The 2nd Contemporary Academic Meet – CAM 2016, hosted by the Centre for Advanced Research and Design (CARD) of Venus International Foundation (VIF) on 9th July 2016 at Green Park Chennai. The meet and was attended by 133 delegates from 110 Institutions (represented 7 Countries: from England, Singapore, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and India).

2nd Contemporary Academic Meet – CAM 2016


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


Prof. Pon. Kothandaraman
Former Vice Chancellor, University of Madras, Chennai, India

Hon'ble Justice T. N. Vallinayagam
Judge – Lok Adalat, High Court of Madras, Chennai, India


Prof. Mathew Hibberd
University of Stirling, Scotland
Crisis Management and Natural Disasters

Dr. Manoj Gupta
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Magnesium Based Materials for Sustainability of Life and Planet Earth

Dr. Mutharasu Devarajan
University Science Malaysia, Malaysia
Emerging Trends in LEDTechnology

Dr. Ahmed Ammar
Dammam University, Saudi Arabia
The future of Medicine/ Neurosurgery

Dr. Somashekhar S Hiremath
Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
Precision Engineering - A breakthrough technology for miniaturization of products and processes

Prof. Panchanatham, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, India
Creative Teaching and Research

Dr. M. Humera Khanam, Sri Venkateswara University, India
Natural Language Processing

Dr. Pranam Dhar, West Bengal State University, India
Emerging Issues in Banking Research

Prof. A. B. Patil, University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot, India
Role of Microorganisms in Soil Health Management

Prof. Shamarao Jahagirdar, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, India
Management of Crop Diseases

Prof. Kuruba. Sreeramulu, Dr. YSR Horticultural University, Venkataramannagudem, India
Pesticide Resistance in Crops Pest, American Cotton Bollworm

Dr. D. Ravindra Kumar Reddy, Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University, India
Shrimp Aquaculture- Trends In Formulated Feeds

Prof. A. K. Parvathy, Hindustan University, Chennai, India
Introduction to Smart Grid

Dr. Latha. R, Chirst University, Bengaluru, India
Blended Technologies on Multi-rate DSP, VLSI and Embedded Systems

Dr. Shobha B N, S.J.C Institute of Technology, Chikkaballapur, India
Nano Biosensors for Cancer Detection


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 Criteria, Standards, Regulations, Application Form, Expert Committee and Judging Process etc. that are governed by the Board of Trust.

Click here to view 2nd Faculty Awards – VIFA 2016 Winners List