Star College Scheme for Strengthening of UG Science Sanctioning authority of Star College Scheme

Sanction File No. BT/HRD/11/023/2019

Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, Ministry of Science and Technology

Star College Scheme has been initiated by DBT in 2008 to support colleges and universities offering undergraduate education to improve science teaching across the country. DBT funded six departments (Chemistry, Botany, Physics, Zoology along with Envs. Scince, Biotechnology along with Microbiology, Computer Science) of S S Jain Subodh PG (Autonomous) College, Jaipur under star scheme in year 2019. DBT is committed to the values of

  • Pursuit of excellence
  • Academic and intellectual freedom
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Diversity
  • Cooperation and Communication
  • Accountability
DBT has therefore, launched a scheme for improving critical thinking and ‘hands on’ experimental work at undergraduate (college) level in sciences. It is expected to encourage more students to take up higher education in science. DBT identifies colleges with ambition and potential for excellence and provide academic and physical infrastructure for achieving excellence in teaching and unique exposure of students to experimental science. Department has supported around 300 undergraduate colleges across the country in the past 14 years. Apart from financial support, colleges have benefited tremendously from guidance received in Advisory Committee Meetings, mentoring, Task Force Meetings and learning from peers in other colleges.



Overall Objectives

  • To strengthen the academic and physical infrastructure for attaining excellence in teaching and students research project training.
  • To increase capabilities of core instrumentation resources by procuring new equipment and upgrading the existing facilities.
  • To enhance the interdisplinary learning through networking with neighbouring institutes/colleges.
  • Strengthening biotechnology component in exhisting life science courses and practical training.
  • Access to life sciences research journals and e-resources for faculty and students.
  • To develop departmental library books and journals.

Objectives for students

  • To evoke critical thinking through “Hands-On” exposure to recent experimental methods/techniques in basic and applied sciences.
  • Scientific exposure and skill development of students to promote life sciences/biotechnology as a career through minor research projects, visiting/training of research institutions/industries etc.
  • To utilize information communication technology (ICT) in enhancing students capability in using online available scientific resources.
  • Strengthening biotechnology component in exhisting life science courses and practical training.
  • To organize expert lectures by eminent researchers as well as academicians of National and International repute on recent innovations in life sciences.
  • To develop hands-on exposure to students and introduction of new practical’s to understand theoretical concepts.
  • To improve quality of research projects taken by B.Sc./M.Sc. students.
  • To enrich curriculum and advanced laboratory facilities.
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