Our History

Origins

Initiated by the Malaysian Government to address the critical shortage of IT professionals at all levels in Malaysia and the region, APIIT was tasked with producing IT professionals equipped with necessary skills required by the fast-growing multibillion-ringgit IT industry in Malaysia.

APIIT works toward the vision and strategy of the Malaysian Government for 2020 by filling the national need for technology professionals at all levels, particularly those with specialist skills.

Since 1994, the Institute has now grown from being a successful local player in Malaysia to establishing itself as a major regional player, with activities and overseas centres in Karachi and Lahore, Pakistan; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Panipat, India; and Perth, Australia.

Supported by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, approved by the Ministry of Education and funded by the Sapura Group of companies, APIIT has built solid reputation for excellence in IT education.

Mission Statement

  • To ensure a continuous supply of skilled IT professionals to meet the shortage in Malaysia and the region·  
  • To raise the level of IT development in the country
  • To meet the IT goals of the Multimedia Super Corridor as well as the region