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Do ideas excite you ?If yes, are you willing to break your routine for a day?


TED is a US based not-for-profit enterprise devoted to the propagation of their theme "Ideas Worth Spreading". TED started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment & Design. TED has ever since grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com


In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organised events are branded TEDx, where x denotes that it is an independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organised.


TEDxGCT was first hosted in 2013 for the GCT community. Since then TEDxGCT has become one of the leading platform and pipeline for the propagation of ideas, creativity, innovation and culture of the community to the rest of the world. The Government College of Technology brings together interesting and influencing people as well as great scholars to share their bright ideas and experiences in an extraordinary TED style creating the magic called TEDxGCT.

Why "igniting the potential"

When a group of likeminded people meetup, the ideas that are shared are beyond boundaries. By taking our audience on a rollercoaster ride of perspectives, we would like to IGNITE the beginning for ventures.

Why TEDxGCT 2017?

You may be 60-year-old enthusiast or a 16-year-old not-knowing-what-to-do teenager, which is why we encompass ideas that can be relatable to an age group.

Future Goals

TEDxGCT would be a compilation of reflections from various causes connecting life. It will aspire to provide challenging platforms and vibrant opportunities for people to share their ideas and practical experiences for the betterment of world. It would be an initiative to promote interest, nurture skills, incubate innovation and excellence.



To achieve self sustainability one need not be a millionaire.

Graduated as a mechanical Engineer from IIT Madras in 1967 and pursued PG in Business Management from IIM Ahmedabad in 1970. Having over 50 years of work experience starting as a Marketing Executive, he then became a CEO and MD of a group. He also ventured as a serial entrepreneur in manufacturing followed by working in the telecommunication industry, thus reaching the zenith of experience. He believes that green initiatives in a household is the need of the hour and the awareness is increasing around.

His contributions include creating and implementing the Green initiatives in his own house and spreading awareness. His idea to "give back to the society" is indeed very inspiring and to be an inspiration, all you need is passion


Engineering is also in simple things

We think that engineering deals with big machines and forget that science starts from spokes of wheel. This idea will focus on how science transforms the lives of normal people around us using engineering techniques.

To sophisticate them, Dinesh an engineering graduate from electrical stream currently working in a startup came up with the idea of creating a handloom fan that can work without electricity specially for weavers.


To begin, begin.

After working as a software engineer with HCL technologies post-graduation for a year, he decided to venture into the field of business and came up with his startup Connect Training solutions Pvt Ltd. He believes that if you desperately want to begin something, all the resources needed for it is around you and you must not make excuses rather make improvements.

His idea will revolve around concepts pertaining to sub-conscious mind, the pareto principle, resting heart rate, tunnel vision, red ocean/ blue ocean strategy. He believes in his idea strongly because that is the first step and everything else will eventually fall in place.


Food is a lot more than thrice-a-day ritual.

Mallika Badrinath is a famous culinary expert and cook book writer from Chennai, Tamilnadu. She has come up with a collection of her own recipes. Her simple recipes turns out into celebrated dishes in everyone’s kitchen. She has written so many cook books in various languages . She also appears in many regional channels of South India as a television host. One of the famous shows is her ‘Arusuvai neram’ in Jaya TV. Her prospective growth is only due to her positive energy accompanied by her eternal enthusiasm.

Her idea will reveal the surreal importance of food in everyone's life and the vibes that food gives us. She will be emphasizing that food is a lot more than thrice-a- day ritual.


Webcam to worldwide.

A man hailing from Avinashi who happened to realise that career has to offer you the apt space and freedom to explore. He is a movie critic owning more than 10 lakh followers on YouTube. Versatile is one word that can best describe him, for he is an expertise in technical support, article writing, virtual assistance etc.

His idea focuses on how a very small platform can make wonders.


Seeing extraordinary in the ordinary.

Ashish Vidhyarthi is a famous commercial actor from Thallaseri, Kerala. Being raised in a family of arts, he started his career in 90s and grew up to be a recognized star actor after winning the National Award for the movie, Drohkaal. He has acted in more than 40 movies in South India and he is quite famous for his comic and villain roles. Though he is branded as the #1 villian of south Indian movies, he’s a very positive person in real life.

His idea will decipher the importance of seeing everything under a magnifying glass which will help one see extraordinary in the ordinary.


Your voice has more power than you know

Stardom always doesn't have to be out shown , it can be out spoken too. Gopi Nair , a voice actor for about 15 years has been giving life through his voice to thousands of actors on screen.He has been working for Star Vijay television network Moreover he has dubbed so many famous series and movies which includes Man vs wild.

His idea will concentrate on the importance of speech and how it can influence a person's decisions. He believes that , it is one's voice and speech which can do wonders and transform a person completely


Engineering - An Art

Dhivya Priya hailing from Tiruchirapalli is pursuing M.E at GCT, Coimbatore. Being an engineering student she never got tired of her typical chores and she emphasizes engineering as an art. She is not joking. For her engineering is as beautiful as a graffiti or a wall hanging and engineering is not just a degree. She calls herself an 'engineering artist' and would like to justify the same.


Include us in your race because looking down is itself a disability

He burns with the passion of ensuring due rights to the differently abled people.Lalit who hails from Tirupur runs an NGO called "Love and Acceptance"completely dedicated for the welfare of differently abled people.His recent accomplishment has left us in awe-Embarking on a 4200 km bike journey from Kanyakumari to Khardung La.

All the 'special people' out there just because of being regarded as special individuals and restrained from fighting a healthy competition failed to reach the heights they were capable of.So the idea is to convey that we need to include those physically disabled people in our race just like any other normal human being.


What's in the handbag of a phenomenal woman?

Hailing from God's own country, Sudha Pillai is a multi faceted person. She is an avid traveller, photographer and artist. She is a prolific writer and has worked in mainstream journalism for 24 years.

Her talk will combine four very different aspects together - art, sarcasm, humour and feminism!



Jaffer Sadiq came to limelight through Ungalil Yar Adutha Prabhudeva,a popular dance show of Vijay TV. He is one of the best dancers and is loved by a lot of people. He has performed in over 500 shows and is all set to rock the stage of GCT this time.

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About Our Venue

Coimbatore often described as 'tranquil and heavenly' is a city located in the South Indian state Tamil Nadu. With school textbooks describing it as the Manchester of South India, its textile industry fame echoes even when unsung. Located at the foot hills of Nilgiris Coimbatore is blessed with climate like none other city in Tamil Nadu has and is dualy blessed with second tastiest water The Siruvani like an added feather in it's cap. Coimbatore has multiple places of importance and interests. The most prestigious and the first Engineering institution of the State, Government College of Technology is also located here. GCT dates back its existence since 1945. Arthur Hope College of Technology renamed as GCT moved to its current location on the Thadagam Road in 1950. Being situated in the heart of the city, GCT remains a landmark to places in and around Thadagam Road. Right from the pre-independence period until today GCT holds to its credit numerous successful alumini as standing testimony that ennsures that the college has never flagged down in the zeal to produce quality engineers. The real distinguishing feature of the college is the platform it provides to explore things far beyond the engineering arena and to educate oneself wholistically. One such outcome to the freedom is explore and effectuate is the existence of TEDxGCT which aims at benefiting the GCT and the Coimbatore community by collecting and delivering ideas worth sharing.