The 3rd Contemporary Academic Meet – CAM 2017, hosted by the Centre for Advanced Research and Design (CARD) of Venus International Foundation (VIF) on 8th July 2017 at Green Park Chennai. The meet and was attended by 129 delegates from 110 Institutions (represented 7 Countries: from England, United States of America, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and India).

3rd Contemporary Academic Meet – CAM 2017


Future shape of Higher Education, Technological Change and Expectations of the Next Generation Students


Dr. Deborah Andrews
London South Bank University, England
The Holistic University: Integrating Res., Enterprise & Teaching in Sustainable Design & Engg. education

Dr. Kiran K Velpula
University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria, USA
Reversing Warburg Effect in glioblastoma through EGFR-PDK1 interplay

Dr. Chijioke J Nwalozie
De Montfort University, England
Collective Patriotism – A Panacea to Corruption in Nigeria

Dr. Thinagaran Perumal
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Consumer – Centric Internet of Things: Catalyzing the Need for Interoperability

Dr. Naresh Kumar Samy
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia
Entrepreneurship Education: The Challenges and Prospects

Dr. Myat Thu Thu Win
AIMST University, Malaysia
Research in Model Organism

Dr. Somashekhar S. Hiremath
Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
Mechatronics: Current and future trends


The Venus International Faculty Awards (affectionately known as the VIFAs) scheme was instituted in the year 2015. The VIFA scheme is part of the CAM and has a Policy, Application Form, Expert Committee and Judging Process etc. that are governed by the Board of Trust. Judging Process etc that are governed by the Board of Trust.

Click here to view 3rd Faculty Awards – VIFA 2017 Winners List