|Misdev'14- seated within the first 3 rows from the front|
ISDEV welcomed it’s seventh batch of Masters in Social Science (Islamic Development Management) students on 5 September 2014 at Dewan Pembangunan Siswa 2, Kompleks Cahaya, Universiti Sains Malaysia. 33 new students have been accepted to pursue their Masters (Mixed-Mode) for the academic year 2014/2015. In continuation of ISDEV tradition, this new batch of students is collectively known as MISDEV'14.
|Ahmad Saiful in his role as the Master of Ceremony of the day|
The Ta'aruf Session (or Orientation Programme) for MISDEV'14 started at 10:00am with a welcoming speech by Ahli Bersekutu ISDEV (ABI) representative, Ahmad Saiful Rahman Ab.Rahim, who served as the Master of Ceremony of the program. He started by introducing to the students on what ISDEV is all about. Then he gave a brief general overview of the structure of ISDEV, introduced ISDEV lecturers as well as ISDEV supporting staff. The entire introduction was presented via a multimedia presentation prepared by ABI members.
|Nor Hanani - briefly shared her experience of being supervised by Prof. Muhammad Syukri Salleh|
|Ridhwan Nordin also shared his experience as a student supervised by Dr Zakaria Bahari|
For a clearer perception, current RISDEV (ISDEV Postgraduate student by Research) students who are supervised by ISDEV lecturers were called to briefly introduce their respective lecturers from their point of view in terms of each of the lecturers' individual personality and their experiences as to how they are supervised. This is the time that everyone had a chance to know each ISDEV lecturers inside out.
|ISDEV lecturers - Dr Fadzila Azni (standing) addressing the students. With her are |
(from right to left), Dr Zahri, Dr Shukri and Dr Zakaria
|A good start - MISDEV'14 seen diligently taking down notes.|
Although ISDEV Director, Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh, was away due to the demands of his work, MISDEV ’14 still had a chance to listen to welcoming remarks and general advice on being a student of Islam delivered by ISDEV Deputy Director, Dr. Zakaria Bahari. In the second session, Dr. Fadzila Azni Ahmad also gave a brief explanation on the courses to be attended by the students as well as the modus operandi of the class to the batch of MISDEV'14. A question and answer followed thereafter allowing MISDEV’14 to seek for clearer information.
|Potluck is now part of ISDEV culture.|
At the end of the session, there was time and space for everyone to mingle around, all within the dictates of the Shariah. ISDEV took the opportunity to invite one and all for a simple Jamuan Tengah Hari also organized by ABI members.