Friday, January 30, 2015

TOWARDS BEGINNINGS AND ENDS OF THE PURSUIT FOR A PhD

On 12 January 2015, two RISDEV (ISDEV Postgraduate by Research) students were given the opportunity to present at the ISDEV Graduate Discourse. Nor Hanani Ismail defended the final draft of her PhD thesis while Ekarat Sitisan had to defend his PhD proposal. They presented before a group of 30 attendees consisting of ISDEV lecturers and postgraduate students at the Meeting Room of C05.
All within her fingertips - Nor Hanani managed to impress everyone as she defended her final draft of her PhD thesis.

The two candidates were given 30 minutes each to present their PhD thesis and proposal. Nor Hanani presented her PhD thesis on "Kaedah Naqd Al-Hadith Sebagai Kaedah Penentu Kesahan Data bagi Penyelidikan Berkaitan Islam” (The Naqd Al-Hadith Method as a Method for Data Validity for Research Related to Islam). In the meantime, Ekarat Sitisan who hails from Thailand, presented his PhD thesis proposal on "Islamic Corporate Social Responsibility in Islamic Bank of Thailand”.
Ekarat Sitisan defending his PhD thesis proposal.

Both of these candidates tried their best to explain in details the contents of their PhD thesis and proposal. Scores of questions to them ensued their presentations which included questions fielded by ISDEV Director, Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh as well as ISDEV Visiting Fellow Dr. Mohsina Munir and Dr. Nasri Naimi. 
Experienced supervisors and examiners, Dr. Zakaria (right) and Prof. Syukri (left), did not miss out to give their feedback on the student's presentations.

After a detailed evaluation and comments given by ISDEV lecturers, both of them finally received the good news that they could proceed to the next stage of their PhD theses with modifications to be carried out based on the feedback given by the evaluators - Dr. Zakaria Bahari for Nor Hanani Ismail’s thesis and Dr. Fadzila Azni Ahmad for Ekarat’s PhD thesis proposal.
Dr .Mohsina Munir (right) and Dr. Nasri Naimi (left) giving their comments.

Both candidates expressed their gratitude to Allah S.W.T and to their respective supervisors and co-supervisors for the guidance in helping them move to the next level of their pursuit in their PhD.

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