Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India launched the Star College Scheme in 2008 to support colleges and universities to improve science teaching at undergraduate level. This Scheme aims at motivating and encouraging students to pursue higher education and career in science through greater exposure to on-going research and participation in “hands on” experimental science at undergraduate level. The Scheme provides support for developing infrastructure for academics and laboratory activities.
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It has remained our goal to encourage women students to pursue higher education and career in science. Miranda House successfully used the DBT Star College Scheme in creating an environment which provided students and faculty an exposure to the latest path-breaking research through numerous workshops and seminars.
Through Minor and Major projects funded by the DBT Star Scheme, the College was able to provide students an opportunity to do research at undergraduate level. Participating Departments and faculty members collected student feedback through informal channels or survey forms and analyzed to improve the programme further. Feedback was also taken from Advisory Committee members to improve the overall implementation of the scheme.