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  Founded in 1967, the Faculty of Applied Sciences or Fakulti Sains Gunaan (FSG) has a history that has witnessed 40 years of progression in the development of Science and Technology in UiTM. Formerly known as the School of Applied Science or Kajian Sains Gunaan (KSG), it was located in Jalan Othman, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, which was the ITM campus. ITM was previously known as Maktab MARA in 1965 following the change of the name of the Rural and Industrial Development Authority (RIDA) to Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA). In 1967, the name was upgraded to Institut Teknologi MARA (ITM) allowing it to offer diploma courses. The setup of the KSG is in line with the First Malaysian Plan (1966-1970) which was an economic development implemented by the government with the objective of promoting the welfare of all citizens and to improve the living conditions in rural areas, particularly among low-income groups. 

The Faculty of Applied Sciences is one of the university’s core science and technology faculties. Starting with only five courses since it was first established in 1967. The faculties strive to continuously provide a dynamic environment that seeks to foster academic innovations and excellence in teaching, learning and research. In all of our activities, be it teaching, research or outreach, we aim to operate with a forward-thinking, results-oriented and community-responsive approach, in the pursuit of realizing our vision of becoming a premier institution in science and technology. The early years of the faculty started with a small number of about 200 students, 26 academic staff and 15 support staff. At that time, the students had access to eight science laboratories, six classrooms and a small plot of land for field work. Malaysia’s economy was then highly dependent on her wealth of agriculture-based resources. The government sought to continue the development that had been first brought about by the First Malaysian Plan. Institut Teknologi MARA (ITM) was given a significant role in assisting Bumiputera’s involvement in contributing towards the nation’s economic growth, in tandem with the New Economic Policy.


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Fakulti Sains Gunaan,
Blok C, Kompleks Sains 2,
Universiti Teknologi MARA,
40450 Shah Alam,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
+603-5544 4560
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