One-day seminar on Bio-entrepreneurship - September 15, 2017

A one day seminar ‘ A E K A- Crafting the biotechnology based entrepreneurship was organized by the department of Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering on 15th September 2017. The core team from AEKA Biochemicals Pvt. Ltd- the first fully women owned biotechnology company in Kerala, addressed the undergraduate and post graduate students in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering regarding the various aspects of Biotechnology based entrepreneurship. Ms. Aardra Chandra Mouli, the founder and managing Director of AEKA shared her experiences in her journey towards the genesis of her successful start-up venture. In her address, Ms. Mouli unveiled the incessant career prospects in the field of biotechnology research and development and indicated that Kerala is already a hub to biotechnology start-ups. The students also had an interactive session with Dr. Aruna and Ms. Sinu Sunny, who briefed them about the various aspects in the research and production units of a biotechnology firm. An active participation was noted from the students throughout the session and the students had raised several queries to the resource personnel regarding the upcoming opportunities in the field and the stages in the growth of a start up. Dr. Jaya Jacob, the program co-ordinator welcomed the gathering. The seminar was attended by Mr. Gopu Darsan, Nodal Officer, IEDC and the faculty members from the department. A total of 80 students participated in the seminar.  The program ended with the vote of thanks by Ms. Malavika Aji, student- S7 BT & BCE.