MIED continues to uphold its commitment in providing educational needs to deserving and needy Indian students to overcome the growing financial hurdles to pursue higher education. Each year, MIED provide millions in loans to students in undergraduate programmes at Universities, University colleges and private colleges nationwide and abroad. Today MIED has become one of the leading providers of study loans to the Malaysian Indian community seeking such assistance for further education.

The MIED cheque presentation ceremony was held gracefully on 9th of September, 2016 at the Grand Ballroom, Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

The ceremony was fascinated under the auspices of YBhg Dato’ Seri Utama S Samy Vellu, Special Envoy to India and South Asia on Infrastructure and Chairman of MIED, who presented cheques to eligible and deserving students. Present on the occasion were students, parents, members of the MIED Board of Trustees, MIC Central Working Committee members, management and staff of MIED.

A total of RM4,478,490.00 were disbursed to 452 students pursuing tertiary education, locally and abroad. Out of which, cheques amounting to RM3,052,150.00 were given away exclusively to 285 students pursuing medicine, which is 68% of the total loan disbursement.

Study Loan Disbursement based on Courses during the ceremony for 2016

NoCourseTotal No. Of StudentsLoan Value (RM)
6Business Studies1599,000.00
9Information Technology1064,000.00
12Hotel Management17,500.00

Study Loan Disbursement based on Colleges and Universities, during the ceremony for 2016

NoInstituteTotal No. Of Students
Loan Value (RM)
1Foreign-Private University1721,840,000.00
2Local – Private College109930,340.00
3Local – Private University98924,150.00
4AIMST University57611,500.00
5Foreign – Private College13135,500.00
6Local – Public University337,000.00

In his welcoming speech, YBhg Dato’ Seri Utama had stressed to the loan recipients that the study loan programme is funded from revolving funds in which the same money is used to help students in their education and training. As such, prompt repayment of the loans will enable MIED to continue providing financial aids to other deserving and eligible students pursuing further studies.

Since 1984 till to-date, MIED had given financial aids to more than 12,000 Indian students, with study loans worth approximately RM127 million. MIED will only approve loans where the courses are recognized by MQA and priority is given to students pursuing their studies at AIMST University and TAFE College Seremban.

YBhg Dato’ Seri Utama reminded all MIED loan recipient’s to commence repayment / to make progressive payment towards settlement of their study loan, failing which MIED will have no alternative but to institute legal proceedings / blacklist against borrowers and their guarantors in CTOS database as a final option to recover the loan repayment.

Due to limited resources, MIED has restructured and limit the allocation of fund on yearly basis and not for the whole duration of course. MIED would allocate the study loan on the yearly basis based on academic performance, family financial status, recognized programme and duration of studies, added with funds provided by the students’ parents or guardians.