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'.
Objectives of the Meet
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.
To generate alignment as well as points of intersection between the agendas of
research, existing resources and opportunities.
To highlight intellectual capital in order to promote improved technology transfer,
development, and commercialization of the intellectual property.
To strengthen society’s technological capabilities and understanding of the role that
science, technology and innovation play in economic development.
To integrate activities in science, technology, and innovation, with economic
development and competitiveness issues.
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
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
Click here to view the VIRA 2018 Winners List