Star College Scheme has been initiated by DBT in 2018 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.