Centre For Information Technology Programmes


Anglia Ruskin University Business Programmes

HELP CAT is an innovative and forward-looking college offering a variety of academic and professional programmes, including those in partnership with leading universities and institutions from across the globe. It offers a vibrant and multicultural study experience, with a truly international ambience.

Students acquire not only academic and professional training; they are also provided opportunities to develop good character traits, imbibe ethical and moral values, and acquire valuable leadership and teamwork skills through dedicated coursework, projects and participation in a wide variety of clubs, sports and societies.

Its location in the city centre gives staff and students access to many services and facilities to enhance the teaching-learning experience.

HELP CAT believes in the simultaneous building of minds and character.

For a Unique Global Exposure —


All students who register for the Anglia Ruskin University programmes at HELP CAT will be taken on a two-week all-expense paid visit to the ARU campus in Cambridge to experience British university life. They will attend lectures and seminars, meet ARU faculty members and students and tap their network of international contacts for future benefit.

HELP CAT Diploma students who enrol for the ARU programmes also qualify for this programme.

Note: The special free trip to Cambridge is available for undergraduate students only, conditional on their obtaining the necessary travel visas. In case of failure to join the trip, no compensation can be claimed.

Dr Than Cheok Fah

Head of Centre

Dr Than Cheok Fah is currently the Head of Centres for HELP CAT/ARU Engineering Programmes. He obtained his Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) at University of Malaya (UM) in 1977. While serving as a tutor in the Mechanical Engineering Department, UM from 1978 to 1981, he conducted postgraduate research on Solar Energy for the award of Master of Engineering Science degree in 1981. From 1981 to1982, he worked in a consulting engineering firm and rejoined UM as a lecturer in 1982. He obtained a staff scholarship in 1986 to pursue his PhD study in Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA, where he was enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering Department and took a number of courses offered by the Center for Fire safety Studies. He completed his PhD dissertation on fire-induced flow and rejoined UM as an academician in 1989.

Dr Than has many years of experience in the academia. He was with UM from 1982 to 2006, Monash University (Sunway) from 2006 to 2008 and Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) from 2008 to 2013. He has provided technical expertise and consultancy service to private and semi-government firms during the above periods. On administration, he has served as Deputy Dean, academic development and undergraduate programmes for more than four years at UTAR before joining HELP CAT. He has published and presented articles on solar energy, fluid flow, heat transfer and fire safety in local and international journals and conferences.

Mr John Rajkumar @ David

Senior IT Lecturer

BSc (Computer Science) (Clemson)
MSc (Computer System Management) (Maryland)

As the course leader of the Anglia Ruskin University IT programmes, Mr David supervises final year projects and oversees he IT internship programme. Prior to joining HELP CAT, John worked in the software industry for over 20 years. His expertise includes Project Management, IT Quality Assurance and IT Market Research.

He worked in the United States for 11 years as an IT defense contractor for the US Navy, Army, US Coast Guard and as project manager for the US Supreme Court Payroll and Personnel System. In Malaysia, he has worked for multinational companies supplying ERP systems all over the world through traditional and online channels. John’s interests are in Cloud Computing, Big Data and IT Project Management.

Academic Team

Head of Centre

Dr Than Cheok FahHead of Centrethan.cheokfah@helpcat.edu.my+603 27882101


Ms Murni ZaitulCoordinatormurni.zaitul@helpcat.edu.my+603 27882077

Senior lecturers

Mr John Rajkumar DavidSenior Lecturerjrdavid@helpcat.edu.my+603 27882128

Ms Vasugi JayamangalamSenior Lecturervasugijr@helpcat.edu.my+603 27882018


Ms Cheah Ying FoongLecturercheah.ying.foong@helpcat.edu.my+603 27882238

Pn Faridah Abd RahmanLecturerfaridah@helpcat.edu.my+603 27882096

Shyam Sunder PalleLecturershyam.sunder.palle@helpcat.edu.my+603 27882149

Mr Mohd Zanes Bin Sahid Lecturerm.zanes@helpcat.edu.my+603 2788 2083

Mr Zulfadhli bin MohdLecturernurul.zulfadhli@helpcat.edu.my+603 2788 2092

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