Our Faculty & Schools

Since its inception in 1969, Taylor’s has continuously provided excellent services for its students in terms of diverse study options, relevant curriculum and teaching methods, on-going partnerships with leading universities worldwide, strong industry linkages, up-to-date facilities and a well-equipped campus. It is a modern and progressive university, well respected in Malaysia and often considered a benchmark for other private higher education providers. Taylor’s prides itself in the delivery of a holistic education that results not just in excellent academic accomplishments but also in graduates with qualities that are highly sought after in the global marketplace. Industry-relevant learning activities and industry-relevant curriculum are widely incorporated into all tertiary courses in close partnership with the relevant industries.

 

Taylor’s has been continuously developing and implementing innovative teaching and learning pedagogy that is relevant to 21st century learners to ensure that its students are able to tap into the best education experience. The university’s pedagogy focuses on developing holistically balanced graduates; which is done through an enhanced curriculum, expanded industry collaboration and experiential learning programme; to enhance the critical skills employers look for when hiring candidates. The achievement, which positions Taylor’s as the top private university in Malaysia among non-Government Linked Universities, is an important milestone for the young, dynamic and ambitious university, in line with its aim of becoming one of Asia’s leading universities.  It is a testament to the university’s global reputation among the academic partners and employers, its research output, faculty-student ratio and achievement in internationalization.

 

As one of the most reputed and established faculty in Southeast Asia, the Faculty of of Social Sciences & Leisure Management takes pride in consistently producing high calibre, industry-ready graduates who can deliver excellent performance in their workplace. The Faculty of Social Sciences and Leisure Management is a newly combined faculty consisting of 5 multi-disciplinary schools and 1 institute:  School of Education, School of Food Studies & Gastronomy, School of Hospitality, Tourism & Events,  School of Liberal Arts & Sciences, School of Media and Communication and Taylor's Culinary Institute. The quality of the Faculty is reflected in over 100 awards under its belt.

 

In the QS World University Rankings by Subject, Taylor’s University was recognized as the top 20 university in the world for the Hospitality & Leisure Management. The Faculty prides itself for excellent quality and standards which is internationally benchmarked including the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) TedQual certification. Thus far, Taylor’s is the only university in Malaysia to receive the highest rating of Tier 6 for Hospitality and Tourism Discipline in Malaysia. The Faculty offers a full range of courses from Diploma up to PhD level and Continuing Professional Education. Today, Taylor’s University has over 100,000 alumni, many of whom are leaders in their respective fields around the globe.   

Our Leadership Team

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PROF. DR. NEETHIAHNANTHAN ARI RAGAVAN

Executive Dean, 
Faculty of Social Sciences and Leisure Management (FSLM)

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DR. LOGENDRA STANLEY PONNIAH

Head, School of Education (SoEd)

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PN. SITI RAMADHANIATUN ISMAIL

Head, School of Food Studies & Gastronomy (SFSG)

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Head, School of Hospitality, Tourism & Events (SHTE)

ASSOC. PROF. DR. JOAQUIM DIAS SOEIRO

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PROF. DR. ANINDITA DASGUPTA

Head, School of Liberal Arts & Sciences (SLAS)

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MS. PREMA PONNUDURAI 

Head, School of Media and Communication (SOMAC)

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MR. FREDERIC RAYMOND PAUL CERCHI

Director, Taylor's Culinary Institute (TCI)

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MR. JULES ARTHUR ROMAIN BARBOYON

Head, Trans-National Education (TNE)

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ASSOC. PROF. DR. SEYYED MOSTAFA RASOOLIMANESH

Head of Research, 

Faculty of Social Sciences and Leisure Management (FSLM)

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MR. BALAGURU AMBALAVANAN

Senior Manager, Faculty Office

Leadership Team by School

Our Industry & Academic Partners

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