One day Workshop on Virtual Lab
2nd November 2017
Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurgaon in association with IIT Delhi has conducted one day workshop on “Virtual Labs” on 2nd November 2017. Mr. Ashish Mudgil, Mr. Mohak Kaushik and Ms. Divya Priya, Field Engineer, IIT Delhi V-Lab were the resource persons for the workshop. Faculty member Dr Vaishali Dixit, Mr. DharamVir along with 60 students of first year Civil and CSE Department attended the workshop.
The aim of the workshop was to create awareness on the utilization of web-based experiments among the students and enhance their learning outcome through simulations and visualization techniques.
Virtual Labs is an initiative of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt of India (GOI) under the National mission on Education through ICT (NMEICT).
The workshop was inaugurated by the Prof. (Dr.) B. M. K. Prasad (Principal, Dronacharya College of Engineering). Mrs. Dimple Saproo (Virtual Lab Nodal Coordinator) introduced the concept of Virtual Labs, its features and usefulness. She explained the basic role and importance of the virtual labs to the students.
Mr. Ashish Mudgil (IIT Delhi) started the session with the brief introduction of Virtual Labs. He briefed the basic purpose of Virtual Lab was to enhance the knowledge of students by providing the remote - access to Labs in various disciplines of Science and Engineering. These labs also share the costly equipment and resources, which are otherwise available to limited number of users due to constraints of cost and geographical distance.
He also explained the Virtual Lab portal, its important features and accesses of various labs developed by different participating institutes. These Virtual Labs cater to students at the undergraduate level, postgraduate level as well as to research scholars.
Later, students were allowed to do hands-on practice on the Virtual Lab Portal. The students were divided into 2 computer labs, where they performed various experiments in Physics. The students were given exposure on experiments based on resonance column Photoelectric effect, Planck’s constant.
Students successfully performed experiments on their own under the guidance of the faculty coordinators and IIT experts.
Overall, the workshop was a good exposure to get the basic knowledge and applying the same to various domains of engineering.