ANDHRA LOYOLA COLLEGE

(Autonomous)

VIJAYAWADA, ANDHRA PRADESH

About the Star College Scheme The Department of Biotechnology, Govt of India, New Delhi has selected our College under STAR COLLEGE SCHEME to extend financial support to six of our Departments. Ours is the first College in both Telugu states to have been selected under this Scheme. The Following Departments are selected for STAR COLLEGE SCHEME, Department of Botany, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Zoology, Chemistry & Physics.
 The Department of Biotechnology, Govt of India, New Delhi has launched a Star College Scheme with an aim to strengthen Life sciences and Biotechnology education and training at undergraduate level. The purpose is to improve critical thinking and 'hands on' experimental work in the cutting edge-technologies needed for modern Biological studies at undergraduate (college) level in life. 
 Objectives:  To strengthen the academic and physical infrastructure for achieving excellence in teaching and training.  To improve 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 neighboring institutions and other laboratories  To conduct specialized training programmes for faculty  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. Thanks to the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt of India for sanctioning this Scheme.