SUKABUMI - The Governor of West Java, Ahmad Heryawan accompanied by the Rector of Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) inaugurated the Outside Domicile Study Programme IPB Sukabumi in Sukabumi, Jl. Babakan Sirna No. 27 Benteng, Sukabumi, Tuesday (05/03/2016).
This Outside Domicile Study Programme (PDD) or Multicampus education is a higher education by colleges outside college domicile as noted in the permit of the establishment of colleges and study programs or an operating license from the Ministry of Research Technology and Higher Education.
PDD refers to the National Education Minister Regulation No. 20 of 2011 on the Implementation of Foreign Studies Program at Domicile. PDD is made to improve the accessibility of the public in the regional area to the ??higher education or college campuses in the country, especially in West Java.
To that end, it is expected that PDD will further increase the capacity of the state universities in West Java, especially to increase the Gross Enrolment Ratio of Higher Education (APK-PT) of the West Java Community.
"We hope the greater the capacity our caolleges could hold the more highschool student our dolleges can hold. The second, public colleges could become the benchmark for the private colleges. So IPB Sukabumi will be the benchmark for the surrounding private colleges," said Aher.
Besides IPB Sukabumi, this year PDD ITB will be opened in Cirebon and the year following, PDD Unpad will be opened in Pangandaran
"In the future, we also provide other duties in addition to developing the IPB campus college also maintains colleges in Sukabumi, so there will be alot of colleges yet the quality remains high," said Aher.
For a while, the IPB Sukabumi will use STIKES Sukabumi's campus building. Later, the provincial government will allocate Rp 6 billion for STIKES so that they can build other facility in another locations and the current STIKES building can be used fully by IPB Sukabumi.
Currently IPB Sukabumi owned an 11-hectare of land for the college development. They're planning to expand the area until the 20s hectares and will be integrated with agribusiness development zone in the city of Sukabumi for student practice their knowledge.
IPB Sukabumi open four courses, namely S-1 Study Program majoring in Agronomy and Horticulture, as well as the Department of Agricultural Economics, Resource and Environment. While as for the Diploma Program there are Livestock Management and Technology Department, and the Department of Production Technology and Management of Aquaculture. Admission to diploma program PDD IPB Sukabumi will use the regular lanes (Sorting through the written test).
The registration begin on July 1 to 31, 2016. More information can be accessed at http://pmb.diploma.ipb.ac.id. As for PDD IPB Degree program there will be an independent test IPB's Talent Entrance Programme (UTMI). UTMI is one smong many other ways a student can enlist themselves to IPB's Undergraduate programme. The reception will be based on the students' leadership, entrepreneurship, and the love of farming. The selection method used is a written test. Registration is done online through http://utm.ipb.ac.id pages and registration starting May 11 - June 9, 2016.