The Planning Committee of Chulalongkorn University
After the teaching at the University had been established for a period of time, King Prajadhipok and a number of members of the royal family who had experience in education considered it appropriate to form a committee to review problems, to develop teaching and learning and to manage the University in order to make it more efficient and more international. In 1930, the King had the Planning Committee of Chulalongkorn University established to be responsible for the development of the University in administrative and academic affairs. The Committee considered the proposals of the Prince of Songkhla, which had been submitted in 1928, as well as examples from universities abroad. Concepts and issues that were considered by this Committee were later implemented, for example, creating clarity over the status of the University, developing curricula in more academic fields at Bachelor’s level and drawing up regulations on the deployment of funds in order to make a profit for the University.
The Planning Committee of Chulalongkorn University consisted of
Phrachao Phiyather Khom Khun Chainatnaranethorn, President of the Committee: he was the Director of the School of Medicine and the first Director-General of the Department of Universities. The Prince played an important role in the development of medical studies and the management of higher education in its early stages.
Phrarachwongther Khrom Muen Bidayalongkorn, Member.
Phrachaoworawongther Phraongchao Chumbhotbongparibatra, Member, representing the Ministry of Finance.
Phraworawongther Phraongchao Dhaninivat, Member, representing the Ministry of Education.
Amathaya Ek Phraya Mahaisawan, Member, representing the Committee for Observing the Civil Servant Regulations Act.