DBT-Star College Scheme for strengthening of Life Science
and Biotechnology Education and Training at Undergraduate Level


Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, New Delhi had started a scheme for improving critical thinking and ‘hands on’ experimental work In the cutting edge-technologies needed for modern biological studies at undergraduate (college) level in life sciences. The scheme was started with a hope that as a result of such experiences, more students will take up life science as a career.

DAV College Jalandhar was selected under this scheme in 2009 with sanction order no. BT/HRD/11/010/2008 dated 06-03-2009.

Total grant received during the period of support (2009-2015):

          Non Recurring grant                        : Rs. 30,00,000/-

          Recurring grant                                 : Rs. 59,26,631/-

        Total                                                        : Rs. 89,26,631/

Six departments are covered under this scheme

  1. Department of Botany
  2. Department of Biotechnology
  3. Department of Chemistry
  4. Department of Zoology
  5. Department of Physics
  6. Department of Food Science & Technology


 Objectives of Star College Scheme:

  • 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 neighboring 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



  1. Progress report 2009-2015
  2. Activities organized by participating departments
  3. List of equipments purchased
  4. List of Books purchased
  5. List of projects undertaken by teachers
  6. List of projects undertaken by students
  7. Impact of DBT Star College Scheme
  8. E-Resources Generated