VALUE Virtual labs is an initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Govt. of India under the National Mission on Education through Information and Communications Technology (NME-ICT). This initiative is providing an opportunity for all the students of an institute to use virtual labs, free of cost under the Nodal Centre Program. It is to provide high quality remote laboratory access in Science and Engineering disciplines for students and teachers of the country through vlab.amrita.edu and is applicable to undergraduate (B.Sc., B.Tech, B.E.) and post-graduate (M.Sc., M.Tech, M.E.) students including Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Computer Science and Electronics and Mechanical Engineering. Virtual Labs is being developed by consortia of 12 institutes which include Amrita Vishwa Vidhyapeetham, IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, IIT Roorkee, IIT Guwahati, IIIT Hyderabad, Dayalbagh University, NIT Suratkal and College of Engineering, Pune.
Bring Virtual Labs to your institute through the Nodal Centre Program
To share high quality laboratory resources, selected institutes can participate for the effective usage of Virtual Labs in their curriculum. It is an exciting new venture which allows institute to use virtual labs for the benefit of their students and teachers & provides a platform for everyone to contribute towards the future development of Virtual Labs . There is no registration fee for this program. We are looking for expressions of interest from reputed educational and research institutions for the establishment of Virtual Labs on their premises. Download the brochure on nodal centre program.
Who can apply for this program?
All AICTE recognised institutes are welcome to apply for the program by submitting the implementation plan (in PPT format) and Expression of Interest (EOI) form. Institutes will be shortlisted based on their implementation plan. An instructor-in-charge (nodal centre coordinator)/principal/HOD will have to present the plan on implementing virtual labs for the institute for the upcoming academic year (August 2015-January 2016) to a review team of VALUE Virtual Labs.
How can we apply for the Nodal Centre Program?
Submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org
Guidelines from MHRD Virtual Labs- Important instructions to the Nodal Centre Coordinator/Principal/HOD/Director
How can we initate virtual lab usage after receiving the login IDs?
Additional Benefits of the Nodal Centre Program
The Nodal Centre Program has the following benefits and objectives:
All of these benefits are available to those institutions who meet the modest requirements and are selected to be Nodal Centres.
Please send your queries to email@example.com or contact Coordinator at 09446007135 (Amritapuri Campus)
Timings-10:00 am - 4:00 pm.
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