“ Rajamangala Institute of Technology ”
With the National Education Act, B.E. 2542 (1999) aimed to decentralize management in education institutes to make them more independent and flexible to handle their own affairs under the university council, Rajamangala Institute of Technology subsequently amended the law governing the institution at that time before enacting it as the
“ Rajamangala University of Technology Act ”
which HM the King signed on 8 January 2005. The law, announced in the Royal Gazette ten days later before coming into effect on 19 January 2005, combines all campuses nationwideinto nine Rajamangala University of Technology ; namely, RMUT Thanyaburi, RMUT Krungthep, RMUT Tawan-ok, RMUT Phra Nakhon, RMUT Rattanakosin, RMUT Lanna, RMUT Srivijaya, RMUT Suvarnabhumi and RMUT Isarn. The intention is to turn these nine universities into science and technology university offering advanced vocational training in undergraduate, graduate and PhD levels to accommodate vocational students and to provide education opportunities to those graduated from community colleges. The integration is aimed to provide an opportunity for students to continue vocational study at the undergraduate level. All nine RMUT have been under the supervision of the Office of Higher Education Commission, Ministry of Education.
RMUTP, the university is composed of four campuses: namely, Thewes Campus, Chotiwet Campus, Bangkok Commercial Campus, and North Bangkok Campus. RMUTP offers vocational certificate programs in industrial and commerce subjects. RMUTP offers undergraduate programs in faculty of liberal arts, faculty of science and technology, faculty of business administration, faculty of engineering, faculty of industrial education, faculty of industrial textiles and fashion, faculty of home economics technology, faculty of mass communication technology, faculty of architecture and design, Institute of gemmology Thai jewellery and design. In addition, RMUTP offers master programs in faculty of business administration, faculty of engineering, faculty of industrial education, faculty of home economics technology, and college of state administration. For doctorate programs, there is also faculty of business administration, faculty of engineering, faculty of home economics technology, and college of state administration. Nowadays, RMUTP has around 10,000 students, and 600 academic staffs.
The flower commonly used as the emblem of the university is the lotus, which has a bud-shaped appearance with wide, tapering sepals of light green color and blossoms with purple, blue, and white petals. The long, slender petals are attached to a dark yellow stalk.