Virtual Labs is an initiative of Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India under the aegis of National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT).
To provide remote-access to simulation-based Labs in various disciplines of Science and Engineering.
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/ teachers can avail the various tools for learning, including additional web-resources, video-lectures, animated demonstrations and self-evaluation.
Scope of Virtual labs
Specifically, the Virtual Labs project addresses the following:
Access to online labs to those engineering colleges that lack these lab facilities
Access to online labs as a complementary facility to those colleges that already have labs
Training and skill-set augmentation through workshops and on-site/ online training
Broad Areas of Virtual Labs
Electronics & Communications
Computer Science & Engineering
Biotechnology and Biomedical Engineering
Under Virtual Labs project, over 100 Virtual Labs consisting of approximately 700+ web-enabled experiments were designed for remote-operation and viewing.
The intended beneficiaries of the projects are:
All students and Faculty Members of Science and Engineering Colleges who do not have access to good lab‐facilities and/or instruments.
High‐school students, whose inquisitiveness will be triggered, possibly motivating them to take up higher‐studies. Researchers in different institutes who can collaborate and share resources.
Different engineering colleges who can benefit from the content and related teaching resources.
This project is a consortium activity of twelve participating institutes and IIT Delhi is coordinating institute.