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Distinguished Faculty in Sociology - 2016

    Ahmad Zaharuddin Sani Bin Ahmad Sabri - Facts

    Prof. HJ. Ahmad Zaharuddin Sani Bin Ahmad Sabri

    Born : 7 November 1971 , Selangor, Malaysia

    Affiliation at the time of the award :

    University Utara Malaysia, Malaysia

    The Award :

    The Distinguished Faculty Award - 'Certificate, Bronze Medal and Memento' has been bestowed to Prof. HJ. Ahmad Zaharuddin Sani Bin Ahmad Sabri in view of recognition of his Contributions, Achievements and Excellence in Sociology

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Life and Work

Prof. Ahmad Zaharuddin Sani Bin Ahmad Sabri is a deputy director of Institute Peikiran Dr. Mahathir and a senior lecturer at Pusat Pengajian Umum. Ahmad Zaharuddin Sani Bin Ahmad Sabri started his career in Universiti Utara Malaysia as a Lecturer in September 2004. He obtained his first bachelor degree from International Islamic University Malaysia in 1995 and later in 1996 he finished his master degree studies in University of Nottingham , U.k. He received his Ph.D from Malaya , Malaysia in 2008.

His main current reasearch areas are Geo-Politics, Leader and Leadership and water management. He involves in a research of National Grant and he is also a great author He has written many academic books. His first book was published in 1999 by Univision Press followed by numbers of book published and he is also actively involves in Newspaper article writings since 2013 and present.

Area of Specialization : Sociology

Published 25 books

13 Juournals, 26 Chapter in book .

216 articles/working paper/seminar paper.

The Process

The Venus International Faculty Awards - VIFA, ( is a part of VICAM ) celebrates teaching as the noblest profession in the world by recognizing extraordinary teachers who have demonstrated excellence in engaging their students in inspiring - innovative - path breaking ways to ignite their potential. VIFA 2016 is convened by the Centre for Advanced Research and Design ( CARD ) of VIF and conducted in accordance with the VIF BOARD MEETING resolution vide F. No. VIF / MIN / BM - II / 2016 held on March 16, 2016 at VIF Head Quarters. The VIFA 2016 invited nominations vide F. No. VIF / CFN / FA / 2016 opened on 18 March 2016 from candidates those are in continuous regular service in universities and colleges and working in the frontiers of agriculture, engineering, medical, science, management and other specializations.

- Prof. HJ. Ahmad Zaharuddin Sani Bin Ahmad Sabri submitted his nomination in the Social Science and Languages Specialization for VIFA 2016 on 30 May 2016 and the same has been selected for the DISTINGUISHED FACULTY Award in the field of Sociology based on the Expert Committee report and APEX Committee recommendations as per the 'VIFA Process'. The selection has been communicated via a formal letter [ F.No.VIF/ACP/FA/2016 (AAP-II) ] dated 06 June 2016 to Prof. HJ. Ahmad Zaharuddin Sani Bin Ahmad Sabri ( Nomination Code - FA16NC1522 ). Subsequently Prof. HJ. Ahmad Zaharuddin Sani Bin Ahmad Sabri given his consent to receive the Award by submitting the registration form on 15 June 2016.

The Presentation

- Prof. HJ. Ahmad Zaharuddin Sani Bin Ahmad Sabri has not attended the Contemporary Academic Meet-VICAM 2016 ( Agenda : Technical Talks, Research Discussions & Award Ceremony - VIFA 2016 ) organized by the CARD of Venus International Foundation on 9th July 2016 at Green Park Chennai.

- The Distinguished Faculty Award - Certificate, Bronze Medal & Memento has been bestowed in absentia to Prof. HJ. Ahmad Zaharuddin Sani Bin Ahmad Sabri in view of recognition of his Contributions, Achievements and Excellence in Sociology by the following Guest of Honors namely Prof. Manoj Gupta of National University of Singapore, Hon'ble Mr. Justice T. N. Vallinayagam of Tamilndau & Prof. Matthew Hibberd of University of Stirling, on 9th July 2016 at the VIJAYA Hall, Green Park Chennai, India.

"This winning will boast my spirit to excel in all undertaking."

Q1. What is your principles on teaching and learning?

Ans : 1. Encourage contact between students and faculty. 2. Develop reciprocity and cooperation among students. 3. Encourage active learning and Q & A

Q2. What's the most significant change you have brought in your institution and what has been the impact?

Ans : I applied progressivism replacing ‘old order’ which has show a tremendous improvement and archievment in my institution.

Q3. What's your proudest achievement in the last 5 years and why? what did you learn along the way ?

Ans : 1. Best University Centre of Excelence for year 2016/2017. 2. 1 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze in Internation & Innovation competition. I learn to be strive you need to find a good networking, work hard and dream big.

Q4. Outline your plan for next 3 years?

Ans : 1. To make my Institution as the best National Centre of Excellence. 2. Connect my Institution to the world. 3. Build up top-level National and International Partnership.

Q5. What this winning mean to you?

Ans : The main reason is to make myself and my Institution known by public. This winning will boast my spirit to excel in all undertaking.