The 3rd Annual Research Meet – ARM 2017, hosted by the Centre for Advanced Research and Design (CARD) of Venus International Foundation (VIF) on 11 November 2017 at Radha Regent, Chennai.

The meet and was attended by 120 delegates from 100 Institutions (represented 16 Country: from England, Singapore, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Jordan, Japan, Malaysia, UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Romania, Egypt and India).

3rd Annual Research Meet – ARM 2017


To Create Opportunities To Collaborate And Develop A New Culture To Drive Research and Innovation


Dr. Christine Berberich, University of Portsmouth, England
"How Reading Can Change your Life: Books, Politics and Culture"

Dr. Emily J. Bethell, Liverpool John Moores University, England
"Cognition-Emotion Interaction In Monkeys: How To Measure It And Why It Matters"

Dr. Gavin Stewart Dawe, National University of Singapore, Singapore
"Novel functions of amyloid precursor protein (APP) beyond amyloid beta peptide production"

Dr. Mohd Nizam Ab Rahman, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
"Value Chain Management: Moving from Red Ocean Strategy to Blue Ocean Strategy"

Dr. Maran Marimuthu, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia
"Government Linked Companies (GLCs) and Financing Strategy: Evidence from Malaysia"

Dr. Gligor Viorica Mihaela, The Romanian Academy Cluj, Romania
"Unparalleled Histories and Philosophies"

Dr. J. Ramkumar, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India
"Wire Electrochemical Micromachining (Wire-EMM): An novel approach in micro machining domain"

Dr. Mahavir Singh, CSIR – National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, India
"Airborne Sound Transmission in Building Industry and Control"

Dr. Manisha Guha, CSIR – Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, India
"Grains Processing and Development of Specialty Food Products"

Dr. Bimal Mohanty, ICAR – Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Kolkata, India
"Fish for Food and Nutritional Security"

Dr. K. Sarala, ICAR – Central Tobacco Research Institute, Rajahmundry, India
"Panoramic View of Research in India for Tobacco Improvement"


The Venus International Research Awards (affectionately known as the VIRAs) scheme was instituted in the year 2015.

The VIRA scheme is part of the ARM and has a Policy, Application Form, Expert Committee and Judging Process etc. that are governed by the Board of Trust.

Click here to view the 3rd Research Awards – VIRA 2017 Winners List