Wednesday, September 20, 2017


On Thursday, 10th August 2017, two RISDEV students (ISDEV Postgraduate by Research), Norazilawati Binti Md Dahlal and Nur Ilani Binti Mat Nawi were spiritually and mentally prepared to face their viva voce held at C23, Meeting Room of the School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). It was the day to prove and defend their PhD thesis that they had worked upon for years.

Norazilawati defending her thesis and answering all the questions from
the Board of Examiners 
Norazilawati Binti Md Dahlal was the first candidate to face her viva voce. Her session was in the morning. She calmly but confidently defended her PhD thesis on Konsep Pengurusan Kualiti Maakanan Halalan Tayyiban. Her viva was smooth flowing throughout. Her main supervisor Dr. Fadzila Azni Ahmad and co-supervisor Dr. Wan Norhaniza Wan Hasan were proud of their student when the result was announced that she had succeeded in his viva voce with a Scale of 1. The Chairperson for the viva was Professor Dr. Noor Hazlina Binti Ahmad from School of management, USM. The External Examiner was Professor Dr. Engku Ahmad Zaki Engku Alwi from UNiSZA, while her two Internal Examiners were Professor Dr. Muhammad Syukri Salleh and Dr, Mohd Shukri Hanapi from ISDEV, USM.

The second candidate of viva voce in the afternoon session was Nur Ilani Binti Mat Nawi. She had successfully defended her PhD thesis on Objektiviti dalam Kaedah Penyelidikan Berteraskan Islam: Kajian Berasaskan Analisis Objektiviti Al-Biruni dalam Kitab Al-Hind. She showed her mastery of the subject and research as she was able to answer the questions posed to her rather matter-of-factly yet in the most relaxed mannerism possible exuding her strong grasp of her research throughout the viva.
n action - Nur Ilani defended her thesis with confidence.
The Chairperson for the viva was Y. Bhg. Professor Dato' Dr. Abdul Rashid Bin Mohamad from School of Educational Studies, USM. The External Examiner was Professor Dr. Engku Ahmad Zaki Engku Alwi from UNiSZA, while her two Internal Examiners were Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi and Dr. Mohd Syakir Mohd Rosdi from ISDEV, USM. Professor Dr. Muhammad Syukri Salleh, Nur Ilani's main supervisor were also at present. Nur Ilani finally was able to breathe a sigh of relief upon hearing the great good news that she had been awarded Grade 2 for her PhD Thesis.

Meanwhile, on 14th August 2017, another RISDEV student (ISDEV Postgraduate by Research) student, Abang Mohd Razif Bin Abang Muis has successfully defended his Ph.D thesis on Program Latihan dalam Pengurusan Insan di Institusi Pembangunan Berteraskan Islam di Malaysia. The viva took place at C23, Social Science Conference Room, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).
A fully composed Abang Mohd Razif responding to the questions.
The chairman for his viva was Professor Dr. Ruslan Bin Rainis while the External Examiner was Assoc. Prof. Dr. Che Zarrina Binti Sa'ari. His two Internal Examiners were Associate Prof. Dr. Zakaria Bahari and Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi. His main supervisor, Dr. Fadzila Azni Binti Ahmad and co-supervisor Dr. Azrin Ibrahim were also at present. During Abang Mohd Razif's viva, the air was definitely tensed as he was fielded with various questions from the examiners but he managed to answer all questions calmly. Professor Dr. Ruslan Bin Rainis announced that Abang Mohd Razif passed his viva with flying colours.

Congratulations Norazilawati, Nur Ilani and Abang Mohd Razif!

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