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Theme: Crossroads of Change

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February 29, 2024
Bhubaneswar, Orissa

This year’s theme "Crossroads of Change" aims to illuminate the transformative power embedded in the choices we make, akin to standing at a crossroads where each path leads to an uncharted future. Delving into the crucial domains of mental health, financial acumen, cultural adaptability, and the dynamics between empowerment and entitlements, our speakers will unravel unconventional perspectives to confront the challenges of our daily lives. Beyond being a source of stimulation and motivation, TEDxXIMUniversity 2024 seeks to empower the next generation of professionals to think unconventionally. As graduates poised at the threshold of myriad opportunities, the event aims to equip individuals with the mindset to embrace change as a force for personal and societal growth. Embark on a journey of exploration and empowerment as we navigate the Crossroads of Change, where each decision transforms into a guiding compass, pointing us towards a future filled with endless possibilities.

Xavier University, Bhubaneswar
Plot No. 12 (A), Nijigada, Kurki, Harirajpur
Bhubaneswar, Orissa, 752050
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Anil Malik

India Army Veteran
Over the past 44 years, Lieutenant General Anil Malik has amassed extensive expertise in human resource development, administration, training, education, and healthcare management. Revered as a motivational speaker, he imparts profound insights on inspirational developmental disciplines to diverse institutions. His illustrious 38-year tenure in strategic leadership roles within the Indian Army embodies unparalleled skills and unwavering commitment. Moreover, as a Certified Independent Director and TEDx speaker, he perpetually enlightens and inspires across various domains.

Era Dutta

Founder- Mind Wellness India
With expertise in neuropsychiatry and life wellness coaching, She adeptly tackles issues such as depression, anxiety, women's mental health, OCD, and stress management. Utilizing meticulous research, she actively participates in corporate and academic discussions, utilizing media platforms to advance mental health awareness. Her acclaimed scholarly work, featured in esteemed journals, includes a pioneering study on "selfie addiction" that gained nationwide recognition through coverage by Aaj Tak and Zee News.

Sunita Chugh

Founder- Centre for Empowerment and Employability Education
As a luminary in academia and entrepreneurship, Dr. Sunita Chugh commands a distinguished career spanning three decades, dedicated to leadership and change management. As the pioneering force behind CEEE, she engineers transformative shifts in individuals and organizations. Internationally recognized as a grid instructor, her groundbreaking research on gender leadership and inclusion resonates globally. Revered as an esteemed educator across various institutions, she molds the intellectual forefront and fosters scholarly discourse.

Tej Kankaria

Manager, Department of Supervision, Reserve Bank of India
Mr. Tej Kankaria is functioning as a Manager at Reserve Bank of India. He leverages his expertise in risk management and strategic thinking to ensure the stability and resilience of the Indian financial system. He doesn't just oversee initiatives; he spearheads them, advising banking leaders on maintaining sound controls with an eagle eye for potential risks. Recognized with the prestigious Governor's Medal and twice a Global Hackathon Runner-up, He brings passion and dedication to his work.

Organizing team




  • Anoushka Agarwal
  • Ashutosh Jena
  • Kushagra Kaushik
    Post production
  • Rohit Shitole
  • Yuvraj Sahoo