Virtual Lab (VLAB)

Nodal Co-ordinator
Prof. Mrs. V. B. Bagde,
Assistant Professor,
Electronics & Comm.Engineering

Introduction

Good lab facilities and updated lab experiments are critical for any engineering college. Physical distances and the lack of resources often make it difficult to perform experiments, especially when they involve sophisticated instruments. Also, good teachers are always a scarce resource. The "Virtual Labs" project addresses this issue of lack of good lab facilities, as well as trained teachers, by making remote experimentation possible. With the present day internet and computer technologies, these limitations no longer hamper students and researchers in enhancing their skills and knowledge. Also, in a country such as ours, costly instruments and equipment need to be shared with fellow researchers to the extent possible. Yet another objective is to arouse the curiosity of the students and permit them to learn at their own pace. This facilitates the absorption of basic and advanced concepts through remote experimentation. Internet based experimentation further permits use of resources-knowledge, software, and data available on the web, apart from encouraging skilful experiments being simultaneously performed at points separated in space.

Objectives

  • To provide remote-access to Labs in various disciplines of Science and Engineering. These Virtual Labs would cater to students at the undergraduate level, post graduate level as well as to research scholars.
  • To enthuse students to conduct experiments by arousing their curiosity. This would help them in learning basic and advanced concepts through remote experimentation.
  • To provide a complete Learning Management System around the Virtual Labs where the students can avail the various tools for learning, including additional web-resources, video-lectures, animated demonstrations and self evaluation.
  • To share costly equipment and resources, which are otherwise available to limited number of users due to constraints on time and geographical distance.

Virtual Labs

The Virtual Labs project started in India in April 2009 is run under the National Mission on Education through ICT, which is a Government of India initiative in collaboration with IIT Bombay, sponsored by Ministry of Human Resource Development( MHRD). Virtual LabS Nodal Center is established at PIET in the year 2015 under the able guidance and motivation of Dr.V.M.Nanoti, Principal PIET. Prof.Mrs.Vandana Bagde is Virtual Lab Nodal Center Coordinator and she has been appointed as a Regional Coordinator for Virtual Labs, Nagpur region in 2016.

Co-ordinators

Virtual Lab team consist of following Departmental Coordinators:

Prof. Mrs. Archana Potnurwar,
Assistant Professor,
Department of Information Technology

Prof. Ms.Harsha Sarvaiya,
Assistant Professor,
Department of Electrical Engineering

Prof. Mrs. Seema Wasnik,
Assistant Professor,
Department of Electronics & Comm.

Prof. Uma Thakur,
Assistant Professor,
Department of Comp.Science & Engineering

Prof. P.Bajpai,
Assistant Professor,
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Prof. A.Chahande,
Assistant Professor,
Department of Bio-Technology

Prof.Payal Baitule,
Assistant Professor,
Department of Chemical Engineering

Prof.Ketan Bodhe,
Assistant Professor,
Department of Computer Technology

Prof. Mrs.S.Sawde,
Assistant Professor,
Department of Applied Physics

Prof.Ms.S.Ramnath,
Assistant Professor,
Department of Applied Chemistry

Prof.M.Barahate,
Assistant Professor,
Department of Humanity

Virtual Labs Achievements

Approval Letters

IIT Bombay Approval Letter 2019-20

IIT Bombay Approval Letter 2018-19

IIT Bombay Approval Letter 2017-18

IIT Bombay Approval Letter 2016-17

IIT Bombay Approval Letter 2015-16

Regional Coordinator IIT Bombay Letter

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Outreach Workshop on Faculty Training & Orientation Program on Virtual LabsHeld on 24|12|2016 at PIET, Nodal Centre

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Virtual Lab Activities (2015 - Present)