BioEpoch,was started as a student initiative in the year 2009. This annual conference of the school of biotechnology (SBT), Jawaharlal Nehru University is primarily focused towards highlighting the achievements of students of the School of Biotechnology and also to provide a platform where students can interact with well-known researchers from outside the School. The idea is to provide the students a platform to showcase their interesting research and to develop their presentation and communication skills. In the past 8 years, we have had eminent speakers from all over the country and abroad, which gave an impetus to the students and motivated them to scale new heights in research. A number of students,(both M.Sc. and Ph.D.) from the School of Biotechnology as well as from other institutes have showcased their research in the form of posters and oral presentations. In this endeavor, the researchers have been ably supported by the SBT faculty. The two-day conference also incorporates a range of other activities such as sports competitions, quizzes and cultural evening, conceived and implemented entirely by the students of the SBT. Overall, the experience of BioEpoch has been extremely positive and has brought about enhanced cooperation and synergy among the teachers and students of the SBT.