Academic Seminar Session Schedule

Academic Seminar Session Schedule2019-06-20T13:59:44+00:00

Plenary Session Schedule

Jul 6, 2019 | 8:00 AM – 09:45 AM

Call to order the Plenary Session & Introduce MC ‘Pulavar’ Dr. Francis S Muthu / Dr. P. Marudanayagam
Chair, Academic Committee / Co-Chair, Academic Committee
MC takes over the session Arasar Arullallar
Chair, Academic Sub-Committee for Communications
Invocation – Thamizh Thai Vazhthu | Star Spangled Banner | Kuthuvilaku Lighting Sirkazhi Sivachidambaram | Chicago Schools Kids | TBA
Welcome Address Sponsor
Conference Introduction Tan Sri Dr. Marimuthu
President, IATR
Call to order the Plenary Session & Introduce MC Dr. M. Ponnavaikko
Vice-President, IATR
Felicitation of Keynote speakers & IATR (Pres. & Vice Pres.) Sundar Kuppusamy, Veera Venugopal, Soma Ilangovan, Mani Gunasekaran
Introduction to Conference Theme & Scientists ‘Pulavar’ Dr. Francis S Muthu
Chair, Academic Committee
Introduction of Literary Scholars Dr. P. Marudanayagam
Co-Chair, Academic Committee
Keynote Address – Conference Theme Dr. Spencer Wells
Leading geneticist | Anthropologist
Director Genographic Project, National Geographic, U.S.A
Address – Literary Aspect Dr. George L Hart
Former Tamil Chair | Professor Emeritus – South East Asian Studies
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A
Genetic & Genographic Studies Dr. Pitchappan Ramasamy
Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences
Indus Valley Civilization Dr. Vasant S Shinde
Vice-Chancellor, Deccan College, Pune, India
Leading Indus Valley Archaeologist
Archaeological Discoveries Dr. K. Rajan
Archaeologist | Dept. of History, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India | Former Fellow, Cambridge University, UK
Kumari Coast & Kumari Civilization Dr. SM. Ramasamy
Former Vice-Chancellor, Gandhigram University, India
Tamil Classical Literature Dr. A. Shanmugadass
Emeritus Professor, University of Jaffna, Srilanka
Tolkappiyam Dr. V. Murugan
Lexicographer, Central Institute of Classical Tamil, India
Contributions of Scholars Rev. Dr. Amudhan Adigal
Director, Thaninayaga Adigal Tamilology Institute, India
Tirukkural Dr. T. Murugarathanam
Professor Co-Ordinator of School of Tamil Studies | Professor & Head of Tirukkural Chair of Madurai Kamaraj University, India
Tamil Modern Literature Dr. Shri Laksmi
Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore
Tamil Language & Linguistics Dr. Mohana Dass Ramasamy
Sr. Lecturer, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Tamil Music & Performing Arts Dr. Amudha Pandian
Retired Principal, Govt. Arts College, University of Madras, India
Vote of Thanks Veera Venugopal
Convention Co-Ordinator
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