Thursday, September 25, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


To all postgrads, Miss Amni Khassim cordially invites all to her wedding. Below are the invitation cards and the map to her house. To Miss Amni, CONGRATULATION SIS!!!

P/S: who's next??? hehe

Monday, September 22, 2008


Hi All!!! With Hari Raya just around the corner, we are giving the chance for everyone to make and send your Raya e-cards to this blog. All the e-cards will be posted at this blog and you can make hari raya wishes to everyone. Your e-cards can represent yourself, you and your partner (your girlfriend or boyfriend hehehe), your community (e.g: Dr Abols Postgrads, PGC C members, PGC A member, JayB and gang, Dr. Aziz's postgrad etc) or your faculty. Just sent/e-mail your raya e-cards to or and we will post it here as soon as we received it. So guys, starts making your raya e-cards now!! Start clicking the photoshops icon on your desktop!!!

As a kickstart, here's one e-card froM Dr. Abols Pstgrad, AKUATROP....

Raya e-cards from Dr. Abol's postgrad

A few Raya e-cards...

From Endreyani Mulyadi, AKUATROP'S Postgraduate...

From Lokman and Mimmie, AKUATROP'S postgraduate

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Postgraduate Research

hmmm asik masuk lab nak buat researc jer.. tapi faham ke korang makna research dalam postgrad study.... aderkah research kiter ni untuk hasilkan sumtin' new sampai boleh dapat nobel prizeeee. adakah kiter perlu buat reseach bombastic??? Nemo berlainan kaler??? Amoeba mata 8??? sedimen lautan bermuda???? meh bacer info kat bawah ni....

from wikipedia...

Postgraduate research (commonly referred to as graduate research in the United States) represents a formal area of study which is recognized by a university or institute of higher learning. By definition, the notion of “postgraduate” carries the implication that the candidate undertaking such research has already completed a formal Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma at an accredited university or tertiary institution. The resulting qualifications arising from postgraduate research vary from traditional PhDs (Doctorates) and Master’s degrees through to “professional” doctorates or “higher” doctorates. The structure of postgraduate research programs can vary significantly from one country to another. In the United States, in order to enter into a PhD program, students generally need to have some form of prerequisite study, over and above their basic graduate qualification – this may be in the form of a Master’s coursework program, which acts as a qualifier for entry. In other countries, entry to Doctoral or Master’s research programs is solely based upon the academic track record of the candidates in their undergraduate degrees.

Many students confuse the notion of postgraduate research with “invention” and “discovery”. Postgraduate research ultimately represents an apprenticeship in the field of research. In his text book, "Key Factors in Postgraduate Research - A Guide for Students" Toncich explains that the objective of postgraduate research is not necessarily to make a breakthrough invention or, indeed, a major scientific discovery. It is, rather, a mechanism by which graduate students learn how to undertake a systematic investigation, founded upon the work built by peers in the field, and then to extend the current state of knowledge. In the context of assessing a postgraduate research program, it is generally the systematic process of research and investigation that is given more attention than the level to which knowledge is extended. The title "doctor" emanates from the Latin word "docera" - to teach. Hence there is an expectation that the recipient of a doctorate would go on to become some form of "teacher" in the broad sense of the word.

In the 19th century, postgraduate research was a rarity, with countries such as the United States only having a small number of candidates across their university spectrum. However, by the start of the 21st century, postgraduate research, and postgraduate qualifications, had become commonplace. In any one year, at a global level, there are hundreds of thousands of candidates undertaking postgraduate research programs. For this reason the nature of postgraduate research has also changed. At Doctoral level, there is some recognition that it is no longer reasonable to expect major research breakthroughs as part of a postgraduate research program. To this end, Doctoral research more commonly now represents an extension of knowledge, rather than some form of breakthrough. There is also some recognition that modern postgraduate research programs now have to be conducted in the light of massive amounts of previously published work, and hence the literature review process has become significantly more complex.

Postgraduate research programs generally result in a thesis/dissertation, which is assessed by independent experts in the field. The specific nature of the thesis varies from one discipline to another and from one country to another. In addition, some universities insist that students also undertake a “viva-voce” oral examination in which they can defend their research and processes before an expert panel.

The nomenclature associated with titles arising from postgraduate research vary from one institution to another and one country to another. Generally, the higher the level of the research degree the less association it has with a specific discipline. For example, at Bachelor's level, it would be common to receive a BSc(Chemistry). At Master's level, the corresponding degree would be an MSc (without the specific subdiscipline). At Doctoral level, the degree would be simply PhD with no discipline stated. This is intended to show that the recipient of the award has mastered techniques which are more generic than those which are encapsulated in a specific discipline or subdiscipline. There are some exceptions to this. In a professional Doctorate, where the objective is to demonstrate an in-depth research knowledge of a particular area, the discipline is usually included (e.g., Doctor of Business).

In some universities, it is also possible for candidates to achieve what is referred to as a "higher doctorate". This is generally an award bestowed upon people who have made a substantial contribution to their discipline through their research. Higher doctorates would normally be awarded after a significant research career and therefore those who receive such awards generally already have a basic PhD to begin with. Like professional doctorates, higher doctorates generally carry the title of the discipline to which the research contributions have been made - for example, Doctor of Engineering.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

after 9 months...

Tahniah kepada Elissa Nadia Madi dan pasangan, Jefri kerana meyambut kelahiran cahaya mata pertama.


Diberi nama Qaseh ********, dilahirkan pada 3 Ramadhan di Kota Bharu.

Tahniah sekali lagi Elissa Nadia...

Baby girl berumur 1 hari :)

******* = undisclosed

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Berita baik untuk semua penerima biasiswa di UMT

Assalamualaikum w.b.t semua (mode bulan puasa heh heh) dan salam sejahtera...
Anyway berita baik untuk semua siswazah / pemegang biasiswa NSF, PASCA atau SKS. Sebentar tadi telah diadakan sesi dialog antara Pengarah AKUATROP (Prof. Faizah), Dekan GS (Prof. Azmi) dan En. Safre dengan semua siswazah AKUATROP bertempat di bilik mesyuarat AKUATROP. Maka isu biasiswa yang masih belum di'release'kan selama 3 bulan itu telah dibangkitkan.
Menurut Prof. Azmi, masalah timbul akibat senat masih belum meluluskan result M/TM semester lepas. Ini berlaku kerana masih ada penyelia yang masih belum menghantar keputusan tersebut ke GS mengakibatkan penangguhan kelulusan tersebut. Menurut beliau lagi biasiswa hanya boleh di'release'kan setelah result tersebut diluluskan senat. Ini adalah prosedur so perlulah diikuti.
Walau bagaimanapun, Prof. Azmi menyatakan bahawa kesemua duit biasiswa itu akan dimasukkan kedalam akaun penerima selewat-lewatnya minggu ini atau minggu depan. Tetapi ini tertakhluk kepada penerima biasiswa yang keputusan semester lepasnya telah diterima GS. Oleh itu, anda semua (para penerima biasiswa sekalian) diminta menyemak di GS samaada keputusan semester lepas anda telah diterima atau tidak beserta statusnya sekali samaada M, TM atau TL. Jika result tersebut belum diterima, anda diminta untuk berjumpa dan berbincang sendiri dengan penyelia anda kerana difahamkan pihak GS telah pun banyak kali menghubungi mereka.
So kawan2 sekalian, harap korang semua berasa lega ok. Kalau dah dapat tu guna duit wisely. Jangan membazir heh heh. Aku dah check dah status result aku so korang gi la check sendiri takkan aku lak nak check kan kan???So semak-semak lah akaun anda minggu ini dan minggu depan ok!!