BioNEST-BHU organized a two-days hands-on training workshop on the “Basics of Molecular Biology” for students to excite and create interest in bio-based entrepreneurship. The inaugural address was delivered by Prof. Anil Kumar Tripathi, Director, Institute of Science, BHU & Coordinator, BioNEST-BHU, while Prof. R.P. Sinha, CEO, InnoResTech Foundation, BHU delivered a welcome address. Students got the opportunity to learn about PCR and some other basic techniques of molecular biology from Prof. Anil Kumar Tripathi, a well-known molecular biologist in India. Dr. Durgesh Narain Singh, Scientific officer, BioNEST-BHU and Mr. Ravi Prakash Singh, Technical officer, BioNEST-BHU conducted the hands-on training program where students performed the isolation of genomic DNA, Plasmid DNA, PCR and Agarose gel electrophoresis. Prof. S.B. Agrawal, Deputy Coordinator, BioNEST-BHU chaired the valedictory session, while Mr. Saikat Sen, COO, SATHI-BHU discussed the role of BioNEST-BHU in supporting startups for bio-based entrepreneurship. Mr. Vishwanath Shukla and the entire BioNEST-BHU team contributed to the workshop's success.