Tunku Abdul Rahman College

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Unlike other public institutions of higher learning in Malaysia, enrollment at Tunku Abdul Rahman College is not based on racial quota. Its School of Business Studies presently produces over 75% of Malaysia's accountants.
Tunku Abdul Rahman College (TARC) logo
Tunku Abdul Rahman College (TARC) main campus

Tunku Abdul Rahman College (TARC or KTAR) is a public institution of higher learning in Malaysia that was established on 24 February 1969 and was initiated by the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA). The college operates with a 50% subsidy from the Malaysian Government for its recurrent and capital expenditure, with the other 50% being borne by the Trustees. Unlike other Malaysian public institutions of higher learning where student enrollment is race-based, TARC do not have admission quotas based on ethnic backgrounds. TARC has 6 campuses, located in 6 states across Malaysia:

  1. Kuala Lumpur Main Campus;
  2. Penang Branch Campus;
  3. Perak Branch Campus;

  1. Johor Branch Campus;
  2. Pahang Branch Campus;
  3. Sabah Branch Campus.


While Tunku Abdul Rahman College has close links with Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), the college and the university operate as separate entities.

2.  Courses offered: Tunku Abdul Rahman College operates 5 Schools:

  1. School of Arts and Science (SOA);
  2. School of Business Studies (SBS);
  3. School of Technology (SOT);
  4. School of Social Science and Humanities (SSSH); and
  5. School of Pre-University Studies (SPUS).

Together, the 5 schools offers more than 120 courses, ranging from accounting, business studies, management, engineering, building, construction management, quantity surveying, and ICT courses to the science and humanity areas, such as biology and chemistry, sport and exercise science, counseling, psychology, mass communication, hospitality management. TARC also offers art and creative disciplines such as fashion design, graphic design, and multimedia design.[1]  more... at Chronology

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