What is TED?

An introduction.

An Idea

TED is a non-profit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds- Technology, Entertainment and Design.


Since then its scope has become ever broader. It hosts two annual conferences - the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TED Global Conference in Edinburgh UK each summer.

An Award winner

TED includes the award-winning TED Talks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.


An expansion of the basic idea.

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


About the institution

Government College of Technology is an autonomous institution started in July 1945.It is a premier engineering institution with 9 UG and 11 PG courses along with Ph.D programmes.GCT has been crowned with recognitions from AICTE and NBA along with the BEST COLLEGE AWARD IN 2013 and Green Campus Award in 2013.The institution is also accreditated with 'A Grade' by NAAC. GCT has been a turning point of many people quenching the thirst for knowledge. GCT as an engineering college not only teaches engineering but also engineers each and every students' mind and make them better human beings .GCT's remarkable work of providing quality engineers to the society has made it to be among the list of premier institutions of Tamil Nadu.


Life becomes very monotonous when we are laid back in our comfort zone. Trying out daring things always been charisma in our lives, and if this adventure turns out to be the most extreme, a new potential is generated which creates revolutionary ideas. We, at TEDxGCT, intend to take you for “Exploring the Extremes” with the most unconventional speakers with a wide range of ingenious and bewildering ideas. Their productive talks will definitely fill up your mind with an extraordinary energy.



Mr. Dharani Dharan

An actor and founder of Udalveli, a theatre company in Coimbatore.A person with unquenchable thirst for Tamil theatre, he has ignored heaps of negativities in the voyage of following the voice of his heart .His efforts for the rejuvenation of theatre art in the city has spanned almost a decade.This dhoti-clad Coimbatore actor stands as a living testimony of Tamil theatre art.

Mr.Arun Krishnamurty

An Indian environmental activist who has initiated the campaign of cleaning various lakes across India. Despite being 29, he has an air of spirituality and wisdom. He formed Environment Foundation of India, EFI in 2011, to take forward the activity of scientific lake restoration, which includes garbage clearing, desilting,bund strengthening,study of native flora and fauna etc.Being a curious nature enthusiast,he stays a role model as well as a chief motivator for all of us.


Mrs. Rukmini Vijayakumar

A multifaceted personality hailing from Hyderabad who has proved her mettle in Bharatanatyam, acting and a versatile list of other disciplines. Her performances on various stages across continents showcase her thirst for taking the beauty of the indigenous dance beyond the subcontinent and concurrently appealing to the current gen hip-hop maniacs.


Mrs. Nirupama Vyas

An entrepreneur. Initially serving as a cop, it didn't take much time for this lady to find out where her destiny lied, and never did she think twice for switching lanes to reach it! In the pursuit of helping people who crave for inspiration, she runs her own podcasts and talkshows where she talks about similar success stories! A fresh beam of positive vibes shines on us when she is at the vicinity!


Mr. Ganesh Venkatram

A talented actor & former Mr India with an ever charming smile, this man is a known face in every Tamil household. Having acted in six Indian languages, his craving for versatility in acting is almost immortal! Be it his forever cool mannerism or the I'll be there for you attitude, we've got a whole bunch of traits to inherit from this man!

Mr.Arudra Saravana Kumar

A budding aspirant, who directed the short flim '93 not out', and bagged awards from New Delhi to New York. Despite all set backs he firmly believes innovation resides in ourselves and we are the key to make change in society. This young director has turned himself as an icon for every youngster to make themselves be involved in the welfare of the society.


Mr. Sajid Umar

The Youngest member of our Speaker Bureau, Sajid is an "Engineer to be" pursuing final year of Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering at GCT. Managing to figure out an Engineer's social responsibility, this man promises a better life for the hearing impaired with this brainchild- "The Bluetooth Hearing Aid". Standing out as an 'Engineer' among a herd of mere 'Graduates', Sajid is all set to make us go "Wow" with his revelations on his brainchild!


Vimal Govind M K

The Chief executive officer, product architect and one of the four co-founders at GenRobotic innovations. His invention, Bandicoot is meant to rule out any chance of sanitary workers entering manhole. This contribution to the manual scavenging society makes us speechless. "Let's change Manhole into Robohole", this simple motto makes thousand of scavengers to lead a healthy life. He proves that Engineers can severe for the society in every ascepts. His aspiring invention has become every engineer's icon.

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