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About DBT star scheme

The Star College Scheme has been initiated by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India, New Delhi to support colleges and university departents offering undergraduate education to improve science teaching. This programme aims to improve the skills of teachers by offering faculty training, updated curriculum and emphasis on practical training to students by providing access to specialized infrastructure and consumables. It paves a way for the improvement of basic sciences and for facing the new challenges in the field of modern Biology among the young minds thereby improving the quality of education in the institution augmented by upgraded and modern equipments and to procure other essentials to enhance the practical skills.


  • To improve the existing practical courses.

  • To offer infrastructure facilities of laboratories by providing multiple equipments to carry out several lab experiments.

  • To impart knowledge to the students through interdisciplinary based learning, hands on training and summer internships.

  • To provide an exposure to the students for basic and advance research in the disciplines and institutional visit will be organized, this practice will help the students to choose their discipline in higher education.

  • To organize faculty development program for updating knowledge on current scenario in their respective research disciplines.

  • To augment the centralized instrumentation facilities and thereby to encourage students and faculty members for interdisciplinary activities.

  • To carryout group projects among the students of various science departments and to appreciate their research to address the societal issues.

  • To visit the various research laboratories and industries of repute for understanding the applied aspects of the science and ongoing research in the emerging field of science.

  • To strengthen curricula and practical courses by development of e-contents, Laboratory manuals and SOPs for the specific instruments and experiments.

  • To augment the library facilities to enhance self-learning and utilization of books for improving knowledge of the students and teachers.

  • DBT - Star College Scheme at GVN College

    DBT - Star College Scheme at GVN College Our college has been selected under the DBT -STAR College Scheme Strengthening of Support category by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. The Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India has sanctioned Star College Scheme in September 2020 for four undergraduate science departments viz., Mathematics, Chemistry, Computer Science and Electronics. Under this Scheme, the College aims to strengthen the academic and physical infrastructure for achieving excellence in teaching and training, stimulate original thinking through hands-on exposure to experimental work and participation in summer schools, promote networking and strengthen ties with neighboring institutions and other laboratories, provide access and exposure to students to research laboratories and industries and conduct specialized training programmes for faculty improvement for optimizing technical capabilities.



    Dr. N. R. Santhi Maheswari
    G. Venkatswamy Naidu College,
    Ph: +91-9486716574
    Email: principal@gvncollege.edu.in

    DBT Representative

    Dr. Meenakshi Munshi
    Scientist G & Adviser
    HRD in Department of Biotechnology
    Ministry of Science and Technology
    Block2, 7th Floor, CGO complex, Lodi Road
    New Delhi-110003 Phone:011-24361035

    External Experts

    Dr. R. Rajendran, Associate Professor,
    Department of Microbiology,
    PSG College of Arts & Science,
    Civil Aerodrome (Post),
    Coimbatore-641014, Tamilnadu, India
    Phone: (Off) 0422-4397901 to 905, Mobile:+91-9443751400
    E-mail: rrajendranmicro@yahoo.co.in

    Dr. Garima Gupta Scientist E
    Programme officer of Star College Scheme,
    (HRD Division),Department of Biotechnology,
    Ministry of Science and Technology
    Block-3, 5th Floor, CGO Complex, Lodi Road
    New Delhi 110 003
    Phone: 011-24369385, E-mail: garima.g@nic.in
    Dr. P.B. Harathi
    Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology,
    PSGR Krishnammal College for Women, Coimbatore
    Phone No.(Off) +91 422 4295959,
    Mobile. No: +91-9944960978
    E-mail: harathi@psgrkcw.ac.in

    Coordinator &
    Member Secretary

    Dr. B. Makesh Kumar,
    Head, Department of Botany,
    G. Venkataswamy Naidu College, Kovilpatti.
    Ph: +91-9952344431
    Email: bala.makeshkumar@gvncollege.edu.in


    Mrs. R. Manimegalai
    Head, Department of Electronics,
    G. Venkataswamy Naidu College, Kovilpatti.
    Ph: +91-8637431705
    Email: manimegalai@gvncollege.edu.in


    Dr. M.Subbulakshmi, Head, Department of Mathematics
    Dr. B. Umadevi, Head, Department of Chemistry.
    Dr. B.N.Prathibha, Head, Department of Computer Science.
    Mrs. R. Manimegalai, Head, Department of Electronics.

    Department of Electronics

    Mr. S. Sankar Ganesh, Assistant Professor.
    Mrs. G. Jeyapriya, Assistant Professor.
    Mrs. V. Sivaramasubbu, Assistant Professor.

    Department of Mathematics

    Dr. A. Pandiarani, Associate Professor.
    Dr. E. Sucila, Associate Professor.
    Dr. R. Krishnaveni, Associate Professor.
    Dr. N. Shanmugapriay, Assistant Professor.
    Ms. M. Mariammal, Assistant Professor.
    Ms. S. Sivabala, Assistant Professor.

    Department of Chemistry

    Mr. R. Venkatesan, Associate Professor.
    Dr. V. Gomathi Sankareswari, Associate Professor.
    Mrs. P. Yogalakshmi, Assistant Professor.
    Dr. P. Santharaman, Assistant Professor.
    Mrs. G. Kalarani, Assistant Professor.

    Department of
    Computer Science

    Mrs. D. Jeyabharathi, Assistant Professor.
    Mrs. M. Gandhimathi, Assistant Professor.
    Mrs. A. Rajeswari, Assistant Professor.

    Mrs. S. Sivasakthi, Assistant Professor.
    Dr. S. Krishnaveni, Assistant Professor.
    Mrs.I.Gethzi Ahila Poornima
    Mrs. K. Karthiga