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History of Formation



First established as Computer Unit of Academic Division, Universiti Pertanian Malaysia on 1 Februari 1975.

On 1982 - 1998, it have been upgraded to Computer Centre and was lead by 4 former Directors namely: Ir. Yusuf bin Ibrahim, Dr. Abdul Rahman bin Bidin, Ir. Isa bin Mansor, Dr. Abu Talib and Dr. Abdul Azim bin Abdul Ghani.

Dr. Abdul Azim bin Abdul Ghani Computer Centre


  After the formation of the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, the entity's function was reduced and renamed as the Division of Information Technology, headed by Mr. Rosmi bin Othman on the year of 1998.
Encik Rosmi Othman Division of Information Technology


  Dr. Suhaimi bin Napis iDEC Alpha iDEC Gamma iDEC Beta iDEC Epsilon  
The merger of the Institute of Multimedia and Software (IMP)  with the Division of Information Technology formed the Computer Interim Centre with Dr. Suhaimi Napis leading the administration.


The Computer Interim Centre (PIK) was transformed to the InfoComm Development Centre (iDEC) in line with rapid extension and development of ICT in the new era. iDEC was restructured which lead to the centralisation of ICT staff and services in UPM.

Dr. Khairulmizam Shamsudin, a lecturer from the Faculty of Engineering UPM was appointed to lead the Infocomm Development Centre (iDEC) from 1st of July 2012 to 31st August 2014

Dr. Khairulmizam Shamsudin


Prof. Madya Dr. Fatimah Sidi iDEC Alpha iDEC Gamma iDEC Beta iDEC Sigma iDEC Epsilon
Now, the InfoComm Development Center (iDEC) has been led by Prof. Madya Ts. Dr. Fatimah Sidi who is a former staff of the Computer Center and she is a Lecturer at the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, UPM. He has taken over the management of iDEC starting September 1, 2014. The iDEC office building has increased where iDEC Sigma houses the Application Operations Division staff starting 2017. She has served at iDEC for a period of 8 years starting from 1 September 2014 until 31 August 2022.


iDEC is led by Ts. Mohd. Faizal Daud from September 1, 2022. iDEC will continue to be excellent, glorious and distinguished.


Updated:: 10/02/2023 [nazlina]


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