Dean's Message

Welcome to the Faculty of Pharmacy, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia,

The year 2023 marks the 22nd year of the establishment of the Faculty in 2001. The first intake of 29 pioneers of the Bachelor of Pharmacy programme in 2002 has grown to the current enrolment of more than 700 ‘pharmacists-in-training (PITs)’ at the Puncak Alam Campus in the state of Selangor.  The Faculty is also home to close to 300 ‘assistant-pharmacists in training (APITs)’ pursuing Diploma in Pharmacy programme at the Bertam Campus of UiTM Pulau Pinang, in the north of the Malay Peninsula.

UiTM has come up with a blueprint towards becoming a globally renowned university (GRU) by 2025. Core values adopted by the University to drive everyone towards this target are ‘excellence, synergy and integrity (ESI)’. The Faculty emphasizes imbuing academics, supporting staff, and students with ESI to ensure successful achievement of GRU. In addition, PITs and APITs are infused with knowledge and ethics for them to put into practice perpetually in providing care to the sick and the healthy. At the Faculty students conduct numerous activities aimed at fostering collegiality and congeniality among the community within the university and contemporaries from other institutions of learning through societies like Students’ Representative Council (MPP), Society of Pharmacy Students (SOPHYS) and Secretariat of Faculty’s Undergraduates (SMF). With the Faculty’s tagline ‘Championing a Life of Quality’ students and staff organised regular engagements with the society at large aimed at enhancing public awareness on healthy and quality living. This is also to ensure an enriched student experience during their study.

The Faculty of Pharmacy, UiTM has always been at the forefront of research and innovation. Its 100-strong academics-researchers have expertise in various aspects of pharmacy, biotechnology, and digital health, plus our eighty-over laboratories are oases for discoveries of novel pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and nutraceuticals. Cutting-edge analytical instruments are provided either at the Faculty’s premise or spin-off centres of excellence, namely Integrative Pharmacogenomics Institute (iPROMISE), Atta-ur-Rahman Institute for Natural Products Discovery (AuRIns) and Non-Destructive Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Research Centre. A generous and secured animal facility is available, managed by three veterinarians and six assistant veterinarians.

The Faculty’s industry focus includes pharmaceutical, healthcare, technology, biotechnology and consumer goods. Our local and foreign partners are engaged in activities ranging from research and commercialization, consultancy, joint authorship, student attachment, to teacher-practitioners program. Our international networking has also resulted in placement of staff and students for industrial training, research coaching and joint publishing effort.

The Faculty of Pharmacy shall strive to achieve distinction as an insightful institution that works tirelessly and earnestly with its students, staff and partners towards championing a life of quality for everyone.

Professor Dato Dr Abu Bakar bin Abdul Majeed (ABA Majeed)

Contact Us

Faculty of Pharmacy
Level 11, FF1 Building
UiTM Selangor, Puncak Alam Campus
42300 Bandar Puncak Alam

Selangor. MALAYSIA

Tel : +603 - 32584645
Fax : +603 - 32584602