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
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