Daya Sari Residential College is the fifth college built in University of Malaya to accommodate students. The Fifth College was officially opened by Prof. Francis Morsingh in June 1966.
On the 20th December 1986, the college was officially renamed to Daya Sari Residential College. The name Daya Sari is derived from the word "Daya" which means initiative or energy and "Sari" means quality. The combination of "Daya Sari" portrays the promotion of any quality initiative in the Fifth College.
The college also accommodates PALAPES students beginning from the 1997/98 session. The unity, dedication, hardwork and harmony of all the residents are the main thrust of our success. The college continuously strives for excellence in all areas we participate in.
Prof. Madya Dr. Jal Zabdi bin Mohd Yusoff