The Registry was formally established upon the appointment of the Registrar in June 1999. Since its establishment, the Registry has promulgated many important regulations and guidelines; assisted in the Institute's academic planning; upheld the quality assurance mechanism; formalized existing practices and introduced systematic work procedures; re-developed the student database and enhanced its security control and functions, and carried out the usual Registry functions as performed by its counterparts in other tertiary institutions.

The Registry comprised ten members, namely the Registrar, Associate Registrar, five Administrative Officers and three clerical staff. The Registrar, who is also a member of the Senior Management Group of the Institute, is the Head of the Registry and reports directly to the Vice-President(Academic and Quality Assurance). The Administrative Officers and the clerical staff provide administrative and clerical support to the Registrar and the Associate Registrar.