Before enumerating Kedah tertiary institutions, Kedah is a Malaysian state that is also known as ‘Darul Aman’ which means ‘Abode of peace’.

In many instances, it is called Kedah Darul Aman and has its capital at Alor setar. Kedah is located in the northwestern part of peninsular Malaysia and shares its border with the states of Perlis, Perak, Penang and the country of Thailand.

The state has a population of about two million people situated in an area approximately nine thousand five hundred square kilometers (Department of Statistics Malaysia 2010, Kedah State Government 2010).

In addition to its popular tourism, many outstanding tertiary institutions are located in the state. Its tertiary institutions are listed below.

Tertiary institutions in Kedah

1. AIMST University (campuses in Kedah and Kuala Lumpur)

2. PTPL Group of colleges (campuses in Ampang, Kota Bharu, Penang, Sabah, Sarawak, Seremban, Shah Alam, Terengganu)

3. Universiti Utara Malaysia (campuses in Kedah and Kuala Lumpur)

4. Albukhary International University (AIU)

5. Insaniah University College

6. Institut Hasani

7. Masterskill University College (campuses in Kedah, Selangor, Johor, Kelantan, Perak, Kuala Lumpur, Sarawak and Sabah)

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Government organization of Kedah State

The Sultan is the constitutional head of Kedah. Kedah is divided into 12 districts namely Kota Setar, Kuala Muda, Kulim, Kubang Pasu, Langkawi, Padang Terap, Sik, Baling, Yan, Pendang, Bandar Baharu and below the wind.

The Sultan, Head of government and other appointed members by the Sultan constitutes the executive council of the state. Kedah state assembly is the legislative arm of the state that makes laws on issues affecting the state
(Kedah State Government 2010).

Tertiary institutions in Kedah continue to attract and welcome students with its many outstanding academic programs offered.


Department of Statistics 2010, Basic population characteristics by administration districts, Department of statistics, Malaysia.

Kedah State Government 2010, Kedah profile, Kedah State Government, Malaysia.

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