The Universiti Malaysia Kelantan is a public university in Kelantan, Malaysia. The formation of the university was mooted during the tabling of the Ninth Malaysia Plan and approved by the cabinet of Malaysia on 14 June 2006. It is located in the Bachok district, near the tourist area of the Tok Bali beach. UMK began operating officially on 1 September 2006. The campus covers an area of 553.8 acres and is being developed in two phases with the first phase covering an area of 254 acres with the other phase occupying the remaining 300 acres of landscape in the future. Part of the campus is made up of a former paddy plantation which is suitable for development. UMK offer quality and relevant academic programs and training, high commercial value research and innovation, effective and efficient services, with high priority in providing conducive environment and fulfilling social responsibility