The AWM 2016

Meet Code: AW16EN01SN-003

Type: Academic Workshop

Normalized Pub. Name: 1st Annual Women's Meet

Acronym: AWM 2016

Event Date: March 5, 2016

Location City: Chennai

Location Country: India

103 Delegates

Overseas: 10

Domestic: 93

Represented Countries: 12

Represented Institutions: 79

1st Annual Women's Meet - AWM 2016


This page provides a summary of the 1st Annual Women's Meet, hosted by The Centre for Advanced Research and Design (CARD) of Venus International Foundation (VIF) on March 5, 2016.

The Centre for Advanced Research and Design (CARD) of Venus International Foundation (VIF) organized a full day Annual Women's Meet on 5th March 2016 at Radha Regent, Chennai. It is a 1st Meet and was attended by 103 participants (represented 12 Country: from Singapore, Oman, 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

The specific objectives of the Meet
To promote women in leadership and advancement for women in the profession
To provide enhanced opportunities for networking, and collaboration
To inspire, engage and advance women in science and technology
To recognize the achievements of women in science and technology



This Meet provided an opportunity for participants to create communities that fuel innovation, facilitate knowledge sharing and provide support through highly interactive sessions designed to foster discussion and collaboration. 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 the meet has delivered the welcome address

Prof. Dr. Susela Devi, UNITAR International University, Malaysia delivered Keynote Address

Dr. Swarna V Kanth, Central Leather Research Inst., Chennai, India, delivered Keynote Address

Dr. Arshinder Kaur, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, delivered Special Address

Mrs. Malathy Jawahar, Central Leather Research Inst., Chennai , India Delivers Special Address

Mrs. Janaki Rajan, Dy. Commissioner - CT, Govt. of Tamil Nadu, India delivered the Special address

Sessions (Plaza - 10.30 am to 12 pm)

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

Prof. Dr. Susela Devi, UNITAR International University, Malaysia
Choose your sucess

Dr. Banda Sailaja,, Indian Inst. of Rice Research - Hyderabad, India

1st Women Awards (VIWA 2016) Ceremony

The Venus International Women Awards (affectionately known as the VIWAs) scheme was instituted in the year 2016 by the CARD of VIF. It is presented are presented yearly during the Annual Women's Meet (AWM) that is conducted during March month of the year and the scheme has a Criteria, Standards, Regulations, Application Form, Expert Committee and Judging Process etc that are governed by the Board of Trust.

The VIWA 2016 is convened by the CARD of VIF & conducted in accordance with the VIF BOARD MEETING resolution vide F.No.VIF/MIN/BM-I/2016 held on January 4, 2016 at VIF Head Quarters. The VIWA categories reflect a wide spectrum and the VIWA 2016 invites nominations from eligible individuals those are in 'Continuous Regular Service in Research or Academic Institution/Agency'. The nominees are selected based on the Expert Committee report and Apex Committee recommendations.

Click here to view VIWA 2016 Winners List