(AUTONOMOUS) Re-accredited “A” grade by NAAC

Strengthening the academics through experiential learning supported by STAR-DBT Scheme

The objective of the Star College Scheme is to strengthen Life Science and Biotechnology education and training at the undergraduate level to encourage and attract students to pursue a career in Life Sciences.


  • To strengthen the academic and physical infrastructure in the Institute for achieving excellence in teaching and training.
  • To enhance the quality of the learning and teaching process to stimulate original thinking through ‘hands–on’ exposure to experimental work and participation in summer schools.
  • To promote networking and strengthen ties with neighboring institutions and other laboratories
  • To conduct specialized training programs for faculty improvement for optimizing technical capabilities
  • To increase capabilities of core instrumentation resources by procuring new equipment and upgrading of existing facilities
  • To provide access and exposure to students to research laboratories and industries in the country
  • To help in devising standard curricula and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) / kits for practical’s
  • To provide better library facility to students and teachers

The College was granted the Star College Scheme in the academic year 2014-15 to strengthen the undergraduate studies and to generate interest in basic sciences amongst students. A total of Rs. 66.00 lakhs was granted for the first three years for the 6 participating departments (Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Biochemistry, Zoology and Microbiology). The scheme got continuation for the next 2 years (2018-2020) and a recurring grant of Rs. 12.00 lakhs per year was received during this period.

In the year 2017 five new departments (Mathematics, Statistics, Geology, Biotechnology and Computer Science) were granted the Star College Scheme for three years 2017-2020 and a total of 95.00 lakhs were granted for the three years.

Under the scheme many academic and co-curricular activities were organized for the students to develop interest in the core as well as applied subjects. Short duration Research Projects were assigned to undergraduate students.

From the academic year 2014-15, the Departments have been organizing Inter-Collegiate Science Festivals under the Star College Scheme to inculcate interest towards Science subjects in young minds.


Qualitative improvements due to DBT support

  • Various new experiments and projects triggered the research interest of the students which will lead to students opting for basic science research in their careers.
  • Students have learnt to work in a team due to projects given to them. Presentation skills, report writing skills, laboratory ethics and handling of instruments have also been improved due to projects.
  • The scheme has opened the new interdisciplinary avenues for the teachers and students.
  • Multiple copies of the equipment purchased using the grant led to enhancement of the Hands-on experience received by the students in Laboratories.