Tunku Chancellor Hall
Tunku Chancellor Hall or Dewan Tunku Canselor (DTC), the name given to commemorate the building which was to be the landmark of University Malaya. The Hall was officially opened on 25th June 1966 by its namesake, the first Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj who was also the university's chancellor.
It all started here where students took their pledge upon first stepping foot into UM, where examinations are held and finally where they become graduates upon convocation. This is where all dignified ambitions were born.
DTC first held the convocation ceremony for the year 1965/1966 session with 587 graduates receiving their first degree, masters and doctorate while 115 others received their Diploma in Education.
University Malaya Library
The University Malaya Library (UML) consists of a main library, which provides library facilities for the whole campus. In addition, there is a network of branch and specialised libraries to meet the specific and particular needs of some faculties. To accomplish its mission of providing excellent collections to support learning, teaching and research activities of the university, the library has, through more than 40 years of existence, built up a substantial collection monographs, periodicals, manuscripts, audio-visual materials and compact discs.
Unprinted books and journals are kept in the form of microfilm. These are added with electronic source in CD-ROM and online database. The Microfiche Output Computer Catalogue enables any report to be seen clearly. The computer system is used to obtain and control serial items, member registration, library facilities, index and summary.
Being a component of the national knowledge network, UML has throughout the years adopted a policy of actively acquiring Malaysian materials. One of the library's greatest strengths lies in its collection Malaysiana in all subjects.
University Malaya Medical Centre
The University Malaya Medical Centre is a statutory body of the Ministry of Education. Its main objectives are to provide healthcare services of international standing and repute and also to provide facilities for medical education, training, research, internship and consultancy. In 1961, the Board of Education, University Malaya proposed a medical institution to be established so as to cater to the shortage of medical doctors in Malaya at the time.
In relation to this, the Faculty of Medicine was established to train medical doctors. The preliminary program was initiated in May 1964. On 2nd August 1965, The Honourable Deputy Prime Minister, the late Tun Haji Abdul Razak bin Hussein officiated the opening ceremony of the Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya and also laid the foundation stone for the then University Hospital, Kuala Lumpur. In December 1966, construction of the Tower Block and the Hospital Podium was completed followed by a block for treatment care centre activities, paediatric ward as well as the maternity ward. University Hospital received its first patient in 1967 and was fully functional since then.
The Botanical Gardens was established in 1974 out of the need to study and conserve some of the immense diversity of plant life found in the Malaysian tropical rainforest.
The Gardens is on a valley site situated behind the Fifth Residential College on the University of Malaya Campus. The valley has a small stream which feeds a wetland area before filtering out through the easternmost boundary. While fulfilling its essential "collection and curatio" function, the Botanical Gardens also works towards promoting awareness of the natural environment through the utilisation of its resources and support facilities by the University community and the general public.
Besides a general collection of species from a variety of plant families selected for teaching , special collections are being developed which include medicinal plants, wild orchids, palms, pandan, tropical fruit trees, gingers, aquatic plants, wild citrus, relatively rare and endangered plants in need of conservation.
University Malaya Museum of Asian Arts
The Museum of Asian Art which was officially opened in 1980. is housed in a three-storey building situated between the Faulty of Law and the Faculty of Economics and Administration.
The Museum contains more than two thousand pieces of ceramics from Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Japan and India. It is already well-known for having the largest collection of "kendi" water vessels in the world. Stone carvings and Islamic art collections (from Asian countries), weaved materials and paintings by local artists, copper items, weapons and kites are also on display.