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

Student training/interdisciplinary projects under the DBT sponsored Star College Scheme
S.No. Topic Name of the Student Class Name of Teacher
1. Green Nanotechnology Rishab Chaubey
Stuti Srivastava
B.Sc. (H)
Sem VI
Botany
Dr. Yamal Gupta
2. Green Nanotechnology Bhanu Pratap
Shamli
B.Sc. (H)
Sem VI
Botany
Dr. Vibha G. Checker
3. Green Nanotechnology Kirti
Manasvi
B.Sc. (H)
Sem VI
Botany
Dr. Renu Kathpalia
4. Phytopathology Dheeraj Bansal
Aditya Kiran
B.Sc. (H)
Sem IV
Botany
Dr. Rajni Gupta
5. Phytoremediation Dhanush
Harshit
B.Sc. (H)
Sem IV
Botany
Dr. Archana Singh
6. Microbial sensitivity assay Urvashi 
Ritu
B.Sc. (H), Sem VI
Botany
Dr. Maya Verma
7. Phytochemistry Vipul Chugh Lalit Kishore B.Sc.(H), Sem IV
Botany
Dr. Leena Shakya
8. Nanotechnology Ashish Srivastava B.Sc. (P), Sem IV
Physical Science
Dr Raksha Sharma
9. Microbial Toxicity Kushankur Pandit
Hansraj College
B.Sc.(H), Sem VI Zoology Dr Anita K. Verma
10. Nanobiotechnology Tanisha Bhimwal B.Sc. (H), Sem VI
Zoology
Dr Anita K. Verma
11. Reproductive Biology Zoya Masood
Lakhvinder Singh
B.Sc.(H), Sem VI
Zoology
DrAnjali Priyadarshini
12. Development Biology Simran Verma - Amity University B.Sc. (H)
Sem VI Biotechnology
Dr Anjali
Priyadarshini
13. Green Chemistry Khyati Jain B. Sc (H)
Sem IV
Chemistry
Dr Reena Saxena
14. Green Chemistry Arpit Kumar B. Sc (P)
Sem VI
Analytical Chemistry
Dr. Reena Saxena
15. Spectrophotometric Technique Neha B. Sc (P)
Sem IV
Analytical
Chemistry
Dr. Sarika Tejasvi
16. Spectrophotometric Technique Nisha Bhatt B. Sc (H)
Sem IV
Chemistry
Dr. Hemlata
17. Synthetic Chemistry Rishit Yadav B. Sc (P)
Sem VI
Analytical
Chemistry
Dr. Pratik Yadav
18. Synthetic Chemistry Lairenjam Kenananda B. Sc (P)
Sem IV
Analytical
Chemistry
Dr. Pratik Yadav
19. Molecular Modelling of Drug molecule Atharva Tiwari B. Sc (H),
Sem IV
Chemistry
Dr. Ruchi Sharma
20. Molecular Modelling of Drug molecule Sandip Kumar Mishra B. Sc (H)
Sem IV
Chemistry
Dr. Ruchi Sharma
21. Nonlinear Dynamics Rishabh Jain B. Sc (Hons)
Sem IV
Physics
Dr Sangeeta D Gadre
22. High Energy Physics Mayank B. Sc (Hons)
Sem VI
Physics
Dr Agam Kumar Jha
23. High Energy Physics Pradipta Sankar Pathak B. Sc (Hons)
Sem IV
Physics
Dr Agam Kumar Jha

List of Equipment procured under DBT Star College Program

List of Equipment procured under DBT Star College Program : April 2019 - March 2020
S.No. Department Title Qty
1. Botany Spectrophotometer 01
2. Botany Laser Printer 01
3. Botany Laminar Flow Cat II 01
4. Botany Binocular Microscopes 04
5. Botany pH meter 01
6. Botany Electronic Balance 01
7. Botany Micropipettes 10
8. Botany PCR O1
9. Chemistry Water Bath 03
10. Chemistry pH Meter 10
11. Chemistry Colorimeter 10
12. Chemistry Microwave Oven 02
13. Chemistry Exhaust Fan 04
14. Physics Dual Fabry Perot Interferometer 01
15. Physics Advance Analog cum Digital Trainer Kit 10
16. Physics Digital Multimeter 10
17. Physics Multioutput Power supply 08
18. Physics Plank Constant 02
19. Physics Dual Channel Digital Storage Oscilloscope 08
20. Physics Function Generator 08
21. Physics Function Generator (SM5078A) 04
22. Physics Microwave cavity Set-up 01
23. Physics Zeeman Effect Set-up 01
24. Zoology Spirometer 01
25. Zoology Binocular Microscopes 04
26. Zoology pH meter 01
27. Zoology Spectrophotometer 02
28. Zoology Power supply [Electrophoresis] 01
29. Zoology Computer (CPU) 01
30. Zoology Laminar Flow (Cat II) 01
31. Zoology PCR 01

List of Books Procured under DBT Grant

List of Books Procured under DBT Grant : April 2019 - March 2020
S.No. Title of the Book Authors Publisher Qty
1 Plant Physiology, Development and Metabolism Bhatla S.C. and Lal M.A. Springer 2
2 Biostatistics for the Biological and Health Sciences Marc M. Triola, Mario F. Triola, Jason Roy Pearson 1
3 Principles of Molecular Biology Veer Bala Rastogi Medtech 2
4 Genetics:A Molecular Approach Peter J. Russell Pearson 2