|Number of participants of selection test for new students experiences a continuos increase this year.
Selection test for student candidates of University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) on Monday (5/14) smoothly took place. UMM Rector, Dr Muhadjir Effendy, and ranks monitored the test in main room and theater room of UMM Dome. The test was started at 8 to 10.30 a.m.
On the first cohort, New Student Admissions Unit (PMB) of UMM received 4171 registrants consisting of 2220 PMDK line and 1951 test line. “Indeed, there are still 3000 registrants who registered online but they do not participate the test because they have chosen to participate test of cohort II. They wait for graduation announcement from their high schools,” explained Chief of PBM, Dr. Ermanu Azizulhakim.
Ermanu said that number of registrants rised sharp this year compared to the same cohort last year. The increase was up to 75-90%. He was optimistic the trend would still the same at cohort II. However, quota of all departments at UMM did not change much. Total number of new students would be around 5.500 to 5.800.
For this cohort I, the number of UMM students that would be accepted was based on grade of test result. Every department had had standard of new students. The number would be different for example, Faculty of Medicine as the department with the highest grade. The department still has the highest number of registrants. Thus, the competition would be very tight. “We indeed determine a high score for this department. We want students who are ready to be trained of being doctor. Quality of row-input is really imprtant for the next process,” said Dean of FK UMM, dr. Irma Suswati, M.Kes.
Staff of PMB, Dr Sugeng Pujileksono, explained teh registrants came from regencies and cities all over Indonesia. “There is no regency which does not send student to UMM,” he said. However, student candidates from Java still dominated the number. Meanwhile, from outside of Java, students mostly came from Kalimantan, especially East Kalimantan, West Nusa Tenggara and Sulawesi.
As in the previous year, material of test consisted of UMM Scholastic Test, as TPA test, and English. The test was considered to be an effective measure to select students.
Result of the test of cohort I would be announced on May 18 through umm.ac.id and announcement board at campus. Meanwhile, registration of cohort II has been opened until the mid of June. Cohort III would be opened until August. “We are optimistic, insyaallah the number of registrants would reach number of 12.000,” said Ermanu. (uci/nov/t_alf)