Another feather has been added to the cap of Manav Rachna fraternity as Manav Rachna University has been declared Nodal Centre for Virtual Labs, in association with IIT, Delhi. Virtual Labs is a project initiated by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), Govt. of India, under the aegis of National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
The Centre was inaugurated by Prof. Meenakshi S. Khurana, Honorable Pro-Vice Chancellor, Manav Rachna University (MRU); Prof. B. M. Bahal, Dean Research, MRU and Prof. A K Gupta, Proctor, MRU. All the Deans, Directors and HoDs of various faculties were also present during the inauguration.
A workshop on ‘Virtual Labs’ was organized by Dr. Mrinal Pandey, Virtual Lab Nodal Coordinator, MRU, and her team members. The Team from IIT, Delhi conducted the workshop in 6 sessions including hands-on practices. The workshop was a great success wherein more than 150 students and faculty members from various discipline participated with great enthusiasm.
The project aims to provide remote-access to laboratories in various disciplines of science and engineering for students at all levels from under-graduate to research. The virtual labs are fully interactive simulations including animations, illustrations and videos where experiments, collect data and answer questions to assess their understanding.