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Frequently Asked Questions on 9th Research Awards – VIRA 2023


Question – 1: What is Research Awards?

    Answer

    1.1 Scheme: The Venus International Research Awards (VIRA) scheme was instituted in the year 2015 by the Centre for Research and Innovation (CRI) of Venus International Foundation (VIF), are presented yearly during the Annual Researh Meet (ARM). The scheme has a Policy, Nomination Application, Expert Committee and Judging Process governed by the Board of Trust.

    1.2 Award: The Award is a Certificate. It Recognizes Individuals for their Quality, Reliability and Competence to Apply Knowledge and Skills to carry out specific tasks. Read More ...

Question – 2: What are the eligibility criteria to apply for VIRA 2023?

Question – 3: How many entrants win VIRA Awards?

    Answer: For each category/discipline (Eg. Outstanding Researcher – Computer Science) the expert committee will select 3 nominees. However the Apex Committee reserve the rights to honour less or more than 3 nominees in any category who meet standards set by the expert committee.

Question – 4: What are the VIRA process?

Question – 5: Why the "Selected Nominee" of VIRA 2023 has to Register for the ARM Program ?

Question – 6: After registering for the ARM 2023, if the "VIRA 2023 Winner" is unable to attend the current year ceremony, how to receive the Award ?

    Answer: We expect the Award Winner's presence on the day of Ceremony. In case, if the Winner is unable to attend, She can choose any 'ONE/TWO' of the following options to receive the VIRA 2023 Award.

    6.1 DEPUTE A PERSON to current year '9th Research Awards – VIRA 2023' Ceremony
    The Winner can depute a person to attend the '9th Research Awards – VIRA 2023' ceremony to receive the Award.

    6.2 IN ABSENTIA CATEGORY
    In this case, the VIRA Team will send a Soft Copy of the Award Certificate during 3rd week of January 2023 and the Hard Copy of the Award Certificate via courier to the Winner's Address during the 4th week of January 2023.

    6.3 RECEIVE THE AWARD IN PERSON DURING NEXT YEAR '10th Research Awards – VIRA 2024' (or later on at 11th Research Awards – VIRA 2025) Ceremony

    The '9th Research Awards – VIRA 2023' Winner can attend next year '10th Research Awards – VIRA 2024' (or later on at 11th Research Awards – VIRA 2025) Ceremony; and can "Receive the Award in Person" under the Past Awardee Category.

    An Official Invitation Letter, to join for '10th Research Meet – ARM 2024' (or 11th Research Meet – 2025) will be communicated prior to the Event. In this option, he/she need not register for ARM 2024 (or 2025).

    In this case, the VIRA Team will send a Soft Copy of the Award Certificate during 3rd week of January 2023 and the Hard Copy of the Award Certificate via courier to the Winner's Address during the 4th week of January 2023.

    6.4 DEPUTE A PERSON DURING NEXT YEAR '10th Research Awards – VIRA 2024' (or later on at 11th Research Awards – VIRA 2025) Ceremony

    The '9th Research Awards – VIRA 2023' Winner can depute a person to next year '10th Research Awards – VIRA 2024' (or later on at 11th Research Awards – VIRA 2025) Ceremony; and can "Receive the Award" under the Past Awardee Category.

    An Official Invitation Letter, to join for '10th Research Meet – ARM 2024' (or 11th Research Meet – ARM 2025) will be communicated prior to the Event. In this option, he/she need not register for ARM 2024 (or 2025).

    In this case, the VIRA Team will send a Soft Copy of the Award Certificate during 3rd week of January 2023 and the Hard Copy of the Award Certificate via courier to the Winner's Address during the 4th week of January 2023.