Karthikeyan Vijayakumar, an engineering graduate from BITS,Pilani is the Founder and CEO of Twenty19, an internship portal for engineers. Twenty19 has been enabling students all over India to explore their career options and to claim their dream internships. It has now grown to become India’s largest student internship portal in which over 2 lakh college students are registered and have access to internships in over 4500 companies. TiE Chennai awarded Mr. Karthikeyan the ‘Young Achiever of the Year 2012’ for the work done by Twenty19.com. He is also the co-founder of Deepam, an NGO that teaches less-privileged children in Chennai.It has taught over 1000 children so far and won the 2010 EdTech Award for Education Innovation. 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, TEDTalks 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)

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