The Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi initiated and launched the 'Star College Scheme' for improving logical, critical and innovative thinking and to improve and inculcate 'hands on' experimental experience with approaches towards technology development needed for biological studies at undergraduate level in life sciences. The scheme paves a way for the improvement of basic sciences and for tackling the new challenges in the field of computational biology among the young minds thereby improving the quality of education in the institution augmented by upgraded and modern equipments and to procure other essentials to enhance the practical skills.

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DBT - Star College Scheme @ KASC

The Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India has sanctioned "Star College Scheme" in May 2019 for five undergraduate science departments viz., Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics. These departments involved in the STAR college programme have been executing the scheme excellently, focusing on their goals and objectives at all levels.

New experiments have been added to the curriculum to make the learning process more experiment-oriented and equipments have been purchased to permit more students to individually handle both regular and relatively new equipments. The departments have also brought out laboratory manuals. The fund has enabled the respective departments to organize field trips, guest lectures, workshops, hands-on training, visits to National Laboratories, National and International Seminars for both faculty and students. Research acumen is instilled among the UG students doing projects under this scheme as a result of which the aspiration to pursue post graduate and doctoral programmes will be strongly seeded in their young minds.