DBT-STAR COLLEGE SCHEME
The Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of science and Technology, Government of India, in its 7th Meeting of its Task Force held on 27th and 28th February 2020 had selected five Science Departments i.e., Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany and Zoology of our Colege for the prestigious STAR COLLEGE SCHEME for a period of three years. Star College Scheme has been inisiated by DBT in 2008 to support Colleges and Universities offering undergraduate educationto improve science teaching across the country. DBT is committed to the values of
i) Pursuit of excellence
ii) Academic and intellectual freedom
iii) Creativity and innovation
v) Cooperation and communication &
vi) Accountibility for improving critical thinking and 'Hands on' Experimental work at undergraduate level in science.
It is expected to encourage more students to take up higher education in science.
CHAIRMAN: Prof. Umakanta Panda, Principal
DBT-Representatives: i. DBT Adviser- Dr. Anamika Gambhir, Scientist-F ii. Programme Officer,Star College Scheme- Dr. Garima Gupta, Scientist-E
External Experts: i. Prof. J Dandapat, Department of Biotechnology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. ii. Dr. Sanjeeb Sahoo, Scientist-E, DBT-ILS, Bhubaneswar.
Members: All faculty members of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany and Zoology.
Member-Secretary: Dr. Asit Parija, Reader in Chemistry & Co-ordinator, Star College Scheme.