KBP COE became the first Virtual Lab (VLAB) Nodal Center in the Shivaji University under National Mission on Education through ICT, an initiative of MHRD, Government of India in collaboration with College of Engineering, Pune.
Nodal Center program is an exciting venture which allows students and academia to follow the progress of VALUE virtual labs and provides the platform for everyone to contribute towards the future development of virtual labs and experiments.
Through virtual lab anyone can DISCOVER the experiments from various disciplines and much more. To excel in today’s fast moving world it takes a special kind of skill to rise above the rest. To make our students raise we KBP COE portrait ways. KBP COE being a nodal center uses virtual labs as a part of our regular curriculum. It encourages the sharing of information for improving the quality of education and strengthening the skills of future scientists and engineers in India.
Nodal centers’ objective is to disseminate and create awareness among students in and around the region. To use the vast collection of experiments across broad range of disciplines, scientific simulation remotely triggered experiments on costly equipments, interactive animation; guided videos of experimental procedure are some of the features of virtual lab.
Dr. Godbole B.B. and other departmental members are functioning nodal center Institute coordinators of KBPCOE. The continuous guidance from Dr. Agashe S.D. , COE, Pune and his team during the Nodal center workshop helped our institute to achieve this milestone.
♦Achievement 1: KBPCOE -First MHRD Recognized Nodal Center under NME-ICT in Shivaji University.
♦Achievement 2: KBPCOE stands 2nd in Top 5 institutes of India based on Virtual Lab usage for the Year 2017.
♦Achievement 3: KBPCOE is top nodal centre for Virtual lab usages. Total no of KBP COE students used Virtual lab during this semester is 1025.
Physical distances and the lack of resources make us unable to perform experiments, especially when they involve sophisticated instruments. Also, good teachers are always a scarce resource. Web-based and video-based courses address the issue of teaching to some extent. Conducting joint experiments by two participating institutions and also sharing costly resources has always been a challenge.
With the present day internet and computer technologies the above limitations can no more 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. 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.
Today most equipment has a computer interface for control and data storage. It is possible to design good experiments around some of this equipment which would enhance the learning of a student. Internet-based experimentation further permits use of resources, knowledge, software, and data available on the web, apart from encouraging skillful experiments being simultaneously performed at points separated in space (and possibly, time).
Objectives of the Virtual Labs:
♦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 distances.