Thursday, April 5, 2018


Welcoming ceremony for MISDEV 17.2
For the third time ISDEV accepted a second batch of intake for its Master in Social Science (Islamic Development Management) programme. A positive indication that this three semesters' mixed-mode course work programme is well known and well received. Thus, ISDEV welcomes the new batch of students on 08 February 2018 at Lecture Hall A (DKA), School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). Nine new students were accepted to pursue their Masters (Mixed-Mode) for the academic year 2017/2018 Semester II. In continuation of ISDEV tradition, this new batch of students is collectively known as MISDEV 17.2.

Associate Prof Dr Zakaria giving his welcoming speech

A successful welcoming ceremony for MISDEV 17.2 students was conducted by ABI (ISDEV Associate Members/Ahli Bersekutu ISDEV). Nine students had successfully registered for this semester. As an introduction to ISDEV traditions, the ceremony started with the recitation of the 99 Names of Allah SWT (Asma ul Husna). The welcoming ceremony is intended as the platform for new students to get to know better about ISDEV lecturers, administrative staff, and USM itself.

Associate Professor Dr. Zakaria Bahari, the director of ISDEV in his welcoming speech advise the new MISDEV17.2 to start with the right intention by being more committed to their studies and at the same time to remember at all times the sacrifices made by their parents in supporting their studies. He also added that, it is a must to have blessings in order to succeed in this world and the hereafter.
MISDEV 17.2 & their parents during the ice-breaking activity in the Ta'aruf session
In the Ta'aruf Session for MISDEV17.2 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zakaria gave a brief general overview of the structure of ISDEV, the courses to be attended to by MISDEV17.2 students, introduced ISDEV lecturers and administrative staff as well as the manners and conduct that should be adhered to whilst studying at ISDEV.
Full house - ISDEV welcome the new batch of MISDEV 17.2 and family to ISDEV open library at D04
MISDEV17.2 students Ahlan Wa Sahlan to ISDEV family!

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