The Centre for Advanced Research and Design (CARD) of Venus International Foundation (VIF)
organized a full day Annual Women's Meet on 5th March 2016 at Radha Regent, Chennai.
It is a 1st Meet and was attended by 103 participants (represented 12 Country: from
Singapore, Oman, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and India) those
are in 'Continuous Regular Service in Academic Institution' working in the frontiers
of Agricultural Sciences, Engineering, Health and Medical Sciences, Humanities
and Social Sciences, Management, Science, Veterinary and Animal Sciences
The specific objectives of the Meet
To promote women in leadership and advancement for women in the profession
To provide enhanced opportunities for networking, and collaboration
To inspire, engage and advance women in science and technology
To recognize the achievements of women in science and technology
This Meet provided an opportunity for participants
to create communities that fuel innovation, facilitate knowledge sharing and provide support through highly
interactive sessions designed to foster discussion and collaboration.
In many ways the meet is unique: the traditions of being by invitation only, have
always been intended to promote intense and positive discussion between the experts in the field.
The intent of the meet is not archival publication, but rather to provide a
forum to build community and to stimulate discussion, new insight and experimentation.
In the Inaugural session
Mrs. M. S Sudha,
Director - VIF and Program Chair of the meet has delivered the welcome address
Prof. Dr. Susela Devi,
UNITAR International University, Malaysia delivered Keynote Address
Dr. Swarna V Kanth,
Central Leather Research Inst., Chennai, India, delivered Keynote Address
Dr. Arshinder Kaur,
Indian Institute of Technology Madras, delivered Special Address
Mrs. Malathy Jawahar,
Central Leather Research Inst., Chennai , India
Delivers Special Address
Mrs. Janaki Rajan,
Dy. Commissioner - CT, Govt. of Tamil Nadu, India delivered the Special address
Sessions (Plaza - 10.30 am to 12 pm)
The Meet Speakers and the titles of their talks were as follows:
Prof. Dr. Susela Devi, UNITAR International University, Malaysia
Choose your sucess
Dr. Banda Sailaja,, Indian Inst. of Rice Research - Hyderabad, India
1st Women Awards (VIWA 2016) Ceremony
The Venus International Women Awards (affectionately known as the VIWAs) scheme was instituted in the year 2016 by the CARD
It is presented
are presented yearly during the Annual Women's Meet (AWM)
that is conducted during March month of the year and the scheme has a Criteria, Standards, Regulations,
Application Form, Expert Committee and Judging Process etc that are governed by the Board of Trust.
The VIWA 2016 is convened by the CARD of VIF & conducted in accordance with the VIF BOARD MEETING
resolution vide F.No.VIF/MIN/BM-I/2016 held on January 4, 2016 at VIF Head Quarters.
The VIWA categories reflect a wide spectrum and the VIWA 2016 invites
nominations from eligible individuals those are in 'Continuous Regular Service in Research or Academic Institution/Agency'.
The nominees are selected based on the Expert
Committee report and Apex Committee recommendations.
Click here to view VIWA 2016 Winners List