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Design and Development of Web based Teaching Materials for UG and PG Laboratories


Funding Agency : UGC UPE-II scheme
Funding value : INR 50 lakhs
Duration : Sep-2012 to Mar-2015
Official website : Project TRAILS

This project is being executed at the School of Education Technology under the UGC Scheme “University with Potential for Excellence”. The project sets out to design and develop web based instructional material for engineering laboratory and also conduct research in the area of Virtual Laboratory with the aim to improve the general awareness of the engineering students from different disciplines about the laboratory experiments that they perform at the University. The modules developed will be integrated with the Digital Library repository of the Jadavpur University.

Objectives:


• To develop and disseminate the Web based Teaching materials (Engineering) for Undergraduate and Post Graduate Laboratory for the students of engineering at large in several phases.
• Research in the area of virtual Laboratory.

In order to disseminate the Web based Teaching materials, a website is being developed, which provides the students with various tools for learning, including:


• Textual content explaining theoretical concepts behind the experiments
• Video lectures elucidating the theoretical concepts and the procedure to perform the experiments
• Video demonstration of laboratory experiments/workshop modules
• Animated demonstration or interactive simulations encouraging students to explore and learn how to perform the experiments
• Guidelines for generation of reports after performing the experiment, including sample graphs plotted using data from the simulation
• FAQ about each experiment providing additional analytical inputs

Each experiment is considered as a module that has been categorized under the broad heads, based on the engineering discipline to which the experiment belongs, such as


• Electrical Engineering Laboratory
• Mechanical Engineering Laboratory
• Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Laboratory

This project is a collaborative effort between the teachers at the university, who are acting as knowledge resource persons providing all necessary resources and guidelines for the modules, with education technologists and multimedia technicians at the School of Education Technology who transform these materials provided by the resource persons into web based form.

Another aspect of the project is to conduct research in the area of Virtual Laboratory. This includes the development of methodology of one virtual laboratory experiment, consisting of the following activities:


• Development of prototype development for a smart system board
• Development of web user interface
• Development of signal/power conversion for one laboratory




Studies on Intrusion Detection in Wireless Networks


Funding Agency : UGC UPE-II scheme
Funding value : INR 5 lakhs
Duration : Sep-2012 to Mar-2014




Enhancing Quality, Access and Governance in Undergraduate Education in India (EQUAL)


Funding Agency : European Union
Funding value : EUR 1 million
Duration : Jun-2012 to Jun-2017
Status of SET : Communication unit for EQUAL project
Others involved : – Ambedkar University (Delhi) – University of Hyderabad (Hyderabad) – Shiv Nadar University (Noida) – University of Bologna (Italy) – Kings College (London)
Official website : Project EQUAL

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