Press Release | Shiv Nadar University Concludes TEDx 2018

Shiv Nadar University Concludes TEDx 2018

Greater Noida, November 19, 2018: Shiv Nadar University, a comprehensive, multidisciplinary and research-focused university, concluded the third edition of #TEDxShivNadarUniversity yesterday. This year’s line-up included a diverse set of renowned speakers from across disciplines including Kapil Dev (former cricketer), Ankur Warikoo (Founder and CEO of nearbuy.com), Roshni Nadar Malhotra (Executive Director and CEO at HCL Corporation and Trustee, Shiv Nadar Foundation), Flavia Agnes (women’s rights activist), Nandita Das (actor and director) and Sohail Hashmi (historian/ academician) among others. The event was attended by around 100 people which included the Vice- Chancellor, faculty and students of Shiv Nadar University as well as members of Shiv Nadar Foundation. The full-day event was planned and executed by the students of Shiv Nadar University.

The action-packed day saw every speaker share their journey in their respective fields. Ankur Warikoo, CEO of nearbuy.com spoke about entrepreneurship and shared his experiences from being a dropout to becoming a CEO of an organization. Kapil Dev spoke about his journey in the field of sports and how it is important to be passionate in your area of interest. Roshni Nadar Malhotra presented a succinct talk on the urgency to revive the human spirit and revitalise kindness, understanding and philanthropy. Further, she elaborated on the journey of VidyaGyan, (a rural leadership academy in Uttar Pradesh-Sitapur & Bulandshahr) and shared inspiring stories of its students.

Karan Suri, Executive Director Morgan Stanley, encouraged the audience to not shy away from taking risks in life, be it travelling solo or taking hard decisions to invest one’s money.

The discussions from TEDxShivNadarUniversity 2018 will be available for viewing at http://www.tedxshivnadaruniversity.com/.

About TEDx

Evolving out of the success of TED, TEDx was created in 2009 in the spirit of TED’s mission, "ideas worth spreading." It empowers independent organizers to bring a TED-like experience under a free license granted by TED. Just like in TED conferences, ideas are spread in the TEDx conferences in the suite of short, carefully prepared talks, demonstrations and performances that are idea-focused, and cover a wide range of subjects to foster learning, inspiration and wonder – and provoke conversations that matter.

About TED

TED is an annual event where some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to share what they are most passionate about. "TED" stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design — three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. TED is owned by a nonprofit, nonpartisan foundation, and is devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less).

About Shiv Nadar University

Shiv Nadar University (www.snu.edu.in), a Shiv Nadar Foundation initiative, is a multidisciplinary, student-centric, research-focused university offering a full range of academic programs at the undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level. Shiv Nadar University’s multidisciplinary curriculum provides students a strong foundation in disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, natural sciences, technology and engineering studies, communications and management, while enabling them to gain mastery of a subject of their choosing. Taught by world-class faculty, undergraduate education at the University is designed to develop students with the breadth of vision, knowledge, skills and attitudes required to succeed in the careers of the 21st century. Located on a 286-acre campus in India’s National Capital Region, Shiv Nadar University is a private philanthropic institution established in 2011 through an act of the State of Uttar Pradesh. The university has been recognized as ‘University of the Year’, under the category – ‘in existence for less than 10 years’ at the 3rd FICCI Higher Education Excellence Awards.

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