About Krirk University

ElementAbout Krirk University

อ.เกริกKrirk University was firstly established and operated at a building on Ratchdamnoen Road in 1952 by Archarn Dr. Krirk Mangalabruks (1915-1987) the famous educator both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Krirk had an honorary degree in education from David & Elkins College in the USA. His main objective in setting up the university was teaching English only due to his professional of both teaching English and working experiences. Therefore he is the first Thai pioneer in teaching modern English to Thai students to use it efficiently. At that time, the institution had a license with the formal name “Language and Vocational Institute”.

However, the institute was well-known as the name of the founder, Dr. Krirk, for a long time. In 1961, Dr. Krirk had provided courses of study in business administration and secretarial studies that recruited students graduating M.S. 5 (M.8 or high school) to study the three-year program (Diploma).

In 1964, he started another curriculum for students who had finished M.S. 3 or M.6 (currently called M.3) to study for high vocational certificate.

In 1965, the Language and Vocational Institute moved to Tambol Bangduan, Amphur Muang, Samut Prakarn Province with the new name of “Krirk Wittayalai School”.

In 1969, there was an announcement of using of the act of private college establishment that permitted the private sector to organize higher education. Krirk Wittayalai School, therefore, submitted an application for establishing a private college named “Krirk College” that had management separately from Krirk Wittayalai School.

Krirk College was approved by the Ministry of University Affairs to set up the private college legally on May 28, 1966 which was the first group of private colleges in Thailand. Later in the same year, Krirk College was approved to operate undergraduate programs in the faculty of Business Administration and in the faculty of Economics.

In 1973, the degree obtained from Krirk College was accredited, honorably and had equal standing to the public university. With the purpose to emphasize mainly educational management, Krirk College was upgraded to be “The Institute of Social Technology (Krirk)” by the Ministry of University Affairs from September 15, 1987 onwards.

The Institute offered curriculums in undergraduate programs and graduate programs in several fields. Being ready in all aspects, therefore, The Institute of Social Technology (Krirk) was approved by the Ministry of University Affairs to be “Krirk University” on February 7, 1995.

Timeline

TIMELINE

1961

Dr. Krirk had provided courses of study in business administration and secretarial studies that recruited students graduating M.S. 5 (M.8 or high school) to study the three-year program (Diploma).

1964

he started another curriculum for students who had finished M.S. 3 or M.6 (currently called M.3) to study for high vocational certificate.

1965

the Language and Vocational Institute moved to Tambol Bangduan, Amphur Muang, Samut Prakarn Province with the new name of “Krirk Wittayalai School”.

1969

ไthere was an announcement of using of the act of private college establishment that permitted the private sector to organize higher education. Krirk Wittayalai School, therefore, submitted an application for establishing a private college named “Krirk College” that had management separately from Krirk Wittayalai School.

1973

the degree obtained from Krirk College was accredited, honorably and had equal standing to the public university. With the purpose to emphasize mainly educational management, Krirk College was upgraded to be “The Institute of Social Technology (Krirk)” by the Ministry of University Affairs from September 15, 1987 onwards.

ElementPrinciples


Krirk University is aware of its responsibilities in offering high quality, standardized education to the youth of this nation so that its graduates can work efficiently for the kingdom and for society. The Krirk Mangalabruks Foundation holds the license to operate the University. The notion of a business is subordinate to the main aim of developing the university to achieve academic excellence, and to promote and support art and culture in accordance with government principles and policies, and in the tradition inherited from the founder, the late Dr Krirk Mangalabruks.

ElementPhilosophy


Krirk University’s educational philosophy is clearly in accordance with the intentions of the founder, Dr Krirk Mangalabruks. He stressed the Lord Buddha’s doctrine that is “วิชฺชา จรณสัมฺปนฺโน”. It means that resourceful, knowledgeable, and morally upright students will come to a realization of the motto “KNOWLEDGE CREATES PRIDE”.

The university especially emphasizes a high level of academic excellence and vocational education including liberal arts, applied social sciences, including science and modern technology. This allows Krirk’s graduates to use their acquired knowledge appropriately for the national good, and to be proud of their resourceful and creative skills in a national and social setting.

ElementObjectives


To offer both academic and vocational education in all major areas so as to fulfill social needs in this age of globalization, especially in applied social sciences, science related to computer and communication technology, telecommunications, and business studies appropriate to the rapidly changing life and work patterns in urban and rural society.

To handle teaching missions, to produce graduates, to promote and maintain arts and culture, and to serve society’s needs.

To develop educational management in undergraduate and graduate programs in accordance with the national, social, and economic development plans which will assist both personal and social development.

ElementKrirk Symbol


Krirk Symbol

The logo is a wheel of law attached to a torch ; and inside the wheel of law is a tree. On top of the wheel of law is the Pali language “วิชฺชา จรณ สมฺปนฺโน”. Underneath is the Thai language “ความรู้ทำให้องอาจ” (Knowledge creates Pride). Beneath the wheel of law is the Thai language “มหาวิทยาลัยเกริก” (Krirk University).

Meaning
- The wheel of law means the wheel of knowledge.
- The torch means the light of wisdom and glory.
- The tree means growth and strength.

ElementInstitution color


Green

ElementInstitution tree


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