The University of Hyderabad is now recognized as a partner Nodal Centre of Virtual Labs (https://www.vlab.co.in/) for the year 2023 under NITK Surathkal. This is a mission funded by NMEICT, Ministry of Education, Govt. of India.
The National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology has three major components: (i) content generation; (ii) providing connectivity to Higher Education Institutions; and (iii) research and development of low-cost access devices. The National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, associated with the mission of ICT aided experiential learning as one among the eleven Participating Institutes (PI) across the country, has released “Certificate of Recognition” to all its active Nodal Centres for the year 2023 as a token of appreciation.
Under the NMEICT, envisaged as an e-learning platform for practice oriented subject areas in the same lines of NPTEL for classroom courses, aimed at facilitating learning of engineering and sciences through experimentation in a virtual environment, UoH faculty will offer courses in sciences, engineering, and medical disciplines to students at undergraduate, post graduate, and doctoral levels. Being an active nodal centre of Virtual Labs will also enhance the prospects of UoH during the evaluation by various accreditation and ranking agencies. There are over 300 institutions across the country which impart remote experiential learning through the Virtual lab platform.
Prof. B J Rao, Vice Chancellor, UoH says, “I am happy that UoH has been recognized as a Virtual labs nodal centre by the Ministry of Education and this will ensure that we continue to contribute to the Nation building in this way. I am sure that the faculty and students will justify the faith reposed by the ministry. The model of learning through virtual design also enables us to reach the stakeholders at a distance and at scale that can impact the society very significantly and cost effectively.”