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INTI International University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with member universities of the Council of Rector Indonesia State University (MRPTNI) in a ceremony held at Universitas Negeri Surabaya on 15 May 2023. The MOU reaffirms INTI’s commitment to collaboration and partnership in higher education, marking a significant milestone for the institution as a...
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Written by Asma Irdina, Pictures by Karthikesani The Tan Yew Sing Multipurpose Hall at INTI International University Nilai was buzzing with excitement on Thursday, 13th of April 2023 as the much-awaited Social Innovation Exhibition and Competition finally kicked off. The event brought together students, staff, and industry experts to celebrate and showcase innovative solutions to...
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By Asma Irdina Pictures: Karthikesani Govindan Online scams are a growing problem in Malaysia, with many people falling prey to scams such as phishing, fake websites, and investment scams. To tackle this situation, the symposium on Online Scams was recently held by INTI International University’s Faculty of Education and Liberal Arts (FELA) in collaboration with...
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By Asma Irdina 25 February 2023 – As the sun set over the picturesque campus of INTI International University, hundreds of graduates donned their caps and gowns and prepared to take the first step of their professional journey. The graduation ceremony was held on the 25th February, 2023 and it took place in Tan Yew...
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By Asma Irdina Volunteering is a noble act that not only benefits the community but also enriches the individual’s life with meaningful experiences. On March 11, 2023, a group of INTI students from the MPU3113 Hubungan Etnik course participated in the Keeper Ku Programme at Zoo Negara as volunteers witnessed an overwhelming response from individuals...
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INTI International University successfully hosted the National Students’ Leadership Conference (NaSLeC) 2022 from 2-4 December 2022 organized by the Higher Education Malaysia Association (HEYA), supported by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Department of Higher Education, and INTI International University. With the theme Post-Pandemic Era: Adaptation, Reconciliation & Transformation of Malaysian Education, 111 student...
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By Rubendran Sathupathy Faculty of Engineering and Quantity Surveying (FEQS) organized the virtual symposium on Smart Water and Environment Management to discuss its applications and solutions to water problems. Dr. Shahriar Shams, Assistant Professor at Universiti Teknologi Brunei, warned that ASEAN region face water challenges based on the Asia-Pacific Water Outlook 2007 study. “This causes...
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By Rubendran Sathupathy INTI International University hosted a pre-conference forum before the ASEAN Social Business Conference 2022 titled “Roles of Organizations in Reducing Poverty and Unemployment.” Professor Dr. Michael Lee, Special Advisor to the President at Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan, discussed “Case Studies of Fu Jen and Santa Clara’s Social Engagement Involvement.” In it,...
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By Rubendran Sathupathy The virtual symposium on Innovation and Marketing Strategies aimed to discuss how innovation can drive marketing strategies via sustainability, new communication techniques, branding tactics, and communication drivers, was held on 26th October. Dr. Tee Poh Kiong, Senior Lecturer at Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation, Malaysia presented “Reframing Marketing Strategy in the...
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By Rubendran Sathupathy Assoc. Prof. Dr. S. Geetha Subramaniam, Dean of Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at INTI International University has won the National Outstanding Educator Award in the university category as part of the 2022 Private Education Excellence Awards organized by the Koperasi Pendidikan Swasta Malaysia Berhad. Dr. Geetha said INTI’s Head of Teaching and Learning Centre, Subashini Rajanthran, sent out an email requesting nomination for this award and she recommended some of her fellow lecturers.
Dean of Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at INTI International University, Dr. Geetha Subramaniam, sharing her experience about the award.
“My Head of Program (Dr. Cheng Wan Hee) then suggested my name and I thought why not?” she said. “We submitted it (list of candidates) through the university, and it was shortlisted by our corporate side.” Afterwards, she received an email asking her to attend an interview. A panel of three professors interviewed her and asked questions about her thoughts on education and the challenges of teaching while being a dean. “I love teaching and it is my passion. I want to keep a connection with my students and make them know me as an educator, not just as a dean sitting in an office and giving speeches during events" she said. “The most important thing when I am teaching is the quality of response from my students. It gives me satisfaction if they can not only understand the subject but also take it further by asking questions and analyzing the content. This shows they can synthesize and apply the information,” she added. Dr. Geetha stressed that teachers must engage students by interacting with them and the topics should apply to current events. “For example, I incorporated Covid-19 related questions into my exam scripts and assignment questions. Questions are theoretical so there are no right or wrong answers. We have discussed it in class, so it all depends on how they apply their knowledge. “I asked my students about their thoughts on Covid-19 being a conspiracy when we talked about bioethics. Most of them said no, [it is not] because of the scientific basis, but a few said yes because pharmaceutical companies want to make profits. It was gratifying to hear their thoughts, so I gave marks for justification.”

"The most satisfying feeling as an educator

is watching your students make an

impact in their careers and the world"

  She admitted that she was shocked and surprised to win. She did not expect it because the interview was quite fast. “It was supposed to take 15 minutes but was over in less than 8 minutes. Honestly, I was a bit disappointed because I did not have the opportunity to say a lot. I wanted to share with them (the judges) my evaluation reports and students’ feedback,” she said. Dr. Geetha believed her experience and connection with her students, not just as a dean but also as a lecturer, gave her an advantage over the other candidates. “The most satisfying feeling as an educator is watching your students make an impact in their careers and the world, and knowing you had a part to play in their successes. I am grateful to INTI for giving me this opportunity,” she said.
Awards received by Dr. Geetha in previous contests.
When asked about the reaction from her family and friends, she acknowledged that she had not told many people but her “family and colleagues were very proud and supportive” of her. “This award shows that I am in the right direction and is a recognition that I am doing the right thing by my students. I am thankful for this affirmation,” she concluded. The awards ceremony will be held on 24th November at M Resort & Hotel, Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur.  
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