Pusat PERMATA@Pintar Negara, UKM

 Inspiring Futures, Nurturing Possibilities

About PERMATA@Pintar


In an effort to meet the learning needs of gifted and talented students, Malaysian Government has developed a special program known as the PERMATA@Pintar. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) has been mandated to develop, implement and monitor this programme which was launched on 3 April 2009. Pusat PERMATA@Pintar Negara, UKM is the only centre of excellence in Malaysia that is responsible for identifying gifted and talented students from all over the nation and providing them the opportunity to develop their potential and talents.

The center has four (4) main programmes, namely Talent Search and Management Programme, Enrichment Programme, PERMATA@Pintar College and ASASIpintar UKM (Pre-university Programme). This center’s conducive atmosphere is very suitable for effective teaching and learning environment for gifted and talented students. Various teaching methods are used such as Inquiry Based Learning (IBL), Problem Based Learning (PBL), tutorials, Cooperative Learning, and lectures in small groups, to enable students to get direct attention from the lecturers.


Education in Malaysia is a continuous effort towards developing the potential of individuals in a comprehensive and integrated manner to create a balanced and harmonious human being in terms of intellectual, spiritual, emotional and physical grounded on faith and obedience to God. This effort is to produce Malaysians who are knowledgeable, skilled, virtuous, responsible and able to achieve personal well-being, as well as able to contribute to the harmony and prosperity of family, society and country.


To nurture intelligent and talented individuals with inquisitive minds to contribute as world leaders, thinkers and future inventors who apprize the values of humanity.


To be a pioneer in inspiring STEM education and research for gifted and talented students.


Explore, Innovative, Unique


The following values, shared by every employee, are the backbone of all activities carried out at this center.