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Team Members

Growing Ideas, Nurturing Innovation

Board Members

Prof. Mridula Goel
Faculty In-Charge,BITS BIRAC BioNEST. She is Associate Professor of Economics and has been in charge of teaching Entrepreneurship courses, often leading to actual start-ups, setting up of a Technology Business Incubator on campus and has been mentoring several start-ups successfully.


Prof. Sunil Bhand

He is awarded with “Joseph Wang Award 2015”, by Cognizure publishing in recognition of his research excellence in the area of Analytical Chemistry. He is a leading Biosensor scientist.  He has 5 Indian patents, 2 PCT and 3 International patent applications filed. He has also been granted 1 Australian Innovation patent.  He is front runner expert in the field of Bio-analytical techniques, Micro and Nano-biosensors for Environmental Analysis, Bio chips and Micro Fluidics.


Prof. Srikanth Mutnuri

His key expertise is in Clean water, Sanitation, Zero hunger, Affordable & Clean Energy, Climate Action and Responsible consumption and production.

His mentoring startups have won prestigious Bill and Melinda Gates prizes and running successfully.He has a BioTechnology Startup Bactreat environmental solutions that works on water remediation treatment.



Dr. Manish Diwan

Head- Strategy Partnership & Entrepreneurship Development at BIRAC,
Department of Biotechnology, Government of India.

Supporting Faculty Team

Prof. Halan Prakash, (HOD, Chemistry)
Dr. Rajorshi Sen Gupta, (Faculty In charge- Center for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship(CIIE) 

Staff Members

Manager: Ms. Sahita Desai
Senior Technician: Ms. Eesha  Desai

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