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Entrepreneurship Development Cell

EDC SIES GST was found in the year 2010 by Mr. Shreeram Suresh under guidance of our faculty incharge Prof. Sumitra Padmanabhan with a motive to equip an individual with all the rudimentary qualities essential for being a successful entrepreneur.

We are home to many students who have dreamt of a start-up plan and have helped them in execution of it from the scrap until it has got well settled in the market. EDC Cell is a proud council with start-ups like Festivus, Cosweb Technologies, PC Assembly Line Co., Orbit Hostings, Naspack in its credits.

We do much more than holdingspeaker sessions, workshops and competitions. We introduce Students to a whole new dimension which they never thought of venturing into.

Peek at few of our EVENTS

Speaker Session

Interactive speaker session are conducted all around the year, with CEOs, Book Authors, Industrial Experts etc. These sessions are a source of knowledge and inspiration for all our members.

Panel Discussion

Events are contucted along the length of the year with the motto to introduce engineer with actual marketing environment. Real life business scenarios are replicated in such events.


Bizence, a national level B-plan competition, is organized by the EDC for budding entreprenuers each year. It serves as an ideal platform for all aspirants for showcasing their start-up ideas.

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EDC Council

Prof. Sumitra Padmanabhan

Student Council Incharge

Mr. Kaustubh Chavan

EDCSIESGST faculty Incharge

Srinivas Somal


Piyush Singh

EDC Representative

Ramesh Lakshman

Membership Drive Officer

Ayshwarya Mohan

Vice- Chairperson

Rashmi Shankar

EDC Secretary

Karuna Saravanan


Samin Sayyad

Jr.Membership Drive Officer

Vaishnavi Mukku

Events and Operations Co-ordinator

Pratik Shinde

Social Media Co-ordinator

Pravalika Ettam

Publicity Co-ordinator

Aftab Mansoori

Technical Co-ordinator

Nischay Verma

Marketing Co-ordinator

Durgesh Chaudhari

Design Co-ordinator

Our Events

Bizence (2019):
A National Level B-Plan Competition

Bizence is a national level B-Plan competition organized by the Entrepreneurship Development Cell of SIES Graduate School of Technology. Bizence provides the participants a platform to showcase their startup ideas, and to gain experience from our judging panel, who are experienced entrepreneurs. Participants get a chance to win prizes worth Rs. 10,000 and also gain funding for their ideas from our judges.

This year, we are also conducting a B-Plan workshop to teach students on how to prepare their own business plan and pitch their startup ideas to investors or other people.

Orientation Programme

The Orientation Programme was conducted for our newly inducted members of the E-Cell. The programme saw inspirational talks by our student council incharge Ms. Sumitra Padmanabhan, EDC Faculty Incharge Mr. Kaustubh Chavan.

The key speaker of the evening was Mr. Devesh Chawla, CEO and Founder of Chatur Ideas. He discussed about the importance of entrepreneurship and motivated the students to follow their dreams and aspirations. This year, EDC inducted more than a 100 new members, making it one of the biggest student chapters of SIES GST.

Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion is organized as a part of the Technical Fest of SIES GST- Cognition. This year, Panel Discussion was conducted for the topic- "Entrepreneurship and Various Career Opportunities". The event was moderated by our alumni, Mr. Vinay Hegde.

The panelists for Panel Discussion 2018 were Mr. Sandip Dhurat- Senior Human Resources Manager at an US based IT MNC in Mumbai, Mr. Saurabh Sinha- Serial Social Entrepreneur, REIN Labs and Mr.S. V. Rasal- CEO and Managing Director for IDEMI.

GST Feria'18

GST Feria- the Project Presentation Competition cum Exhibition was held on the occassion of Engineer's Day. Projects such as 'Unmanned Next Generation Bot', 'Self-made 3D Printer', 'AR Area Mapping Bot' etc. were presented by students across all years and branches.

It was judged by Mr. Rohit Radhakrishnan, Regional Lead at NASSCOM. The competition was truly an exciting experience for the participants who presented their respective models.


Ideation, an Ideathon was organized in collaboration with the IETE Students' Forum of SIES GST and NGOs such as Blue Ribbon and Child Vision Foundation. This 1 day event saw the creation of many ideas based on the problem statements provided by the NGO partners.

The Event had a panel of 10 mentors who guided the students at each step. Our students went beyond their comfort level, to think and to innovate and come up with brilliant solutions to the given problems.


5 Startups

Festivus, Cosweb Technologies, PC Assembly Line Co., Orbit Hostings, Naspack

10+ Events Per Year

AD Frenzy, IPL Auction , B-plan, QuickBuck, Bizence etc.

Runner's up of NEC

National Entrepreneurship Challenge conducted by IITB

1000+ Members

13 core members, 5 teams