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DBT Star College Scheme

Funding Authority

Department of Biotechnology,

Government of India,

Ministry of Science and Technology.

Sanction File No: BT/HRD/11/03/2019


Department of Biotechnology Government of India, Ministry of Science and Technology has funded ‘DBT STAR COLLEGE’ Scheme to our college to brand and nurture excellence in UG Science education. The program emphasizes holistic improvement of science education at undergraduate level with special emphasis on practical training to students. The initiative provides support for (a) Access to specialized infrastructure to students, (b) Improving knowledge and skills of teachers in basic Sciences and specialized techniques, (c) Assurance of consumables, reagents and chemicals for students, (d) Substantial hands-on experience in designing and conducting practicals to ensure critical thinking, (e) Access to books and journals including e-journal facilities. Aim of this scheme is to improve practical training in existing Science courses like Botany, Chemistry and Physics, It clearly highlight additional practical’s (as per prescribed curriculum, which could not be done due to lack of equipments or consumables) proposed to be conducted in existing courses by all participating departments, student projects (interdisciplinary/interdepartmental), visits to be undertaken by students to National Laboratories and industries and faculty improvement programs. It also focuses on the orientation of Faculty teaching undergraduate science students by conducting orientation programmes in different subjects. This scheme also includes extension and outreach programmes which are helpful to reach society and to study their grass root problems to find out the solutions. 

Different Activities carried out by Departments are -


Academic Year : 2019-20.

Title: One Day Workshop “Techniques and Commercial Application of Plant Tissue Culture”.

DATE: 20th Dec 2019.

Resourse Person : Dr.Mahendra L Ahire, Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, YashwantraoChavan Institute of Sciences, Satara (MS), India

No of Participants was enrolled: 100

                                                Inauguration of workshop                                                                                                         Hands on Training to students

Title: One Day Workshop on, “ Current scenario of Bioinformatics”

DATE: 21th Dec 2019 Resourse Person:

1. Dr.Vitthal Baravakar, Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune (MS), India.

2. Mr. Swapnil Kadam, Ex Associate Research Scientist. MAHYCO Research Centre Jalna (MS).

No. of Participants enrolled: 100

                                                                   Workshop opening Address                                                                                             Practial session on Bioinformatics

Title: “Mushroom Cultivation”

Date: 30 December 2019

Resourse Person: Dr. Manisha K. SangaleAssistant Professor SM Joshi College Hadapsar Pune

Participants : 90 

Hands on Training - “Mushroom Cultivation”

Title: Phytoremediation Techniques

Date : 21 March 2021

Resource Person: Dr. Ranjit G. GuravAssistant Professor,Department of Biological Engineering, College of Engineering, Konkuk University, Seoul 05029, South Korea

Participants: 94  

Lecture Series

1. Title: “Bioremediation-A Tool for Environmental Cleanup”

Date: 18th March 2022

Resourse Person: Dr. Kisan M Kodam

In this online session, Dr. Kodam emphasized on current status of sources of pollution in environment and its management through bioremediation techniques. Types of bioremediation (soil and water), health effects of pollution, Living components involved in remediation process and its limitation.

2. Title: “Natural Products: Introduction and therapeutic uses”

Date: 19th March 2021

Resourse Person: Dr. S.G Ghane

Dr. Ghane gave detailed information on primary and secondary active metabolites and synthesis mechanism through various carbon as well as other important living physiological cycles. Role of carbon, hydrogen and other molecules utilized for preparation of active metabolites, role of secondary metabolites in pharmaceticles as well as cosmeticals. Dr. Ghane highlighted the role of Saponin, Phenol, Steroids, Tannin,Terpenoids and Alkaloids its synthesis and its role in day to day life. Dr. Ghane elaborated and given detailed information based on shikimic acid pathway and its outline for synthesis of active metabolites as a end products. 

3. Title: “Commercial and viable techniques for Oyster mushroom cultivation”

Date: 23rd March 2021

Resourse Person: Dr. Anil P Gaikawad

Well known agriculturist Dr. Gaikwad Anil, from College of Agriculture Pune, delivered a lecture on season specific importance of fungal diversity. Types of Fungi, toxic, non toxic and edible, the morphological diversity play important role for identification of edible mushroom and the health benefits of edible mushroom and its recipe in tribal as well as modern world. Edible diverse fungal forms play an important role during the adverse climatic conditions and utilized as global underutilized food. At the end of session, Dr. Gaikwad elaborated an importance of cultivation practices of Oyster mushrooms at local level which have tremendous scope for supplying raw material in food and medicinal industries. Students attended the lecture and get benefited.

 Title: “Biological Control of Soil Borne Disease”

Date: 24th March 2021

Resourse Person: Dr. Shrihari Hasabnis

Dr. Shrihari Hasabnis guided students on 24th March 2021.In online lecture series Dr. Hasabnis has discussed detailed of Global utilization of chemical fertilizers and its side effects, antibiotics resistance, physical and chemical properties of soil, microbial diversity in fertile soil and role of specific microorganism as antagonistic role to control pest and diseases. Students participated in the lecture series, get benefited for upgrading the knowledge and scope for agricultural sectors.


Online lecture Series Academic Year - 2021-22.

Title: Workshop on “Application of Biofertilizers for Sustainable Agriculture”

Date: 31st March 2022

Resourse Person: Shri Kiran Landage, Technical assistance Biological Nitrogen Fixation Scheme College of Agriculture Pune,

Participants: 75  

                                                 Opening Address                                                                                                                          Practical Session.

Outreach Activity

Title: “Production of Biofertilizers and Biopesticides For Farmers”

Resourse Person : Shri Vinod Bankar ( Kamal Agrobiotech. Pune)

Date: 19th March 2022

Place: Kondegavhan Village

                                  Inauguration                                                                           Hands on Training to farmers                                                     Farmers and students

Title: “Hi Tech Nursery Management”

Date: 30th March 2022

Resource Person: Mrs. Yogita Gadakh, Agriculture Extension Officer, Department of Agriculture Government of Maharashtra, Shirur Tahsil.

Participants: 150 

Hands on Training: Nursery Techniques

Department of Chemistry :

Academic Year 2019 – 2020

Title: ‘Use of Scientific software-Chemdraw’


Resource Person: Prof. Kiran Badve, Department of Chemistry, C.T.Bora College, Shirur. Students Participeted: 112

Installation of software 

                                                   Digital Structure of Compounds 

Title: One day workshop on Food adulteration

Date: 25thFebruary 2020

Resource Person:

Students Participeted: 125

                                                     Hands on Training                                                                                                                      Inauguration  

Title: ‘Use of Material Safety Data Sheets ’


Resource Person: Prof. Kiran Badve, Department of Chemistry, C.T.Bora College, Shirur.

Students Participeted: 115 

Learning MSDS Sheets and Comparing it on Chemical Bottles

Title: Workshop on Soil and Water Analysis

Date: 24.12.2019.

Resource Person: Shri. Yogesh Bhosale, Director, Mazimatee foundation, M4 Agrotech Services, Shirur.

Students Participeted: 118 



Title: Steam Distillation Purification Technique

Date: 24.12.2019.

Resource Person: Prof. Kiran Badave, Department of Chemistry , C.T.Bora College, Shirur.

Participeted: 118 


Students working on steam distillation units

Title: Educational Tour

Date: 17.01.2020

Place: Krushi Vigyan Kendra, Narayangaon, Dist. Pune and Malganga Agro Products Pvt. Ltd. Nighoj, Dist. Ahmednagar

Participeted: 84

Title: workshop on Preparation of cosmetics, detergents and liquid soaps

Resource Person: Dr. Sudhir Ujalamkar, Modem College, Shivajinagar, Pune

Date: 17'h Feb 2020


                                                                                                             Hands on training 


Academic Year 2020 – 2021

Title: workshop on ‘Use of Scientific software-Chemdraw‟

Resource Person: Prof. Kiran Badave, Department of Chemistry, C.T.Bora College, Shirur.


Participants: 70

                                                                                                  Online Lecture on Chem Draw

Title: workshop on Food adulteration

Resource Person: Shri. Someshawar Nannaware, Analyst Govt Food Laboratory, Pune.

Date: 25th February 2020


Title: Webinar on Chemistry Laboratory Safety for Laboratory Staff

Resource Person:

1. Dr. G. S. Grover, Former Chief Scientist & Head, Safety Management, CSIR- NCL, Pune, Task Group Chair, IUPAC Safety Training Program- India

2. Prof. D.R. Thube, Professor and Head, Department of Chemistry, Member, BOS in Chemistry, SPPU, Pune, ACS College Parner, Dist. Ahmednagar

Date: 24th March 2021

Participants: 90 

Outreach Activity

Title: Hand Sanitizer preparation and distribution

  Distribution of sanitizer to Shirur Municipal Corporation, Shirur staff.                                  Dr. P.S.Virkar, HOD, Chemistry giving sanitizer to Shirur Police station

Lecture Series in Chemistry

Title: „workshop on Use of Material safety data sheet for Handling of Chemicals‟

Date: 23/03/2020

Resource person: Prof. Kiran Badave, Department of Chemistry, C.T.Bora College, Shirur

Participants: 112 

Additional Practicals :

Title: Estimation of Na by flame photometry by calibration curve method

Date: 25/03/2022 

Title: Estimation of Potassium by flame photometry by calibration curve method

Date: 24/03/2022 

Title: First Aid Training Programme for Non Teaching Staff:

Date : 29.03.2022 

Academic Year - 2021-22

Title: workshop on „Standard Solution Preparation‟

Dates: 13 /12/2021 to 15/12/2021

Resource Person: Prof. Dalimbkar Tushar, Department of Chemistry, C.T.Bora College, Shirur.

Participants: 69 


 Title: Handling and Disposal of Chemicals‟

Dates: 22/11/2021 to 27/11/2021

Resource Person: Prof. Dalimbkar Tushar, Department of Chemistry, C.T.Bora College, Shirur.

Participants: 82

 Title: workshop on „Use of TLC in Research‟

Date: 30/03/2022

Prof. Kiran Badave, Department of Chemistry, C.T.Bora College, Shirur


Title: Workshop on Preparation of Chalk Sticks

Date: 29.03.2022

Resource Person: Dr. Satishkumar V. Patil

Participants: 70 

Department Of Physics:

Academic Year 2019-20

Title: Making of LED Bulb WORKSHOP

Date: 08thJan, 2019 to 9th Jan 2019

Resource Person: Prof. K. V. Sutar, Baramati

Participants: 45 

Title: Educational Tour

Date: 10th January 2020

Place : Energy Park, Kenjal

Participants : 23 


Outreach Activity: Six days online workshop for secondary school teachers

  Five days online lecture series

Physics department had organized 5 days online lecture series for faculty, UG and PG students during 20th March to 27th March 2021. The online lecture series was very useful for faculty, UG and PG students. As the subjects of the speech was very fruitful for them. On 20th March Dr. M.K. Bhanarkar (Asso. Professor, Department of Electronics, Shivaji University Kolhapur), delivered the lecture on topic E-waste management, Whereas On 22nd March Dr.N.B. Chaure (Professor, Department of Physics, SPPU Pune) delivered a speech on the topic UV Visible spectroscopy: On 23rd March Dr. S.B. Sayyad (Asso. Professor in Physics, MASM College, Beed; Member Chandrayan Mission ISRO), Delivered a speech on the topic opportunities in space science research and On 26th March Dr. Bhoraskar (SPPU, Pune) delivered a speech on the topic SEM and TEM. She explained how to do analysis of SEM and TEM similarly on 27th March Dr. V.L. Mathe (Asso.Professor, Department of Physics, SPPU,Pune) delivered speech on the topic XRD Techniques.

On this occasion Hon. Principal Dr. K.C. Mohite, Dr. V.V. Awati, Dr. Bobade D.H. , were present. The online lecture series was organized by Department of physics. Onlne lecture series was organized by Dr. S.P. Kamble Program coordinator department of Physics and Dr. N.M. Ghangaonkar coordinator DBT star.

Dr. S.P. Kamble                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dr. N.M. Ghangaonkar

Program coordinator                                                                                                                                                                                                coordinator DBT star



Academic Year 2021-2022

Title: Workshop on Newly Introduced Practical‟s in T. Y. B. Sc. Physics

Date : October 26th, 2021,

Resource Person: Dr. D. H. Bobade

Title: Sky Watching Program

Date: 10th February, 2022

Resourse Person: Dr.D.H Bobade, Dept. of Physics, C.T.Bora College, Shirur

Participants: 60

Title: World Energy Conservation Week

Dates : 14th – 21st December, 2021 

Title: Manufacturing of AC-DC Rechargeable LED Bulb

Date: 29th March, 2022

Resource Person: Dr. A. V. Rokade, Pune


 Additional Practical

Title: Sugar Rainbow Experiment

Date: 16th Feb 2022

Resource Person: Prof. Kalaskar. M.S., Department Of Physics, C.T.Bora College, Shirur.

Participants: 76