IIUM’s Quality Day: Religious studies and scientific research receive limelight

By Puteri Balkish

GOMBAK, 28 April 2017 – It’s Quality Day, on 27 April, and academic and administrative staffs of IIUM were all gathered to commemorate the annual event, the very day eligible staffs of the university were credited for their hard work and determination they put into their jobs.

Held at the IIUM Cultural Centre (ICC), the event was organised by the Office of Institutional & Academic Quality Management (OQM).

Among distinguished guests who graced the ceremony were the Rector of IIUM, Prof. Dato’ Seri Dr. Zaleha Kamarudin and the Dean of KIRKHS, Prof. Dr. Rahmah Ahmad H.Osman.

Certificates were given to Self-Accreditation Committee Members as a token of appreciation, and to the winners of the 12th Innovative & Creative Circle (ICC) Convention, Public University Level 2016, that ranked the university at third place, for Best Record Management Award.

Some of the 11 awards presented were the Zaid bin Thabit Award, the President’s Budi Award, the Murabbi Award and the Ismail Al-’Faruqi Award. Every single award presented has its own criteria as to how the selection of the candidate was done.

A lecturer from Centre for Languages and Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD), Dr. Zalika Adam won the Zaid bin Thabit award in recognition of her achievement to memorise three juzu’ from the Quran.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Spahic Omer, a lecturer of the Kuliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, won the Ismail al-‘Faruqi Publication Award for his book titled “From Mosques to Khanqahs: The Origins and Rise of Sufism and Sufi Institutions”, which was published under IIUM Press.

The other awards presented were:

  1. Quality Agency Award (Centre of Studies)

1st place – Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences (KIRKHS)

2nd place – Kulliyyah of Medicine


  1. Quality Agency Award (Administrative Offices)

1st place – Entrepreneurship Development Centre

2nd place – Dar al-Hikmah Library


  1. Mahallah Award

1st place – Mahallah Asma’

2nd place – Mahallah Asiah


  1. IIUM Journal Award
  2. Social Science – no winner
  3. Science & Technology – Journal of Architecture, Planning & Construction Management (Editor: Prof. Dato’ Sri Dr. Asiah Abdul Rahim); Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
  4. Health & Medical – no winner


  1. Promising Researcher Award
    1. Prof. Dr. Azran Azhim Noor Azmi ; Kulliyyah of Science


  1. Highest Number of Publication In Citation – Indexed Journals Award
  2. Social Science – Dr. Buerhan Saiti ; Institute of Islamic Banking & Finance
  3. Science & Technology – Prof. Dr. Mhd. Zahangir Alam ; Kulliyyah of Engineering
  4. Health & Medical – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alfi Khatib ; Kulliyyah of Pharmacy
  5. Murabbi Award
  6. Social Sciences – Sr. Adeline Low Hui Lin @ Aishah Abdullah; Centre for Languages and Pre-University Academic Development
  7. Science & Technology – Dr. Mohamad Saiful Nizam bin Mohd. Suhaimi; Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
  8. Health & Medical – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Razman bin Mohd. Rus; Kulliyyah of Medicine
  9. Foundation: Arts – Br. Shamsuddin bin Abdullah; Centre for Foundation Studies
  10. Administrative Staff Award
    1. Professional & Management Group (Grade C, F, G, J, L, N, S, W, WA, KP, UD, UF, UG, 47-54) – Sr. Nor Aminah binti Kostor; Management Services Division
    2. Professional & Management Group – Non-Technical (Grade N41-44) – Br. Muhamad Asri bin Basil; Centre for Foundation Studies
    3. Professional & Management Group – Technical & Professional (Grade C, F, J, KP, L, S, U, UD, UF, UG, W, WA, 41-44) – Sr. Leenawati binti Razali; Library
    4. Support Group I – Non- Technical (Grade N29-N40) – Sr. Junaidah binti Ya’kob; Centre for Foundation Studies
    5. Support Group I – Technical & Sub-Professional (Grade B, C, FA, JA, S, U, W 29-40) – Br. Abu Sofian bin Ahmad; Finance Division
    6. Support Group II – Non-Technical (Grade N19-N28) – Sr. Nor Asiah binti Sulaiman; Management Services Division
    7. Support Group II – Technical & Sub-Professional (Grade B, C, FT, J, KP, S, U, W 19-26) – Sr. Normala bin Mahmood; Office f Campus Director, Kuantan Campus
    8. Support Group III – Skilled/Semi-Skilled (Grade B, H, KP, N, R, U 1-14) Br. Mustaffa bin Jais; IIUM Medical Centre
  11. Staff Sports Award
    1. Individual (Male) – No winner; –
    2. Individual (Female) – Sr. Nor Azian binti Zainul; Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
    3. Team (Male) – IIUM Staff Dragon Boat Team; –
    4. Team (Female) – IIUM Staff Tenpin Bowling Team; –
  12. President’s Budi Award
    1. Individual
    2. Agency
  13. The Most Productive Researcher Award
    1. Social Sciences – Prof. Dato’ Sri Dr. Syed Arabi Syed Abdullah Idid; Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
    2. Science & Technology – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Azran Azhim Noor Azmi; Kulliyyah of Science
    3. Science & Medical – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alfi Khatib; Kulliyyah of Pharmacy       ***

Puteri Balkish

KUL, MY | Not an optimist or a pessimist, but definitely a realist.

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