DBT STAR SCHEME

Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt of India has initiated “Star College Scheme” in 2008 to support colleges and university departments offering undergraduate education to improvise and strengthen both academic and physical infrastructure for achieving excellence in science teaching. It strives to enhance the quality of the learning and teaching process through ‘hands-on’ exposure for experimental work to various research laboratories and industries and encourage participation in summer and winter schools. In 2019, K.M. College was sanctioned the grant for three years by DBT, under the Star College Scheme for strengthening Education and Training at undergraduate level for four departments of our college i.e. Botany, Chemistry, Physics & Zoology. DBT has identified colleges with potential for excellence and provide academic and physical infrastructure for achieving excellence in teaching and unique exposure of students to experimental science. The colleges that successfully implement the strategy will be considered as life science ‘Star Colleges’.

OBJECTIVES

  • 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 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 practicals
  • To provide better library facility to students and teachers

STUDENT TRAINING/INTERDISCIPLINARY PROJECTS UNDER THE DBT SPONSORED STAR COLLEGE SCHEME

S.No.TopicName of the StudentClassName of Teacher
1.Green NanotechnologyRishab Chaubey
Stuti Srivastava
B.Sc. (H)
Sem VI
Botany
Dr. Yamal Gupta
2.Green NanotechnologyBhanu Pratap
Shamli
B.Sc. (H)
Sem VI
Botany
Dr. Vibha G. Checker
3.Green NanotechnologyKirti
Manasvi
B.Sc. (H)
Sem VI
Botany
Dr. Renu Kathpalia
4.PhytopathologyDheeraj Bansal
Aditya Kiran
B.Sc. (H)
Sem IV
Botany
Dr. Rajni Gupta
5.PhytoremediationDhanush
Harshit
B.Sc. (H)
Sem IV
Botany
Dr. Archana Singh
6.Microbial sensitivity assayUrvashi 
Ritu
B.Sc. (H), Sem VI
Botany
Dr. Maya Verma
7.PhytochemistryVipul Chugh Lalit KishoreB.Sc.(H), Sem IV
Botany
Dr. Leena Shakya
8.NanotechnologyAshish SrivastavaB.Sc. (P), Sem IV
Physical Science
Dr Raksha Sharma
9.Microbial ToxicityKushankur Pandit
Hansraj College
B.Sc.(H), Sem VI ZoologyDr Anita K. Verma
10.NanobiotechnologyTanisha BhimwalB.Sc. (H), Sem VI
Zoology
Dr Anita K. Verma
11.Reproductive BiologyZoya Masood
Lakhvinder Singh
B.Sc.(H), Sem VI
Zoology
DrAnjali Priyadarshini
12.Development BiologySimran Verma – Amity UniversityB.Sc. (H)
Sem VI Biotechnology
Dr Anjali
Priyadarshini
13.Green ChemistryKhyati JainB. Sc (H)
Sem IV
Chemistry
Dr Reena Saxena
14.Green ChemistryArpit KumarB. Sc (P)
Sem VI
Analytical Chemistry
Dr. Reena Saxena
15.Spectrophotometric TechniqueNehaB. Sc (P)
Sem IV
Analytical
Chemistry
Dr. Sarika Tejasvi
16.Spectrophotometric TechniqueNisha BhattB. Sc (H)
Sem IV
Chemistry
Dr. Hemlata
17.Synthetic ChemistryRishit YadavB. Sc (P)
Sem VI
Analytical
Chemistry
Dr. Pratik Yadav
18.Synthetic ChemistryLairenjam KenanandaB. Sc (P)
Sem IV
Analytical
Chemistry
Dr. Pratik Yadav
19.Molecular Modelling of Drug moleculeAtharva TiwariB. Sc (H),
Sem IV
Chemistry
Dr. Ruchi Sharma
20.Molecular Modelling of Drug moleculeSandip Kumar MishraB. Sc (H)
Sem IV
Chemistry
Dr. Ruchi Sharma
21.Nonlinear DynamicsRishabh JainB. Sc (Hons)
Sem IV
Physics
Dr Sangeeta D Gadre
22.High Energy PhysicsMayankB. Sc (Hons)
Sem VI
Physics
Dr Agam Kumar Jha
23.High Energy PhysicsPradipta Sankar PathakB. Sc (Hons)
Sem IV
Physics
Dr Agam Kumar Jha

List of Equipment procured under DBT Star College Program

S.No.DepartmentTitleQty
1.BotanySpectrophotometer01
2.BotanyLaser Printer01
3.BotanyLaminar Flow Cat II01
4.BotanyBinocular Microscopes04
5.BotanypH meter01
6.BotanyElectronic Balance01
7.BotanyMicropipettes10
8.BotanyPCRO1
9.ChemistryWater Bath03
10.ChemistrypH Meter10
11.ChemistryColorimeter10
12.ChemistryMicrowave Oven02
13.ChemistryExhaust Fan04
14.PhysicsDual Fabry Perot Interferometer01
15.PhysicsAdvance Analog cum Digital Trainer Kit10
16.PhysicsDigital Multimeter10
17.PhysicsMultioutput Power supply08
18.PhysicsPlank Constant02
19.PhysicsDual Channel Digital Storage Oscilloscope08
20.PhysicsFunction Generator08
21.PhysicsFunction Generator (SM5078A)04
22.PhysicsMicrowave cavity Set-up01
23.PhysicsZeeman Effect Set-up01
24.ZoologySpirometer01
25.ZoologyBinocular Microscopes04
26.ZoologypH meter01
27.ZoologySpectrophotometer02
28.ZoologyPower supply [Electrophoresis]01
29.ZoologyComputer (CPU)01
30.ZoologyLaminar Flow (Cat II)01
31.ZoologyPCR01

List of Books Procured under DBT Grant

S.No.Title of the BookAuthorsPublisherQty
1Plant Physiology, Development and MetabolismBhatla S.C. and Lal M.A.Springer2
2Biostatistics for the Biological and Health SciencesMarc M. Triola, Mario F. Triola, Jason RoyPearson1
3Principles of Molecular BiologyVeer Bala RastogiMedtech2
4Genetics:A Molecular ApproachPeter J. RussellPearson2

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