2021 Day 234 Task – Second Assessment for PhD Student – Mustaffa Jawad

Today, after quite some time not becoming an academic evaluator or examiner, I became one. This time I became the second assessment evaluator for an Iraqi PhD student, Mustafa Jawad under the supervision of Dr. Hajar Alias and Dr. Muhammad Tahir. It was a fruitful session especially for the students as I inquired several important questions that is useful for Mustafa’s research and thesis.

The session commenced at 2.30pm and ended slightly after 4pm. It was definitely morning time zone in Iraq for Mustafa. The unique aspect about Mustafa’s research is that he is doing an experiment and he set up his experiment in his house in Iraq in view of the pandemic.

Day 330 Task – Mock Viva for My First PhD Student

Today we had a Mock Viva session for my first PhD student, Nur Nazlina Saimon which was conducted at our house. The venue was decided because students are not allowed to enter UTM yet unless he or she has official written permission from UTM student affairs, which will take quite some time to be obtained. Hence, we decided just to launched the Mock Viva at home, directly using Webex for her to present. The lecturers and students are used to online class and presentation but for Nazlina, she is not used to this because she’s a Phd student who do not require any online meeting or class, and I have only been contacting her for the passed months using whatsapp and email, if not a face to face meeting.

The session was very fruitful and a very long one. Nazlina is a very good and dedicated student. Imagine starting the session at 11am and it ended at 3.30pm. Many fundamental and basic questions were thrown by PM Dr. Mazura Jusoh, whom is co-supervisor #1. All her questions were really challenging yet important. I hope Nazlina will improved the slides and be better equipped for the second mock presentation next week, before heading to the Viva on the 2nd of December 2020. InsyaAllah. Amin.

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Day 162 Task – PhD Viva for Lai Yee Qing (Prof Zain’s Student)


Perkara di atas adalah dengan hormatnya dirujuk.

2. Dimaklumkan bahawa Jawatankuasa Akademik Pengajian Siswazah UTM telah memperakukan pelantikan YBrs. Dr. sebagai Pembantu Pengerusi Peperiksaan Lisan secara atas talian (ONLINE VIVA-VOCE) sebagaimana butiran berikut :

Tarikh (Hari) : 10 Jun 2020 (Rabu)

Masa : 9.30 pagi

Nama Pelajar : Lai Yee Qing

Program : Doktor Falsafah


Penyelia : Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. Zainuddin bin Abd. Manan

Pemeriksa Dalam : Prof. Ir. Dr. Haslenda binti Hashim

Pemeriksa Luar : Prof. Ir. Dr. Denny Kok Sum Ng (Herriot-Watt University Malaysia)

3. Pihak Universiti amat menghargai serta merakamkan ribuan terima kasih di atas kerjasama yang akan diberikan. Sebagai Pembantu Pengerusi, YBrs. Dr. akan menerima saguhati sebanyak RM100.00.

Sekian. Terima kasih.


Saya yang menjalankan amanah,

b/p Timbalan Pendaftar Kanan, Fakulti Kejuruteraan.


Read all my “1 Official Task Per Day Record Challenge for 2020” —> https://people.utm.my/zakiyamani/category/1-activity-1-day/