A total of 4,013 applicants were shortlisted among the 7548 applications received for the EduCamp - May 2012 Intake, comprising of SPM, STPM, Matriculation, A-Level and Diploma holders. Due to the overwhelming number of applications received, Educamp was held for three consecutive days, starting from 23rd April 2012.
The event was officiated by En. Solihuddin Ahmad Nasarudin, Registrar of UTP, representing Datuk Dr. Zainal Abidin Hj Kasim, Vice Chancellor of UTP. In his opening remarks, En. Solihuddin said that Educamp was aimed to look for potential students who excelled in various fields, namely academic, co-curricular activities, leadership as well as communication skills.
EduCamp is designed to be highly interactive and informative. Apart from being an avenue for the selection of suitable candidates, it also serves as a platform for participants to increase their level of self-awareness, build self-confidence, and improve social skills and teamwork. Various activities were conducted during EduCamp such as UTP Corporate Briefing, UTP Career Briefing by Computer and Information Sciences Department, Civil Engineering Department as well as Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department.
Educamp was also held in Sabah on 21st April 2012 and Sarawak on 21st April and 22nd April 2012.