Sunday, November 20, 2016

80 Years of Sultan Idris University of Education (UPSI)

Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI), the Sultan Idris University of Education, was founded on 29 Nov 1922. This institution was popularly known as a teachers' training college specifically for the Malays and was regarded as a Malay university back then.

Some milestones of this institution ...

1922 : Founded as Sultan Idris Training College (SITC)
1957 : Renamed Maktab Perguruan Sultan Idris (MPSI)
1975 : Received its first batch of 150 female students
1987 : Upgraded to institute; renamed Institusi Perguruan Sultan Idris (IPSI)
1997 : Changed to university; renamed Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI)

UPSI celebrated its 80 years anniversary in 2002, and Pos Malaysia issued a set of 3 stamps to commemorate this anniversary.

The 30 sen stamp features the Suluh Budiman Building, currently used as the administrative office for the Department of Student Welfare & Development, besides a Royal and VIP holding room for state dignitaries.

The first of the 50 sen stamp features the Chancellery Building, a 4-storey building accommodating the administrative office of the University's executive board and also the office of the main administrative and academic department.

The second of the 50 sen stamp features the Tadahan Selatan Building, previously the student hostels. Now, it is fully used as lecture and lecturers room to cope with the increasing number of students.


Date of Issue : 29 Nov 2002
Postmark : Kuala Lumpur
Denomination : 30 sen and 2 x 50 sen
Stamp Size : 40mm x 30mm
Paper : Watermarked, Phosphor Coated
Printing Process : Lithography


Some notable alumni of UPSI includes :

2.   Dr. Awang Had Salleh (First Vice-Chancellor of University Utara Malaysia)
3.   Tun Ghaffar Baba (Former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia)

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