‘I hear & I forget. I see & I remember. I do & I understand.’
We let our students explore and walk that extra mile not in someone else’s shoes but in their very own. Our students explore and discover in the following laboratories:
Electronics Lab of NIIT University provides the students the experimental facility for the courses such as Digital Logic and Processors, Basic and Analog Electronics.
This lab is equipped with sufficient numbers of cathode-ray oscilloscopes, multi-meters, function generators, frequency counters, Digital I/O units and DC power supply units. It has a well-stocked store of discrete components and integrated circuits including micro-controllers, and memories. The students are strongly encouraged to build their circuits from scratch on breadboards and printed circuits boards rather than using experimental kits usually available from third-party suppliers. This sharpens their assembling, testing and debugging skills with respect to analog and digital circuits.
NIIT University has four labs: which is a 60-seat Information Technology Lab, a 30-seat Software Engineering Lab, an Interactive classroom (ICR) and a Network Lab. All the computers in these labs are connected through Gigabit LAN and controlled from the datacentre of University; allowing excellent Internet connectivity at all points.
IT Lab and Software Engineering Lab are also on NIIT’s Imperia network, well equipped with the Synchronous learning technique through which our students are exposed to a real time learning environment. This also gives a fantastic opportunity for industry and academia experts to interact online thus reducing the constraints of time and space.
IT and Software Engineering Labs are Windows based while ICR is on the Linux Platform which gives a hands-on exposure to our students on both the operating Systems. All these labs are equipped with Software packages like Rational Rose, a critical facet of the teaching learning process. Through these labs, student can connect with the applications hosted centrally on the servers in Data centre like Prowess database for MBA etc.
Network Lab is also equipped with wireless Sensor networks nodes, which gives practical insight to the students on the various aspects of Wireless sensor network.
The Biotechnology labs at NU are equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure to carry out research and laboratory courses for students. The unique part of Biotechnology at NU is that each and every student enrolled here is expected to undergo extensive hands on training. Each student is therefore provided with ample space and resources needed to carry out individual experiments. Adequate stocks of consumable chemicals, equipments like microscopes etc. are provided to each student.
Environmental Biotechnology constitutes one of the key areas of research at NU and the biotechnology labs contains facilities pertaining to experiments needed to be conducted in this area. Apart from labs wherein practical classes and routine research work is carried out, a separate cold room for storing microbial cultures, for housing equipments like fast performance liquid chromatography (FPLC) for protein purification is operational. A constant temperature room (maintained at 37°C) housed with shakers (Kuhner) to incubate large number of variable volume flasks is there in addition to the shakers and BOD incubators (New Brunswick) housed in common laboratories. Cultivation of microbes under sterile conditions is carried out using Laminar Air flow cabinets (Toshiba, India) and Anaerobic chamber (Shel Lab) for cultivation of obligate anaerobes.
Physics laboratory is equipped with modern equipments to carry out a wide range of experiments in almost all branches of Physics. The students enjoy working in the lab because they learn new concepts by performing these experiments. These experiments include: Measurement of magnetic susceptibility, Hall Effect, Ultrasonic Diffraction, Lissajous Figures, Brewster’s Angle, Single and Double Slit Diffraction, Measurement of e/m for electrons, Normal Modes of a Coupled Pendulum, Electromagnetic Induction, Hysteresis, LCR Circuit, Ballistic Galvanometer, Newton’s Rings, Diffraction Grating, Polarimeter, Standing Waves and Measurement of Earth’s Magnetic Field.
Chemistry laboratory is currently equipped to cater to B. Tech. Chemistry courses. The lab has facilities for heating, refluxing, weighing, washing and filtration to be used in preparative and analytical Chemistry. It is equipped with polarimeter, Beckmann’s apparatus, Stalagometer, Ostwald viscometer, m.p. apparatus, pH meter, chromatography equipment and spectrophotometer.
The recent decade has seen a major growth in development and deployment of computer and web based learning material, facilitated by major improvements in performance/price ratio of computing platforms and availability of communication bandwidth. This has led to a renewed research interest in both pedagogy (how children learn) and andragogy (how adults learn) which is the specialization area of educational technology. Educational Technology practically prepares students to contribute to the thoughtful design, implementation and assessment of educational media and technology initiatives. The focus is on learning and teaching with technology as the means, not the mission and this is what we try and explore in through our interactions and experiments. We examine cutting-edge technologies that bridge distance and time, highlight the research behind them and the design that goes into them—while continuing to centre on the cognitive, affective and social dimensions of learning. Major pedagogical and andragogical paradigms (including some which were invented at the University’s research centre) and their connections with technology are explored in-depth. On the job they help create meaningful interactive educational products and content for variety of media such as web, TV, PDAs, and so on.