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Theme: Beyond Conventional Ideas

This event occurred on
March 12, 2016
Durgapur, West Bengal

For people to think diverse, they have to be exposed to diversified ideas. Let’s give them diversification.
Why confined to the traditional ideas, let’s delve beyond and change the way you think. Let’s give way to broaden your minds and open minded thoughts. TedxNITDurgapur - would like to provide a platform to various unexplored fields in order to rejuvenate thinking.

Students Activity Center
NIT Durgapur Campus
M G Avenue
Durgapur, West Bengal
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Amit Ganguly

Ministry of Steel Professor
An M.Tech & Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, he did his post doctoral research at University of Pittsburgh on being awarded the first INDO-US Steel Research Grant. Later he worked in a visiting Scientist’s position at University of Minnesota, USA. Besides long tenures in teaching at Jadavpur University, Kolkata and industrial research at SAIL, he is a certified Lead Auditor for ISO 9000 registered in U.K and has been trained in TQM in Japan by JUSE and in TPM by JIPM. Various prestigious awards have come in his long professional journey (including ESSAR Gold Medal/Tata Gold Medal/Institution Of Engineers’ Award as a Distinguished Metallurgist), Japanese Award for TPM Contribution in India, Jewel of India Award by Indian Solidarity Council, Dignity Foundation Award, etc. and he. A sought-after Corporate Trainer for Operational Excellence, he has been a Council Member of IIM and CII; Board Member of NMIMS/NCQM and member of major steel societies of USA.

Diwakar Vaish

Robotics Researcher
He is an Indian Robotics researcher based in New Delhi. With curiosity in this field since childhood and Mr.Vaish's Journey in this field started when he programmed India's first dancing Robot when at just 18 years old. Since then there was no looking back. After that he has been into many mischevious projects like ​ Making the India's first fully Autonomous Football playing Humanoid Soccer team. Researching India's first mind controlled Robot ​Presently Mr.Vaish is also lecturer to various top colleges of India which includes 7 IIT's various NIT's, BITS, BIT, IIIT, VIT and various other Institutes.

Harsh snehanshu

Writer, Entrepeneur
Harsh Snehanshu is an IIT Delhi and Young India Fellowship alumnus. After graduation, he travelled across India and abroad for a year and a half. He has authored six books, 4 bestselling novels and 2 anthologies. Currently, he is running a mobile app start-up Whereabout (, which helps people discover and chat with friends of friends nearby. In this talk, Harsh talks about why he decided to stop publishing altogether after having a dream run as a commercial fiction writer from the age of 17.

Jassi Oberai

Professional Photographer
Jassi Oberai is a Canon Photo Mentor. He is self taught photographer. Though he saw his father pursuing his hobby of photography very seriously and very closely witnessed the dark room secrets, his love for the craft started very late but when it did there was no looking back. As a photographer he does not restrict himself to any particular genre of photography. He likes to shoot mostly anything. He likes the challenge of shooting landscape one day to close up the next and dabbling with portraiture the day after. He loves nature and great use of colors. So in most of his photographs you will see wide use of vibrant colors. In his own words, “Colors can give a whole new look to something rather mundane or something we are used to. To me that’s what I like the most about photography – looking at the world in new ways.” Today he is working relentlessly towards creating a platform for photo enthusiasts to learn and enhance their skill levels.

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