Star College Scheme” has been initiated by DBT to support colleges and university departments offering undergraduate education to improve science teaching. The programme aims to improve the skills of teachers by organising faculty training, improved curriculum and emphasis on practical training to students by providing access to specialised infrastructure and consumables. Star college scheme has been divided in two categories viz. strengthening of support for undergraduate education and Star college status. Criteria for selection as a “StarCollege” are very stringent and budget provision is double for colleges accorded star college status. So far, 88 colleges have been supported under the “strengthening of support” category. The support has strengthened physical infrastructure in laboratories, library, teaching aids, and promoted networking with neighboring institutes. Hands-on training and projects of day to day relevance have enhanced interest in students to pursue science courses at Undergraduate level.