One day Virtual Lab Workshop
28th March 2018
Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurgaon, being Nodal Center of Virtual Labs of IIT Delhi, conducted one day workshop on “Virtual Labs” on 28th March 2018 in association with IIT Delhi. 60 students of ECE, EEE, CSIT participated in the workshop. The workshop was coordinated by Dr. Vaishali Dixit (Virtual Lab Coordinator APS Deptt).
Mr. Ashish Ranjan, Mr. Mohak Kaushik, Mr. Aditya Gaur and Ms. Divya Priya, Field Engineer, IIT Delhi V-Lab were the resource persons for the workshop.
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 main objective of the workshop was to make students well conversant with the principles and functions of Virtual Labs and provide them hands-on exposure to the virtual labs remote-access.
The workshop was inaugurated by the Prof. (Dr.) B. M. K. Prasad (Principal, DCE). He. introduced the concept of Virtual Labs, its features and usefulness. He explained the basic role and importance of the virtual labs to the students.
The programme further continued with the presentation of Virtual Labs by Mr. Ashish Ranjan. He briefed the basic purpose of Virtual Lab is 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 distances. He also explained the Virtual Lab portal, its important features and accesses of various labs developed by different participating institutes. He also demonstrated a few experiments of Electrical Engineering Lab to the students. These Virtual Labs cater to students at the undergraduate level, post graduate level as well as to research scholars. The remotely triggering an experiment in an actual lab and providing the student the result of the experiment through the computer interface would entail carrying out the actual lab experiment.
Hands on Practice in Labs:
After the presentation 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 performed the experiments related to the resonance column. Students were given exposure on experiments based on resonance column Photoelectric effect, Planck’s constant, Zener Diode . Students were also given an exposure on the NPTEL video lecture related to the labs.
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 and participants learned how they could perform experiments by varying the ambient temperature, frequency of the tuning fork as well as other parameters.