Jakarta, 24 Ramadan 1436/11 July 2015 (MINA) – Indonesia Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) became one of the state universities which have the highest applicants in science and technology department in the Joint Selection of State Universities (SBMPTN) 2015, which reaches 706, 52 registers.
The data showed that the department has the highest passed participants that reached 49, 719 students, Antaranews quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
Bandung Institute of Technology is a state, coeducational research university, the oldest technology-oriented university in Indonesia.
ITB was considered the top choice among Indonesia’s high school students in 2006 and has been credited as one of the most “prestigious” universities in Indonesia, together with University of Indonesia, and Gadjah Mada University. Sukarno, the first president of the Republic of Indonesia, earned his engineering degree in civil engineering from ITB. More than that, B. J. Habibie, the third president of Indonesia also graduated with engineering degree in mechanical engineering from ITB.
The university cultivates professional and social activities by supporting its students’ unions, the student government councils that exist in every department. Each students’ union has its own distinctly designed jacket that, among other traditions, serves as part of its member identity.
There are also a number of student activity units/clubs supporting ITB student interests in rounding out their educational experience. It is not uncommon that the students and alumni are identified by the clubs to which they belong (or used to belong) at ITB, in addition to their class year and major.
The university is a member of LAOTSE, an international network of leading universities in Europe and Asia exchanging students and senior scholars.
Until 2015, ITB had some programs been internationally accredited from an independent United States of America accrediting institution, Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, where ITB is the only public university in Indonesia with this particular international accrediting institution.
The seven study programs are Electrical Engineering, Informatics, Chemical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Industrial Engineering, Ocean Engineering, and Environmental Engineering. .(T/ R03/R04 )
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)