The CAM 2015

Event Code: CA15EN01SN-001

Type: Academic Workshop

Normalized Pub. Name: 1st Contemporary Academic Meet

Acronym: CAM 2015

Event Date: July 5, 2015

Location City: Chennai

Location Country: India

217 Delegates

Overseas: 10

Domestic: 207

Represented Countries: 6

Represented Institutes: 110

1st Contemporary Academic Meet - CAM 2015


This page provides a summary of the 1st Contemporary Academic Meet, hosted by The Centre for Advanced Research and Design (CARD) of Venus International Foundation (VIF) on 5th July 2015.

The Centre for Advanced Research and Design (CARD) of Venus International Foundation (VIF) organized a full day Contemporary Academic Meet (CAM) on 5th July 2015 at Radha Regent Chennai. It is a 1st Meet and was attended by 217 participants (represented 7 Country: from 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.


Contemporary academicians to interact with the key scientists, professors and leading technologists with sessions on questioning and answering, vision to techno impediments, solutions and upcoming research developments.
To focus on the future shape of higher education, technological change and expectations of the next generation of students.
To bring together leading academicians and researchers to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Higher Education.
To discuss the implications for university education and research, and higher education policy.



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

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

Mrs. M. Raji, Dy. Commissioner- Commercial Tax, Tamilnadu, India delivered the Keynote Address

Mr. Shibu Thomas, Associate Director - Projects, Cognizant Technology Solutions, India

Special Session

The Meet Speakers list were as follows:

Dr. A. Kalanidhi, Former Vice Chancellor, Anna University, Chennai, India

Shri. S. Sendamarai Kannan, I.R.S., Retd. Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Tamilnadu,India

Shri. M. Pugazhendi, Retd. District Judge, Tamilnadu, India

Faculty Awards Ceremony

The Venus International Faculty Awards (affectionately known as the VIFAs) scheme was instituted in the year 2015 by the CARD of VIF. It is presented yearly during the Contemporary Academic Meet (CAM) conducted during July month of the year. The award scheme has a Criteria, Standards, Regulations, Application Form, Expert Committee and Judging Process etc that are governed by the Board of Trust. The VIFA 2015 is convened by the CARD of VIF & conducted in accordance with the VIF BOARD MEETING resolution vide F. No. VIF/MIN/BM-I/2015 held on February 6, 2015 at VIF Head Quarters. The VIFA categories reflect a wide spectrum and the VIFA 2015 invites nominations vide F. No. VIF/CFN/FA/2015 opened on 17 February 2015 from eligible individuals those are in 'Continuous Regular Service in Academic Institution'

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

Click here to view VIFA 2015 Winners List