B. K. Birla College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Kalyan
Empowered Autonomous Status
Conducted by Kalyan Citizens' Education Society
Affiliated to University of Mumbai
Reaccredited by NAAC (3rd Cycle) with ‘A’ Grade (CGPA – 3.58) | ISO 9001: 2015 Certified
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DBT Star College

We are pleased to inform that our B. K. Birla College, Kalyan is awarded ‘Star Status’ by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India on 29.06.2017.

The College was granted the Star College Scheme in the academic year 2012-13 to strengthen the undergraduate studies and to generate interest in basic sciences amongst students. A total of Rs. 55.00 lakhs was granted for the first three years for the 5 participating departments (Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology and Microbiology). The scheme got continuation for the next 2 years (2015-2017) and a recurring grant of Rs. 10.00 lakhs per year was received during this period.

Under the scheme many academic and co-curricular activities were organized for the students to develop interest in the subject. For the first time, Research Projects were assigned to undergraduate students. From the academic year 2013-14, we have been organising an Inter Collegiate Science Festival – PRAVAH under the Star College Scheme to inculcate interest in Science subjects in young minds.

Director (Dr.) Naresh Chandra and Dr. Geetha Unnikrishnan, Co-ordinator of the DBT scheme presented the overall activities to a team of experts at Doaba College, Jalandhar on 12th April, 2017.

After assessing the overall performance of Birla College, Kalyan the expert committee appreciated the outstanding progress made by the College and decided to upgrade the college with ‘Star Status’ and a grant of Rs. 95.00 Lakhs (one time non-recurring grant of Rs. 10.00 lakhs per Department and recurring grant of Rs. 3.00 lakhs per departments per year for a period of three years) for the 5 participating departments (Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology and Microbiology).
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