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Theme: Just I read - Indian at Forefront of Change

This event occurred on
August 23, 2019
Kattankulathur, Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu

The country has not been the same since the dawn of the industrial revolution and it has been changing at a pace never witnessed before. We have been advancing so rapidly that we may have not even realized the achievement of our fellow Indians. This edition of TEDxSRMKattankulathur focuses on how ideas of such Indians can bring out a significant change in the society. The event is on sharing such unnoticed achievements from the domain experts.
The six topics of the event are:
1. Just I read – Wake up past for regenerative future (Archeology)
2. Just I read –How we beat Diseases (Medicine)
3.Just I read-The spring of big change (Humanity)
4. Just I read- India’s March towards sustainable development (Economics)
5. Just I read-No loam Agronomy (Agriculture)
6. Just I read-how to harvest your inner Scientist.(Education)

SRM University
Kattankulathur, Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu, 603203
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Dr. Ravi Nayar

Dean- HCG Academics, Co Founder –Cyclops Medtech
Ravi Nayar, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery , HCG Academic Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. Education Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences M.S in Otolaryngology Residency Program Dates attended or expected graduation 1980 – 1983 Diplomate of the National Board of Examination DNBE ( Otolaryngology ) Field Of StudyOtorhinolaryngology Institut Gustave Roussy , Paris, France Diplome de Carcinologie de Tete e Cou ( Head and Neck Surgery ) Field Of StudyCancer of the Head and Neck Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital Head and Neck Fellowship ( travelling fellowship of the Indian Society of Oncology ) Field Of StudyHead and Neck Oncology Royal College of Surgeons of England London Diploma in Laryngology and Otology Field Of StudyENT Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons ( Glasgow ) Tata Memorial Hospital , Mumbai Pool Officer in Head and Neck Surgery Field Of Study Head and Neck Surgery and Plastic Surgery

Dr. Suresh Babu

Professor –IIT Madras
Suresh Babu M: Ph.D. from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 2002. M.Phil. (Applied Economics), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 1994. M.S. (Development Economics), Pondicherry Central University, 1992. Areas of Research : Applied Macroeconomics,Industrial Economics,Trade and Development Teaching and Research Experience: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Humanities, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, Jan 2006 – . Research Associate at the Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, Kerala, India 2001-2004. Member WTO Forum on non-agricultural sector, Government of Kerala. 2003 Taught Macroeconomics at the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, 2002. Worked as lecturer at the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics Pune, India 2001. Consultant for the Asian Development Bank for identifying “Growth Potentials in Kerala’s Industrial Sector” 2000. ‘Local Consultant’ for the World Bank for the preparation of the Country Economic Memorandum 1996.

Dr. Vasant Shinde

Former Vice-Chancellor of Deccan college Pune
Name: Vasant Shivram Shinde (Ph.D.) Date of Birth: 15th June 1956 Address: Department of Archaeology, Deccan College Deemed University Post-Graduate and Research Institute, (Deemed to be a University) Pune - 411 006 INDIA. E-Mail : and Educational Qualifications: B.A. (History) Hons, University of Poona. M.A. (first class first) in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, University of Poona. Ph.D. in Protohistoric Archaeology (Early Settlements in the Central Tapi Basin), University of Poona. Languages known: English, Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati Computer knowledge: Applications of Microsoft programme Administrative Experience: 10 years Designation: Professor of Archaeology (Since April 2003) and Vice Chancellor of the University (Since October 2013 - June 2019)

Mr. Premanad Sethurajan

Founder of LMES academy
Premanand Sethurajan, a young enthusiast who is passionate about taking science to people in an easier and understandable way is the founder of LMES Academy. He completed his engineering degree in 2006 and worked for the top aviation companies like NASA, GE Aviation, Crane Aerospace, Airbus, Boeing and Rockwell Collins in the US for around 8 years and also travelled across the globe as a part of his career. Though he was in the US, he wanted to contribute something for the society on which he grew up. By the year of 2014 he started making videos of simple engineering and concepts in an amateur way. His videos went viral in both YouTube and Facebook which motivated him to have 1 lakh followers, and 10, 00,000+ video views as of now with 50+ videos existing online. During his two years journey of making science videos, he came to know about the inquisitiveness for science in the society. So he took this as his passion and founded LMES Academy.

Mr. Rahul Dhoka

Founder of Acqua Farms
Rahul Dhoka has an MSc in Biotechnology and Business Management from the University Of Warwick, United Kingdom. His interests include: balancing the benefits and necessities of business with that of the balance of sustainable systems and making sense of food production. Rahul is the founder of Acqua Farms, an Indian wholesale hydroponic, organic gardening and wellness product distribution company, with a focus on integrating sustainable and moral concepts into a modern economic model.

Mr.Padmanaban Gopalan

Indian Social Entrepreneur
Padmanaban Gopalan (born 13 April 1993), is an Indian Social Entrepreneur and works in the area of Waste Management, Hunger, and urban sanitation and development. He hails from Coimbatore, and is an ambassador of the Swaccha Bharat Abhiyaan. Padmanaban started a Green Club and worked with other engineers to develop various products like alternative wood using sugarcane molasses and coconut shells, etc Padmanaban is called the 'Robin Hood of Excess Food' and used to conduct awareness and motivational classes in schools on demerits of wasting food. Key Initiatives No Food Waste, EduDharma , Toilet First, No Dumping Awards and Recognition International Visionary Award for 2015 from The Pollination Project of California Limca Book of Awards for the paperless event - a symposium in college Chief Minister State Youth Award 2017[5] Tedx Coimbatore 2017[6] Commonwealth Youth Award Winner 2019[7] Participant of UN Science, Technology and Innovation Forum

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