Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) recently organised "Minggu Aluan Siswa" from 12-20 January 2008 to welcome 465 new students to the university. This year's intake also included a total of 49 international students from
An oath taking ceremony was held for all new students at the Chancellor Hall on Friday, 18th January 2008.
At the ceremony, UTP Rector Dr Zainal Abidin Haji Kasim in his speech stressed that UTP's role is to ensure all its students achieve their goals as well as excel in their studies. He added that UTP's main aim is to produce students with excellent technical knowledge and skills, strong leadership qualities, good behavioral and communication skills, analytical thinking ability and also managerial, business and social competencies.
During the orientation programme, there were briefings for the students by the respective departments and programmes, interactive group activities and sports. The students were given the opportunity to demonstrate their talent and creativity during Freshies Talent Night. At the end of the orientation week, all Muslim students attended “Bengkel Solat” conducted by UTP Mosque Administration to develop their fardhu ain skills. All students had a week of comprehensive, informative yet exhilarating orientation activities which embrace all elements of becoming well rounded personalities.