Thursday, February 21, 2013


Prof. Muhammad Syukri Salleh, ISDEV Director, addressing the students

22 Feb - Another four ISDEV PhD candidates (or "RISDEV") get the approval to proceed with their thesis proper. They are Ridwan Nurdin, Salimah Yahaya, Wan Norhaniza Wan Hasan and Agustyarsyah Mohamad. This month the PhD proposal presentations were divided into two sessions at two different venues. It was held on Thursday 7 February, 2013. The morning session was held at C23 while the afternoon session was at C06. Both sessions were well attended as no chair was spared.

Ridwan Nurdin (holding the microphone) breaking a tense moment with
Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi (on the right) 
Ridwan's co-supervisor, Dr Nor Zarina binti Mohd Zaharim 

Ridwan Nurdin and Salimah Yahaya were slotted for the morning session. Ridwan presented his proposal on "Kriteria dan Tahap Kesedaran Pekerja Perbankan Islam di Banda Acheh, Indonesia" (Criteria and Level of Awareness of Islamic Banking Employees in Banda Acheh) while Salimah presented her proposal on "Analisis Penerimaan Skim Ar-Rahnu Dalam Kalangan Usahawan Kecil Muslim Bumiputera di Kelantan' (Analysis on the Acceptance of the Ar-Rahnu Scheme Among Small Bumiputera Muslim Entepreneurs in Kelantan). Their proposals were evaluated by Dr. Fadzila Azni Ahmad. Dr. Mohd. Shukri Hanapi chaired the session.

Salimah Yahaya presenting her PhD proposal while Dr. Mohd. Shukri looks on

Both Ridwan and Salimah are pursuing their PhD under the supervision of Dr.Zakaria Bahari. However, Dr. Nor Zarina Mohd Zaharim is the co-supervisor for Ridwan while Dr. Zahari Hamat is Salimah 's co- supervisor.

Wan Nor Haniza Wan Hasan (centre)

Agustyarsyah's (centre) turn to present his PhD proposal

The afternoon session saw Wan Norhaniza Wan Hasan and Agustyarsyah Mohamad took their turn to present their proposals with Dr. Fadzila Azni Ahmad chairing the session. Wan Norhaniza presented her PhD proposal on 'Indeks Pembangunan Berteraskan Islam: Satu Analisis Konseptual' (Islamic-Based Development Index: A Conceptual Analysis) while Agustyarsyah presented on "Kaedah Pengurusan Tanah Pasca Tsunami di Aceh: Kajian di Baitulmal dan Pejabat Pertanahan' (Land Management Methods Post Tsunami in Aceh: Study at Baitulmal and Land Office). Dr.Zakaria Bahari, evaluated Wan Norhaniza's proposal while Dr. Zahari Hamat was entrusted to evaluate Agustyarsyah's proposal.

Dr Zakaria Bahari, ISDEV Deputy Director, commenting on a candidate's proposal

Professor Muhammad Syukri Salled, ISDEV Director, is supervising Wan Norhaniza with her PhD thesis while Dr. Fadzila Azni Ahmad acts as her co-supervisor. For Agustyarsyah, Dr. Fadzila Azni Ahmad is his main supervisor while his co-supervisor is Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh.

A RISDEV student poses a question during the afternoon session.

After a detailed evaluation, all candidates finally received the good tidings that their PhD research proposals were accepted. They had all been given the endorsement to proceed with their thesis proper under the supervision of their respective supervisors.

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