North India’s first autonomous college gets recognition with ‘Star Status’
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Mata Gujri College, Fategarh Sahib, North India’s first autonomous college, under the leadership of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, has achieved another milestone by receiving the Star Status recognition from the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.
Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee President Advocate Harjinder Singh Dhami, Secretary Education Sukhminder Singh, Honorary Secretary of College Governing Body Jagdeep Singh Cheema congratulating the Director Principal and the staff and students of college for this wonderful achievement stated that Mata Gujri College is committed for the overall development of the students while meeting their present educational needs and very few colleges in Punjab has received this recognition.
Director Principal Dr. Kashmir Singh said that the hard work of the staff members of all the science departments of the college has paid off to achieve this milestone. He said that the students of the college are gaining fame at the national and international level in various academic, cultural and sports activities. He informed that the eight departments of the college – Chemistry, Physics, Biotechnology, Zoology, Botany, Mathematics, Agriculture and Computer Science were earlier included under the Star College Scheme by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India from 2019 to 2022, and under this scheme lab facilities of college were strengthened, many student projects, training programs for faculty and students, academic and research tours were conducted. He added that only after the evaluation of the performance of the science departments for three years, the activities conducted in the college by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, were highly appreciated and given star status with a grant of 1.60 crores for the next three years.
North India’s first autonomous college gets recognition with ‘Star Status’ . Star College Scheme Coordinator Prof. Pardeep Kaur said that getting the Star status recognition will strengthen the science laboratories of the college with latest research equipment and more emphasis will be placed on practical and skill improvement of the students. All the staff members and students of the college were present on this occasion.