- NI LabVIEW Academy
- E-Yantra Lab Setup Initiative (eLSI)
- Accenture Lab
- Cloudera Lab
- VESIT D-Link Academy Lab
NI LabVIEW Academy :
V.E.S. Institute of Technology has started NI LabVIEW Academy in collaboration with National Instruments, (USA) Banglore on 9th July, 2013. This is the first of its kind in Mumbai region.
LabVIEW is a graphical programming software which provides comprehensive tools that are required for any type of test, measurement or control application in dramatically less time. After completing this course, the participants will be able to appear for CLAD (Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer) examination, conducted by National Instruments (NI), USA. The CLAD distinguishes basic proficiency in using NI LabVIEW to develop applications. The certification and course work conducted by academy is useful for developing expertise in the LabVIEW environment for career advancement and employment opportunities. NI LabVIEW Academy will provide strong platform for interaction with industries and R & D centers to undertake research projects.
Under this academy, six training programmes on “LabVIEW Core 1 and Core 2 course” were conducted. Total 69 UG and PG Engineering staff and students of Instrumentation, Electronics had participated and successfully completed this course.
The course contents covered during programme were: LabVIEW Porgramming Environment: Components of LabVIEW, Data flow, Troubleshooting and debugging VI, Implementing a VI: Data Types, documenting code, while, for loops, Timing a VI, iterative data transfer, plotting data, structures, relating data: arrays, clusters and type definition, Common Design Techniques and patterns: Sequential programming, state machines, architectures, events, timing a design pattern and event programming, Data Management Techniques: Communicating among multiple loops: Variables, functional global variable, race condition, synchronizing data transfer, File I/O techniques: Low, high and advanced, Data Acquisition and interfacing instruments: Hardware setup, software, Measuring analog input, generating analog output, instrument control: using GPIB, serial port, software architecture, Instrument I/O assistant, VISA and instrument drivers.
E-Yantra Lab Setup Initiative (eLSI) :
V.E.S. Institute of Technology is equipped with state of facility for Robotics, e-Yantra Robotic Lab under eLSI (e-Yantra Lab Setup Initiative).
e-Yantra Lab Setup Initiative (eLSI) is initiative by IIT, Bombay under which colleges are encouraged to setup robotics labs. It is designed as a scalable and sustainable approach that addresses infrastructure creation and teacher training – to create an eco-system at the colleges to impart effective engineering education. This facility is availed to the students, so that they can focus on embedded system, robotics projects.
e-Yantra also organises annual competition for undergraduate students in science. Selected teams are given a robotic kit complete with accessories and video tutorials to help them learn basic concepts in embedded systems and microcontroller programming. Abstracts of real world problems assigned as “themes” are then implemented by the teams using the robotic kits.
E-Yantra also arrange competitions every year for the students where students are under eLSI teachers are trained with different robotic platforms and also participated in e-Yantra teacher’s competition.
e-Yantra Lab is equipped with Firebird V , Spark V , Qu-Bot robots. Also, various hardware, software platforms required to build develop embedded projects. Every year 20-25 teams of students participate in Robotic competition.
Accenture Lab :
“VESIT-Accenture Innovation Center” is a specialized lab developed in accordance of VESIT’s MoU with Accenture. This lab is used by Accenture to conduct their Head Start Foundation Program (HSFP) for students selected through campus placement, faculty development program and other similar activities.
Cloudera Lab :
The Big Data lab of VESIT in collaboration with Cloudera provides a high end distributed environment for Big Data processing. Through which training is provided in specialized area ‘Hadoop’ and projects are undertaken to apply the concepts using Cloudera tools. A 6 weeks course is regularly conducted for final year students.
V.E.S. Institute of Technology has signed an MOU with D-Link to establish a D-Link academy at VESIT started on 1st April 2015.
This academy will train students in batches which will equip them for better placement opportunities. As a part of this venture a specialized laboratory will be set up in Lab no. 406 [EXTC Dept.] for wireless communication.
Under this academy, our faculty members were trained by D-Link to conduct this course for our students. Total 14 Engineering staff [including 4 lab Assistants] and some P G students of Electronics and Telecommunication had participated and successfully completed this course. This is an excellent opportunity for our students to get industry certification in their own campus.
The course contents covered during programme were:
- Introduction to wireless technology
- Radio frequency basics
- Antenna concepts and types
- IEEE 802.11 Essentials
- IEEE 802.11 Amendments
- Wi—Fi Alliance certification
- Small business and teleworker WLAN security
- Basic WLAN Design consideration
- Configuring standalone AP
- Standalone operation modes
- Standalone AP management
- Introduction to unified wireless solution
- Unified wireless usageAnd lab sessions on above mentioned.
Following the training programme , 14 participants including 4 lab assistants, have become D-Link certified after clearing D-link’s certification exam.