One Day Workshop on "Virtual Labs"
8th November 2023
Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurgaon as the Nodal Center of Virtual Labs for IIT Delhi organized one-day workshop on "Virtual Labs" in collaboration with IIT Delhi on 8th November, 2023. 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) aimed to enhance the practical knowledge of students in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AIML).
44 students from AIML branch and 09 faculty members actively participated in the workshop. Mr. Chandan Kumar (Sr. Field Engineer), Mr. Gautam Sharma (Field Engineer) and Mr. Shani Kumar (Field Engineer) were the eminent experts from IIT Delhi.
Mr. Chandan Kumar initiated the workshop with a comprehensive introduction to Virtual Labs, emphasizing its features and benefits. He highlighted the primary objective of Virtual Labs is to provide remote access to laboratories in various scientific and engineering disciplines. The approach enables sharing of expensive equipment and resources, overcoming limitations posed by cost and geographical distances. The session incorporated audio and video streaming, simulating actual lab experiments, and remotely triggering experiments with real-time results.
The expert also provided insights into the Virtual Lab portal, its key features, and access to labs developed by various participating institutes. The interactive session was well-received, and students understood the concepts of labs very well.
Afterwards, students were given the opportunity for hands-on practice on the Virtual Lab Portal. Divided into two computer labs, they conducted experiments in areas such as Artificial Neural Network, Data Structure, Python, and Computer Organization and Architecture. The doubts faced by the students during the practical session were very well explained by the expert team from IIT Delhi. Students successfully performed at least two experiments in each lab.
The workshop proved to be highly beneficial for all the attendees. It provided valuable exposure, allowing students to actively engage in experiments and solidify their understanding of Virtual Labs using the Virtual lab portal.