On 25 November 2021, AIMST University signed MoU with Tech Dome Penang. The significant event was held at Tech Dome, Penang and it was attended by Prof. Datuk Dr. John Antony Xavier, Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive of AIMST University, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Venkata Suresh Babu, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Industrial Relations AIMST University, Prof. Manickam Ravichandran, Dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences AIMST University and YB Prof. Dr. P. Ramasamy, Deputy Chief Minister II of Penang and Mr. Khoo Boo Wooi, the CEO of Tech Dome and staff members of Tech Dome.
Tech Dome Penang is a museum offering interactive science and technology exhibits, including astronomical observations using telescopes. It is a not-for-profit organisation located at KOMTAR, Penang. It houses innovative science displays and runs education and other STEM and entrepreneurship-related programmes.
This collaboration will help AIMST University and Tech Dome promote and organise joint science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) promotional programmes. Tech Dome agreed to provide a space at Tech Dome to exhibit AIMST Research and Innovations.
YB Prof. Dr. P. Ramasamy was very supportive of this collaboration, and he will continue to assist AIMST students to attain Penang state scholarships. In the past, many AIMST students have benefited from the Penang state scholarships. In addition, Tech Dome visitors, mostly potential students, are encouraged to visit the AIMST Anatomy Museum and will be offered free dental check-up at AIMST Dental Institute. Both the institutions also agreed to organise the Young Scientist Programme as it was done before.
Indeed it is a significant milestone for AIMST University. To start with, AIMST University joined the Tech Dome roadshow at Central Square Sungai Petani on 26 & 27 November 2021 and promoted Tech Dome and AIMST programmes.