Organised by
ARACHNIS- The Biotech Club
Hosted by- Department of Bioengineering & Technology
Promoted by- Start up cell, MHRD- TEQIP-III


Startups are the bane of the current economy. The principle of startup is to identify a gap in the market and filling the same with a product or a service that makes lives easier. Startups have now started mushrooming at an exponential rate indicating the acceptance and recognition of young talent. The start up event report initiative of Gauhati University Institute of Science & Technology in creative activities that builds motivation for their future entrepreneurship skills. Participation has been from undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The initial aim of this event was to motivate students to present their ideas on start up topics. It is felt that in order to become a successful entrepreneur one not only needs to develop mastery of a particular subject, but civic, social, interpersonal and workplace skills as well. Such an event conducted by the students themselves increases the sense of belongingness, inculcates maturity, sensibility, leadership qualities among the organising students.


On 17th November,2018 department of bioengineering and technology hosted the 1st day of “ COMMENCEZ” which started with talks on start up ideas delivered by respected dignitaries from different backgrounds. This event was conducted by the 7th semester students. First, the respected vice chancellor of our university, Dr. Mridul Hazarika inaugurated the event with the lighting of the lamp. After that Deputy Secretary of University Classes, Dr. Arijit Bora presented a key note on the importance of start up followed by a speech by Dr. Kandarpa Kr. Sarma, Co-ordinator of Start up cell. In the second session, there were three consecutive talks by Dr. Utpal Bora,Professor Bioengineering Research Laboratory (BERL) ,Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology ,Guwahati, Dr. Abhijit Sharma,Director, Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE) under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Anupam Deka Director – Tofler,SRD Nutrients Private Limited.
On 18th November,2018 a brief description on start up was given by the hosts of the event , Madhurima Goswami and Kalpajit Dutta prior to the presentation competition on start up ideas which wasfollowed by the felicitation of the judges Debasish Borbora ,Associate professor at Department of Biotechnology, Gauhati University, Dr Kandarpa Kr. Saikia, HOD of Department of Bioengineering And Technology, GUIST and Dr. Elina Khatoon, Research person, Dept of Bioengineering and technology, GUIST. The event was started right after the tea break. A total of 9 groups participated in the event and the results were declared by the judges. The 1st position was secured by “Biotopes” Subham Dey and Sumanjeet Paul. They have got 62 points out of 100. The 2nd position by “Lab rats”, Diana Barman and Monalisha Das and “Bioutilis”, Jitumoni Das, Sushmita Chakraborty, Ankita Devi got the 3rd position.


  • Students will gain an appreciation of the effort needed in construction and have a sense of achievement with something they have presented.
  • Students are encouraged to execute their ideas for making new products to help the society.
  • This is a creative approach to the learning of real life problems and solves them by applying their biotechnology knowledge so that the best solution can be achieved by using natural resources.


  • The Students were provided a platform to showcase their innovative ideas.
  • The motive of the event in encouraging students to take up entrepreneurship was achived.



Prof. Manab Deka, DIRECTOR, GUIST


Dr. Kandarpa Kumar Saikia, HOD,BET


  • Dr. Kandarpa Kumar Saikia
  • Dr. Debabrat Baishya
  • Dr. Sofia Banu
  • Dr. Ghaznabi Idris
  • Dr. Madhuri das
  • Nikhil Mahnot



  • Aditi Chakraborty
  • Bhaskar jyoti hazarika
  • Abdul Hai
  • Upasana Dass
  • Sushmita Bordoloi
  • Priyakshi Pachani
  • Ankita Srivastava
  • Bhagyashree Das
  • Reettika Sarma
  • Saddam Hussain
  • Nihar Dey
  • Sushmita Gogoi
  • Neel Talukdar
  • Biswajit Das
  • Ambika Pati Deori
  • Azaharuddin Ahmed

    B.TECH 3rd YEAR:

  • Kamakhya Pajiyar
  • Kangkan jyoti Borah


  • Naibul Haque
  • Diana Barman


All students and stuff of Department of Bioengineering and Technology, GUIST


  • Aditi chakraborty
  • Upasana Dass
  • Sushmita Bordoloi
  • Priyakshi Pachani
  • Ankita Srivastava
  • Bhagyashree Das
  • Reettika Sarma
  • Sushmita Gogoi
  • Nilakantha Talukdar
  • Suman Goswami
  • Kamakhya Pajiyar

For further details :

Commencez Report