ISDEV PhD candidate from Pakistan - Tahir Alam
Towards the end of March and throughout the month of April, 2019, the Centre for Islamic Development Management Studies (ISDEV), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) a total of seven RISDEV (ISDEV Postgraduate by Research) students were given the thumbs up to proceed with the next level of their PhD theses. All presentations were held at the Resource Room of ISDEV Building (C04) and were chaired by ISDEV Deputy Director, Dr Wan Norhaniza Wan Hasan on three separate occasions.
Nurul Izza jotting down some pointers that were given by Prof. Syukri.
For the first session, two RISDEV students defended their PhD proposal before ISDEV fraternity on Friday 29 March, 2019. The first to present was Tahir Alam who hailed from Pakistan. He prepared his PhD proposal under the supervision of Dr. Azreen Hamiza Abdul Aziz. Then it was Mastura Shamsudin who presented her PhD proposal that centred on areas of communication in leadership under the supervision of Dr. Fadzila Azni Ahmad.
Dr Azrin Ibrahim giving her comments.
The second session was on Monday 15 April 2019. This time round, three RISDEV students presented their draft PhD Thesis. The first to present that day was Nurul Izza Abd Aziz with Associate Professor Dr Aswati Hamzah appointed as the reviewer of her final draft PhD  thesis. It was followed by Ustaz Amir bin Mohd Nason with his final draft PhD thesis reviewed by Dr Azrin Ibrahim. The last to present that day was Siti Zanariah Yusoff whose final draft PhD thesis was reviewed by Dr Azreen Hamiza Abdul Aziz.
Ustaz Kamarul Ariffin Ithnan with his PhD Research on The Ultimate Aim in Islam.
The third session held on the next day, Tuesday 16 April 2019 another two RISDEV students presented their final draft PhD theses. The first in the line-up that day was Abdalla Abdelrahman AlQahtani followed by Ustaz Kamarul Ariffin Ithnan. Their final draft PhD theses were reviewed by Dr Murni Yusoff and Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh respectively.