Star College Scheme For Strengthening Of UG Science
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 is committed to the values of
Pursuit of excellence
Academic and intellectual freedom
Creativity and innovation
Cooperation and Communication
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 200 undergraduate colleges across the country in the past 9 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.
To strengthen the academic and physical infrastructure 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 neighbouring institutions and other laboratories
To conduct specialized training programmes for faculty improvement for optimizing technical capabilities
To increase capabilities of core instrumentation resources by procuring new equipment and upgrading existing facilities
To help in devising standard curricula and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) / kits for practicals
To provide better library facility to students and teachers
AS PER THE GUIDELINES OF DBT- STAR COLLEGE SCHEME, AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE WITH THE FOLLOWING COMPOSITION IS CONSTITUTED BY THE COLLEGE.
ADVISORY COMMITTEE, DBT STAR COLLEGE SCHEME
1.Dr. Martin K A (Principal)
Members DBT Representative (s)/ DBT Nominee
1. Shri.Arvind Duggal,Adviser,DBT
2. Dr.Garima Gupta, Scientist E, Programme Officer, Star College Scheme.
1. Dr. K B Rameshkumar, Senior Scientist, Division of Phytochemistry and Pharmacology,
JNTBGRI, Palode, Thiruvananthapuram
2. Dr. Anish N P, Scientist, RGCB, Thiruvananthapuram
Dr. Thomas M T
1. Mr. Aji C V (Department of Chemistry)
2. Dr. Johns Naduvath (Department of Physics)
3. Dr. Binoy C F (Department of Zoology)
4 Dr. Geethu Elizabath Thomas (Department of Botany)