CHEA SIM UNIVERSITY OF KAMCHAYMEAR (CSUK)
To provide our students with appropriate knowledge and skills relevant to the development of our country; to revitalise education in agriculture and management; practical, innovative, and relevant higher education, training and consulting services, and non-formal education as well as information technology to people and organisations.
Profile and history
Chea Sim University of Kamchaymear (CSUK) changed its name from Maharishi Vedic University (MVU), since 2008.
The main Campus is located in Kamchaymear District in the Prey Veng province, about 142 Km east of Phnom Penh.
The university provides Education to rural youth who would not otherwise have access to higher education and it seeks to train a new generation of leaders free from the stress, fears and corruption that have been the legacy of Cambodia's recent history. CSUK is a public higher education institution administered by the Ministry of Education of the Royal Government of Cambodia.
Started in 1992, CSUK, then MVU, built roads, dug wells, and installed power generation, constructed classrooms, laboratories, student and faculty accommodation for CSUK. The school formerly opened in 1993 with students coming from 24 provinces.
In November 2001, CSUK got approval from the government to open a private campus of the university in Prey Veng town, 45km west of the main campus in Kamchai Mear.
Since then, another private campus has been opened in Kampong Cham, 80km north of the main campus.
The university's curriculum has been developed by Khmer and foreign specialists to be relevant and adaptable to Cambodia's needs.
Csku currently has two Faculties namely, the Faculty of Management and the Faculty of Agriculture and Master program for Agriculture and Management.
The Faculty of Management offers a recognised four-year Bachelors degree in Management with specialisations in Accounting, Marketing, Human Resource Management, and English Literature. The school trains the future leaders capacity of orderly progressive management in business, public administration or government. Management are farming a new generation of dynamic young people with practical skills. Our products can be seen different areas of the economy such as the banks, auditing firms, micro-finance companies, Non-governmental Organisations, Ministries and Departments to mention a few.
The Faculty of Agriculture offers a recognised four-year Bachelors degree in Agricultural Science with specialisations in Agronomy, Rural Development, and Natural Resource Management. Training is provided to the students in farming to maximize the productivity of the land through natural methods, free from dependence on expensive and toxic fertilizers and pesticides. Students gain practical experience producing food and working with the local farmer on vitally needed projects such as crop diversification.
Up to date CSUK has produced about 3500 graduates and who have gained employment in the public service, private companies, and in national and international organisations. Our graduates are using their skills to help in the development of the nation. Many of them have continued their studies enrolling in Masters and PhD programs, some being recipients of overseas post-graduate study scholarships. CSUK has over 3000 students on roll for new academic year 2008-09
Csku has three major sources of support as follows:
- Direct support from the Government of Cambodia.
- Support from senior Cambodian politicians
- Income that Csku generates itself
At CSUK, the courses are based on the block system where by a subject is taught at a time before moving on to another for every class. This means that one teacher finishes his subject then another one begins from there unlike the traditional system where different subjects are taught during the same time.