The CAM 2016

Event Code: CA16EN02SN-004

Type: Academic Workshop

Normalized Pub. Name: 2nd Contemporary Academic Meet

Acronym: CAM 2016

Event Date: July 9, 2016

Location City: Chennai

Location Country: India

224 Delegates

Overseas: 20

Domestic: 204

Represented Countries: 6

Represented Institutes: 110

2nd Contemporary Academic Meet - CAM 2016


This page provides a summary of the 2nd Contemporary Academic Meet, hosted by The Centre for Advanced Research and Design (CARD) of Venus International Foundation(VIF) on 9th July 2016.

The Centre for Advanced Research and Design (CARD) of Venus International Foundation(VIF) organized a full day Contemporary Academic Meet on 9th July 2016 at Green Park Chennai. It is a 2nd Meet and was attended by 133 participants (represented 6 Country: from Scotland, Singapore , 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

Dr. Deborah Andrews, London South Bank University, England delivered the presidential address

Dr. Myat Thu Thu Win, AIMST University, Malaysia delivered the special address.

Sessions (Vijaya Hall - 10.30 am to 2.30pm)

The Meet Speakers and the titles of their talks were as follows:

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

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

Prof. 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

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 2017 is convened by the CARD of VIF & conducted in accordance with the VIF BOARD MEETING resolution vide F. No. VIF/MIN/BM-II/2016 held on March 16, 2016 at VIF Head Quarters. The VIFA categories reflect a wide spectrum and the VIFA 2016 invites nominations vide F. No. VIF/CFN/FA/2016 opened on 17 March 2017 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 2016 Winners List