Thursday, October 23, 2014


The cover of the Majlis Persada Kencana 2014 Programme Book.

14 ISDEV students recently received the awards in their respective categories during the ‘Majlis Persada Kencana 2014 (MPK 2014)’ held at Dewan Budaya, Universiti Sains Malaysia on Monday afternoon, 20 October 2014. The 14 students consist of 11 MISDEV'11 (ISDEV Postgraduate Mixed-Mode) students and 2 RISDEV (ISDEV Postgraduate by research) students and 1 ISDEV Alumni member.
Azreen Hamiza (right) one of the eleven ISDEV Excellent Dissertation Award 2013 winners, receiving
her certificate from Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs and Development), Professor Dr. Adnan Hussein.

The 11 MISDEV’11 received the “ISDEV Excellent Dissertation Award 2013” in the School Awards Winners category while Dr.Mohd Shukri Hanapi (ISDEV Alumni) and Khatijah Othman (RISDEV student) received the “Prestigious External Award”.
Winner of the Prestigious External Award, Khatijah Othman (right) receiving the recognition from
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Industry & Community Network), Professor Dato' Dr See Ching Mey.

MPK 2014 with the theme on Dreams to Reality also saw two ISDEV postgraduate students clinching top honours. Within the cohort of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, for the PhD category, Shereeza Mohamed Saniff (RISDEV student) won The Best Research award with her research on “A Conceptual Analysis of the Islamic-based Development Actor for Contractual Documents in Islamic Asset Management” while for the Masters category, Intan Nursyuhada Mohamad Nasir (MISDEV '11 student) won the Best Student Award (Coursework & Mixed-Mode).
Shereeza (right) receiving the prestigious Persada Kencana Award from USM Vice Chancellor, Prof Dato' Omar Osman for the category Best Research (PhD for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences).

MPK 2014 provides recognition to six categories of awards for students. The two major categories are the Persada Kencana Awards for Best Research and Best Thesis (for research students) and Best Student (for coursework & mixed-mode students). The remaining categories are The School Award Winners, Prestigious External Award and the Sanggar Sanjung Awards (Publications & Patents). There was an ISDEV student in receipt of an award that day in almost every category. ISDEV is indeed privileged and honoured to have helped these students to achieve academic excellence and accomplished prestigious recognition by  USM. It is hoped that their achievements have in some ways helped to raise the image of Islam and ISDEV too.
Intan Nursyuhada (right) winner of the ISDEV Excellent Thesis Award 2013 as well as for Best Student (Mixed-Mode) receiving the honours from Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students Affairs & Development),
Professor Dr. Adnan Hussein.

According to Intan Nursyahada who won the Best Student (Coursework & Mixed Mode), she is grateful for this award. In fact to her this award has made her to be more conscientious in her studies especially since she aspires to pursue her studies to the next level (PhD) which will commence early next year.

The winners taking a photo with ISDEV Director, Professor Dr. Muhammad Syukri Salleh (front - centre),
who was at Dewan Budaya, USM throughout MPK 2014.

All winners received a certificate to commemorate the awards with the winners of the Persada Kencana Award receiving some monetary remunerations. The main award was presented by USM Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dato' Dr. Omar Osman. Also on hand to present the other awards were Deputies Vice-Chancellors, Professor Dato' Dr. Ahmad Shukri Mustapa Kamal, Professor Dato' Dr. See Ching Mey, Professor Dr. Adnan Hussein and Professor Dr. Muhamad Jantan. 

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