The Ministry of HRD has today tweeted about vlab or virtual lab that helps undergraduate and post-graduate students to conduct experiments from the comfort of a home.
The website vlab.co.in says “Physical distances and the lack of resources make us unable to perform experiments, especially when they involve sophisticated instruments. Web enabled experiments can be designed for remote operation and viewing so as to enthuse the curiosity and innovation into students. This would help in learning basic and advanced concepts through remote experimentation.”
Through Virtual Labs, conduct experiments from the comfort of your homes. These labs are crafted to cater to your educational needs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
— Ministry of HRD (@HRDMinistry) May 9, 2020
The participating institutions and an important part of this initiative are the likes of IITs and NITs.
Virtual Labs is a project initiated by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, under the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT).
Specifically, the Virtual Labs project addresses the following:
- Access to quality labs to those engineering colleges that lack these lab facilities.
- Access to quality labs as a complementary facility to those colleges that already have labs.
- A complete Learning management System around these labs.
- Teacher‐training and skill‐set augmentation through workshops and on‐site training.