Third Residential College (Tuanku Kurshiah Residential College) is one of the oldest hostels in the University Malaya and accommodates both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Officially opened on August 11, 1962, it was later renamed as Tuanku Kurshiah Residential College after the nation’s first Raja Permaisuri Agung, Tuanku Ampuan Kurshiah.
The first administration was headed by its Master, Madam Emily Sandosham, who was assisted by three College Fellows.The college initially consisted of three blocks of residential units -A, B and C - all accommodating female students. However, Block A which was originally intended for single occupancy, was later modified to house two students. In 1969, Block E was erected to receive the first batch of male students.
Dr Mohd Effindi Samsuddin