First candidate, Marlina Ekawati presented on "Pengurusan Zakat di Kota Malang, Indonesia: Analisis daripada Perspektif Muzakki dan Institusi Zakat". She is currently a student under the supervision of Dr. Zahri Hamat while Dr. Fadzila Azni Ahmad acted as her co-supervisor.
Dr.Hasanah Abd Khafidz evaluated Marlina's PhD thesis and gave her views and comments on how it could further be improved.
|Marlina Ekawti presenting her PhD Thesis|
|Dr. Hasanah taking a break after commenting on Marlina's PhD Thesis|
The second candidate was Kasyful Mahali with his PhD proposal on "Perancangan Pembangunan Kota Medan: Satu Kajian dari Perspektif Pembangunan Berteraskan Islam". Dr. Zahri Hamat evaluated his PhD proposal. Kasyful is currently a student under the supervision of Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh and his co-supervisor, Dr.Fadzila Azni Ahmad.
|A confident Kasyful presenting his PhD proposal|
|Dr Zakaria giving his suggestions in the presence of ISDEV members|
|Irfan seriously putting his point across while presenting his PhD proposal|
|A tense and serious moment - Dr Zaini with his comments on Irfan's PhD proposal|
Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh as the chairman for the day finally announced that Marlina's PhD Thesis and Kasyful and Irfan PhD proposals were accepted. Marlina had been given the mandate to submit her PhD thesis while the Kasyful and Irfan both received the endorsement to proceed further to the next level.