Putra Malaysia University: Statistics

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#692 of 14,131 In the World
#125 of 5,830 In Asia
#3 of 45 In Malaysia
#22 of 3,483 For Nutrition and Food Science
Top50% For 189 other topics
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Quick Review

Acceptance rate
40%
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Website
www.upm.edu.my
Languages
Malay;English

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate40%
Admissions RequirementsMalaysian Higher School Certificate (STPM). Diploma: Malaysian Certificate of Education (MCE)/Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM). Undergraduate: higher school certificate (HSC)/Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan (STPM)
Academic CalendarMay to March (May - September; November-March)

We've calculated the 40% acceptance rate for Putra Malaysia University based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

Putra Malaysia University is a world-class research university with 44,424 scientific papers published and 661,532 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental Science, Physics, Organic Chemistry, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Computer Science, Medicine, and Biochemistry.

Publications
44,424
Citations
661,532

Putra Malaysia University majors

by publication & citation count

Biology
28,220 / 479,014
Chemistry
26,266 / 482,445
Engineering
24,915 / 418,947
Environmental Science
23,849 / 383,502
Physics
20,953 / 342,987
Organic Chemistry
16,532 / 344,875
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
16,017 / 174,843
Computer Science
15,687 / 184,331
Medicine
15,646 / 216,994
Biochemistry
14,404 / 286,030
Materials Science
13,526 / 253,888
Quantum and Particle physics
13,482 / 205,272
Geology
11,827 / 201,041
Ecology
11,783 / 206,913
Genetics
10,520 / 165,151
Mathematics
10,168 / 119,109
Geography and Cartography
9,916 / 133,615
Statistics
7,764 / 98,688
Business
7,718 / 77,516
Political Science
7,680 / 71,755
Psychology
7,578 / 78,788
Philosophy
7,449 / 71,751
Law
7,385 / 69,911
Paleontology
7,219 / 119,953
Botany
7,085 / 131,337
Pathology
6,969 / 102,570
Sociology
6,523 / 60,911
Nutrition and Food Science
6,378 / 143,386
Chemical Engineering
6,115 / 143,885
Metallurgical Engineering
6,030 / 111,583
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
5,573 / 66,028
History
5,531 / 62,675
Archaeology
5,267 / 61,317
Optical Engineering
5,256 / 85,039
Economics
5,221 / 56,962
Agricultural Science
5,138 / 83,736
Machine Learning
5,013 / 73,689
Electrical Engineering
4,566 / 60,874
Linguistics
4,049 / 36,472
Nanotechnology
3,864 / 91,058

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 29 66
1991 30 55
1992 26 56
1993 38 61
1994 45 102
1995 51 101
1996 63 130
1997 83 201
1998 122 215
1999 173 305
2000 185 391
2001 222 579
2002 253 709
2003 312 1096
2004 369 1236
2005 389 1665
2006 488 2315
2007 518 3043
2008 866 3966
2009 1191 5435
2010 1375 7425
2011 1903 10933
2012 2165 14774
2013 2541 19118
2014 3073 24760
2015 2939 29386
2016 2771 32574
2017 3097 38453
2018 2984 44369
2019 3266 57976
2020 3752 77226
2021 4390 112606
2022 3481 117648
Academic rankings

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Putra Malaysia University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design No No No
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Bachelor's Degree Accountancy, Agriculture, Arabic, Architecture, Bioengineering, Biological and Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chinese, Communication Arts, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Design, Development Studies, Economics, Education, Educational Sciences, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, Food Science, Food Technology, Forestry, French, German, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Landscape Architecture, Malay, Management, Mathematics and Computer Science, Medicine, Modern Languages, Molecular Biology, Music, Music Education, Natural Sciences, Technology, Veterinary Science
Master's Degree Agricultural Management, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Applied Linguistics, Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Biological and Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Construction Engineering, Curriculum, Design, Economics, Education, Educational Administration, Educational and Student Counselling, Educational Psychology, Educational Sciences, Engineering, Engineering Management, Environmental Studies, Food Science, Food Technology, Foreign Languages Education, Forestry, Gerontology, Health Sciences, Hotel and Restaurant, Human Resources, Information Technology, Landscape Architecture, Literature, Malay, Management, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Medicine, Modern Languages, Molecular Biology, Native Language Education, Natural Sciences, Physical Education, Physics, Road Engineering, Safety Engineering, Social Sciences, Software Engineering, Soil Management, Sports, Statistics, Surveying and Mapping, Technology, Tourism, Transport Engineering, Tropical Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Vocational Education
Doctor's Degree Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Equipment, Agricultural Management, Agriculture, Agronomy, Anaesthesiology, Analytical Chemistry, Anatomy, Animal Husbandry, Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Aquaculture, Arabic, Architecture, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biotechnology, Botany, Business Administration, Cell Biology, Chemical Engineering, Child Care and Development, Chinese, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer Networks, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Data Processing, Design, Development Studies, Ecology, Economics, Educational Administration, Educational and Student Counselling, Educational Psychology, Educational Sciences, Educational Technology, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Energy Engineering, English, Entomology, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Epidemiology, Farm Management, Fishery, Food Science, Food Technology, Foreign Languages Education, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Forest Management, Forest Products, Forestry, Gender Studies, Genetics, Geological Engineering, Gerontology, Government, Haematology, Harvest Technology, Health Administration, Histology, Home Economics, Horticulture, Hotel and Restaurant, Human Resources, Immunology, Industrial Design, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, Inorganic Chemistry, Islamic Law, Journalism, Landscape Architecture, Leadership, Linguistics, Literature, Malay, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mass Communication, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Mathematics Education, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Parasitology, Medical Technology, Medicine, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Multimedia, Music, Nanotechnology, Native Language Education, Natural Resources, Nursing, Nutrition, Occupational Health, Oncology, Organic Chemistry, Packaging Technology, Paper Technology, Parasitology, Pathology, Pest Management, Pharmacology, Philosophy, Physical Chemistry, Physical Education, Physiology, Plant Pathology, Political Sciences, Power Engineering, Psychology, Public Health, Radiology, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Road Engineering, Rural Studies, Safety Engineering, Social and Community Services, Social Psychology, Software Engineering, Soil Management, Soil Science, Sports, Statistics, Surgery, Surveying and Mapping, Telecommunications Engineering, Tourism, Town Planning, Toxicology, Translation and Interpretation, Transport Engineering, Tropical Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Vocational Education, Water Science, Wildlife, Zoology

Notable alumni

  1. Irwan Prayitno

    Irwan Prayitno
    Born in
    Indonesia Flag Indonesia
    Years
    1963-.. (age 60)
    Enrolled in Putra Malaysia University
    1995-1996 graduated with master's degree
    1996-2000 graduated with Doctor
    Occupations
    academic
    Biography

    Irwan Prayitno is an Indonesian politician who was serving as the governor of West Sumatra province. He was elected in the 2010 and 2015 election for the five-year period 2010–2015 and 2016–2021. Before his election as governor, he served as a member of Indonesia's Parliament (DPR-RI) from the election region of West Sumatra for three consecutive periods (1999–2004, 2004–2009, and 2009–2014).

  2. Salahuddin Ayub

    Salahuddin Ayub
    Born in
    Malaysia Flag Malaysia
    Years
    1961-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Datuk Seri Salahuddin bin Ayub is a Malaysian politician who has served as the Minister of Domestic Trade and Costs of Living in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration under Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim since December 2022 and Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry in the PH administration under former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad from May 2018 to his resignation and the collapse of the PH administration in February 2020. He has also served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Pulai since May 2018 and for Kubang Kerian from March 2004 to May 2013 as well as Member of the Johor State Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Simpang Jeram since May 2018. He is a member of the National Trust Party (AMANAH), a component party of PH coalition. He has served as the 1st and founding Deputy President of AMANAH since September 2015 and State Chairman of PH of Johor since September 2022.He was previously a member, Youth Chief and Vice-President of the Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS), a former component party of the former Pakatan Rakyat (PR) and Barisan Alternatif (BA) opposition coalitions. But he together with a few other progressive leaders led by Mohamad referred as G18 were ousted during the 2015 PAS Muktamar which had launched Gerakan Harapan Baru (GHB) and founded AMANAH.

  3. Amirudin Shari

    Amirudin Shari
    Born in
    Malaysia Flag Malaysia
    Years
    1980-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Dato' Seri Amirudin bin Shari is a Malaysian politician who has served as the 16th Menteri Besar of Selangor since June 2018, Member of Parliament (MP) for Gombak since November 2022 and Member of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Sungai Tua since May 2018 and for Batu Caves from March 2008 to May 2018. He also served as Member of the Selangor State Executive Council (EXCO) from September 2014 to his promotion to the Menteri Besarship in June 2018. He is a member of the People's Justice Party (PKR), a component party of the state and federal coalition of Pakatan Harapan (PH). He has also served as the Vice-President of PKR since July 2022 and State Chairman of PH of Selangor since March 2020 as well as of Pahang since September 2022.

  4. Saifuddin Nasution Ismail

    Saifuddin Nasution Ismail
    Born in
    Singapore Flag Singapore
    Years
    1963-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution bin Ismail is a Malaysian politician who has served as the Minister of Home Affairs in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration under Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, Senator since December 2022 and Member of the Penang State Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Pantai Jerejak since May 2018. He served as the Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs in the PH administration under former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad from July 2018 to the collapse of the PH administration in February 2020 and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Kulim-Bandar Baharu from May 2018 to November 2022 as well as for Machang from March 2008 to May 2013 and MLA of Kedah for Lunas from November 2000 to March 2004. He is a member of the People's Justice Party (PKR), a component party of the PH coalition. He has also served as the Secretary-General of PKR from January 2010 to his resignation in October 2014 and again since November 2016 as well as the Secretary-General of PH since March 2020.

  5. Ronald Kiandee

    Ronald Kiandee
    Born in
    Malaysia Flag Malaysia
    Years
    1961-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Ronald Kiandee is a Malaysian politician. A member of the Malaysian United Indigenous Party (BERSATU) and its Vice President since August 2020 and 2nd State Chairman of Sabah since December 2022, he has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Beluran since November 1999. He served as Minister of Agriculture and Food Industries in the Perikatan Nasional (PN) administration under former Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin from March 2020 to the collapse of the PN administration in August 2021. He was reappointed to the same post for a second term in the Barisan Nasional (BN) administration under former Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob from August 2021 until the dissolution of the BN government in November 2022, when BN lost its reelection campaign in the 2022 general election. Prior to serving in the Cabinet, Kiandee was the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration from 2018 to 2019 and Deputy Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat in the BN administration from 2008 to 2018. He is presently the sole Sabah BERSATU MP.

  6. Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman

    Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman
    Born in
    Malaysia Flag Malaysia
    Years
    1965-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Ahmad Razif bin Abdul Rahman is a Malaysian politician who has served as Member of the Terengganu State Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Seberang Takir since March 2008. He served as the 14th Menteri Besar of Terengganu from May 2014 to May 2018 and Member of the Terengganu State Executive Council (EXCO) in the Barisan Nasional (BN) state administration under former Menteri Besars Ahmad Said and himself from April 2008 to July 2016. He is a member of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), a component party of the BN coalition.

  7. Raja Rajeswari Setha Raman

    Raja Rajeswari Setha Raman
    Years
    1961-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    teachertranslatorpoet
    Biography

    Raja Rajeswari Setha Raman is a Malaysian poet and translator. Tamil by ethnicity. She is also a lecturer of the Teacher Education Institute, Malay Language Campus.

Putra Malaysia University faculties and divisions

Academy : Sports Sports
Centre : Foundation Studies for Agricultural Science Agriculture
Faculty : Agriculture Agricultural Business, Agriculture, Agronomy, Aquaculture, Botany, Crop Production, Horticulture, Plant and Crop Protection, Rural Planning, Soil Conservation, Zoology
Faculty : Agriculture and Food Sciences (UPMKB) Agricultural Business, Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Crop Production, Fishery, Food Science, Forestry
Faculty : Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology
Faculty : Computer Science and Information Technology Computer Networks, Computer Science, Information Technology, Multimedia, Software Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering
Faculty : Design and Architecture Architecture, Industrial Design, Landscape Architecture
Faculty : Economics and Management Accountancy, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Parks and Recreation, Tourism
Faculty : Educational Studies Arts and Humanities, Continuing Education, Education, Educational and Student Counselling, Educational Research, Educational Sciences, Modern Languages, Physical Education, Science Education
Faculty : Engineering Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Management, Environmental Engineering, Food Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Water Management
Faculty : Environmental Studies Environmental Management, Environmental Studies
Faculty : Food Science and Technology Cooking and Catering, Food Science, Food Technology
Faculty : Forestry Forest Management, Forest Products, Forestry, Wood Technology
Faculty : Human Ecology Consumer Studies, Development Studies, Family Studies, Government, Human Resources, Information Technology, Music, Social Sciences
Faculty : Medicine and Health Sciences Anatomy, Biomedicine, Community Health, Dietetics, Health Sciences, Laboratory Techniques, Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Occupational Therapy, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Pathology, Psychiatry and Mental Health
Faculty : Modern Languages and Communication Arabic, Chinese, Communication Studies, English, French, German, Malay, Modern Languages
Faculty : Science Biology, Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Mathematics, Microbiology, Natural Sciences, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Physics, Science Education, Statistics
Faculty : Veterinary Medicine Microbiology, Pathology, Veterinary Science
Institute : Advanced Technology Engineering
Institute : Agricultural and Food Policy Studies Agriculture, Food Science
Institute : Bioscience Biological and Life Sciences, Biology
Institute : Gerontology Gerontology
Institute : Halal Product Research Food Science
Institute : Mathematical Research Mathematics
Institute : Social Science Studies Social Sciences
Institute : Tropical Agriculture Tropical Agriculture
Institute : Tropical Forestry and Forest Product Forest Products, Forestry, Tropical Agriculture
School : Business Business Administration
School : Graduate Studies Agriculture, Applied Linguistics, Computer Science, Curriculum, Economics, Education, Educational Administration, Educational and Student Counselling, Educational Psychology, Educational Technology, Engineering Management, English, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Foreign Languages Education, Forest Management, Forest Products, Human Resources, Hydraulic Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Literature, Malay, Native Language Education, Natural Resources, Pathology, Pedagogy, Physical Education, Production Engineering, Road Engineering, Safety Engineering, Sports, Statistics, Structural Architecture, Surveying and Mapping, Technology Education, Transport Engineering, Veterinary Science, Water Management, Wood Technology

General information

Alternative names UPM
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Founded 1973
Accreditation Ministry of Higher Education; Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA); Public Service Department
Motto Berilmu Berbakti
With Knowledge We Serve
Colors red, grey, white

Location and contacts

Address Serdang, Selangor, 43400
Malaysia

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