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Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development
11-May-2012 16:02 IST
Virtual Lab for Students
Under the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT) scheme the HRD Ministry has sanctioned a project to IIT, Delhi to develop virtual labs in various disciplines of Science and Engineering. These virtual labs cater to students at the undergraduate level, post graduate level as well as to research scholar. So far, nearly 89 virtual labs have been developed and the same has been launched on 23rd February, 2012. Board areas of virtual labs are Electronics and Communication Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical and Biotechnology Engineering, Chemical Sciences and Physical Sciences.

Laptops or tablet computers are not being provided to the students through virtual lab project sanctioned to IIT Delhi. Students can access virtual labs using the computer and internet available at their institutions or elsewhere if the facility of accessing the internet exists.

This information was given by Dr. D. Purandeswari, Minister of State for Human Resource in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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