Categories and Eligibility

Refer clause 3.2 of the policy document

Award for Excellence

Professor of the Year

- Dentist
- Pharmacist
- Nurse
- Researcher


Refer clause 3.1 of the policy document

3.1.1 Dental Sciences - DS

3.1.2 Pharmacy - PH

3.1.3 Nursing - NS

3.1.4 Physiotherapy - PT

3.1.5 Occupational Therapy - OT

3.1.6 Allied Health Sciences - AH

3.1.7 Biomedical Sci. & Engg. - BM

3.1.8 Public Health - PB

Important Dates (Revised)

Entries Open April 25, 2018

Closing date September 9, 2018

Ann. Before September 9, 2018

Ceremony September 29, 2018




Award Presentation Ceremony


Archive: 2018 - Present



Center for Health & Medical Sciences,

Venus International Foundation,

No.1, Ganesh Nagar Main Road, Adambakkam, Chennai - 600088, Tamilnadu, India.

Phone: 044 - 22531502

Mobile: +91 9840556456


Venus International Healthcare Awards - VIHA 2018

Sept. 29, 2018 @ Le Royal Meridien, Chennai City, India

Sub: Call for nominations vide F.No.VIF/CFN/HA/2018 opened on April 24, 2018

2018 Healthcare Award Winners List

Welcome to the official webpage of the 1st Venus International Healthcare Awards - VIHA 2018

Venus International Healthcare Awards (VIHA) scheme was instituted in the year 2017 by the Centre for Health and Medical Sciences (CHMS) of Venus International Foundation (VIF). It is presented yearly during the Annual Healthcare Meet (AHM) that is conducted during September month of the year.

Award: Certificate, Bronze Medal and Memento; It's a Non-financial Award. The scheme has a Criteria, Standards, Policy, Nomination Application, Expert Committee and Judging Process that are governed by the Board of Trust.

Vision To Celebrate Healthcare Minds Of World

Mission To Recognize Extraordinary Medical Professionals Who Are Committed To Extensive Research Expertise And Service

Objectives To Honour The Individuals Who Have Demonstrated Excellence In Healthcare Through Service

The Scheme

The Venus International Healthcare Awards - VIHA (is a part of the Annual Healthcare Meet) recognise and reward healthcare professionals who perform ‘over and above’ the standard expected in the advancement of healthcare, patient safety and quality of care, which ultimately improve people’s lives.

The VIHA 2018 is convened by the CHMS of VIF & will be conducted in accordance with the VIF BOARD MEETING resolution vide F. No. VIF/MIN/BM-IV/2018 held on April 9, 2018 at VIF Head Quarters.

General Eligibility
The award is applicable to the healthcare professionals of any nationality in the age group of 29-75 years. The nominee must have completed a recognized qualification or its equivalent.

Issues affecting the eligibility
The professionals are eligible for awards providing there are no adverse outcomes (due to ‘misconduct’, ‘deficient professional performance’ or criminal conviction or caution and formal warnings) and disciplinary action by the Employer or the Concern Council/authority.


Following are the list of documents to be submitted for nomination

1. The filled application form in a PDF/.Doc/.Docx format
2. Duly completed curriculum vitae (of any template structure/pages) in a PDF format
3. Passport size photograph (JPEG/PNG format)
4. Copy of Degree certificates (UG and PG) in a PDF/JPEG/PNG format
5. Copy of Registration Certificate(s)/ License(s) in a PDF/JPEG/PNG format (If applicable)
6. Copy of the work place ID (PDF/JPEG/PNG format)

The nomination documents must be submitted electronically to:

VIHA Process

Step - 1: Received Nomination documents will be sent for screening process (preliminary selection)
Step - 2: Acknowledgement intimation will be communicated to the Nominee
Step - 3: VIHA team may ask the proof for the credits mentioned in the CV. (Optional)
Step - 4: Cross verifying the documents submitted & forwarding it to the Committee
Step - 5: The selected nominees will be communicated with a formal letter via email
Step - 6: AHM 2018 registration
Step - 7: Release of the winners list in the official webpage
Step - 8: Award presentation ceremony
Step - 9: Release of the AHM & VIHA 2018 report

Judging Criteria
The VIHA 2018 judging is a peer review process, based on nomination documents submitted by the eligible individual. The panel (from diverse backgrounds, working individually) is instructed to score entries from 0 to 100, using the criteria. The VIF aggregates the scores to determine each category. The panel decision is final and binding

For each field /speciality (Eg. Excellence in Dentistry), the expert committee will select 2 Nominees. However the Apex Committee reserve the rights to honour less or more than 2 nominees in any category who meet standards set by the expert committee.