. Wow, time flies huh!! I can still remember how reluctant I am to go University Malaysia Kelantan (UMK) to further my study, I keep crying and crying and blame God for sending me so far away as my friends all get the offer letter from UPM, UKM or UM. So, i decided to appeal to change university, after thousands of letters being sent to the Jabatan Pendidikan Malaysia, they told me the same thing, which are......

In order to change university, first you have to study in the university that you get at first for at least one semester, with a good result. After that you can start to appeal with a solid reason on why you want to change university, but you too have to make sure the university that you want to study has a seat for you. There's a lot of procedures that you need to follow and lots of documents have to get ready. My advice for those students who want to change university, if your result is just so so, i would advice you don't waste your time on appealing and you are much more lucky than those who couldn't get into any university. But those who wants to change university so desperately, you can try. Example for those student who are from Sabah and Sarawak, they got to come to Peninsular Malaysia to study or vice versa, it's advice for you to appeal as flight ticket isn't cheap =)

Myself have tried to appeal for one year, and at last I got an offer letter from UPM which is quite near to my house. However, I choose to study in UMK. The reasons are: if I study in UPM, i have to start from the beginning which mean one year of my study in UMK will be wasted, even if I transfer credit hours also the same. I don't want to waste time anymore. Second, I have no interest on the course that UPM offered me. So, just stick back to the university i got at first plus I already make so many friends at here and get used to the university system, so why need to waste my time to adapt to the new environment again?

Ok, go back to the main topic, this blog post is mainly introducing UMK, Jeli campus for my future juniors or those who plan to study their master or work here, haha it's not about transfer university or what :P

UMK is still consider a new university. This year would be 5 years old. The first batch of students has already graduated last year. The first campus was at Pengkalan Chepa. UMK, Jeli campus was officially operated this year, in February 2012.  So all the facilities are very new and some of the facilities are still under construction like mosque, and others. Facilities such as football court, basketball court have been start operated since last semester (September 2012). Jeli campus is specially for students under Faculty of Earth Science and Faculty of Industry and Technology. Faculty of Material Science will also be launch in UMK Jeli soon. UMK of Pengkalan Chepa campus is for Fakulti Keusahawanan dan Perniagaan; UMK of Padang Tempak is specially for student from Fakulti Perubatan Veterinar while UMK of Bachok campus is for Fakulti Keusahawanan dan Warisan. These four campus are very small and you might feel that your secondary school is even bigger than this. Yea it's true, but there's many advantage too, firstly, you don't have to wake up early for class as the hostel is just opposite; next, you don't have to rush for the shuttle bus, all places are within walking distance ^^

UMK of Jeli campus can be said as living in a jungle as the whole campus is surrounded by GREEN color things so the air is quite fresh too. Especially during rainy reason, the weather is much more cooler than Cameron Highland or Genting Highland. However, at the same time it's quite hot too. Since we studied about natural resources, so study at here will make you have a better understanding about natural environment and biodiversity.

For UMK Jeli campus students, are you craving for fast foods?? No worries, we have KFC and Pizza Hut at Tanah Merah which is 45 mins DRIVING distance and for the nearest McD is about 1 hour and 30 minutes away which is located at Kota Bharu. =P You can take a bus or rent a car to Tanah Merah to buy your daily stuffs over there. UMK Pengkalan Chepa students have more advantages on looking for foods.

There's no entertainment here in Kelantan like cinema, k-box, big shopping mall, etc. What we do here during spare time are play kite, go to the nearby beach, hmmm live like X generations. Thus it's consider a good study environment for you. So i can understand those juniors who are coming here to study will be suffer a lot because people like me also from a city and now move to a jungle, i also have the sucks feeling about this place. Everything is so slow here, wanna go to a nearby town also quite far away. But it save a lot of your money as you won't think about entertainment... hahhaha and it makes you more tougher and independent. You will get what i mean once you come here. 

So, what to bring if you are so lucky to be selected as a UMK student? For my experience before coming to UMK, there's no info on what should we bring, what can we do or whatever to solve my questions. I am so blur at that time. In order to avoid this problem happen to another people, so i will just share what i can share to you all. Things you need to bring are as follow:

1) Bucket
2) Heater
3) Hanger
4) 2 sets of bed sheet as you might want to change
5) Formal clothes [Vet students are compulsory to wear formal shirts to attend classes while student from other faculty can wear collar T to attend classes]
6) Toiletries [you can buy at the small mart here but it is more advice for you to bring your own as the mart mostly sell those unknown cheap brand stuffs.. haha]
7) FOODSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!! 
8) Your Form 6 or Matrix text books [first year subjects are more or less like we learn at form 6 and matrix]
9) Slipper and shorts (shorter than knee length) are strictly not allow to attend class, once you get caught you may have to pay for the fine.

Now, let's look at the compound area and some facilities..
p/s: i didn't upload all the faci as m too lazy to do so.. hahaha
Other faci include clinic, temporary mosque, multipurpose hall, canteen, student mall and so on..

Hostel

Girl's room for 3 persons.
There are 1 single bed, 1 double storey bed, 3 tables, and 3 cupboards.
Photo credited to Pam CY.

Guy's hostel.
It's a house that can occupy for 20 persons. Each house consisted 3-4 rooms.
Photo credited to Pam CY.

J-mart
1-Malaysia Futsal Court

Night view of UMK, Jeli

Temporary Library

New Medan Selera.
There are 4 major stalls selling foods here, and another 2 stalls that operated by the students which sell burgers and waffle.
Photo credited to Miriam HK.


Lecture Hall.
Photo credited to Miriam HK

For further information that you want to know, you can leave a comment here and i will reply you ASAP or you can join our University Malaysia Kelantan group at Facebook.

Hopefully this blog post can help you a little bit =) welcome to UMK!!


33 comments:

  1. hi..i juz received tat i maybe gonna enter UKM for applied science course,can i ask u about there is any internet service or local phone?

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    1. pardon? you received an offer letter from UKM or UMK??

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    2. sry..it is umk...
      the question i asked was solved edi..
      thx ..
      but anyway..senior..
      how is the life there?

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    3. hahahaha!! good question... some said staying at kelantan means no life. but for me, just find something to do during your free time like explore the whole kelantan, then your life would be great =)i would say, dont always lock yourself in the campus, go explore!

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  2. Hi, I'm from Ipoh,Perak. I'm going to study Bioindustry Technology at UMK... Can u tell me the campus that I'll be distributed ? Do u mind to tell me about the lecturer and the infrastructure over there ?
    Thanks !

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    1. Hello! The campus that are you going to study for four years will be at Jeli campus. Almost all of the lecturers here are holding PhD certificate (for science subjects). Some of the lecturers are from Bangladesh, most of them are very nice and fun. About the infrastructure, some i already stated in my post. If you were asking about the infrastructure nearby Jeli, there's are post office 15 mins drive away from the campus, ATM machine at Petronas also about 10 mins drive away, Jeli town which is further away from Petronas, hospital and so on. If you have a car, everything will be very convenient. You can also take a bus to Tanah Merah, one hour bus journey. You can find hypermarkets, fast-food restaurant, banks, etc over there.

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  3. Hi senior,I'm from muar,johor.I got the course Bioindustry Technology too.Jeli Campus is provided to applied science ritez?the public security there ok or not?

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    1. Hey Covin!! Yes, applied science courses will be based at Jeli campus. Yes, it is very safe here compared with city. But during night time, it is super dark. So, it is still wisely to take good care of yourself all the time.

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    2. covin...can u give me ur fb name?
      i would like to add u into umk group..
      i am same batch wif u one..thx ^^

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  4. Hi senior! I'm from Johor Bahru. I got an offer for the Natural Resources. What do you think about this course? Does it great? And is there any WiFi connection at the campus and the hostel?

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  5. Hi dear, everyone will have their own view on the course that they get. Let's say if I say this course is good but in the end you said this course is not good at all? You get what i mean? LOL! It's all depends on you whether you like the course or not. Hmmm, what i can advice you is, think about your future, which road you are going to take. You cant be taking this offer if you're going to work as a graphic designer, something like that as this course is totally not related to the job that you are going to work in the future. However, i would say this course is not bad. As you know, Malaysia is full of natural resources, and since your course is related to it, so the employment rate will also be quite high.

    About the wifi, of course there will be a wifi!! Otherwise the students cant work on their assignments! haha... but so far is only the admin blocl(our lecture hall) and hostel is working, other places like futsal court, Agro Park and etc doesnt have wifi yet. I believed soon they will be upgrade their system.

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  6. hi:) just reading ur blog about umk jeli has mke i feel calm..xtually i'm stil not sure whether i should accept the offer to further my study at umk..:( i just get an offer in natural resources..;0 and honestly i doesn't know anything about this courses..i just want to ask..how about the hostel??it's in room or in dorm??how many student in one room or dorm??hopefully u can give me this information..

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    1. Dear iena, kindly click on the link below to check out more about your course ^^

      http://fsb.umk.edu.my/BI/index.php/academic-programme/undergraduate-programme/bachelor-of-applied-science-natural-resources

      Normally is 3-4 persons in a room. For junior, it will be 4 persons.

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  7. hi there. thanks to your blog that gave me extra knowledge bout umk jeli. if u dont mind, can u tell me where postgrad students stay or rent their room since umk didn't provide a room for them.

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    1. sorry for the super late reply!! i was busy with my work for the past few weeks. i am not sure about that but i can help you to check around. Will get back to you once i got the information!! =)

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    2. hi, there's a few houses here nearby to UMK Jeli and it's about 5 mins walking distance. Normally postgrad students will stay at kampung ayer lanas which is about 15 mins drive time.

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  8. Dear Chestal,
    I'm doing a study on Jeli and need some information on UMK Jeli. If you are able to assist me, can you please drop me an email at jasminesew[at]gmail.com.
    Regards
    Jasmine

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    1. Hi Jasmine, what kind of information you need?? =)

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  9. i am a stpm student with 3.17 cgpa~ is it possible for me to get the offer of vet course from UMK

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    1. Hi, sorry for the late reply. Yes, it is possible but the possibility is quite low.

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  10. Hi I'm offered o study bio industrial technology in UMK. May I know more about the hostel room, can we cook by ourself and is there a washroom attached in the room? And also can we choose our room mate or is it given by the management. Is it possible if u can upload the hostel room picture.

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    1. Hi, I have edited my blog post so may you see the view inside the hostel. Nope, the washroom is not attached in the room. It's a public washroom where each floor there will be two public washroom at the corner. For first year student, it's not allow to choose your own room mate, the list are arranged by the management. However, you may request to change if you are extremely not comfortable to stay with your room mate. It's prohibited to cook inside the room, if you are caught, you need to pay for the fine.

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    2. Thank you very much for the useful information you have given. I would like to ask about the attires too, do we have to wear formal attire for our classes or t-shirt with long pants is allowed there. I heard they are quite strict about the dressing there.

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    3. Well, shirt with collar is acceptable to attend classes but not T-shirt. T-shirt is only allow for night class. however, some lecturers will still prefer you to wear formal attire to attend classes and for presentation. Slippers are not allow.

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    4. Thanks senior.. :) I was wondering why I can't view on the elective courses that's on my course bioindustrial technology.. Maybe they haven't update the umk page.. May I know the elective courses that will be offered for this course pls senior..

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    5. hmm, i didnt bring my book back, so couldn't check for you. basically for first year you will study about biochemistry, calculus,etc.

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  11. Hi chestal. do you now move to the new hostel ?

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    1. Hello! Yea, at the moment girls and guys will be separate into two different places (but still within UMK Jeli campus area). For girl's hostel, 3-4 peoples will be stay in one room. The distance from hostel to campus is only 5 minutes walking distance while for guy's hostel, it's a house for 20 persons, inside the house will have I think 3-4 rooms. It's a little further from the campus, about 10-15 mins walking distance.

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  12. Hi chestal,i from ipoh and have been offered the course Product Development, did you have any friends that are also taking this course? I would need to get a help from them, thank you.

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    1. Hello. I will provide you their name and you may search it from Facebook.
      1) Huiting Cheah - first batch graduate student from your course
      2) Miriam Hui Kung - coming forth year student, you may ask her everything about UMK
      3) lim kuan peng - coming third year student, you might meet her during your orientation

      hope this would help

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  13. Hi. Is it true that there's only one table in each girl's room?

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  14. Ilmu yang bermanpaat menambah wawasan bagi kami dan semoga kita selalu ada dalam lindungan tuhan salam hormat dari pengrajin Jaket kulit Garut Murah thank admin

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