The ARM 2018

Meet Code: AR18EN04SN-013

Type: Academic Workshop

Normalized Pub. Name: 4th Annual Research Meet

Acronym: ARM 2018

Event Date: August 11, 2018

Location City: Chennai

Location Country: India

4th Annual Research Meet - ARM 2018


We are happy to welcome you to the official webpage of the 4th Annual Research Meet - ARM 2018!

This page provides a summary of the 3rd Annual Research Meet, a full day academic workshop, hosted by the Centre for Advanced Research and Design (CARD) of Venus International Foundation (VIF) on 11 August 2018 at Radha Regent, Chennai City, India

It is a 4th Meet and was attended by 133 delegates (represented 10 Countries: from England, Switzerland, Australia, Oman, Bahrain, Jordan, Japan, Malaysia, UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, India and Bangladesh) those are in 'Continuous Regular Service in Research or Academic Institution/ Agency'.

Theme: To create opportunities to collaborate and develop a new culture to drive research, innovation, economic activity and to form bridges among groups, and empower innovation.



This Meet provided an opportunity for participants to share knowledge and explores the Groundbreaking strategies, Influential Trends, and best practices that define effective solutions adopted in the fields of Higher Education. 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 (9.15 am to 10.15 am)

Mrs. M. S Sudha , Director- VIF and Program Chair of the ARM 2018, welcomed the gathering.

Professor Steve Taylor, Northumbria University, England, delivered Keynote Address

Dr. Betania Kartika, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia, delivered Special Address

Dr. Wong Eng Hwa, Taylor’s University, Malaysia, delivered Special Address

Keynote Sessions

The Meet Speakers and titles (10.30 am to 3 pm) were as follows:

Professor Steve Taylor, Northumbria University, England
International Migration & Development in India; Theorising Diaspora & ‘Home’; Punjab & Kerala; Transnational Emotion Work

Dr. Betania Kartika, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
Emergence of Halal Research and Development in Aquaculture Industry

Dr. J. Francis Borgio, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Molecular spectrum of globin and related genes: Present and Prospect

Dr. Bhupinder Singh, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India
Physiological & molecular basis of micronutrient deficiency & metal toxicity tolerance in crop plants: Challenges & opportunities

Dr. Dharavath Ramesh, Indian Institute of Technology (ISM) Dhanbad, India
High Utility Big Data Mining Paradigm

Research Awards Ceremony

The Venus International Research Awards (affectionately known as the VIRAs) scheme was instituted in the year 2015 by the CARD of VIF, are presented yearly during the Annual Research Meet (ARM) that is conducted during November/December month of the year. The Award (Certificate, Bronze Medal & Memento; It's a Non-financial Award) scheme has a Criteria, Standards, Regulations, Nomination Application, Expert Committee and Judging Process etc that are governed by the Board of Trust.

The VIRA 2018 is convened by the CARD of VIF & conducted in accordance with the VIF BOARD MEETING resolution vide F.No.VIF/MIN/BM-III/2018 held on February 19, 2018 at VIF Head Quarters invites nominations from eligible individuals those are in 'Continuous Regular Service in Research or Academic Institution' in the age group of 27-65 years and working on the discipline of Agricultural Sciences, Engineering, Health and Medical Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science, Management and Veterinary and Animal Sciences.

The nominees are selected based on the Expert Committee report and Apex Committee recommendations.

Click here to view the VIRA 2018 Winners List