Plenary Session

July 6, 2019 | 8:00 – 9:30 AM
Conference Introduction Tan Sri Dr.Marimuthu
President, IATR
Conference Invitation Dr.M.Ponnavaikko
Vice-President, IATR
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
Tirukural 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