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RVCE, NI partner on virtual instrumentation club

Posted: 27 Apr 2010     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:instrumentation  engineering education  virtual 

RV College of Engineering's (RVCE) has started the Virtual Instrumentation Club which is actively supported by National Instruments' Planet NI (nurturing innovation) foundation. This club will seek to bridge the gap between the industry and the academia by creating an experiential learning environment for engineering students in the state as well as across India. It's aim is to improve the quality of engineering education in India and spread the concept of Virtual Instrumentation.

The Virtual Instrumentation Club was inaugurated by Jayaram Pillai, managing director for India, Russia & Arabia, National Instruments. Also present were B.S. Sathyanarayana, principal, RVCE, professor Narahari, director, placement and training, RVCE and K.V. Padmaja, head of the IT department among other key faculty and students.

This club will be instrumental in helping members with the development of projects based on real world applications, access to industry events, educational workshops, training sessions on NI LabVIEW, certification programmes and field visits.

With participation of 500 students from RVCE and over 400 engineering students from across Karnataka, the club is the first of its kind in the country, supported by the Planet NI Foundation. On this occasion National Instruments donated to the club, Rs. 10 Lakh worth hardware and software that can be used to help aspiring students learn and implement the concepts of engineering education through experiential learning.

RVCE's initiatives to modernise, expand and explore newer frontiers of knowledge for the benefit of society is in alignment with the Planet NI philosophy of enabling engineers and future engineers in developing nations to achieve economic prosperity through education and access to technology. Jayaram Pillai said, "Experiential education is integral to today's engineering education as it encourages hands-on learning of engineering concepts using industry standard tools."

The Planet NI (Nurturing Innovation) programme was launched in 2008 by National Instruments as a non-profit initiative to help small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) access the technology necessary to solve regional problems that will help make the world a better place.





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