Star College Scheme has been initiated by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India in 2008 to support colleges and universities offering undergraduate education to improve science teaching across the country. DBT is committed to the values of,
DBT has, therefore, launched a scheme for improving critical thinking and ‘ hands-on’ experimental work at the undergraduate (college) level in sciences. It is expected to encourage, more students to take up higher education in science. DBT will identify colleges with ambition and potential for excellence and provide academic and physical infrastructure for achieving excellence in teaching and unique exposure of students to experimental science. Department has supported around 200 undergraduate colleges across the country in the past 9 years. Apart from financial support, colleges have benefited tremendously from guidance received in Advisory Committee Meetings, mentoring, Task Force Meetings, and learning from peers in other colleges.
The prestigious DBT STAR COLLEGE SCHEME in the Digboi College was awarded in the year 2017 (Order No. BT/HRD/11/02/2017 & Date: 22.05.2017) by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India under ‘Strengthening Component of Star College Scheme from Undergraduate Colleges of India’. Student oriented and Teacher – centric programmes such as workshop, seminars, exchange programme and many more activities are being actively organized for the overall development of the college fraternity.
In the 5th review Meeting of the Task Force held during 18-20th April, 2019 at Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, DBT, Govt. of India noted that experiments, workshops, outreach activities and faculty programmes have significantly increased after the implementation of Star College Scheme in Digboi College and in view of overall improvement, the Task Force awarded Grade ‘A‘ to Digboi college.
Designation: Associate Professor
Department of Botany, Digboi College
Designation: Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry, Digboi College