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Virtual Labs


Virtual Labs
An Initiative of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)
Under the National Mission on Education through ICT


THE NORTHCAP UNIVERTSITY has been designated as the Nodal Center for Virtual Labs on 15.09.2010 vide Ref. No. Vlabs/NC/16 by Mission Projects Virtual Labs IIT Delhi.
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Nodal Center Organizational Flow at The NorthCap University






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. 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).


  • 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.


Salient Features

  • Virtual Labs will provide to the students the result of an experiment by one of the following methods (or possibly a combination)
  • Modeling the physical phenomenon by a set of equations and carrying out simulations to yield the result of the particular experiment. This can, at-the-best, provide an approximate version of the ‘real-world’ experiment.
  • Providing measured data for virtual lab experiments corresponding to the data previously obtained by measurements on an actual system.
  • Remotely triggering an experiment in an actual lab and providing the student the result of the experiment through the computer interface. This would entail carrying out the actual lab experiment remotely.
  • Virtual Labs will be made more effective and realistic by providing additional inputs to the students like accompanying audio and video streaming of an actual lab experiment and equipment.
  • For the ‘touch and feel’ part, the students can possibly visit an actual laboratory for a short duration.

Participating Institute

  • IIT Delhi
  • IIT Bombay
  • IIT Kanpur
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • IIT Madras
  • IIT Roorkee
  • IIT Guwahati
  • IIIT Hyderabad
  • Amrita University
  • Dayalbagh University
  • NIT Karnataka
  • COE Pune


Electronics & Communication Engineering Discipline

  • Virtual Lab related to Textile Engineering by IIT DELHI
  • Virtual Advanced Lab for Interactive Design and Test in Electronics by DAYALBAG
  • Virtual Microwave Laboratory by DAYALBAGH
  • Virtual Wireless Lab by IIT DELHI
  • Engineering Electro-magnetics Laboratory by IIT DELHI
  • Queuing Networks Modelling Lab by IIT DELHI
  • Virtual Microwave & Antenna Laboratory by IIT DELHI
  • Advanced Communication by NIT KARNATAKA
  • Hybrid electronics Lab by COE PUNE
  • RF microwave characterization Lab by IIT KANPUR
  • Transducer and instrumentation virtual lab by IIT KANPUR
  • Virtual Laboratories for VLSI Design and Verification by IIT BOMBAY
  • Single Board Heater System by IIT BOMBAY
  • Electronic design using DSP,FPGA,CPLD and Micro controllers through simulation and direct access of the hardware by IIT BOMBAY
  • Digital Electronic Circuits Laboratory  by IIT KHARAGPUR
  • Technology CAD (TCAD) Laboratory by IIT KHARAGPUR
  • Digital Signal Processing Laboratory by IIT KHARAGPUR
  • Fading Channels and Mobile Communications by IIT KHARAGPUR
  • Basic Electronics by IIT KHARAGPUR
  • Systems, communication and control laboratory by IIT GUWAHATI
  • Speech Signal Processing Laboratory by IIT GUWAHATI
  • Digital VLSI Design Virtual lab by IIT GUWAHATI
  • Signals and Systems Laboratory by IIT GUWAHATI
  • Remote Triggered Fiber Optics Communication Lab by IIT GUWAHATI
  • Electromagnetic Theory by IIIT HYDERABAD
  • Virtual Electric Circuits by AMRITA UNIVERSITY



Dr. Nearj Kr. Shukla
Associate Professor-Department of EECE
The NorthCap University
HUDA Sector-23A, Gurugram-122017 (Haryana) India

Ms. Geetu Lalit
Assistant professor- Department of EECE
The NorthCap University
HUDA Sector-23A, Gurugram-122017 (Haryana) India