Friday, April 29, 2016


In conjunction with the 53rd Convocation Ceremony of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), the Centre for Islamic Development Management Studies (ISDEV) celebrates the momentous occasion with a Majlis Malam Graduasi ISDEV 2016 (ISDEV Graduation Nite 2016). The moderately simple ceremony was held at Eureka Building, USM on 28 April 2016 to commemorate the successful completion of 34 MISDEV14 (ISDEV Postgraduates by Mixed-Mode) students and four RISDEV (ISDEV Postgraduate by Research) students in their studies with ISDEV.
The graduands with their family members and ISDEV members.
34 of them had successfully completed their mixed-mode programme, Master in Social Science (Islamic Development Management) while the other four had completed their Doctorate Degree in Islamic Development Management. At the event besides the students, ISDEV lecturers as well as the graduands' family members and their parents, loved ones and relatives were also there to join in the celebration of excellence.
ISDEV Director, Professor Muhammad Syukri reminding students
to take a proactive stance in staying in touch with ISDEV
As a symbol to the opening ceremony of the event, upon the launch of the graduation nite by ISDEV Director, Professor Dr. Muhammad Syukri Salleh, a multimedia presentation on the students' life as a postgraduate student of ISDEV was screened. 
Prof Syukri presenting the certificates to one of the MISDEV14 students.
It was then followed by the presentation of certificates for “Excellent Dissertation” and “Excellent PhD Thesis Award” by ISDEV Director to the 29 graduates in recognition of their excellence in academic writing. 
Dr Shereeza receiving her certificate and award f rom Prof Syukri.

This includes the four excellent PhD thesis award received by Dr. Shereeza Mohamed Saniff, Dr. Mutiara Dwi Sari, Dr. Khatijah Othman and Dr. Kasyful Mahali.

Besides, the award presentation ceremony, guests were also entertained with a Deklamasi Sajak (Malay Poetry Recital) on Semusim di ISDEV by Ustaz Afnan who had composed the said poem himself. The poem succinctly described his short three semesters experience as a student of ISDEV which nonethelss was able to transform him and his batchmates for life. A nasyeed performance led by ISDEV senior lecturer, Dr Mohd Syakir on ISDEV theme song Sunnah Orang Berjuang  prompted all ISDEV members to nasyeed along in unison. 
Dr Wan Norhaniza (centre) with her supervisees.
Before adjourning the event, Prof. Syukri in his closing speech reminded graduands to take a proactive stance in staying in touch with ISDEV. He discerned that there are three basic patterns of ISDEV Alumni but expressed his sentiments that rightly every ISDEV Alumni should follow one type, that is, those whose heart and thoughts of ISDEV are etched closely in their hearts and mind and that they take the time and effort to keep ISDEV informed of their life after ISDEV. The programme ended with group photo session.

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