The Department of Life Sciences was sanctioned support under the strengthening component of the DBT star college scheme by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India (Sanction No: BT/HRD/11/06/2020) during April 2020.
Star College Scheme has been initiated by DBT to support colleges and universities offering undergraduate education to improve science teaching across the country. Through the scheme DBT focuses on improving critical thinking and 'hands on' experimental work at undergraduate (college) level in sciences by partnering with colleges with ambition and potential for excellence. The scheme is expected to encourage, more students to take up higher education in science. The scheme provides support for academic and physical infrastructure for achieving excellence in teaching and unique exposure of students to experimental science.
The scheme will commence from the academic year 2020-2021 and all students of B.Sc. Biotechnology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Botany and Genetics will be part of the skill training.