Thursday, September 23, 2010


Azrin (sitting right) with the Board of Examiners after the viva
Another valuable gift from Allah swt today, Alhamdulilah.

Ahmad Azrin Adnan, my PhD student has been decided by the Board of Examiners, after Azrin's excellent defence (viva) of his thesis, to have passed his PhD with flying colours. All examiners, internal and external, agreed that Azrin has written an outstanding thesis and should even be given an Award.  The external examiner passed him without correction, while the other two internal examiners passed him with only a very minor typographical correction. All suggest that an Award should be given to the thesis.

Subsequently, the thesis is suggested to be nominated by the School of Social Sciences for the Best Thesis Award (Pure Arts), annually awarded by Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) to excellent graduates on USM's Persada Kencana Night. Next year, ISDEV will also nominate the thesis for the prestigous Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin Best Thesis Award, InshaAllah.

During the preparation of his thesis, Azrin has also published 3 journal articles and presented 16 working papers at national and international conferences/seminars, including at Islamic Training and Research Institute (IRTI) of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during his tenure as Visiting Researcher at the Institute.

The title of Azrin's thesis is "Choice  Determinants of Islamic Banking Institution Amongst Muslim in Terengganu". He is currently resuming his lectureship at Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA) in Kuala Terengganu.

Selamat meneruskan perjuangan memuliakan Islam, Azrin. And your PhD is just one of the means.
After solatul-hajat before the viva, ISDEV brothers wishing Azrin good luck
Dua of thanks after knowing Azrin's excellent accomplishment, after the viva

With Azrin at ISDEV - the latest photo today

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