By Daniya Afroz
GOMBAK, 29 November 2023: The IIUM hosted the Hooding Ceremony, “Takreem Al-Khirrijeen“, commemorating the achievements of its PhD graduands and the unwavering support of their supervisors, on 23 November 2023. The ceremony took place at Banquet Hall, Abdul Rauf Building, IIUM Gombak.
At the ceremony, 94 graduates and 66 supervisors from different kulliyyahs dressed in academic regalia gathered to enjoy the culmination of years of hard work and dedication.
Prof. Dr. Shahrul Naim Sidek, the Dean of Centre for Postgraduate Studies (CPS), in his welcoming speech, said that the “Takreem al Khirrijeen” is held to acknowledge the PhD scholars and their supervisors for their contribution and persistent efforts for conducting the research.
When asked, he said, “This event holds an imperative position in order to signify a process of granting or passing an expertise to the PhD scholars by their supervisors.”
He also praised the supervisors for guiding PhD students towards excellence and indicated that it is their strong relationship that builds an intellectual ground for their research.
The Deputy Rector of the Academic and Internationalisation, Prof. Dr. Ahmad Faris Ismail, in his speech, acknowledged the hard work shown by dedicated supervisors and students. He congratulated the supervisors and students for their remarkable achievements.
Dr. Ahmad Faris also emphasised the significance of the students’ achievements as they transitioned into a new phase of life.
“It is an important milestone for you to build your career, future and make contributions to not only your family but also to Ummah in general as the Ummah is facing a lot of challenges. PhD students should continue to take this beacon and struggle for Muslim Ummah and its betterment and for the success of the new generation”, said Dr. Ahmad Faris. In addition, he also urged them to be exemplary alumni, propagating the values and vision of IIUM.
The ceremony was concluded with a symbolic act of hooding the graduands by their respective supervisors.***
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