Virtual Labs Regional Centre (Pune) NCID_01

Nodal Centre_VLNC_20

                  Virtual Labs - IIT Bombay

Introduction to Virtual Labs:

Virtual Labs is an initiative of Ministry of Education (MoE), Govt. of India, under the National Mission on Education through ICT. VLabs is a huge milestone activity of the Regional Centre that is followed as one of the best practices in interactive teaching-learning and e-content development.

Objectives of Virtual Labs:

To provide a complete Learning Management System around the Virtual Labs where the students can perform laboratory experiments online in an interactive and engaging manner on a simulator, and seek an improved insight of the fundamentals through simulations, animated demonstrations, lab manual and self-evaluation-pre-test and post-test type of formative assessment. Regional Centre (RCID_01): PVG’s COET & GKPIM, Pune is the ‘1st Regional Centre in the Country’ affiliated to Virtual Labs-IIT Bombay. Approvals as Regional (RCID_01) & Nodal Centre (VLNC_20) from IIT Bombay:
  • Jan 2023 to Dec 2024 (NC & RNC in process)
  • Jan 2022 to Dec 2023 (RNC)
  • Jan 2021 to Dec 2021 (RNC)
  • Jan 2020 to Dec 2020 (RNC)
  • Jan 2019 to Dec 2019 (RNC)
  • Jan 2018 to Dec 2018 (RNC)
  • Jan 2017 to Dec 2017 (RNC)
  • Jan 2016 to Dec 2016 (NC)
  • Feb 2015 to Dec 2015 (NC)
Note:Regional Nodal Centre_RNC & Nodal Centre_NC PVG’s COET Virtual Labs Regional Centre –West Zone Maharashtra (Except Mumbai & Aurangabad): RCID-01 The Regional Centre mentors around 55+ Nodal centres established in Pune, Nashik, Solapur, Kolhapur, Baramati, Satara, Sangli, Yawatmal, Amravati region in Maharashtra. The Centre has continued its contribution in the development of virtual labs in close coordination with IIT Bombay at institutes in various state universities in India viz. Savitribai Phule Pune University in Maharashtra, Maharaja Sayajirao University_ Vadodara Gujarat, Marwadi University_Rajkot, Gujarat University, MIT_Aurangabad in Maharashtra and Rajkiya Engineering College_Banda in Uttar Pradesh. HIGHLIGHTS:
  • First private unaided Institute in developing virtual labs in the country under the mentorship of IIT Bombay VLabs team.
  • Pioneers in Virtual Lab development (pvt. Unaided colleges): Published 24 virtual experiments on National MoE Virtual Labs
  • First Students Club in Virtual Lab Community- VLabs Digitizers Forum established in 2016.
  • First Regional Centre in the country, declared as the Best Performing Shining Nodal Centre in ‘ABHASI’ MHRD VLab Newsletter 2018 & 2019 for excellent rollout and new lab development. https://www.vlab.co.in/
  • Significant benchmarking contribution by students and faculty in development of 13 virtual labs with 118 virtual experiments hosted on IIT Bombay for a National and International visibility.
  • Students & Faculty developers from the Regional Centre mentor the students and faculty pan India for the development of virtual labs in the Community model VLabsDev-a platform provided by VLabs-IIT Bombay.
  • Trained 17,000 student and faculty users with hands-on around ONE LAKH + experiments since 2015 and mentors around 55 + Institutes in Maharashtra.
  • PLATINUM Certification: Four (4) students from Second year with one Faculty from E & TC Engg. Department and one student (1) from Mechanical, received platinum certification during the REC, Banda Bootathon (Uttar Pradesh) for their virtual lab on Digital logic design using gates in Nov 2020.
  • MOOC Content Creation for Virtual Lab Development in Electronics Domain by Prof T S Khatavkar.
Regional Centre Benchmarking Contributions in coordination with VLabs IIT Bombay during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown:
  • Virtual Labs- Webinar for Faculty of Abdul Kalam Technological University, Uttar Pradesh in May 2020.
  • KTL Bootathon during April & May 2020 for students & faculty.
  • Virtual Labs Outreach Workshop for Faculty from 5 Nodal Centres in the region in June 2020.
  • Historical Massive rollout of virtual Labs at Savitribai Phule Pune University in the month of July 2020. Virtual Labs Outreach Workshop for Faculty from all disciplines of Engineering & Technology & Faculty of Science was conducted by the Regional Centre. Hon. Vice Chancellor, Dr Nitin Karmalkar, Hon. Dean Faculty of Science & Technology, Dr Manohar Chaskar, Hon. Dr Santosh Noronha, Principal Investigator, Virtual Labs, IIT Bombay, Hon. Chairman, Board of Studies (E& TC), Hon. Director PVG’s COET, Prof R G Kaduskar, Shri Pushpdeep Mishra, Project Manager & Principals’ & HOD’s of STEM colleges graced the function.
  • Virtual Labs Nodal Coordinators Workshop for all 240 IIT Bombay affiliated Nodal Centres pan India (J & K, Jharkand, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa etc) was conducted in August 2020.
  • Two days National Workshop on ‘Introduction to Web Development, in coordination with VlabsDev-IIT Bombay on 17th & 18th July 2021. Massive participation of @ 3500 students and faculties from India. The asset of the workshop lies in the hosting of the National event by first year students of the Digitizer’s forum at the Regional Centre of PVG’s COET & GKPIM.
  • “Virtual Labs Outreach Workshop” for the faculty of all Disciplines of Polytechnic Institutes, in Coordination with Virtual Labs - Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, MIT Regional Center (Marathwada), D Y Patil Regional Center (Navi Mumbai), MSU Regional Centre (Baroda), VIT Nodal Center (Mumbai) & AISSMS Polytechnic Nodal Center. Participation of around 352 faculties of Various Polytechnic institutes from Maharashtra, Gujarat and Tamilnadu.
PUBLICATIONS: Virtual Labs developed by PVG’s COET & GKPIM are published for community use after rigorous review from VLabs IIT Bombay team on the National Portal of Vlabs
Mathematics Numerical Methods
Electronics and Communication Network Theory
Integrated Circuits
Computer Science and Engineering Introduction to PHP
Computer Graphics
Introduction to Javascript
Paper Engineering Material Testing
Mechanical Engineering Analysis and Synthesis of Mechanisms
Strength of Materials
Fluid Mechanics
 Best Practices of Virtual Labs Centre:
  1. Planner from each department through Department coordinators.
  2. Semester Planner published on outreach portal at https://iitb.vlabs.co.in/outreachportal/
  3. In-house and Outreach Workshop uploaded on outreach portal at Virtual Labs
  4. Time Table for In-House workshops.
  5. Orientation to all FE students by Coordinators.
  6. Orientation to all students from SE to BE by subject teachers.
  7. Hands-on session for FE to BE students.
  8. Submit feedback on the outreach portal of IIT Bombay https://iitb.vlabs.co.in/outreachportal/fb/
  9. Upload in-house reports on the outreach portal https://iitb.vlabs.co.in/outreachportal/
  10. Offered Audit Course on Virtual Lab Development for students.Enroll new students in the Students’ VLabs Digitizers Forum through interviews by senior students.
  11. Encourage peer learning through Training by senior developers to junior students on Virtual Lab Development. Senior students train the juniors on various FOSS tools for development of VLabs and build projects.
  12. Appreciation of students as junior & senior trainers for conducting the training sessions.
  13. Content Creation and updating for training activities.
  14. Students and faculty participate in Student Training Programs (STPs), Faculty development Programs (FDPs), pilot workshops, Boot camps, Bootathons held at National Level.
  15. Students create new virtual labs under the mentorship of faculty in a community model that encourages multidisciplinary peer learning.
  16. Seek review and do improvisation in the new labs created by the students and faculty as per the guidelines from IIT Bombay Virtual labs review team.
  17. International and National visibility to new labs hosted.
  18. Utilize the new labs for lab work during the semesters.
  19. Update the labs as per IIT Bombay guidelines.
  20. OUTREACH workshops planned, published and conducted in every semester for VLabs ROLLOUT.
  21. Provide technical support to all other nodal centres.
  22. Help other colleges in Maharashtra region to become Nodal Centres in a methodical way for popularizing VLabs.
  23. Submit monthly and annual reports on the outreach portal.
  24. Work closely with the IIT Bombay team in the community development model for Virtual Labs in designing and devising process, methods, pedagogy and storyboard for new content development.
  25. Student developers from digitizer’s forum are invited as mentor-trainers for the STPs/Bootcamps and Bootathons held in the country.
  26. Faculty & student developers are invited as guest speakers, mentors and reviewers for the outreach workshops/FDPs/Bootcamps and Bootathons held in the country.
  27. In house meetings every semester.
  28. Hold Annual regional meetings with the IIT Bombay team for all nodal centres in the region.
  29. Students seek internships and real-life project offers from VLabsDev of IIT Bombay.
  30. Skill sets learnt by students during the process, make the students better practicing engineers and more employable.
  31. Students and faculty create bonds/connections with peer teams and Institutes in the process.

Special Efforts during COVID -19 Lockdown:

1. During the lockdown period of COVID-19, students continued to perform their laboratory experiments from home on the virtual labs platform. Around 1001 users from first year to final year performed 6563 online experiments for various subjects in their curriculum. 2. The developer students of the Digitizer’s student forum and the developer faculty offered training and mentoring to students and faculty from various institutes from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Kanpur, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh in the KnockDownTheLockdown (KTL) Bootathon during April- June 2020 hosted by IIT Bombay Virtual Labs team. 3. Five new Nodal Centres are established in Pune, Baramati and Satara regions during lockdown. 4. State Level Webinars to popularize Virtual Labs in Uttar Pradesh. 5. Establishment of around 25 new Nodal Centers in Maharashtra. Encourages and supports 54 + Nodal Centers in Maharashtra region to take virtual labs to the grass root level of the community through online Outreach Workshops and hands-on sessions. 6.MOOC On Virtual Lab development for Electronics Domain. Virtual Labs Nodal Centre Structure Virtual Labs Regional Centre Structure
  1. https://iitb.vlabs.co.in/
  2. https://iitb.vlabs.co.in/outreachportal/
  3. https://www.vlab.co.in/
Contact us: PVG’s COET Regional Centre: RCID_01 Institutes interested to be a Nodal center for Virtual Labs with IIT Bombay can reach the Regional Team. PVG’s COET Virtual Labs Nodal Centre: VLNC_20 Existing Nodal Centers can reach the Nodal Centre team for their queries. Virtual Lab Department Coordinators:
  • Prof. Mr.S.H.Yamalla-Electrical
  • Prof. Mrs.PA.Joshi- Printing
  • Prof. Mrs. M.P.Phadke  – IT
  • Prof. Mr. A.D. Karenje– Comp
  • Prof. Mrs. S.K.Bavkar- E & TC
  • Prof.Mr. N.A.Kalel- Mechanical
  • Prof. Mrs. R. Ghosh –Applied Science
  • Prof.Mrs.A.S.Mirashi –Applied Science
  • Prof. V.A.Kanade –AI&DS
  • Prof. Ketaki Kulkarni-MBA
  • Regional Coordinator: Prof Tanuja Sachin Khatavkar
  • Regional Tech. Coordinator: Prof Urmila Kalshetti
  • Astt. Regional Coord.: Prof Minal Apsangi
Sr. No. NCID Institute
1 4 Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed To Be University, College of Engineering, Pune
2 7 BRACT's Vishwakarma Institute of Information Technology, Pune
3 8 SWVSM's Tatyasaheb Kore Institute of Engineering and Technology (Autonomous), Warananagar, Tal. Panhala, Distt. Kolhapur
4 9 Walchand College Of Engineering, Sangli
5 13 Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune
6 17 Pune Vidyarthi Griha's College of Engineering & S.S. Dhamankar Institute of Management, Nashik
7 20 PVG's College of Engineering and Technology and G.K.Pate(Wani) Institute of Management, Pune
8 30  G. H. Raisoni Institute of Engineering and Business Management, Jalgaon
9 33  JSPM's Rajarshi Shahu College of Engineering, Tathawade, Pune
10 42  DY Patil Institute of MCA and Management, Pimpri, Pune
11 44  Jagadambha College Of Engineering And Technology Yavatmal
12 48  Marathwada Mitra Mandals College of Engineering, Pune
13 56 Pravara Rural Engineering College, At Post: Loni, Tal: Rahata, Dist: Ahmednagar
14 62 All India Shri Shivaji Memorial College of Engineering Pune
15 68 SKN Sinhgad College of Engineering, Pandharpur
16 87 Marathwada Mitra Mandals Polytechnic, Pune
17 90 Marathwada Mitramandal Institute of Technology, Pune
18 93 Nanasaheb Mahadik College Of Engineering, At Post: Peth Naka, Tal: Walwa, Dist: Sangli.
19 95 Sangameswar College (Autonomous), Solapur
20 99 RWMCTs Dnyanshree Institute of Engineering and Technology, A/P- Sonwadi-Gajawadi, Satara
21 106 Dhole Patil College of Engineering, Pune
22 107 SNJB's Late Sau Kantabai Bhavarlalji Jain College Of Engineering, Chandwad, Dist. Nashik
23 118 Guru Gobind Singh College of Engineering and Research Centre, Nashik
24 134 Shriram College of Agricultural Engineering, Paniv, Tal:Malshiras, Solapur
25 136 Kannada Sangha Pune's Kaveri College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Pune
26 143 Bharat-Ratna Indira Gandhi College of Engineering, Kegaon, Solapur
27 144 Dr.D.Y.Patil Pratishthan's college of Engineering Salokhenagar Kolhapur
28 146 S M Joshi College Hadapsar, Pune-28
29 153 D Y Patil College of Engineering, Akurdi, Pune
30 154 All India Shri Shivaji Memorial Society's Institute of Information Technology, Pune
31 156 Vidya Pratishthans Kamalnayan Bajaj Institute of Engineering and Technology, Baramati, Pune
32 158 Yashavantrao Chavan Institute of Science, Satara (Autonomous)
33 163 JSPMs Imperial College of Engineering and Research, Pune
34 178 Sant Gajanan Maharaj College Of Engineering, Tal.Gadhinglaj, Kolhapur
35 192 N K Orchid College Of Engineering & Technology, Solapur
36 193 D. Y. Patil College of Engineering and Technology, Kolhapur
37 203 Sinhgad Instiute Of Technology, Lonavala
38 204 Sinhgad Academy of Engineering Kondhwa, Pune
39 206 Progressive Education Societys Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Pune
40 215 ABMSPs Anantrao Pawar College of Engineering and Research, Pune
41 216  NBN Sinhgad School of Engineering,Vadagaon(Bk), Pune
42 223 Vidya Pratishthan's Supe Arts Science and Commerce College Supe, Tal. Baramati
43 225 Samarth Group of Instituions College of Engineering, Bangarwadi, Junnar, Pune
44 226 Modern Education Society's College of Engineering, Pune
45 227 Sinhgad College of Engineering, Pune
46 228 K K Wagh Institute of Engineering Education and Research, Nashik
47 234 AISSMS Polytechnic Pune
48 236 Smt. Kashibai Navale College of Engineering, Pune
49 244 MVPS Karmaveer Adv. Baburao Ganpatrao Thakare College of Engineering, Gangapur Rd, Nashik
50 249 Annasaheb Awate Arts, Commerce and Hutatma Babu Genu Science College, Manchar
51 253 Tolani Maritime Institute, Induri, Talegaon, Pune
 

Virtual Labs Regional Centre (Pune) NCID_01

Nodal Centre_VLNC_20

Virtual Labs - IIT Bombay

VLabs Digitizer’s Forum:
Developers Club @PVGCOET:
Objective:
  • In 2016 PVG’s COET established VLAB Digitizer’s students’ forum to provide skill development opportunities to the students.
  • Through this forum, the students are trained in coding using HTML 5, JavaScript, CSS 3, MySQL which are useful in the development of Virtual Lab Simulators.
  • The forum encourages peer learning through Training by senior developers to junior students on Virtual Lab Development.
  • Senior students train the juniors on various FOSS tools for development of VLabs and build projects.
  • In the VLabsDev community model, the certified student trainers mentor students of other Institutes.
Outcome:
  • Majority of our students of Virtual Labs Digitizer's Forum have acquired the skill of coding and creating e-learning content for the education community. These trainers are certified by VLabs-IIT Bombay.
  • Students are well equipped to work as Virtual Lab Developers; Junior & Senior Mentors & Trainers to train other students pan India in various workshops, Bootcamps & Bootathon’s in coordination with VLabsDev team of IIT Bombay.
Course Content
  • Git
  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • CSS
 
  • Typescript
  • Python
  • Animation
Few Glimpses of 2023-24 Coursework Club Member Heads-AY-2022-23 and 2023-24
Sr.No. Name Post
1 Abhishek Gaware Project Management head  
2 Swaraj Nitin Mhatre Project Management & Design Head  
3 Rajasee Nilesh Thakre Technical Head
4 Shyam Nagnath Lokhande Technical Head
5 Chetan Wanave Student Coordinator
6 Harshal Kolte Student Coordinator  
7 Mahak Gautam Documentation Head
Virtual Labs Internships:
Year No of Students Duration Remark
2018-19 6 June-September 2018 Development of Vlabs -Dev Portal
2021-22 6 July(2021)-ongoing
Contribution of students in Bootathons:
Name of the Program No of Senior Trainers Certified by Vlabs-IIT Bombay No of Junior Trainers Certified by Vlabs-IIT Bombay
BOOTATHON (Bootcamp and Hackathon) KnockdownTheLockdown-1 April 2020 11 8
BOOTATHON (Bootcamp and Hackathon) KnockdownTheLockdown-2 May 2020 14 24
Name of the program No of student mentors No of student participant (From PVG)
Pilot Workshops at PVGCOET, Pune, Thane & MSU Baroda - 1 team
1st National Bootcamp at Marwadi university, Rajkot_Gujarat (February 2018) 3 (session on mind maps) -
2nd National Bootcamp at Ahmedabad, Gujarat (January 2019) 1 2 teams
3rd National Bootcamp at MIT Aurangabad (February 2019) 2 2 team
1st National Bootathon at REC, Banda, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh (September 2019) 2 1 team
Contribution of students in National Level ‘Web Development Workshop’:
  • First Year students from VLabs Digitizer's Forum delivered the Web Development training to 3451 participants from various states in India. The event was organized by VLabs Digitizer’s Forum at the Regional Centre (Pune) in coordination with VLabsDev-IIT Bombay.
Vlabs Development Training:
  • Technologies used: HTML, CSS and JS, PHP or Django, Python, Android, Java, MySQL and TypeScript.
  • Recognised as a co-curricular Audit Course under Savitribai Phule Pune University.
  • Student-Centric Peer Learning: Training given by the students for the students.
  • Open to all Disciplines of Engineering and Science departments.