Sunday, March 27, 2011


ISDEV Deputy Director Dr Fadzila Azni Ahmad (2nd left) during ISDEV Graduation Night 2011 with MISDEV09 graduates - (l-r: Lenny, Azrin and Shafiza who have successfully completed their Master degree

On 18 March 2011, ISDEV celebrated the success of its graduates in an annual ISDEV Graduate Night 2011. A total of around 150 ISDEV fraternity, consisting of the graduates who received their degrees at USM March's convocation the next day, their families, on-going graduate students, as well as ISDEV academic staff and families, were there.

ISDEV is proud to have two PhD and one Master by Research students, plus 20 Master Mixed-Mode students that have succeeded in their studies, hence the celebration. The two PhD students, Dr Ahmad Azrin Adnan and Dr Muhammad Tahir, were unanimously agreed by their examiners to be nominated for USM Best Thesis Award (Pure Arts), while another 6 Master Mixed-Mode students, viz. Shafiza Shaari, Inke Kesumawati Adnan, Abdullah Fahimy Abu Bakar, Siti Syuhada Mohamad, Khairul Faizi Mohd Rafie and Lenny Luat have been acknowledged by their examiners to have written excellent Master Dissertations.

During the Night, ISDEV appreciated the high achievement of these graduates by awarding ISDEV Excellent Thesis Award to the two PhD graduates and ISDEV Excellent Dissertation Award to the six Master Mixed-Mode graduates. The former was given away by the Dean of the School of Social Sciences Associate Professor Dr Ismail Baba while the latter by ISDEV Director Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh.

ISDEV graduates and family members having dinner during the Graduation Night

Mohd Syakir and Anwar entertaining the guests with nashid performance

The Dean of the School of Social Sciences (middle) Associate Professor Dr Ismail Baba presenting ISDEV Excellent Thesis Award to Muhammad Tahir, watched by ISDEV Director Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh (right)

L-R: Dr Muhammad Tahir and Dr Ahmad Azrin Adnan who won ISDEV Excellent Thesis Award 2011

Ekarat Sitisan who has successfully completed his Master degree

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