The CAM 2018

Meet Code: CA18EN04SN-012

Type: Academic Workshop

Normalized Pub. Name: 4th Contemporary Academic Meet

Acronym: CAM 2018

Event Date: July 7, 2018

Location City: Chennai

Location Country: India

153 Delegates

Overseas: 20

Domestic: 133

Represented Countries: 6

Represented Institutes: 90


Meet Report

Faculty Awards Report

4th Contemporary Academic Meet - CAM 2018


This page provides a summary of the 4th Contemporary Academic Meet, hosted by The Centre for Advanced Research and Design (CARD) of Venus International Foundation (VIF) on 7th July 2018.

The Centre for Advanced Research and Design (CARD) of Venus International Foundation (VIF) organized a full day Contemporary Academic Meet on 7th July 2018 at Radha Regent Chennai. It is a 4th Meet and was attended by 109 participants (represented 6 Country: from Oman, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Zambia 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. Thouraya Snoussi Al Ghurair University, United Arab Emirates, delivered the presidential address

Dr. Mohd Nizam Ab Rahman Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia delivered the special address

Prof. Dr. RM. Kathiresan Annamalai University, India delivered the special address

Sessions (Plaza Hall - 10.30 am to 2.30pm)

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

Dr. Mohd Nizam Ab Rahman Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
Lean Implementation in Automotive Parts Manufacturing Industry

Dr. Thouraya Snoussi Al Ghurair University, United Arab Emirates
E-Learning in Higher Education - ICT Faculty usage in the UAE Private Universities: Case study

Dr. Balan Rathakrishnan University Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia
Optimism & Positive Affect as a Predictors on Happiness Among Public Uni. Stu. in Sabah, Malaysia

Prof. Ravi Kumar Chittoria JIPMER, Pondicherry, India
Application of Telemedicine in Plastic Surgery and Health Practices

Faculty Awards Ceremony

The Venus International Faculty Awards (VIFA) 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 2018 is convened by the CARD of VIF & conducted in accordance with the VIF BOARD MEETING resolution vide F.No.VIF/MIN/BM-I/2018 held on January 2, 2018 at VIF Head Quarters. The VIFA categories reflect a wide spectrum and the VIFA 2018 invites nominations vide F. No. VIF/CFN/FA/2017 opened on 15 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 2018 Winners List